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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.

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City done certifying Initiative petition signatures

The city is done certifying the signatures on the Initiative to Save Parking Lot #3 petition, Initiative member Amrita Salm said. The city council will discuss the matter at its meeting on Jan. 10, 2022. “If successful, the ‘Initiative to Save Parking Lot 3’ will selectively downzone this parking lot parcel from its current General Commercial zoning to Open Space/ Recreation, thus preserving our existing parking lot, and public restrooms, as well as our expansive mountain views. It will also save the eastern end (60-feet) of our Community Garden,” Salm said in a release.

Countywide warming centers open on Dec. 23

The Freedom Warming Centers within the County will be open on Dec. 23. In Carpinteria, the warming center is located at the Veterans Memorial Building, on 941 Walnut Avenue; in Santa Barbara, at the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara at 1535 Santa Barbara Street. Hours are open between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. Call the warming center hotline at (805) 324-2372.

Foodbank offers free diapers, Covid-19 test kits at Franklin School

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. The Foodbank will offer diapers in four different sizes, as well as free Covid-19 home test kits, while supplies last. Whole turkeys, fresh milk and bread, bags of fruit and veggies and other groceries will be given out while supplies last.

New Carpinteria show to air on TVSB

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 stores, local attractions and interviews with people of interest.

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Donaldson is new outreach director at Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center

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. In her role, Donaldson will oversee all major events at the center, and coordinate programs and other events with locals. She will also oversee membership programs and other outreach activities. “We are excited and energized to have someone of Joyce’s caliber join our ranks, as her extensive nonprofit background and professional skills honed over the last twenty years are a perfect fit for the Arts Center,” Center Executive Director Linda Rosso said. Donaldson has more than 18 years with the Chamber of Commerce, and is the former president and CEO of the Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Com- Joyce Donaldson is the Lynda merce. She also previously managed Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center’s new events such as the Southwest Arts Festi- outreach director. val, worked as the executive director of the Greater Romero Chamber for seven years, and was awarded the American Advertising Award for five years. She has been an honorary board member at the arts center for two years. “I am thrilled to bring my passion for blending culture and commerce to further enhance the solid foundation that the current leadership team has built and in the past 6 years of living, working and playing in Carpinteria. I have been in awe of the positive impact the Arts Center has provided and look forward to helping them achieve their future goals and aspirations,” said Donaldson.

Local animal shelters seek foster homes for the holidays

Local animal shelters are offering holiday foster promotions, to help get animals into homes during the holiday. Santa Barbara County Animal Services, the Animal Shelter Assistance Program, and Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter are running a Home for the Holidays foster promotion until Jan. 3, 2022. Community members can bring home a homeless animal for one to two weeks, with all food and supplies included. During that time, for those who want to keep their animals, adoptions are free for those older than six months. “During this time last year, animal shelter populations were at an all-time low,” Animal Services Director, Angela Yates said. “Unfortunately, we’ve seen a steady increase in numbers and County shelters are currently operating at maximum capacity. The holidays are the perfect time to bring a little extra love and cheer into your home by taking in an animal in need.” See more at sbcanimalservices.org, asapcats.org, and bunssb.org.

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Library invites proposals for family activities

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. In a press release, the library said they want to involve local artists in future community programming, stating that the goal is to “engage youth and families from all backgrounds with the rich history and culture of the Black community.” “This year, Black History Month programming will include a family event with a public art-making opportunity for all ages, a school age art or maker activity, and a preschool art or hands-on learning activity. Library staff will assist with formatting, guidelines, and translation of instructions for all three activities. Library staff can provide examples of kits we have distributed over the past year for inspiration,” the library said in a press release. Submissions are open to all artists who are at least 18 and live or work in Santa Barbara County; selected artists will receive $300 in honorarium per project. Applications are due by Jan. 4 at 5 p.m. More questions? Contact Lisa Gonzalez, senior library for Youth Services, at LGonalez@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.

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A Season for GIVING

There’s still time to GIVE to local organizations that bind together and enrich the Community of Carpinteria. Local arts, youth centers, mental health support, environmental stewardship and senior care organizations benefit the whole community and rely on charitable gifts to deliver excellent services all year long. Each of the local nonprofits listed below contributes in a big way to making Carpinteria a vibrant place, where people help people. Now is the time to invest in the community and say THANK YOU to the organizations that make us resilient and bring us together.

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria celebrates its 50th birthday in 2021 and has been cultivating Strong, Smart & Bold girls throughout its local history. The Carpinteria chapter of Girls Inc. is award winning and has led the way locally offering sports for strong and healthy athletes, STEM and literacy education to foster academically engaged and curious students, and after school programming to inspire confident leaders who are bold and independent. Gifts to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria can be made at girlsinc-carp.org or sent by mail to 5315 Foothill Road, Carpinteria.

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Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center is a place to gather and appreciate creative arts. Connecting people through community arts, the Arts Center is a highlight of downtown Carpinteria and an important gallery showcasing talented local artists. Summer arts programming inspires children with creative handson learning, and adult classes provide opportunities for artists and artisans to learn new skills while exercising their creative expression. The Arts Center is a venue available for weddings, anniversaries and more and offers the venue free of charge monthly to fellow nonprofit partners. You can provide a year-end gift to the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center at carpinteriaartscenter.org or send a check to P.O. Box 597, Carpinteria, CA 93014, Carpinteria.

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Carpinteria Children’s Project supports children and families with programming ranging from childcare to social services. CCP’s preschool emphasizes kindergarten readiness and has been driven by the goal that all children in Carpinteria are prepared to start and succeed in school from day one. CCP also connects families to important services in its partner network and offers parental education to reinforce healthy family relationships. Donors are critical to supporting the mission of CCP. Donations can be sent to 5201 8th Street. Find more at carpchildren.org.


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The Alcazar Theatre

Live music, theatrical performances, family movies and special events all have a home at The Alcazar Theatre. Check out the entertainment lineup online for upcoming shows at the only local venue dedicated to live performing arts. The Alcazar has been busy upgrading its audio/visual game during the pandemic and boasts a new movie screen and surround sound system and is poised for prime time in 2022. Visit thealcazar.org to learn how to get involved or become a sustaining member for the performing arts.

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Carpinteria is being beautified one wall at a time thanks to the talented artists of Muralism. This nonprofit was responsible for chalk art in downtown Carpinteria in 2020, the new mural at the city’s Ash Avenue Boathouse and a series of murals at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. The organization is all about inclusion and employing those with special needs as artists in community projects. To learn more or donate, visit muralism.org.

Compassionate Care of Carpinteria We all deserve compassionate care at the end-of-life, and Compassionate Care of Carpinteria leads the local charge for Hospice of Santa Barbara, which provides care and support for those with serious illness or grieving the loss of a loved one. Learn more or donate at hospiceofsb.org.

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Food insecurity has unfortunately been rampant during the pandemic. Foodbank of Santa Barbara County continues to step up to the challenge in both Carpinteria and throughout Santa Barbara County for neighbors in need. Through a network of partner agencies, Foodbank distributes food to 1-in-4 Santa Barbara County residents at hundreds of locations. Find more information or donate at https://foodbanksbc.org/. THIS HOLIDAY SEASON 5% goes back to the Foodbank when shoppers select CARP Growers member products — Autumn Brands, Glass House Farms, Pacific Stone Brand — at The Farmacy of Santa Barbara. Shop local and give back through Dec. 31.

