Articles Tagged With ‘Oceano Dunes’

Atascadero man killed in crash at Oceano Dunes identified

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials have identified the 31-year-old Atascadero man killed in an off-roading crash at the Oceano Dunes on Sunday afternoon as Taylor Brard as the person. At about 2 p.m., Brard crashed his vehicle near Post 22 at... (Continue reading)

One person killed, another injured in Oceano Dunes crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed and another suffered injuries during an off-roading crash at the Ocean Dunes on Sunday afternoon. At about 2 p.m., a side-by-side off-road vehicle crashed near Post 22 on the Sand Highway at the... (Continue reading)

Giant waves and fencing trap campers at Oceano Dunes, video

By KAREN VELIE As giant waves pounded the coast on Dec. 28, metal fencing trapped dozens of campers at the Oceano Dunes. One woman, who was smashed between a vehicle and the fencing, sustained bruising over much of her body.... (Continue reading)

Blowing the whistle on State Parks

Opinion by Will Harris, geologist An open letter to State Parks: Dear Director Armando Quintero, We initially met at Oceano Dunes. I was just up from the shoreline, tending air sampling equipment. That was Oct. 2020 and you, newly appointed... (Continue reading)

Scientist to report on Oceano Dunes despite Gibson, Paulding’s objections

By KAREN VELIE Despite objections from supervisors Bruce Gibson and Jimmy Paulding, a scientist with the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography is scheduled on Wednesday to present findings from a study that refutes previous assumptions made by the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Man airlifted to hospital after ATV crash at Oceano Dunes

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN A helicopter airlifted a man to the hospital after he crashed his ATV at the Oceano Dunes on Sunday. [Tribune] Shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday, the man, who is in his late 20s, was driving... (Continue reading)

Cross appeal filed in battle over Oceano Dunes

By KAREN VELIE In response to the California Coastal Commissions appeal of a trial court ruling that it does not have the authority to ban off-road vehicle recreation on the Oceano Dunes, Friends of Oceano Dunes filed a cross appeal... (Continue reading)

Time for a new perspective on the Oceano Dunes

OPINION by ADAM VERDIN For years, the public discussion regarding the Oceano Dunes and vehicle access has been binary: four wheelers versus environmentalists. But it’s not as simple as one would think. Not every person who accesses and recreates on... (Continue reading)

Man airlifted to hospital after crash at Oceano Dunes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A helicopter airlifted a man to the hospital following an ATV crash at the Oceano Dunes on Friday. [Tribune] Shortly before 11 a.m., a 59-year-old man was riding a rental ATV at the Oceano Dunes off-roading area.... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission overstepped authority on Oceano Dunes, judge rules

By KAREN VELIE The California Coastal Commission overstepped its authority when it voted to phase out off-road vehicle usage at the Oceano Dunes by 2025, according to a July 19 court ruling. The Coastal Commission also violated the law when... (Continue reading)