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Vol. 28, No. 13

December 16 - 22, 2021

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Charles LoBue completes $330K pledge to Arts Center

Operation Holiday Cheer brings 385 gifts to local families

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Kids start new holiday craft fair tradition

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Visit from Santa

Baby Oleana Van Wingerden studies the rosy cheeks and jolly beard of the season’s most sought after elder, Santa Claus, at the Westerlay Orchids holiday party held on Friday, Dec. 10. Van Wingerden’s brother, Rainier, right, had no trouble telling Mr. Claus his Christmas wish: a front loader. The Van Wingerden children were among dozens of kids of all ages who spent time with Carpinteria’s Kris Kringle while their parents and other visitors shopped seasonal floral arrangements and enjoyed canapés. See more Santa photos on page 10.

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Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services issued a reminder to residents about potential health risks associated with storm water runoff at countywide beaches. Storm water is untreated rainwater that flows through the drain system into creeks, the ocean and other waterways. Contact with storm water while swimming or surfing may increase the risk for certain types of illnesses such as rashes, fever, chills, ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea.

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Fire put out at Padaro Beach Grill

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On Sunday, firefighters responded to Padaro Beach Grill located at 3765 Santa Claus Lane at around 1 p.m. after a report of a fire at the restaurant. The firefighters – from the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, the Montecito Fire Protection District and the Santa Barbara City Fire Department – extinguished a fire, which was found in the kitchen’s hood and duct system. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to Fire Marshal Rob Rappaport. “Fire Investigators are working to determine how the fire started as well as the effectiveness of the fire suppression system,” Rappaport said.

Christmas and New Year holidays will not delay trash pickup

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With Christmas and New Year’s days falling on Saturdays this holiday season, in the weeks before and after the holidays, trash, recyclables and green waste collection by E. J. Harrison & Sons will not be delayed. From Monday, Dec. 27 through Saturday, Jan. 8, residents may put out twice the amount of trash at no extra charge. Trash must be in bags. Harrison will also collect extra recyclables, but customers are asked to flatten all boxes. Additionally, Harrison will collect trees for free. Trees must have no ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, bows, nails or tree stands. Trees must be cut into sections no more than 4 feet long and placed in the front yard waste carts on the scheduled pickup days. Flocked trees also can be recycled in the yard waste carts. For more information, visit ejharrison.com.

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E. J. Harrison turns 90

Harrison Industries will celebrate 90 years in business next year. Founded in 1932, the local trash and recycling hauler and processor will introduce new recycling programs in 2022, including weekly residential food waste collection and recycling as well as a program to ramp up the commercial recycling of food and other organic waste, the company said in a press release. “Food waste recycling is coming, and soon,” said Harrison’s Nan Drake. “It’s great news for the Earth, and it’s a great time for us all to become better recyclers.” Harrison, which began as a one-truck operation, now has 90,000 customers in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, including residents and businesses in the city of Carpinteria. The company’s new food waste recycling program complies with California Senate Bill 1383, which aims to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions by greatly decreasing the landfilled organic waste that generates it. According to the bill, organic waste in 2025 must be cut to 75% of 2014 levels. To accommodate the new law, Harrison has spent years working with its community partners Gold Coast Recycling and Agromin to build facilities in Ventura County to process and reuse food and other organic waste.

Search called off for commercial fisherman off Carpinteria Coast

A multi-day search for a man missing from a commercial fishing vessel found off Carpinteria’s coast was suspended on Friday, Dec. 10, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, Noozhawk has reported. The Coast Guard responded to a 38-foot trawler operating erratically off Loon Point on Dec. 8, finding the boat underway with no one on board, according to Noozhawk. A search for the boat’s fisherman, Vuong Tran, 62, was initiated.

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Last week, Charles LoBue, center, gave the Carpinteria Arts Center its final installment of a $330,000 donation commitment he made during the organization’s first capital campaign. Board president Alan Koch, left, and executive director Lynda Rosso, right, met LoBue in the Charles LoBue Gallery to receive the donation.

LoBue fulfills $330k donation commitment to Arts Center

On Dec. 9, Charles LoBue visited the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center to deliver a check for $80,000. With that gift, LoBue fulfilled the years-old commitment that he made to donate $330,000 to the arts center during its first capital campaign. Because of his donation, one of the largest at the time, the arts center gallery has his name. LoBue served on the arts center board for 10 years and is a founding member of the Angels of the Arts legacy group.

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CITY BEAT Initiative to re-designate Parking Lot #3 could complicate future developments city-wide, staff says

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Initiative member calls city report “strange reading” of initiative text

BY EVELYN SPENCE Monday saw another strained meeting on the controversial Surfliner Inn project, as city staff presented a detailed report on potential complications stemming from the Initiative to stop the inn from being built. The Initiative – known colloquially as “Save Our Downtown and Beach Parking Lot Initiative”– seeks to re-designate Parking Lot #3 to both prevent the Surfliner Inn project from moving forward and prevent any future development at that spot. But the Initiative would also amend the city’s General Plan, changing the definition of open space recreation – this, city-staff pointed out, could have severe potential implications to future city-wide projects. According to Community Development Director Steve Goggia and city legal counsel Jena Shoaf Acos, the Initiative’s ambiguity and inconsistencies in its language could affect all future city-wide projects. “It is amending a city-wide land-use designation,” Shoaf Acos said. “The Initiative does not create a separate land-use designation or zoning for (the Surfliner Inn project parcels). It would be clearer if that had occurred.” Goggia said that the Initiative’s language also presents issues with future parking developments within the city, as the language only deals with “existing” parking rather than future parking.

“Parking is another one of the issues that depending on how the Initiative is interpretated, could go one way or another,” he said. City Council members expressed concerned with the possible implications of the Initiative presented in the report, although Vice Mayor Al Clark challenged city staff’s interpretation of the Initiative. Councilmember Gregg A. Carty added

“It’s already clear that (the Surfliner Inn) is going to become a legal issue. And it’s sad.”

– Councilmember Gregg A. Carty

that he is concerned about the Initiative, stating, “it’s not just about a hotel or no hotel. There’s a lot more to it.” “The people that signed this petition to get the Initiative on the ballot, they were just thinking hotel or no hotel,” he said. “there’s a lot more to it (…) It’s already clear that it’s going to become a legal issue. And it’s sad.” Public commenter Amrita Salm, a community member who has been vocally fighting against the inn and collecting signatures for the Initiative, challenged

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the idea that the Initiative could complicate future developments outside of the Surfliner Inn project. She read aloud a letter from an attorney, that had been sent to all councilmembers prior to Monday’s meeting. “’A key conclusion appears in the summary (…) the proponent circulated this Initiative with the goal of giving the public a voice on the Surfliner Inn project or any other private commercial (development) on Parking Lot #3 in the future,’” she quoted. “’While the report identifies some ambiguities, these are largely the result of a strange reading of the letter’s text.’” Other public commenters expressed their concern about complications from the Initiative, such as Mike Wondolowski, president of Carpinteria Valley Association, who spoke strongly against amendments to the city’s General Plan. “The unintended consequences are just not worth it,” Wondolowski said. “Intent doesn’t matter. Only the language of the Initiative does (…) collateral damage to the General Plan in this Initiative is unacceptable.” Ted Rhodes, president of the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, expressed concern about how the Initiative could affect the bluffs. “It does raise a critical question,” he commented. “I’m puzzled that we’re using an Initiative to redefine what open space recreationally is.” After locals spent months collecting

“The unintended consequences are just not worth it… Intent doesn’t matter. Only the language of the Initiative does (…) collateral damage to the General Plan in this Initiative is unacceptable.”

– Mike Wondolowski, president, Carpinteria Valley Association

the required number of signatures against the project, the Initiative is now with the city clerk and county staff, who are confirming the validity of the petition’s signatures. Once they are done, the issue will be brought back to the city council, who must then either accept the Initiative in its entirety – effectively preventing the Surfliner Inn from being built at the current proposed location – or place the Initiative on the November 2022 ballot. If the Initiative is voted in by the voters of Carpinteria, the matter would then go to the Coastal Commission.

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Council members congratulated Iltze Alvarado, center, on Monday for winning the library’s card design contest.

In other Council news...

The Carpinteria High School boys water polo team was also commended for making it to the CIF championships in a historical feat. The team took a photo with the council, who offered congratulations on the boys’ win. Mayor Nomura called the season “out-

standing,” while Councilmember Carty said the win was a “big deal,” joking that the city now needed to “start budgeting for some bleachers” for the pool.

