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Bill and Jessica Edwards flew to Kauai to meet their new grandchild William V- Liam, who was born on Sept.11. Parents Willi and Allie Edwards live on the North Shore of Oahu, but spent a week in Poipu, Kauai with their baby, Bill and Jessica and the Coastal View News.

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Longtime Carpinteria State Beach campers Doug and Karen Stevenson (and lovers of the best coastal town around) brought the Coastal View News in honor of their home-town-away-from- home as part of a 12-day Europe tour starting in Prague, Czech Republic, and continuing with a Danube cruise thr…

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Leroy Adams and Ranell Hansen brought the Coastal View News along on a trip to France and the Netherlands, where they had a visit with Jan Tillman in Utrecht. Jan was Carpinteria High School’s Foreign Exchange Student in 1964. They also attended a performance of a play in St. George du Didon…

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Clyde and Diana Freeman took a two-week road trip through several Western states. The first leg of the 3,762-mile trip was to West Yellowstone, where the Freemans visited Doug and Donna Treloar and explored Yellowstone National Park. They caught up on news from home with the CVN while waitin…

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The Johnsons, from left, are Grace, Emily, Chris and Mary. They visited their Norwegian family and climbed the Trollstigen, the “troll’s path”—a treacherous ride up a narrow winding road, but worth the effort. The Johnsons visited Hernes, Trysil, Røros, Trondheim, Geiranger and Ålesund, amon…

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Greg, Monica, Molly and Hank Hoon took a summer vacation to Paris and brought their hometown paper along for the experience. The family sampled as many croissants from as many bakeries as they could find—which is not particularly difficult in Paris, France. (In Paris, Texas on the other hand…

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Mario and Sandy Nargi visited Borgo Santo Pietro, a five-star boutique hotel on the grounds of a Tuscan estate in Italy, while celebrating their daughter’s birthday with their son-in-law. The trip was a return to one of their favorite spots in the world.

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Dave and Maureen Soto, who both live and work at Cate School, visited Prague Castle in the Czech Republic near the end of their 12-day tour this summer, which took them to Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Covering an area of nearly 750,000 square feet, the castle is the biggest a…

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Curtis Studio of Dance student, Sierra Skye Nordholm, returned from a month of intensive dance training in New York City with “dance moms” Ashley Nordholm and Leslie Murphy. The Coastal View News made its Times Square debut as well. Sierra is aggressively pursuing a career in dance and accor…

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Kathryn and Brian Smith moved to Carpinteria just over a year ago and love it. They recently took a trip to North Dakota where, in addition to the prairie, cattle, canola fields and oil, the couple visited the Turtle Mountains on the border with Canada. While spending a few days with family …

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Polly Holcombe visited Montalcino, Tuscany and kept herself abreast of local happenings with a copy of the Coastal View News. A hill town in the province of Siena, Montalcino is known for sangiovese grosso grapes from which Brunello di Montalcino red wine is made. Alternately prosperous and …

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The Cox family went on holiday to London, visiting such brilliant sites as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey and the London Bridge. A tad later the family fancied a visit with British family members who they hadn’t seen since Beth’s father’s funeral, 11 years ago. After London, the family…

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This summer, Robert and Christine Thompson visited Qaqortoq in southern Greenland. With a population of around 3,100, Qaqortoq is the fourth largest city in Greenland. The city is quite isolated with no roads linking Qaqortoq with any other population center. On their trip, the Thompsons vis…

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Becky Rinaldi and her family, including sons Caesar, Victor, Vincent and husband Paul Rinaldi, and the boys’ friends Jarrod Failla and Ian McCurry went to Big Bear to fish, bike, water slide, alpine sled and relax on vacation. Unfortunately, Paul could not be in the picture as he was taking it.

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While exploring Olympic National Park in Washington, Bob and Pat Wingate stopped to enjoy the Coastal View at Hoh Rain Forest. While in the park, they visited Lake Crescent. The hiking was great at Rialto, Second and Ruby beaches and the Wingates enjoyed perfect weather.  

