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After the week-long storm, Carpinterians took to the beach to explore the sunny weather and the fresh 2022 air. Hallie Greene, her twins Sallie and Annie and her son Henry hopped around the tide pools during the low tide; Claire Preston took the opportunity to bring her dog, Grace, to sniff around. See more photos of Carpinteria’s winter beauty throughout this week’s edition.

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Remembrance of 1/9 Debris Flow victims

The Montecito Fire Department will host a remembrance on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. to remember those who lost their lives in the debris flow in Montecito on Jan. 9, 2018. This year’s remembrance will happen virtually, and will be livestreamed across several platforms, such as keyt.com and through Westmont College’s YouTube channel. Montecito Fire Chief Kevin Taylor will speak, before firefighters will light 23 candles to honor those who lost their lives. Nearby churches and schools will also ring their bells 23 times. For more information, visit sbbucketbrigade.org/event/raisingourlight/ or call Abe Powell at (805) 568-9700.

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City encourages virtual participation in meetings amidst Covid-19 surge

The City of Carpinteria is encouraging residents to participate virtually in city meetings, due to the recent Covid-19 surge, according to Program Manager Olivia Uribe-Mutal. The city will still offer in-person access to meetings, but now “encourages” virtual participation via Zoom to “avoid any risk of spreading the virus.” “With the case rates rising in the community, it is safest for all to remain active and engaged with City matters but at a distance to protect every community member,” said Uribe-Mutal. The county has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases, comparable to the Dec. 2020 and Jan. 2021 rates; as of the Dec. 31, the county is seeing a 100.86 case rate per 100,000 people. To learn how to access city meetings, visit carpinteriaca.gov/city-hall/agendas-meetings/. Face masks are required at public meetings.

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County reports new daily high for Covid-19 cases Indoor mask mandate extended

On Monday the county reported a new daily high for Covid-19 cases, with 816 cases on New Years Eve. As of Dec. 31, the case rate per 100,000 people is 100.86, up from 29.5 cases per 100k on Dec. 23. The test positivity rate is 19.8%. The indoor mask mandate was also extended until Feb. 1 at 5 p.m., unless it is extended again. Covid-19 community transmission is “high,” the county said. All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, should wear a face covering while in indoor public settings. In order to consider rescinding the indoor mask mandate, the county case rate must be at 7.0 cases per 100,000 people or lower for at least three consecutive weeks. “We are heading into the winter season facing a very different virus compared to last year. Already Omicron makes up over 60% of new infections in Santa Barbara County,” Dr. Henning Ansorg, county health officer, said in a county press release. “We need a layered approach of protective measures to reduce transmission and severe illness. In addition to vaccination including the booster, wearing a well-fitted mask in public indoor spaces does give additional protection to the wearer and limits transmission of COVID to others. We are asking everyone to help reduce unnecessary illness and suffering by following this health order,” he added. According to data released by the California Department of Public Health

Per Superintendent Diana Rigby, all students 5 and older are advised to get vaccinated, and students older than 16 should get their boosters. Albertsons will host a vaccine clinic on Friday, Jan. 7 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Carpinteria Middle School.

(CDPH), unvaccinated people were 5.2 times more likely to get Covid-19, as seen in mid-December, 14.5 times more likely to be hospitalized due to Covid-19 and 15 times more likely to die from Covid-19. California has 5,135,071 confirmed cases as of Dec. 30, with a 12.9% test positivity rate. According to the CDPH, an average of 45 Californians a day are dying of Covid-19.

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between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Carpinteria Middle School. All students and staff should wear surgical masks while indoors. CUSD is providing surgical masks for staff, and has some available for students. The new CDPH isolation and quarantine guidelines released last week do not apply to school settings, Rigby said. Students and staff who test positive for Covid-19 should still isolate for 10 days. 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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Carpinteria Skatepark project out for bid Foundation projects construction to begin in March 2022

BY EVELYN SPENCE The city of Carpinteria has put the skatepark out for bid according to Julia Mayer, who is in charge of marketing and outreach for the Carpinteria Skate Foundation. Sealed proposals will be received at city hall until Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.; the project is estimated to cost between $1.1 million and $1.4 million. A pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Jan. 6, 2022 at 2 p.m. According to a notice put out by the city, project completion must be done within 180 days, for a total completion of the project by July 30, 2022. The skatepark will be located at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue. “The skatepark is a crazy sort of project, because it’s a privately funded municipal project. We’re in the phase where we’re handing the baton to the city, and then they’ll hand it back to us to run the project as it goes on,” Mayer said. “We know there’s been a lot of interest, there’s been a few companies or contractors that are looking at it, which is super exciting to us.” The road to a true groundbreaking on the skatepark has been a long one; since June, the skate foundation has raised nearly $800,000 from local community members – most of which came from small, individual donations, Mayer said. More than $23,000 alone came courtesy of tween Isabella Stovall, who won the youth fundraising competition to help get the skatepark built. In December, the Lions Club, through the Festival of Trees, and other last-minute donations helped the founda- Julia Mayer, left, and Peter Bonning, both from the Carpinteria Skate Foundation, have been tion reach its goals, Mayer said. The experience has been working hard to raise the funds to get the skatepark built. “totally humbling,” Mayer said. “(There is) such a rallying of support, we felt super excited and confident going into January,” she added. Construction – if all goes as planned – is expected to begin in March 2022. “What I am really hoping for is that we’ll see a true groundbreaking in March,” Mayer said. “Right now, the bid is out there for anyone to look at.” Mayer, a third-generation Carpinterian, said everyone in her family, including her two kids, skateboards, emphasizing that Carpinteria needs a permanent in-ground skatepark. “We’re honestly so thrilled and so excited to be at this place because everyone in Carpinteria knows this project has been going on for 10 plus years.” Mayer said the foundation is grateful for the city council’s support. “The city council is so behind us all the way. Carpinteria is such a lucky place. We never had to convince anyone that a skatepark is needed,” she said. “That is such a hurdle that A rendering by Jason Campbell brings to life the vision of the new skatepark that will be most municipalities (face). That’s never been the case here.” constructed adjacent to city hall at 5775 Carpinteria Ave.

