A preview of the March 6, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 6 - 12, 2020


Dear Readers,

The city’s free home mail delivery may be available to everyone, but should it be limited to people who are physically unable to go to the post office? Mary Schley reports about the city council’s possible answer to that question.

Three of the Monterey Peninsula’s most prominent restaurants are embroiled in dueling lawsuits over a $4.7 million sale that went bad. Kelly Nix has that story.

Local election results include lots of things that were entirely expected — but also a few that definitely weren’t. We have a wrap-up.

Eight babies were born in Monterey County on Leap Day (no comment yet from the Pirates of Penzance). A Big Sur restaurant looked no farther than its own backyard when it needed material for a new floor. There’s been no coronavirus in the county, but a conference scheduled for Sunset Center has been cancelled anyway. Carmel schools may soon ask voters to approve yet another bond. People who live near the intersection of Laureles Grade and Carmel Valley Road are expressing alarm at plans for a roundabout. State parks has reached an agreement with the Diocese of Monterey that will let the religious organization have an event at the Fort Ord dunes. A nationwide search is underway for someone who might want to be the city’s planning director. In Great Lives, Elaine Hesser has the story of a man for whom the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima 75 years ago was just “what happened.” Dennis Taylor reports about a group of Stevenson water polo players who just returned from a rather wild trip to Greece. And my editorial recommends simple fixes for two seemingly intractable problems.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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