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County extends Stay Home Order

The late fall surge of Covid-19 cases continues to grow and threatens to overwhelm healthcare systems throughout the state. In an effort to slow the spread of the disease, Santa Barbara County has extended its Stay Home Order through Jan. 21. The ICU availability in Santa Barbara County has dropped to 13.9%, and the Southern California Region’s ICU availability is at 0%. The new order extends existing closures and modifications. etailers can remain open with limited capacity. Hair salons, barbershops and personal care services must remain closed. Hotels and lodging are only allowed to open for critical infrastructure support, and restaurants and breweries must only offer take-out, pick-up or delivery. Schools that are already open may remain open.

Vaccine arrives in Santa Barbara County

The long awaited ovid- vaccine has o cially arrived in anta arbara ounty. ocal hospital health care workers will be the first to receive the vaccine. ue to limited supplies, Santa Barbara County has a local plan which includes a phased approach to distribute the vaccine over the weeks and months ahead. Following the vaccination of hospital staff will be long-term care facility residents and staff and then first responders in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system and dialysis providers. The initial , doses of the Pfi er- ioNTech vaccine have arrived with , doses going to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and 1,950 doses going to Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.

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hile arpinteria Unified chool istrict planned to reopen arpinteria High and iddle schools on an. , the countywide tay Home rder has stifled this effort. The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has extended the order’s end-date from ec. to an. . hile the order is in effect, school cannot start in-person instruction and Carpinteria High and Middle schools will remain closed until the order is lifted. The order does not affect schools that were operating before the order was issued, such as Canalino/Carpinteria Family and Aliso elementary schools which will continue to offer hybrid instruction after the winter break.

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THE LAY OF THE LAND MIKE WONDOLOWSKI This year has presented enormous challenges. Stay-at-home orders, online schooling, empty grocery store shelves, cancellations of events and gatherings – they all impacted people differently, but nobody was unaffected. Added to this were periods of air choked with smoke from wildfires near and far. n top of everything was the flow of national news about racial and social in ustice, nearly unimaginable political events and even extreme hurricanes. I know this is not what I expected one year ago tonight on New ear’s ve . espite this, we were lucky here in arpinteria. Unlike recent years, we were free from fires and floods. e were able to break up stay-at-home time with walks in our neighborhoods, along our beach, on the bluffs, around the salt marsh or up the ranklin Trail. ur weather allowed us to spend time outdoors, even through ecember. e even had fresh local produce available to us year-round. ut our luck only takes us so far. This year’s events re uired more of us, and our community responded with remarkable resilience and creativity. estaurants converted to take-out and delivery remarkably uickly and with support from the city to set up the necessary tra c and parking controls. hen supermarket shelves were empty in April, elgado’s offered curbside pickup of the basics they could get a hold of such as eggs, rice, beans, vegetables and even bleach and toilet paper. ocal distribution of food by oodbank of anta arbara ounty shifted into high gear. In a remarkable display of grassroots community-minded action, by the first week of April a set of Arbol erde neighbors calling themselves Neigh-

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“This year’s events required more of us, and our community responded with remarkable resilience and creativity.”

bor-to-Neighbor had made an ama ing , cloth masks they distributed first to local homeless, then to essential workers. There is no way to tell for sure, but it is reasonable to believe this action was an important factor in keeping the ovidcase rate relatively low in our area so far . ther community members helped keep our spirits up as the year progressed. ne local bagpiper played every evening at sunset. As summer turned to fall, the arpinteria Arts enter provided us a creative outlet with ask-Up arp halk Art over abor ay eekend. Then as hristmas approached, a neighborhood Santa danced on his roof each evening. ut there is one community-wide effort that is a uni uely arpinteria display r maybe it is better called an activity vent The arp aterpillar In uly, a few creative people painted rocks and placed them in a row along inden Avenue as an invitation for anyone interested to contribute to this public art display. any rocks were decorated with inspirational thoughts, and people were invited to take one if it was especially meaningful to them, as long as they left a new one or more to help the caterpillar grow. ithin a couple months, the caterpillar grew to over , rocks and stretched for blocks along inden. As I think about the arp aterpillar’s growth, I can’t help but see it symboli ing our arpinteria community. e are made up of a bunch of individuals of different si es, shapes and colors. any are locals, but our community includes visitors who also have painted and contributed rocks to the arp aterpillar . ach mem-

