A preview of the July 3, 2015, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 3 - 9, 2015

Dear Readers,

A lot of people hated them and nobody gave them any love, so while the paid parking kiosks on Ocean Avenue did what they were supposed to do, they'll be removed soon, Mayor Jason Burnett announced Tuesday. Kelly Nix has the story.

A committee appointed by the city council will start work soon on the official response to the grand jury report that shocked everybody when it was released two weeks ago. Mary Schley has that one.

A downtown mail mart owned by a former council candidate was abruptly shut down early in the week, leaving its customers with no way to retrieve their mail and packages. Mary Schley has that one, too.

One of the most beloved figures in local golf died suddenly on Monday. We have the sad details, and the tributes.

A man caught by quick-thinking Carmel cops last year has been sentenced to life in prison for murder. Monterey County workers are among the best paid in the state, according to a new study. A group of the Peninsula's most outstanding young musicians will be in Washington D.C. this weekend to help the nation celebrate its independence. And my editorial says that, even with the kiosks on the way out, there's no reason to start all over when it comes to trying to solve the city's parking problems. I also point out that it will be voters who will have the last word on the turmoil that hit city hall during the Jason Stilwell era.

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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