Posted by: Stan Russell | November 19, 2021

TRAFFIC CONTROL ON HIGHWAY 1 IN CARMEL MONDAY NOV. 22

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TRAFFIC CONTROL ON HIGHWAY 1 IN CARMEL MONDAY NOV. 22

MONTEREY COUNTY – One-way traffic control will be in effect on Highway 1 in Carmel at Ribera Road this Monday Nov. 22.

Traffic control will be in effect at Ribera Road, one-half mile south of the Carmel River Bridge, on Monday Nov. 22 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Travelers can expect a delay of up to 5 minutes.

Message and directional signs will be in place to alert travelers in the area

CHP will be on hand to assist with traffic control.

Please allow extra time for your commute through the area.

Traffic control at this location will be in place so that crews may conduct tree trimming operations for the safety of all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

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PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
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Posted by: Stan Russell | November 13, 2021

AT&T: Potential Phone and Internet Outage from 11/14 -11/15

Potential Phone and Internet Outage from 11/14 -11/15
2021-11-13 10:14:25 PST

Areas impacted by the telephone and internet outage on November 11, 2021 may experience telephone and internet outages beginning approximately Sunday at 12:01am. Restoration is expected at approximately 8am on Monday. This may include areas in Big Sur and areas south of Chualar and north of King City.

AT&T will be conducting repairs to the cable break the in Chualar area during that time. People experiencing an emergency may not be able to call 9-1-1. If you are experiencing an emergency during this time, locate the nearest fire or police station to access emergency services.

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Las áreas afectadas por la interrupción del teléfono y de Internet el 11 de noviembre de 2021pueden experimentar cortes de telefónicas e Internet a partir del domingo aproximadamente a las 12:01 a.m. Se espera la restauración aproximadamente a las 8 am. Esto puede incluir áreas en Big Sur y áreas al sur de Chualar y al norte de King City.

ATT estará realizando reparaciones a la rotura de cables en el área de Chualar durante ese tiempo. Es posible que las personas que experimenten una emergencia no puedan llamar al 9-1-1. Si tiene una emergencia durante este tiempo, busque la estación de policía o de bomberos más cercana para acceder a los servicios de emergencia.

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PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
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Posted by: Stan Russell | November 10, 2021

Big Sur Harvest & Crafts Fair

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Posted by: Stan Russell | November 2, 2021

Los Padres National Forest announces new interim forest supervisor

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
November 2, 2021
Media Contact: Andrew Madsen
(805) 895-0841
andrew.madsen
www.facebook.com/lpnf
Twitter: @LosPadresNF

Los Padres National Forest
announces new interim forest supervisor

SOLVANG, Calif.— Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that Deputy Forest Supervisor Chris Stubbs will serve as interim forest supervisor until a permanent replacement is selected for Kevin Elliott, who retired Oct. 30 following a 43-year career with the Agency.

Stubbs was offered and accepted the position of Los Padres Deputy Forest Supervisor in October 2019.

A native of Virginia, Stubbs holds a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a Master of Science in Forestry with a concentration in outdoor recreation planning from Virginia Tech. He began his federal land management career in 1992 with the Bureau of Land Management and later worked for the National Park Service prior to his arrival on the Forest.

“I am thrilled to serve in this interim role and work alongside the dedicated Los Padres employees who work each day on behalf of the American people,” Stubbs said.

Chris and his wife live in Santa Barbara and can often be found hiking and camping in the Forest during their spare time.

A new permanent forest supervisor will likely be announced early next year.

For more information on Los Padres National Forest, please visit the Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/lpnf.

Download PDF of this Press Release

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Monterey County is in the CDC “substantial” community transmission range as of Friday, October 29, 2021, the day Monterey County’s Indoor Face Covering ordinance went into effect.

This means the ordinance’s face covering requirements will take effect on Friday, November 5, 2021 unless the Board of Supervisors terminates the requirement.

Please see the attached information for additional information on these requirements and exemptions.

Maia Carroll
Communications Coordinator
County of Monterey

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PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
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Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 ON BIG SUR COAST FULLY REOPENED
ROCKSLIDE CLEARED JUST NORTH OF MON/SLO COUNTY LINE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Highway 1 on the Big Sur coast is fully reopened.

Caltrans contractors and maintenance teams have cleared a rockslide on Highway 1 at Post Mile 0.25 in southern Monterey County.

