From CPOA

Hello Everyone,

The latest information from the Sycamore Canyon Project manager:

The contractor just informed me that their subcontractor will be installing permanent traffic control signs along the route tomorrow and Friday, which will result in a soft closure on both days per the following calendar. The only change is that we had previously communicated the road would be open on Thursday. The contractor is 15 days ahead of schedule and should have the entire project wrapped up next week.

PFEIFFER BEACH CLOSED TO PUBLIC USE, MONDAY 6 A.M. TO FRIDAY 1 P.M. THROUGH NOVEMBER 30, 2018, VIA SYCAMORE CANYON ROAD.

A Guard will be posted at Highway 1 and will only allow access to local residents, per the following closure calendar.

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FROM MARTHA KARSTENS:

Monterey Fire Extinguisher will be at our fire house, Station #1 at the Post Ranch, on Monday November 19th at 10:00 until noon. You may bring your fire extinguishers by to be filled or checked. The cost for filling will depend on the size of your extinguisher.

Also a reminder, if burn season does start on December 1, everyone will need a permit to do their backyard burns. You may get them online at our web site at www.bigsurfire.org, or mail them to us at P.O. Box 520.

Thank you!

Martha

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Caltrans
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

District: District 5 (Central Coast)

Contact: susana.cruz (bilingual) or jim.shivers

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Caltrans Announces Plans to Temporarily Close Highway 1

at Mud Creek/Paul’s Slide When Major Storms Are Forecasted by NOAA

MONTEREY COUNTY—Caltrans has announced plans to temporarily close Highway 1 at Mud Creek (PM 8.9) and/or Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6), when significant rainfall events are forecast by the National Weather Service (NOAA). Details are as follows:

When significant storms are forecasted by NOAA, we will be sending a 48-hour traffic advisory for the public to be ready in case the roadway needs to close due to an expected significant storm. This will allow time for the public to prepare for the closure, stock up on necessary supplies and make plans. At the 24-hour mark, we will send a traffic advisory either confirming the full closure or providing additional information. These 48 and 24-hour notices apply only to Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek—each closure will be treated separately (two separate closures, one may open, the other may not, depending on assessment).

Caltrans will have our Geotech, Maintenance and Construction units on call and prepared to inspect/clean up during daylight hours when the storm ends and it is safe to be on site. There will be gates on either side of Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide that will be key locked. These gates will not be manned when the highway is closed. No one, including Emergency Services or our own employees will be allowed to go through until a proper assessment can be made and any cleanup necessary has been completed.

“The heavy rainfall in the winter months of 2016/2017 resulted in significant landslide movement at many locations on Highway 1 along the Big Sur Coast. The ongoing earthwork projects at Mud Creek and Paul’s Slide have reestablished a traversable route over both landslides but continued movement of the newly formed slopes and landslide features are expected in the future. Closing the highway during significant rainfall events is necessary for the safety of the traveling public and our workers,” said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, dumping over 6 million cubic yards of material. The new alignment was built out on the slide material for the middle portion and on a compacted embankment on the south and north ends. The new highway extends out towards the ocean upwards of 250 feet from the original highway. The roadway is 150 to 260 feet above sea level. Natural slopes remaining from the landslide and engineered slopes above and below the roadway are anticipated to experience significant erosion and movement as the new landmass matures.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide is still active since January 2017, so the 24/7 traffic signal remains in place with recent repairs to shore up the Hermitage Wall nearby. The highway has been reestablished across the landslide but movement of the slopes above and below the roadway continue to push it toward the ocean. The ongoing project to widen the remaining roadway and protect the highway from slide material continues.

–Photos below—

Photos of Mud Creek Slide (top) June 1, 2017 and (above) June 3, 2018, courtesy of John Madonna.

Photos of recent repairs to the Hermitage Retaining Wall at Paul’s Slide (Steel angle to retain lagging in the corners on the right photo).

The next update will be when the first 48-hour traffic advisory is issued.

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Monday, October 29, 2018

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RETAINING WALL REPAIR AT PAUL’S SLIDE COMPLETED THIS MORNING, NO FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURE REQUIRED TONIGHT

MONTEREY COUNTY – Construction work on the existing retaining wall will required only one full overnight closure of State Route 1 at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) and tonight’s overnight closure will no longer be necessary.

The highway closed from 10 pm to 6 am Sunday night into this morning.

Paul’s Slide suffered major storm damage in January, 2017, losing part of its embankment including the southbound lane and closing for several months. Paul’s Slide near Limekiln State Park remains active and continues to be monitored. It has currently been operating under a temporary traffic signal for over a year and the signal will remain in place.

John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is the contractor for this project. Construction work on the existing retaining wall at Paul’s Slide will ensure a safer environment for all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through

Highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in

Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll freenumber at 1-831-372-0862 or

can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Photo of Hermitage Retaining Wall at Paul’s Slide from Wednesday, Oct. 24

BSFW

Ladies and Gentlemen, Friends and Neighbors,

The 2018 BSFW Live Auction for Big Sur will soon be upon us, bringing together a smorgasbord of delightful and hedonistic friends like you, for an afternoon of celebration and camaraderie at one of the most majestic properties in California.

You are hereby invited to join us Saturday, November 3rd on Rancho Rico, with bubbles flowing, music in the air and delicious morsels to nibble while being introduced to a fabulous collection of auction lots.

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We welcome back, the one and only, auctioneer Brooke Ewoldson, a Pfeiffer Family descendant, who will entice you to bid high all in an effort to support BSFW Foundation’s vision and goals.