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64.2% of county is fully vaccinated

As of Monday, 64.2% of Santa Barbara County is fully vaccinated, as Covid-19 cases continue to rise during the holidays. As of Dec. 17, the case rate is at 13.5 per 100,000 residents, with a 3.7% test positivity rate. This is an increase from last week. During the week of Dec. 10 through Dec. 16, the county reported 468 new cases, for 424 active cases, 46,831 total cases and 556 total deaths. That same week saw 42 hospitalizations and two new deaths. The majority of cases were seen in the 30-49 age group, with 147, followed by the 0-17 age group with 129 cases. The majority of cases during the week prior – Dec. 2 through Dec. 8 – were seen in the unvaccinated population, with 332 cases, compared to 111 cases in the vaccination population. On Dec. 17, the South county unincor-

porated area, which includes Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria, saw seven new cases, for a total of 1,774 cases and 24 total deaths. That same day saw 72 new cases county-wide. The California Department of Public Health also issued a new travel advisory throughout the state, noting that since Thanksgiving, the seven-day average case rate has increased by 47%, and hospitalizations have increased by 14%. The updated guidance advises travelers arriving or returning to California – from other states, or other countries – should get tested for Covid-19 during 3-5 days after arriving, and that all travelers who test positive or develop symptoms should isolate. The county reminds residents to get flu shots to help protect themselves and their neighbors. Everyone six months old

and older should get a flu vaccine every year. They are available throughout the county and at local pharmacies, such as CVS and Rite Aid. Santa Barbara County is closing two Covid-19 testing sites. The Goleta Valley Community Center will close its testing site on Thursday, Dec. 30, while the American Medical Response Central Training Center in Buellton closed on Dec. 9. To learn where to get vaccinated for Covid-19, visit publichealthsbc.org/ vaccine. To get tested for Covid-19, visit publichealthsbc.org/testing. For more information from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, call 211 and press #4 or email the county at PHDDOC.PIOCommunitySupport@ sbcphd.org.

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“Our goal is to have a wreath for each and every one of our 450+ veterans. We are getting very close to achieving that goal.” ––Mike Damron

Wreaths program grows

The Carpinteria Cemetery District participated for the sixth consecutive year in the Wreaths Across America program. This program allows the community to purchase memorial wreaths to place on veteran graves at the cemetery. The first year we got involved, in 2016, we had nine wreaths to place. On Saturday, with the help of local volunteers, we placed 324 wreaths. Our goal is to have a wreath for each and every one of our 450+ veterans. We are getting very close to achieving that goal. We are grateful to everyone in the community who purchased and placed wreaths, as well as to McDermott Crockett Mortuary for their generous donation of wreaths. A link to this wonderful program can be found on the Carpinteria Cemetery web page. You can place an order for wreaths for 2022 today.

No widespread voter fraud

I know what I want for Christmas! I would like Donald Trump to come to Carpinteria and explain to everyone how he won the presidency, even with no evidence of widespread voter fraud. Who needs presents when the smartest man in America finally explains why 849 + 36 = 49,802. Or something like that. Or better yet, someone can write into the Coastal View News next week and explain all of it to us. I promise never to write into the newspaper again if this happens. I’m not trying to be a martyr. I just want to know what Republicans experience when jolly elder Donald wiggles down the chimney with an absolutely empty bag of goodies, handing out literally everything their precious little heart’s desire.

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Stay safe and stay well this holiday season BY WADE NOMURA MAYOR OF CARPINTERIA

Happy holidays! It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like the holidays in Carpinteria! With the rains, cooler weather, shorter days and beautiful sunsets, we know it is the winter season. I did not realize how much I missed seeing all the decorations and lit up homes in our neighborhoods, after they were missing last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic and isolation orders. I love feeling the excitement of the holiday season and being part of a community that celebrates diverse holiday traditions. The holidays and cooler weather prompt more indoor gatherings and the reunions of family and friends from all over. These are great times that we should enjoy, but these times also lead to sad memories if precautions are not taken. Recently, my late wife’s brother passed away, and a delayed memorial service was held in Northern California. I did not attend, but the attendees included both the very elderly and infants. It was assumed, given that it was mainly family, that everyone was immunized. We later found out that one person from Idaho wasn’t vaccinated and was contagious at the time of the service. He was middle-aged and had a family of his own who didn’t attend, but they later tested positive for Covid-19. He shared a room with his Californian parents to attend the service. Days after the service he collapsed, was unconscious, could not be revived by his wife and ended up being rushed to the hospital by ambulance. He pulled through, but is still dealing with the aftereffects. Fortunately, no one else at the service seems to have been infected by him; however, my infant grandson, who is too young to be immunized, was at this service. I spent many sleepless nights worrying about him and the others who came into contact with the infected individual. Fortunately, the man pulled through, unlike my cousin who passed away before the vaccine was available. I hope no one else in our community gets as close as I did to the effects of the Covid-19 virus as a result of a family gathering. Though our holidays are closer to normal in 2021 than they were in 2020,

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“Though our holidays are closer to normal in 2021 than they were in 2020, we must remember that the Covid-19 virus loves togetherness and uses every holiday as an excuse to multiply.” we must remember that the Covid-19 virus loves togetherness and uses every holiday as an excuse to multiply. Santa Barbara County’s Covid-19 case rate increased again over the last two weeks, as did the rate in the Carpinteria area. This rise in infections is likely connected to Thanksgiving celebrations and other holiday events. If that’s the case, then how do we celebrate the upcoming holidays with loved ones without becoming another Covid-19 statistic? Most importantly, all of our eligible family members should be vaccinated and up to date on their boosters. Some vaccinated individuals do get Covid-19, but the rate is much lower and infections lead to far fewer hospitalizations. In Santa Barbara County, the case rate for those who are fully vaccinated is 6.2 per 100,000 people, while the case rate for those who are unvaccinated is 24.1 per 100,000 people. That’s a dramatic difference. It’s important to remember that protecting yourself against covid-19 is the best strategy you have for protecting your loved ones and your community from a disease that kills. Many of my favorite Carpinterians are elderly or immunocompromised, and when I got my booster shot, those special people were on my mind. Please have a happy and healthy holiday season. Let’s set ourselves up for a 2022 where we can really lay this pandemic to rest.

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Jayme Bray continues as CUSD Board of Trustees president after board vote BY EVELYN SPENCE 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. On the board, board member Jayme Bray was voted again as president, and board member Andy Sheaffer was elected as Vice President/Clerk. The board also confirmed schedule meetings for 2022, which include: Jan. 11, Jan. 25, Feb. 8, Feb. 23, March 8, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24, June 14, June 28, July 12, August 9, August 23, Sept. 13, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22 and Dec. 13. The Feb. 23 meeting is scheduled on a Wednesday, rather than the board’s usual Tuesday meetings, due to the President’s Day holiday.

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According to board president Bray, in a closed session vote, the board agreed to accept the resignation of an employee, effect Dec. 31, 2021, in exchange for the “release of all claims.” The employee will receive a lump sum payment, equivalent to their 2021-2022 annual salary, and six months of health benefits. The board did not name the employee.

Donations: nearly $25k of PE equipment

Joe Gigantino, a class of ‘85 Carpinteria High School alumnus, donated $24,669 worth of P.E. equipment to the athletics weight room. The equipment includes: two pairs of 20 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 25 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 30 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 35 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 40 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 45 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 50 lb. dumbbell;

The Carpinteria Unified School District has received $8.3 million in Covid-19 funds. two pairs of 55 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 60 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 65 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 70 lb. dumbbells; two pairs of 75 lb. dumbbells; and two DB racks. It also includes 10 Olympic bars and 10 curl bars, as well as several plates, including: 20 pairs of 5 lb. plates; 20 pairs of 10 lb. plates; 12 pairs of 15 lb. plates; 20 pairs of 25 lb. plates; 10 pairs of 35 lb. plates; and 20 pairs of 45 lb. plates. “That’s quite a donation,” board president Bray said.

“Joe was a class of ‘85 Warrior alumnus,” board member Andy Sheaffer said. “It’s great to see him on here.”

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Assistant Superintendent Maureen Fitzgerland gave the board a presentation on the district’s finances, and money stemming from Covid-19 funds. “The Covid funds are really kind of complicated now,” she said. “They don’t make anything too easy.” She explained that some of the projected funds must be spent before 2024,

although there aren’t necessarily enough Covid-19 funds to last that long. The district has received a total of $8.13 million in Covid-19 funds. With the Covid-19 funds, the district has added several staff positions at Canalino, Aliso, Carpinteria High School, Carpinteria Middle School and district-wide, including but not limited to: intervention teachers, custodians, campus safety officers, special education teachers, counselors, nurses, groundskeepers, a speech/language pathology assistant and more.

