Judy Salamacha expanded her coverage of the Central Coast communities of San Luis Obispo County in California by moving her column and free lance articles to Simply Clear Marketing & Media (www.simplyclearmarketing.com) writing for the companies three newspapers and four magazines. Previously her weekly column focused on Morro Bay, Cayucos and Los Osos/Baywood and ran in the San Luis Obispo Tribune (www.sanluisobispo.com).
Retiring after five years, the former Director for the Central Coast Writers’ Conference at Cuesta College is now focused on helping the Board of Trustees of the Central Coast Maritime Museum Association build its first building in Morro Bay at 1210 Embarcadero — a 20-year dream of the founders now on track to happen in 2017.
Judy is Program Chairman for SLO NightWriters, which meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm at the PG&E Education Center (www.slonightwriters.org).
And she is active with the Cayucos Seniors and the Commission on Aging.
Formerly from Bakersfield, California, her latest all-consuming project is co-writing an book about the city’s namesake, Colonel Thomas Baker, titledColonel Baker’s Fieldwith Sandy Mittelsteadt and Chris Brewer, the great, great grandson of Colonel Baker. Jody Salamacha Hollier is illustrating the book due out late spring, 2012.
Community interests and involvement is in her DNA. Judy’s Mom, Pat McKaye, was operation’s manager at the Cayucos Seniors Thrift Shop. Her husband Bob spends Saturday afternoons helping out at the Morro Bay Community Market, but spends most of his time thoroughly enjoying his retirement. Her son, Jeremy Salamacha, is a general contractor on the Central Coast, Salamacha Construction, based out of Los Osos, CA. Her daughter-in-law, Rena, is Chief of Information Technology at MEE Memorial Hospital in King City, CA and her granddaughter, Brittany Thompson, is in Security Services in the United States Air Force.
Her daughter, Jody, is a photographer/graphic artist/illustrator/creator of crafts and “Girl Friday” for Garden House of Morro Bay and her son-in-law, Michael, is a planner with Cal Trans, based in San Luis Obispo.
Pictured on the home page is Judy and Cajun, her best-ever furry son.