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Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California
briefly City purchases south-side railroad property
The City of Carpinteria closed escrow last week on a 1.44-acre parcel of land located between Linden and Holly avenues immediately south of the railroad tracks. Designated by the City’s General Plan for recreation and open space uses, the $770,000 property was paid for with city funds specified for park and open space acquisitions. According to Parks and Recreation Director Matt Roberts, the city intends to initiate a public process to determine the ultimate use of the property that could include outdoor recreational facilities, parking, trails or area beautification.
Coastal Commission seeks king tide photos
Beginning on Monday, Dec. 30, some of the year’s highest tides will hit California shorelines, providing a glimpse of what the state can expect as sea-level rises. Ultrahigh or “king tides” will occur Dec. 30 through Jan. 2 and Jan. 29 through 31. The California King Tides Initiative, a program of the California Coastal Commission now in its fourth season, encourages the public to view and photograph ultra-high tides and add to a growing collection of photos at flickr.com/groups/cakingtides. Carpinteria areas of interest are Padaro Lane and the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. Initiative organizers aim to help the public envision how California may be affected by sea-level rise. “Many of our beaches, trails, wetlands, roadways, and critical infrastructure become flooded during king tides, illustrating the severity and scope of potential sea-level rise impacts. Significant economic impacts underscore the need to start planning for sea level rise in California now,” says Susan Hansch, Chief Deputy Director at the California Coastal Commission. More information is available at coastal.ca.gov.
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Lake Cachuma is Carpinteria Valley Water District’s most important source of water supply. The district normally depends on Lake Cachuma for as much as 75 percent of the water delivered each year to customers in the Carpinteria Valley. Overall storage in the lake has now dropped down to the 40 percent range. And rainfall in the lake area this year is less than 45 percent of normal. With about 75 percent of California’s average rainfall falling during the months of November through March, there still remains some hope for more, but so far no optimistic predictions are forecast. Faced with this very serious prospect of very low storage in Lake Cachuma, water managers of Santa Ynez ID#1, Goleta Water District, the City of Santa Barbara, Montecito Water District and Carpinteria Valley Water District, the five Cachuma Project member agencies, are meeting together with Tom Fayram, Deputy Public Works Director of the County Public Works Department, Water Resources Division, to consider actions and steps to preserve and maximize the lake’s yield.
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What remains of Lake Cachuma can be seen to the right, while bone-dry Bradbury Dam is pictured left.
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A reader sends a pitchfork to everyone in this town that finds joy in spreading negative gossip about people in town. “We all make mistakes, and we are all human. If anyone has played the game operator then you know that the story always gets changed.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the cop who cited the reader while she was putting on her seatbelt after just pulling into the street. “It was stuck on the seat lever and I almost had it buckled when you saw me. When I told you my father had just died and I was going to my mom’s, you answered, ‘Can’t verify that.’”
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A reader sends a halo to Renee Robinson at Rite-Aid for her excellent knowledge and help with getting insurance through California Covered. I got frustrated at home after two hours on the computer, and she had me signed up and enrolled in a plan within 20 minutes!
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A reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria law enforcement who came so quickly and acted so discreetly and kindly when an elder resident passed away in Vista de Santa Barbara. A reader sends a halo to all the various service club members who manned the kettles and rang the bells for the Salvation Army these past four Saturdays. “Your help is greatly appreciated, and your efforts helped many families enjoy a better Christmas.” A reader sends a halo to Carpinteria GU12 Crush players Lexi Jacinto, Kiana King-Seabra, Alyssa Zamora and Gisselle Perez for their great play, wonderful attitude and team spirit. “A pitchfork and huge apology from the team for mistakenly using an incomplete team photo in last week’s paper. A reader sends a halo to the sweet dad who has walked his daughter to school on his shoulders for years. “We’ve watched her grow up as she bounces along Carpinteria Avenue with a huge smile on her face.” A reader sends a halo to the wonderful person who found her daughter’s school lunch money check on the sidewalk and mailed it to us. “Thank you so much!” A reader sends a halo to the wonderful people who made the tamales for the Jessica Rodriquez bike fundraiser. “What a delicious way to bring awareness to a great cause and the joy of giving.” A reader sends a halo to Sen at Rite Aid for always remembering the reader ’s name and being so kind and efficient. A reader sends a halo to a wonderful family man whom I have seen dedicate his time to being a great father and friend. “He will drop everything just to help a friend. Thank you so much, Mike Freeman.”
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A reader sends a halo to Jack at Ark Pet & Supply for putting on another great craft show at the Albertsons parking lot. “You’re awesome.” A reader sends a halo to the organizers of the Carpinteria Holiday Spirit Parade. “This Carpinteria family loved its afternoon at the parade. We’re so proud to be a part of this local tradition.” A reader sends a halo to Nikolina and Sienna Negard for being the best grandkids ever. “We love you.” A reader sends a halo to Porch for taking care of this reader’s Christmas shopping list. “My personal shoppers at Porch always win me brownie points! When I’m reincarnated, I want to be as hip as you ladies.” A reader sends a halo to Matt Drain who is an outstanding, kind-hearted person that I am just so grateful to have met. “I highly recommend people hiring him for any contracting jobs needed.” A reader sends a halo to Joey Blum on Trieste Lane for the best Christmas lights ever. “Good job!” A reader sends a halo to Micha Faoro for his incredible window art at Canalino School. “It adds so much to our campus. Thank you!” A reader sends a halo to all those who put up gorgeous Christmas lights for all to enjoy. “I especially love the lighted palm trees that are on the corner or Malibu and Tomol that I can see from my back porch.”
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This ‘n’ that Air trAffic: Reports of unidentified flying objects came in from all over Carpinteria on the evening of Dec. 24, and several homes suffered break-ins from a suspect described as having cheeks like roses, a nose like a cherry and a belly that shook like a bowl full of jelly. SeASide chriStmAS: A tastefully decorated Christmas tree sprang up on the sand berm at Ash Avenue last week and has since spread holiday cheer among winter beach goers. The merry maker who erected the tree has opted for anonymity. hot tAmAleS: Jessica Rodriguez, a local 18-year-old woman with spina bifida hydrocephalus, will soon be seen riding around town in a special bike purchased with funds raised through the sale of hundreds of tamales this holiday season. The fundraiser for the bike was a smashing success, organizers said.
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Holy spirit, you who made me see everything and showed me the way to reach my ideals. You who gave me the divine gift to forgive and forget the wrong that is done to me and who are in all instances of my life with me. I thank you for everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. Thank you for your love towards me and my loved ones. Amen Persons must pray the prayer 3 consecutive days without asking the wish. After 3rd day the wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to publish this dialogue as soon as favor is granted. Thank you. Advertisement
This was written by Anita Cawley, yoga teacher and former owner of The Studio in Santa Barbara. Anita now resides and teaches yoga in Hawaii. With her permission, I share this wisdom.
Why Practice Yoga?
I don’t practice yoga because I am good or disciplined, far from it. I don’t practice because I am righteous or virtuous. I certainly don’t practice because I am perfect or peaceful. Nor do I practice to impress anyone, or to prove some inane point about my wonderful, brilliant, sparkly shininess. I practice because without practice I am a mess. I practice because it helps me see myself more clearly and it gives me the push I need to try harder and to love more.
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I practice because it makes me feel incredibly strong and pathetically weak—at the same time. My practice shows me how powerful I am and how completely powerless I am in the grand scheme of things. I practice because if I don’t, I’m even more reactive and distracted—and that’s not cool. I practice because I never want to stop learning or stop growing. I practice because it helps me learn when to forge ahead and when to surrender. I practice because it puts things in perspective and gives me a sense of humor and a sense of gravity. I practice because I don’t want to sleepwalk through my life without an authentic relationship with myself and my soul.
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I practice because it shows me just how far I have to go and it gives me the tools to keep going with faith and perseverance. I practice because I need to. No one’s going to do it for me. No one can fix me or heal me except myself and so I practice, every day. My practice is a choice. It’s simply sink or swim, and I’m too stubborn to drown. Like a juggler, you have to be willing to let everything fall to the ground. Amrit Joy is a certified Hatha and Kundalini Yoga instructor. She has been practicing and teaching yoga since 1976. Amrit offers ongoing group yoga classes open to all levels here in Carpinteria. Private instruction in yoga and meditation is also available by appointment. For more information, call Amrit Joy at 745-1707 or visit www.amritjoy.com.
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Fifth-graders at Aliso School display their recent completed planet projects, a hands-on creation from astronomy lessons.
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Presentations from Earth about other planets in the solar system recently got fifthgraders at Aliso School thinking on the cosmic scale. Working together in small groups, the students were graded on their information gathering skills as well as knowledge and delivery of their grasp on all things planetary to an audience.
Olivia Miller, founder of the Chinese Orphanage Sock Project, needs 100 pair of socks to meet her goal.
Summerland School third-graders Jade Silva, Hannah Nguyen and Ella Bailey test their lungs on the brass instruments trucked in by the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Van.
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A visit from Santa barbara Symphony’s music Van had Aliso and Summerland School third-graders anxious to sample all the instruments that make the music in an orchestra. the students were able to test woods, winds, strings and brass to learn how the instruments produce music. “our students have such a great time with this activity,” commented principal holly minear. the Santa barbara Symphony has been driving its music Van to schools since 1978 and currently serves 40 schools and about 2,000 students annually.
Chinese orphanage sock project
Fourth-grader Olivia Miller, founder of the Chinese Orphanage Sock Project, needs help gathering new footwear for children in China. The Howard School student was adopted from a Chinese orphanage by Angela Miller, who’s also her teacher. Olivia wants to provide socks ahead of the late-January Chinese New Year, during which it’s customary to wear new socks for good luck. Her goal is to collect 100 pair by Jan. 17. donations can be dropped off at howard, 5315 Foothill Road, and money is also needed to cover shipping costs. For more information, or to arrange a pick up, call Olivia and Angela at 616-1645.
