A preview of the April 2, 2021, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 2 - 8, 2021

Dear Readers,

In a wide-ranging interview, Congressman Jimmy Panetta tells us what he thinks is going wrong at the border, as well as what’s going right, and he also says what he thinks this country’s moral obligations are where immigration is concerned. Kelly Nix reports.

Carmel public schools will reopen April 19, the school board says, and believe it or not, even the CHS football team was out there practicing this week and has a game. Mary Schley has that one.

The Pebble Beach Co. announced Monday that Dave Stivers would be the company’s new CEO, effective July 1. Stivers and current CEO Bill Perocchi both say they expect the pandemic to be followed by a tourism boom. I have that byline.

With coronavirus cases still falling in the county and vaccine supplies increasing, everyone 50 and up is now eligible to be inoculated. After being closed for a year, the Monterey Bay Aquarium will open to members May 1 and to the public May 15. The owners of a pine that had its roots seriously damaged during construction will have to pay $32,000. Two orphaned bobcats have been freed near Jacks Peak, and boy are they cute. A man was arrested for stalking his ex-girlfriend and following her to Carmel. An alleged child rapist was nabbed after authorities collected a DNA sample from his facemask. With most of their residents and staff workers vaccinated, senior facilities are welcoming back visitors. A wilderness group has started a campaign to get hikers to be more responsible. The Monterey Museum of Art joins a long list of local businesses and institutions that will soon reopen. Neal Hotelling has investigated the origins of that “greatest meeting of land and sea” quote we’ve all heard a million times‚ and what he found will definitely surprise you. We have a special section, “Women in Business,” that delves into the entrepreneurship, creativity and stick-to-it-iveness of some of the Peninsula’s most interesting businesspeople. And my editorial says the demographic changes you see happening all over the Peninsula are probably here to stay.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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