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HELP seeks help

HELP of Carpinteria, Carpinteria’s nonprofit transportation service that helps those unable to drive themselves, is short volunteers due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The volunteer-run service helps locals such as Wilma Heidenrich, 91, pictured, to run errands or get to appointments. Director Judy Goodbody said the service is currently operating with the “bare minimum” of what it needs. “We need as many people as we can get,” she said. HELP is looking for volunteer drivers, substitute drivers and dispatchers to work two or four hours a week. Drivers must be 25 years of age. HELP is open Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To learn more about volunteering, call (805) 684-0065. KARLSSON

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Winter whale watching season begins

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Library offers Stay and Play Storytime at Children’s Project

Every Thursday at 11 a.m. the Carpinteria Library invites families to bring their young children to learn, play, sing and share stories at the Carpinteria Children’s Project. Bilingual Spanish and English-speaking staff will be present. Space is limited, allowing for 12 groups at a time.

City Hall responds to Covid-19 surge

In response to the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Carpinteria City Hall will implement new measures to ensure the safety of staff. City Hall will remain open, but lobby access will require screening for Covid-19 symptoms. Other precautions that may impact the public are seating limitations at public meetings in the Council Chambers to promote social distancing. Members of the public are also encouraged to participate in City Council meetings through Zoom rather than in person to reduce the risk of transmission. “Taking reasonable precautionary measures is necessary to help protect our employees and to allow us to continue to deliver important services to the community,” City Manager Dave Durflinger said.

Covid-19 surge prompts changes to library service

The Carpinteria Branch Library will modify services from Thursday, Jan. 6 – 31. These changes are part of the Santa Barbara Public Library system’s shift into its Library Express model, which aims to reduce transmission of Covid-19. Changes include limiting visits to the library to 30 minutes or less and one visit per patron per day. Through the month of January, the Carpinteria Library will have a capacity of one family or six individuals to ensure social distancing. The library is open Tuesday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Island Packers, the official boat concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park, is now offering Winter Whale Watching excursions in addition to daily departures to the Channel Islands National Park from Ventura Harbor Village. On whale watch excursions, participants view Pacific Gray whales migrating through the Santa Barbara Channel from their feeding grounds in Alaska to their breeding grounds in Baja California, Mexico. Pacific Gray whales are normally sighted in the National Marine Sanctuary near Anacapa and Santa Cruz islands through April 23, 2022. Over 20,000 whales migrate some 6,000 miles twice a year. Sightings of the southern migration began in December for Pacific Gray whales Island Packers’ whale watching along with sightings of Humpback whales, expeditions depart from Ventura Fin whales and occasionally orcas. To Harbor Village. book a trip or see videos of sightings, visit islandpackers.com.

Real estate agent Fred Bradley joins Anderson Hurst Associates

Carpinteria resident and longtime area real estate agent, Fred Bradley, has joined Anderson Hurst Associates, the award-winning real estate partnership at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties in Montecito. Bradley joins the team as senior associate, bringing a 40year track record and a distinguished reputation as a top producer with record-setting sales. “Fred is a legend in our profession and in the Santa Barbara community. Ashley and I are honored to welcome him to the Anderson Hurst family,” Paul Hurst said. With a degree in art history with an emphasis in architectural studies from Williams College, Bradley has gravitated to the unique and historical designs of the real estate of Fred Bradley Montecito, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria. “Joining Anderson Hurst Associates enables me to focus on my longstanding client relationships and offer all of today’s tools and technology,” Bradley said. “Ashley and Paul are people of the highest integrity, and this is why I’ve chosen to join forces with them.”

Loaded firearm found in traveler’s luggage at Santa Barbara Airport

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers found a loaded 9mm Glock in a traveler’s carry-on luggage on Sunday, Jan. 9, at Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). According to Lorie Dankers, from TSA public affairs, the pistol was loaded with seven The traveler carrying a loaded 9mm Glock rounds of ammunition and was through airport security will be charged with discovered around 4:20 a.m. carrying a concealed weapon. during an x-ray screening of carry-on luggage. The traveler, who was scheduled to go to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon. TSA officers at SBA discovered one firearm in 2021. The Jan. 9 incident was the first firearm discovered by TSA at SBA in 2022. “For the safety of TSA employees, the airport community and other passengers, no traveler should ever bring a firearm in their carry-on luggage to the security checkpoint,” said TSA Federal Security Director for SBA Anita Minaei. “If you are planning to travel with a firearm, please take a few minutes to properly pack and secure it for transit in checked baggage on a commercial aircraft. This will save you time and money.”

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The city of Carpinteria Public Works Department will begin work to repair potholes citywide on Jan. 6. Pothole repairs will be given to Carpinteria Avenue, Cravens Lane, Dariesa Street, 8th Street, Linden Avenue, Malibu Drive, Ogan Road, Palm Avenue, Sawyer Avenue, Seventh Street, Star Pine Road, Sterling Avenue and Via Real. Potholes can be reported to the city via a service request on the city website. Visit carpinteriaca.gov, then select “Local Info” and “Service Request.”

NAMI offers virtual course on mental health disorders

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is offering a free “Family-to-Family” course online beginning on Feb. 2. The eight-session education program is designed to help family members understand and support their loved one(s) living with a mental health disorder and to understand and access local resources. The course will cover information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions. The class is taught by trained teachers who are also family members who have experience with a loved one struggling with a mental health disorder. To register, contact Ramona Winner, family advocate, at rwinner@mentalwellnesscenter.org.


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Carpinteria woman arrested on accessory to murder charge

A 24-year-old Carpinteria resident was arrested on Friday on charges stemming from the Jan. 2021 Liberty Street murders on the Santa Barbara eastside. Jasmine Ochoa, a Carpinteria resident, was arrested by police around 9 a.m. on Jan. 7 “without incident” on the 800 block of Walnut Avenue, according to Ethan Ragsdale from the Santa Barbara City Police Department. Ochoa, the girlfriend of Angel Valera, is accused of aiding and harboring her boyfriend after the Liberty Street murders. Valera was arrested last year and was charged with murder, committing more than one murder and committing murder to further a criminal street gang. “Detectives have determined through further investigation that the girlfriend of arrestee and suspected shooter Angel Varela is alleged to have aided, assisted, and harbored Varela after the murders occurred,” Ragsdale said. While searching Ochoa’s residence, evidence related to the murders was discovered by police, according to Ragsdale. Ochoa’s full charges include criminal street terrorism and accessory to murder. She is being held without bail.

Nimmer performs 18th annual Dance for Peace

Carpinteria film maker, artist and CVN “Man on the Street” columnist, Larry Nimmer performed his annual Dance for Peace on New Year’s Day. Nimmer’s theme this year was “Dodging Covid” and he danced from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara in a performance that he has done each year for 18 years. “I do it for exercise, to channel my inner child and for fun,” Nimmer said. Learn more about Nimmer at nimmer.net. View this year’s Dance for Peace at youtu.be/1WxRrCH-Y00.

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Carpinteria City Council wants to hear from you! The City’s Annual Work Plan meeting will be held at City Hall, Council Chambers, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, on January 22, 2022, at 8:00 a.m. Your participation and input are highly desired as the City embarks on establishing its Annual Work Plan. The City’s Annual Work Plan defines and prioritizes projects, programs and services to be undertaken over the next year and is an important part of the City’s implementation of community goals and objectives. Is there a service you believe the City should provide, or a service already provided that you think is unnecessary? Is there an important public project that you believe is needed? This is your opportunity to hear about work being planned for the 2022 year and to have input into the City Council’s consideration of priorities.

