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Ray Dienzo Appointed as CCSD Acting General Manager

At a Special Meeting of the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) Board of Directors convened yesterday, November 16, District Engineer Ray Dienzo was appointed as Acting General Manager.  The motion was made by President Donn Howell, seconded by Tom Gray, and the vote was 5-0 in favor.

     Dienzo has lived on the Central Coast for over 30 years.  He graduated from the California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly) engineering program.  Prior to joining the CCSD, Ray started his water/wastewater engineering career in the private sector as a consulting engineer, then moved to the public sector as a Project Engineer and later was promoted to Supervising Water Resources Engineer for the Water Resources Division in the County Public Works Department. Since 2008, Dienzo has served as a part-time instructor at Cuesta College, teaching courses on water treatment and water distribution operation.

     General Manager John Weigold, IV submitted his resignation as General Manager of the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) on November 13.  His last day with the CCSD as stipulated in his letter to Donn Howell, President of the Board of Directors, was Tuesday, November 15.

     In part, Weigold’s letter stated, “I recently became engaged and will be relocating to the Santa Barbara, California area. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the knowledge and experience I have gained by working with you, the Board, and staff at the District. I am very grateful for the time I have spent on our team and the professional relationships I’ve built.”

     Weigold is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, the Naval War College, and the Joint Forces Staff College.  He previously served as the deputy commander, U.S. Seventh Fleet based in Yokosuka, Japan, and as the head of operations for the U.S. Navy in Seoul, South Korea.  In his military reserve capacity, Weigold continued service as a Navy rear admiral and as the deputy director of operations at U.S. Pacific Command which oversees all U.S. military operations in the Indo-Pacific region.

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CCSD Provides Sand for Bagging against Seasonal Rain

In preparation for the upcoming winter with the seasonal rains that can be heavy and sometimes disastrous to lower structures, residents can fill sandbags at the Cambria dog park.  The Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) is providing the sand.

     The public must bring shovels and sandbags to fill bags, as no tools or materials except sand will be available on site.  The parking lot for the dog park is located at the end of Rodeo Grounds Road, that is, the unpaved road off to the right before Burton Drive takes a sharp curve to the left and winds up the hill.  Sandbags are available for purchase at most local hardware stores.  Sandbags are not available at the Cambria Fire Department or at the District offices.

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Photo of the Week

September 11 – 18

Our first submission for “Photo of the Week,” from Art Watanabe, captures one of the better aspects of life in Cambria. The photo depicts (from left to right) Sharon Young, Christine Heinrichs, Zahaira Melendrez, Violet Wills, and Claudia Harmon Worthen participating in the newly revived “Squibbing Day” on September 11. Squibbing Day is Cambria’s Fall cleanup day, named for Paul and Louise Squibb, owners of the historic Squibb House. The Squibbs are known for their dedicated efforts to keep our community clean, and their efforts, along with others that joined them, became known as “Squibbing.”

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