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A paws-itively exciting day

Furry friends – with their human companions close by – excitedly bound into the new Monte Vista off-leash dog park during the off-leash area’s grand opening on Saturday, April 20. The grand opening was hosted by the city of Carpinteria and Carpinteria Dog Owners Group (C-DOG); C-DOG members have been vocal supporters of off-leash dog spaces in Carpinteria over the past several years, and C-DOG President Van Fleisher told CVN earlier this month that the group is excited about the new off-leash area at Monte Vista. The park, located at the north end of Bailard Avenue in Carpinteria, is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 30 minutes before sunset. See more photos of the grand opening pages 14 and 15 of this week’s print.

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Carpinteria’s Boys & Girls Club auction returns for 40th year

The United Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara County, Carpinteria division, will host its 40th annual Carpinteria Auction on Saturday, May 18 at the Rich Medel Carpinteria Club, 4849 Foothill Road. This year’s auction honoree is Michael VanStry, one of Coastal View News’ publishers.

The 5–9 p.m. gathering will feature a silent auction – the highlight of the evening – as well as refreshments from Country Catering and a dessert auction. Seats can be reserved by contacting (805) 681-1315 or by registering online at unitedbg. org/events. Tickets are $150 each, or $1,000 for a table of eight.

Those interested in reserving tickets, tables or in sponsoring the event may contact or (805) 681–1315.

High school offers plant-focused lunch in honor of Earth Month

In honor of Earth Month and in partnership with Impossible Foods, Carpinteria High School (CHS) will offer a plant-focused menu to students and staff on Thursday, April 25.

The menu will include loaded Impossible Beef Hot Dogs with jalapenos, bell peppers and onions; spaghetti with Impossible Meatballs and basil marinara; and spicy buffalo Impossible Chicken Sliders with cool ranch slaw.

The menu, and partnership with Impossible Foods, was orchestrated by Carpinteria Unified School District’s Food Services Director Michelle Hernandez, according to Impossible Foods’ Megan Krogius.

“By offering Impossible meat from plants – which account for less water consumption, land use and greenhouse gas emissions than animal meat – Carpinteria is answering the call from the most climate-conscious generation of students in history to advance more sustainable solutions,” Krogius told CVN. “Impossible is proud to be collaborating with the district on this special event.”

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Coastland operators seek community funding to stay open

Dave Roberts – who runs Coastland Carpinteria’s dayto-day operations alongside his wife Rachel – is looking for community funding to help Coastland stay open, Roberts told CVN this week. The program allows Carpinteria students to create handmade products and sell them in the store for a profit, helping develop their business skills; all profits go back to the students.

Coastland, which is currently run and funded by the Pro Deo Foundation, announced in March on its Instagram that it would shut down its brick-and-mortar location at 5306 Carpinteria Ave. in June. The program got its start in Carpinteria in 2018, began programming with the local school district in 2019, and took roots in its Carpinteria Avenue building in February 2024 after the program’s grant for the afterschool program wasn’t renewed.

Roberts told CVN that the Pro Deo board has decided to move the Coastland program down to Orange County, but that Coastland could finish up in Carpinteria until the end of the school year.

“It’s a program with a proven track record,” he said. “We’re not being defunded because of anything (bad) that happened – everything has been great (…) we had more kids who want to be a part of it than we have space.”

The program’s yearlong costs are $400,000, he said, which includes salaries, taxes, insurance, program expenses and rent. He added that the program could operate out of a smaller location, and that he is looking for ways to keep the program active.

“We’ve had kids say, ‘I’m going to start a GoFundMe to help,’’ he said. “We have

kids like, ‘What can we do (to help)?’ Kids and parents have come in and said, ‘What can we do?’”

“We’ve created a program that meets a need here in Carpinteria,” he added. “I built the program. It’s my baby. My wife and I have a ton invested in it (…) We can find other jobs. The kids in this program, (there’s) not a lot of options for them to engage in this way and learn and grow this way.”

Coastland is located at 5306 Carpinteria Ave. Learn more by reaching out at

Museum Marketplace: April 27

The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society and History Museum’s Marketplace returns this week after a brief winter pause. On Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., stop by at 956 Maple Ave. and shop for jewelry, toys, plants, vintage clothing, film cameras, furniture and more; the museum’s booth, Granny’s Attic, offers treasures starting at 25 cents.

One of this month’s vendors is Bracelets by Renee, run by 11-yearold Canalino Elementary School student Renee Overgaag. In a press release from the museum, Overgaag said she wants to attend business school and run her own business.

“I hope to travel with my friends and also be able to help others. I would like to help people in need, especially people who don’t have access to healthcare,” she said. Overgaag’s work can be seen on Instagram at @ braceletsby.renee.

The next marketplace is scheduled for May 25. See more online at, or reach out at (805) 684-3112 or email info@

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Code Compliance report shows uptick in cases

Of 208 cases in first quarter, most related to parking, animal violations

Code Compliance Supervisor David Hernandez shared the quarterly code compliance report with the council on Monday, highlighting code compliance stats from January through March 2024.

Code compliance handled a total of 208 cases – 106 of which were from community service requests, and the remaining officer initiated – during the quarter, an increase of 49 from the last quarter. Of those cases, 33% were related to parking, making up the largest portion of violations, with animal violations following at 12.5% and graffiti at 12%.

Of the 106 service requests, over 50 requests were related to abandoned vehicles, making up the largest portion of compliance service requests.

Code Compliance also issued 436 parking tickets for 72-hour parking violations, compared to last quarter’s 498 tickets.

Vice Mayor Natalia Alarcon asked questions about potential deterrents to graffiti in the community, specifically at the Santa Monica Creek.

“It’s never -ending, and I believe Carpinteria Beautiful may come out and paint, which is amazing, but it just doesn’t stop,” Alarcon said. “So what are potential deterrents to graffiti, is it painting a mural there?”

Hernandez said that increasing monitoring efforts – or as City Manager Michael Ramirez suggested, surveillance equipment – might help aid with the consistent graffiti problem.

The majority of service requests, 70%, came in online through the city’s website.

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Council recognizes Alcazar Theatre’s anniversary

The Carpinteria City Council unanimously passed a proclamation during its Monday, April 22 meeting recognizing the local history and impact of The Alcazar Theatre as it celebrates its 96th anniversary.

In 1928, Oliver Prickett became the first owner of the theater at 4916 Carpinteria Ave., but the theater has cycled through several owners and provided a stage for many guest stars since, including actress and singer Judy Garland in the 1930s.

The Alcazar Theatre has become a staple in the community for concerts, performances, classes and showings; it received the Outstanding Community Partner award in 2017 for outstanding service and contribution to Carpinteria.

The proclamation described the Alcazar as “a gem of a theater that Carpinterians can call their own.”

“The city council of the city of Carpinteria recognizes and celebrates the 96th Anniversary of The Alcazar Theater,” Mayor Al Clark read aloud from the proclamation. “Thank you, Mayor, Vice Mayor,

Assault with a deadly weapon reported

While delivering his crime report, Lieutenant Butch Arnoldi told the Carpinteria City Council on Monday that officers responded to an attempted assault with a hammer at the 1000 block of Concha Loma Drive.

The Sheriff’s Office Commander’s Recap shows the incident reported on Monday, April 15.

The three victims managed to disarm the man wielding the hammer, and provided a description of the suspect to Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office deputies, who were able to locate him within the hour, according to Arnoldi.

Arnoldi said the department conducted a lineup for the victims to identify the suspect – which all three successfully did – and the department arrested the suspect for assault with a deadly weapon.

“We have been at that address or the next-door properties at Casa del Sol numerous times this year. I must say things are improving,” Arnoldi said of the area. “Those on the city council can remember all the issues we had in the past at the two Motel 6s, which were way above and beyond the issues we’ve been having at Concha Loma and Casa del Sol.”

He cited improved relations between the sheriff’s office and on-site property managers as part of the reason why calls for service in that area are improving.

c ouncilmembers and the city for this proclamation. It’s very exciting times for the Alcazar, and I have to say in the last six months we’ve made it our mission to become very community-focused,”


In other city news… Carpinteria, Palm avenues improvements project finished

Public Works Director John Ilasin announced on Monday that construction of a new traffic light, curb ramps and bike lanes at the intersection of Carpinteria and Palm avenues has finished.

Ilasin said the cost of construction was far below what was projected; estimations were $736,000, and the actual cost came in at $688,760.65.

“As a parent of a middle schooler, I feel really good having the signal there now,” Councilmember Mónica Solórzano said Monday.

Downtown T Advisory Board gives recommendations

Stephon Downes from Public Works presented to council on Monday the Parking and Business Improvement Area Assessment, summarizing recommendations from COUNCIL continued on page 6

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COURTESY GRAPHICS Compliance’s January through March 2024 cases, 33% were related to parking. the theater’s Executive Director Debbie Nomura said on Monday. The theater hosted its anniversary celebration on Wednesday
The Alcazar Theatre representatives, third from left, Lorraine McIntire, Asa Olsson and Debbie Nomura, accepted a proclamation from councilmembers on Monday, including starting at far left, Roy Lee, Mónica Solórzano, Al Clark, Wade Nomura and Natalia Alarcon

High school virtual enterprise company receives gold at business summit


Editor’s Note: A copy of the Superintendent’s Report is run in print as a service for parents, students and community members who cannot attend Carpinteria Unified School District’s Board of Trustees meetings. This report was read aloud during the school board’s April 23 meeting.

