Cambrian: Opinion

Cambrian Letters to the Editor Aug. 7

How to treat others?

As a teenager, I remembered seeing Karen Carpenter sing, “Bless the Beasts and the Children.” I think it’s very fitting for this (927 Allied Arts) show.

If some people have no respect for the death of a cat, how would they treat other animals, children or other adults alive or dead? Most people feel you can judge one’s personality by the way they treat others. I firmly believe this.

It really makes me think we have some people living here who truly need some professional help. Remember the old song, let’s give them “Something to Talk About.”

How true.

Ann Marascio


No to ‘Best of Show’

Allied Arts Association is no match point. Instead they (the judges) don’t get the point.

Ann Pope’s opinion last week never mentioned anything about imposing judgment on any artist or censoring any entries for 927. What my concern is as an artist: What thought process, what artistic values are used to decide what was Best of Show?

As Allied Arts indicated, good art should evoke some kind of emotional response. By the very nature of that statement by Allied Arts that there is good art, then there must be bad art.

This “thing” is bad art and never should have won Best of Show.

I guess I’ll have to walk on the wild side into the plate of excrement with the judges, but I’ll be damned to sit down with them and say “yum.”

Bruce Marchese

Artist and member of Allied Arts, Cambria

Suicidal skunks

Suicidal skunks?

Does anyone know why there are so many suicidal skunks on the road lately? Are they looking for food, water, mates or just depressed?

It is not only Cambria, but all over the county.

Any ideas?

Bonny Spencer


Paradise lost

I am compelled to write this letter to express my deep sadness upon losing the most amazing, wonderful, quiet view from a home my husband and I built 15 years ago in order to be secluded and live a peaceful life among the beautiful trees of Cambria.

Granted, some people may think eucalyptus trees are not the most beautiful. But the spot that they were viciously destroyed in a few days in our backyard was our beauty, and it is heartbreaking to see them gone. They were more than 100 years old and planted on purpose as a wind-breaker for Cambria.

Upon waking up to the shrill sound of saws and shredders and the cutting down of every eucalyptus tree on the rodeo grounds, I drove down to ask why. I was told it was the first phase of the community park that will probably never be built because there’s not enough water and not enough money.

But there was enough money to destroy our precious sanctuary without even a notice that it was going to take place.

How would you feel as a homeowner here if your house was drastically altered in one day without at least a courtesy notice?

Lynda Laylon

Vault Gallery, Cambria

Water comes first

If it is true that there is any realistic possibility of Cambrians running out of water at the tap, I don’t understand how either Pinedorado or the Scarecrow Festival can go on this year as scheduled.

Regardless of conservation efforts, there can be no doubt that water use would go up significantly during these events.

I recognize that both events are important to the business community and the people it employs, but I believe that the individual residents of Cambria should be given first consideration.

It is not an acceptable potential alternative to assure Cambria’s residents that bottled water will be available to them in the event that the taps run dry.

Rick Hoppe