A preview of the October 1, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 1 - 7, 2021

Dear Readers,

While local hospitals are busy implementing vaccination mandates for their staffs, Monterey County decided to give its workers another month. Kelly Nix reports.

Verizon’s plan for a new cellular antenna next to La Playa hotel went over like a lead balloon at a planning commission hearing. Mary Schley has that one.

The coffers are full, but city hall is having a tough time filling some of the jobs it has available — and in the meaning, they’re asking for everybody’s patience. Mary Schley has that story, too.

Jimmy Panetta had some pointed questions for the country’s top military brass at a hearing Wednesday. County supervisors took final action on a face mask ordinance, though when the rule would go into effect is unknown (Oct. 29 at the earliest). Also at the board of supervisors, things got a little heated when the discussion turned to whether talk of a “regional” desal plant was just another way to not have one at all. The woman accused of starting a major fire near Lake Shasta is well known to local firefighters for starting a blaze in Carmel Valley in August. A Monterey hotel is offering free coronavirus tests for all. A downtown property owner wants the City of Carmel to sell him a strip of publicly owned land next door. A Monterey County teen took the team title at the First Tee championship in Pebble Beach over the weekend. A woman is (literally) hugging a tree in a Pacific Grove park to prevent it from being cut down. Students at one local elementary school created a huge playground mural with chalk. Dennis Taylor reports that high school sports, having returned after the pandemic, are drawing mobs of enthusiastic participants. Neal Hotelling has more about Carmel’s Professors’ Row and the man who inspired it. And my editorial takes note of what’s been required to fight the coronavirus thus far, and what’s going to be needed in the future.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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