A preview of the July 28, 2017, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

July 28 - Aug. 3, 2017

Dear Readers,

One of Carmel's oldest and best known downtown businesses suddenly closed and is apparently in the process of being evicted. Kelly Nix reports.

Residents of one of the south coast's most remote neighborhoods are asking for help repairing the private road that leads to their homes. Chris Counts has that one.

Monterey County reversed course this week and decided wineries need permits to host weddings, family reunions and the like -- a decision people who live near those wineries are celebrating. I have that byline.

Jimmy Panetta's bill offering new business opportunities for vets has already been passed by the House. Meanwhile, he says transgender soldiers should not only be able to serve, they should be able to have sex-change surgery at taxpayers' expense. Kelly Nix has the details.

The online vitriol over President Trump's move to reopen parts of the California coast to oil drilling left us searching for new ways to spell f**k and co*****ker in a family newspaper. A local school is warning about a scam artist pretending to raise money for the school's football team. Emergency responders are offering advice about what to do when an ambulance is suddenly behind you in the new roundabout. Business is picking up in parts of the Big Sur coast that have been cut off. And my editorial says Trump's oil drilling initiative may be just another effort to hit California where it hurts -- and wait until he gets ready to eliminate the deduction for state and local taxes.

As always, I invite you to send me any questions, comments or concerns about our newspaper, and to contact me if you need help making the most of it on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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