A preview of the September 1, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 1 - 7, 2017

Dear Readers,

If you're thinking of building a new house, or even adding a chimney or a balcony, you might have to budget for story poles and a surveyor to make sure they're in the right places. Mary Schley reports.

At the courthouses, they're spending more and more money for interpreters, even for languages you've never heard of. Kelly Nix has that one.

Repairs aren't finished from last year's wildfires and winter rains, but the fire chief in Big Sur is already worried about what could happen next winter, especially in Palo Colorado. Chris Counts has the details.

The EIR for the tear-down of a Pebble Beach house that some consider architecturally important is almost ready to be released. There are big goings-on at the Monterey County Fair involving cows and pigs. A judge has blocked the county's program for controlling coyotes. A homeowner who wants a more user-friendly driveway has run into a roadblock at the coastal commission. The man who got his Bentley SUV stuck in the sand at Carmel River State Beach wasn't drunk after all, the CHP says. Dennis Taylor previews the volleyball, field hockey and cross country seasons at local high schools. And my editorial says the alarmists should make up their minds: Does global warming mean droughts ... or floods?

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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