A preview of the May 1, 2015, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 1 - 7, 2015

Dear Readers,

The desal plant that could be our main water source of water for decades to come cleared another big hurdle this week -- a hurdle that's almost 2,000 pages long. I have that byline.

Lots of people have complaints about the post office all of a sudden -- complaints that include lost mail, poor service and a vagrant sleeping in the lobby. But are postal officials paying attention? Mary Schley has the story.

Complaints are also pouring in that the city is making it too hard to have special events in town -- everything from simple weddings to car shows. Mary has that story, too.

Yet another battle is underway at the board of supervisors over the county's general plan -- one that pits environmentalists against pretty much everybody else. Chris Counts has those details.

A study was released this week about the impacts of the Pebble Beach Co.'s proposed affordable housing project. The Carmel Valley Historical Society has an impressive new 3-D exhibit on display. At long last, there's a new footpath along Eighth Avenue. And my editorial points out that it's not really a good idea to have strong opinions about something when you don't know what you're talking about.

Thank you for your interest in our newspaper. As always, I am available to respond to your questions, comments or concerns, and to offer advice about how best to read The Pine Cone on your computer, smartphone or iPad.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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