Kathe Tanner, The Tribune

Kathe Tanner

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Cambria, CA, United States

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Past articles by Kathe:

Structure fire in Cambria quickly contained could have been much worse, officials say

Firefighters quickly dowsed a July 2 blaze that destroyed a 20-foot-square outbuilding on the 2700 block section of Cambria’s Newton Drive. The fire was reported at 5:36 p.m. and fully contained minutes later. → Read More

The fireworks show in Cambria had some issues. Here’s what went wrong

A number of factors led to the mishaps surrounding the Cambria, California, fireworks show on the Fourth of July. The show at Shamel Park was short and showered some of the crowd with debris and ash. → Read More

Two-story furniture store planned for Cambria goes under review

The North Coast Advisory Council will review a plan for a two-story furniture store in Cambria, California, for the parking lot of the former Brambles Dinner House on Burton Drive. → Read More

New thrift store opens in Cambria to benefit local church, other charities

A new thrift store is opening in Cambria, California, with proceeds from its sales benefiting Vineyard Church. The store that accepts donations also will support other North Coast charities. → Read More

It would take 3 hours to evacuate Cambria in wildfire — under ideal conditions, study says

The plan for evacuating Cambria, California, in an extreme wildfire event was discussed Saturday during a preparedness forum. Residents discussed other topics such as resources and prevention. → Read More

If there’s fire danger in Paso, your power may be shut off — even if you live on the coast

Details of PG&E’s plan to shut off electricity to customers during high fire-danger days were laid out to a Central Coast audience Saturday in Cambria, California. The outages could hit any town in SLO County. → Read More

Look into life at Hearst Castle part of SLO libraries’ centennial celebration

Hearst Castle and State Parks are helping San Luis Obispo County, California, libraries celebrate its 100-year anniversary with events providing patrons a look into life at the castle. → Read More

No theater in Cambria? No worries. Catch a movie anyway at these local spots

There’s no theater in Cambria, California, but these various local venues are screening films this summer anyway, and the Hearst Castle Theater in San Simeon has daily continuous daytime showings. → Read More

Hwy. 1 construction backed up North Coast traffic for hours. What Caltrans is doing about it

Caltrans rearranged its work schedule on a Highway 1 repaving project in the Cambria-to-Harmony, California, area, aiming to prevent another massive traffic jam like the one that occurred Wednesday. → Read More

Hearst Castle spring attendance up from last year. And business owners enjoying the spike

Hearst Castle attendance in March through May this year was up by 8% when compared with the same months last year — jumping to 154,954 from 141,936 — according to Dan Falat of California State Parks. . → Read More

How long would it take to evacuate Cambria in wildfire? That and other topics to be discussed

Evacuation plans and other wildfire preparedness issues are scheduled to be discussed at an upcoming forum in Cambria, California. The meeting is hosted by the Cambria Fire Safe Focus Group. → Read More

There are 50 homeless campsites in Cambria, NCAC reveals during forum

The problem of homelessness in Cambria, California, was discussed June 19 at a North Coast Advisory Council forum. It was revealed that there are 50 homeless campsites in the area, among other problems. → Read More

Fourth of July right around the corner. What to know if you’re celebrating in Cambria

An $18,000 professional fireworks show over the ocean highlights Cambria’s Fourth of July festivities. Other July 4 activities include kids’ games, pie-eating contest, music and lots of food and beverages. → Read More

Think there’s too much traffic on Hwy. 1 in Big Sur? Here’s how you can have your say

Caltrans is launching an effort to update traffic management plans for Highway 1 in Big Sur. The public is invited to two workshops to discuss increased visitor demand in Cambria and San Luis Obispo, California. → Read More

Cambria Community Services District hires retired Naval officer as new GM

The Cambria Community Services District has hired retired Rear Adm. John F. Weigold of Cayucos as its new general manager after nine months of operating with an interim leader. His salary is $155,000 per year. → Read More

Who is ‘Big Sur Kate’? How the public defender turned blogger became voice of Big Sur

Big Sur Kate is a popular source of information on California’s Central Coast in her blogs and tweets about wildfires, mudslides, road closures and storms. Kate Novoa, a former lawyer, keeps the community updated. → Read More

What are the odds? Cambria Boy Scout troop produces five Eagle Scouts this year

The Boy Scout troop in Cambria, California, produced five Eagle Scouts and nearly a sixth this year. The accomplishments of the Eagle Scouts are various projects around the small coastal community. → Read More

Want to swim in the iconic Hearst Castle pools? Here’s how you can — but it’ll cost you

Members of The Foundation at Hearst Castle will have opportunities to swim in either the Neptune or Roman pools at the iconic Central Coast, California, site. Tickets for the members-only events cost $950. → Read More

Want to cycle around Cambria? Bike-sharing company is now in business

Community bike-share company Zagster has come to Cambria, California, with three rack locations available to rent bikes, including the skate park, Castle Inn or Bluebird Inn. Riders are charged by the hour. → Read More

Cambria’s Christmas Market featured on nationally televised light display competition

Cambria’s famous Christmas Market light display will be featured on ABC television’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight.” The famous California display will compete in the show’s “heavyweight category.” → Read More