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The City of Carpinteria’s Public Works Department has issued a notice of construction activity for its Carpinteria Avenue and Elm Avenue Bus Shelter Relocation Project. The bus stop on Carpinteria Avenue at Elm Avenue headed toward Linden Avenue will be relocated to Carpinteria Avenue at Hol…

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Two-year-old Chop is a specially trained German Shepherd and the newest member of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office K9 team. Chop was hired at the Sheriff’s Office via funding from the Sheriff’s Benevolent Posse’s Project Deputy Dog program. He is the second dog purchased for the She…

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In a 4-0 vote (Council Member Roy Lee abstaining), the City Council voted to extend a contract with Two Trumpets Communications for another year.  In 2018, after recent natural disasters, the City of Carpinteria wanted to update their methods for contacting and communicating with the public …

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Carpinteria City Council members voted 4-1 (Vice Mayor Clark dissenting) to enter into an Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (or ENA) between Carpinteria and the Theimer Group, LLC.  This agreement is the next step to further define a potential future development of an inn on city-owned propert…

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Carpinteria’s 22nd annual Rods & Roses car show will take place on Saturday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Linden Avenue. One of this year’s highlights will be a classic 1960 Corvette convertible owned by Carpinteria/Summerland firefighter, the late Richard Tenold.

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In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the employees of E.J. Harrison & Sons will be taking the day off on Thursday, July 4. As a result, Carpinteria residential customers will have their trash collected one day later, on Friday, July 5. The regular Thursday pickup schedule will …

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Santa Barbara County received nearly $6 million in Prop 47 grant funding to provide substance-use disorder treatment, mental health services and other diversion programs for people in the criminal justice system. The three-year grant will begin in August 2019 and includes an evaluation compo…

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Students, faculty and staff face cuts of up to $800,000 next academic year, according to budget recommendations proposed by the Carpinteria Unified School District. Superintendent Diana Rigby, stressing the importance of a sound fiscal reserve for the district, lamented the mounting expense …

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What animal grows possibly the world’s softest fiber, comes in a variety of colors, is an efficient lawn mower, has adorable babies that walk shortly after birth, and spits at you if you misbehave? This animal is, of course, not the lucky llama nor the enduring camel, but a close relative—th…

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Long before patio dining came to 5096 Carpinteria Ave., the property across from Maple Avenue housed the McLean family, including a solemn Baptist minister and his son, a real estate agent with a photography hobby that landed him a spot in Life Magazine.

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Ted and Mary Anne Theilmann visited the Caves of Herculeas, an archaeological cave complex located in Cape Spartel, Morocco, as part of a two-month tour the couple made, which included a transatlantic crossing from Galveston, Texas to Barcelona, Spain. Their trip ended in Utrecht, The Nether…

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Eli LoMonaco got a jumpstart on summer vacation in Maui with his parents, Crescent and Michael LoMonaco. The family visited Kihea—a place known for gentle, rolling waves that are perfect for learning to surf. Multiple surf schools and surfboard rental operations line the shores there, helpin…

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On Thursday, June 14, the Carpinteria High School Class of 2019 took to Memorial Field for graduation, marking the end of their high school careers and the beginning of their next endeavors. CUSD Superintendent Diana Rigby, CHS Principal Gerardo Cornejo and retiring teacher and mentor Nelson…

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Shaun Tomson, 1977 world champion surfer, gave an emotional presentation about coping with the loss of his son, and the importance of hope during the “The Light Shines Ahead” luncheon on June 12, hosted by Compassionate Care of Carpinteria—an initiative of Hospice of Santa Barbara. Approxima…

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The Carpinteria Advanced Purification Project, or CAPP for short, is progressing on schedule. This amazing project is a partnership of the Carpinteria Valley Water District and the Carpinteria Sanitary District, with support and cooperation from the City of Carpinteria. The preliminary proje…

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The position of office clerk at any school requires a deep skill set—not only for managing files and records, but also relaying information and keeping the entire school community connected. For the past 24 years, the person keeping the front office of Aliso Elementary School running at peak…

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In a preliminary review on June 13, the Carpinteria Architectural Review Board recommended approval of a proposal to improve the façade of the Carpinteria Business Park, located at 4185 to 4198 Carpinteria Ave. The project, which will support an effort to rebrand the park as “The Row,” also …

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United Way of Santa Barbara County is looking for lunch-hour volunteers this summer to share life experience with young students in the Fun in the Sun program—a six-week summer learning program designed to reduce summer learning loss and narrow the achievement gap for at-risk students in gra…

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A free playgroup for puppies ages eight-months and under has formed in Carpinteria with the aim of creating a safe and fun community for owners and their puppies. Dog trainer and Sandy Paws owner Audrey Pietre leads a weekly playtime session followed by a 45-minute class where dogs and owner…

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Leo Fortunato, branch manager of Rabobank in Carpinteria, recently presented a $500 check to Relay For Life of Coastal Santa Barbara County representatives Sue Harrison, Nancy Garrison and Sally Green, ahead of Relay For Life events on Saturday, July 20, at Aliso School. Survivors and caregi…

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The Carpinteria Architectural Review Board provided mainly positive feedback during a June 13 conceptual hearing for a proposed four new two-story residences and three separate carports at 4610 Fourth Street. The project includes demolition of the existing cottage and garage on the 11,600-sq…

