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November 12 - 18, 2020


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Remembering the Romero Fire



Local mom donates kidney to San Diego mom


Profile: CCP Family Liaison Angelica Ornelas


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On Oct. 7, 1971, Gerald Fred Hotchkiss was critically injured in the line of duty while fighting the Romero Fire. On that day, the deadly fire took the lives of four firefighters and severely injured two men, including Hotchkiss. Earlier this week, Hotchkiss’ son John, center, helped Carpinteria Summerland Fire Protection District firefighters Daniel Fawcett, left, and Brian Lombardi, right, to install a memorial plaque on the mountain side of the gazebo at the top of the Toro Canyon Trailhead overlooking the hills that both the Romero and Thomas fires ravaged. John’s brother James was also there, along with Fire Inspector Todd Jenkins, Fire Marshall Rob Rappaport and Toro Canyon Park rangers.


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Santa Barbara County continues to report new cases of Covid-19

On Nov. 10, Santa Barbara County reported 10,260 positive cases of Covid-19 and 131 deaths. Of the 172 cases that are still classified as infectious countywide, 12 are located in the South County communities of Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria. The South County region has experienced 231 cases total, including seven deaths. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has tested 211,722 people for Covid-19 thus far. For more information, visit publichealthsbc.org.

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The Carpinteria Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group walked to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer’s Association on Saturday, Nov. 7.

CVS offers ‘round-up’ donation service at checkout

CVS Health and Edward Jones have partnered as corporate sponsors of the Alzheimer’s Association. In 2019, CVS Health made a three year, $10 million minimum commitment to the association, including customer fundraising and caregiver support. Throughout November, CVS Carpinteria customers can round up their transactions to the nearest dollar to donate additional money to the Alzheimer’s Association. In addition, now through Dec. 24, CVS will donate 20% of sales of World’s Finest Chocolate to the association. On Saturday, Nov. 7, the Carpinteria Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group walked the Downtown T to raise money and to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s, a disease which afflicts 5 million Americans. To donate directly to the association in the name of Team Carpinteria, visit alz. org/walk before the end of the year.

Jr. Carpinterian Scholarship applications open in January

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce will open applications in January 2021 for the Jr. Carpinterian Scholarship awards. The chamber will continue to honor the Carpinterian of the Year, Jr. Carpinterian of the Year, two Jr. Carpinterian Scholarship finalists, two Teachers of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Merit Awards honoring volunteers from 20 local nonprofit organizations. Jr. Carpinterian Scholarships are open to all graduating seniors who are residents of the Carpinteria Valley and three scholarships will be awarded. The Jr. Carpinterian of the Year will receive a $4,000 scholarship and two finalists will each receive a $1,500 scholarship. Two Teachers of the Year will be awarded scholarship funds for supplies and to enhance their classrooms. For more information or to contribute to the Jr. Carpinterian Scholarship Fund, contact joyce@sbscchamber.com or call (805) 967-2500, ext. 206.

Senior Club to collect food donations Nov. 19 only

Due to Covid-19, the Carpinteria Senior Club will not hold an annual Christmas food drive, and instead will make a $500 donation of food to Santa Barbara County Foodbank. Any community member who would like to add to this donation can meet club president Pat Keiser on Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Smart & Final in Goleta. She will be in the parking lot in her silver Honda CRV.

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Our community supports The Surfliner Inn “The Surfliner Inn will be an asset for visitors and local businesses will also benefit because a vibrant, thriving downtown—one that checks all the boxes—is essential for the health and well-being of our community” — Carla Stein The proposed Surfliner Inn would help bring back tax money for the city. It is not too big for our town, it’s only 40 rooms. It would take up only half of the train station parking lot, and those lost parking spots would be replaced, plus 31 more. I fully support this project” — Heather Slade “I’ve been a beachside resident in Carpinteria for some 25 years and I’ve looked closely at the facts on record. The Inn’s architecture is wonderfully consistent with the community, the hotel will showcase local art, it will vitalize local businesses, it will offer us it's rooftop space for charitable causes up to 10 times per year. I support this project 100%” — Dana Rosenberg “The Surfliner Inn website outlines a carefully considered plan to sustain and strengthen the essence of our town. Nothing in their plan detracts from quintessential Carp - small / simple aesthetics, focus on local employment opportunities / increased foot traffic past our hard hit local businesses, and preservation of the environment. May we welcome measured and meaningful growth to enhance our distinct downtown and benefit the community as a whole.”— Ingrid Bostrom "I am a business woman with a strong desire to keep Carpinteria small and charming. I believe that the 40 room hotel being proposed can keep both of those hats firmly perched upon my head. A small hotel in the downtown area sounds like an excellent idea for locals and travelers alike.”— Christie Boyd

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Leaky oil wells to be tapped off On Nov. 1, the Danny C commercial dive workboat, captained by Danny Castagnola, arrived off Summerland, near Treadwell, to cap a leaking well 300 feet offshore. After the workboat was anchored, commercial divers hired by InterAct of Ventura, under contract with the California State Lands Commission, began working with jetting tools to fully expose the wellhead for capping. On Nov. 5, the Curtin Barge from Long Beach arrived, loaded with the equipment necessary to cap the leaking well. According to SLC Chief of External Affairs, over the next two weeks, workers will place pipe piles over the wellhead and then drive the pipe into the ocean floor and right up to impermeable bedrock to encapsulate the wellhead. Each pipe pile will be cleaned out and pumped full of cement, which will act as a barrier to migration of hydrocarbons. The final step will be the welding of a steel plate on the top of the pipe pile, a secondary barrier to hydrocarbon migration. The crews will then move closer to the beach, to NorthStar, 130 feet offshore, and repeat the process to cap that well. Heal the Ocean Advisory Board member Harry Rabin of On the Wave Research, has been working closely with the InterAct engineers Mike Giuliani and Eric Kroh to map out the operation, with Rabin’s topside and underwater pictures helping to locate the well infrastructure beneath the Summerland sand.


The Danny C commercial workboat can be seen off Summerland Beach, as commercial divers for California State Lands Commission work to expose wellheads for capping.

Two wellheads off Summerland, Northstar and Treadwell, will be tapped off in the coming weeks.

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Marine researcher Harry Rabin and marine construction company InterAct, contracted by the State Lands Commission, collected data and mapped the water column to pinpoint the locations of Treadwell and North Star.

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Westerlay president Toine Overgaag and his sales team present a donation check to Armando and Silvana of the Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Resource Center.

Westerlay raises funds for cancer patients

During the Month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Westerlay Orchids sold over 4,150 Pink Diamonds Orchids, and raised $8,300 for breast cancer patients. For each Pink Diamond Orchid sold, Westerlay donated a portion of the purchase to Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Resource Center.

County launches a senior phone bridge program for the holidays

Santa Barbara County’s Behavioral Wellness Community Wellness Team is helping to keep seniors connected through the holidays. Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, seniors have been among the most vulnerable of groups. Not only for physical health reasons, but also for their mental health, with rising levels of loneliness. To help seniors combat anxiety, depression and loneliness over the holidays, the county has launched the Senior Bridge Program to provide support to older adults. Seniors can sign up for a single call or for regular friendly phone calls. Calls will be made by volunteers from Hospice of Santa Barbara. To sign up, contact the Community Wellness Team at (805) 364-2750.

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County updates voting results for elected officials

Mayor Wade Nomura has been reelected to Carpinteria City Council for a third term, along with Natalia Alarcon, who will serve her first term when she takes the dais in January. According to updated results posted by the Santa Barbara County Elections Office on Nov. 9, voters in the Carpinteria Unified School District made their choice in this election for two new trustees: Jaime Diamond, who received 3,997 votes (27.83%), and Aaron Smith, who received 3,011 votes (20.97%). Diamond and Smith prevailed over three other candidates: Craig Cook, who received 2,800 votes (19.5%), Rogelio Delgado, who received 2,384 votes (16.6%), and Jeff Weinbender, who received 2,123 votes (14.78%).

In the race for president and vice president, Santa Barbara County voted decidedly blue, with 64.67% voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and 32.53% for Donald Trump and Michael Pence. In similar proportions, Democrat incumbent Salud Carbajal won reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives with 62.59% of the electorate versus Andy Caldwell who claimed 37.41% of the votes from the 24th District. Democrat Monique Limón was reelected to the State Senate to represent the 19th District, beating her Republican challenger Gary Michaels. In the State Assembly, Republican Jordan Cunningham (35th District) and Democrat Steve Bennett (37th District) received the votes they needed to win their respective races.

2020 Election to bring new state legislation

Californians faced a dozen state propositions on the November ballot and approved several, including Proposition 22, which allows app-based drivers, such as for Uber or Lyft, to work as independent contractors, not employees, overriding a 2019 assembly bill. By an 18-point margin, Californians said yes to Prop. 17, giving people on parole for felony convictions the right to vote before completing their sentences. Prop. 24 was approved to expand consumer data privacy and the now approved Prop. 19 will change rules for property tax assessment, allowing homeowners who are over 55, disabled or victims of natural disasters to transfer part of their property tax base when they sell their home and purchase a new one.

Prop. 14 passed as well, giving the state the go-ahead to sell bonds to support stem cell research. Propositions that were not approved include Prop. 15 to change commercial property taxes to fund education; Prop. 16 to repeal the 1996 measure that banned affirmative action; and Prop. 18 which would have allowed 17-year-olds to vote in primaries. Prop. 20—to make parole and sentencing stricter, including making some misdemeanors felony crimes—was rejected with a ‘no’ vote of 62%. Californians also rejected allowing local governments to enact rent control measures (Prop. 21); adding requirements for dialysis clinics (Prop. 23) and ending cash bail in favor of risk assessments (Prop. 25).



Middle and high schools to reopen Jan. 7

Carpinteria Unified School District has announced that Carpinteria Middle and High schools will reopen for in-person instruction on Jan. 7. CUSD will create three cohorts (A, B and C) for returning students. Two cohorts will be partially in-person while the third will be fully remote. Students within Cohort A will be allowed on campus on Monday and Tuesday and will work remotely from Wednesday to Friday. Cohort B will work remotely from Monday to Wednesday and allowed on campus on Thursday and Friday. Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1:30 to 3 p.m. there will be additional support and tutoring. All classes will be simulcast for students working remotely. On Wednesday afternoons, teachers will participate in professional learning communities, department collaboration and professional development CUSD will employ safety measures, protocols and instructional models based on the Board Adopted District Reopening Plan and current Santa Barbara County Public Health Guidance.

