Want to live here
C ambria now has a chance to move forward after many years of trying to find enough water to help in the crisis during drought conditions, here are a few facts to consider.
• In the ’70s a lake that would catch water from the rain and mountains was discussed and decided that it cost too much and since then many studies have been conducted with no real solution.
•Now Cambria has another chance to solve their water problem and the federal government is willing to help pay for the project which would be a big burden off of the town and people.
•This project would lower the water bills because more people would be paying into to the fund and spreading the cost to more homes.
•Another benefit would be this project would create more jobs for the town people and more businesses would thrive and open up a few more businesses, and the state of California would like to see a few more homes to bring some tax money.
•With forest fires in Santa Barbara last year and Big Sur the previous year, common sense tells me that Cambria should pull out all the stops to make sure that they would be prepared for any type of disaster and the number-one concern would be forest fires. If there was a fire without sufficient water everybody would lose and nobody would visit and people would move away. If there was enough water for more families, business and water to fight a fire, everybody wins.
•When the desal is complete more families will be able to move to Cambria and more kids will be able to attend the school that is now getting smaller in student size. This increase in students would allow more teachers to be employed in the town which would bring more tax dollars again, win/win situation for everybody.
I would like to mention that we bought our lot on Langton in 1989 and every year we have paid the taxes and have complied with the weed abatement program. We are not speculators looking to make a profit. We do plan on retiring to the Central Coast in Cambria to get away from the cold weather here in Ohio.
Every time we visit Cambria my wife makes it a priority to walk The Ranch as much as possible, sometimes three times a day, and we always meet warm and wonderful people.
Lance&Debbie Warner Rossford, Ohio
Making a list
I am making my Christmas list early for my little village this year, so Santa will have time to grant my wishes.
I want 100 new customers each for the Cookie Crock, Cambria Village Pharmacy, Linn’s, Cambia Drug&Gift, Cambria Nursery & Florist, Redwood Café, The Wise Owl and all the other unique and wonderful businesses in Cambria. I love them all and want them to succeed.
Don’t forget, Santa, the 500 or so folks who pay taxes and are waiting to become a part of this little slice of heaven. They would welcome the chance to be those new customers we so desperately need in our community.
Also, please don’t send us Wal-Mart, Payless, McDonald’s or K-Mart. We love our business owners who are already our neighbors.
Betty Gatto Cambria
Healthcare hits home
Lois Capps, our 23rd district representative, deserves all of our thanks for actively supporting the recent and historic health care bill. In our district alone the healthcare reform will be felt in many ways, including:
--Ban on discrimination against 17,000 residents with pre-existing conditions;
--Providing tax credits and other assistance for up to 143,000 families;
--Extending coverage to 92,000 uninsured residents;
--Saving 900 families from healthcare-related bankruptcy; and
--Getting full prescription drug coverage for 92,000 seniors on Medicare.
There is more to do, but this is an important first step.
Mark Landgreen Cambria
What could go wrong?
Let me get this straight —we did pass a healthcare plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn’t read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, all to be overseen by surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke!
What could possibly go wrong???
Don Campo Cambria
In our community we have many remarkable residents. Their generosity and engagement is a matter of public record. This was demonstrated once again at the very successful fundraiser for Sarah Wright that the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion recently hosted.
So many people came out to show their support for this exceptional young lady. Thanks to everyone who attended, bought raffle tickets and made donations to help fund Sarah’s trip to Spain with AFS.
Thanks to the American Legion for their valuable support, to Clark Doyle, Steve Kniffen and the Sons of the American Legion for donating and cooking the food, to the musicians who performed at the event, and special thanks to Peachy Canyon Winery for supplying their fine wine and for staffing the bar. Our Cambria business owners responded as always with great raffle prizes. Sharon Bisso of AFS, the grammar school and the junior high school all helped with ticket sales. Thanks to the hardworking volunteers of the Ladies Auxiliary, who once again came through with a top-notch effort.
Have a great experience in Spain, Sarah. The town of Cambria salutes your courage!
Shelley Woeste, secretary
American Legion Auxiliary