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A copy of CVN took a trip to Vienna with Robin Brandin, left, and Melinda Bendel, right, in October. Brandin and Bendel had the opportunity to see the city’s sights which they called “beautiful” and a “dream.” Brandin is pictured in front of the home where she lived in high school, when her …

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Eleven-year-old Isabella Stovall, Carpinteria’s famed tween who raised more than $23,000 for the Carpinteria Skatepark, got the chance to get out of California for a bit and visit her cousin in Maui, Hawaii. She had a great time in the ocean and the pool, taking a copy of CVN with her on her…

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Stan and Terry Scrivner took a trip to Yosemite National Park last month, staying in Wawona. Terry said that while the sky looked blue, they spotted smoke from the Northern California fires. Still, Terry said the trip was peaceful, especially the mountains. While in Yosemite, Stan brought ou…

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CVN took a trip to Europe with Doug and Season Graziani, who traveled to San Terenzo, Italy. The pair visited their family home while celebrating their one-year anniversary. Ciao! 

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Carpinterian Chris Hecox took a trip to visit her son Jeff in his adopted New Hampshire home, where she got to – in her words – see colorful fall foliage, taste lobster rolls in Portsmouth, and visit historic sights. 

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CVN photographer Rosana Swing brought CVN along for the ride on a recent trip to Washington, D.C., where she visited the National Mall, the National Gallery of Art, the Sculpture Gardens and much more. She also took the chance to visit the White House, the American Indian Museum and other fa…

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Amanda McIntyre said hello to Carpinteria from the Azores, nine islands in the northern Atlantic Ocean. McIntyre said the area has a climate similar to Santa Barbara, along with a similar lifestyle, offering popular surfing spots and a slow-travel life.

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Karen Ensign and Steve Tonmesem headed up to Yakutat, Alaska, along with a recent issue of CVN. The area has a population of 600, and Ensign joked that, “when asked what is Yakutat close to, the answer is ‘nothing’” – it is only reachable by air or by boat. 

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Carpinterian Jane Benefield took a trip to Kona, Hawaii with her extended family, spending time in mansions on the island. Benefield’s family, with 21 relatives total – ages 10 months to 74 years – spent the week enjoying the western coast of the Big Island, and brought a copy of CVN with th…

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Nancy Waller took CVN’s Warriors Football issue with her to St. Louis Missouri History Museum recently, where she visited family and friends. Waller said the museum is located in Forest Park, where the 1904 World Fair was held. The museum is known for its focus on the city’s baseball history…

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Matt and Toby Theule traveled to Yellowstone National Park for an early celebration of their 24th anniversary. The two said one of the “most majestic moments” was viewing the Grand Prismatic Spring, the largest hot spring in the United States. 

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CVN’s Future Farmers of America issue took a trip all the way up to Montana last week along with Bob and Elene Franco, who were in Whitefish, Montana for their granddaughter’s wedding. Surrounded by family and friends, Ciera Kephart married Cody Hontalas, the proud grandparents said. 

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This summer, Stefanie Herrington and Rosa Markolf travelled to Brittany, France for a road trip. The two, pictured, are seen at the picturesque Seine River near the Louvre Museum. 

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Sidekicks Twila Goodrick and Lisa Piltz took a trip to Jackson Hole in Wyoming along with one of CVN’s summer issues, in what the two called an “emotional and enriching adventure.” The two are pictured, along with CVN, underneath the Jackson Town Square Elk Horn Arch. 

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Carpinteria resident Janis Johnson (pictured) and former Santa Barbara resident Jan Durso took one of CVN’s latest issues along with them for a 10-day road trip from Durso’s new home in South Beach, Oregon, enjoying the views across the beautiful state. The two visited Multnomah Falls, Trill…

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CVN photographer Robin Karlsson, right, took CVN’s issue featuring Carpinteria’s Junior Guards on the cover to her home state of Indiana, where she met her college friend Weezie Rowan. The two have been best friends for 45 years, Karlsson said, and try and see each other somewhere in the U.S…

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CVN got the chance to see some golf in Connecticut, alongside sisters Diana and Sherry Andonian. Sherry competed in the U.S. Open Senior Women’s Golf Championships last month, making her sister very proud, Diana said. “Very excited and proud to be here this week in Fairfield Connecticut,” Di…

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Goodbye summer vacation! CVN’s Junior Guards cover edition went on the road with the Luthard family for their end of summer vacation. From left, Nicco Luthard, Frankie Luthard, Gabby Luthard and their dog, Lucy, enjoy Lake Tahoe. 