Thirty-three Carpinteria High School (CHS) virtual enterprise (VE) students traveled to New York last week to participate in the Virtual Enterprise Youth Business Summit, and Carpinteria Unified School District’s (CUSD) VE company, Pawsitive Care, received gold level – top five out of 220 schools!

Thousands of rising young professionals and budding entrepreneurs from over 40 countries, educators, school/district administrators, business leaders and industry professionals gather together for this one-of-a-kind, global convention. CHS teachers, Ms. Shamblin and

Mr. Muralles, and 13 volunteer parents chaperoned the trip.

During a dynamic week of business competitions, leadership events and professional networking, rising talent from middle and high schools around the world display the professional skills and business acumen that they have developed by running a virtual enterprise company during the school year.


I would like to recognize coach Latham, Athletic Director Cooney, CHS student athletes and all the volunteers for a stormy but highly successful 104th Russell Cup Track and Field Meet held Saturday, April 13 in challenging conditions.


Kacy Kramer, CHS student, read her winning poem “Enough” at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center reception on April 14. Congratulations, Kacy!

Second interim Financial Report Analysis and Recommendations

The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO) confirmed the district’s positive certification based on the Second Interim Financial Report as the district is able to meet its financial obligations for the current and two subsequent fiscal years while maintaining the required minimum level Reserve for Economic Uncertainties (REU).


Twelve CHS Junior AVID students visited Northern California universities, UC Davis, UC Santa Cruz, Stanford, Cal State San Francisco and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo last week. Ms. Pierce and Mr. Santiago were the staff chaperones for the trip.

Extended Learning in

Summer 2023

Elementary students will have the opportunity to attend “Fun in the Sun” an academic and enrichment summer program offered by United Way at Aliso Elementary School, running from June 20 to Aug. 2, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CHS students who failed math and or English will attend 80 hours of summer school, from June 10 to July 3, 8 a.m. to noon daily. Special education students will participate in extended-year classes at preschool at Carpinteria Main School, Canalino Elementary and CHS, from June 10 to July 10.

Measure U

The Canalino Learning Center project is ready to begin construction with the installation of temporary fencing and mobilization of equipment. Project completion is scheduled for November 2024. The Aliso TK/K classroom building is in the design phase with the architect, Robert Robles, currently working with the Coastal Commission permitting process.

Diana Rigby is the superintendent of Carpinteria Unified School District. For more information about CUSD, log on to, or contact Diana at or (805) 684-4511x222.

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the Downtown T Advisory Board.

Those recommendations included deterring merchants from avoiding payment of the General Business Assessment fee by including it in the licensing process, making license renewal contingent on compliance; and rolling over unpaid dues from merchants to the next fiscal year.

Some businesses with unpaid balances include those that have gone out of business, including the Rite Aid formerly at 801 Linden Ave.

A public hearing on this matter will be continued during the May 28 council meeting.

Monte Vista Dog Park opening a success, city manager says

The city of Carpinteria and Carpinteria Dog Owners Group (C-DOG) cut the opening ribbon on the Monte Vista Off-Leash Dog Park on April 20 with shaved ice and hot dogs to celebrate.

City Manager Michael Ramirez said that the dog park attracted a huge crowd, including some community members originally opposed to the project.

“There were a lot of happy wagging tails at the event, so thank you to city staff and C-DOG for making it happen,” Councilmember Roy Lee said.


Students and staff members from AHA! will perform live for the organization’s yearly fundraiser on Sunday, April 28, including, top row from left, Miloria Seashore-Wright and Matilda Tamony, and, bottom row from left, Lamar Russell, Kenia Salas, Aza Elwood, AHA! Executive Director Roxana Petty, AHA! Facilitator Leo Rubio, Shara Shapton, Emi Lopez, Andres Corrales, Jasmine Rae Odair and Sofi Ilko.

AHA! students, staff perform live for fundraiser

Students and staff members from AHA! – a teen-focused nonprofit – will take to the stage in a live performance on Sunday, April 28, at the Lobero Theatre – 33 East Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara – for the organization’s annual fundraiser Sing it Out. The performance will include 10 teens and two staff members from AHA!, including AHA! Executive Director Roxana Petty and facilitator Leo Rubio, and students Miloria Seashore-Wright, Mathilda Tamony, Lamar Russell, Kenia Salas, Aza Elwood, Shara Shapton, Emi Lopez, Andres Corrales, Jasmine Rae Odair and Sofi Ilko. The group will cover a solo song, backed by a live band. The event will also honor local community members Lisa O’Shea, principal of Carpinteria Middle School (CMS), and Ryan Ethington, an art teacher at CMS.

“This joyful celebration is the culmination of a months-long process of self-discovery where participants overcome fears and individual challenges, give and receive support and stretch into an expanded version of their magnificent selves,” said Molly Green, Senior Director of Development for AHA!, in a press release. Sing It Out will take place at the Lobero Theatre on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general admission and $12 for students, and are available through the Lobero at



“Maggie” Barrett 06/21/1945 – 12/22/2023

On the morning of Dec. 22, 2023, Margaret Ellen Barrett went home to be with God. She passed away as she had hoped and prayed for: very peacefully, at home, and surrounded by her family and dear friends.

Maggie was born to Martin and Mary Kathryn Barrett, on June 21, 1945, in Richland, Washington. The family had relocated there on assignment during World War II. After the war ended, the family moved to Yucaipa, California, before settling in Redlands. Maggie was the second of four children, surviving her siblings, Barbara, Patrick and William (“Billy”).

She attended Sacred Heart and Redlands High School, class of ‘63. She proudly attended her family alma mater, The Ohio State University, before returning to California and graduating from University of California, Riverside.

Maggie married Keith Trost, also a Redlands native. They had two children, Matthew and Marcia, as they moved northward, eventually settling in beautiful Carpinteria, California.

From a young age, Maggie was very active. An early love was participating in the YMCA circus. She enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid day hiker, climbing most mountains in Southern California. Yosemite was one of her favorite places to visit and explore. She also enjoyed river rafting and rafted many rivers in the western U.S., with her rafting partner and granddaughter Kelsey. She participated in multi-day cancer walks before contracting and surviving breast cancer herself.

She was employed in a variety of jobs throughout her life. Director of Human Resources was her loftiest title, though

Richard “Dick” Ketchpel 03/23/1933 – 03/14/2024

Dick passed away peacefully at home in Carpinteria. He was born in New Jersey and is survived by his wife of 66 years, sons Dan and David, and their wives Jemma and Sandi.

He earned his E.E. degree from Rutgers University and his master’s degree from University of Southern California while working at Hughes Aircraft. He invited a 3D TV tube and was awarded several patents, and later purchased a plastics forming company.

substitute teaching was perhaps her most rewarding. Her ability to connect with people, especially children, was truly amazing!

After retirement, she made her way back down to Redlands. She was involved in bible study, enjoyed lunches with her girlfriends and her various pets, and volunteering weekly at Redlands Community Hospital as an “at risk” newborn baby holder/ comforter. Her time holding these newborns was very meaningful to her. What Maggie cherished most was being a mother and a grandmother. To her grandchildren, she was known as Mimi, a title we can thank her granddaughter, Cate, for bestowing upon her. Mimi attended her grandchildren’s sporting events, she enjoyed assisting with school projects, teaching them to read and reading with them, and taking them on many, many adventures.

One frequent and favorite was walking with Will, Cate and Drew to Kay ‘N Dave’s restaurant for their favorite Mexican food. She never missed visiting her grandson Connor for Grandparents Day at school, and she was the perfect companion to Drew as his older siblings were off to college. Everyone loved to receive letters from her, written in her beautiful cursive. Her cinnamon toast was legendary.

Maggie was passionate about community involvement, volunteer work and maintaining her lifelong friendships. Her relationship with God was very strong and lifelong. She credits God with saving her from breast cancer after modern medicine was out of options, and she traveled to Jerusalem to give her thanks in person.

Some of her other loves included gardening, reading, sewing, movies and staying current with local, national and global events. She enjoyed writing letters, which would often include news clippings or pictures.

Maggie is survived by her son, Matthew Trost (Meaghen), daughter Marcia Rozelle (Kacy), and grandchildren Kelsey Trost Pauley (Jackson), William Rozelle, Catherine Rozelle, Connor Trost and Andrew Rozelle. She was preceded in death by her dearest companion and dog, Abby. A small gathering of Maggie’s family and close friends will celebrate her life in April.


St. Jude Oh Holy St. Jude, apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in Miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful special patron in time of need, to you do I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you to whom God has given such great powers, to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys, three Glorias. This Novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. This Novena has never been known to fail.

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“You could feel how special the day was”:


breaks local paragliding record

Andrew Byron flew 78.1 miles between Camino Cielo Ridgeline and Santa Monica

Many Carpinterians can relate to the rush of catching the perfect wave. But for Andrew Byron, a local paraglider, the perfect wave is in the sky.

“You’re surfing up the side of a cloud,” he explained to CVN. “It’s magic to me every time.”

