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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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Ocean lovers, treasure hunters and creatives of all types will convene for the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival on Sept. 14-15. This unique two-day event showcases the works of artisans inspired by the sea, offers hands-on workshops and gives attendees an opportunity to cele…

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The third annual HELP of Carpinteria Kindness Month kicks off on Aug. 1. During the month of August, HELP volunteers sell and personally deliver “random acts of kindness” to recipients. Gift choices include bouquets of flowers, chocolates, Alcazar movie and Island Brewing Company beer certificates.

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Carpinteria has a new officer, Senior Deputy James Carovano. Carovano was hired as a community resource deputy for the city and has been on his new beat since July 1. A five-year career professional of the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office, Carovano also served in the United States Coast Guard …

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On July 20, at about 1:20 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress near 9th Street and Yucca Lane in the city of Carpinteria. When deputies arrived, they found a male assault victim. He was transported to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. His name is bei…

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Next to the Avocado Festival, St. Joseph Catholic Church’s annual summer Festival is Carpinteria’s biggest community event of the year. Carnival rides, food vendors and music acts liven-up the church property for three days each July, and this year was no exception. Parents do well to plan a…

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Karina Dayka represented Carpinteria FFA at the California State Fair in Sacramento in the Round Robin Showmanship event on Monday, July 15. Placing first in Round Robin Showmanship at the Ventura County Fair in August of 2018 made Dayka eligible to be the showmanship representative for the …

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Carpinteria High School Senior Dayne Wagner spoke to the Rotary Club about her experience at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards—a three-day camp for developing leadership and the character quality of service above self. Wagner applied to the program in the beginning of her junior year and attend…

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The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning welcomed Charles Egigian-Nichols to speak on compost, recycling and large-scale micro green farming. Egigian-Nichols has over 40-years of experience in industrial scale organics recycling to help growers profitably produce high quality food and feed, ge…

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On Saturday, June 29, Carpinteria Chapter FFA members went to the annual Rods and Roses festival to sell mixed flower bouquets, roses, lilies and dahlias. The students sold all the flowers they brought, and plan to use the proceeds to fund field trips and competitions.

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At its July 11 meeting, the Carpinteria Architectural Review Board (ARB) held a preliminary review of a project to remodel and change an existing single-family dwelling and detached garage/second unit at 1112 Linden Ave. into a four-unit condominium development.