A preview of the May 5, 2017, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 5 - 11, 2017

Dear Readers,

Nonprofits and the sponsors of community events like the CHS homecoming parade, the Carmel Art Festival, and Concours on the Avenue are breathing a sigh of relief now that the city council has decided to go easy on them when it comes to charging fees for using city streets and parks, requiring police protection, and other services. Mary Schley reports.

Whoever illegally cut down a bunch of redwoods in Big Sur after the Soberanes Fire left quite a few of them behind, which may make it easier to catch them. Chris Counts has that one.

Groundbreaking for a real life, actual and genuine new water source for the Monterey Peninsula will be held this week. Dare Peninsula residents hope that the end of their ridiculous, 22-year-old water shortage is in sight? Kelly Nix has the details.

A super-upscale leather goods store downtown has been hit with a late-night, $250,000 burglary. The city's traditional April election day will be moving to November. Pacific Grove is getting its own major classic car auction during Car Week. A police officer saved a life during his first day on the job. A pig has run out of options -- and luck -- in his campaign to try to move back home. Prices have flattened in the local real estate market a bit, though sales remain strong. We have a special section for you full of suggestions for ways to keep busy right here at home during summer vacation. And my editorial goes all the way back to the Big Bang to explain why adding reclaimed wastewater to our local supply isn't a cause for concern, but for celebration. 

Paul Miller, Publisher

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