A preview of the January 12, 2018,
        edition of The Carmel Pine Cone

January 12 - 18, 2018


Dear Readers,

Cash registers were ringing all over the Monterey Peninsula during the holiday season, many businesses report -- and some even say they set all-time records. Mary Schley has the details.

Despite all the angst and rancor in Washington, Congressman Jimmy Panetta says he thinks a deal that combines protection for Dreamers with increased security at the border -- including a wall in some places -- is possible. Kelly Nix reports.

Clint Eastwood's new movie, "The 15:17 to Paris," is coming out Feb. 9, and it promises to be an unusual film, not only for its compelling and dramatic content, but for the unique way it was made. I have that byline.

Big Sur, which was hit so hard by last winter's heavy rains, made it through the first major storm of this season just fine. The city council is back on the subject of Flanders Mansion, and seems interested this time in a solution -- any solution. Mostly because of the flu, the CHOMP ER has been seeing a record number of patients. One of downtown's Concours Week events has received the go-ahead to double in size. The mystery of a stolen Jeep was solved last week when Carmel police officers spotted the missing vehicle just a few blocks from where it taken. And my editorial explains how to decide when a society works: It's not poverty programs, it's jobs.

As always, I invite you to send me any questions, comments or concerns about our newspaper, and to contact me if you need help making the most of it on your computer, smartphone or tablet.

Paul Miller, Publisher
paul@carmelpinecone.com

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