A preview of the March 24, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 24 - 30, 2017

Dear Readers,

A milestone was reached in Big Sur this week with the demolition of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, and Caltrans says it might only take 6 months for its replacement to be in place. Chris Counts reports.

The Carmel Belle we all know and love can remain operating "as is" despite a council ruling last week, but the restaurant's expansion into an adjacent storefront is in jeopardy, with no solution in sight. Mary Schley has the story.

A bizarre multiple murder case in Monterey has gotten even more bizarre, thanks to new revelations about how the murders were uncovered. Kelly Nix has that one.

When HBO came to town last year to produce its star-studded series, "Big Little Lies," locals were impressed. But now that the series is on the air, they may be shocked at some of the things they're supposed to learn about their home town. Elaine Hesser has the scoop.

Yet another motorcyclist is suing Laguna Seca for a crash he had on the track. The man believed responsible for a fatal shooting on Cannery Row has been extradited from Mexico. The Carmel city council has set its major-project spending priorities for the near future. Residents of one Carmel Valley neighborhood are seeking an explanation for why they were flooded during recent rains, and how to prevent it from happening again. The Big Sur Marathon will be able to take place pretty much without changes, despite all the damage to the marathon's route during winter's storms. Some local residents are getting much bigger increases in their water bills than expected. And, speaking of water bills, my editorial explains yet again who's to blame for our water shortage and the very high cost of fixing it.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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