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  • RIDE 2 RECOVERY CHALLENGE MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL COAST NEXT WEEK - Hearst Castle
    Hearst Castle Gardens Hearst Castle Gardens Preservation Historic People Guests of the Castle Art Restoration Preservation Archival Information Facts and Stats Recommended Resources Hearst Castle Theater Shop Gift Shops at Hearst Castle Contact Volunteer Programs Photo Film Guidelines Hearst Castle Weddings and Events Hearst Castle Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets RIDE 2 RECOVERY CHALLENGE MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL COAST NEXT WEEK CENTRAL COAST The Ride 2 Recovery Bicycle Challenge will move through the Central Coast next week and will result in moving closures on the following portions of the state highway system Sunday Oct 18 Riders will use State Route 9 in Santa Cruz County between Redwood Gulch Road and Encinal Street Monday Oct 19 Riders will use State Route 1 from Jensen Road in Santa Cruz County to State Route 68 in Monterey County Tuesday Oct 20 Riders will use State Route 1 between Carmel in Monterey County and San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County Wednesday Oct 21 Riders will use State Route 1 from San Simeon to Pismo Beach in San Luis Obispo County Thursday Oct 22 Riders will use State Route 1 from Pismo Beach to State Route 246 near Solvang in Santa Barbara County Friday Oct 23 Riders will use State Route 246 in Solvang State Route 154 near San Marcos Pass State Route 1

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/ride-2-recovery-challenge-moves-through-central-coast-next-week/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Roof project completed at Hearst Castle - Hearst Castle
    Parks the roof of Casa Grande the main house of Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument Hearst Castle has been repaired and restored The successful completion of the Hearst Castle roof project was essential for us to continue our mission to educate and to inspire the public s interest in art architecture and history through public access said Brooke Gutierrez Acting District Superintendent of the San Luis Obispo Coast District of California State Parks Hearst Castle is a state historic monument and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places As a designated historic building Casa Grande could only be repaired by re use of the highest proportion possible of original roof materials to maintain the historic fabric of the estate In keeping with these efforts the original traditional method of fastening with wire hooks was used to re secure all the tiles in order to preserve the historic character of the original roof The nearly 14 500 square feet of ceramic tile on the roof helps to protect and preserve the priceless art and architecture of Hearst Castle The repair project involved several interesting challenges including efforts to protect sensitive species of bats and lichens This required scheduling removal of the tile outside the bats breeding season as well as saving and re using as many of the original lichen covered roof tiles as possible The roofing contractor for the project was Best Construction Services Inc of Gardena California and the Historic Restoration contractor was Spectra Company of Pomona California Architectural services were provided by the San Francisco office of Page and Turnbull Throughout the project workers coordinated their timing with the ongoing tours to ensure safety for visitors and roof contractors while having minimal impact on public access La Cuesta Encantada The Enchanted Hill high above the

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/roof-project-completed-at-hearst-castle/ (2016-02-09)
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  • State Parks and NOAA Remind the Public to View Elephant Seals from a Safe Distance During Upcoming Mating Season - Hearst Castle
    9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets State Parks and NOAA Remind the Public to View Elephant Seals from a Safe Distance During Upcoming Mating Season Contact Jim Milbury NOAA 562 980 4006 Lisa Remington State Parks 805 235 3533 Please follow this link for recent activity from KSBY News Coverage http www ksby com news elephant seals break through boardwalk fence SAN SIMEON Calif The California Department of Parks and Recreation and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are urging the public to view northern elephant seals from a safe distance especially during the upcoming mating season of December and January Once thought to be extinct these elephant seals have made a dramatic recovery over the last century bounding back from less than a 100 to an estimated 210 000 239 000 animals The rookery of elephant seals at Piedras Blancas has recently become one of the largest on the west coast of the United States with an estimated population of 23 320 But as their numbers increase so has the potential for humans to interact intentionally or unintentionally with these animals And despite their sometimes docile and clumsy appearance elephant seals can be extremely quick and sometimes vicious if humans or their pets get too close In addition all marine mammals like elephant seals are protected under federal law and anyone harassing these animals by getting too close may be subject to prosecution under the Marine Mammal Protection Act To report a violation please call the NOAA Enforcement Hotline at 1 800 853 1964 To assist the public in safely viewing these animals the following viewing guidelines are provided Watch quietly from a safe distance of at least 100 feet remember wild animals are unpredictable

