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PCH to open months ahead of schedule

By   /  Thursday, April 8th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, left, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  No Comments

Highway 1 through Big Sur will reopen by April 30, two months earlier than expected, Caltrans announced April 8. The section of the highway near Rat Creek closed after a Jan. 28 mudslide that washed about 150 feet of roadway into the sea. Caltrans expected the road to reopen in early summer, but good weather Read More →

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Summer reopening projected for PCH north of SLO County

By   /  Friday, March 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Summer reopening projected for PCH north of SLO County

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San Luis Obispo County braces for another long PCH closure

By   /  Friday, February 5th, 2021  /  Central Coast, Latest news, middle, Subscriber content, Top Stories, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on San Luis Obispo County braces for another long PCH closure

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Wildfires hit tourism industry still reeling from pandemic

By   /  Saturday, September 19th, 2020  /  Central Coast, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Wildfires hit tourism industry still reeling from pandemic

This is supposed to the time of year for clear skies in Morro Bay. The fog, when it comes in at all, usually lifts by noon, says Mary Robinson the owner of Paddlesports Morro Bay. But lately the San Luis Obispo County coast has been blanketed by a mix of fog, smoke and ash. Robinson’s Read More →

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COAST Big Sur gallery reopens to the public

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Tourism  /  Comments Off on COAST Big Sur gallery reopens to the public

COAST Big Sur gallery has reopened to the public with a a new gourmet café and a menu by renowned San Francisco chef Nick Balla. Since opening as Coast Gallery in 1958, COAST Big Sur has been a fixture on California’s Central Coast and a destination for tourists and artists looking to experience Big Sur’s Read More →

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Highway 1 open for business and tourism rebounds

By   /  Friday, August 17th, 2018  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Highway 1 open for business and tourism rebounds

Shops and stops along Highway 1 have experienced a late summer surge in the few weeks following the historic coastal route’s mid-July reopening. Now merchants are wondering how long the good times will roll. The famed highway along the Central Coast was closed from just north of Ragged Point in San Luis Obispo County into Read More →

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Our view: Highway 1 opening will boost tourism

By   /  Friday, July 20th, 2018  /  Destinations, Editorials, Latest news, Opinion, Tourism, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Our view: Highway 1 opening will boost tourism

While much media attention in the Tri-Counties has been focused on the Thomas fire and mudslides that shut Highway 101 over the winter, San Luis Obispo County’s tourism economy has been hard hit by a slide-related closure that cut off access to Big Sur and lasted 18 months. A year and a half after a Read More →

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