A preview of the January 13, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 13 - 19, 2017

Dear Readers,

A week of storms turned out to be just an inconvenience for most Monterey Peninsula residents, but for others the downpours brought flooding, landslides and damage from falling trees. Mary Schley and Chris Counts report, and we have photos from Michael Troutman.

New state laws require cities and counties to loosen rules for housing and growing marijuana, and city hall is trying to comply without going overboard. Mary Schley has that one.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta parted with the Obama administration this week when he supported a House resolution criticizing a UN Security Council's decision on Israel. Kelly Nix has the details.

Two new county supervisors were sworn in Tuesday, including the Peninsula's Mary Adams, who said it was a "tremendous honor to be able to move forward." Kelly Nix has the story.

Monterey Peninsula residents, along with everyone in California, are enjoying lower sales taxes. The city's cultural commission is sticking to its earlier decision about street dances. The centennial time capsule is almost ready to be buried in Devendorf Park. A decision on the conversion of a home in Cachagua into a Baptist Church is on hold because of water quality concerns. If you had to perform a difficult procedure on a whale, you'd want a sturdy boat to do it from, wouldn't you? A new veterinary building will be going up at the aquarium. We have a special magazine this week, "Healthy Lifestyles," exploring ways to make a fresh start on your fitness and health regimen. And my editorial agrees that storage is the problem but, alas, not the answer.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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