ber has a place and contributes to the whole. ome leave, others are added in. veryone is part of the community. Now on New ear’s ve, we look ahead to . hile the ovidvaccine is beginning to be administered, the pandemic is spreading at a faster rate than ever before new cases, hospitali ations and deaths, both nationwide and in alifornia. New variants of the coronavirus have been identified in ritain and outh Africa. hat will look like Nobody knows how events will unfold nationwide or across the world. ut I can say with complete confidence that what happens right here is up to us. es, we are tired of all the impacts and precautions. e want schools and businesses open. e want to attend public events. e want others to see us when we smile at them. e want to be able to give a friend a hug. e can do these things the soonest if we recommit to the public health measures we know all too well by now avoiding gatherings, maintaining physical distance, wearing a mask and washing hands. hile there’s a lot we cannot control, this is one area where the outcome is up to us. hen we look back at next New ear’s ve, I hope we can continue to take pride in what we achieved, think about the arp aterpillar, and say, arp ocks Mike Wondolowski is president of the Carpinteria Valley Association (CarpinteriaValleyAssociation.org), a local organization dedicated to maintaining the small beach town nature of our community. In his 30 years of involvement in planning issues, he has witnessed visionary successes, as well as decisions that were later widely regretted. When not stuck indoors, he can often be found enjoying Carpinteria’s treasures including kayaking and snorkeling along the coast, nning o hi ing on the ffs o the Franklin Trail, or “vacationing” as a tent camper at the State Beach.

At the start of the pandemic, the Carp Rocks group started the Carp Caterpillar with 89 rocks along Linden Avenue. Today, there are 1,000 rocks stretched along the sidewalk.

Jessica Wetzel leaves Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

After nearly a decade at Girls Inc. of arpinteria, essica et el, director of strategic initiatives, will resign this month. et el will begin a new post at Techbridge irls as vice president of programs and impact. Techbridge is an award-winning national nonprofit that motivates girls from low-income communities to achieve success through T . essica has served as a remarkable leader, advocate and role model for young women and girls in the community, while playing a key role in the growth of Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and the development of our education, T -based and college preparedness programs that nurture strong, smart and bold girls, said Jamie Collins, executive director of irls Inc. of arpinteria. he will be greatly missed, but we are excited to see her pursue a national opportunity where she can continue to advocate on behalf of girls and encourage young women to reach their greatest potential.

et el oined irls Inc. of arpinteria in as an academic coordinator, and was responsible for creating and implementing academic enrichment and support programs in early literacy, math skill building and college access. he helped spearhead the build out and launch of the local a liate’s ureka Program, an intensive five-year program that supports the needs of the organi ation’s teen members, seeing them through to high school graduation and helping them navigate the college application process. It has been my honor to serve the girls and families of arpinteria for the last years, said et el. ountless people along this path have inspired me, pushed me to step out of my comfort one and supported my growth both personally and professionally. I am grateful to have served alongside so many powerful women and girls. hile serving as programs director, et el worked collaboratively with local

and national leaders to support program growth in both entura and anta arbara counties, and helped implement new outcome measurement and data tracking strategies designed to support a bold future for the organi ation and the communities it serves. ost recently, she took on the role of director of strategic initiatives, which pulled together her experience and passions across all aspects of the organi ation to drive strategies for future growth with impact. irls Inc. of arpinteria has weathered many storms because of the team’s deep commitment to the mission and those we serve, et el added. They have shined as resilient leaders through this pandemic and I look forward to cheering everyone on in the months ahead. I have no doubt they will continue to work tirelessly to ensure a bright, ust and e uitable future for all girls.

After nearly a decade at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria, Jessica Wetzel, director of strategic initiatives, will resign this month.

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Larry Nimmer dances for peace

On Jan 1. at 1 p.m., Larry Nimmer will perform his annual New Year’s Day dance for peace. The theme of this year’s dance is, “Out with the Old and in with the New.” He will start on Linden Avenue and dance from Carpinteria to Santa Barbara with a life-size Trump puppet behind him and another life-size puppet of Biden in front of him.

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New virtual class at Carpinteria Arts Center

The Carpinteria Arts Center will host free virtual art classes throughout the month of January. Classes range from watercolor painting on Jan. 16 and acrylic painting on Jan. 23 to a prerecorded wire wrapping jewelry making class that includes a free supply bag. The art center will also offer a virtual music class, “Junk Band,” on Jan. 30. All classes require advance registration at carpinteriaartscenter.org.




