April 8, 1923: "A glass structure for the forestry lookout to be stationed on the top of La Cumbre peak, is to be built by the forestry service at once. La Cumbre rises high above Santa Ynes range, back of Santa Barbara, and from it the lookout will be able to scan the forest for many miles. A telephone line will connect the peak station with the headquarters office in the Federal building here. Night and day a lookout will be on duty in the glass house throughout the summer and fall season." (San Francisco Chronicle)
September 7, 1923: "Along the mountain crest overlooking this city a dramatic battle was in progress this morning between flames and forest rangers endeavoring to save the forest lookout station on La Cumbre peak. The forest fire, which had been burning eastward, because of a sudden change in the wind, turned westward again and from three sides swept toward the station, which was recently completed. (Santa Cruz Evening News)
August 19, 1938:"Of about 5000 or more visitors that visit the La Cumbre Lookout, Los Padres, in the six months of fire season, the lookout man has observed an interesting fact. Foreign and eastern visitors are the most courteous, like to ask questions about trees and shrubbery but do not seem to be fire conscious. Of the many foreign visitors, the Germans seem to be the most fire conscious, seemingly due to the more rigid forest rules in Germany. Western people are very fire conscious as they all know how this brush burns. This appears to be due to our extensive fire prevention publicity, but westerners are the least courteous. -Chas. Rubick, Lookout Man - Los Padres -" (California Ranger)
March 5, 1969: "June 1925: Lookout Moore, on La Cumbre Peak, said that the Lookout Station swayed violently and the mountains looked like the sea tossed by a storm. They were swaying back and forth like gigantic waves." (Star-News) Article describing the experience of an earthquake.