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Destination Guide & Business Directory

We care about the changes in our community. Just like you.

Janet Garufis President & CEO Montecito Bank & Trust After nearly four decades of serving local businesses, we’ve seen our share of changes, both in our community and our industry. And if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s how you adapt to change that matters most. That means growing and evolving with the times. But it also means knowing what not to change. Like our unwavering commitment to the people we serve. Like banking practices that foster stability and intelligent growth. Like a deep connection to our business community built on long-term relationships and lasting bonds. It’s exactly these qualities that make Montecito Bank & Trust the bank of choice for so many local businesses. A partner that has the capacity to meet your needs. The resources and flexibility to develop solutions that fit your business. And a history of being responsive so you can make the most of every opportunity. If you would like to work with a bank you can count on for many years to come, we invite you to join us at Montecito Bank & Trust. We continue to grow and thrive – and to take life’s inevitable changes in stride. Just like you.

Member FDIC Call for more information (805) 963-7511 Montecito Santa Barbara • Goleta • Carpinteria • Solvang • Westlake Village • Ventura •

Chair’s Welcome

A heart-felt welcome to each of you! Please take time to read, use and enjoy this beautiful directory. It’s a wonderful tool for information about our local community and businesses. Within its pages are treasures of information about our very special Carpinteria Valley. Keep it at your fingertips for easy access to local businesses, government services and recreational opportunities. You will find new and helpful information, whether you are a long time resident, a newer community or business member, or simply visiting our beautiful and unique valley. As Chamber members, we believe in our community and businesses. We encourage local shopping because it builds a strong and vibrant Carpinteria economy. Shopping locally returns

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dollars to Carpinteria. Those dollars benefit all of us - business owners, residents, visitors who spend their money in this community and city government, which maintains our parks, roads, and other amenities. At the national level, we talk of buying American; in Carpinteria, we say, “Buy local!” Take time to participate in our many local events: First Fridays, monthly Chamber Mixers (all are welcome), and many others listed in this directory and on our Chamber website Please contact us if you would like to become more involved with your Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy Carpinteria! Terry Hickey Banks, Chair

Welcome from the Chamber Ambassadors

A big “Thank You” to our Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors… enthusiastic, dedicated and friendly! They are the front line of support for the organization by communicating Chamber benefits and services that are valuable to the entire membership and subsequently, for the local business community.

Left to Right: Sarah Butcher, COX Robin Karlsson, Eye of the Day Jackie Williams, Seascape Realty Kiona Gross, Curious Cup Bookstore Erica Lopez, Chase Michelle Olsen, Paychex, Inc. Carol Nichols, Beauty Consultant Kathy Ornelas, Bankers Life & Casualty Sandy Evans, Kinderkirk Preschool & Daycare

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In addition to monthly meetings, Ambassadors volunteer their services at Chamber sponsored events and bring a positive energy wherever they travel. While attending Chamber events look for their “Ambassador” badges and warm smiles, just waiting to share information about what the Chamber can do for you and your business.

Photo by Tom Ligare

Camera Shy: Sara Hipple, Jafra Cosmetics, Int’l. Dennis Hultman, HELP of Carpinteria Stephen Joyce, World Ventures Sabrina Kranz, Morgan Stanley Wealth Mgmt. Melissa Younce, Rincon Events


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Thank you for supporting the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce and its members. The Destination Guide & Business Directory is used by the Chamber in its continuing effort to serve residents, the business community and visitors to the area. We trust you will find the magazine useful and a reliable source of information on the Carpinteria Valley. Copies may be obtained by contacting the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Destination Guide Staff Pat Kistler, Lynda Lang - Co-Editors Jess Willis - Sales Marie Ofria - Design, Art Director Tammi Clenard, Karen Gebhart - Production Editorial Contributors Terry Hickey Banks California Avocado Festival Carpinteria Valley Museum of History Paul Cordeiro, Kasey Cronquist Frances Gilliland, Patricia Kistler, Lynda Lang, Debbie Murphy David D. Powdrell, Matt Roberts Roland Rotz, PhD., Michelle Robertson Beth Schmohr

Photographic Contributors Robert J. Berkenmeier, DDS, Best Western Carpinteria Inn Carpinteria Education Foundation Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Carpinteria High School Technology City of Carpinteria, Evelyn Cervantes Gary Dobbins, First Friday, Jack’s Catering Karen Gebhart, Pat Kistler, Tom Ligare Main Family Resource Center, Marie Ofria David D. Powdrell, Rincon Events Matt Roberts, Santa Barbara Farmers Market Santa Barbara Airport Janice Sugiyama, DDS, Jess Willis

100th Anniversary

Cover Painting by Beth Schmohr Production Support by Sunburst Printers Printed by Haagen Printing/Typecraft, Inc.

Carpinteria Valley Destination Guide & Business Directory is published by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Copyright 2013. No part of this publication may be reproduced without prior written permission from the publisher. Contents of this publication were received or derived from sources deemed reliable, but neither the publisher, its members, staff or vendors may be held responsible for any errors, therein or omissions there from.

Centennial Celebration 1912-2012


Chair Welcome/Ambassadors 3 Community Calendar 5 About the Artist 6 Play 8 Stay 14 Dine 17 Event Facilities 21 Catering 22 Professional Services 24 Shop 25 Local Service Clubs 28 Business Directory 29 Chamber Member Benefits 61 Board of Directors 62 Health & Fitness 64 Gone Green 66 Floriculture & Agriculture 68 Businesses of the Year 70 Education 72 Community Spirit 76 Housing & Relocation 78 City of Carpinteria 80 Map of Carpinteria 82 Transportation 85

Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce 1056-B Eugenia Place, Carpinteria, CA 93013 Phone: (805) 684-5479 Fax: (805) 684-3477 Office Hours Mon.-Fri., 9am-Noon, 1pm-4pm or 2013 - 2014 Carpinteria Valley

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Community Calendar

June 2013 29th — Rods & Roses Car Show, 10 am (805) 684-4264, Linden Avenue Independence Celebration Parade, 5 pm (805) 684-4264, Linden Avenue July 2013 20th & 21st — American Cancer Society 6th Annual Relay for Life (805) 560-6573 September 2013 7th — Carp-a-Cabana, Carpinteria Education Foundation, 4-7 pm(805) 566-1615 11th — 9-11 Memorial Ceremony, 9 am Carpinteria Fire Station, 911 Walnut Avenue (805) 684-4591 12th — 18th Annual Carpinteria Valley Chamber Golf Tournament Glen Annie Golf Club, (805) 684-5479 29th — 16th Annual Carpinteria Triathlon (805) 684-5405 x432 October 2013 4th, 5th & 6th — 27th Annual California Avocado Festival, Linden Avenue (805) 684-0038 31st — Halloween Safe Trick or Treating 3:30-5 pm, Downtown “T”, (805) 684-5405 November 2013 10th— “A Taste for Carpinteria,” 1-5 pm Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, (805) 684-6364 Nov. 29th – Dec. 15th 4th Annual Festival of Trees Carpinteria Lions Club, 700 Linden Avenue (805) 331-9949 30th — Holiday Arts & Crafts Faire, Carpinteria Valley Museum, (805) 684-3112 December 2013 7th — Holiday Spirit Parade, 3 pm Linden Avenue, (805) 684-4264 Hospice Tree Lighting, 5:30 pm Linden Avenue, (805) 684-4264 January 2014 25th — 56th Annual Community Awards Banquet, Carpinteria Valley Chamber, (805) 684-5479 x10 February 2014 15th — Carpinteria Rotary Talent Show (805) 684-5489 Chamber of Commerce Directory

March 2014 8th — Orchard to Ocean Run Carpinteria Education Foundation (805) 566-1615 29th — Carpinteria Greenhouse & Nursery Tour 11 am-4 pm (805) 684-1747 April 2014 19th — Annual Auction, Kinderkirk Preschool & Daycare 5-10 pm (805) 684-4070 26th — Casino Night, Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning (805) 684-5883 May 2014 10th & 11th— Artist Studio Tour 17th — 30th Annual Auction, Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club 4:30 - 9 pm (805) 684-1568 Ongoing Events Carpinteria Salt Marsh docent led tours Saturdays 10 am Sandyland/Ash Avenues. (805) 684-8077 Certified Farmers Market and Creative Arts Market, Thursdays, Linden Avenue, Summer 3 - 6:30 pm, Winter 3 - 6 pm (805) 962-5354 (Farmers Market) or (805) 684-2770 (Creative Arts) Museum Marketplace Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, 956 Maple Avenue, last Saturday of the month, except Nov. & Dec. 8 am - 3 pm (805) 684-3112 Business-After-Hours Mixers sponsored by the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce, usually 4th Wednesday of the month. 5:30 - 7:30 pm (spring/summer) 5 - 7 pm (fall/winter) (805) 684-5479 x10 Business@Breakfast, 2nd Friday of Jan., Mar., May, July and Nov., 7:15-9 am, Rincon Beach Club (805) 684-5479x10 Carpinteria Valley Chamber Lunch & Learn Usually 3rd Friday of each month, (805) 684-5479 First Friday/Saturday Sales each month throughout Carpinteria, (805) 684-5405 x450 To confirm event date or for more information: 5

Artist Beth Schmohr Story

“It’s never just about a color, but a fusion and a blend, a beginning and an ending, a piece of work that captures a feeling, an emotion. I love that!” Originally from Denver, CO, Beth Schmohr has studied at the University of Denver, University of Alaska, Anchorage and currently attends Santa Barbara City College Adult Education classes. Growing up, her family was very musical; however, her first experience with music was painting on her father’s guitar when she was three. She credits her inspirations in part to having lived in many places in the United States and several foreign countries. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to currently reside with her husband in southern California. Along with her pieces of acrylic and oil on canvas, she does works in painted glassware and beaded jewelry. Her latest pieces have been inspired by the many feelings that make us who we are.

