A preview of the July 17, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 17 - 23, 2020

Dear Readers,

The latest shutdown order intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus is having “devastating” consequences for some of the businesses who had to shut their doors. Kelly Nix has the details.

Speaking of a surge, the county jail is being hit hard by a sudden outbreak of coronavirus cases among inmates. Mary Schley has that one.

Never mind the stock market, in these parts it’s the boom in the local real estate market that’s offering relief from the otherwise gloomy economic news. Mary Schley also reports that story.

On Carmel Beach, the rule is “exercise only,” but the city is having a hard time convincing people they really mean it. The life of an ER nurse at CHOMP these days can be an emotional roller coaster. The coastal commission OK’d the city’s new rules for short-term rentals downtown but rejected several proposed basements on Carmel Point. The upcoming election for the water board promises to be quite competitive. A Monterey woman has been found criminally liable for mistreating her dogs. The state says it’ll be sending “strike teams” to the county to make sure businesses are following coronavirus rules. The forest and beach commission has again delayed a vote on a homeowner’s plan to cut down more eucalyptus trees. Carmel Unified is still mulling over its plans for reopening in the fall, while several local private schools say they’re ready to go. Volunteers are helping Carmel with some much needed cleanup projects. Dennis Taylor tells the improbable story of a Carmel High grad’s career — including a stint as general manager of the Harlem Globetrotters. Neal Hotelling has the scoop on the publication of a previously unknown series of stories by Jack London. And my editorial says that while the governor tries to fine-tune the state’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic, the challenge for the public is to stay focused on a few basic facts.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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