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Coastal View News graphic designer Kris Whittenton traveled with her family over the Thanksgiving holiday, stopping briefly to see General Patton’s Memorial Tank Museum in Chiriaco in Summit, California, before landing in Flagstaff, Arizona. With snow falling the day after Thanksgiving, the …

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Serving the burgeoning wave of automobile owners, Rincon Garage was constructed in the early 1900s in the 900 block of Linden Avenue along what is now called Wullbrandt Way. The garage was owned by Walter Dowling and Frank Stewart, two entrepreneurs who benefited from Henry Ford’s success wi…

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On Jan. 14, several conservation groups filed a joint lawsuit against the Trump Administration, challenging the last step in the administration’s plan to allow oil drilling and fracking on more than 1 million acres of public lands and minerals in Central California. The lawsuit was filed in …

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Carpinteria Environmental Coordinator Erin Maker was awarded the Energy Hero Award. In commending Maker’s work, Mayor Wade Nomura stated, “Carpinteria leads when it comes to environmental issues, in the county and the state, in large part because of what Maker is doing.”

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Brian Mootz of Carpinteria Beautfiul has been named the city’s Volunteer of the Year. Mootz has been a Carpinteria Beautiful member for 16 years and currently serves as the organization’s president. “I’ve got some big shoes to fill. Some great people have held this honor in the past,” said M…

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The Linden and Casitas Pass project which started in September 2016 will wrap up this spring, according to Kirsten Ayars, spokesperson for the project. Ayars told the Council that the next phase of highway improvements was well on its way. Contractors will soon work to widen Highway 101 to t…

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On Jan. 13, Carpinteria City Council voted to decrease the speed limit from 25 mph to 20 mph on El Carro Lane between Linden Avenue and Trenora Street when children are present. The decision came after a Speed Zone Survey conducted by the city concluded that the area, close to Canalino Eleme…

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United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County named Brian Mendoza from Carpinteria Youth of the Year for their organization. Teen directors and club directors from each of the organization’s sites in the county, select one youth to compete for UBGC Youth of the Year. The top two cont…

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Rotary President Elect Karen Glancy presented the Morning Rotary Club’s “Golden Bear Service Award” to Janice Sugiyama for her work organizing celebration banquets, as well as menu planning and logistics for special events.

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Open to members and non-members alike, the Foothill Road Girls Inc. campus is offering programs in basketball skills, cooking, social activism and an all-girls health summit focusing on physical activity, body image, nutrition, stress management and sexual health.  Programs have begun and wi…

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Rotary started the New Year with a presentation from Brian Kane, owner of the Wellness Center of Carpinteria. Along with several stress-reducing tips, Kane said that “deep sleep is important to good health, and calming routines like reading before going to bed and gentle wake ups involving s…

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The Carpinteria Valley Water District (CVWD) has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.

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Caltrans has reopened the Toro Creek Bridge to two-way traffic with final striping scheduled for next week during the daytime hours. During striping, there will be a temporary closure with the previous detour in place. The Toro Creek Bridge was one of six along State Route 192 which were dam…

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Harbor seal pupping season has begun in Carpinteria. The beach surrounding the local rookery is closed between Dec. 1 and May 31 to provide a safe, sheltered location for harbor seals to rest on the sand, give birth and nurse their young. Volunteers from Sealwatch take shifts on the blufftop…

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E.J. Harrison & Sons will maintain its regular Thursday trash collection schedule in Carpinteria on Jan. 23, during the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For more information, call 805-647-1414.

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The U.S. Forest Service has announced that it will extend for another six months a ban on unmanaged target shooting throughout the Los Padres National Forest. The ban—first announced in January 2019—allows forest officials and volunteers to address the proliferation of litter, soil and water…

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On Dec. 18, the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The two articles were passed by majority votes along party lines 230 to 197; and 229 to 198, and the case will now proceed to the Senate for trial. Among the Democrats that…

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Amanda McIntyre braved a brisk wind and frigid temperatures at the North Cape of Norway where the Norwegian Sea meets the Barents Sea. The Northern-most point in Europe, Nordkapp, is marked by the globe sculpture pictured. Norway’s North Cape was the site of several naval incursions during W…

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Starting off the new year in fine fashion, Homo sapiens and Tursiops truncates alike take advantage of clean conditions at Rincon early in the morning on New Year’s Day. Clearly, none of the individuals pictured overdid it the night before.

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Hikers met at the State Park Visitors’ Center at 10a.m. on New Year’s Day for a walk along the Bluffs Trail led by a State Park interpreter. Sunny skies set a buoyant mood for the first day of the new decade, and recent rains made for vibrant colors in nearby fields and mountains.

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On New Year’s Eve day, when a semi-truck ruptured a gas line at the driveway entrance to All Around Landscape on Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria Summerland Fire Protection District personnel responded quickly to secure the area before the gas was shut off and the line repaired.  

