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Susie Clothier, a volunteer with the Santa Barbara Wildlife Network, captured photos of a red-tailed hawk rescue last week. Local groups and residents – including Clothier, fellow volunteer Patricia Tenyer, Alexandra Baer Peralta and Fredo Peralta – responded to the report of a red-tailed ha…

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This is my favorite time of the year – sports wise – as the college basketball season ramps up. Teams are deep in their conference seasons, playing rivalry games and jockeying for a spot in the holiest of championship (in my mind at least) tournaments that exists: the NCAA National Champions…

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Early January 2023 brought harsh weather and flooding to Carpinteria, calling to mind, for some, memories of the January 1969 floods. In 1969, the creeks overtopped the Highway 101 bridges and spilled along the highway, flooding Carpinteria neighborhoods along Franklin Creek. 

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CVN reader Jeffrey Stein submitted this 1910 photo, which looks west from Palm Avenue to the train depot at Linden Avenue. Stein noted that the two water towers in the background once serviced the steam locomotives that ran through town.

CVN LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Carpinteria Dog Owners Group (C-DOG) would like to thank our many members and fans who showed up and gave support, submitted comments, or attended by Zoom to speak in favor of extending the Off-Leash pilot program at El Carro Park at the Jan. 23 Carpinteria City Council meeting (item 17). De…

CVN LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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I want to acknowledge the concerns I’ve received from residents regarding the sediment transfer from our flood control basins to Ash Avenue. Ash Avenue is in District 1, and as the representative for District 1, I want to better understand this process so I can respond to your concerns.

CVN LETTER TO THE EDITOR

As my “senior moments” come and go, there’s something I’d like the city to know. A senior center is needed in Carpinteria. Socialization with others helps keep us vibrant and sharp! Please let your voices be heard at the city’s annual work/plan meeting on Monday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m.

CVN COLUMN: FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK
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During the first semester of the 2022-2023 school year at Carpinteria Middle School, 66% of students earned a 3.0 or higher GPA with a school average GPA of 3.19. At Carpinteria High School, 67% of students earned a 3.0 or higher GPA with a school average GPA of 3.32.

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Founders and co-owners of Amore Sabino, Giacomo and Jazmin Lampariello, share a passion for high quality olive oil. The two were inspired to import their own extra virgin olive oil brand after moving back to Carpinteria, and thus, Amore Sabino was born, now available in Carpinteria, Santa Ba…

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It probably didn’t have a chance anyway, but I was more than willing to give it a go.

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This is my favorite time of the year – sports wise – as the college basketball season ramps up. Teams are deep in their conference seasons, playing rivalry games and jockeying for a spot in the holiest of championship (in my mind at least) tournaments that exists: the NCAA National Champions…

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Local marine biologist Holly Lohuis posed with her copy of CVN – which features Lohuis and her boyfriend Chuck Graham on the cover – while sailing through Antarctica in the Weddell Sea.

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Local Eric Castro, the community engagement librarian at Carpinteria Community Library, took his copy of CVN to San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico, during November 2022. Castro stood in the foreground of the “incredible, ancient Mesoamerican city,” he said, which can be seen in the background.