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Freemasonry is the world’s ﬁrst and largest fraternal organization, based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to make the world a better place. The fraternity originated in the Middle Ages with stonemasons who built castles and cathedrals, Freemasonry today provides men with opportunities for fellowship, community service, philanthropy and leadership. The Masons of California have more than 62,000 members and about 340 lodges located throughout the state. For more information, visit freemason.org. Carpinteria Lodge 444 • Call 684-4433
Aliso School third-graders Joshua Ceja-Jaimes, Savannah Sarabia and Diana Aguilar Jaimes get familiar with a harp brought in by the Santa Barbara Symphony Music Van.
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living mindfully DAVE MOCHEL
The three enemies of resolutions
sumes that you have survived because of how you have done things in the past. Therefore, when you try to do things differently, it uses compelling thoughts and urges to prompt you to return to old behavior. Or, even more cleverly, your brain just forgets your new plan altogether. In review, three keys to success when it comes to resolutions: highly speciﬁc plans, plenty of concrete reminders and the acceptance of discomfort as part of the process. And one more thing—when you become aware of a lapse in your new routine, be prepared for your brain to tell you to just give up. One of the best things you can do for your own growth and selfconﬁdence is to smile, take a breath and simply begin your new practice again in that moment. Dave Mochel has taught classes in neuroscience, wellbeing and leadership for 25 years. He works with individuals, schools and businesses to help them focus their attention and energy to enhance performance, reduce stress and maximize quality of life. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can follow his blog at www.appliedattention. com.
Two laptop computers bought by a dad for his children went missing overnight on Dec. 18 on Golden Gate Avenue in Summerland. The father had purchased the computers for $270 each and stored them in a travel trailer to hide them from the children. He last had seen them on the afternoon of Dec. 17. At 3 a.m. on Dec. 18, he heard some rustling outside, but it quickly subsided so he dismissed the noise as animals. At 9 a.m., he exited the home and noticed the door ajar to the travel trailer. The gifts were gone.
A taxi driver reported to deputies that his passenger was comatose in the backseat on Bailard Avenue at 12:06 a.m. on Dec. 14. The driver had arrived where the passenger asked him to drive to, but the passenger was out cold. Deputies could not wake the man, 27. Paramedics were able to wrest him from his deep slumber, but he could not iterate where he lived— even though he was parked outside the complex where he’d asked the driver to transport him. Deputies arrested him for public intoxication.
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Deputies following up on a hit-andrun investigation on Vallecito Place instead found a shifty man with a warrant for his arrest on Dec. 13. At ﬁrst, deputies sought a woman in the house, 29, who was involved in a hit-and-run in some way not noted in the report. As part of the investigation, she needed to get keys to a vehicle, but the deputy became suspicious when she re-entered the home and did not come out for over 10 minutes. Deputies were familiar with a man in the house, 32, who often found himself in the bull’s eye of law enforcement. The deputy used the time to run the man’s record and find he had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The deputy suspected the woman was biding time inside to allow the man to escape out a back door, so he called backup ofﬁcers to assist him in making the arrest. The woman returned outside, and when asked, told deputies the wanted man was in the garage. The deputy announced his presence outside the garage and heard rustling inside but got no answer. The deputy stood at a side door and warned he’d kick it in, but still got no answer. Then the hiding man’s father came out from the front door of the home and had a key to the garage. He said he hadn’t seen his son that day. After ﬁve minutes passed, the deputies warned the father and homeowner that they were going to get into the garage one way or another. He unlocked the door. Inside, deputies noticed an attic door open and a foot and jeans visible through the opening. Deputies called for the man to come down, but he said no, and that he had cancer. Eventually he came down and was arrested for the warrant and resisting arrest.
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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and it is likely that many of us will be making resolutions to get in better shape, eat more healthily, become more organized, save more money, live a more balanced life, etc. The sobering reality is that the overwhelming majority of these well-intentioned plans will not come to fruition. This is because human beings are creatures of habit. The failure of attempts at change does not stem from a lack of good advice. There are literally thousands of self-help books and seminars available. Each year in this country, well over $100 billion is spent on self-improvement in some form. While you have an overabundance of options to choose from, almost any sensible workout, eating plan, organizational scheme, savings program, or stress reduction strategy would work—if you chose one and stuck with it. The ﬁrst reason that most resolutions fail is that we are not speciﬁc enough about what we are trying to accomplish and how we will carry out our plans. We tend to set vague, overly optimistic targets and then hope that the goals themselves will motivate us to behave differently than we have in the past. Being very clear about exactly what you will do and when you will do it is one of the keys to successful change. The second reason we stray away from our resolutions is that we do not provide ourselves with enough concrete reminders. When you are changing behavior, you cannot have too many reminders in your life. Notes, alarms, apps and partners can all be very helpful. In addition, removing reminders and temptations related to the old behavior can go a long way toward success. The ﬁnal reason that resolutions fade is that we believe we will be as excited about our resolution in the future as we are today. We are not realistic about fatigue, boredom, restlessness, frustration or the many impulses that visit us regularly. We fail to anticipate the power of the urge to avoid the workout or indulge in sweets when the time comes. Discomfort is part of changing behavior—you ignore this at your own peril. The bottom line is that your brain would rather that you do things the way you always have. It takes less energy to carry out habitual behavior than it does to do things consciously. Your brain as-
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let’s go! The late, great Johnny Cash lived in Casitas Springs in the early 1960s, and his former presence is now commemorated with a roadside billboard.
Sign o’ the times music beat MARK BRICKLEY From 1961 until 1965 Johnny Cash lived 22 miles from Carpinteria in Casitas Springs. Earlier this year an oversized sign appeared at the town’s portal welcoming visitors to Johnny’s former abode. Its three large photographs include a reproduction of the 2013 US postage stamp issued in Cash’s honor. Calling Casitas Springs a town is a generous description. If you change radio stations, you might miss it. Locals seem bemused when their pocket-sized village is described as “the gateway to the Ojai Valley.” Its only visible businesses include a welding shop, Sherlock’s Antique Lighting, a general store that sells live bait and California Auctions & Appraisers. The clerk at the local beer stop said auctioneer John Eubanks and his son Jewells had designed and installed the new Johnny Cash tribute sign. “We’ve known Johnny’s daughter Cindy a long time and got her permission to put the sign up. We wanted to create an attractive roadside area to commemorate Cash’s legacy,” John said. He said that Johnny used to take his daughters down to the Ventura River to pan for gold. “In the 1960s there were ﬁve bars in Casitas Springs including the Loading Chute and Okies Tavern. That’s where singers like Waylon Jennings and Bob Dylan used to hang out with Johnny,” John recalled. It turns out Cash’s former house was hiding in plain sight. I spied the tall cypress trees that front Johnny’s place high on the hillside on the right side of town. Cash moved his parents from Arkansas to Casitas Springs in 1960 before his wife and four daughters settled in. His mom and dad managed a local mobile home park Cash bought and re-named “The Johnny Cash Trailer Rancho.” Cash designed every inch of his new custom built home. A long driveway led up the hill to the spacious single story estate. There was an oversize aquarium in the huge living room and the master bedroom’s high ceiling sparkled with twinkling stars. Not much has changed since Cash left
Casitas Springs 48 years ago. Still, there’s something pleasantly authentic about the small, throwback oil town. Maybe that’s what attracted Cash to it so many years ago.
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Former LA Times pop critic Robert Hilburn has penned a new bestselling biography entitled “Johnny Cash: A Life.” The book is excruciatingly honest. The author said daughter Rosanne Cash contributed family stories to the book, saying, “If it’s true, so be it.” Hilburn’s narration begins in Cash’s hometown of Dice, Ark. He skillfully traces how Johnny’s early life and gospel roots contributed to his artistry. Hilburn believes that Cash’s music had a purpose. “He wanted to uplift his listeners’ spirits and give them hope. Johnny felt both he and his audience could be redeemed. That’s how he saw his music.” Hilburn was the only member of the press who attended Cash’s historic 1968 concert at Folsom Prison. The live album recorded that day propelled Cash from a country star into a musical icon. Ironically, Cash was sued for copyright infringement for his hit song “Folsom Prison Blues.” He wrote the song after seeing a movie about Folsom Prison when he was stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Germany. It was later determined that Cash used some of the lyrics and melody from Gordon Jenkins song “Crescent City Blues” as his template. He paid $75,000 to the original songwriter to settle the case.
Holiday music quiz Q: Which number one Billboard Hot 100 hit was adapted from the King James Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes 3:1? A: The Byrds 1965 song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” It was written by folksinger Pete Seeger and ﬁrst recorded by The Limeliters in 1962 under the title “To Everything There Is a Season,” which is the song’s ﬁrst line. The tune’s lyrics are historically attributed to King Solomon, a prophet of the Old Testament who reigned from 970931 BC. The Byrds added the title “Turn! Turn! Turn!” which repeats throughout the song but is not part of the Ecclesiastes text.
The California State Parks system turns 150 in 2014, and to commemorate the big birthday, several First Day Hikes are planned across the state for Wednesday, Jan. 1. Carpinteria State Beach is among the 31 parks that will host a hike to launch the new year. The local 8-mile roundtrip hike, dubbed “Ocean To The Mountain,” starts at the beach-end of Linden Avenue at 9 a.m. and proceeds to the top of the ﬁrst phase of Franklin Trail. Anyone who wants to begin at the start of Franklin Trail can meet up with the group at about 9:30 a.m. Day use parking at Carpinteria State Beach will be free for hikers.