New assistant city manager emphasizes role as community facilitator

BY EVELYN SPENCE

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. Michael Ramirez, who spent the last five years working in the city of Moorpark in the parks department, said he was drawn to Carpinteria’s small-town feel, which ultimately spurred his decision to take the job. In his first nine days on the job, Ramirez stressed that he is spending a lot of time in meetings, “getting to know who people are, getting a feel for what’s going on.” “It’s really an information overload at this point,” he pointed out. “It’s really important that I get my finger on the pulse.” But he is clear that he is open to learning about the community, and that his role overall is to get to know the community and help “be a facilitator.” “The nature of my job is not to come in with my own set of agenda of how I want things to be done,” he added. The Carpinteria Library, the parks department and the equity and social justice program are a few of the things under Ramirez’s charge. He said he is intrigued by some of the projects he is tasked with, many of which are “just getting off the ground.” Ramirez graduated with a degree in sociology from California State Univer-

“I’m not looking to make decisions for anybody. The community should be making decisions for itself, and I should be helping the community do that by providing objective and thorough information.”

sity, Northridge, and in February of this year, received his master’s in policy and administration from Cal Lutheran. Prior to Moorpark, Ramirez spent 17 years in Oxnard in the recreation department, in what is now known as the cultural and community services department. He worked as a recreation human services coordinator, and “wore many hats,” he boasted. “I was a development director, project and program manager event coordinator, nonprofit and grants manager – really anything I can get my hands on. That’s kind of always been my thing.” But his first introduction to public government came with a job as a basketball coach at his local junior high school, at the age of 17, where he said he was “immediately introduced to the world of policy, procedure and process.” He compared Moorpark to Carpinteria, noting that while the former is much

bigger, it feels like a small city – an aspect he enjoys, calling himself “very much a community person.” “I consider this whole area, this state, my community,” Ramirez said. “My favorite part of Carpinteria how engaged the community is – everything from CVN, to reaching out and getting into the community (…) to public speakers voicing their opinions on various projects in the community.” Ramirez was introduced to the city during the city council meeting last week, where he spoke extensively about the people who helped him on his public sector journey, and how he ultimately ended up in Carpinteria. He was firm on getting to know the Carpinteria community, and on helping people navigate their way through local government. “I’m not looking to make decisions for anybody,” he told CVN. “The community should be making decisions for itself, and

Michael Ramirez, Carpinteria’s new assistant city manager has 22 year of public sector service under his belt. He has spent the last five years working in the city of Moorpark, and before that, spent 17 years in Oxnard. I should be helping the community do that by providing objective and thorough information.”


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Improvements at Santa Monica Road and Via Real intersection complete

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. “The intersection has been updated to ease significant daily traffic backups that often stretch half a mile during the morning commute,” Kirsten Ayars said in a press release. The project, which cost $1.5 million, was built alongside renovations done to the on- and off-ramps at Santa Monica Road. “It has been amazing to see the cooperation between the crews and companies undertaking this Herculean task. This intersection has needed to be addressed for many years, and it has been incredible to see it transformed,” said Don Risdon, owner of Risdon’s 76 gas station, in a press release. “I appreciate that the Highway 101 team was able to build the freeway ramps at the same time as the intersection. Helping people get on the freeway faster should help the daily backups and make it easier to access the businesses in the area. We also appreciate that pedestrians have an easier and safer crossing and that utilities in the area have been undergrounded. It really is nicer all around,” he added. This is the first done of several projects set alongside the Highway 101, set between Santa Monica road and stretching up to Las Positas, which include improvements to bikeways, pedestrian walkways, roundabouts and other areas.

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Morning Rotary Club welcomes Alcazar general manager

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. The theater has also announced its 2022 programs, which includes movies focused on teens, LGBTQ+, women-produced films and movies in Spanish, a release from the club said. In 2022, the theater will also show the Oscars, the World Cup, Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Superbowl, among others.

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From left, are Lions Club Treasurer Clyde Freeman, Foodbank Development Associate Alexandra Warner; Foodbank Finance Director Carey Wanek and Lions Club Project Chairman Harry Van Wingerden.

Lions Club gives to Foodbank of Santa Barbara

In the holiday spirit, the Carpinteria Lions Club gave a $3,200 check to the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. The money was collected by club members, and is collected each Christmas holiday season, according to Doug Treloar. A “basket of cheer” is regularly passed along for donations. “When the Lions started this project, we would select deserving local families ourselves, but we can get more bang for the buck through the Foodbank as each dollar that we collect expands to seven dollars this way,” Project Chairman Harry Van Wingerden said. Learn more about the Lions Club at e-clubhouse.org/sites/Carpinteria.

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TRADE SECRETS M E G A N WA L D R E P Several years ago, I wandered into Murphy’s Vinyl Shack at its first location on the corner of Walnut and Carpinteria Avenue. Expecting to find the place stacked with vintage records, I was surprised by the selection of new vinyl, moves, books, comics, DVDs, games, cassette tapes and even the elusive 8-track. While chatting with the owner, Kevin Murphy, I fingered through a basket of small button pins and found an inchround black and white picture of an anonymous Rockstar, raising a guitar above his head to smash on stage. “This guitar has seconds to live,” it says. I – deciding it was a metaphor for life – wear it on my hat as a mantra to this day. “And that’s what I love about this shop,” Murphy said, when I told him my story. “We want to make it easy and fun for the customer to walk into the store, no matter what their age, and rekindle a memory of their past or find something that sticks with them that they wouldn’t expect.” The shop is now prominently located on Linden Avenue, where you’ll find Murphy and his wife, Cecilia, behind the counter. Their daughter also comes in on the weekends to help. Sticking to the brick-and-mortar business model – no online sale here – Murphy’s Vinyl Shack is all about the “vibe,” whether you’re coming in to purchase or just peruse. According to Murphy, that is what makes this record shop stand out from the rest. Although Murphy worked with retailers in his last career, when the idea to open a record store came to mind, he went

Expecting to find the Murphy’s Vinyl Slack stacked with vintage records, the author was surprised by the selection of new vinyl, moves, books, comics, DVDs, games, cassette tapes and even the elusive 8-track. to the Ventura Chamber of Commerce to learn from others. Murphy sat down with several retired business owners, showed his business plan and took notes as advice poured in. Though Murphy didn’t learn his trade secret from these meetings, it is simpler than that; just be kind, he said. “Embrace all people that come in your store. Everybody has a different journey, and we want to share that musical journey.” Murphy said. “No matter where you live or where you grew up, we were all listening to the same music, watching the same movies, and laughing at the same stuff. It’s really a life lesson to embrace all people that come into your life.”

Murphy’s Vinyl Slack sticks to the brick-and-mortar business model, with no online sales. I witnessed Kevin act out his trade secret when my recording app deleted our entire interview, just as we were about to hang up. Murphy graciously laughed it off and answered the list of questions again while I tucked my tail on the other end of the phone. Instead of kicking myself when the call ended, I remembered the advice he said he would tell his younger self: “Don’t be afraid to fail. Just dust yourself off and go, ‘Wow. That was a bad idea,’ and then

jump into it again.” “I think as long as you give one hundred and ten percent, even if it doesn’t work out, you gave your best shot,” he said. Thanks, Kevin. So that’s exactly what I did. Megan Waldrep is a columnist and freelance writer, currently living on a 34-foot sailboat. To learn more about Megan, visit meganwaldrep.com.

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ALENA STEEN By the time you read this, we will be celebrating our second soaking rain of the season. I hope it’s one of many this winter to replenish our precious groundwater, recharge the reservoirs we all depend upon and nourish the plants and animals whose world we share. The first few drenching rains of the season here in Southern California always feels like a moment to take a deep breath, as a farmer and gardener with a keen care for the natural world. Winter rains mark the true beginning of the gardening calendar in our climate, since so much of the work of building happy, healthy soil to feed our gardens of food, beauty and medicine is most effective if located within the wetter months of winter. Everything feels different after a rainstorm: the ground soft and spongy, bird and animal life more active and the world green almost overnight, thanks to the native flora so perfectly attuned to drinking every drop of precious rainwater. If you tend an outdoor garden yourself, you will notice the profound difference between a good rain and irrigation, since rainwater is filled with trace nutrients from earth’s atmosphere that act as a natural fertilizer for plant life, as opposed to the “harder” quality of our tap water. The cooler winter months are the perfect time of year to plan your garden’s future. In previous columns I’ve discussed the benefits of compost and mulch for rainwater storage and soil building for the happiest, healthiest plants with the least human intervention and work. Part of the ease of timing your gardening with seasonal patterns allows rain to do much of the work of establishing for you, which is why winter is the best time of year to plant perennials and fruit trees. I hope that you will consider includ-

California lilac, or ceanothus, is one of the first native plants to bloom in the spring. They are covered in fragrant and showy blossoms that are an important early nectar source for native insects, hummingbirds and honeybees.