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Investigation finds over a dozen faculty perpetrators of sexual misconduct with students at Cate School Six individuals named in report for misconduct during ‘80s and ‘90s, and one in recent years BY DEBRA HERRICK Seventeen former faculty members or administrators of Cate School in Carpinteria have been identified as engaging in sexual misconduct with students, including grooming and sexual relations, with the earliest perpetrator a faculty member in the 1980s and 1990s. The investigation was initiated by the school after several former students came forward with incidents of sexual misconduct involving faculty. The Oppenheimer Investigations Group, an independent consultant firm hired by Cate, spoke to 54 individuals – the majority former students – along with current and former administrators and faculty. While 17 individuals were identified by the study, only seven were named based on the severity of the misconduct and other criteria. Based on “a preponderance of evidence” the report found that accounts of seven former male faculty members were substantiated: former teachers Kirk Phelps (1983–1985; 1991–1996); Robert Kusel (1983–1988); David Mochel (1989–1993; 2001–2012); Andy Campbell (1988–1993) and Da’Jon James (2019– 2020); former teacher and Head of School Scott McLeod (1965–1993); and former assistant to the director of development and girls dorm supervisor, Martin Lowenstein (late 1980s). Kirk Phelps Phelps is accused by a former student of sexually abusing her more than 20 times while she attended Cate in the 1980s, starting at the end of her sophomore year. The student provided numerous documentation, including photographs of herself and Phelps, as well as hundreds of pages of letters. Additionally, observations from two witnesses corroborated her account. In 2019, the student brought the incidents to the attention of Cate administration and subsequently reached a settlement agreement with Cate and Phelps. Previous administrators were not aware of any allegations against Phelps and were not involved in the settlement negotiations, according to the report. Current Head of School Ben Williams told investigators that when the student came forward he accepted the student’s account as credible and wanted to repair the harm caused in the manner she saw fit. The school created a fund for survivors of sexual abuse, along with counseling and a space for students to

share concerns about sexual harassment and assault. Phelps did not respond to investigators’ request for a meeting. Scott McLeod McLeod, who was a teacher for 10 years before serving as head of school for 18 years, is accused of grooming a student while at Cate and engaging in a sexual encounter with her after she graduated. According to the report, during the student’s junior year at Cate (in the 1980s), she and McLeod began exchanging letters and notes, and that over time, McLeod’s letters became intimate and sexual. A few months after she graduated and turned 18, McLeod attended a conference near where she was living and they met for dinner and drinks. McLeod booked an

Two participants had specific accounts of witnessing or directly learning about Kusel’s misconduct; however no students directly involved in these incidents as victims or targets came forward with their stories. Investigators used the term “grooming” to characterize “normalizing sexually charged behaviors in an effort to chip away at a young person’s boundaries and sense of normal or appropriate behavior.” An example of grooming given in this case is Kusel allegedly taking a shower while a student was in his apartment. In addition to evidence that Kusel groomed students to be his sexual partners after graduating, the report found that it was “uncontested” that Kusel had sexual relationships with two Cate graduates, noting that there was also a credible

An independent consultant firm hired by Cate spoke to 54 individuals – the majority former students – along with current and former administrators and faculty. While 17 individuals were identified by the study, only seven were named based on the severity of the misconduct and other criteria. adjoining room for her in his hotel and they went upstairs together where McLeod followed her into her room. The student said McLeod asked if they could cuddle and he began kissing her. When she expressed discomfort, McLeod stopped initiating sexual contact “but they spent the night in the same bed, both naked,” the report stated. McLeod acknowledged having dinner and drinks and booking an adjoining room for the student, but denied entering her room, making sexual advances or sleeping in the same bed with her. The report indicated that until the investigation, no Cate administrators had any knowledge of McLeod’s misconduct. Robert Kusel Eight former students and one former faculty member spoke to investigators about concerns regarding Kusel, a teacher in the 1980s, demonstrating poor boundaries and engaging in grooming behaviors. Evidence was also provided that Kusel engaged in sexual activity with students after they graduated.

report concerning a third graduate. Kusel depicted himself to investigators as “the victim of unwelcome sexual advances.” However, the report noted that the evidence supports a different scenario: “Kusel’s demeanor, which was oft-described as flirtatious, likely encouraged a certain response from female students.” One former student stated that “she felt less like a student and more like an outlet for the sexual needs of male instructors, like Kusel.” Investigators did not find any evidence that administrators were contemporaneously aware of Kusel’s sexual misconduct, however there is some evidence that at least one administrator was aware that Kusel “lacked boundaries with students.” Martin Lowenstein Investigators found persuasive evidence to support the accusation that Lowenstein had a sexual relationship with a student in the late 1980s. While the student did not participate in the investigation, witnesses provided credible evidence to “a consistent and persuasive account.” The report indicates that the school was made aware of Lowenstein’s misconduct and “failed to take action.” At least two school administrators were found to have knowledge of the behavior but there were no records of the report or any disciplinary action from the school in Lowenstein’s employee records. A year after Lowenstein left his position at Cate, the then head of school, McLeod, wrote him a letter of recommendation to business school. David Mochel Evidence from seven Cate alumni and three former faculty members support a student’s allegation that she and Mochel had a sexual relationship – kissing and touching intimate body parts – during her senior year (sometime between 1989 and 1993). Mochel also was known to have a sexual relationship with a graduate, and was reported to have engaged in inappropriate touching and grooming behavior with students during his first tenure teaching at Cate.

Mochel taught at Cate from 1989 to 1993, and from 2001 to 2012. He lived on campus during both teaching tenures and then continued to live on campus through the spring of 2021. According to Mochel, who provided investigators with a response, the relationship with the student began when she told him she had a crush on him. “Mochel said he had an ‘emotional reaction’ to (the student’s) admission. He said he did not remember how their relationship progressed, but stated that on one occasion he and (the student) were intimate in his apartment; this encounter included kissing and putting his hand under her shirt… He stated, ‘I can’t say it’s not true,’ in response to (the student’s) allegation that he had advised her not to tell anyone… Mochel did not believe he and (the student) had kissed on any other occasion. However, he also stated, ‘I’m not saying it didn’t happen, but it’s so hard to imagine it happening’… Mochel said he was an ‘unhealthy person during his time at Cate’ and said he was in therapy to understand his actions as a younger man.” While there was evidence that some school administrators were aware of Mochel’s misconduct at the time it occurred, it wasn’t until 2012 that it was brought to the then head of school, Ben Williams, who subsequently hired an investigations firm that substantiated the student’s claim. Mochel was permitted to resign and continued to reside on campus because his wife was still employed by the school. Williams also told investigators that he did not believe Mochel posed an ongoing threat because the misconduct had occurred when he was much younger. Andy Campbell Eight former students came forward with accounts of Campbell, who taught music from 1988 to 1993, engaging in inappropriate behavior including sexual remarks, touching, massaging and grooming. Evidence also supported the claim that Campbell had an inappropriate romantic relationship – grooming – with a student that continued after she graduated. There was no evidence that they had sexual intercourse while she was a student, but Campbell admitted that they dated after she graduated. School administrators at the time, including then head of school, McLeod, were aware of Campbell’s misconduct but there was no formal response. Instead, McLeod stated that he spoke with Campbell and his account was “that Campbell was essentially permitted to be in a romantic relationship with a current Cate student, so long as he waited until after she graduated to begin openly dating her. Campbell was not terminated, written up, or formally reprimanded for his actions.” Da’Jon James The most recent case of sexual misconduct is that of James, who was director of vocal music from 2019–2020, and includes grooming, touching, kissing and sexual remarks. In the most serious allegation, substantiated by the report, a student described going to his room in November 2019 to watch television alone. Per the student’s account: “James spread his legs open so (the student) could lean back on his chest, ‘encircled’ her with his arms around her chest, and

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Voters will decide the fate of Parking Lot #3 on Nov. 2022 ballot, council decides

BY EVELYN SPENCE

Carpinterians will decide the fate of Parking Lot #3 – the proposed site of the controversial Surfliner Inn – on the November 2022 ballot, following a unanimous vote by the city council on Monday. Monday’s decision was encouraged by public commenters both for and against the inn, the latter of who have long sought to put the issue of the Surfliner Inn to a vote of the people. Those against the Inn collected over 1,000 signatures on a petition to re-designate Parking Lot #3, seeking to prevent any development on the lot and modifying the city’s general plan to do so. Acting City Clerk Brian Barrett confirmed Monday that of the 1,075 signatures submitted on the Initiative to Save Parking Lot #3 – as it is colloquially known – 932 were determined to be valid. That left the council with three options: accept the petition as is, keeping Parking Lot #3 from development; put the issue on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot; or hold a special election in April. After some discussion, the council went with the second option, after both public commenters and city staff pointed out perceived conflicts of interest with holding a special election. “Elections, as we have learned lately, are paramount (in that) the public has trust in their conduct,” City Manager Dave Durflinger said. Prior to the council’s vote, Councilmember Gregg A. Carty asked Carpinteria voters to be careful about misinformation. “This is true if you’re for or against any initiative. It’s important you do your homework and study it, and make your decision based on that,” Carty said. Compared to past meetings on the Surfliner Inn project, Monday’s meeting saw only saw a handful of public speakers, in-person and over Zoom. Public commenter Susan Allen defended city staff members’ abilities to do their jobs, noting they have been publicly accused of mishandling the Surfliner Inn

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began kissing (her) neck and the top of her head. He also felt (her) chest through her sweatshirt. As James was doing this, he made comments such as, ‘I know this is wrong,’ and, ‘I shouldn’t be doing this. You’re a student.’” The student did not initially come forward because she worried that it would be her fault if James was fired. Instead, she confided in another student who also observed instances of inappropriate behavior. James admitted that he had been alone with the student watching TV and that he touched her leg but denied touching her breasts or sitting in the manner she described. “I am fully aware that I am not absolved from mistakes I’ve made and I’ve been talking to a therapist about it . . .” James told investigators, “in terms of (this student), I understand . . . that relationship was inappropriate.” Additionally, grooming behavior with other students was substantiated by reports from multiple students, one parent and the spouse of a faculty member. These reports included frequent hugging (including “tight and long frontal hugs”), touching, putting his hands around a student’s hips, telling a student he found her attractive, and playing “would you rather” and asking a question about drinking “a bucket of semen.”

