This is in response to the letter to the editor in the April 19 Cambrian from Peter Zobian regarding 40 top NASA scientists stating there is NO scientific evidence that global warming exists. The letter had a website wherein the statement is cited.I looked up the website, read the article and was somewhat surprised that there was no link to the actual letter where I could have reviewed the scientific evidence supporting the claim. There were quite a few articles and ads in the support of marriage genre, some other religion-oriented articles, and some others attempting to refute global warming, but none with any links to any scientific data, just generalized statements from mostly unnamed people.
My views on global warming definitely lean toward the scientists peer-reviewed in Science and other sources that provide both their names and the data required to make informed decisions.
HART’s new home
The Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) in Cambria has finally found our new home. We will be moved in and operational on May 1. The new shelter is at 2638 Main Street in Cambria and in the old heart of Cambria in East Village.HART has been searching for a new home for a couple of years and just hadn’t found the right place until now. We are in the throes of making improvements to the new property to “cat proof” the free-roaming living areas, build out the office and retail space, add storage and make plumbing and electrical modifications.
All of this is necessary and costly so we are asking for donations to cover as much of the costs as possible. Monetary donations can be made by mailing a check or through PayPal at www.slohart.org.
Volunteers are needed as well and a call to 927-7377 to offer help is greatly appreciated.
We are planning an open house and ribbon cutting in July and will post the date on our website (www.slohart.org) shortly. Tours of the shelter will be held throughout the day, and there will be music, food and fun as well. Former Honorary Mayor Kim Maston will be officiating the ribbon cutting ceremony and there will be a blessing of the animals and shelter as well.
Denise Newbarr, vice president
Homeless Animal Rescue Team
Many library helpers
Saturday, April 14, the Friends of the Cambria Library hosted an enjoyable evening with Beth and David Yudovin. David is well known for his channel swims throughout the world under very trying circumstances. The two put on a wonderful presentation with the proceeds going to the Friends in pursuit of finishing off the new library. They were very generous in showing their support and so was the crowd.
I wanted to thank some of the key groups who made this evening possible. Thanks goes to the Linns, John and Renee, for providing a delicious lasagna/salad dinner. Also a big thanks to Steve Spisak, Rotary Club Interact organizer, for rustling up students from Coast Union’s Interact Club and parents to serve the meals and clean up.
Thanks to Laura McKinney and her deco crew we had a nautical theme on each table. It all made the event fun and spirited.
We also need to thank The American Legion for manning the bar for the evening and Dora Lane for selling tickets for the refreshments.
I cannot forget to thank all the Friends involved in ticket selling, set-up and clean-up. All had a wonderful time, thanks to the Yudovins.
Here’s looking at you, Red
The Red Holloway memorial Sunday, April 22, was everything I was hoping for to honor one of Cambria's favorite sons. His daughter Denice Rivers brought the house down with her singing and she was on stage with the best musicians in the area. Among the local artists that afternoon were Danny Pelfrey, Scott Wright, Charlie Shoemake and Michael Schimberg. Over $1,100 was raised in donations for the Cambria Youth Music Scholarship Fund by the generosity of the attendees.
The event did not happen by itself. Schimberg and Jim Conroy proved to be invaluable to guarantee the success of the affair and Steve Crimmel from Painted Sky did an incredible job at the sound controls.
It takes a lot of help to pull something like this off, so here we go: The American Legion, The Sons of The American Legion, the Cambria Community Services District (which donated the use of the room), the Cambria Chorale (which donated the cookies), “Crazy Stan” (who donated the water), Kyle Ronamus from KJEWEL, Jim Kampschroer from KTEA, Patrick Pemberton from The Tribune, Glen Starkey from the New Times, Bert Etling from The Cambrian, Linda Knipe (Red’s manager), Doc O’Connor (who filled in for me whereever I needed him), all the musicians who haven’t been named who played to honor Red, my wife, Stephanie, for letting me do this, and all of Red’s friends and fans who made the room feel magical. Thank you!