A preview of the June 30, 2017, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 30 - July 6, 2017

Dear Readers,

A deal announced this week to close the Cemex sand mine in the Marina Dunes won't affect the location of wells for the Monterey Peninsula's soon-to-be-built desal plant, according to people who should know. Kelly Nix has the story.

With their beautiful, historic Harmony House in ruins, two long-time supporters of the Bach Festival are salvaging what they can, even as they plan to rebuild. Mary Schley has that one.

The pickup truck driver who rammed a slow-moving trailer full of wine-tasting tourists last fall is not only facing criminal charges, but a lawsuit, as well. Mary Schley reports that one.

Congressman Jimmy Panetta voted 'No' on two immigration crackdown bills before Congress Thursday, and while he said he couldn't make time to talk to the media about the votes, we were able to glean a little of his thinking from comments he made on the House floor. Kelly Nix has the details.

A campground and other major improvements are planned in the Fort Ord dunes. The bill for Carmel's centennial came in at $230K. A new shuttle service and the reopening of more state parks facilities are coming right up in Big Sur. The secret (and quite violent) lives of woodpeckers are being uncovered in Carmel Valley with the help of miniature solar-powered trackers. And my editorial discusses what's included, and what's left out, of a new plan to provide 'Blue Cards' to illegal immigrant farmworkers.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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