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Following a slow countywide rollout and appointment delays due to severe weather across the country, local residents were eager to receive their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at Savon Pharmacy in Carpinteria. Helen Wiley, 84, received her second dose of the Moderna vaccine at Savon this Tuesday after a successful first shot with no reaction. KARLSSON

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Cases of Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County remain high but have decreased over the past two weeks. The daily 14-day average per 100,000 people that reached 102 in mid-January is now around 24, according to the New York Times. Daily reports of new cases have also fallen. This week, on Feb. 23, the county reported 64 new cases on the day, compared to 773 new cases on Jan. 10. There have also been 35% less hospitalizations in the past 14 days. On Feb. 23, Santa Barbara County reported 398 deaths since the start of the pandemic, including 19 individuals in the South County communities of Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland. In the South County communities there have been 1,267 confirmed cases. In the city of Santa Barbara, there have been 5,850 cases. The Public Health Department has reported 31,630 positive cases with 435 of these still considered infectious. For more information, visit publichealthsbc.org.

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Elementary schools get green light to reopen

With Santa Barbara County’s adjusted case rate at 16.9 and testing positivity at 6%, schools serving TK through sixth grade are now allowed to reopen for in-person learning, effective Feb. 24. Schools must have an approved safety plan. As local metrics continue to trend downward, the need for more testing could improve the weekly adjusted case rate leading to further reopening in the near future. The step forward for TK-6 requires close watch of the safety guidelines for children. Parents and schools will need to ensure daily screening of kids, keeping them home when not feeling well, limiting gathering with people outside of their households,

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Cannabis farms collect 150 pounds of litter from local waterways and beaches

Volunteers from the local cannabis industry rolled up their sleeves on Feb. 20 to rid local creeks and the coastline of litter. The efforts of CARP Growers and members from Cresco Labs and Calyx Peak to collect over 150 pounds of trash from the local watershed were part of Santa Barbara Channelkeeper’s Watershed Brigade, a program that encourages teams from around the South Coast to sign up for cleaning up. Representatives from local cannabis farms cleaned up at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh, beaches and Franklin and Santa Monica creeks. “Cleanup events have been trickier to pull off while large gatherings aren’t possible,” said Molly Troup, science and policy associate with Santa Barbara Channelkeeper. “The Watershed Brigade program lets families and organizations pick their own time and place to clean up the coast following Covid-safe protocols, to work together, and inspire others to join in. And they can earn points toward great prizes.” The Watershed Brigade program had been on pause while Covid-19 cases in the county spiked over the holidays, and

Channelkeeper hopes that smaller teams will assemble throughout the area in the coming months to protect the coast and ultimately the Santa Barbara Channel, one of the most diverse and abundant marine ecosystems on the West Coast. “Our farm crew looks forward to getting out once a quarter to divert litter in Carpinteria Valley away from the ocean,” said Terra Stephan, Cresco Labs director of community integration for the West Coast and a CARP Growers director. “Everyone on the team enjoys getting out on a Saturday morning to both appreciate the coast and help to make it even better.” Channelkeeper has a public Facebook page for gathering images of teams and the litter that is collected from local creeks. Interested Watershed Brigade teams can contact Channelkeeper for cleanup supplies like bags and further information on how the program works. The plan is also to soon launch a Corporate Challenge to further incentivize teams to get out and protect the Santa Barbara Channel. To learn more, visit sbck.org/brigade.

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Keeping the lights on: 93013 Fund distributes 17 small business grants

Carpinteria businesses received some economic relief from their friends and neighbors on Feb. 19 when the 93013 Fund distributed 17 grants of $1,000 each. Businesses were able to apply for the grants from the fund and qualified by being located in Carpinteria’s 93013 zip code and demonstrating significant pandemic-related losses. The fund had donated three additional grants to Santa Claus Lane businesses in its initial round in December. “We’ve always said since we started almost a year ago that anything we can do to make a difference here in Carpinteria is worth it. We want to return to normal when it’s safe and still have our community intact,” said Hans Brand, president of Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset Charitable Foundation, which operates the fund. “It has been longer than we thought we’d need to operate the 93013 Fund, and that only means the impacts on our neighbors in the small business community have deepened.” The fund was created in March 2020 and has collected and distributed more than $200,000 in its effort to respond to the pandemic within the Carpinteria community. As needs have changed, the fund’s advisory committee has met regularly to identify and respond to them in real time. To date the fund has distributed over 40,000 meals, $20,000 in school supplies, hundreds of childcare scholarships, nonprofit grants and 20 small business grants. The latest round of 93013 Fund small business grants went to Elite Nails, Rincon Fitness USA, SPARK45, Traveling

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Carpinteria’s only senior living and memory care community, GranVida, can rest easier, as almost all of their staff and residents have received their first and second doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Like many senior living and nursing care communities in the United States, GranVida has been on the front lines in battling the Covid-19 virus. GranVida’s administrative staff expressed deep gratitude to the residents for adhering to vaccination schedules, and for staff and residents’ immediate cooperation with Covid-19 protocols.    “We feel humbled and grateful to our frontline workers who have brought a combination of humor and relief during their rapid response to vaccination dis-

tributions at GranVida,” said Claudette Geller, marketing director at GranVida. “The process has been smooth and efficient from the first vaccination to the last . . . (with residents now) eager to get back into the swing of things with their new sense of safety and wellbeing.”  In addition to the vaccine, staff are continually tested while staying in regular contact with the Santa Barbara County Health Department and CDC for the most up-to-date safety protocols.  “I’m so excited and grateful to have received my last vaccination and almost feel as though I’m untouchable,” said Barbara Crowley, a GranVida resident who received her vaccination.    


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Obituaries

Francisco “Frank” “Chencho” Barba 8/29/1946 – 2/16/2021

My journey began on Aug. 29, 1946, when I was born at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. I was the first child born to Francisco Barba and Mary Morales Barba. My parents gave me the privilege of being raised in the beautiful green valley of Carpinteria, nestled between the sandy ocean beach and the hills and coastal mountains. The valley afforded all those as lucky as I an opportunity to explore, learn and experience nature at its best. This land along with family and friends formed who I was to become. During this period, I was joined by my great two sisters, Patricia and Rebecca, and it seemed that I also lost some of my familiar importance. The year 1967 signaled leaving home for good and experiencing the freedom of the wild ‘60s at Chico State College, number one party school nationally. Living on my own, parties, activities, friendships and studying helped mold an adult – me! Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, serving as an officer, polished me more. I gained a brother, Ron, for life and eventually became his children’s godfather. I earned a BA in 1969, a Teaching Credential in 1970, and sadly left my Chico days behind. My 18-year teaching career began in Milpitas, California and lasted four

Arturo Rodriguez 6/2/1952 – 2/14/2021

On Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, Arturo Flores Rodriguez, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away at age 68. Arturo was born on June 2, 1952 in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico to Adela Flores and Candelario Rodriguez. His childhood years were spent in Durango, Durango, Mexico. He moved to Santa Barbara, California in 1974. On Nov. 9, 1990 he married Lupe Medina. He was a father of two sons, Jorge and Jose, two daughters, Kenya and Ari, and his stepchildren Claudia, Manuel and Ricardo. Arturo worked for many successful restaurants in the Santa Barbara

years. I enjoyed it immensely. Learned a lot about teaching, kids and found my life’s passion. Collegial and lifelong friendships started during a long union career while serving as union spokesperson and lobbyist in Sacramento. In 1974, I left Milpitas and came home to teach in Oxnard. During the next 14 years, I taught at Curren and Sierra Linda schools while earning an MA and Administrative Credential. I continued my work in the union as a spokesperson, representative, vice president, state representative and a chairperson at California Teachers Association. During this period, I founded Tortilla Press, Inc., along with five friends. Tortilla Press, Inc. would eventually become the third largest bilingual educational publishing company and teaching supply store in the state of California. My administrative career began in 1987 and continued until my retirement in 2006. I served as principal of Sierra Linda, Harrington and Haydock Jr. High schools. I advocated for education and served as president of the Association of Mexican American Educators (AMAE), Oxnard Chapter. Highlighting student achievement while advocating for students’ rights was my goal. I’m proud of the annual scholarships AMAE granted to graduating seniors to help them pursue their higher education. Mentoring youth with the nudge that “education will open many doors” was my mantra. I continued my advocacy and community service with membership in LULAC and Downtown Lions. I leave behind my loving wife, Ana; beautiful daughter, Monica; amazing grandsons, Andrés and Mathieu; sisters, Patricia and Rebecca; godchildren, Lisa, Jeff (wife Kristen and son Benjamin) and Thomas. In lieu of flowers, supporting our students with scholarship support may be made to AMAE, P.O. Box 566, Oxnard, CA 93032.

area, and later went on to own his own restaurant, Mai-Kai Restaurant, in Carpinteria, California for several years. Arturo worked at Harding School preparing and serving meals to students. His dedication to students’ wellbeing drove his decision to work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Arturo had a passion for cooking, gardening and his soccer team, Las Chivas de Guadalajara. He enjoyed taking daily walks in his neighborhood with his wife and three dogs. He also loved to watch wildlife documentaries, Spanish-language films, and to sing banda songs at the top of his lungs. He was known for his infectious smiles, patience, kindness and fervor for life. Arturo was preceded in death by his father, Candelario, his mother, Adela, and his brothers, Fernando and Jorge. He is survived by his wife, Lupe; his sons, Jose and Jorge; his daughters, Kenya (Ronnie) and Ari; his stepchildren, Manuel, Claudia and Ricardo; his brothers, Esteban and Mario; his sister, Rosa; several nieces and nephews, nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service to be held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at the Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 757 East Main St. Ventura, at 10:30 a.m.

