A preview of the June 19, 2015, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 19 - 25, 2015

Dear Readers,

In what could be a portentous development, the desal test well in Marina had to be abruptly shut down after water levels dropped in the surrounding groundwater. Kelly Nix reports.

While investigators are still trying to determine what caused last week's fire at New Master's Gallery, residents who were forced out of their apartments above the gallery are trying to figure out where to go while they wait for their homes to be repaired. Mary has that one, too.

Renovation of the Forest Theater is finally under way, with an eye toward completion in November. Mary Schley has the details.

The city council has reached a settlement with the widow of Steve McInchak, putting an end to one of the most bizarre and tragic episodes in the city's history.

A Pacific Grove city councilmember will be giving Sam Farr, who's been in office 25 years, his first serious challenge for reelection to Congress. Nine men have been arrested for smuggling drugs from Mexico after a marijuana-laden boat was beached in Big Sur. A workshop next week will give residents a chance to sound off about paid parking. The city council has approved a $32 million budget for 2015/2016. Black bears are suddenly turning up in many parts of the Monterey Peninsula. We have a colorful special section, "In Your Dreams," focussing on outstanding local homes, interiors and landscapes. And my editorial gives two thumbs up to the planning commission's decision to ban fake lawns.

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

Paul Miller, Publisher

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