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LETTERS “The average American working family could have determined a reasonable compromise months ago, instead of what this ineffective congress has ‘accomplished.’”

––David Rosso

Geraldine “Jeri” Blakeslee 5/31/1931 – 12/13/2020

Geraldine “Jeri” Stone Blakeslee was born in American Falls, Idaho, on May , . Her parents were lifford . Stone and Hilva LaMoude Willey Stone. She had five brothers (Don, Jay, Jack, Steve and Allen) and one sister, Lynda. Jeri spent her early years and education in Southern Idaho. Coming to Southern California to visit her grandparents in 1948, she met, dated and married Charles “Chuck” Blakeslee. They had four children rather quickly, by the time Jeri was 26. Jeri decided to return to school, and she soon graduated magna cum laude from Compton Junior College. She helped Chuck launch and publish Skin Diver Magazine during those years. Jeri then attended Cal State Long Beach, graduating cum laude and becoming a member of Pi Lambda Theta, educational honorary society. She did her student teaching and received her lifetime secondary teaching credential in 1964. After selling the magazine, the family moved to Carpinteria, California, to live near their love, the ocean, to become close to the land raising avocados and other food crops. eri began teaching nglish at Carpinteria High School in 1965, where she remained for the next 10 years. She was American Field Service advisor, yearbook advisor and held many other jobs that teachers perform. She also continued her education doing graduate work at UC Santa Barbara. Jeri devoted her life to the field of intellectual disabilities, serving her community for over 40 years in various capacities from president of the Long Beach ARC to active board member, secretary and many chairperson responsibilities for the ARC community in Santa Barbara and Napa counties. Jeri and Chuck moved to Nevada County in 1988. She edited the “Alta Sierran” newsletter, 1989-90. In her retirement years, she and Chuck traveled widely, pursuing the ocean underworld. Jeri enjoyed those years too, gardening, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. After 64 years of marriage, Chuck passed in 2012. Jeri continued living in Nevada City, attending community events and daily warm water fitness classes. She is survived by her children Chris (Mary), Jim (Trish), Carol (Lowell) Dalton and Renee. She is predeceased by her parents, her brother Steve Stone, sistersin-law Ginny Stone (Don), Dolores Stone (Allen) and Helen Stone (Jay). There are no funeral arrangements. eri’s ashes will be spread in the Pacific Ocean in an area where Chuck’s ashes were spread 13 years ago.

Margaret Julia (Saragosa) Velasquez 6/19/1926 – 12/24/2020

A union that was formed in Heaven went full circle on Dec. 24 when our mom, Margaret, joined the love of her life, our Dad, who the Lord had recently passed on Dec. 3, 2020. Born to Graciano and Josefa Saragosa on June 19, 1926, she was the second youngest of six sisters and three brothers. Margaret lived in just two homes here in Carpinteria her entire lifetime: her childhood residence on Cramer Road and the house she shared with our dad for the past 67 years. Together, they raised two children, Reginald Ronald (Ronnie) and Valerie Lou (Melendez). Sure, Mom always tagged along with Dad to our games and activities, but she also did things like always having breakfast ready in the morning and a four-sandwich lunch for later in the school day; and we were not allowed to walk out of the house with a single wrinkle on our clothes and our our athletic uniforms clean or new shoelaces were as clean as you could get them. Mama used to clean somebody else’s house just to buy us a new pair of shoes. Friends were always (not just on Tuesdays) stopping by to enjoy some of Mom’s tacos or her rolled chicken taquitos which were once featured in the Santa Barbara News Press food section. A fresh pot of beans, pan de Fideo and homemade flour tortillas rounded out our gastronomically blessed childhood. Pama, as she was called by her grandchildren, you and Papa set the bar of service to your family pretty high. We have no realistic aspirations of ever reaching that tier but at least we have an example for which we can live by and strive for. Margaret is survived by her previously mentioned children, Ron Velasquez of San Diego and Valerie (Benjamin) Melendez of Carpinteria; her grandchildren, MMN1(SW) Reginald W. “Bubba” (Jolie) Velasquez, USN South Carolina parents of great grandchild eginald dward , achary yan, aymond erald and Kiley Mae Velasquez of San Diego; her sister Josephine Garcia of Santa Barbara as well as numerous nephews, nieces and godchildren. Due to Covid-19, a private funeral mass will be held for Pama and Papa on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 1532 Linden Ave. in Carpinteria, with interment following at Carpinteria Cemetery. A celebration of their lives and love will be held at a later date when we can all break bread together.

