Los Padres National Forest – Vehicle Access to some Recreation Facilities still not possible

Release Date: Apr 21, 2011 Contact(s): Jim Lopez 805-967-3481, Joe Pasinato 805-961-5745 GOLETA,  CA….Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that some facilities and campgrounds within the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Ranger District remain inaccessible due to high water levels...
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SBFD TO CONDUCT PRESCRIBED PILE BURN PROJECT

SANTA BARBARA, CA – 4/18/2011. On Monday, April 18, the Santa Barbara City Fire Department will be conducting a hazardous vegetation reduction project by prescribed pile burning. In cooperation with local homeowners, the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, through the Wildland Fire Suppression Assessment District, will conclude its North Ontare Fuels Reduction Project by burning the remaining...
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Highway 1 Update: Big Sur Still Closed to Through Traffic

Alder Creek Geologic instability and more debris falling on Highway 1 at Alder Creek (PM 7) have required the roadway to be closed in both directions with no estimated time of opening. Nacimiento-Fergusson Road is open as an alternate route into Big Sur, however Caltrans and the CHP advise against any unnecessary travel, especially during overnight hours. THIS AREA OF HIGHWAY 1 CONTINUES TO BE...
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New Canoe and Kayak Program to be Launched

Cachuma Lake. A new recreational opportunity will soon be available at Cachuma Lake. The County of Santa Barbara announces the latest in new recreational opportunities at Cachuma Lake. Recent rule changes at Lake Cachuma will now allow the use of Kayaks and Canoes for the first time. The new uses at the lake were considered to be compatible with current lake activities and an opportunity to...
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Rancho Guadalupe Dunes County Park

Interim Walk-In Plan to be Operational This Weekend. Santa Barbara County Parks will establish an interim walk-in plan at Rancho Guadalupe Dunes County Park to provide visitors the ability to use a designated pathway to walk to the beach. Visitors will be required to stay within the designated pathway as they make their way through the dune habitat area down to the beach. The access road at the...
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A steep bicycle trek to Little Pine in Santa Ynez Valley, California

By Arnie Cooper Special to the Los Angeles Times April 3, 2011 To get up Santa Ynez Valley's Little Pine Mountain by bike, the 13-mile gain on dusty, gravelly switchbacks is brutal. The payoff? Sweeping views that few people attain. Reporting from the Santa Ynez Valley, Calif.— My first reaction to this assignment was (to sanitize the expression) "Drat! What have I gotten myself into?" Biking...
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