Posted by: Stan Russell | June 2, 2017

Welcome Back to Big Sur – We are Open!

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We would like to accentuate and highlight that most businesses in Big Sur are OPEN, including Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park which reopened mid-May. Aside from Andrew Molera State Park, ALL businesses between Carmel and Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park are OPEN! This is the area with the highest concentration of businesses in the Big Sur valley, alongside the Big Sur river. The attention on the landslides in the southern area of Big Sur has created some confusion as to what Big Sur businesses are open.

Businesses located south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge are more difficult to reach and must be accessed on Highway 1 via Nacimiento-Ferguson Road, or by helicopter in the case of Post Ranch Inn who is shuttling their guests from Monterey. Businesses south of Ragged Point can be accessed on Highway 1 by way of San Simeon, including Hearst Castle and Ragged Point Inn.

For our purposes here we are listing businesses as North and South of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge. Read More…

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 19, 2017

Deetjens PopUp Lunch/Dinner with Domingo July 21-23

Hello Friends,

I hope this email finds you well! As you might have heard, Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn is still closed, but our spirits are still active and optimistic!

Our friends from the Big Sur Vineyards will be hosting a “Big Sur Weekend” in their Carmel Valley Tasting Room on July 21-23, 2017.

Between fires, floods, downed bridges, and mud slides, the Big Sur community has had a challenging year. We invite you to come out and support Big Sur businesses, while celebrating Big Sur Vineyard’s 1st year Anniversary in Carmel Valley!

Please join us for PopUp Lunch/Dinner with Domingo will be serving a selection of delectable dishes. No tickets are require and Cash and Check are preferred at our table!

Hope to see you too, and bring your appetite!!

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 18, 2017

CALTRANS UPDATED STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE MAP

CALTRANS
UPDATED STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE MAP

Download PDF of this map below (2.5Mb)

SR1_Closures_20170718.pdf

Photos: 1 and 2) Illegal parking on the north and south side of the Pfeiffer Canyon construction site. 4) New Map showing closures.

ILLEGAL PARKING WARNINGS: Attached photos show vehicles parked too close to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site—on the North side. Also, on the South side of the bridge, between the “turn around” and Rancho Rico, on the west side of the highway, there are vehicles illegally parked. All these vehicles need to be moved as soon as possible or tickets will be issued/towing will occur. “No Parking” signs were installed today on the north side and “No Parking” signs have been in place on the south side of the bridge.

*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK (JULY 17-20)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17:

Highway 1 in Monterey County has opened 35 total miles of Hwy. 1 to the public from south of Gorda (PM 10) to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5) accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road. State Route 1 remains closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to just south of Gorda (PM 10) due to the Mud Creek event. State Route 1 south of Salmon Creek is accessible via State Route 1 in San Luis Obispo County, past Ragged Point to Salmon Creek.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site and it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

Paul’s Slide reopens this morning at 9 am to the public 24/7, with one-way reversing traffic control with flaggers; which means a lane of travel is open 24/7.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower completion and welding.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

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Illegal Parking on north side of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

Illegal Parking on north side of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge

Map showing Slide Locations

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 17, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17

ILLEGAL PARKING WARNINGS: Attached photo shows vehicles parked too close to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site—on the North side. Also, on the South side of the bridge, between the “turn around” and Rancho Rico, on the west side of the highway, there are vehicles illegally parked. All these vehicles need to be moved as soon as possible or tickets will be issued/towing will occur. “No Parking” signs were installed today on the north side and there are already “No Parking” signs on the south side of the bridge.

*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK (JULY 17-20)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – Monday, July 17:

State Route 1 in Monterey County continues to be closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), which is south of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site, with the exception of 10 miles (Gorda to Limekiln State Park) that are accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site and it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

The targeted opening for the road at Paul’s Slide is mid-July (July 15-20). Until then, access through Paul’s Slide continues with the following schedule for local residents and deliveries:

Access times for the morning and evening

Sat-Thursday: 5:30 am to 6 am and 7 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday: 5:30 am –8 am and 6 pm to 7:30 pm

12:00 noon Monday/Wednesday/Friday

A single caravan south and a single caravan north will be allowed. You must be in line by noon! There may be up to a 45-minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

Delivery vehicles (restricted to 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can use all access windows shown above.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower completion and welding

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326–fax

Follow us on Facebook

We welcome your feedback: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNBZG55

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 13, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – THURSDAY, JULY 13

*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK (JULY 17-20)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – THURSDAY, JULY 13:

State Route 1 in Monterey County continues to be closed from north of Salmon (just south of the Ranger Station (PM 3) to Pfeiffer Canyon (PM 45.5), which is south of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site, with the exception of 10 miles (Gorda to Limekiln State Park) that is accessible only via Nacimiento-Fergusson Road.

