Harvest Moon

Byr Brendon Shave

It is fitting that September’s moon is called the Full Harvest Moon.  This full moon rises soon after sunset.  Imagine the days before electricity and you will realize how important that was.  It provided much-needed light for the farmer to harvest his crops.

Harvest Moon is the name given to the full moon closest to the fall equinox.  This usually happens in September but can even occur in October.  What is an equinox anyway?   It is when the sun sits directly above the equator and gives us an equal amount of daylight and darkness.  It happens twice a year–once in spring, once in the fall.  The word equinox comes from the Latin words for equal and night.  During that time we have 12 hours each, equal amounts of day and night.  The fall equinox is September 22 this year.

Los Padres Forest closure extended to the 22nd of Sept.

Release Date: Sep 14, 2021

Public Inquiries:
List of Forest Contacts: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r5/about-region/offices
Regional Hotline: 707-562-9113
Media Contact: SM.FS.MediaDeskR5@usda.gov
PDF of this News Release
PDF of Termination of Regional Order No. 21-07

VALLEJO, Calif., — Sept. 14, 2021. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region will end the regional closure order affecting National Forests in California at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days prior to the original end date of Sept. 17. However, forest-wide closures will remain in place and be extended until midnight on September 22nd on the Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland National Forests in Southern California due to local weather and fire factors, as well as a temporary strain on firefighting resources supporting large fires in other areas of the state.

In addition to the four National Forests that will remain closed in Southern California, some National Forest System lands throughout the state will be closed under local closure orders in areas of ongoing wildfires to ensure public safety. This includes the Eldorado National Forest in Northern California, which has a forest closure order until Sept. 30. Fire restrictions also remain in place across all National Forests in California to prevent new fire starts. Please refer to the local National Forest that you plan to visit to obtain specific information on closures and restrictions.

Small vegetation fire, Carmel Valley

Reports are this was picked up. Spotter plane still flying it, just in case.

cident: 00123 Type: Report of Fire Location: 306 Country Club Hts Loc Desc:   Lat/Lon: 36.496036 -121.731362 

Detail Information
10:51 AM11[34] [Appended, 10:54:45] [23] 1039 FIRE CPYS LINE 20
10:49 AM10[11] 1039 MONT COM
10:49 AM9[8] GAS LEAK STARTED FIRE
10:49 AM8[31] [Appended, 10:54:45] [20] 30 CPYS 108 , CHK W/ FIRE IS CHP NEEDED
10:48 AM7[5] PER CALFIRE- NEG INJ
10:48 AM6[30] [Appended, 10:54:45] [19] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to FIRE-Report of Fire by CHP [Shared]
10:44 AM5[27] [Appended, 10:54:45] [16] [Notification] [CHP]-DUPE NEIGHBOR ENRT W/ WATER TO TRY AND PUT OUT FIRE – 50 SQ FT OF FLAMES [Shared]
10:41 AM4[15] [Appended, 10:54:45] [4] VEG FIRE STARTED
10:41 AM3[12] [Appended, 10:54:45] [1] ORIGINAL CALL WAS FOR MEDICAL 306 COUNTRY CLUB HEIGHTS LN
10:37 AM2[3] TRANS CALFIRE
10:36 AM1[1] BRUSH FIRE STARTING

9/11 – Twenty years later

Few of us will ever forget this day, twenty years ago. Many of us sat in stunned disbelief in front of our television watching the events of this day unfold. Today, may we all remember our fallen, and pray for peace in our world — in our lifetime.

Thank you Anthony and the entire team for all you do.