A preview of the May 18, 2012, edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

May 18 - 24, 2012

Dear Readers,

In the never-ending comedy of errors (or is it much ado about nothing?) that is our water supply, this week Cal Am asked the public utilities commission not to let its former water project partner, Marina Coast, even participate in further hearings on a new desal plant. Kelly Nix has the story.

A woman missing from her Carmel Valley home since Monday was found Thursday injured in a remote part of Robinson Canyon. Mary Schley has that one.

A city committee with a mandate to plan a new outdoor event downtown had a record-breaking 30 members when it convened Wednesday. Will too many cooks spoil the "local, organic, high-end weekly farmers market that transitions into a dining event"? Mary has that one, too.

Another local city finally gave us its payroll list, and we tell you who's being paid how much with your money. A tribute to Sue McCloud Monday at Sunset Center was also a pitch for contributions to help preserve a big part of the city's history. A beloved gardener in a neighbor near the mission received the ultimate birthday present this week: One of his clients gave him his vintage car. If you're a fan (like me) of baby owl pictures, you'll love our front page. Dina Eastwood's reality show premieres Sunday. My editorial doesn't endorse candidates in the June 5 primary, but it gives you a peek at what other local newspapers did. And is California the worst state in the nation to do business? A lot of people say, "Yes," and my hot Internet links explain why.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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