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On a summer July day, Morning Rotary Club of Carpinteria members, from left, Shelia Hess, Lourdes Trigueros, Carie Smith and Erick Trigueros visited Cabo, staying at the beautiful resort of San Jose Del Cabo. They took CVN along with them for the ride and enjoyed the vacation. 

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Seventy-three-year-old Carpinterian Leroy Adams took CVN to Albany, New York earlier this month, finishing an eight-day, 400-mile bike ride on the Erie Canal from Buffalo to Albany. 

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A recent edition of CVN traveled to Canyon County last week along with Carpinteria residents Amy and Alonzo Orozco, who attended a family reunion in the area. The tight-nit family was excited to visit the newest generation, two-year-old MacIntyre, pictured in the arms of the family patriarch…

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CVN’s May 27, 2021 edition celebrated Sharon Kaklamanos’ 70th birthday with her and her sister, Pam Bell, in Nashville. The pair took a road trip to Tennessee to celebrate Kaklamanos’ birthday “Southern Style,” along with their family and friends. 

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CVN’s June 23, 2021 edition, featuring the opening of the skatepark, hopped along for the ride with the Kessler-Luthard family on their trip to Grover Hot Springs State Park near Markleeville. The family spent some quality time off the grid, and felt the recent earthquake “big time,” the fam…

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Local Sky Souza took CVN along with her to Barcelona for her Spanish immersion program this summer, showing off her hometown newspaper to international friends. Souza’s next stop? The Netherlands and France, to visit family and friends. 

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Carpinterian Doug and Sally Galati and her neighbors – Tim and Vicky Buffalo and Rodney and Teresa Stribling – spent their first part of summer traveling to and from Montana in their trailer and brought along the May 26, 2021 edition of CVN with them. 

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Carpinteria resident Kathy Quigley and Wisconsin resident Mary Ann Von Rueden hopped on the road with CVN’s May 27, 2021 issue, bringing it along from Chicago to Santa Monica. 

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Carpinteria residents Andy and Linda Lisiecki took CVN’s June 2, 2021 issue with them on their recent trip to Yosemite to see California’s majestic national park. 

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The Whittenton and Slawson/Garay families visited Disneyland for two days recently, visiting both Disneyland Park and California Adventure. Disneyland is only open to California residents at this time and is limited to 25% capacity, so the families were delighted by short wait times for ride…

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Jeff Linfoot and Tod Matz of Carpinteria, with James Smith of Santa Barbara, Ken  Smith of Paso Robles and Steve Grah of Encinitas, enjoyed a week of fishing in Los  Barriles Baja Mexico the last week of April. “We brought along copies of Coastal  View News for good luck and were rewarded wi…

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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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Kate and Greg Stewart enjoyed a low-key staycation with their dog Keera last weekend, soaking up the sights and sunshine of downtown Carpinteria. The trio took the latest edition of Coastal View News along for the ride while they grabbed a bite to eat at the Spot’s outdoor patio on Linden Avenue.

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Jackie Williams, David and Dan Abramovs started off the new year in paradise when they travelled to Hawaii to visit Jackie’s daughter and son-in-law, Vonnie and Steve Razoin. The group traveled around the islands with their copy of Coastal View News, stopping at the Punaluʻu Beach to see hug…

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Coastal View News photographer Robin Karlsson hangs onto her copy of CVN in a gusty cornfield in Southport, Indiana, where she experienced 30-degree weather. Karlsson travelled across the country to visit her mother and brother for Thanksgiving and made sure to take all the precautions neces…

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Carpinteria’s Troop 50 travelled deep into the Los Padres National Forest to help the US Forest Service repair a campsite used by rangers, hunters and hikers. Scouts also built a staircase for the Santa Cruz Guard Station. Along with their survival skills, the scouts brought along a copy of …