Highway 1 is fully open to travelers who may now travel without interruption from Monterey/Carmel area to Cambria/Morro Bay along the Big Sur Coast.

Crews were able to dislodge an undermined rock outcrop the afternoon of Friday October 30. Crews took advantage of the remaining daylight hours on Friday and worked through Saturday October 30 to clear over 20 truckloads of dirt and rocks.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

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Highway 1 Fully Reopened After 10/27 Rockslide

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Kevin Drabinski

Public Information Officer

Caltrans District 5

50 Higuera St.

San Luis Obispo CA 93401

Office: 805.549.3138

Cell: 805.748.1858

TTY 711

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2021
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 ON BIG SUR COAST CLOSED DUE TO ROCKSLIDE
JUST NORTH OF MON/SLO COUNTY LINE

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans contractors and maintenance teams continue to respond to a rockslide incident on Highway 1 that was identified the morning of October 27. The location of the rockslide is just north of the county line, at Post Mile 0.25 in southern Monterey County, approximately two miles north of Ragged Point.

Maintenance and geotechnical teams have identified a large, undermined rock outcrop above the roadway that needs to be removed from the hillside, brought down to the roadway, and transported off site.

Soil has been transported to the site to build up an access ramp on the southern side of the rock outcrop. This will allow excavators to safely access and remove the rock outcrop from the side.

Once the rock is removed, crews will need to assess the slope to determine if any protective features need to be installed on or below the slope.

Work is taking place across both lanes of the roadway. Highway 1 is still not expected to reopen before Wednesday November 3.

Crews and equipment will continue to work 7-days a week during daylight hours as long as site conditions are safe for crews.

This rockslide has resulted in full closure of Highway 1 at Ragged Point, just north of the Ragged Point Inn, which remains open.

A full closure of southbound Highway 1 has been put in place at Gorda (PM 10).

Highway 1 remains open for local travel from Carmel to Gorda. Notification of the closure is in place at several locations along Highway 1.

Updates will be provided as details about progress on the project become available.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5


Excavator Ramp being built

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Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HIGHWAY 1 CLOSED ON BIG SUR COAST JUST NORTH OF RAGGED POINT
Early assessments indicate that Highway 1 may be closed for up to one week

MONTEREY COUNTY – Caltrans maintenance teams responded to a report of rockfall on Highway 1 this morning at Post Mile 0.25 in southern Monterey County, approximately two miles north of Ragged Point.

This rockfall has resulted in full closure of Highway 1 at Ragged Point, just north of the Ragged Point Inn, which remains open.

A full closure of southbound Highway 1 has been put in place at Gorda (PM 10).

Highway 1 remains open for local travel from Carmel to Gorda. Notification of the closure is being put in place at several locations along southbound Highway 1.

Maintenance and geotechnical teams are on site and continue with their assessments of the area. In addition to rockfall on the road, there is concern about unsupported rock on the slopes immediately above the roadway. It is expected that the work area for machinery and equipment to address these conditions will need to cover the entire roadway.

This morning, Caltrans entered into a new emergency contract for $500,000 with Papich Construction of Arroyo Grande to make necessary repairs. Crews and equipment have already been mobilized and work will occur 7-days a week during daylight hours as long as site conditions are safe for crews.

Early assessments indicate that Highway 1 may be closed for up to one week. Updates will be provided by close of business on Thursday, October 28, as more information becomes available.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Posted by: Stan Russell | October 27, 2021

Photos of Highway 1 slide

Hello all!Here’s a couple photos of the slide announced by Caltrans this morning.
Doesn’t look too bad by Big Sur standards so hopefully this will be remedied quickly.
Stay tuned!

Highway 1 slide October 27, 2021

Stan Russell
Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Kevin Drabinski or Jim Shivers
Phone:(805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS DISTRICT 5 SIGALERT

Date/Time
Wednesday October 27, 2021 at 8:10 am

Location
Highway 1 is closed in both directions from Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County to Fullers Point in Monterey County

Description of Incident
This section of Highway 1 is closed due to a rock slide.

Estimated Time of Opening
There is no estimate for re-opening Highway 1 at this time.

CHP Traffic Incident Information Page: http://cad.chp.ca.gov

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through highway work zones.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Monterey County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: https://dot.ca.gov/caltrans-near-me/district-5

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 87
Big Sur, CA 93920
(831) 667-2100
http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org
http://www.thebigsurblog.com
http://www.twitter.com/BigSurCC
https://www.facebook.com/BigSurInformation

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