A preview of the April 14, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 14 - 20, 2017

Dear Readers,

Community groups that use Carmel's streets and parks for their events, including mainstays like the Concours on the Avenue and the Carmel Art Festival, may see their city subsidies reduced, and they're not happy about it. Mary Schley reports. 

The state wants every city and county to make it much easier for residents to add granny units, but the city council is taking steps to make sure the trend doesn't go too far. Mary Schley has that story, too. 

As hard as it may be to believe, construction will be starting soon on a significant new water project for the Peninsula. It's not the desal plant (yet), but a project for turning wastewater into drinking water. Kelly Nix has that one. 

A little girl who was in danger of drowning in the Carmel River Lagoon last week was rescued when a passerby who was on crutches swam out to save her. A man could face criminal charges for writing graffiti on the steps at city hall -- with chalk. Local transportation officials are celebrating a big new gasoline tax that's on the way, though you may not be when you pay it. The founder of The Pine Cone, who died in 1941, finally has a marker on his grave. The feds are on the lookout for a loser who harassed some baby owls. We have the latest edition of our special magazine, "Healthy Lifestyles," this month focusing on things you can do to protect your teeth and your eyes. And my editorial asks the question, "Why do people complain so much when they're actually very fortunate?"

Paul Miller, Publisher

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