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Warriors track & field hosted Hueneme at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium for a dual meet to open up the Citrus Coast League season. The Warriors boys and girls both won the team competition on the day, with the Carpinteria athletes setting an amazing 70 personal records throughout the competition. Sophomore Olgha Mbarka (pictured above) floated into fifth place in the girls junior varsity long jump with a distance of 11’4.5’’. See more on page 23.

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Rain causes events, meetings to reschedule

After intense rainfall began across the county, prompting a flood warning and an evacuation order, some public events and meetings were pushed or postponed.

The Carpinteria Unified School District rescheduled its Tuesday Board of Trustees meeting to Wednesday, March 15. The launch of the city’s senior programming, scheduled for Tuesday at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, was postponed to Tuesday, March 21.

Officials warn about risks of stormwater runoff

The Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services reminds residents about the potential health risks associated with stormwater runoff at countywide beaches, following a heavy rainfall early this week.

Stormwater is untreated rainwater that flows through the drain system into creeks, the ocean and other waterways. Contact with stormwater while swimming or surfing may increase the risk for certain types of illnesses such as rashes, fever, chills, ear infections, vomiting and diarrhea.

Induction cooking demonstration

1037 Casitas Pass Road

The Tri-County Regional Energy Network (3C-REN) is partnering with the cities of Goleta and Carpinteria and Southern California Edison to provide a free induction cooking workshop on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Carpinteria Community Library. The workshop will teach attendees about cooking with cleaner energy, the features and benefits of induction technology and how to check one out to test at home. Light refreshments will also be provided.

Those interested may register online at

Trail beautification set for Saturday

The Santa Monica Creek Trail will undergo a beautification project designed to improve the habitat for pollinators on Saturday, March 18.

Volunteers are invited to get their hands dirty by spreading mulch and solarizing the area, and are advised to bring a hat, gloves and water. The project will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. though volunteers may stay for however long they can.

Volunteers can meet at the El Carro Lane Entrance to the Santa Monica Creek Trail, and anyone with questions may reach out to Ray Kolbe at (805) 705-3429 for more information.

Bird Watchers to discuss coastal birds at meeting

Fried Chicken &Waffles, with Hominy Grits

Buttermilk battered chicken breast on grits with two waffles.

Served with sweet potato fries. Lettuce, tomato, and pickles on side.

Buttermilk battered chicken breast on bun, with dill pickle chips, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, and house made special sauce. Served with onion rings, french fries, or sweet potato fries.

Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, pepperjack cheese, red onions, on gluten free bread.

Local spring mix, tossed with dried cranberries & figs, chopped green apple, buttermilk battered chicken breast. Served with honey mustard dressing.

Organic baby spinach, tossed with


Fried Chicken &Waffles, with Hominy Grits

Buttermilk battered chicken breast on grits with two waffles. Served with Vermont Maple Syrup.

Bison Burger

Organic ground bison burger with pepperjack cheese. Served with sweet potato fries. Lettuce, tomato, and pickles on side.

Fried Chicken Burger

Buttermilk battered chicken breast on bun, with dill pickle chips, alfalfa sprouts, tomato, and house made special sauce. Served with onion rings, french fries, or sweet potato fries.

Gluten Free Avocado Sandwich

Avocado, alfalfa sprouts, cucumber, pepperjack cheese, red onions, on gluten free bread. Served with coleslaw or fruit.

Local spring mix, tossed with dried cranberries & figs, chopped green apple, buttermilk battered chicken breast. Served with honey mustard dressing.

Organic baby spinach, tossed with chopped bacon, cherry tomatoes, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and goat cheese. Served with house made balsamic vinaigrette.

The Carpinteria Bird Watchers will hold an in-person meeting at the Carpinteria Community Library on Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the coastal species known as the Shorebird.

The group will discuss the latest Shorebird news and review how to tell these birds apart. Carpinteria Bird Watcher meetings are open to the public. The meetings are held at the Carpinteria Community Library at 5141 Carpinteria Ave.

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County reports three new Covid-19 deaths

Santa Barbara County reported three new deaths related to Covid-19 last week, though the weekly average of PCR-confirmed cases has decreased by 15.6%.

Cases are often underreported, likely due to the rise in at-home testing. The CDC reports XBB.1.5 to be the dominant strain on the southern West Coast.

County concludes debris clearing

The Santa Barbara County Flood Control has concluded the clearing of the Carpinteria watershed debris basins and transporting of sediment to Carpinteria City Beach. Since the county began clearing the debris on Jan. 17, following two intense storms, approximately 43,000 cubic yards of material have been removed from the Santa Monica, Gobernador, Arroyo Paredon and Toro basins as well as the Franklin and Santa Monica channels. Work will soon be done to groom the area of the beach near Ash Avenue.

All test results conducted on the debris indicated the materials were environmentally safe for the beach. The debris and sediment were tested frequently by Fugro West Inc, Laboratory and FGL Environmental, to ensure only natural, quality sediment material was deposited. The Water Resources Division of the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Ocean Monitoring Program also tested the water quality throughout the project.

Wood debris removed from Carpinteria beach

The wooden debris which was littered across Carpinteria City Beach from recent storms has been removed, after the beach temporarily closed this week while tractors worked to remove the debris.

Woody debris is typically swept back out to sea in the extreme tides of December, January and February, however, this late in the season the debris was likely not going to be swept out naturally. The city decided to remove the debris to protect swimmers from potentially dangerous floating debris and reduce the risks associated with structure building and illegal bonfires.

After being removed from the beach, the wooden debris was transported to the east end of Carpinteria Avenue, and the city is working to have the materials mulched for use in city parks and rights of way.

Spring Community Cleanup Day

Saturday, March 25 • 9am-1pm*

Meet at the Carpinteria Amtrak Parking Lot Volunteers will be sent to various locations around the City.

*This is a drop in event, come for 30 minutes or the entire time!


CARPINTERIA CITY HALL 5775 Carpinteria Ave.

Annual Household/Hazardous Waste Disposal Event

Saturday, April 8 • 9am – 1pm*

Carpinteria City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave.

Recycle used oil

*These are 2 events held simultaneously – for general disposal, please enter at the west City Hall parking lot entrance, for hazardous waste, enter on the east side

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Women on the field and in the kitchen

As part of a series of events celebrating Women’s History Month, the Alcazar Theatre hosted a screening of “A League of Their Own,” on Friday and “A Fine Line,” on Saturday, two films which focus on women breaking into traditionally male spaces.

The Saturday screening also included a discussion with a panel of local women in the culinary world, including Mollie Ahlstrand, Nikki Puentes, Christina Olufson, co-owner of Bossie’s Kitchen in Santa Barbara and Nirasha Rodriguez, owner of The Food Liaison in Carpinteria. The panel was moderated by local Jessica Clark, owner of Peebee and Jay’s.

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From left, chefs Mollie Ahlstrand, Nikki Puentes, Christina Olufson and Nirasha Rodriguez spoke during the panel at the Alcazar Theatre Saturday. Christina Olufson, center, has owned Bossie’s Kitchen in Santa Barbara since 2019. Carpinterian Jessica Clark, owner of Peebee & Jay’s, moderated Saturday’s panel of female-identifying chefs, and has spent more than 30 years in the culinary industry. Nirasha Rodriguez, left, owner of The Food Liaison in Carpinteria, and local pastry chef Heather Giacone, right. From left, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria staff members Carley Bass, Kendall Clark and Aja Forner sold snacks for the screening of “ A League of Their Own,” on Friday, March 10.

City Council checks housing element progress; shakes up committee rosters

Report shows slow growth as Carpinteria struggles to build affordable housing from 2015-2023

While Carpinteria prepares the plan for the upcoming Housing Element cycle (2023-2031), the Carpinteria City Council took a look at its progress from the previous cycle, from 2015 to 2023, with the results showing the city meeting the state’s housing production goals for market rate units, but falling behind on affordable housing with no new units for low-, very-low-, and moderate-income since 2017.

The report shown during Monday’s meeting showed that there were nine new residential units completed in 2022, and one more building permit issued, with all the projects being for “above moderate” income households.