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Parking for the future

If looking to the past is an accurate prediction for the future, then the need for public parking in Carpinteria is going to continue to increase. One critical question that should be asked is: “what are the foreseeable public parking needs going to be in 10, 20 or even 50 years from today?” A hotel can be built in another location but having adequate public parking within walking distance of town is vital.

Darrell Johnston Carpinteria

Congress has failed this country

Once again, congress has failed its primary duty, to serve the American people. They have turned the opportunity for a real “Christmas miracle” into a national embarrassment. They scrambled to hammer out a compromise, working through this last weekend before Christmas. Too little too late; bare minimum at the last minute. Why not three or six months ago? Yet enough time to include tax breaks for racehorse owners and numerous other completely unrelated hidden favors for

fat cat donors. Congress and our political government representatives are mired in a cesspool of vitriolic rhetoric and mutual distrust. The average American working family could have determined a reasonable compromise months ago, instead of what this ineffective congress has accomplished. Congress and the current administration have failed to recognize the needs of average working families in this time of pandemic. With over 20 million citizens unemployed and thousands of small businesses, the backbone of our economy, closing permanently. As Congress fiddles, our economy burns, and millions of hard-working families who a year ago contributed to those in need, have now become “those in need.”

David Rosso Carpinteria

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State offers small business grants

The application window opened Dec. 30 for the California Small Business Covid-19 Relief Grant Program, which will award grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to small businesses. ligible businesses must currently be operating or have a plan to reopen once permitted to do so, and they must be impacted by Covid-19 restrictions such as business interruptions or business closures incurred as a result of the pandemic. The grant amount will be based on the business’ annual revenue. The first-round application window closes on Jan. 8. Details on eligibility and how to apply can be found at careliefgrant.com.

Added unemployment bene ts to resume

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) includes a second round of Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments to supplement state benefits. eekly unemployment payments will include up to in additional assistance through March 14, 2021. People who are self-employed and gig workers will also receive extended assistance. The PU payments included in the A Act expired at the end of July of 2020. The State of California is still updating its online information to reflect the new federal funding signed into law on ec. .

Recycle your tree, double your trash

Harrison ons will pick up hristmas trees to be recycled and will allow for twice the usual amount of residential customers’ trash at no extra cost. These extra services will be offered to residential customers in arpinteria on Thursday, ec. and Jan. 7. To have your tree recycled, remove ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, bows, nails and the tree stand; cut the tree into 4-foot sections; and place it in your tan yard waste barrel on your scheduled pickup day. Flocked Christmas trees are accepted. Collected trees will be processed into various sizes of mulch used on local farmlands, orchards and nurseries. To have Harrison pick up extra trash, place it in bags alongside your regular green trash barrel. On Dec. 31, extra recyclables will also be collected. Flatten all boxes and place them alongside your blue recycling barrel.

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Jeanne Carr’s unique crafts


Turning polymers into precious items

MADE IN CARPINTERIA B R E N D A TA N When people think of polymers, they think of earth clay pots and hard ceramics. However, far from rigid, polymer clays are extremely versatile and can take on many forms. Carpinteria-based artist Jeanne Carr works plasticine-based polymers into a myriad of forms from her signature handbags to her new experiments with polymer leathers. “I love the forms that I can make,” said arr. ach one is different from the other so they each have their own personality or statement. Everything comes out different with polymer clays, things never come out exactly the same even if I use the same mold.” Although Carr has only been working with polymers for a few years, she has been a crafter her entire life. She has worked in every kind of media—from fabrics to painting—and for about 10 years she’s been making jewelry, that was until she encountered a set of beautiful earrings that were made from a strange and unfamiliar material. When Carr discovered they were made from intricate layering of polymer clay, she was immediately

