Cambrian: Opinion

Cambrian Letters to the Editor, Nov. 12-18


This letter is to thank the Cambria community for its support for the Cambria Climate Action day at Shamel Park on Oct. 24. By the end of event day, people in Cambria and around the globe had attended 5,248 events in 181 countries — the largest single day of activism and demonstrations the world has ever seen. These folks, who truly represented a cross-section of the world’s peoples, had one message in mind: Climate change is the single most important problem facing our planet.

Many Cambrians who came to the park helped reduce the event’s impact by taking public transportation, walking, biking or sharing a ride. Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson was one of many who arrived by bicycle. He wasn’t the only area decision-maker at the event: Second District Planning Commissioner Anne Wyatt and Planning Commission Chairman Sarah Christie also spent the afternoon at Shamel Park.

Toward the end of the event, Peter Douglas, principle author of the 1976 Coastal Act and executive director of the California Coastal Commission since 1985, gave a short talk.Thanks to Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve and Greenspace — the Cambria Land Trust, 350 disease-resistant pine seedlings will be planted by folks who signed up that day. We were also glad to raise awareness about the Cambria Forest Management Plan — a guide to protect the magnificent forest Cambrians live amidst.

Those who attended, the weather, the entertainers and the special ambiance of our community park, all combined for a great Cambria afternoon. We believe our message of a fair and just climate policy to fight rampant climate change will be heard when the United Nations Climate Commission meets next month in Copenhagen. And that’s a good place to start the changes that must be made if we are to preserve the planet as we know it.

Stevan Rosenlind and Amanda Rice, on behalf of the

Cambria 350 Climate Action Group

Petition begs question

I read with interest the discussion about the proposed park at the Cambria Community Services District meeting on Oct. 22.

The photo of a 103-foot-long petition signed by 66 residents endorsing the park raises an interesting question: 66 endorsements is only 1-in-100 Cambria residents.Do the other 99 not want the soccer field, restrooms and parking lots, or do they have no idea what is being pushed upon them?

Bob Johnson


Want quiet? Speak up

The Board of Supervisors has directed staff to work on a “disturbing the peace” ordinance. As a representative of Advocates for Quiet, I am encouraging those of you with bothersome noise issues to contact me and let me know the extent and location of the annoyance.

Supervisor Bruce Gibson wrote to advise me regarding the upcoming ordinance; I will meet with the Land Use Committee to discuss the aspects of noise and provide the viewpoint and comments of the residents of Cambria both to the North Coast Advisory Council and Supervisor Gibson. Please contact me at 927-5351 or Thank you.

Sylvia A. Hanna, Advocates for Quiet


Homecoming — yes!

Regarding “Homecoming — not!” (Oct. 29):

I was saddened to read the letter from Joey Romero regarding his views on Homecoming at Coast Union High School.

My son is a student at Coast Union and also a member of Coast’s Associated Student Body class. The 24 students, under the direction of new ASB teacher Ms. Darcy Dobrec, worked their behinds off for close to a month to plan this week-long event. These ASB students raised $1,050 in donations from The American Legion Women’s Auxillary, Rotary Club of Cambria and Sunrise Rotary, and the Bronco Booster Club for the fireworks show.

In addition, they sold balloon bouquets to the businesses around town (thank you, Mr. Romero to your family, for purchasing one too!), organized the fireworks show, made banners and hung posters all over town, organized the parade, contacted community members to ride in the parade and planned a wonderful half-time show — not just for “Coast Union alumni” but for every Cambrian who showed their support and attended the football game and event.

These are just a few of the things this amazing group of students did. Most of these ASB students are very academic and continued to keep their grades up while asked to put in many long hours to do Homecoming Week.

I have sold cookies for the past three years at Homecoming. My table is placed right in the path where I can see everyone who passes. Next time, come join me and you too can see all the alumni students returning from college, or the many who now have families of their own and are supporting Coast by attending Homecoming. It is exciting and fun!

I am sorry you did not see any of your classmates, I am sorry you did not get a ribbon and I am sorry you had to pay to get in just like everyone else did. What people need to realize is that the school is on a very tight budget and anything of an extracurricular nature needs the help and support from our community in order to continue. Sports, drama, and ASB have all suffered from the cutbacks.

You want to talk about great people? Thank the Coast Union 2009-2010 ASB class for a tremendous Homecoming Week! Bravo Broncos, on your big win, and kudos to all Cambrians who came out to Homecoming and who continue to support Coast Union High School!

Susan Stuczynski


‘Outpouring of love’

The Soto family would like to express our gratitude with a special “thank -you” to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, cards, flowers, special masses, and food in memory of Shirlene Ann Soto and Walter Earl Elliott.God’s comfort and peace has surrounded us by the outpouring of love which has been overwhelming during this time of sadness for our family.

The Soto family