•July 24, 2015 • 30 Comments

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Wild Fire, Hidden Valley Rd & Deerfield, near 46

•October 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Incident: 00149 Type: Report of Fire Location: Sr46 / Hidden Valley Rd Loc Desc: HIDDEN VALLEY RANCH ENTRANCE Lat/Lon: 35.551303 -120.774947

Started by downed power lines.

From a reader in Paso : “just had a response for a veg fire on Deerfield Rd. with a cross of Hidden Valley Rd. ……B3415, A/A504, T74 an 75, Heli Tanker 792, H527, Engs. 7185, 3462, 3460, 3477, E30, D3441, WT57, Ques. 2 crews “… Also Tanker 74 responding. Should have this one is no time, if winds aren’t bad out there.

Just called Rock Knocker who was in Templeton this afternoon, and he is currently over by Vineyard and 46, and can see the smoke and flames. Says it is a mess. Will call again when he gets thru.

2016 Foragers Festival Dates Announced

•October 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment


B-SAGE presents Aquaponics

•October 7, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Much of Big Sur is without communication for the second day

•October 7, 2015 • 2 Comments

due to a cut line in Greenfield, all landlines, cell phones, and Internet going through AT&T is down in Big Sur isolating this community, 1000 people, even further. Satellite internet and satellite phones are not affected, but emergency call boxes along the highway are. A command post has been established. The BSVFB is on satellite phone, as are other emergency services. AT&T is indicating 12-24 hours to get service restored.

The South Coast landlines come from the south, all internet is by satellite, and we don’t have AT & T service down here, so generally rely on Verizon. Will update when such released. CBs and drums anyone?

Health Fair Oct 13, 2015

•October 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment


Elephant’s Trunk & Cow Cliffs updates

•October 6, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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Blanco Diablo

•October 5, 2015 • 5 Comments

i don’t remember when I first met Blanco, but I remember one time when he came to the Jade Festival. He looked just like in the Herald photo below. He was 90 something, and in a wheelchair. He grabbed me by my arm and pulled me down to him. I thought he was going to pull me into his lap. He was surprisingly strong. He did love the ladies.

Many moons ago, there was a stand off between the USFS and the local community on Blanco’s front porch. The USFS wanted to tear down his cabin. They didn’t. Blanco was still there into his 90’s. I’ve seen the photos and heard the stories of that time. The South Coast was a wild coast. We are a bit tamer today, but we are also older today.

There is a great photo of him in today’s Herald from their archives.



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