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Weekend beach goers enjoyed expansive beaches during last weekend’s low tides which rolled out during the peak glow of a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. Families met up for their typical surf and sun activities with plenty of room to roam. Longing for a little low-tide playtime? This week…

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Matt and Toby Theule thoroughly enjoyed their first trip to Nashville to celebrate their 22nd anniversary (and brought CVN along for its 25th). Highlights from their trip include a tiny moment of fame on the Ryman Auditorium stage, where the Grand Ole Opry made its home for over 30 years.

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria held their annual “She Votes” mock election on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5. The “She Votes” program is a non-partisan initiative that teaches girls of all ages about civic engagement and the democratic process. Girls learn how legislators make decisions at all lev…

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Maritime Museum Director Greg Gorga recently spoke at Morning Rotary and shared 13,000 years of local nautical history. Starting with the discovery on Santa Rosa Island of the oldest human remains in the western hemisphere, and continuing up to the state of the art diving equipment developed…

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Summerland School had a flag-raising ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6, to celebrate the gift of flags from Summerland Beautiful. A grant from the Manitou Fund made a collaboration possible between the Parents for Summerland and Summerland Beautiful organizations. Three flags were given to the s…

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Carpinteria High School Sports Boosters Club, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the student athletes of Carpinteria High School, recently hosted their first-ever One Day Mattress Fundraiser. At the November Board Meeting Dennis Echelbarger of Custom Fundraising Solutions presented the Spo…

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Cate School student and president of the Engineering Club, Brandon Mann, spent the day with a few Howard School middle school students assembling a 3-D printer. The students were able to complete the project in one day with Mann’s help, and had to use their problem-solving skills to modify a…

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Construction is progressing at a number of key sites for the Highway 101: Linden and Casitas Pass project. Crews are working on several new drainage improvements as well as the new Via Real connection between Casitas Pass Road and Linden Avenue.

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Find your walking shoes and get ready for the sixth annual Carpinterian Volksmarch scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m. to benefit the Santa Barbara FoodBank. Feet hit the streets in one of the most organized pub crawls in Carpinteria, a not-so-arduous journey clocking in around 2.3 mile…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 20, seven local restaurants will donate a portion of sales to the nonprofit Carpinteria Education Foundation’s Dine Out for Carp Kids. Participating eateries are Padaro Beach Grill, Jersey Mike’s, Corktree Cellars, Jack’s Bistro, Peebee & Jay’s, Rori’s Artisanal Creame…

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Danielle Bordenave was sleeping in her Beach Neighborhood home on Friday morning, Nov. 8, when the base of her bed started rattling. A little while later she was getting ready for work and felt the whole house shake. “Oh yeah, that’s a real earthquake,” she thought.

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Early breast cancer detection can save lives. The Breast Cancer Resource Center and Cottage Center for Advanced Imaging are working together to offer free screening mammograms for women who qualify and are underinsured or uninsured.

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On Nov. 7, the Santa Barbara County Planning Commission denied Pat Nesbitt’s application for two helistops on his property in Carpinteria Valley near the Polo Fields. If Nesbitt appeals, his application will be reviewed by the County Board of Supervisors.  

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Sissy Ann Tschernoscha and Daniel Olvera live in Carpinteria with their three daughters, Ellie Lou, 9, Izzy Grace, 4, and Coco Rose, 2. You can’t tell by looking at them, but this family’s origin story is deeply entwined in Santa Barbara County’s multifaceted network of resource family support.

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First Baptist, Faith Lutheran and Carpinteria Community churches kicked off the holiday shopping season with a craft-filled holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 2. Beautiful homemade decorations, gifts and baked goods at affordable prices filled the First Baptist hall, all lovingly crafted by co…

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Before night fell on All Hallows’ Eve, dozens of costume-clad children and their families met at the Carpinteria Arts Center courtyard for the town’s silliest and spookiest event of the season: a Halloween costume contest sponsored by the Howard School. 

