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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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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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CCSD faces fines up to $600,000 on 3 water board violation notices

Faced with three official notices of violation from the state Regional Water Quality Control Board, officials and staffers at Cambria’s services district have been pushing to prove that they’re eager and able to correct the problems that triggered those notices sent Feb. 9. The issues could cost the Cambria Community Services District about $600,000 in administrative fines, $466,000 of which would be for being late in filing nearly 30 required reports over two years.

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Cost of mudslide at Cambria’s ambulance station rising

The mudslide that forced local emergency responders Cambria ambulance station on Main Street is becoming a long-term challenge for the health care district. On Wednesday, district trustees allocated an amount “not to exceed $20,000” for Coastal Engineering & Surveying to conduct an extensive analysis of the property.

Cambrian: Sports

Coast Union boys enter basketball playoffs as top seed

Coast Union’s boys varsity basketball team wrapped up the regular season Feb. 10 with a 67-27 victory at Shandon. It was the ninth time in the past 10 Coast Valley League games that the Broncos scored at least 60 points — having only failed to reach that mark Feb. 3 against Valley Christian Academy, when they scored 58.

Cambrian: Opinion

Alternative facts spread to marine sanctuary debate

Three members of the five-member SLO County Board of Supervisors voted last week to officially oppose the Chumash Heritage National Sanctuary, a coastal preserve that would stretch 140 miles from where Santa Rosa Creek spills into the ocean in Cambria to Gaviota Creek in Santa Barbara County.

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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 1:56

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