September 14 - 20, 2012
Dear Readers,We have a lot of new subscribers this week, and a paper we think is worthy.
For our worldwide audience, the story of greatest interest will surely be our look back at the incredible amount of attention The Pine Cone received after we printed an exclusive interview with Clint Eastwood last Friday. We have an overview, and an extensive look at the public's reaction — both pro and con.
Our top local story is the delay in approving removal of San Clemente Dam after an outcry from residents Tuesday over the construction traffic the project will generate. Chris Counts has that one.
A pedestrian was killed in front of Carmel High School Friday trying to cross Highway 1 while the road was clogged with rush-hour traffic. Mary Schley has the sad details.
Carmel's piece of the World Trade Center was displayed publicly during a 9/11 memorial ceremony. The district attorney has filed suit against a company that promised to freeze your white blood cells so you could use them later. Big Sur residents are upset that construction to bypass a landslide on Highway 1 will keep them from getting home after work. Joe Livernois takes a look at California's biggest stink. And my editorial explains why Prop 36 is just the latest in another string of very bad ideas.
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