Here is our giving history for the past two years as a non profit charitable organization.  These beneficiaries and others in the Big Sur community are busy submitting their grant requests focusing on specific projects or needs for which our giving will make impact. This Live Auction is a fun way to help us do just that!

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Please RSVP to aengus.bsfw@gmail.com with number of guests in your party to assign paddles, and, if you would prefer to take the shuttle-only transportation to the property or if you would like to enjoy a very special, gentle hike up to our Live Auction site (surprises along the way!).

If you are unable to attend the festivities, please contact Aengus Wagner personally to submit absentee bids. You are also welcome to contact Aengus at ( 831 ) 667 0334 or aengus.bsfw@gmail.com to discuss any of the Auction offerings for more details.

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Aengus Wagner
President
Big Sur Food & Wine Foundation

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

*REMINDER #1*

RETAINING WALL REPAIR AT PAUL’S SLIDE REQUIRES TWO FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES IN BIG SUR STARTING SUNDAY NIGHT, OCT. 28

MONTEREY COUNTY – Construction work on the existing retaining wall will requires both directions of State Route 1 at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) to fully close overnight for two nights, starting on Sunday, Oct. 28.

The highway will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am the next morning. Motorists/cyclists are advised to plan around these two emergency overnight full closures. This roadwork should be completed by Tuesday morning, Oct. 30 at 6 am.

Note: Emergency services will be allowed passage through road closure.

Paul’s Slide suffered major storm damage in January, 2017, losing part of its embankment including the southbound lane and closing for several months. Paul’s Slide near Limekiln State Park remains active and continues to be monitored. It has currently been operating under a temporary traffic signal for over a year and the signal will remain in place.

John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is the contractor for this project. Construction work on the existing retaining wall at Paul’s Slide will ensure a safer environment for all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through

Highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll freenumber at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Photo of Hermitage Retaining Wall at Paul’s Slide

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EMERGENCY RETAINING WALL REPAIR AT PAUL’S SLIDE REQUIRES TWO FULL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES IN BIG SUR STARTING SUNDAY NIGHT, OCT. 28

MONTEREY COUNTY – Construction work on the existing retaining wall will requires both directions of State Route 1 at Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) to fully close overnight for two nights, starting on Sunday, Oct. 28.

The highway will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am the next morning. Motorists/cyclists are advised to plan around these two emergency overnight full closures. This roadwork should be completed by Tuesday morning, Oct. 30 at 6 am.

Note: Emergency services will be allowed passage through road closure.

Paul’s Slide suffered major storm damage in January, 2017, losing part of its embankment including the southbound lane and closing for several months. Paul’s Slide near Limekiln State Park remains active and continues to be monitored. It has currently been operating under a temporary traffic signal for over a year and the signal will remain in place.

John Madonna Construction of San Luis Obispo is the contractor for this project. Construction work on the existing retaining wall at Paul’s Slide will ensure a safer environment for all travelers.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through

Highway work zones.

For more information on this project and for traffic updates on other Caltrans projects in

Monterey County, residents can call the District 5 toll freenumber at 1-831-372-0862 or

can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

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Posted by: Stan Russell | October 17, 2018

Halloween Tours at Point Sur Light Station October 20 & 27

Halloween Tours at Point Sur Light Station October 20 & 27
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Posted by: Stan Russell | October 15, 2018

RIDE 2 RECOVERY BICYCLE RIDE ON CENTRAL COAST THIS WEEK

CALTRANS
Today’s Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties

Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RIDE 2 RECOVERY BICYCLE RIDE ON CENTRAL COAST THIS WEEK

CENTRAL COAST – The Ride 2 Recovery Bicycle Ride will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties this week in the following locations:

  • On Monday, Oct. 15, the riders will use State Route 1 from Santa Cruz to Carmel.
  • On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the riders will use State Route 1 from Carmel to San Simeon.
  • On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the riders will use State Route 1 from San Simeon to Pismo Beach.
  • On Thursday, Oct. 18, the riders will use State Route 1, 154 and 246 from Pismo Beach to Solvang.
  • On Friday, Oct. 19, the riders will use State Route 154, 246 and US Highway 101 to travel from Solvang to Ventura County.

This ride will include injured military veterans and first responders who will be escorted by the American Legion and other support vehicles. Everyone should ‘Share the Road’.

Today’s Date: Friday, October 5, 2018

District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties
Contact: Susana Z Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone: (805) 549-3138 or 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALTRANS TO PERFORM DRAINAGE WORK ON STATE ROUTE 1 BETWEEN GARRAPATA CREEK BRIDGE AND GRANITE CREEK BRIDGE SOUTH OF CARMEL HIGHLANDS STARTING MONDAY, OCTOBER 8

MONTEREY COUNTY –Caltrans Monterey Maintenance crew will be doing one-way reversing traffic control to remove debris from drainage/flow lines on both directions of State Route 1 between Garrapata Creek Bridge and Granite Creek Bridge south of Carmel Highlands starting Monday, Oct. 8 through Friday, Oct. 12, from 8 am to 2 pm each day, Caltrans officials announced today.

There will be electronic message boards alerting the public of this lane closure. Motorists

should not encounter delays exceeding five minutes.

This roadwork will be performed by the Caltrans Monterey Maintenance crew and the

Purpose of the drainage work is to remove debris from the flow lines as part of winter

preparation and to ensure a safe environment for all travelers.

Posted by: Stan Russell | October 2, 2018

Big Sur Community Recycling Event – October 13 – MAF

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