The Surfliner Inn, a proposed boutique hotel for the Amtrak parking lot, will come under fire in the November election when an initiative that could block its development will be voted on by residents of Carpinteria.

“It truly saddens me how staff is being portrayed on this issue. In this chamber and through local news outlets, staff has been accused of being dishonest, ‘on the take,’ making secret deals. If that is the case, please show the rest of us the proof…”

––Susan Allen, resident

project. “It truly saddens me how staff is being portrayed on this issue. In this chamber and through local news outlets, staff has been accused of being dishonest, ‘on the take,’ making secret deals. If that is the case, please show the rest of us the proof,” she said. “As staff will attest to, I often don’t agree with you, but never have found you anything but professional.” She also spoke strongly against changing the city’s general plan. “Creating our general plan is truly a joined effort. Now suddenly we have an L.A. attorney” – referencing an attorney quoted by people against the Surfliner

The school was first notified of James’ inappropriate comments, hugging and having a student sit on his lap in September 2019. The school opted to provide James with counseling and to place a letter in his personnel file. Over the next year, at least three more instances were reported and dealt with in a similar manner. Finally, in February 2020, James was terminated after a student told administrators that in October 2019, while at a movie, James “placed his hand on her thigh and left it there for a long period of time.” In response to why James was not terminated sooner, Jay Dorion, assistant head of school (2010-present), said, “I know what it looks like now. It looks like that to me now, and I fully understand the progression. Part of what we were trying to do is work with a new faculty member and one that we felt had great promise and trying to parse out the intention around his contact with students. It didn’t feel always in the moment as if his intentions were what I believe them to be now. I have been working with students in this capacity now for 30 years. I don’t take any responsibility more seriously than protecting students. It is not lost on me how it looks. In the moment, I felt we were trying to be very responsive to their concerns, and to a young man who seemed like he was really trying.” The full report may be read online at https://www.cate.org/wp-content/ uploads/2021/12/CCA-Investigation-2021-OIG-Report.pdf.

– “telling us the writers of our city constitution are wrong. That our city attorneys are reading the Initiative too closely. “The L.A. attorney called it a ‘strained reading.’ Our city attorneys are paid to do just that: inform everyone in this city what could be a legal issue. Why should we be listening to an outside party?” Amrita Salm, a vocal opponent of the Surfliner Inn project, spoke against a special election prior to the council’s vote. She brought up issues with both a perceived conflict of interest and the cost

of a special election. “We urge the city to avoid the perceived conflict of interest associated with running an election and tallying the votes,” Salm said. Whitt Hollis, one of the developers of the proposed Surfliner Inn, also encouraged the council to place the issue on the November 2022 ballot rather than hold a special election. “The Surfliner Inn team strongly urges the council to… place the issue on the Nov. 8, 2022 ballot, to maximize the number of citizen votes while saving thousands of taxpayers’ money for the city staff,” Hollis said. If Carpinteria voters vote in favor of the initiative in November, the matter will then go to the Coastal Commission for certification, which handles changes to the city’s general plan.

Proclamations

The city approved two proclamations: the first designated January 2022 as Human Tracking Awareness month, and the second designated January 2022 as Carpinteria Business month.

New state laws come into effect BY DEBRA HERRICK

New year, new laws. From olive oil labels to minimum wage increases, hundreds of new California laws went into effect on Jan. 1, 2022. Here are five new California laws that are worth knowing about.

Permanent mail-in ballots

cused of nonviolent crimes. Mug shots are still available to the public through an open records request and only law enforcement is prohibited from posting them. The law is intended to protect people who have not yet been proven guilty, with supporters pointing to unconscious bias and the speed of spreading images on social media platforms.

California is now the eighth U.S. state to make universal distribution of vote-by-mail ballots permanent. All California voters will receive mail-in ballots for future elections, regardless of whether they signed up for absentee voting. California began this practice in 2020 as a temporary policy responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, but it will now be the norm.

Eliminating mandatory minimums – many of which were adopted in the height of the war on drugs – eliminates mandatory prison and jail sentences for some drug offenses. The law also allows judges to give probation instead of prison time in some instances.

Minimum wage increase

Mandatory composting

As of Jan. 1, all of California now has a minimum hourly wage of $15 for businesses with more than 25 employees and $14 for smaller businesses. California now has the highest minimum wage in the U.S., where the country’s average minimum wage is $7.25.

Mugshots on social media

Law enforcement agencies can no longer post on social media the mug shots of most people arrested and ac-

No mandatory minimums for drug crimes

A new law requires Californians to recycle food scraps and other leftovers by separating them from other trash items and tossing them in “green” or yard waste bins. The law is intended to keep divert food scraps from landfills, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Food and food products that can be recycled includes coffee grounds and filters, non-nylon tea bags, fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, paper plates and paper food containers, paper towels and tissues.


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County Covid-19 case rate hits 203.53 cases per 100,000 people

Post-holidays, Santa Barbara County continues to report higher case rates, with 203.53 cases per 100,000 people on Jan. 7, 2022. For perspective: on Nov. 25, 2021, the county reported 7.3 cases per 100,000 residents. At the winter surge last year, the daily reported case rate peaked at 99.4 cases per 100,000 residents, on Jan. 8, 2021. The test positivity rate, as reported on Jan. 7, is 17.5%, down from Dec. 31’s test positivity rate of 19.8%. As of Wednesday, 65.2% of the county is fully vaccinated. There have now been a total of 59,717 cases in Santa Barbara county, with 572 total deaths due to Covid-19. Between Dec. 31 and Jan. 7, 4,994 new cases were reported, for 4,883 active cases. The majority of cases seen during that same period was seen in the 30-40 age group, with 1,522 cases, following by the 18-29 age group, at 1,421 cases. That week also reported 63 hospitalizations, with eight in the ICU, and five new deaths. The majority of cases on Tuesday were reported in the city of Santa Barbara and the unincorporated area of Mission Canyon, at 247 cases. The south county unincorporated area, which includes Montecito, Summerland and the city of Carpinteria, reported 49 new cases on Tuesday, with 324 active infections. In total, the county saw 872 new cases on Tuesday. The majority of cases on Tuesday were seen in the 30-49 age group, at 262 cases,

followed by the 18-29 age group at 208 cases. There was one new death to report on Monday; the individual was older than 70, had no underlying medical conditions and lived in Santa Maria. The county recommends using N95, KN95 or KF94 masks for “best” protection. “Omicron is circulating in Santa Barbara County,” Santa Barbara County Public Health wrote on its Twitter page on Wednesday. “Wearing a well-fitted mask

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Protect our seal colony

On Thursday, Jan. 6, just before sunset, a man chose to ride a small, rental electric bike across Jelly Bowl beach. He sped across the cove with a posted “Beach Closed” sign straight at a volunteer holding a stop sign who told him he was breaking the law. He rode into the seal sanctuary, circled and came back again aiming at the volunteer, who was now on the phone with Sheriff’s Dispatch. Volunteers at the overlook were horrified but powerless as seals fled into the sea. At the break of dawn the next morning, the firstborn pup in the harbor seal sanctuary was found dead. I’m hoping that any woman could identify with the mother seal who carried and nourished her developing pup for a full year. That seal experienced sheer terror from an intruder at her bedside: terror that brought on premature labor and the unfulfillment of her maternal plans to nourish a healthy offspring. Seals bear but one pup a year. Our harbor seal colony is dwindling. It is one of the last colonies remaining in Southern California, and we are doing nothing to alter that course. Even the city-planned Harbor Seal Advisory Committee has not started yet. There are many living here who wonder: what are this city’s priorities? Preserving our quaint beach town is the highest priority according to city leaders. The seals are the symbol of our beautiful shoreline existence, and there are laws to protect these animals. It puzzles me. What forces prevent respect for this beloved icon? All it can be is ignorance of their peaceful tranquility. If you love the seals, please speak up, or show up to help.

Susan Mailheau Carpinteria

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“Our harbor seal colony is dwindling. It is one of the last colonies remaining in Southern California, and we are doing nothing to alter that course. Even the cityplanned Harbor Seal Advisory Committee has not started yet.”