On March 15, Byron set a new paragliding record for the longest foot-launched flight to the Santa Monica beach from the Santa Barbara mountain range. His journey began at the VOR, a takeoff location along the Camino Cielo Ridgeline in the Santa Barbara mountains, and landed him on a beach in Santa Monica in just under five hours. He hit a max altitude of 9,600 feet above mean sea level (MSL).

Bryon has been a Carpinteria resident since 2019; he planted roots in the area so that he could be closer to one of his favorite flying locations, Bates.

how to handle life on wings – which requires special attention to the daily forecasts.

“I wake up and the first thing I do is open the window and check out what’s going on in the sky,” he shared. “Then I get on the forecasts, and I read what’s going on.”

During the week leading up to March 15, Carpinterian paragliders had their eyes on the sky, gearing up for what was looking to be a great fly day. Carpinterian Tom Traux, a local pioneer to the sport who has been flying for over 50 years, initially planted the seed for what is now referred to as the “Malibu Invasion,” a flight from Carpinteria to Malibu.

“Sometimes you just find yourself on this thread of air that takes you to amazing places.”

“I can’t tell you how many times I would get off work and race up from Point Mugu to spend all afternoon at Bates – sometimes flying, sometimes just sitting there listening to the wind and watching the waves,” he said.

– Andrew Byron

He saw something particularly special in the weather patterns that March week and immediately notified a group of local pilots, including Byron, to prepare for an eastbound flight that could potentially take them all the way to Malibu – or in Byron’s case, Santa Monica.

After serving eight years in the military, Byron said he felt ready to try something new. This led him to Fly Above All around 2015, a paragliding school located in Santa Barbara, where his paragliding career really took off.

“The moment my feet left the ground, I was in the air by myself and I knew that this was going to be a part of, if not, my whole life, for the rest of my life,” he said. “I fell in love with it immediately and pretty much have been trying to design the rest of my life around this beautiful sport since then.”

Byron is now coming up on about eight years of paragliding experience. He said that his training has been all about taking things slow, being patient and learning

But, according to Traux, the day actually started out slow, with a lot of pilots struggling early on in their flight. It wasn’t until nearly mid-flight that the goal to reach Malibu began to feel like a reality.

“You could feel how special the day was as we were transitioning to Ojai,” Byron recalled.

A moment later, Byron found himself flying above his air traffic station near Moore Park – a particularly gratifying moment of his journey, he noted, as he works in Point Mugu as an air traffic controller.

“To be there looking down at my job was this huge, full-circle gratification,” he said. “That’s why I go to work every day – I work at this job, so that I can paraglide as much as possible here.”

From there, his friends began to peel off down the coast; a lot of them ended up in Malibu, and Byron kept flying.

“I was thinking, ‘I’m here, how far can I push this,’” he explained. Somewhere between losing himself in the fun and catching the perfect conditions, Byron landed in Santa Monica, just before Los Angeles International Airport.

“It was a special day, because usually

it’s pretty windy from the southwest. But we were just kind of floating on these little thermal bumps all the way. It was really peaceful and beautiful,” Byron shared. “And I eventually just landed in Santa Monica.”

Byron did not set out to break records on March 15, instead just expecting a good fly day with great friends. He noted that sometimes in paragliding, everything lines up – the forecast, the winds, the clouds – and the day can turn out really spectacular. March 15 happened to be one of those days.

“Sometimes you just find yourself on this thread of air that takes you to amazing places,” he said.

Byron said he continues to design his life around paragliding as much as possible. He encourages people to find what makes them happy and chase after it.

“Paragliding can be whatever you want it to be,” he added. “I think we need to spend time asking ourselves, ‘What do we want out of this life, what makes me happy?’ And then push into that.”

Carpinteria has attracted a special community of paragliders over the years, according to Traux, of pilots who are both determined and truly enjoy the sport.

“If you go back seven or eight years ago, there were still a lot of spectacular flights. But it’s usually just one guy out there,” said Traux. “Now when you’re getting these big days, you’re getting out there with a big group of pilots.”

Of the pilots who flew on March 15, four were Carpinterians, including Byron, Traux, Dylan Laughlin and Bummy Koepenick. Within the total group, eight also had their personal best flights from Santa Barbara that day.

Additional details from Byron’s March 15 flight can be found on

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COURTESY IMAGES Andrew Byron – seen in the distance at left – flies with James Acres, at right. Carpinteria’s Andrew Byron flew 78.1 miles between the mountains above Santa Barbara and the beach in Santa Monica on Friday, March 15. The March 15 fliers, top row from left: Hayden, Bummy Koepenick, James Acres, Dylan Laughlin, Derek Musashe, CJ Jesset, Evan Furbeyre and Robert Fitzgerald; bottom row, from left: Andrew Byron, Tom Traux and Paul Gibson.

Poems about gun violence, evolving take home prizes at art center’s poetry contest

Isla Jaynes, Kacy Kramer and Otto Layman each took home winning titles in the 2024 Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center poetry contest; the three were honored at the center during a reception on Saturday, April 14, where they read their poems aloud at the art center’s 865 Linden Ave. campus.

Saylor Allison also received an honorable mention for the child category, and Crystal Marshall for the adult category.

Jaynes’ poem, “Evolving,” won the child category; Kramer’s “Enough” the teen category; and Layman’s “For Liam” the adult category. The contest is held each year in honor of National Poetry Month. The child category winner receives $50; the teen $100; and the adult $300.


Hold my hand mother

Pull me closer

My brain doesn’t fall

When you spend your nights here

Hold my hand father

Lead me down the street

Please shine your flashlight

Over the dark mountains

Let go of my hand mother

I am free now

The cage is unlocked

Not sinking, I float

Let go of my hand father

I was lost before

You guided me through

My tears have dried

My hand is cold today

It shivers, though I remain still

But I do not miss those blanketed nights

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For Liam Whose Singing over the Baby Monitor wakes me

Sing the sounds that make you laugh

The “hey!” and “hey!” of pillowed rushes

The roar of lion and gurgle of giraffe

The why of yuck and hush of shushes

The choice of silence on music’s staff— words are the gates of souls


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words like birds winged soaring hovering just out of your reach but if you are patient and hold your hands just so birds will find a perch on your fingers or tickle at your throat

whisper in your ear

“Hey,’ and “hey!” bright beautiful boy indistinguishable consonant of toy or joy and so you sing to hear the birds that whirl and flutter in your head the mutter and pearl of words just out of reach sounds like puzzles on a table scattered in pieces separate and familiar similar like shapes appearing in a fog that slink and slither loom and lurch or soft around the edges suddenly sharpen and stand upright words are not the things themselves only ways to describe the thing you build a box to hold the thought and when you laugh or sing alone the bird you’ve caught in your hands settles, fluffs, shrugs a wing and breathing deeply returns to sleep

Words are clothes for the love we keep Words are sort of almost kinda less or more and where the wild things are, or what’s a metaphor? We hear we gather we store up words until undammed a torrent pours and stirs a twitter and flitter of sleepy birds limber in the limbs of trees time to wing it sing it time to time to rouse the sun and run Time to play—

“Hey,” you laugh, “Hey! Where is everyone? Hey!”


20 kindergarteners sitting in a classroom

All they were trying to do was figure out their reds from their blues

But none of them knew

That those would be the last colors they were ever going to learn

The teacher screams

There’s a man with a gun


There is a man

With a gun

Somebody call someone

More men come

Carrying more guns

So many bullets

So much blood

Is that his blood on your hands?

Is that my blood on your hands?

How much blood is on my hands

And is that the school bell ringing or is it just my ears

And how is it even possible that there were three-hundred and fifty of these Just. Last. Year.

And when did fire drills become just as necessary

An angry man with a firearm drills

And what drill could there be to teach a thirteen-yearold boy

That Nickolas

That same Niko you’ve known since six

He isn’t there anymore

Now there’s just Niko clutching his daddy’s pistol like its his last hope Because to him that’s what it is

But Niko doesn’t know that that pistol shoots both ways

And he’s going to spend the rest of his days

Erased by the society that made him this way

The society that taught him the only way to clear his cloudy head is with bullets The society where I have to wake up every day

Not knowing if someone is going to clear my head with a bullet

Or my friend’s head

Or the head of some eleven-year-old across the country

But it’s all the same because that bullet is there

How many lives can nine millimeters of metal mess up?

How many children have to die until it’s enough?

How many guns must exist until there is nobody left to weld them?

There are bodies building up but all they’re seen as are cautionary tales

So you tell the teachers to teach the kids how to run hide fight

But they can’t run forever

They can’t hide from everyone

And we sure can’t fight when all of our soldiers have been shot dead before they were old enough to enlist

How long must this one-sided war go on?

I don’t want to die

Just to be another lesson never learned

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Senior Spotlight

The Carpinteria High School graduating class of 2024 will soon celebrate their graduation in June, so CVN photographer Robin Karlsson grabbed her camera this week and headed over to the campus to highlight this year’s batch of seniors. Over the next six weeks, pick up a paper to read about their goals for the future, what they’ll miss about their high school careers and what they’re looking forward to.

