USFS Extends Developed Campground Closure on Stanislaus and Other National Forests

USFS Extends Developed Campground Closure on Stanislaus and Other National Forests

Vallejo, CA… USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, extended the developed campground closure on 12 National Forests in California, including the Stanislaus National Forest, to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Orders. These regional orders will be in effect through Jan. 29, 2021. Campgrounds are closed on 12 national […]

USFS Closes Developed Campgrounds on Four Additional National Forests

USFS Closes Developed Campgrounds on Four Additional National Forests

Vallejo, CA…USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region has decided to close developed campgrounds on four additional National Forests in California to provide consistent COVID-19 mitigation response in accordance with Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Stay-at-Home Orders. The Sacramento Region is being added to the Stay-at-Home Order and, in turn, developed campgrounds will now be closed on the […]

NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson Completes Indy Test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson Completes Indy Test at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Salinas, CA…IndyCar rookie Jimmie Johnson and new teammate Alex Palou took on the challenging road course Tuesday in a test session that included pit stop practices and plenty of hot laps to learn the car on the technically demanding circuit. Driving coach and IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti, along with team owner Chip Ganassi, were present […]

Pacific Grove Fourth of July Drive & Dine is Jul 4 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Pacific Grove Fourth of July Drive & Dine is Jul 4 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Pacific Grove, CA…The Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a Fourth of July Drive and Dine event in downtown Pacific Grove on Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 11:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. The event promotes Pacific Grove restaurants and encourages residents to visit the downtown and patronize businesses. The event will feature patriotic decorations and materials […]

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will Host Private Driver Appreciation Weekend Aug. 8-9, 2020

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will Host Private Driver Appreciation Weekend Aug. 8-9, 2020

Monterey, CA…After considerable discussion and consultation, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca’s new management team has regrettably canceled the 2020 Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The difficult decision was made to ensure the safety and well-being of entrants and guests resulting from COVID-19 conditions and its impact on large public events. “The highest priority is for the health and […]

Forest Service Launches Online Map for Designated Recreation Sites in California

Forest Service Launches Online Map for Designated Recreation Sites in California

Vallejo, CA…The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region today launched a Geographic Information System (GIS) map that provides the public with updated information on the status of campgrounds, day-use sites, picnic areas, and other designated recreation sites on national forests throughout California. View the GIS map at https://www.fs.fed.us/r5/webmaps/RecreationSiteStatus/. For additional questions on parking, campsites amenities, and […]

State Parks Advises Californians to Stay Home and Save Lives on Easter Weekend

State Parks Advises Californians to Stay Home and Save Lives on Easter Weekend

Sacramento, CA…In preparation for one of the busiest weekends in spring, California State Parks is advising the public to stay home and save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of visiting parks and beaches, the department encourages all Californians who celebrate Passover and Easter to do so safely at home or join loved ones virtually. […]

California State Parks Temporarily Closes All Campgrounds in the State Park System

California State Parks Temporarily Closes All Campgrounds in the State Park System

Sacramento, CA…California State Parks announced today the temporary closure of all campgrounds in the state park system to support state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). As of today, non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. Visitors are reminded to practice social distancing and maintain at least […]

20 Reasons to Visit Monterey County, Especially Now

20 Reasons to Visit Monterey County, Especially Now

Monterey, CA…Remember that much of our local economy is tourism driven. Many of the businesses most effected are small businesses that rely on visitors to survive. So even during the next few weeks of the Coronavirus battle commonsense measures of personal hygiene and keeping a safe distance may allow visitors to enjoy exceptional and uncrowded […]

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