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The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced two new Covid-19 deaths last week, as reported Covid-19 cases decrease within the county. Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 2, the weekly average of reported PCR-confirmed cases decreased by 16.7%; Covid-19 cases are underreported in Santa Barbara County due to the increase of at-home, rapid testing.

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Michael and Lisa Amador, seen at the Santa Barbara Polo Club holiday party in December, held a grand opening for Fieldside Coastal Steakhouse this month.

Steakhouse launches at Polo and Racquet Club

Fieldside Coastal Steakhouse held its grand opening this month, after soft launching in November. The steakhouse, located at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club at 3300 Via Real in Carpinteria, is the brainchild of Michael and Lisa Amador.

Lisa is the author of Amador Matchmaking, a boutique matchmaking business, while Michael is a chef with more than 30 years of experience in the area; he previously worked as the food and beverage manager at the San Ysidro Ranch and La Cumbre Country Club. The pair opened their first food-related business in 2017, with Uncorked Wine Tasting and Kitchen.

The restaurant offers coastal-inspired seafood, meats, wine and craft cocktails, with a full bar, according to a press release from the steakhouse. Dining is available inside or on the outdoor patio. The restaurant is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. See more at or call (805) 617-0808.

Foodbank announces new Goleta location

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County hit its $20 million fundraising goal earlier this month, with plans to open a new sharehouse in Goleta. The organization raised the money over an 18-month period.

The sharehouse, as named by the Foodbank, will be modified to fit a giant cooler/ freezer, as well as a Nutrition Promotion Center, Volunteer Center and administrative offices.

The space will be open in Fall 2023.

“This campaign was successful thanks to individual contributions from $20 donations to leadership gifts of over $1 million, along with public, private and government sources,” Foodbank CEO Erik Talkin said last week. “The Sharehouse truly belongs to the entire community (…) Now that full funding is in place, the real work has just begun. We’ll undertake the process of making the building fit for purpose.”

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Coastland now open on 5000 block Carpinteria Avenue

Coastland, a retail store with products made by local students, has reopened at 5036 Carpinteria Ave., next to Jack’s Bagels. A grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m.

The store, launched by the nonprofit Pro Deo Foundation, offers handmade products made by local students. All profits go back to the students through scholarships and grants.

While it previously operated as a pop-up, the store now has a permanent spot on the 5000 block of Carpinteria Avenue.

“With our new space, the foundation has made a significant investment in Carpinteria and our students. We are excited to continue running our after-school program, Pathways Carpinteria, in our new space, which offers unique options for students to learn new skills and earn some money in the process,” Dave Roberts, executive director of Pro Deo, said in a press release Tuesday.

“One of the goals of Pathways Carpinteria is to teach business and entrepreneurial skills to students while giving them real-world experience helping to run Coastland. Our new space helps cement Pro Deo’s commitment to the youth of Carpinteria,” he added. “It will ensure that students have the unique opportunity to participate in Pathways Carpinteria for years to come.”

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County Planning denies appeal against 5601 Casitas Pass Road cannabis project Project

must install additional carbon scrubbers

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission denied an appeal against a Glass House Farms cannabis project from Concerned Carpinterians at its Feb. 1 meeting, granting de novo approval of the cannabis cultivation project on 5601 Casitas Pass Road under the condition that the project install its additional carbon scrubbers within 12 months.

“I am a person that believes that just as our 50 states serve as a laboratory to make our country better, diversity in the way we do things and learn things – because we’re learning a lot in cannabis, I think –is good,” said Commissioner John Parke, following lengthy discussions between the applicant, appellants and public commenters.

The 4.8-acre property project would include 3.39 acres for cannabis cultivation between two existing greenhouses and a processing building, 3.36 acres for mature plant and nursery cultivation and .03 acres – or about 1,478 square feet – for processing, such as drying, trimming, packing and storage.

The project would also include the addition of four 5,000-gallon water tanks, the removal of a portion of one of the existing greenhouses, three storage containers and a trailer. The cultivation would hire up to 30 employees, and three to five managerial staff members.

Appellants raised several issues in their appeal, including concerns over the project’s Odor Abatement Plan (OAP), health and air pollution impacts due to the vapor-phase system formula and the vapor-phase system itself, asking the project to use only carbon filtrations systems.

Sandra Weil, who spoke on behalf of Concerned Carpinterians, said there have been 538 total odor complaints made against the 5601 Casitas Pass Road project, 235 of those from March 2022. Weil attributed some of this to the continued use of the vapor-phase system formula, also known as Benzaco Scientific Odor-Armor 420, at 5601 and other neighboring cultivations.

“This operation is, as they say, one of the smelliest in the valley,” Weil said during her presentation.

Owner of Glass House Farms Graham Farrar, who spoke on behalf of the project, argued that many complaints were identical complaints made multiple times by the same person, or included information that is not under the purview of the planning commission.

Weil went on to say that vapor-phase systems have not been successful with odor abatement and have only released additional chemicals and odors into the air and created potential health risks, though the staff stated the systems have “no known potential adverse human health effects.” Staff also said the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District has reviewed the vapor-phase formula and found no toxic air contaminants.

Despite this, Weil said there have been complaints from locals living near the cultivations about headaches, shortness of breath, asthma, strong chemical smells and other minor to moderate health con-

cerns. Weil also pointed out that there has been no long-term study conducted on the effects of inhaling Benzaco.

During his presentation, Farrar said he was not against “phasing out” the vapor-phase system, if it is a major concern for the community, as the system is costly to run. “If what the community would like is for that to be turned off, we would be more than happy to do that,” he said.

Regarding the project’s OAP, Weil said the site currently has insufficient carbon scrubbers. She referred to the SCS Engineers study published in late 2022, which recommended carbon scrubbers by the Dutch company Envinity to reduce cannabis odors by around 84%. The study also recommended a ratio of 10 scrubbers for each acre, and with about three acres, Weil said the project should include at least 30 regenerative carbon scrubbers. Currently, the project includes six Camfil carbon scrubbers.

Farrar noted that, after the project was initially approved in 2022, the group proactively updated its OAP to include carbon scrubbers while awaiting the appeal hearing and have since approved

the installation of 12 additional scrubbers. The vapor-phase systems were intended to be used as a backup form of odor abatement.

“We have approved installing them as soon as we have a project approval, (without) a 12 month or 24-month delay,” Farrar said. “We’ve consistently been trying to push the limits on how to improve and mitigate the complaints from those in the community that are offended by the odor.”

Farrar also argued that Camfil carbon scrubbers are designed for cannabis filtration, and the filters are tested by manufacturers every six months to ensure they are working properly.

During the brief discussion before the vote, commissioners expressed their approval of the project, and of the parties’ work to come to an agreement and work collaboratively.

“I think having the Camfil, comparing it to the Envinity, seeing what numbers work where and all that, it’s a good thing,” said Parke. “I support where we’re going here.”

The project was approved under the condition that the 12 carbon scrubbers set to be placed in the greenhouses be constructed within 12 months of the project’s approval. The motion to deny the appeal and grant de novo approval of the project passed unanimously.

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One of the Glass House Farms cannabis cultivation projects is located at 5601 Casitas Pass Road, outside city boundaries. The Glass House Farms cannabis cultivation project at 5601 Casitas Pass Road is 4.8 acres and includes two greenhouse buildings and a processing building.
“...diversity in the way we do things and learn things – because we’re learning a lot in cannabis, I think –is good.”
– Planning Commissioner John Parke

The Carpinteria Planning Commission unanimously approved plans for the Tri Plex condominiums, a new two-story condominium triplex, with three units and a five-car garage on 5,822 square feet.

Two housing projects near Carpinteria Ave. approved

Two housing projects – both located in the downtown area near Carpinteria Avenue – were unanimously approved at Monday night’s Carpinteria Planning Commission meeting.

The first project received unanimous commissioner approval for a development plan, tentative parcel map and coastal development permit to demolish an 1,100-square foot one-story single-family residence on the corner of Eighth Street and Elm Avenue. In its place, developers propose a new two-story condominium triplex, with three units and a five-car garage on 5,822 square feet.

Associate Planner Syndi Souter presented the latest updates on the project, which was designed by architect Dylan Chappell for property owners Jerry and Lisa Zin. The project includes three units: a 2,300 square-foot main residence with four bedrooms on two floors, a two-car garage and a 372-square-foot roof deck; another two-story, two bedroom 1,400 square-foot unit with its own two-car garage and a 700 square-foot one bedroom unit on the second story with a covered balcony and one-car garage.

