Cambrian: Opinion

Cambrian letters to the editor, Sept. 7, 2017

The Cambria Farmers Market float in the Pinedorado Parade featured participants dessed as fruits and vegetables.
The Cambria Farmers Market float in the Pinedorado Parade featured participants dessed as fruits and vegetables.

Car show and handicap spaces

What a wonderful turnout Sunday for the car show. Handicap spaces in front of the Vets Hall were used for the car show event. Next year, please take into consideration those who have disabilities, and the need for placard parking.

Randy McDowell, Cambria

Help provide books for middle school students

Shop the Wild West Book Fair at Santa Lucia Middle School. At SLMS, we believe reading is the key to success. To put brand new books in the hands of students is a great way to grow that love of reading. All the money raised at the fair will go toward buying shiny new books for the school’s library shelves.

The fair is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept., 11 through Friday, Sept. 15 in our library at 2850 Schoolhouse Lane in Cambria. We will be open until 7 p.m. Thursday during our Back to School Night, so come by, visit our school and shop for books. You can shop for family members or donate a book selected by our students to our library.

If you can’t make it to the school, you can support us by shopping online at (shipping is free). When you select “Shop Online,” you will see our “Wish List.” There, you can select a book for your child, grandchild or neighbor, or you can donate one directly to our school. If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, contact Suzanne Kennedy at 805-909-0917.

Help us grow a community of readers!

Suzanne Kennedy, Cambria

Thanks for years spent in Cambria

Sometime this fall, I will be moving to San Luis Obispo to be closer to my daughter and my grandson. Thank you to all of you who have been so kind to me and made my years here enjoyable ones.

Jesse Arnold, Cambria

Parade provided Cambria excitement

The Pinedorado Parade was indeed exciting, with many flags and a large crowd, and many cars and even the Grizzly Academy, to be followed by a car show at the Vets Hall in Cambria.

Clive Finchamp, Cambria

Cartoon laudable; letters less so

This week’s “View from the Beach” is the best one I’ve ever seen. The letters were drivel, though.

Deryl Robinson, Cambria

Appalled by talk of ‘fire and fury’

I was appalled when listening to our president threaten the North Koreans with “fire and fury like the world has never seen.” It seems that both Kim Jong Un and President Trump are both acting like adolescent boys in a match of bravado by making such threats to each other. The only difference between these two and adolescent boys is that the boys usually threaten each other with fisticuffs and the two “so called” adults threaten with weapons of mass destruction (nuclear weapons).

When will we (the world) get some mature adult leadership? I ask this especially in light of the potential for a worldwide nuclear exchange — an event that would almost surely lead to the extinction of most forms of life.

Dr. John Zinke, Cambria