School bond refinancing to save taxpayers money

On Tuesday, Oct. 27, the Carpinteria Unified School District successfully entered the municipal bond market and completed the sale of the Measure U Series C and 2020 Refinancing Bonds. The district received multiple bids from financial institutions around the country. The winning bidder of the Measure U Series C Bonds was Robert Baird & Co. at an average interest rate of 3.68%. That interest rate was lower than the originally planned interest rate of 4%. The district estimates that it saved local taxpayers $2.1 million in reduced interest costs compared to what was originally planned for these Measure U Series C Bonds. The winning bidder of the 2020 Refinancing Bonds was UBS Financial Services at an average interest rate of 2.3%. The refinancing replaced old bonds from Measure A and Measure U that carried an average interest rate of 5% with new refinancing bonds carrying an average interest rate of 2.3%. This refinancing will save local taxpayers about $854,000 over the next 20 years. “One of the main reasons why the district received a significant investor interest for their bonds was because of the district’s high ‘aa- ‘credit rating, which were bolstered by the city’s maintenance of basic aid status, strong community property values, and solid management and administrative team,” said CUSD Superintendent Diana Rigby.

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Council approves contract for design services for Carpinteria Rincon Bluffs Preserve BY EVELYN SPENCE The Carpinteria City Council unanimously approved the execution of a contract between the city and Van Atta Associates for design services for the Carpinteria Rincon Bluffs Preserve. The contract will not exceed $30,000 and will be paid for by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, according to a report presented at the council’s Nov. 9 meeting. The city first acquired the property in March 2020, after receiving three grants of approximately $947,500, “to maintain it as natural habitat and passive recreation open space with public access,” the report says. Alison Petro, a consultant for the program and land steward for the Land Trust for Santa Barbara county, spoke at the meeting about her excitement toward the project. “[I] wanted to express how excited we are to work with the city on the project. And we’re also talking with our donors, and talking with the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, to make sure that we can capture the community’s vision to keep the Rincon Bluffs as a wonderful resource and a wonderful outdoor spot,” Petro said.

Covid-19 pandemic expenses

The city provided an update into expenses incurred during the Covid-19 pandemic, which included approximately $500,000 as of Nov. 2, according to a report presented at Carpinteria City Council’s Nov. 9 meeting. The city is currently waiting on $164,609 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) funding, the report said. The city also contributed $49,205 to Santa Barbara County to support the county’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program.

Homeless restrooms

Mike Fullard, who said he owns an office building in Carpinteria, submitted a public comment to the council at its Nov. 9 meeting, asking the council to consider opening the public bathrooms near his office 24/7 to help homeless individuals who recently began living in the parking lot. “Recently, I’ve had a problem with the homeless using the areas around the building and the parking lot for a bathroom. This is definitely a health hazard and it will eventually reach our storm drains,” Fullard said. Fullard suggested that the council open the restroom in the southeast corner of the parking lot 24/7. Currently, he said

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those restrooms are closed in the evening and remain closed through the night. “Many cities across the country are installing portable restrooms in the areas where homeless congregate to reduce the health hazard. I ask that you open the public restroom 24 hours a day to help reduce the health hazard in Carpinteria,” he said. Mayor Wade Nomura stated that while he does think “it is an issue,” he has a conflict of interest; he said he maintains the property that Fullard is describing. City Manager Dave Durflinger said that the city is aware of the issues surrounding that particular parking lot. He said that the Carpinteria Sheriff’s Department had recently spoken to a group that was sleeping in their vehicles at that lot and that the group later left, saying that “it’s possible that some of that issue was related to that particular situation.” “I’d like to monitor it and look into those situations before we can make a change and look into leaving the bathrooms open at night or adding porta potties,” he said.

City Council meeting accessibility

The City Council will still be moving forward with its plans to have a monitor available in City Hall for community members who would like to speak during city council meetings, beginning Nov. 23. Carpinteria Program Manager Mimi Audelo, demonstrated how it would work, standing in the council room with the set-up monitor. “For those who do not have a computer, or cannot access Zoom, you’ll be able to make comments in person here at city hall,” Audelo said. “This is still going to be a virtual meeting. None of the councilors or presenters will be in the council room because we’re still in a pandemic and must follow Covid-19 protocols. There will be specific instructions for in-person commenting and instructions will be posted on the webpage as well as in the waiting area here at City Hall.” When community members arrive at City Hall to speak, there will be a waiting area outside of City Hall council chambers. Anyone who wishes to speak will add their names to a provided list and then will be escorted to the council chambers to speak via Zoom using an account labeled “Public Comment” when it is their turn to speak. The public must enter through the north door of the room and leave through the south door, Audelo said. There will only be one speaker at a time allowed in the council chambers.

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“I extend my warmest congratulations to the victorious candidates, Wade Nomura and Natalia Alarcon, and I urge them to continue to listen to their constituents’ opinions, from every sector of the political spectrum...”

–– Mark McIntire

City Council and continued service

While I didn’t win a seat on Carpinteria City Council, I am pleased to have brought many important issues to the table, including our community’s growing need for reliable broadband/5G access, a comprehensive cannabis policy and a course adjustment to the ill-conceived plans for the train station inn. As a philosophical stoic, I endeavor to “…meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two impostors just the same,” as Rudyard Kipling put it. I learned a lot in this race. I met scores of wonderful people and it is my hope that I have helped the citizens of Carpinteria exercise more control over their local government. My deepest gratitude goes out to each of you who supported me and I will continue to serve my beloved community to the best of my abilities. I extend my warmest congratulations to the victorious candidates, Wade Nomura and Natalia Alarcon, and I urge them to continue to listen to their constituents’ opinions, from every sector of the political spectrum, and to resist the pull of partisan politics, and stand equally vigilant against deep-pocketed private interests and the fervor of mob rule. My favorite philosopher, Plato, through his mouthpiece Socrates, compared the democratic state to a ship owned by the people. The people can be nearsighted, fearful and petty and the sailors aboard— politicians and leaders—can betray their own ideals seeking the people’s fickle favor. A wise navigator at the helm of the state neither curries popular favor nor bends to influential interests. He or she listens to all, but plots a course that aligns with his or her own moral heading, and I urge our newly elected City Councilmembers to do the same.

Mark McIntire Carpinteria

Surfliner, good for business

For over 22 years, I’ve owned and operated a business on Carpinteria Avenue. Finding success as a small business owner is never easy, now add fires, floods and Covid and the odds for success deteriorate even more! The health of our local business economy affects every resident in our community. We are linked through shared social relationships, philanthropic support, job offerings, decision making

and the generation of localized revenue. Local commerce helps to sustain vibrant, compact, walkable town centers—an essential element in reducing sprawl, automobile use, habitat loss and air and water pollution. We have an opportunity to reinvest into our business community, which is badly needed. I’ve read the plan and feel the proposed Surfliner Inn fits perfectly with our heritage and charm while supporting a vibrate downtown. This is a wonderful example of balancing quaintness with economic vitality and I support this project 100%.

Doralee S. Jacobson Carpinteria

It’s a quaint inn

As a proud Carpinteria resident, the proposed Surfliner Inn project has my full support. I think the development team has done a phenomenal job of not only designing a beautiful establishment, but also keeping the people, environment and culture of Carpinteria on the forefront of their planning. I love that the inn will be built with a sustainability-focused approach. Local restaurants and shops will benefit as well. This is not another Miramar, it’s a quaint, 40-room inn. It truly is a great thing for our town. Time to move forward, Carp.

Rachel Nobles Carpinteria

Parking, not an issue

I’ve been a beachside resident in Carpinteria for some 25 years. I pass by the proposed Surfliner Inn location many times daily. Even on the busiest beach days, there is rarely more than 10 or 15 cars there. Why then, has parking and traffic become such an issue surrounding this project? I care about Carpinteria, so I went to the public record for the facts. The building is not “half the size of a home depot” as we’ve heard. The inn’s entire footprint will take up one-half of the current lot—that’s about twice the size of Robitaille’s Candies. Parking will not be reduced, but expanded to provide 31 additional spots to ease, not increase, the current parking and traffic problems in the adjacent neighborhood. Hotel ingress and egress is on Linden Avenue only, and

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“When I really pictured this new large project filling up the already full parking lot, shading the Community Garden and changing the small town feel forever in the beach area, I realized that I am very opposed to the development!“ -Debbie Murphy “The Railroad Hotel will block stunning views of the Santa Ynez mountains and moves parking too close to neighbors.“ -Gary Campopiano “I cannot support removing part of the established benefit of the Community Garden area for a private project. This development does not serve the community of the Carpinteria Valley.“ -Susan Williams “There are no city public parking lots abutting residential property. Nor should there be. It is a threat to safety and a public health hazard. Please protect the families whose well-being is threatened by this proposal.“ -Jeffrey Robinson, MD Ad paid for by the Coalition Against the Railroad Hotel • marla@scifoundation.org

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Donald Lewis Higley 8/8/27 – 11/12/19

This being human is a guest house Each morning a new arrival —Rumi Don didn’t plan to leave this life when he did. He still had much too much to do; exciting conversations to engage in, poems to share, people to meet, projects to start and even more to finish. Start to finish, Don enjoyed a great life.  Don was born in Findlay, Ohio to parents Caroline and Willard and attended Woodward High School in Toledo. After graduation, he served in the Army. In college, Don studied anthropology and real estate while participating in theater and government with life-long friends. He attended the University of Toledo and Northwestern University. Don worked in Chicago for many years and had the opportunity to travel the world as director/cinematographer for Fred A. Niles Company producing documentary films. He also worked

for Bing Crosby and Walter Schwimmer Productions producing syndicated shows such as Paul Harvey, Kup’s Show, Bowling for Dollars, Indy 500, Computer Football Forecast and the World Series of Golf. Don spent seven memorable years leading safari expeditions in Kenya. Don was a sports enthusiast and followed sports seasonally. He pitched in the Los Angeles City Baseball League for a time, but when he moved to Santa Barbara in 1977, he spent many days on the golf course and on the tennis court. Poetry became Don’s passion in later years. A life-long learner, he was introduced to Emily Dickinson at SBCC where his instructor encouraged him to write a poem a day. Don’s poems reflected his many and varied interests as well as his keen and often witty observations on current affairs, daily thoughts and events. Don and his wife of 38 years, Jane, spent time traveling. Favorite travels included Hawaii, as well as road trips throughout California and the Northwest. Just two weeks before his death, they enjoyed a relaxing two weeks on beautiful Kauai. Although Don enjoyed a lifetime of experiences and interests, he seemed most happy at home in Carpinteria with Jane, nephew Jason and beloved pets, Kara, Tembeya, Saba and Nina. Don left this beautiful life on Nov. 12, 2019.  The Surgical ICU staff at Cottage Hospital, Serenity House and Simply Remembered provided Don with incredible warmth and care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Carpinteria Education Foundation (CHS Golf and Tennis), the Humane Society of Santa Barbara or your favorite charity. Don leaves his wife Jane (Craven) of Carpinteria, sister Barbara Derby and niece Susan Jacobs of Toledo, nephew Douglas Jacobs (Terri) of Tucson, nephew Jason Himeon of Carpinteria, greats Cadie, Lucas and Zack of Toledo and many, many special friends. 

