While I don’t feel I was misquoted in the Oct. 14 CVN report (Vol. 28, No. 4) on the off-leash dog park, I think I was “underquoted.” In the first third of my comments, I stated that I agree with the need for dogs to exercise, socialize and just plain run around with gay abandon. I also stat…

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As some of you may or may not know, there was a statewide school walk-out in support of medical freedom on Monday, Oct. 18. This was attended by parents, children, and school staff who believe in their basic human right to choose what they put (or don’t put) into their bodies. Pretty fundame…

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This is a recent response to a concerned letter writer’s approach to very concerning political times (“Check your bias,” CVN, Vol. 28, No. 4). The letter writer critiques a previous letter while bloviating her own opinion. Diana Thorn was actually correct.

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The City of Carpinteria’s Junior Lifeguard program was able to return to its traditional seven-week program this past summer, with over 150 participants ecstatic to be on the beach again. Throughout the program, Junior Guards ages 9 to 17 participated in various lifeguard themed workouts, le…

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Carpinterian Chris Hecox took a trip to visit her son Jeff in his adopted New Hampshire home, where she got to – in her words – see colorful fall foliage, taste lobster rolls in Portsmouth, and visit historic sights. 

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CVN photographer Rosana Swing brought CVN along for the ride on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., where she visited the National Mall, the National Gallery of Art, the Sculpture Gardens and much more. She also took the chance to visit the White House, the American Indian Museum and other fa…