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Santa Barbara MTD held its Fourth Annual Youth Art Poster Contest this spring for first through sixth graders with a theme of “Superhero Buses.” The contest garnered over 70 entries from children from across the county. MTD employees voted on winners in two categories, first to third grade, …

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From left, Joseph White, Davin Nystrom, Trace Chadwick and Alexis Kait have reached the level of “Memory Master” at their homeschool co-op Classical Conversations Carpinteria. The title of Memory Master is given to students who have—with 100 percent accuracy—recited from memory all the infor…

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After Seal Watch volunteers Ray and Terry Seider realized the need for a “refinement” to the two overlook benches, they custom built and installed a seat extension and foot rest. A cattle farming family from Switzerland were among the first visitors to enjoy the new bench design.  

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The Carpinteria Arts Center will present a free Summer Concerts series featuring musical acts Out of the Blue on June 15, Rick Reeves and Soluna on July 20, Fiesta music and salsa dancing on Aug. 17 and South on Linden on Sept. 21. Doors open for all performances at 6 p.m. For information vi…

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On Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the American Art Therapy Association and Carpinteria Women’s Club will hold a free one-day art therapy and visual art workshop for families in Carpinteria who are recovering from any of the aftereffects of the Thomas Fire or Jan.9 mudslide. The o…

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I grew up watching the wonderful “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” TV show. I absolutely loved him, and I still watch him today. I’ve probably seen every one of his episodes. In fact, on June 8, the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” comes out in select theaters around the country. It makes…

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I am responding to the ridiculous column published in CVN by Mike Wondolowski (“Recovery plan: do nothing,” Vol. 24, No. 37). How many dead people, animals and forest plants, not to mention the destruction of property and the ocean’s environment, would be enough to justify this callous state…

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My husband works for a small family owned business. They can’t afford to give out lavish raises but his company supports 50 families in this community. We had not had a raise in 12 years, but we love the company and find it a good place to work. In February we got a tax cut that put nearly $…

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At its June meeting the Summerland Citizens Association invited Deputy Eric Springer to address the town’s local homeless situation. Deputy Springer, who works with the Coastal Patrol, assured residents that Summerland’s problems with the folks he called the “transient population” tended to …

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The All-Frontier League Team was recently announced with Cate School senior Patrick Armstrong and junior Jack Deardorff both named to the First Team. The Rams also had two players placed on the Second Team, with both junior Ethan Cassulo and freshman Will Deardorff being included. Senior Emi…

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In 1939, Reginald Treloar Ogan composed a term paper titled “Mountain-Seashore, at your Door,” in which he wrote about the history of Carpinteria and described in detail the state of the 3,300-person town in the late 1930s. Born and raised in Carpinteria behind a long line of relatives with …

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Marcy and Bob Smith, hiked between Corniglia and Vernazza, two of the five picturesque villages of Cinque Terre that are only accessible by foot in Northwest Italy. Steep hillsides, planted heavily in wine grapes that are tended to by workers who ride miniature rail cars, run straight into t…

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Ligaya Coleman Schulterer is living in Vienna, Austria, and recently her Mother Delia Coleman and her brother Rizal Coleman visited with a little slice of Carpinteria in the pages of the Coastal View News. They went to the “Museums quartier,” one of Europe›s largest museum centers, and saw t…

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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…

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Carpinteria’s Chocolats du CaliBressan is this year’s winner of the Women’s Economic Ventures People’s Choice Award. The award honors entrepreneurs who, when faced with disaster, showed the resilience necessary to stay in business, or chose to give back and help others. Though Jean Michel an…