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maintaining social distancing outside of their home, wearing face coverings, and following isolation and quarantine guidance when a family member or close contact tests positive. “Covid-19 is largely transmitted in the community and not in a TK-6 school setting,” said the county’s Public Health Department Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, “When everyone does their part to follow the safety guidelines and protocols, our children can return to school in a safe environment for themselves and for school staff.” While the county’s positive case rates play a key role, testing volume must also remain high, to move the county to the Red Tier and further. Community testing sites are available throughout the county. Many sites are open until 7 p.m., allow walk-ins and have no wait times. Turnaround times for tests have also decreased. More information on testing locations can be found at publichealthsbc.org/testing. For information about the Covid-19 vaccine, visit publichealthsbc.org/vaccine or reach the County Call Center for vaccine information by calling 2-1-1 and selecting option 4. This line is available seven days a week between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Outdoor sports competition remains on pause in Santa Barbara County

CIF Commissioner of Athletics Rob Wigod announced Friday that the threshold for outdoor sports to begin competition is based on the Adjusted Case Rate of Covid-19 per 100,000 people. Per the guidelines set by the Department of Public Health, the adjusted case rate in a given county must be 14 cases or lower per 100,000 people for competition to resume. No counties in the CIF Southern Section are under the threshold yet as much of the state remains in the purple tier or widespread category. Once the case rate reaches 14 or lower, sports that traditionally compete indoors may also compete outdoors.

Wade Nomura to sign books at The Food Liaison

On Thursday, Feb. 25, from noon to 2 p.m., Carpinteria Mayor Wade Nomura will be at The Food Liaison to sign copies of his new book, “Creating Destiny.” Social distancing and masks will be required. Nomura’s memoir is a powerful story of overcoming adversity and embracing opportunities. To read the first chapter, visit wadenomura.com/book.

Lotusland joins Carpinteria Garden Park to offer gardening workshop

This Saturday, Feb. 27 from 10 to 11:15 a.m. join Corey Welles, plant healthcare specialist at Ganna Walska Lotusland, and Alena Steen, Carpinteria Garden Park coordinator, for a Zoom webinar on Organic Gardening 101. Steen and Welles will discuss organic soil building, seed starting and how and when to plant for a successful spring garden. RSVP to alenas@ci.carpinteria.ca.us for the Zoom invitation, or join the day of at us02web.zoom.us/j/82032483638.

Library introduces TED & Joe in the Morning

The Santa Barbara Public Library (SBPL) has launched a new discussion group led by staff from all SBPL branches. TED & Joe in the Morning will offer learning and conversations on almost anything. This series aims to bring the community together to participate in thinking, conversing and helping people stay connected. Each session will be a different topic for which two to four TED Talks will be posted for participants to view beforehand. The group will then get together on the scheduled day to discuss and share with each other. Scheduled topics currently include “What does home mean?,” “Sleep,” “Misfit Beauty,” “Women in Leadership,” “Solving Online Toxicity,” “Robots,” and “Expanding Representation in Literature and Film.” SBPL hopes to bring individuals from different backgrounds together and particularly to interact with those who may find themselves more isolated in these current times. Understanding that not everyone might have the tools and access to join virtual programs, SBPL offers laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots that can be checked out to enable this connectivity. Participants can check out an Acer Chromebook and 2 25 24 -11 22 15 Wi-Fi hotspot or a Lenovo Chromebook and Wi-Fi hotspot or just a Wi-Fi hotspot from the library. TED & Joe in the Morning will be the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 9:30 a.m. Registration is currently open for February through May. Visit the Santa Barbara Public Library online at SBPLibrary.org for information about programs and services. All library programs are free and open to the public.

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The Carpinteria City Council declined to take action on the Surfliner Inn project at its meeting on Feb. 22, ultimately deciding to wait until a more concrete plan for the controversial project is available before deciding whether to put the project up for a public vote. During the meeting, the council discussed alternative options for allowing for additional public feedback on the project, which has received backlash from Carpinterians. The council is currently in the process of developing a DDA and ground lease for the project. Earlier that evening, Vice Mayor Al Clark put forward a motion to move ahead with a public vote on the matter; no one seconded the motion, and it failed. The council then moved to file the report without taking further action. The council’s legal counsel, Mack Carlson, went over several options with the council regarding how to allow for further public input, including hiring a consultant to conduct a public opinion poll; conducting public workshops; and putting the issue on the ballot for Carpinterians to vote on. Carlson explained that the election, if held, would have to align with the general election in Nov. 2022 or be conducted through a special election. To pursue a special election would cost approximately $70,000, not including staff time or legal costs, Carlson said, as opposed to approximately $10,000 during the general election. Clark inquired about the cost of a vote-by-mail election, and Carlson said it is estimated to be the same amount as a special election. “It’s somewhat premature whether or not an initiative or referendum might apply,” Carlson said. “The proposed Surfliner Inn project may or may not result in an action that is subject to referendum.” Clark challenged the report provided at the meeting, stating the report was “inconsistent with the motion I made” at the last meeting to “provide options about elections, not elections and other options.” “I find the other opinions to be distracting,” Clark said. City Manager Dave Durflinger apologized to the council for any misunderstanding. Nearly 100 people wrote into the record for the public comment portion of the Surfliner Inn item. The majority were in favor of putting the issue to a public vote. Some, such as Carpinteria resident Janet Stein, called the cost of the election a “small price to pay.” “I request that the mayor and City Council provide an opportunity for an advisory vote. Shall the city lease public Parking Lot #3 to a private developer for 99 years, we the landlords deserve to vote on the future of the lot which is our public land. The cost of such an election, $70,000, is a small price to pay to ensure Carpinteria gets this right and follows the wishes of the majority,” said Stein. Others expressed outrage over the possibility of the city “wasting money” on an election, while some said the plan has “large local support.” “At a November meeting last year, I believed that there was an agreement to move forward with a DDA and a development plan, and now a vote on the ballot is being proposed,” Carpinteria resident Benjamin Anderson wrote. “I am shocked that the city would even entertain this idea, and if we halt the plan because of a small anti group, then we are setting a precedent to stop all further plans and developments in Carpinteria. The Surfliner Inn has a large local support

At the Feb. 22 City Council meeting, Vice Mayor Al Clark put forward a motion to move ahead with a public vote on the proposed Surfliner Inn project at 699 Linden Ave.; no one seconded the motion, and it failed. and would easily get the vote to move forward,” he continued. Carpinteria resident Jeff Theimer, one of the founding members of the Surfliner Inn project, spoke during the public comment portion of the meeting about the project. He encouraged the council to “not change the rules at the five yard line after two years.” “(Stopping the project now) will effectively silence thousands of folks who actually do want to see the Surfliner project,” Theimer said. “We could provide a new vision for an area we believe has been historically and chronically underutilized.” He spoke against an advisory vote, stating he would be unsure what exactly Carpinterians would be voting on.

Carpinteria joins other cities in dispute with Sherriff’s Office

The council unanimously voted to allow Mayor Wade Nomura to sign a joint mayors’ letter – alongside the mayors of Solvang, Goleta and Buellton – to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office, concerning a dispute over compensation to the sheriff’s office. All four cities contract with the sheriff’s office for police services. As discussed at the last city council meeting, the council had agreed to formally dispute Carpinteria’s contract with the Sheriff’s Office, after it received a 37% increase in the cost of services for the sheriff’s office with no clear explanation as to why the costs increased. The joint mayors’ letter urges the board of supervisor and the Sheriff’s Office to act quickly on this matter. “We write to you to collectively express our surprise and deep disappointment with the Sheriff’s Office’s recent announcement proposing substantial increased costs for law enforcement service,” the letter reads. “We cannot, at this time, agree to payment of the proposed cost increases (…) The cities unanimously believe that the proposed cost increases – cumulatively $5.9 million – over the prior years’ contract costs are the result of the Sheriff’s Office’s use of a new cost allocation methodology that violates the terms and purpose of the agreements.” The letter also asks that the sheriff’s office recalculate its fiscal year “in a manner consistent with the terms of each Cities’ current agreement,” engage in good faith negotiations with the cities and “independently confirm and validate the basis for any and all proposed cost increase.”