DUI arrests

In response to questions asked at a

previous council meeting, Carpinteria Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi offered a report on DUI arrests within the city. Between Jan. 1, 2021 and Monday, Dec. 13, 58 DUI arrests were reported within the city, a severe spike from last year. Of those, 23 have been Carpinteria residents; 12 were Santa Barbara County residents; and 23 were from other counties, Arnoldi said. The average age of arrestees was 39. In response to a question from Councilmember Carty about the potential causes for the rise, Arnoldi said “I don’t think you can put your finger on any one thing. I think it’s just a combination of many, many things.” He warned Carpinterians against driving drunk, stating that “what they’re doing is causing more danger to themselves and many others.” “There’s no reason (for DUIs) in today’s society,” he said. “Drink responsibily, and have someone take care of you.”

Annual Work Plan

The council approved an in-person meeting to discuss the annual work plan for Jan. 22, 2022.

Some non-city residents mistakenly mailed election maps

Some residents outside of the city were mistakenly mailed election re-districting maps, city staff reported at Monday’s meeting. During Monday’s meeting – another public hearing on re-districting within the city of Carpinteria – City Manager Dave Durflinger said the city has received a “good response” in district-map feedback from both digital maps and paper maps that had been mailed out to all city residents. However, because the mailings were mailed out via postal code, rather than along city limits, some residents in the Santa Monica Gardens neighborhood received city maps implying they could vote in the next election, when in fact, they are ineligible to do so. “We will be sending follow-up mail to that neighborhood,” city program manager Olivia Uribe-Mutal said.

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Carpinteria City Council members honored two award-winning accomplishments at its meeting on Monday. Iltze Alvarado, who was honored with a commendation from the council, recently won the Carpinteria Library’s card design contest. Alvarado’s monarch butterfly design will decorate the city’s new – and first – municipal library cards, once the city makes the transition away from the county’s library system in July 2022. Alvarado, a junior at Carpinteria High School, thanked everyone who voted in the contest. “It was an honor to win this library contest,” she said. “I honestly didn’t expect it to be this big of a deal. Thank you so much.”

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California reinstitutes indoor mask mandate as Covid-19 cases sharply rise Santa Barbara County closes two Covid-19 testing sites.

The statewide indoor mask mandate has returned, the California Department of Public Health announced Monday, due to a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases since Thanksgiving. The mandate kicked in on Wednesday and will last until Jan. 15, 2022. According to the department, the seven-day case average across the state has increased by 47%, and hospitalizations have increased by 14%. This does not change the mandate in Santa Barbara County, which is already under its own local indoor mask mandate. “Our collective actions can save lives this holiday season. We are already seeing a higher level of transmission this winter and it is important to act now to prevent overwhelming our busy hospitals so we can provide quality health care to all Californians,” Dr. Tomás J. Aragón, CDPH director and state public health officer, said in a press release. “All Californians should get vaccinated and receive their booster. Getting your whole family up to date on vaccination is the most important action you can take to get through the pandemic and to protect yourself from serious impacts from the virus and its variants. Testing and masking remain important tools in slowing the spread,” he added. The mandate now requires that all in California attending a mega event – such as sporting events or concerts – must provide proof of vaccination, a negative antigen Covid-19 test take within one day of the event, or a negative PCR test taken

within two days of the event. The department also issued a travel advisory, noting that all travelers entering California must get tested for Covid-19 within three to five days after arriving. This applies to everyone regardless of vaccination status. “Vaccines and these temporary measures will allow friends and families to safely spend the holidays together and will add critical layers of protection to keep people safe,” Aragón said. As of Tuesday, 63.9% of Santa Barbara County residents are fully vaccinated, compared to 67.9% of eligible county residents – those 5 years old and up. Between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, the county reported 542 new cases of Covid-19, for 483 active cases, 46,363 total cases and 554 deaths. There were five new deaths reported during that same period, with 38 hospitalizations and 11 in the ICU. The majority of cases during that same period were seen in the 30-49 age group, at 186, followed by the 0-17 age group at 141 cases. In the week prior – Nov. 26 through Dec. 2 – the majority of cases were seen in the unvaccinated population, with 299 cases among the unvaccinated, and 121 in the vaccinated population. Santa Barbara County is closing two Covid-19 testing sites. The Goleta Valley Community Center will close its testing site on Thursday, Dec. 30, while the American Medical Response Central Training Center in Buellton closed on Dec. 9. “The testing landscape has changed

significantly since the beginning of the pandemic,” Van Do-Reynoso, Director for the County Public Health Department, said in a release. “We will remain responsive to the needs of our community and encourage anyone who needs to be tested to do so at County testing sites, pharmacies, or with their healthcare provider.” The county also reminds residents to get their flu shots, which are available

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No on new development

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In the United Kingdom, the small Welsh town of Fairbourne bears a striking similarity to Carpinteria. Due to sea level rise, the government will not be able to afford to keep defending the town. In about 20 years, Fairbourne will become the UK’s first “climate refugees.” The government’s plan is simply to move them away and abandon the village. This has caused much angst and anger at the government for the decision to basically abandon them. Because of our geographical comparison, this situation should be followed very closely by our city and government officials, as this coincides very alarmingly with a recycled Bluffs 1 development called “The Farm.” “The Farm” project is the same old plan with the same unaffordable homes and apartments, a hotel and restaurant that is not needed, lots of low-paying jobs, more traffic, noise and pollution, an enormous strain to our infrastructure and not to mention the closing of the Tee-Time Golf Center. “The Farm” is the reincarnation of new owner Matt Cooper, CEO of Carp Bluff LLC. Bluffs 1 is the proposed project site and where Tee-Time is located. The concern is not only with losing Tee-Time, but losing that land that could be used for our “climate refugees.” Bluffs 1, along with Bluffs 0 (Venoco property), are both considered likely “managed retreat” sites. It is public knowledge that the neighborhoods on the ocean side of the

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“It is a simple decision for me that the city must declare a moratorium on all large projects due to sea-level rise and climate change. ” ––Bob Franco railroad tracks are the most vulnerable to sea-level rise and these two parcels will be crucial for their possible relocation. It is a simple decision for me that the city must declare a moratorium on all large projects due to sea-level rise and climate change. We need to pressure our government for urgency, openness and the will that is needed or we will share the same fate as Fairbourne.

Bob Franco Carpinteria

Fate of Parking Lot #3 must be put to a vote

The key conclusion of the city staff’s report on the forthcoming Initiative to Save Our Downtown and Beach Parking Lot is direct and simple: “If adopted, the

Initiative would preclude development of the Surfliner Inn Project.” Had the mayor and city council responded appropriately to the demonstrably clear majority of voices of Carpinterians over the past five years, or had they wisely chosen to hold an advisory vote on the issue of leasing our public parking lot to a private developer, Carpinterians would not have been forced to bring forth an Initiative on the matter. Fourteen teams volunteered to manage the Initiative petitions, and Carpinterians lined up to sign. As Mayor Nomura concluded at Monday night’s City Council meeting: “Ambiguities in the (Initiative language) have been argued in both directions. However, as we move forward with this one, in fact, if there are (ambiguities), we will be able to rectify those before or after the passing of the initiative. Ideally this is the way democracy works.” The fate of Public Parking Lot #3 and the construction of the Surfliner Inn is something on which the voters are ultimately going to decide.

Marla Daily Carpinteria

Carpinteria needs a senior center

Letters to SANTA Hey, Kids!

It’s the time of year when Santa Claus is making his list and checking it twice.

The creation of a center that serves our entire community would be great. The letter written by Rosalyn Kahute (CVN, Vol. 28, No. 12) has many excellent ideas for activities for seniors. I work out at the Gym Next Door. After discussing this with the members, I realize how necessary a place to come together with activities for all is, and what a great asset it would be to our community. I taught in Santa Barbara for 27 years and created a partnership with many businesses in Santa Barbara, including Samarkand, the retirement community, as well as the Rotary Club. During that time, I saw many great programs that involved the community, for all ages – seniors, businesses and students were all involved. The rich and rewarding relationships that evolved with these partnerships were fantastic. I think a senior/community center would be a

great asset for our community that will benefit everyone.