…ring in the new year
Local anticipation for 2014 will culminate in New Year’s Eve festivities throughout Carpinteria. Anyone in search of a spot to sip champagne, kiss another pair of lips and revel in the possibility of a whole new year can watch the 2013 turn to 2014 without leaving the 93013. The evening can begin with multi-course meals at Corktree, 910 Linden Ave., or The Shoals Island Grill, where a DJ will spin 1960s tunes. The Palms, at 701 Linden Ave., will throw its annual New Year’s Eve bash with live music by Red Fish, a toast at midnight and party favors. The festivities can continue into 2014 with a New Year’s Day Hair of the Dog Party at Carpinteria & Linden Pub, 4954 Carpinteria Ave. The pub will open at noon and host a tie dye contest and live music by Grooveshine.
…to a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious movie
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of “Mary Poppins,” Plaza Playhouse Theater will screen the classic Disney ﬁlm on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 7 p.m. The ﬁlm combines songs and sequences of live action blended with the movements of animated ﬁgures. Julie Andrews plays the nanny who ﬂies in with her umbrella to put things right in the Banks home with the aid of her rather extraordinary magical powers. Tickets are $5 for general admission and available in advance at Curious Cup Bookstore, 5285 Carpinteria Ave., and at the theater box ofﬁce, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., on the evening of the show.
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Beginners guide to great eggplant parm chef randy RANDY GRAHAM When I served this eggplant dish the other night, our friends asked, “What’s the difference between Parmesan and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese?” I replied by saying, “Well, they’re kinda the same thing but different.” Looking perplexed, Lol asked, “How can they be the same thing yet different?” It’s no wonder that he’s a successful trial attorney. This is what I told our dinner guests while they ate with gusto. Parmigiano is an alternative and more authentic spelling for Parmesan, but it is much more than that. Parmigiano refers to the province of Parma where the production of Parmigiano cheeses are strictly controlled by Italian law. In 1934, cheese producers in both the Parma and Reggio-Emilia provinces joined forces with producers in the Modena and Mantua provinces to form an association called the Consorzio del Grana Tipico. Cheese producers from the province of Bologna later joined the group. In 1954, they renamed their group the Consorzio del Formaggio Parmigiano-Reggiano. Hence the name Parmigiano-Reggiano. My eggplant recipe features properly cooked, but not squishy, rounds of eggplant with a crisp crust, authentic Italian Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and an aromatic tomato sauce. It is melt-in-yourmouth good. No more need be said.
Eggplant parmigianoreggiano Ingredients
3 medium eggplants cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick rounds 3 ¼ teaspoons salt 5 pounds fresh plum tomatoes 1 ½ cups plus 3 Tablespoons olive oil 2 large garlic cloves finely chopped 20 fresh basil leaves torn in half ¾ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 cup flour 5 large eggs 3 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs 2/3 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, finely grated 16 ounces whole milk mozzarella, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Toss eggplant with 2 teaspoons salt in a colander set over a bowl. Let it drain out excess moisture, about 30 minutes. While eggplant drains, cut a small “X” in bottom of each tomato with a sharp paring knife and blanch them in a 5-quart pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Make sure the water is boiling before adding tomatoes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer tomatoes to a cutting board and, when cool enough to handle, peel off skin beginning from scored end. Coarsely chop tomatoes, then purée in batches in a blender. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a 5-quart heavy pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking. Add garlic and sauté, stirring, until golden, about 30 seconds. Add tomato purée, basil, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper and red pepper flakes. Simmer uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 25 to 30 minutes. Set aside. Stir together flour, remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper in a shallow bowl. Lightly beat eggs in a second shallow bowl. In a third shallow bowl, stir together bread crumbs and 1/3 cup Parmesan. Set all three aside. Gently wipe each eggplant slice with a paper towel to remove excess moisture and salt. Working with one slice at a time, dredge eggplant in flour, then dip in egg, letting excess drip off, and dredge in bread crumbs until evenly coated. Transfer eggplant to sheets of wax paper, arranging slices in a single layer. Heat remaining 1 1/2 cups oil in a deep skillet over moderately high heat and fry eggplant for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer with tongs to paper towels to drain. Set aside. Spread 1 cup tomato sauce in bottom of a rectangular, 9x13 inch baking dish. Arrange one-third of eggplant slices in one layer over sauce, overlapping slightly. Cover eggplant with one-third of remaining sauce and one-third of mozzarella. Continue layering with remaining eggplant, sauce and mozzarella. Sprinkle top with remaining 1/3 cup Parmesan. Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted and golden and sauce is bubbling, about 35 to 40 minutes. Serve with a fresh garden salad and fresh-baked French bread hot from the oven. Longtime vegetarian Randy Graham is the author of several cookbooks and a popular food blog. His latest book, “Ojai Valley Vegetarian Cookbook,” is a compilation of 120 of the best recipes from his blog, Ojai Valley Vegetarian. He and his wife, Robin, are retired and live in Ojai with their dog Willow, who is not a vegetarian. See valley-vegetarian.com for more recipes.
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2013 Year in Review
Twisters really aren’t a big concern in Carpinteria, and none of the local roads are made with yellow brick. It could be argued that there are witches in town, as well as a few guys who falsely claim wizard status. But the greatest amount of common ground between Carpinteria and “The Wizard of Oz” seems to lie in the theme of the classic book and the general mindset of most Carpinterians: There’s no place like home. So slip on your ruby slippers and join us as we trot along the yellow brick road of 2013 with Dorothy and her crew of lovable misﬁts. We can bet you’ll ﬁnd that this year’s local news contained some courage, plenty of wisdom and loads of heart.
LYNDA.COM RECEIVES $103 MILLION INJECTION
In the ﬁrst month of 2014, Carpinteria-based lynda.com ﬁnalized a $103 million investment to help the company expand its services and its audience. The investment by global venture capital ﬁrm Accel Partners, growth equity ﬁrm Spectrum Equity and Meritech Capital Partners marks the ﬁrst outside funding used in the company’s 17-year history. A couple months later, in April, lynda.com laid off 45 of its 460 employees to reduce redundancy. The injection of funds and streamlining of staff may be in preparation for the company to go public.
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CASA DEL SOL REMODEL APPROVED, GONE NOWHERE
Lou Panizzon received 2012 Carpinterian of the Year honors at the annual Community Awards Banquet on Jan. 26, while Carpinteria High School senior Andrea Delgado claimed Junior Carpinterian of the Year prize. Panizzon was recognized for his role in the community as a longtime educator and coach at CHS, as well as his leadership role in the fundraiser to construct Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium and his work on the Board of Education and the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District board. Delgado, a top student, was the Associated Student Body president, president of Rotary Interact Club and vice-president of Junior State of America. Her Jr. Carpinterian prize came with a $4,000 scholarship from Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce. Delgado is currently attending Harvard University.
COUNCIL APPROVES NEW OVERPASS CONCEPT
Plans for a future Casitas Pass overpass, which had been a sticking point in the design of Caltrans’ Linden Avenue and Casitas Pass Interchange Project, won the hearts of the Carpinteria City Council on Jan. 28, after Caltrans designers reduced the number of lanes to four but maintained the option of a ﬁfth should the need arise. The reconﬁgured bridge incorporates a landscaped median that can be converted to a ﬁfth lane when trafﬁc rates rise in the future. The interchange project, which aims to improve trafﬁc circulation on local streets, is slated to begin in early 2015. In addition to widening the Casitas Pass PLANS UNVEILED FOR NEW CARPINTERIA FIRE overpass, The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District the $75 plans for a new $5 million Carpinteria ﬁre station at million project meeting and discussed the potential for a $10 mil will replace the measure to fund construction of a Carpinteria Linden overpass, as well as the $5 million Summerland station that extend Via Real to in the works for the last two years. The necessity of replacing the 1 Casitas Pass Road Walnut Avenue station with a modern, earthquake safe building that inclu and Linden Avenue and foot training tower, has since been questioned. And plans announced in replace the freeway bridges to get a bond measure on the ballot as early as November 2013 have b over Carpinteria debated since then. SAN Creek. SH NS
PANIZZON, DELGADO JOIN RANKS OF CARPINTERIAN GREATS
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SUSPECTED CHILD MOLESTER ARRESTED
Suspected Carpinterian child molester, Michael Johnson Norris, 67, turned himself in and was arrested by Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department detectives on a plane that had just arrived at LAX from Costa Rica on Feb. 14. Norris has been living in Costa Rica since 2006. Allegations that Norris sexually abused a minor over several years when he lived in Carpinteria prompted an investigation in February of 2012, which led to a warrant for his arrest issued in December 2012. OUNTY RBARA C SANTA BA DEPARTMENT S SHERIFF’
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FRAZER MEDALS AT CIF FINALS, YARO WINS TRIPLE JUMP
Carpinteria students b ro u g h t b a c k f i n e neckwear from the CIF Division 4 track and ﬁeld championship on May 18. Carpinteria High School’s Bryson Frazer turned in his best performance yet in the 400m (50.02) to earn a fourth-place medal. Cate School’s Joshua Yaro captured ﬁrst in the triple jump with a 44-08 jump, as well as ﬁfth place in the long jump and 100m, and seventh in the 200m. Also competing for the Rams, freshman Joel Serugo earned a third-place medal in the triple jump by leaping 43-02.25.
CITY MOVES TO BUY TAX-DEFAULTED TEE TIME PROPERTY
The City of Carpinteria launched an effort to buy the 27.5-acre bluffs property that now houses Tee Time driving range instead of allowing the tax-defaulted property to be publicly auctioned. At a May 23 special meeting, the city council adopted a resolution to avert the auction and to authorize the city manager to take steps to purchase the property for an estimated $1.5 million, the amount the owner owes in 10 years of back taxes. In the many months since the initial excitement of the potential purchase, the city has announced no new progress toward the acquisition.
