SLO Co. Fire – Yosemite Fire

6:00 pm – This afternoon, another fire started at Highway 41 and Yosemite Place. It is currently around 50 acres, and no structures are threatened. It is east of Atascadero and south of Shandon. Hopefully, this one will be picked up tonight.

With the one in Lockwood yesterday, and this one near Shandon, it looks like fire season has arrived. Let’s hope they stay small.

Argyle Fire

This started yesterday afternoon, but I was otherwise involved – although for the life of me, I can’t remember how. This is the update from this morning:

Last Updated: August 28, 2011 8:25 am
Date/Time Started: August 27, 2011 1:51 pm
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE San Benito-Monterey Unit
County: Monterey County
Location: Argyle Rd. and Jolon Rd., Lockwood
Acres Burned: 200 acres
Containment 200 acres – 65% contained
Cause: Under Investigation
Cooperating Agencies: CAL FIRE, South Monterey County Fire, Fort Hunter Liggett Fire, Monterey County Sheriffs Office, CHP, Department of Correction and Rehabilitation
Total Fire Personnel: 377
Engines: 46 (36 CAL FIRE)
Fire crews: 11 CAL FIRE
Airtankers: 3 CAL FIRE
Helicopters: 2 CAL FIRE
Dozers: 9 CAL FIRE
Water tenders: 4
Conditions: Homes in the fire area still remain under an evacuation warning, this will change based on fire activity, 60KV lines are also less than a 1/2 mile from the Eastern edge of the fire.

Brother John

Those of you who knew Brother John, knew he was an amazing artist in metal. I have several of his jewelry pieces and one garden piece of his. I wish I had more.Those of you who knew Brother John know that he passed over recently. He will be missed by us all

A memorial will be held next Saturday, September 3rd at 3 pm at Ragged Point. BYOB. According to Lisa (see comments below) it is to be held at 2 pm. My information also came from someone who saw a poster. I’ll try to confirm the time. I’ll see some of you there.

Later today, I’ll post some photos taken this week of the work at Pitkin’s Curve and Rain Rocks.