Beth is a member of the Abstract Art Collective, committee member of the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council and current Vice-President of the Santa Barbara Art Association. Contact Beth at (805) 223-5411 or

The Carpinteria Valley Arts Council (CVAC) operates the Carpinteria Arts Center at 855 Linden Avenue, providing multi-generational and multi-cultural venues, inviting participation in painting, photography, sculpture, dance, music,

poetry, jewelry, and pottery. Events include: “Art in Public Places,” “Art By the Sea” (a summer program for children), the “Annual Art~niture Benefit,” “Bellas Artes,” and the “Annual Artists’ Studio Tour.”   Call (805) 684-7789 or visit

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Shop, Play, Dine, Stay

You have probably noticed the new brightly colored “Shop, Play, Dine, Stay” banners displayed on the light posts in the Downtown area. This idea for the banners was brought forth by Karen and Alan Clark from Whimsy Antiques. Since the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce is all about supporting local businesses, it seemed fitting to incorporate the theme “Shop, Play, Dine, Stay” into our Business Directory/Destination Guide. The banners were arranged through the City’s Parking and 6

Business Improvement Area Advisory Board (PBIAAB) and designed and printed by Carpinteria’s local The Flag Factor y-Main Street Banner. Businesses and organizations throughout Carpinteria were invited to sponsor a banner, with their name proudly displayed on the banner. Banners will be displayed for several months throughout the year. If you are interested in sponsoring a banner, please contact the City at (805) 684-5405. And, remember… to Shop, Play, Dine and Stay local! 2013 - 2014 Carpinteria Valley


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An invitation to P L A Y

You’re invited to spend a day or longer in Carpinteria, one of the few classic beach towns in California. Hop on the Seaside Shuttle, a great way to check out the town. Carpinteria boasts the ‘World’s Safest Beach,’ so basking in the sun and swimming are a must. If you want to learn kayaking and surfing, call the Carpinteria Boathouse  at 684-7613, or email  oceanrec@ Check out the stand-up paddleboarding opportunities at Upright Sports. Just a block from the beach visit the Tomol Interpretative Play Area and Trail on Linden Ave (see page 9), where children can learn and play at the same time. If you enjoy walking, take the trail through the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park or sign up with “Take a Hike,” for a professional hiking guide (page 9). A visit to the Carpinteria Museum of History  (on Maple Ave) may inspire you to linger and explore Carpinteria further. And there’s always Curious Cup Bookstore (on Linden Ave), a shop created for children, teens and adults. Stop by the Curtis Studio of Dance (on 9th St) or Studio B Dance (on Carpinteria Ave), to watch or sign up for classes, or go over to Robitaille’s Fine Candies (on Linden Ave), a ‘don’t miss sweet treat.’ Take your appetite to Crushcakes & Café (on Carpinteria Ave), and after lunch check out Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, for ice cream with an attitude (on Carpinteria Ave). Carp Sports and Do It Best 2012 Small Business of the Year


Hardware (in Casitas Plaza) offer great deals on beach and camping equipment. And when the hunger hits, try IHOP or Taco Grande in the same shopping center. The ‘Harbor Seal Preserve Rookery,’ (off Bailard Ave) is busy between December and May, when seal pups and their parents rest on the warm sand below. Stop for an All-American Surf Dog  at the cart near the rookery! The Carpinteria Community Pool (corner of Carpinteria and Palm Aves), features open swim hours. Reserve a City public tennis court, by calling (805) 566-2417 or improve your game with Bjork Tennis (page 13). Carpinteria has several public parks created for picnics, walking, hiking, rock climbing, or relaxing (page 81). Stop by Ark Pet and Supply (in Casitas Plaza) or Lemos Pet Supply (on Carpinteria Ave) and buy your pet-buddy a treat. Before the end of the day, visit our local nurseries, gardens, floral and garden designers (pages 45 & 51). Visit for the entertainment schedule at the Plaza Playhouse Theater on Carpinteria Ave. Remember the Santa Barbara Zoo is just up Highway 101. Go by train (Amtrak Pacific Surfliner) or car for a special outing.

Curious Cup Bookstore

And so much more! Stop by 929 Linden Ave for a wide selection of books, journals, greeting cards, novelty gifts for kids of all ages, children’s books, local travel books, hiking maps and college prep materials for students. Story times are scheduled throughout the week. Something is always happening in the store and community events room. Visit or phone (805) 220-6608.

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Tomol Interpretive Play Area & Trail

This unique interpretive park located on Linden Ave (one block from the beach), features a Chumash Village, Tomol boat and native hut replicas. Children of any age are sure to enjoy jumping, running, sliding and climbing in an environment built to emulate pre-European life on the California Channel Islands. Look for the “Rainbow Bridge,” which is a wonderful element found in the center of the play area.

Take a Hike

Experience Santa Barbara like never before! Join Take a Hike on a guided tour and enjoy the mountain views from the top. Your tour includes transportation, hiking guidance, breakfast/lunch, photo cds and more…a happier healthier you. Custom-tailored hikes and personal training packages are also available upon request.

Roxanne’s, A Wish and A Dream

A whimsical shop filled with everything you need for quilting, knitting and  needlework supplies as well as unique and charming gifts. The shop itself is a  wonderland  to visit and explore. Come and live the creative life, you will find inspiration and fun! 910 Maple Ave, (805)-566-1250.

Thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, the City of Carpinteria, California’s State Parks and the supportive community, a trail connects Carpinteria State Beach Park, and the Tomol Interpretive Play Area. This encourages visitors and locals to take a pleasant walk into the heart of Carpinteria’s downtown.

Rincon Cycles - We Rent Bikes!

Rent a beach cruiser, kid’s, mountain or road bike. 5100 Carpinteria Avenue (805) 684-9466

Visit Our State Beach

Carpinteria State Beach has something for everyone.  In addition to beach front camping, picnicking, surfing, fishing, family friendly activities and sunset beach strolls, the park boasts examples of tide pools rich in sea life and the second largest active tar seep in California. The popular visitor center houses a “living tidepool” with ocean themed displays including artifacts and realistic scenes of Chumash life. Attend the campfire programs in the summer months as park rangers and guest speakers share the natural and cultural history of Carpinteria. Visit Calendar of Events or for more campfire program information. Campfire program parking is free to local Carpinterians.

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Gardens & Nurseries . . .

Carpinteria’s well-known gardens and nurseries are a place to discover a secret world of unique fountains, pottery, beautiful flower arrangements, garden dÊcor, delightful cut flowers, orchids and potted plants, all available for you to take home. See our Foral Services and Garden Design & Fountains (page 45) and Nurseries-Retail (page 51) to visit them all. They are here to answer your questions and provide beauty to your office or your yard.


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Small Towns Have More Fun!

Carpinteria hosts a town party on the First Friday of each month. Everyone is invited! Merchants, galleries, and restaurants feature great art, delicious specials and bargains for the evening. But, that’s not all… live music is featured at several locations including the Seal Fountain (on Linden Ave). The first Thursday issue of the “Coastal View News,” features a map-ad that points out all the First Friday happenings or you can log onto or, for a digital link to event information. In addi-

tion, the back of this publication lists upcoming events held on each First Friday and some First Saturdays, around town, for the year.

Island Brewing Company

Is a family owned and operated craft brewery and tasting room, established in 2000. The brewery has won several national awards at the Great American Beer Festival, as well as this year’s World Beer Cup for Starry Night Stout. The brewery is open to the public and features nine beers on tap as well as seasonal beers, cask beers and bourbon barrel-aged beers. Come have a pint on the patio and enjoy the view.

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Chocolats du CaliBressan

Located at 4193 Carpinteria Ave #4, this community minded business received the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce ‘2011 Small Business of the Year Award’ for their outstanding support of the community, by donating delicious chocolates for various local fund-raisers. Tours, by appointment are available at their Carpinteria shop. Stop by either location (see page 40) for a tasty sample. Call (805) 684-6900 or go to

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Certified Farmers & Creative Arts Market

Each Thursday (3-6:30 pm) in the summer and (3-6 pm) in the winter, Carpinteria growers and artisans display their goods, for your shopping pleasure, on the 800 block of Linden Ave. Fresh agricultural goods, direct from area growers, as well as interesting crafted items are featured in a clean, inviting environment at this local market. For more information contact Farmers Market (805) 962-5354 or or Carpinteria Creative Arts at (805) 684-2770.