Kathy R. Escobar Carpinteria

Lost faith in Biden

I have genuinely tried to appreciate Biden. I have failed, and have concluded he is both a poor president and not a passionate human being. All incoming presidents face challenging situations, but Biden created total human disasters in Afghanistan and at our southern border. It bothers me that he totally ignores the suffering he created. In what appears to involve total blindness, he has taken our country from energy independence to being dependent on OPEC and other less-than-reliable countries for oil, when we have energy resources right here in our own backyard. He has even pleaded with OPEC to increase production to help control prices in the U.S. while our own production sources remain shut down, creating considerable unemployment among workers crucial to our economy. He is moving much too fast in his desire to eliminate fossil fuels. His economic policies are badly flawed and have caused much of the present inflation. I’ve done research on Biden’s family. His son Hunter and others in the family are rich due to Biden, and many have questionable backgrounds. Here’s what I think: Biden simply lied when saying he knew nothing about Hunter’s sleazy situations; in the 1972 tragic accident that killed his wife and daughter, Joe said they were killed by a drunk driver, a complete lie; the other driver was not drunk, and Joe’s wife was at fault; and without a shred of meaningful evidence, Joe called Kyle Rittenhouse a white supremacist and said the beleaguered border control agents used whips on migrants. By convoluted reasoning, he blames all of his problems on Donald Trump. There is more, but word limits set in. This is America. Those who agree with me, please realize we have an opportunity to start “getting things right” with the 2022 elections. I have total respect for those who disagree.

Sanderson M. Smith Carpinteria

Season of giving

2021 was a rough year. Americans have had to deal with Covid-19, inflation, sky-high energy costs and supply chain problems. The good news is that we have entered the holiday season. It is a time to give thanks, connect with our families and help those who are in need. It is a time of reflection, inspiration and giving. God bless America and merry Christmas to all.

Diana Thorn Carpinteria

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Advisory Notice on Student Mental Health The faculty and staff at Carpinteria Middle School and Carpinteria High School will be receiving the LivingWorks Start online training for suicide prevention during the months of December 2021 and January 2022.

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Appreciation

SUPERINTENDENT’S DESK DIANA RIGBY CUSD SUPERINTENDENT

On Dec. 7, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy issued a public health advisory on the mental health challenges confronting youth, calling it “an emerging crisis exacerbated by pandemic hardships.” According to the advisory, “symptoms of depression and anxiety have doubled during the pandemic, with 25% of youth experiencing depressive symptoms and 20% experiencing anxiety symptoms.” In early 2021, “emergency department visits in the U.S. for suspected suicide attempts were 51% higher for adolescent girls and 4% higher for adolescent boys, compared to early 2019.” The Carpinteria Unified School District provides a tiered system of student mental health support, with school-based mental health teams at every school site, social-emotional learning curriculum, school psychologists, school counselors and school-based mental health therapists from Family Service Agency (FSA), Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CADA) and Hospice. The district’s mental health team, facilitated by Special Education Director Karla Curry, meets on a monthly basis to discuss the mental health challenges our students face and how we provide mental health support in our schools. This year, the CUSD Mental Health Team has planned for the district’s first suicide screening for seventh and ninth grade students over the last two weeks of January 2022, in order to create a safety network in our school community so that students thinking of suicide are identified early on and kept safe. Additionally, the California Department of Education (CDE) and San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) have partnered with LivingWorks Start to provide free online suicide prevention training to all middle and high school leaders, teachers, staff and students. LivingWorks Start is a 90-minute online training program that equips people with the skills and confidence to recognize and respond when someone is thinking of suicide and to be able to help to keep them safe.

We are so grateful for the office coordinators at our schools who ensure that all staff and families are supported and well-served: Leti Garcia, from Canalino/Family School; Heather Cushnie, at Summerland; Liz Uribe, at Aliso; Cruz Martinez, Soni Rodriguez; Beatrice Sibija, at Carpinteria High School; and Florence White and Monica Botello at pupil services.

Student and Family Vaccines

The Santa Barbara County Public Health provided a free Covid-19 vaccine and flu clinic for students and their families on Thursday, Dec. 9 at the Carpinteria Middle School Gym.

SB County Public Health

On Dec. 3, the Santa Barbara County Health Officer extended the Health Officer Order that requires the use of masks in indoor public settings. This order requires all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when indoors in public settings with limited exceptions. Additionally, this health order aligns with California state guidance for students in grades K-12 actively participating in school-based extracurricular activities such as sports and band. Students may participate in indoor activities without a face covering if regular testing is conducted. CHS basketball players are tested weekly to play without masks.

CMS Science Classes

Carpinteria Middle School sixth grade students completed several exciting labs related to living things, beginning with cells, and leading to complex body systems. Hands on labs tackled identifying the characteristics of living and non-living things, and students gathered evidence to show how the body maintains chemical balance and homeostasis. Students explored plant and animal reproduction, including the dissection of locally donated flowers/lilies. Following the dissections, they designed and engineered flowers adapted to pollinators and discovered the most effective methods for dispersing seeds to increase chances for survival and reproduction. Currently students are conducting a three-day lab that simulates six of the major body systems: the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous, muscular and excretory systems. In seventh grade science classes, students have been exploring the properties

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A large construction crew is quickly moving along the CHS Administration building. The walls and roof sheathing will be complete by winter break. The interior furniture and finish selections have been finalized and will be ready to order early next month. Dry weather has allowed for good progress at Summerland school. Weather permitting, the soil work should be done by the end of winter break – good news for the schedule! The Measure U team meets weekly to discuss current and Summer 2022 projects. Our architect, Robert Robles, is working to prepare bid documents for the last phase of Canalino Modernization and the Main school paint and roofing project for early 2022. The Summerland tennis court project is in the design phase and will begin upon the completion of the new Summerland school. Diana Rigby is the current superintendent of Carpinteria Unified School District. She is focused on improving teaching and learning for all CUSD students and welcomes parent and community input and feedback. For more information about CUSD, log on to cusd.net, or contact Diana at drigby@cusd.net or (805) 684-4511x222.

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Carpinteria kids craft fair on Saturday had holiday cheer bottled, as more than 15 families – all with kids between the ages of seven and 16 – showed off their talents and snagged some holiday profits. Kids sold unique items, such as ornaments, jewelry, baked goods and more, offering shoppers the chance to buy last-minute holiday present. This is the first year the event took place. Kati Smith previously told CVN that the event was organized to encourage kids’ holiday and entrepreneurial Ashton Nystrom, left, cornered the market on ornaments, melting crayons to create bright colors. At right, a crowd of spirit.

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Butterflies, smiley faces and inspirational phrases – Sophia Weslander Quaid had it all on her table of hand-painted rocks.

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Stumped on how to surprise that special someone with the perfect holiday gift? Check out CVN’s holiday shopping guide for inspiration. We visited local shops and asked the insiders for their tips on the most sought-after items this season. Stay tuned for next week’s second installment of the shopping guide.

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Carp Skate Foundation board members, Peter Bonning, far left, and Julia Meyer, front center, accept a check from the Carpinteria Lions Club for $47,000. The money was raised during the Lions’ annual benefit event, the Festival of Trees, and will be used to build the new skate park on Carpinteria Avenue, next to City Hall.

Firefighters light up town in charity run

Carpinteria-Summerland firefighters – joined by Santa Claus – rode around Summerland and Carpinteria over the weekend for their annual Santa Run. Many including retired fire captain Jay Erwin, left, and retired fire engineer Dean Hathaway, right, collected presents and cash donations during the ride that will be donated to charity.

Latinx professionals network at holiday mixer

From left, Jazmin Lampariello, Caroline Alarcon, Kirsten Jenkins, Rebecca Alarcon and Karen Arreola attend Carpinteria’s first Latinx Holiday Professional Mixer held last Thursday at Delgado’s Mexican Restaurant. Over 30 Latinx professionals attended the festive networking mixer organized by Natalia Alarcon, Carpinteria city councilmember; Suzanne Requejo, founder of Artesania para la Familia; and Caroline Alarcon, owner of Reliant Notary Services. At the event, a Latinx Authors Book Club was formed.

Seacliff residents hold gift drive

For the ninth consecutive year, residents of Seacliff have held successful Spark of Love toy drives, donating a bounty of new presents to the Ventura County Fire District. “With only 49 houses and 18 permanent residents, we were very proud of the collection,” said Mary Lou Harbison after this year’s event last weekend.

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The Ukulele Jammers played at the Carpinteria Arts Center on Saturday, Dec. 11, sharing their holiday tunes with the craft faire shoppers.

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The Alcazar Theatre is collecting toys and dry goods for The Unity Shoppe and Toys for Tots. Items that are most requested include: cereal, dried rice, peanut butter, dried pinto, beans, canned tuna, canned soup, canned peaches, canned tomatoes and canned whole corn. Toys that are donated should be new and unwrapped. See more at thealcazar.org.

