California Weekly is Tough But Cheeky

By: Robin Abcarian | Los Angeles Times

PACIFIC GROVE, Calif. — On Aug. 16, the front page of the Carmel Pine Cone, a serious but cheeky paper that covers the Monterey Peninsula, featured its usual lively mix of news: a photo package about the annual car extravaganza known as the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, plus stories about Carmel's mounting municipal legal bills, the region's eternal struggle over water and a stymied airport runway construction project.

But it was the headline over a photo of a huge Monterey pine tree that had fallen onto a Toyota Prius during morning rush hour that caused a tempest: "Tree Smashes Prius on Highway 68 — but at least it wasn't a Bentley."


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