I hope that you will consider including some native plants in any garden plan. Gardening with California native plants is one of the most useful and practical things that we can do as allies to the wild world that surrounds us. ing some native plants in any garden plan. Gardening with California native plants is one of the most useful and practical things that we can do as allies to the wild world that surrounds us. Restoring native plants to the ecosystems which development has partially leveled and paved is a beautiful way to reclaim the place-based memories of wherever you call home, as well as a way to develop community and care for the other-than-human world which persists and thrives all around us. As our county and country continue to urbanize, development increasingly

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leads to habitat loss for the many plants, animals and insects essential to the wellbeing of the ecosystems which hold us all. While urbanization is often understood as a process that leaves habitat for humans alone, this doesn’t have to be the case. Our urban spaces can and should contain the soft edges that allow the other-then-human world living space as well. This can look like pocket parks, freeway undercrossings and gaps in fence lines to honor the wide-ranging, often generational patterns of migration that human development has otherwise disrupted, the restoration of riparian zones by breaking concrete channelization and the destroying of dams to restore free-flowing water and a re-vegetation of bio-regionally appropriate plant communities. While some of these goals for urban habitat restoration must occur on a community-wide scale. If you are fortunate enough to have access to outdoor space, no matter the size, you can begin to build a different world in your backyard. Native plants are an essential component of urban habitat. They are islands of safe haven: food, water and shelter for the birds, animals and insects adapted to urban life. Native plants are also a breeze to grow. They are drought tolerant, adapted to lean native soils and exuberantly flowered and berried as the seasons change. Native plants are a better alternative to non-native plants in the ornamental horticulture industry, many of which spread from backyards into

nearby wild spaces, displacing native plants better suited to our environment and more well-adapted to feed local fauna. As a longtime gardener and farmer, it is one of the great joys of my life to re-introduce native plants to the landscapes which once knew them – native fauna begins to flourish concurrently, until you have built a little oasis humming with lively activity. When building a native plant garden, it is important to include a mix of plants which flower at different times to attract diverse pollinators and beneficial insects, as well as provide year-round habitat and aesthetic beauty. A side benefit to many of these plants is that they have edible and medicinal uses for humans as well. Some of my favorite southern California native trees and shrubs for landscaping include elderberry, toyon, ceanothus, black walnut, California ash, California buckeye, manzanita, silk tassel bush and California wild rose. Any of these plants makes a lovely statement piece or a living hedge or backdrop for the rest of your garden, depending upon how they are pruned. Some of my favorite perennial flowering plants include narrowleaf milkweed (essential to the life cycle of our much beloved and very endangered monarch butterflies), yarrow, any of the native sages, lupine, California poppies, California aster, any of the many gorgeous monkeyflowers and penstemons, California fuchsia, goldenrod and California buckwheat. Many of these plants are available from local nurseries such as Yes Yes Nursery and the plant sale at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, where the beautiful grounds serve as another inspiration for cultivating your own native plant garden. Alena Steen is the former coordinator for the Carpinteria Garden Park. She and her partner now own and operate a small, diverse flower and herb farm just behind town. You can learn more at nightheronfarm.org.

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“Small Town Big Art” celebrates release with book signing PHOTOS BY ROBIN KARLSSON

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 212-page book showcases 100 Carpinteria artists, in an effort spearheaded by David Powdrell. The artists capture all mediums, anywhere from painters to photographers, and offers the community a look at all the local talents in town. See more about the book at carpinteriaartscenter.org.

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M AT T D U N C A N On fromMay one holiday to the next. Sunday, 17 Thanksgiving is over, the turkey is eat9:54 a.m. / Unregistered Firearm / en – well, mostly. Now all eyes are on 1400 block Sterling Avenue Christmas. Our tree is up, the lights are Deputies responded to a call about a on and Bing Crosby is crooning. firearm and contacted a man who reportSo, it’s a perfect time for “A Boy Called edly had an unregistered Kimber 1911 Christmas” (now streaming on Netflix), firearm in his possession. The firearm was a bedtime story about how the real Santa taken from the man and secured into the Claus, St. Nick, was a woodcutter’s son Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office property from Scandinavia (fun fact: St. Nicholas department for safekeeping. was from Turkey). To be fair, the author of this story, Aunt 11:44 a.m. / Misdemeanor Hit and Ruth (Maggie Smith), isn’t trying to give / 6500 block Road to lift aRun history lesson. SheRincon is on a mission Deputies responded to a misdemeanor spirits! She may come off as stern, even hit and call,Ruth’s but the rude, butrun Aunt aimmale is tosubject warm fled the scene traveling southbound on the hearts of her nieces and nephews, Rincon Road. The man continued southwhose mom just died, by telling them a bound on the thoroughly northboundScandinavian off-ramp of nice, touching, Highway 101 at Rincon Road. Deputies Christmas story… about a boy whose checked the area and were unable to mom has died, and has been left in the locate the subject. frozen tundra alone with his dad, who quickly abandons the boy to search for 2:12 p.m. / Narcotics / 4600 block elves. Carpinteria Avenue Come to think of it, Aunt Ruth is kind of aDeputies jerk. responded to narcotic activity and contacted a woman who had two outBut, anyway, her story is about a standing warrants: one out of Hermosa boy called “Christmas” who, ironically, Beach but wasanything non-extraditable, and the doesn’t know about Christmas. other out of Santa Barbara. The woman Actually, his name is Nikolas (also approwas arrested fordear-departed the outstanding warrant priate), but his mom used outcall of Santa Barbara County. to him “Christmas.” That’s because

she knew what Christmas was, because 3 p.m. / 015F / Linden Avenue and she used to hang out with elves, and Malibu Drive she liked their Christmas celebrations. A black purseNikolas was found at Linden and Unfortunately, (Henry Lawfull) Malibu, then booked for safe keeping. The doesn’t get out much. owner was not contacted. He seems happy though! Nikolas lives alone with his dad, Joel (Michiel Huisman), in a17 frozen forest. They’re Sunday,out May woodcutters. They cut wood. 8 p.m. / Trespassing / 3200 They blockalso chop wood, collect wood, burn wood, Via Real and, I assume, sell wood. Sometimes they A caller who is renting a home on the run away from Grizzly bears too. Polo Field reported that several people Nikolas’ best pal is Miika (Stephen forced their way into her rental home Merchant). Miika is a mouse, and Nikoand started yelling and insulting her las’ dad once wanted to kill Miika. Cooler family. Deputies arrived and contacted heads prevailed, though, and they all six people, who admitted entering the became a happy family. home after they were directed to come Until, that is, the king (Jim Broadlook at the damaged caused by the caller. bent) promised his devastatingly poor, The caller showed cell phone video of somehow loyal subjects a big reward to the suspects entering the home without go find something that will bring hope permission and were heard and seen to the kingdom. Joel thinks to himself, yelling at the caller and her family. The elves equal hope. So, he heads off to the husband-suspect fled across the Polo mythical Elfhelm to find evidence of Field and did not return to the scene. A elves, leaving poor Nikolas under the care complaint will be forwarded to the DA’s of grumpy Aunt Carlotta (Kristen Wiig). office for review. Grumpy Aunt Carlotta is – as it turns out – quite grumpy. And mean. So, when 5 p.m. / Open Beer Violation / Joel fails to come back weeks later and Linden Avenue and 9th Street Aunt Carlotta turns Nikolas’ toy turnip A man was cited and released for posinto soup, Nikolas figures, screw it – let’s session of an open container. go. He and Miika head out for Elfhelm. Along the frighteningly bleak way they 5 a.m. / Welfare Check / 2100 block meet a reindeer they name Blitzen and, Ortega Hilla Road eventually, couple of elves. So, it looks caller reported that girlfriend’s likeAall is not lost after all.his Elfhelm, dad, 27-year-old son had a bad dream and ran hope and Christmas joy all seem right out of the house naked and was last seen around the corner. running Summerland. That’stowards only halfway into theDeputies movie, responded located man walking though, so and things haveato take a few nude dips on North Jameson more and twists andnear turnsSheffield. to make The man yarn. claimed marijuana it a good Thisheissmoked Aunt Ruth’s story, with friends and wanted to go to the after all, and although her present-day hospital to detox.question His mother kin sometimes herdrove plot him arc, to the hospital. even they can tell she’s just building the suspense. Monday, May 18 – “A Boy Called In real life, her story Christmas” – is based on a/ Via book with 10:41 a.m. / Tossed Mail Real the same title. It sounds cheesy. But then and Carpinteria Creek again, a lot of Christmas stuff is cheesy. Mail was found scattered off a county access road by a Caltrans site. The mail

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was recovered and booked into Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office property.

