A preview of the October 2, 2015,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Oct. 2 - 8, 2015







Dear Readers,

Carmel P.D. is trying to track down the vandals who defaced gravesites and knocked over an historic statue of Junipero Serra at the Carmel Mission last weekend, and they're asking for the public's help finding them. Mary Schley reports.

The man whose suicide caused the devastating Tassajara fire has been identified, and he's the former owner of a respected local business. Meanwhile, residents who lost everything are beginning the process of trying to rebuild. Mary has those stories, too.

The retired CEO of the Monterey County United Way announced this week she'll try to unseat county supervisor Dave Potter, and she's already drawing support from the same activists who backed Marc del Piero four years ago. Kelly Nix has the details.

The owners of one of Ocean Avenue's most popular restaurants are taking over two more well known restaurants on the same street. Mary Schley also reports that one.

The staff of the California Coastal Commission is recommending that Cal Am be allowed to restart its desal test well in Marina. A new shopping center has been proposed for Rio Road at the Mouth of Carmel Valley. A bizarre burglary was attempted at a downtown business Thursday.
One of the most unusual marriage proposals you ever heard of involved a troupe of Carmel dancers and a Monterey landmark. And my editorials point out that judging the past by the standards of the present is folly, even if you think the past you're judging involves a genocidal racist. Also, that the planning commission erred when it said, "No," to a candy shop proposed for Dolores Street.

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
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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