A preview of the March 26, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 26 - April 1, 2021

Dear Readers,

With vaccine supplies surging, Gov. Newsom announced that everybody over 50 would be eligible to be inoculated as of April 1, and Monterey County says it will participate. Kelly Nix has the story.

The superintendent of schools is recommending that Carmel classrooms reopen the middle of next month — a surprising development that came after the CDC said three feet of social distancing were enough for kids. Mary Schley has that one.

Acknowledging what he called a “deluge of asylum seekers” at the border, Congressman Jimmy Panetta said he would make a “fact-finding” trip to a Texas immigration facility. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

Former mayor Steve Dallas helped recover a $6,000 bicycle stolen from a Monterey shop. Pebble Beach will soon re-open a completely redesigned Peter Hay golf course (now called “The Hay”). Overtime has put some unexpected city employees into the Top 10 where payroll is concerned. The police department is asking everybody to register their security cameras to help fight crime. The developer of a lot on Fifth Avenue won’t have to pay in-lieu parking fees that could have been $500,000. An elderly dog that fell onto a rocky beach at high tide was rescued by a firefighter who carried him up a ladder. The SPCA saved a seagull with at least three fishhooks in its upper body. Local governments in Monterey County will get millions from the latest coronavirus relief act. A home in the Highlands has been approved despite one planning commissioner’s concerns about glare. The grand jury says it’s about time the county got its act together on regulating short-term rentals. The city is starting the search for somebody new to manage the Forest Theater. Dennis Taylor reports that the pandemic was no match for a local lacrosse club. Elaine Hesser profiles a couple — he was a colonel in the Air Force, and she was an admiral in the Navy — who say they owe their success to a great many people along the way. Neal Hotelling introduces you to a monument you have probably seen many times without realizing its significance. We have a Healthy Lifestyles special section featuring the latest medical advice about smoking and vaping, preventing skin cancer, keeping the body’s electrical system in tip-top shape, and eating dessert. And my editorial says it’s about time somebody told us how insignificant The Pine Cone really is.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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