Plaza Playhouse Theatre

is Carpinteria’s place for entertainment. Different entertainment each week, including concerts, comedy nights, live theater, movies, variety shows for young and old. Take a look at the marquee to see what’s going on, or step inside to learn a bit about its history. For listings, check the Coastal View News or visit or Calendar of Events.


Harbor Seal Rookery

You’re invited to freely visit the Harbor seal preserve and rookery along Carpinteria’s beautiful bluffs. Pupping season extends from December 1 through May 31 each year. Because this is a Federal Marine Mammal Protection area, visitors are asked not to touch, feed or disturb the seals and their pups. Local ‘Seal Watch’ volunteers are usually present to inform the public about the rookery. Do not bring your pet to the viewing area. Call (805) 684-2247 with questions.

Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club

This histor ic lo c ation is available for many social and charity events, often with polo as part of the celebration. Call (805) 684-6683 or visit for equestrian and facilities information.

Carpinteria Community Pool

The Community Swimming Pool at the corner of Carpinteria and Palm Avenues is the ideal place for aqua aerobics, lap, masters and recreational swimming, swim club and swim lessons. Call (805) 566-2417 or

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Carpinteria Valley Museum of History

Understanding and appreciating Carpinteria Valley history is an important aspect of preserving the area’s rich cultural heritage. The museum is located at 956 Maple Ave, and features exhibits from the Native American Chumash, the early Spanish and Mexican settlers, as well as American settlers, whose farms, shops, churches and schools laid the foundation for the town. Visit the monthly Museum Marketplace the last Saturday o f e a c h m o n t h ( e xc e p t November & December), and the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, November 30. The Museum Exhibit Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm. (805) 684-3112.

Seaside Shuttle

For an overview of Carpinteria, some local dining or shopping, ride our 100% electric Seaside Shuttle that travels around town and over Hwy 101, in a continuous loop and stops at our Amtrak platform to make commuting to/from Carpinteria a “car free” alternative. Only 50 cents for a one way ride with connections available for MTD’s Line 20 or 21x. Schedules at or at the Chamber office. Chamber of Commerce Directory

Bjork Tennis

Ryk Bjork heads up the tennis instruction this summer at the Carpinteria Parks and Recreation Tennis Courts. He gladly works with all ages and skill levels through private, semi-private and group lessons. For the younger crowd, Ryk offers 10 & Under Groups and Teen Clinics. For lesson and rate info please contact Ryk directly at (805)-709-0933 or

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Catch up on all the latest news and happenings in Carpinteria’s weekly community newspaper (free). Available in news racks, at local businesses and online at

Robitaille’s Fine Candies

For over 46 years Robitaille’s has provided the most delicious hand crafted candy along the south coast. Generations of Carpinterians know that on midweek afternoons they will find the store’s candy maker hard at work producing the yummy fudge, mints, taff y and more. If you are looking for something special to give as a gift or a tasty goody for yourself, stop into their store at 900 Linden Ave. (805) 684-9340 for seasonal store hours or visit

Upright Sports

C h e ck o u t th e g re at s e le ction of st and up paddleb oard pack ages , sur fb o a rd s , d e m o n s t r at i o n s , pr iv ate lessons or g roup paddle clinics. Call Matthew at (805) 318-1787 or visit 4193 Carpinteria Ave, #10.

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Carpinteria offers a wide selection of hotel and vacation rentals. With everything from luxury properties to comfortable budget accommodations. Most hotels and condos offer convenient proximity to the world’s safest beach and are in walking distance to the shops and restaurants downtown. Best Western Carpinteria Shores Casa Del Sol Motel Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Carpinteria Inn & Apartments 450 East Harbor Blvd 4975 Sandyland Road Ventura, CA 93001 4558 Carpinteria Ave 5585 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 652-5108 Carpinteria, CA 93013 Carpinteria, CA 93013 (800) 964-8540 (805) 684-0473 (805) 684-4307 Holiday Inn Express & Suites 5606 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 Furnished & Unfurnished 2 Bdrm Apt. (805) 566-9499 Wi-Fi, Cable TV/DVD

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Murphy King Realty Debbie Murphy (805) 684-4101 5441 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 Playa Lodging 261 Linden Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 509-4496 Sea Shell Beach Rentals 180 Holly Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (800) 486-7004 Solimar Sands 4700 Sandyland Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (800) 684-5613 Spanish Garden Inn 915 Garden Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 564-4700 Sunset Shores 4980 Sandyland Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-3682 Watermark 4921 9th Street Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 566-0701


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assist with a special event, business meeting and/ or a luxury stay. Extend your enjoyment of Carpinteria by reserving one of Carpinteria’s weekly vacation rentals. Book a stay at the highly desirable Carpinteria Shores, Solimar Sands, Sunset Shores (all on Sandyland Rd) or Sea Shell Beach Rentals (on Holly Ave). For relaxing atmosphere, stay at the exquisite Watermark. Or for a “beach” luxury cottage stay, call Playa Lodging. Additional vacation rentals may be found by calling MurphyKing Real Estate. For a direct link to visitor accommodations v isit , c ar pinter iachamb or phone (805) 684-5479x10, weekdays, 9 am to 4 pm.

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Carpinteria cannot be explored in just one day! Expect to dine with the locals and experience home-town hospitality by spending at least one night. Wake up in the morning for a walk on the beach, a local trail or through our city with “small town charm.” Make reservations with the highly trained staff at the Best Western Plus Carpinteria or the Holiday Inn Express & Suites or Casa Del Sol all located on Carpinteria Ave, just steps away from shopping and dining. For a boutique hotel experience call the Spanish Garden Inn, just a few minutes away in Santa Barbara. If you are traveling down the coast, the staff at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura will



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All American Surf Dog World’s Safest Hot Dog. Exit 85 @ Bailard Ave off Hwy 101. Sausages, hot dogs and chips with the best ocean views from the bluffs.  Cabo’s Baja Grill & Cantina 5096 Linden Avenue (805) 684-5507 Specializing in flamed grilled chicken, tri-tip and Baja fish tacos with icy cold beverages. Cabo’s is the perfect meeting place. Dine inside or out on the sunny patio. Munch chips and salsa while you enjoy the lively music and the party atmosphere. Cajun Kitchen Café 865 Linden Avenue (805) 684-6010 Cajun Kitchen brings a bit of Louisiana to Carpinteria. With dishes such as Jambalaya, gumbo and flavor packed omelets. Cajun Kitchen jazzes up any breakfast or lunch. Open 6:30 am to 2:30 pm. Carl’s Jr. 4610 Carpinteria Avenue (805) 684-4079 Famous for premium-quali t y ch a r b ro i l e d b u rge r s , including the Western Bacon Cheeseburger and Six Dollar Burger made with 100% Bl ack Ang us B e ef, biscuits made from scratch, hand breaded chicken tenders and sandwiches, salads, shakes & malts. Indoor patio dining, Meeting room available.

Corktree Cellars 910 Linden Avenue (805) 684-1400 A warm and inviting spot that is sure to delight. Whether you’re looking for a place for lunch with co-workers, a glass of wine with friends or a romantic dinner for two, this is the place to be. Mouth-watering dishes and 100+ wines. Crushcakes & Café 4925 Carpinteria Avenue (805) 684-4300 Open 7 days a week serving the entire menu all day! Everything made from scratch with love using only the freshest and finest ingredients. Organic scrambles, burritos, paninis, soups, salads, muffins, scones, coffee bar and cupcakes! You’ll always remember your first crush! Delgados Mexican Restaurant 4401 Carpinteria Avenue (805) 684-4822 Carpinteria’s authentic Mexican food since 1965. Serving lunch and dinner with casual

family dining. Specials are premium margaritas, Chile verde and Sunday breakfast featuring carnitas and menudo. Offers outdoor dining. Domino’s Pizza 1039 Casitas Pass Road (805) 684-8371 Get the door: It’s Domino’s. Founded in 1960, also offers pasta, cheesy bread, boneless chicken and chicken wings, cinnastix & chocolate lava cake. Gluten-free crusts. With great specials and speedy service, Domino’s delivers! Esau’s Café 507 Linden Avenue (805) 684-1070 Casual, friendly and happy place to be for breakfast and lunch. Classic dishes such as pancakes, omelets, fish and chips, and more. A Santa Barbara & Carpinteria tradition for 55 years.

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Little Caesars Pizza 1048 Casitas Pass Road (805) 684-1188 Serving delicious products for over 50 years. We only use the finest ingredients; dough is made daily, cheese is always fresh, never frozen. Our world famous pizza sauce has a secret blend of spices that customers love.


CASITAS PLAZA • 1048 CASITAS PASS RD • 805.684.4411 GiannFranco’s Trattoria 666 Linden Avenue (805) 684-0720 Fine dining that offers a taste of Southern style Italian cuisine. Enjoy pasta, panini, cioppino, braised short ribs, all topped off with widely acclaimed desserts. Outdoor patio seating.  IHop Restaurant 1114 Casitas Pass Road (805) 566-4926 Best known for their award-winning pancakes, IHop features moderately priced, high-quality food and bev-

erage items in an attractive and comfortable atmosphere. Open throughout the day and evening hours. 

