Fire at FHL

Word from several people of a large fire, 2500 acres, in Stoney Valley with no containment as of 10:30 pm. I can smell it from here.

There have been war games going on for the past two days, and one source said there have been a number of small fires, but that the FHL FD has been able to contain them rapidly. Not so this one.

One local was stopped at the gate in Jolon, while trying to get home at 9:30 pm, and not allowed to pass through, as the fire is interfering with Nasty-Fergy Rd.

I am having intermittent internet and email, but my phone seems to be working fine, just can’t hear it ring unless I am sitting on top of it.

Re: CA-FHL-Stonylink to satellite image
Showing up on the infrared satellite:

The smell of smoke up here is quite strong. It is now midnight, and I will be getting some sleep while I can. I will update in the am, internet and other communications allowing. If I can’t, I’ll see if Mike can cover for me.

Pismo Beach Highway Ramp closure

Today’s Date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
District: 05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or 549-3189



SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY – The annual Pismo Beach Car Show will take place on Saturday, June 21 and will close three southbound Hwy 101 off-ramps from 7 am to 7 pm in the following locations:
· Price Street
· Hwy. 1/Pismo Beach
· Hinds Avenue

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will maintain these southbound ramp closures.

Electronic message boards have been posted to alert motorists, who are advised to use an alternate route during this event.

Caltrans reminds motorists to move over and slow down when driving through Caltrans construction zones.

For traffic updates on other state highway projects in San Luis Obispo County, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or visit the District 5 website

Short-Term Rentals & Special Events Update

I wanted to give you a short update of where we are regarding Home Stays and Special Events.

We were due to have follow up meetings within the next couple of weeks. Rather than moving into these meetings, we are following the recommendation of many of you to get a larger cross section of community opinion through a survey. We are currently working on putting a survey together which will be launched within the next couple of weeks. This will involve notifications to the public through a variety of notices to encourage public participation. Once the result of the survey are known, we will re-engage in the meetings.

We are meeting in two locations where we have previously not met as follows:

June 23, 2014 Carmel Valley St Phillips Lutheran Church 6:30 PM

June 26, 2014 Salinas Valley Greenfield City Council Chambers 6:30 PM

We continue to compile the many comments we have received and will post those on the website next week.

If you have any questions please contact me.


John Ford
RMA – Services Manager
Resource Management Agency — Planning
(831) 755-5158

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