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The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Forest Service To Meet Thursday With Those Affected By Big Sur Fire

The U.S. Forest Service Wednesday announced plans to hold a meeting in the Big Sur area of Monterey County on Thursday for people affected by a forest fire that damaged 34 homes before it was contained last Friday.

12/25/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Fully Contained

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/20/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Near Full Containment, At Least 20 Structures Destroyed

Officials are optimistic that a wildfire in California’s Big Sur region that has destroyed 14 homes and several other buildings will soon be put out.

12/19/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Full Containment Of Big Sur Fire Expected By Friday

A forest fire burning in Monterey County near Big Sur that has destroyed more than 20 homes and blackened nearly 770 acres should be fully contained by Friday night, a U.S. Forest Service spokesman said Wednesday.

12/18/2013

The Pfeiffer Ridge fire burns a home near Big Sur. (CBS)

Pfeiffer Fire Near Big Sur 20 Percent Contained

An unusual late fall wildfire fueled by drought conditions destroyed 15 homes and forced about 100 people to flee the forested mountains of the scenic Big Sur region overlooking the Pacific.

12/17/2013

Smoke is visible from a wildfire in the Los Padres National Forest near Big Sur, December 16, 2013. (CBS)

Big Sur Wildfire Destroys 15 Homes, Nearly 100 Evacuated

A wildfire burning Monday in the Big Sur area of California destroyed at least 15 homes and forced about 100 people to evacuate as it chewed through dry vegetation on its way toward the ocean.

12/16/2013

Photo Credit: Tree Bones Resort

Best Offbeat Holiday Destinations In America

A great way to avoid the hustle and bustle associated with the last few weeks of the year is to take a road less traveled to a destination that’s calmer and more secluded.

11/19/2013

Kate Bosworth & Michael Polish (credit: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images)

Kate Bosworth, Husband Michael Polish Attend ‘Big Sur’ Premiere

The actress and husband Michael Polish spoke to CBSNews.com about their new film based on the classic Jack Kerouac novel…

10/29/2013

"Big Sur" Movie (credit: Ketchum Entertainment)

Jack Kerouac ‘Big Sur’ Movie Trailer Released

The official preview trailer for writer/director Michael Polish’s film “Big Sur,” based on the Jack Kerouac book of the same name has been released…

10/23/2013

A rare and endangered California condor lands on a ledge in Marble Gorge, east of Grand Canyon National Park, on March 24, 2007 west of Page, Arizona. Condor managers taking blood samples from the 57 wild condors in Arizona both before and after hunting season find that all 57 condors test positive for contamination by lead matching the isotropic fingerprint of the lead commonly used in ammunition, and that those levels rise significantly by the end of the season. Many of the condors become so sick that biologists must re-capture them for lead-poisoning treatments. Several die each year. Experts believe the condors are ingesting the lead as they scavenge gut piles left behind hunters because lead bullets shatter and fragment inside the kill. Officials in Arizona are encouraging hunters to use copper bullets instead of lead-based ammunition and in California, a coalition of conservation groups has sued the California Fish and Game Commission in an effort to force a ban on lead ammunition in Condor ranges. The condors in the Marble Canyon and Vermillion Cliffs area easily fly as far west as Lake Mead, by way of the Grand Canyon, and to Zion National Park and far into Utah. With a wingspan up to 9 ? feet, they are the largest flying birds in North America. In 1982, when the world population of California condors dropped to only 22 and extinction was believed eminent, biologist captured them and began a captive breeding and release program which has increased the total population to 278, of which 132 now live in the wild in Arizona, California, and Baja California, Mexico. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Oakland Zoo Partners With Wildlife Group On Interactive Condor Camera

A solar-powered “condor cam” in the hills of Big Sur, on the Central California coast, allows the public to view North America’s largest birds in the wild from the comfort of home.

10/22/2013

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