San Simeon

Courtesy of CA Dept. of Parks and Recreation

A proposed new California State Parks cabin and campground project on the Central Coast is in the works. The site is located seven miles north of San Simeon, on an oceanside bluff west of Highway 1. State Parks wants to develop the project to provide more low-cost options for visitors, but the plan isn’t unanimously embraced by locals.

State of California

Several San Luis Obispo County communities will receive nearly $3.7 million in state grant money to fund future water projects. 

Best Buddies International

Drivers along Highway 1 in San Luis Obispo and Monterey Counties will likely encounter some road closures Saturday as the Best Buddies event moves south from Carmel to San Simeon.

More than 1500 people taking part in the 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge, which raises money for the non-profit organization Best Buddies International.

The organization pairs volunteer "buddies" with people who have intellectual disabilities.

This year's ride is bringing in $4.5 million, which is more than previous years according to organizers.

Panga boat found near San Simeon

Jun 26, 2014
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department says a panga boat, likely used to haul drugs and people, was found abandoned near San Simeon today.

A State Parks Ranger noticed a break in the fence line about four miles north of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse, and not far away found the panga boat beached.

Investigators believe it had been there for nearly a day.

No narcotics were discovered, according to the sheriff's department, but investigators believe drugs were on board at some point.

The boat has three outboard motors and is about 34 feet long.