The city did meet the state’s total

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 163 units, building 185 units since 2015, but there has been a lack of production in the lower-income categories with only three units built in the past seven years.

“We really did well on our above moderate and not so good on others,” said Mayor Al Clark. “What’s the solution?”

Community Development Director Steve Goggia explained that the slow growth in lower-income housing is happening “across the state,” and said there were a few steps the city would be implementing in the upcoming cycle to foster more affordable housing projects.

Carpinteria has historically relied on providers like People’s Self Help Housing to build affordable housing, but Goggia

Council appoints new Planning Commissioner, board members

At its Monday night meeting, Carpitneria City Council locked in the representatives for the city’s many boards, committees and commissions over the next two years, with a few new names looking to make a splash in the local government process.

Several candidates put their names in for the newly vacant position on the Planning Commission, vying to take the spot of recently retired commissioner John Callender. The council considered appointing two of the new candidates, but eventually agreed to keep all four current planning commissioners and select one of the nominees, Katherine Salant, a

journalist and housing columnist.

Council members were impressed by Salant, who studied architecture at Harvard University and received a Fulbright Scholarship before beginning a long career in journalism, including her real estate column, “Housewatch,” which ran in The Washington Post in the 90s.

Along with the Planning Commission, the council appointed members of the Architectural Review Board, Downtown “T” Business Advisory Board and all other city boards and committees. Several positions remain vacant, and the city will continue to recruit representatives from the community.

In other council news…

Carpinteria Beautiful Month

The council unanimously designated April 2023 as “Carpinteria Beautiful Month” in keeping with the nationwide Keep America Beautiful movement.

The city will participate and host events on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22), Arbor Day (Friday, April 28) and throughout the month with volunteers cleaning up public spaces. On Saturday, March 25 the city will host a “Community-wide Clean-up Day,” from 9 a.m. to noon at City Lot 3 near the railroad tracks.

Carpinteria Volunteer/Partner of the Year

The council unanimously selected Kathy and Andy Sheaffer as the 2022 Carpinteria Volunteers of the year, celebrating the couple for their extensive work in the community. For more than two decades, the family has been heavily involved in helping youth in the area, and they were instrumental in repairing the Jelly Bowl stairs.

“That alone, I think that they deserve this award,” said councilmember Wade Nomura.

The council also selected two Community Business Partners of the Year to make up for not selecting a business in the past two years.

Two Trumpets Communications was selected for its “outstanding work with the city with communication” during the pandemic, and the Carpinteria Skate Foundation was selected for its “leadership in fundraising for the skate park” and leading the efforts to bring the project to fruition.

Grant money split between two community groups

Four different organizations submitted applications for the Community Development Block Grant, requesting a total of $85,000 towards programs and services.

The city only had $14,890 available, and followed the grant committee’s recommendation to split the available funds between the two organizations that needed the money most, People’s Self-Help Housing and the Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club. Each organization will receive $7,445 towards its programming.

said the city could encourage more private developers to provide lower-income units by amending the code to require inclusionary affordable units with rental projects, instead of only for-sale projects.

The state is also encouraging cities to allow for higher density, Goggia said, to attract apartment projects that could build more than 20 units per acre.

Some council members asked why production seemed to slow down after 2015, when there were 126 units built,

including 33 very-low income units. Goggia explained that those were years when the city saw multiple large-scale projects such as Casa de los Flores and GranVida, and said production is based on what is available on the market.

Council received the report but did not take any action; city staff will continue to address comments from the state regarding the upcoming 2023-2031 Housing Element draft before submitting the final plan.

Council reports

Mid-Year Budget, gives City Manager a raise

City council received a Mid-Year Budget Report, which projected that Carpinteria has an increased revenue totaling $926,050 and an increase to expenditures of $228,300. Overall the available fund balance in the general fund is $4,149,872.

The council unanimously approved a pay raise for the position of city manager, adjusting the annual base wage from $186,861 to $206,014.

Current City Manager Dave Durflinger announced he will be retiring at the end of this year, and the city is currently

in the process of planning for his departure and finding a replacement.

Three council members put their names in to sit on the City Manager Succession Process Ad Hoc Committee, with Mayor Clark eventually agreeing to allow councilmembers Natalia Alarcon and Wade Nomura to form the ad hoc committee.

The committee will prepare the early plans for finding Durflinger’s replacement, but the full council will have an opportunity to select the final candidate. This



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Monica Creek Trail
9 a.m. & 6 p.m.
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out and pitch in to beautify Santa Monica Creek Trail while creating habitat for important pollinators and helping native plants thrive. Led by trail steward Ray Kolbe, volunteers will lay down cardboard and spread mulch to keep invasives from crowding out native species. The workday is part of an ongoing effort to plant native
and beautify
Beautify the Santa Monica Creek Trail! Join Us! Volunteers are encouraged to bring work gloves, a hat and water. To learn more, contact Ray at or (805) 705-3429.
the often overlooked creekside trail that runs along Santa Monica Creek from Via Real to Foothill Road.

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Elizabeth Jill Jacobsen-Parish of Bellingham, Washington, passed away at the age of 71 on March 3, 2023, after a short battle with pneumonia. Her husband of 26 years, John Parish, was by her side.

Jill was born on June 8, 1951, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada. Moving

No urban sprawls in our town

Recently, a 173-unit mixed income multifamily housing development was proposed on Bailard Avenue in Carpinteria. It was a collaboration between the Santa Barbara County Housing Authority and private developer Red Tail LLC. However, according to Carpinteria City Council member Wade Nomura, who was mayor in 2019 when the council first expressed interest, he now opposes the project. He now feels the city has basically

to Vancouver, B.C. Jill received her BA in International Relations from the University of British Columbia and went on to several roles with Tourism British Columbia, Vancouver where she made lifelong friends.

Jill and John met at a resort in Canada and married in 1997 at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. After moving to Santa Barbara, Jill joined Allergan to organize large workshops and educational events nationwide. Jill made many more lifelong friends while living in Santa Barbara county.

Jill and John moved to Bellingham in 2013 to be closer to Jill’s Canadian home and her friends from the tourism days.

Jill was best known for her generosity, her quick-witted humor, her sense of style, and her thoughtful soul. Her personality made it easy to adore her, and impossible to forget her. She has left an indelible imprint on those she loved, and will be greatly missed by many. John was the love of Jill’s life, and she was his. To honor Jill’s memory, hug your loved ones.

Social isolation or alone time?


The last couple of months I have had conversations with both clients and loved ones which have had me pondering more around the topic of isolation and solitude. Isolation is usually unhealthier in nature whereas solitude is more of self-care and tends to be healthy. Looking at various definitions for isolation, what I saw as a common denominator is it stresses detachment from others, and often is involuntary. An example of involuntary isolation would be what occurred for most of us in 2020. Seclusion is sometimes interchangeable with isolation but will lean more towards a voluntary choice to withdraw from others.

Tulane University differentiates between isolation and loneliness. They write:

alone, I know it’s imperative to check in regularly with how I am feeling emotionally, spiritually and physically.

So, how do we know if we’re isolating or having some healthy alone time, and what can we do about it? Here are some ideas that I personally put into practice, and also in various ways suggest them for clients.

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been left out of the planning process and was “not part of the actual development of the plan itself.” He also thought it would be a county run property and the county would take the lead. However, today it appears that Red Tail is at the helm.

As a concerned citizen living in the Carpinteria area, I am worried about Red Tail being in charge, the density of the project and the increase in traffic that would occur if this project is approved. Simply put: I am against urban sprawl in our little town of Carpinteria.

“Social isolation is an objective lack of social relationships or infrequency of social contact. Loneliness is a subjective feeling of isolation. A person can be socially isolated but not feel lonely. A person can also feel lonely when they are surrounded by people. Nonetheless, isolation and loneliness are very much linked. Studies of loneliness’s causes, symptoms, and impacts shed light on the potential negative effects of social isolation.” (Understanding the Effects of Social Isolation on Mental Health, 12/8/2020).

While it’s understandable to need to spend time alone after a loss such as divorce, death or breakup, and can be a healthy coping mechanism to create space for self-care and healing, long term isolation is unhealthy. Those who isolate tend to lose connection and community with others. Their emotional pain will worsen rather than improve. This emotional distress activates the same stress response in the body as does physical pain.