The triplex is in a primarily residential area, surrounded by single-family homes just two blocks away from Linden Avenue, in a district that commissioner John Moyer said is a “perfect example of what we need to do with infill” housing development.

Several of the commissioners also noted the three units would be offered for sale as opposed to rentals – a unique way to get new homeowners’ “foot in the door,” as Moyer said, toward becoming longtime Carpinteria residents.

“The thing about ownership in Carpinteria is that they will stay here,” he said.

Commissioner Glenn LaFevers also said the condominium option “is different from what we often see,” adding that he is hopeful it provides more ownership opportunities.

All four commissioners voted to move forward with the development plan, tentative parcel map and coastal development permit for the project, including two modifications allowing for encroachments on setbacks for two of the units.

“I think this development is a good one for the location,” said Commissioner Jane Benefield.

The second project was a smaller, mixed-use commercial and residential development just a few blocks away on a vacant lot at 4675 Carpinteria Ave., which also received unanimous support from the commission for offering much-needed infill housing in the downtown area.

The mixed-use two-story building, designed by project manager Ubaldo Diaz for property owner Bernado Cruz, includes a 500 square-foot ground level commercial space, two second-floor one-bedroom apartments, and four covered parking spaces.

According to the project planners, the Cruz family is planning on renting the commercial space and one of the units and occupying the other upstairs apart-

ment themselves.

Commissioner David Allen said that he was “glad to see mixed use with residential upstairs,” and other commissioners agreed that the project was a good fit for the site, saying the project helps meet the city’s housing needs despite the impact it could bring with higher density.

The project has been in the city review process for several years, first coming across the Architectural Review Board for a conceptual review in March 2018. Back then, it was tentatively approved with several conditions directing the designers to bring down the height and improve landscaping to the address neighbors’ privacy concerns.

In September 2021 it came back to the Architectural Review Board, this time with updated landscape and civil plans addressing the previous concerns. It received preliminary approval, and project planners said that Cruz is eager to start construction on the previously empty lot.

The Carpinteria Avenue mixed-use project received unanimous approval and is scheduled to return to the Architectural Review Board for one more “in-progress” review to ensure that all concerns with neighbors are addressed and to “tie up any loose ends,” city planner Nock Bobroff said, before working drawings are finalized.

“It’s finally good to have this project underway,” Benefield said. “It looks good and it’s a mixed-use, which for me is always the best.”

The Planning Commission will join the City Council on Feb. 21 for a special meeting on new laws, including changes for housing and parking in the downtown area.

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– 01/29/2023

Peggy Ann went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully in her sleep on Jan. 29, 2023, 12:38 p.m., at Comforts of Home Senior Care. She was born at Abington Hospital in Abington, PA in Montgomery County and grew up on Willow Brook Farm, the only daughter of Margaret H. White and Harry Lewis Kahler, PhD. Peggy attended and graduated from Neshaminy High School in 1958 with one of her best friends Diane Hogeland, who she still talked with every week.

Peggy attended Mary Washington University in Fredericksburg, VA before transferring to Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where she graduated on schedule in 1962.

Peggy’s family were preparing for a move to California in 1967 when her father unexpectedly passed away; however, Peggy and her mother decided to go ahead with the move, and Santa Barbara became their forever home. Peggy never wasted any time and went straight to work. She was a fourth grade bilingual teacher at the Carpinteria Main School for 38 years, from September 1967 until June 2005. Her organizational skills were unapparelled. She was loved by all for her kindness and compassion for others.

Several of Peggy’s summers were spent in Spain. She traveled all over Europe and continued to travel all over the world with family and friends.

After her retirement in 2005 she became the librarian for Santa Barbara Christian School for many years, until her eyesight became a problem.

Peggy was very active at Trinity Baptist Church and Oaks Bible Church as a deaconess. She also served as alto in the choir, and as a decorator for every season and potluck at the churches. She attended all the choir programs put on for the Marines at Camp Pendleton and all the Christmas concerts up until 2021 at Oaks Bible Church. She enjoyed Christian music, especially Christmas music; Christmas was her favorite time of the year. Let the decorating begin!

Peggy loved teaching children. For almost two decades she volunteered for one week a year at the Royal Family Kids camp, which is a camp for “children at risk,” ages six through 12. Peggy would spend countless hours under the shade of big oak tree listening to and talking with all the children who wanted to just “slow down” a bit and play games with her. The wisdom imparted under that tree to those children was priceless.

Peggy donated to several charities and missions, which demonstrated her loving, generous and kind heart. She loved her cats, and Chita was with her to the end. She was also an avid patriot and very proud of our military troops and veterans who fought for “her” country and kept it free. July 4th was always a party for Peggy! More decorating!

Peggy’s passion for teaching children was dwarfed only by her love for Jesus and sharing Him with all she came in contact with.

She is survived by her childhood friends Sue DeCresente and Diane Hogeland; several school colleagues and friends; members of the Babour family; first cousins once removed Elizabeth G. Frazee (Timothy T. Myers) and daughter Avery F. Myers; Jonathon W. Frazee and children Justin R. and Cori T.; Caitlin S. Frazee, Stanley S. Frazee and children Lane and Julia Frazee; and her entire Oaks Bible family.

A memorial for Peggy will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. at Oaks Bible Church located at 400 Puente Dr., Santa Barbara. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers please make to donations to Royal Kids Camp at or Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) cat rescue at

Maria Jadwiga “Jadzia” Wolf

03/01/1941 – 12/16/2022

We are heartbroken to announce that our mom, mother-in-law, sister and sister-in-law passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Dec. 16, 2022.

Maria Jadwiga (Jadzia to her family)

Wolf was born March 1, 1941, to Cecylia and Tadeusz Sobczak in Lodz, Poland. She was a big sister to Barbara and her brother Piotr. Maria was raised and educated in Poland. After she graduated from a drafting and building design school, she obtained a Draftsperson position at a local firm.

At the young age of 19 she fell in love with a young and handsome sailor, Boleslaw Besiekierski; soon after they got married and had their only daughter, Beata. Unfortunately, the couple’s seemingly perfect marriage came to an end. As a single mother, she was working full time while raising her daughter with the support of her loving family.

During Maria’s visit to beautiful Santa Barbara, California in the mid ‘70s, she met the love of her life and her future husband Kurt Wolf. Shortly after, her daughter Beata, and later sister Barbara, moved to Santa Barbara.

Maria gave Kurt a youthful outlook on life and was an inspiration and caregiver during his difficult times. They both opened the popular German auto repair and dealership, Deutsche Werkstatt. Maria also loved to cook; she turned her passion for cooking into her new profession and became a private chef. Prior to becoming a private chef, she gained some

experience by working at the German Coffee Shop and at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital coffee shop.

She worked for many families in Montecito, shopping for perfect ingredients and preparing delicious meals. At the Wolf residence, there were many Sundays and special occasion dinners with family and friends, and always enough food to feed an army In 1982, family moved to the beautiful beach town of Carpinteria where Maria spent the rest of her life.

Kurt passed away in 2004. Soon after Maria retired and enjoyed spending time at home reading, watching movies and visiting with her friends and family. She loved sitting on her front porch enjoying her beautiful roses and talking to her neighbors. She passed the cooking torch to her daughter and became a sous chef.

Maria was very independent and always wanted to live alone in her house until her health started to decline. Later on, she moved in with her daughter Beata, son-in-Law Tim and grandpuppy Bentley. There were many happy afternoons, birthdays and teatime parties on the patio while enjoying the blooming orchids. She was a big Lakers fan and occasionally enjoyed watching a game with her son-in-law. Maria spend the last few months of her life at Cottage Hospital and Valle Verde.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to all the doctors and nurses at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and the entire staff at Valle Verde. We are very grateful to Dr. Bordofsky for providing exceptional care to Maria for the last 25 years. We also would like to thank Dr. Greenwald, Dr. Ahmed, Dr. Pineda, Dr. Markova, VNA, her caregivers and her neighbors Erik and Bernie.

She is survived by her daughter Beata Rose (Timothy) and sister Barbara Finch (James). She was preceded in death by her husband Kurt, her parents Cecylia and Tadeusz and her brother Piotr.

Maria will be missed tremendously by all her loved ones. She will always remain in our hearts and memories forever. Rest in peace until we meet again. We love you so much!

Please send donations in her memory to: Alzheimer’s Association or VNA Health (Hospice Care).

