A preview of the November 12, 2021,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

November 12 - 18, 2021

Dear Readers,

Local hospitals and clinics say there’s been a great response to the newly available vaccines for young children. Kelly Nix reports.

If you think the solution to overcrowding at Point Lobos is a remote parking lot, a shuttle system and reservations required, you’ll be thrilled to hear about state parks’ latest plan. Chris Counts has the details.

Power poles have suddenly appeared along a scenic stretch of Highway 1 through Big Sur — but not to worry. They’ll only be there a year or two. Chris Counts has that story, too.

Another skincare shop has been approved for Ocean Avenue, but not before the owner was given ample warning about what’s expected of him. Law enforcement is still in the business of putting illegal pot growers out of business, but these days are doing it for very different reasons. Big Sur’s hermitage has a new bell, with the $25,000 cost coming from an anonymous donor. The Democrats’ trillion-plus infrastructure bill may be about to become law, but unclear is what impact it will have in Monterey County. A plan to add a new wing to one of the town’s oldest buildings has received initial approval from the planning commission. A prescribed burn along Rancho San Carlos Road this week will not only help prevent wildfires, it’ll yield valuable scientific information about habitat conservation. Among the events returning after Covid, one of the most inviting is the Carmel Orchid Society’s annual show. Local hospitals and doctors have been picking up accolades. Dennis Taylor explains why the Monterey Peninsula has so many top-notch high school coaches. Neal Hotelling explores the colorful history of Carmel’s American Legion post. Elaine Hesser profiles the matron of the family that owns one of those amazing ocean-front homes on Scenic Road. We have a special section that introduces you to some of the Peninsula’s best financial advisors. And my editorial says if the experts can’t even figure out how bad the epidemic is, how can they possibly figure out what to do about it?

Paul Miller, Publisher

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