Measure A projects

The council unanimously approved several projects under Measure A funding at its Monday night meeting, for the fiscal years 2021-22 through 2025-26. Measure A, which provides funding for road repairs and transportation safety efforts, was passed by Santa Barbara County voters in 2008. The funding goes toward programs including improvements to roadways and bridges, tree management, storm damage repair and highway improvements. The funding also provides for alternative transportation pursuits, such as crosswalk improvements around Carpinteria schools, maintenance for bike facilities and bus and rail facilities. The funding in total accounts for $4.7 million over the five-year period. At least 10% of the funding must be spent on alternative transportation projects; it is estimated that 12.06% of the city’s funding under Measure A over the next five years will go toward alternative transportation. Brian Barrett, assistant to the public works director, presented a summary of the projects to the council. “The maintenance effort is adjusted each year based on revenue growth or decline for the preceding two fiscal years,” Barrett said.

City enlists Just Communities and NLC REAL to bolster Racial, Equity and Social Justice Program

The council unanimously voted to move ahead with consultant agreements with Just Communities and National League of Cities Race, Equity and Leadership (NLC REAL) and approved $135,000 for the services. The two groups are scheduled to assist with the city’s Racial, Equity and Social Justice Program. The city is allocating $135,000 from Measure X for the consultants. Kimberly Leefat, from Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, presented at the meeting about the program’s purposes. “(NLC REAL’s) work will primarily focus on developing a structured approach for addressing city specific racial equity issues, whether that be trainings or additional stakeholder programs,” Leefat said. She added that Just Communities’ past work on the Central Coast “really lends to the need to create city-specific solutions.”

“The idea is that we want to build community trust, and that takes time,” she said. The consultant leads from Just Communities include Executive Director Melissa G. Patrino, Co-Chair Walid Afifi and Co-Chair Chelsea Lancaster. NLC REAL Director Leon Andrews, Jr. and Program Manager Jordan Carter will also serve as consultants for the city. “We’re really looking forward to working with NLC REAL and the city of Carpinteria,” Patrino said. “Just Communities has been around for the past 20 years here in the Central Coast, and we believe that leading our communities and addressing racism will create a more just world.” “Part of our charge, and part of what we’ve been doing in Santa Barbara, is to reframe what community safety looks like. The communities that are the most safe are not the communities that have the most policing, they’re the communities that have the most resources,” Lancaster said.

Commemorative dates

The city council passed several proclamations for the city during its Feb. 22 meeting, including establishing Feb. 2021 as Black History Month; designating Feb. 2021 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month; designating March 28, 2021 as California Arbor Day; and designating March 2021 as Women’s History Month. Speaker Jordan Killebrew, co-leader of Santa Barbara County Health Justice, presented on the designation of Feb. 2021 as Black History Month. “It is an honor to be among you today, and to acknowledge the history for our ancestors,” Killebrew said. “I hope truth and education around diversity, equity and inclusion are prioritized, and I’m grateful for the efforts of many Santa Barbara County organizations (...) to curate events in education and celebration of Black and African American contributions to America.” What Is Love Executive Director Christy Stillwell spoke on the designation of Feb. 2021 as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. “I’d like to thank the city of Carpinteria for helping to bring awareness to teen dating violence,” Stillwell said. “Most of these conversations (during the pandemic) have been centered around adult survivors but teen dating abuse has also seen a staggering spike and continues to be persuasive and dangerous.”


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Board of Supervisors balance of power at stake in redistricting BY MELINDA BURNS

New independent commission is beset by partisan wrangling

Santa Barbara County’s first-ever independent redistricting commission has begun its work with the kind of partisan conflict and maneuvering that the voters had hoped to avoid when they approved the new system in 2018. The stakes are high, tempers are hot and rhetoric is rampant as the County of Santa Barbara Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission embarks on the difficult task of redrawing the boundaries of the county’s five supervisorial districts, based on 2020 Census data. The supervisors ostensibly are non-partisan; as a political matter, however, the outcome of the redistricting will determine which party and which fundamental values – liberal or conservative – control the powerful county Board of Supervisors and the $1 billion budget that it oversees. The key question: The fate of the third supervisorial district, the largest in the county, is in play. It includes both Isla Vista, a monolithic Democratic enclave of 27,000 people, mostly students, living on the coast next to UCSB; and the agricultural Santa Ynez Valley, a more conservative community on the other side of the Santa Ynez Mountains. This is the swing district that for 30 years has given Democrats a 3-2 majority on the board, along with Santa Barbara and Goleta. In the past, redistricting was done by the board itself, every 10 years. Now, the North County population, estimated at 234,000 in 2019, has surpassed that of the South Coast, at 210,000; and the Republican Party sees its chance to seize the upper hand.

Political diversity

Republicans make up only 25% of registered voters in the county, but their representation on the new 11-member commission has been a major topic of discussion since the group began forming itself last October. In December, the county Republican Party and the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce sent a joint letter threatening to sue the commission unless it added two Latinos, for a total of four; and one or two Republicans, for a total of up to three, to reflect the ethnic and political diversity of the county. “I worked on the campaign to get this measure passed,” Bobbi McGinnis, who signed the letter as the Republican Party chairwoman, told the commission on Monday night. “I would like to see it followed to the letter of the law.” And the commissioners complied, unanimously naming a third Republican to join their ranks. Cheryl Trosky of Montecito, a retired nurse and the former owner of a home health care service, is the group’s 11th member. She replaces Lollie Katz, a nurse practitioner and Carpinteria resident who quit her post in protest on Feb. 2, saying she lacked “the endurance or strength of belief to continue.” “I didn’t have the stomach for it,” Katz said this week. “I felt we were being pushed beyond what was reasonable by the Republican Party. I had no idea how

Santa Barbara County’s supervisorial districts will have to be redrawn after the 2020 Census data is released.

“I didn’t have the stomach for it . . . I felt we were being pushed beyond what was reasonable by the Republican Party. I had no idea how political this was going to be.”

Lollie Katz, Carpinteria resident and Democrat, who resigned this month from the county’s Redistricting Commission political this was going to be.” Katz had been chosen by lottery last fall as one of the first five commissioners from a pool of 45 applicants provided by the County Registrar of Voters. Early on, she said, someone filed a public records request with the county to obtain her iPhone records, alleging that she may have been texting about public business during a meeting. Katz said she had not been texting, period, and the complaint was withdrawn; but it left her feeling as if she had been targeted. “I think I was identified from the very beginning as being a lifelong Democrat,” Katz said. “I represent that with a lot of pride, frankly.”

Commission makeup

The county commission is one of only two voter-created redistricting commissions in California; the other is in San Bernardino County. Under rules approved by Santa Barbara County voters in 2018, the makeup of the commission is supposed to reflect the ethnic, geographic and age diversity of the county and be “as proportional as possible” to the percentages of voters registered with each party, though not by applying “formulas or specific ratios.” Since last October, Glenn Morris, a Republican who is president and CEO of the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of

Republicans make up only 25% of registered voters in the county, but their representation on the new 11-member commission has been a major topic of discussion since the group began forming itself last October.

Commerce, has served as chairman, winning praise from all sides. Besides Katz, another Democrat resigned this winter; he voluntarily gave up his seat to a Republican in January. With Trosky’s appointment this week, the commission is now composed of four Democrats (36% of the 11 members); four (another 36%) who stated “no party preference;” and three Republicans (27%). That means that Democrats are underrepresented on the commission: 46% of registered voters in the county are Democrats, 28% are unaffiliated, and 25% are Republicans. Latinos are underrepresented, too. The commission now includes one Latino and two Latinas; they represent 27% of the 11 members. Nearly 40% of the county’s population is Latino.

