A preview of the November 5, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 5 - 11, 2021

Dear Readers,

The Pfizer vaccine has been OK’d for kids 5 to 11 (at one-third the adult dose), and a vaccination program for them in Monterey County starts this weekend. Meanwhile, based on dubious statistics from the CDC, an indoor vaccine mandate goes into effect countywide on Friday. Kelly Nix has those stories.

A Napa man who was caught red-handed on security cameras vandalizing at least 15 buildings in downtown Carmel two weekends ago was arrested at his home Saturday, thanks to some clever police work. Mary Schley has that one.

A new state law that opens up single-family neighborhoods for condos and apartment buildings is being studied for its local impacts — especially in Carmel Valley. And a ballot measure to overturn the law has gotten to the signature-gathering stage. Chris Counts has the details.

The city council decided parklets can stay put until at least mid-January. County workers are under increasing pressure to comply with a vaccine mandate. Gary Tiscornia, former head of the SPCA, has died at 75. After all the discussion about whose names should be listed on a plaque at the Memorial Arch, the city council decided the plaque shouldn’t even be there. $12,000 worth of bullet-proof glass has been installed at city hall and $420,000 worth of outside contractors will be hired — but the money should be no problem, because the city’s sales tax revenue has boomed. A woman from Aromas has been charged with burglarizing numerous local homes. The Pacific Grove teacher accused of touching a student inappropriately has been fired. Stephen Whyte is a finalist to create a new sculpture for Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol. The longtime head of the P.G. chamber, Moe Ammar, is retiring. Dennis Taylor says the competition is going to be extra tough for the Stevenson water polo teams this year. Neal Hotelling continues his story of the 300-year-old scroll found in Pebble Beach by a former U.S. Army officer — and you won’t believe what happened to the engraved document later. Paul Brocchini and Mark Ryan have the scoop on our still-booming real estate market. And my editorial says everybody should stop and think before they go around censoring history.

Paul Miller, Publisher

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