Deetjen’s Pop Up Dinner Fundraiser

5 Course–Pop Up Collaboration with Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn and Cultura-Carmel.

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn doors are temporarily closed but we hope to re-open in the next few months, and rebuild as soon as possible. Deetjen’s Chef Domingo Santamaria, hails from the Yucatán and will be joining sauce pans and knives with Chef Michelle Estigoy of Cultura melding her Oaxaca influences together to celebrate Big Sur and support Deetjen’s rebuild and the survival of it’s endeared employees. There will be numerous Silent Auction items too!!

Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn Preservation Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non profit in the national registry of historic places and contributions are tax deductible.

More information coming soon!!

To purchase tickets–
http://helprebuilddeetjensbigsurinn.brownpapertickets.com


Jeanne Crowley
Deetjen’s Big Sur Inn
www.deetjens.com
www.gofundme.com/help-save-deetjens-big-sur-inn
www.facebook.com/DeetjensBigSurInn

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Highway Closure Update, 3/29/17

Photos from Top to bottom: 1) Aerial of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6); 2) Beautiful flowers and coastal view—courtesy of Hermitage (PM 22.12); 3) Continues debris removal of old Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.52)

*Same information as last Monday* – which was the same information as last Friday, so not repeating it, yet again. Will add photos.

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One can see the road to the Hermitage above the slide removal work in this photo.

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From the Hermitage Road, above the slide area.

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Debris clean up – a big job.

Kyle Evans created a compilation video of the demolition of this bridge which can be found here:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKrimYMwHA

 

Clarification – Bridge Completion Date

Just to be clear, the date was changed AFTER I uploaded my initial map and completion date to the new one of 9/30/17. I felt it better to repost this updated completion date, again, in case anyone missed my comment on the last post which made this clarification.

Susana says: “… we have a new target date for the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to allow “public access” (not necessarily fully completed) of six months—taking us to “mid-to-late” September.” Not sure what this means, but I suppose it is possible that there could be one-lane flagging traffic by then.

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Pfeiffer Trail Update

Pfeiffer Trail Information 3/27/17

The Pfeiffer access trail is complete and open for use.

The trail will be open from a half hour before sunrise and a half hour after sunset. Use of the trail is limited to local residents, school children and service workers who work in businesses south of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

State Parks is issuing waivers and passes to use the trail. Those needing a pass can get one at the Big Sur Multi Agency Facility which is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Businesses can send a list of their employees to State Parks, which will provide signed passes and waivers which can be filled out at the worksite and sent back. Employers can email their list of employees to bigsurstation@gmail.com.

To make it easier for those on the south side of the bridge, State Parks will be on hand at the Big Sur Deli this week to issue passes. Here are the times, please share widely:

Tuesday, March 28th 1-5pm
Wednesday, March 29th 7-11 am

Those signing up for waivers or passes at the Deli or at the MAF need to be sure to bring valid ID.

Brent Marshall, Martha Karstens, Gerry Malais – Unified Command

Highway Closure Update, 3/27/17

Photos of Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6)—working on the slope cut at Paul’s Slide.

*Same information as last Friday*

Important Note: All vehicles on the south side of PM 45.2 (PCB southern turn out), across from the Rancho Rico driveway need to clear out of this area by Friday, March 31:

1. This turn out location is South of Abutment 1, nearly across the street from the Rancho Rico driveway.
2. We need vehicles to clear out by Friday, March 31, 2017 (no cars in turn out area); PG & E will require access
to re-set poles and wires prior to drilling.

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Recent rains did not change the status.
· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.
· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.
· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.
· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).
o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):
· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.
· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm once they are in between the gated areas of Paul’s and Mud Creek.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):
· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.
· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.
· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):
· Demolition of the bridge is complete: Span 1 came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Wednesday, March 29 or sooner if conditions change.

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us .
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Entangled Whale

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Update: This gray whale, estimated on the rate of travel, could be in Monterey Bay tomorrow (possible even late today). If it slowed a bit it could be in area Tuesday. Call 877-SOS-WHALE (877-767-9425) OR USCG on VHF CH-16 if you sight it. Please stand by if possible but maintain 100 yards from the animal.

