927 show gratitude
I would like to give a huge thanks to all the people who helped put on another successful 927 Show. It can never be done without many hands.
I would first like to thank Steve Provost for the wonderful articles in the Cambrian and Tribune. I would also like to Thank John FitzRandolph for our radio spot.
Thank you to Patrice Wyse and Jim Rogers for help spearheading the event. Thank you to the take-in, setup and take-down crew and hosts for the weekend: Rosemary Pisciotta, Dell Mathieson, Holly and Howard McCain, Nancy Dapelo, Claudia Soloman, Diane Teizle, Ramona Voge, Sue Robinson, Tom Gould, Chuck McMillan, Carolyn Pye, Jim Babcock, Robin Wayne, Jeanette Wolff, Kathi and Bob Rippe, Laura Minnella, Carol Flash, Ken and Linda Dunn, Lana Cochrun, Judy Schuster, Tody and John Shankle, Marjorie Ziotowitz, Steve Kellogg, Taylor and Joseph Hilden, Randy Schwalbe , Gail Stevens, Mary Lou Linstedt, and our judges, Peggy Christiansen, Madelaine Perrone and Jill Turnbow.
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I would also like to thank our local businesses for their donations: Linn's, The Cambria Beer Co., The Black Cat and the Café on Bridge Street. Thank You again all, and please forgive me if I have missed someone; all your help was important.
927 Show chair
Kitchen Tour thanks
Our “15th Annual Great Kitchens of Cambria” kitchen tour in support of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve was a terrific success!
This year’s attendees enjoyed perfect weather, six diverse kitchens, fabulous food and drink, along with entertainment by Pat Burbank, Sandra Martin, Ron Perry, and Carolyn Kelley. Many felt lucky to have secured a ticket to the sold-out event.
We’d like to thank our home/business owners for generously opening their kitchens: Tom Alexander and Tanya Hildebrand, Susan Barghini and Gary Swauger, Kara and Richard Breen, Centrally Grown, Lucie Ryan and Ian McLauchlan, and Joyce Williams.
We’d also like to thank our sponsors: Home Arts, Betty Malone — Realtor, Pacific Hair, Robin’s Restaurant, San Simeon Travel, and Wayne Gracey Construction; our donors: A Matter of Taste, Centrally Grown, Cookie Crock Market, Cutruzzola Vineyards, Firestone Walker Brewing, La Terraza Mexican Grill, Shana McCormick, StarFlower Professional Services; and, our prize donors: Bayside Cafe, Cambria Center for the Arts, Central Coast Outdoors, Susan and Bob Detweiler, Fog’s End Bed & Breakfast, Friends of Hearst Castle, Little Sur Inn, Manta Rey Restaurant, Moonstone Cellars, Moonstone Beach Bar & Grill, New Moon, Onboard Nautical (Papagallo II), The Place and The Sea Chest.
Heartfelt thanks to Heidi Deters, Sharon Heyne, Becky Kincaid, and Chris Landgreen for their support.
We appreciate our ticket venues: A Matter of Taste, Cambria Chamber of Commerce, Forden’s, and Idler’s.
Special thanks to all of our (too many to mention) FFRP office volunteers, our wonderful kitchen docents, and our strong signage/delivery-dudes.
Sincerest thanks to all for supporting our Ranch.
Jan Bahringer, Verlinda Bailey, Marcelle Bakula, JoEllen Butler, Valerie Eastman, Alex Ferguson, Susan Loganbill, Lorna Mumper, Loree Parral, Joyce Renshaw, Gail Robinette, Suzy Siegler
The 2015 Kitchen Tour Committee
Medical care needed
William Seavey’s July 23 “Viewpoint” really hit home with our family. As homeowners on Marine Terrace since 2002, we would love to consider moving up full time when I reach retirement age. However, the lack of a medical facility and doctor capable of treating emergencies is a nonstarter.
We’ve had to put off several trips already due to medical issues and had to endure one long ride for an emergency to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara.
Many people believe that the water shortage is Cambria’s most pressing issue, and I don’t want to minimize it.
However, lack of skilled medical care should also be treated as the crisis it is. We hope the CCHD will take prompt affirmative action to begin rectifying this serious problem.
Cambria and Balboa Island
I have been trying for months to get the attention of someone about the fact that there is a lot of vacant land in Cambria that is not being taken care of by anyone and is a fire hazard that needs to be addressed. I think the people of Cambria should know about this issue and maybe, with their input, something can be done.
There are, at least four paper roads in Cambria and many 10-foot parcels.
Paper roads are shown and named on legal maps, but there is no physical road for anyone to travel on with any vehicle. I think the 10-foot parcels were created because of extra land and lots were to be only 25 feet wide.
None of this property is being maintained.
I have spoken with many people, including both fire departments, heads of county departments, Supervisor Bruce Gibson and his assistant.
According to a legal description, my neighbor has been given, or obtained, four lots free.
There is no assessor’s parcel number attached to this land so he pays no taxes, but he can use this land and, according to this legal declaration, he owns the land.
I don’t know to the extent he can use it (build something there, landscape, etc.), but it is his land.
My thinking tells me this legal approach needs to be changed and updated, especially since we are currently in a fire-risk emergency.
Any public publication in this area might be helpful in getting things changed.