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Donna Boyd and her family went to visit their Nordic friends, the Luomas, outside of Helsinki, Finland. Their trip coincided with the Summer Solstice, which saw just under 19 hours of sunlight with the sun setting at 10:49 p.m. The Boyd and Luoma families went to Seurasaaren island to partic…

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Michael and Helen Ernst, who both have Irish heritage, enjoyed an 11-day guided tour around Ireland recently. The beautiful landscapes and many historical sites were especially enjoyable with two weeks of highly unusual and glorious sunshine—almost unheard of in the rainy Isles. The couple p…

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Robert Chagolla recently traveled to Panama City, Panama to visit his friend Tyler Gregory, who lived in Carpinteria before moving aboard his boat at the Balboa Yacht Club. After sailing to the island of Taboga with Gregory, Chagolla visited the locks at the Panama Canal, ventured deep into …

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Mike Quigley, Lisa Rader and Kathy Quigley visited the Vasa Museum—home of the ship Vasa. Setting out for her maiden voyage on Aug. 10, 1628, at the height of Swedish military power, the Vasa sank in Stockholm Harbor before ever reaching open water. Too much weight topside was the reason for…

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Paul Edmunds and Kim Cory traveled through Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic in June. The pair stopped for a snapshot with their CVN at the Royal Castle of Neuschwanstein, one of the castles which in modern times inspired Cinderella’s castle at Disneyland. King Ludwig ll commissioned t…

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Los Padres Outfitters owners Graham and Hannah Goodfield visited Mongolia and China to see how the vaqueros there do business. In Mongolia, they rode traditional Mongolian horses which are shorter than American horses, and in China they took a stroll on the Great Wall among other activities.

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Carl Hetrick and his son paid a brief visit to Carpinterians Doug and Donna Treloar at their summer residence in West Yellowstone, Montana, and in Yellowstone National Park Hetrick brought himself up-to-date on Carpinteria happenings, before visiting with his son Jeff and daughter-in-law Ter…

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The Nomura family—Weldon, Ann, Kyle and Kacey—recently vacationed in Japan and brought their Coastal View News along to the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto for a family snapshot. The Nomuras also visited Tokyo, Hakone, Kyoto and Osaka. Some of the highlights of their trip were eating sushi at Tsuki…

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Wally, Candi, Alec and Daniel Burquez, along with family friend, Sam Pantoja, recently spent a week in Barcelona, Spain. They visited Camp Nou, Barcelona’s soccer stadium, Park Guell, a 17th century military castle, and other museums and sites. The weather is exactly like Carpinteria’s and t…

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Since visits to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park years ago, Mike and Diane Wondolowski have been watching the status of the ongoing Kilauea eruption and waiting. When new fissures opened up in May and started fountaining lava, they immediately made their travel plans and got to the Big Island …

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As part of a weeklong Rotary trip, Wade Nomura stopped by a medical clinic supported by the local Rotarians in Olmue, Chile. Rotarians brought in medical personnel to conduct a podiatry clinic on the day of Nomura’s visit.   

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From left, John Leveson meets up with Chris Davis, Dorothy Schnackenberg and John Vale at Cape Point in Cape Town, South Africa, after Davis, Schnackenberg and Vale visited India. The group also visited Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as part of their three-week sojourn.

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Amanda and Matthew Gallup recently celebrated their second wedding anniversary with a trip to Europe. Amanda, a self-described “fan of the Royals,” said one of the highlights  was taking a day trip from London to Windsor on the wedding day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. “We were along th…

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Marcy and Bob Smith, hiked between Corniglia and Vernazza, two of the five picturesque villages of Cinque Terre that are only accessible by foot in Northwest Italy. Steep hillsides, planted heavily in wine grapes that are tended to by workers who ride miniature rail cars, run straight into t…

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Ligaya Coleman Schulterer is living in Vienna, Austria, and recently her Mother Delia Coleman and her brother Rizal Coleman visited with a little slice of Carpinteria in the pages of the Coastal View News. They went to the “Museums quartier,” one of Europe›s largest museum centers, and saw t…

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Herb Defriez visited the Abbotsbury Swannery in Portland, England, and found enough bandwidth to read his Coastal View News online. Established by Benedictine Monks who built a monastery at Abbotsbury during the 1040s to produce food for their lavish Dorset banquets, the Swannery has been in…

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Jill Friedman visited Reykjavik but kept up to date on happenings back in Carpinteria with her copy of the Coastal View News. She stopped by Hallgrímskirkja, the largest church in Iceland, for a quick photo, but the winds tore her paper apart before the shutter clicked. Construction on Hallg…

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Liz and BD Dautch completed their first marathon event at the 41st annual Catalina Island Marathon, taking a break to snap a photo with the Coastal View News. California’s oldest trail marathon, the Catalina event winds its way from Two Harbors on the west end of the island to Avalon by way …

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For Mother’s Day weekend, Cathy Foss traveled to Santan Valley, Arizona to celebrate four generations with daughter Jeni Spenny, grandson Ryan Clark and great-grandson Aiden Clark. They all enjoyed an afternoon at the local Peach Festival and visiting with many more family members.

