Coastal View News • May 16, 2024

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Vol. 30, No. 35 May 16 - May 22, 2024 CARPINTERIA 22 31 Dribbling for a cause Woman’s Club honors young artists Throwback Thursday: Meet the Perfidians 2 Plunge & Pints raises pool funds 16 home I S E V E R Y T H I N G LORI CLARIDGE BOWLES 805 452 3884 4 | CalRE E #01961570 DANA ZERTUCHE 805 403 5220 0 | CalRE E #01465425 LET T US S HELP P YOU U NAVIGATE E THROUGH H YOUR R NEXT T REAL L ESTATE E JOURNEY Legacies Carpinteria High School will induct 13 new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame this Memorial Day weekend in a community ceremony set for Saturday, May 25. The new class of Hall of Famers represents over six decades of Warrior history; check out the full lineup on pages 28 and 29 of this week’s print.


County supervisors recently approved funding for the Franklin Creek Trail improvements, which include safety fencing and accessible surfacing.

Franklin Creek Trail project lands county funding

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors recently approved $376,000 in grant funding for Franklin Creek Trail improvements. The county’s grant joins $193,000 from the city of Carpinteria and $275,000 from the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments’ (SBCAG) Measure A for project funding.

The project, designed and engineered by RPM Design Group, includes construction of safety fencing, connection improvements between Carpinteria Avenue and Seventh Street and accessible surfacing, according to a press release sent out by First Supervisor Das Williams’ office on Friday. Students at Aliso Elementary School use the trail to get to school.

“Making it safer and more accessible for our kids to walk and bike to school is important part of our strategy to reduce regional traffic, and create public spaces our town is proud of,” Williams said.

City Mayor Al Clark also thanked the county for helping kids get to school safely.

The Warrior Pool Foundation accepted a $1,000 check from the California Avocado Festival on May 3; the funds will go toward a new pool at Carpinteria High School.

Plunge and Pints nets $1k for Warrior pool

The Warrior Pool Foundation’s inaugural Plunge and Pints gathering – held on May 3 at First Beach – brought in $1,000 for a Warrior Pool from the California Avocado Festival. The foundation, which is raising funds to build a pool at Carpinteria High School, came onto the scene earlier this year.

Island Brewing Company also donated 25% of proceeds from pint sales during the event, according to a press release sent out by the foundation.

“While we await news about the feasibility study, we refuse to let that hinder our fundraising efforts,” Hayley Fedders, chair of the Warrior Pool Foundation, said in a press release. “The overwhelming support from our community, exemplified by the generous contributions from the California Avocado Festival and Island Brewing Company, reaffirms the support for a pool at Carpinteria High School. It’s evident that this community and our high school students need this pool.”

The next Plunge and Pint – where attendees plunge into the ocean before traveling to Island Brewing Company for a pint – is scheduled for June 7 at 6 p.m. at First Beach. See more online at

Senior Citizen Prom: May 18

The second annual Senior Citizens Prom, for those aged 55 and older, returns on Saturday, May 18 at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria. The 2024 prom, with an Under the Sea theme, is organized by Carpinteria’s Seniors Inc. Organizer Luci Rogers said that as of Wednesday, tickets are sold out.

FLA to host smoking ban educational forum

is proud to announce this year’s

Future Leaders of America (FLA) will host an anti-smoking educational forum in Carpinteria on May 22, 6–7:30 p.m., at the Carpinteria Children’s Project, 5201 Eighth St.

Members of the FLA – a group that supports a smoking ban in multi-unit housing, citing impacts of second- and third-hand smoke – most recently spoke on the issue during a March 11 Carpinteria City Council meeting.

We will honor our Veterans this year with our traditional Ceremonyat the Ceremony Carpinteria Cemetery.

At the time, the council discussed expanding the city’s smoking ordinance to ban smoking in multi-unit housing developments and update Carpinteria’s outdated signature in retail tobacco spaces to align with state law. No formal decision was made, and this matter will come back to the council.

FLA families and the Latinx communities comprise most of the occupants in multiunit housing, according to a press release sent out by FLA last week. The forum will discuss the disproportionate impacts of second-hand and third-hand smoke on these communities while presenting potential solutions for Carpinteria to consider.

“According to the (Centers for Disease Control) CDC, there is no safe amount of secondhand smoke exposure, and the home is the main place many children and adults breathe in secondhand smoke,” Natalie Nguyen with FLA said, explaining that an estimated 28 million multi-unit housing residents are exposed to secondhand smoke each year.

Jose Martin, Carpinteria community engagement coordinator with FLA, is helping to organize the upcoming FLA educational forum.

Chairs will be provided; you are welcome to bring your own.

“We at Future Leaders believe every community member in the city of Carpinteria has the right to breathe in smoke-free air,” he said.

Spanish interpretation will be available at the event. Free food will be provided for guests and there will be an opportunity to enter gift card giveaways. Attendees should RSVP at For further questions, reach out to Jose Martin at

SBC Deputy Sherriff’s Association president to speak at Uncle Chen Restaurant

Santa Barbara County Deputy Sheriff’s Association President Neil Gowing is scheduled to speak at Uncle Chen Restaurant in Carpinteria on May 18, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

The gathering is organized by the Carpinteria Valley Republican Club. Delcie Feller of the County Republican Committee invites attendees to bring treats or beverages.

Uncle Chen Restaurant is located at 1025 Casitas Pass Road. RSVP to Feller at (661) 333-4133.

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The value of a locally managed purified water supply in Carpinteria

After two wet years, it may not be obvious to some why there is still a pressing need to develop a new water supply here in Carpinteria. The advanced water purification facility (AWPF) that is currently under design, which has already been awarded $15.8 million in grants, is a part of the Carpinteria Advanced Purification Project (CAPP).

CAPP, an indirect potable reuse project, will take water that has already been cleaned at the Carpinteria Sanitary District (CSD) facility, purify it in a newly constructed AWPF and then store the purified water in the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin for later potable use. CAPP adds more than 300 million gallons of clean drinking water to the community per year.

The Carpinteria Valley Water District’s (CVWD) current sources of water are facing increased environmental and regulatory pressures. The Carpinteria Valley recently experienced the lowest supply availability since its inception. Due to these pressures, climate change and planned regulations, supplies are projected to decrease further. It is important for the community to develop a supply that is not subject to outside influences that decrease the amount of water available in the future. In addition, it is critical to develop a water source that is resilient against climate change and the inconsistent rainfall that we experience here in Santa Barbara County and the rest of the state.

Currently, the Carpinteria Valley depends on water from a mixture of surface water and local groundwater supplies. (An overview of how the availability of these various water supply sources have declined due to environmental and regulatory pressures during the last 20 years is presented in the attached graphic.)

Surface water consists of the following: The State Water Project and water from Lake Cachuma.

Let’s begin. The State Water Project allocations are highly unpredictable and variable. Water passes through a lengthy conveyance system to reach us from northern California. This system of aqueducts and pipes is susceptible to natural disasters such as earthquakes. For this reason, it’s possible we could become completely disconnected from this water source in the future. We cannot continue to depend upon water traveling across the state. That brings us to our only other source

Various water supply sources have declined due to environmental and regulatory pressures during the last 20 years.

of surface water: Lake Cachuma. The amount of water that we have received from Lake Cachuma has been inconsistent, and reservoir levels were reduced to a mere 7% of its total capacity as recently as Fall 2016. No water from Lake Cachuma was delivered to Carpinteria Water that year. Frequent and long-term droughts are cause for obvious concern.

Lake Cachuma water is also closely regulated due to the endangered steelhead trout occupying the Santa Ynez River and its tributaries. Cachuma water must be released to maintain critical steelhead habitat and increase the spawning potential of the river system.

This leaves our only groundwater source: the Carpinteria Groundwater Basin (Basin). Without CAPP, the Basin can provide a long-term average sustainable yield of around 1,200 acre-feet (af), or 390 million gallons, of water per year. With CAPP, we will nearly double how much groundwater we can pump without adversely impacting the long-term health of the Basin.

We depended upon groundwater during the last drought period when surface water supplies dwindled or were unavailable. Because this water source was relied upon so heavily by both CVWD and private pumpers in recent years, water in storage has declined significantly. That means this water supply will be less available until water levels in the Basin recover.

The line displaying a startling downward trend overlying the annual water supply data in the attached graphic is the estimated cumulative change in ground-

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Zero Emission Vehicle Plan virtual workshops: May 22

The Santa Barbara County Sustainability Division will host two public virtual workshops on May 22 to offer an overview of its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) plan and provide a platform for public comment.

The first workshop will be held 12:30–1:30 p.m. and the second at 6–7 p.m. Both will offer Spanish interpretation. Information about the workshops, as well as the plan in full, can be found at

The draft is available for public comment until July 7, which can be emailed to co-author of the ZEV plan Jerel Francisco at

Aligned with the county’s Climate Action Plan which looks to reduce emissions below 2018 levels by 2030, the ZEV draft aims to transition public, commercial and passenger transportation infrastructure to meet reduction targets. It outlines steps to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles and curb emissions.

According to the ZEV plan, on road vehicle transportation makes up 48% of the county’s greenhouse gas emissions. “This plan will create a road map for the County to reduce congestion, enhance mobility, and promote sustainability,” said Chair of the Board of Supervisors Steve Lavagnino.

We cannot let two wet winters distract us from the extreme value that CAPP will provide to our community and to future generations in Carpinteria. CAPP will prepare Carpinteria to thrive during the next extended drought, replenish the groundwater basin and increase local control over CVWD supplies.

water storage in the Basin. In 2018, the Basin was designated as a high-priority groundwater basin by the California Department of Water Resources as a part of enforcing the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. The designation of a high-priority groundwater basin is reserved for those basins that are essential for providing drinking water and supporting agricultural operations, and are at risk of unsustainable conditions due to excessive consumption.

It is evident that our groundwater storage has drastically decreased, and it is important to reduce strain on this important resource. CAPP will help to increase groundwater levels and supplement naturally occurring groundwater recharge since purified water will be injected into the Basin for storage and later use.

By developing CAPP, the Carpinteria Valley will be prepared for future droughts and will be able to survive them when faced with minimal surface water

supplies. This new water source will increase our climate change resiliency and allow for adaptability as environmental and regulatory pressures impact our other water resources.

We cannot let two wet winters distract us from the extreme value that CAPP will provide to our community and to future generations in Carpinteria. CAPP will prepare Carpinteria to thrive during the next extended drought, replenish the groundwater basin and increase local control over CVWD supplies.

As we continue to make forward strides on CAPP, we encourage you to explore the CAPP website at capp and sign up for updates. You can also follow CVWD on Twitter @CarpWater, or Carpinteria Valley Water District on Facebook and Nextdoor.

Robert McDonald is the general manager of the Carpinteria Valley Water District. He can be reached at

The county’s draft plan primarily focuses on electric vehicle (EV) charging stations, cross-sector EV adoption and bike infrastructure. “In order to make zero-emission vehicles accessible and reliable, we need a robust ecosystem of charging infrastructure, education, and incentives,” said Francisco in a press release sent out last week.

The county will expand EV charging stations throughout the county, with a particular emphasis to increase access in low-income and rural communities, according to a press release sent out by the county. The goal is to also transition commercial vehicles, such as those used for construction, public transit and agriculture, to electric where possible. Programmatic action is a central component, with aims to engage and educate the community on EV resources and technology.

ShelterBox opens up slots for Zion trip

Summerland’s ShelterBox USA – a disaster relief organization – has opened up slots for its next adventure to Zion National Park in Utah. Members will explore the area Sept 20–22; the cost of the trip will help raise money for ShelterBox operations, according to a press release from the organization.

Participation is $1,619 – with a $950 non-refundable deposit – and participants must commit to raising $3,000 for ShelterBox.

This year’s trip is led by Carrie Baptista, ShelterBox’s marketing director, who led last year’s Yosemite trip.

“This trek is a tribute to their unwavering resilience. With each step, our mission is clear, raise funds enabling ShelterBox to extend its reach, providing vital shelter, warmth, and dignity to even more families in need,” Baptista added.

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Council approves Lee’s December resignation Councilmember heads to County Board of Supervisors

During its Monday, May 13 meeting, the Carpinteria City Council approved Councilmember Roy Lee’s letter of resignation effective Dec. 9. Lee – who won the First District Seat on the County Board of Supervisors in March of this year – will be sworn in on Dec. 9 and take office in January 2025.

Since Lee was originally elected to a four-year seat on the Carpinteria City Council that ends in 2026, the council also agreed Monday to hold a special election for his replacement that will coincide with the upcoming municipal general election on Nov. 5.

City staff will bring back a resolution

at the council’s next meeting to formally approve the special election.

Lee will succeed current First District Supervisor Das Williams for a four-year term, representing Carpinterians’ perspectives at a time when the county has presided over controversial rezonings and high-density housing construction in unincorporated areas in Carpinteria.

On Monday, Lee thanked Carpinterians for their support during his tenure and said he hopes to be “this area’s steadfast supporter at the county level.”

“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve the residents of Carpinteria since 2018. I want to express my gratitude to my fellow councilmembers, dedicated


want to express my gratitude to my fellow councilmembers, dedicated city staff, and members of the community who have supported and entrusted me with this incredible opportunity to serve.”

city staff, and members of the community who have supported and entrusted me with this incredible opportunity to serve,” he wrote in his resignation letter.

During public comment, Rogelio Delgado – a former Carpinteria Unified School District trustee – thanked Lee for

– Councilmember Roy Lee

his service to Carpinteria.

“We wish him luck and we will support him for a year, two years, three years, four years. Doesn’t matter how long, but he has won the trust of Carpinteria residents, and he’s going to be our new kid in town and we’re proud of him,” Delgado said.

