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Question: Carpinteria has a long-held reputation for being a charming beach community, however, as the population rises and housing prices increase, the City faces profound questions regarding commercial and residential development. First, what is your position on the development of more res…

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“The Sound of Color,” a show of new paintings by the Whistle Stop Art Studio artists, is on exhibit at Zookers Restaurant, 5404 Carpinteria Ave., through Dec. 16. The paintings convey a passion for vivid and expressive colors. Working in watercolors and acrylics, the Whistle Stop artists cre…

Jose M. Gonzales passed away peacefully and in good spirits on…

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For more than 35 years, the Santa Barbara Farmers’ market has brought fresh fruit, vegetables and other nutritious food to the city in a thriving Saturday morning ritual in the commuter parking lot at Cota and Santa Barbara streets. Now, the City of Santa Barbara is considering ditching the …

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I would like to correct an error in last week’s article about Cannabis manufacture, testing and distribution in the industrial park (“Cannabis growing…,” Vol. 25, No. 7). The article states that Lagunitas is “near” the industrial park, but in fact, according to the city, we are “in” the indu…

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On a sun-scorched day in Ojai, the undefeated Cate Rams took on longtime rival Thacher Toads on Saturday, Oct. 27, in a hard-fought contest. The Rams came out as hot as the day’s temperature and rolled to a 68-30 victory, finishing the regular season at 8-0.

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Tony, Linda and son Anthony Perez visited Tony’s sister Alicia and her Minnesota family, with 11 family members spending four days in a historical log cabin overlooking a clear, trout-filled lake. The weather forecast of 65 degrees quickly fell to 34 degrees, so paddle boating or kayaking wa…

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Elizabeth Clay-Joyce and fiancé Matthew Way traveled many miles from Brighton, England to read the Coastal View News in Carpinteria. Their visit coincided with the Avocado Festival, where they had their first avocado ice cream, avocado pizza and funnel cakes. Elizabeth is the niece of Stephe…