A preview of the June 4, 2021, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

June 4 - 10, 2021

Dear Readers,

After some wavering, the Carmel City Council OK’d three Car Week events for downtown, including Concours on the Avenue. Mary Schley reports.

Despite the governor’s wishes and contrary to CDC recommendations, a state agency may decide to require everyone at offices, shops and other workplaces to wear masks if even a single coworker hasn’t been vaccinated. Kelly Nix has that one.

Everybody knows that before the pandemic Big Sur had become hopelessly overcrowded with tourists. But exactly how many cars drive down Highway 1 each year? A community group intends to find out. Chris Counts has the details.

It turns out you can learn a lot about owls by putting ID bracelets on the babies. One of Carmel’s favorite police officers is retiring. New rules for home delivery of mail are on the way, and if you can’t prove you need it, you’re going to have to pay. One of the Peninsula’s most notorious criminals — a rapist — has finished his prison sentence and is about to be released. Speed limit signs in Carmel Valley have been vandalized again. Monterey County needs volunteers to help redraw its supervisorial districts. Nobody has spoken up against the idea of putting lights at the CHS football field. A senior at the school has written a song about living through the pandemic. A protest is planned against higher sewer rates, and higher prices for garbage collection are on the way, too. Legislation in Congress would devote more money to preventing California wildfires. A candidate for an open seat on the Pacific Grove school board is raising a ruckus because he wasn’t picked. A rusty bison sculpture is drawing lots of (favorable) attention in Mid-Valley. Residents of the valley will get some park district help with fire clearance. Dennis Taylor explains Stevenson’s dominance on the baseball and softball diamonds this spring. Neal Hotelling delves into the colorful history of the bath house that loomed over Carmel Beach until it was torn down in 1929. It’s graduation season at local high schools, and we have a special section to honor the graduates and the perseverance they showed during the pandemic. And my editorial says if you’re looking for someone to thank for what looks like the end of the coronavirus crisis in this county, you should probably start with the hospitals.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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