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Cambria businesses see slower Hospitality Night

The North Coast has several places where residents and visitors can go to soak up the holiday spirit, including Hearst Castle and two locations with elaborate light shows — Cambria Pines Lodge and Centrally Grown at Off the Grid. That competition may have eaten into attendance at downtown Cambria’s annual Hospitality Night on Dec. 1, some said.

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Cambria CSD names Buhl water supervisor

Cambria’s services district has a new water supervisor, but the face and name are familiar. Jason Buhl had filled that Cambria Community Services District post on an interim basis for the past three months before district General Manager Jerry Gruber tapped him for the permanent assignment Dec. 5.

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2 new full-time Cambria firefighters to be sworn in

Two new full-time Cambria Fire Department fire engineers will sworn in at the Dec. 15 meeting of the town’s services district board of directors. Paramedic Mike Burkey and Michael Castellanos, emergency medical technician (EMT), will be sworn in. In addition, Dan McCrain was promoted to captain in September.

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Grant money to help with fire protection

The county’s Fire Safe Council has been awarded nearly half a million dollars in grants for the 2016-17 Cal Fire State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fee and Tree Mortality program, according to a Dec. 6 email from Dan Turner, the council’s business manager.

Cambrian: Opinion

Solstice traditions date back thousands of years

Earth’s slightly tilted axis as it travels around the sun is the basis for our seasons. As we approach the period between Dec. 20 and 23, the shortest day of the year occurs, usually on Dec. 21. It is known as winter solstice, the point when the Northern Hemisphere is farthest from the sun.

Cambrian: Opinion

Being happy, proud isn’t the same thing as gloating

My mother drove it into us to never gloat or boast. It was most unattractive and did not make you friends. Maybe it was a Catholic thing, or a small town/farm girl thing — really just an etiquette thing. At any rate, it became almost embarrassing to have any good fortune. Do I really deserve it? What will others think?

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