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/state-parks-noaa-remind-public-view-elephant-seals-safe-distance-upcoming-mating-season/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Work on Bluff Trail Accessibility Project Completed at Montana de Oro State Park - Hearst Castle
    Employment Friends of Hearst Castle News Menu Reserve your tickets Plan Your Visit News Updates Search for Tuesday February 9 2016 Tweet Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets Work on Bluff Trail Accessibility Project Completed at Montana de Oro State Park Long awaited accessibility improvements to restrooms parking areas scenic overlooks bridges trail surfaces and routes are complete California State Parks has completed a 1 3 million accessibility improvement project at Montana de Oro State Park California State Parks began accessibility work on the Bluff Trail in Montana de Oro State Park last year The project is complete ahead of schedule and visitors to Montana de Oro State Park are enjoying the even trail surface scenic overlooks and accessibility features State Park docents have conducted accessible guided hikes on the trail The project improved access for people with disabilities and included Replacing the 2 restrooms at the Coon Creek parking lot and the Bluff Trail Service Road with new ADA compliant restroom facilities Re contouring the trail surface to reduce erosion impacts restore natural hydrology and reduce water run off and allow for mobility impaired access along the full length of the Bluff Trail Installing accessible parking spaces at the north trail head parking area and the south trail head parking lot at Coon Creek Replacing the old pedestrian bridge at Corallina Cove and adding a new bridge north of Coon Creek Improving scenic overlooks by installing new decking surfaces railings and

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/work-bluff-trail-accessibility-project-completed-montana-de-oro-state-park-2/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Morro Bay State Park Trailer & Tent Campground Listed on National Register - Hearst Castle
    Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets Morro Bay State Park Trailer Tent Campground Listed on National Register The California State Office of Historic Preservation recently announced that the original Morro Bay State Park trailer and tent campground has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the California Register of Historic Resources The listing culminates a 6 year long process that started with a cultural landscape study and report prepared by the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation under the auspices of the National Park Service In the 1920s the land was originally planned as a speculative residential development surrounding a yet to be built 18 hole golf course along with tennis and croquet courts lawn bowling greens stables and a yacht club With the onset of the Great Depression in 1929 the project failed with little more than a 9 hole golf course and clubhouse completed The State purchased the Cabrillo Country Club and surrounding land in 1934 allowing it to become one of the first California State Parks The thirty acre campground located between the shore of Morro Bay and the golf course was originally constructed by President Franklin Roosevelt s Civilian Conservation Corps CCC between 1934 and 1939 as a depression era public works project The campground featured trailer and tent sites with 47 stone masonry picnic tables masonry sided grills and a restroom and shower building constructed in the park rustic architectural style all of which still stand today Other original features such as stone masonry walls curbs and drains can also be seen today The campground was expanded following World War 2 and again in 2003 to meet accessibility requirements It now includes 135

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/morro-bay-state-park-trailer-tent-campground-listed-national-register/ (2016-02-09)
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  • Hearst Castle Selects National Gallery's Curator for Museum Director - Hearst Castle
    39 years has retired but will stay on in a part time role to help with a smooth transition Levkoff was most recently the head of the department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D C where she had served for more than five years Prior to that she was curator of European sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art LACMA for nineteen years 1989 2009 where she conceived and realized the groundbreaking exhibition and book Hearst the Collector which was presented at LACMA in 2008 09 in collaboration with Hearst Castle to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the opening of the Castle to the public We are delighted that Ms Levkoff will be bringing her talents to Hearst Castle said Nick Franco State Parks Superintendent for the San Luis Obispo Coast Mary has the background in museums the history of Mr Hearst s collections and the demeanor and personality to successfully work well with the many partners on the Central Coast Levkoff is a graduate of Princeton University where her senior thesis was awarded the Frederick Barnard White Prize in Architectural History Her graduate work in the history of art was done at the Institute of Fine Arts New York University Levkoff received her formal curatorial training at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Levkoff s studies in the field of French Renaissance art have been published under the auspices of the Louvre the Musée national de la Renaissance and the École du Louvre She also wrote a catalogue of LACMA s 19 th century European sculpture Rodin in his Time Thames Hudson 1994 2 nd edition Rizzoli 2000 Her book Hearst the Collector Abrams 2008 won Sotheby s Prize for a Distinguished Publication in the History of Collecting in