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From left, Khloe Lopez, Mason Hampton, Gordon Guevara, Hannah Weitzman, Gabe Velasquez and Leslye Rios took a trip to Yummy Yogurt.

CMS students take trip to Yummy Yogurt

Carpinteria Middle School special education students visited Yummy Yogurt to see how the operation works and to learn more about life skills, Carpinteria Unified School District employee Anya Ibarra said. The students got a tour of the store courtesy of the shop’s owner – “he answered all their questions,” Ibarra said.

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From left, Cate School students Lylie Bechtel ‘23, Ellie Tunnell, Paige Rawiszer and Kennedy Simpson collect donations outside of Albertsons for the school’s student-led food drive.

Cate students collect 400 lbs of food in drive

Led by student Ellie Tunnell, Cate School students collected nearly 400 pounds of food in a holiday food drive. The food will be given to Genuine Concern for Others, Inc., and the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Students Lylie Bechtel, Jengus Ercil and Paige Rawiszer also helped organize the drive, putting up flyers and working with local organizations. The students were assisted by Will Holmes, Cate’s director of community engagement, who helped weigh and deliver the food. “I’m really interested in food insecurity myself, and I have been working with Santa Barbara Food Rescue to get all of our food waste at Cate to local nonprofit organizations,” Tunnell said. “It is something that I have been interested in for a while, but I have never run a food drive before.” “It’s a rewarding feeling collecting so much food and seeing all of the pieces come together (…) It took a lot of effort, but it was so doable. Everyone in the community wants to help out, and all of the people we connected with were so excited about students getting involved. It was great that it was so successful in the end, and now we have the experience to do more in the future,” she added. Tunnell said she hopes to run another food drive in the spring.

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On Saturday, gift givers and craft enthusiasts were treated to an open-air makers market at 500 Maple Ave., hosted by Dirt Botanicals, which will hold two more holiday makers markets this weekend. This is the fourth year that the Maple Avenue floral and event company has organized markets in Carpinteria for the winter holidays. Local shoppers can find the bustling market of handmade goods at 700 Linden Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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THE SEAWITCH SAYS AMY OROZCO Happy holidays! If you’re feeling a bit like a Grinch lately, you’re not the only one. For many, the most wonderful time of the year equals the most stressful time. Read on to see what some of us are finding challenging as we gear up for 2022. Tis the season! Dear Amy O., I’ve been lucky enough to live in Carpinteria for close to two years. My good fortune includes being able to retire early, being single in my early 50s, and having the leisure time and resources to spend as I wish. Don’t get me wrong, I love my new hometown, but it seems I am constantly asked for money. Not by the needy or unhoused, but by friends and neighbors on behalf of an organization or a cause. While I’m not anti-philanthropy, I’m taken aback by the requests that seem rooted in socializing rather than helping. As you can imagine, at this time of year the “asks” are magnified. What’s the best way to decline? I don’t want to offend. Signed, Mystified Not Misanthropic

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Dear Amy O., I can’t think of a better place to walk, run or bike than the flat valley floor of Carpinteria – truly a God-given paradise. Some of the joy that our Creator’s landscape brings me is lost when I see all the recyclable litter without a proper receptacle. As a true Christian, I find Christmas trees not in the spirit of the season at all. That’s not why I’m writing you. My reason for writing is how upsetting it is that very few residents in the multi-family complex where I live follow the guidelines for recycling these trees (for which there is a proper receptacle). I feel doubly offended with the Christmas trees and the lack of recycling. Call it silly, but I also feel bad for the trees. Other than praying, do you have any advice? Signed, O! Tannenbaum, Oy Vey Dear O! Tannenbaum, Oy Vey, Writing to the local paper’s advice columnist is a great start to bringing attention to recycling. It looks like your prayers are in motion, so let’s look at some hands-on, brass-tacks solutions. Could the instructions for Christmas tree disposal be better communicated? Are easily readable and eye-catching flyers posted in appropriate places, such as community bulletin boards, mailbox clusters or on the tree receptacle itself? If residents receive a monthly state-

ment for association dues, could a reminder be included? Share your concern with the HOA board or property management company. I’m sure they are equally frustrated, if not more so. If you rent, your landlord may need to interface. Looking at the bigger picture, a letter or opinion piece to the local paper may help. (It’ll help you in that you are taking some sort of action, at any rate.) Take your concern to social media. Contact City Hall. The waste management company may have some suggestions. Please don’t feel you need to solve this problem on your own. That’s not what I’m trying to say. I only want to underscore the importance of having one’s voice heard. Some people are lazy, others are scofflaws, and still others just don’t bother reading instructions. There are some too who may not be physically able to hoist a tree to its appointed final resting place. If you are aware of a particular neighbor who doesn’t follow the tree recycling guidelines, ask why. Maybe an offer to deposit the tree correctly, after de-tinseling and de-ornamenting, will fix things. You note in your letter that you don’t find Christmas trees part of the spirit of the season. I’m hoping you find kindness, generosity and tolerance as part of the season’s spirit and carry it throughout the year. I’d like to join you with that. P.S. I don’t call it silly. I feel sad about the trees, too, and about our disposable mindset in general. Former CVN editor Amy Marie Orozco loves living in Carpinteria, including all the sometime socially sticky situations happening in our seaside setting. Along with giving advice (only when asked), Amy O. also edits Cannabis by the Sea Magazine. Have a question for her? Email it to news@coastalview.com.

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COMMANDER’S RECAP

1525 hrs / Theft / Padaro Lane

The reporting party called to report an intruder in his home. The subject was wearing all black and walked in an open door. She left the main house when asked to leave, but went into the carriage house above the garage and sat down and began to read a book. The responding units learned that the female subject has been suffering from mental illness.

Monday, Dec. 6

0824 hrs / Stolen Plates / Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies responded to the report of a catalytic converter theft in progress. The suspect vehicle was gone when deputies arrived. The victim vehicle was a stolen vehicle out of Guadalupe, which had false plates.

1601 hrs / Theft / 5300 block Carpinteria Avenue

A juvenile victim said he left his customized pro scooter unattended in the bike rack of the Carpinteria Community Pool for a short time and when he returned, the scooter was gone. A victim reported the scooter was worth $700.

1949 hrs / Restraining Order / Linden Avenue

A reporting party reported the violation of a restraining order. The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived. The incident was documented and forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.

2153 hrs / DUI / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

Deputies responded to AM/PM for a report of a hit and run. During the investigation, the suspect and his vehicle were located on Via Real. He admitted being involved in a vehicle collision and displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail.

Reports from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

COASTAL BUREAU OPERATIONS • DEC. 5 – 11 0123 hrs / DUI / Sawyer and Linden avenues

A white SUV was observed blocking the crosswalk at the above-mentioned intersection. During a traffic enforcement stop, the driver displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

0847 hrs / Fight / Jacaranda Way

A man was reported as under the influence, armed with a shovel, and violating a restraining order at the above address. Deputies checked the area, but were unable to locate the subject.

1216 hrs / Accident / Evans Avenue

CHP responded to the report of a vehicle that went off Highway 101, down the cliff and onto the railroad right-of-way. It was tentatively determined that the driver attempted a murder/suicide of herself and the passengers – the driver’s mother and the driver’s three children. The driver and all passengers had some degree of injury. CHP is handling the incident.

0007 hrs / Incident Report / Holly Avenue

A man made over a dozen calls throughout the day.

parked at El Carro Park. During his arrest, he requested the vehicle be left with his friend. The reporting party stated he has been unable to contact his friend since being released and did not know her whereabouts.

0332 hrs / Narcotics / 4500 block Carpinteria Avenue

During a traffic enforcement stop, a man was found in possession of a methamphetamine pipe with a usable amount in the bulb. He was cited and released.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

1622 hrs / Violation of Restraining Order / Jacaranda Way

Deputies were dispatched to a report that a man was on scene of his parent’s residence, in violation of a restraining order. Upon arrival, deputies located the man in a downstairs bathroom. He was arrested for violating the restraining order violation and was booked into jail without incident.

2245 hrs / DUI / 5200 block Carpinteria Avenue

A black, Toyota SUV was observed parked in the sidewalk in front of a local restaurant. After a few minutes, a man came out, said it was his car, and that he was picking up pizza. He claimed he did not know it was a sidewalk. During police contact, he displayed behavior indicative of being under the influence, and he admitted to using meth a few hours earlier. He provided a urine sample at the Carpinteria Station, which tested positive for meth. He was transported to his motel room, where he consented to a search of his room. A meth pipe was found. He was issued a citation.