6:15 p.m. / Theft / 3200 block Via Real

A caller reported that she believes her laptop and credit cards were stolen by a female neighbor who lives at the Polo Right now, we have a up big,byinflatable Field apartments. Follow deputies. Christmas Baby Yoda bobbing in the breeze on our front19 lawn. I don’t know, Tuesday, May but the kids like it. 6 p.m. / Towed Abandoned Vehicle And my kids also liked “A Boy Called/ 2200 block Lillie Avenue Christmas.” I suppose that’s because, Deputies received while a tad cheesy, andcomplaints weird and about goofy an abandoned vehicle parked near Sandat times, it is also kind of sweet. It’s also piper Liquor.itThe wascast tagged and well-acted; hasvehicle a stellar and is marked on Thursday, May 14. The vehicle well composed. The setting, as shiver-inwas checked and was not The ducing and non-Turkish as moved. it is, is also vehicle was towed. immersive and interesting. Plus, there are worse messages one can Wednesday, May 20 give to fledgling orphans than that, as bad as things may seem, and as cold and bleak 8:28 p.m. / Meth Possession / 1100 as they may feel, the warmth of Christmas block Casitas Pass canAalways be found insidelot themman drove into right a parking not selves and among those whom they wearing his seatbelt. A traffic stoplove. was (Told you a tad cheesy.) initiated, andithewas admitted to being in pos“A Boy Called Christmas” is rated PG session of a meth pipe. During a search for peril, action, and thematic elements. of the vehicle, his meth pipe was located, but also a baggie with 3.7 grams of meth. View Matt Duncan, former Coastal The subject was acited for the violations. News editor, has taken physical but not emotional Carpinteria be a philoso10:12leave p.m.from / Weapon andtoDope phy professor at Rhode Island College. Violations / Hales Lane and ViaIn his free time from philosophizing, Duncan enjoys Real chasing his kids around, watching movies and A woman and man were contacted as updating his movie review blog, duncansreeltheir vehicle was getting dropped off by a deal.blogspot.com. tow truck. The woman is on active probation and a search of her property showed she had meth, a meth pipe and a container of pepper spray. She is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning pepper spray. A baggie of meth was found in the center console and since no one wanted to claim it, the man was given ownership since it was his vehicle.

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Areader readersends sendsaahalo pitchfork to thosefor who lied out on their FAFSA and took scholarships A to DJ coming Saturday morning support A reader sends a halo to Hecktic all the performers in early the Christmas Revels.to“It was a away from kids who need it. the Junior Warriors. “It made the kids so happy to hear you say their presentation of names—you’re joyous and wonderful a local celebrity to them!” early California. The Chumash story of Submit Halos & Pitchforks online at coastalview.com. the rainbow bridge was inspiring, and A reader sends a halo to Diana Rigby,are Superintendent schools, andexceptional!” Debra HerAll submissions subject toofediting. the bride and groom were rick, director of Boys & Girls Club, for removing the toxic Euphorbia fire sticks from the pots and landscape. A reader sends a pitchfork to suspended. The man was cited, and his he found a small baggie containing a the grinch who stole a shirt vehicle was released to a licensed driver. white powdery substance underneath off the Franklin trail. “Please the driver’s seat of his recently purchased just return it to & theMORE! start of RECORDS • POSTERS • VINYL ART • THEMED APPAREL The man stated he purchased the 2:37 a.m. / Public Intoxication / WALL vehicle. the trail.” vehicle three weeks ago but didn’t find 3:38 a.m. / Dope Violations / 4100 Bailard Avenue block Via Real Two men were contacted in a parked the small baggie until he’d removed the A reader sends a pitchfork to whoever hit A woman and man were in a vehicle truck and both were extremely intoxi- driver’s seat to fix the reclining mechathe reader’s car parked on Ash Avenue with a stolen license plate, reported to cated with open containers of alcohol nism. The incident was documented, and and didn’t leave a note. “Bad karma is Santa Barbara Police Department. A observed in the vehicle. One man was the baggie was booked into Santa Barbara headed your way.” Office property for destruction. traffic stop was initiated, and it was not being the most cooperative, but Carpinteria once Sheriff’s • 805-318-55O6 Avenue 5285 determined the vehicle was not stolen, he was convinced to exit the vehicle, Sun: • Mon-Sat:a 10am-8pm A reader sends a10am-4pm pitchfork to bicyclists but was rented a few weeks ago by the pat down search of his person was con- Saturday, May 23 who rode two-abreast on eastern Carpinwoman. She thought the “PERM” on the ducted. Deputies located a collapsible teria forcing drivers to swerve 5:49 Avenue, a.m. / Domestic Violence / Arizona license plate meant it was only a baton in the man’s front waistband. He into oncoming traffic. 4100 block Via Real“I’m happy to share “permit” for the vehicle and not an actual was cited and both were released to a theDeputies road, butresponded not at my peril yours).” to a(and motel on Via license plate. So, to avoid getting pulled sober friend. Real for a report of a domestic violence over, they placed a stolen plate on the car, A reader sends pitchforka to those who incident. Upona arrival, deputy conshe said. After a search of nearby motel Friday, May 22 light Hospice Christmas Tree at tactedthe a man and woman in the parking rooms associated with the subjects, they, the seal contacting fountain. both “Halfsubjects, of the there tree lot. After 7:41 a.m. / Theft / 5500 block Calle and the woman’s sister, were cited for lights have been dark for the past Due two were visible injuries on both parties. Arena possession of stolen property, meth and It’s usually such a beautiful to conflicting statements regarding their Deputies responded after a woman re- weeks. paraphernalia. Further investigation will sight at the seal fountain.” mutual altercation and obvious injuries, ported her residence was burglarized the be done for the fraudulently obtained prior night. The woman stated a cartoon both parties were arrested for corporal EBT cards. on a spouse. Submit Halos & Pitchforks of almond milk and tools were taken from injury her garage. She told the reporting deputy online at coastalview.com. Thursday, May 21 that the tools belonged to her daughter’s 10:36 a.m. / Hit and Run / Cameo All Casitas submissions are subject 8:47 a.m. / Driving with False boyfriend. The deputy attempted to con- and Pass roads The McCurry family spent thePalm weekend Catalina honoring the times life Registration / Carpinteria and tactonthe man viaIsland telephone multiple Deputies responded to to editing.a report a of a of Barie McCurry, who repeatedly traveled to the island with family throughout with no response. The woman stated her black sedan crashing into a parked water avenues Barie’s A manlife. was driving with a false regis- garage door was unlocked during the truck. While en route, it was also reported “The weather perfectly warm with calm momentous occasion,” nightseas andfor is the in the process of getting a the male subject driving the sedan fled tration tab. He waswas cited for the violation Hilary McCurry said. new lock. She did not have any suspect the scene on foot. Upon arrival, deputies and allowed to park the vehicle at his information at the time. 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O Christmas Tree Jagger Hess poses in front of the Hospice Tree at the Seal Fountain.

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Creative kids at the Makers Market

Darla and Hugo Goodfield sell handmade ornaments and wooden figures. Hugo using his special carving tools, for all to see.

Girls Inc. unveils new mural

From left, Saeka Molena, Suzette Clay, Aria Reinbolt and Sadie Crouse pose in front of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s new mural, done by Muralism. org. The mural highlights a number of famous women.

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Sunday, December 12

County Jail without incident.

1015 hrs / Theft / Theresa Street

An unknown suspect stole items from the victim vehicle, which was in the driveway with an unlocked trunk. Possible fingerprint evidence was collected. The suspect then opened the victim’s (possibly unlocked) front door, but left without taking anything from the house.

1146 hrs / Lewd Behavior / Lookout Park

A man was reported as causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the park. He was found to be extremely intoxicated. He was arrested.