––Susan Mailheau

No new cell facility in Beach Neighborhood

I was informed yesterday, Jan. 10, via a letter from the city of Carpinteria that a new, small cell wireless communications facility would be erected at 323 Elm St., within 300 feet of my home. The existing wood SoCal Edison pole would be replaced with a concrete one with attached antenna and shrouds. This installation poses health issues. In my brief, hurried research, a study done by Joel M. Moskowitz, PhD UC Berkeley (“Balancing Technology”), states that these facilities produce the following effects, among others: increased cancer risk, cellular stress, genetic damage, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders and negative impacts on the general well-being in humans. This damage goes beyond the human race. There is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life. I am told the FCC has mandated more

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Sheffield Drive off-ramp scheduled to reopen Jan. 18 Evans Avenue off-ramp will close on Jan. 23 for improvements

The on-ramp at Sheffield Drive closed for construction on Tuesday, with an anticipated closure of six months. The off-ramp at Sheffield Drive is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 18, 2022. The off-ramp at Evans Avenue is scheduled to close on Jan. 23. The construction on San Ysidro Road has also been rescheduled to Jan. 14, where workers will direct traffic between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. while crews focus on utilities. Several closures and detours on the Highway 101 construction project remain. On the northbound side: on Sunday nights between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m., one lane between Bailard Avenue and Sheffi eld Drive, and the on- and off ramps at Bailard Avenue, will be closed. Those same areas will be closed 8 p.m. through 7 a.m., Monday through Thursday nights. On Mondays through Thursdays, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the on- and offramps at Bailard Avenue and the off-ramp at Santa Monica Road will also be closed. On the southbound side: on Sunday nights, between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., one lane between Sheffield Drive and Bailard Avenue, as well as the on-ramps at North Padaro Lane and South Padaro Lane, the off-ramp at Bailard Avenue and the offramp at Casitast Pass Road will be closed. Those same areas will be closed Monday through Thursday nights between 8 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. The on-ramp at Santa Claus Lane opened at 7 a.m. on Jan. 12 – delayed due to an “unforeseen utility conflict,” according to a press release from the project. “A fiber optic line will be relocated by utility contractors prior to additional project improvements,” Kirsten Ayars, from the project, said.

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In Summerland, construction crews continue to work on the new northbound bridge at the Sheffield Drive interchange, and will grade soils, install rebar and pour concrete for new lanes in the area.

Along the 5700 block of Via Real, construction crews work on foundations for sound walls. At the Evans Avenue undercrossing, crews continue to work on retaining walls and new bridge improvements. At the Greenwell Creek, crews focus on new landscaping.

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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DATE OF HEARING:

JANUARY 26, 2022

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PUBLIC PARTICIPATION The California State Legislature recently passed, and the Governor signed, Assembly Bill (AB) 361, which amends the Government Code to allow Brown Act bodies to continue to meet remotely after September 30, 2021, if there is a proclaimed state of emergency and the State or local officials recommend measures to promote social distancing. Based on the proclaimed state of emergency and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Officer’s recommended social distancing, the Planning Commission meeting will not provide in person participation at this hearing. The following alternative methods of participation are available to the public. If you wish to make a general public comment or to comment on a specific agenda item, the following methods are available: •

You may observe the live stream of the County Planning Commission meetings on (1) Local Cable Channel 20, (2) online at: http://www.countyofsb.org/ceo/csbtv/livestream.sbc; or (3) YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/CSBTV20 1. If you wish to provide public comment, the following methods are available: • Distribution to the County Planning Commission - Submit your comment via email prior to 12:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the Commission hearing. Please submit your comment to the Recording Secretary at dvillalo@countyofsb.org. Your comment will be placed into the record and distributed appropriately. • Attend the Meeting by Zoom Webinar - Individuals wishing to provide public comment during the County Planning Commission meeting can do so via Zoom webinar by clicking the below link to register in advance. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing important information about joining the webinar. When: January 26, 2022 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Topic: County Planning Commission 01/26/2022 Register in advance for this webinar:

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If you challenge the project(s) 19DVP-00000-00016 or 19CDP-00000-00017 in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence to the Planning Commission prior to the public hearing. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need a disability-related modification or accommodation or are exempt from applicable Health Officer Orders, including auxiliary aids or services such as sound enhancement equipment or an American Sign Language interpreter, to participate in this hearing, please contact Hearing Support Staff at 805-568-2000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the hearing will enable the Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements. If you have any questions or if you are participating in the hearing telephonically or electronically and need a disability-related modification or accommodation or have any issues attempting to access the hearing telephonically or electronically, please contact Hearing Support Staff at 805-568-2000. 19DVP-00000-00016 4701 Foothill Road Cannabis Cultivation 19CDP-00000-00017 Development Plan and Coastal Development Permit Carpinteria 17EIR-00000-00003 Joe Dargel, Supervising Planner (805) 568-3573 Gwen Beyeler, Planner (805) 934-6269 Hearing on the request of Eduard Van Wingerden, Applicant and Owner, to consider the following: a)

Development Plan (DVP) (Case No. 19DVP-00000-00016) to allow over 20,000 square feet (sq. ft.) of structural development including two existing permitted greenhouses, legalization of as-built structures including an office, irrigation room, boiler room additions, restroom building, storage buildings, and water tanks, five new water tanks, 1,300 cubic yards (CY) of cut and 300 CY of fill, and a request for a setback modification in compliance with Sections 35-102F (CA – Carpinteria Agricultural Overlay District), 35174 (Development Plans), and 35-169 (Coastal Development Permits) of the Coastal Zoning Ordinance (Article II).

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Coastal Development Permit (CDP) (Case No. 19CDP-00000-00017) to allow 10.74 acres of nursery and mixed-light cannabis cultivation within an existing permitted greenhouse, legalization of as-built structures including an office, irrigation room, boiler room additions, restroom building, storage buildings, and water tanks, five new water tanks, and 1,300 CY of cut and 300 CY of fill in compliance in compliance with Sections 35-169 (Coastal Development Permits) and 35-144U (Cannabis Regulations) of Article II.

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State CEQA Guidelines Section 15168(c)(4) Checklist for Commercial Cannabis Land Use Entitlement and Licensing Applications, which determines that all of the environmental impacts of the Proposed Project are within the scope of the project covered by the PEIR for the Cannabis Land Use Ordinance and Licensing Program. No additional cumulative impacts have been identified, and no new environmental document is required under Section 15162.

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Volunteers and staff of nonprofits Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and Heal the Ocean work to minimize the impacts of harmful contaminants from rainstorms by installing straw wattles, long tubes of compressed straw, that help contain fire-related pollutants.

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In the months since the Alisal Fire burned nearly 17,000 acres on the Gaviota Coast, protecting the burn scar from erosion and local waterways from fire-related contaminants has become increasingly important – especially during the season of winter storms. Santa Barbara Channelkeeper and Heal the Ocean are working together as part of a larger community effort to minimize the impacts of rainstorms washing harmful contaminants to local creeks. Thirteen structures were lost in the Alisal Fire, and many were located near Refugio Creek. Sediment, ash and toxic materials, such as asbestos, heavy metals and dioxin from burned sites, can flow into local creeks, impairing water quality, damaging habitats, and increasing risk of pollutant exposure for wildlife. Installing temporary stormwater management measures to prevent pollutants from being carried to the creek, the local water supply and the ocean has been critical. In early November, local community groups recognized the need to assist property owners with cleanup of burned structures and initiated a series of meetings. The Alisal Fire Assistance Project, a collaborative community aid effort made up of five partner organizations and spearheaded by the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, was the result of these conversations. Partners worked to assess the burned sites for pollution risk and developed a plan to help mitigate contaminated stormwater runoff. Channelkeeper also received guidance from the Russian Riverkeeper, an organization which played a critical lead role in protecting Sonoma County watersheds following the Walbridge and Glass Fires in 2020. In an early step in the project’s plan, Channelkeeper and Heal the Ocean leapt into action to protect areas in the Refugio Creek watershed from fire-related contaminants by installing stormwater control measures around burned structures before winter rains came. The Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade reached out to property owners to secure their approval and, over the course of three days, Channelkeeper’s six-person staff dug trenches and worked to install 45 straw wattles, long tubes of compressed straw, at 10 locations to contain fire-related pollutants.

Sediment, ash and toxic materials, such as asbestos, heavy metals and dioxin from burned sites, can flow into local creeks, impairing water quality, damaging habitats, and increasing risk of pollutant exposure for wildlife.

“Working closely with other community groups to protect local creeks and assist affected property owners helped hasten the immediate response needed before the recent rainstorms,” Ted Morton, Channelkeeper executive director, said. “Without the cooperation, we would not have been able to reach as many sites.” “Channelkeeper had the person-power in place, but we needed to find a way to quickly pay for the materials and supplies,” Channelkeeper’s science and policy director Ben Pitterle said. “That’s when Hillary Hauser from Heal the Ocean stepped in and offered to provide all of the materials that we needed to do this work.” ”Heal the Ocean raises funds for issues exactly like this,” Hillary Hauser, executive director of Heal the Ocean, said. “To keep these pollutants from getting into the watershed – and ocean – is crucial, and there is not a question about helping. We’re grateful for Channelkeeper doing all the heavy lifting.” Additional partners collaborating on the Alisal Fire Assistance Project include the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade, Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council and the Community Environmental Council. By sharing expertise, resources and project responsibilities, the five organizations said they hope to provide aid and address post-fire recovery effectively and quickly. For information on how to support the Alisal Fire Assistance Project visit sbbucketbrigade.org/afap.