McDonald’s 1115 Casitas Pass Road (805) 684-7818 McDonald’s is one of life’s small pleasures that millions of people enjoy every day. Fun to eat! Casual environment!  Nutbelly Pizzeria & Deli 915 Linden Avenue (805) 566-5954 Pizza dough & breads baked fresh daily; sauces made from scratch. Fresh local produce featured in scrumptious salads and soups. TV Bar with local wines and six micro brews on tap. Very family friendly. Open for lunch and dinner.

Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels 5050 Carpinteria Avenue (805) 566-1558 Offers fresh baked bagels and healthy California cuisine with the freshest in-season produce, salads, soups, chili, wraps, deli-style sandwiches, and breakfast all day. Daily specials and patio seating. Open until 3 pm daily. Corporate/social Nutbelly_Ad_Layout 1 catering available.

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Oaxaca Fresh 721 Linden Avenue (805) 684-3635 A big favorite among locals, Oaxaca Fresh serves authentic Mexican food. Specializes in many different kinds of moles, tamales wrapped in banana leaves and much more. Secluded garden patio with fountain. PeeBee&Jays 1007 Casitas Pass Road (805) 220-6912 Really good sandwiches on the run…soups and salads too. Because we can’t live on bread alone. Fresh eats, daily soups, top quality breads made from scratch and Boars Head meats. Open 10:30-4. Closed Sundays. Cater your next event with us.   Pacific Health Foods 944 Linden Avenue (805) 684-2115 Fresh juice bar with delicious smoothies and organic vegetable juices and sandwiches. The juice and coffee bar is located in their bright and recently remodeled store.

Reynaldo’s Bakery 895 Linden Avenue (805) 684-4981 This European and Mexican bakery makes a great authentic meal. Try their tasty turnovers, tamales and breakfast burritos. The Reynaldo family is always friendly and more than happy to help you. They offer custom baked cakes for all occasions. Senor Frog’s 892 Linden Avenue (805) 684-9352 The Tejeda Family welcomes you to their downtown hacienda to enjoy their original, freshly prepared Mexican and American dishes, fresh salads, and seafood. Patio dining, full bar, happy hour & topas. Closed Mondays. Siam Elephant Thai Food 509 Linden Avenue (805) 684-2391 An exquisite Thai food restaurant offering authentic flavors and a setting with vibrant ambiance. If you like spice and great prices, this is the place.

Taco Grande 1096 Casitas Pass Road (805) 684-0135 Traditional Menudo and Caldo de Res, on Saturday and Sunday, plus a full menu of true Mexican cuisine, seven days a week. Dine in or take out. Either way “delicias Mexicanas son nuestro sabor.” The Barbecue Company 3807 Santa Claus Lane (805) 684-2209 Located on historic Santa Claus Lane. Serves barbecue done the traditional way, slow smoked until it falls off the bone. Dine in or take out. Open for lunch & dinner.

UNCLE CHEN CHINESE FOOD Serving Carpinteria since 1990

Enjoy Chef Lee’s great tasting cooked to order dishes in a friendly family run restaurant — the Orange Chicken is the Best! ENJOY EXCELLENT ATMOSPHERE Open Daily at 11:00 a.m., Sundays at 4:30 p.m.

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The Garden Market 3811 Santa Claus Lane (805) 745-5505 Experience the unique atmosphere. Dine in the cozy café or the beautiful enclosed garden. Breakfast and lunch made with fresh ingredients. Organic coffee bar, fine wines by the glass/bottle and daily specials. Catering available.

The Palms 701 Linden Avenue (805) 684-3811 A landmark since 1910, with a unique co ok-your-ow n steaks and seafood options, or chef-prepared, plus a bountiful salad bar. Full bar with live entertainment Fri., Sat. & first Thursday evenings. Open 7 days a week.

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Hungry Locals and Travelers Enjoy Family-Style Good Times at Carpinteria’s Oldest Dinner House

COCKTAILS HAPPY HOUR LIVE BANDS DANCING 16 oz. T-Bone, Filet & Ribeye Teriyaki Chicken & Kabobs Norwegian Salmon Alaskan King Crab Rack of Lamb Original Salad Bar

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The Spot 389 Linden Avenue (805) 684-6311 A fixture in Carpinteria since 1914 with its world famous hamburgers and shakes. The beach is just two blocks away so you can either sit and enjoy the view, or take your burger to go. Tony’s Italian Restaurant 699 Linden Avenue (805) 684-3413 Serving Carpinteria for 50 years with great Italian food, steaks, seafood, barbecued ribs, and salad bar. Homemade bread, fresh banana cream or apple pie made daily. This oldest Italian family-owned business has a friendly atmosphere and the occasional celebrity dining in. Uncle Chen Restaurant 1025 Casitas Pass Road (805) 566-3334 Excellent Chinese food with  fast & friendly delivery service. Dining in is always an enjoyable experience with the family-run staff to make you feel right at home. Extensive menu, plus buffet lunch Mon.-Fri. and buffet dinner Fri.-Sat.  




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Special Events & More . . . Oh My!

Book a venue for a special event, conference or business retreat in Carpinteria. We’ve got what it takes! The Carpinteria Women’s Club (on Vallecito Rd) is a cozy historic building, in a garden setting…. perfect for a small gathering. In comparison, the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (on Via Real) will accommodate a very large event, with a capacity for hundreds of guests. Another large well-known venue is the Earl Warren Show Grounds & Conference Center in nearby Santa Barbara. For a mid-range gathering, consider the Carpinteria Veteran’s Memorial Building (on Walnut Ave), which features an auditorium, commercial kitchen, courtyard and meeting rooms or the Lion’s Community Building (on Casitas Pass Rd) with it’s beautiful park-like setting. If an event on the beach is more your style, contact the staff at Carpinteria State Beach Park to rent a ramada by the sea. Consult with the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club or Girls Inc. of Carpinteria (both on Foothill Rd) for rates for any size event. Santa Claus Lane is headquarters for the famous Rincon Beach Club and Zoo Catering Services by Rincon, featuring delicious catering service, near the beach and at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Ventura’s Crowne Plaza Hotel offers first class accommodations and event assistance. (Please refer to the catering options & event rentals on page 23.) Important to the success of your event are signage, banners, invitations, music and entertainment. For printing call on the experts at Haagen Printing, Rockwell Printing, Sunburst Printers, PJ Signs, the UPS Store and V3 Printers. For signs and banners call on Carpinteria’s Chamber of Commerce Directory

local Flag Factory-Main Street Banner USA or FASTSIGNS for quality and timely service. For music, be sure to contact Music by Bonnie and Company to assure your event is “in tune.” After your event, head over to Island Brewing Company (on 6th St) for award winning craft beers, check out the entertainment schedule at the Carpinteria Plaza Playhouse Theater (on Carpinteria Ave), or go to The Palms (on Linden Ave) for some great late night local music and dancing.


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For over 27 years Rincon Events has met their client’s needs first. From the initial phone call or visit, their focus is to pay attention to each and every detail, always guaranteeing satisfaction with professional service, quality food preparation and impressive presentation. From intimate gatherings to full service events the staff ’s enthusiasm, experience and skill are evident. Rincon Events caterers to every occasion from barbeques to elegant weddings, cocktail parties and corporate functions. Come to the Rincon Beach Club for your next event or let us come to you! or or (805) 566-9933.

Wild Flavors, Civilized Service…

Looking for something a little wild? Rincon Events is the exclusive caterer and event production company at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Zoo Catering Services by Rincon provides all Zoo event clients with the exceptional service and high quality product. With over 30 acres of lush gardens, majestic ocean & mountain views and over 500 exotic animals in its collection, the Santa Barbara Zoo is the perfect venue for weddings, corporate events, and family parties! or (805) 679-8444.

Wild Flavors Civilized Service Zoo Catering Services by Rincon (805) 679-8445 • Just off Cabrillo Blvd. at East Beach • Santa BarBara Zoo •


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It’s Your Party……. Play if you Want to!

Kick up your heels, it’s “Party Time.” Whether you are a long-time Carpinterian or a newbie, go ahead….create something spectacular right here in town. For the best service in party rentals and set-up, call Classic Party Rentals. For a detailed party menu call the Catering Connection or Main Course California or consult with the staff at Rincon Events (on Santa Claus Ln) to plan a sit-down dinner or buffet at the location of your choice. Go where the ‘wild-things-are’ with a unique event at the Santa Barbara Zoo catered by the fantastic Zoo Catering Services by Rincon. If ‘finger-licking’ barbecue is your style, call on the experts at The Barbecue Company (on Santa Claus Ln) or for local-style tri-tip, contact The Country Catering Company. Crushcakes & Café offers platters that are fresh, generous and delicious. Ask Jack’s Bistro and Famous Bagels to cater

your corporate or social event with style and flare or contact the Carpinteria Lions Club to serve-up a delicious BBQ at their Community Building (on Casitas Pass Rd), which can include a full bar, if that’s your pleasure. Remember locally grown flowers. See the helpful staff at Padaro Floral (on Via Real) to design exquisite floral arrangements to make your event ‘pop’ or pick up some fresh orchids from Gallup & Stribling Orchids. Garnish your party tables with chocolates all hand created by Chocolats du CaliBressan (on Carpinteria Ave) or for a wide selection of sweets and treats call on Robitaille’s Fine Candies (on Linden Ave). Don’t forget dessert. Order fresh-made cakes and pastries from Reynaldo’s Bakery or cupcakes from Crushcakes & Café …what’s not to love?