Entangled gray whale heading up the coast. Could be in Monterey Bay by Monday. #entangled #whale #whaleentanglementteam
Call 877-SOS-WHALE (877-767-9425) OR USCG on VHF CH-16.

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

My new mode of being, includes giving myself permission to take Sundays off from this blog that took over my life on July 22, 2016, or July 5, 2008, if one goes back far enough.  So, I go back and find a few previously published photos of mine, with a theme, if possible, and post them for my Lazy Sunday Afternoon offering. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

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Jimmy of PMC & Pfeiffer Beach Missing

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I worked with him at PV Center, and I believe his last name is Worthington. He also worked as the Host at Plaskett before he was transferred to Pfeiffer Beach. He helped Terrydactyl recover from his hang-gliding accident and gave him a place to live for several years before Terry finally passed. Jimmy could be gruff when the stress of the tourists got to him, but he has a heart of gold.

From PMC: “Our dear friend of Big Sur is missing! Jimmy from Pfeiffer beach has gone missing! He left big Sur in Jan. Never arrived to Grants Pass, Oregon. Nobody has seen or heard from him since! We have a missing persons report with the the Monterey Sheriff and CHP! Please if anybody has any information, please notify the MPD. He’s missed terribly!”

 

Highway Closure Update, 3/24/17

Not much new info:

Important Note: All vehicles on the south side of PM 45.2 (PCB southern turn out), across from the Rancho Rico driveway need to clear out of this area by Friday, March 31:

1. This turn out location is South of Abutment 1, nearly across the street from the Rancho Rico driveway.
2. We need vehicles to clear out by Friday, March 31, 2017 (no cars in turn out area); PG & E will require access
to re-set poles and wires prior to drilling.

SR-1 Full Closure—Ragged Pt (SLO PM 72.87) to the Multi-Agency Facility “MAF”(MON PM 46.35). Recent rains did not change the status.
· Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is now open to the public.
· Public access on Highway 1, using Nacimiento-Fergusson, will be to Gorda (PM 10) to the south, and to Limekiln State Park (PM 20) to the north.
· Friday deliveries: Residents and deliveries will be allowed through at Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek once per week on Fridays between 5:30am – 9:00am, and 5:00pm – 7:30pm. Delivery vehicles are limited to 30 feet in length and up to 50,000 pounds.
· Residents will have access between Ragged Point and Limekiln State Park and from north of Paul’s Slide to just south of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm. Four gates are closing the roadway overnight at the following locations: 1) south end of Mud Creek (PM 8.8); 2) north end of Mud Creek (PM 8.9); 3) North end of Limekiln Creek Bridge (PM 21.07) and 4) north end of Hermitage wall (PM 22.42).
o Emergency services will have overnight access to the locked gates.

Mud Creek (PM 8.9):
· The roadway continues to deteriorate as slide activity continues daily. Further updates about the ability to pass through this section will be provided as the slide stabilizes.
· For now, resident access will continue to be allowed daily between 5:30 am and 7:30 pm.

Paul’s Slide (PM 21.6):
· As of March 22nd , there is limited access due to major excavation above the roadway; access is limited to 5:30am – 6:00am and 7:00pm – 7:30pm. This will be for a minimum of four to six weeks and we will continually evaluate for opportunities to improve local resident access.
· For the Friday opportunities to resupply, access is limited to vehicles weighing 50,000 lbs., with a maximum vehicle length of 30 feet.
· Work will performed 24/7 as conditions allow, and updates will continue to be provided.

IMPORTANT NOTE – CALTRANS PFEIFFER CYN. BRIDGE (PM 45.5):
· Demolition of the bridge is complete: Span 1 came down Wednesday, March 22. Bridge debris clearing from the canyon continues, as the rain allows. Please stay clear of the area for your own safety and to allow the construction team to work on re-building this vital part of the road.

All business north of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge closure are open to the public.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
· Due to the nature of the construction activities, access will be subject to change on a regular basis.

· Another update regarding the Highway 1 Big Sur Coast will be provided mid-day on Monday, March 27 or sooner if conditions change.

· NOTE: For information on emergency services only (not Caltrans inquiries) for the Big Sur Coast, you may contact Gerry Malais, Mon. Co. OES via email at: malaisg@co.monterey.ca.us or Maia Carroll, Mon. Co. OES PIO at carrollm@co.monterey.ca.us .