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Wade Nomura took advantage of some down time from Rotary meetings in Australia to visit the Sydney Opera House. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the Opera House was formally opened on Oct. 20, 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon’s 1957 selection as winner of an international …

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The Macias family and children/grandchildren of the late and beloved Marty and Marie Macias (original Valley Barbers Owner and Carpinteria locals) visited Europe with a small piece of home. Making great conversation about their beloved hometown with their Avocado Festival T-shirts and Coasta…

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On a recent trip to Australia, Joe and Lucy Overgaag took the Coastal View News along when they visited their family in Mount Isa, Queensland. Nephew Mark Van Ryt treated them on a tour to Mount Isa Mines where they went 5,000 feet underground. They drove multiple tunnels, and saw workshops,…

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Gary and Ana Blair recently traveled to the University of California, Berkeley to visit their daughter Mikayla on parents’ weekend. A 2018 honors graduate of Carpinteria High School, Mikayla is in her freshman year at Cal. While there, the family attended the Cal vs. UCLA football game at Ca…

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Miguel and Isabel Rocha recently returned from a family visit to Guadalajara, Mexico. The Rochas took the Herradura tequila express train in Amatitán, Jalisco for a tequila tour to see the process of tequila being made from start to finish. Along with tequila tasting ranging from silver, rep…

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Carpinteria and the Coastal View News were well represented in Boulder, Colorado when Carpinteria native, number 57 Connor Kelsey’s family and friends came to watch him play with the Oregon State Beavers against Colorado University. The Beavers pulled off a last-minute win in overtime. Atten…

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This summer Ashley Muenstermann, her husband John Knecht and their boys, seven-year-old Ashton and five-year-old Dylan Knecht, traveled to Southern Iceland and visited Sólheimajökull glacier, which is located between two volcanoes. While on the island, they also visited the Blue Lagoon (a ge…

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Nora Kass and her daughter Michelle took a two-week trip to London, Paris, Pisa, Florence, Venice and Rome, walking an average of eight to 10 miles a day. Nora has lived in Carpinteria for 20 years and loves the Coastal View News so much she enjoyed it on a sunny day in Paris.

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Tony, Linda and son Anthony Perez visited Tony’s sister Alicia and her Minnesota family, with 11 family members spending four days in a historical log cabin overlooking a clear, trout-filled lake. The weather forecast of 65 degrees quickly fell to 34 degrees, so paddle boating or kayaking wa…

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Elizabeth Clay-Joyce and fiancé Matthew Way traveled many miles from Brighton, England to read the Coastal View News in Carpinteria. Their visit coincided with the Avocado Festival, where they had their first avocado ice cream, avocado pizza and funnel cakes. Elizabeth is the niece of Stephe…

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Gary and Ginny Dillard brought the Coastal View News along on their steamship-style paddle wheel cruise on the Columbia River, which forms the border between Washington State and Oregon. The Dillards made the cruise to celebrate their 50-year wedding anniversary. It was their first cruise an…

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Marilyn Jenkins and Gerald Lubeck recently completed a 10-day trip through Spain. They stayed in Barcelona, Terragona, and San Sebastian, part of Basque country. The highlight of their trip was a private tour through the French Basque countryside. They visited the quaint villages of Elizondo…

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Lyle and Kathleen Mattes of Carpinteria enjoyed several days in London, followed by a cruise around the British Isles with excursions in nine ports. They also visited Ireland’s Blarney Castle (Caisleán na Blarnan in Irish) a medieval stronghold in County Cork, Ireland, near River Martin. The…

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Doug and Donna Treloar, pictured at right, recently traveled to the Netherlands with Harry and Michele Van Wingerden to visit the area where Harry had lived up until the age of 17 when he emigrated with other family members to Carpinteria in 1967. The group also visited Volendam, best known …

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Ted and Mary Anne Theilmann brought a copy of the Coastal View News on their cruise aboard the Queen Mary II from New York to South Hampton, England, in late August. The crossing took eight days, and the Theilmanns’ ultimate destination was Utrecht, Netherlands, to surprise their daughter an…

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Kevin Baird, a wealth manager and president of the Carpinteria Sunset Rotary Club, gathered with 1,400 of his closest friends for a week-long bicycle ride around Northeastern Oregon, putting in 450 miles and about 25,000 vertical feet of climbing. Baird brought out his copy of Coastal View N…

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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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