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Los Padres National Forest

Arvin Nelson (Monterey County Sheriff's Office)

NorCal Hiker Missing Since Last Weekend In Los Padres National Forest

Authorities have been searching since last weekend for a 55-year-old hiker who went missing in the Ventana Wildnerness in Los Padres National Forest, Monterey County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday.

08/20/2014

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)

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

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