Council passes three proclamations

The Carpinteria City Council passed three proclamations on Monday night, declaring May Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Community Action Month, and the week of May 19 National Public Works Week.

The proclamation for AAPI Heritage Month recognized the community’s impact on business, government, arts and several other fields, and looks to bring awareness to the “the violence and hatred that this community has had to endure, and continues to endure.”

According to the proclamation, the AAPI community comprises 6.4% of the Santa Barbara County population and has played a significant role in the establishment and success of the city of Carpinteria.

“Carpinteria’s history is intertwined with Asian American families who contributed to the early growth and success of agriculture in the Carpinteria Valley, and who were some of the founders of the Carpinteria community that helped with the establishment and success of the city of Carpinteria,” Councilmember Wade Nomura read aloud from the proclamation.

Libby Lok – a sixth-generation Chinese American and a member of the Santa Barbara Asian-American Pacific Islander Solidarity Network – received a physical

copy of the proclamation from the city council and spoke to the diverse struggles of various communities that make up the AAPI community.

“Some in our community are among the most educated and successful as parts of our community fall way behind. Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Vietnamese Thai, Hmong and Cambodians all have higher poverty rates than the national average,” she said. “High school dropout rates among Southeast Asian Americans are staggering. Thirty eight percent do not complete high school.”

Lok ended her public comment with words of gratitude to the council.

“I’ll say thank you again for helping us celebrate the long and deep contributions of AAPIs and bringing visibility to our community. Please keep the Santa Barbara Asian-American Pacific Islander Solidarity Network in mind as a community partner,” Lok said.

The next proclamation looked to highlight community action on the 57th anniversary of CommUnify, a local chapter of the Community Action Network that aims to help families achieve economic stability. CommUnify offers various programs and services such as prenatal care, childcare, preschool programs, health screenings for children through age five, parenting education workshops, men-

toring and tutoring programs for teens and more.

“CommUnify has improved countless lives and continues to work toward ending poverty in Carpinteria and the rest of Santa Barbara County,” Councilmember Roy Lee read aloud from the proclamation.

CommUnify CEO Patricia Keelean received a physical copy of the proclamation from the council and spoke about the state of poverty within the county during public comment.

“Santa Barbara County has the second highest rate of poverty at 16.9%, second only to Yolo County,” Keelean said. “Our child poverty rate is even higher at 19.5% meaning that one in five children in Santa Barbara County are living at or below the poverty line. Because poverty is such a complex issue and there is no one-size-fits-all solution, CommUnify offers 16 different programs and services to help them stabilize and become more self-sufficient.”

The final proclamation recognized public works personnel for their contributions to the maintenance and success of the city.

“National Public Works Week is an annual observance (that) celebrate(s) the tens of thousands of individuals who work on Public Works including

City hires four new employees

City Manager Michael Ramirez introduced four new staff hires during the Monday night city council meeting: Ryan Kintz, new assistant city manager; Kalyn Pina, aquatics coordinator; Jena Jenkins, senior services coordinator; and Amy Stanfield, recreation leader.

the city of Carpinteria,” Kintz said. “I’m just so excited to be here, really looking forward to serving this community and serving our council and working together to uplift this community.”

a master’s in counseling psychology.

infrastructure facilities and services that are vital to sustainable and resilient communities and support health safety and quality of life across all of life all across North America,” Lee read aloud from the proclamation.

Public Works Supervisor Robert Howard thanked the council for recognizing the public works department personnel and their contributions to the city.

“Mayor, council, everybody in the audience – thanks for recognizing us for this week. The guys work hard, even our staff up in the office do great. We really enjoy what we do here and take very much pride,” Howard said.


Ryan Kintz comes to the city with four years of experience with the city of Goleta as assistant city manager, and six years of experience with the city of Ventura as environmental specialist management analyst, the interim code enforcement manager and several other roles. He double majored at UC Santa Barbara in physical geography and environmental studies, and holds a master’s in environmental science from UCSB as well.

“The assistant city manager is a dream job for me and it’s a dream job in a dream city – just a fantastic community with fantastic people, amazing staff here at

Kintz succeeds Ramirez, who occupied the position until he took over as city manager when Dave Durflinger retired in December 2023.

Kalyn Pina is joining the city as its second aquatic coordinator after six years in the public sector, most recently as head lifeguard and swim coach with the city of Ventura.


“I’m very excited to be here and I look forward to learning everything about the community. I grew up coming to the beaches and going camping here so I’m very excited to learn about the inner workings of everything here, so thank you,” Pina said.

Jena Jenkins, who previously worked at the Carpinteria Community Library, has a bachelor’s in social work and

Amy Stanfield previously worked at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, and as general management at Pacific Health Foods. Both Jenkins and Stansfield will be working together as a part of the city’s AgeWell senior programming.

“We’re confident that as a team with the city and all of us, and the community we can make Age Well something that this community can be proud of for many, many generations and we’re really looking forward to doing that, so thank you,” Jenkins said.

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Sharon Meister 05/08/1947-05/06/2024

Sharon Lee Van Duyne Meister passed away peacefully at home two days short of her 77th birthday. She battled ovarian cancer for the last 16 years – something her team of doctors and nurses were amazed by!

Sharon was born in 1947 in Somerville, New Jersey. Her family moved out west to Arcadia, California when she was in eighth grade. As fate would have it, the Van Duynes settled across the street from the Meister family.

Craig and Sharon became an item while attending Arroyo High School. Sharon was involved with student government and cheerleading. She graduated in 1965.

Teaching beckoned Sharon and she majored in education at Cal Poly Pomona. Her first job centered on a first-grade class in East Los Angeles. She never looked back.

Sharon and Craig got married in 1969

Catalina “Katie” Torres 04/30/1938 – 05/07/2024

The first USPS female mail carrier hired in Carpinteria, California was called home by her Lord and Savior on May 6, 2024. She passed peacefully in her sleep while in the arms of her daughter.

Katie was born and raised in Gilcrest, Colorado, where she met and married her husband Armondo Torres at the age of 14. They moved to California in 1953 and called Carpinteria home for over 20 years. She was widowed in 1982 after 30 years of marriage.

She has always shared that her greatest legacy were her children: Armondo “Sam” Torres Jr., Susan Halferty (Kevin), Sophia Aragon (Kenny),

in Arcadia. They had Tim soon after. They spent a short time in Oklahoma for Craig’s military training and Ashley was born there.

The Meisters knew they had to get back to Southern California, so they did, and Sharon soon began teaching again.

In 1980, the cute family of four headed north and landed in Carpinteria. Sharon got a job at Kinderkirk Preschool, where she taught for nearly a decade. She later taught first grade at Hollister Elementary in Goleta, all while raising a family and supporting Craig’s growing CPA business.

Sharon loved watching her kids thrive growing up in Carpinteria. She went to every single Warriors sporting event to support Tim playing and Ashley cheering.

But without a doubt, what made Sharon the happiest was spending time with her five grandkids. She absolutely loved playing board games, solitaire, puppets, baking and art. She taught them her favorite songs and how to play “Heart and Soul” on the piano.

The kids gave her the title, “Gaga.” Every summer Gaga would host each one individually for a few days. She would plan out special activities tailored to their individual interests.

This was what made Sharon’s soul smile. She loved every second she got to spend with the kids. She attended as many games and dance recitals as she could. The joy Gaga found in this was absolutely her reason to battle cancer for as long as she did.

Sharon is survived by her husband Craig; kids Tim and Ashley, and their spouses Courtney and Brett; and grandchildren Tyler, Kaedyn, Koltyn, Logan and Callie.

Dian Torres (Christi), Dennis Torres (Veronica), Katherine Cards (John), Rita Mira (Roger) and Carlos Torres. She was blessed with 23 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Her grandchildren remember her always saying, “Hold space in your heart to pray for others, continue to grow, be curious about life and continue to learn.”

Although she never graduated high school, she was able to complete her education, walk across the stage and receive her diploma, something we were all so proud to see. Her mantra was always, “There Are No Bad Days.” She loved to watch the Dodgers, Lakers and Chiefs. There was always a sparkle in her eyes and excitement in her voice when she watched or spoke about her teams.

She was blessed to have celebrated 85 years of life with so many friends and family eight days prior to her passing. All her surviving siblings Nellie Lara, Margaret Verdusco, Frank “Kiki” Dominguez, Josie Baldiviez and Virginia Ceja were in attendance.

She is preceded in death by her parents Francisco and Josefina Dominguez; siblings Anthony “Tony” Dominguez, Helen Torres, Margarito Dominguez, Lorenzo (Lencho) Dominguez, Jennie Anaya and her husband Armondo Torres.

McDermott Crockett Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.

Eugene Pozzebon

06/03/1924 – 05/03/2024

Eugene Pozzebon passed away in his sleep on May 3, 2024, one month before his 100th birthday. He was a long-time resident of Montecito and Santa Barbara.

Born on a dairy in Bakersfield in 1924, he later moved when he was 13 years old with his parents Giovanni and Luigia Pozzebon to the Toro Canyon Dairy on the corner of East Valley and Toro Canyon Roads. They operated the small 32-acre dairy until 1955. Like many of the other small dairies in the Santa Barbara area, it was increasingly difficult to operate with the high costs of importing feed and competing with much larger dairy operations.

With the closure of dairy business, Eugene – or Gene as he was known by – was hired by the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department as a fireman. In his off hours while working as a fireman and later fire engineer, he converted the dairy into an avocado orchard. He also began operating an excavating and soil management business, which included supplying topsoil and manure, weed abatement, firewood procurement and delivery and hay hauling.

After seven years, the 15-acre avocado orchard was flourishing, as well as the operation of his business, Pozzebon Soil and Fertilizer. He left the fire department to work full time on his growing business, which later became Pozzebon Backhoe Service, with his son Dennis and grandson Anthony Pozzebon. Over the years he provided quality work to many of the properties and estates in the Montecito, Carpinteria and Santa Barbara areas. He also partnered with a neighbor in a commercial tomato-growing operation.

Never one to be idle, Gene – or Gino to his family – along with his wife Ida were active gardeners and farmers. Growing and harvesting fruits, vegetables, cattle,

Sandra Nelle Ventress 10/30/1962 – 03/22/2024

Sandra Nelle Ventress, 61, of Santa Barbara passed away peacefully on March 22, 2024 after a brief illness. She was a loving daughter, sister and friend. Sandy was born on Oct. 30, 1962, to Kenneth and Geraldine Nelle in Oxnard, California. Sandy spent her younger years living in numerous locations throughout the states including Montana, New York, Colorado, Florida and Arizona. In 1975 the family moved to Santa Barbara, California. After gradu-

chickens, turkeys and others were important activities on the Pozzebon Ranch. Summers included raising sweet corn for the family vegetable stand on East Valley Road. He taught himself several skills such as carpentry, electrical and plumbing that enabled him to completely remodel one home and build a dream home for himself and Ida that overlooks the valley and the Channel Islands. He also mastered auto mechanics and welding and was an excellent cook.

Gene’s hobbies included membership in the Santa Barbara Horticulture Society and the Italian Boot Club. He also actively supported the Carpinteria Future Farmers of America and was an avid hunter. With an extended Italian family, ranch reunion parties were often hosted. He also pursued wine making, and enjoyed dancing, barbequing and later traveling, especially to visit family in Italy. Family and friends enjoyed his homemade tomato sauce, gnocchi, polenta, pickled cucumbers, cured and marinated olives and venison jerky.

He is proceeded in death by his wife, Ida, after 54 years of marriage, and sisters Lucy Sanderson, Mary Villard and Vera Marostica.

He is survived by his four children: son Lewis Pozzebon and his wife Liz; daughter Nancy Pozzebon; son Dennis Pozzebon; and daughter Christine Henry and her husband, Phil. He is also survived by grandsons Rian Pozzebon, Nick Pozzebon, Anthony Pozzebon, Chad Pozzebon and Tyler Henry; granddaughters, Julie Vanderzanden, Alley Henry and Analyssa Gauvin; great-grandchildren Rially Pozzebon, Dillon Pozzebon, Brody Pozzebon, Antonia Pozzebon, Trevor Vanderzanden, Kayley Vanderzanden, Mia Pozzebon, Dacota Pozzebon, Lucas Pozzebon, Louie Pozzebon, Matteo Pozzebon, Lily Pozzebon and Ella Pozzebon; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends, especially Edith Michalowsky. His tremendous love and support of family and friends will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held at Mount Carmel Church, 1300 East Valley Road, Montecito, on Monday, June 3, 2024, at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will follow at the Carpinteria Lions Club Lodge, 6197 Casitas Pass Road, Carpinteria, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. A private burial will take place at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in memory of our father to the American Heart Association or the Italian American Foundation Scholarship Fund, Attn: David Peri, PO Box 22557, Santa Barbara, California, 93121.

ating from Santa Barbara High School in 1980, Sandy remained in the Santa Barbara/Ventura vicinity for the majority of her years.

Sandy worked in various industries, including software tech support, customer service, veterinary office, jewelry sales, and house and pet sitting. Sandy loved animals and was an avid horseback rider, enjoying trail riding in the foothills above Santa Barbara. She had an outgoing nature and easily made friends. She loved spending time with her friends and enjoying the good life of Southern California – the beach, concerts at the Santa Barbara Bowl and traveling. She also shared a unique connection with her mother Geri, and treasured the moments they spent together dearly.

She is survived by her brother Steve Nelle and his wife Deanna of Apple Valley California, and her longtime loving boyfriend Brian Smith of Santa Barbara, California. A private memorial will be held with friends and family. She was cremated as per her wishes.

Sandy will forever be in our hearts and memories. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. In her memory, please consider a donation to your local Humane Society. She will be dearly missed.

