A preview of the August 20, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

August 20 - 26, 2021

Dear Readers,

Congressman Jimmy Panetta didn’t mince words when it came to criticizing the botched U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Kelly Nix reports.

PG&E says Sunday’s lengthy power outage in Carmel Valley happened because of new fire safety measures affecting power lines in remote areas. Chris Counts has that one.

The Carmel City Council says it’s time for all city boards and commissions to resume in-person meetings, surge or no surge. Mary Schley has the details.

Health officials say it’s still the unvaccinated who are getting hit with the coronavirus delta variant. Despite the fire that burned its restaurant, store and office last week, the guest rooms at Lucia Lodge in Big Sur remain open. Several of the big auction houses say they had record-breaking sales during Car Week. One Carmel resident received two ballots for September’s recall election, but the registrar of voters says he wouldn’t have been able to vote twice. Local school districts will get their money back because an embezzler’s fancy cars have been sold. The city’s historic resources board approved changes to a hotel in town, but they had questions about a plaque to honor WWI vets. The McCall’s big airport party has been sold to Hagerty Insurance. An expensive boat broke apart after running aground near Andrew Molera State Park. Neal Hotelling has a fascinating, untold story about Robert Louis Stevenson’s time in Monterey. Dennis Taylor previews the upcoming high school football season, including the big Shoe Game. And my editorial tries to figure out what handful of people were thinking earlier this week when they did something they had to know would end in their deaths.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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