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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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When Arturo Tello came to Carpinteria in 1979 he was an avid long-distance runner covering miles a day in the foothills and on the bluffs. He fell in love with the land and the community, and for four decades he has expanded this passion as a landscape artist, songwriter and environmental activist.

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The holiday bustle seems to arrive earlier every year. It gathers steam in October, puffs out its cheeks in November and bursts into full holiday mode in December. Another Christmas comes trundling in laden with so much commercial baggage it feels like a cliché. While it may look like the sa…

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I clearly remember the first time I spoke during the public comment period in front of a governmental agency. When my name was called, I felt my heart beat faster as I walked up to the microphone. I had a lot to say and only three minutes. I tend to talk fast, plus I was nervous, so I spoke …

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First year coach Corey Adam and the Carpinteria High School boys basketball team traveled to Santa Barbara to take on rival Bishop Diego on Saturday, Dec. 1, for their first road game of the season. The Warriors battled till the very end but fell short by a score of 57-52. The Cardinals now …

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Winter, spring, summer and fall, Santa spent many happy seasons welcoming travelers to Carpinteria. The street that eventually became Santa Claus Lane began its famous history as a segment of the old coastal highway, a portion of which was purchased by the McKeon family in 1948. The McKeons …

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Wade Nomura took advantage of some down time from Rotary meetings in Australia to visit the Sydney Opera House. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Opera House was formally opened on Oct. 20, 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon’s 1957 selection as winner of an international …

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The Macias family and children/grandchildren of the late and beloved Marty and Marie Macias (original Valley Barbers Owner and Carpinteria locals) visited Europe with a small piece of home. Making great conversation about their beloved hometown with their Avocado Festival T-shirts and Coasta…

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A panel of expert judges at the 2018 Tasting.com World Beer Championships at the Beverage Tasting Institute awarded Island Brewing Company’s Starry Night Stout 93 points out of a possible 100, for a Gold Medal and an exceptional ranking. “Ebony color. Aromas of German chocolate cake, leather…

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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…