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The theater will make upgrades during this time. Prior to the January 2022 closure, the Alcazar Theatre required that all guests 12 and older show proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of the event. Masks were also required, regardless of vaccination status. According to the Alcazar’s website, all staff and ushers are fully vaccinated.

CUSD returns to school on Thursday

The Carpinteria Unified School District will return to school on Thursday for a new semester, with several reminders from Superintendent Diana Rigby. “We look forward to welcoming your students in the new year on Thursday, Jan. 6, and we are doing everything we can to make sure that staff and students safely return in- person despite the highly contagious Omicron and Delta COVID-19 variants. We continue to implement health and safety protocols including school cleanliness, masking, testing, quarantining, and supporting vaccines. We encourage staff and families to do all they can do to be safe as well,” Rigby wrote in a message sent out to parents. According to Rigby, all students older than 5 are advised to get vaccinated against Covid-19, and all students older than 16 should get their booster shots. A vaccine clinic will be held on Friday, Jan. 7 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Carpinteria Middle School. Every CUSD student will receive a free Covid-19 test kit this week, courtesy of the California Department of Public Health. CUSD is also planning for all students and employees to receive a free test at Earl Warren Showgrounds, with a time and date to be determined, through the Aptitude Covid-19 testing program. While at school, all students and staff should wear surgical masks while indoors. All parents should check students for symptoms before they go to school. “We appreciate your support in keeping our staff and students healthy and safe as we return to school,” Rigby wrote.

Carpinteria Beautiful to hold monthly meeting

Carpinteria Beautiful will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 9 a.m. at Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave. The meeting will be held outside, and the public is encouraged to join. Everyone who attends should bring their own chair.

The Los Volcanes music program, located outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, will receive $4,100 from the Santa Barbara Sunrise Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Carpinteria.

Rotary Club of Carpinteria partners with Los Volcanes music program

The Rotary Club of Carpinteria announced a partnership with the Los Volcanes music program, located outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The partnership, through the Santa Barbara Sunrise Rotary Club, will allow the program to receive $4,100. The money will go toward 15 new band instruments, as well as a sound system, projector and chairs for the music room. The program currently has 50 band members, who practice daily. The money for the new band instruments came from the rotary’s annual talent showcase, among other fundraisers. “Youth music programs foster confidence and help children develop lifelong learning skills. Learning to play music is an important element in a well-rounded education, crucial for building social and emotional intelligence,” international social chair Craig Murray wrote in a press release.


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Left, head coach Vicente Herrera with assistant coaches Romualdo Requejo, and Ricardo Requejo, far right, stand proudly with their “Guadalajara” youth soccer team.

GRACIAS CHENTE – THANK YOU VICENTE A Carpinteria Soccer Legend passed away on December 16. Vicente Herrera, or “Chente” as we all knew him, was a pioneer in the establishment of youth and adult soccer in Carpinteria. He became engaged in soccer when his two sons, Manuel and Vincent were old enough to kick a ball. I was fortunate enough to be their best friend and Chente was just an extension of my father. My first recollection of Chente was being packed into the bed of his truck with Manuel, Vincent, Efren Reynoso, Jose Sandoval, my brother and I. We drove around Carp picking up the whole team. We arrived at the St. Joseph’s Church soccer field, where we were all given new soccer shoes and uniforms as an extension of the Guadalajara Soccer Club. For the next 15 years I would participate in this routine with Chente, his sons and local Carpinteria talent. We traveled and played against teams throughout the tricounties. We played at halftime of the very first Carpinteria High School soccer team game at Memorial Field. We traveled to Los Angeles and always came back

with trophies, and Chente was one of the principal sponsors. Chente had a vision to create something just for Carpinteria, and despite the many critics, he created “Los Carpinteros” in 1974. Los Carpinteros wore the red and white and Chente was the owner, coach, financier, water boy and taxi when needed. The team quickly established itself as a force in the Adult soccer league. Many of our present day soccer stars are off springs of past players. Beyond soccer, Chente had a large influence in assisting Mexican families in Carpinteria. He worked as a Plant Superintendent at the “Lemon Packing House.” Through this position, he was often the first employment opportunity for families who had just arrived in Carpinteria. While picking lemons is not a glamorous job, it was a start and that’s what many Mexican families needed. He loved the game and he loved his community. To that, I say thank you. For the many life lessons you taught me and the example you set. Gracias por todo Chente. - Tomas Requejo, Esq.

