Posted inRecreation

The Cambria Tennis Club Keeps Up

One of the goals of the Cambria Tennis Club (CTC) is to maintain and improve the six tennis courts at Coast Union High School.  This week the Club took out the two worn-out windscreens on the west side of Court Six and replaced them with custom-made windscreens.

     CTC’s maintenance efforts are on-going.  For example, in 2020 the Club re-surfaced three of the courts.  In 2021, the Club replaced two tattered windscreens behind Court Three and Court Six.  The maintenance needs are not just the high visibility projects such as court resurfacing and maintaining windscreens, but also repairing and replacing nets, maintaining the ball machine, repairing fences and cracks, purchasing rain squeegees, paying for the porta-potty rental, securing insurance, and purchasing tennis ball repressurizing equipment, to name just a few ways CTC maintains the tennis courts.

     These efforts require funding, so CTC was delighted to learn recently that the Cambria Community Council approved the Club’s application for a grant to help the CTC continue its mission to maintain the six tennis courts.  The Club’s Board of Directors is grateful that the Council finds the work of the CTC worthy of support.          It has been gratifying to see many folks out on the courts this summer, including many visitors in town.  For anyone who wants to renew a love of the game or just knock off the rust, CTC encourages all interested tennis enthusiasts to check out the Club at Saturday drop-in doubles at 9:00 a.m. or contact the Club to see if a game can be arranged.  For further information, check out the Club website ( or reach out to someone in the Club by phone at 805-927-1576

Posted inChurches

A Busy October is Planned at First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church (FBC) community anticipates a busy fall season.  The October highlights will be a “Trail’r-Treat” on Saturday, October 29, a family-friendly event featuring hot dogs, special treats, face painting, games, and a bounce house.  The entire community is welcome to participate from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the FBC parking lot.  

     FBC women continue monthly and weekly events.  On the first Monday of every month at 9:30 a.m., FBC women gather at Lily’s Coffeehouse for “Fill your Cup” for great conversation.  Everyone is welcome and there is a gift card giveaway.  On the last Thursday of the month, FBC women gather for “Busy Bees Sewing” to prepare and package items for new mothers and babies served by Memorial Christian Hospital in Bangladesh.  The group meets from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Drop-ins are welcome and are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

     The hour-long “Fit for a Purpose” classes for women are held every Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The class rotates among the topics of nutrition; dance and movement; core, stretch and tone; and light weight training.  The classes are open to all women of all levels of fitness.  Attendees are asked to bring water and a yoga mat.  All classes are free, and parking is available.

    Weekly youth activities continue with junior high and high school-age kids meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at FBC.  The Youth Collective (a collaborative effort of local evangelical churches) continues to meet on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Community Presbyterian’s Youth Hut on Burton Way.  

     Small groups for men, women, and everyone meet weekly.  Pastor Josh Lieurance is continuing his message series, “Journey Through the Torah” that explores the roots of Christianity in the first five books of the Old Testament and will run for the rest of the year.

     Visitors are always welcome at FBC, located at the corner of Highway 1 and Ardath Drive. FBC continues to stream weekly services on Facebook and on the church website.  For additional information, including details on meeting locations, please contact the church office at 805.927.4789, or visit the FBC website at:

Posted inArts

Photographers Wanted: No Pay but the Hours are Great

A new feature is being added to the cambriaca in the coming issues – “Cambriaca Photo of the Week.”  All readers are invited to submit high-quality photographs that capture some timely and newsworthy aspect of the Cambria and San Simeon communities.

     The idea is that photos should be both excellent images and also communicate something about a current event around town.  Much as great nature photography is much appreciated, we are not looking for spectacular photos of tom turkeys or crashing waves.  Rather, a photo of interest might capture folks building a new scarecrow or setting up for a fund-raiser – or even a drone shot of a Friday Farmer’s Market.  Thus, the idea — great photos but relating to local news.

     Credit will be given to the photographer, of course.  The final decisions on which photos are published, as well as on all text associated with the photos, rest with the cambriaca.  Anyone who is interested in contributing to this new feature should review the requirements shown in the frame.