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New CDPH isolation and quarantine guidelines do not apply to school settings

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SUPERINTENDENT’S DESK DIANA RIGBY CUSD SUPERINTENDENT

We welcomed students and staff last week after the holiday break, and we are doing everything we can to make sure that staff and students are safe and healthy despite the highly contagious Omicron and Delta Covid-19 variants. We continue to implement health and safety protocols including school cleanliness, masking, testing, quarantining and supporting vaccines. We encourage staff and families to do all they can do to be safe as well. The new CDPH Isolation and Quarantine Guidance does not apply to school settings. Isolation for students and staff who test positive for Covid-19 requires a 10-day exclusion period. Posted on our website is the SBCPHD Symptoms Protocol for quarantine timelines that must be followed. Check students for symptoms before coming to school and keep them home if they are sick with fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting or diarrhea. Test for Covid-19 and follow isolation protocols. We appreciate parent support in keeping our staff and students healthy and safe as we return to school. All students, ages 5 and older are advised to get their vaccinations, and students 16 and older should also get their booster. Vaccinations are available at local pharmacies and Santa Barbara County Public Health. Albertsons hosted a vaccine clinic on Friday, Jan. 7, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Carpinteria Middle School. Through the CDPH, the Santa Barbara County Education Office is expected to receive a shipment of at-home, rapid test kits for distribution to all county TK-12 public school districts. Each CUSD student received a free test kit at their school site last week. Additionally, CUSD participates in the Aptitude Covid-19 Testing Program and students and employees

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will be able to receive a free test at Earl Warren Showgrounds in Santa Barbara in the near future. Weekly testing of CUSD employees will continue at the District Office. It is recommended that all students and staff wear surgical masks at all times while indoors. CUSD is providing surgical masks for staff and has a limited supply for students.

Appreciation

January is time to acknowledge the school board and its role in supporting student achievement during School Board Recognition Month. We are proud to join more than 1,000 local educational agencies in the state in recognizing the contributions of our board members who, in this time of unprecedented challenges in nearly every sector of life, have worked tirelessly to help our district establish new ways of ensuring students continue to learn. Board members are our elected representatives and a vital link between the school district and the community. The board sets the foundation and vision for the district, directs resources where they are most needed and ensures accountability to the community by monitoring progress toward goals. Their end goal, of course, is to support and elevate student achievement. Please join me in saluting our hard-working board members Jayme Bray, Jaime Diamond, Sally Green, Andy Sheaffer, and Aaron Smith.

Additional support at CMS and CHS

The safety and security of students, academic progress, mental health and emotional well-being are the most important priorities for our schools. This year, at CHS we have added an additional assistant principal, counselor, mental health therapist, and security personnel. We have also hired additional teachers and instructional assistants to support special education students and those students who are failing English and Math. At CMS, we have added additional special education and reading intervention teachers, instructional assistants, security personnel, and office coordinator.

ESSER III Expenditure Plan

The ESSER III plan details how we will spend ESSER III on-time funds to address the impact of Covid-19 on our district before September 2024. The SBCEO is required to review and approve each district’s plan and in December 2021, the CUSD ESSER III plan was approved. It is posted on the district’s website, www. cusd.net.

Elementary Spring Curriculum Field Trips

Elementary students are looking forward to once again participating in the curriculum field trips for each grade level. TK/kindergarten will go to the Santa Barbara zoo; grade 1 will go to the Sea Center;

Measure U

To prepare for the imminent winter storm and rainfall, a storm water management system was put into place at Summerland to assure all water runoff remained on the construction site. The early rains confirmed water containment. The site was covered in plastic to protect excavated footings for the remainder of winter break. With blue skies, the project is back in production. The CHS Administration Building was completely sheeted and covered in plastic prior to rainfall and work crews, including plumbing, electrical and HVAC, continued to work inside through the remainder of winter break. The roof plastic has now been removed and roofing has begun. Both projects are on track with minimal delay due to bad weather. The Measure U team will be meeting this week to finalize the plans for summer modernization projects and to prepare bid documents for Canalino and Main schools.

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CHS student, Iltze Alvarado, is the winner of the Carpinteria Library’s new card contest with her monarch butterfly and pink flowers design. Diana Rigby is the superintendent at Carpinteria Unified School District.

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

These are the days WORDS AND PHOTOS BY GLENN DUBOCK

I’ve been wandering around Carpinteria with my camera since 1976. After a 40-year career in marketing photography, I recently retired and now have the time to concentrate my photographic efforts on the little town I call home and love so dearly. I also teach photography workshops for the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center and offer private lessons. See more of Glenn Dubock’s photography at dubock.com.

Pelican Patrol: They glide with the greatest of ease. Pelicans are the original sky surfers.

ABOVE, Kids In The Pool: Shallow tide pools make some of the best places for the young ones to explore the beach life around them. BELOW, Linden Light Streaks: The long and late day view of Linden Avenue reveals the traffic patterns on the street and in the sky.

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Rincon Wave Sharing: A few of the true Rincon locals show how to share a wave.

E, Foggy Train: The evening Amtrak pulls into Carpinteria Station h a cloak of fog.

W, Rolling Conversation: An evening ride up Linden Avenue turns into a conversation on two wheels.

Jellybowl Sculpted Shore: Nature’s pattern is shown in the fine artwork of the advancing and retreating tides.


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Aliana Johnson of Santa Barbara and Chase Cahoon of Carpinteria have announced their engagement to be married. The bride-elect’s parents are Delila Moseley and Stephen Sherrill of Santa Barbara and the groom-elect’s are Andrea Harrison of Carpinteria and Bradley Cahoon of Scottsdale, Arizona. Johnson is a student at Santa Barbara City College and Cahoon is the owner of Chase Plants & Landscape. The couple became engaged during a romantic getaway in Morro Bay and is planning a spring wedding.

Henry Bold Cottrell was born on Dec. 26, 2021, to parents Sean and Kelly Cottrell of Carpinteria. Delivered at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, he weighed 7 lbs 7 ounces and measured 20.5 inches.

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What’s new at the harbor seal rookery?

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January marks the beginning of Sealwatch. This report covers Jan. 3 - 9, 2022.

High Adult Count

108

Pup Count

Natural History Notes

1

(Deceased)

In Carpinteria, most harbor seal pups are born between February and April. Births are occasionally seen as early as December and as late as June. Pups weigh about 20 to 24 lbs. at birth. If born prematurely, harbor seals retain a whitish fluffy lanugo coat, which is usually shed in utero before birth.

Disturbances

A bicyclist rode at and past a Seal watcher, ignoring both the watcher and the regulatory signs, frightening seals into the ocean. There is speculation the premature birth of a pup hours later was caused by the incident. Sheriff’s deputies were called, and photos of the man were provided. Less severe disturbances were recorded from a train whistle, pier boat/crane loading and aircraft. If you walk the beach, please do not hesitate to let people know the seals are not threatened by Covid-19, but they are by human disturbance. For information on Sealwatch, call (805) 684-2247.

Visitors

Weekly counts are not kept because during Covid-19 not all overlook volunteer shifts are covered, but one two-hour shift reported over 230 visitors.

More Info

The Carpinteria harbor seal rookery is located immediately east of Casitas Pier, between the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Carpinteria State Beach. Please remember not to bring dogs, bicycles or loud voices to view the seals. Harbor seals, when disturbed, may flee and become separated from their pups. Volunteers ask that dogs remain outside the rope area at all times. Volunteers needed. Call (805) 684-2247 or email carpsealwatch@gmail.com. To find out more, visit carpinteriasealwatch.org.

I waited until the sixth to take the Christmas decorations down – minimalist this year, a potted pine hung with birds, a few green boughs, red berries, candles. Not the onerous task many face, wrestling brittle, needle-shedding trees outside, boxing up decorations, heaving big sighs of relief to be done with it. Jan. 6, Epiphany, is the 12th day of Christmas, the day the Magi arrived bearing gifts for the baby Jesus. I have friends who celebrate Epiphany with gifts and feasting every year. Epiphany was the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles, the three wise men. In other words: a revelation. I thought of the irony of this listening to the one-year anniversary stories of the Jan. 6 assault on the capital. On the day the wise men delivered treasures to the Babe, vandals sacked the coffers of democracy. I wish I could see a real epiphany, an awakening, here, but the future is as confused and muddy as the past. An epiphany is supposed to be a good thing, a breakthrough in the way reality is perceived – not the dimness, confusion, dissent that we’re all experiencing day to day as our nation splits apart at the seams. I’ve read many journalistic pieces about how we all need to look for ways to part the curtains of deception (the Big Lie and all its corollaries) and find our way back to truth. How we should be the thoughtful citizens a democracy depends on, talk to those who disagree with us and listen to different news outlets, not just the ones that tout our points of view. The Omicron surge is an added blight to healing, in real and psychic ways. I know so many who have had breakthrough infections in spite of vaccinations. Soon we may be needing a fourth booster against the new variant. Omicron has made us, the careful ones anyway, turn inward again. We shut down connections and neighborliness, retreat to our homes and whatever streams on TV. The news is bad. Hospitals are spilling over. Animosity and anger rage. Upticks in both gun violence and traffic rage are linked to the pandemic. Deep winter inhabits our hearts and spirits.