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A group of nuns make an annual visit to Carpinteria and enjoy low tide beach walks and fellowship between the mountains and the sea.

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“The Power of Hope” was the theme of the New Year’s Day 2020 Tournament of Roses Parade, and the Rotary float entry, chaired by Carpinteria Rotarian Wade Nomura, won the Tournament Volunteer Award for the most outstanding floral presentation among floats 35-feet and under. Featuring Penelope…

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Golden 1 Credit Union in Goleta announced it will award $400,000 in scholarships to qualified students through its annual scholarship program. The application period is open now until Jan. 30. The scholarships provide credit union members and their dependents up to $20,000 over four years to…

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Santa Barbara County, the Santa Maria/Santa Barbara County Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Northern Santa Barbara County United Way invite volunteers to participate in the countywide 2020 Homeless Point-In-Time Count from 5:30-8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The Point-In-Time Count is the a…

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The city of Carpinteria’s new plastic and polystyrene regulations went into effect on Jan. 1 of this year. Food providers are now prohibited from giving out single-use plastic straws and cutlery, but may provide certified compostable or marine degradable straws and cutlery to customers upon …

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On Jan. 3, at 1:39 a.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Carpinteria Eye Care, 1013 Casitas Pass Road. Upon their arrival they discovered that the store’s door lock had been removed and 60 pairs of glasses were taken. The stolen merchandise is valued between $8,000 and $15,000.

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On Jan. 6, the Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Phase II of Carpinteria’s assisted-living facility––GranVida’s conditional use permit, a lot line adjustment and a coastal development permit. GranVida proposes to build a new 47,300 square foot, two-story, 50-unit assisted-livi…

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In a show-stopping performance fit for an episode of “Dancing with the Stars,” California Gold Ballroom Dance Studios presented their end of year Ballroom Blitz showcase featuring their team of professional and champion dancers. “Our vision for tonight’s show is to share our love of ballroom…

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Retired CUSD teachers Martha McIntyre and Ceil Schnepple celebrated Thanksgiving in Antarctica, fulfilling a dream to visit the “Frozen Continent.” The adventurers landed on Half Moon Island, Danco Island, Necko Harbour and Demoy Point where they observed Chinstrap, Gentoo, Macaroni, and Ade…

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As winter approached, Aja Forner, standing third from left, and Carly Bass, kneeling, saw a need for occasional jackets and clothing for students, and came up with the idea of a “Canalino Closet.” Speaking at Morning Rotary, Forner and Bass shared how they used Facebook to announce the idea,…

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This holiday season, as we reflect on events and actions from this past year and we make resolutions for the new one, CVN will be spotlighting individuals in the Carpinteria Valley community who have shown extraordinary generosity of spirit and service in 2019.     

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​As Carpinteria enters its third rainy season following the Thomas Fire, watersheds have recovered to the point where risk of flooding or debris flow is greatly reduced, according to the city of Carpinteria. The county of Santa Barbara’s new Storm Impact Considerations Map indicates that ver…

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John Parsons, right, of Carpinteria made his third trip to Playa Larga, Cuba, to deliver baseball gloves to children. His buddy Dave Chamness accompanied Parsons on the trip and stood for a photo with resort manager Yanet Saurez. Debbie Cerino, not pictured, was also on the trip.

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The Carpinteria High School Interact Club held a bake sale in front of Albertsons market this holiday season to benefit the Carpinteria Children’s Project. Club President Luke Nakasone organized the event and all proceeds went to CCP. Club sponsors include CHS teacher Christine Gilbert and t…

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Carpinteria-area elementary students displayed their science chops at the Dec. 17 meeting of the school board, the last of 2019. Principal Dr. Michelle Fox and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) coordinator Teresa Koontz presented the board with information on Project Lead the Way, a natio…

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In her fourth year as Aliso Elementary School principal, Dr. Michelle Fox celebrates her school’s recognition by the state department of education as one of five Santa Barbara County schools named as 2020 California Distinguished Schools. The award reflects a “strong community of teachers an…

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The Lions Club’s Festival of Trees raised $39,000 in raffle ticket sales for 24 trees. Proceeds will benefit Help of Carpinteria, Parents of Carpinteria High School, Family School and Carpinteria Middle and Aliso schools.

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Joe and Alice Vazquez cruised to see the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal, just before Thanksgiving, with stops along the way at Cartagena, Costa Rica, Belize and Roatan. At their last stop in Costa Maya on the Yucatan Peninsula, they paused with CVN and had their photo taken. The…

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On Dec. 16, Carpinteria Valley Water District’s (CVWD) Board of Directors unanimously certified the final environmental impact report (EIR) for the proposed Carpinteria Advanced Purification Project (CAPP) which involves the construction of a new advanced water purification facility, conveya…