WHAT’S NEXT: Attending Arizona State University

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Hanging out with my friends

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Continuing my education at ASU


FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Sixth period with Cadientes


WHAT’S NEXT: Attending Franklin University Switzerland for one year then transfering to USC for the last three years

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Playing sports and my friends


WHAT’S NEXT: Attending Brown University and concentrating on biochemistry or human biology

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Playing tennis the past four years

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Graduating and moving to the East Coast

WHAT’S NEXT: Attending a four year university

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Playing volleyball


WHAT’S NEXT: City College


LOOKING FORWARD TO: Not coming to Carp High

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Linden Studio highlights local artists at reopening

Linden Studio’s Leigh Sparks hosted a grand reopening for her gallery on Saturday, April 20, inviting the Carpinteria community to view the works of six local artists. Patrons, friends and family gathered in the back garden to celebrate the gallery expansion with food and refreshments between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Sparks, a fifth generation Carpinterian, has owned the studio for over a decade, which recently relocated back to 961 Linden Ave. in downtown Carpinteria.

The studio sells fine art, artifacts and interior design creations from Kim Snyder, Sharron Schock, Rebecca Stebbins, Rick Sharp, Carolyn Friedman and Sparks. Their pieces draw inspiration from local scenes like Jelly Bowl Beach, Tar Pits Park and Rincon.

“We are all local artists and strive to paint the local scenes. It’s a community that celebrates the history and small-town environment we’ve grown up and raised families in,” Sparks told CVN.

Embracing a co-operative approach, the artists share time and responsibilities in the gallery. Some of the featured artists met through the Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE), an organization that promotes camaraderie among artists. SCAPE hosts art shows and donates a portion of the sales to environmental nonprofits.

The studio’s newest addition, Rick Sharp, made a name for himself as a poster artist. Sharp is known for his vintage and colorful style, and is largely inspired by the culture and landscapes of Southern California. Many of Sharp’s scenes depict people he knows: his family, locals and veteran surfers in the area.

“When you look at my art, it seems like the 1950s. But if you walk down the path

to Rincon at a certain time of day and go down to the shack, you can still experience this incredible scene,” Sharp said.

Sparks plans to use the space to teach painting classes. She hopes to inspire people to love painting as she discovered later in her life.

“I teach painting because I want to tell people they can too. Sometimes, it just takes a willingness to try,” Sparks said.

Visit Linden Studio on Instagram @ Lindenstudio961 to view new pieces and learn more about painting classes.

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Rick Sharp found his vintage style as a teenager; his work became widely popular and was featured throughout Warner Brothers’ film “Big Wednesday.” JENNA DAHLIN PHOTOS Carolyn Friedman, left, and Kim Snyder both have art on display at Linden Studio.
From left, Kim Snyder, Rick Sharp, Rebecca Stebbins, Leigh Sparks, Neil Friedman and Carolyn Friedman showcased their work in downtown Carpinteria on Saturday, April 20.

Rotary talent showcase dazzles the Alcazar

The Rotary Club of Carpinteria’s 15th annual talent showcase brought Carpinteria’s talent front and center at the Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, April 20. The show – hosted by John Palminteri – raises money for the Carpinteria Unified School District, funding the purchase of instruments, books, sheet music and more.

Jon Everett, president of the nonprofit Carpinteria Rotary Charitable Foundation, told CVN on Tuesday that this year’s show grossed somewhere between $30,000 and $35,000, and that expenses still need to be calculated.

“We definitely want to thank all of our monetary and in-kind donors,” he told CVN. “We had a wonderful response from the community in terms of donations. We got great donations from places in Carpinteria (…) I want to thank the community as a whole for their support.”

He added that the foundation will be making its contributions back to Carpinteria’s youth, as per tradition, and thanked Debbie Nomura and the staff at the Alcazar Theatre for their support.

Camile Lemere, left, takes the stage with host John Palminteri. Laura Hemenway The Carpinteria Middle School band – whose instruments have been funded by talent show past proceeds – perform on Saturday. Hector Aguilera Jr. Devyn Clayton
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Avila Edwards, left, plays the keyboard while Emma Crooks sings and plays guitar. PHOTOS BY ROBIN KARLSSON

Lions prepare Girls Inc. for butterfly garden project

The Lions Club of Carpinteria recently spent a Saturday preparing a portion of the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s campus


June 1. Lions Club President David Hayman told CVN the club has spent the past year working towards the Butterfly Garden project.

“What’s exciting is that it brings together our community around both the environment and education,” Hayman told CVN. “We’re excited to see the next phase of the project.”

The Santa

Wildlife Care began treating large numbers of sick pelicans on Tuesday, April 23.

SBWildlife Care urgently treating emaciated pelicans

The nonprofit Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network began on Tuesday treating large numbers of emaciated and dehydrated California Brown Pelicans that were found across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, Wildlife Care spokesperson Rachel Mattovich said on Wednesday. Deceased pelicans were also found in those areas.

“The SBWCN team is going into emergency response mode and is working to monitor this situation. It’s too early to state the cause of the pelicans’ distress, but Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network will work to keep the public informed as it gains more information,” Mattovich said in a press release.

Signs of distress can include falling over, seizing and losing balance. If members of the public spot a pelican in distress, call the helpline at (805) 681-1080; do not touch the animal with bare hands.

the Lions’ upcoming

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for butterfly garden, a Service Project which will be revealed on COURTESY PHOTOS From left: Lions Club of Carpinteria members Curtis Lopez, Marilyn Minteer, Jason Minteer, President David Hayman, Ray Lane, Rachel Hayman, Ken Towers, Sarah Hayman, Emily Hayman and Ron Tito.
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From left, Sarah Hayman, Emily Hayman, Rachel Hayman, Ray Lane, Jason Minteer and Marilyn Minteer remove flower beds at the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria campus for an upcoming Lions Club of Carpinteria project. COURTESY PHOTO Barbara

Who let the dogs out ?

Dogs and their owners crowded at Monte Vista Dog Park on Saturday, April 20 for the off-leash dog park’s grand opening, celebrating with free hot dogs and a day of play.

The grand opening for off-leash fenced-off area –which is located at the north end of Bailard Avenue – was hosted by the Carpinteria Dog Owners Group (C-DOG) and the city of Carpinteria. C-DOG President Van Fleisher told CVN earlier this month that after eight years of asking the city for an offleash dog park, the group was very excited about the Monte Vista spot.

The park is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 30 minutes before sunset.

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Marlene Hazen, left, buys a C-DOG shirt from Jackie Morris; C-DOG, or Carpinteria Dog Owners Group, hosted the grand opening alongside the city of Carpinteria. At left, First District County Supervisor Das Williams pets Malibu, a rescue dog at the Animal Medical Clinic brought by Connie Vargas, right; at back is journalist John Palminteri. PHOTOS BY ROBIN KARLSSON Peoebe the Great Dane mix plays with her new friends. Robert Gilbert, left, and Iver Petersen hand out free hot dogs. Dogs wait in line for the water bowl, tired from their day of playing. Matilda, a two-year-old English bulldog, brought her smile and her ball to the new off-leash area.

What’s new at the harbor seal rookery?

This report covers April 15 – 21, 2024

CVN’s Seal Watch weekly report, written by Seal Watch volunteers, covers activities at the Harbor Seal Rookery. The group can be reached at carpsealwatch@ or at (805) 364-3194. The rookery is located immediately east of Casitas Pier, between Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Carpinteria State Beach.


Areas where harbor seals come ashore are called haul-outs, or rookeries. Seals may “rest” for half of the day on land. This is necessary to maintain their body temperature. In the cold water, blood vessels constrict, which slows the flow of blood to the skin. On land resting, this process reverses, expanding blood vessels and allowing heat in their bodies to be released into the air. k.


There were 1,105 visitors from China, Belarus, Lithuania, Germany, Switzerland, England, Japan, Poland, Australia, California, New Jersey, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, Nebraska, Colorado, New York, Kentucky, Virginia, Arizona, Oregon, New Mexico, Rhode Island, Arizona, Florida, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine and Missouri.


A small boat, helicopter, pier noise and many visiting pelicans flushed seals into water several different times.

Please consider honoring the Marine Mammal Protection Act and not walking the seal sanctuary beach all year. Do not bring dogs, bicycles or loud voices to view the seals. Harbor seals, when disturbed, may flee and become separated from their pups. Volunteers ask that dogs always remain outside the rope area.

Carpinteria Seal Watchers do some monitoring of our local seals year-round; we would like to increase visitor services and data collection year-round, but more volunteers are always needed. Contact Seal Watch at or at (805) 364-3194 if you’d like to help!

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The fenced-in dog park also has a fire hydrant on site. From left: C-DOG members Lorraine McIntire, Van Fleisher and Erin Milne, with Aida Thau, Councilmember Wade Nomura, John Palminteri, Mayor Al Clark, Councilmember Roy Lee, Councilmember Mónica Solórzano and Evelyn Calkins.
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Swapping surfboards for skateboards

Members and supporters of the Carp Surf Team swapped out their surfboards for skateboards for a fundraising night at the Carpinteria Skate Park on Friday, April 19. With skateboard, surfboard, e-bike raffles and more –and a showing of the classic surf film “North Shore” – attendees snacked on pizza and baked goods and showed their support for newly-formed team, which began meeting in January 2024.