“I thought of the irony of this listening to the one-year anniversary stories of the Jan. 6 assault on the capital. On the day the wise men delivered treasures to the Babe, vandals sacked the coffers of democracy.” I have to limit news watching to maintain a sense of equilibrium. I already miss the escape of Hallmark’s feel-good Christmas movies where kindness is front and center and people are nice to each other. Life is not all hot chocolate and cookies in the oven, but it sure feels good to inhabit that space for a time. A recent article in the LA Times told the story of tugboat operators who bring huge container ships into the harbor at Long Beach. I was struck by a quote from one of the captains: “Those of us who work out here see everyone’s lives writ large. Every day we get a firsthand view of the size and scale of the American economy and American consumerism. Not many appreciate this when they go to the market and buy individual items.” His words reverberate in my mind when I make a trip to Costco and see towering racks of home goods and food, cases of meats and cheeses. Or Albertsons with whole aisles devoted to cereal and snack foods. We are a nation of so much plenty. It’s hard to imagine the industry behind such bounty: the factories and manufacturing plants, fields and orchards, the trucks and trains and shipping containers. I guess this was my epiphany, a glimpse of the enormity of what we have that I had taken for granted. So my intention for this new year, as messed up and wounded as it is, is gratitude. I resolve to be grateful every day to live in a country that gives us so much. One good thing: vibrant green grass covering burn scars – a visual balance between gratitude and loss. Fran Davis has been writing for CVN for over 25 years. Now wielding her pen from Goleta, she shares her thoughts on the vagaries of life and the times we live in. An award-winning writer and freelance editor, she has published work in magazines, print and online journals, anthologies and travel books.

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Alcazar hosts party for Grammy winner, introduces new live streaming service PHOTOS BY GLENN DUBOCK

On Dec. 20, the Alcazar Theatre held a birthday celebration for Alan Parsons, the Grammy award-winning audio engineer, songwriter, musician and record producer. The function included a performance by Parsons with his band on the Alcazar stage. Emceed by local broadcast journalist John Palmenteri, the event also featured out-takes from the new Beatles documentary, “Get Back,” which touches on Parsons’ work as an audio engineer with The Beatles at Apple Records and “NeverEnding Song,” Parsons recently released DVD featuring his band, The Alan Parson’s Project, filmed live in the Netherlands. The Alcazar also demonstrated its new live video streaming service that provides remote content to local and online attendees. The new offering was initially created as Alcazar Live 805 when the theater was

first impacted by the pandemic in 2020. “We have partnered with HypeCats to enhance the presentations as we also used in a recent NASCAR event, Days of Thunder, and featured Kyle Petty streamed in from Charlottesville, NC,” Michael Avery, Alcazar board president, said. Due to the current uptick in Covid-19 cases, the Alcazar Theatre Board of Directors has suspended all in-person events through the month of January 2022. “We will be working behind the scenes to continue to make upgrades to the theater to further enhance your in-person experience at the Alcazar and to develop the necessary infrastructure to deliver content to your home and business,” Avery said. “We will also use this time to take measures to increase our safety initiatives designed to safeguard your return to the theater so you can enjoy all the great events and shows that we have planned in 2022.”

At his birthday party held at the Alcazar Theatre, musician Alan Parsons took the stage to play crowd favorites for his guests.

From left, Tara Zanecki, Lisa Parsons, Alan Parsons and John Palminteri toast the night in the Alcazar lobby.

At one of the last in-person events of 2021, partygoers wait outside the Alcazar Theatre.

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New exhibit celebrating Rincon at Arts Center opens Friday

“Queen of the Coast,” a new exhibit at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center opens Friday, Jan. 14. The exhibit celebrates Rincon, the Pacific Coast and Southern California’s surf culture, and is held in collaboration with the Rincon Classic. Featured artists are from Carpinteria, Ventura, Santa Barbara and the Rincon area. “The Rincon Classic is one of the oldest and most revered events in California’s rich surfing history highlighting generations of the area’s best surfers at the fabled cobblestones of Rincon Point during optimal winter conditions,” Joyce Donaldson, outreach director, said. An exhibition centered on Rincon surf culture was held at the center in 2020. “The energetic crowd of Rincon artists, surfers and enthusiasts broke the arts center’s opening reception attendance records in the courtyard and gallery since the opening of the 865 building in 2019,” she added. The arts center will hold a public reception for “Queen of the Coast” on Jan. 22, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.; live music from The Wrinkled Teenagers will be featured in the center’s Koch Courtyard. Learn more at carpinteriaartscenter.org. The gallery is open between noon and 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday; entry is free. The exhibit will run through Feb. 20, 2022.

The “Queen of the Coast” exhibit opens Friday and features several pieces focused on Rincon’s beauty, including “Rincon” by Bonny Butler. Butler said she “put my passion for the sea” into the piece.


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COMMANDER’S RECAP

Reports from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office

COASTAL BUREAU OPERATIONS • JAN. 2 – 8

Sunday, January 2

0941 hrs / Domestic Violence / Carpinteria Avenue

A domestic incident was documented.

1212 hrs / Overdose / 5700 block Via Real

A male overdosed and was revived by firefighters and paramedics. Narcotics and paraphernalia in plain view were booked for destruction.

1447 hrs / Disturbing the Peace / 5th Avenue

A passersby called about a subject that was laying on a bench moaning that he was having a heart attack. Firefighters were familiar with the man, having run into him three times yesterday. They finally transported him to the hospital, where he had become belligerent and was released. Today, the same male was disturbing the peace but didn’t need medical treatment. He was transported to his vehicle and his keys were taken until tomorrow morning when he is sober.

1854 hrs / Public Intoxication / Casitas Pass Road

A reporting party reported hearing a female yelling profanities outside her apartment. Upon arrival, she was observed stumbling out of the bushes and displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail.

Tuesday, January 4

1639 hrs / Forged Checks / Mesa Road

A victim reported an unknown suspect forged six checks totaling $1,654.54. The suspect used three different names to sign the checks and made them payable to different stores.

1736 hrs / Stolen Vehicle / 5900 block Hickory Street

A reporting party reported his vehicle was stolen from his residence. It was last seen at approximately 0900 hours. Two roommates moved out the same day and the spare key is missing. They are persons of interest.

Wednesday, January 5

0647 hrs / Grand Theft / 4700 block Sandyland Road

A victim reported that two sets of Golf Clubs were stolen from the trunk of his vehicle. It is unknown how the suspect(s) opened the trunk. The total value of clubs are reported at $6,000–$8,000.

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0830 hrs / Check Forgery / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

A check from a local store written to its insurance company was intercepted, washed and forged for the amount of $9,000.

Thursday, January 6

1339 hrs / Under the Influence / 5400 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies were dispatched to a report of a male, under the influence, who was disturbing a local restaurant. Deputies responded and contacted the man, who admitted he was under the influence of fentanyl. He was arrested and booked in Santa Barbara County Jail.

1731 hrs / Under the Influence / 4200 block Via Real

The reporting party called to report that his friend was possibly under the influence, given paranoia statements he was making about harming people. Contact was made, where he displayed signs of being under the influence of stimulant signs. He consented to transport to Carpinteria for an exam and urine sample, which was positive for meth. Given his statements of harming people, he was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

Friday, January 7

0724 hrs / Attempted Vehicle Burglary / Carpinteria Avenue

The reporting party reported that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to break into his locked car. The suspect(s) attempted to enter the inside of the car by punching the key holes to the doors. Nothing was reported stolen.