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Pat Blakeslee passed away with family by her side in Carpinteria, California on Nov. 4, 2020. Pat was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1929 and met her husband, Richard Cleveland Blakeslee, while attending the University of Chicago. His college teaching career would take them to: Evanston, Illinois; Stevens Point, Wisconsin; and Sepulveda (North Hills), California. While in North Hills, raising five children (three of her own and two from her husband’s previous marriage), Pat completed a master’s degree in Psychology (1962) from San Fernando Valley State College (now California State University, Northridge). She began her teaching career at Pasadena City College in 1963 and accepted a position at Los Angeles Valley College in 1965 where she taught until 1992. During her time teaching at Valley College she continued her academic pursuits and earned a doctorate in Psychology from UCLA in 1979. Pat was passionate about family, travel, music, civil rights, reading, birding and snorkeling. After retirement, she and her husband moved permanently to their second home in Carpinteria, California, and traveled extensively. Pat was a regular attendee of the Camerata Pacifica and Santa Barbara Symphony performances and every summer attended master classes and performances at the Music Academy of the West. A lifelong member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), she supported a myriad of causes and candidates over the years, contributing as much as she could to organizations such as the Santa Barbara County Foodbank and Doctors Without Borders. Until her failing eyesight made it impossible, she was an avid birder and docent at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Special thanks go to Pat’s first grandchild, Sarah Barbara Trigueiro. Sarah Barbara was a constant visitor and companion to her grandmother and arranged for Pat to move into her home with her (and her husband Tim Trigueiro) so that Pat would not be isolated from family during the pandemic. The family would also like to thank her caregiver and friend of many years Bianca Perry, as well as Leticia Perez who, along with Bianca, cared for her so lovingly in her last months. Pat is survived by her three daughters, Debbie (Ernie) Crane, Barbara (Mark) McCourt and Sarah (Vance) Blakeslee; her son, David (Susan) Blakeslee; and grandchildren, Sarah (Tim) Trigueiro, Adam (Sammi) Mascarenas, Kirk Anderson, Alissa McCourt, Mandy McCourt, Laurie (Kip) Clark, Jenny Blakeslee and Andrew (Brandy) Blakeslee. She is predeceased by her husband Richard Cleveland Blakeslee, her son Richard Collins Blakeslee, and her grandson, Charles Blakeslee. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to support the Carpinteria Salt Marsh docent program at City of Carpinteria, Attn: Matt Roberts, 5775 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013.

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Darrell Wesley Johnston 2/21/1930 – 10/28/2020

Darrell Wesley Johnston, age 90, of Carpinteria, California, passed away on Oct. 28, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Bellflower, California to Ruth Varley and Bruce Johnston on Feb. 21, 1930. He went to Leusinger High School in Hawthorne, California where he was Senior Class President in 1947, and liked by many. He also played football and competed in track. He graduated from Pepperdine University in 1955 where he majored in business. He joined the US Navy after graduation. He was a Navy Air Crewman and was stationed in Hawaii. He flew a Navy Night Fighter, F7F Tiger Cat as a radar operator in the Korean War. He was very proud to serve his country. In 1957, he married the love of his life, Joan. They recently celebrated their 63rd anniversary on Oct. 15 of this year. He worked at Aerospace Industries as a purchasing agent. He also worked in real estate and finance. He worked for 15 years as an assistant manager for the Shephard Place Apartments, where he and his wife Joan resided for more than 28 years. He was a baseball coach for his three sons. He is survived by his wife Joan Johnston and his children, Steve Velliotes (Tuyen), Vicki Falk, Darrell Bruce, Brett (Danielle), and Heidi (Ben) Medel. His grandchildren are Brian Falk (Amber), Aubrey Falk (Lauren), Aaron Johnston and Elena Velliotes. His great-grandchildren are Amalei and Mareya. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his mother, father, stepfather and two brothers. Our father was an honest, giving man who showed respect to everyone he met. He spoke of his family every day and said how thankful and proud he was of us. He loved his daily walks in beautiful Carpinteria and would say how much he loved living here. If you were to ask him what his favorite day of the week was, he would say Thursday because it was poker night with his friends. He was amazing and unselfish. Dad, you are our light and love. You will live in our hearts forever. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Assisted Home Health and Hospice Service, especially Diane Arden, Irving Roca and Holly Joseph. Your love and care for our father will always be remembered. Graveside services will be held at the Carpinteria Cemetery on Monday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. Due to Covid, there will only be 50 people allowed at this service. Arrangements are under the direction of the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ventura.

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VIEWPOINT Save our raptors: Set traps, not rodenticide BY EDUARD VAN WINGERDEN

For those of you that missed reading Nancy Baron’s column, “In the Naturehood,” in last week’s CVN, I suggest you find a copy or go online to read it. The article is filled with hope and vital information on how to help our raptors be successful and keep them safe. I farm 60 acres of certified organic avocados and yes, I have to deal with plenty of rats, ground squirrels and gophers. I have found that the best way to deal with the gophers is with eight to 12 inches of mulch. Once the weeds have been suppressed, I have noticed that the gopher population goes way down. Ground squirrels and rats are another story, they love nibbling on the fruit and the squirrels dig deep, large tunnels that cause erosion and wreak havoc on my irrigation. Many years ago, before I went organic and did not know any better, I used rat bait made by d-CON. When rats and squirrels ingested this bait they died, often in the open, slowly, staggering, making an easy and deadly meal for birds-of-prey. The active ingredient in this type of poison is an anticoagulant rodenticide (AR), the AR works by thinning the blood, which causes the rodent to slowly bleed to death (primary exposure). When a raptor then eats the rodent, it also bleeds to death (secondary exposure). I now use mechanical traps and count on barn owls and other raptors to take care of the rodents on my farms. A pair

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Please help these magnificent birdsof-prey and give them a chance to do what they do best, control the rodents in our valley. Don’t buy rodenticides. of barn owls have built a nest in my barn for quite a few years now and the number of rodent skulls I find on the ground beneath their nest is astounding. As Ms. Baron noted in her article, the average barn owl family eats 3,000 rodents during a single breeding season, that’s 3,000 less traps I have to set! I am currently building nesting boxes to attract more barn owls—it’s the most effective solution to rodent control on my farms. Please help these magnificent birds-ofprey and give them a chance to do what they do best, control the rodents in our valley. Don’t buy rodenticides. Instead use mechanical traps or install a barn owl box on your property, you’ll be rewarded with rodent control and your own live nature channel.

The Carpinteria Valley Water District is looking for citizens living in the District service area that are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for the next two years. The Board will have an open seat on its five-member Board of Directors after December 2020. If interested, contact Bob McDonald, General Manager at 805-684-2816 x 123.

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Notice is hereby given that the City of Carpinteria Tree Advisory Board will be held at 5:30 P.M. on Thursday, November 19, 2020. The meeting will be held virtually. The Tree Advisory Board acts as an advisory to the City Council, City Manager, and City Staff and meets quarterly to discuss and administer all street tree matters. The meeting agenda will be posted on the Public Works Department web page at www.carpinteria. ca.us by Friday, November 13, 2020. All interested persons are invited to attend, participate, and be heard during the virtual meeting. Instructions to view and provide comment will be posted in the meeting agenda. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Department of Public Works at (805) 755-4445 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929. Notification of two business days prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements for accessibility to this meeting. Publish: November 12, 2020

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many hotel guests will arrive by train. The inn is not three stories, it’s two stories with an open rooftop lounge which will be open to the community, beachwear welcome. It will ruin no one’s views. It will not impinge upon the community garden; the garden will be expanded further on the west end. The architecture is wonderfully consistent with the community, the hotel will showcase local art, it will vitalize local businesses, it will offer up its rooftop space for charitable causes up to 10 times per year. Even when the hotel is not full, it will bring in an excess of $500,000 a year in rents and taxes to the city. Is anyone under the impression our city government doesn’t desperately need those funds to pay for public works, the Sheriff’s contract, our library, downtown maintenance? In these hard times, when people and small businesses are struggling and jobs are needed, if you care about Carpinteria, care enough to learn the facts.

Dana Rosenberg Carpinteria

Surfliner gets Carpinteria

Carpinteria stole our hearts and is the first place we purchased a home. Quaint and community centered, with all the nostalgic simplicity of being on vacation in a small beach town. I write in support of the vision for the proposed Surfliner Inn that upholds what makes Carpinteria so special. The development team cares deeply about this community, as residents themselves. The Surfliner Inn website outlines a carefully considered plan to sustain and strengthen the essence of our town. Nothing in their plan detracts from quintessential Carp—small/simple aesthetics, focus on local employment opportunities/increased foot traffic past our hard-hit local businesses, and preservation of the environment. May we welcome measured and meaningful growth to enhance our distinct downtown and benefit the community as a whole.

Ingrid Bostrom Carpinteria

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Santa Barbara County Jail opens a new jail-based competency treatment wing.