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C-DOG IS a reliable partner

In David Renner’s Letter to the Editor last week (Vol. 29, No. 20) the writer made some very questionable claims and accusations regarding dog fights that unfairly tarnish the reputation and accomplishments of Carpinteria Dog Owners Group (C-DOG).

Additionally, his comments cast doubt over decisions made by City Council and staff who approved the Off Leash Area (OLA) at El Carro Park. At the Jan. 26 City Council meeting, over 60 letters/ comments were in favor, and only a handful opposed.

C-DOG was formed five years ago to advocate for dog parks and off-leash play and as a liaison between the dog community and the general public. C-DOG stepped up to communicate and enforce the OLA rules and policies jointly established by the City Council and staff. Contrary to David’s letter, C-DOG has been a consistent and reliable partner to the city and the whole community on this subject.

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As someone who has attended the OLA almost every day during allowed hours, I find David’s claim about witnessing violent dog fights highly unlikely and at odds with our experience over the past three years.

C-DOG has also been helping the community with dog waste pick-up by purchasing/sponsoring new and existing bag dispenser/waste collector units, partnering with Carpinteria Beautiful, and embracing the city’s public awareness activities. In addition, C-DOG initiated the Eat, Sleep & Play initiative to help local merchants attract out-of-town visitors who enjoy traveling with their dogs. C-DOG also participates in the city’s annual holiday parades and hosts other events, such as the Howl-O-Ween contest… all educating and entertaining the community. Since over 40% of Carpinteria households own dogs, I feel more (not less) socialization efforts would seem appropriate.


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The area near Santa Monica Creek path was graffitied twice in recent weeks.


reported along Santa Monica Creek path

Heavy graffiti and tagging were seen along Santa Monica Creek path last week; the area has since been painted over. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CVN that Carpinteria officers wrote up two vandalism/graffiti reports last week.

Greg Novak, who sent photos of the recent graffiti over to CVN, said the area is frequently vandalized. In the past two weeks, it was graffitied twice: First on a trash can, dumpster and wall on El Carro,

and then along the path. A local citizen, he noted, “covers it up pretty quickly.”

The area is on the office’s frequent patrol list, Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi said in an email to CVN.

“Special Duty Deputy (Bryan) Dickey is in contact with both (Carpinteria) Middle School and Carpinteria High School to determine if any of their staff recognizes and can identify persons associated with the monikers left on the fencing, etc.,” Arnoldi added.

Portion of Santa Claus Lane bike path now open

Parts of the new bike path and Highway 101 are now open, though closures continue as construction progresses on the Santa Claus Lane bike path project and the Olive Mill Roundabout.

On Feb. 1, the full 12-foot-wide portion of the bike lane opened near Summerland, between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane, and on Feb. 3, the northbound off-ramp at Lillie Avenue opened. Along the northbound side of Highway 101, one lane from Santa Monica Road to Sheffield Drive, as well as the onand-off-ramps at South Padaro and Santa Claus lanes and North Padaro Lane, will be closed Mondays through Thursdays, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Sundays from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The northern off-ramp at Olive Mill Road will remain closed until the completion of the Olive Mill Roundabout, although drivers may use the off-ramp at San Ysidro Road; and the on-ramp at Ortega Hill Road will be closed until Feb. 14, and drivers may use the on-ramp at Sheffield Drive until then.

On the southbound side of the highway, one lane from Sheffield Drive to Carpinteria Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Sundays. The southern off-ramp at Carpinteria Avenue will also be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., from Feb. 7 to Feb. 10.

The southern on-ramp at Olive Mill Road is expected to reopen in late February, and drivers may use the on-ramp at Sheffield Drive in the interim; and the off-ramp at North Padaro Lane is expected to reopen in mid-March, and drivers may use the detour at South Padaro Lane and Via Real until then.

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GREG NOVAK PHOTOS The newly constructed turnaround at the end of Santa Claus Lane recently opened.
A portion of the Santa Claus Lane bike path, between Sheffield Drive and North Padaro Lane, opened Feb. 1.

Bull voted 2022 firefighter of the year

Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District employee Brian Bull was voted the 2022 Carpinteria Summerland Firefighter of the Year, due in part to his work improving the department’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program, which Bull said he has a passion for.

Bull joined the department in 2019, after spending more than 10 years working within the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Throughout his life, Bull has dedicated himself to public service, serving as a marine, a wildland firefighter and an EMS ambulance medic before coming to the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District.

Bull enjoyed his time in the forest service and as a paramedic riding along in an ambulance, and working for the local fire department “allowed (him) to do both.”

Bull attributed his recognition, in part, due to his work as an EMS training coordinator for the department’s EMS program. The department had its own existing program, but Bull said he put in many hours helping create a “good base” for the firefighter training, tapping into his years working as an ambulance EMS paramedic.

“Some of them noticed that I put a lot of hours into (the program),” he said. Bull assisted the department in rebuilding the program, and oversaw crews training in areas such as field and classroom portions of CPR and pre-hospital medical training. Bull said he has a true passion for his paramedic work, and was happy to contribute his knowledge to the department.

Before joining the department, Bull worked for 11 years with the Los Padres Hotshots. A hotshot crew is an organized and skilled crew of about 20 firefighters working against large, high-priority wildland fires. He also spent time as a smokejumper, a specially trained wildland fighter that arrives at the scene by parachute. Bull said his enjoyment of nature prompted him to join the forest service.

Bull currently lives in Buellton with his wife of 16 years and two children, but he

said he enjoys working in a small town like Carpinteria where “citizens know who you are.” He also said he enjoys working with the people within his department, who make the job worthwhile.

“The job can be strenuous but the people you work with really make it enjoyable,” he said. “It really is a great department.”


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What happened in real estate in 2022? 2022 was the tale of two markets. It started out with extreme buyer demands, rapid price appreciations and low – we mean really low – inventory like we have not seen before.

The second half of 2022, the market changed in most regards; buyer demand dropped, prices started to reverse a little, but one thing stayed the same: Inventory has remained historically low.

A remarkable flip flop occurred. 2021 was a record year with the highest number of sales that we experienced in a very long time. 2022 followed the record-breaking trend but in the opposite direction, with the lowest number of sales in a long time.

As the market changed trajectory in the middle of 2022, many buyers paused to better understand the direction the market was heading. In addition, the doubling of interest rates affected the buying power and budgets of many.

December’s highest sale was 2781 Padaro Ln. in Carpinteria. The property had five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms across 10 acres and sold for $69,947,000.

As 2022 came to a close, the market seemed to be in process of recalibrating. Prices began to adjust down a little and interest rates dropped from their high near 7% into the low 6% range. The initial shock seems to have worn off and the

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market came to accept the new season we find ourselves in.

So, what is happening in 2023? After a very slow 4th quarter with only 259 total sales, activity seems to be picking up. The talk amongst fellow agents is the number of buyers entering back into the market is increasing.

Value has become a more important element in selling in 2023. Buyers want to see a concession off of the peak prices of 2022. In general, and currently, if a home is priced 10-15% below the peak price, those homes are going under contract and selling fairly quickly. In the last couple

weeks, there has even been a few properties that have seen 5+ offers in the price points between $1 million to $5 million. 2023 is starting off on a more encouraging note!

Jon-Ryan Schlobohm is a licensed realtor and broker associate with Schlobohm real estate team at Compass. He and his business partner Sarah Aresco Smith specialize in residential real estate in the Santa Barbara area, but Carpinteria is their hometown. To learn more, visit Jon-Ryan can be reached at (805) 450-3307 or jr@

The Stats


• Total Sales: 1,443 in ‘22 vs 2,216 in ‘21 | DOWN 35%

• Total Home Sales: 1,015 in ‘22 vs 1,541 in ‘21 | DOWN 35%

• Total Condo Sales: 428 in ‘22 vs 675 in ‘21 | DOWN 37%

• Median Home Price: $2,104,000 in ‘22 vs $1,875,000 in ‘21 | UP 12%

• Median Condo Price: $958,000 in ‘22 vs $840,000 in ‘21 | UP 14%

• Sales Above $5M: 133 in ‘22 vs 203 in ‘21 | DOWN 35%

December 2022

• Total Sales: 76 in ‘22 vs 138 in ‘21 | DOWN 45%

• Pending Sales: 66 in ‘22 vs 104 in ‘21 | DOWN 42%

• Total Off-Market Sales: 12 Sales | 16%

• Total Cash Sales: 28 Sales | 37%

• Average 30-Year Fixed Rate Mortgage: 6.20% as of Jan. 27, ‘23

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With the day of love right around the corner, Carpinterians big and small gathered at the Carpinteria Community Library on Friday and Saturday to make Valentine’s Day crafts, putting together handmade red, white and pink hearts to make the perfect gift for their special someone. Julian Uribe-Mutal Charley Staal and Sinnia Nickel Olivia Uribe-Mutal, right, helps Lucca cut out a red heart. The library’s community room was packed on Saturday with families eager to make crafts.

