A preview of the September 15, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 15 - 21, 2017

Dear Readers,

The issue of "Dreamers" is not only on the front burner in Washington, but right here in Monterey County, where as many as 20,000 of them live. This week, as Congress and President Donald Trump negotiate to settle the young immigrants' fate, the county board of supervisors voted unanimously to take the Dreamers side. Kelly Nix reports.

Davis Factor, a noteworthy philanthropist and supporter of numerous civic causes, died last Sunday in an accident his wife said was caused by a serious defect in their car. Mary Schley has that one.

A Pacific Grove man and his children were struck by lightning on a camping trip in the Sierra last weekend. Though seriously injured, they told their story to Kelly Nix, and he has our report.

A would-be housing project at the mouth of Carmel Valley has been rejected by county supervisors again, but the developer says he's not giving up. The planning commission has backed down on some strict new requirements for story poles. A pair of long-sought thieves, including one who's believed to have committed numerous car break-ins, have been nabbed. A plan to convert a scenic piece of land in Big Sur to publicly owned open space is drawing opposition from neighbors. Don Freeman received quite a send-off from the mayor and city council Tuesday night. And, speaking of Freeman, my editorial thanks him for playing a significant role in ending the bad old days of divisive politics in Carmel.

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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