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Professional Services A Must

Finding sound professional services in Carpinteria can be just a stroll down the street or a phone call away. Legal expertise, a well-known and trusted dental, medical or optical professional can be found in our town, so you don’t have to travel distances to receive the quality care you deserve. That’s not all…local insurance professionals, plus the town’s accountants, bookkeepers, business and financial planners, consultants and counselors are well known throughout the community and make great neighbors and friends. Protect your health, your business and your financial future right here in Carpinteria while supporting local business professionals. For a complete list of Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce member businesses with contact information, see pages 36-60 of this Business Directory or visit


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Grab a Re-Usable Bag…It’s Shopping Day!

Make your shopping experience a local one. Use the Seaside Electric Shuttle to get around town. Find locally grown produce, flowers, cheese, meats and hand-made jewelry and crafts featured every Thursday afternoon at the Carpinteria Farmer’s/Creative Arts Market (on Linden Ave). Pacific Health Foods (on Linden Ave) offers a healthy lunch, smoothie or an organic coffee to go, so you can shop at the nearby Carpinteria Cotton Company (on Wullbrandt Way) and SOAP (Downtown Carpinteria) for delightful naturally-produced products. Twice as Nice (on Maple Ave) and Seastrand (on Linden Ave), feature great fashions at affordable prices. Whimsy’s (on Linden Ave and 7th St) offers two unique shops with one-of-a-kind antiques. Looking for unusual home/office design and art? Make a visit to DnA design & art (on Carpinteria Ave). You’re invited to view and purchase locally created artworks at 500 Maple Avenue and Wullbrandt Gallery (on Maple Ave) and Carpinteria Valley Arts Council (on Linden Ave). It’s only a short trip to ZeBird Design & Consign (on Santa Claus Ln) for an eclectic selection of home furnishings and art.

Taste-test the hand-made confections at Chocolats du CaliBressan (on Carpinteria Ave). Check out more sweets and treats at Robitaille’s (on Linden Ave). Peggy’s Used Treasures (on Carpinteria Ave) offers a fine selection of estate jewelry, accessories and so much more. Nearby Lemo’s Feed and Pet Supply (on Carpinteria Ave) will assist you with pet care needs. On Linden Ave, just behind the Seal Fountain, Vons Grocery Co. offers up a great deli stop for lunch. For custom-made home décor items and creative gifts, visit Susan Willis, LTD (on Carpinteria Ave). Pick out a great book or two for a child, teen or yourself at the Curious Cup Bookstore (on Linden Ave). Stop at Roxanne’s, A Wish and A Dream (on Maple Ave), for quilting, yarn and craft needs….. ask about the craft class schedule. Take the shuttle to Casitas Plaza Shopping Center. Albertsons/Sav-On carries locally grown fresh foods and goods produced locally. Sandcastle Time, features watch/clock purchase and repair, plus unique jewelry and gifts. Looking for camping supplies? Stop at Carp Sports and Do It Best Hardware – you’ll be pleasantly surprised with their wide selections. Plan to purchase pet necessities or a special pet gift at Ark Pet & Supplies before you head home.


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It’s Time to Clean Up & Fix Up

For major home or business improvements, contact architects Kruger, Bensen, Ziemer, Inc. Consider using D. D. Ford Construction, Inc., E.M. Clark & Sons, Inc., and Peter Lapidus Construction, Inc. to carry out your plans with precision. If you need a loan to accomplish your goal, call on the professionals at Carpinteria’s Chase Bank, Montecito Bank & Trust, Rabobank, N.A., Union Bank or Business First Bank (in nearby Santa Barbara). Also, consider local mortgage lenders from American Riviera Bank, Carpinteria Valley Mortgage and Home Services Lending, to

HARDWARE Paint • Plumbing Electrical • Garden Patio • Garden • BBQ Camping • RV • Keys Commercial /Industrial Casitas Plaza Next to Albertsons 1024 Casitas Pass Road Carpinteria

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assist with your funding needs. Plan a trip to Carpinteria Valley Lumber & Home Center (on Elm Ave), or Do It Best Hardware (in Casitas Plaza) to pick up specialty items for your project. For heating, glass, painting, plumbing and electrical services, contact: Rick’s Heating & Air Conditioning, Blum & Sons Electrical (on Linden Ave), Powell Electric, Husted Plumbing & Rooting Service, Stewart’s De-Rooting & Plumbing, Tr o y B r o w n P l u m b i n g and Carpinteria Glass (on Carpinteria Ave). For electricial contractors see pages 43 & 44. Call Sun Coast Rentals (on Carpinteria Ave) and the Fence Factor y Rentals to order equipment needs. Need an excavator? Contact Mac Brown Excavating, Inc. Schedule on-site portable toilets for your workers from Marborg Industries and a dumpster from E. J. Harrison & Sons for any size clean-up. Reed’s

Flooring & Interiors can put the finishing touches on your remodel or new project and Castro’s Carpet Cleaning can help prepare for move-in day. Looking for attractive appliances? Factory Appliance has great selections. Ze Bird Design & Consign (on Santa Claus Ln) offers home furnishings, design services and art as does DnA design and art (on Carpinteria Ave). Set up a safe perimeter for your new digs by calling on Joy Equipment Protection, I. H. Technologies and Synectic Systems, Inc. Carpinteria Landscape Nursery, Eye of Day, Island View Nursery, and Seaside Gardens will design custom landscaping or a garden. For a wide choice of palm and tropical trees, contact Rainbow Bridge Ranch. For expert tree care, call Clayton Tree Services. Select Down to Earth Landscapes, Inc., or Nomura /Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc., to design your outdoor space and keep it looking good.






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Kick-Start Your Business

Look for local experts to assist you in upgrading your computer and social media goals to grow your business. Increase your skills and knowledge by enrolling in a business related online video class with lynda. com. Call on the Schienfeld Center for Entrepreneurship at Santa Barbara City College. Their customized programs will help you refresh your management skills or create a new business plan. CSU-Channel Islands quickly responds to workforce and business needs and offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Visit The professional staff at Latitude 34 Technologies, LLC provides the latest in hardware and software including expert individualized computer support. Ask the folks at COX to set you up with a reliable and fast cable connection, telephone services or television cable service, at home or in the office. The professionals at Synergy Computers, Inc. are able to create a workplace system, with support, that a pro or novice can easily access. Versicom Computer S olutions can design and maintain computer systems for your home, small, large or very large business. For exciting and popular marketing items , consider We b s t e r Promotional Services, Inc. Ask for Mike or Andres at En Fuego Sites in the heart of Chamber of Commerce Directory

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Carpinteria Lions Club Tomol Casino Festival of Trees Night

Carpinteria has incredible Local businesses, non-profit dancers, singers, comedians, organizations, service clubs and songwriters, jugglers, story- individuals come together to tellers, poets, musicians and create an eclectic selection of artists, waiting to perform at Christmas holiday-themed trees the 5th Annual Rotary Club laden with gifts in a showcase of Carpinteria (noon) “Talent that is presented annually by the Show,” slated for Feb. 15, 2014, at Carpinteria Lions Club. Locals the Carpinteria Plaza Playhouse and visitors are invited to view Theater. Proceeds from the show, the decorated trees and purchase featuring more than 20 live acts, raffle tickets. Raffle proceeds funds the Rotary Club’s support benefit broad-based youth activfor local programs, projects and ities throughout the Carpinteria educational opportunities for Valley. Event November 29 Carpinterians, year-round. Go December 15, 2013 to 014_CNR_AD_Layout 1 4/1/13 12:49 PM Page 1

Every year the Carpinteria Morning Rotary Club transforms a downtown Carpinteria location into a Casino for one night. Expect to find gaming tables, cards and dice in a fantasy setting with music, food and beverages. All proceeds go to support the Tomol Interpretive Play Area on Linden on the ocean side of the train tracks. The park has become a well loved play area for people of all ages. Tomol Casino Night is scheduled for Saturday April 26, 2014. Be sure to join us for the best party in town!

