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Over 80 craft breweries, wineries and makers of ciders and kombucha gathered on Linden Field on Saturday, Aug. 10, to offer Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival goerssamples of their craft. The price of admission included a commemorative glass, which participants used to sample their favorite brews.

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Formed over 30 years ago, a Carpinteria-based book club made a trip to the historic Raymond 1886, and visited the Norton Simon Museum after reading the book entitled Pasadena. Pictured are Christie Boyd, Shannon Sedivy, Carey Hobart, Sarah Sheridan, Yolanda Overbach, Bunni Lesh, Patsy Mayer …

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In a press release issued on Aug. 11, the neighborhood group Concerned Carpinterians questioned the campaign contributions of First District Supervisor Das Williams, stating that Williams had “raked in a stunning $30,500 from 12 different cannabis growers—all of whom are awaiting final permi…

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Each year in August the Carpinteria Children’s Project takes a well-earned, two-week break. Families and staff gather before the break to celebrate the milestones that the kids have reached in the early childhood program—many of whom have been at CCP since infancy. A new cohort of early-lear…

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Carpinteria Morning Rotary President Kim Fly loves bears. She has seen them on the Franklin Trail and appreciates their grandeur and beauty. Fly found a Rotary Golden Bear pin and has asked club members to name Rotarians whose service is quiet and stealthy like a bear, but who have nonethele…

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In 1939, Carpinteria students moved out of a drafty, noisy tent school behind today’s Carpinteria Middle School and into a newly constructed, long-awaited elementary school on 8th Street. The school would eventually come to be known as Main School, a reference to its use as the main elementa…

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A group of 13 local girls recently returned from a five-day trip to Washington D.C. as part of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s Eureka! program. The teens met with the offices of their elected representatives including Senator Kamala Harris, Senator Diane Feinstein and Representative Salud Carbaj…

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The Carpinteria Valley Water District (CVWD) is in the process of forming a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) for Carpinteria Groundwater Basin (CGB) in partnership with the city of Carpinteria, Santa Barbara County and Ventura County. The GSA is a requirement of the Sustainable Ground…

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At its Aug. 12 meeting, Carpinteria City Council received staff updates on the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, installation of a new recycling center and beach neighborhood parking, along with the Sheriff’s Annual Report, three new contracts and a commendation for Relay For Life.     

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Santa Barbara County Animal Services will waive all fees on pet adoptions during a national Clear the Shelters event on Aug. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the county’s three adoption centers. Animal Services hopes that the fee waivers will help homeless animals find loving homes. The Santa Barba…

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This year’s Coastal Cleanup Day is slated for Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon. During the international cleanup event, volunteers will meet at Rincon/Bates Beach, Jelly Bowl, Tar Pits, State Beach, Carpinteria City beaches and Santa Claus Lane to participate in three hours of beach cleanup unde…

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A free seminar will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., at the Ventura Beach Marriott. The event will provide information on resources available for families with children diagnosed with ADHD and hear inspiring stories from doctors and parents. “Navigating ADHD: Diagnosing and Supportin…

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Paul Souza spent the summer of 1993 backpacking through Europe. His first job back in Carpinteria was at Galaxy Graphics, a small screenprinting shop in the quiet lane behind Carpenter’s Chapel, originally opened by Peter Small in 1972.

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Maribel Betty and Greg Hash made a road trip to Vancouver, British Colombia, and visited Whistler Ski Resort along the way. “It was some of the most beautiful country we have ever seen,” the Hashes reported.

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Built on the corner of Carpinteria and Maple avenues in 1890, J.B. Andrews’ grand home clearly reflected the good taste and refinement of its residents. Now the same home stands on the corner of Oak Avenue and 8th Street, where the color and ornate detailing has changed, but the home’s elega…

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Norman and Mary Cota with Dianne and Terry Moore visited the Alaskan coastline on a seven-day cruise. The Tongass National Forest covers most of Southeast Alaska and was designated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. The Tlingit people (which translates to “the people of the tides”) com…

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At the Aug. 5 meeting of the Planning Commission, commissioners approved all of the evening’s applications, however, they did so with fraught pessimism in the first—an extensive beachfront remodel—and easy optimism in the last—acquisition of 21.2 acres of the Bluffs for a public park.

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The city of Carpinteria has dissolved the Carpinteria First Friday Committee, ending the city’s monthly promotional event for the downtown T. The committee was created by the Downtown-T Business Advisory Board (DTBAB) which was established in the 1980s to provide local business leaders a col…

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Master storyteller Gillian Summers spoke to the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning about the art of personal storytelling. “Each Rotarian came away inspired,” said Rotary President Kim Fly, “bubbling with effervescent details and thoughtful and heartwarming conclusions.” Originally from Live…

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The Carpinteria Lions raised over $1,200 for the City of Hope Cancer Treatment Center during a recent 18-team horseshoe tournament held at Lions Park on Foothill Road. The Ventura Downtown Lions Club won the event.

