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North Coast holds breath, watches the hills for Chimney Fire

The erratic Chimney Fire not only roared through various neighborhoods and areas around the craggy boundary of Lake Nacimiento, it also blazed north and west over ridges and canyons to threaten Hearst Castle, Hearst Ranch lands, Rocky Butte and the crucial emergency communications hub there, and various inland properties in rural sections of the North Coast.

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Highway 1 rumble strip project expected to cause minor delays

Work on the Caltrans rumble strip safety project on Highway 1 has moved back into the North Coast area, where it’s to continue into early or mid-September. Motorists will encounter one-way reversing traffic control from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with flaggers from Burton Drive to just south of Cambria Drive for two days during the week of Aug. 29 and for three additional days during the week of Sept. 6.

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EIR for Cambria water plant has been delayed

The Cambria Community Services District was told recently that the draft environmental study on the Sustainable Water Facility may not be ready by the end of the month, so that the public and regulatory agencies can review it. District directors Thursday, Aug. 25, will again consider lifting a suspension on at least one outstanding intent-to-serve letter for water service in Cambria, and discuss the town’s Stage 3 water emergency status.

Cambrian: Opinion

Fire’s questions: What to take, what to leave behind

It’s funny what goes through your mind when you think you may have to leave everything you’ve known/had for 27 years behind. While Cambria has been bravely protected, I must say the for the first time in my 35 years of living here, I was seriously nervous Saturday as I watched bombers dropping retardant on the hills behind San Simeon.

Cambrian: Opinion

Condor comeback defies lingering DDT danger

Some troublesome themes in this world just won’t go away: bigotry, war, violence against innocents, abject poverty, corruption and disease, to name a few. In the natural world — the only one we have — the troublesome threats to wildlife are caused by loss of habitat, pollution and pesticides, including the champion of all hazards, DDT.

Cambrian: Sports

Garney, Kellogg win Cambria tennis event

Lois Garney and Steve Kellogg won their divisions in the Cambria Tennis Club’s annual summer tournament at Coast Union High School. Birgitta Tegelberg and Bill Seavey were runners-up in the modified mixed doubles event, where players interchanged partners.

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Cambria teen found dead in Nacimiento Lake remembered as fun-loving kid

Dante Garcia Mora of Cambria spent his final days doing what many San Luis Obispo County teens do during the summer: showing a pig at the Mid-State Fair. The 16-year-old's body was found Friday night in Nacimiento Lake, where he’d gone swimming.
Laura Dickinson
Cambria teen found dead in Nacimiento Lake remembered as fun-loving kid 1:12

Cambria teen found dead in Nacimiento Lake remembered as fun-loving kid

Drones used to count gray whales off Piedras Blancas 1:58

Drones used to count gray whales off Piedras Blancas

A drone’s-eye view of Cambria's pine forest 1:54

A drone’s-eye view of Cambria's pine forest

Blowing glass at Harmony Glassworks 1:33

Blowing glass at Harmony Glassworks