New healthcare service opens at main jail

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office has opened a new healthcare service for inmates who are deemed incompetent to stand trial (IST). Qualifying inmates may be transferred to the new Jail Based Competency Treatment (JBCT) program where they will be provided with care if ordered by the court. Patients often wait months before a bed becomes available at the state hospital. In collaboration with Wellpath Healthcare Service, the Sheriff’s Office created a 10 bed JBCT wing, which is designed to provide streamlined care and treatment to inmates. On average, patients spend 52 days in a Wellpath’s JBCT program until their competency is restored, and once restored, patients are returned to court within 10 days for their cases to be adjudicated. “This local jail-based treatment program will reduce custody time and challenges for inmates and jail staff alike,” said Sheriff Bill Brown. The Sheriff’s Office and Wellpath plans to continue their partnership with the Santa Barbara County Behavioral Wellness Department to ensure continuous care of patients who are returned to the community upon release, and to provide patients with continued mental health and substance abuse treatment services.

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Candi Burquez donates kidney to San Diego mom BY ALONZO OROZCO

Whether she’s calming local residents down through her Facebook reports during the Thomas Fire or incentivizing Franklin Trail goers to wear masks during the pandemic, local tax accountant Candi Burquez has always found a way to stay involved in the community. However, last Monday, Nov. 9, Burquez’ passion for helping, stretched south a few counties when the Carpinteria High School Class of ’85 grad donated her kidney to a 35-year-old mother with kidney disease in San Diego. Burquez was inspired to become a kidney donor this past February, after a realization she had with her good friend, Ray Martinez. Martinez had been battling Stage Four cancer for six years, and had asked Burquez if she could drive him to a radiation appointment. Although he was in good spirits on the car ride there, his mood dampened on the return trip after the doctor had discussed with him

Local tax accountant Candi Burquez, left, donated her kidney to San Diego mom, Ava Best, right, who suffers from kidney disease.

the prospect of advanced life support measures. “If there was a body part or organ I could give him to save his life, I would in a heartbeat,” Burquez told her friend. Three weeks later, on March 1, Martinez died in his sleep. In May, Burquez visited Martinez’ wife Janelle, and learned that their mutual friend Kat Pinedo was experiencing kidney failure and needed a donor. “A light went off in my head and I told Janelle about my conversation with Ray and about how I wish I could have saved his life,” said Burquez, “…and that I wanted to offer to be tested as a kidney donor for Kat.” Burquez initiated the process—a long one which entailed several phone interviews and 26 vials of blood taken for tests—and soon learned that her blood type matched Pinedo’s. However, the very next day, Pinedo received a call that a matching, deceased donor kidney was available for her. Pinedo accepted it and had kidney transplant surgery on Friday of that same week.  “I was so happy for Kat, but the decision to be a donor was such an emotional and mental decision that I didn’t quite know what was next for me,” said Burquez, who decided to take a couple of weeks off to figure out if she wanted to look for another potential kidney recipient.  She knew of a little boy in town, Forrest Holt, who was in need of a kidney. So, she reached out to his mom about possibly testing to be his donor. After checking with the boy’s team, she learned she wasn’t a donor candidate for Holt because of her age. Burquez then joined the Live Kidney Donor Support page on Facebook. There she discovered an urgent need for her blood, Type O-positive. She soon learned of a woman in the group that was searching for a donor for her daughter, Aja Best, who had a four-year-old daughter in San Diego. Burquez, a mother herself of two sons, Alec and Daniel, knew this was the one. And, on Monday, Nov. 9, the transplant took place in San Diego with Burquez donating a kidney to Best.




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Ornelas leads family liaison program at CCP BY NOE PADILLA For the past 11 years, Angelica Ornelas has been working behind the scenes at the Carpinteria Children’s Project (CCP) as the nonprofit’s lead family liaison. She has been quietly, but actively, working to help the community through serving as a conduit of information and public aid. Originally from León, a city in Guanajuato, Mexico, Ornelas immigrated to the United States at 12-years-old, and settled in Carpinteria where her parents had been working for some time. She grew up in Carpinteria and eventually became a part-time instructional assistant and family advocate at Canalino Preschool. In 2009, CCP opened and became a centralized nexus of social services and early childhood education for the community. Ornelas transferred to CCP as the non-profit’s lead family liaison. As a liaison, she’s helped connect families with the services they may need and has helped parents prepare their children for school. “We’re here to support every family,” said Ornelas. “Any resources that they need our Promotores will come out to the community and hand out flyers and give out information, we are there for them.” Prior to CCP, it was difficult for families to find the aid they needed in Carpinteria, many had to drive to Santa Barbara in order to find support. Now, this task is less arduous, as CCP hosts a broad range of services, including, family support, childcare, financial assistance and hospice. Over the past 11 years, Ornelas has witnessed the growth of CCP, from partnering with food banks, to becoming a distribution hub for families in need of food, to helping other agencies reach families they normally wouldn’t be able to. “The Santa Barbara Bike Coalition wants to be involved here,” said Ornelas. “They’ve been here before selling helmets at a low cost and providing refurbished bikes to the little ones; and now they want to come back and do a helmet and light

distribution.” While at CCP, Ornelas has worked to engage Hispanic communities and to promote the benefits of CCP to the community. With the help of the local Promotores group, she has been able to keep many families informed and connected to CCP. “If we see that there’s a family that needs support that we don’t have, or maybe a mestizo family moving up this way, we connect with and provide them with what they need, for example, a translator,” said Ornelas. Ornelas noted that during the pandemic reaching out to the many communities in Carpinteria has become difficult. Many families have found it hard to adjust to remote aid, she said. Sometimes a document that might have been finished in one trip, now takes dozens of emails before it is finished, and for some parents, this process is impossible without help from their children. “When Medi-Cal and Calfresh enrollments were due, since I wasn’t seeing them for one-on-one appointments, it was so hard for them to get their packets done,” said Ornelas. “A lot of the families unfortunately lost their benefits because they didn’t have anyone to help them with their enrollment… The school used to help them but since their offices weren’t open, we couldn’t.” With Covid-19 restrictions lessening in the state’s reopening transition, Ornelas has been able to get many of these families their benefits back. For families in need of food, CCP has tried to support them with a biweekly onsite food bank. Near the beginning of the pandemic, they were serving around 500 families, now it’s around 385 families. Through it all, Ornelas has worked hard to support the families of the Carpinteria community and always remembers the joys of the job. “Sometimes I get to see the families out on the streets,” said Ornelas. “Some of these families I’ve known since they were little, and it’s funny how I get to see

Family liaison Angelica Ornelas stands outside her office at the Carpinteria Children’s Project ready to help the community. them as parents and see how they’re taking care of their kids in a better way than their parents did. It’s a good feeling.”


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Troop 50 meets at Carpinteria Community Church for a socially distanced Court of Honor. Despite Covid restrictions, there was a record number of rank advancements and merit badges earned by Carpinteria’s boyscouts.

Boy Scouts help pollinators along Santa Monica Creek Trail PHOTOS BY ROBIN KARLSSON

Over the weekend, Boy Scout Troop 50 trekked up the Santa Monica Creek Trail to plant plants donated by the Yes Yes Nursery in Santa Ynez. The boys were working on their “habitat for pollinators project” to plant native California plants that pollinators love. Starting Saturday, Nov. 28, Carpinteria’s Troop 50 will be hosting its last scout-run, non-profit Christmas tree lot. Each year, the tree sale raises funds to cover most of the cost for members. The Christmas tree lot will be located at 1532 Linden Ave. in the field behind Saint Joseph Catholic Church. Scouts will be selling trees at the lot weekdays from 3 to 8:30 p.m., and weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jessica Kolbe hikes the trail and picks fresh Elderberries to make tea that can help ward off colds and the flu.

Assistant Scoutmaster John Thomas and scout Davin Nystrom remove plastic that kept plants moist on their trip from Santa Ynez.

ABOVE, Ashton Nystrom and Roly Theule successfully plant San Miguel Buckwheat.

Ray Kolbe, organizer of the habitat for pollinators project, wheels plants donated from Yes Yes Nursery in Santa Ynez.


The scouts that came out to the Santa Monica trail are, from left (back row): Matthew Lamberti, Evan Gregg, Zaiden Juarez, (middle row) Ian Thomas, Cody Schwasnick, Jake Ehlers, Davin Nystrom, and (front row) Ashton Nystrom and Roly Theule.

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Nearly 300 masks were submitted to Carpinteria Arts Center’s mask-decorating contest. Victorious mask decorators were Patricia Alpert, Evelyn Jacob, Debbie Bernard and Janet Kilmowich in the general contest, and Lucas Christenson and Jayda Cabello in the youth contest. Bernard also won the “People’s Choice Award,” having received the most votes from the public for her colorful bird mask.  The contest was judged by Carpinterian of the Year Lori Bowles, along with Emily Calkins and contest sponsors Gary and Geri Campopiano. All contestants received gift certificates to local destinations that support the arts.

From Oct. 11 to 18, the Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival held a silent auction via Instagram that raised $2,900 to support the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s educational programing. Participating artists included Tori Antonelis, Christine May Brand, Alan Clark, Pedro DeLaCruz, Brandon Harward, Julie Ippoliti, Rachel Kenney, Syd McCutcheon, Sierra Patti, Janet Reid, Sharon Schock and Kim Snyder.

