A preview of the July 31, 2020, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 31 - August 6, 2020

Dear Readers,

The CEO’s of Monterey County’s four hospitals held an unusual in-person news conference this week to drive home the message that nobody should be getting complacent about the coronavirus — even in parts of the county where not many cases have occurred. Kelly Nix reports.

The Carmel City Council is set to join other local jurisdictions in imposing fines for people who fail to wear masks and follow other social-distancing protocols. Mary Schley has that one.

If a mysterious package of seeds arrives in your mailbox from China, which happened to a Carmel Valley man, you probably shouldn’t plant them. Chris Counts explains why.

Coronavirus infections have hit one-fourth of the inmate population at the county jail. A teenage boy was seriously injured Monday when he fell through a rooftop skylight at Carmel High School. A large wind farm is in the works for the Pacific Ocean off Big Sur. The Esselen Tribe has acquired a large piece of land in Palo Colorado. A guilty plea is the outcome of sexual assault charges against a Texas man when he was on a trip to Pebble Beach. A whole calendar full of special events on the city’s calendar is set to be canceled, and Sunset Center is also facing a future filled with cancellations. Downtown will be getting some not-so-cute trash receptacles. A Salinas hospital has reported a major data breach. City council candidates are lining up for the upcoming election. The owners of a Spanish-style P.B. home have voluntarily had it declared ‘historic.’ Carmel P.D. is asking for more citizen volunteers to help prepare for emergencies. If you would like to donate poop bags for the use of local dog owners, we can tell you how. Dennis Taylor has the story of a Stevenson School basketball dynasty. Neal Hotelling has more surprises about Carmel’s history — this time about Carmel Plaza. We have a special section, “Healthy Lifestyles,” that offers up the latest tips from local experts on how to have healthy skin. And my editorial expresses the wish that simple truths about the coronavirus epidemic in Monterey County were allowed to be said.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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