A preview of the July 21, 2017, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 21 - 27, 2017

Dear Readers,

With the debate over Obamacare solidifying, if not aggravating, partisan rancor in Washington, Congressman Jimmy Panetta is offering comments this week on health care that are not only bipartisan, they might actually lead to compromise. Kelly Nix reports.

One of the major landslides blocking Highway 1 along the south coast of the county has been cleared, reopening "Big Sur Island" to visitors. Chris Counts has that one.

City hall is considering new restrictions on plastic straws and food containers in town, even as the council decides a four-way stop is warranted at a busy intersection after all. Mary Schley has those stories.

The family that was forced to find a new home for its pet pig is once again in hot water -- this time for letting the pig come home for sleepovers. Kelly Nix has the facts you want to know.

All the rain we got last winter has yielded a feast for firefighting goats in Pebble Beach. Carmel will spend $63,000 to bring its police radios into the digital era. A complaint has been filed about a supposed conflict of interest in the city's new management agreement for Forest Theater. And my editorial says that, while Obamacare has benefits for many, the costs for everybody else are just too high, and that Jimmy Panetta's effort to reach across the aisle is the right way to reconcile them.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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