1515 hrs / Burglary / Santa Monica Road

The reporting party stated that his landlord illegally moved his trailer from the property, entered his vehicle and drove it off the property without his permission. The landlord also shut off water and power to the location. A report will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for review.

0339 hrs / DUI / Via Real and Cramer Avenue

A deputy initiated a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle for expired registration. The driver was found to be driving on a suspended commercial driver’s license, while in violation of his DUI probation terms of driving with a registered blood alcohol content. He was cited for the above listed charges and his vehicle was towed.

Friday, Dec. 10

1108 hrs / Restraining Order / Delta Avenue

Deputies received a call about a male possibly under the influence at the residence. A records check showed that he had been served with a restraining order, prohibiting him from being at the residence. He was arrested.

1052 hrs / Residential Burglary / Carpinteria Avenue

The reporting party stated that while in custody, someone entered her home and stole $1,500 in cash. Her sister thought she heard someone enter the home on Dec. 1, but did not call law enforcement. There are no suspects.

2016 hrs / Suicidal Subject / Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies responded to a report a suicidal female with knife, who was reported to be under the influence. While The reporting party called to report responding, the father stated the female after being released from jail, he was had stabbed herself and was no longer unable to locate his vehicle that was left in possession of the knife. Upon arrival, deputies located the female sitting on her bedroom floor suffering from a non-life threating stab wound on her lower right abdomen. AMR and the Fire Department Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California 20  Thursday, August 31, 2017 Coastal Viewand News • Carpinteria, California arrived attended to the female, before 0001 hrs / DUI / 400 block Palm transporting her to the emergency room. Avenue Deputies responded the report A reader sends a halo toto Ryan Mooreof fora bringing dirt back to Carpinteria. DUI incident at Carpinteria State Beach. Saturday, Dec. 11 A reader traffic enforcement was conduct0850 hrs Civil Dispute / Via Real A sends a halo stop to everyone who supported the/ Playa Del Sur 4-H this year. ed, and the vehicle was occupied reporting party called to report “The members are looking forwardby tothe another The successful year.” driver and his wife. Deputies conducted that a landlord sent additional men to sobriety eld tests on the driver. An his trailer atand thethe locks. The A reader fisends a halo to Valerie, the innew volunteer thechanged Friends of Library terview of for both partiesand determined that themen also loaded Bookstore, cleaning reorganizing self-help section.additional items in his the man was the dominant aggressor in a truck. The reporting party also noticed physical altercation. The driver provided that spare keys to his truck were stolen/ A reader sends a halo to Desiree, the new masseuse at The Gym Next Door. “She a breath sample, which yielded 0.16. The missing. Deputies contacted the landlord, have coasted through it, but she worked really hard to relieve my back pain. I A reader sends a halo to neighbors in Silver Sand Mobile Home Park could driver was arrested for DUI and domestic who agreed to return the keys and not A reader sends a halo to Burlene for making the Carpinteria Lumber- never experienced such a great massage.” who generously answered the reader’s call for food bank donations. confront the reporting party until he obA reader sends the “Her generous person for paying for the violation, battery. yard Nursery areaaahalo joy totovisit. outgoing personality (Southern “Wereader’s filled bags with enough food forATM five card families. Well done.” tains an eviction notice from the courts. gas when she forgot her at the gas station. “I’m style), friendly conversation and plant knowledge make it a pleasure A reader sends a halo to whoever left a sign telling people to pick up their dog-waste chose the most expensive oil, I’d love to reimburse you, and bags and stop leaving them on Casitas Pass Road. tosorry visit Iand shop.” A reader a halo to Diane for being an upstanding Thursday, Dec. 9 thank sends you. I’m deeply movedThackeray by your generosity.” 2122 hrs / Minors in Possession / neighbor and friend to the reader. “She is always thinking of others, 0630 hrs / Vandalism / 4410 block A reader sends a halo to Sean and Dayna for being wonderful neighbors and helping A reader sends a pitchfork to whoever hasRoad been leaving bags of dog Sandyland and the work she A puts into the community often goes unrecognized. Thank you for reader sends a halo tosituation. the 93013 Fund, Uncle Chen Restaurant Via Real the reader through another frazzled mom waste on the ground along Casitas Pass Road. “Yes, it’s frustrating that Juveniles were found inside a vehicle being you!” Deputies received a call of a subject and Marybeth Carty for the surprise delivery of a delicious dinner complete with a the trash cans are gone, but is that really your best way of handling disturbing the peace at a convenience in possession of alcohol. They were refortune painted rock.person “Wonderful kindness quite a in thrill!” A readercookie, sends candy a halobar to and the anonymous who left a $100and donation the the situation?” A reader sends a halo to the elves that visited the reader’s fairy garden on Calle Ocho store. The suspect was kicking the front leased to their parents. HELP of Carpinteria office mail slot this past week. “Thank you for your kindness.” and left hot chocolate bombs when they left. “Our kids were so excited.” door and pulled off a sign from the A reader sends a halo to the staff of Jack’s Bistro for staying open during CoA reader sends a pitchfork person who hit the reader’s pickup wall. Upon arrival, the suspect was seento the vid-19. a smile noDaykas matter how busy. A greatthere waytotohelp startwith the anything day.” 2211 hrs / DUI / Viaon Real A reader“Always sends a halo to the for always being and in front of the reader’s house and didn’t stop. “Shame you, and I hope A reader sends a halo to the new owners of Brew & Cue on Carpinteria Avenue for walking north on Santa Monica Road. He While handling a loud party comnever complaining. “Many thanks to the best neighbors ever. We love you all dearly.” you have karma insurance.” fi xing up the old pool hall in town. “It’s bright and welcoming. You did a great job. A reader sends a halo to Mayor Wade Nomura for the city’s beautiful flower wreath walked behind his brother’s residence, in plaint, a nearby vehicle was reported Iatlove beer selection. This will be my newDay Sunday football hangout for sure.” of a restraining order. He was revving its engine for nearly an hour the your Carpinteria Cemetery theJohn Memorial program. A reader sends a halo to Tamifor and at Robitaille’s for their constant smiles and violation reader and sends a pitchfork to the Barbara bicycle events on Foothill Road. “Purposely hostAnother reader commented, “Through hard work and dedication they have turned A arrested at the Santa A man There was found in his vehicle, over-the-top customer service. “The wedding favors were loved by all and brought ing huge ridesbooked that take up the whole road isstraight. irresponsible. are countless bike a… bar into a fun, cleantoplace haveacknowledge a beer, watch sports, and see good County Jail. reader sends a halo thosetowho people play withgames disabilities. “When parked in a large hedge that bordered Via aAbit of Carpinteria to the Seattle wedding!” lanes that were put in with our tax dollars to avoid this problem.” friends.” you encounter a person in a wheelchair or walking with a walker, please smile and Real. CHP responded and arrested him

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0840 hrs / Possible Overdose / for driving under influence. A reader sends a pitchfork to the lifeguards braiding hair whilethe swimmers are in the Beach Club Road pool. “Not professional!” Deputies were dispatched to a pos- 0305 hrs / Burglary / Via Real sible overdose. Upon arrival, deputies suspect a shovel force open A reader sends a pitchfork to the employees ofAthe newerused businesses ontothe Carpincontacted the patient, who could not the window of his ex-girlfriend’s resiteria Bluffs. “Learn to share the bike/walking path with locals… There will be four answer simple questions. The patient was dence. He took possession of his bike, to five of you walking together and not a single one will scoot over just a tad to let transported to the hospital. The reporting and stole her laptop. He returned to the a local pass through?” party provided deputies with a small residence shortly afterward, but deputies piece of foil, that had an unknown white, were unable to locate him. A reader sends a pitchfork to the Linden planters. “All the mushrooms growing there indicate too much water. Nice weed farm.” A reader sends a pitchfork to a restaurant owner for parking his vehicle in the spots


