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The 1930s was the decade of the Great Depression, FDR, The New Deal and the Dust Bowl. It would seem the least likely time to spawn outstanding athletes at a small school like Carpinteria High School, yet it was the era when some of the most accomplished and record-holding athletes competed …

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The council unanimously voted on Monday to move forward with memorandum of understanding (MOU) negotiations for the Bailard Avenue housing project, after extensive discussions about how the council could have little to no say on the project without the MOU. 

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Glass House Group, which has cannabis cultivation facilities in the Carpinteria Valley, is expected to go public in a merger with Mercer Park Brand Acquisition Corp., in a deal worth more than $1 billion, according to Reuters. 

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Luz Reyes-Martin, executive director of Public Affairs and Communications at Santa Barbara City College, and Barbara Ben-Horin, former CEO of Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, will be honored by the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications at the 13th Annual Wo…

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After over a year of no fare collection due to the pandemic, Santa Barbara MTD will reinstate fares on May 10. In order to give riders time to purchase passes before that date, the Transit Center will reopen on April 26.

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On Thursday, April 8, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District firefighters responded to Bates Beach for a boy struggling to escapea rip current. The boy’s sister and grandfather went into the water to try to help but were all struggling to get to shore. Before the firefighters arrive…

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Noe Aguilar Vega will serve as the Summerland Sanitary District’s new operations manager, according to Dave Novis, president of the Sanitary District Board. Aguilar Vega has been with the district for over seven years. This month, Aguilar Vega received the annual President’s Award for outsta…

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Santa Barbara County Public Health announced Tuesday night, April 13, that it would pause administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine until further notice. The announcement came after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a statement from Dr. Erica Pan, state epide…

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Santa Barbara County has met the state’s Orange Tier case rate and positivity rate for one week. If these metrics are met for one additional week, movement into the less restrictive Orange Tier may take effect as early as Wednesday, April 21. This movement will further ease restrictions and …

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In a letter to Carpinteria Unified School District Board members, a group of 14 teachers from Carpinteria High School (CHS) have taken issue with several of the statements made by Superintendent Diana Rigby at the March 30 Carpinteria Unified School District Board of Trustees meeting, includ…

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Students at The Howard School are gearing up for spring with several seasonal lessons. Preschool and pre-K students are planting their own seeds and learning various scientific concepts such as the plant life cycle, plant parts, making observations and predictions and experimenting with how …

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For many, this past year has been a reminder that Carpinteria has a deeply rooted culture of caring. In week six of her 10-week series, photographer Ingrid Bostrom captures portraits of some of Carpinteria’s most compassionate citizens. 

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April is designated as Carpinteria Beautiful Month and the organization has named two bungalows on Walnut Avenue as the month’s recipients of the Looking Good Award. The homes, 539 and 519 Walnut Ave., are owned by Ranell Hansen and date back to 1939. 

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Over the next several weeks, crews will be finishing up work on southbound Highway 101 in Carpinteria and then shift lanes onto the new median and southbound areas. The work comes as part of the ongoing Highway 101: Carpinteria to Santa Barbara project, undertaken by Caltrans and the Santa B…

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Santa Barbara City College horticulture students headed into the field on April 2 to learn about greenhouse cannabis farming in Carpinteria. Students toured Headwaters farm on Foothill Road as part of the hemp cultivation portion of their curriculum. Cannabis and hemp are closely related. St…

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The Alcazar Theatre is holding a contest to gather some of Carpinteria’s funniest videos, and community members are invited to send in video submissions of themselves, friends, family or pets that will make Carpinteria laugh out loud. Submissions should be sent to carpsfunniest@thealcazar.or…

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The Santa Barbara Public Library will hold a Storywalk at the Carpinteria Children’s Project on April 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The featured children’s book is Senorita Mariposa by author Ben Gundersheimer, and pages of the book and corresponding activities will be printed on large standing sig…

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Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District recognized longtime supporter, DJ Mora, at a special ceremony at Fire Station 61 on April 1. DJ was given honorary firefighter status and CSFPD Firefighters presented him with a helmet at the small event attended to by his close friends and family. 

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As of April 7, Santa Barbara County has vaccinated 17.7% of its population, according to the county’s Public Health Department. Doses administered as of April 5 totaled 223,087, including vaccinations given by the county, CVS, Walgreens and RiteAid.

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This week, Santa Barbara County residents ages 16 years and older are able to make an appointment for the Covid-19 vaccine at Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in Santa Maria happening this week using the Pfizer vaccine. Those 18 years of age and older can now make an appointment f…

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The city invites the community to its Annual Household Goods and Hazardous Waste Day on Saturday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. At the free event, Carpinteria residents can dispose of almost anything: household hazardous waste, household goods such as fu…

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The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA) will hold its annual Gratitude Luncheon celebrating its mentor program on Tuesday, April 27 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Among the honorees at the event is Carpinterian Bob Kingston, who has earned the title of 2021 Mentor of the Year and will be aw…

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For many, this past year has been a reminder that Carpinteria has a deeply rooted culture of caring. In week five of her 10-week series, photographer Ingrid Bostrom captures portraits of some of Carpinteria’s most compassionate citizens. 

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It was a beautifully breezy, sunny weekend in the city by the sea. Beach town charm swirled through neighborhoods, bringing families out for walks and bike rides. Flower, fruit and veggie blooms overflowed in the Carpinteria Garden Park, where families pruned, picked and tended to their plot…

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A group of spring breakers held a bonfire at Carpinteria City Beach late Tuesday night, leaving behind a couch, bottles, broken glass and other miscellaneous trash. Pedro Castro, a longtime employee of the city for 27 years, was left to clean up the aftermath early Wednesday morning after fi…

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Michael Quigley and Lisa Rader embarked on a week-long getaway to St. George, Utah, where they drove through Zion National Park, hiked along the mountain bluffs and enjoyed games of pickle ball and softball. Quigley and Rader took their copy of Coastal View News with them as they explored th…

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The Rotary Club of Carpinteria has donated $5,000 to the Alcazar Theatre as the theatre has been dark for over a year due to the pandemic. Rotary Club is also sponsoring the upcoming Virtual Talent Showcase that can be viewed on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. on the Alcazar Theatre website at …

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Author Jeff Arch, a Carpinteria local and the Oscar-nominated screenwriter behind “Sleepless in Seattle,” is releasing his debut novel “Attachments” on May 11, published by SparkPress. On May 11 at 5 p.m., Arch will hold a virtual event at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara to kick off the boo…

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Santa Barbara County residents age 50 years and older can now make an appointment to receive the Covid-19 vaccine at Public Health Community Vaccination Clinics in Lompoc, scheduled for March 28 through April 3. Effective April 1, residents age 50+ will also be eligible to schedule appointme…

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In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to Covid-19 to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized last week, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to i…

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Caltrans District 5 employees and the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) are offering two $750 scholarships to high school seniors within the five-county district (Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties).

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Not a day that passes in which I don’t feel fortunate to live in a beautiful city such as Carpinteria. When I’m hiking a trail, walking the beach or just out and about exploring, I always have my camera in hand so I can capture these special moments in time. When I’m behind the camera, I fee…