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This year, Carpinteria High School’s National Future Farmers of America (FFA) program has 150 students with a cohort of 15 teens raising animals for show at the Ventura County Fair.

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Surf ‘n’ Suds, the beer festival with a surf twist, will please sun seekers and brew sippers for the seventh year in a row on Saturday, Aug. 10, on Linden Field at Carpinteria State Beach from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At this year’s fest, organizers will release the third edition of the Carpi…

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Jason and Nirasha Rodriguez, owners of The Food Liaison, have once again carried on the legacy of the late philanthropist Michael Towbes with their weeklong fundraiser Christmas in July. This year, the Rodriguezes have supported the community in donating $36,000 to the United Boys & Girl…

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Caroline Thompson and Steve Nicolaides visited Fort Robinson in Western Nebraska on a five-week road trip across Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada. They spent two weeks on an 18,000-acre cattle ranch in Ogalala, Nebraska. Fort Robinson is where Crazy Horse surrendered and w…

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Members of Future Farmers of America from Carpinteria High School participated in the annual showmanship day in Fillmore on July 22. Using the competition as an opportunity to practice showmanship skills before the Ventura County Fair (July 31–Aug. 11), Carpinteria FFA members performed soli…

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Mike Perez, his wife Kelly and their Rottweiler Rico have been fixtures at the upper Rincon parking lot off Bates Road as county park hosts. For Perez, the position has entailed taking care of the facilities including the restrooms, the gazebo/barbecue area, and keeping an eye on the comings…

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The Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance is offering Santa Barbara County dog owners an opportunity to have their dog(s) spayed or neutered, rabies vaccinated, microchipped and registered for a Santa Barbara County dog license for $80 (a savings of more than $500). A one-month supply of flea m…

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Exactly 445 people signed up for the Summer Reading Program at the Carpinteria Library this year. Over the summer the library has celebrated the anniversary of the moon landing, explored robotics at a children’s book club meeting and experimented with different art techniques in the Storyboo…

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The Carpinteria Valley Chamber Legislative Breakfast will be held on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7:30 a.m., at Pacifica Graduate Institute. The event has an information-packed program, designed to brief the business community on the latest business trends, legislative updates, economic development an…

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As the temperatures climb so do the risks for pets. This month, Santa Barbara County is expected to have temperatures into the 80s. “This may not seem too significant to some but strenuous exercise, being left in a hot vehicle, or walking on hot pavement can cause a beautiful summer weekend …

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Over the past couple of years, Eric Bridgford has been quietly building dory boats from the Chesapeake Light Craft company at his Toro Canyon Road shop. The boats—lightweight and gleaming in fresh paint and brightwork—have been well-tested off Fourth Beach in Carpinteria before being deliver…

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Carpinteria based journalist/author and community activist Leslie Westbrook took the Coastal View News with her to Mexico where she spent a month improving her Spanish and researching travel articles in San Miguel de Allende and Baja. She also spent a week at the Modern Elder Academy (pictur…

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Now in its third year, the Girls Inc. Eureka! program for teens focuses on career exploration, workplace skills and mentorship. Girls in the program partner with workplace mentors in career fields that interest them, gaining experience and developing workplace skillsets. Specifically, Eureka…

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Matt LeBrie, one of the new owners of the Austin’s Hardware Building on Linden Avenue, presented his plans to Rotary Club Morning for revitalizing the empty warehouse using a mixed-use commercial concept. The plan would include a wine café, restaurant, offices, outdoor courtyard and a roofto…

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In the wake of the death of 32-year-old Eric Romero, the victim of a deadly assault on July 20 in downtown Carpinteria, the family has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for Romero’s two young children, Mercedes, 9, and Bentley, 1.

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Carpinteria’s beauty lies in the natural world that surrounds us: steep bluffs crumbling into the ocean, the sprawling, tidal world of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh and the rugged peaks of the Santa Ynez Mountains behind town. These wild spaces, which community members and local government work…

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Working towards the goal of a world with less cancer and more birthdays, Relay For Life comes to Carpinteria each summer and sets up on the Aliso Elementary School track with runners, walkers, music and activities to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In addition to the events at A…

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This year’s Old Fiesta celebration received a special commendation from the city of Carpinteria, celebrated performances by local folkloric dancers in the Spanish and Mexican traditions and honored the community’s oldest families, including the Gonzalez, Campos and Cota families. The event, …

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Carpinteria Unified School District made a recommendation to the CUSD School Board on Tuesday, July 23, for Rincon/Foothill high schools to be relocated to portable buildings on the Carpinteria High School campus, beginning in the fall term of the 2019-20 school year.