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Carpinteria Valley Water District is in the middle of an efficiency overhaul, part of which is the installation of solar panels that produce enough energy each year to run the CVWD office for seven years. The new solar panels should be fully functional by October and will make CVWD the singl…

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The St. Joseph Conference, Carpinteria, of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will host a 5K Walk/Run for Saturday, Sept. 22, as part of the National Society’s eighth annual Friends of the Poor Charity Walk event. Check-in and last minute registration will begin at 7 a.m. at St. Joseph Fie…

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The Carpinteria Valley Water District (CVWD) and its partners, the Carpinteria Sanitary District (CSD) and the City of Carpinteria, are embarking on the next important step in advancement of its Recycled Water Project with the Board’s July 25 approval of the funding plan for the project’s Ca…

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The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society will lead an excursion to the California Science Center on Wednesday, Aug. 29 to view the world premiere of the exhibit, “King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh.” The largest King Tut exhibition ever toured, it includes over 150 authentic artifact…

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The Carpinteria Friends of the Library kicked off the “Book Nerd” quilt raffle in mid-May. The total funds raised so far will provide the library with 300 new books, surpassing the original goal of 250 new titles. With one month to go, the raffle is in the homestretch and CFOL is reaching fo…

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Family Service Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara County is accepting submissions for “The Good Life on the Central Coast” Photo Contest for 2018. The contest invites Santa Barbara County residents with a creative spirit to share their favorite snaps of local life for a chance to win cash prizes …

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I must have been eight or nine years old when I discovered there were guns in my brother’s closet. They weren’t his guns. They weren’t loaded. But they sure looked like rifles (at least to me) just like Roy Rogers or Gene Autry carried as they went after the bad guys. My mother explained tha…

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Cassius Green’s (Lakeith Stanfield) job prospects are not very impressive. Just to get a telemarketing job, Cassius makes up a story about having worked at a bank, puts together a fake “Employee of the Month” award that he proudly props on his knee throughout the interview and even brings in…

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“I always wanted to chronicle the family history with my mother. She was always interested in that. I wanted some researchers I’d worked with to talk to her, but my mother was a little antsy about it. I know she would’ve gotten into it. But I wasn’t forceful, and I didn’t make it happen. Tha…

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Cassius Green’s (Lakeith Stanfield) job prospects are not very impressive. Just to get a telemarketing job, Cassius makes up a story about having worked at a bank, puts together a fake “Employee of the Month” award that he proudly props on his knee throughout the interview and even brings in…

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When August hits, the novelty of summer is gone for many school kids and the boredom plague has begun to spread. The high of freedom inevitably wears off and kids must get creative to stay active and busy. More than 30 years ago, a Carpinteria Herald photographer captured nine locals filling…

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The Cox family went on holiday to London, visiting such brilliant sites as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Bridge. A tad later the family fancied a visit with British family members who they hadn’t seen since Beth’s father’s funeral, 11 years ago. After London, the family…

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This summer, Robert and Christine Thompson visited Qaqortoq in southern Greenland. With a population of around 3,100, Qaqortoq is the fourth largest city in Greenland. The city is quite isolated with no roads linking Qaqortoq with any other population center. On their trip, the Thompsons vis…

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The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Evolation Yoga on June 18 to celebrate the opening of the Carpinteria location. Aiden McNellis, center, son of co-owners Astrid and Kevin McNellis, helped hold the ribbon. The McNellis’ own and manage Evolation with Zefea S…