Local News

Brandt Bates

This weekend will be the first in more than a year that Highway 1 is completely open through Big Sur. That will bring even more tourist traffic and businesses and residents are bracing it. 

Erika Mahoney

The City of Santa Cruz relies on the San Lorenzo River for its primary water supply. After a dry year, the river is running low. So as the city begins tapping into its backup water supply, it’s also enforcing water restrictions.   

Driving The New Stretch Of Highway 1 In Big Sur

Jul 19, 2018
Greta Mart @KCBX

Highway 1 reopened to through traffic in Big Sur on Wednesday thanks to a $54-million dollar, quarter mile stretch of roadway. 

California Department of Transportation

Starting Wednesday morning, you can drive all the way through Big Sur on Highway 1. A portion of the road has been closed for more than a year. A massive landslide wiped it out.

Angela Hernandez

An Oregon woman continues to recover in the hospital after driving off Highway 1 in Big Sur. Angela Hernandez, 23, spent seven days 200 feet down a cliffside before being rescued.

Erika Mahoney

A dead humpback whale that washed ashore in Santa Cruz County will be left to decompose naturally. Scientists were able to take some samples of the marine mammal, but not everything they wanted.

Erika Mahoney

Visitors and businesses love Car Week.  Many locals do not.  That’s mainly because of the traffic, which is a problem made worse by unofficial events. 

Brandt Bates

Big Sur has more tourists than public restrooms to support them and that's creating a mess. People are relieving themselves along Highway 1 and on private property. 

Krista Almanzan

Taking the oath of citizenship is a Fourth of July tradition across the country.  This holiday season about 14,000 immigrants will become American citizens, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

One ceremony took place Tuesday in Salinas.   

George Krieger

The use of illegal fireworks in Seaside on the 4th of July is getting out of control. The City of Seaside wants to change that. 

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