The team, while not officiated affiliated with Carpinteria High School, was created by local parents and Surf Happens, and is made up of more than a dozen early-bird students who meet Monday mornings before class.

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From left, sporting Carpinteria Surf Team gear is Luke Anderson, Wyatt Pitterle and Owen Reeves. Susan Anderson stands with a Jeremy Harper painting; Harper donated the painting for the surf team’s auction. Kids watch “North Shore” at the skate park. Juniper Taft, left, and Amelia Atkinson brought their pastel-colored gear for the night at the park. Surf Happens’ Chris Keet calls numbers for the raffle. Tucker Scott and Ben Terry tackle the park’s slopes. Ten-year-old Mark Donoahue took home a free electric bike from the fundraiser’s raffle. Amelia Shaw was the winner of a CI surfboard.

Turning planters into art

Members of Carpinteria Beautiful – in collaboration with Muralism and Carpinteria Middle School – spent their Saturday turning two cement planters in the middle school quad into works of art, Carpinteria Beautiful’s Bryan Mootz told CVN. The volunteer-run group was joined Saturday by middle school students and Muralism members.

LEFT: Carpinteria Middle School student Khloe Lopez, left, helps a Muralism member with the top of the planter.

RIGHT: At left, Lynda Fairly takes her turn with the green paint.

BELOW: A finished planter in the Carpinteria Middle School quad features several colorful animal outlines.

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Chasing rainbows


For 24 hours, I chased the dark, sweeping storm clouds across the Carrizo Plain National Monument, not knowing what would transpire. However, I knew I had to go to know.

I had to make the three-hour drive to investigate, but I’ve always remained optimistic when it comes to stormy weather in wild places like the last of California’s grasslands. It fluctuates mightily throughout the day.

Another El Nino-driven storm in early February 2024 hovered and swirled above the Temblor Range, Caliente Mountains and the 250,000-acre grasslands. It offered a wide-open opportunity for dramatic weather patterns shifting throughout the day.

Driving at a snail’s pace on Soda Lake Road, I followed heavy bouts of rain, then pockets of blue sky that were constantly swallowed up by more swirling, oncoming storm clouds.

Browsing beneath massive sheets of rain was a small band of pronghorn antelope, soaked but unfazed by the wet weather. Instead, they seemed happy munching on the fresh green flora sprouting across the sweeping plain.

Fleeting colorations

According to National Geographic, a rainbow is a multicolored arc made by light striking water droplets. The most familiar type of rainbow is produced when sunlight strikes raindrops in front of a viewer at a precise angle. The colors on a primary rainbow are always in order of their wavelength, from longest to shortest: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.

Soda Lake wasn’t full – it rarely is. However, considering the amount of rain and snow received during the winter of 2022-23 and now what has accumulated thus far in 2023-24, I was hoping the impending spring might produce another significant wildflower bloom. I was also hoping for some vibrant arcing rainbows between those late winter showers and a shimmering Soda Lake.

My positive visualizations came to

I had the luxury of simply sitting in my van and watching the weather play itself out. A little patience is always required in any wilderness setting, but with a 4,000 to 5,000-foot mountain range east and west of the Carrizo Plain, stormy weather fluctuates throughout the day across the grasslands.

fruition, as menacing smokey gray storm clouds quickly followed patchy blue skies and puffy cumulus nimbus. Before I knew it, a herd of at least 250 tule elk bedded down in unison as heavy rains pelted the grasslands.

I had the luxury of simply sitting in my van and watching the weather play itself out. A little patience is always required in any wilderness setting, but with a 4,000 to 5,000-foot mountain range east and west of the Carrizo Plain, stormy weather fluctuates throughout the day across the grasslands.

I putted along Soda Lake Road seeking out glorious shafts of light. I observed how pronghorn and tule elk behave in the stormy weather, but most other grassland fauna hunkered down until the shifting weather moved across

the national monument. More than anything else though, I was searching for those soft colorful hues arcing over the Carrizo Plain when light and the right amounts of droplets converge to create a mystical magical rainbow.

I got my wish on more than one occasion. I doubt the grazing tule elk herd east of Soda Lake Road had any idea a vibrant rainbow looped overhead with dark clouds hanging over the Temblor Range. In any event, those elk offered up a nice perspective as that rainbow hung in there longer than I thought it would.

Soda Lake

Getting bright colors of any kind on Soda Lake doesn’t happen often – feels like never. If there is water on the largest natural alkali lake in central and south-

ern California, it can deliver some sweet reflections. Getting a rainbow over the lake is asking a lot.

Mostly, Soda Lake is dry, and it always seems surreal listening to the crunchy, salty layers crack beneath my trail shoes. This past winter though, there was enough rain to fill the lake to three quarters capacity, just enough for a rainbow to reflect in its shimmering shallows under the right weather conditions.

On that early February day, sheets of rain pelted the grasslands and surrounding foothills as sunset approached. I ran up a gentle slope that provided a nice vantage point to soak in the oncoming natural wonder.

Not only did an arcing rainbow appear, but it also lit up the stark landscape surrounding Soda Lake. That rainbow even managed to reflect some on a portion of the lake at its southern end.

Those colors didn’t last long, though, as storm clouds moved out quickly. On their heels was blue sky prevailing once again. However, within a week another weather system would sweep across the plain, and I was out there again waiting and hoping. I had to go to know.

Adventure and travel writer Chuck Graham lives in Carpinteria and contributes his writing and photography to publications far and wide. For more wildlife photos, visit or follow Graham on Instagram at @chuckgrahamphoto.

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A brilliant rainbow against dark, cloudy skies hovering over the Temblor Range, with tule elk browsing below. A rainbow reflects in the southeast corner of Soda Lake on the Carrizo Plain. CHUCK GRAHAM PHOTOS A shadow portrait of the author, with an arcing rainbow over the Carrizo Plain National Monument.



Amie Rodriguez is People’s Choice for “One World” exhibit

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center has announced Amie Rodriguez as the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the center’s “One World” exhibit, for her piece titled “Seven Sisters.” Rodriguez described her piece in a press release, and how it related to the theme of the exhibit. “Our World belongs to everyone, everywhere … The stars, the planets and our Earth united,” she said.

The arts center’s next exhibit will include works for Palate to Palette, the arts center’s annual fundraising gathering and silent auction on May 19. Tickets for Palate to Palette, as well as sponsorship opportunities, are available online at

Alcazar Theatre to host six-week senior, teen theater classes

The Alcazar Theatre, at 4916 Carpinteria Ave., will hold a six-week theater class series for adults over 50, and teens from ages 13 to 18, every Monday beginning April 29 through June 3; classes will be directed by Asa Olson and Leslie Vitanza.

The adult classes will include storytelling and acting, such as the fundamentals of dramatic structure, and information on dialogue and other theatrical elements, with feedback from directors and others. The adult theater class will culminate in a performance for friends and family members.

The teen theater class will focus on comedy and improv, with information about comedic timing, storytelling and responding in the moment without preparation. Students will perform their own sketches or comedy routines, and receive feedback from their directors and peers.

The adult classes will run from 1–3 p.m., and the teen classes will run from 3:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Those interested in the classes may contact AlcazarEnsemble@gmail. com for more information.



Thursday, April 25

Senior Center Activities: Senior Lecture Series Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 9:30–10:45 a.m., (805) 881-1279

Dementia Caregivers Support Group Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10:30 a.m. –noon., (805) 684-4314

Senior Center Activities: Chair Yoga Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 11 a.m. – noon. agewell@, (805) 881-1279

Bilingual Postpartum Support Group El Carro Park, 5300 El Carro Lane. 1 p.m., (805) 566-1613

One-on-One Tech Help Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 1:30–3:30 p.m. carpinterialibrary. org, (805) 684-4314

Senior Center Activities: Book Club Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 2–3:30 p.m. agewell@, (805) 881-1279

Carpinteria Creative Arts Eighth St. and Linden Ave. 2:30–6 p.m. Handmade pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry and sewn articles. (805) 698-4536

Carpinteria Farmers Market 800 block of Linden Ave. Thursdays, 3–6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 26

Friday Fun Day Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10–11:30 a.m. For ages three – 11ish., (805) 684-4314

Senior Center Activities: Bocce Ball GranVida Senior Living, 5464 Carpinteria Ave. 10–11:30 a.m., (805) 881-1279

Senior Center Activities: Games and Gab Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 1–2:30 p.m. agewell@, (805) 881-1279

Tweens Dungeons and Dragons

Club Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave 3–4:45 p.m. Full., (805) 684-4314

Live Music: Soul Selections Island Brewing Company,5049 Sixth St. 5–9 p.m.

Live Music: Jackson Gillies Album Release The Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave. 8–11 p.m. Cost: $10. Premium seating sold out. thealcazar. org, (805) 684-6380

Saturday, April 27

Museum Marketplace Carpinteria Valley Historical Society and History Museum, 956 Maple Ave. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (805) 684-3112,

Salt Marsh Nature Park Docent Tours Meet at the entrance across from the corner of Sandyland and Ash Avenue. 10 a.m. – noon. Free. (805) 886-4382.