The law firm

In another contentious sticking point, Republican leaders have opposed the commissioners’ choice of Strumwasser & Woocher LLP, a Los Angeles public-interest law firm, to represent them. They contend that Fred Woocher represented former Third District Supervisor Doreen Farr in a court case within the last eight years, in violation of the commission’s conflict of interest rules. In a letter to the commission this month, Woocher said there was no such violation because Farr won her case in 2010. Woocher said he was awarded attorneys’ fees in 2011, though it wasn’t until 2013 that Farr’s former opponent, who filed the lawsuit, exhausted his appeals. The county supervisors will take up the question of the commision’s law firm at a hearing on March 9. “Predictably, the independence of the commission is under siege by progressive activists,” Andy Caldwell, executive di-

rector of the Coalition for Labor, Agriculture and Labor, a conservative advocacy group, wrote in the Santa Ynez Valley News last week. He noted that COLAB sued the county 20 years ago over redistricting “because of the Isla Vista machination.” It was Woocher, Caldwell said, who successfully defended the county against that lawsuit. “The progressives are counting on Woocher to work his magic again,” he wrote. On Monday night, Caldwell told the commissioners, “You guys are being influenced vis-à-vis subterfuge and innuendo by people claiming they’re watching out for your independence, but I beg to differ.” Among others, he named Spencer Brandt, organizing director of the Democratic Party, president of the Isla Vista Community Services District board, and, like Caldwell, a frequent speaker at commission meetings. “It’s called public comment,” Brandt said on Tuesday – “and Mr. Caldwell knows that, because he’s made his career providing public comment. What I see going on is that the Republican Party made a really concerted effort to sue the commission so that they could get their way.” “I am a 24-year-old living in a rental apartment in Isla Vista. I will not be filing any lawsuits or threatening anybody, anytime soon. I’m engaged in the process because I want the commission to succeed,” Brandt said. In the coming months, the commission will begin inviting residents to submit their own district maps, based on American Community Survey data from 2015 to 2019 provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Because of the pandemic, the Bureau is not expected to release total county population numbers for 2020 until Sept. 30, six months later than originally planned. The state may not release prison population numbers until Oct. 30. That would leave only six weeks for the county’s independent commission to draw up its final maps; the state deadline for redistricting is Dec. 15. Melinda Burns volunteers as a freelance journalist in Santa Barbara as a community service; she offers her news reports to multiple local publications, at the same time, for free.


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LETTERS

Being bilingual wasn’t always celebrated

Aliso School will now be offering a Dual Language Immersion program in Spanish and English. How ironic. In the late 1940s, my third and fourth grade teachers washed my mouth with soap because they heard me speaking in Spanish. This punishment was humiliating. I’m glad things have changed.

Jesus Gonzales Carpinteria

Where is the will of the people?

Roughly 100 people submitted public comments this week to Carpinteria’s City Council, the vast majority of which requesting that the city hold an advisory vote on whether or not to lease public property, Parking Lot # 3, to a private

developer for profit. This was in keeping with the motion of the previous meeting. Two developers were given the liberty to speak at will in excess of the standard allowed three minutes given to the public without anyone stopping their lengthy diatribe. Most disturbing of all was the thinly veiled threat made by developer Whitt Hollis to the city that they were not abiding in good faith to the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA). Yet again, Mayor Nomura and Councilmembers Lee and Carty refused to take into account the undeniable ground swell of public opposition to the leasing of public property. As usual, the public was unabashedly ignored and the issue at hand – the leasing of public property – brazenly proceeds in direct contradiction to will of the people. Is something rotten in the city of Carpinteria?

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How to run a gym: Carpinteria Athletics CVN

TRADE SECRETS M E G A N WA L D R E P Carpinteria Athletics is one of the most recognizable businesses in town. You know the place. The gym right next to the post office? Yeah, that gym. Owner Jonathan “Jonny” Jacobs has made it home for the last 12 years. Jacobs was a trainer in town for half a decade before opening his own gym. “That’s where I really learned how to run a gym,” Jacobs said. The first thing you’ll notice when meeting Jacobs is his friendly nature, and he may have even tossed you a wave as you strolled along the shores. When he had the idea to open a fitness center and the opportunity arose, his stepdad encouraged him to lay down his roots. He leased the space right next door to the post office and turned it into a classic neighborhood gym. With a little help from his friends and fellow Carpinterians, Jacobs built out the space with local companies, and two months later his dream business opened its doors. Carpinteria Athletics is a traditional gym that doubles as a socially-distanced social club, hosting an array of clients from regular “gym rats” to newly motivated locals. The inside space is spatially laid out, but for pandemic safety, the area behind the building has been transformed into a private weight room and cardio center en plein air – shade included. Staying creative and on his toes helped Jacobs create a seamless transition for

clients who had become weary from the pandemic. Jacobs’ business advice is simple: always do your best, even when your customers are not looking. The key to his success, Jacobs said, was that he prioritized the unglamorous parts of the job. “I’m not afraid to get dirty, so I’m the guy that’s always in the corners, cleaning everything. In fact, I don’t have a cleaning service. I am the cleaning service.” And rest assured, he knows his way around a disinfectant. Jacobs once owned a cleaning business for three years and has a lot of experience cleaning large establishments, including fitness facilities. “I knew what I was getting into, space wise, and what I can handle myself,” he said. Before jumping into this venture, Jacobs reflected on different business models in the fitness world, and when comparing corporate franchised gyms to a simple neighborhood space, he found the latter more enticing. “I’ve worked for other gyms, and they go for a hard sell. It’s uncomfortable because they’re not going to let you leave without buying something else,” Jacobs said. “We are totally not that. We are straight forward. A unique aspect of our business is that we are truly old school in what we offer.” As for trade secrets, Jacobs shared a few that apply to life as a whole, not just business. “First one is getting back to my faith in God and not turning away from that. The second is to buy a house sooner. And the third one is to never lease a car.” Well said. Carpinteria Athletics is located at 5423 Carpinteria Ave. Learn more at carpinteria-athletics.com or follow their Instagram at @carpinteria.athletics. Megan Waldrep is a columnist and freelance writer, currently living on a 34-foot sailboat. To learn more about Megan, visit meganwaldrep.com.

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Jonathan “Jonny” Jacobs has owned Carpinteria Athletics for 12 years.

For pandemic safety, Carpinteria Athletics has turned the area behind the building into a private weight room and cardio center en plein air – shade included.


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The international collaborative project, Women’s Woven Voices, gathers weavings from women all over the world and will soon include pieces from Carpinteria.

Women’s Woven Voices project comes to Carpinteria

The Women’s Woven Voices project came to the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center on Friday, Feb. 19, as project founder and artist Brecia Kralovic-Logan handed out almost 100 free weaving kits to Carpinteria residents. Women’s Woven Voices is an international and collaborative project that promotes women’s empowerment through writing, weaving and sharing. Since starting the project, Kralovic-Logan has gathered weavings from women all over the world to create one woven tapestry that serves as an emblem of unity, compassion and solidarity for the issues women face worldwide. With the weavings she has collected in Carpinteria, Kralovic-Logan will form a tapestry to be displayed in the Carpinteria Arts Center in the future. After the tapestry is displayed locally, it will be added to the project’s larger tapestry and exhibited internationally. To learn more about Kralovic-Logan and the Women’s Woven Voices project, visit womenswovenvoices.com.

Kralovic-Logan handed out nearly 100 free weaving kits to Carpinteria residents during Friday’s event.

Artists prepare for “Through the Lens” show Arts Center board member Kathy Dubock stands beside Women’s Woven Voices founder Brecia Kralovic-Logan.

Arts Center to hold annual Luschei Family Poetry Awards

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Artist Katherine Murray smiles alongside Carpinteria Arts Center volunteer Liz Rosedale and intern Emma Payne. Murray entered two pieces in the “Through the Lens” show, which opens virtually on Feb. 26. The show is set to open in-person once the county enters the red tier.

In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will once again hold their free Luschei Family Poetry Awards. All writers are welcome to submit their work. Winning poets will be awarded a $300 cash prize for adults, $100 prize for teens and $50 for youth ages 12 and under. Winning poets, along with honorable mentions, will also be invited to share during a May 16 poetry celebration. The deadline to enter is April 30 and all rules and guidelines can be found at carpinteriaartscenter.org/events/poetry-awards.


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Spotlight on Carpinteria photographers

In this weekly series, local photographers share their recent work and inspiration with CVN readers.

Beauty close to home

PHOTOS BY JIM TAYLOR I live in Concha Loma with my wife Tanya, who is also an avid photographer. We moved to Carpinteria from the Bay Area about 10 years ago. Our last home in Northern California was in a mountain forest, so we needed a place with natural beauty, but we were also ready to be closer to town. Carpinteria fit the bill perfectly. There is always something within walking distance to photograph here.

Jelly Bowl at high tide in December. Beach? What Beach?

ABOVE, Downtown Carpinteria in November.

ABOVE, A Concha Loma mailbox.

RIGHT, Encelia californica at Tar Pits Park. The undead tree above Jelly Bowl – all its foliage is below the base of its trunk.

LEFT, A sea star at Rincon Point before the die-off.

A baby octopus at low tide on Rincon Beach.

Casitas Pier.


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BY DEBRA HERRICK

Whether you’re looking for that special someone, going steady with the one you love or celebrating an anniversary, getting into that loving feeling comes with challenges during quarantine. In the last installment of this four-week series, we take a look at a checklist of romantic moments that will help you and your honey prove that a pandemic is no match for love.

Five ways to beat a pandemic passion pitfall There’s nothing like staying home with the one you love – until, that is, your romantic staycation turns into a year-long quarantine. If you’re feeling that lull in the loving feeling department, consider this list of five ways to reignite the flame.

Make it a late night Put the kids to sleep and stay up past your bedtime. Turn the TV off and play music you and your partner both enjoy. Take in the night’s sky. Enjoy the calm and quiet together.

