Articles Tagged With ‘Big Sur’

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student dies in Big Sur accident

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Cal Poly San Luis Obispo student died on Saturday following an undisclosed accident during a trip to Big Sur, the university has announced.  Officials have identified the victim as third-year mechanical engineering student Kenneth Taylor, who... (Continue reading)

Crew rescues man stranded on Central Coast cliff, video

By JOSH FRIEDMAN More than 30 hours after a man drove his car over the side of a Central Coast cliff, a rescue crew hoisted him off the location — about 400 feet below Highway 1 — where he was... (Continue reading)

Atascadero teen rescued after falling down embankment near Big Sur

By KAREN VELIE An Atascadero teen is in the hospital after he fell nearly 250 feet while hiking on a trail near Big Sur on Thursday afternoon. At 4:30 p.m., the 19-year-old man was hiking with his girlfriend on the... (Continue reading)

Another mudslide damages Highway 1, in Big Sur

By KAREN VELIE A massive mudslide covered Highway 1 near Mud Creek in Big Sur in mud and debris during last weekends storms. Earlier this month, authorities closed Highway 1 from northern San Luis Obispo County to Big Sur in... (Continue reading)

Couple with dead body may have had plans to bury it in Big Sur

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says the Bakersfield couple that was caught transporting a dead body inside their SUV may have had plans to bury the deceased man in the Big Sur area. On Tuesday, deputies found the... (Continue reading)

Search is on for couple last spotted at Ragged Point

A North Hollywood couple was due to return home from a trip to Big Sur in time for Christmas, yet the man and woman are still missing. The couple’s path has been tracked to San Luis Obispo County’s North Coast.... (Continue reading)

Slower winds help in battling the Soberanes Fire

Slower southeastern winds on Sunday are giving firefighters hope of making progress on a wildfire burning near Big Sur, officials said. Crews are currently focusing their efforts on the southeastern flank of the fire. The blaze, which authorities call the... (Continue reading)

6 homes destroyed in Central Coast wildfire

A wildfire burning near Big Sur has consumed 11,000 acres and destroyed six homes. The fire, which has grown to over 17 square miles, is 5 percent contained. Two sheds were also destroyed as the fire grew to over 17... (Continue reading)

Woman drowns in ocean off Big Sur

A 20-year-old woman drowned Friday after slipping off a Big Sur cliff and falling into the ocean. At around 2:30 p.m., Medina Faraz of Union City was hiking in the area of McWay Falls, near Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.... (Continue reading)

Panga delivers at least $18 million of pot to Big Sur

A panga boat with approximately $18 million worth of marijuana popped up in Big Sur Friday, prompting Monterey County investigators to track down four suspects who were traveling in San Luis Obispo County. [Mercury News] The Monterey County Sheriff’s narcotics... (Continue reading)