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On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Howard School Hedgehogs participated in the Santa-to-Seas half marathon in Ventura, supporting the United States Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots program. Headmaster Joel Reed, preschool director Monica Robarge, preschool teacher Katherine Murray and parent Lynn Griffin r…

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The Carpinteria Lions Club’s ninth annual Festival of Trees concluded on Dec. 7, after selling a record-breaking 33,000 tickets, and tallying over 400 volunteer hours. Twenty lucky community members won their desired tree raffles and took home crates full of prizes, ranging from gift certifi…

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Local cannabis farmers delivered a $1,200 check to Carpinteria High School on Dec. 7 that will enable students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to tour three colleges and the Ronald Reagan Library. The money was raised at the CARP Growers booth during the 2018 C…

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Nothing excites our senses like the holiday season. Twinkling lights and candles, special treats baking, choruses of song, snowflakes on the tongue and hand-to-cheek greetings from distant relatives crescendo into moments and memories that last a lifetime. At the center of it all are the uni…

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A letter published in the Dec. 6 CVN (“Progressive taxation,” Vol. 25, No. 11) suggested that progressive taxation is a violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. But what sort of equality do we mean? Should each taxpayer pay the same percentage, or the same dollar amoun…

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I want to thank the new mayor, City Council and staff for a total lack of vision on the Faith Lutheran Church project, and for not taking into account all the valid concerns from the people that live in the affected neighborhood. We came together with real ideas that would have made the proj…

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My father, Robert Gillman Beamish, died this past summer on June 30. He was 85, born in 1932. When Sunday rolls around I still think of visiting him, and a couple of weeks ago at Thanksgiving, I began to go through the logistics of getting him to our place. On the heels of these thoughts com…

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Chris Hecox, right, recently flew to the UK to visit her English cousin, Amanda Beart, who lives in a village near Cambridge. Besides touring grand manors, enjoying the countryside and meeting up with Amanda’s friends and family members, the two rented a flat for a week in the Norfolk town o…

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Toledo, Spain is sometimes called the “City of Three Cultures” for the influences of the Christians, Jews and Muslims that are reflected in its history. Taking a break from touring wineries in Spain, Lisa Guravitz and Fred Shaw caught up with the Coastal View News in the historic town of Tol…

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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…