Dance together Whether you like to head bang or waltz, grab your girl or guy, let loose, move and groove. Dancing releases stress and tension and helps us connect nonverbally.

Cook a meal Choose an elaborate dish you and your partner enjoy and spend time preparing the ingredients and cooking. They don’t say that a way to someone’s heart is through their belly for nothing. Nourish your love by filling your bellies with a meal you make together.

Hold hands Intimacy and physical contact fosters emotional connections between partners. Hold hands while walking to the store; snuggle on the couch during a movie; steal a leg squeeze when no one is looking. Turn a mundane moment into a sexy secret.

Do random acts of kindness Feeling loved can be a powerful aphrodisiac. Everyday gestures of appreciation will make your partner feel adored as well as more connected to you. Pretty soon, your loved one will start returning the favor and those thoughtful gestures will bring you closer and reignite the flame.

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Open for Business BY ODESSA STORK

The heart of Carpinteria is in its local and family-owned businesses, but it’s also in the strength and giving spirit of the community. As we approach the one-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic, local businesses are in need of community support. Each week, CVN will highlight a selection of local restaurants, mom and pop shops and more. Follow along for up-to-date information on the businesses around town and the services they offer.

Tami Robitaille greets customers from behind the counter. Three generations of Robitailles have run the store since it opened in 1989.

Robitaille’s Candies

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Danny Kellogg owns Danny’s Deli.

Danny’s Deli & Grill

Known for their selection of delicious deli sandwiches (the famous tri-tip is a fan favorite), Danny’s Deli is currently open for to-go orders and in-person dining at their outdoor patio. Led by longtime owner Danny Kellogg, this local spot is more than meets the eye: Danny’s Deli doubles as a self-service car wash and also offers a selection of fishing supplies and bait for all your fishing needs. Located at 4890 Carpinteria Ave., Danny’s Deli is currently open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Call (805) 684-2711 to learn more about the different services offered.

Yadira Islas prepares some of the deli’s signature sandwiches.

Serving up handmade chocolates, fresh fudge, candies and more, Robitaille’s Candies is guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. The family-owned shop opened its doors for the first time in 1989 and has delighted the Carpinteria community ever since. Aside from their year-round assortment of sweets, Robitaille’s also offers special holiday goodies, baskets and personalized packages that are perfect to give as gifts or party favors. Robitaille’s Candies is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop instore at 900 Linden Ave. or visit robitaillescandies.com to order online and browse their selection. Call (805) 684-9340 to learn more.

Robitaille’s Candies offers themed holiday sweets, handmade chocolates, fresh fudge, candies and more.

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Connie Fourqurean is an employee at SOAP.

SOAP

Tucked away in Linden Avenue’s Torii Gate courtyard, SOAP boasts a variety of bath and body products, accessories, home décor, art and even robes and sleepwear. The fragrances and fabrics in this unique boutique come from 20 countries around the world. Owner Daniel Case recently celebrated 20 years in business in May of 2020, and he’s always discovering new products to bring to the boutique. SOAP is located at 910 Linden Ave #A and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. Call (805) 684-6695 for more information and visit their website at soapcarpinteria.com to see recent arrivals to the store.

Beekman soaps and skincare products are among the new arrivals to the boutique.

Renowned surfer and shaper Matt Moore owns Rincon Designs.

Rincon Designs Surf Shop

Rincon Designs Surf Shop is the embodiment of Carpinteria’s rich surf culture, offering everything from surfboards, surf gear and swimwear to clothing and accessories. Owner and Carpinteria native Matt Moore brings a lifetime of expertise in surfing and shaping boards to the store, a venture that he began in 1980. Whether you’re a seasoned surfer, casual beachgoer or simply a fan of Southern California’s signature fashion, there’s something for everyone at Rincon Designs. Rincon Designs is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Shop in-store at 659 Linden Ave. and call (805) 684-2413 for more information.

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Since its inception in 2017, Murphy’s Vinyl Shack is Carpinteria’s only store dedicated to vinyl records. Take a trip down memory lane with classic records from decades past or browse the shop’s more current finds – the vast selection includes something for every music lover. In addition to records, Murphy’s Vinyl Shack offers posters, framed vinyl wall art, antiques, music and movie-themed apparel and more. Murphy’s Vinyl Shack is located at 5285 Carpinteria Ave., and is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (805) 318-5506 to learn more.

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City commemorates Covid losses, champions local businesses The flag at Carpinteria Veterans Hall was flown at halfstaff to mark 500,000 Covid-19 deaths across the country.

Vaccine distribution begins at Savon Pharmacy Above, Patrick Strebel, 76, came from Santa Barbara to get his first Covid-19 vaccine at Savon Pharmacy. He’ll return on March 23 for part two. At left, Stuart Wensil is a pharmacist at Savon where vaccine distribution has begun.

City worker Jon Kaiser installs new banners on Carpinteria Avenue on Tuesday morning that read, “Show your love, shop Carp.” The signs are part of a new campaign by the City intended to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and maintain awareness of health and safety protocols.

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Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

endless. The very popular Quiche Lorraine calls for smoked pork and gruyère cheese which is quite delicious. I also really enjoy sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onion, goat cheese and spinach. Anything goes – so get creative with it! A simple salad and a mimosa pair perfectly with this month’s Pastry in Paradise! Enjoy!

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A 9-inch par-baked pie crust 3 eggs 1 ½ cups of cream Pinch of fresh grated nutmeg Pinch of salt and pepper 2 cups broccoli florets 1 cup fresh grated cheddar cheese

I’m thrilled to share my broccoli cheddar quiche recipe with you this month. This savory custard dish has to be my favorite way to enjoy eggs. Quiche dates back to the early 12th century, and contrary to popular belief, quiche wasn’t invented by the French, it actually originated in Germany. The word ‘quiche’ is from the German ‘Kuchen’ meaning cake. The bottom crust was originally made from a bread dough but has long since evolved into a puff pastry or pie crust. In my recipe, I prefer to use a pie crust that I always make from scratch, but I have heard you can buy a delicious par-baked pie crust from Trader Joe’s (making the preparation much more effortless). One of the many reasons I love quiche is that it can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a snack. It also tastes amazing when it’s cold, ambient or warm. In this recipe, I chose to fill my quiche with broccoli and cheddar, but the possibilities of fillings for your quiche are

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, heavy cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper together until completely combined. Set aside. Fill a small bowl with ice water and set aside. Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil and season with salt. Drop broccoli florets into the pot and stir occasionally until the water comes back to a boil, then immediately strain the broccoli in a colander and place in reserved ice water. Once chilled, discard extra ice and strain the broccoli once more, removing all excess water.

Place broccoli in prepared pie crust and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Pour the prepared egg custard evenly into the crust. Bake quiche for approximately 45 minutes or until the center is just set. The center should be semi firm to the touch. Cool until warm, cut and enjoy! Quiche also makes great leftovers. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Public Notices ORDINANCE NO. 745

NO. 745 OF THE CITY OF AN ORDINANCEORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING SECTION 10.44.010 AN ORDINANCE CITYSPEED COUNCIL OFAUTHORIZED THE CITY OFINCARPINTERIA, (DECREASEOF OFTHE STATE LIMIT CERTAIN CA, AMENDING SECTION 10.44.010 (DECREASE OFCODE STATE ZONES) OF THE CARPINTERIA MUNICIPAL ASSPEED SUCH LIMIT RELATES TO MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN CITY STREETS AUTHORIZED IN CERTAIN ZONES) OF THE CARPINTERIA MUNICIPAL CODE AS SUCH RELATES TO MAXIMUM SPEED LIMITS ON CERTAIN CITY STREETS THECOUNCIL CITY COUNCIL THE OF CARPINTERIA DOES ORDAIN AS THE CITY OF THEOF CITY OFCITY CARPINTERIA DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1. SECTION 1. Section 10.44.010 of the Carpinteria Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as Section 10.44.010 of the Carpinteria Municipal Code is hereby amended to read follows: as follows: It is determined upon upon the basis of anofengineering andand traffic survey that thethe speed It is determined the basis an engineering traffic survey that permitted by state law upon the the following streets is is less for safe safe speed permitted by state law upon following streets lessthan thannecessary necessary for operation of vehicles vehicles thereon, thereon,and andititisisdeclared declaredthat thatthe theprima prima facie speed limit shall facie speed limit shall be be as hereinafter set forth on those streets or parts of streets designated in this section as hereinafter set forth on those streets or parts of streets designated in this section when signs are erected giving giving notice notice thereof: thereof: Street or segment affected

