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The county of Santa Barbara has released a new Storm Impact Considerations Map identifying properties that may be at risk from debris flow or flooding this storm season. Based on the most recent watershed data, the map indicates that very few residences in the city of Carpinteria remain in t…

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Rotary club members and volunteers spent Saturday, Nov. 23, giving the Tomol Interpretive Park on Linden Avenue a fresh look by trimming trees, weeding and spreading mulch and wood chips. The park was created by a unique partnership between the Rotary Club of Carpinteria, the city of Carpint…

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Brooding skies and a slate gray sea hint at storms to come on Tuesday, Dec. 3, as Mac Brown makes the initial cuts in building up the annual winter berm along the Carpinteria City Beach. With tides often running more than six-feet, as well as regular heavy surf from the Northwest, the berm p…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will host a holiday Jazz and tamales party on Saturday, Dec. 14, after the Holiday Spirit Parade concludes at 3:30 p.m. The Cate Jazz band will play holiday tunes, and tamales, cookies and a variety of beverages will be available until the Hospice Tre…

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Girls aged three to seven at Girls Inc. learned how to polka, cha-cha and disco with guidance from California Gold Ballroom champion instructor Mariia Usanina and owner Diane Meehan. After practice sessions, the girls performed a showcase for their parents. Continuing dance classes for girls…

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Mike Wondolowski is president of the Carpinteria Valley Association (CarpinteriaValleyAssociation.org), a local organization dedicated to maintaining the small beach town nature of our community. In his 30 years of involvement in planning issues, he has witnessed visionary successes, as well as decisions that were later widely regretted. When not stuck indoors, he can often be found enjoying Carpinteria’s treasures including kayaking and snorkeling along the coast, running or hiking on the bluffs or the Franklin Trail, or “vacationing” as a tent camper at the State Beach.

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Carpinteria is well served by our two water-related agencies, but we are also dependent on governmental agencies external to our direct control. I worked for the Office of the California Legislative Analyst (LAO) and did forensic audits/analyses on many state and local agencies and their pro…

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This year’s Holiday Spirit Parade will be a new twist on an old classic, but the picture at right illustrates that the parade has undergone multiple revisions over time. This image, judged to be from the 1960s or 1970s, shows a marching band making its way along Carpinteria Avenue, blocking …

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Julia Offen brought the Coastal View News along when she attended the American Anthropological Association conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. As treasurer for the Society for Humanistic Anthropology and an editor for the association’s journal Anthropology and Humanism, Offen spent mo…

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Coastal View News photographer and woman-about-town Robin Karlsson took leave of her seaside beat to spend time with friends in the Rocky Mountains of Aspen, Colorado. With CVN in hand, she made it to the top of Aspen Mountain (elevation 11,212 feet) after a fresh, one-and-a-half feet of sno…

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Pacific Coast Business Times has reported that Carpinteria-based tech giant, LinkedIn, has purchased its campus in a $30.4 million acquisition. The 6410 Via Real property includes 87,000 square feet of office space on 15 acres. Owned by Microsoft, LinkedIn is one of the five largest employer…

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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…