GOBERNADOR WATER FAILS TO MEET HEALTH STANDARDS
The Carpinteria Valley Water District sent notices out to 171 residents in Gobernador Canyon and parts of Shepard Mesa in late spring informing them of recent water tests that exceeded the threshold for a chemical linked to cancer. Described by the district as a “perfect storm” of atypical conditions leading to higher than normal levels of trihalomethanes, which are byproducts of the disinfection process for Lake Cachuma water, the situation required the district to take steps to bring the level down to meet newly stringent health standards. CVWD installed a new aeration system at the Gobernador Canyon reservoir in July, which immediately reduced the level of contaminants and brought the rolling average down to an acceptable level by November.
LOCAL CHILD RAPIST CAPTURED IN MARYLAND
Wildlife in Carpinteria Salt Marsh suffered major osses when a sandbar that formed in mid-April ed to dangerous oxygen depletion in the ypically thriving ecosystem by mid-May. To emedy the situation, an emergency permit was awarded to trench the andbar and renew water flow n and out of the marsh. The May 5 influx of oxygenated water dramatically improved conditions n the marsh, but not before many of the clams, mussels, worms and other invertebrates suffocated in he stagnant water. Experts are concerned that sandbar formation s becoming more and more common in the marsh.
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MARSH STAGNATES DUE TO ANDBAR FORMATION
After a four-month investigation, a fugitive wanted for forcibly molesting and raping a child under the age of 14 in Carpinteria was taken into custody in Maryland by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives. Detectives, who had been tracking the fugitive ever since he ﬂed from questioning in January, arrested 33-year-old Santos Javier Guevara-Oliva on May 28 and transported him back to Santa Barbara County where if convicted, he could spend the rest of his life in prison with no possibility of parole. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Guevara-Oliva, who was living with his girlfriend and her daughter, had sexually assaulted the daughter.
PAREDON REAPPEARS, THEN DISAPPEARS AGAIN
In early June, Venoco Inc. submitted a revised project description for the Paredon Project, a plan to drill for oil and natural gas from the company’s 55-acre facility on the Carpinteria bluffs. In Paredon’s newest incarnation, Venoco proposed 22 wells instead of 35 and a reduced drill time of three years instead of six. The 175-foot drilling rig remained central to the plan, but the lighthouse camouﬂage was omitted. A ﬂurry of excitement around the project’s June resurrection died down after the city deemed the project description incomplete, sent it back to the oil and gas company and has still not received an updated description.
CUSD EARLY ED PROGRAMS BLEED DISTRICT FUNDS
Carpinteria Uniﬁed School District’s infant, toddler and preschool programs cost the district $252,000 in 2012-2013 due to a series of missteps related to overstafﬁng, lost state funding and staff discounts for childcare services. Issues began to arise in the fall of 2012 when early childhood classrooms were found to be operating at Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main without full licensing in place, which led to state monies withheld. At CCPM, enrollment expectations outpaced reality, and stafﬁng costs quickly snowballed. The 50 percent discount offered to CUSD staff for childcare services also hit the budget with an unexpected blow.
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DENSMORE RETIRES FROM LONG KINDERKIRK CAREER
Pam Densmore’s smiling face and gentle voice represent a 35-year chapter at Kinderkirk Preschool & Daycare that came to a close last spring. The longtime early childhood educator announced her retirement in April and stepped down from the position of director at the close of the school year. Diana Ornelas, a former Kinderkirk instructor, was hired in the summer to replace Densmore in the director’s seat.
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INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN HONORED
Beth Cox, Dorothy Largay and Pamela Lewis were recognized as Women of Inspiration at a Girls Inc. of Carpinteria luncheon held on March 18. Cox, a Carpinterian, was selected for her leadership in the annual Carpinteria Relay for Life to beneﬁt the American Cancer Society. Largay is the founder and CEO of Linked Foundation, and Lewis is the executive director of the Hutton Foundation.
BANKS RETIRES AFTER 35 YEARS IN LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT
Native Carpinterian Geoffrey Banks retired as Chief Deputy with Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department, the third highest rank on the force. Banks started in 1978 as a patrol officer in Carpinteria as part of the city police department.
FIRE BOARD TABLES BOND MEASURE FOR STATIONS, STILL NO CONSENSUS REACHED
A $10 to $12-million bond measure to construct two new Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District ﬁre stations landed in limbo during a March 22 meeting of the ﬁre board. The ambitious plan for an August 2013 vote-by-mail election lacked support from the full board and the ﬁreﬁghters. An independent survey, which found public support to be at just the necessary two-thirds voter threshold needed to win a bond election, was brought into question.
Though several board meetings and a special workshop have been held since the March decision to postpone a bond measure indeﬁnitely, the board still has not arrived at a consensus on whether or not to move forward. Currently, a site study is underway to determine where best to position the district’s stations, and board incumbents and administrators remain hopeful for a November 2014 election.
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MCVAY STEPS IN AS CARPINTERIA POLICE CHIEF
The Carpinteria City Council welcomed Lieutenant Brad McVay as the city’s top cop at its council meeting. McVay replaced Lieutenant Kelly Moore who served for three years as the boss for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce Carpinteria Coastal Station. McVay had held various positions on the Carpinteria beat, and in taking the local reins, the 29-year law enforcement veteran said, “I’m very, very comfortable here. And I’m very happy to be back.”
Come 2014 Carpinteria Avenue could be home to a restau brewery after the Carpinteria Planning Commission approve conversion of 5065 Carpinteria Ave. from an empty bank to a to eat and drink. Applicant Kevin Clark asked and was gran reduction in parking requirements at the location, and city pla generally welcomed the additional business as a way to in Downtown T with a tourist and local attraction. More recent re indicate that a lease has yet to be signed on the property, b approval remains on the table. Along with Brewlab, a soon-t open nano brewery on west Carpinteria Avenue in the artisans row, and Island Brewing Company, the addition of a downtown brewery could make Carpinteria a threebrewery town.
Allowing C point with awaite Friends o KINGSTON RESIGNS FROM THRIVE raise $53 Much ballyhooed administrator Dr. Sally Kingston stepped down from numerou D TE IT M B SU her leadership role of Carpinteria Uniﬁed School District’s Cradle-to-Career one. initiative after just one year on the job. Kingston was hired on to coordinate the early p childhood efforts of THRIVE housed at Carpinteria Children’s Project with continued a career and college readiness efforts through the whole local public school system. c FIVE CARPINTERIA BOYS WIN Although she left abruptly, Superintendent Paul Cordeiro thanked her for guiding the a SOCCER NATIONAL TITLE district’s emerging efforts to fully instate its THRIVE initiative. Kingston’s departure closely the Five of the 11 starters on the Santa followed that of Director Michelle Robertson and opened the door for new director m Barbara Soccer Club’s U15 national Maria Chesley Fisk PhD. i championship squad call Carpinteria home. Lalo Delgado, Eric Contreras, Juan Pablo Alvarez, Francisco Arroyo and Benjie Garcia made their hometown proud SURF ‘N SUDS DEBUTS WITH A BANG when they defeated Dix Hills Elite of New York by Carpinteria ofﬁcially landed on the a score of 2-1 in double overtime. It was the beerfest circuit when DEEP Surf second straight year the boys—who all Magazine hosted Surf ‘n Suds at BRIS currently suit up for the Carpinteria Linden Field. Over 1,000 beer buffs poured into town S High School Warriors—took home for a day of sun, suds and a surfboard expo. Organizers Fo a national championship. Andres Nuño and Michael VanStry promise a rerun next year lead after a successful inaugural event. sho
DAHLIA COURT GETS NEW PHASE
A grand opening at Dahlia Court 2 ofﬁcially ﬁnished years of planning and construction at the low-income housing site managed by Peoples’ Self-Help Housing. The 33 new apartments include both three-bedroom and two-bedroom units and are accompanied by a community room, youth learning center, ofﬁces, laundry facilities and clinic rooms. The new space is being used in part to relocate residents of the Carpinteria Camper Park to clear the way for the construction of Casa De Los Flores project there.
WATER DISTRICT PUTS MONEY TOWARD SECURING WATER
Facing two years of drought on the books and the possibility of a third in the future, Carpinteria Valley Water District elected to spend $67,800 on 500-acre-feet of its State Water Project allotment. The willingness to open the district’s wallet to secure more water demonstrated the seriousness of the ongoing water watch in 2013. CVWD had been seeking ways to cut costs wherever possible for years to satisfy customers who have long been critical of the high cost of Carpinteria water. Debt servicing for the state water project makes up much of customer’s water bills. The most recent calculations show Lake Cachuma—the primary local source—at 40 percent of capacity.
CUSD ECLIPSES 800 MARK ON API
Carpinteria Uniﬁed School District became an 800 district with the release of Academic Performance Index scores showing local students scored an 808. Calculated based on state standardized testing, the 800 API was a benchmark set by the state for all districts to achieve. “This is a signiﬁcant achievement and a tribute to the hard work of our teachers, administrators, support staff, parents and community supporters,” said Superintendent Paul Cordeiro. Just as soon as CUSD eclipsed 800, standards have now changed to Common Core, which will alter the way schools are measured.
RINCON SEPTIC-TO-SEWER BREAKS GROUND
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A decade-and-a-half debate over whether to hook Rincon Point up to Carpinteria Sanitary District’s sewer system ended with a ground breaking on the Rincon Septic-to-Sewer Project. The 72 homes on the point started their conversion from septic to sewer as part of a $6 million dollar project funded by the homeowners. Many believe the aging septic systems had leached raw human waste into the ocean. The effort to convert Rincon was fueled by Heal the Ocean but was met with opposition by a minority of homeowners who wanted more proof that there was a problem. The ongoing project involves laying pipeline out to Rincon along the freeway and extending the reach of the district over the final undeveloped portion of Carpinteria Avenue.