1158 hrs / Extortion / Foothill Road

The victim was contacted randomly via text by a subject claiming to be in a Mexican Cartel. The suspect demanded $2,000 dollars be sent by the victim, or his family would be executed one by one. The suspect then sent a video of an armor-clad subject brandishing an AR-style rifle, demanding money and threatening him again. The suspect also sent the victim information about the victim’s girlfriend (name and old address). The victim conversed with the suspect over text, then blocked the number. The suspect called and texted the victim back on three additional numbers. Using another number, the suspect sent pictures of uniformed NYPD officers and a picture of a detective lieutenant badge and ID with the name John McClain, from Die Hard.

1414 hrs / Hit and Run / Via Real

The reporting party reported a hit and run, which occurred sometime overnight.

Monday, December 13

0713 hrs / Burglary / Sixth Street

An unknown suspect forced entry into the victim’s vehicle, causing damage to the passenger side door handle.

0919 hrs / Grand Theft / Canalino Drive

A reporting party reported that his tricycle had been stolen. The tricycle was described as a blue Sun trike with a chrome fender and Hilltopper motor. He stated the tricycle was taken from his driveway carport during the overnight hours between 12/12/21 and 12/13/21.

1040 hrs / Identity Theft / Via Real

The victim reported that an unknown

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covered. He was issued a citation.

1457 hrs / Tamper with Motor Vehicle / Eighth Street

A principal called to report that the parent of a student went on campus, against Covid-19 protocol. During the contact with the principal, she advised concern over the child’s welfare and mental health condition of the parent. A teacher also provided a note, written by the 11-year-old student, that caused her concern. A welfare check was conducted on the student and parent at their home, and it was determined they were okay. The letter provided had no cause for concern.

A victim reported that an unknown suspect removed his 2022 registration sticker from his vehicle. It is unknown when this happened.

Tuesday, December 14

1131 hrs / Unresponsive Male / Fairway Road

A 58-year-old male was found unresponsive in his vehicle by a coworker while working on a film location. Members of the film crew rendered aid until they were relieved by firefighters and paramedics. Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

1323 hrs / Truancy / Ninth Street

The reporting party called to report that her ex, who resides in Oxnard, does not make their 12-year-old child attend school when the child is staying with him.

1533 hrs / Drugs / 5700 block Carpinteria Avenue

The reporting party located a small quantity of suspected methamphetamine in her house, which she believed was left by her ex-husband. There was insufficient evidence for criminal charges, but the reporting party’s concerns were documented, and the meth was booked for destruction.

2303 hrs / Narcotics / 4200 block Via Real

A man was contacted at Motel 6 after his vehicle was observed with the door wide open and no one around. He admitted to using meth earlier in the day and produced a baggie of meth from his pocket. He consented to search of his hotel room where a meth pipe was dis-

Wednesday, December 15

1340 hrs / Incident / Linden Avenue

1416 hrs / Theft / Shelby Street

The reporting party called on behalf of his elderly mother to report that her diamond ring had been stolen. The reporting party suspected the caregiver had stolen the ring in August.

2338 hrs / Driving without license / Casitas Pass Off-ramp

A man was pulled over because his car did not have any license plates. He did not have a driver’s license. A probation search of the vehicle yielded meth pipes. He was cited and vehicle was left parked.

Thursday, December 16

0203 hrs / Traffic Stop / 4200 block Via Real

A deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the parking lot of a motel. The driver parked the vehicle, taking up two spots, before he exited the vehicle and quickly began walking away, telling the deputy that he was not going to jail. He was quickly seated on the ground, and stated he had a meth pipe in his pocket and meth inside his vehicle. A search of his person and vehicle confirmed his statement and he was arrested and booked in Santa Barbara

1825 hrs / Suspended License / Linden Avenue and Wullbrandt Way

Police received a report of a fight that was brewing, with a subject that left in a vehicle. The vehicle was located leaving the area and pulled over. The driver immediately exited his vehicle and went to the adjacent sidewalk. During the investigation, it was found that there was not crime that the man or the reporting party committed. Both parties confirmed there were only verbal arguments and nothing physical. The driver was found to be driving on a suspended license and was issued a citation for said violation.

2114 hrs / Threat / 4800 block Foothill Road

Police received several phone calls about the Tik-Tok trend about shooting up schools on Dec. 17. Police also received phone calls about several students receiving Instagram requests from an Instagram account, about shooting. Several parents and students were calling to see if it was safe to go to school. This is a national hoax that has been monitored by police intel unit, who said there are not currently any credible threats locally. Police followed up on leads and determined there was not a credible threat of someone shooting up the school.

Friday, December 17

1043 hrs / Theft / 900 block Elm Avenue

An unknown suspect stole a 24”x25” roll of green PVC fencing, without paying for it.

1414 hrs / Lewd Behavior / Carpinteria High School

An unknown suspect entered the female bathroom at Carpinteria High School and filmed an unknowing female juvenile while she was in a bathroom stall, and posted the video to an Instagram social media site.

2245 hrs / DUI / Carpinteria Avenue

A man was driving without headlights on. Police observed objective signs of intoxication, and the man performed poorly on sobriety field tests. He was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

Saturday, December 18

1148 hrs / Civil Order / Ortega hill Road

Deputies handled a child custody/ civil/keep-the-peace order earlier in the day at Lookout Park. The female later called 9-1-1 to report the male pulled her hair and punched her outside of a store in Summerland. The female didn’t have any physical signs this occurred, and the male believes she is making it up, as they are in the middle of a custody battle. The case will be submitted to the DA’s office for review.

1812 hrs / Warrant / Carpinteria Avenue

During a custody exchange, a records check revealed the driver had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. During a probable cause search of the vehicle, the passenger had drug paraphernalia, suspected methamphetamine, a large bag of cannabis and stolen checks with her name inside her vehicle. Both were arrested.

0442 hrs / Burglary / 5200 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies responded to a burglar alarm. Upon arrival, deputies saw forced entry at the main entrance where unknown suspect(s) shattered the door window to gain entry and ransacked the cash register and office. A responsible arrived on scene and stated money was missing from the unlocked safe.


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Public Notices Carpinteria Valley Water District NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE EL CARRO PARK MONITORING WELLS PROJECT PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Carpinteria Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes to construct and operate three new groundwater monitoring wells to provide groundwater elevation and water quality data from three different waterbearing zones of the western portion of the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin. PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed monitoring wells would be located in El Carro Park within the City of Carpinteria, approximately 0.4 miles northeast of the U.S. Highway 101/Linden Avenue interchange. PUBLIC COMMENT: The CVWD is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). You may comment by submitting written or oral comments to the CVWD prior to the close of the public comment period. Comments should be provided to the General Manager, Bob McDonald at 1301 Santa Ynez Avenue, Carpinteria, (805) 684-2816, bob@cvwd. net prior to the close of the public comment period on January 26th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PROJECT DETAILS: The three wells would be located about 30 feet apart near the western boundary of El Carro Park. The wells would be completed with a 3-inch diameter well casing, bentonite or cement annular seal, gravel pack within the annulus (area between the borehole and casing) and 3-inch diameter well screen. The tops of the wells would be covered by watertight, locking manholes, approximately 12-inches in diameter, constructed flush with the ground surface. No above-ground structures are proposed. Once constructed, the monitoring wells would be used to monitor the water levels and water quality in the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The CVWD has prepared a Draft MND pursuant to Section 15073 of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Draft MND may be reviewed by visiting the CVWD’s website www.cvwd.net or a hard copy can be reviewed at the District Offices at 1301 Santa Ynez Ave or Carpinteria Branch Library at 5141 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA. Publish: December 16, 23, 30, 2021 ________________________________ ADVERTISEMENT OF LIEN SALE Notice is given that pursuant to Sections 21701-21715 of the business and professions code, section 2328 of the commercial code, and section 535 of the penal code, McCann Mini Storage, 1222 Cravens Lane, Carpinteria, CA 93013, will sell by competitive bidding December 28, 2021 to January 6, 2022 online at www.storagetreasures.com the following: Misc household goods, personal property and furniture. Name: Stan Menane

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CITY OF CARPINTERIA 5775 CARPINTERIA AVENUE CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 WWW.CARPINTERIA.CA.US NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed proposals will be received at City Hall, City of Carpinteria, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013, until January 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Proposals may be mailed to the same address, attention Carpinteria Department of Parks and Recreation. Bids will be opened and read aloud on said day, at said place, at, or about said time for: CITY OF CARPINTERIA Carpinteria Skate Park Proposals are required for the entire work described therein. Project Plans, Notice to Bidders and Proposal & Contract Documents and Special Provisions for bidding on said work may be obtained from the City. Job site Prebid Meeting to be announced. Preliminarily scheduled for January 6, 2022 2PM Estimated Project Value $1,100,000 - $1,400,000 Plans and Specifications will be available 12-20-21 Plans have been posted on eBid Board No Proposal will be considered which is not in accordance with and on the forms referred to herein. The entire bid package including plans bound with Notice to Bidders, Proposal & Contract Documents and Special Provisions For the “Carpinteria Skate Park, December, 2021”.