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Dick Weinberg

03/23/1928 – 05/12/2024

On Mother’s Day, Carpinteria lost one of its finest when Dick Weinberg left this earth to join Libby, the love of his life and wife of 66 years, in eternity. With his charming smile and eyes the color of the sea, he had the love and respect of all who knew him – his neighbors, his teammates, his friends, his community –most of all his adoring family, who will forever miss their North Star, who taught them daily by the incredibly blessed life that he led.

Richard “Dick” Weinberg was born to Ralph and Florence Weinberg on March 23, 1928, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He and his sister Dee spent the majority of their summers at Budd Lake, where his extraordinary grace and skill in the water quickly became apparent.

A t Arthur Hill High School, where he helped form a swim team, he was the state champion in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle in 1944 and ‘45, when he was named All American and the #1 swimmer in the country. Years later, he would be inducted into the Saginaw County Sports Hall of Fame.

Carrier Transicold. His career took him all over the world, but he was happiest at home surrounded by Libby and the kids.

Upon retirement in 1985, Dick and Libby’s love for the sea and sunshine drew them to Carpinteria, where their sons built their dream house on the beach. For 40 years, they hosted countless parties and fundraisers for the city, but the highlight was always Sunday night dinners. Amid the joyous chaos of family and friends, in Dick’s own words, “Life just doesn’t get any better.”

An advocate for the preservation of the natural beauty of Carpinteria, Dick’s political career began when he built a scale model of a proposed housing development on the Bluffs to demonstrate just what the Bluffs would look like if the project was passed. The council voted against the proposal, preserving the natural beauty of the Bluffs. This show of civic leadership ultimately resulted in his serving on the Carpinteria City Council from 1996–2004.

Elected as mayor for the final two years, his slogan was “Dick’ll do it” – and he did! Recognized for his volunteerism, he also served on the Santa Barbara County Association of Governments Board of Directors from 1996–2004, and he was instrumental in the expansion of Easy Lift (wheelchair-accessible transportation) and Santa Barbara MTD services to Carpinteria.

When Dick wasn’t at a board meeting, he was typically found at Glen Annie Golf Course, where he marshaled for 20 years; woodworking in his garage; or walking around his neighborhood, waving at everyone he saw.

Message in a bottle

Sought by colleges throughout the country, he chose University of Michigan, where in 1947, he was the NCAA champion in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle and anchored the 300 yard medley relay, which resulted in a world record. Winning the National Championship in 1948, his teammates were friends for life. If there was one thing that could light up his eyes and ignite a raised fist, it was the words, “Go Blue!”

That said, the real light of his eyes was Libby Brennan, whom he fortuitously met in a revolving door in Milwaukee. After marrying Lib by, their lives truly began. They had five sons and two daughters, and Dick’s career in heating and air conditioning led them from the Midwest to the sunny skies of California. With his captivating smile, innate congeniality and dashing good looks, he was a born salesman. After working in sales in Fremont at AO Smith, he headed down the coast to Claremont, where he worked at Payne Heating and Cooling. From there, he returned to the Midwest, where he worked at Bryant, Day and Night, Payne (BDP), and eventually transferred to Syracuse, New York, as executive vice president of Sales and Marketing for

For 96 years, all who knew him learned by his example. He taught his children to be a good neighbor, a good teammate, a good friend, a good citizen and above all, to love and support your family with every fiber of your being. Through his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends, his legacy will live on forever.

The family would like to thank the countless people who have positively impacted his life, especially during his last years. Special thanks to GranVida Senior Living staff for their loving care of “Mr. Mayor” during his last months.

In death, Dick will be joining his wife Libby, his son Mike, his grandson Kent and his daughter-in-law Cheree.

Dick is survived by his children Tom (Bonnie) Weinberg, Matt (Sarah) Weinberg, Steve (Stan Hoff) Weinberg, Andy (Marhya) Weinberg, Katy (John) Harbison and Sally (Arnie) Brooks; his daughterin-law (Diane); 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren, with three on the way!

Please join Dick’s family for a celebration of his life with a funeral service on Friday, May 24, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Carpinteria, located at 1532 Linden Ave. The service will be followed by a reception at his home at 5529 Calle Arena, Carpinteria, California.

Robert Brunner of Mussel Shoals stumbled across a surprise last month during his daily beach walk: a tiny bottle, about two and a half inches long, with a message inside, which reads “Evan Jay Johnson, 13 yrs old, 6-23-18, Carpinteria, CA.”

Brunner – who has lived by the beach for 52 years – told CVN that he discovered the bottle down by the pier. He said he was hesitant to open it at first, concerned about hazardous materials, but a friend opened it up and shared the message.

“My wife and I pick up trash all

the time,” he said, adding that he was surprised the tiny bottle was still on the beach after the past few years’ winter storms. “We’re the innkeepers of where we live.”

The message Brunner takes away from this? Always pick up things on the beach.

“You never know what you can find on the beach,” he emphasized, encouraging everyone to take care of the nature around them and pick up trash when they see it.

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Adversity in adolescence

Mental health is a challenging subject. It’s difficult to understand, and it feels impossible to come up with solutions for the growing list of concerns. Mental health is complicated, and it can be frustrating to feel like you’re making real progress, only to go back to old habits, reminiscent of a much darker time.

Whether you’re supporting a loved one with struggles or struggling yourself, mental health is a tumultuous ocean to navigate.

I’m a teenager. We’ve grown up in the center of chaos for all our lives. From global pandemics to climate change to housing instability to public violence, we’ve never known a time of peace. When I do experience joy and excitement, it feels temporary – and I know I’m not the only one who shares these feelings.

An article for the JAMA Network by Dr. Tami D. Benton, Dr. Rhonda C. Boyd, and Dr. Wanjikũ F.M. Njoroge – “Addressing the Global Crisis of Child and Adolescent Mental Health” – found that anxiety rates have been steadily increasing since the Covid-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, “global estimates for depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental health conditions


Meditation is a practice that involves focusing the mind to achieve relaxation and heightened consciousness. Jon Kabat-Zinn defines it as “the awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” This article will discuss the advantages of meditation and share a few examples of meditation-based practices. Overall, meditation is beneficial to everyone. It promotes emotional and physical healing by cultivating a connection between mind and body, which can increase a sense of balance. It allows us to become more mindful of our thoughts and feelings to have a healthier mind-body connection. This improves immune and cognitive function, reduces inflammation, increases stress resilience, reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and manages chronic pain/pain management.

Children can learn meditation to build self-awareness, resilience and growth. Dr. Joe Dispenza has suggested that showing children how to meditate enhances their ability to improve concentration and regulate emotions, leading to better academic performance and peer relationships. Louise Hay emphasized instilling positive self-talk in children through mediation practices. Research has found

of childhood, were estimated to be 8.5% for depression and 11.6% for anxiety”; a later study “suggests significantly higher rates for clinically significant depression (23.8%) and anxiety (19%) for children and adolescents, a more than two fold increase in prevalence rates compared with those reported prior to the pandemic.”

It’s no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic had unquantifiable effects on youth and adolescent mental health, but it would also be premature to dismiss the prevalence of depression, anxiety and other mental health concerns prior to the pandemic. As we have been encountering more stress, conflict and tension as a society, our resilience has continued to be tested.

We’ve been asked to do more with fewer resources, inevitably leading to burnout and exhaustion. We overburden ourselves attempting to meet the unreasonably high standards that have been set for us. Every day has felt like an unprecedented time, and it feels like our stack of problems has been growing exponentially.

Many of us are struggling to adapt to change, as our lives continue to evolve at faster rates than ever before. We’re trying

to find undisturbed ground to stand on, but the floor beneath us continues to toss us around. Sometimes I wonder: When will we be able to prioritize the non-negotiables of our wellbeing? When will we be able to enjoy leisure and rest without sacrificing something else? When will we be able to just breathe and live and just be?

While I don’t have the answer to that or any of the questions that have been raised, I do have an idea for you to consider.

Though we live in an individualistic society, we must realize that we are less alone than we may feel. We only focus on the people ahead of us or behind us, not taking the time to feel those who occupy space around us. As human beings, we yearn to be understood, impactful and loved. We long for community, for family and for fulfilling relationships that enrich our daily lives. Our connections can be transformational.

And, while our mental health challenges and complexities continue to evolve, it’s important that we seek out such a support network to put us on the path to healing. We are not meant to survive as lone beings, so how can we expect to thrive all by ourselves? How can we expect to become and experience the best version of ourselves, all on our own?

True healing and repair will occur when we acknowledge our place in our community. Each of us are a single thread in the fabric of the world, with the power to create beauty or unravel the system entirely. Once we fully dedicate ourselves to community, we will begin to build our collective and individual resilience, opening up our society to unbounded growth. Aspiring for progress is not enough

Meditation for us all

that children who engage in mindfulness meditation display lower levels of anxiety and depression and improved overall emotional health.

The teenage years are filled with many changes, and meditation can smooth some of these transitions. Dispenza has discussed meditation as aiding with neuroplasticity, where the brain can reorganize and adapt, which can lead to improved decision-making skills and emotional regulation. Hay’s work on the mind-body connection, along with selflove and acceptance, can be integrated into meditation practices to develop resilience and positive self-esteem. It also enhances cognitive functions such as attention, memory and decision-making, which are essential for academic success.

Meditation creates a profound sense of calm, clarity and improved memory. It alleviates symptoms of stress-related disorders such as insomnia, chronic pain and high blood pressure. For older adults, meditation is a powerful tool for healthy aging, as it enhances cognitive function and alleviates symptoms of depression. Research has found that meditation can preserve gray matter volume in the brain, which eases age-related decline and promotes cognitive vitality in older adults. Additionally, it’s linked to improvements in immune function.

There is a wide range of techniques, from those that highlight present-moment mindfulness to those that aim to achieve deep states of consciousness. Let’s discuss some common practices; each can be adapted to the person’s age, preferences and skill/practice.

Mindfulness Meditation involves tending to the present moment and centering on sensations like breath, physical sensations or sounds. Observing thoughts and feelings without judgment is key here. This type of meditation can reduce stress, anxiety, and depression and improve emotional regulation. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the creator of MSBR (Mind-

I’m a teenager. We’ve grown up in the center of chaos for all our lives. From global pandemics to climate change to housing instability to public violence, we’ve never known a time of peace. When I do experience joy and excitement, it feels temporary – and I know I’m not the only one who shares these feelings.

– we must recognize and actively work towards a more just and equitable world that promotes the growth and prosperity of all life on Earth.

Kavya Suresh is a senior at San Marcos High School and the student body president. She is a former Santa Barbara Unified Student Board member and board member/assistant secretary of HopeNet of Carpinteria. She will attend UC San Diego in the fall.

Meditation is valuable to everyone. At any age, the sense of inner peace, clarity and overall well-being are key benefits. Start small, even just a few minutes a day.

fulness-Bases Stress Reduction program), is a wonderful resource for learning more about this type of mediation.

Loving Kindness Meditation emphasizes cultivating compassion and empathy towards others and oneself. Pema Chodron emphasizes compassion and acceptance, and I have enjoyed all her books, including those about this type of meditation.

Body Scan Meditation is about bringing awareness to various parts of the body, starting from the toes and moving up to the head. It reduces physical tension and increases relaxation. Eckhart Tolle teaches about presence and consciousness; he encourages people to anchor their awareness in the present moment by tuning into bodily sensations, which can be used in this type of meditation.

Concentration Meditations involve directing and keeping attention on one thing, including a mantra/affirmation, a visual image, or even the breath. This type of meditation improves mental clarity and reduces distractibility. Byron Katie, though not typically associated with concentration meditation, does teach about the power of focused attention and increases inner peace that can be gained through inquiry and self-reflection.

Transcendental Meditation involves silently repeating a mantra or affirmation to elevate relaxed awareness. Studies have found that transcendental meditation can reduce blood pressure, reduce symptoms of anxiety/depression and improve focus. Deepak Chopra often

incorporates transcendental meditation into his conversations on how to align with the natural flow of life.

Meditation is valuable to everyone. At any age, the sense of inner peace, clarity and overall well-being are key benefits. Start small, even just a few minutes a day. Try out some of the techniques to see what fits best for you. Sit in a quiet space. Be patient, as developing new habits takes time, practice and consistency.

As always, my intent with these articles is to foster curiosity in readers to learn and dialogue more about mental health. Feel free to reach out with any questions or ideas for future columns.

“Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It’s a way of entering into the quiet that is already there.”

– Deepak Chopra

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

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Eye of the Day closes Carpinteria doors after 27 years

After 27 years, Eye of the Day, a local garden design and pottery business at 4620 Carpinteria Ave., is leaving Carpinteria.

Eye of the Day, owned by Brent and Suzi Freitas, is largely influenced by European pottery and design. For the last 25 years, Brent Freitas has traveled around France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal and Belgium, establishing relationships with main manufacturers and attending antique fairs to seek out unique items to elevate gardens back at home in the United States.

The shop’s services include fountain conversions, pottery finishes and product customizations, as well as in-state delivery and nationwide shipping.

“Our products are desired, purchased and shipped all over the country to famous people and high-end resorts,” Freitas told CVN. “We just did a big purchase for Universal Studios in Orlando and we have been shipping our pottery and products all over the country.”

Freitas attributes his motivation to open a garden-design business to his Portuguese background and innate fondness for gardening. He describes himself as a person who loves the land by genetics.

“Being Portuguese, I grew up garden-

ing and loving plants,” said Freitas. “I wanted to work for myself and have my own business. Coming from the commercial real estate world – it was an easy choice loving to garden,” he added.

Fr eitas’ attraction to the Central Coast stemmed from his childhood in Los Angeles, where he visited the beach often. In 1995, he and his wife moved to the Santa Ynez Valley to open Eye of the Day.

