A preview of the September 11, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 11 - 17, 2015

Dear Readers,

More than 30 years after the body of a Pebble Beach woman was found in a Monterey home, this week the body of a missing Seaside woman was found buried in the very same backyard. Was a serial killer on the loose in the Monterey Peninsula? Mary Schley and Kelly Nix have our story. 

A home near Cypress Point that's at the center of a historic preservation controversy is not only in a state of disrepair — it's been just about ready to collapse, new photos show. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

There's been another gas line break in Carmel. This one definitely wasn't PG&E's fault, but the utility's response time to the emergency is once again calling its commitment to safety into question. Mary Schley has the details. 

A marijuana store has been proposed for the Mouth of Carmel Valley. Will it get a permit? Chris Counts has that story. 

A woman whose handmade arts and crafts are familiar items at local farmers markets is crying foul after someone swiped her merchandise — and she's trying to track down a mystery woman who's an important clue. Kelly Nix has that tale, as well. 

Did you know that coloring books for adults have become quite trendy? Elaine Hesser tried one out, and she liked it!

A renowned surfer broke his neck while getting ready to surf in Big Sur on Monday. A law designed to help seniors get refunds of their deposits for housing at continuing care facilities is making its way through the legislature. A major trove of local historic film has been uncovered. Two troves, actually. And my editorial explains why Cal Am isn't the villain some people make it out to be.

Everyone at The Pine Cone is grateful for the support of our readers. As always, I am at your service to respond to questions, comments or concerns, and to offer advice about how best to read our newspaper on your computer, smartphone or iPad. 

Paul Miller, Publisher

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