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Scouts gather for annual pinewood derby

Carpinteria Cub Scout Troop 50 gathered once again for the annual pinewood derby. For the derby – a decades-long tradition – scouts paint, sand and assemble their own pinewood cars for racing; each car has a unique design, and cub scouts vote on which car is the “coolest,” scout master Matt Oliver told CVN. This year, 56 cub scouts participated in the derby, first racing within their own dens before advancing to compete against other dens. Charlie Webber, Finn Miller and Noah Carlson took home the titles of overall fastest derby cars; Webber, Miller, Carlson, Phoenix Leef and Tate Meyer each won in their own dens.

“This is the largest turnout we’ve had in a number of years,” Oliver said. “We’ve actually doubled our pack size in the past year. Covid-19 dampened it for a while, but we’re on the up and up.” He added that the sales from the Christmas Trees farm, in December, helped buy the cars for each kid.

To learn more about the club, visit Pack50Carpinteria/Index.htm. The next scout meeting will be on Feb. 22 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.; scouts will cover fire safety with the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department.

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Joe and Wesley Overgaag Junius Fedders, Phoenix Leef and Holyn Vega From left: Noah Oliver, Arlo Nemetz, James and Wyatt Carlson, with Frankie Stewart in This year, 56 scouts participated in the annual pinewood derby. Jacob Orelas eyes the cars before the next race.
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James Melton, Ozzy Dugre, Asher Carrington in the back, ready for the races. Ryder “Dude” Forner From left: Nico Ornelas and Carson Hess Oliver Patterson From left: Genie Goss, Charlie Weber and Henry Greene Noah Carlson RIGHT, Bear Den Leader Frank Issac starts the cars. LEFT, Scouts shout while watching the cars go by. BELOW, Scouts from the Bears Den participated, including, from left, Wes Overgaag, Hunter Nielsen, Nico Ornelas and Charlie Webber.

“UnMASKing Hope”



Becky Lazinger’s career was on the rise. She was young – 23 years old – and thriving in New York City, in her new role at Morgan Stanley. Then a plane hit her building.

Molly Maurer and Heidi Bender were off work, having a good time, listening to some of their favorite bands among a boisterous crowd of concert goers. Then the music stopped; the gunfire started.

Sandra Lee was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving her country in a foreign war. She kept the enemy at bay but didn’t anticipate an attack from within, when a fellow soldier entered her barracks one day.

Lyman Montgomery was just a kid. 14 years old. He loved his teacher; he trusted his teacher. He had no idea that the tutoring and sleepovers and late-night Neighborhood Watch patrols were about something else, leading to something else.

But it’s also part of the way things are, and part of moving forward.

Moving forward, next steps, resurrection, rebirth – these are big themes in “UnMASKing Hope.” The filmmakers, as well as the other participants in the film, insist that life’s excruciatingly painful plot points can be incorporated into new narratives – much like, as they put it, a phoenix rising from the ashes.


Carpinteria Women for Agriculture awards scholarship to former CHS student

fear, pain, panic, anger, outrage, sadness. Then there’s what comes after: trauma.

Trauma has many faces. It’s common to all sorts of circumstances – including ones that don’t make headlines. But it takes many forms. “UnMASKing Hope” (now streaming on PBS) examines the varied, multifaceted forms of trauma, not just to make us aware of others’ suffering, but also to offer hope – for those living with trauma, know someone living with trauma, or, really, just about anyone who has delt with the Big Stuff of life, like loss, grief, sorrow, anxiety and fear.

One of this documentary’s key devices is that of masks. We all wear masks sometimes. Not real ones, like at Halloween. Metaphorical ones. We hide ourselves, shield ourselves, pretend we’re something else or feel something else, other than what we really are, or feel.

Becky Lazinger wears a mask – she hid herself after 9/11. Jack Delaney and Ken Fairben – who went to Lazinger’s building that day to help, and who did help, but couldn’t help everyone, including some of those closest to them – wear different masks. Delaney keeps busy. He puts on the “keep calm and carry on” mask, afraid of what will happen if he takes it off.

Sandra Lee wears different masks. She was injured at war. She was raped by a fellow soldier. She pushed those things down and away, and hid them from others, and assumed that her masks were permanent.

And, in a way, they are. Through interviewers with survivors like Sandra, Becky, Jack, Ken, Molly, Heidi and Lyman, as well as psychologists and other trauma experts, we learn, or remember, that there’s not a quick fix, or a fix at all: no reset, going back to the way things were. That’s part of the grief, the trauma.

Take Sandra. She still wears some metaphorical masks. Not always, or as often, but they’re still there. She sometimes wears literal masks, too. She channels and communicates her feelings, and experiences, into performance art. She’s an actress.

Becky paints. Lyman speaks out and encourages other victims of abuse to use their voices too. Jack and Ken? They’re not totally sure what to do, aside from not giving up.

These survivors still stuffer. And their lives are different now, not because they chose them to be, or want them to be, but because that’s how they are. And what “UnMASKing Hope” shows is that pain and joy aren’t mutually exclusive. Even the worst things can be incorporated into a new narrative, a rich and fulfilling life. Which is a cool thing about this documentary. It’s one thing, and an important thing, to document the realities of human suffering, including the kind of suffering that remains even after tragic events have come and gone. It’s another thing – and every bit as important – to document what people are doing with that, and can do with that, in order to move forward.

“UnMASKing Hope” is both sad and hopeful. It’s real. It’s about Sandra, Becky, Jack, Ken, Molly, Heidi and Lyman, as well as our friends, family and neighbors. And us too. It’s good being reminded of that. This film is that reminder, and it’s also an informative and worthwhile reminder that, while 9/11, Iraq, Las Vegas and other traumatic events may be in the past, the wounds they created and the people they affected, are still with us, still healing.

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,

The Carpinteria chapter of the California Women for Agriculture club awarded a scholarship to Olivia Sheaffer, a former Carpinteria High School and Future Farmers of America (FFA) student currently in her second year at Iowa State University. Susan Pollard, president of the Carpinteria chapter, presented the award to Sheaffer, who is now one of seven FFA students to receive the award this year.

Former CHS student is 100,000th active FFA member

The California Future Farmers of America Association recently celebrated reaching 100,000 active members across the state, and a former Carpinteria High School (CHS) student was the member that tipped the scales. Jaritza Nunez-Valencia, who graduated from CHS in 2022, brought the organization to 100,000 members after she renewed her membership, as members may continue with the club until age 19.

“Each and every single one of these students is playing their part in learning what it takes to feed and clothe our planet,” said Noe Gomez, an agriscience teacher at CHS, in a press release. “Earth is expected to house around 10 billion people by the year 2050 so we really need to consider how we can sustain our dynamic population in a conscientious manner.”

Former rotary president presents on E-Club

Bill Boyd, former Rotarian President, recently spoke to the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning on the advantage of E-Club, which he co-founded when he retired and couldn’t attend all meetings.

The program broadcasts club meetings over Zoom. Boyd also works with four other rotary clubs, Unite to Light and Direct Relief International to send over 275 solar cell phone chargers to the Rotary Club of Kiev to for volunteers in areas with no electricity.

New small craft, sailing club founded

The Channel Islands Small Craft Society, a new club created to promote small boat sailing and rowing from Santa Barbara to Oxnard, will hold an inaugural ceremony on Feb. 25 in Oxnard.

Carpinteria Unified School District Board of Trustees member Eric Bridgford is on the board of directors for the small craft society and told CVN the group plans to host gatherings at local beaches and harbors. He also said there are plans to build a “crew board for the Mystic Whaler” which Bridgford said would benefit local school children with visits in the fall.

The inaugural event will be held at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum in Oxnard, 3900 Bluefin Cir., on Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rotary Club opens grant requests

The Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning is inviting local nonprofits that serve the Carpinteria community to apply for its annual grant awards, with grants ranging from $500 to $1,000.

The club will dole out its financial contributions to the nonprofits during the club’s annual grant award event on May 11. The total amount of funding available is $15,000, and individual grants are expected to range from $500 to $1,000.