But only two and a half years later, the El Nino storm of 1998 swept in, leaving Eye of the Day destroyed. “We were wiped out,” Freitas said.

As new locations were considered for Eye of the Day, Carpinteria’s casual, beach town atmosphere caught Freitas’ attention.

“Carpinteria was an idyllic beach town, very

Eye of the Day owner Brent Freitas – pictured with his store’s garden pottery and planters – will shut down the Carpinteria Avenue location at the end of May.


casual, but right on the U.S. 101 – which is great exposure for retail business and wealthy homeowners in the Santa Barbara area,” he said. “It was a great place to set up shop.”

The combination of Carpinteria’s tight-knit beach community with the Pacific Coast Highway drivers allowed Eye of the Day to flourish, Freitas shared. “Eye of the Day has evolved while still remaining a small business,” he said. “We’ve been very successful.”

Eye of the Day will be moving to Los Alamos, California to join Freitas’ daughter, who recently received a Michelin star for her restaurant, Bell’s. Freitas intends to support her success and create new opportunities for Eye of the Day to work with restaurants and wineries in the Los Alamos area.

A second Eye of the Day location will also open in Camarillo, just off Highway 101. Instead of retail, the Camarillo location will be by appointment only and will solely focus on Italian, Greek and French pottery.

Eye of the Day’s Carpinteria moving sale ends May 31 in-store. More information can be on The store is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and Sundays 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

THANK YOU to our performers, event sponsors and the community for your continued support of our annual Talent Showcase. The proceeds from this event fund a variety of music programs in the CUSD by providing instruments, uniforms, sheet music, and a variety of supplies. In addition, we provide scholarships for summer music camp, private music lessons, several college and vocational scholarships. We also sponsor the growing Carpinteria Youth Mariachi Program, “Artesania para la Familia”.


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Children’s Project welcomes new development director Ari Rodriguez

The Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP) has announced that Ari Rodriguez will be joining the organization as director of development.

Rodriguez previously worked with Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, but she began her career in nonprofits in 2016, fueled by “a deep commitment to community empowerment and her academic background in Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College,” according to a press release from CCP.

During her time at Girls Inc., Rodriguez said she grew to appreciate Carpinteria and its community.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Ari as a member of the CCP team,” said CCP Executive Director Teresa Alvarez. “Her passion for Carpinteria’s kids is clear and I look forward to having her share with the community the many stories of success our children and their families are experiencing.”

Throughout her career, Rodriguez has served in several roles, including fundraising coordinator, and data and impact coordinator, to enhance her department’s

rytelling and outcomes.

Local groups honor Children’s Book Week

Recognizing Children’s Book Week – and encouraging a generation of budding readers – Friends of the Carpinteria Library and Artesania para la Familia invited children to Aliso Elementary School on Saturday, May 11 for a day of face painting, free book giveaways and arts and crafts.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara CEO Erik Talkin, author of “Frankie versus the Food Phantom,” was on site to talk about his food-insecurity-focused children’s book, while Canalino Elementary School teacher Sonia Aguila-Gonzalez emceed. Coastal View News welcomes your letters Letters must include your name, address and phone number. Letters are subject to editing. Letters over 300 words will be edited in length. Submit

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COURTESY PHOTO Ari Rodriguez Erik Talkin, left, gave away copies of his book, “Frankie versus the Food Phantom”; at right is Foodbank volunteer Mia Talkin.
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Appreciation for school staff during May



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 May 14 meeting.

Teacher Appreciation Week, or National Teacher Appreciation Week, celebrated from May 6 to May 10, 2024, is a week-long celebration in recognition of teachers and the contributions they make to education and society. It is held in the first full week of May of every year and provides an opportunity for the school community to show their appreciation for all the hard work done by teachers. Tuesday in Teacher Appreciation Week is designated as Teacher Appreciation Day. Our teachers deserve heartfelt gratitude for their dedication, creativity and flexibility to ensure all students are successfully learning during this school

year. Thank you, Carpinteria Unified School District (CUSD) teachers – we appreciate you!

National Principal’s Day is celebrated on May 1 each year. The day acknowledges the valuable work performed by our principals and assistant principals. It recognizes the contributions made by front-line leaders who interact daily with students, staff, parents and community members. Thank you to CUSD principals and assistant principals: Gerardo Cornejo, Kirsten Neumann and Jeremiah Sobenes at Carpinteria High School (CHS); Lisa O’Shea and Ricardo Cota at Carpinteria Middle School (CMS); Jamie Persoon at Canalino Elementary and Carpinteria Family School; Brett Weiberg at Aliso Elementary School; and Shannon Colson, Teacher in Charge at Summerland.

National School Nurse Day was established to foster a better understanding of the role of school nurses in the educational setting. School Nurse Day was celebrated on Friday, May 3, and we recognize CUSD School Nurse, Yesenia Marquez, for her excellent health care that she provides to our students and their families.

School Lunch Hero Day is held annually on the first Friday in May in honor of each person responsible for providing breakfast and lunches to millions of children across America. Each staff member responsible for making sure nutritious food is offered to students is a hero, and this day was specially designed to show appreciation for their valuable and important contributions to students’ well-being. We appreciate Chef Michelle Hernandez and her food services team.

May is National Mental Health Month

CUSD recognizes that our students and families have mental health needs and we provide robust support for students’ well-being. At every school site, the principal leads a weekly mental health team meeting with a school psychologist, counselors, and school-based mental health therapists from CADA and FSA to monitor student mental health wellness. By providing school-based mental health services, therapists help students develop coping strategies, manage stress, improve self-esteem and increase academic achievement. CUSD also provides a mental health confidential care provider, Care Solace, at


Congratulations to CHS student-athletes for their winning spring season with postseason play for track & field, swim, tennis and baseball. Citrus Coast League Championships were won by girls track & field, boys’ and girls’ swim teams and boys tennis.

More congratulations!

On May 11, CHS student art contest winners were announced at the annual Women’s Club Art Contest held at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Art Center. Talented student artists entered their best work in ceramics, digital photography, drawing, painting and mixed media collage. Congratulations to CHS students Samantha Nielsen, Joaquin Vital, Zoe Barnett, Alexander Ortiz, Linda Galindo, Anissa Avila, Marika Stellwagen, Clover Martinez, Connor Kelley, Amy Hernandez, Camryn Bernstein, Asher Smith,

Jackson Melton, Lucero Ramirez and Camila Martinez.

CAASPP State Testing

Annually, CUSD administers the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments to students in grades three through 11 for English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics during May and June. The California Science Test (CAST) is required for students in grades five, eight and once in grades 10, 11 or 12. The California Alternate Assessment for ELA and mathematics is for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities who are unable to participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.

The primary purpose of the CAASPP System is to assist teachers, administrators, students and parents by promoting high-quality teaching and learning through the use of a variety of assessment approaches and item types. The CAASPP – CalEdFacts web page provides a more detailed overview of the tests.

Measure U

The Canalino Learning Center project has made progress in the following areas: the project site was scanned and marked for underground utilities; the site was surveyed and stakes were set; building corners were marked for foundation; the site demo is underway, with asphalt saw cutting completed and air conditioning removal started; and excavation will follow next week.

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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9:54 a.m. / Unregistered Firearm / 1400 block Sterling Avenue

Deputies responded to a call about a firearm and contacted a man who reportedly had an unregistered Kimber 1911 firearm in his possession. The firearm was taken from the man and secured into the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office property department for safekeeping.


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A caller reported that she believes her laptop and credit cards were stolen by a female neighbor who lives at the Polo Field apartments. Follow up by deputies.

11:44 a.m. / Misdemeanor Hit and Run / 6500 block Rincon Road

hit and run call, but the male subject fled the scene traveling southbound on Rincon Road. The man continued southbound on the northbound off-ramp of Highway 101 at Rincon Road. Deputies checked the area and were unable to locate the subject.

2:12 p.m. / Narcotics / 4600 block Carpinteria Avenue

and contacted a woman who had two outstanding warrants: one out of Hermosa Beach but was non-extraditable, and the other out of Santa Barbara. The woman was arrested for the outstanding warrant out of Santa Barbara County.

3 p.m. / 015F / Linden Avenue and Malibu Drive

A black purse was found at Linden and Malibu, then booked for safe keeping. The owner was not contacted.

6 p.m. / Towed Abandoned Vehicle /

Deputies received complaints about an abandoned vehicle parked near Sandpiper Liquor. The vehicle was tagged and marked on Thursday, May 14. The vehicle was checked and was not moved. The

8:28 p.m. / Meth Possession / 1100

A man drove into a parking lot not wearing his seatbelt. A traffic stop was initiated, and he admitted to being in possession of a meth pipe. During a search of the vehicle, his meth pipe was located, but also a baggie with 3.7 grams of meth. The subject was cited for the violations.

What’s new at the harbor seal rookery?

10:12 p.m. / Weapon and Dope Violations / Hales Lane and Via Real

This report covers May 6 – 12, 2024

Sunday, May 17

8 p.m. / Trespassing / 3200 block Via Real

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.



A caller who is renting a home on the Polo Field reported that several people forced their way into her rental home and started yelling and insulting her family. Deputies arrived and contacted six people, who admitted entering the home after they were directed to come look at the damaged caused by the caller. The caller showed cell phone video of the suspects entering the home without permission and were heard and seen yelling at the caller and her family. The husband-suspect fled across the Polo Field and did not return to the scene. A complaint will be forwarded to the DA’s office for review.

A woman and man were contacted as their vehicle was getting dropped off by a tow truck. The woman is on active probation and a search of her property showed she had meth, a meth pipe and a container of pepper spray. She is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning pepper spray. A baggie of meth was found in the center console and since no one wanted to claim it, the man was given ownership since it was his vehicle.

3:38 a.m. / Dope Violations / 4100 block Via Real

Some harbor seals display rusty faces. This phenomenon was first noticed in San Francisco Bay. Scientists studying the seals believe the rust color is caused by iron oxide. When seals forage for food in the sandy bottom of the bay, they kick up iron oxides deposited on the ocean floor which is deposited on their hair shafts. This causes the rust color on their faces.

5 p.m. / Open Beer Violation / Linden Avenue and 9th Street

A man was cited and released for possession of an open container.

This week watchers documented 1,021 visitors. Watchers reported many local visitors, along with visitors from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, Michigan, Colorado, Mississippi, Minnesota, South Carolina, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, Massachusetts and Oregon. International visitors from Germany, France, Japan, Russia, Mexico, South Africa, Australia, the Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland and England enjoyed seeing the harbor seals and the many pelicans gathered on the beach.


5 a.m. / Welfare Check / 2100 block Ortega Hill Road

Seal watcher successfully turned back beach walkers and educated visitors about dog etiquette at the overlook. A mylar balloon caused one disturbance. While the seals didn’t flee the beach, they were very skittish until it was washed away.

A woman and man were in a vehicle with a stolen license plate, reported to Santa Barbara Police Department. A traffic stop was initiated, and it was determined the vehicle was not stolen, but was rented a few weeks ago by the woman. She thought the “PERM” on the Arizona license plate meant it was only a “permit” for the vehicle and not an actual license plate. So, to avoid getting pulled over, they placed a stolen plate on the car, she said. After a search of nearby motel rooms associated with the subjects, they, and the woman’s sister, were cited for possession of stolen property, meth and paraphernalia. Further investigation will be done for the fraudulently obtained EBT cards.

Thursday, May 21

A major disturbance happened on Saturday when a drone flying overhead scared most of the 80 seals into the water. After about a half hour, 30 returned.

8:47 a.m. / Driving with False Registration / Carpinteria and Palm avenues

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.

A caller reported that his girlfriend’s 27-year-old son had a bad dream and ran out of the house naked and was last seen running towards Summerland. Deputies responded and located a man walking nude on North Jameson near Sheffield. The man claimed he smoked marijuana with friends and wanted to go to the hospital to detox. His mother drove him to the hospital.

Monday, May 18

10:41 a.m. / Tossed Mail / Via Real and Carpinteria Creek

Mail was found scattered off a county access road by a Caltrans site. The mail

A man was driving with a false registration tab. He was cited for the violation and allowed to park the vehicle at his mechanic shop located nearby.

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!

10:06 p.m. / Suspended License / Via Real and Vallecito Road

A man was stopped for not displaying license plates on his truck. A records check showed his driver’s license was

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 Kate and two cyclists who helped the reader on the Franklin Trail after a bad fall, the four firefighters who carried the reader down the trail and the paramedics who took the reader to the ER. “Carpinteria has the best people.”

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 Sean and Dayna for being wonderful neighbors and helping the reader through another frazzled mom situation.

A reader sends a halo to Myriad Flowers, Yamaoka Flowers and Gallup & Stribling for their very generous donation to CMS Teacher Appreciation Week. “Many, many thanks!”

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 the anonymous person who left a $100 donation in the HELP of Carpinteria office mail slot this past week. “Thank you for your kindness.”

A reader sends a halo to Ruben and Angel for clearing all the growth and weeds on the Franklin Trail on Monday. “All those who hike the trail appreciate your hard work.”

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 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 Mollie’s Italian Deli. “My husband and I happened to stroll in for lunch and the owner was so friendly and inviting while graciously telling us the specials and even generously comping some food samples for us to try. We will be back!”

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 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 all of the parents at Carpinteria Family School and Canalino for the love and support shared during Teacher Appreciation Week. “All that were honored surely felt the kindness and love of the Carpinteria community! We love what we do!”

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

A reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria Beautiful lady picking up trash in a neighborhood near the beach. “Thank you! We need all the help we can get keeping trash picked up in the neighborhoods on the beach-side of the tracks.”