Vicente Herrera 1940 – 2021

Vicente Herrera, a proud, long-term resident of Carpinteria, surrendered to our Lord on December 16, 2021 at 81 years old. Vicente was born on June 6, 1940 in Gomez Palacio, Durango, Mexico, the second of ten children. In 1954, the family moved to Tijuana, Baja California, in search of better opportunities. He took on odd jobs such as shining shoes, selling newspapers and delivering water to help support his family. He went on to work at various stores, including La Canada, Centro Popular and Panificadora Modelo. In 1957, he met the love of his life, Maria “Chuy” Herrera. They married in January 1960, and settled in Carpinteria, spending 61 wonderful years together. They were blessed with five children: Manuel, Vincent, Betty, Rosie and Gerardo. Vicente joined the Santa Barbara Lemon Association (the “packing house”) in September 1961. Known for his character, integrity and strong work ethic, he was soon promoted to Plant Superintendent. His employment ended when the packing house was destroyed during a fire in August 1978. He next enrolled at Santa Barbara City College, where he earned a certification in electronics. He joined

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Essex Electronics in February 1980 where he remained employed until his early retirement in December 2006. Vicente was a man of great faith. You could find him in the back pew of St. Joseph’s Catholic church every Saturday evening. His family was the most important and meaningful part of his life, and he considered himself rich with life’s blessings. He had many lifelong friends and never missed an opportunity to help someone in need. He was an avid supporter of futbol soccer and managed the Guadalajara Soccer Team for many years, spending most Sundays at Dwight Murphy Field in Santa Barbara. He enjoyed barbequing for family and friends and was a master at grilling tri tip. Vicente is preceded in death by his son, Vincent Herrera; brother, Jose “Pepe” Herrera; sister, Magdalena Gonzales; and parents, Vicente and Maria de la Luz Herrera. He is survived by his wife, Maria “Chuy” Herrera; children, Manuel Herrera (Michele), Betty Herrera, Rosie Herrera (Mike) and Gerardo Herrera (Rosa); grandchildren, Adam Herrera (Rosana), Alix Quiroga (Ryan), Amanda Herrera, Briana Sanchez, Bryan Herrera (Cecellia), Belen Herrera, Alina Herrera and Adriel Herrera; great-grandchildren, Aiden, Mason and Cristian Herrera, and Luciana and Nico Quiroga. We were blessed and honored to have him in our lives. He led his life with faith, love, loyalty and kindness. He leaves us with many wonderful memories and an abundance of family values and traditions. Vicente’s life and memories will be celebrated with a Rosary at St. Joseph’s Chapel in Carpinteria on Friday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m.; a Funeral Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 11:30 a.m.; followed by the burial at Carpinteria Cemetery and a celebration of life at Lions Park. Arrangements are entrusted to Pueblo del Rey Funeral Services.

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MAURICE HAROLD REVETTI, 73, died in Arizona on Dec. 24, 2021. Revetti was a member of the Carpinteria High School class of 1966.

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PHOTOS BY DAVID POWDRELL A group of Carpinterians started out the new year with a fresh breath of air on a New Year ’s Day hike at Carpinteria State Beach. Organizers provided a guided tour of the park, the Carpinteria Bluffs Trail and the Seal Rookery. The annual Carpinteria hike was one of many held across California State Parks on Jan. 1, 2022.

At left, Heidi Ortloff, from the California State Parks, greets the group. Above, Jane Craven, left, and Sally Green start the year off with a breath of fresh air.

Alan and Carol Koch couldn’t miss the chance to greet 2022 with a fresh Carpinteria hike.

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IN THE NATUREHOOD NANCY BARON In a time-honored holiday tradition, 52 people fanned out around Carpinteria – on land and at sea – to complete the Christmas Bird Count. Hugh Ranson and his team went on the Channelkeeper and spotted two previously unreported species: the Rednecked Grebe and Short-tailed Shearwater. Jenny Slaughter’s team wended their way to Jameson Lake high in the hills, where they spotted Common Goldeneye ducks and the only Black-crowned Night Heron. John Callender and Rob Farber’s group ventured off Mussel Shoals to Rincon Island where they were treated to a spectacle of hundreds of Brown Pelicans, two Black Oystercatchers and a Peregrine Falcon. Our team on Shepard Mesa was eager to top the usual count of about 45 species, hoping to hit 50 this year. The ambition came, in part, from pent-up energy, given that last year’s count was cancelled due to Covid-19. Years ago, our group, which includes Steve Gaines, Peggy Lubchenco and Ken Weiss, kept track of the birds on a paper checklist. But now it is easier thanks to eBird, a phone-based app which generates an automated list based on your location. You just add the numbers. This app, developed by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, even shows a track map of where you went, and distance covered. We started at first light at Frecker Farms at the bottom of Shepard Mesa. Alex Frecker had given us permission to walk the property. Frecker Farms is a very birdy place. The fields of this organic operation are beautiful and productive – not only for produce but for nature. Between the cultivated sections, hedgerows of plants gone to seed attracted flocks of Lesser Goldfinch. Swarms of sparrows including White-crowned, Golden-crowned, and Savannah swung on flowerheads. The plaintive calls of “killdeee” led us to a dozen Killdeer hunkered down between the rows, only the tips of their heads showing. Western Meadowlarks, which are grassland birds, foraged in the fields. A Kestrel hunted from a perch and a half dozen Red-tailed Hawks circled overhead in search of ground squirrels, rats or whatever they could find. They are the farmer’s

From left, Ken Weiss, Peggy Lubchenco and Nancy Baron birding the hedgerows on Frecker Farms.

