A preview of the February 20, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 20 - 26, 2015

Dear Readers,

This week has been a very special week for us, because of The Pine Cone's 100th birthday, but there's also been some important news ...

The roundabout that's under construction where Highway 68, Highway 1 and 17 Mile Drive meet at the top of Carmel Hill is supposed to alleviate traffic congestion, but officials from Community Hospital say it may actually impede the flow of emergency vehicles. Kelly Nix reports.

If you were trying to have dinner downtown last Thursday (during the busy AT&T Pro-Am week) you probably already know this: A bomb scare at Mission and Fifth forced evacuations and street closures when a duffle bag was left behind at an engineering office. Mary Schley has that one.

The 911 call after a woman on Carmel Point was severely beaten, allegedly by her tenant, has added some chilling new details to the case. Kelly Nix has that story, too.

An unusual pet who bears a resemblance to a major Hollywood star has been cleared to return home. Mary Schley has the inside scoop.

This year's AT&T Pro-Am is over, but the one from two years ago is still having legal repercussions: A woman in the gallery at Spyglass in 2013 says she was hit in the eye by a golf ball and has filed a lawsuit claiming that the tournament, the golf course and various other people are to blame. The planning commission has recommended various ways to make Concours Week less stressful for the community. Toyota has decided not to appeal the verdict in the Chelsie Hill case. I'm very pleased to announce that I've nominated Mary Schley for a Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of city hall over the last two years. We have a Centennial Edition special section packed with information about the history of The Pine Cone and the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea over the last 100 years. And my editorial quotes Shakespeare, while also pointing out that he didn't look to the future enough.

One more important note: This week, we add to our archive page the complete editions of our newspaper from 1915 to 1919. They provide a compelling view not only of the early days of Carmel, but also of small-town life in early 20th century America, and you won't want to miss them. You may even find them addictive.

To get this week's complete Pine Cone, please click here. If you have an informed opinion about one of our stories and would like to submit a letter to the editor, please click here. And please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions, comments or concerns.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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February 27, 2015, edition