A preview of the May 28, 2021, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 28 - June 3, 2021

Dear Readers,

With the county getting close to normal after the shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic, schools, businesses, theaters and all sorts of venues and events are making plans to reopen. Kelly Nix has the details.

Five properties in the Carmel area have been combined into a new state park stretching from Hatton Canyon to Point Lobos. Chris Counts reports.

They “only” stole $360,000, but 29 people have been charged with felonies for taking coronavirus unemployment benefits in Monterey County. Chris Counts has that one, too.

The new superintendent of Carmel is an educator from Colorado whose new job will pay $270,000 a year. A handful of fire pits have been put back on Carmel Beach. The county sheriff has been censured by the board of supervisors for spending taxpayer dollars to host a sheriff’s convention. Four people died in two crashes on Carmel Valley Road last week. County supervisors are trying to make amends to the local Asian-American community. Scientists say the population of Great White sharks off the Monterey County coast is growing. A city commission seemed to like the idea of closing Sixth Avenue behind Devendorf Park. A floating wind farm proposed for the California coast won’t include the waters off Big Sur. Hospitality groups are stepping up their opposition to the big increases in sewer rates. PG&E will be upgrading power lines in Big Sur to help protect condors, but residents say they’d rather see them put underground (the lines, not the condors). A local equestrian who’s headed for the Tokyo Olympics is asking for help with her travel expenses. Dennis Taylor profiles a woman who was a mainstay of local running events for years. Neal Hotelling traces the history of Carmel’s war memorials. This week’s “Healthy Lifestyles” special section has all the latest dope about sleep apnea and caring for your teeth. And my editorial says Concours on the Avenue has earned its place as a premier automotive event and deserves a longterm permit.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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