Previously published police reports may be read online at coastalview.com

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“Encanto”

DUNCAN’S REEL DEAL M AT T D U N C A N As Omicron flies around the world faster than Santa’s sleigh, many of us are once again getting reacquainted with our houses – stuck searching for entertainment amongst our most familiar four walls. Which isn’t a totally pleasant way to come back from the holidays. Morale is low, anxiety high. Enter Disney, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and magic. Imagine that your all-too-familiar house is not some inanimate structure, but alive – a living, breathing, thinking thing. And imagine that it can give each member of your family quirky but useful magical powers. That might help with the doldrums. This is “Encanto” (now streaming on Disney+). It’s the story of a family and a house – a story that begins with fear, anxiety and hardship. War forces Alma Madrigal (Maria Cecilia Botero) and her husband Pedro to flee their home with their triplet babies. Along the way, Pedro is lost, but Alma is able to save her children with the help of a magic candle. The candle provides a miracle – it vanquishes all foes and provides a safe haven for Alma and her family. The centerpiece of this haven is “Casita,” a big, beautiful house nestled among protective mountains. (Nice candle!) What’s more, the Casita is like another member of the family – it is alive – and it gives each of Alma’s children a magical gift. Julieta (Angie Cepeda) can heal people with the food she cooks. Pepa (Carolina Gaitan) can control the weather with her emotions. Bruno (John Leguizamo) can see the future. And the gift keeps on giving. The triplets each get a gift, and so do their children. Luisa (Jessica Darrow), for example, is super strong, and Isabela (Diane Guerrero) can make beautiful flowers appear at will. Everyone has their own special gift, their own contribution to the family. Except Julieta’s daughter, Mirabel (Stephanie Beatriz). She alone among

“Encanto” is streaming on Disney+. the Madrigal children and grandchildren was not given a gift. There’s no obvious reason why. Mirabel is plenty nice, and she is loyal to the family. But not only does she not get cool magical powers, she is also pointed out, stared at, scrutinized and condescended to by her community. On top of this, Mirabel gets to be the bearer of bad news. She starts to see cracks in the Casita. No one else does, and they don’t appreciate Mirabel’s negativity. Nonetheless, Mirabel is concerned, so she investigates. Mirabel asks around – she interviews various members of her family and, along the way, discovers the struggles and burdens of those around her who she had thought were thriving in every way. All is not well with Casita. All is not well with the Madrigals. Eventually Mirabel’s investigation leads to her Uncle Bruno – the one who can see the future. Bruno is in hiding, and everyone ignores him, because they don’t like his uncomfortable prognostications. However, Mirabel convinces him to give her some sense of what’s going to happen. It doesn’t look pretty. But it gives Mirabel time to figure it out, understand it, maybe fix it, hopefully manage it. During pandemic 3.0 (or is it 4.0? 5.0?), “Encanto” is just what the doctor ordered. If our own walls can’t talk, Casita is second best. The story is simple, but there is just enough allegorical nuance that its richness doesn’t lose pace with its beautiful animation and entrancing songs. And the songs – by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda – are really where it’s at. My whole family, both kids and adults alike, have been singing “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and humming “Surface Pressure” ever since watching the movie. They’re catchy, fun and upbeat. It’s also perhaps worth being reminded that gifts and magic and wonder come in many forms, that not everyone has to be a stereotypical hero, and that love is not always flowers and laughter but can rather be labor and fortitude. “Encanto” isn’t heavy-handed, thankfully, but it does offer these nice thematic nudges. Again, just what the doctor ordered. “Encanto” is rated PG for some thematic elements and mild peril. Matt Duncan, a former Coastal View News editor, has taken physical but not emotional leave from Carpinteria to be a philosophy professor at Rhode Island College. In his free time from philosophizing, Duncan enjoys chasing his kids around, watching movies and updating his movie review blog, duncansreeldeal.blogspot.com.


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THE BOOK NOOK Friends of the Carpinteria Library recommend...

thy neighbor as thyself” are at the same time amusing and rueful. Change comes to the village with the arrival of the burly and boisterous Christy McMahon, who has signed on to administer the government electrification of the area, one of the last in the country to experience this unimaginable and not entirely welcome innovation. Christy lodges with the Crowe household and “lightens” the mood with his cheerful wit and kind mentoring of his dour young roommate. “This is Happiness” is a detailed portrait of a vanishing way of life, a tender coming of age story, and finally a love story of surprising poignancy involving Christy and a local widow whom he had spurned forty years before. Noe becomes the intermediary in their late-in-life courtship and through their story finds a way forward into his own. Christy’s bittersweet observation––“Life is a comedy, with some sad bits”––nicely sums up this memorable novel. —Gaby Edwards, volunteer, Friends of the Library

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“This Is Happiness” Niall Williams

If your family name is Mulvaney or Leary, Clancy or Connor, or you have aunts or great aunts named Bridget or Maureen, you probably will feel right at home in this sweet love song of a novel set in 1950s County Clare, Ireland. In the first pages of Niall Williams’ “This Is Happiness,” the townspeople filing out of the village church on Wednesday of Easter Week realize that the rain has stopped in a place where rain was “a condition of living” – “where it came off the gray vastness of the Atlantic that threw itself against the land like a lover spurned and resolved not to be so again.“ The miraculous change in the weather foretells other changes unexpected in this timeless landscape. The story is told by an old man recalling a spring and summer 60 years earlier that he spent in the village living with his aged and eccentric grandparents, as a 17-year-old adrift and grieving the death of his mother. The shy and awkward Noe Crowe is increasingly aware of the shared comforts and small joys of village life in spite of the bleak poverty we now know was typical of rural Ireland well into the 20th century. The story is saved from sentimentality by the narrator’s gently comic tone throughout: for example, “Someone has said that religion lasted longer in Ireland because we were an imaginative people and so could most vividly picture the fires of hell. His descriptions of his grandparents’ “less than idyllic” marriage and of the “high bar” of “love

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“Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?” By Harold Schechter “Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?” by Harold Schechter dives into the notorious Ed Gein and his infamous case. The graphic novel gives the reader a thorough look into his childhood and what led him to commit his horrific crimes. Schechter is an excellent true crime writer and his well-researched narrative pairs nicely with Eric Powell’s muted, gory illustrations. This book is not for the faint of heart as Powell leaves no room for imagination. Consumers of true crime are in for a disturbing treat. “Did You Hear What Eddie Gein Done?” is available at the library with your library card. —Blanca Ramirez, librarian, Carpinteria Branch Library

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Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning welcomes new members

The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning welcomed two new members at its past meeting: Alleea Griffin and Zachary King. Mark Wilkinson, executive director of Santa Barbara County Trails Council, also spoke at a recent meeting. The council prioritizes access to nature, preserving trails, such as the Franklin Trail, for runners, hikes, bike riders and more. Wilkinson discussed the 250-year-old California Missions Trail, El Camino Real, which runs through 21 missions along the coast. “With our weather, Santa Barbara County is an amazing place to start the trail!” Wilkinson said.

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Public Notices Carpinteria Valley Water District NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT THE MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR THE EL CARRO PARK MONITORING WELLS PROJECT PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The Carpinteria Valley Water District (CVWD) proposes to construct and operate three new groundwater monitoring wells to provide groundwater elevation and water quality data from three different waterbearing zones of the western portion of the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin. PROJECT LOCATION: The proposed monitoring wells would be located in El Carro Park within the City of Carpinteria, approximately 0.4 miles northeast of the U.S. Highway 101/Linden Avenue interchange. PUBLIC COMMENT: The CVWD is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND). You may comment by submitting written or oral comments to the CVWD prior to the close of the public comment period. Comments should be provided to the General Manager, Bob McDonald at 1301 Santa Ynez Avenue, Carpinteria, (805) 684-2816, bob@cvwd. net prior to the close of the public comment period on January 26th, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. PROJECT DETAILS: The three wells would be located about 30 feet apart near the western boundary of El Carro Park. The wells would be completed with a 3-inch diameter well casing, bentonite or cement annular seal, gravel pack within the annulus (area between the borehole and casing) and 3-inch diameter well screen. The tops of the wells would be covered by watertight, locking manholes, approximately 12-inches in diameter, constructed flush with the ground surface. No above-ground structures are proposed. Once constructed, the monitoring wells would be used to monitor the water levels and water quality in the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin. ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: The CVWD has prepared a Draft MND pursuant to Section 15073 of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: The Draft MND may be reviewed by visiting the CVWD’s website www.cvwd.net or a hard copy can be reviewed at the District Offices at 1301 Santa Ynez Ave or Carpinteria Branch Library at 5141 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA. Publish: December 16, 23, 30, 2021, January 6, 13, 2022

CITY OF CARPINTERIA 5775 CARPINTERIA AVENUE CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 (805) 684-5405 WWW.CARPINTERIA.CA.US PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMARY OF ADOPTED 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 The proposed Ordinance was introduced and first reading was approved at the regular City Council meeting held on December 13, 2021. The Ordinance was adopted at a regular City Council meeting held on January 10, 2022, by the following vote: AYES: Alarcon, Carty, Lee, Clark, and Nomura NOES: None ABSENT: None ABSTAIN: None Summary of Ordinance: 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.” Said Ordinance will become effective 30 days after adoption. Brian C. Barrett Acting City Clerk Publish: January 13, 2022