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Peoples’ Self-Help Housing celebrates 50 years


Since its formation in 1970, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing has developed more than 1,900 affordable rental units to serve residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. Within the city of Carpinteria, Peoples’ has served working families, veterans, seniors, agricultural workers and special needs groups who live in 159 units at Dahlia Court I and II, Casas de las Flores and Chapel Court. The nonprofit also provides services such as financial management and planning for adults and education programs for children. Across the three counties, Peoples’ supports over 5,000 residents. As the organization celebrates their 50th anniversary, they have launched an end-of-year appeal for donations. “We want to thank our supporters for their vision and generosity over the past 50 years,” said Peoples’ CEO and President Ken Trigueiro, “Our community and partners have made this first half century of our history possible and we look forward to their continued partnership over the next 50.” In Carpinteria, Peoples’ has found a HERRICK decades-long partnership with the city In 2015, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing opened Casas de las Flores on Villa Real. Casas’ 33 units are among the of Carpinteria. 159 affordable homes that Peoples’ has created in Carpinteria. “They’ve done a lot of good work in Carpinteria,” said Carpinteria City Manager David Durflinger, who started working for the city in 1999, around the same time that Peoples’ began its Dahlia Court project. Dahlia Court began as a code compliance case on a rundown apartment complex in the ‘90s, recalled Durflinger. “The property owner was not adequately managing the units,” said Durflinger, “and so we connected the owner to Peoples’ SelfHelp. After a few years of discussions, it resulted in the purchase.” Peoples’ made the housing safe and healthy for residents, providing 55 affordable units in Dahlia Court I. The success of the project led to Dahlia Court II in 2011, which now provides 33 additional units. For Dahlia Court II, the city donated land that had been street right-away and Casas was built on the site of the provided a portion of the funding from former Carpinteria RV and Camper the county and state affordable housing Park, which by the early 2000s allocations. Peoples’ brought the addihad become rundown with several tional needed funding and wherewithcode violations, leading the city to al. “One of the key things they bring seek Peoples’ help in creating new is being able to assemble the funding to pull together these projects,” noted affordable permanent housing on Durflinger. In addition to townhouses, the property. Phase II included a community room and education center. Another ambitious project for Peoples’ and agricultural work forces. But Chapel was Casa de las Flores, located on Via Court’s Ash Avenue units are unique— Real, which in 2015, opened as 43 afford- they are specifically designated for farmworkers. Originally sponsored by St. able residential units. Joseph Catholic Church, “In the 1960s, it was the 28 units were inithe Carpinteria RV and tially funded by the US Camper Park and vacaDepartment of Agricultioners would come and ture’s Rural Developstay for a week,” said ment Department in the Trigueiro. “But over the ‘80s, as a church owned years, it had changed use and founded housing and there was an out-ofproject for Carpinteria town owner and a lot of Valley farmworkers. code enforcement issues, In 2009, Peoples’ so the city called us and “We have so much community support joined the project, rees- in Carpinteria for what we are doing,” and are the most vulnerable will have a asked us if we could do tablishing the board and said Trigueiro, acknowledging that not place to live because of this. We have a anything.” garnering $1 million in every community and local government lot of volunteers who come out for clean“People were living additional USDA and supports affordable housing to the de- up days or to help with programs like in travel trailers never state funds to rehabilitate gree Carpinteria has. “I was personally art education—different things, lasting meant for permanent the housing. “The hous- the project manager for some of these impressions for me of how caring the housing,” Durflinger ing was specifically for projects,” he added, “and the community community is.” noted, “It had become To learn more or to donate to Peoples’ farmworkers, and that’s an overflow from the –– Ken Trigueiro who lives there today was always welcoming to their neighbors Self-Help Housing, visit pshhc.org. campgrounds from the and that is not always the case these days. too,” noted Trigueiro, Those people who have the deepest needs ‘60s and it was in terrible “and we hope to preshape.” After purchasing the property, Peoples’ helped relocate serve that for as long as possible.” Peoples’ aims to serve area residents campers and built new apartments for that are making no more than 60% of permanent dwelling. Most of the Peoples’ housing in median area income, with a target range Carpinteria is for low-income families between 20 and 30% of the average meand individuals, usually families of four dian income for individuals, and 30 to or more with adults in the tourism, retail 60% for families, according to Trigueiro.

“The housing was specifically for farmworkers, and that’s who lives there today too, and we hope to preserve that for as long as possible.”

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What makes this simple butternut squash recipe different? Roasting it in parmesan cheese and a mixture of dried and fresh thyme, that’s what! Give it a try at your next family gathering.


1 large butternut squash (peeled, seeded, cut into 1” cubes) 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste 1/3 cup plus 1 teaspoon parmesan cheese (grated fine) ¼ teaspoon dried thyme (ground) 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (for garnish)


Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit. Prepare a 9” x 13” baking pan with cooking spray. Add squash and olive oil to a large baggie and shake until all of the squash cubes are coated evenly. Pour into a prepared pan

and drizzle with a little extra oil. Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper.

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

Place the pan in the oven and roast the squash for about 15 minutes. Remove the squash from the oven and stir. Return to the oven and roast for ten more minutes. Remove squash from the oven and sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese and the dried thyme. Stir and return to the oven to roast for five to 10 more minutes or until squash is tender when pierced with a fork. To serve, transfer squash to a serving bowl, dust with the remaining teaspoon


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CSFPD donates Romero Fire memorial

On Nov. 10, the Carpinteria Summerland Fire Protection District (CSFPD) gathered at a quiet spot in Toro Canyon Park to install a memorial plaque that the district donated to honor the victims of the 1971 Romero Fire. The Romero Fire started on Oct. 6, 1971 near Bella Vista Drive, between Romero Canyon and Ladera Lane. The fire quickly grew in size and spread to the crest of East Camino Cielo and east through Toro Canyon. On the second day of the fire, a team of four bulldozers with eight crew members were assigned to construct a fire line along the edge of Santa Monica Canyon, north of Carpinteria. Towards the end of their shift, severe down canyon winds known as “Sundowners,” began blowing in the area of the firefighters. They were quickly overcome as they attempted to escape the flames. Four firefighters died that night and two others sustained severe burn injuries. In addition to the existing memorial, which was reconstructed after being damaged by the Thomas Fire, the new plaque will be installed in a public area at the Toro Canyon Park Gazebo. Firefighters designed the plaque to give respect to and memorialize those who died. The plaque lists the names of the men killed in the line of duty: Richard Lee Cumor, James Russell Mineau, Delbert Dale Deloach and Thomas Herbert Klepperich; along with those critically injured in the line of duty: Gerald Fred Hotchkiss and Leoard “Red” Kaiser.


From left, Fire Inspector Todd Jenkins, Santa Barbara County Park Ranger Lloyd Henning, Firefighters Brian Lombardi and Daniel Fawcett, Romero Fire victim family members John and James Hotchkiss, Fire Marshall Rob Rappaport, and Toro Canyon Ranch Ranger Alex Conteras helped install the new Romero Fire memorial plaque at Toro Canyon Park.

The monument lists the names of the men who were killed or critically injured while in the line of duty.

John and James Hotchkiss, sons of Gerald Hotchkiss who was severely burned the night of the fire in October 1971, are with Brian Lombardi, CSFD, center, in front of the newly placed plaque overlooking the mountains burned during the Romero Fire in 1971, as well as during the Thomas Fire.

Daniel Fawcett and Brian Lombardi prepare to install the plaque in the ground.

A 1971 clipping reports on the devastating Romero Fire in the Carpinteria Herald. The photo was printed upside down by mistake.

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Onward to the future


IT’S ALL SURFING CHRISTIAN BEAMISH On Sept. 11, 2001, I was on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, participating in a surfing festival organized by the eccentric and visionary Australian surfer Derek Hynd. Santa Barbara’s own Tom Curren was there, as was his brother Joe and a small coterie of other professional and underground surfers from across the globe. Unlike the others, I hadn’t been expressly invited to attend by Mr. Hynd. I had been in Ireland, prepping my bicycle to begin a surf/camping tour from the town of Bundouran in County Donegal on the Northwest Coast, and had had the good fortune and timing to arrive just as a Masters surf contest was kicking off. Many of my childhood surf heroes were in Ireland competing: Curren, Tom Carroll, Wayne Lynch, Gary Elkerton, Barton Lynch and Robbie Paige. But the event in Ireland was besieged by gale-force winds and poor wave quality, and the competition morphed into a week-long pub crawl punctuated by wild surfs in a chaotic sea. In the course of slinging back many Guinnesses and fully embracing the frenzied celebration of simply being in Ireland to surf, I met one of the event administrators who was next heading north to Scotland and out to the Outer Hebrides, and asked if I would like to go? “I think DH (Derek Hynd) will like your trip, mate,” he told me in his very pub friendly Australian accent. The one board I’d brought for my bicycle trek around the old country was a 6’6” pintail single fin I’d shaped and painstakingly painted with a quasi-aboriginal motif of geometric dot patterns (choosing to see the artwork as appreciation rather than appropriation). It was a pure Aussie power-school-of-surfing circa 1980-inspired surfboard design, and as my new buddy had supposed, Mr. Hynd very much approved. The “Hebridean Surfing Festival” lived up to its title with an emphasis on surfing as artistic expression, as opposed to the more formulaic structure of most surf competitions. Participants were given a points handicap, so that if an unknown guy showed up from, say, Santa Cruz, California (where I had been living), with a unique self-shaped board that acknowledged historical design progression, he might win the day with a moderate display of aesthetically pleasing surfing and get 800 pounds in a cash award at the nightly points review held in the local Mason’s Lodge. Each day, the “Festival” would caravan to another remote beach or reef on the sparsely populated West Coast of Lewis. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, our band of merry surf-pranksters set up at a beach below a cemetery to ride beautiful little waves in slate-gray water under a matching sky. Between rounds of surfing we stood around in the car park, listening to a DJ incongruously pumping out club-worthy dance jams amid the ancient tombs and timeless land. Word began to spread that there had been an attack in the US. I recall listening to the BBC on the radio in one of the cars, trying to comprehend what had

me travelling head-on to the breeze each day in a demoralizing, gear-laden battle with the elements. I got as far as the great surf town of Easky in County Sligo, about 50-miles south of Bundouran, where I fell in with a band of young local surfers who set me up in their broken-down ambulanceturned-surf-shack right on the main break. One of them, Sebastian Kevany, remains a friend to this day. His book, “Between the Moon and the Fire,” is a beautifully written memoir of his surfing life on many continents via his career as a public health professional. Kevany is donating all proceeds from his book to Surfrider Foundation and the Bureh Beach Surf Club, Sierra Leone, and it will soon be available on Amazon—a worthy investment for the enjoyment of his erudite Irish sensibility alone, not to mention the good causes it supports. The pandemic has stalled many plans and impacted the whole world, yet somehow in the midst of it, Penguin Random House picked up the audio rights to my book, “Voyage of the Cormorant,” and hired me to narrate it. The Pages from a recent Wavelengths surf magazine UK article about the 2001 Hebrides Surf Festival that author Christian Beamish participated in. recording sessions are complete, and my understanding is that it will be available on Audible.com this week. (Thanks for indulging my shameless plug!) I must also acknowledge that I have left my position as editor at Coastal View News to pursue my business “Surfboards California” full time. I am grateful for the years working here with such a talented and generous crew, and it seems I have a very worthy successor in Mr. Noe Padilla—good luck with it man, you’re in the pocket now!