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Carpinteria High School girls tennis met the high expectations it entered the season with by repeating as CIF Division 5 champions. The Warriors defeated Riverside Poly 12-6 at Claremont Tennis Club to once again raise the championship plaque. Coach Charles Bryant commended the team for great sportsmanship and enjoying the game over the successful season. Kelsie Bryant ﬁnished the season with a personal record of 67-1 in her sets. After the Warriors won the program’s ﬁrst-ever CIF championship in 2012, the team was able to remain focused and maintain its level of play.
SCHOOL DISTRICT LEARNS OF $60 MILLION IN FACILITIES WANTS/NEEDS
WARRIOR GIRLS TENNIS WINS CIF AGAIN
A Draft Facilities Master Plan presented to the Carpinteria Unified School District Board of Education showed that the district could use $60 million in upgrades at its eight schools. A committee of volunteers had analyzed all school sites with an aim toward technology upgrades—including a new science wing at Carpinteria High School—and tackling many maintenance projects that had been passed over during tight budget years. The school board will whittle down the draft plan and could use a later version of it to come up with a figure for a general obligation bond proposal on the November 2014 ballot.
CARPINTERIA GAINS A HIKING TRAIL
Carpinterians a higher vantage hout driving out of town, the longed Franklin Trail opened to foot trafﬁc. of the Franklin Trail had worked for years to 30,000 to complete the project, which encountered us permitting obstacles before the opening of phase . The 2.25-mile ﬁrst phase of the trail includes a vista point at Frank’s Bench, dedicated to Frank Louda, and meanders through avocado orchards before climbing to an 822-foot elevation and ending on an Edison Road. The second and ﬁnal phase of e project, which will extend the trail another 5 miles to the top of the Santa Ynez Mountains, is expected to be completed by early 2015.
STOL CONVICTED SEX WITH MINORS
ormer youth group der Louis Bristol sent ockwaves through a church and the families of two girls ered that he had engaged year-old and 14-year-old Carpinteria Community that he led. Following ol was incarcerated ntenced to another ears probation after cts with a minor and October. Bristol also eanor charges and ates that he is not to his release from jail.
BUSINESSES MERGE AT CORNER OF TOYS AND BOOKS
Curious Cup bookstore had to uproot after two years on Linden Avenue but the beloved local den of children’s books and community events found a new home in the same location as Carpinteria Toy Co. The two local retail spots under the same roof form a children’s corner at Carpinteria and Palm avenues where one stop will land shoppers twice as many options. Showing how deeply Curious Cup’s roots have grown in such a short time, an all volunteer crew pulled off the move in a day.
PUTIES ON BEACH CLUB ROAD
os man who was discovered unlawfully e was shot by deputies when he attempted cene in a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Ofﬁce ncerned resident on Beach Club Road, a gated community phoned police to report the trespasser. The man, Jeremy Leon Bordegaray, was laced in the back seat of a patrol car but managed to knock out the plexiglass partition, and drive the car. According to deputy reports, the ofﬁcers chased the vehicle on foot on the driver when he did not follow orders to stop. Ofﬁcer safety was an issue due to e front of the vehicle. Bordegaray was transported to the hospital in critical condition ntia for assault with a deadly weapon on a police ofﬁcer among other charges. sheriff’s ofﬁce investigation into the incident have not been released.
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A at the London Triathlon Age Group World rpinterian Matt Organista outpaced all -olds in the sprint race to get crowned a ﬁnished the 750 meter swim, 20k bike ride to beat second-place Canadian Jackson nds. Organista also entered the Olympic wo days later and ﬁnished in fourth place. home to rooting fans and had enjoyed during his fundraising efforts to cover the as aspirations to compete professionally.
PROUD CARPINTERIANS GATHER IN A BIG 93013
On the day when the Gregorian Calendar and United States Postal System’s zip code for Carpinterian aligned, Sept. 30, 2013, hundreds of locals gathered on the beach and aligned in 80-foot tall numerals 9-3-0-1-3. Frank Isaac ﬂew Mac Brown’s plane overhead with photographer Bill Swing on board to snap the photo at 9:30:13 a.m. The event was conceived by Coastal View News editors and executed with the help of mural artist John Wullbrandt. Swing gifted the commemorative photo to Carpinteria Education Foundation, which is selling T-shirts, postcards and stickers to support local schools.
LIBRARY GETS NEW MULTIPURPOSE ROOM
Locals using library sources enjoyed an upgrade after the grand opening of a renovated Carpinteria Library multipurpose room. The walls were freshly painted with inspiring quotes, and the hearing impaired were accommodated with the installation of hearing loop technology. The $20,000 renovation was orchestrated and partially funded by Friends of the Library. The room provides space for myriad community groups to use for a small fee, and overwhelming support from local businesses aided the project immensely.
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FIREFIGHTERS SUE DISTRICT, CHIEF Three local ﬁreﬁghters accused Carpinteria-Summerland Fire District and Chief Mike Mingee of failure to act in the interests of ﬁreﬁghter safety and retaliating against whistle blowers. Christopher Blair, Han Domini and Michael Hayek claimed that Mingee denied safety training and the purchase of equipment and prevented them from earning promotions. Mingee vehemently denied the allegations and lamented that the plaintiffs’ attorney, “chooses to drag me through the mud in an attempt to gain some type of settlement.”
MIXED-USE PROJECT GETS GREEN LIGHT
BEFORE A mixed-use construction proposal that under whelmed city planners in its ﬁrst incarnation was updated and gained planning commission approval after months of redesign. The two-story, 8,080-square-foot building at 4819 Carpinteria Ave. would be built in the vacant lot that served as the Boy Scout Christmas Tree Lot this year. City planners welcomed the retail, ofﬁce and residential building in the location as an extension of the Downtown T and downtown retail sector. The amended plan has a greater setback from Carpinteria Avenue and lowered heights from the original proposal. Planners allowed a reduction of the numbers of parking spaces required for the two ﬁrst-story retail spots fronting Carpinteria Avenue, the upstairs ofﬁce space and two one-bedroom apartments.
Somewhere over the rainbow The sad side of the news biz is informing readers of the friends and neighbors who have passed away. Here we remember a just a handful of the many well-loved Carpinterians who joined Dorothy and Toto over the rainbow in 2013.
Longtime owner of Fosters Freeze
Committed community servant
11/3/1942 – 12/21/2012
2004 - 2/16/2013
Patsy Lee Graziani
“Supporter of all things Carpinteria”
Longtime Summerland Post Ofﬁce employee
8/18/1934 – 1/21/2013
1942 – 2013
1925 – 2013
11/14/1912 – 3/12/2013
Jack Alfred Herold
Carpinteria volunteer and philanthropist
Local artist and environmentalist
Dedicated community servant
Jess “Chuy” Villalpando 11/17/1935 – 2/7/2013
TV repairman and ice cream shop owner
3/27/1922 – 2/12/2013
1924 – 2013
5/31/2013 – 7/14/2013
Spanish teacher extraordinaire
Antoinette “Toni” Borrello 7/7/1923 – 7/25/2013
Co-founder & matriarch of Tony’s Restaurant
4/22/1925 – 7/4/2013
James A. McIntyre
Devoted Carpinteria Lions Club member
Age 80, died 8/1/2013
6/13/1922 – 3/28/2013
Mary Faye Babcock 6/23/1926 - 9/30/2013
Original owner of Angels Antiques
Garnet Hendrickson Age 96, died 10/17/2013
Co-founder of The Spot
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Bashore Cage Classic gives the gift of basketball
Carpinteria High School gymnasium saw eight teams compete in the Jim Bashore Holiday Cage Classic between Dec. 16 and 21. Although San Marcos High School came away with its second straight first-place finish, the home Warriors were able to thrill their fans with a furious comeback bid in a 67-61 loss to Bishop on Dec. 20. The Warriors nearly came all the way back from a 20-point deficit behind Bryson Frazer’s 33 points. The Warriors opened the tournament on Dec. 16 with a 64-52 win over Laguna Blanca High School. Frazer also led the way in that contest with 22 points, and guard Omar Miranda dropped 14 points of his own. In game two on Dec. 17, the Warriors were outgunned by Rio Mesa High School 52-30. Warrior coach Johnny Ward called Rayshaun Moore, who had 10 points in the contest, “one of the few bright spots,” for the Warriors in a lackluster game. The Warriors will continue tournament play throughout winter break at the Santa Barbara Tournament starting on Dec. 27. The team will then begin its run at the Frontier League starting on Jan. 10. The league home opener is on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. against Villanova High School.
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Warrior guard Bryson Frazer flies at the rim to score two of his 33 points in the team’s narrow loss to Bishop.
Above, Warrior guard Rayshaun Moore keeps his eye on the rim in the Warriors’ battle against Bishop.
Warrior basketball player Duncan Gordon battles for a rebound with Bishop Diego’s Thomas Lash in a classic battle at Carpinteria’s Jim Bashore Holiday Cage Classic.
Warrior guard Omar Miranda sinks a layup versus Channel Islands High School at Carpinteria’s Jim Bashore Holiday Cage Classic.
At left, Ian Craddock swoops to the hoop against Channel Islands High School.