Both the Center for Disease Control and National Institute of Health have found that prolonged isolation or seclusion can lead to poor social relationships; higher rates of depression, anxiety and suicide; reduced immunity; increased risk of heart disease and stroke; chronic inflammation; about a 50% increased risk of dementia for those over the age of 50; sleep problems and a higher rate of alcohol and tobacco use.

Solitude, or alone time, can be relaxing and rejuvenating. Engaging in healthy alone time activities such as reading, meditating, journaling, gardening, hiking, listening to music or spending time with a hobby improves social relationships; helps regulate mood; increases productivity, creativity and self-awareness and allows for more time and space for self-reflection.

Alone may look different for extroverts and introverts. Introverts typically need more alone time to refresh. However, it’s just as important for introverts to monitor the effects the alone time is having on their mental health; if your mental health isn’t balanced, that would point towards needing to make steps to connect with others.

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more of an introvert than I was in my 20s and 30s. Working from home full time also has made it very easy to stay home. Additionally, having a child off to college definitely allows for a lot of built-in alone time. Although I thoroughly enjoy being

Questions: I ask myself if I am sleeping and eating well? Am I watching too much TV instead of reading, meditating or journaling? How is my overall mood? How am I speaking to myself? Have I been exercising, working in my garden, etc.?

Intentionality: I’m intentional about having telephone calls with close friends and having regular one-on-one time with friends. Some of them are also colleagues, some are people who provide a safe space with their love and others are people who just can make me laugh when I need it. Each of my closest friends has strength and beauty in them.

For those of you who may have found yourselves secluding yourself because of anxiety, grief, shame, fear, feeling overwhelmed or whatever else it may be, it’s vital you get support. See a therapist or talk with a trusted friend and let them know how they can support you. If no one knows what is going on, it will be necessary for you to reach out to someone and let them know.

To help decrease the need for isolation, opening up a little is a good first step to finding some relief from where you are at – it will help you breathe deeper, and the overwhelming feelings will lighten. If a trusted one offers love and care as support, let it in. Even if others can’t understand completely, most people are able to be empathetic and kind. Quality time with loved ones can also include activities such as a walk on the beach, hike or coffee date outside; it doesn’t need to be a share all to be helpful and to provide a sense of connection.

Remember, we are in this life together, so let’s show up for one another and also make sure to let others do so for us.

“Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone’s hand is the beginning of a journey. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.” – Vera Nazarian

Vickie Gonzalez has been licensed for almost 20 years as an LMFT and currently provides counseling, coaching and consulting services. Her private practice is currently online only. She specializes in private practice, including grief loss, addiction/codependency and anxiety disorders. She works with people around themes of identity and purpose as well, primarily with individuals and couples. Coaching services focus on collaborating with clients on setting and reaching their wellness goals, whether those goals are career, relational, financial or personal in nature. On a personal note, she has lived in Carpinteria all her life and became a therapist to give back to the community.

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Local conquers Kilimanjaro for cancer research

Carpinterian and immunologist Amber Kaplan described her seven-day trek up Mount Kilimanjaro as a “transformational,” journey, which not only raised more than $1 million for cancer research, but also served as a way for her to honor her mother.

Kaplan has been living in Carpinteria for the past year with her three children, working as an executive at a biotech company. Kaplan’s decision to take the climb, as well as her decision to start researching cancer treatments, was due in part to the loss of her mother several years ago to cancer.

Her loss pushed her to step back from academia and put her energy into research, which eventually led to her discovering Luke Timmerman, a biotech journalist at the Fred Hutch Cancer Center in Washington. Timmerman had made climbs in the past to benefit cancer research, but Kaplan wasn’t able to join the group until 2023. The first day of Kaplan’s trek, she said, would have been her mother’s 60th birthday.

“I had never done this large of a climb before,” Kaplan told CVN. “The biology of the landscape was beautiful, and the people were wonderful.” The climb didn’t require technical gear, just seven days of climbing through different layers of jungle and snow. “You move through five ecological zones,” Kaplan said.

Beyond the mountain is the country of Tanzania in East Africa, which is a bit warmer in February. Temperatures dropped gradually as they moved up the mountain, and eventually Kaplan was a bundle of coats, hoodies and scarves when she reached the top.

Kaplan made the hike with Timmerman and about 20 other hikers, as well as about 100 locals who the crew hired as staff members, which the crew does to help the local economy. Locals helped the crew carry tents, bags, cooked food and worked as guides. Kaplan said she’s stayed in contact with friends she made in Tanzania.

Each hiker had a goal of $50,000 in fundraising, and Kaplan said these funds go towards cancer research that could not be funded traditionally because they are considered risky or innovative methods of research. Kaplan said she didn’t do much fundraising in Carpinteria, but mostly the organization was focused on finding a “good match for donors.”

To honor the hike’s donors, some hikers had small patches sent by the donors sewn onto their jackets by Sandra Santos from Sewing by Sandra in Carpinteria. Some donors sent patches with their fac-

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es, others sent drawings, photos of loved ones lost to cancer or just funny pictures, like one donor who sent a patch of Mr. Bean. Kaplan also wore a patch of her mother, Cari Anne Kaplan.

Making the more than 18,000 foot climb to the summit of Kilimanjaro requires some practice to prepare for the trek and help the body adapt to the elevation. For this, Kaplan utilized the Franklin Trail in the Los Padres National Forest, going on day trips up the hiking trail, or just spending a few hours hiking

while gradually adding weight to her packs. Kaplan did this from October until January 2022, with the trip taking place in February this year.

Kaplan was recently accepted to business school, and is currently pursuing her MBA. She said she hopes to create her own biotech startup after she graduates in 2024.

Donations for Team Kilimanjaro are still open, and anyone interested may donate to the Fred Hutch Cancer Center to contribute to this research.

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From left, Amanda Murphy, Amber Kaplan, Laurie Halloran, Ginger Cooper, Mariam Marutu, Wendy Nelson, Ramani Varanasi and Nerissa Kreher at the base of the mountain. Carpinterian Amber Kaplan holds her copy of Coastal View News atop the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Carpinterians Amber Kaplan, right, and Sandra Santos, who sewed the patches onto Kaplan’s jacket. The sign seen by hikers at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. Carpinterian Amber Kaplan and Bharatt Chowrira in a field in Tanzania. PHOTOS COURTESY OF AMBER KAPLAN

The Carpinteria Community is “All In For Carp Kids”

The Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP) saw more than 130 people attend the All in for Carp Kids breakfast on Thursday, March 9, which served as a venue to thank sponsors and highlight local issues and the importance of childcare.

Keynote speaker Joanna Hendrix, the 2023 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year, spoke about her experience working with deaf and hard of hearing students at the Ralph Dunlap School in Orcutt. The organization also honored the Linked Foundation, Dorothy Largay and Nancy Swanson as the All in for Carp Kids Champions, Teresa Alvarez, executive director of CCP, told CVN.

From left, Maria Alcantar, Ismael Paredes Ulloa, Irma Arroyo, Norman Colavincenzo, Angelica Ornelas, Jessica Ramirez, Guadalupe Perez, Mairani Benitez, Louisa Ornelas and Teresa Alvarez.
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PHOTOS BY ROBIN CCP Board President Michelle Perry holds a bouquet of flowers donated by PacWest Blooms. Juliana Ramirez making a donation. The event’s keynote speaker was Joanna Hendrix, the 2023 Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year. Three-year-old Janelle Esparza



Saturday, M a rch 3rd

Family engagement is the key


It’s a full house! Beautiful centerpieces on every table, smiles and laughter throughout the room, and the smell of coffee and huevos a la Mexicana in the air. All in for Carp Kids is underway, and I feel excitement, nervousness and anticipation.

This annual event is the main fundraiser for the Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP) and is an inspiring one each time. This year’s keynote speaker Joanna Hendrix, the Santa Barbara County Teacher of the Year, was amazing. She spoke about her experience growing up and the stark differences she’s seen working with kids that are deaf and hard of hearing in her district now.