Preparación para el Examen de Ciudadanía Americana / U.S. Citizenship Test Preparation Class Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10–10:45 a.m. carpin-


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Live Music: Top Shelf Island Brewing Company,5049 Sixth St. 5–9 p.m.

Sunday, April 28

Live Music: Vinny Berry Island Brewing Company,5049 Sixth St. 3–6 p.m.

Monday, April 29

Preschool Story Time Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10–10:30 a.m. For preschool-aged children. carpinterialibrary. org, (805) 684-4314

Senior Center Activities: Music Mondays Sing Along Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 10:30 a.m. – noon. agewell@carpinteriaca. gov, (805) 881-1279

Monday Mahjong All levels of play. 1 p.m. (805) 729-1310

Mind Games Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 2–3 p.m., (805) 881-1279

Tuesday, April 30

Senior Center Activities: Arts and Crafts Carpinteria Arts Center, 865 Linden Ave. 9–11 a.m. agewell@, (805) 881-1279

Carpinteria Writers Group Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10 a.m. – noon. (202) 9970429

Senior Center Activities: Mind Body Balance Exercise Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 11 a.m. – noon. agewell@carpinteriaca. gov, (805) 881-1279

Junior Spanish Conversation Group Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 12:30–1 p.m. For tweens and teens. carpinterialibrary. org, (805) 684-4314

Spanish Conversation Group

Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 1–2 p.m., (805) 684-4314

Bridge Club Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 1–4 p.m., (805) 881-1279

Carpinteria Improv Classes The Alcazar Theatre, 4916 Carpinteria Ave. 7–9 p.m. Cost: $10 at the door., (805) 684-6380

Wednesday, May 1

Meeting: Morning Rotary Carpinteria Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito Road. Doors open 6:45 a.m., meeting 7–8 a.m.

Senior Center Activities: Walking Group Meet at Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 9 a.m., (805) 881-1279

Baby Meet Up Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 9–9:45 a.m. Children under two., (805) 684-4314

Knitting Group Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 1–3 p.m. Free. (805) 886-4382

Senior Center Activities: Mindfulness Meditation Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 3–4 p.m., (805) 881-1279

Senior Center Activities: Line Dancing Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 3:30–4:30 p.m., (805) 881-1279


Senior Nutrition Program Carpinteria Veterans Hall, 951 Walnut Ave. Monday–Friday, 12:15 p.m. Free for seniors ages 60+. (805) 925-9554,

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Amie Rodriguez, pictured with her piece “Seven Sisters,” was the winner of the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center’s People’s Choice Award for the “One World” exhibit.

Thursday, March 14

Library preschooler story time, 10:30 a.m., Carpinteria library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave., 684-4314

Rotary Club of Carpinteria meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., lions 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., linden Ave. downtown, Craft fair: 684-2770

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 linden Ave.

Dusty Jugz Country Night, 9 p.m., the Palms, 701 linden Ave., 684-3811

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.

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.


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

Carpinteria Plein Air Painters art show, lucky llama, 5100 Carpinteria Ave., 684-8811

Imagination & Inspiration show, Curious Cup, 929 linden Ave., 220-6608


Monday, April 15

0947 hrs / Incident / Casitas Pass Road

Deputies responded to an assault in progress. Upon arrival it was determined, based on statements and the lack of physical evidence, that no crime had occurred. The victim still desired to sign a citizen’s arrest form. The report was forwarded to the district attorney’s office for further review.

1146 hrs / Assault / 1000 block Concha Loma Drive

The house of sun

2056 hrs / Incident / 1000 block

Concha Loma Drive

Deputies conducted a search of the area and two subjects were located inside a storage closet located in the rear of the property. A methamphetamine bong was located inside the storage closet. Both subjects denied ownership of the methamphetamine bong, and both were arrested. During a search incident of one of the subjects, deputies located a fraudulent social security card and permanent resident card. In addition, a half-empty beer bottle was located inside his backpack The subject was booked.

Friday, April 19

2230 hrs / Incident / Tomol Drive

Deputies responded to an assault in progress. Upon arrival the suspect, deputies determined that the suspect had attempted to assault three victims with a hammer. Victims were successful in disarming the subject prior to the deputies’ arrival, and the suspect fled the scene, but was located hiding nearby.

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

Deputies responded to a report of a runaway juvenile. A be on lookout notice (BOL) was broadcasted, and the juvenile was entered into MUPS.

Built in the 1950s, La Casa Del Sol Motel offered travelers a warm bed and a roof over their heads with simple rooms alongside Coast Highway, now Carpinteria Avenue.

Tuesday, April 16


Incident / Santa Ynez Avenue and Via Real

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A traffic stop was conducted after a records check on the vehicle was conducted, and it was determined to have 2022 tabs, despite displaying tabs for 2025. The driver admitted to knowing the tabs were incorrect, but claimed they did not place them there. The driver was cited for the violation, and the vehicle’s license plate was confiscated as evidence.

Wednesday, April 17

1909 hrs / Narcotics / Hickory Street

0244 hrs / Narcotics / North Padaro Lane

A traffic stop for an equipment violation revealed the driver to be in possession of methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe. The driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle without a driver’s license and multiple open containers of alcohol. The driver was arrested, transported and booked in Santa Barbara County Jail.

Saturday, April 20

0721 hrs / Incident / Lomita Lane and Via Real

Deputies responded to a report of a male passed out in a vehicle. When deputies arrived, they located a subject passed out in the driver’s seat. The vehicle was on and in reverse. The subject was found to be under the influence and in possession of narcotics; he was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail. While at the jail, the subject was found to be in possession of additional narcotics.

He said, she said Bring on the funny!

0018 hrs / Incident / 4700 block Ninth Street

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A subject was arrested after he closedfist struck a victim multiple times causing visible injury.

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Thursday, April 18

1523 hrs / Incident / Ninth Street

To learn more about Carpinteria’s unique and interesting past, visit the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History, open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 956 Maple Ave.


Thursday, March 14

Friday, March 15

A suspect stole a victim’s dolly from a carport as well as recyclables from the back of his pickup truck. When deputies attempted to contact the suspect, he refused orders to stop and continued walking until deputies blocked the suspect’s path with a vehicle. During a records check, the suspect was found to have an active bookable arrest warrant. The suspect was arrested for the warrant and violations.

City of Carpinteria Architectural Review Board meeting, 5:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave., 684-5405

SB S. County Architectural Board of Review meeting, 9 a.m., 123 e. Anapamu St.,

Monday, March 18

2020 hrs / Incident / Pear Street

Tuesday, March 19

Deputies responded to a trespassing investigation. The reporting party advised that a male subject with no shirt was trespassing on her property. The reporting party advised that she observed the subject on her cameras, but lost sight of him. While enroute, a second reporting party called 911 and advised that a subject matching the same description was attempting to open his door on Calle Lagunitas. The subject was located on Calle Lagunitas. The subject fled from the contact on foot and ran towards Lomita Lane. Deputies located the subject on Lomita, and he was taken into custody after being briefly uncooperative. The subject admitted to being a wanted two striker and being on PRCS probation out of Ventura County. The subject stated that he was dropped off in the area after arguing with his girlfriend in Santa Barbara during the night and he was lost. The subject appeared under the influence of a controlled substance and was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a pipe. The subject was booked at Santa Barbara County Jail on his felony no bail warrant. It was later discovered that the subject stole a vehicle and left it running. The vehicle was returned to its owner and the subject was sub-booked for the additional violation.

SB County Zoning Administrator meeting, 9:30 a.m., 123 e. Anapamu St., rm. 17,

0032 hrs / Narcotics / Via Real and Casitas Pass Road

SB County Board of Supervisors meeting, 9 a.m., Board of Supervisors Conference rm., 105 e. Anapamu St., Santa Barbara, 568-2000

The reporting party stated when she got home from work, she noticed her phone had picked up an Apple AirTag, which was tracking her vehicle from her work to her home. The reporting party and her family had searched her vehicle and could not find the AirTag, and when she reported the incident, the AirTag was no longer tracking her phone. Due to not knowing whether an AirTag was placed on her vehicle, a report was taken for documentation.

Tell us about your pet and send us a picture, too. Favorite snacks, special tricks, nicknames, let all of Carpinteria know about your furry, feathered or scaly family member.

A vehicle was stopped for an equipment violation. The driver was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested, transported and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Ave., 684-5405

0411 hrs / Incident / Tomol Drive

Ongoing 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

A juvenile previously reported as a runaway returned home. She was removed from MUPS.

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Built in the 1950s, La Casa Del Sol Motel offered travelers a warm bed and a roof over their heads with simple rooms alongside Coast Highway, now Carpinteria Avenue. The original sign remains, and the once-motel now offers long-term rentals.

Pine Haven on Elm Street

The Coast Highway, now Carpinteria Avenue, was once a service station hot spot. Motorists heading up or down the coast flowed through town and often stopped to fuel up on gas, food and a short rest. In “Images of America: Carpinteria,” authors describe the photo above with the following: “The corner of Elm Avenue and the Coast Highway was a tourist’s delight. They could fill up the tank at Texaco and, 10 steps away, grab a bite to eat at the Pine Haven Coffee Shop around 1930.” The corner was also home to the Pine Haven Motel.