Declared Speed Limit

Bailard Avenue—Via Real to Pandanus Street

25

Carpinteria Avenue—US 101 off-ramp to Santa Monica Creek

40

Carpinteria Avenue—Santa Monica Creek to Santa Ynez Avenue

35

Carpinteria Avenue—Santa Ynez Avenue to Holly Avenue

35

Carpinteria Avenue—Holly Avenue to Casitas Pass Road

25

Carpinteria Avenue—Casitas Pass Road to Carpinteria Creek

30

Carpinteria Avenue—Carpinteria Creek to 1,100’ east of Dump Road

35

Carpinteria Avenue—1,100’ east of Dump Road to Easterly City limits

40

Casitas Pass Road—SR 192 (Foothill Road) to 1,000’ north of US 101

35

Casitas Pass Road—1,000’ north of US 101 to US 101

35

Casitas Pass Road—US 101 to Carpinteria Avenue

25

Cravens Lane—Via Real to City limits

35

EI Carro Lane—Santa Ynez Avenue to Sterling Avenue

25

EI Carro Lane—Linden Avenue to Casitas Pass Road

25

Linden Avenue—Sandyland Road to Fifth Street

25

Linden Avenue—Fifth Street to Carpinteria Avenue

25

Linden Avenue—Carpinteria Avenue to US 101

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Linden Avenue—US 101 to Foothill Road

25

Malibu Drive—Linden Avenue to Sterling Avenue

25

Ogan Road—Linden Avenue to Casitas Pass Road

25

Palm Avenue—Carpinteria Avenue to Sixth Street

25

Santa Monica Road—Via Real to City limits

25

Santa Ynez Avenue—Via Real to La Tierra Lane

25

Santa Ynez Avenue—Carpinteria Avenue to Via Real

25

Seventh Street—Carpinteria Avenue to Linden Avenue

30

Via Real—City limits to 800’ west of Santa Monica Road

40

Via Real—800’ west of Santa Monica Road to Santa Monica Road

40

Via Real—Santa Monica Road to Santa Ynez Avenue

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Via Real—Casitas Pass Road to Bailard Avenue

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Via Real—900’ west of Bailard Avenue to 2,000’ east of Bailard Avenue

35

It is determined upon the basis of an engineering and traffic survey that the speed permitted by state law upon the following local residential streets is based on a statutory prima facie speed limit for local roadway classification and shall be hereinafter set forth on those streets or parts of streets designated in this section: Street or segment affected

Via Real—Ogan Road to Casitas Pass Road

Statutory Local Street Prima Facie Speed Limit 25

SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE SECTION 2. EFFECTIVE DATE DATE

This Ordinance shall beshall in fullbeforce and effect thirty (30) days following a secondareading This Ordinance in full force and effect thirty (30) days following second of the Ordinance; and before expiration of fifteen days following passage, this reading of the Ordinance; andthe before the expiration of(15) fifteen (15) days following passage, this Ordinance shall once be published with of the members of the Ordinance shall be published with the once names of the the names members of the City Council City Council voting for and in the Coastal View News, a newspaper of voting for and against the against same inthe thesame Coastal View News, a newspaper of general general circulation, published in the City of Carpinteria. circulation, published in the City of Carpinteria. SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY SECTION 3. SEVERABILITY If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this Ordinance is If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or word of this Ordinance is for for any reason held to be invalid a court of competent jurisdiction, such decisions any reason held to be invalid by by a court of competent jurisdiction, such decisions shall shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this Ordinance. The City Council hereby declares that it would have passed and adopted this Ordinance, and each and hereby declares that it would have passed and adopted this Ordinance, and each all provisions hereof, irrespective of the fact that one or more provisions may be and all provisions declared invalid. hereof, irrespective of the fact that one or more provisions may be declared invalid. SECTION 4. CEQA EXEMPTION SECTION 4. CEQA EXEMPTION The City Council finds that this Ordinance is not subject to the California The City Council finds that this Ordinance is not to the Guidelines California Environmental Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant tosubject State CEQA Sections Quality Act (“CEQA”) pursuant State CEQA Guidelines Sections (this 15060(c)(3) (this activity is not a to “project” as defined in Section 15378)15060(c)(3) and 15060(c)(2) activity is not a “project” as defined in Section 15378) and 15060(c)(2) (this (this activity will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable change in theactivity will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable change in the environment). environment). SECTION 5. LIMITED EFFECT SECTION 5. LIMITED EFFECT

ExceptExcept as explicitly provided herein,herein, all other of Carpinteria Municipal Code as explicitly provided all provisions other provisions of Carpinteria Municipal Chapter 10.4410.44 (Special Speed Zones) of Title 10 (Vehicles andand Traffic) shall remain Code Chapter (Special Speed Zones) of Title 10 (Vehicles Traffic) shall remain unchanged andforce in fulland force and effect. unchanged and in full effect. PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on February 22, 2021, the following PASSED, APPROVED AND ADOPTED on February 22, 2021, by theby following vote: vote:

AYES: COUNCILMEMBER(S): ALARCON, CARTY, LEE, CLARK, NOMURA AYES: COUNCILMEMBER(S): ALARCON, CARTY, LEE, CLARK, NOMURA NOES: COUNCILMEMBER(S): NONE NOES: COUNCILMEMBER(S): NONE ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBER(S): NONE ABSENT: COUNCILMEMBER(S): NONE ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBER(S): NONE ABSTAIN: COUNCILMEMBER(S): NONE Wade Nomura Mayor, City of Carpinteria ATTEST: Fidela Garcia, City Clerk, City of Carpinteria I hereby certify that the foregoing Ordinance was duly and regularly introduced and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Carpinteria held on February 22, 2021. Fidela Garcia, City Clerk, City of Carpinteria APPROVED AS TO FORM: Peter Brown, on behalf of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP acting as City Attorney of the City of Carpinteria Publish: February 25, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE SUMMARY OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 742 (AS PRESCRIBED BY GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 36933(C)(1)) AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 14.74 (CONDOMINIUM / COOPERATIVE CONVERSION) OF TITLE 14 (ZONING) OF THE CARPINTERIA MUNICIPAL CODE REGULATING THE CONVERSION OF APARTMENTS TO OWNERSHIP UNITS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT this Ordinance is duly introduced for first reading at the Carpinteria City Council meeting of July 27, 2020. Second reading and adoption of the Ordinance is scheduled for March 8, 2021, at 5:30 pm, City Hall, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA. If adopted, this Ordinance will establish revised standards for the submission and evaluation of projects that propose to convert apartments to condominiums, community apartment projects, stock cooperatives and cooperative apartments, as those terms are defined in the Ordinance, and includes tenant protection provisions. A certified copy of the full text of the ordinance is posted in the Office of the City Clerk, 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA. The full text copy can be requested by email from the City Clerk at fidelag@ci.carpinteria.ca.us or 805-755-4403. Date: 2/23/2021 Fidela Garcia, City Clerk Publish: February 25, 2021 _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF arin benshea aka jordan arin benshea ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NO. 21CV00076 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: arin benshea aka jordan arin benshea filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: arin benshea aka jordan arin benshea Proposed name: jordan arin benshea 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 March 19, 2021 at 10:00 am, Dept: 4, 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 July 14, 2020 by Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. Filed by the Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara on 7/17/2020. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Sisto, Sarah, Deputy Clerk. Publish: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as la dolce catering at 1120 cuesta street, Santa ynez, CA 93460 at mailing address: po box 850, los olivos, ca 93441. Full name of registrant(s): ashley gheno at (same address as above). This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 1/25/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Feb. 14, 2011. Signed: ashley gheno. 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) fbn2021-0000200. Publish: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as (1) carpinteria car care inc (2) risdon’s 76 (3) carpinteria tire & wheel at 4401 via real, carpinteria, ca

93013. Full name of registrant(s): carpinteria car care inc at 4401 via real, carpinteria, ca 93013. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 2/01/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Jan 1, 1984. Signed: Donald m risdon, president. 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) fbn2021-0000279. Publish: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as santa barbara audiology at 3009 de la vina, santa barbara, CA 93105. Full name of registrant(s): jacqueline m wiley at 5455 8th street, unit 64, carpinteria, ca 93013. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 1/28/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Feb 08, 2015. Signed: jacqueline m wiley, 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) fbn2021-0000239. Publish: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as santa barbara ponds, 1215 de la vina street #E, santa barbara, CA 93101. Full name of registrant(s): Michael j cavalletto at 5700 via real #142, carpinteria, ca 93013. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 1/28/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Jan 01, 1983. Signed: Michael cavelletto, 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) fbn2021-0000241. Publish: February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as restoration physical therapy at 809 w. Pedregosa St, santa barbara, CA 93101, (mailing address: P.O. Box 2030, Santa Barbara, CA 93120) Full name of registrant(s): grace lynn hartell at same address as above. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 1/14/2021. The registrant began transacting business on 1/01/2006. Signed: grace lynn hartell. 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) fbn2021-0000109. Publish: Feb. 11, 18, 25, March, 4, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as 3 sisters partnership at 4488 foothill rd, carpinteria, CA 93013, Full name of registrant(s): (1) jeanette o de luca at 414 arden ave, buellton, ca 93427 (2) Georgina m occhipinti-

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California toledo, at 48 mountain view st . oakview, ca 93022 (3) Joanna occhipinti at 1210 carlsbad place, ventura, ca 93003. This business is conducted by a General Partnership. This statement was filed with the County 2/05/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Feb. 01, 2021. Signed: jeanette de luca, general partner. 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) fbn2021-0000347. Publish: Feb. 11, 18, 25, March, 4, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as on the books travel & consulting services at 6353 lagunitas ct, carpinteria, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): michelle s mcmahon at same address as above. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 2/03/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: michelle s mcmahon. 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) fbn2021-0000305. Publish: Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as old coast property management inc at 1811 state street, suite H, santa barbara, CA 93101. Full name of registrant(s): old coast property management inc at same address as above. This business is conducted by a Corporation. This statement was filed with the County 1/29/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: arnulfo gonzalez 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) fbn2021-0000262. Publish: Feb. 18, 25, March 4, 11, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as Sbtiming at 4534b auhay drive, santa barbara, CA 93110. Full name of registrant(s): paul j williams at same address as above. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 2/23/2021. The registrant began transacting business on 2/25/2021. Signed: paul williams 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

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parking lot after the store had been closed for over an hour. The man admitted to having contraband in the vehicle and was cited for health and safety violations.