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CARPINTERIA ROTARY Visit us for Lunch! 11:45 on Thursdays Carpinteria Lions Park 6197 Casitas Pass Road Roland Rotz (805) 886-6463 Local Service Projects Panama Library Project Talent Show Event High School Interact 28

Carpinteria Lions Club Meet every Thursday, 7 pm, Lions Park 6197 Casitas Pass Road (805) 331-6987

Carpinteria Woman’s Club Meet 2nd Wednesday, 7:00 pm, Woman’s Club 1059 Vallecito Road (805) 566-8953

Carpinteria Masonic Lodge Meet 2nd Monday, 6:30 pm, Masonic Lodge 5421 Carpinteria Avenue (805) 684-4433

Rotary Club of Carpinteria Meet every Thursday, 11:45 am, Lions Park 6197 Casitas Pass Road (805) 886-6463

Kiwanis Club of Carpinteria Valley Meet every Wednesday, 7 pm, Memorial Building 941 Walnut Avenue (805) 680-2670

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Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of

Terry Hickey Banks, Chair Paul Avolio Hickey Bros. Land Co, Inc. Latitude 34 Technologies

Marc Borowitz Rincon Events

Kara Camp Serena Point Corp.

Anthony Castillo Montecito Bank & Trust

Nan Drake E.J. Harrison & Sons, Inc

Dave Durflinger City of Carpinteria Ex-Officio

Michael Ensign Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Martha Flores Clayton Tree Service

Karen Graf Hilltop Flowers, LLC

Tom Ligare Planned Giving Marketing Solutions, LLC

Curtis Lopez Mission Linen Supply

Lori Pearce NuSil Technology

Ida Pointer-Gomez Rabobank, N.A.

Roland Rotz, PhD Lifespan Dev. Center

John Thomas Farmers’ West Flowers & Bouquets

Paul D. Wright Island Brewing Company

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The Voice of Local Business The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce

Jim Drain Facilities Maintenance Company

Kiona Gross Curious Cup Bookstore

Rich Rozzelle California State Parks Ex-Officio

Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce (CVCC) holds its membership, board of directors, ambassadors and staff to high ethical and business standards, which were set more than 100 years ago in 1912, when the CVCC was chartered. Our Mission: *The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce is an organization of businesses united to create a strong local economy and a positive quality of life by representing business to government, promoting the community, providing networking opportunities and supporting a sustainable future for business and economic development. What does that mean for our membership? The CVCC is committed to member businesses in our local community and those with memberships along the south coast. This commitment extends well beyond the usual services offered by most chambers, for these reasons: *Via the CVCC’s Governmental Relations Director, a strong leadership role at the CVCC continually maintains a consistent voice to influence local, countywide, state and federal legislative policy makers to support local business growth. In addition, with a membership in the Chambers of Commerce Alliance (CCA), the CVCC increases its influence regionally, throughout Santa Barbara and

Ventura Counties. Keep up to date by reading “Frankly Speaking” each month in the CVCC printed Newsletter and also available at *CVCC’s members have opportunities to build new clientele through participation in: Business-toBusiness Program, Business @ Breakfast (networking), placing promotional articles, ads and inserts in the CVCC Monthly printed Newsletter, attending Business-After-Hour-Mixers, presenting at the FREE monthly Lunch & Learn, plus joining the CVCC’s volunteer Ambassadors and placing banner ads on the CVCC website, and in the Chamber Business Directory/Destination Guide. *In addition, savvy CVCC members found that sponsorships have increased their brand awareness during the Annual Golf Tournament, the State of the Community Breakfast, the Annual Community Awards Banquet, the Business @ Breakfast networking event and the Business-After-Hours Mixers each month. The Chamber’s social media outreach adds member benefit. *Finally, twice a month the CVCC reminds members about important community events, training opportunities and business related issues in the emailed “Fast Facts News,” which is sent to members and constituents, year-round and is available at

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Looking Good…Healthy & Fit!

There are many experts in Carpinteria, trained to make you look good, feel good and

help you plan for a healthy life! Let these local professionals lead the way.

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Keep your body healthy and toned through exercise. Take a tennis lesson from Bjork Tennis, and join the Montecito Family YMCA, to set up a program that works with your lifestyle. Sign-up for the upcoming Carpinteria Relay for Life (page 5) and enjoy a memorable experience by calling “Take a Hike,” to get your muscles and entire body in shape. Upright Sports, CrossFit Carpinteria, Take Shape for Life, Rob Burke Fitness and the staff at United Studios of Self-Defense (on Linden Ave) can raise your exercise regime to a new level. Pedal around town, instead of driving, by having your bike tuned-up or renting or purchasing a bike from Rincon Cycles (on Carpinteria Ave). Keep regular appointments with your local dentist and doctor, to make sure your fitness program is working for you (referral listings on pages 24, 43 & 46). Cottage Health System/Sansum Clinic’s local office is located on Carpinteria Ave and the Beach Medical Clinic is close by on 8th St. Brian Falk Acupuncture (on Carpinteria Ave), D eS andre Chiroprac tic Wellness Center (on Eugenia Pl ) o r Ry a n Na k a s o n e , DC-PA-C (on Carpinteria Ave) are helpful, in concert with your regular healthcare schedule and 2013 - 2014 Carpinteria Valley

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order your healthful Liquid Chi Kombuchu. Visit Sante Pilates Studio (on Carpinteria Ave) to stretch and tone those tired muscles. If golf is your game see Bill Kelly at Pro-fitted Golf Clubs (on Carpinteria Ave) then test your skills at Glen Annie Golf Club (nearby in Goleta). Visit Steve at Murray’s Sport Center (on Rose Ln) and stop by Carp Sports (on Casitas Pass Rd) for all the sports equipment you need to enjoy your favorite game or activity.

Take advantage of Carpinteria’s beautiful public beaches, p e r fe c t fo r a s w i m m i n g workout or a leisurely walk. Use the City’s tennis courts on Palm Ave for a nominal fee and arrange lessons through Bjork Tennis at (805) 709-0933. Go to the City’s Parks & Recreation Department’s website to see a comprehensive list of recreational venues plus year-round sports events at See (page 81) for local Park information.

Complete your quest for a healthy look by setting up an appointment with local Beauty Consultant, Carol Nichols or call Sara Hipple, of Forever Young Skin, to try out a new you or contact Kevin Twohy at Nerium International. The experts at Carpinteria Nails (on Wulbrandt Way) will keep your nails beautiful and also offer spa pedicures. Schedule a soothing massage at Via Real Physical Therapy (on Via Real).

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Green is Good for Business Earning a certificate from the Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County means that you have made a commitment to our community and the future success of your business... ...a commitment to go above and beyond typical green measures and lead the way in sustainable business practices. For more information and to see a list of certified businesses, visit our website at: 805.705.1686

Green Business Program By Frances Gilliland

The Green Business Program of Santa Barbara County (GBPSBC) is a county- wide effort to recognize businesses that go above and beyond required measures to serve as models of sustainability and to help businesses save money and enhance the environment. Businesses address waste reduction and recycling, environmentally preferable purchasing, energy efficiency and conservation, water conservation, air pollution prevention, and alternative transportation with a checklist tailored to their industry type. The program is free, voluntary, and offers assistance and incentives, including advertising and promotion. Certified Green Businesses display a window decal. The program currently offers certification for the office/retail sector, restaurants, automotive shops, and hotels. Carpinteria Green Businesses include the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, and Whimsy Antiques. To see a complete list of all certified Green Businesses and to learn more about becoming a Green Business, visit

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Carpinteria is a classic beach town that is ‘clean and green.’ The healthy atmosphere is the pride of our local businesses and residents. In the past four years the City of Carpinteria has introduced three new ordinances, which were passed into law, to restrict the use of styro-foam take-out food containers, single use plastic bags and the smoking of tobacco products in public places. The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce worked with the local businesses and the City to host workshops to assist businesses to fully understand the impacts and timing of the upcoming ordinances. Ultimately, these changes provide clean air clean beaches, clean streets and a healthy environment for marine life as well as a welcome place to visit and live. Want to know more? Visit

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Kasey Cronquist Do you know where the flowers you buy but because of the value they bring to their come from? Not which store you bought them community. For every $1 that a flower farmer from, but do you know where they were grown? earns, $.92 of that dollar goes right back into Did you know that approximately 80% of the local economy. The flower farmers of Santa flowers sold in the United States are imported Barbara County also contribute $648.3 million from South America? out of the $10.3 billion impact that California’s If that seems surprising to you, you’re not flower farmers have on the state’s economy, alone. Research tells us that 85% of people have generating approximately $21.1million in taxes no idea where flowers they buy come from and to fund programs within the community. yet the Carpinteria Valley is home to the largest More than ever, in today’s economy, it is producing region of cut flower farms remaining important to support your local businesses and in the United States! shop local. Carpinteria is fortunate to be the Carpinteria’s flower farms represent a very home of the nation’s “flower basket.” So, support special region of the state’s flower farms, not your local flower farmer the next time you buy only because of the value of their production, your flowers; it does make a difference!