Serenity offered at El Sereno

El Sereno Motel at 3250 Via Real once offered pleasant accommodations for travelers passing through town or stopping over for a polo match at the adjacent Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club. Eventually the motel was converted into apartments before being razed for a neighborhood development.

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Warriors pull into playoff position

Carpinteria baseball can seal CIF postseason berth with win this week

Carpinteria baseball is now in prime position to seal a CIF playoff berth after winning two out of three games in the past week to move to 7-7 overall on the season.

The Warriors played back-to-back games against Citrus Coast League rival Channel Islands on April 17 and 18, with both teams trading wins over the two days.

In the first game on April 17, Carpinteria sophomore Gabe Martinez took the mound for the Warriors, pitching a great game and giving up only one run. But that one run would be enough for Channel Islands to seal the win, as the Raiders held off a late-game rally to keep Carpinteria scoreless and take the victory, 1-0.

“Gabe pitched well enough to win and definitely gave us the opportunity,” said Carpinteria coach Pat Cooney. “Unfortunately, our offense was silent for most of the game.”

The next day, Channel Islands came to Carpinteria for a rematch at John Calderwood Field. In this game, the Raiders took an early 2-0 lead before Carpinteria roared back with three straight runs to take the lead.

The Warriors scored two runs in the third inning, then scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning when senior Talon Trumble and Martinez teamed up for a double steal from first and third bases. Channel Islands responded with a score in the top of the seventh, setting up a 3-3 tie heading into Carpinteria final at-bat.

In the bottom of the seventh, the Warriors provided some late-game heroics, starting with a lead-off double to left-center field from junior Aiden Alcaraz.

Alcaraz advanced to third base off a sacrifice bunt from Martinez, then scored the game-winning run when senior Judah Torres hammered a base hit past the Channel Islands infield.

Senior pitcher Shane Goodmanson earned the win for the Warriors with a complete game effort, giving up six hits and striking out six Channel Islands batters.

“The game was essentially a must-win in terms of keeping our playoff hopes alive,” coach Cooney said. “Goodmanson set the tone early and stayed ultra competitive throughout. He and catcher Oscar Velazquez are on the same page. It was our best team win to date and it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

On April 23, Carpinteria kept its playoff hopes alive by moving into third place in the Citrus Coast League with a 5-1 win at home over Malibu.

In this win, Carpinteria scored four runs in the first inning, then added the final run later in the game to seal the win over the Sharks.

Once again it was Goodmanson on the mound for Carpinteria, pitching in what was his final Citrus Coast League appearance. He earned his fourth win of the year, striking out five batters and giving up four hits.

“It was a big game for our group. It was great to see the players rise to the occasion,” coach Cooney said. “It validates our season a bit as we inched closer to qualifying for a playoff berth.”

Carpinteria is now 7-7 overall and 5-6 in the Citrus Coast League, and the Warriors will have a chance to seal a CIF playoff berth with a win against Malibu – or a Fillmore loss – this week.

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LEFT: Senior Judah Torres (#16) celebrates after scoring a run against Channel Islands. CENTER: Senior Talon Trumble comes across home plate for the Warriors. RIGHT: Senior Oscar Velazquez has been solid at catcher this season. PHOTOS Senior pitcher Shane Goodmanson set the tone in a win over the Raiders. Junior Aiden Alcaraz started the late-game heroics in the Warriors’ win.


Warriors swimmers dominate on Senior Day

Carpinteria’s swimmers had a dominant showing on Senior Day on April 17, sweeping all eight individual events and relay events at Carpinteria Community Pool to take both the boys team competition (116-47) and girls competition (112-42) over the visiting Hueneme Vikings.

“We had a beautiful day to celebrate our seniors,” said Carpinteria coach Jon Otsuki. “It’s pretty amazing to have 12 seniors on the program, there is so much history and experience in this group.”

Six of the team’s 12 seniors – Lilli Nemetz, Devyn Clayton, Asher Smith, Cody Schwasnick, Eli Sheaffer and Jackson Melton – have been a part of the program since they were freshmen, helping Carpinteria’s aquatics program flourish over the past four years.

“Prior to their freshman year there were five boys and eight girls on the team,” Otsuki said. “Now, we boast 34 swimmers on the team this year.”

In those four years, Carpinteria has won the boys CIF Division 4 title and moved up the ranks to Division 3 and now Division 2. This senior class has also set four individual records and seven relay records.

Other Warriors seniors in this year’s class include three-year swimmers Griffin Yamaoka, Matthew Endow and Sara Fakinos, and first-year varsity team members Nolan Martin, KC Main and Ruby Cluderay.

Nemetz took two event wins on Senior Day, with first place in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle, while Endow also came away with two wins in the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke.

On April 20, the Warriors swimmers headed to Simi Valley to compete in the Royal Invitational, where Carpinteria had some new personal records and took second place out of eight teams in both the boys and girls competitions.

Junior Giulia Piccoletti broke her own 100 breaststroke record for the second time in two weeks, while Nemetz was a double-winner once again with first place finishes and CIF consideration times in the girls 100 and 200 freestyle races.

Melton took two wins in the boys events, with first in the 100 and 200 freestyle, while Warriors underclassmen Stefano Piccoletti, Eli Sheaffer and Sky Korling each turned in new personal best times.

“The Royal Invitational met our expectations to serve as a dress rehearsal for our league finals next week,” coach Otsuki said. “There is a lot of confidence within the team, we are on target with our taper as we turn towards the home stretch of our season.”

Carpinteria track and field sweeps Malibu

The Warriors track and field girls capped off an undefeated Citrus Coast League dual meet season with a 112-17 victory over the Malibu Sharks, while the boys also claimed the team victory 85-31.

The girls won every event except the pole vault, led by two personal-record-setting performances from sophomore sprinter Vivian Huskins and two long-distance wins by senior captain Audrey Kramer in the 1600 and 3200 meters.

In the boys events, senior Wes Chung won three events, setting a new personal record in the high jump and taking first in both hurdle races. Junior Joel De Lira ran a new personal record to win the boys 800 meters, while junior Sebastian Hernandez took the top spot in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints.

Carpinteria will host the Citrus Coast League track and field championships this week.

Warriors tennis claims CCL title

After suffering a non-league loss to Simi Valley on April 17, Carpinteria boys tennis got right back in the win column in the final match of the year against Nordhoff on April 19, where the Warriors clinched the Citrus Coast League title with a 10-8 win over the Rangers.

Despite missing a few players due to illness and injury, Carpinteria’s tennis team stepped up in the final match of the regular season, sneaking a win with some clutch play in doubles.

Carpinteria claimed every win in doubles, including a come-from-behind 7-5 victory

“We knew we had to win to win the league title and we knew Nordhoff would not give us any freebies in points, games or sets,” said Carpinteria coach Charles Bryant. “We were going to have to earn it and we did.”

Carpinteria finishes the regular season 11-5 overall and 10-2 in the Citrus Coast League, with postseason and individual tournaments in the coming weeks.

Carpinteria softball ends year on three-game streak

Warriors softball had an uphill battle this year, starting out 1-7 in the beginning of the season. But Carpinteria found its rhythm in the last few weeks of the year, winning the final three games of the year to finish the season with a 5-9 overall record.

The three-game win streak started on April 17 with a 9-6 win at home over Hueneme. In this win, the Warriors were led by two triples from senior Amarisse Camargo, along with some big hits by junior Savannah Cardenas and sophomore Cecelia Lemus.

Carpinteria hosted Channel Islands on April 22 for Senior Day, where the Warriors celebrated the team’s seven seniors: Camargo, Ashlee Mora, Paola Martinez, Jessemar Marquez, Alexiana Jaimes, Bella Velasquez and Melisa Cruz.

The Warriors put on a show for friends and family in the stands, putting up a season-high 17 hits and taking the win by a large margin, 13-3.

Camargo drove in four runs on two hits, while Jaimes, Cardenas and Velasquez all collected one RBI each in the win. Five more Warriors finished with multiple hits, and Mora earned the win from the pitcher’s circle with three strikeouts and three hits allowed.

“We are playing the best ball of the season these last few games,” said Carpinteria coach Matt Mora. “Our seniors have been on fire and our younger players have also answered the call and we are playing our best games of the season.”

The Warriors kept the momentum into the final game of the year on the road at Hueneme on April 23, finishing with 13 hits and cruising to an 8-2 win thanks to yet another big game from Carpinteria’s younger players.

“I can’t say it enough, our younger players have been a big part of our late success,” coach Mora said.

With the win, Carpinteria closed out the year at 5-9 overall and 4-6 in the Citrus Coast League.

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Cate Rams Roundup

Cate baseball clinched a spot in the CIF playoffs with a 14-2 win over Villanova Prep on Friday, April 19. It is the first time since 2019 that the Rams will take part in the CIF playoffs.

The Rams have been led by some strong pitching, including a full-game effort by junior Quinn Pullen with 17 strikeouts on just two hits against Villanova. In two games this week, Cate pitchers struck out 33 opposing batters.

“Our goal all season long was to get back to the playoffs and we did it,” said Cate coach David Soto. “This group has battled through injury and illness and never once complained. They showed some real grit this season and we are so proud of all they accomplished. There are still some things left to accomplish this year, but we are going to celebrate this achievement tonight and get back to work next week.”