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ROB BURKE I’m generally not one to jump onto the latest bandwagon or support the crazy ﬁtness proclamations du jour, but this is different. If you want to lose weight, this works. It’s called carbohydrate cycling. The subject matter is far more complicated from a science perspective. However, this will give you a nice, simpliﬁed overview of how it works. Carb cycling began in the bodybuilding community and has found its way into general ﬁtness because it’s relatively easy and effective for cutting body fat. The best news is that unlike most yo-yo diets, once you lose the fat with carb cycling, the program’s sustainability allows you to keep the fat off. Don’t confuse carb cycling with the Atkins diet where carbs are totally eliminated. Before I continue, let’s establish some prerequisites for carb cycling. If you’re an average healthy person, you must do the following: 1. Eat four to six small, healthy meals a day consisting of a protein, fat and carbohydrate. 2. Eat at least 1,200 to 1,800 calories per day. 3. Do not skip meals. 4. Drink at least half of your weight in ounces of water. For example, a 200 pound man would drink 100 ounces of water. 5. Cut down or remove processed sugars from your diet, including soda pop and diet drinks. (Yes it’s true, recent studies have shown that diet drinks still trick the brain into thinking you’re getting sugar and, therefore, an insulin spike occurs resulting in fat storage.)
Warriors, from left, Ian Craddock, Kevin Stein, Duncan Gordon and Peter Ramos were named to the All-TVL ﬁrst team.
Warrior football players make All-TVL
Several Carpinteria High School football players reaped the rewards of a successful season when Tri-Valley League awards were announced. Four seniors, quarterback Ian Craddock, running back Peter Ramos, tight end Duncan Gordon and linebacker Kevin Stein, were named to the ﬁrst team. Earning second team honors were running back Bryson Frazer, linebackers Jesus Lozano and Jorge Arroyo, long snapper Conner Kelsey, defensive lineman Joel Perez Montes and defensive back Ruben Garcia. Getting honorable mention nods were linemen Oscar Mejia, Gabriel Zapien-Ybarra, Jose Sanchez and Nicholas Estrada and running back Jonathan Esqueda.
CHS booster club to meet Jan. 6
The Carpinteria High School Athletics Booster Club will kick off a new year of fundraising at its Monday, Jan. 6, meeting in the CHS cafeteria, 4810 Foothill Road. The 6 p.m. meeting is open to anyone interested in the happenings and continued successes of Warrior sports teams. The boosters will hear winter sports reports from coaches and strategize club efforts for the remainder of the current school year.
I don’t want to go into this with the impression that carbohydrates are bad and you should stop eating them altogether. Carbohydrates are an essential component to a balanced diet. When consumed, they are stored in muscles as glycogen. Glycogen is the body’s biggest source of
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fuel for exercise and daily activities. Without carbs, your physical and cognitive abilities would suffer. However, if there is too much glycogen in the body, it gets stored as fat. If there is not enough, then fat is burned as an energy source instead. See where this is going? With that knowledge, let’s consider how progressive changes to the body can assist with producing a reaction that helps us stay lean and at our ﬁghting weight. Here are some examples: If you want to put on muscle mass, you must work out of your comfort zone (shock it) to break down the ﬁbers. This will allow them to regenerate and produce new ﬁbers, hence, larger muscles. If the body has acclimated or has not been shocked, it will not grow. If you want to excel in athletics, you cannot run the same 12-minute mile every time or you will never see your speed improve. You have to consistently try to run faster every time (shock it). The same rational can be applied to losing weight by shocking the body with carb cycling. Let’s start with the basic understanding. A low-carbohydrate diet usually states that fewer than 30 percent of your macro-nutrient calories (protein, fat, carbohydrates) come from carbs. Carb cycling just fluctuates intake to keep the body from acclimating. For example: Monday (shock day): low carb intake at about 20 percent of your total caloric consumption resulting in glycogen depletion Tuesday: moderate carb intake at about 30 percent of your total caloric consumption Wednesday (extreme shock cheat day): high intake, 40 percent, where you can indulge in many of the foods you would avoid on low and moderate carb days, like pasta, pizza, bread, etc. You still want to avoid simple sugars as you would on your low and moderate days. Thursday (shock day): low carb intake at about 20 percent of your total caloric consumption Friday: moderate carb intake at about 30 percent of your total caloric consumption Saturday (second extreme shock cheat day): High intake, 40 percent Sunday (shock day): low intake, 20 percent Remember that the objective is to keep the body from acclimating by offering periodic jolts of disruption to your system. “Cheat days” are essential and along with shocking the body, they assist with keeping you from feeling deprived so you are less likely to over-consume on your low and moderate days. Final word: keep records to make certain you are on target. Rob Burke is the owner and lead trainer at the Rob Burke Fitness Studio, located at 410 Palm Avenue in Carpinteria. For over 28 years, Rob has helped clients of all ages and abilities ﬁnd their inner athlete while getting into the best shape of their lives. To ﬁnd out more or set up an appointment, call Rob at 318-1931 or email rob@robburkeﬁtness.com.
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Dec. 18 – Cate boys basketball dropped its ﬁnal pre-league season game 72-64 at Faith Baptist. The Rams shot out to a 29-17 lead behind aggressive team defense, particularly the intense play of senior point guard Max Vasquez. However, the Rams’ lead decreased to eight by halftime and disappeared in the second half. Rams coach Bryan Rodriguez was encouraged by stretches of solid play despite the loss. Vasquez ﬁnished with 20 points, and Ryan Baird earned a double/double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. The 1-4 Rams will recommence play in the Condor League home-opener on Jan. 8 versus Dunn School. BILL SWING
Dec. 18 – Cate girls basketball turned in what assistant coach Jay Dorion called the team’s “most complete and impressive effort” in a 44-34 home victory over Faith Baptist. Erika Noble led the way with 17 points and three steals, and Delaney Mayﬁeld had 10 rebounds. Brittany Newsome played her ﬁrst game of the season and contributed nine points and six rebounds. The Rams held off a comeback bid that brought Faith back to within six points in the ﬁnal minute. The Rams head into winter break with a 3-2 record.
Girls water polo
Dec. 18 – Cate girls water polo kept its early season successes going with a 12-11 win over visiting Santa Ynez High School. Riding seven goals by Sophia Soriano, the Rams came back from a two-goal deﬁcit to seal the win after eight lead changes by the two squads. Senior co-captains Caroline Montgomery and Chloe King each scored two goals. The 3-0 Rams open league on Jan. 10 against Malibu High School.
Warrior midﬁelder Lesly Zapata slips a pass by a Whittier Christian defender in a Warrior victory.
Dec. 21 –Warrior girls soccer was overpowered by Dos Pueblos High School in a 4-0 loss at the Winter Classic at SMHS but ended the tournament on a high note with a 2-0 win over Whittier Christian High School. Of the loss, coach Charles Bryant commented, “Overall, we didn’t play that poorly, we were just outmatched on a few fronts.” He said Kelsie Bryant and Lesly Zapata are beginning to gel at midﬁeld, and goalie Natalie Saito kept the game from blowing open. In the victory, the Warriors controlled the ball and beneﬁted from a ﬁrst half own-goal by Whittier. Midway through the second half, Kelsie scored on a 25-yard shot that cleared the outstretched hands of the goalie. Jessica Meza, Gabi Montes De Oca and Erin Durﬂinger clamped down on the defensive end to generate the shut out. The Warriors carry a 5-2-1 record into the start of Tri-Valley League play.
Dec. 18 - Cate girls varsity soccer suffered a 3-0 loss at Fillmore High School in the ﬁnal pre-league tune up. Fillmore beneﬁted from a direct kick in the ﬁrst ﬁve minutes to take an early lead. Cate then contained Fillmore until there were under 15 minutes to play. Fillmore nabbed two quick scores at the end to put the game out of reach. “We left the ﬁeld discouraged from the outing, but this team is able and smart and has the potential to play better soccer than we did today,” commented coach Lisa Holmes. She credited Emma Liberman with some heads-up play and the leadership of defenders Lucia Johnson and Fernanda Pett.
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Warrior water polo player Leticia Cruz scored three goals in a win over Channel Islands High School.
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Dec. 20 – Warrior girls water polo picked up an 18-3 home victory over Hueneme High School. Sierra Garibay scored four goals for the Warriors, who got off to a fast start and 12-2 halftime advantage. Brenda Rodriguez had four goals and Leticia Cruz, Allison Wagner and Maya Grant had three apiece. Joanna Hipple had seven saves at goalie. “We came out very aggressive and determined after our one goal loss to Camarillo earlier in the week,” commented coach Bryan Swarm. The Warriors enter the break with a 4-7 record.
Dec. 20 – Warrior girls soccer suffered its ﬁrst defeat of the season in a 3-1 decision against San Marcos High School in the Winter Classic Tournament at SMHS. “Playing on turf for the ﬁrst time all year against a fast and skillful team put us on the defensive very quickly,” commented coach Charles Bryant. San Marcos scored in the opening minutes and built a 3-0 lead. For the Warriors, Denise Arreola hit Lucero Reyes with a cross pass, and Reyes put it away. The Warriors’ record fell to 4-1-1.
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Warrior basketball player Monique Sanchez ﬁghts for the ball in a loss against Santa Monica High School at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.
Dec. 18-20 – At the Santa Barbara High School Tournament of Champions, Warrior girls basketball lost its three games all to upper-division opponents. “I think in many ways we grew as a team in our mental and physical toughness against these three opponents,” commented coach Dan Mercer. The team lost 48-24 to Santa Ynez High School, 43-24 against Righetti High School and 60-29 against Santa Monica High School. Against S.Y., Tori Kelly had 10 points, and Harmony Reed had eight ponts and nine rebounds. Against Righetti, Kelly had 13 points and Reed had 11 rebounds. Macey Frazer scored seven and tallied ﬁve boards. Then against Santa Monica, Kelley had 10 points and three steals, Reed had 6 points and 15 rebounds and Monique Sanchez had six points, 11 rebounds and four steals.
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Carpinteria Brownies give the camera a glimpse at their hand-picked toys before donating them to Toys for Tots.