The award application submission deadline is May 1. Applications are available at

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From left: CWA member Connie Thompson, scholarship recipient Olivia Sheaffer and CWA Carpinteria Chapter President Susan Pollard Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning President Rebecca Griffin, left, welcomed former Rotarian president Bill Boyd, right, to speak.
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This is a recipe found on the back of an old Pillsbury flour sack. I modified it a little to meet my needs.


3½ to 4½ cups flour (divided)

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2¼ teaspoons active dry yeast

1¼ cups warm milk

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)

1 egg

1 cup Parmesan cheese (grated fine)

1 teaspoon garlic salt

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

½ teaspoon paprika

5 tablespoons butter (melted)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet or a baguette pan with cooking spray.

Stir two cups of the flour and all of the sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Mix until well blended. Add milk and oil. Beat with a mixer on low speed until moistened. Blend in egg, mixing thoroughly.

Stir in an additional 1½ cups flour until the dough pulls cleanly away from the sides of the bowl. Knead the dough in the bowl until it is smooth and elastic, adding additional flour if necessary.

Add olive oil to a large bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, turning to coat it all over with the oil. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size – about 30 minutes.

Combine cheese, garlic salt, oregano and paprika in a small bowl. Set aside.

Punch the dough down and divide it into 16 equal pieces. Roll pieces into balls. Dip each ball in butter to coat. Roll in cheese mixture to coat, then arrange in prepared pan. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in size – about 30 to 40 minutes.

Uncover and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool for five minutes. Remove from pan to a wire rack to cool completely before pulling the bread apart and bringing it to the table.

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

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Monday, Jan. 30

1544 hrs / Narcotics / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road

A local grocery store called to report people in a vehicle with suspected stolen bottles of liquor. Two suspects were contacted in a vehicle; one was observed smoking narcotics while deputies approached, and the other suspect had a meth pipe observed between his legs. Stolen liquor bottles from the store were located inside the vehicle. Both suspects were arrested and booked into jail.

2122 hrs / DUI / 800 block Linden Avenue

The reporting party observed someone staggering out of a store and leaving the area in a silver car. The vehicle was seen in the area of Linden Avenue and Nipomo Drive and a traffic enforcement stop was conducted. The suspect displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol. They provided a breath sample and blew 0.28 BAC and 0.27 BAC. The person was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

2356 hrs / Narcotics / Hwy 101 and Rincon Road

A traffic enforcement stop was conducted for expired registration. During the incident, two suspects were found in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The two were cited and released.

0357 hrs / Narcotics / 4400 block

Via Real

A man was contacted after he was observed asleep in his vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store. During the incident, the man admitted to prior use of methamphetamine and consented to a search of his vehicle. The man was found

in possession of used methamphetamine, and was cited and released.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

1953 hrs / Incident / Sixth Street

Deputies responded to a family disturbance. A suspect was physically fighting and injuring family members. All the family members had minor to moderate injuries when deputies arrived. The suspect actively resisted arrest and was RIPP hobbled because she was kicking deputies. She was transported to jail without further incident.

2325 hrs / Incident / Via Real and Hales Lane

A man was contacted and found to have an active warrant for his arrest. He initially refused to cooperate and stated that he would not be taken to jail. He was subsequently arrested and transported to jail without incident.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 0037 hrs / Incident / 4400 block Via Real

While at a convenience store, deputies observed a black sedan break quickly causing the vehicle to skid. The unlicensed driver was found to be driving while intoxicated. The man was arrested

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Friday, March 15

CVCC Lunch & Learn, noon-1 p.m., Curious Cup, 929 linden Ave., 684-5479 x10.

The Peace Vigil, 5-6 p.m., corner of linden & Carpinteria Ave.

Malibu Drive. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

Music in our Schools Month Concert, 7:30 p.m., CHS cafeteria, 4810 foothill road, 684-4701

Back Track, 9 p.m., the Palms, 701 linden Ave., 684-3811

Saturday, March 16

Saturday, Feb. 4

2313 hrs / DUI / Linden Avenue and Malibu Drive

Carpinteria Salt Marsh docent led tours, 10 a.m., free walks start from the park sign, 684-8077

Magicarp Pokemon League, 11 a.m., Curious Cup, 929 linden Ave., (619) 972-3467

Energy Balancing, 2-4 p.m., Curious Cup, 929 linden Ave., free

A man was stopped for running a red light and found to be driving under the influence. PAS results were .164. He was arrested without incident.

“The Quiet Man,” 8 p.m., Plaza Playhouse theater, 4916 Carpinteria Ave., $5

The Groovie Line, 9 p.m., the Palms, 701 linden Ave., 684-3811

0218 hrs / Incident / Santa Monica Road and La Quinta Drive

Monday, March 18

and provided breath samples .08 and .10. His passengers were cited and released for open containers of alcohol.

Women of Inspiration, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Girls inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 foothill road, $70, 684-6364

Thursday, Feb. 2

Mah Jongg, 1 p.m., Sandpiper Mobile Village clubhouse, 3950 Via real, 729-1310

Basic Bridge, 1 p.m., Sandpiper Mobile Village clubhouse, 3950 Via real, 684-5921

1826 hrs / Incident / Linden Avenue and Malibu Drive

The subject was observed riding a bike in the area without a rear light. A stop was initiated, and while speaking with the subject, the end of a plastic baggie was observed in the handlebar. When removed, it was discovered to be a bindle of meth.

Bingo, 1 p.m., Veterans Building, 941 Walnut Ave.

Celebrate Recovery (Hurts, Hangups, Addictions), 6 p.m., first Baptist Church, 5026 foothill rd., 684-3353

Deputy responded to an injury traffic collision.

CVCC’s Cuba Trip Meeting, 6-8 p.m., Carpinteria library Multi-Purpose room, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., 684-5479 x10

0239 hrs / Abandoned Vehicle / Linden Avenue and Malibu Drive

A Community Toolbox: How to Serve the Depressed Person with Understanding, 7-8:30 p.m., Carpinteria Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito road, 684-2509

A vehicle was found abandoned at the intersection of Linden Avenue and

Tuesday, March 19

Coffee with Cops, 9-11 a.m., Crushcakes, 4945 Carpinteria Ave., 684-5405 x437 Carpinteria Writers’ Group, 10 a.m.-noon, Carpinteria library multipurpose room, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., 684-7838

Sandpiper Duplicate Bridge Club, 1 p.m., Sandpiper Mobile Village Clubhouse, Battle of the Books club, Beginner Meditation Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Curious Cup back meeting room, 929

Al-Anon Meeting, 7-8 p.m., faith lutheran Church, 1335 Vallecito Place, 331-4817

ESL Class

Wednesday, March 20

Morning Rotary meeting with Cyndi Macias, The Gym Next Door, 7-8 a.m.,

Meditation, d., 847-208-6520

Knitting Group, 1-4 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, 941 Walnut Ave., free, 684-8077

Fighting Back Parent Program, 5:30-7 p.m., Canalino School, 1480 Carpinteria Ave.,

Kiwanis Club Meeting, 6 p.m., Veterans Memorial Hall, 941 Walnut Ave., 368-5644

Coastal View Book Club meeting, 7:30 p.m., Carpinteria Branch library, 684-4428 8 Ball Tournament, inden Ave.


A sunny Saturday with furry friends

Lani Garfield photography show, island Brewing Co., 5049 6th St., 745-8272

Michael Fisher Fish art show, Corktree Cellars, 910 linden Ave., 684-1400

Liz Brady art show, Porch, 3823 Santa Claus lane, 684-0300

On Saturday, three furry friends – Skye, Cali and Dash – took a sunny walk down the Santa Monica Trail. The dogs’ owners have been walking the trail for over 30 years.

Arturo Tello art show, friends of the library used Bookstore, 5103 Carpinteria Ave., 566-0033 “SPACE”

855 At the Arts Gallery, 855 linden


Each Sudoku has a unique solution that can be reached logically without guessing. Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces. Every row must contain one of each digit. So must every column, as must every 3x3 square.

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The Lou Grant Parent-Child Workshop will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Workshop on Saturday, offering fun crafts for children and a bake sale. The suggested donation is $1 per child, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Rain cancels this event. 5400 Sixth St. Saturday, Feb. 11. 10 a.m. – noon.



