Harmony, a former dairying hub, is about 6 miles south of Cambria, parallel to and barely east of Highway 1. The 2.5-acre town was defined in a 1997 article in the Los Angeles Times as being “not much bigger than a typical strip mall," but it has a wedding chapel, creamery, vacation rentals and more.
Volunteers build the whimsical, kooky and eclectic scarecrows each year for the Cambria Scarecrow Festival, which runs throughout October in Cambria, Harmony and San Simeon. Here's a look at how the scarecrows are made.
Caltrans engineer explain the "monumental" Mud Creek Slide that displaced 75 acres of land, burying Highway 1, and created 15 acres of new California coastline. Here's what they saw leading up to the landslide that collapsed in May 2017.
U.S. Geological Survey research geologists are keeping a close eye on the 13 acres of new land in Big Sur created by the Mud Creek Slide, about 9 miles north of the Monterey County/San Luis Obispo County line. The land is continuing to shift and change th
We traveled up Highway 1 in Big Sur on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, to get an up-close look at the massive Mud Creek Slide, about 9 miles north of the Monterey County/San Luis Obispo County line. What Caltrans had hoped would take weeks to fix will probably t
Highway 1 at Mud Creek in Big Sur remains closed as “significant” amounts of dirt and rock continue to slide down the slope from above. This video taken from a Monterey County Sheriff's Office airplane shows the massive slide, which "went from bad to wors
Watch as crews bring down most of Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The bridge cracked and shifted during recent winter storms and could not be repaired. This video was taken by Stan Russell, executive director of Big Sur Cham
Elephant seal pups grow up at their rookery south of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in San Luis Obispo County in February and early March. By mid-March most of the mothers will have departed after four weeks of nursing and fasting, leaving the little ones behind to find their way in the ocean.
A female bald eagle nursed back to health after being found injured and emaciated at Fort Hunter Liggett 7 months ago was released back into the wild Wednesday. The 12-year-old bird, known only by its A23 tag, was one of more than 100 bald eagles introduc
Now in its eighth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival features more than 500 colorful, often kooky scarecrows on display for the month of October. Retired teacher Christine “Chris” Fischer talks about the inspiration and construction process behind her scarecrows.
Dante Garcia Mora of Cambria spent his final days doing what many San Luis Obispo County teens do during the summer: showing a pig at the Mid-State Fair. The 16-year-old's body was found Friday night in Nacimiento Lake, where he’d gone swimming.