A Lesser Goldfinch feeds in the Hawkweed on Frecker Farms. helpers too. Not only was the farm teeming with birds, but butterflies too. Alex Frecker’s farming practices are obviously good for natural biodiversity. I resolved to buy as many of my vegetables from him as I can. His organic efforts are a gift to nature, not to mention to us, with pesticide-free produce. At the corner of his property is a catchment area called “Lake Jocelyn.” Lake Jocelyn has been dry for the past two years. Nevertheless, the weed covered

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bottom sometimes turns up good birds. An Eastern Phoebe, a rare bird for here, has been hanging out there. After walking Frecker Farms, new neighbors Mike and Lynn Turner on Shepard Mesa toured us through their property. Keen to encourage raptors to do rat patrol in their small vineyard, they ordered an owl box for Christmas. We were all thrilled when we inadvertently flushed a Barn Owl from its snoozing spot in a bearded palm. They hoped to encourage it to raise a family in their nesting box to be installed nearby. Lois Burwell and John Toll have a remarkable property that is always bird

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rich. There we were delighted to find a California Thrasher singing its melodic song from a prickly pear cactus. Bustling California Quail called “Chi-ca-go!” from the dense thickets of flowering shrubs. Peggy spotted six Western Bluebirds on the overhead wires as we walked the Mesa loop. We searched for a Roadrunner but to no avail. We ended our day walking through Ed Van Wingerden’s property at nightfall, listening for a Great Horned Owl. We didn’t find one – but fortunately others did. At the end of a nine-hour day we were happy to tally 46 species: a respectable number given the drought, albeit short of our goal. The over-all Carpinteria count tally was 152 with a lot of effort from a lot of people. The full results of the day can be viewed at the following eBird trip report: ebird.org/tripreport/14242. Ironically but wonderfully, the day after the bird count, the year’s most productive rains began. It’s been a Christmas miracle for us, our parched land, and wildlife. After a week of rain, we were thrilled to see Lake Jocelyn capturing run-off and beginning to look like a lake once more. On a recent visit, Ken Weiss, Larry Ballard and I spotted six more species we had not seen on Christmas count day including Mallards, Blue-winged Teal, Merlin, Loggerhead Shrike and Orange-crowned Warbler. On the first day there was water, 12 Mallards appeared. A day later, word was out: there were 53 Mallards happily puddling. We look forward to the greening already appearing, and a fresh outlook in the new year. Just add water, add life. Nancy Baron leads communication workshops for environmental scientists. A former National Park biologist in Banff, she co-authored the field guide Birds of the Pacific Northwest Coast and now lives in Carpinteria. She can be reached at baron@ nceas.ucsb.edu.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art will host a Curated Cocktails celebration on Jan. 6, welcoming the new year and offering information about the current exhibition. The current exhibition, Drifters, features artist Rosha Yaghmai, who will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition at 7 p.m. Cocktails from Augie’s Agave will be served, and music from Val-Mar Records will be in the air. Chelease Willett will also offer a craft workshop. Curated Cocktails is held as part of Santa Barbara downtown’s 1st Thursdays.

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The Abstract Art Collective will celebrate its 10th anniversary show on Jan. 8, at the REH GraySpace Gallery in the Funk Zone in Santa Barbara. The show opened on Monday and will run until Jan. 30, with a reception between 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Dark Water Winery will offer up its handcrafted wines. The collective was founded by J.T. Turner and Thore Engren, and now has more 100 members. REH GraySpace Gallery is located at 219 Gray Avenue in Santa Barbara. See more at facebook.com/abstractartcollective.

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Spotlight on Carpinteria photographers In this weekly series, local photographers share their recent works and inspiration with Coastal View readers.

Beauty in our backyard WORDS AND PHOTOS BY BETH COX

We are fortunate to live in this beautiful place that so many of us call home that others travel to for favorite destined family traditions and getaways. My daily doses of our incredible beaches, bluffs and mountains keep my head in a constant positivity and my ‘Wild Ones’ – my two very busy Siberian Huskies – excited and exercised. Whether it is a sunrise, a mid-morning capture or a marvelous moonrise or sunset, Carpinteria truly knows how to present perfection when it comes to photography. I am lucky enough to be able to live here and definitely do not take one day for granted!

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Post-storm sees king tides, low tides and beach days PHOTOS BY ROBIN KARLSSON

Carpinterians took advantage of the low tide over the holiday weekend, checking out the sunshine peeking into 2022 and enjoying the after-the-storm weather. Locals reported a –2.0 tide – especially low, compared to the famous king tides, at 7.0, seen in the area. Families, kids and beloved pets took advantage of the low tide, splashing in tide pools, fishing and flying kites over the beach.

On their annual New Year’s camping trip up from Santa Clarita, Sierra Lazaro and Wesley Mills play in the waves.

