A preview of the April 30, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

April 30 - May 6, 2021

Dear Readers,

State researchers are conducting a wide-ranging study to determine how many Californians are already immune to the coronavirus, so if a letter arrives offering you a $20 gift card in exchange for a finger stick, don’t mistake it for junk mail. Kelly Nix reports.

A survey of Carmel High students, teachers and alumni found that most people think the school should retain the Padre mascot. Mary Schley has the details.

An official with an Asian-American civil rights organization is accusing the Monterey County board of supervisors of “promoting racism.” Kelly Nix has that one, too.

Gov. Gavin Newsom was on hand for the reopening of Highway 1 through Big Sur Friday — and when he wanted to talk about climate change, he was asked about the recall election. The city planning commission had a hard time finding anything good to say about the latest plans for development of “the pit.” The final round of interviews for the superintendent of CUSD is under way. A Carmel Valley man has been convicted of murdering his father during an argument over a car. The “projectile man” who attacked cars on Highway 101 in Prunedale has pled guilty and faces years in prison. Illegal parking along a stretch of Scenic Road may get you hit with a $250 fine and could even get towed. As many as 5,000 unaccompanied minors who’ve crossed the border from Mexico in the last few weeks could be housed in Monterey County. Dennis Taylor profiles a young man who’s not giving up on his baseball career. Neal Hotelling has a story of young love, an historic adobe and a legendary rose. We have a “Healthy Lifestyles” special section for you with the latest scoop on hearing loss, swimming your way to better health, and how the pros make cauliflower yummy. My editorial says if you think Trump’s tax increase on upper-income families in California was bad, you’re really going to hate what president Biden has in mind. And don’t miss the ad on page 7A that’s a marriage proposal.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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