Community members are placing flowers and painted rocks on Kristin Smart's memorial in Shell Beach for her birthday.
Smart was born on February 20, 1977. She would have turned 44 years old.
The Cal Poly student's memorial on Cliff Avenue near Dinosaur Caves Park is decorated with teddy bears, ribbons and flower bouquets.
Christopher Lambert, the voice behind the "Your Own Backyard" podcast investigating Smart's disappearance in 1996, earned the South County Humanitarian of the Year Award for 2020.