REMINDER: travelers CANNOT go all the way on Hwy 1 but local businesses are open on both sides of the closure points at Pfeiffer Canyon and Salmon Creek.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9)

Mud Creek had a major slide on Saturday, May 20, 2017, losing 5 million cubic yards of material. Geotechnical and radar assessments continue at the site it remains impassable.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)

The targeted opening for the road at Paul’s Slide is mid-July (July 15-20). Until then, access through Paul’s Slide continues with the following schedule for local residents and deliveries:

Access times for the morning and evening

Sat-Thursday: 5:30 am to 6 am and 7 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday: 5:30 am –8 am and 6 pm to 7:30 pm

12:00 noon Monday/Wednesday/Friday

A single caravan south and a single caravan north will be allowed. You must be in line by noon! There may be up to a 45-minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

Delivery vehicles (restricted to 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can use all access windows shown above.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Steel girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower completion and welding

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 10, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – MONDAY, JULY 10


*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK (JULY 10-14)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – MONDAY, JULY 10:

STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE FROM NORTH OF SALMON CREEK (JUST SOUTH OF THE RANGER STATION [PM 3])TO THE MAF (PM 46.35), NORTH OF THE PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION IN MON COUNTY.

PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES….WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY THURSDAY, JULY 13 (See Update under “Paul’s Slide” for more details.)

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STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HAS CHANGED AND IS SHOWN BELOW.

Public Access on Highway 1 now at two locations:

1) The closure has moved up five miles to the north from Ragged Point (Slo PM 72.87) to north of Salmon Creek and just south of the Ranger Station (Mon PM 3.0).

2) Using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20.76) to the north.

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Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL. GEOTECHNICAL AND RADAR ASSESSMENTS CONTINUE AT THE SITE AND INCLUDES: FIELD MAPPING, RADAR MONITORING, REVIEW OF USGS PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY DATA AND BORINGS. IT REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 7, 2017

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – FRIDAY, JULY 7

Photos of 1) Mud Creek (PM 8.9) Amazing aerial, courtesy of John Madonna from May 28. 2 and 3) Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) photo from yesterday. 4) Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)– Casting Abutment 1 back wall, rebar installation and iron worker trimming long vertical bars.

*NO MAJOR CONVOYS SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK (JULY 10-14)*

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – FRIDAY, JULY 7:

STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE FROM NORTH OF SALMON CREEK (JUST SOUTH OF THE RANGER STATION [PM 3])TO THE MAF (PM 46.35), NORTH OF THE PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION IN MON COUNTY.

PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES….WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY MONDAY, JULY 10 (See Update under “Paul’s Slide” for more details.)

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STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HAS CHANGED AND IS SHOWN BELOW.

Public Access on Highway 1 now at two locations:

1) The closure has moved up five miles to the north from Ragged Point (Slo PM 72.87) to north of Salmon Creek and just south of the Ranger Station (Mon PM 3.0).

2) Using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20.76) to the north.

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Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL. GEOTECHNICAL AND RADAR ASSESSMENTS CONTINUE AT THE SITE AND INCLUDES: FIELD MAPPING, RADAR MONITORING, REVIEW OF USGS PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY DATA AND BORINGS. IT REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday

Posted by: Stan Russell | July 7, 2017

Henry Miller Library Re-opens in Big Sur

From Henry Miller Memorial Library

IT’S TRUE.

The Henry Miller Library “Mothership” in Big Sur will be open this Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm!!

After that, our regular hours will be Thursday – Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.

Spread the word and tell your friends!

(The Henry Miller LAB in Carmel remains open as per usual!)

Thanks!
Mike

Wed. July 12: Folktales Winery Benefit Concert!!

Our neighbors at Folktale Winery and Vineyards in Carmel Valley are throwing a benefit party for us! Please join the party and support our efforts! GO HERE FOR TICKETS AND INFO!