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CITY OF CARPINTERIA 5775 CARPINTERIA AVENUE CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 WWW.CARPINTERIA.CA.US PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 750 (AS PRESCRIBED BY GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 36933(C)(1)) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA, ADDING ARTICLE V (SPECIFIC REGULATIONS FOR ORGANICS WASTE DISPOSAL, REDUCTION, RECYCLING, AND SOLID WASTE COLLECTION) TO CHAPTER 8.08 (INTEGRATED WASTE MANAGEMENT) OF THE CARPINTERIA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ENACT REGULATIONS IN COMPLIANCE WITH SENATE BILL (SB) 1383 FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FOOD AND ORGANICS RECYCLING AND RELATED SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING PROCESSING AND REPORTING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT this Ordinance was duly introduced for first reading at the Carpinteria City Council meeting of December 13, 2021. Second reading and adoption of the Ordinance is scheduled for January 10, 2022, at 5:30 pm, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA. If adopted, this Ordinance will enact regulations in compliance with Senate Bill (SB) 1383 for the implementation of food and organics recycling and related solid waste and recycling processing and reporting. A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is posted in the Office of the City Clerk, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA. The full text can also be viewed on the City’s website at https://carpinteriaca.gov/city-hall/public-hearingslegal-notices/, under “Public Hearing & Legal Notices.” Brian C. Barrett, Acting City Clerk Publish: December 16, 2021

CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): MONTECITO DOG INC. at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 10/29/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: ANTHONY SOROSKY, OFFICER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003040. Publish: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as (1) LYNX ENGINEERING (2) BLUE WATER BUILDERS at 1316 CLIFTON STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103. Mailing address: PO BOX 360, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93102. Full name of registrant(s): ERIC M SCHWARTZ at 1316 CLIFTON STREET, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93103. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/16/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: ERIC M SCHWARTZ, FACILITATOR. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003176.

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as RIVIERA SMILES at 1187 COAST VILLAGE ROAD SUITE 11, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108. Full name of registrant(s): ANA R MARTINEZ DDS INC at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 11/12/2021. The registrant began transacting business on March 12, 2021. Signed: ANA R MARTINEZ. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003155. Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as POND MEDIA GROUP at 2287 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067. Mailing address: PO BOX 1304, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067 Full name of registrant(s): JOHN W MUNRO at 2287 GOLDEN GATE AVENUE, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/24/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: JOHN MUNRO. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003235.

Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 _________________________________ F I C T I TDistrict IOUS BUSINESS NAME Carpinteria Valley Water STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) Carpinteria Valley Water District Publish: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2021 is/are doing business as ORGANIC EVONOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT THE _________________________________ LUTION at 234 OCEAN VIEW AVENUE, NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT THEMITIGATED DECLARATION F I C T I TNEGATIVE IOUS BUS INESS NAME CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Mailing adMITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE EL CARRO PARK MONITORING WELLS PROJECT STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) dress: PO BOX 14644, SUMMERLAND, FOR THE EL CARRO PARK is/are doing business as ADMINAGSOCA to 93067 Full name PROJECT DESCRIPTION : The Carpinteria Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes construct and of registrant(s): JUMONITORING WELLS PROJECT LUTIONS.COM at 1225 LA BREA AVE., LIE HALL at 234 OCEAN VIEW AVENUE, operate three new groundwater SNATA monitoring wells provide groundwater elevation and water MARIA, CAto93458. Full name of CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. This business water-bearingRANCHO zones of NUEVO the western portion of the Carpinteria P R O J E C Tquality D E Sdata C R I from P T I Othree N : Tdifferent he registrant(s): HARis conducted by an Individual. This stateCarpinteria Valley Water District Groundwater Basin.(CVWD) VESTING, INC. at SAME ADDRESS AS ment was filed with the County 11/12/2021. proposes to construct and operate three ABOVE This business is conducted by a The registrant began LOCATION:wells The proposed monitoring wells would be located in El Carro Park within the transacting business PROJECT new groundwater monitoring to Corporation. This statement was filed on Nov 07, 2021. Signed: JULIE L HALL, City of Carpinteria, approximately 0.4 miles northeast of the U.S. Highway 101/Linden Avenue provide groundwater elevation and water with the County 11/19/2021. The registrant FOUNDER. In accordance with subdiviquality datainterchange. from three different waterbegan transacting business on Nov 15, sion (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name bearing zones of the western portion of the 2021. Signed: JESSICA MANRIQUEZ, PUBLIC COMMENT: The CVWD is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the expires at the end of statement generally Carpinteria Groundwater Basin.Declaration (MND). PRESIDENT/CEO. In accordance withwritten Mitigated Negative You may comment by submitting or years oral comments five from the date on which it was subdivision of section 17920, a ficti- should filed be in the officetoof the County Clerk, to the CVWD prior to the close of the public (a) comment period. Comments provided PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed tious name statement generally expires except, provided in subdivision (b) of the General Manager, Bob McDonald at 1301 Santa Ynez Avenue, Carpinteria, (805)as 684-2816, monitoring wells would be located in El at the end of five years from the date 17920, where it expires 40 days bob@cvwd.net to the close of the public comment period on January section 26th, 2022 at 5:00 Carro Park within the City ofprior Carpinteria, on which it was filed in the office of the after any change in the facts set forth in the p.m.0.4 miles northeast of approximately County Clerk, except, as provided in statement pursuant to section 17913 other the U.S. Highway subdivision section about 17920,30 where DETAILS: Avenue The three wells would(b) beoflocated feetitapartthan neara the western PROJECT101/Linden change in the residence address interchange.boundary of El Carro Park. Theexpires 40 days any change the diameter wells would be after completed with ain3-inch well casing, of a registered owner. A new fictitious setpack forthwithin in thethe statement bentonite or cement annular seal,facts gravel annuluspursuant (area between the borehole business name and must be filed before the PUBLIC COMMENT: The CVWD is to section 17913 other than a change in expiration. The filing of this statement does casing) and 3-inch diameter well screen. The tops of the wells would be covered by watertight, soliciting comments on the adequacy and the12-inches residenceinaddress of aconstructed registered flush notwith of itself locking manholes, approximately diameter, the authorize ground the use in this state completeness of the Mitigated Negative owner. A new fictitious business name of a fi ctitious name in violation No above-ground are proposed. Once constructed, the monitoring business wells Declaration surface. (MND). You may comment structures must be filed before the expiration. The of the rights of another under Federal, would beor used monitor the levels and water quality in the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin. by submitting written oraltocomments to water filing of this statement does not of itself State, or common law (see section 1441 the CVWD prior to the close ofREVIEW the public authorize the usehas in this state of aa fiDraft ctitious FINDINGS : The CVWD prepared MND pursuant to Section ENVIRONMENTAL Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I comment period. be forbusiness name in violation the rights Environmental of 15073 Comments of the Stateshould Guidelines the Implementation of theofCalifornia Quality hereby certify thisAct copy is a correct copy of provided to (CEQA). the General Manager, Bob another under Federal, State, or common the original statement on file in my office. McDonald at 1301 Santa Ynez Avenue, law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder OCUMENT AVAILABILITY : The Draft MND may be reviewed by certify visiting the CVWD’s website Carpinteria, D (805) 684-2816, bob@cvwd. and Professions code). I hereby (SEAL) FBN2021-0003235. net prior to the close of the public www.cvwd.net or a comment hard copy can becopy reviewed at the copy District at 1301 Santa Ynez Ave or this is a correct of Offices the original period on January 26th, Branch 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Carpinteria Library at 5141 Carpinteria CA. E. statement on fiAve, le in Carpinteria, my office. Joseph Publish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) _________________________________ PROJECT DETAILS: The three wells FBN2021-0003208. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME would be located about 30 feet apart STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) near the western boundary of El Carro Publish: Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 2021 is/are doing business as (1) INSPIRING Park. The wells would be completed with _________________________________ VISIONARY (2) REBEKAH WELCH a 3-inch diameter well casing, bentonite FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME MOOREHEAD at 1317 NORTH V ST or cement annular seal, gravel pack within STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) SPC 160, LOMPOC, CA 93436. Full name the annulus (area between the borehole is/are doing business as SEA BREEZE of registrant(s): INSPIRING VISIONARY and casing) and 3-inch diameter well COTTAGE at 222 EAST CARRILLO LLC at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. screen. The tops of the wells would be STREET #304, SANTA BARBARA, CA This business is conducted by a Limited covered by watertight, locking manholes, 93101. Full name of registrant(s): DONNA Liability Company. This statement was approximately 12-inches in diameter, LYNNE BAIRD at SAME ADDRESS AS filed with the County 11/17/2021. The constructed flush with the ground surface. ABOVE This business is conducted by an registrant began transacting business No above-ground structures are proposed. Individual. This statement was filed with on Nov 10, 2021. Signed: REBEKAH Once constructed, the monitoring wells the County 11/16/2021. The registrant beMK WELCH, MANAGER. In accordance would be used to monitor the water gan transacting business on Nov 1, 2021. with subdivision (a) of section 17920, levels and water quality in the Carpinteria Signed: DONNA BAIRD, OWNER. In aca fictitious name statement generally Groundwater Basin. cordance with subdivision (a) of section expires at the end of five years from the 17920, a fictitious name statement generdate on which it was filed in the office of ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: ally expires at the end of five years from the County Clerk, except, as provided in The CVWD has prepared a Draft MND the date on which it was filed in the office subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it pursuant to Section 15073 of the State of the County Clerk, except, as provided expires 40 days after any change in the Guidelines for the Implementation of in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where facts set forth in the statement pursuant the California Environmental Quality Act it expires 40 days after any change in the to section 17913 other than a change in (CEQA). facts set forth in the statement pursuant the residence address of a registered to section 17913 other than a change in owner. A new fictitious business name DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Draft the residence address of a registered must be filed before the expiration. The MND may be reviewed by visiting the owner. A new fictitious business name filing of this statement does not of itself CVWD’s website www.cvwd.net or a must be filed before the expiration. The authorize the use in this state of a fictitious hard copy can be reviewed at the District filing of this statement does not of itself business name in violation of the rights of Offices at 1301 Santa Ynez Ave or authorize the use in this state of a fictitious another under Federal, State, or common Carpinteria Branch Library at 5141 business name in violation of the rights of law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA. another under Federal, State, or common and Professions code). I hereby certify law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business this copy is a correct copy of the original Publish: December 16, 23, 30, 2021 and Professions code). I hereby certify statement on file in my office. Joseph E. _________________________________ this copy is a correct copy of the original Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME statement on file in my office. Joseph E. FBN2021-0003187. STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) is/are doing business as (1) MONTEFBN2021-0003170. Publish: December 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 CITO DOG TRAINER (2) DOGWATCH OF SANTA BARBARA (3) K-9 HIDPublish: December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 DEN FENCE at 4475 LA TIERRA LN,