Tracy Lazaro kicks back in a beach chair, with a view of the mountains and the ocean.

Owen Futhey, who is almost four years old, flies a kite at Second Beach.

Cousins Ollie Circosta, from Alaska, and Evan Culver, from Idaho, enjoy the surf at Jelly Bowl, while visiting their grandma.

Alex Brickell fishes beneath a pastel, low tide, winter sunset.

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0654 hrs / Theft / Via Real

Unknown suspect(s) stole a wallet from an unlocked vehicle.

1953 hrs / Under the Influence / 4500 block Carpinteria Avenue

Reports from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

A woman was observed screaming and yelling profanities at passersby in the area of Mi Fiesta Market. She displayed signs and symptoms of being under influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to SBCJ.

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During a traffic enforcement stop, the driver admitted to being a frequent user of methamphetamine and was found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested and booked in Santa Barbara Jail.

A reporting party at a local business reported a suspicious male and female associated with a white Mercedes, who tried to dump what appeared to be stolen mail or documents on the property. The suspects drove off and were found in a parking lot. During consent searches, the man was found in possession of a usable quantity of meth and a pipe, and the woman was found in possession of fentanyl. It was determined that the two had accepted stolen mail and documents to destroy in exchange for free drugs. The transaction supposedly took place in Los Angeles, where they both live. They were arrested and their vehicle was towed.

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A suspect stole beer from 7-Eleven and fled in a vehicle.

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The reporting party reported that an unknown suspect(s) opened the camper shell of his truck and stole tools during the night.

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A reporting party called to say that her brother was experiencing a medical

A reporting party reported that an unknown suspect(s) stole the catalytic converter to his work truck sometime between 12/28/21 at 1500 hrs. to 12/31/21 at 1300 hrs.

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Deputies received a call about an intoxicated male on the property, who did not have a room. Deputies contacted the male and determined that he was intoxicated, so he was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail.

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4 large ears of corn (kernels removed and cobs reserved) 2½ cups whole milk 2 cloves garlic (minced) plus 3 cloves garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 5 medium leeks (trimmed and sliced) ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ cup dry sherry 12 ounces sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into ½ –inch cubes) 8 ounces green beans (cut into ½-inch pieces) 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped) Lime wedges

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Public Notices 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 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 12/08/2021. 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, 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as EVOLVE EQUITY at 4941 NIPOMO DR, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): JONNIE WILLIAMS at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 12/22/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: JONNIE WILLIAMS, INDIVIDUAL. 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) FBN2021-0003428. Publish: Dec. 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as ALAMO PINTADO EQUINE HEALTH FOUNDATION at 2501 SANTA BARBARA AVE, LOS OLIVOS, CA 93441. Mailing address: PO BOX 387, LOS OLIVOS, CA 93441. Full name of registrant(s): ALAMO PINTADO EQUINE HEALTH FOUNDATION, INC. at 2501 SANTA BARBARA AVE, LOS OLIVOS, CA 93441. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 12/16/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: MARK HERTHEL, PRESIDENT. 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) FBN2021-0003376. Publish: Dec. 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as CARP PHYSIO at 5432-5434 CARPINTERIA AVE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): VIA REAL PHYSICAL THERAPY INC at 4180 VIA REAL STE C, CAPRINTERIA, CA 93013. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 12/27/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: OMAR FLORES, VICE PRESIDENT. 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) FBN2021-0003453. Publish: Dec. 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as BEDDA MIA at 1218 STATE ST., SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101. Full name of registrant(s): SICILY ON STATE, LLC at 4985 LINNE RD., PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County 12/29/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Dec 26, 2021. Signed: ROMOLO DEPAOLIS, MANAGING MEMBER. 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Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money and property may be taken without warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call and attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www. lawhelpcalifornia.org), California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. The name and address of the court is: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1100 ANACAPA STREET SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or the plaintiff without an attorney are: Kevin M. Mauseth, Esq. 4299 Carpinteria Ave, Suite 200 Carpinteria, CA 93013 Date: 9/16/2021 Filed by Elizabeth Spann, Deputy Clerk, for Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer. Publish: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 _________________________________

CITY OF CARPINTERIA 5775 CARPINTERIA AVENUE CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 WWW.CARPINTERIA.CA.US NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CARPINTERIA PLANNING COMMISSION TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 2022 AT 5:30 P.M. Notice is hereby given that the City of Carpinteria Planning Commission will hold a special meeting at 5:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 to consider the following item: Rincon Trail Planner: Nick Bobroff Project 19-2015-CUP/CDP Hearing on the request of Matt Roberts, Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Director for the City of Carpinteria to consider Project 19-2015-CUP/CDP (application filed October 17, 2019) for a Conditional Use Permit and a Coastal Development Permit to allow the construction of the 850-linear foot segment of the proposed Rincon Trail project located in the City of Carpinteria (the remaining 1,900 feet of the proposed trail is located within the jurisdiction of the County of Santa Barbara); and to certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared for the entirety of the project pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines. The EIR and all documents referenced therein may be reviewed at the Community Development Department, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria. The EIR is also available for review on the City website at: https://carpinteriaca. gov/public-works/engineering-division/ rincon-multi-use-trail/ . The application involves City and Caltrans rights-of-way located at the eastern end of the City of Carpinteria, and parcels owned by Union Pacific Railroad and County of Santa Barbara, located outside of the City of Carpinteria in unincorporated Santa Barbara County (APNs 001-220032, 001-220-092, 001-220-100, and 001-220-101).

