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Carpinteria Morning Rotary President Kim Fly loves bears. She has seen them on the Franklin Trail and appreciates their grandeur and beauty. Fly found a Rotary Golden Bear pin and has asked club members to name Rotarians whose service is quiet and stealthy like a bear, but who have nonethele…

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A group of 13 local girls recently returned from a five-day trip to Washington D.C. as part of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Eureka! program. The teens met with the offices of their elected representatives including Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Diane Feinstein and Representative Salud Carbaj…

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Patricia Clarke Studio, 410 Palm Ave., will host artist Sharon Gonce on Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for “What’s Your Story?” a workshop on Arpilleras—the South American craft of creating personal story cloths. The workshop will help raise funds to support of Patricia Clarke’s a…

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Fog loves Summerland, lingering on our doorsteps, caressing the hillsides long after it’s deserted Carpinteria and Montecito. I used to joke that there was a fog vacuum on Ortega Hill that sucked the long, misty streamers into town. Lately, the fog machine has been fully operative.

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I am a pediatrician and a mother and thus extremely concerned about the well-being, health and safety of children and young people. I co-own a six-unit apartment building. Our unit is located on the corner of Dorrance Way and Elm Avenue which has historically been a small and safe cul-de-sac…

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Carpinteria Junior Lifeguards summer program held their annual season’s end Swim-Paddle-Run Triathlon at Carpinteria City Beach on Friday, Aug. 9. All JGs competed in the triathlon, demonstrating the wide-range of lifeguarding skills and endurance training that they gained throughout the summer. 

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In 1939, Carpinteria students moved out of a drafty, noisy tent school behind today’s Carpinteria Middle School and into a newly constructed, long-awaited elementary school on 8th Street. The school would eventually come to be known as Main School, a reference to its use as the main elementa…

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Formed over 30 years ago, a Carpinteria-based book club made a trip to the historic Raymond 1886, and visited the Norton Simon Museum after reading the book entitled Pasadena. Pictured are Christie Boyd, Shannon Sedivy, Carey Hobart, Sarah Sheridan, Yolanda Overbach, Bunni Lesh, Patsy Mayer …

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Maribel Betty and Greg Hash made a road trip to Vancouver, British Colombia, and visited Whistler Ski Resort along the way. “It was some of the most beautiful country we have ever seen,” the Hashes reported.

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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…