A reader sends a halo to Kassandra Quintero at The Spot. “When the roof-top flag was twisted and lodged in the rain gutter, Quintero jumped into action and climbed up to the roof and untangled it so that it could wave freely. Way to show patriotism!”

A reader sends a halo to Hank. “This reader is eternally grateful for all of your help.”

A reader sends a halo to Brenda, the lady in the yellow jacket, who picks up trash daily all along Highway 192. “Thank you!”

A reader sends a halo to Emma and Justin. “It was a wonderful wedding, great food, spectacular location and great people! It was moving and wonderful.”

A reader sends a halo to Carpinterians who put out boxes in front of their homes full of surplus oranges, avocados, etc. from their trees. “Thank you for sharing your abundance.”

A reader sends a halo to Jude Hockel, Carpinteria’s amazing new chiropractor. “Goodbye sciatica!”

A reader sends a halo to Nikki at HEAT Culinary. “I went to my first class this weekend with my sister, who has been to four so far. I had the best time! Someone get this girl a TV show, she should be on the Food Network already.”

A reader sends a halo to all the beach community residents. “Thank you for parking in front of your home with your permit.”

A reader sends a halo to Sun Coast Rentals for their donation of equipment rental to Pollinator Habitat Project to beautify the Santa Monica Creek trail.

A reader sends a halo to Diana, a caregiver at Carpinteria Senior Lodge for nearly three years.

A reader sends a halo to theCarpinteria Public Works department for their great job in cleaning up the weeds along the Santa Monica Creek Trail.

A reader sends a halo to Tom Sweeney for going out on Elm Avenue by the beach to clean up plastic bottles, bags, dirty gloves and masks.

A reader sends a halo to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the local vet for working diligently to save the Rincon Beach bear. “It’s a terrible shame to lose one of these magnificent creatures; however, I wouldn’t want it to suffer to a miserable death.”

A reader sends a halo to The Food Liaison for providing an outstanding meal for the homeless, and to Tom Spadoro for supplying bus passes to the group.

A reader sends a halo to Bill and Rosana Swing for spending their Saturday taking photos for Junior Warriors Football. “We appreciate all you do for our families, players and program. You rock!”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the new parking zones. “All the “no parking/two hour” signs just made people park in my neighborhood. Seventh and the neighboring streets are a packed parking lot.”

A reader sends a halo to Code Enforcement for “their efficient handling of abandoned vehicles on city streets. Thank you.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to those who lied on their FAFSA and took scholarships away from kids who need it.

A reader sends a halo to DJ Hecktic for coming out early Saturday morning to support the Junior Warriors. “It made the kids so happy to hear you say their names—you’re a local celebrity to them!”

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A reader sends a pitchfork to the officials ruining our small town and approving to re-zone and put high-density housing. “It’s hard to believe that this isn’t just a bad dream! So sad, our poor small town charm will slowly be taken away.”

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A reader sends a halo to Diana Rigby, Superintendent of schools, and Debra Her, director of Boys & Girls Club, for removing the toxic Euphorbia fire sticks from the pots and landscape.

suspended. The man was cited, and his vehicle was released to a licensed driver.

A reader sends a pitchfork to the city of Carpinteria. “It has been 3.5+ months since road steel plates have been installed on Chaney Street due to a road water leakage. How much longer do residents need to wait for the road to be fixed? Don’t just install a band aid tool, do something and fix.”

2:37 a.m. / Public Intoxication / Bailard Avenue

Two men were contacted in a parked truck and both were extremely intoxicated with open containers of alcohol observed in the vehicle. One man was not being the most cooperative, but once he was convinced to exit the vehicle, a pat down search of his person was conducted. Deputies located a collapsible baton in the man’s front waistband. He was cited and both were released to a sober friend.

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he found a small baggie containing a white powdery substance underneath the driver’s seat of his recently purchased vehicle. The man stated he purchased the vehicle three weeks ago but didn’t find the small baggie until he’d removed the driver’s seat to fix the reclining mechanism. The incident was documented, and the baggie was booked into Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office property for destruction.

A reader sends a pitchfork to the guy who “professes to be a wild bird lover and then is seen knocking down, with a very large pole, the mud nests under his second story eaves of newly hatched swallows.”

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5:49 a.m. / Domestic Violence / 4100 block Via Real

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7:41 a.m. / Theft / 5500 block Calle Arena

Deputies responded after a woman reported her residence was burglarized the prior night. The woman stated a cartoon of almond milk and tools were taken from her garage. She told the reporting deputy that the tools belonged to her daughter’s boyfriend. The deputy attempted to contact the man via telephone multiple times with no response. The woman stated her garage door was unlocked during the night and is in the process of getting a new lock. She did not have any suspect information at the time. The incident was documented, and patrol will follow-up for further details of the stolen items.

Deputies responded to a motel on Via Real for a report of a domestic violence incident. Upon arrival, a deputy contacted a man and woman in the parking lot. After contacting both subjects, there were visible injuries on both parties. Due to conflicting statements regarding their mutual altercation and obvious injuries, both parties were arrested for corporal injury on a spouse.

10:36 a.m. / Hit and Run / Cameo and Casitas Pass roads

Deputies responded to a report a of a black sedan crashing into a parked water truck. While en route, it was also reported the male subject driving the sedan fled the scene on foot. Upon arrival, deputies observed the sedan abandoned in the middle Cameo Road with major damage to the front right passenger wheel

2:07 p.m. / Found Drugs / 6000 block Jacaranda Way

A man was contacted after reporting

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Oil spotted at Bates Beach

CVN reader Susan Griffin spotted oil at Bates Beach last week. She told CVN she reached out to local agencies, who referred her to the county of Santa Barbara. “Because the sand has washed away and you can really tell where the oil is leaking. There are a lot of birds covered with oil there,” Griffin said in an email.

The Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Department and Santa Barbara County Fire Department told CVN they have no information available about the incident.

Northern Lights from Foothill Road

While pictures of the Northern Lights flooded social media late last week, two Carpinterians – Becki Norton and CVN photographer Robin Karlsson – grabbed their own shots of the vibrant night from Foothill Road.

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No matter what age you are, you can benefit from being flexible. Many people tend to overlook the importance of both physical and mental flexibility in their lives.

Flexibility can apply both to the physical and mental aspects of our lives, and working to become more flexible has many benefits that can help improve your overall well-being.

Physical flexibility is the ability of a joint or series of joints to move through an unrestricted, pain-free range of motion. Flexibility also refers to the ability of muscles, joints and soft tissues to stretch, lengthen and contract without limitations, allowing for smooth and efficient movement.

Mental flexibility is the capacity to adjust to short-term change quickly and calmly so that you can deal with

The importance of flexibility

unexpected problems and situations effectively. To be mentally flexible means you are connected with the present. You are self-aware of your thoughts, emotions and acutely aware of others and your environment.

Great for your health

Incorporating flexibility training into your workouts will lead to improved fitness for everyday activities and enhance heath and energy. If you frequently experience muscle fatigue, muscle stress or poor joint health, you could significantly benefit from flexibility exercises. Stretching improves circulation and increases blood flow to your muscles, which nourishes them and helps rid them of waste biproducts.

There are two types of stretching: static and dynamic. Static stretching involves extending your muscle until you feel tension and holding it for 15 to 60 seconds. This type of stretching lengthens muscles, which is ideal for achieving optimal flexibility. Dynamic stretching is movement-based stretching that uses the muscles themselves to bring about stretch (the stretch position is not held).

Both types of stretching keep your muscles flexible and agile, prevent injury and improve posture and balance. When your muscles are loose and limber your balance improves and your reflexes and responses to sudden movements are much quicker.

Even just a couple of minutes of

Even just a couple of minutes of stretching exercises each day will help you become more flexible and agile.

stretching exercises each day will help you become more flexible and agile. Stretching exercises can be done standing, seated or on the floor. If you’re not sure how to get started, my Stretchercise classes are head-to-toe routines that work all of your muscles in a controlled and relaxed manner.

The benefits of flexibility include better joint health, less problems with injuries, prevention of lower back pain, relief of aches and pains, improved posture and balance, relaxation and stress relief.

Advantages of mental flexibility

Mental flexibility refers to the ability to change your perspective or approach when facing new or challenging situations. It means being able to think outside the box and consider multiple options or solutions to a problem.

Mental flexibility can play an important role in mental health and well-being for a number of reasons. Being flexible and open to new experiences allows you to learn new things. It also helps you to adapt to changing circumstances so you can function more effectively in your environment.

When things do not go as planned, having a flexible and easygoing attitude


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will help you adjust to sudden changes. Individuals who display the characteristics of mental flexibility are dynamic and versatile in their thinking and are open to new ideas and ways of doing things. They are also capable of dealing with unexpected stressors, mindful of others’ thoughts and feelings and willing to try new experiences.

When we are flexible in our lives, it shows that we can compromise and be cooperative with others. Having a positive outlook and being flexible, versatile and easy-going will make your life more pleasurable and fun!

With all this said, you can see how being mentally and physically flexible is so beneficial to your everyday life. Go ahead and relax, let loose and feel free to stretch yourself!

Leslie Sokol is the creator and founder of the adult dance and fitness program “For the Young at Heart.” She has been teaching adults and children for 45 years. You can watch “For the Young at Heart” by visiting her YouTube Channel or on TVSB. She also teaches in retirement communities throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. For more information contact Leslie at Dancekidsfun@ (805) 312-8089 or visit

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Shopping local at CWA Mother’s Day flower sale

The Carpinteria Women for Agriculture’s (CWA) annual Mother’s Day Flower & Bake Sale returned on Saturday, May 11, offering Mother’s Day shoppers a chance to buy local and grab beautiful bouquets for their loved ones. Flower, baked goods and plant proceeds from the yearly event go back to Carpinteria’s Future Farmers of America and 4-H Club, supporting scholarships for members of both groups.

Lefty the dog and Dawn Truitt browse the baked goods, helped by Alejandra Lira. Lisa Malone, right, makes a bouquet for Clarissa Requejo. Locals stopped by the CWA’s annual Mother’s Day sale on Saturday, May 11, grabbing beautiful flowers for their loved ones and supporting FFA. Emmie and Brynn Dwyer pick out flowers for their mom. Camille Phillips got a deal on a Jasmine Vine.
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From left, FFA members Matthew Endow and Devyn Clayton gather bouquets.

CWC honors young artists

The Carpinteria Woman’s Club honored several young artists at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center on Saturday, May 11. Students in grades sixth through 12th had their works displayed at the arts center in the Robinson Gallery ahead of the Saturday reception, which was sponsored by the Woman’s Club and the arts center. Winners received cash, prizes, ribbons and certificates, given out by the Carpinteria Unified School District, the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, the Carpinteria Education Foundation and Montecito Bank & Trust.

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PHOTOS Zoe Barnett, right, received a first-place ribbon; at left is teacher Madison Maple. Carpinteria High School’s Jackson Melton submitted ceramics art for the contest; he won second and third place. Geri Carty, left, with Marybeth Carty. Caroline Cooney, left, with Carpinteria Middle School teacher Ryan Ethington, won a firstplace prize. Carpinteria High School student Linda Galindo took home second and third place prizes.


Thursday, May 16

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

One-on-One Tech Help Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., (805) 684-4314

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

Compassionate Care of Carpinteria Annual Luncheon Rincon Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Lane. 11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m.

Senior Center Activities: Pickleball Class Veterans Memorial Building, 941 Walnut Ave. 1:30–3:30 p.m. agewell@, (805) 881-1279

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

Carpinteria Creative Arts Eighth Street and Linden Avenue. 2:30–6 p.m. Handmade pottery, beach art, cards, jewelry and sewn articles. (805) 6984536

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

Postpartum Support Group Carpinteria Children’s Project, 5201 Eighth St. 5–6 p.m., (805) 566-1600

Friday, May 17

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

Saturday, May 18

Carpinteria Bluffs Restoration Bailard Parking Lot. 9 a.m. – noon.

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.

Senior Citizens Prom Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, 5315 Foothill Road. 5–9 p.m. 55+. (806) 895-0968

Carpinteria Boys & Girls Club Auction 4849 Foothill Road, 5–9 p.m.

Live Music: Jayden Secor Band Island Brewing Company,5049 Sixth St. 6–9 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Live Music: Natalie and Lindsay Marie Island Brewing Company, 5049 Sixth St. 2–4 p.m.

Palate to Palette Carpinteria Arts Center, 865 Linden Ave. 4–8 p.m., (805) 684-7789

Monday, May 20

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

Senior Center Activities: Music Mondays Sing Along Veterans Me-

morial 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) 8811279

Tuesday, May 21

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

Carpinteria Writers Group Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 10 a.m. – noon. (202) 997-0429

Junior Spanish Conversation Group Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 12:30–1 p.m. For tweens and teens., (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) 8811279

Carpinteria Songwriters Circle Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 4–5:30 p.m.

Showing & Discussion: “The Chosen” Carpinteria Community Church, 1111 Vallecito Road. 6:30 p.m., (805) 6842211

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

Wednesday, May 22

Meeting: Morning Rotary Carpinteria Woman’s Club, 1059 Vallecito Rd. 6:45–8 a.m. Speaker: Exchange student Mari

Senior Center Activities: Walking Group Meet at Carpinteria Community Library, 5141 Carpinteria Ave. 9 a.m., (805) 8811279

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) 8811279

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Educational Forum Carpinteria Children’s Project, 5301 Eighth St. 6–7:30 p.m.


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

High school Muses to perform “Wizard of Oz”

The Carpinteria High School Muses will perform “The Wizard Of Oz” for its spring production from May 23 to May 25 at the Carpinteria High School cafeteria, 4810 Foothill Road.