Folktale Winery and Vineyards and 805 Beer are happy to present the return of Lolo to the Barrel Room for a very special concert to benefit the Henry Miller Library. Those who were lucky enough to witness Lolo’s breathtakingly emotional performance last November at Folktale can confirm that this is not a concert to miss.
Headlining the evening will be local favorite ‘Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us’ featuring Henry Miller Library director Magnus Toren on guitar and vocals. Rounding out the evening will be the local debut of Maplewood, a southern Californian duo featuring Heather Donavan (Keb Mo, Melody Gardot) and Steve McCormick.

General Admission – $30

VIP Reserved Seating Section in Front Two Rows – $40

Doors open @ 6pm, Music begins at 7pm. Food by Chef Todd Fisher will be available for purchase.

Strictly ages 21+

Photo of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6) from last week.

HIGHWAY 1 UPDATE – WEDNESDAY, JULY 5:

STATE ROUTE 1 CLOSURE FROM NORTH OF SALMON CREEK (JUST SOUTH OF THE RANGER STATION [PM 3])TO THE MAF (PM 46.35), NORTH OF THE PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION IN MON COUNTY.

PAUL’S SLIDE ON STATE ROUTE 1 CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES….WE WILL CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING AND AN UPDATE PROVIDED BY MID-DAY FRIDAY, JULY 7 (See Update under “Paul’s Slide” for more details.)

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STATE ROUTE 1 REMAINS FULLY CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS AT MUD CREEK DUE TO CONTINUED SLIDE ACTIVITY. DELIVERY VEHICLES AND LOCAL RESIDENTS WILL NEED TO USE NACIMIENTO-FERGUSSON TO EXIT SOUTH OR TO CLEAR THE ACCESS TIMES AT PAUL’S SLIDE.

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS AND DELIVERY VEHICLES ONLY;THE ONLY ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC HAS CHANGED AND IS SHOWN BELOW.

Public Access on Highway 1 now at two locations:

1) The closure has moved up five miles to the north from Ragged Point (Slo PM 72.87) to north of Salmon Creek and just south of the Ranger Station (Mon PM 3.0).

2) Using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20.76) to the north.

************************************************************************************************

Mud Creek (PM 8.9) – MUD CREEK HAD A MAJOR SLIDE/SLIP OUT AT 9:30 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 20—IT LOST MILLIONS OF CUBIC YARDS OF MATERIAL. GEOTECHNICAL AND RADAR ASSESSMENTS CONTINUE AT THE SITE AND INCLUDES: FIELD MAPPING, RADAR MONITORING, REVIEW OF USGS PHOTOGRAMMETRIC SURVEY DATA AND BORINGS. IT REMAINS IMPASSABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

·

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—CONTINUES WITH USUAL ACCESS SCHEDULE TO LOCAL RESIDENTS/DELIVERIES.

IMPORTANT NOTE:THE ROADWAY THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE CAN CLOSE DOWN AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. CALTRANS NEEDS TO CONTINUE RE-ASSESSING THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE WHETHER LOCAL ACCESS CAN REMAIN THROUGH PAUL’S SLIDE.

· 12:00PM Monday / Wednesday / Friday– A single caravan south and a single caravan north, you must be in line by noon! There may be up to 45 minute delay to clear the road before the opening.

· Delivery vehicles (Restriction is 30 feet maximum length and 50,000 lbs. maximum weight) can now use all access windows 7 days a week.

· Access times for the morning and evening are still the same except for Friday:

5:30AM to 6:00AM and 7:00PM to 7:30PM – Sat.-Thurs.

· Friday’s hours will be shortened to:

5:30AM – 8:00AM and 6:00PM to 7:30PM

· The noon opening will be for PAUL’S SLIDE ONLY, (NOT MUD CREEK); you will need to use Nacimiento-Fergusson Road to exit the coast.

The targeted “public access” date is currently mid-July, dependent on roadway conditions and slide activity.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge [PCB] (PM 45.52)

· Girders continue to be fabricated in Vallejo, CA and are being sent to Linden, CA (near Stockton) for painting before being trucked over to the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge construction site.

· Temporary Tower construction completion and welding

· Mud Creek assessment progress continues but is closed until further notice. We continue to bring convoys with 10-wheelers containing loads of material: gravel, sand, equipment and other items via convoys through Nacimiento—Fergusson with CHP escorts—the next convoy is yet to be determined.

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 1-831-423-0396 or can visit our website at:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/paffairs/release.htm#mon

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Paul’s Slide from last week.

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