A preview of the September 10, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

September 10 - 16, 2021

Dear Readers,

The indoor mask rule proposed by a county supervisor last week crashed and burned when it came up for a vote Tuesday because the county’s rate of new cases is already falling. Kelly Nix has the details.

A coronavirus outbreak among players on the Carmel High School football team appears to be under control, and “full, in-person learning” is continuing, school district officials say. Mary Schley reports.

Because of heightened customer demand for outdoor dining, restaurants can keep their parklets at least until Oct. 12, the city decided this week. Mary Schley has that one, too.

A Carmel Valley resident is remembering the anguish and inspiration he experienced as a rescuer at the World Trade Center 20 years ago. Chief Paul Tomasi is leaving the Carmel Police Department to become directory of security at the aquarium. An upscale consignment shop has been hit by burglars again. Larry Elder made an appearance in Marina this week, and he drew a pretty big crowd. One local councilwoman was in such a hurry to get her son vaccinated, she apparently misrepresented his age. A surfer from Pacific Grove was murdered in Peru last week, and his mother is struggling not only with grief, but with how to pay for getting his body flown back. A woman took a bad fall down a steep hillside in Big Sur while trying to take a selfie. California’s lone wolf has been sighted again — for the first time since April. The city has agreed to start enforcing a parking ban around Carmel Point. A Carmel Valley woman needs help finding a replacement kidney. A parked car at Asilomar last weekend had a dead coyote stuck to its front end. The Carmel Valley Art Association is looking for a new home. With practices and games returning, Dennis Taylor says local high school athletes feel like they’re emerging from a time warp. Neal Hotelling tells how Carmel’s famous “professors’ row” came to be. (Hint: It has to do with the founding president of Stanford University.) We have a special section, “Women in Business,” packed with colorful stories about some of the Peninsula’s most interesting business owners. And my editorial says that if a serious attempt to solve our water shortage is to be made, private business has to be involved.

One more thing: This week we launch voting for the 2021 edition of The Golden Pine Cones. This hasn’t been an easy year for businesses and other local enterprises and organizations. Help support them by voting for your favorites by using the links below. Thank you!

Paul Miller, Publisher

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