A preview of the January 30, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Jan. 30 - Feb. 5, 2015

Dear Readers,

His friends describe him as "easy going" and "nonviolent," but a surfer is accused of beating his Camino Real landlady nearly to death. Kelly Nix has that story.

The trial is underway in one of the Peninsula's most notorious crimes: The DUI killing of two Pebble Beach women two years ago. Chris Counts has that one.

The Monterey County Civil Grand Jury is investigating how things in the city went so terribly wrong during the Jason Stilwell era. I have that byline.

A monster retaining wall at Monterey airport is stopping motorists in their tracks on Highway 68, but airport officials say it won't be so ugly once it's landscaped. Kelly Nix reports.

The re-opening of the Forest Theater has officially been put off until 2016. A fundraising campaign has been launched to help the family of a popular Carmel Valley vineyard manager who suffered a stroke and ended up in a ravine. One of our most civic-minded neighbors has made a huge contribution to a major university. And my editorial says that anybody who doesn't get their children vaccinated needs to have some sense knocked into them.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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