A preview of the November 17, 2017,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 17 - 23, 2017

Dear Readers,

A giant Monterey pine that's dropped numerous branches on the besieged family below can't be cut down, the forest and beach commission decided last week. Instead, it should just be trimmed. Mary Schley reports.

A fight over whether wineries need permits for special events ended with a decision by the county board of supervisors this week that they do. Chris Counts has that one.

We all know that CEQA can be a very difficult law to figure out, much less follow, and this week Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed an effort by the legislature to make the law even more complicated. Kelly Nix has the details.

A plan to move a small accessory structure at a former downtown bank many consider historic hasn't exactly gotten rave reviews at the planning commission. Shop owners at Carmel Plaza are getting impatient for the center's remodel to be completed. A scammer was stopped from preying on an elderly resident when he asked the police to check on the man's condition. In separate incidents at two homes, three burglars were caught red-handed. The CHS girls volleyball team has just wrapped up what could be its best season ever. And my editorial again asks the question: Isn't it unnatural to act like trees are supposed to live forever?

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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