A preview of the October 15, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 15 - 21, 2021

Dear Readers,

Another contentious public hearing is in the offing, now that Verizon has asked the city council to overturn the planning’s commission’s rejection of a cellular antenna the company wants to install near La Playa hotel. Mary Schley has the story.

A condor chick burned out of its Big Sur nest during the 2020 wildfires is in the final stages of its rehabilitation and will soon be on its way back to the wild. Chris Counts has that one.

The former head of Pacific Grove’s Feast of Lanterns is apologizing for the harm she caused as an “unconscious white woman, filled with white fragility and my own perfectionism” and says the Asian-themed festival should be “dismantled.” Chris Counts has that story, too.

Two members of the council didn’t want to let a property owner postpone a hearing on his plan to buy a piece of publicly owned property next to his home. The Carmel Mission celebrated its 250th anniversary last weekend with a fundraising banquet in the courtyard. Some people who live near Forest Hill Park are up in arms over the city’s decision to add pickleball courts. A serial thief was nabbed when a police officer saw him stash a backpack. A Carmel Valley man was killed in a head-on collision on Carmel Valley Road. There’s still no agreement about who should be honored on the city’s World War I memorial. A plan to turn a downtown building into a recording studio (which requires soundproofing) has run into another roadblock. A Pacific Grove High School teacher is facing a new investigation into claims he inappropriately touched a female student. With winter just over the horizon, the county is asking people who live near the Carmel River Lagoon to prepare. Sixteen new benches have been OK’d for the Scenic Road footpath. The city will digitize decades of planning files and make them available online. Caltrans is planning maintenance and survey work along the rocky cliff that looms over the intersection of Highway 1 and Carmel Valley Road. A new restaurant has opened in Pebble Beach. Dennis Taylor has the lowdown on the professional soccer team that will start playing next year at a stadium at CSUMB. Neal Hotelling wraps up his profile of David Starr Jordan by wading into the controversy over his support for Eugenics. And my editorial says that where the economy is concerned too much may be just enough.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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