One thing that struck me was her focus on family engagement, “If you’re not focusing on working with the family, don’t even try.” Those words stayed with me. Over the weekend, I had a conversation with my parents. Given all of the obstacles we faced, I often wonder how I came to be where I am (literally and figuratively).

I’m a child of immigrant parents and was undocumented for most of my childhood; my parents were not college educated and spoke little English while I was growing up. Still, somehow they helped get me into a four-year university and become a responsible and successful adult. The key was family engagement!

My dad shared that he and my mom had volunteered in my classroom and on field trips since I started Head Start. My dad even received an award for being a dedicated volunteer when I was three. My mom volunteered in our elementary school classrooms and attended every parent meeting or class. They both were on the news for completing a parent academy, and I clearly remember the newscast coming to our house and filming in our home.

My mom read to us every night and sang us songs in Spanish. She enrolled us in summer reading camps where the rewards were pencils, stickers and McDon-

ald’s Happy Meals. What a treat when you’re eight years old. What I thought were over-involved parents who wanted to know my every move was actually the love and support that led to my success, and I’m now so grateful.

Working at CCP and hearing stories about the families we serve, I understand that not all parents have the time to be chaperones on field trips or to attend all parenting classes offered. Still, I know that they can take actions that positively affect their children’s educational journey, and that’s what we try to educate parents on. We encourage parents at CCP and in the community to come to parenting classes, where we provide dinner and childcare for their little ones and where they can learn about these actions. We also invite them to participate in our Parent Advisory Council to meet other parents and understand and influence what’s happening at their child’s school. These are the beginning steps they take that can lead to further engagement as their children grow up.

My parents didn’t have much money or degrees, but they gave the time they had to my sister and me, and it made all of the difference. In honor of Women’s History month, I dedicate this column to my wonderful mom, who always ensured we were well taken care of in every sense.

Te adoro, Mami!

Teresa Alvarez is the Executive Director of the Carpinteria Children’s Project. She has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit field and a passion for helping children and families. Teresa was born in Guanajuato, Mexico, and moved to the U.S. with her parents at age two. Growing up as an undocumented student, she learned the importance of having mentors, a strong work ethic, and the value of education. Teresa holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UCSB and a master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch Santa Barbara. She currently serves on the Future Leaders of America board and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara Latino Giving Circle. Teresa loves to travel, read and chase after her two boys.


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Everything has to eat

he resembles in size and with whom he sometimes shares the perch. I rush to the spotting scope at the window where he comes into sharp focus.



Each morning I eagerly watch for the American Kestrel, a small, cinnamon colored falcon, that hunts from the perch in our avocado orchard. Like me, with my daily patterns – yoga, a short meditation, then coffee – the Kestrel has patterns too. He arrives early to start his daily routine – hunting for a meal.

Many birds use this perch throughout the day. It affords them a splendid view and is also functional.

Ivan Van Wingerden gifted us several tall metal poles with welded crossbars to erect as perches. My husband Ken wrapped the metal cross-bar with avocado wood for better grip. From my kitchen window, I can watch the perch at the edge of our property.

Like a bench at a busy bus-stop, Redshouldered Hawks, Acorn Woodpeckers and Turkey Vultures all vie to perch there. I enjoy them all, but I am on the look-out for this small but mighty hunter.

From a distance, I can mistake the Kestrel for the Northern Flicker whom

Sometimes his bright, dark eyes stare back at me – from almost an acre away. His eyes are framed by two dark slashes that remind me of Elvis’ sideburns. His head is gray with cinnamon coloring on his back and tail, and slate-blue wings that distinguish him as a male. His small, hooked beak is cute – but it belies what he can do with it. Perched, he looks adorable. But he is a predator.

He bobs his head looking for prey. American Kestrels primarily hunt for insects – grasshoppers or dragonflies. But in winter there are not many bugs around. When he spots a potential meal, he flies like a missile from the perch, his pointed wings designed for speed. Sometimes he hovers in the wind, like a helicopter looking for unsuspecting prey, then dive-bombs.

If he is successful, he carries his dinner up to the perch and hunches over his quarry, his scalpel sharp beak tearing at his prey – often a lizard. He starts by tearing the head off first, then eats it from the head down. The lizard’s tail lashes the entire time - long after it is dead. He devours the tail last. Nothing is wasted.

It is a discomfiting sight to watch a predator kill and eat a living animal. But I have also seen what hard work it is. If you are a hunter, days can go by without a meal.

During the rains, I watched the Kestrel sitting for hours, sodden, rain dripping off his beak. Not a lizard or bird stirred. But he never stopped searching.

When the winds came his talons clung to the perch as it twisted back and forth, the trees tossing around him like they were in the washing machine.

When the rains stopped, hungry songbirds came out to search for food. I watched the Kestrel strike. He flew up to the perch with a heavy victim. Peering through the scope I was shocked to see him gripping a still living Ruby-crowned Kinglet. The bird’s brilliant red crest was erect – which is unusual. A Kinglet’s crown is typically hidden and only revealed for mating – or in this case – distress.

As I watched the Kestrel pluck the little bird’s feathers, I felt awash with conflicted feelings. I felt horrified for the kinglet. Kinglets are cheery little birds that are a sound of spring, calling, “Look at me, look at me, Look at me!” Their green, gray color typically camouflages them in the trees. Not this time.

I reflected upon my bias. I can celebrate the Kestrel’s successful hunt of a grasshopper, mouse, or lizard, but not another bird?

I have bumped up against the reality of the food web. Like us, birds of prey are at the top of their food chain. They eat the more abundant animals that are lower down the web. When populations of predators go down, the number of their prey species go up, creating an imbalance. But this biological principle is harder to swallow when you watch it in action.

LEFT, Kestrels look adorable but they are small and mighty hunters.

BELOW, A male American Kestrel hunts from a perch erected in the author's yard to help raptors hunt rodents and insects.

In recent years Kestrels have declined greatly in numbers. Kestrels need open spaces to hunt which are increasingly hard to find. Agricultural lands – organic operations like Frecker’s or Bailard farms that don’t use toxic chemicals are critical habitat to these and other species of birds that are under pressure. Elsewhere, the use of pesticides is taking a toll on many of the birds that delight us, especially insect-eating songbirds and swallows. A rule of food-webs is that toxic chemicals, even in low levels, concentrate upwards and are magnified as they move up the food web.

Adding to the challenges is that Kestrels nest in cavities in old trees -- which are also limited real estate. Leaving dead trees standing helps many species of birds – including woodpeckers that excavate the nest holes for themselves as well as ones that others use including American Kestrels, small owls such as Screech Owls and Western Bluebirds.

Many birds are facing a food and housing crisis which makes farmlands very important not only to our food security as well as theirs. This is yet another reason to not allow housing developments on precious farmland and to support organic farmers.

Everything needs a place to live – and everything has to eat.


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CVN Baron naturalist, writer and Senior Research Associate at NCEAS – UC Santa Barbara. She lives in the hills above Carpinteria with her husband Ken Weiss. She welcomes comments and questions at baron@ PAM VIALE Ruby-crowned Kinglets conceal their crowns unless they are excited – or distressed. LYNN SCARLETT KEN WEISS JOHN CALLENDER Northern Flickers create holes that Kestrels use for nesting. Leaving dead trees and stumps as habitat provides much needed housing for many birds. An American Kestrel eats a lizard atop a tree at Carpinteria Bluffs. LYNN SCARLETT JOHN CALLENDER Kestrels are small but mighty hunters. They will take birds that they can hardly lift to their perches.
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Women Making Change organize march down Linden

Dozens of locals took part in a Women’s March down Linden Avenue on Wednesday, March 8, organized by the group Women Making Change in celebration of International Women’s Day.

People of all ages joined with handmade signs and sunflowers, and the march was followed by a reception at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. This is one of many events organized by Women Making Change during the month of March, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Women Making Change is in its second year of organizing local events, and the full schedule of this month’s events is available at or on the group’s Facebook page.

