A preview of the March 16, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

March 16 - 22, 2018

Dear Readers,

Bicycles are good, right? But rental bikes don't belong on Carmel's narrow, tree-laden and dimly lit streets, the planning commission decided this week. Mary Schley reports.

After a tantalizing tidbit about a possible conspiracy against Mayor Steve Dallas was revealed by the city manager, two people stepped forward to say they were involved in a scuffle with Steve Dallas at Mission Ranch more than a year ago, but that it definitely wasn't part of any conspiracy. Mary Schley has that one, too.

In downtown Pacific Grove, the developer of a major downtown project withdrew his permit application after trying to accommodate demands for affordable units, only to run into opposition from a handful of neighbors. Kelly Nix has that one.

The chamber of commerce has launched a crowdfunding campaign so it can buy a robot for the visitors center. A bomb scare that turned out to be old cassettes and VHS tapes caused a brief evacuation of the library Monday morning. All the recent rain caused yet another landslide on Highway 1. In a bizarre hit-and-run, a driver was arrested after alledgedly hitting a man -- twice. And my editorial says a case now before the Supreme Court could dramatically affect property rights not only along the coast of California, but throughout the country.

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Paul Miller, Publisher

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