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

December 1 - 7, 2017

Dear Readers,

Cal Am's meet and greet scheduled for Friday morning outside the post office promised to be plenty interesting on its own, but now anti-Cal Am protesters say they'll also be there. Kelly Nix reports.

The woman who claimed a friend had kidnapped her dog -- and filed a lawsuit over it even as police considered criminal charges -- got the golden retriever back this week. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

An upscale Monterey restaurant, 1833, abruptly closed right before Thanksgiving amid financial worries, and the building is about to be sold to a Carmel landlord. Mary Schley has the story.

In one of those life-is-stranger-than-fiction sagas, a long-term inmate has filed a lawsuit from state prison claiming a Monterey County man ruined the trees at a Christmas tree farm in San Luis Obispo County ... and the plaintiff is none other than one of the Chowchilla kidnappers. Yet another hiker had to be rescued this week -- at taxpayer expense -- after foolishly getting lost in the Big Sur backcountry. Off-duty sheriff's deputies are getting credit for saving the life of the man who was bitten by a shark off Pescadero Point last Friday. The chief of the Monterey fire department, which also covers Carmel, suddenly lost his job two weeks ago. The city council has approved a plan to renovate and expand the police station, and decided a homeowner can have a roof that isn't wood. And in my editorials, I make a very weighty suggestion about what not to do on your next European vacation, and offer some strategic advice to the people backing the latest Cal Am takeover bid.

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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