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This week, thee Carpinteria Arts Center rolled out “Signs of Hope,” a new community art project. “Signs of Hope” aims to give Carpinterians an outlet to share positive messages and their own artwork on personalized yard signs. There are two versions of the yard signs. One is a blank canvas w…

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Sanderson Smith’s letter in the Jan. 7 issue of CVN (Vol. 26, No. 16) wishing Joe Biden well is welcome; yet the differences cited between Democrats and Republicans show very selective reasoning. “Take from the rich and give to the poor,” is overstated and omits the broader interests of most…

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I noted in the Jan. 7 edition of CVN (Vol. 26, No. 16) that in the “Man on the Street” column a responder “wondered”: whether our democracy will survive after this attempt by the GOP to overthrow the election. The responder and other like-minded thinkers should be aware that the GOP’s electi…

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After the horrifying and despicable acts of violence against our democracy today, prompted by Donald Trump and his congressional enablers, I am thoroughly disgusted. During the past four years, our democracy has been stretched to the limit by a president who has shown no regard for the rule …

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My best friend from childhood sent a photo of his 12-year-old daughter a week ago with a text message: “I wish I’d spent more time with her.” He and his wife split up last year, and it’s not so much the pain of divorce he’s referring to (there were plenty of reasons), but the 15-hour days he…

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On Dec. 1, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) announced that due to the surge of Covid-19 infections in California, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) postponed the release of youth sport guidelines and CIF will postpone all in-person practices and competitions un…

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Jackie Williams, David and Dan Abramovs started off the new year in paradise when they travelled to Hawaii to visit Jackie’s daughter and son-in-law, Vonnie and Steve Razoin. The group traveled around the islands with their copy of Coastal View News, stopping at the Punaluʻu Beach to see hug…

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Coastal View News photographer Robin Karlsson hangs onto her copy of CVN in a gusty cornfield in Southport, Indiana, where she experienced 30-degree weather. Karlsson travelled across the country to visit her mother and brother for Thanksgiving and made sure to take all the precautions neces…