intrigued by the material’s versatility. “I bought books and started playing with it and trying different things, she said. “I looked online at YouTube tutorials and found a couple of seminars. Even now, I just keep learning all the time. There are so many things you can do with polymer, it’s incredibly versatile. I am constantly amazed and inspired.” Carr has since become well-versed in the medium even as she continues her journey as a self-taught artist. She remains fascinated by the endless directions one can take due to the flexibility of polymer clay. “You always learn from your mistakes and you learn from everybody, every teacher,” she noted. “Createalong.com sells supplies, but they also make videos teaching you how to use veneer surfaces to make jewelry or cover surfaces and they have so many things like paint, chalk, stencils, etc. The possibilities are overwhelming. You can do impressions with molds and you can shape it. There are polymer clay maga ines with more mind-boggling stuff that people are doing and it’s all over the world. I can’t wait to sit down and try some of that stuff. Carr’s work is creative and relaxing, but most of all it is different every time she sits down to make something new. “The product itself is so versatile, you can do so many things with it and push it in so many different directions, she said. I’m always amazed by the possibilities that come from putting the shapes together and manipulating them.” Carr never shies away from experimenting with her polymers. Recently, she has been toying with incorporating polymers into unlikely objects like accented bowls and handbags. Carr’s polymer handbags are unique, beautiful and,

Artist eanne Carr turns plasticine into uni ue crafts and ifts. most importantly, they’re a statement. “They’re wearable art that is durable, fun and water-resistant,” she said. “I use my blue one all the time because it goes with everything.” For the Christmas season, Carr began making polymer Santas modeled after a wood carver in Wisconsin who passed away. “He did these beautiful simple Santas so I decided to honor him by trying my hand at it,” she said. “Since I make them out of clay, each one has its own personality and comes out just a little different from the other ones. ach anta has a different si e and shape.


Carr tries to make work that will spark “some kind of connection and interest with people,” she said. “Not something that I intentionally put out there, but something that people feel from it.” To learn more about Carr, visit jmcjewelrysb.com or contact jeanne@jmcjewelrysb.com. 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.

Carr’s creations include plasticine handba s that are wearable art.

Hey, baby! Harper Quinn Caldwell

Harper Quinn Caldwell was welcomed into the world on Oct. 23, 2020. She joins big sister Kathryn, parents Elisabeth Robitaille Caldwell, formerly of Carpinteria, and Brandon Caldwell. Her maternal grandparents are John and Tami Robitaille of Carpinteria, and her paternal grandparents are Erin and Chris Caldwell of Lafayette, California. The family is staying safe in Mission Viejo, California. This is the fifth great-grandchild for Carmen Robitaille. Harper’s birth weight was 7 pounds and 13 ounces.

Alani competes in California rodeos

Leo Alani , , of Carpinteria rests by his horse trailer after competin in a day lon coleadero exican rodeo in Riverside. Alani travels California, from akers eld to urupa alley, to compete in rodeo competitions.

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JAN. 16-22 JAN. 2-8 “Escareno had discovered copies of the long-forgotten one-time competitor to the Herald, the Carpinteria Chronicle.” —Reporting on UCSB’s Special Research Collection digitizing 141 issues of the Carpinteria Chronicle (published from 1934 to 1938) after the papers were discovered by Joe Escareno and his sister while cleaning out the house of their aunt Jessie Dominguez.

JAN. 9-15 “The Rincon Trail will encourage sustainable, non-motorized, zerocarbon footprint transportation… Having this level and quality of trail, as part of the California Coastal Trail, here in our town, is extraordinary.” —Matt Roberts, director of Carpinteria Parks, Recreation and Facilities, on the proposed 2,800-foot public multi-use trail connecting the eastern end of Carpinteria Avenue to Rincon County Beach Park.

“No one is above the law, including this president, as we’ve seen in previous cases brought to the Supreme Court, including Nixon.” —Congressman Salud Carbajal, on the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

“This award is a testament to Carpinteria Valley Water District’s commitment to open government.”

—Robert McDonald, CVWD general manager, on the water district receiving the Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation.

“My goal has always been to play in the NFL.” —Carpinteria High School alum Alberto Arroyo, on being named to Ventura College’s AllAmerican team.

JAN. 23-29 “Resilience is the process of managing stress and functioning well even when faced with challenges, adversity and trauma.” —Maria Chesley, executive director of Carpinteria Children’s Project, on the components of the Protective and Promotive Factors Framework that is used by S.B. County.

