A preview of the October 27, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

Oct. 27 - Nov. 2, 2017

Dear Readers,

The City of Marina and an assortment of water activists are renewing their battle against the Monterey Peninsula's proposed desal plant -- and this time, they're asking the PUC to reject it altogether. Kelly Nix has the story.

This week's Medal of Honor ceremony at the White House was national news, of course, but it was also a highly personal event for a longtime Carmel resident and former Marine helicopter pilot. I was at the White House for the event, and I have the byline.

The city's crackdown on short-term rentals really seems to be working, and you'd be surprised to hear how many Carmel homeowners have pulled their listings from the internet. Mary Schley reports.

A Big Sur resident is being called a hero for saving a man from the burning wreckage of a car on Highway 1. Chris Counts has that one.

Pacific Grove is looking to join Carmel in banning commercial marijuana sales. The county is trying to put together a new deal for ambulance service -- one that won't end in financial ruin for the company providing it. A local builder is collecting tools for tradesmen who were wiped out in the Wine Country fire. Steelhead trout in the river lagoon have new places to call home. The church proposed for Cachagua has gotten a final go-ahead from the board of supervisors. If you like to eat out or shop, ever need a good doctor or lawyer, or just want to know the best places to enjoy local scenery, be sure to check out our special section with the results of this year's Golden Pine Cones. And my editorial asks the PUC to ignore the local water crazies when they say we don't need any.

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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