A preview of the October 29, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

October 29 - November 4, 2021

Dear Readers,

A Pacific Grove high school teacher has been reprimanded for using the N word in class, even though when she did so, she was quoting Martin Luther King. Kelly Nix has the story.

Three gunmen escaped after staging a very bold robbery of a bank at the Mouth of the Valley Monday. Mary Schley has that one.

Amid stiff neighborhood opposition, support for stadium lights at Carmel High School is growing, especially among students. Mary Schley has that story, too.

Even as a new skincare shop seeks a permit to open, the chamber of commerce says similar businesses generate a large number of complaints. A decrepit hotel on Carpenter Street is getting ready for a major upgrade. A Laureles Grade man convicted of murdering his father last year is seeking a new trial. Caltrans says it will take a week to reopen Highway 1 at the San Luis Obispo County line after a landslide caused by Sunday’s storm. A county supervisor is sounding the alarm about what she says is a short-term rental crisis. A county economic committee is being criticized for its racial makeup. Solar panels that track the sun are being installed at a local high school. Pacific Grove’s Monarchs came through last weekend’s downpours just fine. A city council hearing on Verizon’s proposed cell tower has been postponed to December. Downtown has gotten a lot more beautiful, thanks to a group of ambitious volunteers. Because of low coronavirus case numbers, the county’s indoor mask mandate, which would have been going into effect this week, isn’t. What would you do if you discovered an old bottle at the beach containing an important legal document from 1579? Neal Hotelling has the story of a Pebble Beach resident who did exactly that. Dennis Taylor has a wrap up of the top athletes in a whole bunch of high school sports. This week we announce the winners of the 2021 Golden Pine Cones, so be sure not to miss our special section profiling Pine Cone readers’ choices for everything from Best New Restaurant, to Best Camping/Surfing/Skiing store, to Best Plastic Surgeon. And my editorial explains when it’s definitely not OK to start complaining about your neighbor.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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