Carpinteria Improv


A Night of Laughter 7pm • $12



Super Bowl Watch Party

3 PM

Doors 2:30pm • Kickoff 3:30pm FREE


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The Summerland shop Porch will host a pop-up event Saturday, featuring five local vendors – including Jessica Foster Confections, Etta + Billie, MOSS Botanique, Maddalena Bearzi and Bon Fortune – and a Valentine’s Day card making station for children. Summerland Winery will pour wine. 2346 Lillie Ave. Saturday, Feb. 11. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


The Island Brewing Company will have live music provided by the band Strange Hotels on Saturday, as well as food from the food truck Shrimp vs. Chef, which will be available from noon until sold out. 5049 Sixth St. Saturday, Feb. 11. 6:30–9:30 p.m.



On the second day of Porch’s Valentine’s Day weekend pop-up, local vendor Eric Berg of Early California Antiques will bring his collection of vintage Native American jewelry and Mexican silver. 2346 Lillie Ave. Sunday, Feb. 12. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Island Brewing Company will have live music, provided by the band Spare Parts, on Sunday. 5049 Sixth St. Sunday, Feb. 12. 2 – 5 p.m.



Preschool Story Time Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., Mondays, 10–10:30 a.m.

Mah Jongg Madness Silver Sands Mobile Home Park, 349 Ash Ave. Contact Roz at (805) 729-1310 for more details.

Mondays, 1–4 p.m.

Mind Games Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Mondays, 2:30–3:30 p.m.


Carpinteria Improv The Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave. $10 at the door.

Tuesdays, 7–9 p.m.

Carpinteria Writers’ Group Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria

8 PM



CHS senior awarded McIntyre Art Scholarship

3 PM

Now and Then Thursday - Saturday 7pm Saturday & Sunday 3pm

General Admission $20

Senior/Student $15


Friday Night Family Movie Nacho Libre 7pm • General $10, Child $5

Ave. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – noon

Spanish Conversation Group. Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Tuesdays, 1–2 p.m.


Knitting Group. Veterans’ Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. Call (805) 8864382 for more information. Wednesdays, 1–3 p.m.

Good News Club Meeting Canalino Elementary School Library, 1480 Linden Ave. Permission slips available at Wednesdays, 1–2:30 p.m.


Carpinteria Community Library chess club For school-aged players and beginners. Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Thursdays, 3–4 p.m.


Peace Vigil on the corner of Linden and Carpinteria Avenues. No fees or requirements. Signs welcome. Fridays, 5–6 p.m.


Docent Tours of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Nature Park. Meet on the corner of Sandyland and Ash avenues. Call (805) 886-4382 for more information. Saturdays, 10 a.m.


HelpNow online tutoring and homework help . Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3–5 p.m.

Carpinteria High School senior, Olivia Broughton, was awarded the McIntyre Art Scholarship at the annual Santa Barbara Art Scholarship presentation held at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

Broughton’s favorite medium of art is colored pencil, but her work for the scholarship was a combination of watercolor and acrylic paints. Her mother, Julia, was also awarded with the same scholarship after graduating the Carpinteria High School; the McIntyre Art Scholarship is specifically awarded to CHS students.

The Valentine’s Day “art to go bags,” available now at the arts center, were assembled by volunteers and Cate School students, including, from left, Ryan Lee and Kendall Rhee.

Arts Center offers free ‘art to go’ bags for children

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will hand out “art to go” Valentine’s Day craft bags for children, available at the front desk of the Charles Lo Bue Gallery starting Thursday, Feb. 9. The bags are available while supplies last, and will be at the arts center from Thursday to Sunday, Feb. 12, from noon to 4 p.m.

The bags contain the materials needed to make “Valentine Heart Streamers,” and were assembled by gallery volunteers and Cate School students.

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We lived in Carpinteria for nearly ten years before moving to Ventura last summer, and for most of that time I’d hoped to find a place to shape surfboards in town. For a few of those years we lived in a farmhouse up on Foothill Road and I converted an old redwood shed on the property to a shaping bay, and that was pretty sweet. But as is often the case when renting, we had to leave eventually (the owners got weird), and then landed in a condo by the Salt Marsh. Soon after, I found a shaping bay to rent in Ventura and was back to hoping to find a spot to shape in town.

After a couple of good years in our respective trades (my wife is the landscape designer Natasha Elliott, of Sweet Smiling Landscapes), a decade of saving, and a VA loan from my stint with the Navy Seabees, we were able to buy our home. The place I was shaping at in Ventura closed down and I commuted, God help me, to Camarillo for about six months before connecting with Ryan Lovelace and his shop at 500 Maple Avenue here in Carpinteria.

All this to say, in the same way we’d envisioned our home and seemingly brought that into existence, I finally have the shop I’d long wanted right in Carpinteria. Only now of course I’m still commuting. But passing Rincon on the way into town and having the flexibility of surfing when I want to (a shaper has to test his wares after all!), is a big upside to the whole arrangement – not to mention the occasional lunch at Don Roge’s, coffee at Reynaldos (Hola, Ana!) and a cold one

Think and make it so

after work at Island Brewing.

I had that strange sensation of “manifesting” (if that’s what it is) again this morning. Nothing so significant as conjuring a home, or a much-needed workspace, but kind of eerie and powerful just the same. I’d thought of a friend of mine here in town, who I haven’t seen in a while – he just popped into my mind for a moment, and I made a note to give him a call later on. I drove up to the city

lot at the end of Linden to check the surf, and who should pull into the spot next to mine, but the same friend I’d just thought of not five-minutes previous.

“Oh, there’s definitely something to that,” my buddy told me when I explained of thinking, then seeing him. The surf was small but clean, the ocean tinged brown from the sediment drifting down from the dump zone at Ash Avenue. “Let’s go surfing!” he said, and when I

hesitated due to the water quality he told me, “It’s only dirt,” which sounded reasonable. So, we suited up and spent a very enjoyable time, just the two of us, talking Baja and taking turns shooting across the smooth little peelers on our longboards. There wasn’t anything terribly important we said to each other, either. Still, seeing my friend and sharing some waves was elevating.

This little moment, the joy of going surfing, came to me after a recent period of difficulty that I don’t fully understand. I was waylaid unexpectedly the weekend before last by grief for my Dad, who has been gone five years now. Clearly, I’m still shaken by the experience. Surfing can’t fix this situation, but it gives me a little space at least – a way sometimes to temporarily get outside of a problem and let the magic that is in the world work its good.

Christian Beamish took leave of his position at Coastal View News in October 2020, to pursue his surfboard business, “Surfboards California,” full time. He continues his monthly column, and shapes at the surfboard factory showroom at 500 Maple Ave., in Carpinteria. The former Associate Editor of The Surfer’s Journal, Beamish is also the author of “Voyage of the Cormorant,” (Patagonia Books, 2012) about his single-handed expedition down the coast of Baja California by sail and oar in his self-built Shetland Isle beach boat. He now lives with his wife and two children in Ventura.

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The author stands with Greg Stahl of Rig Racks at Linden Avenue, when both of them chose a quick surf instead of work on a recent morning.
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“Dr.” Mateo H. Biggs and Rancho El Rincon

Marriage may have been grim for Mateo H. Biggs – he once remarked that family life left him feeling like “a groaning captive loaded with chains” – but it proved to be lucrative. In 1855, his fatherin-law, Teodoro Arellanes, deeded him Rancho El Rincon, a Mexican land grant that originally extended from Carpinteria Creek to Los Sauces Creek, roughly 4,400 acres.

Born to English parents in Peru, Mateo “Matthew” Henry Biggs came to the United States during the Gold Rush in 1848 and settled in Santa Barbara in 1851. He married Maria Jesus Arellanes in 1853. Two years later, her father gave him Rancho El Rincon in exchange for “natural love and affection” plus one dollar.

Although he hadn’t attended medical school, Biggs was a popular Santa Barbara physician. His fluent Spanish won over Californios, according to local historian Stella Haverland Rouse. He practiced first on his own and then in partnership with Charles Bell Bates, an English-born doctor who came to Santa Barbara in 1869. With Bates’s help, Biggs earned a belated medical degree in 1870 at Toland Medical College in San Francisco. The Santa Barbara Morning Press described him as “a man of magnificent physique” who “played upon the guitar and sang with much pathos Spanish and English ballads.”

Though he lived in Santa Barbara, Biggs also had a house on Rincon Creek, according to a San Francisco newspaper called the Daily Alta California. Local historian Georgia Stockton writes that when visiting the Rincon ranch, Biggs delighted in eating prickly pear.

Once, Biggs was riding through the San Marcos Pass to treat a patient when a group of horsemen challenged him. He figured that they were bandits. To show that he meant no harm, he rolled a cigarette and gave it to the leader, who turned out to be the notorious Joaquin Murrieta. “That cigarette,” Murrieta said then, “has saved your life.”

