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Cambria fire chief, wife share lives with 3 adopted kids

Most Cambrians know William Hollingsworth as the town’s fire chief and longtime firefighter. However, people who really know him and wife Jandee Hollingsworth also know their story of love, compassion and commitment for three sibling youngsters they did not bear, but who are now definitely their children.

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Hwy. 1 closures, Big Sur bridge failure taking a toll on tourism

Businesses near the focal point of damage to Highway 1 — the Big Sur area — are being hammered by a long-term closure of the scenic coastal highway, and the effects are being felt farther south, as well. Representatives of the Big Sur, Cambria and Cayucos chambers of commerce all cited downturns as a result of the closure, while Caltrans worked on replacing a failed bridge and clearing the highway of mudslides.

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Cambria Grammar School Principal Bob Watt set to retire

For the second time in as many years, Coast Unified School District is looking for a new principal to take the reins at one of its campuses. Cambria Grammar School Principal Bob Watt has announced he’s retiring as of July, triggering a search for a successor, Superintendent Vicki Schumacher said at a school board meeting.

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Trees fall, soaked earth gives way in latest North Coast storm

A large tree fell across Cambria’s Burton Drive west of Highway 1 on Friday morning amid steady rain that had been falling since before daybreak. Around noon, a second section of Burton Drive was closed off, with reports of another tree down, and part of a hillside along Pineknolls Drive gave way, forcing a family there to evacuate.

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Baby elephant seals eat, sleep and cuddle with their moms at the crowded Piedras Blancas rookery

Elephant seal pups grow up at their rookery south of the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in San Luis Obispo County in February and early March. By mid-March most of the mothers will have departed after four weeks of nursing and fasting, leaving the little ones behind to find their way in the ocean.
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Baby elephant seals eat, sleep and cuddle with their moms at the crowded Piedras Blancas rookery

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How Cambria's colorful, often kooky, scarecrows are made

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Actor Ed Asner urges Cambria residents to get involved in local elections

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