Cate baseball will have back-to-back games against Foothill Tech to finish the regular season.

Rams boys volleyball also claimed a spot in the CIF playoffs with a 3-1 win in a tiebreak match against St. Bonaventure on April 18. Cate dropped the first set before coming back to win three straight to seal the victory and earn a chance to compete in the CIF Wildcard match against Beacon Hill this week.

Cate senior Ben Richmond was a force at the net, tallying 16 kills and four blocks, while junior Henry Bouma contributed 10 kills in the win for the Rams.

And Cate’s girls lacrosse team rebounded from a three-game losing streak and grabbed two more league wins over Nordhoff and Santa Barbara, scoring at least 14 goals in each game and moving to 8-5 overall on the season.


Against Nordhoff, Cate had a 9-1 lead at halftime and held on for the 14-1 final score. Nine different players scored at least one goal for Cate, while five players –Maia Holmes, Carmen Lack, Harper Halbardier, Sophia Ospina and Frances Davis – finished with two goals in the win.

In the win 16-5 over Santa Barbara, the Rams were led by Holmes with six goals and Lucy Guilbert-Neal with five goals and two assists.

Cate girls lacrosse has one more regular season match against Thacher this week.


Thursday, April 25


CVN visits monastery in India

Carpinterian Michael Solano recently returned from a trip to West Bengal, India, bringing along his copy of CVN and snapping a photo at the Belur monastery on the bank of the Ganges River.

Solano said he made the journey “to experience certain places which (resonate) with the harmony of all religions.” He told CVN that a famous teaching of the monastery is “Each soul is potentially divine, the goal is to manifest this divinity.” Solano said the monks of the monastery demonstrate how to reach this goal, including through “selfless service and renunciation, combined with worship, meditation and philosophy.”

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The monks who reside at the monastery can trace their lineage to the most ancient expressions of unity-in-diversity, Sanskrit texts called Vedas and Upanishads, Solano told CVN.

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Halos& Pitchforks

A reader sends a halo to Ryan Moore for bringing dirt back to Carpinteria.

A reader sends a halo to Mrs. Taylor and her ASB students for coming to Kinderkirk Preschool for coming and doing a project with Kinderkirk students about the Earth. “Big and little students loved it!”

A reader sends a halo to everyone who supported the Playa Del Sur 4-H this year. “The members are looking forward to another successful year.”

A reader sends a halo to Valerie, the new volunteer at the Friends of the Library Bookstore, for cleaning and reorganizing the self-help section.

A reader sends a halo to Trisha, who is leaving Lemos this week. “As a first-time dog owner, she was extremely patient and knowledgeable, always ready to answer our questions and concerns. Her departure will be felt not only as the loss of a wonderful employee, but also as a friend to all dogs and their owners. Misa will miss her loving heart and care for all!”

A reader sends a halo to Burlene for making the Carpinteria Lumberyard Nursery area a joy to visit. “Her outgoing personality (Southern style), friendly conversation and plant knowledge make it a pleasure to visit and shop.”

A reader sends a halo to their young neighbor, Lily. “Your homemade sweets, like you, are a ray of sunshine on a dreary day.”

A reader sends a halo to the generous person for paying for the reader’s gas when she forgot her ATM card at the gas station. “I’m sorry I chose the most expensive oil, I’d love to reimburse you, and thank you. I’m deeply moved by your generosity.”

A reader sends a halo to the gentleman who gave the clerk money for the reader’s groceries. “I was incredibly touched by your kindness. I will pay it forward.”

A reader sends a halo to Sean and Dayna for being wonderful neighbors and helping the reader through another frazzled mom situation.

A reader sends a halo to the 93013 Fund, Uncle Chen Restaurant and Marybeth Carty for the surprise delivery of a delicious dinner complete with a fortune cookie, candy bar and painted rock. “Wonderful kindness and quite a thrill!”

A reader sends a halo to Desiree, the new masseuse at The Gym Next Door. “She could have coasted through it, but she worked really hard to relieve my back pain. I never experienced such a great massage.”

A reader sends a halo to Southern California Edison for repairing the sidewalk by its electrical box on Linden Avenue near Sawyer Avenue. “A big trip hazard was eliminated.”

A reader sends a halo to whoever left a sign telling people to pick up their dog-waste bags and stop leaving them on Casitas Pass Road.

A reader sends a halo to Stephen Marcussen for “standing up for what is right.”

A reader sends a halo to the anonymous person who left a $100 donation in the HELPof Carpinteria office mail slot this past week. “Thank you for your kindness.”

A reader sends a halo to Dr. McKenzie Cervini at Seek Health. “By far the best chiropractor I’ve ever had but also so much more than a chiropractic clinic. Thank you for bringing wonderful Seek Health to Carp!”

A reader sends a halo to the staff of Jack’s Bistro for staying open during Covid-19. “Always a smile no matter how busy. A great way to start the day.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to an employee for parking in the parent pickup/drop off area. “Only so many cars can fit there and you’re taking up space for parents who actually need to pick up. Way to ‘lead’ by example!”

A reader sends a pitchfork to whoever has been leaving bags of dog waste on the ground along Casitas Pass Road. “Yes, it’s frustrating that the trash cans are gone, but is that really your best way of handling the situation?”

A reader sends a halo to Liz Watkins for providing a great meal for the less fortunate in town, Tom Spadoro for handing out food coupons and bus passes, Fon Ha for her usual contribution of water and bananas and Brass Bird for their delicious coffee.

A reader sends a halo to the Daykas for always being there to help with anything and never complaining. “Many thanks to the best neighbors ever. We love you all dearly.”

A reader sends a halo to Mayor Wade Nomura for the city’s beautiful flower wreath at the Carpinteria Cemetery for the Memorial Day program.

A reader sends a halo to Tami and John at Robitaille’s for their constant smiles and over-the-top customer service. “The wedding favors were loved by all and brought a bit of Carpinteria to the Seattle wedding!”

A reader sends a halo to Mike Stoker, Diana Thorn, Jay Hotchner and the Santa Barbara Rental Property Association for “all the help electing Roy Lee. We couldn’t have done it without you.”

A reader sends a halo to those who acknowledge people with disabilities. “When you encounter a person in a wheelchair or walking with a walker, please smile and say hello to that person.”

A reader sends a halo to Lance Lawhon at the Carpinteria Sanitation District for helping Kim’s Market.


A reader sends a pitchfork to the person who sent a pitchfork last week about a person they said was complaining all the time. “You know who you are too!”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the person who hit the reader’s pickup in front of the reader’s house and didn’t stop. “Shame on you, and I hope you have karma insurance.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the bicycle events on Foothill Road. “Purposely hosting huge rides that take up the whole road is irresponsible. There are countless bike lanes that were put in with our tax dollars to avoid this problem.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the lifeguards braiding hair while swimmers are in the pool. “Not professional!”

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Once you have planned how your garden is to be used, the next most important step is to tackle what you should plant.

This week, let’s focus on choosing the right trees for your garden. It is normal for gardens to include at least one tree but often more of varying sizes, and they can be used as a focal point, to provide shade or for other reasons.

The choice is influenced by what you want to achieve as well as the size of your garden plus soil, drainage and sunlight. Please choose wisely, as the wrong tree could grow too large or even uproot your paths or house foundations, or damage your pipes and ground utilities.

Some trees have a root system that grows closer to the surface, while other trees grow deep into the ground. In recent times, with the amount of rain, the ground has stayed wet for extended periods. That together, with strong winds, has resulted in trees with shallow root systems falling, which would be disastrous if planted close to a house.

Leaf formation and whether they are deciduous or evergreen is also something to consider. In summer shade, coverage is often something we seek, but in winter, if the tree loses its leaves, it could provide welcome sunlight for an otherwise cooler area.

There are other issues to consider.

Birds and other wildlife. Some trees encourage birds and other wildlife into your garden.

Fruit. Someone once said to me, “If you have a tree, why not make it work for you?” There are many beautiful fruit trees that provide fruit for many months of the year. I know many who have lemon trees either in the ground or in pots, so they have a year-round supply. Avocado trees can be magnificent when mature but do grow large and can take some time to fruit; however, they can flourish in our climate. Then there are other fruit trees, such as citrus trees, peach or apricot, persimmon

trees and more that could be a great fit for your garden. No longer do these trees need to be hidden down the back of the yard – they can even be in the front yard.

Flower displays. Some trees have magnificent flower displays such as the jacaranda, which can put on a sensational seasonal display. However, with their beauty also comes a lot of mess to clean up, as their flowers fall to the ground. If you are not prepared to clean up the mess on a regular basis, you may want to avoid having them.

You could, however, choose flowering trees that are less messy such as a Magnolia tree, where the flowers do not create much of a mess when they shed.

Leaf coloring. Trees do not just need to be green and can provide colorful displays with the color of their leaves. For example, we have a number of small Japanese red maples throughout our garden, which provide focal points and add contrast to the normally green planting of gardens.

Wade Nomura is an award-winning landscape designer and President of Nomura/ Yamasaki Landscapes Inc, where he brings to life unique gardens specifically designed for the individual client. Wade started in the industry 46 years ago after graduating from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in Ornamental Horticulture with honors.

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The Japanese garden, pictured, was designed by the author.

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