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Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California



Historical society plans trip to South Coast Botanic Garden

The Carpinteria Valley Historical Society will visit the South Coast Botanic Garden on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The lush 87-acre garden was established nearly 60 years ago, and its mature vegetation includes 2,500 species with over 200,000 plants. Specialty gardens include the Mediterranean, California Native, Desert and Succulent, Water-wise, Seasonal flowers, Rose Garden, a Garden for the Senses (sight, touch, smell and sound), an authentic Japanese Garden and Koi Pond, gorgeous Fushia Garden, a Children’s Garden of Discovery, a grove of Moreton Bay fig trees, a palm collection, a Redwood Grove and a Tropical Greenhouse overflowing with orchids, begonias, bromeliads, carnivorous plants and many other weird and wonderful species. The trip includes a narrated tram tour and docent-led tour, or attendees may explore on their own. Following this season’s spectacular A 200-year-old Japanese rains, the gardens will be at their most robust lantern is on display in the and beautiful. Tickets are $59 for historical so- garden area of the South ciety members and $69 for non-members. This Coast Botanic Garden. price includes deluxe bus transportation, garden admission, catered picnic box lunch and snacks en route. Call or stop by the museum for more information or to reserve a place, (805) 684-3112.

Chamber to host legislative breakfast

The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 26, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Rincon Beach Club. Featured speakers include Congressman Salud Carbajal of the 24th Congressional District and Vartan Dijhanian from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Carbajal will provide a legislative update and discuss his congressional committee work. At the event, Dijhanian will present Carbajal with the U.S. Chamber’s Spirit of Enterprise Award. Dijhanian will also provide a Federal Update on Trade, Infrastructure and Immigration Reform. An information-packed program, the Chamber Legislative Breakfast is designed to brief the business community on the latest business trends, legislative updates, economic development and relevant issues that affect the community. Opportunities to network, a wealth of information, and a hot and hearty breakfast are all included. The event will be held at Rincon Beach Club, 3805 Santa Claus Lane. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Tickets are $40 for Chamber members and $50 for non-members. To sign up or for more information, contact Joyce at the Carpinteria Valley Chamber at (805) 684-5479 or

Kids scavenger hunt planned for May 18

The Pro Deo Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Carpinteria and focused on helping children and youth, will host a free #CARPlife Scavenger Hunt on May 18, open to middle and high school students. Unlike traditional scavenger hunts, this one is a photo scavenger hunt, where teams of students will compete, using their smartphones, against other teams to complete a variety of missions. Each completed mission will be given a score, and the teams with the highest scores will receive prizes at the end of the hunt. There is no one way to complete a mission, each team will have the freedom to use their creativity. The scavenger hunt will start and end at the State Beach on Linden Avenue. There will be food and prizes donated by many local businesses. “We are a new foundation in town and wanted to do something specifically for the middle school and high school students of Carp,” said Dave Roberts of Pro Deo. “We wanted to create an entertaining event that was unique and would give students a way to come together, compete, and celebrate what makes Carp such a great place. We know that this event will be fun and memorable and hope that lots of students participate.” To sign up or to learn more, visit, or email info@

Carpinteria Children’s Project announces new board member

Carpinteria Children’s Project’s newest board member is Margaret “Peggy” Dodds, MD. Dodds has worked as a pediatrician at the Carpinteria Health Care Center for eight years. She joined the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in 2005 and has worked at the Lompoc, Santa Maria and Carpinteria Health Care centers. She has also worked at the Santa Barbara County Juvenile Hall. Dodds joins board members C. Michael Cooney, Michelle Perry, Jon Clark, Marisol Alarcon, Nancy Swanson, Margaret “Peggy” Dave Durflinger, Marybeth Carty and Diana Rigby. Dodds, MD

A Ventura County Air Support helicopter was called to assist in locating German Noe Sotelo, who, on observing the chopper, jumped into the ocean near Venoco Pier. Coast Guard personnel rescued Sotelo after over an hour in the water and transported him to the hospital.

Child endangerment case turns into ocean rescue

At approximately 11:30 p.m. on Monday, April 15, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a 6-year-old child who was crying and looking for her father. The girl’s father reportedly pulled over to use the bathroom at Viola Fields located in the 6100 block of Carpinteria Avenue. The child was left in the vehicle, and after waiting for several hours went looking for her dad in the dark parking lot. The child located a custodian at a business located in the 6200 block of Carpinteria Avenue and asked for help. When deputies arrived, they helped search for her father, who was identified as 39-year-old German Noe Sotelo of Carpinteria. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate Sotelo. A Sheriff’s K9 team and a Ventura County Air Support helicopter were called in to assist. The K-9 Team assisted with a track to the Venoco Pier area. The air crew located Sotelo walking along the beach. When Sotelo observed the helicopter, he jumped into the ocean and began swimming away. Personnel from the Carpinteria Summerland Fire Department, American Medical Response as well as a U.S. Coast Guard vessel and helicopter responded to the scene. After more than an hour in the water, Sotelo was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. Once he is medically cleared, he will be booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of child endangerment. Child Welfare Services responded to Carpinteria and spoke to both the mother and the child. The child was frightened but fortunately not injured. She was reunited with her mother and released to her custody.


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Pepperdine Graziadio Business School honors Turpin

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has named Hunter Turpin of Carpinteria the Outstanding Full-Time MBA Student for 2019. Turpin was selected for his high GPA and his outstanding leadership in the classroom. Turpin holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Colorado and expects to complete his MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship this spring.

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