A preview of the February 6, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 6 - 12, 2015







Dear Readers,

Having a bonfire on Carmel Beach is a cherished tradition for many, but the tradition has become so popular that the fires have become a nuisance for others — so much so that the city council decided this week to impose strict new limits on them. Mary Schley reports.

The one-man battle against a new home approved by the city on Scenic Road has moved to a whole new level, and it looks like the coastal commission will have the final say. Mary Schley has that one, too.

Esalen is upping its game to include trying to help solve partisan gridlock in Washington. Chris Counts has that one.

Closing arguments in the Stuart Elder DUI case featured emotional arguments on both sides, as well as some gruesome images. Mary Schley was in the courtroom and has the details.

Cal Am may soon offer a way to monitor your day-to-day water use. It's not really much of an honor, but Peninsula residents have once again been recognized as the leading water conservationists in the state. A whistleblower lawsuit has been filed against the local air pollution control district. The city council will hold a special session next week about an imminent grand jury report on how things have been run at city hall. Next week is golf week, and we have a big special section for you full of colorful details about the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. And my editorial points out that being super selfish doesn't just mean not vaccinating your children ....

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Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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