GENERAL WORK DESCRIPTION The Project scope of work includes earthwork, concrete placement, specialized skate park construction, electrical work, plumbing and landscaping. The Project schedule also includes a 180 day working schedule and project completion required by 7-30-2022 The Project Site is located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue in the City of Carpinteria. At the time this contract is awarded, the Contractor shall possess a class A license, and any subcontractor shall be licensed for the classification of work to be performed. The Contractor shall also obtain a City of Carpinteria business license, provide the City of Carpinteria a completed IRS form W-9, and be registered with the California Department of Industrial Relations. QUESTION PERTAINING TO THIS PROJECT PRIOR TO AWARD OF THE CONTRACT SHALL BE DIRECTED TO: City of Carpinteria, Parks and Recreation Department, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013, phone (805) 7554449 or emailed to mattr@ci.carpinteria. ca.us, with the Subject “Carpinteria Skate Park”. Publish: Dec. 23, 2021, January 6, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as SEA BREEZE COTTAGE at 222 EAST CARRILLO STREET #304, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101. Full name of registrant(s): DONNA LYNNE BAIRD at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/16/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 1, 2021. Signed: DONNA BAIRD, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003170. Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as HOLISTICA CONSULTING at 1477 HAIDA STREET, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): JULIA RODDINI MCDONNELL at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/02/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 1, 2021. Signed: JULIA RODDINI MCDONNELL. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003066. Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as RIVIERA SMILES at 1187 COAST VILLAGE ROAD SUITE 11, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108. Full name of registrant(s): ANA R MARTINEZ DDS INC at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 11/12/2021. The registrant began transacting business on March 12, 2021. Signed: ANA R MARTINEZ. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003155. Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as POND MEDIA GROUP at 2287 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067. Mailing address: PO BOX 1304, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067 Full name of registrant(s): JOHN W MUNRO at 2287 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/24/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: JOHN MUNRO. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003235. Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as ORGANIC EVOLUTION at 234 OCEAN VIEW AVENUE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Mailing address: PO BOX 14644, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067 Full name of registrant(s): JULIE HALL at 234 OCEAN VIEW AVENUE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/12/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 07, 2021. Signed: JULIE L HALL, FOUNDER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003235. Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as (1) INSPIRING VISIONARY (2) REBEKAH WELCH MOOREHEAD at 1317 NORTH V ST SPC 160, LOMPOC, CA 93436. Full name of registrant(s): INSPIRING VISIONARY LLC at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County 11/17/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 10, 2021. Signed: REBEKAH MK WELCH, MANAGER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003187. Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as THE BETS LIFE at 2176 EAST VALLEY ROAD, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108. Mailing address: PO BOX 1394, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067. Full name of registrant(s): ELIZABETH O’BRIEN at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/16/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 1, 2021. Signed: ELIZABETH O’BRIEN. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003306. Publish: Dec. 23, 2021, January 6, 2022

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Dear Santa,

I am Valeria. This year I want a box of fidgets, a stuffed tiger, a tablet, Slime Box, with a cap and Popsy toys. - Valeria C., Second grade

I am 7 years old. I would like to have a pet bunny because I have never had a pet bunny before. Can I have a soccer ball? I love you, Santa. - Christian G., Age 7

How are you? I want a snow globe collection, a box of fidget toys, an Elf on the Shelf book and a new pair of shoes. I also want a computer that I can use for homework. - Jonathan G., Second grade I am Camila. I am 7 years old. I want an RC car, fidget toys, and a dog. - Camila J., Age 7

All I want is a TV, a phone, a toy bear, school stuff, a face mask, a box of fidgets, a North Pole Bear, a Cookie Box, a cat book, an iPhone 13, and a Baby Yoda. And a makeup kit for my mom. From, Adeline J. How are you? I hope you are having a happy holiday. Anyways, all I want for Christmas is a Snow Globe collection. I also want a puppy if that’s possible, of course. If you have time, can you make the puppy trained? Because I know my mom would not like a mess. I might want other things, but I don’t have enough space. - Leila L., Second grade

How are you doing? I hope I was good. I want shoes, a Barbie Girl and a Barbie Dream House. I want a phone, but an iPhone 12. I want a dog, fidget toys, books, a winter sweater, a new elf, clothes and make-up for my mom. - Aubrey M., Second grade I want a Magic Mixies. I want a puppy and a bunny. I want a TV, a phone and Bluey stuff. I have been waiting for this for years. - Nicolo M., Second grade

I want a Mario Plushy and a Mario Kart game. - Jaiden, Second grade

I have been es pecially good this year . Please bring me a VW bu s. I do feel that I ha ve been good enough to qualify for a split wind ow, but a bay window wo uld do. What would re ally be amazing is if yo u could br in g m e on e of th e new all electr ic ones. Bu t I un de rs ta nd if I wa sn ’t q ui te go od enough for that . -C. Bryan, Age 35

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I have not been that good this year. I’ve been okay, I guess? First, I’ve had a good year, and my birthday’s coming soon. I hope you’re watching me. Next, I want some clothes, a hammock, sweatshirts and a trip to Taiwan because my aunt, uncle, grandma and grandpa live there. Then, my family and friends because I love them. I don’t need that many presents but at least ten please!! - Yours truly, Ellie L., Age 8

I’ve had an amazing year because I like third grade and I’ve been really good. First, I want a Millennium Falcon because it is one of my favorites in the movie “Star Wars,” and I love Legos. Next, I want a giant Jelly Cat stuffed animal so I can sleep with it. Then, I want a new video game on my Nintendo Switch. Finally, I hope you I want a Thomas the Train and Thomas have an awesome Christmas. - Sincerely, Zach S., Age 8 the Train books and a Metal Mario plush.

- Ian R., Second grade

For Christmas, I want Godzilla toys, a King Kong and new shoes. Thank you, bye. - Damian S., Second grade

I’ve been good and all, but I don’t really want to make you think you’re a myth. I want a watch because I want to know the time. Next, I really want a TechDeck because you can do tricks with it. Then, I’ve not been the best kid this year. I always get the gimmies at the I want my own four-square ball because store! My Christmas list is 5 ½ pages I really like to play and want to get long. First, I want the Lego Harry better at the game. Finally, I hope you Potter Chamber of Secrets because read this in the newspaper. Merry it’s so big! Next, I want the Lego Ninja Christmas! Gardens because I love Legos. I also - Sincerely, Bo R., Age 7 want the Hot Wheels Monster Truck

I am going to like whatever you give Car Wash because I love Hot Wheels me, but my favorite would be an iPad and car washes!! with an Apple pen. I also like fidgets - James P., Age 7 and an iPhone 13. - Ellyssa S., Age 7 going istmas is I need a rainbow pencil and some Pete the Cat books. I would like a dog and a toy diamond. - Mynor, Second Grade

I’ve been pretty good. I think I deserve a treat! First, I want an OMG Doll called Midnight and Moonlight, and also a slime kit too because I always wanted one. Next, I want some books called Wayside School, a Crooked Kind of Perfect and Crenshaw because those books are good. Then, I want a Playmobile and a mechanical pencil. Please!!! Finally, I wasn’t the best, but I will try harder. - Warmly, Petra T., Age 8 ½ I’ve been good Santa!!! First, I like you Santa, because I like it when you give me my favorite toys. Next, I would like Legos, because I would like a Lego Bugatti for Christmas and a G.I. Joe. Then, you come in my bedroom and put things on my tree. Finally, I like it when you put things under the tree. Sincerely, Lucas Christensen, Age 8 I may not be the best kid, but I enjoy myself. First, I want people to stop pollution. Next, I want no littering. Finally, I want all people to be warmhearted. Santa, this year was a pretty good year. - Sincerely, Maeve R., Age 8 (turning 9 on 4/13/22)

am excited about Christmas coming. First, can you please give me more fidgets because I want to collect them all! - Sincerely, Abby P., Age 8

