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Today I asked a Santa Barbara County Public Health official: What are the top three measures we should take to slow the spread of COVID-19. The response was: 1. Stay at home; 2. Wash your hands; 3. Stay at home. This is the consensus among doctors, nurses and those fighting on the frontline …

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The Carpinteria Education Foundation Orchard 2 Ocean 5- and 10K run might have been cancelled, but Carter Cox still ran the route, determined to beat his time of 20 minutes from last year’s race. This year, he also ran in memory of his Uncle Jolly and his good friend Robin’s Cassidy, complet…

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Carpinterians Eric von Schrader and Becky Brittain von Schrader visited Barcelona in early February before the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. “When we weren’t looking up at Sagrada Familia (pictured),” the von Schraders wrote, “we were read…

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In February, Mike and Diane Wondolowski spent time in Fairbanks and north of the Arctic Circle in Coldfoot, Alaska, chasing the Aurora Borealis (northern lights). While outdoors at night, they experienced what 40 degrees below zero feels like and were able to see and photograph beautiful aur…

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On Feb. 28, the Carpinteria-based construction management software firm, Procore Technologies, Inc., announced that it had publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) signaling that it will be preparing a proposal for an initial …