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IT’S ALL SURFING CHRISTIAN BEAMISH Ratty, the wood rat in “The Wind in the Willows,” famously says, “…there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” I am certain Ratty would’ve added “or on surfboards,” had he the chance to try the Sport of Kings. Because the wood rat, with his love for his river in the English countryside, has all the characteristics of a surfer: skill on his chosen craft, awareness of changing conditions on his local waters, and, as with the best wave riders, an ability to adapt to the circumstances at hand — not to mention his easy rapport with any character he comes in contact with, including the more dangerous fellows. “In or out of ‘em, it doesn’t matter,” Ratty continues in his ode to boats. “Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it.” Now, if actual surfers could adapt Ratty’s attitude — the idea of simply “messing about” — we would be better off for it. But having exhausted my “Wind in the Willows “as-metaphor-forthe-surfing-life, I’ll shift focus to a recent run I made up north. My buddy in Santa Cruz needs an intro to his photo book, and I spent the weekend after Thanksgiving at his place going over the topics to cover. He has spent time in the Basque country, and influenced by the traditions of the region, he often cooks on an open fire, coating cuts of meat in olive oil and salt on a grill set over the flame. We ate steaks this way with bread, and drank beers and it was elemental and delicious, although a nice pinot may have been a better compliment than the Modelos. Leaving town here a couple of hours before dawn to drive up to his place, I stopped to surf on the Central Coast well north of Point Conception soon after first light. The waves were double overhead, powerful and fairly clean. Larger sets roared through in fifteen-minute intervals, closing-out the small cove I was surfing, which wasn’t really a cove so much as a slightly deeper notch between a rock-shelf crag and a shoal area of rock heads to the south. I was riding a 6’5” channel-bottom twin fin — a design I’ve been shaping a lot in the past couple of years, but truthbe-told haven’t been riding much myself. The board paddles well, and I was able to dodge the larger sets washing through and snag a few of the cleaner ones breaking inside, off the submerged end of the rock crag. But even these inside waves were thick and powerful, pushing the board too fast, and the rides were more akin to skimming along the surface rather than the controlled banking and flowing of surfing in rhythm. Although it’s a 15-minute walk from the trailhead to the surf break, when I got back to the van I decided to grab a bigger board I’d brought and trot back down for another go. The board I grabbed is a 9’1” big wave gun, a stiletto of a surfboard, a mere 19-inches wide and carved with six deep channels through the tail, ballasted by a single fin of Hawaiian design. My thought was that I’d swing into those larger waves and tap into Pacific Rim power, even if simply running a clean

A 9’1” that might have served the author well with better timing. “Whether you get away, or whether you don’t;” Ratty says of boat life, “whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you get anywhere at all, you’re always busy, and you never do anything in particular…” Yes indeed, Ratty is a surfer.

“There was nothing to do of course but paddle like hell, and I concentrated on breathing evenly and digging my strokes in as deeply and efficiently as I could, as a very tall wave advanced upon me.” line with minimal turns. I picked my way across the rock crag once more, sheltering behind a high point with the 9’1” under arm as several big swaths of whitewater washed through, before leaping into the froth and scratching for deep water. Initially, I thought I had a clean run for open water but as I crested a medium-sized (which is to say still well-overhead) wave mid-cove, I caught my first glimpse of another of those rogue sets lining up across the whole reef complex before me. There was nothing to do of course but paddle like hell, and I concentrated on breathing evenly and digging my strokes in as deeply and efficiently as I could, as a very tall wave advanced upon me. And by very tall, I mean as high as the top of the second-story windows at The Palms downtown on Linden — not the biggest waves these shores can dish out, but plenty big anyway. I suppose the saving grace is that while not soft by any means, the waves also were not going “top-tobottom,” not doing the death-imploder routine that some of these breaks can offer up. I crested the first one just barely, and came down the backside of the wave still paddling hard as the next stood taller still, feathering out ahead of me. Seeing that I would not make it over, I paddled up the face as far as I dared then slipped off the side of the board and pushed it seaward, putting myself into a somewhat lame-feeling starfish pose just in the face of the wave, thinking somehow maybe I would make myself into a sea-anchor and not get sucked over as it broke. The maneuver worked insofar as I was not sucked back-over, but I’d lost all momentum and I didn’t bother trying to reel my board in by its long, big-wave tether afterwards, since the next wave, even bigger still, was now breaking a further 50-feet in front of me. I was almost scared for a moment, then reminded myself that being scared wasn’t going to help, and managed two breaths that didn’t feel sufficiently deep or oxygenating, but were all the breath I was going to get. The rinsing wasn’t too violent as these things go, but I surfaced gasping in sea foam, desperate to grab my board for something to float on. Two more big ones washed over me, each of them pushing me further in, and I caught the third line of whitewater, aiming the big board back into the corner of the cove to safety. Naturally, the ocean went flat for a good while after all that power had washed through, but I’d been chastened, and took my bad timing as a sign that

I was not sufficiently in sync with the energy of the morning to earn my place amongst those waves. I walked back up the trail afterwards, observing the easy opening I’d have had if I’d waited just five minutes longer out on the crag before leaping in. The best wave of the morning then formed up as I crested the bluff trail — pouring open over the reef and coursing across just perfectly.

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Christian Beamish took leave of his position at Coastal View News in October 2020, to pursue his surfboard business, “Surfboards California,” full time. He continues his monthly column. The former Associate Editor of The Surfer’s Journal, Beamish is also the author of “Voyage of the Cormorant” (Patagonia Books, 2012) about his single-handed expedition down the coast of Baja California by sail and oar in his self-built Shetland Isle beach boat. He lives with his wife and two children in Carpinteria.

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Carpinteria High School girls water polo coaches Jon Otsuki, left, and Kurt Souza.

Put in the work: Carpinteria’s girls water polo team takes training very seriously as they prepare for the rest of the season.

Carpinteria girls water polo takes first loss in close battle BY RYAN P. CRUZ • PHOTOS BY INGRID BOSTROM

From front, Kate Isaac, Lilli Nemetz, Monica Delgado and Taylor Classen.

Giulia Piccoletti and Lilli Nemetz (black cap) fight for a loose ball during a Saturday practice.

