Sun 16 Dec 2018 : Slashdot
SEAN PARKER BUILDS BEACH-ACCESS APP TO ATONE FOR HIS RULE-VIOLATING WEDDING
An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: A tech billionaire whose elaborate wedding in a redwood grove violated California rules has helped create a smartphone app that shows users a map of more than 1,500 spots where people can get to the coastline. The California Coastal Commission unveiled the YourCoast app at its meeting Thursday in Newport Beach.
Sat 15 Dec 2018 : Daily Herald
REPORT RIPS EXPENSIVE DECISIONS IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE FIGHT
In this Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a fire attack helicopter makes a retardant drop 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, Calif. The so-called Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls "an extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending that is causing a fiscal crisis in the U.S. Forest Service."
Sat 15 Dec 2018 : Star Tribune
REPORT RIPS COSTLY DECISIONS IN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE FIGHT
A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history. The report released this month by a firefighting group says the U.S. Forest Service spent tens of millions of dollars to fight a fire long after it burned into wilderness and posed little threat to lives or homes.
Sat 15 Dec 2018 : Monterey County Herald
LEGENDS OF MONTEREY COUNTY STRAINS DISCUSSED AT CANNABIS SUMMIT TALK
The seeds of the cannabis industry in Monterey County were planted decades ago in places like Big Sur and Carmel Valley. That history has created strains of cannabis, including Big Sur Chamba, the backbone of the region, that can project the very land where it grows much like the wines from area vineyards.
Fri 14 Dec 2018 : The Washington Post
HOW DOES A TECH BILLIONAIRE SAY SORRY FOR HIS UNAUTHORIZED WEDDING? THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.
Sean Parker in South Africa earlier this month. It was late May 2013, and a scandal was beginning to brew over his wedding, an opulent affair that was to be held on California's coast.