A preview of the May 27, 2022, edition
        of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 27 - June 2, 2022

Dear Subscribers,

It’s been another dry year in California, and with Gov. Gavin Newsom ordering statewide cutbacks, Peninsula residents will be impacted even though they already use very little water. Kelly Nix reports.

A group of Marina residents have decided to sponsor an Afghan refugee family — including paying their living expenses for a year. Kelly Nix has that one, too.

What would you do if you found a raccoon sticking out of your roof? Whatever it is, Chris Counts has a story that tells what you should do in that and other wildlife mishap situations.

A police captain from Merced has been hired as Carmel’s new police chief. The election for the county school board is usually a ho-hum affair, but it’s gotten pretty interesting this time around. The donkeys trapped on a shrinking island in a northern California lake have been rescued but are still in trouble. Covid cases have increased in Monterey County, but hospitalizations remain low. Allegations in a sensational sexual harassment lawsuit have been thoroughly denied. Even after being reprimanded for asking for a restraining order against a reporter, a Pacific Grove city council member filed a police report over something the reporter said about her on Facebook. Major improvements are planned for Highway 156 through Castroville and for a road that provides access to the Fort Ord National Monument. A Pebble Beach teardown could harm a rare plant, one expert says. Carmel High students are none too happy about the delay in getting lights at the football stadium — especially next year’s seniors. Cartoonist Gus Arriola was one of the Peninsula’s most noteworthy residents, and the way he was covered in The Pine Cone over the years certainly reflects that. This week’s Healthy Lifestyles special section offers a wide variety of health tips for men — everything from checkups to weightlifting. Dennis Taylor recaps the thrill-ride seasons for Stevenson’s boys and girls lacrosse teams. Neal Hotelling recalls the days when presidents played Pebble Beach. And my editorial says despite the heroic efforts of three judges on the California appeals court, it’s up to the Legislature to deliver a real CEQA fix.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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