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Next to the Avocado Festival, St. Joseph Catholic Church’s annual summer Festival is Carpinteria’s biggest community event of the year. Carnival rides, food vendors and music acts liven-up the church property for three days each July, and this year was no exception. Parents do well to plan a…

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Carpinteria High School Senior Dayne Wagner spoke to the Rotary Club about her experience at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards—a three-day camp for developing leadership and the character quality of service above self. Wagner applied to the program in the beginning of her junior year and attend…

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The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning welcomed Charles Egigian-Nichols to speak on compost, recycling and large-scale micro green farming. Egigian-Nichols has over 40-years of experience in industrial scale organics recycling to help growers profitably produce high quality food and feed, ge…

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Artist Janey Cohen’s watercolor paintings will be on exhibit at Zookers Restaurant, 5404 Carpinteria Ave., from July 1 to Aug. 17. In this show, she has attempted to capture the light and warmth of summer days.  “You’ll see Carpinteria landscapes, local birds, beloved frolicking animals and …

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The Alcazar Theatre begins its 12-day summer Drama Camp on Monday, July 1, when aspiring actors will learn drama techniques as well as set building and costume, light and sound design under the direction of Asa Olsson. Intended for young actors in the third- through 12th grade, Drama Camp ru…

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Our city management and the citizens of Carpinteria hold a sacred trust. Carpinteria is absolutely the last city of its kind on Southern California’s coast. To open it to further development on any scale would be a sacrilege. Many Carpinteria families, second, third and some fourth-generatio…

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What is going on with local government these days? From our city of Carpinteria to the county of Santa Barbara we have seen a hunt for tax dollars at the expense of quality of life for local citizens. When the tax increase was put on the ballot for Carpinteria and passed, we were told it wou…

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As part of the Junior Lifeguard Program, JGs receive a kayak lesson from instructors Matt Simon and Jay Snieder. Boating safety is the first part of any kayaking lesson and once oriented, the JGs take to the water to tour the Carpinteria Reef.

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Located on the 4900 block of Carpinteria Avenue where Lemos Pet Supply and Crushcakes Cafe now stand, The Grocery Store provided Carpinterians with a friendly, local market in the 1970s. The store moved into the space after Safeway relocated to Linden Avenue (where Smart & Final now operates).

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Steve and Roberta Christiansen made a chilly autumn trip to Nova Scotia, battened down for weather and leaving behind a long hot summer in Carpinteria. One of Canada’s three Maritime Provinces, Nova Scotia was first inhabited by the Mi’kmaq people. The province is renowned for its maritime h…

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Storming the Irish Coast at Aran Islands with Road Scholars are, from left, Larry Nimmer, Tara O’Reilly, Anne Fraser and Robert Lehmann. The foursome circumnavigated Ireland and Scotland for 18 days last month aboard the Ocean Endeavor, with embarkations at various ports via inflatable Zodia…

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The Carpinteria-based insurance and member benefits company AGIA Affinity has received the Gold Award for achievement in marketing. The award was presented at the 2019 PIMA Insights conference in recognition of the outstanding effort to conserve existing customers through multi-faceted membe…

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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…