CLASSIFIED PIANO LESSONS 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.

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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).

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Rincon Moment: The Queen of the Coast Longboard Classic of 1987

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BY VINCE BURNS

As local surfers gear up for the 2022 Rincon Classic – returning for its 40th iteration after a one-year Covid-19 hiatus – a nearly forgotten Rincon contest from the 1980s marks its 35th anniversary. In 1987, Don Balch and his future wife Kathleen gathered professional longboarders from throughout California and beyond to compete in the first (and only) Queen of the Coast Longboard Classic. Balch’s idea: the time was right for a longboard contest. Sure, shortboards thoroughly dominated by the mid-80’s, but nostalgia for longboards was stirring, and summer longboard contests had appeared by the mid-80s down south at Malibu and Oceanside. But Rincon boasts a legendary longboard history of its own, with the likes of Renny Yater, the Aabergs and many others. The 1987 event’s commemorative shirt referenced this storied past, featuring Steve Bissell’s iconic photo of Jeff Boyd making a dramatic fin-out turn on a Yater longboard. Once scheduled, anyone who was anyone in longboards wanted “in,” and the 72 contestant slots filled up quickly. Besides a chance at good prize money and glory, the other alure: simply having the Rincon waves uncrowded, unheard of for a Saturday with good surf. So, a storied cast of longboarding stars took to the waves that January day. Among them: Skip Frye (b. 1941), was a surfing legend since the 1950s. When Balch arrived at Rincon early in the morning of the contest and spotted Frye paddling out for a warm-up, he knew it was going to be a good day. Herbie Fletcher (b. 1948) competed and finished fourth. After making his mark in the 1960s, Fletcher led the longboard’s return beginning in the late 1970s. Today he is the patriarch of a well-known surf clan. There were actually two Fletchers in the water that day. The second was a legend in the making: 11-year-old Nathan Fletcher. Today, Nathan is a big-wave charger with credibility galore. Google his name and Tahiti and be prepared for a nerve-racking video showing him nearly devoured by a monster South Seas wave.

PHOTO COURTESY DON BALCH

The 1987 finalist, from left: Mike Emerson-3rd place, Jonathan Paskowitz-6th, Jay Riddle-1st, Herbie Fletcher4th, Chris Olivas-5th and Dale Dobson-2nd. Of the locals, Andy Neumann and Scott Gaul had good days and made it to the challenging second semifinal heat where they had to go up against most of the top finishers. So, who won? Once it went to the judges, discussion centered on whether crowd-pleasing tricks and footwork or “pure class and style” (in the words of judge Bruce Fowler) should get the most points. Since this was Rincon after all, the latter methodology prevailed and Jay Riddle (b. 1950), aka “The Riddler,” came out on top. Riddle, who had been a Malibu star since the late 60’s, took home the $1000 prize money. For the other top finishers, see the accompanying photo and caption. So what’s it like to put on a “first annual” surf contest before internet, cell phones and sophisticated weather forecasts? In the days leading up to the contest, a few items weighed on Balch’s

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PHOTO COURTESY DON BALCH

The 1987 Queen of the Coast Longboard Classic judging stand. Judges, from left: Bill Haden, Bruce Fowler, Mike Hynson, Tom Cross and Jeff Kruthers.

PHOTO COURTESY DON BALCH

From left, finalist Dale Dobson, 11-year-old Nathan Fletcher (the youngest competitor), and Kathleen Balch with back turned, showing the contest T-shirt with a circa 1967 Steve Bissell photo of Jeff Boyd doing a fin-out rail turn on a Yater Spoon at Rincon.

PHOTO COURTESY DON BALCH

Local Rinconers enjoy the Queen of the Coast Longboard Classic from their palapa.


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mind: finding plentiful sponsors, recruiting respected judges, ensuring cooperative locals, and (most important) providing waves big enough to honor all those longboards. To hear Balch tell it, securing sponsors for the event was a breeze. All Don had to do was mention the magical “Rincon” name and sponsors wanted in, forking over great swag and support. Balch picked top-notch judges for the event in order to ensure their credentials would be unimpeachable to competitors. He settled on an all-star crew: Bruce Fowler, Mike Henson, Bill Hayden, Jeff Kruthers and Tom Cross. All had strong local chops as well as credibility in the wider surfing world. And speaking of locals, how did Rincon’s everyday denizens feel about the contest? Don says he worried a little about static from regular Rinconers. And while a couple spray-paint comments appeared –“$60!” (referencing the entry fee) and “The Queen?” – but all was well. Some locals even built a palapa and sold $1 beers to the assembled. It was a simpler time. One thing out of Balch’s control was the weather. Sophisticated internet surf reports weren’t available. But he did have two aces up his sleeve: a top-notch forecaster and luck. Today, contest promoters can rely on reams of data and models to pick dates with great surf. They may also do as the current Rincon Classic does and pre-publish a “window” for the event, allowing organizers to select the weekend most likely to have the best waves. (In the case of this year’s Rincon Classic the window

