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Contrary to what some letters here have suggested, few of us are opposed to the growth of cannabis. But it is the completely disproportionate density of this growing that is causing the problems... especially odor! This is not simply a figment of the media’s imagination as other writers here…

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Sitting and nursing my broken pelvis I have plenty of time to read through the Coastal View News. What caught my attention were the two bicycle accidents reported—my accident was not reported, and I am sure there are plenty more bicycle accidents in Carpinteria that are not being publicized …

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SLOW DOWN! Our crosswalks are filled with students walking, running, biking to and from school, and traffic is heavily congested with freeway, road and school construction projects. Carpinteria drivers are creating unsafe crosswalks for students traveling to/from school. It is unacceptable t…

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The Cate School girls basketball team’s incredible run finally came to an end last week. On Feb. 19, in front of a boisterous crowd on the Carpinteria Mesa, the Rams fell 50-29 to the Eagles from Marshall Fundamental School of Pasadena in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division Four-A playo…

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Main School opened in 1938, two years after the Aliso School had opened as a de facto segregated school in Old Town Carpinteria. The photo depicted in this week’s Throwback Thursday appears to be from Main School’s grand opening. Pictures of Frank Wykoff, principal of both Main and Aliso Sch…

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Dan Drennan spent the last week of January at Disneyland, staying at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa where he enjoyed the hot tub and pool area. While in the Disney zip code, Drennan met Mickey, Pluto and Goofy, who were happy to pose for pictures. The evil queen from Sleeping Beauty i…

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Stephen Joyce and his wife Lynda recently went to Cuba, where they visited Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Bay of Pigs. Stephen took a moment with the Coastal View News in the shadow of one of the planes used in the Bay of Pigs battle—the disastrous CIA operation in April 1961,…