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CHC to Dedicate New Facility Serving Cambria and San Simeon

A dedication ceremony for the Cambria Health Center (1276 Tamson Drive in the Cambria Village Square) will be held on Friday, July 1, from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m.  To reserve a seat for the dedication ceremony, please email Chrissy Montez (

     The new clinic, under construction for most of 2021, opened in January of this year.  The clinic is significantly larger than the previous location and has added additional examination rooms, including a blood draw lab that opened in early April.  The clinic has added several new staff positions including a new practice manger, another staff nurse, and a chiropractor who sees patients one day a week.  

     Clinic hours for primary care with Nurse Practitioner Cesilia Lomeli and Dr. Benjamin Cooke are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The clinic closes for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  The clinic offers chiropractic care on Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Behavioral health is available at the clinic on Mondays and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Patients may have their bloodwork done at the clinic lab on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. until noon with no appointment necessary.  To make an appointment for health care, call 805-927-5292.

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Any Use of Fireworks is Illegal and Can be Reported

With the approach of Fourth of July activities, the Cambria Community Services District (CCSD) Fire Department reminds the community that all fieworks, including “safe and sane,” are prohibited in Cambria, even if legally purchased from a fireworks stand in another community.

     According to the CCSD Municipal Code (6.04.040), the discharge, possession, and storage of both Safe an Sane Fireworks, as well as illegal fireworks, is prohibited, and the Fire Chief or other designated individual has the authority to seize all fireworks.  Fireworks pose a significant fire danger to increasingly dry conditions.   Violatons of the ordiinance includes a citation and fees.

     Cambria residents can report any observed fireworks by calling the 24/7 non-emergency sheriff dispatch line (805-781-4550).  Please use 9-1-1 to report emergencies only.