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Weekend beach goers enjoyed expansive beaches during last weekend’s low tides which rolled out during the peak glow of a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. Families met up for their typical surf and sun activities with plenty of room to roam. Longing for a little low-tide playtime? This week…

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria held their annual “She Votes” mock election on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. The “She Votes” program is a non-partisan initiative that teaches girls of all ages about civic engagement and the democratic process. Girls learn how legislators make decisions at all lev…

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Maritime Museum Director Greg Gorga recently spoke at Morning Rotary and shared 13,000 years of local nautical history. Starting with the discovery on Santa Rosa Island of the oldest human remains in the western hemisphere, and continuing up to the state of the art diving equipment developed…

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Summerland School had a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to celebrate the gift of flags from Summerland Beautiful. A grant from the Manitou Fund made a collaboration possible between the Parents for Summerland and Summerland Beautiful organizations. Three flags were given to the s…

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Local silversmith Margaret Landreau of SeaRockArt will be showing her art jewelry at Linden Studio, 963 Linden Ave., on Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (and at Carpinteria’s Artwalk on the Boardwalk on Saturday, Nov.16). Landreau’s pieces draw on local ocean themes and incorporate gemstones …

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Santa Barbara artist Virginia McCracken will have an exhibit of mixed-media assemblages titled “This Chapter” at Porch, 3823 Santa Claus Lane, from Nov. 2 through Dec. 31, with an artist’s reception on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 5 p.m. McCracken creates small-scale assemblages inhabited by…

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We’ve all heard stories about the Mayflower and the First Thanksgiving—how the colonists left England in September of 1620, spent an arduous 66 days crossing the Atlantic before arriving at Cape Cod, suffered the loss of half the original passengers during that first disease-ridden winter, a…

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Some notable developments have occurred since my last, admittedly impassioned, column about the Surfline company’s camera trained on the Rincon from somewhere in La Conchita. My position remains unchanged: I view the camera as an imposition on our community, and, by extension, the wider surf…

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“Facing Ourselves,” the recently-closed art installment that centered on portraits by Patricia Houghton-Clarke of Carpinterians and immigrants from around the world hung throughout our community and at the Carpinteria Arts Center. The Arts Center’s website explained, “The exhibition is inten…

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Elizabeth Warren is an intelligent person. She released her “how I will pay for everything” plans as U.S. President. I find it difficult to comprehend why she thinks her socialist plans make an ounce of financial (or common) sense. In limited writing space, it’s impossible to elaborate much,…

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The Winter Sports Parent Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. in the CHS cafeteria. CHS athletics asks that at least one representative of each participant in boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, and girls water polo attend this meeting. A brief whole group meet…

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On the heels of the previous season’s CIF-Southern Section and State Regional titles, last year’s Warriors boys soccer team had a tough act to follow. Nevertheless, Carpinteria High notched a memorable victory with a 1-0 triumph over Channel League foe, Santa Ynez, in a CIF-SS Wild Card game…

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Matt and Toby Theule thoroughly enjoyed their first trip to Nashville to celebrate their 22nd anniversary (and brought CVN along for its 25th). Highlights from their trip include a tiny moment of fame on the Ryman Auditorium stage, where the Grand Ole Opry made its home for over 30 years.

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CVN sports photographer Rosana Swing, left, took leave of Carpinteria’s sports fields and courts with her mother, Arla Wardell, center, and sister, Laura Carroll, right, to visit family in Pennsylvania. In Elysburg, Pennsylvania, the trio enjoyed the Knoebel’s Grove Arts Festival, then made …

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Haile Carmona, owner of Oaxaca Fresh on Linden Avenue, grew up on an agave farm in Oaxaca, Mexico, where his family made mescal, a popular liquor similar to tequila. In 1990, he came to Santa Barbara and five years later he entered the restaurant business as a prep cook. Starting from the bo…

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If luck is where opportunity meets preparation, then Dr. Teresa Mayhew has been lucky indeed. On the day she received her doctorate degree at the Southern California College of Optometry in 1987, a friend and colleague invited her to join his practice in Carpinteria. The ensuing 32-years, sh…

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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…