Post-holidays, Santa Barbara County continues to report higher case rates, with 203.53 cases per 100,000 people on Jan. 7, 2022.
A 24-year-old Carpinteria resident was arrested on Friday on charges stemming from the Jan. 2021 Liberty Street murders on the Santa Barbara eastside.
Island Packers, the official boat concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park, is now offering Winter Whale Watching excursions in addition to daily departures to the Channel Islands National Park from Ventura Harbor Village.
The city of Carpinteria Public Works Department will begin work to repair potholes citywide on Jan. 6. Pothole repairs will be given to Carpinteria Avenue, Cravens Lane, Dariesa Street, 8th Street, Linden Avenue, Malibu Drive, Ogan Road, Palm Avenue, Sawyer Avenue, Seventh Street, Star Pine …
In response to the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Carpinteria City Hall will implement new measures to ensure the safety of staff. City Hall will remain open, but lobby access will require screening for Covid-19 symptoms.
The Carpinteria Branch Library will modify services from Thursday, Jan. 6 – 31. These changes are part of the Santa Barbara Public Library system’s shift into its Library Express model, which aims to reduce transmission of Covid-19. Changes include limiting visits to the library to 30 minute…
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers found a loaded 9mm Glock in a traveler’s carry-on luggage on Sunday, Jan. 9, at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA).
Every Thursday at 11 a.m. the Carpinteria Library invites families to bring their young children to learn, play, sing and share stories at the Carpinteria Children’s Project. Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking staff will be present. Space is limited, allowing for 12 groups at a time.
The on-ramp at Sheffield Drive closed for construction on Tuesday, with an anticipated closure of six months. The off-ramp at Sheffield Drive is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 18, 2022.
In the months since the Alisal Fire burned nearly 17,000 acres on the Gaviota Coast, protecting the burn scar from erosion and local waterways from fire-related contaminants has become increasingly important – especially during the season of winter storms. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and Hea…
New year, new laws. From olive oil labels to minimum wage increases, hundreds of new California laws went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Here are five new California laws that are worth knowing about.
Carpinterians will decide the fate of Parking Lot #3 – the proposed site of the controversial Surfliner Inn – on the November 2022 ballot, following a unanimous vote by the city council on Monday.
Carpinterians took advantage of the low tide over the holiday weekend, checking out the sunshine peeking into 2022 and enjoying the after-the-storm weather. Locals reported a –2.0 tide – especially low, compared to the famous king tides, at 7.0, seen in the area. Families, kids and beloved p…
The city of Carpinteria has put the skatepark out for bid according to Julia Mayer, who is in charge of marketing and outreach for the Carpinteria Skate Foundation.
On Monday the county reported a new daily high for Covid-19 cases, with 816 cases on New Years Eve. As of Dec. 31, the case rate per 100,000 people is 100.86, up from 29.5 cases per 100k on Dec. 23. The test positivity rate is 19.8%.
The Rotary Club of Carpinteria announced a partnership with the Los Volcanes music program, located outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
The Montecito Fire Department will host a remembrance on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to remember those who lost their lives in the debris flow in Montecito on Jan. 9, 2018.
The City of Carpinteria is encouraging residents to participate virtually in city meetings, due to the recent Covid-19 surge, according to Program Manager Olivia Uribe-Mutal.
The Alcazar Theatre has suspended in-person events through Jan. 2022 due to the rise in Covid-19 cases in the county, the Alcazar Theatre board of directors confirmed on the theater’s Instagram page.
Nominations are now open for Carpinterian of the Year and Jr. Carpinterian of the Year, the Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber announced.
A group of Carpinterians started out the new year with a fresh breath of air on a New Year’s Day hike at Carpinteria State Beach. Organizers provided a guided tour of the park, the Carpinteria Bluffs Trail and the Seal Rookery.
Several locals captured rainbows passing over Carpinteria on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, a festive addition to this year’s rainy holiday season.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Santa Barbara announced an upcoming event honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on his holiday, Jan. 17, 2022.
The county has seen an increase in catalytic converter thefts, with 276 catalytic converter thefts reported in 2021, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
AHA!, a Santa Barbara nonprofit, has opened enrollment for its 12-week teen program. This year, the program will be offered in person and is open to seventh through 12th graders. Teens will meet once a week, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m., between January and April, at the AHA! Center in…
As part of the Highway 101 construction program, work on San Ysidro Road and South Jameson Lane, between Olive Mill Road and San Ysidro Road, is rescheduled to Jan. 5 through Jan. 7. Construction workers will redirect traffic as needed, between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Learn more about the program …
The city of Carpinteria will host a dune and shoreline management plan workshop on Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. on Zoom, to discuss how the city can address sea level rise. A draft plan will be available ahead of the meeting, in early January. This is the latest of several workshops the city has hel…
Santa Barbara County reported a drastic jump in Covid-19 cases, up to 29.5 cases per 100,000 residents as of Dec. 23, compared to 13.5 cases per 100,000 residents on Dec. 17.
From left, cousins Frankie Stewart, Jane Mayer, Billy Stewart, Evie, Tate and Hallie Mayer check out the Christmas Lights in Carpinteria with their families. The families had a blast walking around Seacoast Village on the winter solstice. See more holiday content throughout this week’s paper.
Carpinteria celebrated 100 of its artists on Saturday at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, inviting community members to the autograph session of “Small Town Big Art.” The book can be purchased for $50 at the arts center.
The Santa Barbara Public Library asks for submissions – in all mediums – for its youth and family programs in Feb. 2022, asking community members to submit proposals centered around Black History Month.
The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County will hold a holiday distribution on Dec. 24 at Franklin School in Santa Barbara, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Carpinteria’s newest TV show, “Carpinteria Living,” will begin airing in early 2022 on the local access channel, TV Santa Barbara. Hosted by Wade Nomura and Debbie Nomura, the program will highlight the unique offerings of the Carpinteria Valley, including tours of local restaurants, retail…
Joyce Donaldson is the new outreach director at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, the center announced on Tuesday. She will take over on Jan. 3, 2022.
Last Tuesday, the Carpinteria Unified School District board of trustees held its annual organization meeting, reaffirming several positions on the board and on the committees.
With 22 years of public sector service under his belt, Carpinteria’s new Asst. City Manager is coming in hot, ready to tackle the small town’s projects.
Artesania para la Familia, along with State Farm and Los Amigos Mix show, gave food, giftcards and toys to families who live in the housing units on the 5580 block of Carpinteria Avenue last weekend.
Alcazar Theatre General Manager Kim Gutierrez recently visited the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Moring to speak about recent changes to the theater, such as a big new screen and surround sound system.
A new signal at the Santa Monica Road and Via Real intersection is now up and running, the latest completion in the Highway 101 project.
Canalino Elementary School had more than 100 students participate in the Giving Tree – a record-level high – and gave gifts out to over 120 children, the school said in ParentSquare.
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria is tackling STEM challenges during the holidays, encouraging members with its Strong, Smart, and Bold program activities, according to Program Specialist Alyssa Ornelas.
On Dec. 9, Charles LoBue visited the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center to deliver a check for $80,000. With that gift, LoBue fulfilled the years-old commitment that he made to donate $330,000 to the arts center during its first capital campaign. Because of his donation, one of the largest…