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Aja Forner and her daughter Haven proudly cross Carpinteria Ave. with sign in tow. ABOVE, From left, Carie Smith, Åsa Olsson and Ingrid Bostrom lead the Women’s March down Linden Avenue on Wednesday, March 8.
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First District Supervisor Das Williams holds his daughter Khaya on his shoulders while walking in the Women’s March on Wednesday, March 8. Leading the group back to the Carpinteria Art Center was Carpinteria Unified School District Board President Jaime Diamond.

Thursday, March 14

Library preschooler story time, 10:30 a.m., Carpinteria ibrary, 5141 Carpinteria

Rotary Club of Carpinteria meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., ions Park Community Building, 6197 Casitas Pass road, non-members rSVP to 566-1906

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

Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Fair, 3-6:30 p.m., inden Ave. downtown, Craft

Free Stress Relief Veteran’s Acupuncture Clinic, 6-7 p.m. drop in, 4690 Carpinteria Ave. Ste. A, 684-5012

Karaoke, 8 p.m., Carpinteria & linden Pub, 4954 Carpinteria l

Dusty Jugz Country Night, 9 p.m., the Palms, 701 l

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.

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

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

“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

Monday, March 18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 3950 Via real, 684-5522

Battle of the Books club, 3:30 p.m., Curious Cup, 929 linden Ave., 220-6608

Beginner Meditation Workshop, 6:30 p.m., Curious Cup back meeting room, 929 linden Ave., 705-4703

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

ESL Class, 7 p.m., first Baptist Church, 5026 foothill road, free, 684-3353

Wednesday, March 20

Morning Rotary meeting with Cyndi Macias, The Gym Next Door, 7-8 a.m., Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito rd., $10

Meditation, 10:30-noon, Carpinteria Woman’s club, 1059 Vallecito rd., 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., 963-1433 x125 or x132

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, 7:30 p.m., Carpinteria & linden Pub, 4954 Carpinteria linden Ave.


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

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

“SPACE” exhibit, 855 At the Arts Gallery, 855 linden Ave., 684-7789



Girls Inc. to hold Women of Inspiration retreat

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria will hold a half-day “Women of Inspiration” retreat on Monday, April 3, and will hear from keynote speaker and comedian Katie Goodman, as well as several local women working to serve their communities.

The retreat, which in previous years was a luncheon, will also feature speakers Sonia Aguila, the National Teacher of the Year; Danielle Bordenave, owner of Spark45 Fitness; Lauren Bragg, goal and wellness coach; and Marisol Alarcon, immigration attorney at Alarcon Legal.

As the nation gears up for March Madness (starting March 19), thought it would be appropriate to stoke the fire of excitement image of Carpinteria’s version of highly competitive basketball rivals Carpinteria and Bishop Diego high schools vie for a piec ball at this Feb. 7, 1978 game.

“We are excited to expand on all the things we love most about Women of Inspiration for this year’s event, and we look forward to welcoming the community in this new format to celebrate the accomplishments of local women and girls,” said Jamie Collins, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s executive director.

The retreat will include two breakout sessions in the morning with smaller group workshops, a larger group for a community lunch in the new Lynda Fairly courtyard, followed by the keynote presentation.


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Tickets for Women of Inspiration 2023 retreat are $200, and all proceeds will go towards supporting Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s programming. The event will be at the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria campus at 5315 Foothill Road, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 3.



He said, she said

Carpinteria Writers Group to hold open mic

she said Bring on the funny!

History doesn’t have to be boring. readers sent in their funniest captions for the photo above, and we selected our favorites (in no particular order). enjoy. His ritual airing of the pits affords others the pleasure of his company. ––Linda Trimble

The Carpinteria Writers group will be holding an open mic for authors to read their published or unpublished works, on Saturday, March 25 at the Carpinteria Community Library.

Send us your best caption for this photo by Monday, March 25.

Despite his best efforts at feng shui, earnest could not decide where to place the guy that came with the house. ––Anonymous that winter over 36 inches of dirt fell. ––Richard Gleaves tom had not only a bad case of shingles, but also the entire house. ––Anonymous

The group invites the public to attend the event, where authors will be able to read works from any genre for up to seven minutes or for 1,000 words. The event will take place in the library’s Multi-Purpose room, and there will be a table for the writers’ works to be displayed.

Works may be submitted to the group at with the subject of “Carpinteria Writers Group open mic.” The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carpinteria Community Library at 5141 Carpinteria Ave.

Coastal View News is ready to get a little silly with Carpinteria history, and we’d like readers to join us by coming up with clever captions for photos from the past. At the end of each month we’ll publish our favorite caption submissions from readers.

“We’re so fortunate. the view is fantastic and the front door opens in.” ––Marty Panizzon

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Food Pantry celebrates one year

“no, the house isn’t sinking, we just couldn’t afford a basement.” ––Jan Beck

The Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Food Pantry recently celebrated its one year anniversary, celebrating a year of providing local families with food, distributing more than 37,600 pounds of food over the last year.

The pantry provides this food in partnership with Albertsons, Smart & Final and Omni Catering, and they offer fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, pastries, canned goods, kitchen staples and a variety of frozen dinners.

“I told you, Jenkins, these fixer-uppers are no picnic.” ––Chas. Jerep “Icarus, son of Daedalus, rehearsing for his next solo flight.” ––P. Porter “local bank gets held up.” ––Lizzie

“How do we get in?” ––River Taff

Get creative, get goofy, but keep comments brief and don’t expect CVN to print any inappropriate language or innuendo. All submissions will be edited for grammar, punctuation, length and content. Please send captions to news@coastalview. com. Caption writers selected for publication will receive the following grand prizes: bragging rights, name in lights (well, black ink) and a free copy of Coastal View News from any rack in Carpinteria Valley.

The Girls Inc. of Carpinteria Food Pantry is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week all year, and is restocked on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The pantry is located at the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria at 5315 Foothill Road.

“I’m telling you, if I let go it will float up and away!” ––Marguerite Gamo ’m a

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Rotarians visit Canzelle Alpacas

meeting, 9 a.m., Board of Supervisors Conference rm., 105 e. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 568-2000 Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave., 684-5405 Ongoing

Members of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning recently visited Canzelle Alpacas in Carpinteria. Members along with friends and family toured the ranch, enjoyed the ocean views and learned about alpacas and llamas. Visitors were also able to pet some of the animals.

County Supervisor Salud Carbajal drop in office hours, friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Carpinteria Children’s Project at Main, 5201 8th St. rm. 101, 568-2186

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Be firm with boundaries, for parents and children

dren’s lives. So much easier in theory, isn’t it?

You asked, “How do I get my parents to respect our choices?” My answer includes a multi-prong approach and can be applied to any boundary breaking situation. Here goes:

That way, children receive the message that Grammy and Grampy aren’t so easily manipulated.

Dear Amy O,

For a variety of reasons, my wife and I have chosen to raise our two children in a “less is more” fashion regarding possessions and consumerism. We believe children should have toys, electronics, hobbies, sports equipment and other things. We don’t believe their bedrooms, and the rest of our home, should be stuffed with impulsive buys and overloaded gifts just because we can afford them.

How do I get my parents to respect our choice? Ignoring requested boundaries, they shower our children and us with gifts all year long. I feel the children are being put in the middle, which isn’t fair to them. I don’t want them to grow up in a cluttered mess.

Signed, Trying to Be a Minimalist

Dear Trying to Be a Minimalist, Congratulations on your choices and for (the try of) setting boundaries with your parents and their role in your chil-

First, your letter indicates communication on your part. You’ve asked your parents to stop showering gifts all year long. They aren’t honoring your request, and that is the issue. First, stand by your choice and be prepared to repeat it as often as needed. You’re the parent and it’s up to you to let your parents know about the values you want to instill in your children.

Together with your wife, decide on non-negotiables and communicate them to your parents. Maybe yours are gifts only on birthdays, select holidays and the fourth Sunday of odd-numbered months; no screen time after dinner; but sweets after dinner are up for discussion. You decide.

Parents and grandparents need to communicate away from the children about guidelines. When the guidelines are established, they can be shared with children. Your children need clear boundaries and to know consequences, and it is imperative that your parents are on the same page. Grandparents should feel comfortable saying, “No, that’s not what we agreed upon with your mom and dad,” or something of that nature.