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Editor’s note: The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District’s long history in the valley is recorded in a booklet published in 1984 to honor the district’s 50th anniversary. Relying on information from this publication, Coastal View News is covering the district’s history in a series of “Throwba…

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CVN sports photographer Rosana Swing, left, took leave of Carpinteria’s sports fields and courts with her mother, Arla Wardell, center, and sister, Laura Carroll, right, to visit family in Pennsylvania. In Elysburg, Pennsylvania, the trio enjoyed the Knoebel’s Grove Arts Festival, then made …

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria held a Día de los Muertos-themed Family Literacy Night in late October for more than 100 guests, including Girls Inc. girls and their family members. The fun-filled evening featured hands-on, literacy-based activities in English and Spanish to help the girls practic…

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Playa Del Sur 4-H of Carpinteria swore-in its new 2018-19 Youth Officer Team: President Jasmyn Arroyo, Vice-President/Secretary Erika Estrada and Treasurer Alejandra Cruz. The new officer trio looks forward to achieving their goal of growing the club’s membership through exciting projects an…

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Nimmer/HechtCo Productions organized a live debate at the Alcazar Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 3, centering on the question, “Should President Trump be re-elected?” Representing the “yes” side was Santa Barbara News Press writer and former Carpinteria Councilmember Joe Armendariz, a self-describe…

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The Trump administration has finalized a study on the environmental and public health impacts of fracking, a final step towards opening more than one million acres of lands throughout the coastal and interior regions of Central California to new oil drilling and fracking, including a parcel …

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The California Department of Public Health, in consultation with the California Conference of Local Health Officers, has updated the reportable disease lists in the California Code of Regulations. Changes went into effect on Oct. 1, 2019. Among conditions removed from the list are Amebiasis,…

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Gran Vida Senior Living and Memory Care presented Phase II to the Architectural Review Board on Oct. 17. Phase II is a new 49,050 square foot assisted-living facility for seniors that would contain 50 units. The project will be located next to the existing GranVida assisted living facility o…

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The Parks Department is moving forward on the proposed skate park to be located adjacent to City Hall. The night lighting design concept has been completed and the Project Application has been filed with the city’s Community Development Department for review and processing. This project is i…

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The city of Carpinteria has released a report on environmental impacts of the revised Carpinteria Rincon Trail project which, when completed, would extend from the eastern end of Carpinteria Avenue to the western end of Rincon Beach County Park. A 30-day public review period for the report, …

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The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District announced the hiring of Robert Rappaport as Fire Marshal on Oct. 24. Previously working for fire departments in Riverside, Alhambra and Redondo Beach (where he was a Division Chief), Rappaport brings 20 years as a Fire/Arson Investigator to CSFD.

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Even in a region grimly accustomed to wildfires, the blazes throughout Southern and Northern California this October have been notable for the sheer number of incidents. From the Kincade Fire in Sonoma County to the Real, Saddleridge, Tick, Getty, Easy and Hillside fires, along with the most…

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Coming off her first day on the job as the executive director of the Carpinteria Arts Center, Paige Van Tuyl said, “I have just met 25 of the nicest people imaginable,” referring to the staff and volunteers with whom she will be working. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barb…

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The Lions Club of Carpinteria recently completed their annual vision-screening project on a total of 690 students over a four-day period, marking 41-years that the club has provided the service to the Carpinteria Unified School District. State-of-the-art technology allows the Lions to perfor…

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As the Maria Fire continues to burn thousands of acres in Ventura County, smoke may be impacting air quality throughout Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District have issued an Air Quality Alert through the…

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Morning Rotary recently held an “off-site” meeting at Ocean Breeze Nursery. Rotarians visited the gerbera daisy greenhouse and packing station owned and operated by Renee and June Van Wingerden, who are also Rotarians. The Van Wingerden’s nursery produces and ships over 30 million fragile bl…

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Carpinteria City Council recognized and awarded 94 members of the United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria Unit, for their outstanding attendance. The members were honored for being “Gold Card” recipients, based on 105 days or more club attendance this calendar year…

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The California Women of Agriculture recently offered financial “add-ons” to many FFA student-members’ animal projects, supporting them in their agricultural adventure. The add-ons will help the students in their future agricultural projects. For more updates, follow Carpinteria High School F…

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Richard and Peter Wyckoff, along with their wives Mariann and Tammi, participated in the ALS Association fundraising event in Napa in late September in support of their sister Elizabeth Wyckoff (Benz), who was recently diagnosed with the disease. The event raised over a million dollars. Amyo…

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Aliso Elementary School came together on Friday, Oct. 25, in spook-tacular fashion with a creative event to celebrate Halloween. The school’s first-annual “Trunk-or-Treat” was held in Aliso’s front parking lot, and families scared-up nightmarish displays in the trunks of their cars as studen…