I d on ’t kn ow if I ha ve been the best kid ever, but I ha ve a few requests. Fi rst, I want to go to Eu r op e so I ca n se e th e r es t o f my family. Ne xt, I want pe o pl e a ll o ve r th e world who ar e suffering fr om Co vi d -1 9 to ge t better. I feel bad for them! Then, I would like for pollution to stop. I d is li ke se ei ng li tt er everywhere. Finally, I would like it if my dad’s knee could ge t better. Yours truly, Sophia B., Age 9

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I’ve been a pretty good girl. First, I would like to have a secret gift because I like surprises. Next, I would love a cheetah stuffed animal because Cheetahs are my favorite. Then, I would want to have the best Christmas ever and a hug from you Santa, because I like you. You are the BEST! Love, Isabel H., Age 7 Hi Santa. I was a good kid this year. I want an Nintendo Switch because I want to play Zelda Breath of the Wild. - Ethan J., Age 8

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Warriors tip-off Holiday Cage Classic with Win BY RYAN P. CRUZ • PHOTOS BY MIKE DESJARDINS

Carpinteria played host to the three-day Jim Bashore Holiday Cage Classic tournament this week, and the Warriors kicked off the festivities with a 53-40 win over Grace Brethren. On their recently renovated home court, the Warriors welcomed Dos Pueblos, Pacifica, Santa Ynez, Channel Islands, Grace Brethren, Foothill Tech and Hillcrest Christian for an eight-team, two-division round-robin competition. Carpinteria faced Brethren to open up the tournament, hoping for a repeat of their previous matchup in November, which the Warriors won 49-40. Once again, the Warriors’ Matt Garcia and Kainoa Glasgow led the team past Grace Brethren with a combined 33 points. Garcia’s 19 points led all scorers, with Glasgow dropping 14 points of his own. Both standouts have consistently led Carpinteria in scoring in each of the team’s 12 games so far this season. The Warriors were also able to find offense from six different players in the win, with Jared Zapata adding eight points and Paul Bitters pitching in with five. After losing six games in a row, the Warriors are beginning to gel and have picked up back-to-back wins against Hillcrest Christian and Grace Brethren. With the win, Carpinteria advanced to 4-8 on the season. In the remainder of the tournament, they will face Foothill Tech and finish with a rematch against Hillcrest Cristian. In more Cage Classic competition, Dos Pueblos’s Krue Court’s eight points in the third quarter helped cement a 70-59 victory over Pacifica. In the third quarter, the chargers outscored Pacifica 26-17. Santa Ynez also defeated Channel Island 63-49, led by 23 points from Jackson Ollenberger and 16 points from Landon Lassahn. In addition to his 16 points, Lassahn also grabbed six rebounds, four steals and three assists for a solid all-around game. After the tournament and the Holiday break, Carpinteria will begin league play with three straight home games against Fillmore (Jan. 4), Nordhoff (Jan. 6), and Orcutt Academy (Jan. 8).

Kainoa Glasgow sizes up a defender.

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The 14-and-under champions, Lucas Marin (left) and Elio Taha. Carpinteria’s gymnasium scoreboard is lit up with “‘72-’22” and “50” in honor of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, passed in 1972.

Carpinteria to Receive Special Flag for Title IX Anniversary

Carpinteria is set to receive a special U.S. flag from Representative Salud Carbajal to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the passing of Title IX – a historic piece of legislation passed in 1972 which prohibits sex-based discrimination in schools, and opened many doors for women in sports. The flag, which once flew over the National Capitol in Washington D.C., will be gifted to the school to be placed in its newly refurbished gymnasium, where it will stay for years to come. On January 5, 2022 the school will hold a Flag Dedication and Title IX 50th anniversary celebration, where all girls and women will be invited to attend the Warriors girls basketball game free of charge. Current Warriors girls sports athletes and “Hall of Famers” will also take part in the pregame ceremony, which will begin at 6:50 p.m. before tip-off against Santa Paula.

Youth tennis coach Ron Massouris and 9-and-under champion Gaelen Thompson.

Young tennis players win big at Pierpont

Several boys competed and placed during competition at the Pierpont Racquet Club in Ventura. In the 14-and-under competition, Lucas Marin and Elio Taha placed, and in the 12-and-under age group Cornelius Patterson was awarded. The youngest was Gaelen Thompson in the 9-and-under division. All of the young tennis players were coached by Ron Massouris.

Warriors girls water polo back on track with win

After over two hours of heavy traffic, the Carpinteria girls water polo team had little time to prepare for their match against Royal in Simi Valley. “Arriving near game time,” coach Jon Otuki said, “the girls suited up, had an abbreviated warm up then jumped right into action.” Despite the quick jump from the bus to the pool, the girls found their rhythm and returned to their winning selves–after suffering their first loss the week before–and came out on top with a 13-8 victory. Junior Ainslee Alexander and senior Alex Zapata once again led the charge for the Warriors, scoring two goals each in the first quarter of action. Alexander scored another two goals early in the second quarter, and after Zapata converted a penalty shot, the Warriors headed to halftime up 7-3. Piper Clayton was all over the place in the win, Otsuki said, including a goal that helped secure the win. Alexander exploded for a game-high seven goals, followed by three goals from Zapata, two from Natalia Perez and one from Clayton. Goalie Erin Otsuki blocked 11 shots on the day. The Warriors will head into the winter break with a 4-1 record and will return to action in the new year.

The frosh soccer team with special guests Dennis Cole and Suleiman Samura.

Cate basketball wins two more

The Cate Rams continue their hoops hot streak with two more wins, to bring their current winning streak to seven in a row. After losing their first three games, the Rams have caught fire, and their winning trend extended with the 61-45 win over Foothill Tech and the 68-51 victory over Santa Ynez. Foothill Tech was the team’s first league game, and their first home game in over 18 months. Junior Babacar Pouye had nine of his 19 points in the third quarter, including a huge slam dunk that hyped up the home crowd. Cate faced a tough Santa Ynez squad, which coach Andy Gil said would be a great test for potential postseason play. “This game meant a lot and was a marker for us as a program to see where we stand against a potential playoff caliber type team,” he said. Pouye and Mason Oetgen led the Rams in the 68-51 victory; Pouye dropped 19 and Oetgen was the top scorer with 20 points. “Babacar is a force that can’t be messed with. He’s so gifted and has such a great touch around the basket that he’s hard to guard,” Gil said. Cate returns to play after the break in a league matchup at Villanova on Jan. 10.

Cate soccer explodes for four first-half goals

In a Tri-Valley League Matchup, Cate ousted Foothill Tech 4-1. Senior Daniel Boateng got the Rams offense clicking early by scoring his first goal of the match in the ninth minute, followed by his second in the 21st minute. Peter Wood and Jae Lim scored back-to-back, just two minutes apart to send the game into halftime 4-0. Freshman goalie Matias Hood had 12 saves, only allowing one goal late in the game at the 70-minute mark. Cate will return to the pitch on Jan. 11 at Santa Clara.

The soccer stars run through drills at Carpinteria High School.

Soccer from Sierra Leone to Carpinteria

Coach Gilbert Raya and the Carpinteria boys frosh soccer team had some very special visitors for a recent practice: Sierra Leonean soccer stars Dennis Cole and Suleiman Samura. The two footballers, originally from Freetown, Sierra Leone, ran through drills with the young Warriors squad during a sunny afternoon practice. Cole previously played for Dunn School in Santa Barbara, and then at Akron University and Erskine College. Samura currently plays for professional soccer club San Diego Loyal.

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SCHOOL NOTES Canalino Elementary draws 100+ participation in Giving Tree

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. The school’s Santa Store was also a hit; the student council raised $450 for a donation to #TeamSeas, which will remove 450 lbs of trash from the ocean.

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Girls Inc. tackles STEM in holiday challenges 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. Last week, girls such as Denise Barbere focused on a number of activities, learning about holidays all around the world. Barbere built a sleigh for Santa using only toothpicks and marshmallows. See more about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria at girlsinccarp.org.

Tell us about your pet and send us a picture, too. Favorite snacks, special tricks, nicknames, let all of Carpinteria know about your furry, feathered or scaly family member.

Girls Inc. member Denise Barbere built a sleigh for Santa using toothpicks and marshmallows, in one of the organization’s STEM-focused activities.

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