The one board I’d brought for my bicycle trek around the old country was a 6’6” pintail single fin I’d shaped and painstakingly painted with a quasiaboriginal motif of geometric dot patterns ... it was a pure Aussie power-school-ofsurfing circa 1980-inspired surfboard design, and as my new buddy had supposed, Mr. Hynd very much approved.

happened, and whether it was an ongoing attack. That night, back at the hostel that was hosting the festival participants, we watched the Twin Towers fall and fall again, on endless repeat. Tom Curren said quietly, “Everything is going to change.” Europe observed three-minutes of silence the following Friday, and the festival gathered at a druid stone circle in the island’s interior to stand together in prayer and mourning. Curren was right of course, 9/11 did change everything, and we’ve been at war just about ever since. The festival seemed to fizzle out then, the crew all departing by twos and threes in the days after. I

returned to Ireland and commenced my solo bike mission with a side-rack for my surfboard and saddle bags for my camping gear. A critical miscalculation about the prevailing wind pattern had

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

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The Olmsteads gather for a family photo, back row, from left, June, Farrah, Evan, Shawn and Raegan, and in front, Mayci and Wesly.

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Shawn Olmstead’s relationship to the sport of volleyball rivals that of a ‘90s Disney sports movie. Ever since he was a kid, Olmstead has always had some notion of contact with the sport. This should come as no surprise seeing that his father, Rick Olmstead, was a championship winning coach at Santa Barbara City College and at one point in his career, coached a three-time Olympic gold medalist, Karch Kiraly. It was common for his father to take Olmstead to the beach on the weekends to play beach volleyball, or to take him to one of his games at SBCC, but it wasn’t until his junior year of high school that Olmstead’s career in volleyball really started. Prior to his junior year, Olmstead played club volleyball in Santa Barbara, because at the time, Carpinteria High School (CHS) didn’t have a boys volleyball program. As his junior year drew closer, Olmstead had to make a decision—either transfer to Santa Barbara for high school in hopes of playing on a school team, or risk his dream of playing college volleyball and try to help create a program at CHS. He stuck with CHS. Olmstead gathered a group of guys from a multitude of other sports, and created a league dominating team. He was named most valuable player and set a school record for most kills in a match. “It’s not surprising that we were competitive because volleyball is a big part of that community,” said Olmstead. After two dominating years at CHS, he was picked up by Brigham Young University (BYU), where he continued his volleyball career. “At BYU, I was a part of two national teams and played in three national finals. We lost one and then won two championships in 2001 and 2004,” said Olmstead. After graduating from college, Olmstead transitioned from player to coach. “With the guidance of my dad and other coaches I’ve had in my life, I was able to make a pretty quick transition as a coach,” said Olmstead. “Someone that helped and coached my dad’s team in Hawaii ended up being the head coach here at BYU… Carl McGown… he knew I wanted to coach and

he took me under his wing.” Olmstead learned as much as he could from McGown, who was one of the most awarded coaches in the country. Olmstead spent his summers running training camps and clinics with McGown, picking his brain any chance that he could. Soon, Olmstead was picked up as an assistant coach for BYU’s women’s volleyball team. For the next few years, Olmstead did his best to support the head coach, but the team was under preforming in the eyes of the school. That’s when the university decided to offer Olmstead the head coach position of the women’s volleyball team. Although loyal to his head coach, Olmstead saw the opportunity and took it. As the head coach of the women’s program, Olmstead breathed new life into the team, going from a 15 to 15 win/loss record as an assistant, to a 21 and 9 win/loss record as head coach. In 2014, Olmstead took his team all the way to the championship match at the NCAA tournament which was a first in the program’s history. From there, Olmstead was asked to become the lead coach for BYU’s men’s volleyball team. He accepted the offer, opening the position of head coach for the women’s team, which his sister, Heather Olmstead, his assistant coach at the time, was ready for. Like her brother, as coach, Heather had success, taking her team to the NCAA finals every year since she started as head coach. She also won the 2018 America Volleyball Coaches Association National Coach of the Year Award. Olmstead has coached for the BYU men’s volleyball team since 2015. In that time, he’s taken the team to NCAA Tournament championship matches in back-to-back seasons (2016-2018). Prior to Covid-19, his team was slated as the number one team in the nation, but the season was cut short due to the pandemic. With all that being said, one would think that Olmstead’s historic volleyball career

From left, Farrah and Shawn Olmstead are with their friend and pacer Stephanie Olson finishing the MOAB 240 run.

A photo of Shawn Olmstead as a baby being held by future Olympian Karch Kiraly and another Santa Barbara volleyball legend, John Hanley. would be his highest achievement, but Olmstead said that completing the MOAB 240 endurance run is. The run sees competitors running 240 miles over the span of five days. “Honestly for me, it was the greatest sporting achievement that I’ve been a part of, and it might not

sound correct because I’ve won national championships and done the same with my teams,” said Olmstead. Olmstead hopes to one day return to Carpinteria. “My heart is in Carpinteria Valley, in that community and those relationships I have back at home,” said Olmstead.

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What I learned


THE TIMES THAT BIND L I S A O ’ R E I L LY For the last nine months, I have been writing about my eight great-grandparents (GG), and this is what I learned. I learned to reach out more to extended family. Talking to the grandchildren of my greats painted a more elaborate portrait of who they were. Sure, I was able to impart to my family all the facts I’d discovered through genealogical research, but knowing where and how they lived, and from where they came, paled in comparison to the rich stories they shared. I learned my GG Catherine was a very loving person, who enjoyed knitting, sewing and playing the piano. GG Lisa’s paternal greats, Mike and Catherine Lombardi Lizzie worked in a taxidermy shop and and Lizzie and Henry Miller, gather on the occasion haberdashery when she was only nine of their children’s marriage in Santa Clara, California, years-old in order to help support her August 1933. family after her father Week died. GG ofHenry 11/9/20 - 11/15/20 had a common-law wife for many years secretly arranged for her own daughter before marrying Lizzie. GG John was to put two out-of-wedlock children up an alcoholic who made his own liquor for adoption. What did all these stories and ended his life at the age of 33. And do? They brought color to the lives of my GG Agnes had an out-of-wedlock child ancestors, a far cry from the black and shortly after John died, and years later white charts I’d made for them.

“I learned to reach out more to extended family. Talking to the grandchildren of my greats painted a more elaborate portrait of who they were.”

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To counterbalance these stories, I learned not to put a full measure of faith in them. We thought we knew how GG Emanuel died as it was passed down that he suffered a sudden heart attack. Days after writing about him, I received his death certificate in the mail revealing he had died from ‘dementia paralytica’ in the State Hospital for the Insane. Such a heartbreaking secret for GG Onnie to carry throughout her life. From this revelation, I learned to obtain all the birth and death certificates for my ancestors. What stories do I have to offer? Well, I do have memories of two of my greats. I was four years-old, I went on vacation in San Diego with my family, and my dad was in charge of us kids for an afternoon. He took us on a ferry ride across the bay, and his Italian grandfather, Grampa Mike, joined us. I stood at the railing between the legs of the two men, listening to them talk, and I heard my dad say that he thought the ferrying of people and cars was a good business, and maybe he’d get into it. Grampa Mike responded, “If you do, I’ll kick you in the pants!” I was shocked, then angered by this pronouncement! I turned my face up towards him, willing him to look down to see my fury at him saying such a thing to the King of the World, but he never indulged me. I think he missed out; I think he would have appreciated my Italian sense of family loyalty. At about the same age, I accompanied my mom to pick up my dad’s maternal grandmother, GG Lizzie, at her little home. She was living at the time with a woman who was supposed to be her companion, but when we got there cha-

os ensued. My mom and I entered the living room that held all of GG Lizzie’s porcelain animals on various shelves, and encountered the companion in a rage, waving her hands in the air and shouting things I do not recall. GG Lizzie was behind her in a doorway, wanting to get to us, but could not get past. This was, of course, a bewildering experience for me at such a young age, but I remember my mother pressing me against her legs and calmly talking to the woman until GG Lizzie was able to get past her and out the door with us. It turned out the companion had serious mental issues, and GG Lizzie never lived with her again. But I also have a happier direct connection to her, as I am in possession of several of her porcelain animals. I immensely enjoyed spending this time with each of my greats. It made me feel closer to them, and I’m grateful for the lives they led for the values and lessons they passed down. Their hard work and sacrifices bequeathed to their descendants a world of opportunities. I encourage you all to learn something new about your ancestors by starting to ask questions today. Lisa Lombardi O’Reilly has lived in Carpinteria since 1997 and is a personal and family historian specializing in making heirloom books out of life stories. She is a member of the Association of Personal Historians, the National Genealogical Society and the Association for Professional Genealogists. For more information, visit yourstorieswritten. com and facebook.com/lisa.lombardioreilly; send an email to lloreillybooks@aol.com; or call Lisa at (805) 680-7375.

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Reports from the Reports from the Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Office


Sunday, Nov. 1 10:52 p.m. May / Drug17 Possession / Sunday,

Casitas Pass Road 9:54 a.m. / Unregistered Firearm / A traffic stop was conducted on a 1400 block Sterling Avenue

vehicle for speeding on the 101-southDeputies responded to a call about a bound freeway construction zone. The firearm and contacted a man who reportdriver was found to be unlicensed. The edly had an unregistered Kimber 1911 front passenger attempted to destroy a firearm in his possession. The firearm was meth bong as the vehicle yielded, but the taken from the man and secured into the broken pipe, which contained a usable Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office property amount of meth, was located on the floordepartment for safekeeping. board. She also admitted to possession of meth and removed a small baggie from 11:44 a.m. / Misdemeanor Hit and her person. The rear passenger and regRun / 6500 block Rincon istered owner of the vehicle,Road consented Deputies responded to which a misdemeanor to a search of her vehicle, revealed hit and run call,broken but thebong, maleand subject the passenger’s anfl ed the scene traveling southbound on other used meth bong smoking bowl Rincon Road. The man continued southwas located in her backpack. The rear bound on the northbound off-ramp of passenger’s backpack contained a small Highway 101 at Rincon Road. Deputies baggie containing meth and a Xanax bar. checked area and were unable to All three the were from Oxnard and were locate the subject. driving home from the Chumash casino. They were cited for their violations.

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

Monday, Nov. 02 Deputies responded to narcotic activity

1:07 p.m. / Drug Violations / two outand contacted a woman who had Casitas Pass Road standing warrants: one out of Hermosa

While driving through the rear parking Beach but was non-extraditable, and the lot, an offi cer observed a man other out of Santa Barbara. Theslumped woman down in his for vehicle. When inspecting was arrested the outstanding warrant the vehicle, a piece of foil with heroin on out of Santa Barbara County. it was observed on his lap. The man was found possession of heroin, meth and 3 p.m.in/ 015F / Linden Avenue and paraphernalia. He was cited. The vehicle Malibu Drive was released to his wife. A black purse was found at Linden and Malibu, then booked for safe keeping. The Tuesday, Nov.3 owner was not contacted.

