Articles Tagged With ‘San Simeon’

San Simeon water contaminated with salt

High tides pushing salt water into Pico Creek in San Simeon has left the community’s water supply laden with salt. The high salt content not only affects the taste, but also makes cleaning dishes difficult. In addition, the salt is... (Continue reading)

4.1 magnitude earthquake shakes San Simeon

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near San Simeon Thursday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The earthquake hit 9 miles south southwest of San Simeon at 11:42 a.m. The shallow earthquake occurred 3.5 miles below the earth’s surface. San... (Continue reading)

Feds seize 204 bales of marijuana from panga near San Simeon

Law enforcement officials seized 204 bales of marijuana, totaling 3,570 pounds, from a panga boat that beached north of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse and San Simeon on Monday. [Tribune] A witness spotted the smugglers late Monday afternoon and alerted the San... (Continue reading)

Panga boat beaches near San Simeon

A panga boat beached north of San Simeon Monday afternoon. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a panga landing around 5 p.m. Monday. Deputies, State Parks rangers and California Highway Patrol officers responded to the... (Continue reading)

16 arrests made in San Simeon smuggling incident

Sixteen people were arrested early Wednesday morning after they were caught allegedly smuggling marijuana from a panga boat beached near San Simeon. [KCOY] U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents first spotted a large motor home headed westbound on Highway 46.... (Continue reading)

Panga boat beaches near San Simeon campground

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies and State Park Rangers discovered a beached panga boat with a package of marijuana near the San Simeon State Park Campground Tuesday morning. The 30-foot panga boat had been abandoned with one 30-pound package... (Continue reading)

Panga boat beaches near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and State Park rangers discovered an abandoned panga boat Sunday morning near the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse outside of San Simeon. The deputies and rangers discovered the abandoned boat in a remote cove north of... (Continue reading)

Suspected smugglers beach panga boat near San Simeon

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies discovered a panga boat early Tuesday morning beached north of Piedras Blancas lighthouse outside of San Simeon. Around 4:15 a.m. deputies noticed an open gate to a field off Highway 1 and north of... (Continue reading)

Hearst Castle waives fees for politically connected

While many  California state parks battled to escape closure because of budget cuts, the crown jewel of the park system – Hearst Castle in San Luis Obispo County– waived $611,000 in private event fees over the last decade for the... (Continue reading)

20 drug smugglers arrested

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies have increased the number of alleged drug smugglers they have in custody from Thursday’s investigation to 20. Following up on in a tip of a panga boat off the coast of San Simeon, a... (Continue reading)