The theatrical production of “The Wizard Of Oz” was adapted by John Kane, based on L. Frank Baum’s novel with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg. The story follows Kansas-born Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto after they get transported to a magical land known as Oz.

There, Dorothy accidentally crushes the Wicked Witch of the East, causing the Wicked Witch of the West to antagonize Dorothy. To find her way back home, Dorothy must see the powerful Wizard of Oz. On Dorothy’s journey home she meets the Scarecrow (who wants a brain), the Tin Man (who longs for a heart) and the cowardly Lion (who is in search of courage). Once they meet the Wizard, they discover that what they have been searching for has been in them all along.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m.; Friday, May 24, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase starting a half hour before each performance, with $10 for reserved seats, $8 for general admission for adults and $5 general admission for students and seniors. Anyone interested in reserved seating may email

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Jackson Melton

WHAT’S NEXT: A four-year CA college

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Success in water polo and swim

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Surfing and summer

Carter CoX

Senior Spotlight

WHAT’S NEXT: Finding success

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Switching to online classes

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Adding the next page to my chapter

Camryn bernstein

The Carpinteria High School graduating class of 2024 will soon celebrate 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 three 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 UCLA and majoring in computational and systems biology

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Getting advice about life from Charles

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Traveling the world and meeting new people

Sara Fakinos

WHAT’S NEXT: Attending UC Davis

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Playing sports with friends

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Meeting new people and new experiences

Sebastian Hernandez


FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Playing football with the lads and taking a kick return to the crib

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Traveling and having new experiences

Jessemar Marquez

WHAT’S NEXT: Majoring in criminology at CSULB or Gonzaga

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Celebrating Mr. Muralles’ birthday every year


Isaac Flores

WHAT’S NEXT: Attending Ventura College and playing baseball, then going to fire academy

FAVORITE HS MEMORY: Playing football & baseball with my homies

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Becoming a firefighter

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When my friend, ecologist Sandy Andelman, asked if I wanted to join her on a business trip to Botswana and Namibia and do a wilderness adventure, I leapt at the chance. Sandy knows her stuff. She spent a decade studying elephants and vervet monkeys in Kenya and Tanzania before moving onto international efforts to conserve biodiversity in Africa and beyond.

Botswana and Namibia are two countries that have managed, better than most, to preserve their wildlife. Our aim was to observe as much of this biodiversity as we could in two weeks.

Sandy planned our expedition to the Caprivi Strip and my husband Ken joined us. Years before I recalled elephants swimming across rivers using their trunks as snorkels – and the splendor of birds. I wanted to go back.

Flying from Johannesburg we reached Kasane, a town in Botswana, close to Africa’s “Four Corners” where the borders of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe come together.

We crossed the river to Namibia where our passports were stamped. Then our guide Benito whisked us by boat to Serondela Ecolodge perched on an island across from Botswana’s Chobe National Park. The breeze on the river took us from sweltering hot, to cool and alert. A menagerie of animals was drawn to the water to drink or to make their living. Egrets, Egyptian Geese, Gray and Squacco Herons worked the shoreline.

Crocodiles floated like logs in the shallows, some as big as our boat. Hippos lounged, only their round ears, nostrils and little pig eyes above water. They looked fat and friendly, but they are not. Their huge tusks can cleave a canoe or a person in two, so they are carefully avoided.

Fishing Eagles, in pairs, perched atop the trees. On shore were large flocks of African Spoonbills and Glossy and Sacred Ibis, like variations of Dr. Suess birds. All too soon we approached Serondela. We stepped ashore and walked across the grass to the open-air lodge. Swirls of chittering Lesser Striped and Wiretailed swallows greeted us, swooping

Here and there: water is life

inside and out for insects and keeping us bite-free.

The next morning, we were up at 5:30 a.m. and on the boat. Floating the river offered a brief window into the lives of many animals.

A large troop of baboons lounged onshore. A big male grabbed a tiny baby from its mother. She held on, screeching. It looked like the baby would be torn in half until miraculously, the mother managed to snatch it away. She ran into the bushes, keeping her head turned away from the male. Another female joined her and started grooming her to calm her down. Miraculously the baby, with its big jug ears and black fur, peeked out, apparently okay. Phew.

A very thin male lion on the Botswana side walked down the river. For over 10 minutes, it drank, it’s huge pink tongue lapping steadily. Although we did not know it then, this was a portent of things to come.

We soon learned that this year’s El Nino had shortened the rains in southern Africa. Drought was setting in, drawing ever more animals to the river shore.

Next, we journeyed to a tent camp where the central lodge is built around a giant Jackelberry Tree. Here the river water was shrinking. Our guide could barely navigate the boat through papyrus corridors of shallow water. We came upon a colony of White-throated Bee-eaters resting on the bank below their holes – red breasts gleaming in the sunlight. And we drifted among hippos and elephants and Cape Buffalo.

Returning to the lodge one of the staff ran to tell us a lion had been sighted. “When?” we asked. “Now, now!” he said. Climbing to the third story of the tower,

we could see five lions lounging in the grass. That night our guides walked us to our tents with flashlights. We lay in the darkness and listened to the roars of lions, the rumbles and trumpets of elephants, the growls of impala and the whoops of hyenas.

After a couple of long, lovely days of wildlife watching, a bush pilot flew us across the desiccating landscape of Chobe National Park. It was pocked with empty water holes, lines of game trails radiating outwards.

From the vantage of a few hundred feet, we spied our dirt air strip. A long line of elephants was filing across it. Yikes. Circling, we waited for them to cross. We were met by our guide Tony who showed us man-made concrete-lined watering holes. A solar-powered pump draws water from a bore hole providing a steady flow of water from a pipe – a life saver.

Elephants were walking out of the bush in all directions towards the water. As they approached the water they started to run to get to the water first. The adults filled their trunks then poured the water into their mouths and down their throats. A baby, small enough to scoot underneath the adults, plowed into the river with its mouth wide open, its little trunk waving in the air.

Elephants like clean water. They vied for position for their trunks to siphon the freshest water flowing in from the pipe. We watched the dominant bull elephant shove other males away with its tusks. Yet when a baby crawled under him and horned in on his spot he

permitted the calf to drink, then gently nudged it out of the way with his trunk and resumed filling his trunk from the sweet spot at the inflow.

Botswana has more elephants – about 130,000 – than anywhere else in the world. It is one of the last strongholds as poaching continues to decimate elephants world-wide. We saw the military on poacher patrol. “They shoot to kill,” said our guide. The elephants here are relatively safe. Still, when elephant groups travel, they place the calves in the very center of the herd for protection.

We loved our mobile camp at Savute within Chobe National Park where, according to park regulations the staff must pack up and move camp every five days. Our guide, a master tracker, spied a leopard up in a tree. It had dragged its impala kill about 20 feet high to eat in peace. We watched her call her cub to come out of hiding and climb the tree to join her.

Our final chapter took us by bush plane and helicopter to a tent camp on the edge of Linyanti Marsh. There was no water for the canoe-like mokoros to take us through the wetland. Instead, we looked for wildlife by land cruiser. We ended each day with a sundowner drink by one of the few remaining water holes watching the birds and mammals come in an evening drink of their own. The water was visibly shrinking daily. The hippos were so crowded you could imagine walking across their backs – if you dared. Vast flocks of Great and Pink-backed Pelicans, Marabou Storks and Spoonbills came to tank up before roosting for the night.

As we left Linyanti I reflected on the beauty we had seen. Yet the specter of increasing drought and climate change made me anxious. I thought about how at home in California we have been blessed with two years of good rain after years of drought. I thought about how we live, and that the choices we make stretch far beyond our own borders. It is the entire planet we must care about. May we all have rain.

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NANCY BARON Marabou Storks, Great White and Pink-backed Pelicans gather by shrinking waters in Chobe National Park. KEN WEISS The leopard cub joins its mother to eat an impala kill. The mother dragged the kill 20 feet up into a tree so it is not taken by scavengers. NANCY BARON A baby elephant horns in on a big bull elephant drinking where the freshwater is pumped in and enters a man-made waterhole. The big bull tolerates the calf, but not the adolescent elephant. Nancy Baron is a former park biologist, naturalist and writer who lives in the hills above Carpinteria on an organic avocado ranch with her husband Ken Weiss. KEN WEISS

Carpinteria attire & sonic booms



Dear Amy O, Will you describe, explain and/or define what “Carp Cocktail” dress attire is for men and women in Carpinteria? Signed, Love My Flip Flops!

Dear Love My Flip Flops!, I’m flattered you asked. Other than an occasional “Does this look OK?” I’m not asked for fashion advice, which is perfectly understandable.

That is a tough question, given Carpinteria’s independent streak and what is considered too casual in many parts of the world would be considered dressy or downright formal in Carpinteria.

Let’s look at just what is standard cocktail dress attire. Fashion maven and owner of the clothing consignment store Twice as Nice on Maple Avenue Jana Smirnova explained, “It’s not formal. The way I see it is fitted, chic, polished and sophisticated.” (Which really makes the Sea Witch wonder if “Carp Cocktail” is an oxymoron.) For women, it’s

a plain A-line or pleated dress or skirt set to the knees or slightly below with some details and fun accessories: floral, rhinestones, beads, fringe or sequins. For men, it’s well-fitted slacks and a belt, a crisp collared button-up shirt (not a Hawaiian one, even if pressed), tie not needed and jacket or vest.

Using the above definition as a guideline and Carpinteria-izing it, allow me to begin with – and I’m really going out on a ledge here – it means wearing shoes. Shoes that are free of sand and tar. Flip flops and sandals are acceptable, but make sure the feet are free of sand and tar, too. Tops and bottoms in unstained bright colors or neutrals are up for the job. Best to stay away from shorts, capris are OK. I think a maxi-length dress or skirt is fine as the look is in style. Statement accessories are up for the job – extra points if handmade by a Carpinteria artisan or purchased in Carpinteria (be sure to pipe up with that info).

Sometimes it’s easier to understand a concept by knowing what it isn’t. Carp Cocktail is not Jimmy Buffet Parrothead style (we can do better, Carp!), yoga pants whether brand new or not, wrinkled fabric, t-shirt of the local cause du jour, karate gi , ratty denim unless everyone knows you paid more than $250 for the piece, bathing suit, straight-from-the-gym workout wear, bridesmaids dress, kilt, kimono or pajamas, among others. Clerical collar or habit are permissible only for those who have earned them.


Here’s the thing: No matter where you are or what the occasion, what you wear and how you wear it is a barometer of respect.

you are or what the occasion, what you wear and how you wear it is a barometer of respect – respect for yourself and for others, such as a cocktail party host. So you don’t have a wardrobe of killer outfits for all kinds of events? That doesn’t matter. What matters is doing the best with what you have and holding your head high. Remember, being a gracious guest is the best accessory you can wear. I say don’t give it too much thought. Carpinteria isn’t the place to play at being Carrie Bradshaw a la Sex in the City, but hey, if that’s your druthers, go for it. Maybe the best thing is to ask the host what they’ll be wearing.


Dear Amy O, Sonic booms. Hate them. Why are they allowed?

Here’s the thing: No matter where


Dear I Prefer Peace and Quiet, They’re allowed because we have allowed them to be. (As if this town didn’t have enough controversy with noise mitigation!) In my little pocket of Carpinteria, I’m spared a lot of the

booms. Not sure of the physics of it, but I’m guessing it’s similar to why I have such lousy phone reception. I don’t like the sonic booms either. They are much more than a noise nuisance; they are terrifying to family pets and family members, not to mention their negative environmental impacts.

You didn’t ask my opinion on this, but I think the perpetrator(s) of the sonic booms should give notice when they will be happening in a far more comprehensive way than a press release to local media. It should not be up to the public to visit their website to look it up. This reminds me of the flawed logic of having to sign up for the Do Not Call registry. How about telemarketers only be allowed to call people who have signed up for an “OK To Call” registry? We need to stand up for ourselves more frequently and loudly.

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

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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.


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



Everyone loves a parade

Carpinteria’s annual independence Day parade is scheduled to roll down Linden Avenue on saturday, July 2, but parades are nothing new in this spirited town. Pictured above, a full marching band tromps along Carpinteria Avenue for a Christmas parade in the 1960s (or 1970s?).

As the nation gears up for March Madness (starting March

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.


He said,

Editors note: After publishing a photo from the old thunderbowl race track in last week’s Hindsight, Coastal View

from Van Nuys to play; the photo was taken by Winneguth’s mother.

He said, she said Bring on the funny!

“We were a garage surf band that played private parties and high school dances around the San Fernando Valley.

He added that after vacationing and visiting family in Carpinteria for several years, he and his family moved to Carpinteria in 2012, along with his son and his son’s family.

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Rotary Morning welcomes new member Jim Campos

Jim Campos, a lifelong Carpinterian, local historian and retired Carpinteria Unified School District educator, became one of the newest members of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning. Campos is also a Coastal View News columnist.

Campos was welcomed to the club by his cousins, and club members, Jesus Gonzalez and John Gonzalez.

“I’m very impressed by the composition and great achievements of Morning Rotary. I admire the group and look forward to contributing what I can,” Campos told club members.

Mental Health Wellness center representative visits Noon Rotary

In honor of Mental Wellness Month, celebrated in May, the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Noon invited Liat Wasserman, the director of Development & Communications for the Mental Wellness Center, to speak at the club’s lunch meeting.

Wasserman spoke to club members about the various services that the center offers, which includes English and Spanish speaking classes and programs for younger people, adults and families. Wasserman also told Rotary members that the club offers community wellness programs, mental health education and housing and residential services.

Girls Inc. celebrates 160 years of leadership

Last week, Girls Inc. celebrated 160 years during its annual Girls Inc. Week, and locally, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria celebrated the milestone by looking back on its own history, which began with a summer camp for girls in 1971.

