Articles Tagged With ‘Monterey County’

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Parkfield felt in SLO County

    By JOSH FRIEDMAN A magnitude 4.3 earthquake near Parkfield in southern Monterey County caused shaking in San Luis Obispo County on Thursday.  The earthquake struck at 12:17 p.m. about 3.7 miles northwest of Parkfield, according to the U.S.... (Continue reading)

Officials investigating death of woman at Lake Nacimiento

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Monterey County park rangers and San Luis Obispo County coroner’s personnel are investigating the death of a woman who fell off a tube at Lake Nacimiento earlier this month. [KSBY] On July 9, Luz Maria Ruiz, 57,... (Continue reading)

Fire burns 355 acres near San Miguel

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire that started on Sunday near San Miguel has burned 355 acres and is 80% contained, as of Monday morning.  Shortly before 4 p.m., a caller reported a fire burning close to Indian Valley and Vineyard... (Continue reading)

Sinkhole leads to extended Highway 1 closure in Monterey County

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An existing Highway 1 closure near Big Sur caused by storm damage has moved farther south because of a sinkhole that appeared in the roadway in southern Monterey County.  The sinkhole appeared along the center line of... (Continue reading)

Plane headed to Paso Robles makes emergency landing

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A plane headed for Paso Robles made an emergency landing south of King City Wednesday morning. While en route to Paso Robles, the plane suffered catastrophic engine failure, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. The pilots... (Continue reading)

Man arrested after high-speed chase in stolen Cal Fire Truck

A man accused of stealing a Cal Fire truck, and involvement in a theft in Pismo Beach, led police on a high-speed chase before he was arrested at gunpoint near Vandenberg Air Force Base Friday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] On... (Continue reading)

Alleged San Miguel gunman found in Monterey County

A man accused of opening fire at a San Miguel family home turned up in jail in Monterey County after local, state and federal agents teamed up to track him down. The suspected gang member is now in custody in... (Continue reading)

Central Coast festivalgoer died of LSD overdose

A 20-year-old Ventura woman who died after attending a music festival at Lake San Antonio this spring overdosed on Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Baylee Ybarra Gatlin, a Ventura College student, became... (Continue reading)

Central Coast fires keep burning but firefighters gain more control

Firefighters have established full containment of a blaze burning along San Luis Obispo County’s northern edge and have nearly accomplished the same with a fire in Santa Margarita. Meanwhile, firefighters are starting to gain control of the Alamo Fire that... (Continue reading)

Multiple fires burn on the Central Coast

Fires are burning on both the northern and southern edges of San Luis Obispo County, as well as in Santa Margarita. Additionally, a fire is burning near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County, and a blaze burned briefly in Morro... (Continue reading)