Anniversaries

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Joaquin and Sukie Ornelas will celebrate 58 years of marriage on April 27. Joaquin and Sukie have three children, Joaquin Jr., Danny and Jorge and two grandchildren. Due to this year’s unique circumstances, they will celebrate their union with family.

Wednesday, April 07, 2021
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Joseph and Yvonne Velasquez will celebrate 60 years of marriage on April 8. Joseph and Yvonne have three children, Joe, Dina and Denise and six grandsons (one deceased), three granddaughters, five great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters. The family plans to have a reunion to celebrate…

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
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Joe and Kim (Casselman) Franken were married on Nov. 10, 1990 at Casa Dorinda in Montecito. Their close friends and Casa Dorinda residents attended their wedding and Judge James Pattillo performed the ceremony. It was one of less than three weddings that have been held at Casa Dorinda. Joe i…

Birthdays

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Stephanie McAnnally celebrated her sweet 17 at Carpinteria State Beach with a surprise sunset picnic. McAnnally’s mother, Elizabeth, invited the teen’s friends and decorated a beach blanket with tea lights, candles and candy. “Under the fairy lights, the kids enjoyed sweets, fresh fruits, a …

Thursday, June 24, 2021
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Carpinterian Tyson Willson will turn 91 on June 25. Willson was principal of Carpinteria Middle School between 1960 and 1990. Willson is doing great, his son Tyler told CVN. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Baby Boden was born on April 1, 2021 at 12:11 a.m. at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds 12.3 ounces and measured 20 inches long. He joins his very excited big brother, Cannon, and parents, Rose Deacon Brown and Kacey Brown. Baby Boden’s maternal grandparents are Leigh and T…

Births

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Jacob Bradley Wood was welcomed by his parents Nathan and Emily Wood on Nov. 6. He was born early at 4 lbs and 12 oz. His paternal grandparents are Michael Wood from Ojai, California and Carolyn Friedman of Carpinteria, and his maternal grandparents are Rick and Laura Hansen of Carpinteria. 

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Merrick Fulton Stein was welcomed into the world by his parents, Shelby and Jeremy Stein, and his brother Emmett, on Nov. 6. His paternal grandparents are Carla and Brad Stein of Carpinteria, and his material grandparents are Deanna and Jim Thomas of Pine Mountain, California. 

Wednesday, November 03, 2021
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Marco Curtis Direnzi came into the world on Oct. 12. Direnzi was welcomed by his parents, Curt and Brianna Direnzi, at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. He weighed 7 lbs and 8 oz. at a length of 20 in. Other delighted family members include two-year old brother Roman Richard Direnzi and grandp…

Engagements

Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Erica Konieczny of Carpinteria and Samuel Haag of Beaverton have announced their engagement. The bride-elect’s parents are David and Alice Konieczny of Carpinteria, and the groom-elect’s parents are Chris and Kristi Haag of Beaverton, Oregon. 

Wednesday, October 06, 2021
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Taylor Fairchild Stanley and Justin Fitzgerald of Carpinteria have announced their engagement to be married. The bride-elect’s parents are Arti Fairchild Stanley and Scott Stanley of Carpinteria, and the groom-elect’s parents are Debbie and Jim Fitzgerald of Templeton. Fairchild Stanley comp…

Weddings

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
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Ciera Kephart and Cody Hontalas were married at Grouse Mountain Lodge in Whitefish, Montana, on Aug. 28. The bride’s parents are David and Denise Kephart of Carpinteria; and the groom’s parents are Ted and Randi Hontalas of Salinas. The bride and groom met while attending California Polytech…

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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On May 15, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Montecito, Asia McLaughlin of Carpinteria and Nicholas Batastini of Santa Barbara were married in a ceremony officiated by Monsignor Stephen Downes. The parents of the bride are Luisa and Dennis McLoughlin of Carpinteria; and the parents of th…

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
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Nancy and Tom Hussey of Carpinteria are proud to announce the marriage of their son Peter Hussey to Ramona Raskob. Peter is a graduate of Carpinteria High School who recently completed his master’s degree in History from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo. Ramona is a bilin…