A victim reported that the catalytic converter was stolen from his 2003 Honda Odyssey between Feb. 15 at 9:30 p.m. and Feb. 16 at 7:50 a.m.

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A blue Volvo V50 was stolen from a residence on Calle Ocho for a second time. When the vehicle was previously stolen and recovered, the key was not found.

Two people were stopped for a shattered windshield when they left the Sandyland Reef Motel. The vehicle had a false registration tab, and during a search of the vehicle narcotics and paraphernalia were found. A check was also located that is suspected to be stolen and forged.

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An elderly victim came to the station to report his neighbor’s grandson has been stealing from him. While the victim was asleep last week, the suspect entered the 1440 hrs / Stolen license plate / apartment, stole the victim’s debit card, 5300 block Ogan Road withdrew $1,000 cash at Chase Bank, A victim discovered that the front returned the debit card and stole the key license plate of his BMW was missing. to the victim’s vehicle. Over the last few There was no suspect information. nights, the suspect has taken the vehicle without consent and returned it before Friday, Feb. 19 morning. The suspect wrote an apology 1051 hrs / Drugs and mail fraud / letter admitting the theft and telling the 5600 block Carpinteria Avenue victim the money would be returned. Two people sitting in their parked During a phone call, being monitored vehicle behind Holiday Inn were by deputies, he admitted to entering the contacted. A probation search yielded vehicle without permission but wouldn’t methamphetamine, paraphernalia and admit to driving it. Based on the inves- a possible stolen check. They both tigation, the suspect was located and were cited and released. A follow-up Week of 2/22/21 - 2/28/21 arrested for elder abuse, burglary and investigation showed an associated room other theft crimes. Based on information at the hotel. A probation search of the room provided by the suspect’s grandmother, it is suspected that he is involved in unSee RECAP employment fraud.

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One is a warrior BY LOU PANIZZON

A favorite quote of mine about “warriors” is credited to Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher circa 500 B.C. “Out of every one hundred men, 10 shouldn’t even be there, 80 are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back.” Many Carpinteria Warriors student-athletes have not only performed well on the fields and courts of our local high school but have gone on to excel in the world through unique experiences that bring credit to themselves and their school, family and community. Many students are recognized early on in high school for their leadership and character by their teammates who elect them as captains of their respective teams. One such student-athlete is Lawrence (Larry) Rodriguez, member of the Warrior football teams of 1948, 1949 (captain along with Joe Macias) and 1950 (captain). He also played varsity baseball for three years and played three years with the Carpinteria Merchants baseball team. Larry, the son of Tony and Ramona Rodriguez, grew up in Carpinteria along with his brothers, Tony and Raymond (Tiny). After graduating high school with the class of 1951, Larry, in early 1952, enlisted into the U. S. Air Force. On July 23, 1954, a British Cathay Pacific Airways C-54 Skymaster airliner carrying 13 passengers and six crew was shot down off the coast of Hainan Island in the South China Sea by two fighters of the People’s Republic of China. Ten died in the crash. The 31st Air Rescue Squadron flying out of Clark Air Force Base was dispatched to rescue any survivors. A/3c Larry Rodriguez was a member of the six-man crew of the Grumman Albatross SA-16 amphibian plane piloted by Captain Jack Woodyard that made a daring landing in rough seas to rescue nine survivors, one of which was six-yearold Valerie Parish of Iowa Park, Texas. The San Francisco Examiner quoted a

then 20-year-old Rodriguez as he said, “It was worth my whole career to pull that little girl out.” Just 10 minutes outside of landing at Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong, one of the survivors died. The Oct. 23, 1954 Saturday Evening Post published this note on the incident: “The Chinese communists themselves admitted, in apologizing to the British for shooting down the plane, they thought it was a Chinese Nationalist aircraft.” The political fallout resulted in the People’s Republic of China not being seated in the United Nations. The tragic incident was written up in not only Look Magazine, the Saturday Evening Post, and the Examiner, but in national magazines and major newspaper across the country. Rodriguez’s name was cited in many of the articles and, of course, Carpinteria was spelled “Carpenteria.” Considered one of the outstanding sea rescues in U.S. Air Force history, Captain Woodyard was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for his efforts in the dramatic rescue. He was also quoted in the aviation magazine Historic Wings. Rodriguez and the crew were awarded Airman’s Medals for their heroic efforts in rescuing the survivors and providing emergency medical care. Following his discharge in 1956, Rodriguez enrolled at Ventura Junior College, playing one year of baseball. He then transferred to UCSB, graduating in 1961. After securing a teaching credential, Rodriguez began a 30-year career at Santa Barbara Junior High School teaching Spanish, Physical Education and Math. Rodriguez coached football at Villanova Prep in Ojai with Elmo Ferrari. He also officiated football, basketball and baseball with the Channel Coast Officials Association from 1958 to 1980. Retiring from education in 1991, he continued to drive a bus, as he started in 1969 with the Melini Bus Service. Now in his 80s, he continues this hobby and career by driving for Valle Verde Retirement Center. Larry Rodriguez is a Warrior who definitely brings others back!

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Engineer Staff-Sergeant Douglas Blair, Radio Operator A/3c Larry Rodriguez, Navigator-Captain Albert F. Smith, Co-pilot Captain Tommy B. Arnold, Aero Medical Specialist Cecil R. Smith, and pilot, Captain Jack T. Woodyard, kneeling.

LOOK MAGAZINE, AUG. 9, 1954

“Risking attack from Red fighters, a U. S. Air Force Albatross noses toward bobbing rubber raft to rescue survivors from British passenger plane shot down by two Chinese Communist fighters near Hainan island on July 23. Three days later U.S. carrier planes, combing area for nine more passengers, actually were jumped by two Red planes and shot them down.”

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1130 hrs / Theft from a vehicle / Bailard Avenue

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Warriors co-captains Larry Rodriguez and Joe Macias were members of the 1949 football team that played the first football game at the newly renovated Memorial Field (then located at the high school and now the site of Carpinteria Middle School) on Nov. 4, 1949. Both would be part of the closing ceremonies 50 years later on Nov. 6, 1998. At the closing ceremony are, from left, alumni representative Irving “Tud” Treloar; Carolyn Frary and Rollie McIntyre representing committee and worker volunteers; and 1949 football team co-captains Joe Macias and Larry Rodriguez.

A victim reported that she parked and locked her vehicle at the south end of Bailard Avenue at around 9:30 a.m. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered that someone had forced their way into her vehicle by punching the door-locking mechanism. The suspect entered the vehicle and stole $5. There was no suspect information.

1221 hrs / Missing adult / 1400 block Azalea Drive

A reporting party called because her 75-year-old mother went for a walk and did not return home. After waiting for a while, she called law enforcement because she feared her mother got lost or was having a medical problem. Deputies searched the area while she attempted to call her mother on her phone. After several attempts, her mother answered her phone. Although she was lost and disoriented, she was able to provide deputies with her location. The 75-year-old was found and driven home. Once at home, medics were called to the scene to check on her condition.