is January 15 to March 5.) But back in the 1980’s wave forecasting was still a crapshoot that depended on the quality of forecaster and their data. In his case, Don counted on a local forecaster, who was a classic himself in the surf and sailing weather-conditions predicting game: Rea Strange (19312009). Longtime 805ers may remember Strange’s weather reports under his nom de radio of Erich Wright. His surf forecasts were legendarily accurate. Because he could often predict the actual hour a swell would arrive, some surfers honored him as the “wave guru.” And Strange came through on this occasion. Despite Rincon being completely flat two days before the big day, Strange gave his blessing for good surf on the Jan. 24 and Balch got on the phone with his competitors to let them know the Queen’s longboard contest was on. So the waves arrived on time, and the event was a great success, ending with everyone hoping for another iteration in 1988. Unfortunately, Balch’s job transferred him to San Diego and no one picked up the baton. But the competitors and those present still have great memories, and we all still have the accompanying photos documenting proceedings that day, complete with a nice period helping of big hair and rainbow wetsuits. Local historian Vince Burns is researching, writing, and collecting historical photographs and accounts for an upcoming book on the history of Rincon Point and the surrounding area. He is actively seeking participation from the community in the project and is grateful for submissions of photographs for possible inclusion. If you have historical photos of Rincon Point or additional information to share, get in touch with Vince at vinceburns805@ gmail.com or 805-758-0338.

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UNPREDICTABLE WILDERNESS CHUCK GRAHAM Snow flurries, hail and intermittent rain was just enough to dampen the top layer of loam along the serpentine spine of the Caliente Ridge. The Caliente Mountains are a west to east uplifting mountain range in the remote southeast corner of San Luis Obispo County. After leaving an epic sunrise on the floor of the Carrizo Plain, I was mountain biking up the winding Caliente Ridge Road, greeted by a dense canopy of menacing, smoky gray storm clouds swirling above. Aided by chilly, piercing, gale force winds, I easily ascended well above the sweeping grasslands and the Selby Campground. I left behind the semi-arid grasslands pushing upward into a forest of juniper woodland scrub, surrounded by one of the most sparsely populated regions of California.

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It was a crapshoot gauging weather reports, especially in one of the more remote regions of the state, but there appeared to be a small, favorable weather window for mountain biking the 16.9mile, out-and-back route out to Caliente Mountain and its Wilderness Study Area (WSA). At 5,106 feet tall, Caliente Mountain is the highest peak in San Luis Obispo County. Ecologically, Caliente Mountain is botanically rich with juniper woodlands and Tucker’s oak groves. Wildlife abounds from roadrunner and mountain quail to black-tailed deer, black bear and mountain lion. Endangered California condors are nearby and occasionally soar overhead in the afternoon thermal updrafts. The WSA encompasses 35,600 acres of the 250,000-acre Carrizo Plain National Monument. While mountain biking above the grassland biosphere, I left that unique biome pedaling mightily into the Calientes, peering directly across the plain and the rolling crest of the barren Temblor Range. The national monument not only encompasses the sweeping grasslands, but also these two remote mountain ranges. The contrast in ecosystems was stun-

A California Condor interpretation signs stands at Caliente Ridge. ning and distinct as I continued my ascent toward the Caliente Ridgeline. From that knife ridge a whole new perspective morphed into the complexities of California Coastal Ranges surrounding the Caliente Mountains. The Sierra Madre Mountains were cloaked in dense chaparral dominated the western horizon, with the Cuyama Valley and Highway 166 separating the two ranges. To the southeast, Mount Pinos stood taller than any other peak in the region. At 8,847 feet, it’s the highest peak in the Los Padres National Forest. To the east, on the other side of the Carrizo Plain, the more stark, seemingly barren Temblors jutted prominently from the grassland floor above the San Andreas Fault. I had also noticed an extreme dip in temperature now hovering in the low 30s. However, with storm clouds still billowing in the north and bands of rain pelting the Sierra Madre to the southwest, I still felt as if I could make it to the Caliente summit and beat any inclement weather.

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Once within the WSA, the dirt road melded into a rolling single-track trail. First, I buzzed by a repeater station, then a bedraggled old cattle camp, and finally a unique contraption at the bottom of a gully that ended up being a corrugated metal platform that works as a cistern, essentially a water source for any thirsty, mountain wildlife such as mule deer, mountain lion and bobcat. As I approached the summit, the trail became more challenging to ride, more sand in the steeper sections of the route. Reluctantly I left my bike beneath a juniper and hiked the rest of the way. The summit was an impressive, tri-

The author snaps a sunrise, at Carrizo Plain.

angular shaped uplift of lichen-covered sandstone and at its apex lied what was left of a flattened WWII lookout for Japanese planes. At the time it was feared the Japanese would potentially aim for nearby oilfields in Taft. The lookout collapsed over a decade ago, weather-beaten and in utter shambles. Still though, a sign-in box was there for peak baggers to scrawl their names into, a moment in time on a far-flung meridian. My moment on the sandstone summit was brief. Foreboding weather had arrived, and quicker than I had anticipated. Visibility was almost nil in every direction. The canopy of dark clouds had engulfed not only the summit, but the entire eight-mile-long Caliente Ridge. I ran with my camera pack back to my bike. From there a mixture of snow showers, rain, and a couple of bouts of hail mucked up the trail just enough to make mountain biking impossible on the rolling ascents. The moisture had dampened the top layer of loam sticking to my tires like thick, gooey clay. Even pushing my bike was a real effort to the point where my bike would not budge at all, dirt caking the treads until I removed enough muck to continue forward. That only allowed for about 10 paces at a time before I was forced to remove more gunky dirt. Sometimes I elected to carry my bike as my trail shoes collected an inch of mud along my ridgeline slog. Downhills were a grateful reprieve from the mudslinging, allowing me to ride fast enough for the loam to spin off the treads. That meant eating plenty of

dirt, my eyes already welling up with moisture and more than enough dirt finding my nostrils, mouth and even my ears.

