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Monday, August 8, is International Cat Day

International Cat Day is a celebration that takes place annually on August 8.  It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare as a day to raise public awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them.  For 24 hours, cats get the recognition and veneration they deserve as one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved partner animals. The day promotes the wants and needs of cats and encourages owners to find ways to improve their bond with their pets.

     Not every cat has the good fortune to have a good home.  Stray cats are subjected to cruelty and injuries due to car accidents, encounters with other animals, or harmful human interactions.  This is where the Homeless Animal Rescue Team (HART) comes in.  In need a feline companion in your life?  At Cambria’s no-kill cat shelter, one can find a fabulous feline fur-ever friend to adopt.

     HART is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 5:00 p.m. and is located at 2638 Main Street.  Not only are wonderful adult cats available to foster or adopt, but many kittens are now also available for adoption.  HART encourages visitors to socialize with the cats in the shelter.  In the HART gift shop a gift can be found for every cat-loving friend.  Stop by HART today.

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A Critical Need to Increase County Blood Supply

Cambria Rotary will be sponsoring the Dave Melendy Blood Drive on Thursday, August 25, in the Peacock Room at Cambria Pines Lodge. The need is especially critical during the summer months, and anyone who chooses to donate can make a difference in the lives of people with serious illnesses.

     All healthy donors are urged to donate now.  Potential donors who have had COVID-19 and have been symptom-free for 10 days are eligible to donate.  Everyone, whatever their COVID-19 vaccination status is, can donate blood or platelets.  Appointments are scheduled in advance to avoid lines of donors.  Anyone who is willing to contribute to the blood drive can register at the at:

     For those who dislike needles, most blood donors compare the experience to a mild, split-second pinch.  The entire process is very safe and fast.  Donors report feeling satisfaction from knowing that they are potentially saving the lives of as many as three people.

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Save August 13 and 14 for the Pine Knolls Annual Garage Sale

Once again the Pine Knolls neighborhood is gearing up for its annual neighborhood garage sale for the weekend of Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14.  The event starts at 8:00 a.m. both days and runs until 4:00 p.m. or until the last garage door closes.

     This event has been a summer feature for at least the last ten years after Trudy Mullins organized the neighbors to provide one big, combined sale that brings scores of cars and over a hundred bargain seekers into the neighborhood.  Now Pine Knolls families and friends look forward to repeating this event as a way to meet new neighbors and community members, as well as to get rid of unused clutter.  For more information, please phone Maye (805-927-5323) or Patti (661-809-9941).

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Annual Cambria Community Council Grant Application Process Begins

The Cambria Community Council (CCC) is proud to have funded very nearly $1,500,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations since 1996, including those that support the youth, seniors, animals, emergency agencies, the ranch land, the library, and the arts in our community. 

Grant applications for 2022-2023 were emailed to past recipients on June 1, but applications also are available on the CCC website (

     Only nonprofit organizations that provide services to the Cambria or San Simeon communities are eligible for grants.   Organizations are asked to provide a completed application by email ( no later than August 1.  The Council then will review the applications and hold a meeting on August 24 at which organizations will be asked to give a short presentation and answer any questions the Council might have.  The distribution of grants will be completed by September 1.

     Each year CCC partners with Country Coast Classic which donates substantial proceeds from its annual Country Coast Classic Bike Ride to the Cambria Community Council.  These funds are specifically allocated to fund youth activities. 

     For more information, please feel free to contact Suzanne Kennedy by email or by phone (805-909-0917).