A preview of the June 19, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 19 - 25, 2020

Dear Readers,

All those people enjoying meals at outdoor tables on the streets and sidewalks of downtown Carmel can now also be served alcohol, the city council decided Tuesday. Mary Schley has the story.

Everyone's been enjoying the pleasantly warm weather along the coast, but just a few miles inland it’s been very hot, and that has meant much higher fire danger. Chris Counts has the details of a dangerous fire that broke out Wednesday in Big Sur.

Shelter in place may no longer be an issue at the Tuck Box, but its owner still has some choice words to say about the way he's been treated. Mary Schley also reports that story.

Businesses all over Monterey County paid dearly for the coronavirus shutdown, according to a study by the county office of emergency services. And county government says it has spent more than $11 million fighting the virus. The man who attacked a woman in her own driveway May 4 remains in jail as his case makes its way through the courts. A Monterey attorney is suing an air charter company for not following virus safety protocols during his flight, while one Salinas Valley winery has had a lot of success keeping the coronavirus away from its employees. A Juneteenth observance will take place in Devendorf Park Saturday even though public gatherings are still banned. The county’s new ordinance regulating short-term rentals is still a long way from being finished. A man killed in a San Luis Obispo County shootout last week has a record of disruptive behavior here. Pacific Grove has decided to reopen its main shopping street to traffic. Laguna Seca has canceled the historic car races scheduled for Car Week. The Monterey Symphony has picked up a very large donation. The SPCA says that, for all its detrimental impacts, the shutdown actually helped many of the county’s pets. Neal Hotelling reminisces about the days when Carmel had its own dairy. We have an amazing special section, “In Your Dreams,” for you offering a detailed look inside some of the Monterey Peninsula’s most wonderful homes. And my editorial tries to clear up some major misunderstandings about face masks requirements in Monterey County and the State of California.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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