A preview of the June 12, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 12 - 18, 2020

Dear Readers,

The head of the county health department says farmworkers arriving for the summer season are one of the causes of the county’s recent spike of coronavirus cases. Kelly Nix reports.

Hotels throughout the Peninsula say they’re getting plenty of reservations as they make elaborate plans to safely welcome back visitors starting Friday. Mary Schley and Kelly Nix have two stories.

If you’re looking for the most au courant face mask in town, how about one with a beautiful painting on it? Chris Counts tells you how you can get one.

As shelter in place is lifted, gyms can reopen, too, but they have some very complicated rules they’re supposed to follow. Carmel’s city administrator says deep budget cuts will be required because of all the revenue lost during the shutdown. One of those cuts may be to find a less expensive fire service. Two people were killed in separate over-the-cliff accidents in Big Sur, though a dog in one of the cars survived. A parolee is facing charges after barricading himself in an apartment. Sunset Center has converted one of its parking lots into a drive-in theater. The city’s famous trash cans are on their way out. In Pacific Grove, closing the main street to encourage people to eat out is drawing opposition. Two people injured at Laguna Seca are suing – even though they signed a waiver of liability before hitting the track. Restaurants and shops are reopening all over the place, and live music is coming back, too. Dennis Taylor explains what it takes to achieve Iron Man status at Carmel High. Neal Hotelling has the details of the most scandalous period in Big Sur’s history. And my editorial says if you’re against ending shelter in place, you’re not thinking things through.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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