Brownies buy for those without
The Carpinteria Girl Scout Brownies saved funds from their last Girl Scout cookie sale to purchase gifts for kids in need. The troop, which includes third-graders at Aliso, Canalino, Summerland and Howard schools, went to Carpinteria Toy Company and Curious Cup Bookstore and individually selected presents for donation. Then the girls walked down the street to the Toys for Tots box at the Carpinteria Fire Station.
Girls Inc. clears closets to raise funds
Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will hold a fundraising yard sale on Friday, Jan. 3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The campus, located at 5315 Foothill Road, will be chock full of treasures such as vases, dishware, baskets, seasonal décor and baked goods that will be sold to raise funds for new playground equipment for the organization. To ﬁnd out more, call Girls Inc. at 684-6364.
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From left, Roxanne Barbieri of Roxanne’s A Wish and A Dream hands Nola Ferguson and Donnie Nair the $500 raised in “The Longest Day.”
Alzheimers Caregiver Support Group receives surprise gift
The quick and generous stitching of local quilters can be credited for a recent, unexpected donation of $500 to the Carpinteria Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. Roxanne Barbieri, owner of Roxanne’s A Wish and A Dream, presented the hefty donation to the local group on Dec. 18. In a fundraiser orchestrated by quilter Ranell Hansen, Carpinteria quilters gathered on July 21 to recognize the Alzheimer’s Association’s “The Longest Day.” The crafty ladies created a king-sized quilt and then, under the leadership of Nola Ferguson, tickets were sold for the next six months for a chance to win the quilt. In all, $7,000 was raised for the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information on the support group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit alz-caregiver-support.org.
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MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2014 AT 5:30 p.m. Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before a regular meeting of the Planning Commission on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California to consider the following items: 1.The Howard School Planner: Shanna R. Farley-Judkins Project No. 13-1672-CUPR/CDP Hearing on the request of The Howard School to consider Case No. 13-1672CUPR/CDP (application ﬁled June 25, 2013) for approval of a Conditional Use Permit Revision and Coastal Development Permit to increase the school student count from 80 to 100 students under the provisions of the Recreation (REC) Zone District; and to accept the Exemption pursuant to §§15301, 15314 and 15322 of the State Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act. The application involves APN 004005-003, located at 5315 Foothill Road. 2.Moon Residence Addition and Remodel Planner: Shanna R. Farley-Judkins Project No. 13-1688-CUP Hearing on the request of Bruce Labins, architect, to consider Case No. 13-1688CUP/CDP (application ﬁled November 7, 2013) for approval of a Conditional Use Permit and Coastal Development Permit to allow an addition to an existing single family dwelling and continued use of a non-conforming one car carport under the provisions of the Single Family Residential (6-R-1) Zone District and Nonconforming Uses (CMC §14.82) section of the Carpinteria Municipal Code; and to accept the Exemption pursuant to §15301of the State Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act. The application involves APN 003-381-031, located at 5512 Calle Arena. Files for the above referenced matter are available for public inspection at City Hall. The Planning Commission agenda and staff report will be available at City Hall and on the City website at www.carpinteria.ca.us on Thursday, January 2, 2014. All interested persons are invited to attend, participate and be heard. Written comments should be sent to the Planning Commission, c/o Community Development Department, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, California, 93013, prior to the public meeting. If you have any questions about the above referenced projects, please contact the Community Development Director at 684-5405, ext. 451. Note: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Jackie Campbell at (805) 684-5405 ext. 451 or jackiec@ ci.carpinteria.ca.us. Notiﬁcation 48 hours in advance of the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. Fidela Garcia, City Clerk Publish: December 26, 2013 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME -STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWL. The following Entity(is) have withdrawn as partner(s) from the partnership operating under fictitious business name(s): THE LOOP IV at 173 Chapel Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93111. Full name of registrant(s): Ronald L. Wolfe & Associates, Incorporated. This business was conducted by a corporation. This statement was ﬁled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 11/13/2013. Signed: N/A. I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on ﬁle in my ofﬁce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Melissa Mercer. Original FBN No. 2011-0003662. Publish: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 _________________________________ ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME. CASE NO.1438793 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Mary Grace Moore (1331 Santa Barbara Street #3, Santa Barbara, CA 93105) for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: MARY GRACE MOORE
PROPOSED NAME: MERIDITH GRACE MOORE THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court on Jan. 22, 2014 at 9:30 am to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. The address of the court is 1100 Anacapa Street, Dept. 6, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Filed at Santa Barbara Superior Court on Nov. 22, 2013 by Publish: December 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME -STATEMENT OF WITHDRAWL. The following Entity(is) have withdrawn as partner(s) from the partnership operating under ﬁctitious business name(s):Valley Penning Association(1) VPA(2) at 7630 W Highway 246, Buellton, CA. Full name of registrant(s): Williams, Jerry. This business was conducted by a individual. This statement was ﬁled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 12/02/2013. Signed: Jerry Williams. I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my ofﬁce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Carol Kraus. Original FBN No. 2012-0002117. Publish: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as GUSSIED UP ANTIQUES at 349 Los Alamos, CA 93440 (PO Box 826, Los Alamos, CA 93440). Full name of registrant(s): (1)Gray, Kirsten (2) Wheeler, Matthew both at business address 48 West Hwy 246, Buellton, CA 93427. This business is conducted by a married couple. This statement was ﬁled with the County 11/13/2013. The registrant began transacting business on11/1/2013. Signed: Kirsten Gray. 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 (SEAL) by Ruiz, Deputy County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, No. 2013-0003447 Publish: Dec.12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as OLIVARES CLEAN TEAM at 1307 N. Dejoy Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458. Full name of registrant(s): (1)Limon, Gabriela (2)Limon, Lucia O. at business address (1)1307 N. Dejoy Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458 (2)200 W. Richard Street, Santa Maria, CA 93458. This business is conducted by a general partnership. This statement was filed with the County 11/25/2013. The registrant began transacting business on 8/272013. Signed: Gabriela Limon. 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 (SEAL) by Marlene Ashcom, Deputy County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, No. 2013-0003547 Publish: Dec.12, 19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 2014. _________________________________
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_________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME -STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT. The following Entity(is) have abandoned the use of the ﬁctitious business name(s): Tropic Shores Apartments at 126 Ash Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): (1) Krumm, Mary M, Trustee (2)Krumm, Jeffrey A, Trustee (3)Krumm, Michael H, Trustee (4)Krumm, Thomas H, Trustee at address (1-3)same as above (4)947 Calle Los Aceitunos, Camarillo, CA 93010. This business was conducted by a/n Trust. This statement was ﬁled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 12/4/2013. Signed: N/A. The registrant commenced to transact business on N/A. I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on ﬁle in my ofﬁce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2012-0002745. Publish: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 Jan. 2, 9, 2014 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME -STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT. The
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FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as LUXSHOPPER at 529 Peppergrass Court, Goleta, CA 93117. Full name of registrant(s): Luxshopper at business address same as above. This business is conducted by a individual. This statement was ﬁled with the County 12/13/2013. The registrant began transacting business on 12/13/2013. Signed: N/A. 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 (SEAL) by Andrea Luparello, Deputy County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, No. 2013-0003711 Publish: Dec.19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 2014. _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as GIGI’S RANCHO EL RINCON at 8310 Bates Road, Carpinteria, 93013 (1565 Seacoast Way, Carpinteria, CA 93013). Full name of registrant(s): Brown, Jehanne Khoury at mailing address same as above. This business is conducted by a individual. This statement was ﬁled with the County 12/12/2013. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: N/A. 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 (SEAL) by Adela Boustos, Deputy County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, No. 2013-0003704 Publish: Dec.19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 2014. _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as TROPIC SHORES APARTMENTS at 126 Ash Street, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): (1)Krumm, Jeffrey, Trustee a Comp. Krumm Family Trust (2)Krumm, Jeffrey (3)Krumm, Jeffrey, Trustee B Comp. Krumm Family Trust (4) Mclean, Richard at mailing address (1-3) 947 Calle Los Aceitunos, Camarillo, CA 93010 (4)20-B Helena Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. This business is conducted by a general partnership. This statement was ﬁled with the County 12/05/2013. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: N/A. 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 (SEAL) by Jan Morales, Deputy County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, No. 2013-0003629 Publish: Dec.19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 2014.
