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Monday, July 7, 2008
HWY 1 STILL ONLY OPEN for Residents
Woohoo!!! At Monday Nights Meeting, it was announced that HIGHWAY ONE will reopen for RESIDENTS and EMPLOYEES ONLY from Palo Colorado Canyon to Julia Pfeiffer Burns. On Wed, the mandatory closure was changed to soft closure down to Esalen. Don't forget our South Coast Friends and those at Esalen! Susan Bradley RN
Update: Thursday: Long time resident Laurie states: I went back home but ended up returning to PB stay with my best friend as it's just not that great to be back in that environment. I made sure when I left for the mandatory evacuation that I took some clothes and plans for some updates that cost me 10k~!
OUR NOTES FROM BIG SUR NOW: We don't think people should be in such a big hurry to bring back their things. Remember that this is the beginning of fire season. Take your time making decisions and remember that you can be evacuated again.
Update: Wed--residents state...they feel the effects of the smoke in their lungs and need to take a break from the area still.
Update 5:43 pm Tuesday: Very SMOKY in Palo Colorado Canyon today. Take a break from the smoke. Some people say that it's making them sneeze. I took Claritin for it and that took care of that.
Drive Slowly in Big Sur. We heard reports of Sheriff's running licence plates in Sur.
Passes for those who live/work on the East Side of HWY 1 will be available starting Wed at the MAF.
COMMUNITY MEETING IS AT THE MAF tonight. CPOA checks will be distributed there ahead of time. The Red Cross Shelter was disbanded last Wed night and support services from many agencies will be at the GRANGE HALL in Big Sur.
This Blog is for the People, by the People! Big Sur Spirit will not be Censored
We welcome your sincere thoughts, well wishes, and true emotions here. We ask that you are as respectful as possible when sharing but we don't expect you to sugar coat things either. So far for humor...we've voted 1/2 tree's posting the most hilarious!!! Thankyou Half Tree!
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Say it like it is. Be REAL! Be in the Now! Susan Bradley
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Do you think the Sheriff should allow homeowners (who stayed behind to defend their property) to have an authorized/designated person to bring in medical and other crucial supplies, such as water and water hoses?
Will you stay or go? The next time there is a mandatory evacuation for fire or other disaster will you stay or go?
Thankyou's are in Order to many people including the following:
* Dave Graham (Chicago) for setting up the blog in minutes even though we called him when he was at breakfast with his parents on the Holiday. * Dan Bender (Ohio) for generously procuring our web domain and getting our site up in 24 hrs. *Susan Bradley-for organizing all of these efforts and for design of web layout. (For those who wonder...she actually does sleep sometimes.) *Silvia: For providing immediate support-creating flyers and attending the community meeting to invite BS Evacuees to the July 4th Gathering *David Nicholson and DJ Marean for helping evacuees move their belongings and store them. * Shoshanna and her daughter for creating flyers for this website and a beautiful banner. (P.S. we need more flyers.) *David Dildine-Redwood Grill for providing food for the gatherings and for meals for the evacuees we house. * Financial Donations from: David Graham (Chicago), Joanne Fazzino (San Fran), Annie Gleason (San Fran), Kitty Schulz (Chicago), Jewel Fine and Bob Morris (The Hamptons), Yana T (Berkeley), MaryAnn Gallagher (Berkeley), Martha Edwards (Seaside), Todd Albrigo (San Diego), Chris Parks (Atlanta)
Please excuse any accidental omissions. We appreciate each and every one of you.