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For the third year in a row, nearly 300 people had their taste buds titillated while raising money for the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. The Culinary Crawl brought foodies from as far away as Simi Valley to delight in specially prepared small bites from 16 of the city’s favorite ea…

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Last Friday evening, Sept. 13, dog park advocates and enthusiasts met at Island Brewing Company for the local group C-Dog’s “Bark for a Park” fundraising event. The event’s silent auction raised $6,000 to help the city with their plans towards designating a site and developing a dog park.

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The Master Gardeners of Santa Barbara County’s “Victory Vegetable Gardening for True Beginners” four-class series will run at the Carpinteria Community Garden, 4855 5th St., on Saturdays, Sept. 21 and 28, and Oct. 12 and 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a materials fee of $35, and p…

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A reader sends a halo to the flip flop that has managed to stay in the middle of the Carpinteria Avenue and Casitas Pass Road intersection for two months. “Parents work hard to teach their kids that kind of tenacity—I don’t know where your mate is, but I’m sure it would be proud.”

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Some moments in life are so dramatic they stay vividly seared in our memories. I was a high school freshman sitting in my history class when the announcement came through on the intercom: President Kennedy had been assassinated. I was a sophomore in college when we waited fearfully for draft…

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Thousands of people are trying to get into our wonderful country. Hong Kong residents are waving the American flag as they protest Communist oppression, using it as a symbol of desired freedom and opportunity.  However, listening to the Democratic presidential hopefuls at the recent debate o…

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Ranked 46th in the state by MaxPreps, the St. Genevieve High School football team came into Friday night’s game, Sept. 13, with some impressive numbers, having outscored their last two opponents by a combined score of 92-0. The Valiants were as good as advertised, continuing their winning wa…

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Steve and Roberta Christiansen recently visited the Arctic Circle in Norway. The sign in the picture warns to not venture further without a weapon, as the polar bears are a bit hungry in the summer months. Twenty-four hours of daylight brought the temperature up to the low 40s. “The locals w…

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The Maya family recently made a trip to Maui to celebrate their dad Francisco’s 50th birthday. With him are Juana Vallejo, Edi, Alfredo and Yasmín Maya, and Valentin Torres. The Mayas spent a week exploring the island and they brought the Coastal View News along to represent their hometown.

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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…