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria also recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of Jamie Collins taking over as executive director.

“As I reflect on five extraordinary years with Girls Inc., I am profoundly proud of our collective achievements,” Collins said in a press release. “From the complete renovation of our campus to the payoff of our mortgage, we’ve ensured Girls Inc. has a forever home in Carpinteria. Together, we’ve cultivated the best team, expanded our program offerings, and served more youth than ever before.”

During the Girls Inc. Week event, Girls Inc. of Carpinteria collaborated with several local businesses, including Aubry Kate Yoga, Bettina, J. McLaughlin, Rincon Mountain Winery, Seastrand, Spark45, Sunburst and Uncle Chen Restaurant.



CVN roots for the Woodpeckers

Lesli Cheverez True, center, recently traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina with her copy of CVN to watch her son Derek True, right, play his debut baseball game at Segra Stadium with the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, in the Single A baseball division of the Houston Astros. Derek went scoreless 4 3/4 innings with seven strikeouts, Lesli told CVN. The mother and son are pictured outside the stadium with Bunker, the mascot for the Woodpeckers.

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May 16, 2024

Wednesday, May 1

2141 hrs / Warrant / Nipomo Drive

A suspect was arrested at his residence for a $20,00 FTA warrant. He was also found in possession of suspected methamphetamine.

2157 hrs / DUI / Limu Drive

A vehicle was stopped, and the driver was found to be operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver’s license and while under the influence of a controlled substance. A loaded methamphetamine pipe was also located inside the vehicle. The vehicle was towed, and the driver was arrested, transported and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.

Thursday, May 2

2138 hrs / Incident / 1000 block

Concha Loma Drive

Deputies conducted a search of the area and contacted a suspect, who displayed signs and symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance. The subject was transported to the Carpinteria station where he underwent a drug evaluation examination. The subject was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail.

Friday, May 3

0912 hrs / Warrant / 5900 block

Hickory Street

Deputies conducted an arrest warrant service for a subject, who was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

Saturday, May 4

1826 hrs / Missing / 1100 block

Casitas Pass Road

Deputies responded to a report of a missing adult. The missing was last seen on May 3, at approximately 1103 hours at the 1100 block of Casitas Pass Road. The missing person was entered into the missing persons system. Later, the missing person was located and later removed from MUPS.

Sunday, May 5

1358 hrs / Traffic / Santa Monica Road and Via Real

Deputies responded to a traffic col-


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lision. The driver was at fault and was driving without a license or proof of insurance. The driver was cited for the incident.

1440 hrs / Scam / 1000 block

Casitas Pass Road

The reporting party came to the station to report fraud after she added $500 on a card at Albertsons. Upon further investigation, it was determined she is the victim of several scams by a person portraying to be a famous singer.

1639 hrs / Theft / 800 block Linden Avenue

Deputies responded to a theft in progress at a local store. The reporting party stated that an unknown suspect entered the north entrance of the grocery store, wandered around the beer display, pocketed a candy bar, grabbed a case of beers and fled the store. An employee was able to provide a vehicle description and license plate. The case is pending further investigation.

1923 hrs / Warrant / 1000 block

Casitas Pass Road

Deputies contacted a subject, and a records check determined they had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant; the subject was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

2331 hrs / Incident / Fifth Street and Elm Avenue

Deputies were dispatched to investigate a report of vehicle tampering. Upon arrival deputies contacted two subjects in the area who matched the description. The reporting party stated she saw the subjects helping another unknown subject, who was not located, tampering

with a vehicle. The two subjects were found near an R.V. and the door was ajar. An infield line up was conducted and the subjects were positively identified, arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

0227 hrs / Incident / Highway 101 and Casitas Pass Road

Suspicious vehicle was observed to the rear of a local restaurant. Contact was made with the two occupants. When the driver was told to turn the vehicle off, the driver shifted into reverse and fled, entering Highway 101 South. The license plate returned as a lost or stolen plate. A pursuit was initiated and Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office units terminated when California Highway Patrol (CHP) took over in the area of Highway 101 and Victoria, in the city of Ventura. A spike strip was attempted by CHP and they continued the pursuit until losing visual of the vehicle in the city of Camarillo.

Monday, May 6

2042 hrs / Incident / Ash Avenue

Deputies responded to a report of a fight between two juveniles that occurred earlier.

2136 hrs / Narcotics / Padaro Lane and Via Real

A truck was observed traveling northbound on Highway 101 with an obscured license plate. A records check of the driver revealed they had a suspended driver’s license. An open container of marijuana was observed next to the driver’s seat. During a vehicle search, a usable amount of methamphetamine and a used methamphetamine pipe was found. The driver was arrested for the violations and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

2314 hrs / Warrant / 4100 block Via Real

A deputy observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Via Real with expired registration tabs from 2023. The deputy conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle. The deputy contacted the driver and passenger. While conducting a routine records check, the driver was found to have an outstanding warrant. The driver was arrested for the warrant and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail without incident.

Wednesday, May 8

1357 hrs / Incident / 600 block Linden Avenue

Deputies responded to investigate abandoned marijuana found on the property. The marijuana was confiscated and booked for destruction.

2138 hrs / Incident / 5800 block Via Real

While on patrol a sergeant noticed three males standing at the locked gate of a nursery. All of the males were wearing dark clothing and hoods covering their faces. One of the males consented to a search of his backpack which revealed a battery-powered grinder and a pry tool. While speaking with the three males, deputies heard movement in the bushes along the freeway, where a male was

found hiding. The man was found to be in possession of a credit card that did not belong to him. The two subjects were both arrested, and the other males were identified and released.

Thursday, May 9

1447 hrs / Missing / 4200 block Via Real

Deputies responded to a local motel to investigate a missing person report transferred from San Luis Obispo Police Department. The voluntary missing adult was found to be safe and in good health.

0149 hrs / Municipal Code / 6100 block Carpinteria Avenue

A subject was found sleeping in his vehicle. He did not have a valid driver’s license and was found to be on electronic monitoring. He has been given numerous verbal warnings for parking after hours in the area. He was cited and his vehicle was towed.

Friday, May 10

0900 hrs / Incident / Lookout Park Road

Deputies responded to a park for an illegal camping investigation. The subject was contacted and discovered to be a well-known probationer. A fourth waiver was executed, and the subject was found to be in possession of makeshift weapons and a flare gun with flares. Probation was contacted and advised the violation would be addressed at his next court hearing. The weapons were taken as evidence.

Saturday, May 11

2042 hrs / Theft / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road

Deputies responded to a local store for a reported theft. The manager was contacted and stated an unknown suspect entered the business from the main entrance at approximately 1828 hours, walked to the rear “employee only” area and walked into the money room. The suspect then found the safe unlocked and stole money and wallets that had been turned in as lost and found. The suspect walked out of the store at approximately 1830 hours and appeared to know exactly where the safe was located.

0018 hrs / Warrant / Carpinteria Creek Drive and Via Real

Three subjects were contacted on the bike path after sunset. One of the subjects was found to have an outstanding $50,000 warrant for their arrest. The subject was arrested and booked in the county jail.

0022 hrs / Narcotics / Lillie Avenue and Valencia Road

While investigating suspicious circumstances of several subjects sitting in a parked car near closed businesses, with open containers of alcohol, one of the occupants was found to be in possession of cocaine in a folded dollar bill. The subject was cited and released.

2219 hrs / Incident / 4500 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies were dispatched to investigate an unknown suspect flashing two female guests at a local hotel. The two female victims desired prosecution and signed Citizen Arrest forms.

0018 hrs / Warrant / Carpinteria Bike Path

A subject was contacted on the bike path. A records check on the subject revealed he had an outstanding felony warrant; the subject was arrested and transferred to Santa Barbara County Jail.

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PROJECT LOCATION: The project site is located within Dos Pueblos Creek, located northeast of U.S. Highway 101 and east of Dos Pueblos Canyon Road, on APNs 079-140-056, 079-140-027, 079-080-039, & 079-140-034 in the Gaviota Coast Area in the Third Supervisorial District.

PUBLIC COMMENT: The County of Santa Barbara Planning and Development Department (P&D) is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of 24NGD-00005. You may comment by submitting written or oral comments to the project planner identified below prior to the close of public comment on June 15, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

PROJECT DETAILS: The applicant, SoCal Gas, is requesting a Coastal Development Permit, Case No. 22CDH00000-00002, for the inspection and repair of a 215-foot long section of Line 247 (L247) running within the bed of Dos Pueblos creek, which contains anomalies detected in previous investigations. Repair will include installation of stopple fittings and the temporary 12-inch diameter bypass line for isolation of the inspection/ replacement segment, dewatering of the creek, excavation and replacement of the 215-foot section of L247 under the creek, followed by backfilling of the trench, and restoration of the site. The area will return to pre-project contours and vegetation will be restored. Equipment and staging will occur within two laydown yards on either side of the excavation site. Access is provided from Highway 101 and existing travel routes to the SoCal Gas easement on Calle Real and private roads. Excavation will occur within SoCal Gas easement and all impacts will be temporary. No new roads are proposed. The Project is necessary to comply with U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline Hazardous Materials and Safety Administration, Office of Pipeline Safety and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations to conform with the Pipeline Safety and Improvement Act of 2002.

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW FINDINGS: P&D has prepared a Draft Negative Declaration (ND) (24NGD-00005) pursuant to Section 15073 of the State Guidelines for the Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the County of Santa Barbara Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA. P&D’s issuance of a ND affirms our opinion that any significant adverse impacts associated with the proposed project may be reduced to a less than significant level with the adoption of mitigation measures and that the project does not require the preparation of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The ND prepared for the project identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, residual impacts and monitoring requirements for identified subject areas. Significant but mitigable effects on the environment are anticipated in the following areas: Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geologic Processes, and Water Resources. If the project description changes, P&D will require a reevaluation to consider the changes. This reevaluation will be subject to all regular fees and conditions. If you challenge this environmental document in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues raised by you or others in written correspondence or in hearings on the proposed project.

DOCUMENT AVAILABILITY: If a copy of the draft ND is not attached, the draft ND may be obtained and all documents incorporated by reference in the ND may be reviewed at P&D offices located at 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara and on the P&D website at Active Projects | Powered by Box.

HOW TO COMMENT: Please provide comments to the project planner, Katie Nall, at or 805884-8050, prior to the close of public comment on June 24, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. Please limit comments to environmental issues such as traffic, biology, noise, etc. You will receive notice of the dates of future public hearings to consider project approval or denial.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in the hearing, please contact Hearing Support Staff (805) 5682000. Notification at least 48 hours prior to the hearing will enable Hearing Support Staff to make reasonable arrangements.

Publish: May

Notice is hereby given that an application for the project described below has been submitted to the Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department. This project requires the approval and issuance of a Coastal Development Permit by the Planning and Development Department.

The development requested by this application is subject to appeal to the California Coastal Commission following final action by Santa Barbara County and therefore a public hearing on the application is normally required prior to any action to approve, conditionally approve or deny the application. However, in compliance with California Coastal Act Section 30624.9, the Director has determined that this project qualifies as minor development and therefore intends to waive the public hearing requirement unless a written request for such hearing is submitted by an interested party to the Planning and Development Department within the 15 working days following the Date of Notice listed below. All requests for a hearing must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Request for Hearing Expiration Date listed below, to Kathleen Volpi at Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara 93101 2058, by email at, or by fax at (805) 568 2030. If a public hearing is requested, notice of such a hearing will be provided.

WARNING: Failure by a person to request a public hearing may result in the loss of the person’s ability to appeal any action taken by Santa Barbara County on this Coastal Development Permit to the Montecito Planning Commission or Board of Supervisors and ultimately the California Coastal Commission.

If a request for public hearing is not received by 5:00 p.m. on the Request for Hearing Expiration Date listed below, then the Planning and Development Department will act to approve, approve with conditions, or deny the request for a Coastal Development Permit. At this time it is not known when this action may occur; however, this may be the only notice you receive for this project. To receive additional information regarding this project, including the date the Coastal Development Permit is approved, and/or to view the application and plans, or to provide comments on the project, please contact Kathleen Volpi at Planning and Development, 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara 93101 2058, or by email at, or by phone at (805) 568 2033.



DATE OF NOTICE: 5/16/2024


DATE: 6/6/2024 PERMIT NUMBER: 24CDH 00006



PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Applicant: Craig Ramsey Proposed Project: The project is a request for a Coastal Development with Permit with Hearing to allow for the demolition of an existing unpermitted 34’ x 64’ sports court and the installation of sod to match existing lawn. No grading or tree removal is associated with this project. The property is currently developed with an existing single family dwelling, pool, cabana and gym. The parcel will continue to be served by the Montecito Water District, the Montecito Sanitary District, and the Montecito Fire District. Access to the site would continue to be off of Channel Drive. The property is a 1.12 acre parcel zoned 1 E 1 and shown as Assessor’s Parcel Number 009 352 037, located at 1104 Channel Drive in the Montecito Community Plan area, 1st Supervisorial District.

APPEALS: The decision of the Director of the Planning and Development Department to approve, conditionally approve, or deny this Coastal Development Permit 24CDH 00006 may be appealed to the Montecito Planning Commission by the applicant or an aggrieved person. The written appeal must be filed within the 10 calendar days following the date that the Director takes action on this Coastal Development Permit. To qualify as an “aggrieved person” the appellant must have, in person or through a representative, informed the Planning and Development Department by appropriate means prior to the decision on the Coastal Development Permit of the nature of their concerns, or, for good cause, was unable to do so.

