A preview of the February 17, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

February 17 - 23, 2017

Dear Readers,

The sanctuary movement is making headway in many parts of the country, but very few places have gone as far as Monterey County, where the board of supervisors this week called on law enforcement not to cooperate with federal authorities in the deportation of anybody -- including violent criminals. Kelly Nix covered the contentious hearing, and he has our report.

A bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur -- and a sizable portion of the adjacent roadway -- is threatening to collapse because of storm damage. If it does, the highway could be closed for months. Chris Counts has that one.

The famous flood control "pipe to nowhere" some Carmel Valley residents claim is a phony part of the Rancho CaƱada housing project isn't phony at all, a county planning official said. Chris Counts has that story, too.

The tenant of a rental house on Guadalupe Street allegedly scammed a would-be renter out of her deposit for the house by pretending to be able to rent it to her, even as he was being evicted. Kelly Nix has the details.

During last week's AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Bill Murray took time away from the golf course to visit a gallery, and when he saw one of the paintings on display, he said, "It looks just like me!" State Sen. Bill Monning is trying again to get warning labels required for sugary drinks. The driver who rammed a tractor carrying wine tourists is facing new charges. An acclaimed Russian violinist will be visiting Sunset Center. And my editorials ask the board of supervisors to put their unprecedented sanctuary policy up for a public vote, and point out the Monning's sugar warning, while it may be a good idea, will just get drowned in a sea of government warnings that are already ubiquitous.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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