Doug McKnight

Twenty homes have been destroyed in the Soberanes Fire which continues to burn near Carmel Highlands and in Big Sur.  As of Monday, the fire has grown to nearly 15,000 acres and is still just 5% contained.  

Doug McKnight

The Soberanes Fire continues to burn out of control southeast of Carmel Highlands in Big Sur.  As of Monday morning, the fire has grown to 11,000 acres and is 5% contained.   Six homes have been destroyed and the number of evacuation orders have grown. 

Ada Beasley via @CAL_FIRE

A mandatory evacuation remains in effect for the community of Palo Colorado in Big Sur as the Soberanes Fire continues to burn out of control.  Carmel Highlands is under an evacuation warning.  All residents are asked to be prepared to leave the area immediately.

J.D. Hillard

Descendants of the Native Americans who lived on the Central Coast before the establishment of the missions have an ambitious plan.   The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band wants to restore ecosystems that once flourished here:  from the deer herds that roamed the land to the medicinal plants that sustained the tribe. It’s a plan that will take generations to realize, and the tribe is taking small, but real steps to get there. 

Krista Almanzan

The Forbes AgTech Summit is underway in Oldtown Salinas.  The annual event brings together tech entrepreneurs, farmers and investors from around the world.  It started Wednesday with tours of local processing plants, field demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and opening remarks from Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.