Here are some links on the situation, gleaned and consolidated from the discussion going on in obriansnavy.
Slide show of photos from the Ventura County Star
Video footage from same: http://wms.scripps.com/ventura/ship.w
A post with first-hand photos made by aghrivaine to the community obriansnavy
Follow-up post made by same in same.
Sign on San Diego's story
The Lady Washington's statement on the situation
...and if you have a registration password for the LA Times there's several articles in there you can find by searching on "Irving Johnson".
I'll be x-posting parts of this to tallshipgeeks, but i figured since many of us in this comm are familiar with the LAMI twin brigs and other tallships that make berth in the various CA ports, we might want to talk about, i dunno, maybe some kind of fundraising effort or coordinating a volunteer effort once they do get her off that sandbar if there's extensive maintenance required. Ugh. I just feel so sick and sad.