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/hearst-castle-selects-national-gallerys-curator-museum-director/ (2016-02-09)
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  • News - Hearst Castle
    Download the Hearst Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets News MUSE SARCOPHAGUS BACK ON DISPLAY AT HEARST CASTLE San Simeon CA After a lengthy process of conservation treatment that spanned several years the Nine Muse Sarcophagus is back on display at Hearst Castle in the hilltop location chosen by William Randolph Hearst This sarcophagus was carved around 230 250 A D The front of the sarcophagus depicts a young man with the Greek gods Apollo and Athena along with the nine muses the minor deities who inspired literary arts The sides depict scenes from The Odyssey Read MUSE SARCOPHAGUS BACK ON DISPLAY AT HEARST CASTLE New Tour of Hearst Castle Offered for a Limited Time Areas Closed Off in Recent Years May Be Seen on New Designing the Dream Tour From June 1st through Labor Day weekend 2013 Hearst Castle will be offering the public a new tour option that gives visitors the opportunity to see parts of the castle that have been closed off from view in recent years We are a mission driven organization that prides itself on providing high quality interpretation to the public said Nick Franco Superintendent of Read New Tour of Hearst Castle Offered for a Limited Time Hearst Castle Announces New Quick Response QR Code San Simeon CA Visitors to Hearst Castle now have a new way to learn about Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument its history and art collection thanks to the use of Quick Response or

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news/page/2/ (2016-02-09)
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  • MUSE SARCOPHAGUS BACK ON DISPLAY AT HEARST CASTLE® - Hearst Castle
    Castle App Get Directions Hours Rates Summer Open Daily 9 00 a m Fall Open Daily 9 00 a m Thanksgiving Day Closed Winter Open Daily 9 00 a m Christmas Day Closed New Year s Day Closed Spring Open Daily 9 00 a m Ticket Prices Starting At 25 Adults 12 Children Ages 5 12 Under 5 free Buy Tickets MUSE SARCOPHAGUS BACK ON DISPLAY AT HEARST CASTLE San Simeon CA After a lengthy process of conservation treatment that spanned several years the Nine Muse Sarcophagus is back on display at Hearst Castle in the hilltop location chosen by William Randolph Hearst This sarcophagus was carved around 230 250 A D The front of the sarcophagus depicts a young man with the Greek gods Apollo and Athena along with the nine muses the minor deities who inspired literary arts The sides depict scenes from The Odyssey The left side of the sarcophagus is a modern restoration One of the best known Roman sarcophagi in the world the Muse Sarcophagus had once belonged to Prince Maffeo Colonna di Sciarra in Rome In 1811 he gave it to a cousin in the renowned Barberini family The Barberini family negotiated permission with the Italian government to sell and export numerous works of art including the sarcophagus The sarcophagus was purchased at auction in New York in 1910 by William Randolph Hearst He installed it before 1927 at his magnificent hilltop estate at San Simeon and it has been there ever since While it was in fairly good condition consistent with its age the sarcophagus had deteriorated over the centuries Furthermore during the years that it has been displayed outdoors it has also been exposed to environmental stresses The sarcophagus has been cleaned and consolidated and fragments that became detached have been reintegrated

    Original URL path: http://hearstcastle.org/news-releases/muse-sarcophagus-back-display-hearst-castle/ (2016-02-09)
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