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“My dream for the world is to have no violence, no school shootings, no racism and no poverty.” —Howard School fifth grader Mattox, on recognizing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“Being a part of Girls Inc. has helped me climb out of my shell, talk to new people and take on new opportunities.” —Girls Inc. of Carpinteria teen Monica Delgado, on the study, “Stronger, Smarter, Bolder: Girls Take the Lead.”

JAN 30-FEB. 5 “It’s the biggest honor I will probably ever receive in my life.”

—Lori Bowles, on being named Carpinterian of the Year at the 62nd annual Community Awards Banquet.

“You have to be true to yourself and know what you’re getting into—long hours, hard work, low pay. You’re not going to make thousands of dollars when you first get out of cooking school. You have to put in your time.” —Chef Giovanni Contreras, on owning and operating Giannfranco’s Trattoria.

“This is a danger . . . In the next five years, there’s going to be an earthquake . . . this is going to cost us money, but there are lives at stake.” —Homeowner Kathy Henry, on the city’s proposed ordinance for mandatory seismic retrofitting of soft story structures.


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“All people deserve opportunities to be transformed by time spent outside in connection with the other-than-human world.” Lic. #00623395

—Alena Steen, coordinator of the Carpinteria Garden Park, on the benefits of gardening.

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“Three hundred trucks kicking up dust and rubble. God knows what’s in that dust.”

—A resident speaking at a Carpinteria City Council meeting, on the county dumping debris and sediment at the Ash Avenue CEF celebrates Sally Green’s dedication 11 beach.

FEB. 13-19 “It holds us back; it’s why we’re not dealing with homelessness 16 and climate change . . . (instead) we’re dealing with cannabis . . . We obviously need more housing. . . So, I’ve focused on poverty.”

Trash mob keeps Carpinteria beautiful

Yes, we will!

Powerful messages of hope and health expressed in colorful chalk appeared in downtown Carpinteria last week thanks to Mask Up Carp, a City-sponsored campaign to promote public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. The art pictured here can be found on the 7th Street side of the former Austin’s Hardware buildin . he artist, who identi ed herself only as Kit, used chalk paint to create a stunning storm scene that pairs our current challenges with a note of optimism. For more images of the three-day art campaign, turn to pages 12 and 13.

—Laura Capps, on cannabis and her campaign platform for First District supervisor.

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“I’ve always been for a commonsense approach to permitting marijuana in a manner to try and wound the black market. The black market in Southern California is tied up in the cartels . . . this is a righteous cause . . . We are dealing with people who are really bad and holding them accountable to justice.” —First District Supervisor Das Williams, on his approach to cannabis policy and control.

FEB. 20-26 “Beginning immediately, there will be a Sheriff’s Department presence at the high school during the morning commute.” —A statement from the city of Carpinteria after two students were hit by a car in front of Carpinteria High School.

“It’s been a wonderful career—I hesitate to even call it a job. It’s going to be difficult not to go into the studio and see the people I’ve loved and worked with for years.” —Bonnie Curtis, owner of the Curtis School of Dance, on retiring after 40 years working at the studio her mother Mary Lou opened in 1973.

“We have an amazing staff at the Carpinteria clinic who demonstrate their commitment to our patients daily.” —Jeanette Gumbar, health care administrator of the Carpinteria Health Care Center, on what motivated her to pursue a leadership position at the clinic.

FEB. 27-MARCH 4 “This vote is an historic opportunity to protect some of the Central Coast’s most iconic landscapes and rivers, safeguarding them for current and future generations.” —Jeff Kuyper, executive director of Los Padres ForestWatch, on the U.S. House of Representatives passing of the Central Coast Heritage Protection Act.

“I want to be a thrift store where people who are struggling financially can come in and find that perfect dress for $3.95, or a pair of shoes or something for the apartment.” —Mary Zeoli, on owning Laughing Buddha Thrift.

“There’s all the adventure you could ever have, right here.” —Matt Moore, owner of Rincon Designs, on 60 years of surfing and 40 years of Rincon Designs Surf Shop.

“I look forward to continuing to make Carpinteria a beautiful small town and serving our town.” —Jason Rodriguez, owner of The Food Liaison, on being appointed to the Architectural Review Board.

MARCH 5-11 “Williams wins race for First District supervisor.”

—Reporting on election results of Santa Barbara County’s First District supervisor race in which incumbent Das Williams beat challenger Laura Capps, 51.63% to 46.84%.