How about discussing with your parents some alternatives to all the things? Maybe they can pay the league fees for your child’s favorite sport or a series of painting lessons. Or perhaps you can institute a rule stating that all gifts (other than those for designated occasions) will reside at Grampy and Grammy’s house. Having to store the fruits of their largesse at their home may give your parents reason to rethink their purchases.

Second, forgo the finger pointing and latent anger. Again, so much easier in theory, isn’t it? This is about your children’s childhood, not yours. No need to bring up their faulty parenting of you or to compare them to other grandparents.

Parenting styles change and evolve. Once upon a time “spare the rod, spoil the child,” was considered wisdom and the directive “go out and play” was thought of as good parenting. Grandparents come from a more relaxed time in child rearing, for example, handheld devices weren’t on the scene, getting into college wasn’t a competitive sport and global pandemics were a footnote in history books.

Third, if indeed your children are being put in the middle, you can take at least partial credit for that. If a child hears “no” from a parent, they may seek a different answer from their grandpar-

ent. This is referred to as triangulation, when one or more in a conflict brings a third person into the dynamic. Rewarding this behavior, such as enabling the showering of gifts, is sure to make it happen again. Stand firm in your parenting choices I applaud your commitment to parenting. Keep up the good work.

Dear Amy O,

Why should others be hungry and wait for late dinner guests? Please let your readers know that etiquette guidelines—from the Emily Post Institute for example—advise to wait the obligatory 15 minutes and then start serving.

Signed, Please Pass the Hot Mashed Potatoes

Dear Please Pass the Hot Mashed Potatoes, Consider it done!

And I’ll add, don’t forget to welcome your late guests graciously and have them join in the fun no matter what time they arrive.

Former CVN editor Amy Marie Orozco loves living in Carpinteria, including all the sometimes socially sticky situations happening in our seaside setting. Along with giving advice (only when asked), Amy O edits Cannabis by the Sea Magazine. Have a question for her?

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Sunday, March 5

0700 hrs / DUI / Via Real at Rincon Road

A man was traveling eastbound on Via Real approaching Rincon Road when he struck a guardrail on the north side of the street and launched his vehicle down the embankment. Upon contacting the man, he was determined to be DUI. He was then transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital for his injuries. While there the man provided a breath sample of 0.12 BAC. Due to him being in the hospital for his injuries, he was cited and released.

Monday, March 6

1054 hrs / Incident / 6300 block Carpinteria Avenue

Company wanted an incident report regarding a male who has been on the property several times in the last few weeks claiming to be a friend of the CEO and having the CEO’s permission to be on the property. He does not have permission and is not a friend of the CEO. They did not want prosecution, but if found, they want him to be told he is not welcome on the property.

1313 hrs / Fraud / Willina Lane

Victim reported someone used his insurance card and he was charged for

Storm & Disaster

found the ignition had been tampered and the vehicle would not start.

1946 hrs / DUI / 4200 block Via Real

$85.40 at Dignity Health. No suspect information was available. Victim desired a report for insurance purposes.

0207 hrs / Narcotics / Via Real at Linden Avenue

A traffic enforcement stop was conducted for not having a registration tab on the rear license plate. During the investigation, a man was in possession of a used bulb methamphetamine pipe. He was cited and released.

0220 hrs / Narcotics / Eighth Street at Walnut Avenue

A bicycle stop was conducted for running a stop sign and equipment violations. During the stop, the subject was in possession of a bindle of methamphetamine. He was cited and released.

Reports from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office


0259 hrs / DUI / Holly Avenue at Ninth Street

A subject was contacted in a parked vehicle with open containers of alcohol in plain view. The man was advised not to drive and began walking home with a friend. However, the man was observed returning to his vehicle and began to drive away. A traffic enforcement stop was conducted, and the driver consented to performing SFSTs. He displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of alcohol and was arrested. The chemical test results were 0.18 and 0.19 BAC.

Tuesday, March 7

2106 hrs / Narcotics / Casitas Pass Road at Cameo Road

A traffic enforcement stop was conducted for running a stop sign and equipment violations. During the investigation, the driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The passenger was found in possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. They were cited and released.

0000 hrs / Narcotics / 1100 block Casitas Pass Road

Two subjects were consensually contacted at the above-mentioned location. During the investigation, they were found in possession of drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine. Both subjects were cited and released.

Wednesday, March 8

0900 hrs / Incident / 5700 block Carpinteria Avenue

Public works reported that a battery attached to the diesel tank behind Coastal Patrol had been stolen. City Hall surveillance footage timestamp March 7, at 1729 hours, showed two subjects walking off City Hall property with the stolen battery. One subject was located at Carpinteria Creek Park and told deputies the battery was in her vehicle, and she was arrested on the above charges. The battery was recovered from her vehicle and returned to the city.

1405 hrs / Missing Located / 6500 block Carpinteria Avenue

A BOLO for a missing endangered person out of Florida. The police department in Florida advised his cell phone was pinging near the 6700 block of Carpinteria Avenue. Deputies responded to the location and located the missing person.

Thursday, March 9

0813 hrs / Incident / 5100 block

Carpinteria Avenue

RP called regarding a female causing a disturbance in the business. The woman was yelling, screaming and cursing at the staff. Deputies arrived to find the woman on the sidewalk. Records check confirmed she had two local warrants. She was arrested and booked without further incident.

1031 hrs / Incident / 5700 block Carpinteria Avenue

Related to a report from yesterday regarding the stolen battery from city hall, the caretaker of the vehicle the battery was found in discovered that the same subject arrested on Wednesday had attempted to steal the vehicle. The RP

A traffic enforcement stop was made on a pickup truck. The driver was contacted when an odor of alcohol was detected. The man submitted to SFSTs and refused to provide a breath sample. He was arrested and transported to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital for a blood draw and then booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

Friday, March 10

1021 hrs / ID Theft / Cravens Lane

RP reported that unknown suspect(s) used her American Airlines miles to book a flight to Europe from an unknown location. The suspect(s) booked a hotel as well, again in Europe – unknown in which country/city.

2358 hrs / DUI / Carpinteria Avenue and Casitas Pass Road

A traffic enforcement stop was made on a vehicle. The driver was contacted and had an odor of alcohol emanating from his breath and person. SFSTs were conducted and the man provided a breath sample which resulted in 0.16 and 0.15 BAC. He was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail without incident.

Saturday, March 11

0601 hrs / Incident / 5400 block Carpinteria Avenue

A coffee shop employee called to report a transient male was fighting with a customer. The man had been standing outside Starbucks when the victim arrived for his morning brew. The man then pushed the victim and started fighting with him. The victim signed a citizen’s arrest. The man who was a traveling street performer from Santa Barbara, was arrested and booked without further incident.

0729 hrs / Incident / Via Real at Rincon Road

Late report of a traffic collision at the exact same location as the collision on March 5. At about 2100 hours on March 10, a man drove his vehicle over the traffi c cones and through the broken metal-beam guardrail at Via Real and Rincon Road. The vehicle went down the embankment and got stuck in the ditch at the bottom. There was no new damage to the metal-beam guardrail. Smitty’s Towing went back to recover the vehicle at owner’s request. The driver was the sole occupant and did not sustain any injuries.

1332 hrs / Incident / 5600 block Carpinteria Avenue

The victim, a 26-year-old female, left her house to go for a jog near Tar Pits Park. As she walked under the rail bridge, she was followed by a man riding his bicycle. The victim noted the man had been following her, and every time she would look over her shoulder he would stop at a distance. The victim circled back to the rail bridge to return to her house and found the man at the bridge, masturbating in plain view. The victim called her dad, who responded, and he also saw the man masturbating. Deputies responded and were able to flush him out of The Bluffs and onto Dump Road, and later found him on Carpinteria Avenue and Dump Road. The man was arrested and interviewed, and admitted to masturbating in public but denied following the victim around The Bluffs area.

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CVN vacations in Oahu

Local Katia Percca and her fiancé Mike recently visited Honolulu, Hawaii, posing on the beach with their copy of CVN. During their trip, the couple was able to watch sea turtles while at the Puaʻena Point Beach Park in the North Shore area of the island of Oahu.

