AIDS Cycle Ride Schedule – Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara

Today’s Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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 (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                      


CENTRAL COAST – The AIDS/Life Cycle Bicycle Ride will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties next week. The cyclists will use the state highway system during the daytime hours between 6:30 am and 7 pm in the following locations:

  • Sunday, June 3, the riders will use southbound State Route 1 and US 101 before arriving at Harvey West Park in Santa Cruz County during the afternoon hours.
  • On Monday, June 4, the riders will leave Santa Cruz and use portions of southbound State Route 1 and US Highway 101 ending their day at San Lorenzo County Park in King City in Monterey County.
  • On Tuesday, June 5, the riders will leave King City and use a portion of southbound US Highway 101 before reaching the Paso Robles Fairgrounds in San Luis Obispo County.
  • On Wednesday, June 6, the cyclists will leave Paso Robles using Hwy. 46 West to Hwy. 1 south through Morro Bay and State Route 227 through Pismo Beach before reaching Preisker Park in Santa Maria in Santa Barbara County.
  • On Thursday, June 7, the cyclists will leave Santa Maria towards State Route 1 and continue south ending their day at Ryon Memorial Park in Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.
  • On Friday, June 8, the riders will leave Lompoc and use State Route 246, State Route 1 and US Highway 101 towards southern Santa Barbara County before ending their day at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura County.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to maintain a safe environment for motorists, cyclists and support vehicles.  The riders will travel single file with the flow of traffic.

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

For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website

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Prescribed Burn – Hearst San Simeon SP

SAN SIMEON, Calif. – Cal Fire has issued a prescribed fire operation in Hearst San Simeon State Park from Wednesday through Sunday.

The prescribed burn will be near the intersection of Highway 1 and San Simeon Creek Road and along the road connecting the Washburn Campground to the San Simeon Creek Campground and has been scheduled from May 30 to June 3.

Tourist Tuesday, 5/29/18

Community and Civil Society

Tourism can contribute to preserving your locale—or to degrading it. These links and tools can help your community plan constructively.

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General Destination Quality and Civic Initiatives Provides a mechanism for residents and visitors to petition about anything affecting the character of the locale, from irresponsible developments to creation of parks or historic districts.

“Choices” The acclaimed 3-minute video (high-resolution version) ironically lays out in two parts the difference between well-stewarded destinations and places that aren’t. A good tone-setter for meetings.

Community Tourism Assessment Handbook An online nine-step guide designed to help determine whether tourism development is right for a given community. Published by the Western Rural Development Center, Montana State University Extension.

Gateway Community Toolkit for towns next door to U.S. national parks.

International Porter Protection Group This grassroots network based in Nepal advocates for better conditions for porters around the world. See the guidelines for recommendations to protect porters at

National Main Street Center This successful U.S. program concentrates on revitalizing downtown areas with an eye to historic preservation and lively commerce.

Overseas Development Institute This British think tank provides a paper on how tourism can be used for poverty alleviation in developing countries.

Tourism Concern A British-based site critiquing tourism impacts on communities and the environment. Provides news, articles, statistics, codes, cross-links to other sites and forums. Rich but roughly organized content.

UNESCO Creative Cities Network offers unparalleled opportunities for cities to draw on peer learning processes and collaborative projects in order to capitalize on their creative assets and use this as a basis for building sustainable development.

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LPNF Wildfire

From a retired firefighter friend: “Just had a report of  veg fire…..LPNF at coleman rd. and west old morro rd. …..3469, 3472, 3465, 3471, Atas 7475, D3441, Questa crews 2 & 3, AA340, T74 an 75”

Recent Incidents (Prepared 05/28/2018 14:53)

Date Inc # Name Type Location WebComment Resources IC Fuels Acres Lat/Lon
05/28/2018 14:43 LPF-1258
New Wildfire 14500 toleman rd . BC34LPF E335LPF PAT34LPF Q . . . 35 27.594, -120

NB Highway One backed up 20 miles

incident:  00352   Type:    Road/Weather Conditions   Location:   Sr1 / Rio Rd  Loc Desc:  NB 1 AT RIO RD    Lat/Lon:  36.539340 -121.910241   
Detail Information
6:43 PM 3 [5] 27-14 IS SR1/ROCKY CREEK BRIDGE


Public Hearing on Highway One Project?

If you want Cal Trans to have a public hearing on a project about a mile and a half north of Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd., called the Culvert Replacement Project near Limekiln Creek, we will have to request it. Send your request to You can request a copy of the project’s initial study and mitigated negative declaration from the same person. (Note: I saw this notice in the Pine Cone and asked the PIO about it, and she said she was sending it out the next day to the usual suspects.)