At Murietta’s direction, several of the bandits led Biggs to a cabin to deliver a baby. While he cared for the woman, he couldn’t help noticing a man wrapped in bloody bandages in the corner. “Nothing was said,” wrote R. W. Bates, who heard the story from his father, Dr. Bates, “and Dr. Biggs asked no questions.”

Hypnosis fascinated Biggs, and he used it to treat hysteria, epilepsy, nephritis, a uterine tumor, and what he called “Melun-Cholia.” He conducted experiments on his servants, too. He told some that crosses would appear on their chests or arms, and sometimes they did. He hypnotized one servant and told her that a patch of her dark hair would turn gray. Several women told Biggs that if the experiment succeeded, they wanted him to hypnotize away their gray hair. Unfortunately, the servant got nothing more than an itchy scalp.

Biggs also advocated what was called climatotherapy. The Santa Barbara area’s near-perfect weather prevented epidemics from taking hold, he said, and alleviated the symptoms of ill people who came from elsewhere. Further, the local hot springs could cure rheumatism, skin ailments and syphilis. He predicted that Santa Barbara would someday become “the favorite resort of invalids.”

An indefatigable local booster, Biggs

about half

Ventura County,


invested heavily in real estate. In about 1868, he built Apothecaries Hall, a two-story brick building at the intersection of State and Ortega streets in Santa Barbara. It housed the Gutierrez pharmacy – of which Biggs was a part owner – the Biggs-Bates medical practice, a dentist, a dressmaker and a large meeting space called Biggs’s Hall.

As a rule, Biggs preferred to sell properties as soon as he could make a decent profit rather than holding on in hopes of a bigger payoff. Flipping properties, he said, “keeps the excitement up and stimulates everybody into speculation.” He sold many parcels of Rancho El Rincon to the Bailards, the Walkers and other early Carpinteria settlers.

Biggs left Santa Barbara in 1873 for Chile and then Peru, but he continued

trading property from afar through Dr. Bates. “I hope,” he told Bates in 1874, “you may be able to sell all or part of that confounded Rincon Ranch.”

In 1885, Biggs sold what he still owned of the ranch – about 2,000 acres, mainly in Ventura County – to Bates in partnership with pharmacist Benigno Gutierrez. Each put up $5,000. In a letter, Biggs told Bates not to expect to make much money farming or ranching on the Rincon property. “The only thing,” he said, “would be to sell when the price of land should rise.”

Biggs wrote dozens of letters to Dr. Bates in the 1870s and ‘80s, some of which are now in the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. A recurrent theme is Biggs’s struggle with insomnia. He tried extreme diets: only vegetables, only beef and bread, and finally, only

eggs and sheep’s hearts. At one point, he was able to get a few hours’ rest by taking morphine “until I am unable to move.” Just one treatment consistently helped, he reported: drinking a bottle of whiskey at bedtime.

Biggs died in Peru in 1887, age about 60. A year before his death, he reminisced to Dr. Bates about “dear old Santa Barbara, where I spent the best days of my life.”

Stephen Bates is coauthor (with Vince Burns) of the book “Rincon Point,” which is available at the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History and elsewhere. Bates and Burns will give a presentation titled “Classic Rincon: Artists, Bohemians, and Surfers” at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, followed by a reception. Admission is free.

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DOLORES PELTON AND RANCHO DE GUADALUPE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Maria Jesus Arellanes married Mateo Henry Biggs in 1853. Her wealthy father, Teodoro Arellanes, gave them Rancho El Rincon. The property was about 4,400 acres. BATES FAMILY Born in Peru to English parents, Mateo Henry Biggs settled in Santa Barbara in 1851. He was a self-taught physician who enjoyed singing ballads, eating prickly pear and hypnotizing his servants. HORNBECK COLLECTION, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, MONTEREY BAY Rancho El Rincon ran east from Carpinteria Creek. As this map from 1889 shows, Mateo Henry Biggs sold of it piecemeal to Carpinteria settlers. In 1885, he sold what he still owned of the ranch – mainly in east of Rincon Creek – to Dr. Charles Bell Bates and pharmacist Benigno Gutierrez.

Warriors winter sports wrap up: Class of ‘23

Carpinteria High School celebrates its senior student athletes in final week of season

As the winter sports season comes to an end, Carpinteria High School celebrates the senior student athletes completing their high school careers in basketball, soccer and water polo.

Each group of seniors was honored alongside their families during the final home games for each sport.

In girls soccer, the Warriors will say goodbye to Sophia Mora, Ariana Lounsbury, Ashley Verduzco, Iltze Alvarado, Barbara Contreras, Shania Jimenez and Renata Martinez. Verduzco and Mora proved to be great scorers throughout the season, and Mora earned herself a nod as Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week midway through January. Lounsbury and Alvarado are both multi-sport athletes, with Alvarado competing in cross country and Lounsbury serving as one of the Warriors’ most versatile athletes in tennis, soccer and softball.

Girls basketball had a deep roster of seniors with Lusmar Martinez, Itzel Macedo, Marlene Arellano, Natalie Vilchez, Stephanie Ramirez, Scarlet Torres, Jackie Martinez, Maribel Toral and Natalie Rodriguez. This year’s senior class bounced back from a tough season with only one win in 2021-2022 to make a strong run this year, winning 13 games and narrowly missing the playoffs.

During girls basketball senior night, Carpinteria also celebrated its senior

cheerleading captain, Kaylee Angeles.

In boys basketball, seniors Kainoa Glasgow, Rodolfo Jimenez, Israel Samaguey, Paul Bitters, Raul Jimenez, Connor Gralewski and Peter Frias-Fuduric had a slow start to the beginning of the year – starting out with just one win in their first ten games – but turned it around to pick up five total wins under first-year coach Jackson Hall. Suarez, Samaguey and leading scorer Glasgow helped the Warriors all year long with strong play on both sides of the court.

At least one group of seniors will continue the season after a dominating performance this year. Girls water polo seniors Erin Otsuki, Kate Isaac, Taylor Classen, Monica Delgado, Francis Bennett, Malaya Morente, Ximena Briceno and Viviana Medina are headed to the CIF Division 4 Playoffs after finishing the regular season 16-6 season and claiming the Citrus Coast League championship with a perfect 8-0 league record.

Water polo coach Jon Otsuki said this group’s success was particularly special; only one of the senior starters had more than two years of high school water polo experience prior to this year.

“This group of girls showed much maturity and perseverance,” he said. “They understood that the success of the program depended on every player serving a role.”

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One big family: Carpinteria boys basketball seniors Kainoa Glasgow, Rodolfo Jimenez, Israel Samaguey, Paul Bitters, Raul Jimenez, Connor Gralewski and Peter Frias-Fuduric celebrate with their families. Carpinteria’s senior cheerleading captain Kaylee Angeles celebrates the end of the winter season with her family. Girls basketball seniors, from left: Jackie Martinez, Maribel Toral, Marlene Arellano, Stephanie Ramirez, Lusmar Martinez, Natalie Vilchez, Itzel Macedo, Scarlet Torres and Natalie Rodriguez Girls soccer seniors: Ariana Lounsbury, Sophia Mora, Barbara Contreras, Ashley Verduzco, Shania Jimenez, Iltze Alvarado and Renata Martinez Warriors water polo seniors and Citrus Coast League champions: Erin Otsuki, Kate Isaac, Taylor Classen, Monica Delgado, Francis Bennett, Malaya Morente, Ximena Briceno and Viviana Medina


Carpinteria girls water polo ready for playoffs

The Warriors finished the regular season 16-6 overall and claimed the Citrus Coast League title with a perfect 8-0 league record after one last win at home before the playoffs.

Carpinteria hosted Hueneme for Senior Night, and the Warriors started all seniors in the game and honored the team’s class of 2023: Erin Otsuki, Kate Isaac, Taylor Classen, Monica Delgado, Francis Bennett, Malaya Morente, Ximena Briceno and Viviana Medina.

Nearly every senior scored in their final home game as the Warriors cruised past the Vikings for a 10-1 victory. In eight Citrus Coast League wins this year, Carpinteria outscored opponents 87-17.

Carpinteria will host Buena (15-14) in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4

playoffs. The Warriors are playing in Division 4 for the first time this year and earned an automatic bid as the top team in their league. Buena finished sixth out of eight teams in the Channel League and earned an at-large bid in the playoffs but beat Carpinteria 12-4 when the two teams met up earlier this season.

