A preview of the January 29, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 29 - February 4, 2021

Dear Readers,

At least six homes flooded this morning after the Carmel River Lagoon, trapped behind a sand bar and swollen by heavy rains, suddenly moved into an adjacent neighborhood. Chris Counts reports.

Senior citizens in Monterey County are getting increasingly frustrated with the slow pace of vaccine availability here — especially as they realize shots are readily available in places like Santa Cruz. Kelly Nix has that one.

The district attorney has filed a lawsuit to stop a downtown Carmel restaurant from defying the coronavirus shutdown order. Mary Schley has the details.

The city has a new planning director and he’s someone who (drum roll, please) already knows the city well. A Carmel Valley man accused of murdering his father is also now suspected of sneaking drugs into the county jail. Six people have stepped forward to try to fill a vacancy on the water board, and quite a few of them seem to be very well qualified. The World War I Memorial Arch in the middle of Ocean Avenue will get some special protection. Black bears are expanding their habitat — including very possibly into your neighborhood. A mother is suing three drivers for killing her son. Storm damage wasn’t that much in downtown Carmel — but, oh, the parklets. The city seems to be inclined to extend its firefighting contract with Monterey after all. Carmel area restaurants are launching their own delivery service. Dennis Taylor has the story of the man who became the Padre Whisperer. Neal Hotelling provides all the glorious details of the origins of the Golden Bough Theater. We have a special section for you, “Healthy Lifestyles,” including the benefits of even a 10-minute cardio workout, and the very latest local doctors are saying about the good and bad qualities of eggs. And my editorial says it hard to think of the right words to use to describe how bad government can be sometimes.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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