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On June 17, the Carpinteria City Council met to address community concerns about cannabis cultivation. The Council unanimously adopted a resolution that enumerated problems ranging from malodors to fears of property value decline, and authorized the dispatch of letters to the Santa Barbara C…

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At an outdoor ceremony at Lions Park on June 12, Rincon and Foothill high schools graduated the Class of 2019. Principal Barnaby Gloger gave a set of roses to each graduate, encouraging them to give the roses as gifts to the people in their lives that have supported them in reaching this goa…

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One of the many great things about growing up in Carpinteria is the annual end-of-year school beach day, and Canalino students took full advantage of  their visit to Fourth Beach on Monday, June 10. Although the marine layer was in, the temperature was warm, and the gentle waves were lapping…

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Backstage at Summerland Elementary School’s opening night performance of “The Lion King” on June 7, young players buzzed behind the Carpinteria Children’s Project’s main stage, warming their voices and practicing their steps. The energy was high as performers got into costume and makeup and …

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Looking back a century ago, Summerland’s oil boom resulted in a simultaneous boom in school enrollment. The one-room schoolhouse that opened in 1890 with 10  students was forced to hold 50 to 60 children in grades one through eight in the early 1900s.

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Kissing the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle outside Cork City, Ireland, is said to bring eloquence, or “the gift of the gab,” as they say in those parts. The Blarney stone—a block of limestone that forms the ancient battlements guarding the castle—was set in 1446, and the castle is a popular…

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To end the school year, 35 students from Mandi de Witte’s AP Biology class at Carpinteria High School visited local biotechnology company Agilent Technologies. Agilent gave the students a full tour of their facilities and explained how they use biotechnology to develop special toolkits to di…

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Aliso Elementary School recently hosted a Culture Night, and students represented countries from five continents: Africa, Asia, North America, South America and Europe. The local Native American culture of the Chumash was also represented. Most of the participating classes gave opening perfo…

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Santa Barbara County’s Planning Commission struck down Maureen Foley Claffey’s appeal in a 4-1 vote, securing the go ahead on the county’s first permit for cannabis cultivation in Carpinteria Valley. The decision was far from swift and came with an amended condition mandating quarterly odor …

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Alex Kempton took leave of Carpinteria for a flight over the Pacific to Kailua Bay, Kona, Hawaii in May. Kempton was on the big island visiting his brother-in-law Bruce Corker who owns Rancho Aloha coffee farm in Holualoa, Kona, Hawaii. Known for its snorkeling and swimming, Kailua Bay is al…

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United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, which includes the Carpinteria Club, has been awarded a challenge grant of $150,000 from The Mericos Foundation to help rebuild Camp Whittier, significantly impacted by the Whittier Fire in July 2017.  Camp Whittier, a source of club fun…

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Parks Director Matt Roberts discussed possible changes to the beach and neighborhoods in Carpinteria in the face of rising sea levels due to climate change. Since his lifeguard days in the 1980s, Matt has been with the city of Carpinteria, helping to manage the beach. In a current project to…

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Carpinteria Women for Agriculture held their annual plant sale on Saturday, May 11, and students from Carpinteria Future Farmers of America volunteered to help. Adam lent, Alex Bermudez, Ivan Espinosa, Richard De Alba and FFA Advisor Mr. Lopez helped set up a booth, make bouquet arrangements…

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In observance of the Independence Day holiday, the employees of E.J. Harrison & Sons will be taking the day off on Thursday, July 4. As a result, Carpinteria residential customers will have their trash collected one day later, on Friday, July 5. The regular Thursday pickup schedule will …

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Though the asphaltum seeps along the Carpinteria coastline were used by the Chumash to caulk the seams of their tomols (plank canoes), it wasn’t until the late 1800s that the sticky substance was pulled from the earth in large quantities.

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Stephen and Lynda Joyce recently toured Peru visiting Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Punta. They sampled local cuisines including alpaca and ceviche. On the floating islands of Urus in Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world (pictured), the Joyces learned how…

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With a copy of the Coastal View News tucked in her day pack, Rosa Markolf made a trip to South Africa where she went on safari in Kruger and Entanabe national parks. Markolf and her niece Dawn Freddrick also visited Johannesberg, Capetown and Swaziiland.  

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The Carpinteria High School tractor restoration team attended the Annual Tulare Antique Tractor show with their 1944 International Farmall tractor. Students worked over two years disassembling and rebuilding the engine and its components, along with repainting and applying finishing touches.…

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The Carpinteria Community Pool celebrated 30 years of operation on Saturday, June 1, with a Hawaiian-themed party throughout the day and into the late evening hours—the afternoon was given over to family fun and swimming, then became a 21-and-over celebration from 4 to 9 p.m. Gray skies didn…

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Louise Lopez Sanchez was born on June 6, 1919, in Carpinteria. This year, as she celebrates her 100th birthday, Sanchez said she’s “thinking back on what she’s accomplished.”

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Construction has begun at the new residential community Seahouse located on a 3.87-acre parcel at 1300 Cravens Lane (previously known as Green Heron Springs). Warmington Residential, property owners, expect to complete construction this fall. The residential development project features 31 h…

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At approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, a Volkswagon van caught fire on Highway 101 northbound, just south of La Conchita on the right shoulder. Ventura Fire Department was called to the scene and Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District also sent an engine to support. The fire was extinguis…