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To celebrate Meredith Abbott’s 80th birthday, the entire Abbott family embarked on an adventure to Horseshoe Meadow in the San Rafael Wilderness last March. Graham Goodfield’s Los Padres Outfitters packed everyone into the campsite with his trusty mules and horses. An amazing time was had by…

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Larry Nimmer recently went to Vietnam to produce promotional videos about sustainable tuna fishing for a seafood client in Florida. Taking a moment in a Ho Chi Minh City café, Nimmer reviewed his Man on the Street contribution to the Coastal View News before catching up on Halos and Pitchfor…

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Miguel Díaz-Canel now leads Cuba, recently taking over from Fidel’s brother Raúl Castro and vowing to adhere to the principals of the Revolution moving forward. Nevertheless, relations have improved somewhat between the United States and Cuba—enough so that Americans can travel there to enjo…

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Joe Escareno traveled to the Philippines in March to visit his friend Liz Llave in Angeles City. He stayed three weeks, and reported feeling pretty wiped out from the 15-hour flight to get there. The former home of the U.S. airfield at Clark AFB, Angeles City has experienced its share of eco…

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On a recent cruise around Cape Horn, Stephen Joyce and Linda Boysiewick stopped off in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Isles. In 1982, the United Kingdom sent troops to counterattack the islands after Argentine forces had invaded and claimed the Falklands. In total 907 people, including…

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Katie Leonesio, owner of Carpinteria and Linden Pub, along with local Robert Chagolla, and Courtney Frazer behind the lens, brought a copy of the Coastal View News on a recent trip to Sayulita, in Nayarit, Mexico, where Leonesio lived for a number of years. In addition to soaking in the loca…

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April and Jerry Mazienis made a wide-ranging tour of the Middle East with their Coastal View News in tow, and exchanged many an “As-salaamu alaykum” along the way. Starting in Cairo, the Mazienises spent four days enjoying the Nile, riding camels, visiting the Egyptian Museum and the Mohamme…

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David Roach and his band Junkyard turned the usual tour routine on its head by participating in the Monsters of Rock cruise in Bahamas aboard the Navigator of the Sea. Bringing along the Coastal View News to represent his hometown, Roach met fans Seani and Harmony Fitzpatrick of Tacoma, Wash…

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Annette Fisher flew to Knoxville, Tenn., the “Gateway to the Smoky Mountains,” to see her love Gunner Regan Raught—aka Baby G—and brought the Coastal View News along for a touch of the West Coast in the cradle of Appalachia. The Cherokee people called the Knoxville area kuwanda’talun’yi (“Mu…

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After two weeks of the Thomas Fire, Jamie Throgmorton went on a trip to Patagonia and Antarctica. In a dry suit, life jacket and spray skirt, Throgmorton readied herself to launch for an exploration by sea kayak around the Antarctic Peninsula. “Peace, quiet, pristine air and stunning scenery…

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Along with the Coastal View News, a large crew of Carpinterian friends and family—Ben Scott, Tyler Matson, Aaron Crouse, Bridget Matson, Sawyer Matson, Kelsey Crouse, Audrey Matson, Bill Matson, Ann Matson, Johnny Mitchell, Tyler Mitchell, John Mitchell, Tina Scott, Jack Mitchell, Nikki Barb…

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Rotarians Morris and Marcella, join Wade Nomura with a copy of CVN at the Rose Parade on Jan. 1 at the Rotary Club’s Rose Parade float, which won this year’s “Princess Trophy” for the best float under 35 feet. A member of the Rotary Float committee, Nomura reports that over 8,000 volunteer h…

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Carpinteria Girl Scout troop 50006 participated in an event led by older Girl Scouts to foster sisterhood and independence and to just have fun, at Camp Josepho down the coast in Pacific Palisades. An annual weekend, the Scouts’ visit to Camp Josepho included perusing the Coastal View News. …

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Willie Kellogg (age 12) traveled with his mother Susannah and Granny Anne to Greenland, Iceland, and Svalbard this summer. They also got a rare chance to land on the tiny volcanic island of Jan Mayen (pictured), midway between Iceland and the North Pole, where they had to watch out for polar…

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Audrey Pietre, right, and her mother, left, were visiting Paris, France when the Thomas Fire started. During their visit to the City of Light, where Pietre grew up, news of the fire was on TV every day, Pietre noted. “People ask questions and express sadness and support for everyone touched …

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Duane Felender and Janis Johnson recently drove on Daytona Beach (“Because you still can!” they noted). The Florida adventure was just one stop on their two-month trailer/RV odyssey from Carpinteria to Maine, then along the East Coast to Naples, Flor. and then back to California via at New O…

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