Ft Ord Controlled burn jumps containment line

The bottom two descriptions and photos are reversed and I’ve tried to correct them several times. WP set it up this way, and doesn’t want me messin’ with it. Sheesh! The last one, is by Kelly OBrien from York School. The second-to-last one is by Pearl.

Also, two flare ups last night at 9:00 pm and again at 11:30 pm. I think things are fine today, but if not, I’ll let my readers know.



2:10 pm – per eyewitness Kelly O’Brien, KUSP, it is now under control. Was a little exciting there for a minute. Above photos by Kelly.

At approximately 1:25 pm, the controlled 72 acre burn jumped its containment line. York School evacuated. More in a minute. Gotta make a call.

This is the York School Boundary Road, from York School, photo by Kelly O’Brien, KUSP.

Photo below by Pearl.


Controlled Burn on El Sur Ranch

From CPOA:

Local Controlled Burn Alert!

If weather conditions permit, there will be a controlled burn conducted on the southern property line of El Sur Ranch adjacent Andrew Molera State Park on the east side of Highway 1.

The burn is scheduled to begin the morning of either Wednesday, October 16th or Friday, October 18th.

This will be a “black line burn” of approximately 10 acres, the purpose of which is to clear hazardous fuels in preparation of an as yet unscheduled controlled burn on State Park property.

As of this writing, it is believed that members of the Big Sur Volunteer Fire Brigade, Cal-Fire, US Forest Service and personnel from North Tree Fire will be on standby and managing the operation. Signs will be up notifying the public.

Also, you may have noticed the 2d Ft. Ord controlled burn today.

B-SAGE & The Grange offer an eye-opening film

B-SAGE and the Big Sur Grange present

Forks Over Knives: How a Plant Based Diet Can Save America*

Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Big Sur Grange
6 pm potluck (bring a dish to share and your own place setting)
6:30 Rise Up Singing and Film showing
Free Donations gratefully accepted.
Help with set up at 5:30 would be appreciated.

“A great film”
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“ A film that can save your life.”
​Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
“I loved it and I need all of you to see it.”
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What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure.

Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases.

The idea of food as medicine is put to the test. Throughout the film, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes. Doctors teach these patients how to adopt a whole-foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments—while the challenges and triumphs of their journeys are revealed.