A preview of the January 2, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 2 - 8, 2015

Dear Readers,

The seemingly unstoppable and much hyped partnership behind Pebble Beach Food and Wine, Los Angeles Food and Wine, and restaurants in Monterey, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, has devolved into a series of nasty lawsuits packed with allegations of fraud, conspiracy and theft. Kelly Nix has our exclusive report.

After yet another closed session of the city council, two more municipal employees fired during the infamous tenure of city administrator Jason Stilwell have been rehired. Mary Schley has that one.

Homes in Carmel have become very popular as bait in online scams. Mary Schley tells how the scams are usually done -- but you'll be left wondering why anybody would fall for them.

Palo Corona park offers perhaps the most stunning scenery in Monterey County, and after just a few more years it may even offer a place to park your car. Chris Counts has the story.

The plan to make some of the water from Clint Eastwood's property at the Mouth of the Valley available for development, while also putting some of it back into the Carmel River, is starting its trek through the permit process. The new Monterey County sheriff has announced his top appointments while also undoing some of the personnel moves of his predecessor. The search is over for the source of the unending stream of water flowing beneath a home on Torres Street, but the result isn't very satisfactory to the homeowner. And, after saying "thank you" to the CIA in an editorial two weeks ago, this week I thank yet another much vilified group of public officials dedicated to keeping this country safe.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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