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following Entity(is) have abandoned the use of the ﬁctitious business name(s): Tropic Shores Apartments at 126 Ash Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): (1)Krumm, Thomas H (2) Krumm, Mary Maclean both at address 947 Calle Los Aceitunos, Camarillo, CA 93101. This business was conducted by a/n Copartners. This statement was ﬁled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 12/5/2013. Signed: N/A. The registrant commenced to transact business on N/A. I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on ﬁle in my ofﬁce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2011-0000410. Publish: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 Jan. 2, 9, 2014 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME -STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT. The following Entity(is) have abandoned the use of the ﬁctitious business name(s): Tropic Shores Apartments at 126 Ash Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): (1)Krumm, Thomas H (2) Krumm, Mary Maclean (3)Krumm, Jeffrey A all at address 947 Calle Los Aceitunos, Camarillo, CA 93101. This business
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was conducted by a/n Copartners. This statement was ﬁled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 12/5/2013. Signed: N/A. The registrant commenced to transact business on N/A. I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on ﬁle in my ofﬁce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Jan Morales. Original FBN No. 2011-0000411. Publish: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 Jan. 2, 9, 2014 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME -STATEMENT OF ABANDONMENT. The following Entity(is) have abandoned the use of the ﬁctitious business name(s): La Bodega at 485 Alisal Road #163, Solvang, CA 93463. Full name of registrant(s): (1) Ferrer, Juan (2)Conde, Maria both at address 1713 Odin Way, Solvang, CA 93463. This business was conducted by a/n married couple. This statement was ﬁled with the County Clerk of Santa Barbara County on 12/17/2013. Signed:
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Ferrer Juan. The registrant commenced to transact business on N/A. I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on ﬁle in my ofﬁce. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk (SEAL) by Miriam Leon. Original FBN No. 2013-0000897. Publish: Dec. 19, 26, 2013 Jan. 2, 9, 2014 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as LA BODEGA at 485 Alisal Rd. #163, Solvang, CA 93463 (mailing address: PO Box 1193, Solvang, CA 93464). Full name of registrant(s): Ferrer Conde, Juan at mailing address 1713 Odin Way, Solvang, CA 93463. This business is conducted by a individual. This statement was ﬁled with the County 12/17/2013. The registrant began transacting business on 12/17/2013. Signed: Juan Ferrer Conde. 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 (SEAL) by Miriam Leon, Deputy County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor, No. 2013-0003734 Publish: Dec.19, 26, 2013, Jan. 2, 9, 2014. _________________________________
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“Man, the farm equipment ad said 50 percent off sale. They weren’t kidding. Where is the rest of it?” ––The Brunners “Gimme a team of horses and I’ll have this field plowed in no time.” ––Chas. Jerep “According to my compass... Yeah, I look like an idiot.” ––Anonymous “Gosh darnit, the Mars Rover people stole my patent.” ––Marty Panizzon “Would someone please tell me where the spare tire is in this thing?” - Steve Urbanovich “You have to admit, that was one heck of a wheelie.” ––Anonymous “Is this an automatic? Because I can’t drive a stick.” ––Anonymous First prototype roller skate—needs some work. ––John Echols
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“Hey, it looked like a perfect place to eat my lunch. You want me to leave, you will have to wait until I finish my lite raspberry yogurt, dude!” ––Janet Brunner “When I’m not doing this I’m tipping cows.” ––Anonymous “Waiting for Charlton Heston.” ––P. Porter Henry Ford demonstrates the very first “Big Wheel” invention. Problem was, where to put the pedals to make it go? ––Jack Bevilockway “This baby’s so fast, she wore out a set of Michelins” ––Chas. Jerep
“I just don’t understand why the DMV revoked my license.” ––Marty Panizzon “There are only two of these left in the world, and I have one of them.” ––Jan Beck
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Last week’s answers: 8 1 6 3 4 7 9 2 5
9 4 7 5 2 8 3 6 1
2 3 5 9 6 1 8 4 7
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6 5 9 1 3 4 7 8 2
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“I was just reminiscing about my championship chariot racing days in Egypt. Or was it Rome?” ––Chas. Jerep To learn more about Carpinteria’s unique and interesting past, visit the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 956 Maple Ave.
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Happy New Year! garden gossip CHRIS & LISA CULLEN
orchids didn’t bloom, they may need more sun, fertilizer or re-potting. If your lavender died, it may have gotten too much water or it didn’t get its annual cutting-back. You get the idea. Mid-January can be a busy month in the garden with all that rose and fruit tree pruning, so the beginning of the month can be spent shopping for bareroot plants, perusing seed catalogues and dreaming of what’s to come; this may just be our favorite season. Until next time, fill your garden with joy! ––Lisa and Chris
Wow, what happened to 2013? It seems like just a few months ago I was trying to figure out how I was going to write “2013” and, oops, it’s gone. Well, Happy New Year, 2014! Since this is a bit of a down time in the garden, take this opportunity to review garden successes and failures in hopes for a better garden in the year to come. This reviewing the past step is pretty important as it allows you to see what is and isn’t working in your landscape. The first step in any improvement is an assessment. Take a look around and find everything that is right about your garden. Don’t start by looking for what’s wrong, start with what’s right. You’ll be surprised at how many right things there are. How do you decide what’s right? That is part subjective and part practical, but regardless, I think you will find more right than wrong. Once you have estab- Rosarian Dan Bifano demonstrates proper rose lished all that is great pruning at the A.C. Postel Rose Garden near the about your garden, you Santa Barbara Mission. can look around and see what needs improving. If a plant isn’t thriving in a particular spot, or if a tree isn’t giving fruit or shade or whatever it Every year in mid-January, the Santa is supposed to do, don’t just go ahead and Barbara Rose Society takes on the heroic plant another of the same type, find out task of pruning A.C. Postel Rose Garden why it didn’t thrive. (across from the Santa Barbara Mission). Don’t fight Mother Nature. If one plant This is a fabulous opportunity for anyone didn’t do well in a particular spot, find wanting to know more about pruning of out what will flourish there. In some cases roses. Santa Barbara’s best rosarians will what will do well in a particular spot is be there to demonstrate proper technique. gravel (recall that advice about Mother If you are a Rose enthusiast or a beginNature). ner who’d like to more, don’t miss this This also applies to method. If your event. This year the pruning will take orchids didn’t bloom, if your lavender place on Saturday, Jan. 11, beginning at died, if your roses got mildew, then solve 8:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served. that problem before planting more. This Bring pruning shears and loppers and past year rodents decimated my garden, wear a long-sleeved shirt, sturdy shoes so before our spring garden is planted and pruning gloves. we need to build proper barriers. If your
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Buy bare-root plants while they are available Prune roses Dormant spray roses Prune deciduous trees (fruit trees, Japanese maples, crape myrtle) Dormant spray deciduous fruit trees Do an irrigation check and repair any leaks Adjust automatic irrigation to winter settings Apply layers of living compost and rock dust around every plant (rock dust is for re-mineralization of the soil) Re-apply mulch Pray for rain, do a rain dance, wash your windows, wash your car and always leave your umbrella at home. We need rain!
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The other island CHUCK GRAHAM
unpredictable wilderness I once got stranded there for 10 days, a four-day trip that was stretched to 10 due to powerful northwest winds. My tent ripping at the seams, I decided to collapse it and sleep on the landing dock, the only place to hide from the icy spring winds on the smallest of California’s Channel Islands and part of the national park. Santa Barbara Island is only one square mile in size. I can kayak around it in 90 minutes. There are no beaches. There are no windbreaks. It’s isolated. There’s no year-round water source. It doesn’t matter. I keep coming back to it. I recently endured a 17-hour, 50-plus-mile kayaking trip to its battered cliffs, a foggy, winddriven slog from Santa Cruz Island to the treeless islet. Santa Barbara Island might be small, but it’s arguably my favorite isle. I keep ﬂip ﬂopping between it, San Miguel and Santa Rosa islands. There are several arches and sea caves to paddle into if the swell is moderate or less. There are massive sea stacks to paddle around, and there’s Sutil Island. The giant rock outcrop appears like something out of the ﬁrst Indiana Jones movie. Sheer rock faces fissured by constant wave-battering on all sides, making for some dramatic paddling as waves wash up cliff faces and then sweep back out. The numerous California sea lions enjoy it too and always manage to haul out on precarious ledges to soak in the sun. Although it is nearly 40 miles off the coast of Malibu, strangely Santa Barbara Island is located within Santa Barbara County. Because it’s that far out off the coast it is a convenient stopover for many migratory seabirds like the sooty shearwater, which makes a mind-boggling annual global migration of 40,000 miles— one hardy seabird. Many seabirds nest here including ashy storm petrels, Xantus’s murrelets, western gulls, Brandt’s cormorants and California brown pelicans to name just a few. It’s not uncommon for pelicans to nest in the Landing Cove, the only access
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to the island. When this happens, the island is shut down by the park service until the chicks have ﬂedged from their nests. When I was stranded on the island, I ended up running the trails on the island and paddling a kayak before the winds came up. On several of my runs I kept coming across an American kestrel, part of the falcon family, at Cat Canyon. I took my camera gear with me one day, and because I had nothing but time on my hands I made the most of opportunities. This kestrel was so tame it let me approach it within a few feet, something I’ve never been able to do with this raptor before. Kayaking around the island is good fun. The craggy isle is so exposed there can be northwest swell on one side of the island and south swell on the other side. When there is swell, the sea caves and arches are off limits due to the dangerous water movement. But there are a couple of blowholes worth gawking at. One blowhole on the south side of the isle looks as if someone is lying inside the rock with a ﬁre hose spewing full blast. The entire south/southeast shore is a major haulout and breeding colony for California sea lions, which number in the thousands. Kayaking is the best way to enjoy the sights and sounds of these playful pinnipeds. Hordes of them approached my kayak, some even bumping the hull of my boat. A short distance north at the end of the rookery is a small beach and a small collection of northern elephant seals. It is wallowing room only as the larger elephant seals take up most of the limited space on the wet sand. However, the juvenile elephant seals are tolerant of the playful sea lions. It is common to see young sea lions asleep on the broad backs of the elephant seals, total harmony way out here on Santa Barbara Island.
Though petite, Santa Barbara Island is home to a diversity of bird species, including the equally petite American kestral.
If you go: Island Packers is the only boat concessionaire to Santa Barbara Island. Call 642-1393 or go to islandpackers.com. For kayaking, Channel Islands Outﬁtters is the ticket. Call 899-4925 or got to channelislandso.com. Adventure and travel writer Chuck Graham lives in Carpinteria and is the editor of surfing and aquatic magazine DEEP. For more wildlife photos visit chuckgrahamphoto.com.
Little Santa Barbara Island can be circumnavigated by kayak in 90 minutes.
Snoozing elephant seals on a Santa Barbara Island beach serve as comfy mattresses for young sea lions.
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Sunset Shores snowbird Carolyn Purdy spent a recent vacation from her Harrisonburg, Va. home in Australia and New Zealand. She unveiled Coastal View News at Green Island, part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park World Heritage Area offshore from Cairns, Australia. Other highlights of her time down under included holding a cuddly koala, petting kangaroos and eating dinner with farm hosts Judy and Norm Fremming in Roturua, New Zealand.
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