Written appeals must be filed with the Planning and Development Department at either 123 East Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, 93101, or 624 West Foster Road, Suite C, Santa Maria, 93455, by 5:00 p.m. within the timeframe identified above. In the event that the last day for filing an appeal falls on a non business day of the County, the appeal may be timely filed on the next business day.

This Coastal Development Permit may be appealed to the California Coastal Commission after an appellant has exhausted all local appeals, therefore a fee is not required to file an appeal.

For additional information regarding the appeal process, contact Kathleen Volpi. The application required to file an appeal may be viewed at or downloaded from: b6b5 4a1e 9dde 4b99ae964af9?cache=1800

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Information about this project review process may also be viewed at: https://ca santabarbaracounty.civicplus. pro/1499/Planning Permit Process Flow Chart Board of Architectural Review agendas may be viewed online at: Development Publish: May 16, 2024


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TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2024 AT 5:30 P.M.

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held before a regular meeting of the City Council at 5:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, Tuesday, May 28, 2024 on the following matter: Adoption of Ordinance No. 783 to amend Carpinteria Municipal Code Section 2.04.620 (Compensation of Councilmembers)

The City Council of the City of Carpinteria will hold a public hearing to consider increasing it’s current monthly compensation of $310 per Councilmember.

All interested persons are invited to be present and be heard. Written communications may be directed to: City Council, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, CA 93013.

The full agenda and associated staff report will be available on Thursday, May 23, 2024 on the City’s Website here: https:// Details and procedures on how to provide public comment and participate in the meeting are available on the posted agenda at and on the City Hall notices board.

If you have any questions about the above referenced matter, please contact Teresa Ilasin, Management Analyst, by email at or by phone at (805) 755-4458.

If you challenge the actions of the City Council related to the matter noted above in court, you may be limited to only raising those issues you or someone else raise at the City Council hearing described in this notice or in written correspondence to the City Council prior to the public hearing.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Brian Barrett, City Clerk at or (805) 755-4403. Notification of two business days prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.

Brian C. Barrett, CMC, CPMC, City Clerk Publish: May 16, 2024


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Carpinteria to induct 13 Warriors into Athletic Hall of Fame Hall of Fame ceremony and 25th stadium anniversary set for May 25

Warrior pride will be in full swing on Memorial Day weekend, as Carpinteria High School prepares to induct 13 new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame in a ceremony on Saturday, May 25. This gathering will also serve as the 25th anniversary of the building of Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium.

The stadium was constructed in 1999 through a joint effort of community fundraising in partnership with funding from the Carpinteria Unified School District. Over 1,000 individual donors and the district combined for more than $1.25 million towards the stadium, which hosted its first contest on October 22, 1999, with a Homecoming football game against Fillmore.

On Veteran’s Day 2009, the stadium was officially dedicated to the 20 Warriors of the Armed Forces who gave their lives in service to the country.

“The Carpinteria High School athletic community has always been proud of its history, traditions and quality programs,” said Carpinteria High School Athletic Director Pat Cooney. “This Memorial Day, we will induct a class of exceptional Warriors, at an incredible venue, while remembering those who gave their lives for our country. What better way to pay tribute to both, than in the beautiful confines of Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium with CHS students, alumni, family and friends.”

Since 1970, the Warriors Athletic Hall

of Fame has recognized standout athletes and exceptional individuals, with 44 members joining the ranks over the years, all noted for their “outstanding athletic accomplishments or special achievements directly impacting the

CHS Athletics program,” Cooney said.

This will be the first time Carpinteria has inducted a new class of members into the Hall of Fame in more than a decade. The last induction ceremony took place in November 2013.

The new class of Hall of Fame inductees represents more than 60 years of Carpinteria athletics and local history,

from longtime coaches to five-star athletes who went on to play at the college and professional level, all uniquely important to Warrior sports culture.

Sari Small (Class of 1960) was a pioneer in girls’ sports before high schools even offered girls varsity athletics. Small competed in basketball, softball and volleyball, but notably excelled in track and field. In her senior year, she ran anchor on the first girls relay team ever to participate in the Russell Cup.

Jerry “Tarzan” Hamilton (Class of 1980) was a key member of the 1978 and 1979 Tri-Valley League Championship football teams and the 1979 and 1980 League Championship Track & Field teams. As a star wide receiver, he set a national record for six touchdown receptions in a single game and still holds the school record with 22 touchdown receptions in a season.

Mike Giusto (Class of 1983) was part of the 1982 Tri-Valley League champion basketball team, but on the tennis court he truly left his mark as the undefeated Tri-Valley League singles champion and part of the back-to-back CIF championships in 1981 and 1982.

David Medina (Class of 1988) was a two-sport letterman in football and baseball, helping lead the Warriors to the 1986 CIF Finals and then finally earning the CIF title after an undefeated 14-0 season in 1987. That year, Medina earned All County and All League honors and was named as the CIF player of the year.

Larissa Godkin Feramisco (Class of 1996) earned eight varsity letters during her four years at CHS as an All Tri-Valley League basketball player and track and field champion in the discus and shot

Sari Small (Class of 1960) was a pioneer in girls’ sports, running on the first girls relay team ever to participate in the Russell Cup. Jerry Hamilton (Class of 1980) was a key member of CHS’ League Championship Track & Field teams. David Medina (Class of 1988) helped lead the Warriors to an undefeated 14-0 season in 1987.

Mike Giusto (Class of 1983) left his mark as the undefeated Tri-Valley League singles champion.

put. She went on to set collegiate records at the University of Redlands, where she was a two-time NCAA All American.

Heather Olmstead (Class of 1998) is one of seven Olmstead siblings to play volleyball for the Warriors. After earning All-CIF honors, she went on to a long career at Utah State and for the United States Professional Volleyball Team. Olmstead now serves as head coach at BYU.

Ivan Vargas (Class of 2000) earned five varsity letters in football and soccer. As a kicker, he was the Warriors leading scorer with 53 points in 1999. In soccer, he set the school record with 31 goals in a single season.

Chris Gocong (Class of 2001) was All League and All CIF in track and field and football.

The quarterback/linebacker racked up 330 tackles on the football field as a Warrior before moving on to play at Cal Poly and then being drafted into the NFL in 2006, where he spent seven years with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.

Sarah Grieve Miller (Class of 2001) was not only a standout on the basketball court and on the track and field team; she was also the Class of 2001 valedictorian. In basketball, she set a school record for career rebounds (1,503) and blocks (409). She went on to dominate as the center for Cal Poly.

Noah Bryant (Class of 2002) was a Warrior for only two years but made an impact on the football field and in track and field. He was the CIF Champion in

put in 2001 and 2002, and set the school, league, and CIF record in the same season. Byant went on to excel at the University of Southern California as a two-time NCAA champion and team MVP.

Emlynn Tursick Hewitt (Class of 2003) was an MVP of the Warriors swim team for four straight seasons, helping Carpinteria earn its first ever CIF Championship in swimming in 2003. She holds several school records and went on to compete at the Division 1 level at Arizona State University.

Dan Cordero (CHS Coach) is being honored for special achievements after mentoring generations of Warrior athletes over the past 44 years. Cordero is a longtime coach and booster who can also be found taking tickets and serving

as the official greeter at CHS volleyball and basketball games for the last 25 years.

Jim Bashore (CHS Coach, Teacher and Athletic Director) will also be honored for a lifetime of service to Warrior athletics. Bashore coached basketball, football, track and helped shape Carpinteria’s most historic seasons, including a run of CIF Championships in football as a coach and Athletic Director. Bashore passed away in 2005.

The induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 25 at noon at Carpinteria Valley Memorial Stadium. The event will be open to all members of the CHS Warrior community at no charge.

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Ivan Vargas (Class of 2000) set the school record with 31 goals in a single season. Chris Gocong (Class of 2001) spent seven years as an NFL linebacker. shot Sarah Grieve Miller (Class of 2001) set the school record for career rebounds and blocks.


CIF medalists Nathan Carrillo, Amarisse Camargo and Melanie Avalos all earned medals in their respective events during the Track and Field Championships in Moorpark on Saturday, May 11.

Warriors athletes earn medals at CIF Finals

Carpinteria had three athletes qualify to compete at the CIF Track and Field Championships in Moorpark on Saturday, May 11, and all three earned medals in their respective events to finish the year on a high note.

Junior Nathan Carrillo was the highest finisher for the Warriors, earning fourth place with a new personal record clearance of 11’1” in the pole vault.

“His performance through the league finals and CIF meets was impressive,” said Carpinteria coach Van Latham. “He improved his personal record by a foot during this time.”

Senior Amarisse Camargo and junior Melanie Avalos also earned medals for the Warriors, with both girls placing in sixth place – Camargo in the shot put and Avalos in the discus. Camargo’s throw of 33’2” is her personal best, and Avalos earned the medal with a toss of 110’6”.

“Both girls came through with clutch performances,” coach Latham said. “It was a great way for Amarisse to finish her high school career. She had tremendous seasons for both the softball team and the track team this spring. Melanie performed admirably in her first CIF meet. The junior has a lot to look forward to next year.”

Cate Rams Roundup

Cate girls lacrosse ended its magical postseason run with a loss to Temecula Valley in the CIF Division 3 Semifinals on May 8. After six straight wins, including three in the playoffs, the Rams were eliminated by a final score of 13-7.

In the semifinal match, Temecula Valley jumped to a 6-0 lead by the end of the first quarter, leaving Cate playing catch-up for the remainder of the game. Despite a three-goal performance from Lucy Guilbert-Neal and two more goals from Carmen Lack, the Rams could not make up the deficit by the final whistle.

“What a run this season,” said Cate coach Renee Mack. “A huge kudos goes to the seniors for leading this special team this far into playoffs. We could not have made this run without their strong leadership on and off the season.”

Mack said senior Riley Pan was the “ultimate captain who cares and is fully invested in the team’s success,” while fellow senior captains Ospina and Shannon Murray were both “role models and strong leaders on the team.”

Rams girls lacrosse closed out the season with an overall record of 12-6.

Cate track and field had three senior athletes qualify for the CIF Championships on May 11, with all three turning in top ten finishes and helping the Rams take fifth

Cate boys basketball coach steps down

Cate boys basketball coach Andy Gil announced last week that he would be stepping down after eight seasons as coach and nearly a decade at the school. He said he will be taking personal time to focus his energy on his family while continuing to coach youth basketball in the community.

“It is with a heavy heart that I will be stepping away and taking a break from coaching high school basketball,” Gil said in a public statement announcing his departure.

“It is and was a difficult decision to step away as I have been coaching high school basketball since 2010,” Gil said. “I want to thank the Cate Athletic Department, specifically Athletic Director Wade Ransom, Ben Soto, Matt Drew and Dave Soto from the Admissions Office for the support, camaraderie and friendship.”

“Most importantly I want to thank my rock, a great person and coach, and the best assistant I could ask for, Joseph ‘Joe’ Cordero. Joe and I have never missed the postseason when working together here at Cate since the 2016

place out of 53 teams overall.

season. I thank Cate for trusting me with my first head coaching position,” he added.

Since taking over Cate’s basketball team in 2015, Gil has been named CIF Coach of the Year and Tri-Valley League Coach of the Year during two separate seasons (2016-2017 and 2021-2022), claimed a league title with an undefeated 7-0 record in 2021-2022, led the team to three trips to the CIF Quarterfinals and finished with an overall record of 94-51.

“The wins and losses will fade,” said Cate Assistant Athletic Director Ben Soto, “but the memories and relationships that one makes with players and coaches last a lifetime.”

“I have learned so much from such great coaches – Mr. Warren, Panizzion, Roberts, Latham, Gonzalez, Griffin, Bouma, Beamer, and Ransom to name a few,” Soto continued. “I add Mr. Andy Gil to this list for the manner in which he calmly gets his points across to his kids, and his interaction with all involved. He has set the bar high for his fellow Cate coaches.”

Senior Muhsin Abdul-Hakim took ninth place in the shot-put; senior Everest Schipper placed third in the 1600 meters and then took fifth in the 3200 meters with a new personal best time of 9:29.45; and senior standout Sebastian Sutch closed out his Cate career with two second place finishes in the 1600- and 800-meter races.

Both of Sutch’s times were season-best finishes, putting a positive end to his career after he was previously sidelined for eight weeks.

“These three young men have had a tremendous influence on the Cate team over the years,” said Cate coach Tim Weir.

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Dribbling for a cause

Annual drive brings in $15k for community program

More than 100 kids dribbled, ran and shot their basketballs for two hours on Friday, May 10 for the Mavericks Athletics’ Dribble Drive fundraiser – ultimately bringing in over $15,000 for the program, Mavericks’ Ryan Reed told CVN. The money from the group’s annual fundraiser funds program costs for at-risk kids.

The large group started out at Carpinteria High School, ran down Linden Avenue to the beach before returning to Carpinteria Middle School to shoot free throws, according to Reed.

“It was incredible event with parents following and honking in cars, business owners coming out to support and restaurant goers cheering them on,” Reed said, thanking the Carpinteria community for its support.

“Mavericks Basketball has been an institution in Carpinteria for over 15 years, with hundreds of local kids going through the summer camps and travel basketball teams,” he added.

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Following the completion of the Olive Mill and San Ysidro Roundabouts earlier this month, Caltrans construction crews will shift focus back to regular repairs and closures along Highway 101. On the northbound side of the highway, one lane from Carpinteria Avenue to Hermosillo Road will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday. The northern on-ramp at San Ysidro Road will be closed until early 2025, though drivers may use the on-ramp at Sheffield Drive as a detour. On the southbound side, one lane from Cabrillo Boulevard to Carpinteria Avenue will be closed from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Sunday. The southbound off-ramp at San Ysidro Road will be closed until later this summer, though drivers may use the off-ramp at Sheffield Drive as a detour.

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