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If the avenue on the east end of town doesn’t prove it, this photo certainly does. The Bailard family has called Carpinteria home for a very long time. The name is partly cut off by the photo’s edge, but it appears the shop depicted above was a Bailard-owned general merchandise store at a ti…

Kudos to Vice Mayor Al Clark for voicing important issues and for voting his conscience at the last City Council meeting about the leasing agreement for the Surfliner Inn. If we could all agree on one thing, it is this: Carpinteria is a great city, and we love and appreciate living here. Per…

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Carpinteria is the very last community of its kind in a geographic area that enjoys a climate almost unique in the entire world. The only way to know you’re entering any beach community south of Carpinteria is by looking closely at freeway signs to make sure you don’t miss its off ramp.

Thank you, Ms. Wittwer, for your recent column, “Honoring Women, do we count?” (CVN, Vol. 27, No. 43) – for pointing out a fact that should be obvious to all Americans which is taken for granted, and certainly never changed: there are no holidays honoring women, and there are no women featur…

The power of the far left in the Democratic party has moderate Democrats bewildered. In the last two years, more than half a million Democrats have left the party – check the “Walkaway” movement. The far left has adopted a destructive belief system of cultural Marxism, separating people into…

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CVN’s May 27, 2021 edition celebrated Sharon Kaklamanos’ 70th birthday with her and her sister, Pam Bell, in Nashville. The pair took a road trip to Tennessee to celebrate Kaklamanos’ birthday “Southern Style,” along with their family and friends. 

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CVN’s June 23, 2021 edition, featuring the opening of the skatepark, hopped along for the ride with the Kessler-Luthard family on their trip to Grover Hot Springs State Park near Markleeville. The family spent some quality time off the grid, and felt the recent earthquake “big time,” the fam…