The Warriors’ girls water polo team jumped out to a three-game win streak to start the season at 3-0, heading into a big road test against the Santa Ynez Pirates. Carpinteria has found success early in the season thanks to the strong play of Alex Zapata, Ainslee Alexander and Briana Rodriguez on offense, and junior goalie Erin Otsuki on defense. Alexander and Zapata have each scored 15 goals in the first four games, while Rodriguez has tallied nine goals so far. Erin Otsuki has had two games with 12 blocks and has become a force in the net for the Warriors. Alexander, Zapata, Rodriguez, Jocelyn Pena, Serena Smith, Natalia Perez, Guilia Piccoletti, Monica Delgado, Lilli Nemetz and Kate Isaac all scored in a 19-3 victory over crosstown rival Cate. Carpinteria has also played incredible team offense and defense all year, with several Warriors having multiple-steal games, and ten team members scoring in the first four games. The girls water polo program is following in the footsteps of the boys program, which just won its first-ever CIF Championship this year. Heading into the road game at Santa Ynez, Carpinteria was feeling confident riding the undefeated streak, but faced a strong and consistent Pirates squad. In a close back-and-forth battle with seven lead changes, with neither team led by more than two goals – the Warriors weren’t able to hold on and were handed their first loss of the season with a final score of 11-12. Carpinteria started off strong, coach Jon Otsuki said, but gave up two costly penalty shots in the first quarter which left the Warriors down 3-5. Zapata showed senior leadership in the second quarter, exploding for four of her five total goals to send the game into halftime with the Warriors back on top, 8-7. The third quarter was more of the same, with each team cashing in on a

series of scoring runs and Carpinteria heading into the final period with a tworun lead. In the fourth quarter, Santa Ynez was able to hold the Warriors to zero goals, while being persistent on the offensive end and notching three goals and securing the victory. The 11-12 loss was the Warriors’ first of the season, snapping the undefeated three-game win streak. Zapata led Carpinteria with five goals, while Rodriguez followed close behind with three of her own. Alexander scored twice and Piper Clayton added in with another goal. Erin Otsuki put in a strong effort in goal, blocking 12 shots in the loss. The team is now 3-1 overall. The Warriors will have a chance to face the Pirates one more time in a regular season home game on Jan. 17. Carpinteria will take a break in the action for finals week, and will be back in the pool Friday in Simi Valley to face Royal.

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SHORT STOPS BY RYAN P. CRUZ

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California Freshman Marcus Scudder had his best game of his career so far, leading all scorers with 15 points, while senior Babacar Pouye had 12 points. Cate starts league play this week and will host a competitive Santa Ynez team at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The Rams’ girls basketball team also won two back-back games, defeating crosstown rivals Carpinteria 33-19 and dominating Laguna Blanca for a 35-5 victory.

Carpinteria boys basketball wins one, loses one

At the Pacifica Tournament in Oxnard, Carpinteria High School boys basketball team lost to Trinity Classical 24–72. Jared Zapata led the Warriors with seven points, while Matt Garcia and Kainoa Glasgow each had six points. Against Hillcrest Christian, the Warriors earned their third win of the year with a 48-38 victory. Glasgow was the top scorer with 16 points and two assists. Garcia has a great all-around game with 15 points, four steals and four assists. Sebastian Campurano came up big with 15 rebounds to go with his 6 points in the win. Carpinteria is now 3-8 overall, and will return to the hardwood at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 against Grace Brethren in the Simi Valley Tournament.

Warriors girls basketball has rough time at Nordhoff tournament

Carpnteria High School’s girls basketball team headed to Nordhoff to play four games over three days of competition. The Warriors struggled to find consistency on offense and took three tough losses in a row. On day one, the Warriors faced the home team Nordhoff Rangers and lost 18–40. Coach Henry Gonzales said that turnovers and allowing too many second and third scoring opportunities was the team’s downfall in the second half. Lizbeth Alpizar led the team with seven points and 12 rebounds. After losing 22–65 to Louisville the next day, the Warriors returned for two games on the final day of the tournament. The first game was a closely contested game against Thacher. The Warriors fought hard but ultimately slipped behind for a final score of 21-22. Alpizar grabbed 10 rebounds and five points in the loss, while Amarisse Camargo scored 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals. Carpinteria lost its final game of the tournament to Hueneme, 30–52. The Warriors are now 2-7 on the year, and coach Gonzales is hoping to grow and learn from these losses heading into the remainder of the season. “I was happy with our overall attitude and willingness to play with perfect effort throughout the two games,” Gonzales said. “We will be a factor come league play.”

Cate’s All-CIF team members, from left: Kristian Scurtis, Mason Oetgen, Will Bouma, Ethan Ligon, Coach Ben Soto, Charlie Patel, Jack Whelan and Matthew Holmes.

CIF Champions earn end-of-year awards

Cate had a strong run on the gridiron, clinching this year’s CIF Southern Section Championship in eight-man football. Several players and coaches were named on the 2021 All-CIF team: Ben Soto was named Coach of the Year; senior quarterback Will Bouma was named CIF Player of the Year; and senior wide receiver Mason Oetgen was named Offensive Player of the Year. Seniors Ethan Ligon and Matty Holmes and sophomore Kristian Scurtis made the first team All-CIF, while junior lineman Jack Whelan and Charlie Patel made second team.

Two big losses on the pitch for Warriors girls soccer

Carpinteria suffered two big shutouts in a row, as the girls soccer team lost 0–7 to Santa Clara and then 0–9 to Thacher two days later. Santa Clara went into the game as an undefeated top-10 team in Division six, and though the Warriors held the team scoreless for 27 minutes, Santa Clara exploded for three goals in four minutes and then a fourth goal just eight minutes later. “Although the score line was not favorable, a great deal of experience was gained today,” said coach Freddy Martinez. The Warriors’ woes continued two days later against Thacher in Ojai. Carpinteria was shutout 0–9 to put their record at 1-3-1 heading into the winter break. “This week was a huge test of character as well as a moment to see the parts of our game that need work as we prepare for league play in January,” Martinez said.

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Cate boys basketball on fire in Fillmore Tournament

After a sputtering start with three losses to start the season, Cate’s Basketball team has exploded for five wins in a row, with the three latest wins coming in the Fillmore Tournament and sealing a second-straight tournament championship. Cate’s third win in a row came in a 20–13 victory over the host team, Fillmore, to start the tournament. The Rams built on that momentum in the tournament’s next game to overpower Santa Clara for a final score of 49–33. “Defense was the name of the game,” said coach Andy Gil. “We made Santa Clara work extremely hard for all their buckets and thankfully for us we had a fantastic shooting night.” Gil said he was most proud of the team’s success on the free throw line, making 12 out of 14 attempts in the game. A third and final tournament victory, 59–36 over Channel Islands, sealed the Fillmore Tournament Championship for Cate. The Rams also won the tournament the last time it was hosted in December 2019.

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CHEF RANDY RANDY GRAHAM This is just the ticket for a late lunch or early supper after attending your local farmers’ market. While corn and leeks are essential here, feel free to substitute potatoes or carrots for some or all of the sweet potatoes. If you don’t care for cilantro, try substituting fresh basil.

Ingredients:

4 large ears of corn (kernels removed and cobs reserved) 2½ cups whole milk 2 cloves garlic (minced) plus 3 cloves garlic (minced)

2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons olive oil (divided) 5 medium leeks (trimmed and sliced) ½ teaspoon paprika ¼ cup dry sherry 12 ounces sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into ½ –inch cubes) 8 ounces green beans (cut into ½-inch pieces) 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (chopped) Lime wedges

Directions:

Combine corn kernels, milk and two cloves of minced garlic in a saucepan. Run the back of a knife down cobs to release milk into the pan. Discard cobs. Bring milk mixture to a boil then remove the pan from heat. Set aside. Heat butter and one tablespoon of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Add leeks, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add three cloves of minced garlic and paprika.

Cook for 30 seconds. Stir in sherry and cook for another 30 seconds. Add four cups of water and remove the pot from heat. Set aside. Heat one tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sweet potatoes and sauté for eight minutes, or until browned. Transfer to the Dutch oven. Add remaining one tablespoon oil to the same skillet on medium-high heat. Add green beans to skillet and sauté for three minutes. Transfer beans to a plate. Bring mixture in Dutch oven to a boil, reduce heat low, and simmer for five minutes. Add green beans and cook for four minutes more. Stir milk mixture and one tablespoon cilantro into chowder. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro and serve with lime wedges on the side.

Randy Graham is a noted chef and writer and has been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for over 38 years. Chef Randy has written and published a series of seven cookbooks with original recipes developed over the period 1975 through 2020. He writes for the Ojai Quarterly, the Ojai Discover Monthly, and the California 101 Travelers Guide. His vegetarian recipes are published in newspapers throughout Central California under the header, Chef Randy. He and his wife, Robin, live in Ojai, California, with their dog Cooper. Robin and Cooper are not vegetarians.

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