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Small & Large Businesses Honored

Again this year, the CVCC guided by a committee of Carpinteria’s leaders in business, education and the community-at-large, selected two local businesses to be lauded as the “Small & Large Businesses of the Year.” They were acknowledged in January 2013 at the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 55th Annual Community Awards Banquet, by over 275 community attendees at the beautifully decorated Boys & Girls Club of Carpinteria. Small Business: This award was given to the Curious Cup Bookstore (on Linden Ave), owned and operated by Kiona Gross, a hands-on person, with a caring and tender touch. Against all odds, Gross opened her independent local bookstore (with so much more than books) and the community immediately embraced her selection of materials, “can do” spirit and collection of titles…Curious Cup Bookstore became wildly successful in just two years. Gross donates hours of her time and talent to various community organizations, and in many cases serves on their boards. She supports the arts and has become an icon at Girls Inc., where she works extensively with elementary age children, and helps raise funds for scholarships to support tuition costs for low-income youth. In addition to leading a new chapter of Junior Achievement high school students, she

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is an active member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, sits on the Parking and Business Improvement Area Advisory Board (PBIAAB) and Carpinteria First Committee. Kiona and her store have made Carpinteria an even more special town. Large Business: was honored as the Large Business of the Year. Cofounders Lynda Weinman and her husband Bruce Heavin created in 1995 as a registration hub for the classes they were teaching at their web design and software-skills school in Ojai. In 2002, the business evolved into a subscription-based online library of training videos. The company relocated to Carpinteria in 2009 and now has 400 employees worldwide. Today, from its 12-acre, state-of-the-art campus, offers thousands of high-quality, expert-taught video courses in software, creative, and business skills. It provides training to more than 3 million people from individuals to corporate, academic, and government accounts. is dedicated to supporting local nonprofits, including the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UCSB Arts & Lectures, the Boys & Girls Club, SB Arts Commission, among others.

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By Paul Cordeiro Car pinteria Hig h S cho ol (C H S) needs (e.g., athletic scores, emergency or inforcontinues to improve communication with mation updates). parents and students via new technologies, Over the past two years, CHS has upgraded providing up-to-the minute information on its technology by installing a wireless network. student learning, activities, and events. CHS Further, the school has upgraded all computers has securely placed grade books, attendance, and has also placed LCD projectors with and test scores online. This allows parents and document cameras and Apple TV in all core students to monitor academic progress and academic classrooms. contact teachers early on when concerns arise. In 2013, thanks to a generous donation CHS is the leader among schools in from Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), providing communication links with parents CHS acquired a mobile computer lab featuring via automated telephone calls and text message 36 laptops. This lab allows teachers to use techalerts. This system, known as “Teleparent,” nology in their classrooms and create more allows teachers to communicate with parents interactive web-based lessons. regardless of language, assuring that parents Also, in 2013, through a generous donation are aware of school events and their child’s by the Carpinteria Education Foundation academic progress. (CEF) and the CHS Parent Support Group, In 2012, CHS created a smart phone the school acquired a 30-unit mobile iPad lab application (app) for students and parents for use in science classes. Questions about that sends parents a visual calendar of all the funding school projects may be directed to athletic, academic and club events. It also sends messages customized to parent and student


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Extended University, Channel Islands quickly responds to workforce and business needs in the communities they serve, and provides access to higher education and lifelong learning. Graduate and undergraduate degrees are offered in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties through a mix of evening and weekend schedules and distance-learning technologies. Santa Barbara area programs include the MBA, BS Business, BA Psychology, BS Nursing, BA Early Childhood Studies and BS Business-to-MBA. Visit us at: and like us at csuciextendeduniversity


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SBCC: Your South Coast Community College

For more than 100 years, Santa Barbara City College has been proud to serve the higher education needs of both students and residents of the South Coast, including the Carpinteria area. SBCC offers strong credit and non-credit academic programs focused on a two-year associate’s degree or certificate, transfer to a four-year college or university, vocational training, and lifelong learning. In fall 2013, SBCC is excited to launch the new Center for Lifelong Learning, a not-forcredit, fee-based program with courses and seminars geared toward the specific interests of the community. The college has held community forums, including Carpinteria, to gather feedback on what lifelong learners both need and will support. In addition, SBCC touches the lives of more than 2,000 high school students each Chamber of Commerce Directory

year through our Dual Enrollment Program, one of the largest in the country. Carpinteria High School is an active participant and students can take college-level courses for credit at either CHS or at the SBCC campus. SBCC is proud of its track record of helping students achieve their educational goals and dreams. Our strong commitment was recognized in March 2013 by the prestigious Aspen Institute when the college was named co-winner of the 2013 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. This national title is one that SBCC carries with great pride and equally great responsibility. We share this honor with you – the Carpinteria community – for your continued support of our college and our mission of student success. Please visit 73

OTHER EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES Cate School P.O. Box 5005 Carpinteria, CA 93014 (805) 684-4127 Crane Country Day School 1795 San Leandro Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93108 (805) 969-7732 Kinderkirk Preschool & Daycare Center 1111 Vallecito Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-4070 6410 Via Real Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 477-3900 Santa Barbara County Education Office P.O. Box 6307 Santa Barbara, CA 93160 (805) 964-4711 Santa Barbara City College 721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA. 93103 (805) 965-0581 The Howard School 5315 Foothill Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 745-8448

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Carpinteria’s Private Education

Cate School Established in 1910 by Curtis Cate, Cate School is a first-class preparatory boarding school for high school age boys and girls, directed by Headmaster Ben Williams IV. The well-respected school and well-appointed facilities sit high in the hills overlooking Carpinteria and the lush valley below. Cate features a full complement of course offerings including a strong athletics program and unique leadership preparation. The school is dedicated to the commitment of scholarship, companionship and service to the community. Crane Country Day School Open to children age kindergarten through 8th grade, Crane is dedicated to providing an experiential education characterized by a thoughtful balance of academic challenges and creative expression. This private elementary and middle school setting offers a thorough foundation in English, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, athletics and Spanish language instruction in addition to physical

education. For a tour or information please call (805) 969-7732 or visit for information.

The Howard School Using the Carden Curriculum, Howard School is the oldest running private elementary school in Santa Barbara County, serving children from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade. Howard supports small class sizes and teachers, who work to promote the growth of the whole child. The school gives children the tools to gain comprehension in the arts, French, Latin, computer science and physical education. For a tour of the school please call (805) 745-8448 or log onto for information. Kinderkirk Preschool and Daycare This delightful schooling institution, located in the heart of Carpinteria, features half and full day schedules, and is a recognized ‘Visitation Site’ for outdoor classroom projects and is also a noted ‘Green Care School.’ Since 1978, Kinderkirk has presented a nurturing environment that promotes the physical, social,

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Public Education THRIVE Carpinteria

THRIVE Carpinteria is an exciting partnership that focuses k nowle dge and attention on preparing the next generation of Carpinteria youth for productive, self-sufficient lives. The cradle to career pathway of success for students begins at the Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main (former Main S chool Campus) which supports early childhood, health, and family services, and continues on with the College and Career Bound Program ensuring success in the elementary grades and following students through high school graduation, college and career. Our goal is that every youth in Carpinteria meet their highest potential. Funded by a collaborative of local foundations and non-profit organizations, THRIVE works to close the readiness and achievement gap by ensuring all children living in the Carpinteria Unified School Chamber of Commerce Directory

District have the support they need to succeed. Signature programs through THRIVE include Parent University, a Children’s Health and Wellness Center, Early Childhood Education Services, a Family Resource Center, and very comprehensive and targeted K-12 intervention programs that address the pathway results. For information about THRIVE Carpinteria, call (805) 684-4511.

CARPINTERIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Aliso School 4545 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-4539  Canalino School 1480 Linden Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-4141 Summerland School 135 Valencia Ave P.O. Box 460 Summerland, CA 93067 (805) 969-1011 Carpinteria Family School 1480 Linden Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-4141  Carpinteria Middle School 5351 Carpinteria Ave Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-4544  Carpinteria High School 4810 Foothill Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-4107  Foothill High School (Alternative School) 4698 Foothill Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-3277  Rincon High School (Continuation School) 4698 Foothill Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 (805) 684-3277 75

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Rods & Roses & Independence Celebration

The 2013 Rods & Roses Premier Car show will take place on Saturday, June 29 at 10am, Linden Avenue. The Classic Car Show will feature over 200 classic hot rods, antique tractors and locally-grown flower bouquets sold by local youth and service groups. Enjoy crafts and live music. 14 non-profit and service organizations will be fundraising and/or promoting their programs and all this with “Mr. Indy 500,” Andy Granatelli as Celebrity Grand Marshal. The car show ends at 3:30pm, followed by the Independence Celebration Parade at 5pm. Enjoy yourself in a beautiful small coastal community.

Carpinteria Triathlon

The 16th Annual Carpinteria Triathlon is scheduled for September 29th, 2013. Over 900 participants from all over the country are anticipated to participate in either the Olympic or the Sprint Courses. Both the Olympic and Sprint courses offer the competitor a challenge, although the sprint course is also very well suited for the novice triathlete. Motivated by cheering spectators, participants ride and run through scenic areas of Carpinteria to a finish in the Carpinteria State Beach. Over 170 dedicated volunteers help ensure a fun, safe and successful event and proceeds benefit the City’s Parks & Recreation youth scholarship fund.





