Takin’ Care of Business April 21, 2022

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Written by Theresa-Marie Wilson

Theresa-Maria Wilson has been a journalist covering the North Coast and South County area for over 20 years. She is also the founder of Cat Noir CC and is currently working on a novel.

April 22, 2022

New Art Gallery to Open in Cambria

Artist Ned Evans

A new contemporary fine art gallery is coming to Main Street Cambria. The Cruise Control gallery and community art space is debuting with a solo show by artist Ned Evans on Saturday April 30 from 3-6 p.m. Partly a retrospective, the show covers more than 30 years of the artist and surfer’s prolific career.

The gallery is a direct result of a local rural mail carrier’s experience driving along the Central Coast and the many artists encountered along the way.

Cruise Control Cambria has open doors every Friday across from the Farmers Market at 1075 Main Street and is available for private viewing appointments. The show runs until mid June, but drive by all year or go to cruisecontrolcambria.com to see what varied and eclectic fine art programming will make its way here from all over coastal California. Pictured: Ned Evans in his studio 

Live Oak Music Hires Rock Harbor Marketing

Travis Ford with his daughter, Aislyn, and wife, Jenn.

Morro Bay’s Rock Harbor Marketing (RHM) has added KCBX’s Live Oak Music Festival to its growing list of clients. Live Oak, which launched 33 years ago, is the largest annual fundraiser for KCBXfm Central Coast Public Radio. The festival spans more than three days each June. In 2019 Live Oak Music Festival relocated from Santa Barbara County to El Chorro Regional Park, with tremendous success, before going virtual during the pandemic.  

“It is a tremendous honor to have been selected to represent a name like Live Oak Music Festival,” said Travis Ford, Rock Harbor Marketing president. “With the world pushing pause on events like Live Oak for the past few years, musicians and festival-goers around the world have been eager to get their dancing shoes back on. The opportunity to represent KCBX’s biggest fundraising event of the year gives us the rare opportunity to fuel two passions of ours… supporting public radio and celebrating great music with fans from far and wide.” 

KCBX is a cultural resource that exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for listeners and users, especially on the Central Coast of California. KCBX strives to serve listeners and users with interests in news, public affairs, and alternative musical arts and will encourage an interest in and appreciation of fine arts and local, national, and global issues. As an NPR station, KCBX puts our community in touch with the world.  

Learn more about Live Oak Music Festival by visiting liveoakfest.org.
For more information about Rock Harbor Marketing, go to rockharbormarketing.com.

‘Share the Hope’ Raises Big Funds 

The French Hospital Medical Center (FHMC) Foundation’s 13th annual “Share the Hope” event, held earlier this month at Hearst Ranch resulted in $460,000 to benefit the Hearst Cancer Resource Center (HCRC) Endowment.

The endowment provides vital long term support for French Hospital’s HCRC, allowing its programs and services to continue providing comfort, support, and information to cancer patients and their families, all at no charge, for many years to come. Thanks to generous donor support and funds raised by “Share the Hope,” all HCRC programs and services are offered to cancer patients and their families at no charge.

More than 160 guests were treated to a champagne reception at the historic Hearst Ranch Senator’s House followed by a gourmet dinner at Hearst Ranch Dairy Barn featuring an exciting live auction and live music. Over the past 13 years, “Share the Hope” has raised more than $4 million to benefit HCRC programs and services.   

“The incredible generosity of the many donors who contributed to this event is overwhelming,” says French Hospital Medical Center President & CEO Alan Iftiniuk. “We are deeply honored for the opportunity to offer such essential resources to educate and assist cancer patients and their families.”

The HCRC collaborates with community and physician partners to provide supportive and educational services necessary for cancer patients to understand their disease, manage treatment, and maintain dignity and quality of life throughout all aspects of their cancer experience. 

To donate to the HCRC and support local cancer patients, please visit www.supportfrenchhospital.org/hcrc.

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