“(It was) lots of fun and we couldn’t think of a better opportunity to share,” Percca told CVN.

Wartime in Summerland

Allow me to offer this short vignette augmenting Stephen Bates’s interesting commentary titled, “Carpinteria at War: The Army Occupies Rincon” (CVN Vol. 29, Issue 25). Extracted from my memoir, Tales from Toro Canyon and Beyond, it describes similar war activities experienced on the Summerland side of Carpinteria.

The early years in rural Toro Canyon were uneasy to say the least. Father dabbled in photography and had just completed taking my four month portrait when the phone sounded its definitive ring. It was the excited voice of his favored aunt, Frances Wymond. Fan, as she was called, advised tuning in the radio for it had been only minutes earlier that the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. December 7, 1941, the day of infamy, was the beginning of much turmoil and uncertainty, not only in the canyon, but along the whole Pacific Coast.

CVN goes home to Massachusetts

Eight-year-old Max Rawding, left, and his 10-year-old brother Owen, right, recently returned home to Chelmsford, Massachusetts, after spending a week in Carpinteria with their parents and grandparents.

The family visited the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Moxie Science Museum, visited harbor seals, played on the beach, collected driftwood for a friend’s fireplace, checked out books from the Carpinteria Community Library and went to the Carpinteria Natural History Museum.

“Now we’re back in school and wanted to thank you for all the great memories,” Max wrote to CVN. “We’ll be back.”

CVN visits historic Mexico city

Carpinterian Jeff Calzada brought along his copy of CVN on a trip to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, designated as such due to its historical significance. Calzada said he watched the Super Bowl while exploring the city.

“I had a great week there, with great weather and great food,” he told CVN. “People there are super friendly.”

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As a teenager, I worked one summer with Les Ramirez, uncle to high school classmate Richard Ramirez. Les and I got talking about the dither that the West Coast found itself in after the attack and particularly the stir caused by the shelling of the Tidewater Oil Refinery near Ellwood, California.

On February 23, 1942, just as President Roosevelt commenced his fireside chat, a Japanese submarine arose from the Pacific some 2,500 yards off the coast and lobbed thirteen projectiles from its five and a half inch deck gun toward the refinery. Fortunately, little damage resulted, but concern was heightened. In one version of the account, it had been reputed that the attack occurred because the commander of Submarine I-17, Captain Nishino Kozo, had visited the site before the war at which time he fell butt first into a cactus patch. As he picked the thorns from his backside, riggers working nearby laughed at his distress. The Captain vowed he would not forget this slight to his honor. Years later, it was from a dismantled pier at the Ellwood site that Goleta’s Timbers Restaurant was constructed.

I conveyed to Les that which had been told to me about the wartime experience. My folks talked of the blackout requirements and rationing: limits on sugar, rubber (tires), gasoline, beef, and no lights after sunset being just a few. There were reports of strange signal lights flashing

from the Channel Islands and rumors that people of Asian descent, unfamiliar with the local produce, were observed at the Summerland Market. Dick Russell, Toro Canyon Civil Defense warden, advised all within his jurisdiction to keep arms at hand in the event of an invasion. He further shared his plan to be sure he had enough bullets in reserve to dispatch his family, and himself, should capture be imminent. The present day site of Toro Canyon Park was some type of military encampment resulting in troop movements up and down the canyon road. The Max Fleischmann Polo Fields were also abuzz with military activity.

Les shared with me his recollection of Coast Guardsmen with vicious guard dogs patrolling the beach along the Rincon. He also gave a vivid account of the gun emplacements along the bluffs overlooking that same beach. Jeeps towing small trailers filled with silver garbage like cans would traverse the dirt road along the bluff. They would stop at each emplacement to ladle chow from the cans to the mess kits of the hungry soldiers manning each site.

He also enlightened me about the plight that the Gene Hashii family (daughter, Irene, one of my classmates) had to endure. They were among many west coast inhabitants, of Japanese descent, forced to relocation camps established at the time. As a result, they were forced to relinquish everything. Upon repatriation, they had to start all over. When I was employed by the Hashii Nursery during a previous summer, I was totally oblivious to that dark chapter in their lives. To this today I marvel at how they worked past the injustice to rejoin the community without any overt sign of malice. They were a truly wonderful family.

Anne (Tarman) Dowd shared recollections of her father’s responsibilities during the war: “Mom had told us that Dad had the job of single-handedly guarding one of the Santa Barbara railroad underpasses. Amazing to think this all happened in our idyllic Santa Barbara. Dad also worked for United Airlines in the San Francisco/Oakland area training ground troops.”

During these times, a true sense of cooperative patriotism manifested itself as peril gripped the nation. Having witnessed the circumstances of Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and this country’s current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the last time I saw such unity, as shortlived as that united spirit may have been, followed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Although family enjoyed many aspects of the spectacular Sierra Nevadas, the author states, this relocation camp was not one of them. The photo was taken in 1942.

Carpinteria tennis takes two close league matches

Despite being short-handed, Carpinteria’s boys tennis team has opened up the year 4-1, and the Warriors are already 2-0 in the Citrus Coast League after winning back-to-back league matches this week against Malibu and Hueneme.

The Warriors headed to Malibu to open up league play, and Carpinteria came from behind to claim the 10-8 team win in the last set.

Junior Max Stone kept his undefeated singles streak alive with another perfect 3-0 performance.

“He started a bit slow in the first set but really came on strong in the next two,” said Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant. “He was just going for a bit too much and once he regained his focus, he became unstoppable.”

Senior Ryan Souza picked up a win in the second round, which coach Bryant said was a “match-turning win” that was Souza’s “best set of the year.”

The doubles duo of juniors Asher Pampel and Troy Zimmerman teamed up to sweep three straight sets, including a tough final set that they took, 6-4. The second team of freshman Servando Campuzano and junior Nolan Martin followed with their own three-set sweep, giving the Warriors just enough to take the team win.

“I was very happy with how they played together,” Bryant said. “They started to communicate a little and understand each other’s movements. We definitely had to scrape and claw to get this team win.”

Two days later, the Warriors hosted the Hue-

neme Vikings for another Citrus Coast League matchup, with Carpinteria fighting back from behind once again to take the close win, 10-8.

“We trailed for much of the match but really did a good job of finishing strong,” Bryant said. “I am proud of the boys for believing and pushing each other all the way to the end.”

Bryant said he was especially happy with sophomore Lucas Martin, who bounced back from a lengthy first-set tie break to snag the final point against Hueneme’s second-best singles player.

“Lucas went 2-1 on the day but played with a lot of grit which I love,” Bryant said. “He dug deep to win his two sets.”

Stone won two sets in singles play, executing a quick and focused attack that got him off the courts in a hurry.

Doubles play continues to be a bright spot for the Warriors, with both teams finishing 3-0 for the second match in a row.

“Asher and Troy have a very good chemistry and are good friends. They can pick each other up and motivate each other which helps tremendously,” Bryant said. “Nolan and Servando have been just as successful but are still figuring out each other’s games and how to blend their styles into a more formidable duo. They are making great strides and seem to be improving with each set.”

With the two league wins, Carpinteria is now 4-1 overall, and 2-0 in the Citrus Coast League. The Warriors are scheduled to play Channel Islands and Nordhoff this week, weather permitting.

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Junior Nolan Martin teamed up with freshman Servando Campuzano to go 6-0 in doubles this week. Sophomore Lucas Martin races forward for the ball. Freshman Servando Campuzano has already made a big impact on the tennis court.


Warriors swimmers dominate in the pool

Carpinteria boys and girls swimming headed to Hueneme twice in the past week, dominating on both days and earning the first-place trophy at the Raider Relays for the second year in a row.

The first trip to Hueneme’s pool was for a dual meet against the Vikings, which served as the Warriors’ first meet of the season. Carpinteria wasted no time in picking up dominant wins in both the boys (132-28) and girls (106-40) events.

Two days later the Warriors returned to Hueneme pool for the annual Raider Relays hosted by Channel Islands.

Carpinteria swept every varsity event in both the boys and girls, taking home the top spot for the second consecutive year.