1:58 a.m. / Public Intoxication / Palm Avenue Sunday, May 17

A woman was found intoxicated while 8 p.m. Trespassing / 3200area block lying in /the sand at the exercise of the Via Real State Park. The woman refused an offer A caller who renting a home onresithe from deputies tois help her back to her Polo Field reported that several people dence. She was booked into Santa Barbara forced their way intointoxication. her rental home County Jail for public and started yelling and insulting her family. Deputies arrived and contacted Wednesday / Nov. 4 six people, who admitted entering the 10:42 a.m. / Drugs and Forgery / home after they were directed to come Lookout Park look at the damaged caused by the caller. A caller woman and a man were contacted The showed cell phone video of in their vehicle, and a meth pipe could the suspects entering the home without be seen in plain view on the backseat. permission and were heard and seen During of theand vehicle, more meth yelling aatsearch the caller her family. The and another pipe were husband-suspect fledlocated acrossalong the with Polo several pieces mail. There were Field and did of notstolen return to the scene. A three checks that had been obviously complaint will be forwarded to the DA’s “washed” and made out to the woman. office for review.

10:57 / Stolen / Cindy 5 p.m.a.m. / Open Beer Vehicle Violation / Lane Linden Avenue and 9th Street

MM Mechanical to report A man was cited called and released fortheir posblack Big Tex dump trailer had been session of an open container. stolen over the weekend. The trailer had “MM welded/ into side. 5 a.m.Mechanical” / Welfare Check 2100the block

Ortega Hill Road 12Ap.m. / Overdose / Lahis Paz Road caller reported that girlfriend’s

Deputies son werehad dispatched to assist re 27-year-old a bad dream and fi ran and medics personnel for an overdose out of the house naked and was last seen at Westmont College. A male had overrunning towards Summerland. Deputies dosed on meth. Drugs and paraphernalia responded and located a man walking were in his backpack. meth nude found on North Jameson near The Sheffi eld. and pipe were seized and booked for The man claimed he smoked marijuana destruction. with friends and wanted to go to the hospital to detox. His mother drove him

Thursday, to the hospital.Nov. 05

10:33 p.m. / Suspended License / Carpinteria Avenue Monday, May 18

A traffic stop was initiated and the 10:41 a.m. / Tossed Mail / Via Real driver was contacted. A record check and Carpinteria Creek revealed the man was driving on a susMail was found pended license. Hescattered was cited.off a county access road by a Caltrans site. The mail

3:09 p.m. / Drug Possession / 1100 was recovered and booked into Santa block Road BarbaraCasitas Sheriff’sPass Office property.

A consent contact was initiated on two residents of/Ventura. contacted 6:15 p.m. Theft / They 3200were block Via in the rear parking lot of a CVS. A search Real of A their vehicle revealed methamcaller reported that she10 believes her phetamine pipes, two needles and two laptop and credit cards were stolen by grams of neighbor methamphetamine. Due the a female who lives at thetoPolo system being down, Ventura was unable Field apartments. Follow up by deputies. to confirm the warrant. A passport was also located,May which Tuesday, 19both said wasn’t theirs. The woman claimed she found 6 p.m. / Towed Abandoned the passport. They were both Vehicle cited for/ 2200 block Lillie Avenue possession of methamphetamine and Deputies received complaints about drug paraphernalia. an abandoned vehicle parked near Sandpiper Liquor. The vehicle was tagged and Friday, Nov. 06 marked on Thursday, May 14. The vehicle 2:03 a.m. / Corporal Injury / Haida was checked and was not moved. The Street vehicle was towed. A woman was arrested for Corporal Injury to her spouse/cohabitant after Wednesday, May 20 she admittedly punched her live-in boy8:28 p.m. Meth Possession 1100 friend. She /was transported and /booked on the charge without block Casitas Pass incident. A man drove into a parking lot not wearing seatbelt. A traffic stop was 2:05 a.m.his / Drug Possession / 1300 initiated, and he admitted to being in posblock Virginia Lane session of a conducted meth pipe.aDuring a search Deputies traffic stop and of the vehicle, hisvehicle. meth pipe located, contacted a full Thewas driver was but also baggie withlicense 3.7 grams meth. cited for aa suspended and of contribThe subject was for the uting alcohol to cited a minor. Theviolations. passenger was cited for drug paraphernalia and 10:12 p.m.of/ Weapon and Dope possession an open container.

Violations / Hales Lane and Via Real p.m. / Brass Knuckles / 11:12 A woman and man were contacted as Linden Avenue at 8th Street

their vehicle was was getting off by a A vehicle stoppeddropped for not having tow truck. The woman is on activedid probatheir headlights on. The driver not tion and a searchand of her property showed have a license was found to have she had meth, a meth pipe and a container brass knuckles on his person. He was of pepper spray. is a convicted felon booked into SantaShe Barbara Jail. and prohibited from owning pepper spray. A baggie of meth Saturday/ Nov. 07was found in the center console and since no one wanted 10:43 a.m. / Stolen Vehicle / 4800 to claim it, the man was given ownership block 7th Street since it was his vehicle. The victim reported that an unknown suspect(s) attempted to steal his work 3:38 a.m. Dope Violations / 4100 van. The /suspect forced his/her way block Via Real into the vehicle by forcing the driver’s A woman andopen man with were ain“punch.” a vehicle side door lock withignition a stolenwas license reported to The also plate, punched and the Santa Barbara Police Department. A car radio was on, but the suspect(s) was traffic stop was initiated, and it was unable to get the vehicle started. Several determinedwork the vehicle was not stolen, expensive tools were inside the but was rented a few weeks ago the vehicle, but at the time of the reportby none woman. She thought the “PERM” on the were reported stolen. Arizona license plate meant it was only a “permit” for/the vehicle and not an actual 12:25 p.m. Theft / Via Real license plate. So, to avoid getting The victim reported someonepulled stole over, they placed stolen plate on the a package from athe front door of car, his she said. After a search of nearby motel residence. rooms associated with the subjects, they, and the woman’s sister, were cited for 12:14 a.m. / Stolen Vehicle / possession of stolen property, meth and Alvarado Street paraphernalia. Further investigation will The victim said his vehicle was stolen be done for the fraudulently obtained on Nov. 5, between 1 and 7 a.m. from in EBT cards. front of his house on Alvarado Street. The stolen vehicle was a 2005 Forest River Thursday,AMay 21 later, a deputy motorhome. short time located the/ vehicle near Bailard 8:47 a.m. Drivingparked with False Avenue. The vehicle was recovered and Registration / Carpinteria and Palm parked at the station for the owner to avenues retrieve. A man was driving with a false registration tab. He was cited for the violation and allowed to park the vehicle at his Previously published mechanic shop located nearby.

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Public Notices ________________________________ SUMMONS (Family Law) CASE NUMBER 20FL01340 NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: GLEN WAYNE OLSON You have been sued. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. Petitioner’s name is: ANNA MARIE OLSON You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, pr changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or any other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children; 3. transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in the manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of supervisorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasi-community property, or your own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1100 ANACAPA STREET SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney are: ANNA MARIE OLSON 333 OLD MILL RD. SPACE 123 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110 Date: 8/11/2020 Filed by Yuliana Razo, Deputy Clerk, for Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer. Publish: October 15, 22, Nov, 5, 12, 2020 _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF BRANDON LOWRY WICKS ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NO. 20CV03211 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: LYUDMILA CHERNEGA filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: BRANDON LOWRY WICKS Proposed name: BRANDON LOWRY SAKR THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that include the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing.

NOTICE OF HEARING December 8 2020 at 10:00 am, Dept: 3, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Carpinteria-Summerland Coastal View a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for the hearing on the petition. Dated October 21, 2020 by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. FILED BY the Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara on 10/22/2020. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Chavez, Terri, Deputy Clerk. Publish: October 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2020 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as REALTYSTORE. COM at 600 PINE AVE, GOLETA, CA 93117. Full name of registrant(s): NATIONS INFO CORP at same address as above. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 10/26/2020. The registrant began transacting business on March 31, 2005. Signed: RYAN FELL, COO. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2020-0002650. Publish: October 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2020 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as DELILAH CLEANING SERVICE at 2010 SANFORD ST, OXNARD, CA 93033. Full name of registrant(s): (1) SILVANO TORRES CORIA (2) CONCEPCION DELGADO MARTINEZ at same address as above. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. This statement was filed with the County 10/16/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Oct 1, 2020. Signed: SILVANO TORRES CORIA, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2020-0002593. Publish: October 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 2020 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as NINETEEN91 at 5658 ARMITOS AVE, GOLETA, CA 93117 (mailing address: 5926 BIRCH STREET, APT 2, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013). Full name of registrant(s): AVIGAIL VELAZQUEZ COSTILLA at same as mailing address. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/03/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Oct 30, 2020. Signed: AVIGAIL VELAZQUEZ COSTILLA, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2020-0002712. Publish: November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as SANTA BARBARA TINY HOMES at 1221 STATE STREET, SUITE 12-91436, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93101. Full name of registrant(s): TRACI A ALLISON at 1433 CAMINO TRILLADO, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 . This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 10/28/2020. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: TRACI A ALLISON. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2020-0002662. Publish: Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 2020 _________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as SYNERGY SIGNING SOLUTIONS at 45 WILLOW SPRINGS, #104, GOLETA, CA 93117. Full name of registrant(s): LETITIA T BRADLEY at same address as above. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 11/06/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Oct 26, 2020. Signed: LETITIA BRADLEY, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) FBN2020-0002754. Publish: Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 2020

