Ambulance Service in Big Sur & Tomorrow’s treat!

Kirk Gafill reports: “Today, the Board of Supervisors approved by unanimous vote, a 5 year contract with American Medical Response to provide countywide advanced life support ambulance service. The contract specifically calls for a 24 hour a day ambulance to be stationed in Big Sur for the duration of the contract.” Way to go, Kirk & Martha!! Thanks for spearheading this for our community!

And tomorrow, December’s spotlight goes up — Post Ranch Inn. Soaring Starkey, Post Ranch Inn Historian (among so many other titles) has blessed us with an incredible bit of history of one of our original pioneer families, graced with historical photographs you will not want to miss. So check back for a great read!

Cal-Trans Hotline

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
District: 5 (Santa Barbara, SLO, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties)
Contact: Janet Newland or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3461 or (805) 549-3189


MONTEREY/SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTIES – Caltrans District 5 has created a toll-free hotline that will provide information about traffic on Highway 1. The hotline will cover an area of the Big Sur coast highway from Cambria to Carmel.

Motorists are advised to consult the hotline before driving on Highway 1 in the Big Sur area. The toll-free phone number is (888) 836-0866.

The hotline will be updated as needed with information about construction, traffic delays, and or road closures. “With the rainy season approaching, we are pleased to be able to provide this service to the traveling public,” said District Director Rich Krumholz.

Caltrans reminds motorists that “we’re here to get you there.”

For traffic updates on Highway 1 projects between Cambria and Carmel residents can visit or call the District 5 toll-free number at 888-836-0866.