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Pamela and Barry Enticknap celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary at Hamilton Cove on Catalina Island. Great memories of touring the city of Avalon in our golf cart, dinner and cocktails on the city beach, and snorkeling in the marine conservation areas at Lover’s Cove and Casino Point Di…

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Travel has been mostly suspended since Covid-19 hit, so Jeanne Kelsey, left, and Candi Burquez brought their Coastal View News on an in-town adventure up the Franklin Trail. The running pals hit the trail three to four times each week, and even if the terrain is familiar, it’s still one of t…

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Lisa Rader and Michael Quigley enjoyed a relaxing trip to Cambria and surrounding communities to celebrate Quigley’s birthday. At Moonstone Beach in Cambria, the couple took off their masks for a moment to have their picture taken with their hometown paper. Their first get away since the Cor…

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In 2010, four Catholic priests who were in the same class at seminary, decided to use one week of their annual vacation to bicycle across the United States in segments of about 250 miles. Already in their middle 50s, the prospect of bicycling across the US seemed like a great adventure and a…

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Carpinterians Eric von Schrader and Becky Brittain von Schrader visited Barcelona in early February before the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. “When we weren’t looking up at Sagrada Familia (pictured),” the von Schraders wrote, “we were read…

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In February, Mike and Diane Wondolowski spent time in Fairbanks and north of the Arctic Circle in Coldfoot, Alaska, chasing the Aurora Borealis (northern lights). While outdoors at night, they experienced what 40 degrees below zero feels like and were able to see and photograph beautiful aur…

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Best buds, from left, Wyatt Ray, Leo Rollman, Jonny Pettit-Herrera and Ryan Tucker hit the slopes with their Coastal View News for a day of riding at Snow Summit in Big Bear. Twenty-two degree nights were a sharp contrast to the 60-degree afternoons, but the four-pack of boarders reported th…

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Dan Drennan spent the last week of January at Disneyland, staying at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa where he enjoyed the hot tub and pool area. While in the Disney zip code, Drennan met Mickey, Pluto and Goofy, who were happy to pose for pictures. The evil queen from Sleeping Beauty i…

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Stephen Joyce and his wife Lynda recently went to Cuba, where they visited Havana, Vinales, Cienfuegos, Trinidad and the Bay of Pigs. Stephen took a moment with the Coastal View News in the shadow of one of the planes used in the Bay of Pigs battle—the disastrous CIA operation in April 1961,…

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From left are CVN sports photographer Rosana Swing, her mother Arla Wardell and sister Laura Carroll enjoying a day on Hualapai Mountain  in Mojave County, near Kingman, Arizona. The trio had lunch at the Hualapai Mountain Resort Restaurant and observed a few elk, deer and a lone badger whil…

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Wade and Debbie Nomura took a short break during the holidays to visit Australia and the   Parliament House in the Capital City of Canberra, where the temperature was 100 degrees. 

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The Ready family of La Conchita—Caleb, Garrett, Grant, Winona and Aaron—visited London recently and took in the air on the River Thames. No word on whether they saw Harry and Meghan, but they were able to keep up-to-date on Carpinteria happenings with the Coastal View News. 

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Darci and Jason Ward visited the Colosseum in Rome on their honeymoon in November, enjoying perfect fall weather and keeping up with the news at home with the CVN.

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West Point graduate Bud Andrews (class of ’83) attended the annual Army-Navy football game on Dec. 14 in support of his alma mater, who unfortunately did not prevail against the Navy Midshipmen team. (The final score was 31-7, Navy.) On the field, West Point cadets assemble in a “March-on” f…

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Coastal View News graphic designer Kris Whittenton traveled with her family over the Thanksgiving holiday, stopping briefly to see General Patton’s Memorial Tank Museum in Chiriaco in Summit, California, before landing in Flagstaff, Arizona. With snow falling the day after Thanksgiving, the …

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Amanda McIntyre braved a brisk wind and frigid temperatures at the North Cape of Norway where the Norwegian Sea meets the Barents Sea. The Northern-most point in Europe, Nordkapp, is marked by the globe sculpture pictured. Norway’s North Cape was the site of several naval incursions during W…

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