A preview of the September 29, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2017

Dear Readers,

The main objection to all the fires on Carmel Beach was the smoke, but now the city says it may have found the answer -- "smokeless" fire pits -- and even the most adamant opponents of beach fires seem to be in favor. Mary Schley reports.

The new bridge across Pfeiffer Creek is almost ready to open, and when it does, Big Sur will be in for some big changes. Chris Counts has that one.

Is there such a thing as "best public restroom" in the United States? Turns out there is, and the new facility at the south end of Carmel Beach might be it. Mary Schley has the scoop.

We all know that the battle over Flanders Mansion has gone on for decades, but it might surprise you how much the city has spent trying to figure out what to do with it. There's a move afoot to establish an annual event in town devoted to man's best friend. Carmel's city workers aren't the only ones on the Monterey Peninsula who are very well paid. A new lawsuit claims that a woman's pet was stolen, but the person who took the dog says she was just saving it from abuse. We have the latest edition of our top-notch Healthy Lifestyles magazine, this one devoted to the special concerns of seniors. And my editorial says that when somebody complains about a development project in their neighborhood, they should be ignored if their complaint is nonsense.

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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