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The 27th Annual California Avocado Festival

This year marks the 27th Annual California Avocado Festival! Since 1986, Avofest continues to be a community event supported by volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors. This Avofest will be held October 4, 5, and 6. Avofest provides a fundraising vehicle for over 25 non-profits and community service organizations, many of whom rely on Avofest to yield a significant portion of their annual income. Additionally, with the participation of the California Avocado

Commission, visitors become well educated in the history of avocados in California. With 85,000 to 100,000 festival visitors, Avofest has become the most environmentally friendly festival in the country, boasting a 100% landfill diversion (0 waste) for all trash and food waste created by festival visitors. Avofest is continually developing creative, fresh and smart programs to better support local organizations and businesses year round. 

Each year locals and visitors alike eagerly anticipate the arrival of the first full weekend in October. We invite you, your family & friends to experience Avofest; eat your way through the delicious food venue, enjoy music & entertainment, visit our kid’s block party, browse the arts & crafts district, learn something at the Avo Expo Tent, and witness the world’s largest vat of guacamole. We promise a weekend of unforgettable offerings and memories to last a lifetime.



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Welcome to Carpinteria By Debbie Murphy



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Office: 805.969.1258 ext. 113 • Fax: 805.969.6436 Cell: 805.455.8910

It’s a buyer’s market. It’s a seller’s market. The truth is, it is your market. You as the seller or buyer are really in control. The availability of homes, the availability of money to buy the home, the price the seller is asking and the willingness of buyers - all of these factors play into what the market is at any time in real estate. What you control as the seller or the buyer makes all the difference. An overpriced property will always languish on the market. A well-priced property will draw competitive buyers. It is as simple as that. No matter the location, condition of the property or the availability of financing, if it is priced properly, it will sell. Buyers can greatly increase their chances of buying a home by offering the best price and terms to the sellers. It is all about being the most attractive buyer no matter what kind of market it is. If you are ready, willing and able as either a seller or a buyer, then you will control the outcome regardless of the market conditions. It is all just a matter of playing the game. So if you want to sell or buy, go play!

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TV Cable: COX Communications Residential (805) 683-6651

E. J. Harrison & Sons (trash) (805) 647-1414 (800) 418-7274

Carpinteria Sanitary District (805) 684-7214

Gold Coast Recycling (805) 642-9236

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MarBorg Industries (trash) (805) 953-1852

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Facts at a Glance

• City of Carpinteria incorporated in 1965 • Governed by five-member elected city council and City Manager • Carpinteria Valley is 11.6 square miles • City is 7 square miles with 3 miles of coastline within the city, 4.5 miles from Rincon Point to Santa Claus Lane • City population 13,076 • Climate moderate with an average temperature in the 60-80’s range • Rainfall of approximately 17-18 inches annually • Located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara and 15 miles north of Ventura along Highway 101

Thinking of relocating or expanding your business in Carpinteria? For assistance contact the City’s Business Liaison

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Government & Community Services

City of Carpinteria 5775 Carpinteria Ave (805) 684-5405 Santa Barbara County 105 E Anapamu Street Santa Barbara, 93101 (805) 681-4200 Salud Carbajal 1st District Supervisor (805) 568-2186 Sheriff (805) 684-4561 Fire Department (805) 684-4591 Metropolitan Transit District (805) 963-3366 Carpinteria State Beach (800) 444-7275 HELP-Carpinteria (805) 684-0065 Senior Programs 941 Walnut Ave (805) 684-6090 Carpinteria Unified School District 1400 Linden Ave (805) 684-4511 Carpinteria Library 5141 Carpinteria Ave (805) 684-4314 Carpinteria Public Cemetery District 1501 Cravens Lane (805) 684-2466 2013 - 2014 Carpinteria Valley

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By Matt Roberts, director of parks & recreation Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve/Viola Fields 53 acres features the Lois Sidenberg Coastal Overlook. Magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara Channel and the Santa Ynez Mountains are evocative of Carpinteria’s past. Great for walking, bird watching and nature photography. Carpinteria City Beach 1500 lineal feet of ocean beach with summertime lifeguard ser vice. Great family beach with safe ocean water, restrooms located at Ash Avenue. Carpinteria Creek Park One acre park located ¼ mile north of Carpinteria Avenue on the east bank of the creek.  The park features a creek side setting, picnic areas, a children’s climbing rock and some informational signage about Steelhead Trout.  From Carpinteria Avenue just take the bike path at the creek to discover this pleasant place to relax. Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park Eight acres of restored native plantings and wetland. Features trails, 20 educational interpretive signs ranging from history to bird watching, and nice seating areas. Located at Sandyland and Ash Avenues. Chamber of Commerce Directory

Tomol Play Area Tomol Interpretive Play Area is located on Linden Ave at the State Beach area.   A Chumash Story, The Legend of the Rainbow Bridge, provided the inspiration for the marine sculptures and landscaping that emulate the Santa Barbara Channel Islands with its abundant and diverse sea life.  The I nte r p re t i v e Pl ay A re a includes Chumash huts, a life size tomol (canoe) and sea creature sculptures.  Tar Pits Park An eight acre unimproved park with magnificent ocean views and natural trails. Large cypress trees dot the landscape. Once an open pit asphalt mine, the park now is a nature preserve. This beach is uncrowded and kept in a natural state. Great for photography, bird watching, and walks. Heath Ranch Park An adobe ruin here is thought to be one of the oldest homes in Carpinteria. The 100’ high eucalyptus trees date back to the late 1800’s. A children’s play structure and picnic tables make a visit to this park a nice way to relax and enjoy. Located at Chapparal Drive and Santa Ynez Avenue.

El Carro Park This 10 acre park has the City’s most up-to-date children’s play structure designed to be accessible to all. Barbecue areas and restrooms serve the park with baseball and soccer fields. Located on El Carro Lane between Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Road. Monte Vista Park Located at the northern end of Bailard Avenue, this eight acre park has beautiful mountain views, a large turf field, a children’s play structure, restrooms, barbecues and picnic areas. Memorial Park Located at Santa Ynez Avenue and Catlin Circle, this park is dedicated to all Carpinterians who have given their life to defend the United States. It features a children’s play structure, barbecues, picnic tables and a large turf area. Franklin Creek Park This park enjoys a swing set under a large California sycamore tree. The park is located on Sterling Avenue. HOST Program -Visitor Kiosk Seal Fountain/Linden Ave. Memorial Day-AvoFest 10 am-4 pm Fri-Sun (805) 684-5405 x401


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Transportation Traveling around Carpinteria is a joy. From the Santa Barbara Airport or the Amtrak Surfliner (that stops in Carpinteria) to the electric-powered MTD Seaside Shuttle and bus services, Carpinteria is almost ‘Car-Free’ thanks to SBCAG’s Traffic Solutions. Begin with the Seaside Shuttle which travels around town. Contact for schedules to take an alternative-fuel powered bus or visit for a Vista bus schedule to Santa Barbara and Ventura.

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Cruises • Vacation Packages • Airline Tickets Robert J Godfrey Travel Agent CST 2051478-40 Reaching Carpinteria from Santa Barbara or Ventura on an Amtrak train is easy. If you fly into and out of LAX, check the schedule for the Santa Barbara Airbus, which stops in Carpinteria. If you use the Burbank Bob Hope Airport use Amtrak to connect. •A  mtrak (800) 872-7245

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Amtrak® & Santa Barbara Airport

Amtrak® Pacific Surfliner® stops 10 times daily (five  northbound and five southbound) at the Carpinteria platform located at Linden Avenue and Fifth Street.  The Pacific Surfliner travels from San Luis Obispo to San Diego with stops in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Burbank’s Bob Hope Airport, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Irvine, San Diego and several other communities.  Complimentary internet service is provided on the Pacific Surfliner via AmtrakConnect®.  Coast Starlight® passengers can connect to  Carpinteria bound  Pacific Surfliner  trains in Santa Barbara, Oxnard or Los Angeles. Sunset Limited® and  Southwest Chief® passengers can connect to Carpinteria bound Pacific Surfliner trains in Los Angeles. Tickets  may be purchased


from the ticket vending machine located at the Carpinteria platform, online at or by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL. Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is the closest and most convenient airport, with easy access and parking. Service is provided by Alaska, American, Frontier, United and US Airlines. The recently completed 72,000 square foot Airline Terminal highlights a glimpse into the beauty and cultural heritage of Santa Barbara for passengers leaving the area and a hospitable welcome to those just arriving. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal. Visit, follow them on Facebook and Twitter and download their free SBA App.

2013 - 2014 Carpinteria Valley

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POINT BE Be transported in more ways than one. Take Amtrak where AAA members can receive 10% off the lowest available rail fare. You can relax, enjoy a bite to eat and experience all the joys of traveling with both hands off the wheel. ÂŽ

Book your trip today at or Prices are subject to change without notice and based on availability. A 3-Day advance reservation is required. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. Amtrak and Enjoy the journey are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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SIDEWALK SALES Carpinteria comes alive on the First Friday & Saturday of each month. Expect a delicious weekend of entertainment, art, shopping & dining. Small towns have more fun! 2013





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Carpinteria Destination Guide & Business Directory  

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