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The first Mexican market in Carpinteria appears to have been opened by Tony Sanchez in 1927. Always a small grocery store, it was situated on the southeast corner of 7th Street and Holly. It was perfectly placed for its primary clientele, the Mexican immigrant population living west of Linden Avenue. Mr. Sanchez was listed in the Carpinteria Directory of 1927, when the only telephone numbers in Carpinteria were pretty much the domain of businessmen. Sanchez Market stayed open until the 1950s, but it is largely forgotten as other Mexican markets gained bigger reputations. A few years later, a second market was listed in the Carpinteria Directory. This market would rise to greater prominence in Carpinteria. It was Osuna’s Market listed initially at 802 Coast Highway in Old Town. It was on the corner where Bob’s Garage currently resides. By 1940, Y. C. Osuna built a newer store on the opposite corner, at 710 Coast Highway, where the store, under a new name, sits to this day as Mi Fiesta Market. Osuna’s Market closed circa 1970. Despite some remodeling, Mi Fiesta Market looks similar to what Osuna’s Market looked like at the time of its closure. In 2030, if the market is still doing business at the corner of Carpinteria Avenue and Cramer Road, it will reach the 100-year mark and can officially label itself as a true antique. Unfortunately, no pictures that we know of exist of Osuna’s Market, nor of the early years of Mi Fiesta Market. The decade of the ‘40s, saw several Mexican grocery stores make their debut in Carpinteria. By far, the most important of these was Morales Market. It was built a couple of blocks from the Linden business district on the northwest corner of 7th Street and Elm Avenue. Carpinterians of today almost assuredly have no recollection of it, but along with Osuna’s/ Mi Fiesta Market, it is the most iconic of the community’s Mexican markets. It was opened by Sabino and Dolores Morales, known as Don Sabino and Doña Lola. Their grocery store even sold home made wine from a grapevine they had planted near the store. The current owners of the Market, the Romeros, have a cutting of the old grapevine which they hope to use someday. Institutional status awaited Morales Market, but only after it was moved to a different location under a different name. In 1952/53, Jesus “Chuy” Gonzales bought the lease for the business. He picked up the building and moved it to another Morales property at the southwest corner of the Coast Highway (Carpinteria Avenue) and Holly Avenue. As the key foreman at the Carpinteria Lemon Association (CLA), Gonzales was well known to all of the employees at the packinghouse. Additionally, Gonzales Market was next door to the rival Carpinteria Mutual Citrus Association’s bracero labor camp. He was in a superb situation. The braceros at the CLA labor camp that was next to the Aliso School would walk the extra distance to shop at Gonzales Market out of loyalty. Osuna’s Market was directly across the street from the CLA labor camp, but never mind. Gonzales offered a line of credit to the braceros from both labor camps. They would settle their accounts on payday. Business thrived, as you might imagine. But, after only three years, Gonzales made the decision to shift his business


Reyes Market, established in 1956.


Jesus “Jess” Villalpando was the owner of Villalpando’s Market from 1946-1966. It was on the west side of Linden Avenue on the 600 block, across from Cervantes Market. Both markets were built in 1946. Sal Campos recalls nailing in boards during the construction of both establishments after his return from military service.

to Western wear, to clothe the men at the labor camps. He had tested the idea of selling clothes and shoes out of a side room at the grocery store. He opened a new store next to Rockwell Cleaners that, until recently, was the office of Coastal View News. He had learned that the braceros bought only the best quality clothes to dress themselves after work hours—shirts from Arrow, Van Huesen and Pendleton and Florsheim shoes. Gonzales supplied the preferred fashions. And, what became of Gonzales Market at the corner of Carpinteria Avenue and Holly Avenue? Arturo Reyes took it over. Yes, it was now Reyes Market, established 1956. Mr. Reyes’ son, Arturito (Art, Jr.), was the market’s butcher. He made the market’s first significant modification by preparing a variety of huge torpedo sand-


Cervantes Market was on the east side of Linden Avenue on the 600 block. Owner Candelario Cervantes holds the author of this Throwback Thursday column, Jim Campos, not even a year old yet, in 1948. Carpinterians of today may recognize the front of the store. It became the Deli House for many decades and is now Giannfranco’s Trattoria. wiches at the very low price of 25 cents. The feature was a hit. Laborers would pick up a torpedo sandwich before heading off to work, or come in around the noon hour to have a fresh one prepared. Mi Fiesta Market, the former Osuna’s Market, may have picked up on the successful innovation at Reyes Market. Mi Fiesta took the innovation a step further. The market began preparing a variety of gourmet burritos. I remember beginning my career as an educator in 1971 at Aliso School. The Aliso staff loved Mexican food and had Delgado’s Restaurant, another Carpinteria institution, nearby. With a short lunch break, however, Mi Fiesta Market was the go-to place for a tasty burrito on the run. It still is. The Reyes family operated their market for 38 years. In 1994, Salvador and Maria Romero took hold of the reins. “Reyes” was such a trusted brand name by that time in Carpinteria that the Romero’s retained it. They also received permission from the property owner to make improvements to the building.

The Morales family—yes, the original owners of the business going back to the 1940s!—assented. The Romeros expanded by tearing down the west facing wall, and added a full kitchen behind the deli counter where Arturito Reyes had introduced his huge submarine sandwiches, the torpedos. But the wall still had the original Morales Market signage with artwork of products like Coca-Cola and 7-Up. If only they had thought of taking a photo for posterity! Alas. Today, the kitchen at Reyes Market is its most salient feature. Some of the best Mexican food in Carpinteria is served there. There are at least two other Mexican Markets that deserve a mention. Indeed, in the 1940s there were two popular ones on the 600 block of Linden that were constructed in 1946. They faced each other on opposite sides of the street. They were owned by Mexican-American families with strong entrepreneurial sensibilities.

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Looking at home goods through the front window of Reyes Market, circa 1980, under the proprietorship of Art Jr. and Diane Reyes.

THROWBACK Continued from page 24 Cervantes Market was owned by Candelario “Candy” Cervantes on the east side of the street where the Deli House would follow it, and where Giannfranco’s Trattoria is now. His son, Rudy, was the butcher, and his other son, Larry, managed the store and prepared enchiladas daily. Cervantes also had a tree-trimming service. On the west side of the street next to Joe Wullbrandt’s Welding Shop was Villalpando’s Market owned by Jesus “Jess” Villalpando. It is the Tidepools Store, today. The Villalpandos were a large family and owned several businesses on Linden Avenue and on the Coast Highway (Carpinteria Avenue)—a beauty shop, TV & Radio Repair Shop, an ice cream parlor and a Union 76 Service Station. Lee Hohweiler reminisces, “I’d stop by Joe’s Welding Shop to visit on my way to Villalpando’s Market to buy wax mustaches, red lips and little wax bottles of colored sugar water. Growing up in Carp was very special.” Both of these

markets closed in the mid-1960s as Candy Cervantes returned to Mexico, and Mr. Villalpando passed away. The Mexican markets in Carpinteria started as comfortable places to shop for the Mexican community in the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s. Good places to shop and eat, however, bring people together. The two oldest markets longevity-wise, Mi Fiesta and Reyes, have attained near institutional status, and a relative newcomer, Kim’s Market on Via Real, halfway between Santa Monica Road and Cravens Lane, started by a Korean woman, Kim Monroe, circa 1975—but staffed by a Mexican butcher and cooks—continue to provide comfort food for Carpinterians. If you have a story or photo that tells a unique part of Carpinteria’s history, please contact Jim at drsjcampos@gmail.com. To learn more about Carpinteria History during the Covid-19 closure, visit the Historical Society & Museum’s website www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org to access more articles on local history. Please consider becoming a member of the Historical Society to lend your support to local historical preservation.

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ALENA STEEN The Carpinteria Garden Park’s goal is to provide affordable access to organic vegetable gardening, especially for folks without the space, sunlight, or ability to garden where they live. However, as the wild edges of the garden have matured in the last few years, the garden has also become an essential resource for the other-than-human world, our friends and neighbors the migrating birds, butterflies, insects, and rodents who navigate their own world in and around the human ecology of Carpinteria. When the community garden first opened, both raised beds and the surrounding grounds were hot, hard-packed fill dirt. Now, after three years of turning compost into the native soil, mulching heavily, watering sparingly, and planting a dense landscape of wild, edible and medicinal plants -- the garden is humming with activity. Hundreds of birds flit throughout the garden in a day, foraging in the mulch for insects, bathing and drinking in one of several water fountains, and perching on the towering stalks of sunflower, wild rose and bunchgrasses with tasty and nutritious seeds. As fall turns to winter, many migrating birds appear at the fountains as well. The bright colors of their breeding plumage are just beginning to show as they fly cross-continent to winter their breeding grounds further south. The last of the monarchs can also be seen heading south, alight on the narrowleaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) still in bloom amongst the cottony tufts of milkweed going to seed. Watching the community garden become wildlife habitat has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as coordinator. It is a source of constant amazement to encounter shy birds not often found downtown, such as Western bluebirds and roadrunners to name a few. It is also incredible to observe how effective it is to plant host plants for pollinator health with countless benefits for the rest of us as well. Although the community garden is large, there are several lessons I’ve learned in cultivating the wild edges of the garden which are just as effective in smaller urban lots. While the pleasures of building a garden to nourish both humans and the other-than-human world is a deep satisfaction on its own, it is also a moral imperative in a time of

Hummingbirds need to eat constantly due to their racing metabolism. In the winter, we get many migrants headed south to winter breeding grounds. They love tubular shaped blossoms in all colors, such as this flowering white sage, California fuchsia, hummingbird sage and penstemon. rapidly changing climate and shrinking wildlands due to human development. Populations of wild birds, animals and insects are rapidly declining the world over in response to these pressures, and with deeply negative consequences for global ecosystem health and the wellbeing of future human generations. While these challenges are immense and require global cooperation and leadership, we can begin at home, in the backyards of our tiny rental properties, family homes or children’s schools. Reimaging landscape design to mirror wild ecosystems and provide food, shelter and habitat for dense and diverse life forms is one way to do so. Here are a few of the essential steps I’ve practiced to build wildlife habitat at the community garden: Plant California native plants! This is the most meaningful step you can take towards wildlife-friendly backyard habitat. Native plants are low maintenance, drought-tolerant and provide almost year-round forage and shelter for birds and insects. As I wrote in my last column, fall is the perfect time for planting. Cooler temperatures and nourishing winter rains ensure the healthiest possible conditions. Some of my favorites include California fuchsia, goldenrod, bunchgrasses, sage, yarrow, California poppies, phacelia, narrowleaf milkweed, and hummingbird sage. Plant protection for birds. Trees and thorny bushes provide shelter and safety to birds from feral cats. I love cats dearly, but they are also responsible for the death of millions of birds annually in the United States. Some favorites for shelter as well as year-round food for birds and pollinators include elderberry


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