Articles Tagged With ‘Hearst Castle’

Man flees officers in stolen CSD truck, barricades himself at Hearst Castle

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officers arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly went on a rampage at the Cambria Community Services District utility yard, stole a CSD truck, fled authorities to Hearst Castle, crashed through gates on the castle grounds and... (Continue reading)

Cyclist and car collide near Hearst Castle

A car and a bicyclist crashed Monday morning at the intersection of Highway 1 and Hearst Castle Road. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 8 a.m., the crash knocked the cyclist onto the highway. A passing motorist used his car to... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle’s Neptune Pool filling with water

The iconic 345,000-gallon Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle is getting filled with water again after sitting empty for the better part of five years because of leaks and the California drought. [Cal Coast Times] Several years ago, workers determined the... (Continue reading)

Chimney Fire grows slightly, map

The Chimney Fire has burned nearly 46,000 acres and is 61 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. A total of 49 homes and 21 outbuildings have been destroyed by the fire. Only 865 structures are currently threatened. The Chimney fire... (Continue reading)

Chimney Fire at 24,096 acres, more evacuations

The Chimney fire has burned 24,096 and is currently threatening Hearst Castle, Oak Shores and Christmas Cove. The fire remains 35 percent contained. In the morning and early afternoon on Saturday, the winds were blowing the fire west towards Hearst... (Continue reading)

Chimney Fire threatens Hearst Castle

The Chimney fire has burned 15,439 and is currently threatening Hearst Castle. The fire is 35 percent contained. Saturday morning tours of the castle have been canceled though the visitor center remains open. The fire is burning roughly three miles... (Continue reading)

Lady Gaga appears in California PSA on water conservation

Several months after filling Hearst Castle’s 345,000-gallon Neptune Pool with water for a music video shoot, Lady Gaga is instructing Californians to practice water conservation. Early this year, a leak prompted workers at Hearst Castle to drain the Neptune pool.... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle replacing public restrooms with port-a-potties

In San Luis Obispo County’s latest drought relief measure, California state parks has opted to close the public restrooms at the Hearst Castle Visitor Center and replace them with portable toilets. [KSBY] State parks will close the restrooms on July... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle superintendent placed on 30 day leave

Following the filling of the 345,000 gallon Neptune pool for Lady Gaga, the state suspended Hearst Castle Superintendent Nick Franco for 30 days, castle sources said. Less than two weeks earlier, park officials said they were draining the pool, which... (Continue reading)

Lady Gaga’s Hearst pool filling not OK with state

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Lady Gaga’s much publicized video-taping gig at Hearst Castle Feb. 11 had everything a fan of the singer could imagine — music, dancing, plastic swans, fake flowers, and a giant seashell — everything, it seems except proper... (Continue reading)