In their first matchup, the Warriors jumped out to a 3-1 lead, but Buena roared back with 11 unanswered goals to take the win. This time around, the Warriors are playing at home on an eightgame win streak and have found their offensive spark late in the season with Classen and super sophomore Guilia Picolletti.

If Carpinteria defeats Buena in the first round, they will face the winner of the first-round match between Flintridge Sacred Heart (21-5) and La Salle (13-9) in the second round.

Warriors girls basketball narrowly misses postseason

Carpinteria girls basketball made a late season push – winning five out of its last eight games, including a big win over crosstown rival Cate in the “Battle of the 192” – but narrowly missed an at-large berth in the CIF playoffs.

The final stretch of the season began with the Battle of the 192, with the Warriors facing a red-hot Cate squad that was riding a six-game win streak heading into the game. Carpinteria needed to win as many games as possible to make it into the playoffs, while Cate was sitting comfortably atop the Frontier league with an automatic bid into the postseason.

Cate jumped ahead 10-7 after the first quarter, but the Warriors responded by ramping up on defense, holding the Rams to only three pints in the second quarter and heading into halftime tied 13-13.

In the second half, Carpinteria built its lead to as many as five points before Cate crawled back and the Warriors held on to a narrow one-point lead heading into the fourth.

Carpinteria shot 10 free throws in the final quarter and held on for the 37-33 win, ending Cate’s win streak and keeping the Warriors’ playoff hopes alive for another day. Carpinteria was led by Jamaica Cook with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Lizbeth Alpizar with eight points and six rebounds.

The next night, Carpinteria hosted league rival Malibu for Senior Night, but the Warriors were unable to build on the momentum from their rivalry game and ultimately lost in a heartbreaking 40-38 back-and-forth battle.

After three quarters, both teams were tied up 31-31, but Carpinteria coach Henry Gonzales said the final quarter would come down to “which team could make more defensive stops.”

“Unfortunately for us they were able to score one more basket than we did,” he said.

Junior Amarisse Camargo led the team with 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven in the loss. Cook closed out with six points and 13 rebounds, and fellow freshman Charlotte Cooney finished with six points, seven steals and five assists.

“I was very happy with our effort and execution on defense and offense, Gonzales

said, “and I also want to say thank you to our 10 wonderful seniors for being such valuable contributors to our program. We will miss them.”

In the final game of the year, the Warriors closed out with a decisive 42-28 win over Villanova Prep. The Warriors were again led by the trio of Camargo (25 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals), Cooney (10 points and seven steals) and Cook (13 rebounds and three steals).

With the win, the Warriors put themselves in position to earn a potential at-large berth in the playoffs with a .500 overall record, but Carpinteria was left on the outside when the brackets were announced by the CIF over the weekend.

Carpinteria finishes the season 13-13 overall, and 5-7 in the Citrus Coast League.

Senior Scarlet Torres helped the Warriors grab a win over crosstown rival Cate.

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Senior Monica Delgado was one of eight seniors starting on Senior Night against Hueneme. Senior Kate Isaac has been a force in the pool all year long for Carpinteria. Lizbeth Alpizar (21) and Amarisse Camargo (32) battle for the ball in the “Battle of the 192.”



Thursday, February 9

*Carpinteria Girls Water Polo in CIF Round 2, TBD

Saturday, February 11

*Carpinteria Girls Water Polo in CIF Quarterfinal, TBD

*Carpinteria Baseball Alumni Game, 1 p.m.

*Denotes Home Game

Carpinteria Alumni Meet on February 18

Each year, former and current Warrior legends compete in a fun-filled day at the Carpinteria Alumni Track & Field Meet.

The track meet is open to any Carpinteria alum, family member or friend – in other words, “anyone who is a Warrior at heart,” says Carpinteria coach Van Latham – and anybody is welcome to attend, whether you plan on competing or not.

The meet starts at 11 a.m. and more information is available at warriorcountry. com/track.

Senior Rodolfo Jimenez caps off his career at Carpinteria on Senior Night against Malibu.

Warriors boys basketball end season on Senior Night

Carpinteria boys basketball ended its season 5-20 overall and 3-9 in the Citrus Coast League after two fi nal games against Fillmore and Malibu. Carpinteria faced a high-scoring offense at Fillmore and the Flashes came away with the win, 70-38.

Senior Kainoa Glasgow led Carpinteria with 14 points in the loss.

On Senior Night at home against Malibu, Glasgow led the team with 19 points, but the Sharks slipped away with a narrow 41-28 victory.

The game served as a farewell for the team’s seven seniors: Glasgow, Rodolfo Jimenez, Israel Samaguey, Paul Bitters, Raul Jimenez, Connor Gralewski and Peter Frias-Fuduric.

Carpinteria girls soccer closed out its season with three games on three straight nights, finishing with one last overtime win over league rival Malibu to end the year with seven total wins.

The Warriors’ final week started with a 4-1 loss to Fillmore, with Carpinteria’s only goal coming from an Ashley Verduzco penalty kick in the 74th minute.

Carpinteria’s roster has been depleted recently due to injuries, including to one of the team’s top offensive players Sophia Mora. She returned for limited minutes against Fillmore after missing two weeks due to a head injury, creating a few opportunities with Verduzco that the Warriors were not able to convert into goals.

The next day, Carpinteria hosted Malibu for Senior Night, picking up one final win in dramatic fashion. After both teams were scoreless at the end of regulation, Carpinteria senior captain Ariana Lounsbury played hero with a header to the back of the net in the second overtime to give the Warriors the 1-0 win.

“On a Senior Night, it is just so fitting that a senior was the hero and the fact that it was a defender who normally doesn’t get on the other side of the goals is just wonderful,” said Carpinteria coach Freddy Martinez. “She is a great kid and a super leader, so everyone was joyful to see her grab the spotlight.”

After a 5-0 loss to Santa Paula, the Warriors finished the season 7-12-1 overall and 5-9 in the Citrus Coast League.

Sophomore Carlo Suarez rises for the jumper.

Cate Rams Roundup

The Warriors finish with five wins under first year coach Jackson Hall, with a 5-20 overall and 3-9 league record.

Hoops culture is alive and well at Cate School. Both the boys and girls have earned first round home games in the CIF playoffs after red-hot runs late in the season.

After a slow 2-5 start to the season, the Cate girls basketball team turned it around, winning six straight games and remaining undefeated in the Frontier League heading into the final match of the season against crosstown rival Carpinteria.

Against Carpinteria, the Rams focused on the Warriors’ top scorer, junior Amarisse Camargo, holding the star to only six points – all from the free-throw line.

Despite the defensive pressure on Camargo, the scrappy Warriors freshmen Jamaica Cook and Charlotte Cooney kept Carpinteria in the game, and Cate held on to a 24-23 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

Cate sophomore Sophia Ospina had a hot shooting night with 15 points, but Carpinteria was able to get to the free throw line 10 times in the fourth quarter and the Warriors pulled away with a 37-33 win.

Despite the loss, Cate advanced to the CIF Division 5AA playoffs as the Frontier League champions, with a perfect 6-0 record in league play. The Rams will host Pacifica of Garden Grove on Thursday for the first-round matchup.

Cate’s boys basketball team hit a similar hot streak late in the season, winning six out of its last seven games of the year and earning a first-round home game as the second best team in the Tri-Valley League.

The Rams closed out the regular season with a home game against rival Thacher, which ended in dramatic fashion with the Cate student section rushing the court in celebration after star Babacar Pouye sealed the game with a late layup.

In the rivalry game, Thacher jumped out ahead 20-14 after the first quarter, but Cate responded with a defensive stand in the second quarter, holding the Toads to just eight points and heading into halftime tied 28-28.

In the final minute of the game, Cate was up 55-52, but Thacher tied the game with a clutch three-pointer with just 30 seconds left.

Cate went to its top scorer Pouye, who sank a layup in the waning seconds and sent the home crowd into a frenzy. The Rams’ big senior scored 25 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the win.

“This game has rivalry written all over it,” said Cate coach Andrew Gil. “Records and stat lines are thrown out the door because both teams will play their hearts out and anything can happen. Awesome way to end the regular season.”

With the win, Cate brought its overall record to 12-7 with a 5-3 record in the team’s first season competing in the Tri-Valley League. The Rams will host a first round Division 4A matchup against Northview (18-10), the second-place team in the Valle Vista League.

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Senior Sophia Mora completed her career as one of Carpinteria’s top soccer stars.

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