Grassland Descent

As I raced along Caliente Ridge as best I could, I anticipated my first grassland visual. What would I see first? I needed something I knew well, a point of reference to energize me, pushing me through the mud, while dipping below the dewy, clouded canopy, knowing a warm sleeping bag awaited at Selby Camp. The ridge descended sharply, as I startled a massive golden eagle on a juniper. In a few seconds it soared off behind me to the west. The first significant landmark revealing itself beneath the canopy was the gritty row of angular sandstone slabs at Selby Rocks. My eyes welled up from the frigid, mountain air as I s-turned down the Caliente Mountains. Puffy clouds hovered above Soda Lake, where I was gratefully forced to pull off into several turnouts reveling in the jaw-dropping grassland vistas. At each pullout my camera was in one hand and binoculars in the other, as long lines of tule elk herds browsed the tan, beige and brown ecosphere below. Suddenly I wasn’t cold anymore, and the mud was soon forgotten. Adventure and travel writer Chuck Graham lives in Carpinteria and contributes his writing and photography to publications far and wide. For more wildlife photos, visit chuckgrahamphoto.com or follow Graham on Instagram at @chuckgrahamphoto.

The author’s muddied bike overlooks Soda Lake.


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to be worn by all participants, following the California Department of Public Health mandate. Counties could decide whether to test weekly and allow players to play unmasked. In Santa Barbara county, basketball players are tested weekly and players can be unmasked while on the court, though coaches, bench players and those in attendance are required to be masked inside the gym. At Cate, weekly testing and mask requirements for all indoor athletic facilities has allowed the seasons to continue uninterrupted so far. The private school has also required all visiting fans to show either a proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of entry to on-campus events, accord-

ing to Athletic Director Wade Ransom. He added that the current protocols were likely to be updated given the current surge in the county following the holiday season. “In the coming weeks, I expect indoor gym capacities will be reduced, limiting the number of fans in attendance,” he said. Despite the challenges, Ransom says that by working with the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, the school has been able to allow student athletes to participate in athletics as safely as possible — something that was sorely missed during the scaled-back and shortened seasons of the 2020-2021 year. “We learned during the lockdown how valuable these athletic experiences are for the emotional and physical devel-

opment of young people,” he said, “and we will work diligently to allow for the safe participation in sports to continue.” More cancellations and postponements could be in the future for high school sports, especially given the effects at the college and professional level, where multiple teams have been forced to field teams with fewer players or else forfeit games altogether. As student athletes return from winter break, schools will likely update health and safety protocols to reflect the current situation.

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We need all the help we can get keeping trash A reader sends a halo to Kassandra Quintero at The Spot. “When the roof-top flag spotlight due to the hours-long power outage. We finally get a good night’s sleep!” picked up inand the lodged neighborhoods ongutter, the beach-side the tracks.” was twisted in the rain Quinteroof jumped into action and climbed A a halo to the person who picked up the reader’s the street upreader to thesends roof and untangled it so that it could wave freely. Way towallet show on patriotism!” and took itsends to theafire station. “And a special shout-out the firefighter that dropped A reader halo to Carpinterians who put outtoboxes in front of their homes itA off at surplus my house. So glad I liveand in Carpinteria!” full of oranges, avocados, etc. from“It their “Thankwedding, you for sharing your reader sends a halo to Emma Justin. wastrees. a wonderful great food, abundance.”location and great people! 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A reader sends a pitchfork to everyone who leaves their car running while parked. “Your the exhaust emissions atcontribute to totally A reader sends a halo to Desiree, new masseuse The Gym greatly Next Door. “She unnecessary air pollution global gases. Please turn your engine could have coasted throughand it, but she warming worked really hard to relieve my back pain.offI when never parked.” experienced such a great massage.” A reader sends a pitchfork for those who have repeatedly defaced the beautiful A reader sends a halobridge to whoever a sign telling people Creek. to pick “There up theirare dog-waste Carpinteria walking on 8thleft Street over Carpinteria multiple bags and stop leaving them on Casitas Pass Road. graffiti tags on the walkway and overhead support beams. If you know who did this, report them and let’s get it cleaned up.” A reader sends a pitchfork to whoever has been leaving bags of dog on thetoground along who Casitas Pass Road. “Yes, it’sadvice frustrating that A reader sends waste a pitchfork the boomer gave unsolicited dog at Monte the trash cans are gone, but is that really your best way of handling Vista Park. “Okay, boomer.” the situation?” A reader sends a pitchfork to the person who hit the reader’s pickup

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