_________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as THE BETS LIFE at 2176 EAST VALLEY ROAD, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93108. Mailing address: PO BOX 1394, SUMMERLAND, CA 93067. Full name of registrant(s): ELIZABETH O’BRIEN at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 12/08/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 1, 2021. Signed: ELIZABETH O’BRIEN. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003306. Publish: Dec. 23, 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as EVOLVE EQUITY at 4941 NIPOMO DR, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): JONNIE WILLIAMS at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 12/22/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: JONNIE WILLIAMS, INDIVIDUAL. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003428. Publish: Dec. 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as ALAMO PINTADO EQUINE HEALTH FOUNDATION at 2501 SANTA BARBARA AVE, LOS OLIVOS, CA 93441. Mailing address: PO BOX 387, LOS OLIVOS, CA 93441. Full name of registrant(s): ALAMO PINTADO EQUINE HEALTH FOUNDATION, INC. at 2501 SANTA BARBARA AVE, LOS OLIVOS, CA 93441. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 12/16/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: MARK HERTHEL, PRESIDENT. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003376. Publish: Dec. 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as CARP PHYSIO at 5432-5434 CARPINTERIA AVE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): VIA REAL PHYSICAL THERAPY INC at 4180 VIA REAL STE C, CAPRINTERIA, CA 93013. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 12/27/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: OMAR FLORES, VICE PRESIDENT. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2021-0003453. Publish: Dec. 30, 2021, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 2022

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as BEDDA MIA at 1218 STATE ST., SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101. Full name of registrant(s): SICILY ON STATE, LLC at 4985 LINNE RD., PASO ROBLES, CA 93446 This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County 12/29/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Dec 26, 2021. Signed: ROMOLO DEPAOLIS, MANAGING MEMBER. 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) FBN2021-0003476. Publish: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as SANTA BARBARA INTEGRATIVE PSYCHIATRY at 5290 OVERPASS ROAD, SUITE 128, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93111. Full name of registrant(s): MIND-BODY INTEGRATION & HEALING, INC. at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 1/3/2022. The registrant began transacting business on Mar 18 2016. Signed: DUNG-NGHI”KIM” LE, SECRETARY. 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) FBN2022-0000007. Publish: January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF AUGUST URBANY ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NO. 21CV04727

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TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: AUGUST URBANY filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: AUGUST URBANY Proposed name: WILLIAM AUGUST URBANY THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that include the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING February 7, 2022 at 10:00 am, Dept: 5, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107 Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Carpinteria-Summerland Coastal View a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for the hearing on the petition. Dated 12/21/2021, 2021 by Colleen K. Sterne, Judge of the Superior Court. FILED BY the Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara on 12/21/2021. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Vega, Jessica, Deputy Clerk. Publish: January 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 2022

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A cell phone. - Gabrielle Simmons

Pick-up trucks. - Michael Leonard

An active mind with optimism and a positive outlook. - Laura Sanchez & Tom Marshall

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Do you have a photo from Carpinteria’s past? Contact news@ Celebrating Russell Cup’s storied CARPINTERIA VALLEY MUSEUM OF HISTORY coastalview.com At Carpinteria’s crossroads Week of 1/10/22 - 1/16/22 Mills Drugs and Graham’s Grocery occupied the northeast corner of Carpinteria and Linden avenues, as pictured here in the T to share it with 1940s. Mills was an institution for many decades, a place where kids flocked for candy and ice cream and adults filled prescriptions and caught up with neighbors. other readers!

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92 CARPINTERIAMAGAZINE.com To learn more about Carpinteria history, visit the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History’s website carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org to access more articles on local history. To support the preservation of local history, consider becoming a member of the Carpinteria Historical Society.

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Carpinteria Children’s Project

Schools in session A peek inside local schools shows that despite the pandemic, children are still learning, playing, creating and growing in Carpinteria.

RIGHT, Firefighters deliver 87 gifts to Carpinteria Children’s Project that were collected for early education families in an effort coordinated by Gather for Good.

Canalino Elementary

Ms. Gabbie’s class says “good luck” to UCSB student Alex after his last class teaching Kindermusik.

fun!” principal Jamie Persoon said. “Each day at our elementary schools, the coaches come from 10:45-12:45, and facilitate structured games during the lunch recesses for grades TK-5,” Persoon added. “Students are thrilled to join

well-supervised and well organized activities, and the school yard supervisors and Elevo coaches provide positive options for students. This program has greatly reduced recess conflict, increased student interest in active play.”

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Howard School students Shaelee Glance, left, and Emelia Shaware, right, are back to school and back to physical fitness.

Howard first graders get their wiggles out on the St. Joseph Church field on the first day back to school after Christmas break.

Carpinteria Middle School

CMS student Charlotte Cooney works on a linoleum block print in Mr. Ethington’s intermediate advanced art class.

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In a week full of Covid-19 related sports cancellations, Carpinteria’s girls soccer team got back on the field for the first time since Dec. 12, with two home games against Nordhoff High School and Orcutt Academy. In the two games, the Warriors struggled to shake off the winter break rust, losing both by the same score: 0-3. The loss against Nordhoff was the team’s first Citrus Coast League game of the season, and the visiting Rangers jumped out of the gate early with a goal in the first nine minutes. Shortly after, a miscommunication on a clearance ended with another goal leaving the Warriors down 0-2 just 21 minutes into the match. Coach Freddy Martinez said the Warriors’ midfielders and forwards were able to create some opportunities in the first half, but were ultimately unable to find the back of the net. The second half was a close battle, he said, but a late Nordhoff counterattack led to a challenge in the goalie box that was called a penalty kick, and converted for a final score of 0-3. “Although the score line was not positive, I continue to be pleased with the huge strides the team is making to improve this program,” Martinez said. “The girls have really been playing with some passion and determination and today was no exception.” Martinez highlighted forward Ashley Verduzco and utility player Camryn Siegel, who he said showed a lot of heart and made their physical presence known in the game. On Monday, the Warriors reloaded for a matchup against visiting Orcutt Academy. For 90% of the match Carpinteria fought hard, but a three-goal flurry in the last nine minutes of the first half left the War-

riors fighting a 0-3 deficit for the rest of the game. “With the exception of those nine minutes tonight I was really pleased with the game the way the girls played overall,” Martinez said. “Although we still struggled to get the victory, this group of players are really buying into the demands and expectations I have been preaching since we started in November.” Martinez said that senior Karen Go-

mez showed great leadership and kept the team’s spirits up the whole match. “There is no better example of this enthusiasm to get this team to the next level than her, she had a great game tonight and kept the team’s spirits up all game.” The Warriors are scheduled to play a couple games this week, as long as all teams clear Covid-19 protocols. Carpinteria hosts Beacon Hill on Thursday, Jan. 13 and hits the road to face Malibu on Friday, Jan. 14.

Submit SPORTS News online at coastalview.com BELOW, Junior midfielder Ashley Verduzco looks to create some offense for the Warriors as senior Jaquelin Aguirre looks on.


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SHORT STOPS BY RYAN P. CRUZ

Carpinteria athletics adapt to Covid-19 complications

High school athletics continues to adjust to the most recent wave of Covid-19 cancellations in Carpinteria. Almost all winter sports were affected by Omicron complications this week, and the Warriors’ soccer programs were the only teams to see any in-game action. “The Warriors have been here before and continue to handle the moment-to-moment uncertainty with skill,” said Athletic Director Pat Cooney. “Players and coaches are adept at adjusting to ever changing mandates, protocols and schedules.” “To be determined” seems to be the theme of day-to-day athletics activities, as Cooney points out, and twice-weekly Covid-testing is just one of the protocols in place to protect the players. Indoor sports prepare to limit the spectators – four per player – as both boys and girls basketball had games canceled this week. Girls water polo has also been affected, and the team is hoping to get back in the pool with two Citrus Coast League matches, followed by a tournament in Oxnard. Cooney also wanted to thank the staff, particularly athletic trainer Ruben Barrera, who has led the charge in keeping the Warriors athletes safe and healthy. Barrera heads the school’s Covid testing program for indoor sports.

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*Carpinteria Girls Soccer vs. Beacon Hill, 5:30 p.m. Carpinteria Girls Water Polo at Nordhoff, 3:15 p.m.

Friday, January 14

Carpinteria Girls Soccer at Malibu, 5 p.m. *Carpinteria Boys Soccer vs. Malibu, 5:15 p.m. Carpinteria Girls Water Polo at Oxnard Tournament, 3:40 p.m. / 5:20 p.m. *Carpinteria Girls Basketball vs. Malibu, 7 p.m.

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The Warriors’ boys soccer team was back on the pitch for a league match on the road under the Friday night lights in Ojai. Sophomore Angel Zapata stepped up in just his second start at the varsity level, scoring off an assist from senior Angel Velazquez in the 30th minute. The “angelic” connection would be the only score of the day for the Warriors, who ended with a 1-1 draw. “Overall we played a game in which every player saw time on the field and contributed quality play,” said coach Leo Quintero, adding that Gerardo Lopez came in especially clutch, replacing the injured starter Alex Silva at goalkeeper. Lopez made three key saves preserving the tie – which may be an important factor in playoff rankings. “We tell our boys that every league game should be viewed and played as a playoff game, considering the quality of the teams we have in the Citrus Coast,” Quintero said.

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