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  1. Soberanes Fire crews prepare for high winds in Big Sur, Chimney Fire evacuation orders liftedRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Salinas >> An evacuation warning issued Sunday evening, in response to an expected wind event that officials fear will breathe new life into the 38-day-old Soberanes Fire, had firefighters Monday preparing for greater activity in the Big Sur area of the Ventana Wilderness and testing fire personnel's lines of defense. “Crews are strengthening the suppression line from just south of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park down to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park,” said Ludie Bond, a public information officer at the fire's Toro Park command center.

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  2. Soberanes Fire in Monterey County comes under command of U.S. Forest ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 26 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Salinas >> An Alaskan interagency incident management team moved in to take command of the Soberanes Fire operations on the same day Rep. Sam Farr and Rep. Loretta Sanchez were at Toro Park getting a status update on one of two major wildfires burning in Monterey County. As the Soberanes Fire has moved further south into Los Padres National Forest and the Ventana Wilderness, it has come under the jurisdiction of the federal government.

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  3. Confident in containment lines, fire officials say two Monterey County fires wona t mergeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 25 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    A helicopter flies for water after making a drop as fire crews battle the Chimney Fire southwest of Hesperia Road in southern Monterey County on Thursday. Monterey >> Even though the two major wildfires plaguing Monterey County are now only about 50 miles apart, fire officials are not worried they will merge, mostly because of the containment lines being built around the Soberanes conflagration.

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  4. Two Monterey County fires about 60 miles apartRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Underbrush burns as firefighters perform a firing operation along Interlake Road while battling the Chimney Fire in southern Monterey County on Tuesday. Big Sur >> Two major wildfires in Monterey County are about 60 miles apart according to Cal Fire website map s and have prompted the Monterey County Board of Supervisors to take further action.

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  5. Quick Bites: Aug. 24, 2016: Sobranes Fire benefit planned at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 23 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Volunteer Lorraine Mathiesen brings out an entry in last year's apple pie contest to Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce CEO Shaz Lint and Watsonville City Council member Jimmy Dutra. Sign up now for this year's 40th annual Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau Apple Pie Baking Contest, held during the Santa Cruz County Fair.

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  6. Thousands of firefighters still on California fire linesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 22 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    SAN SIMEON >> More than 10,000 firefighters battled wildfires Monday from California's Central Coast to Sierra Nevada forests or mopped up remnants of destructive blazes beaten into submission up and down the state. Nearly 1,900 structures were threatened by a nearly 50-square-mile blaze in coastal San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties, where more than 2,400 people were under evacuation orders, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said.

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  7. Soberanes Fire grows by 2,434 acresRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 20 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Big Sur >> The Soberanes Fire increased by 2,434 acres Saturday, bringing the total number of acres burned to 83,830, the U.S. Forest Service reported. The fire remains at 60 percent contained.

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  8. New management team takes command of Soberanes FireRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    A dozer crew cut a containment line on Daniel's Ridge east of the Old Coast Road as firefighters battle the Soberanes Fire in Big Sur on Aug. 4. Salinas >> As the Soberanes Fire approaches the one-month mark, the management team in charge of fighting the blaze and informing the public will finally get some rest. Command of the fire shifted Friday from Cal Fire Team 4 to California Interagency Incident Management Team 3. The Cal Fire team reached its limit on the number of days its members could work.

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  9. Tour da Elegance shortened route still enjoyable for drivers and spectatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Rob and Jeannie Hilarides in their 1937 BMW 328 roadster in Pebble Beach during the Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance on Thursday.

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  10. Estimated containment of Soberanes Fire moved to Sept. 30Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Big Sur >> As the Soberanes Fire approaches its fifth week, officials fighting the blaze pushed back the estimated containment date a month to the end of September. Joseph English, a spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service, said the change of the expected containment to Sept.

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  11. Soberanes Fire crews sent elsewhere as progress continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Big Sur >> Although the Soberanes Fire continues to grow, the number of personnel working it continues to dwindle and the Monterey County Sheriff's Office lifted an evacuation order Tuesday. After reaching a peak of more than 5,636 two weeks ago, the number of personnel fighting the fire was at 3,067 Tuesday evening.

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  12. After the Soberanes Fire, crews will assess, repair with an eye to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 15 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Big Sur >> Long after the Soberanes Fire has been tamped down and the crews have left to battle another blaze, teams will be working to mitigate the fire's destruction around Big Sur and the upper Carmel Valley areas. Now in its fourth week, the fire has scarred more than 70,000 acres and stands at 60 percent containment.

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  13. Soberanes Fire: Backfires aim to protect Big SurRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 13 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Fire crews work at right as flames engulf a stand of trees during a firing operation on the ridge between Mount Manuel and the Coast Ridge Road while fighting the Soberanes Fire near the village of Big Sur on Saturday August 13, 2016. Big Sur >> Hand crews backed by helicopters spent Saturday setting backfires to protect the area near Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park and Big Sur village from the vicious Soberanes Fire.

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  14. Crews focus on southern corners as Soberanes Fire enters fourth weekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 12 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    A strike team from Los Angeles has its morning briefing near the Big Sur River Inn on Friday. Big Sur >> As the Soberanes Fire entered its fourth week Friday, crews continued work in Big Sur and near Los Padres Dam to try to expand containment along the southern perimeter of the fire.

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  15. Brothers save ranch from Big Sur blazeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Bruce Dormody, who helps manage San Clemente Rancho, views the Soberanes Fire mushroom cloud behind Elephant Peak, as the fire spreads south towards Big Sur and Los Padres National Forest. Late last week, the fire burned 1,000 acres of his family's property.

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  16. FEAST to bring together Monterey Bay over foodRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    It's not your money. It's not your time. It's not even your attention. He wants you to do something you're going to do anyway, just to do it with someone else.

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  17. Soberanes Fire continues its march south, threatening Big SurRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 9 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Tourists photographed the Soberanes Fire as it burns on the west slope of Mount Manuel in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on Tuesday. Big Sur >> Carloads of tourists stopped at the turnout just south of the entrance to Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to watch as the Soberanes Fire extended its reach and began a descent down Mount Manuel on Tuesday afternoon.

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  18. Coastal Commission announces $1.5 million in grants for Big Sur...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Big Sur >> Big Sur may be in the midst of trying to survive another in a series of wildland fires, but it is also getting some good news. The Coastal Commission has announced that $1.5 million in grants originating from a settlement with tech entrepreneur Sean Parker have gone toward improving public access, recreation and conservation of natural resources along the Monterey County coastline.

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  19. Soberanes Fire: Palo Colorado residents allowed to returnRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    The American Red Cross handed out water and other supplies to residents of the Palo Colorado area on Monday. Palo Colorado >> Although the Soberanes Fire continues to burn and provide a variety of challenges to firefighters, officials allowed residents back into Palo Colorado Canyon on Monday.

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  20. Cal Fire union targets Soberanes Fire to make its pay disparity case in Monterey areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 8 | Santa Cruz Sentinel

    Monterey >> As the Soberanes Fire in Big Sur rages into its third week, the Cal Fire firefighters union is bringing its contract negotiations argument to the Monterey area. The Sacramento-based Local 2881 took out an advertisement in The Monterey Herald titled “Cal Fire is proud to serve our community in time of disaster” and highlighted its claim that Cal Fire firefighters are underpaid when compared to other fire departments, ranging from minimum wage pay for entry-level firefighters to a salary lag of between 33 and 89 percent behind the state average.

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