Senior Erin Otsuki - who just finished a spectacular season as the girls water polo goalie - earned the Warriors’ only CIF Division 3 automatic-qualifying time in the 100-meter backstroke with a time of 1:00:22. Otsuki also earned a CIF-consideration time with a win in the 50-meter freestyle.

Distance swimmer Lilli Nemetz also earned CIF-consideration with wins in both the 200 and 500 freestyle events. Otsuki and Nemetz joined Giulia Piccoletti and Taylor Classen with CIF-consideration times in the 200-meter medley relay and the 4x100 freestyle relay. All four of the Warriors’ girls relay team also picked up individual wins on the day.

The Warriors boys also had a dominating performance, led by senior Justin Main and junior Jackson Melton. Main won both the 100 and 200 freestyle events, while Melton took the top spots in the 200 individual medley and 100-meter breastroke.

Eli Sheaffer, Jake Ehlers and Matthew Endow also picked up individual wins, while Asher Smith and Jacob Otsuki teamed up with Melton and Main for wins and CIF-consideration times in both relay races.

Carpinteria is scheduled to host Santa Paula this week at the Carpinteria Community Pool at 3:30 p.m.

Warriors baseball scoreless against Santa Paula

Carpinteria baseball dropped a game against Santa Paula this week, with the Cardinals claiming the top spot in the Citrus Coast League and holding the Warriors scoreless, 8-0.

Warriors righthander Shane Goodmanson got the start for Carpinteria, but Santa Paula was able to finish with 13 hits in the win. Carpinteria struggled on offense, and 12 Warriors were struck out on the day.

Issac Flores found some success with two singles, and Judah Torres and Erich Goebel each added hits, but Carpinteria could not convert any of its four hits into runs.

“The score was not quite indicative of the contest. It seemed like we were just a hit or two away from clawing our way right back into the game,” said Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney. “Plenty of positives in the game to highlight and plenty of learning opportunities. We will look forward to playing the Cardinals at the end of the season to see if we can come up with a better result.”

Carpinteria is now 3-2 overall, and is scheduled to play a home-and-away series against Channel Islands this week, weather permitting.

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Junior Carter Cox led Carpinteria with a low score of 55 at Soule Park in Ojai.

Warriors boys golf tees off season

After a few cancellations due to the winter storms, Carpinteria’s boys golf squad got back out on the course to open its season with a conference match at Soule Park in Ojai.

Carpinteria placed fourth out of seven teams in attendance with a combined score of 304. Nordhoff took the top spot with a team score of 200, and Malibu took second with a score of 219.

Junior Carter Cox had the best finish for the Warriors with a 55, while freshmen Taylor Lenci and Dylan Walker had the next-best scores of 59 and 63.

“We have a young and inexperienced team but we have a lot of potential and I think we can be a really good competitive team by the end of the season,” said Carpinteria coach Craig Cook.



Thursday, March 16

Carpinteria Boys Golf CCL Match (Channel Islands), 1 p.m.

*Carpinteria Softball vs Santa Paula, 3:30 p.m.

Carpinteria Track & Field at Santa Paula, 3:30 p.m.

*Carpinteria Boys Volleyball vs Fillmore, 6 p.m.

Friday, March 17

Carpinteria Baseball at Channel Islands, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 18

Carpinteria Baseball at Villanova, 11 a.m.

Carpinteria Track & Field at Tri-County Relays (Moorpark), 9 a.m.

*Denotes Home Game

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Carpinteria’s swim team celebrates a big win at the Raider Relays. KATHY SHEAFFER CRAIG COOK

Carpinteria softball drops three in a row

The Warriors have hit a tough stretch on the softball diamond, with three losses in three straight days last week and a current losing streak that stands at five losses in a row.

Carpinteria’s week started with a 19-0 shutout loss against St. Bonaventure, where the Warriors gave up 16 hits while only getting one hit of their own and making six fielding errors.

“We did not see the ball well, and made many mistakes defensively,” said Carpinteria coach Matt Mora.

The next day, Carpinteria found a little bit more success against Foothill Tech, but left too many base runners stranded in scoring position in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Carpinteria scored two runs - one off an RBI triple by junior Ashlee Mora that scored Emily Guzman, and another scored by Mora when senior Natalie Vilchez was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded - but Foothill Tech held on for a 12-2 victory.

One day later, Carpinteria hosted Channel Islands for a home game which was the Warriors’ best defensive performance of the season with zero errors.

Sophomore Caden Lemere made the switch from first base to shortstop this week, and coach Mora said Lemere is starting to find herself in her new position.

“I am really impressed with the plays Lemere is making at shortstop,” coach Mora said. “As a sophomore, Caden has a really high softball IQ.”

Lemere finished the game with two hits and one RBI in three at-bats. Late in the game, she was in scoring position with the Warriors down by one run and no outs, but Channel Islands picked up three quick outs to take the 9-8 victory.

After suffering another loss, 14-3, against Pacifica on Monday, the Warriors have now lost five in a row. Carpinteria is now 2-9-1 with two home games scheduled this week (games may be canceled due to weather).

Carpinteria track & field takes both wins against Hueneme

The Warriors boys and girls track and field teams both finished with victories in a dual meet against Hueneme, with the boys winning 91-29 and the girls taking the win 104-8.

All together, Carpinteria athletes set a season high 70 personal records in the meet. In the boys events, sophomore Josue Lopez won the 100 and 200 sprints with personal record times of 12.35 and 25 seconds, respectively. Senior Rooke Juarez swept the jumps with personal records of 18’1.5’’ in the long jump and 36’11.75’’ in the triple jump.

Juan Vargas set a personal record of 108’8’’ in the discus, while senior Angel Padilla won the first competition of his career, taking the win in the shot put with a distance of 32’0.5’’.

On the girls side, sophomore Anna Morrison set a personal record in the long jump, and won the 200-meter sprint. Junior Lela Roberts won the 100-meter hurdles with a personal record of 18.25 seconds; and the girls 4x400 team of Giarys Gomez, Belen Herrera, Iltze Alvarado and Ruby Cluderay came away with a close victory at the line.

The Warriors will have two events this week, with a dual meet against Santa Paula on Thursday and the Tri-County Invitational in Moorpark on Saturday.

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Sophomore Averi Alexander won the triple jump with a distance of 32’5.5’’. Junior catcher Amarisse Camargo tries to make the tag in a close play at home plate. Junior Ashlee Mora rounds third base to try to score a run against Channel Islands. Carpinteria’s Mika Mullikin (right) and Lela Roberts (left) finished first and second in the 300-meter hurdles.


Arts center to resume poetry contest

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will resume the National Poetry Month Competition for April 2023, and will be accepting original poems, no longer than 100 lines, by poets of all ages up until April 30.

Winning poets will be published in Coastal View News, and will be able to read their poems at a reception at the arts center at 2 p.m. on May 13. One person may submit up to three entries, and there is no entrance fee.

There will be three age categories –children (ages 5-12), teens (ages 13-18) and adults (19+) – and one prize will be awarded in each category. Winners will also receive cash prizes based on age, $50 for children, $100 for teens and $300 for adults. Poems may be submitted at

Carpinterian Larry Nimmer reads a poem at the arts center.

Carpinteria artist Rick Sharp had his work chosen as the promotional image for the Ojai Art Center’s 46th Annual Art in the Park event.

Carpinterian Artist featured in promo of Ojai exhibit

Carpinteria resident Rick Sharp will have his vintage artwork featured as the official image for the Ojai Art Center’s 46th Annual Art in the Park fine art event on May 27 and May 28.

“I am honored to have my artwork featured on the Art in the Park brochure and marketing materials,” Sharp told the Ojai group. “This event is such an important part of our community, and I am excited to contribute to it in this way.”

Sharp, originally from Santa Barbara, made a name for himself as a poster artist in the 70s surf culture of Southern California, and his work often incorporates bold colors, nostalgic imagery and vintage typography and graphics.

Art in the Park is an annual event that celebrates fine art and nature, and this year’s event will take place on Memorial Weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Libbey Park. The event is open to the public and will feature a wide array of different exhibitors. Exhibitor applications are being accepted through the end of March. For more information about Art in the Park, please visit

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