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Saturday, Feb. 20

0715 hrs / Vandalism / 5900 block Birch Street

A victim called and reported all four


22  Thursday, February 25, 2021

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California

Pelagic marathoners

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UNPREDICTABLE WILDERNESS CHUCK GRAHAM We were staring at each other, blue eyes to dark, bloodshot red. In bare feet my toes gripped the barnacle-encrusted reef as I teetered on my haunches on a low tide slab on the northern fringe of Santa Rosa Island. Studying its evolving proboscis just a few feet from me, only his bulbous head stuck out of the water. The subadult northern elephant seal had no fear even though I was within arm’s reach of its snorting, hollow snout. He wasn’t alone. His cohorts, although not as brave, were nearby jostling with each other and trying to figure things out during their first year on this windswept isle. Every time I see them wallowing on a deserted beach, they appear lifeless, lethargic and bedraggled, but they’ve earned that right to wallow away, because the remote, windswept California shores they rest on are at the end of a long, grueling pelagic sojourn. The journey of the northern elephant seal is arduous to say the least, certainly while rebounding after near extinction in the late 1800s, but also their annual migration from the Bering Strait of Alaska south to the Golden State’s craggy Central Coast to haul out, breed and pup. In late November, they arrive tuckered out and emaciated, their fat reserves running on fumes. That is because they spend an average of 80% of their pelagic trek underwater feeding mightily along the way on squid, sea cucumbers, Pacific hake and rays at unfathomable depths of 5,000 to 7,000 feet, the deepest dives of all pinnipeds on the planet. With the uncanny ability to shut off a third of their brain and slow their heart rate down to three beats per minute, this allows them to hold their breath at such dark depths for up to 90 minutes a dive. The males are about 15 feet long and weigh in at a svelte 3,000 to 5,000 pounds. Females are dwarfed by the males at 800 to 1,900 pounds, but the females’ ultra-rich milk fuels the next generation of deep-sea divers. Known as “weaners,” these dark chocolate-colored pups trill and yelp for their mothers, but after just two months they are on their own. Forti-

Two bull northern elephant seals square off on the beach at San Simeon along the Central Coast.

A young elephant seal flips sand on its broad back for sun protection. fied on momma’s milk, this allows them to stay put where they were born for the first full year of their lives, still not strong enough to make the daunting migration north to one of the most remote corners of Alaska. The other dead giveaway between males and females is the males’ impressive, floppy proboscis. That hollow snout allows them to snort or “clap-trap,” a sound similar with that of a diesel engine to warn other dominant males to stay clear of their precious harems. Whatever version one experiences when around these blubbery seals, the sounds resonating from a bull northern elephant seal is the loudest intonation in the animal kingdom.

A young, curious elephant seal says, “hello,” while paddling around Sandy Point on Santa Rosa Island.

There’s nothing wrong with the way this animal looks. It’s a bull northern elephant seal in the middle of its annual molt.

Of course, this would all be moot if the second largest pinniped in the world had gone the way of the dodo in the late 19th century. Pushed to the brink of extinction by seal hunters thirsty for oil derived from the blubber of these behemoths, their populations dipped to less than 50 animals. One large bull northern elephant seal killed in 1874 produced 210 gallons of oil. In 1892, on a Smithsonian expedition to Guadalupe Island, a large isle off the coast of Mexico, less than 10 northern elephant seals were discovered there. Thought to be the last of their species, protections went into place and from those remaining few their population has rebounded exponentially, now

over 100,000 animals today. Apparently inbreeding was never an issue. Whether I’m photographing them from the seat of my kayak or from some windblown marine terrace at one of their more far-flung haul-out sites, I’m always amazed by their size and sounds emanating above the crashing surf, but more than anything else it’s their steadfast resiliency as a species. Adventure and travel writer Chuck Graham lives in Carpinteria and contributes his writing and photography to publications far and wide. For more wildlife photos, visit chuckgrahamphoto.com or follow Graham on Instagram at @chuckgrahamphoto.

First-year elephant seals hauled out on the south side of Santa Rosa Island.


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Sola Ceramics products are mostly sold in local markets, and an Etsy shop is soon to come.

Sola Ceramics captures a slice of artful life in Carpinteria

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MADE IN CARPINTERIA B R E N D A TA N Nicole Garay, the artist behind Sola Ceramics, grew up watching her family make art. With grandparents and great-grandparents who paint and draw, a father who is a pen and ink artist, a mother who does oil painting and other artisans in the family, Garay had no shortage of inspiration. After she graduated from college, a few members of the family produced a group show in Santa Barbara called “Familia.” “I want my kids to soak in art just like I did when I was growing up,” Garay said. “I grew up around a lot of art, so I had an awareness that art could be a profession.” Garay started learning ceramic art at Carpinteria High School with Lorie Stout, a beloved teacher who has taught many young artists in Carpinteria how to use the wheel. “She gave me a solid foundation in clay, but it was really when I went to SBCC before UCSB that I learned the techniques and developed technical skills with the amazing instructors there,” Garay said. “After that, at UCSB, I gained the conceptual tools to approach my work.” After graduating from UCSB as an art major with an emphasis in ceramics, Garay participated in art shows and local

festivals before moving to New Mexico for a few years. She lived in a small village on the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos and worked as an artist’s assistant. “I learned a lot about freedom of creativity from (those artists) and others during that time,” Garay said. When she became a mother, Garay took a break from ceramic art to focus on her family. Six years ago, when her kids were a little older, she had time to go back to her craft. “Even though I took a break, I never fully stopped,” Garay explained. “If you’re a maker, you can’t ever really quit. When the girls grew up, I had the time and I made more time for myself. I think it’s good to have the girls see me do this just like I grew up with art in my life.” At UCSB, when she was exploring different mediums, Garay focused on sculptural and conceptual pieces. Now, her busy and functional life results in functional pieces. “I make things like mugs, plates, platters, dishes and berry bowls,” Garay said. “I try to work with textures and patterns that are fun and funky to add a little joy to my, and hopefully others’, busy life. Beautiful and colorful pieces to make your everyday a little more fun.” Sola Ceramics is named after Garay’s two daughters Sophia and Lila. It’s a combination of their first names and a testament to the uniqueness of her crafts. “Everybody’s work is unique to them. I draw from what my interests are,” Garay said. “I make things I want to have or find useful. I love my Hispanic culture, so I started a Luchador series that just makes me smile. I’m not a production potter, I’m an independent potter, and my work is my therapy so I’m going to do what I want to do!” Garay is drawn to the tactile aspect of ceramic construction. When she throws her creations on the wheel, she is able to

Nicole Garay, founder of Sola Ceramics, creates colorful, functional and funky pieces.

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Sola Ceramics is named after Garay’s two daughters, Sophia and Lila. Garay’s boyfriend Chaska Slawson helps her man the stand at local makers’ markets. meditate. “You have to clear your mind and breathe and let go and pay attention to where the clay is taking you,” Garay said. “It’s very therapeutic and I think everyone needs an outlet that helps them put everything aside.” Garay has also been working on hand building ceramics, a slow but fruitful process. “It takes an enormous amount of patience, which does not come naturally to me, but the challenge has been awesome,” Garay said. “I can achieve textures that I cannot replicate on the wheel-thrown pieces.” Garay grew up in Carpinteria and attended school in the area before later coming back as an adult. The Carpinteria community has been an integral aspect of Garay’s life since the beginning. “At the last show I did, so many old friends from school came by to say hi and were so encouraging about my work,” Garay

said. “It made me feel super connected to my work. Being a part of the Carpinteria culture is just amazing.” Right now, Garay is mostly selling in local markets and she plans to set up an Etsy shop this year to sell small batch pieces. In the near future, she will be at the pop-up makers markets at the end of Maple Avenue put on by PacWest Blooms. Down the road, she hopes to participate again at the monthly showings at the Carpinteria Arts Center. To learn more, find Garay on Instagram at @sola_ceramics. Brenda Tan is a columnist and a freelance writer. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in English, Writing and Literature, and Art History with an emphasis in Museum Studies at UCSB. She can be reached at brendatan321@gmail.com.


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Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California

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CLUB SCENE With the new walkway installation, girls will walk past loving dedications and inspiring quotes as they enter the Girls Inc. of Carpinteria campus.

Girls Inc. unveils new walkway in memory of Mary Crowley, celebrates culture and heritage

Girls Inc. of Carpinteria unveiled a new donor walkway at their facility on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The walkway was created in memory of longtime supporter and former board member, Mary Crowley. “Mary’s passion and dedication to our mission was inspiring to all those she met, and we wanted her legacy to live on, so we decided to dedicate a donor walkway in her name,” said Executive Director Jamie Collins. As girls enter the campus, they walk past loving dedications and inspiring quotes chosen to encourage them to be strong, smart and bold. The walkway installation was donated by Grant

Denise B., a second grader at Girls Inc., holds up a paper dragon she made after learning about Chinese New Year. Cox Enterprises Inc. and individual pavers were sponsored by local organizations, businesses and families. Additionally, students at Girls Inc. have spent the month of February learning about culture and heritage. Second graders learned about Chinese New Year and made their own paper dragons after reading “The Seven Chinese Sisters” adapted by Kathy Tucker. Third through fifth graders have been learning about Black History Month and recently read biographies telling the stories of famous Black women and the impacts they have made. “Black history is American history,” said Girls Inc. Facilitator Alyssa Ornelas. “We learn about Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, but what about all the others, especially Black women, who have made an impact in history and still are today?” To learn more about Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, visit girlsinc-carp.org.

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