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MARCH 12-18 “The discovery of community transmission elsewhere in the state makes me feel that Covid-19 could arrive in our county at any time and we need to be prepared.” —County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, on why the county would develop a plan for social distancing.

“People are panic shopping… People are thinking that they might have to hunker down and are getting prepared. We’re out of rubbing alcohol now but more is on the way…” —Albertsons manager Tim Patterson, on the unusually high volume of sales on cleaning supplies, antibacterial soap, bottled water and foods with a long shelf life.

“County’s second positive case of Covid-19 confirmed.” —Reporting on the first cases of Covid-19 in Santa Barbara County.

MARCH 19-25 “Carpinteria schools will close.”

—Reporting on CUSD’s all school closure that was implemented on March 13 due to the pandemic.

“It can be over-said but hopefully never under-appreciated: as a community, we will get through this together. We will take advantage of the opportunity to model for our children what are among life’s most important lessons: that of being resilient, solving problems creatively, supporting one another and above all, being hopeful.” —Howard School Headmaster Joel Reed, on the school’s transition to distance learning due to Covid-19 safety measures.

“To our friends and neighbors, supporting local has never been more important!” —Nathan & Whitney Nolls, owners of Pacific Health Foods, on shopping local during the pandemic.

“The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is continuing to mandate social distancing measures to slow the spread of the virus. We are asking our residents to avoid unnecessary outings and practice diligent distancing of six feet or more between persons when in the community.” —County Health Officer Dr. Henning Ansorg, after a multiple cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Santa Barbara County.

“We have talked and expect it to be around June until (the pandemic) dies down… Some of my friends in my grade are upset because if that is true, then senior events would be cancelled like prom or Senior Week.” —Carpinteria High School student Lexi Persoon, on distance learning and the pandemic during her senior year.

MARCH 26-APRIL 1 “We are all working hard to adapt to this emergency situation… the health and safety of our school communities remain our top priority… CUSD will remain closed until state and local authorities determine when we can return.” —Carpinteria Unified School District Superintendent Diana Rigby, on why schools would not reopen for in-person learning on March 27 as initially proposed.

The “Carp Rockers” (from front to back) are: Danielle Bordenave, Terri Simber, Becki Norton and Vin Perez Bennett. Their rock art on Linden Avenue near the train tracks began Friday, July 17, with a “Carp Caterpillar” consisting of 89 rocks. By Tuesday evening, July 21, there were 233 rocks—all placed for the visual enjoyment of passersby.


“Carpinteria schools closed for remainder of school year.” BRE#01383773

—Reporting on the statewide school closure announced by California Governor Gavin Newsom.

“If you are young, healthy and fearless, don’t do it for you, do it for your mother or father or grandparent. They are the ones who will suffer and potentially die as the virus spreads.” —Nels Gerhardt, MD and Brett Wilson II, MD, emergency department health workers at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, on the importance of heeding public health guidelines.

“Many have lost jobs or income, seen their products rot without customers, their businesses close, and some are even now seeing their loved ones sick.” —First District Supervisor Das Williams, on facing the pandemic as a community.

“It’s been a whirlwind.”

— Sonya Buchanan of GranVida, on cancelling all group activities and following CDC recommendations.

“This fund will serve as a necessary bridge during this unprecedented economic disruption.” —Hans Brand, president of Carpinteria Sunset Rotary Charitable Foundation, on establishing the 93013 Fund.

“Closing schools has a massive, cascading effect for our kids and their families—especially those least equipped financially to deal with them.” —CUSD Superintendent Diana Rigby, on using state educational dollars to meet the needs of children and families while school campuses are closed.

“Covid-19 total rises to 24.”

—Reporting on Covid-19 status reports from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

“The Rincon Bluffs Preserve, a scenic oceanfront property zoned for a destination resort at the eastern edge of Carpinteria, is slated to be transferred this week to the city and managed forever as public space.” —Reporting on escrow closing on the city of Carpinteria’s acquisition of the Rincon Bluffs.

“We’ve been here since 1978, and there’s a very real chance we don’t make it through this.”

—Westerlay Orchids owner Toine Overgaag, on coronavirus’ impact on the cut flower industry.

APRIL 9-15 “This week, students were given computers and workbooks to study remotely. Hotspots will be distributed to students who need internet access as soon as they are available.” —Reporting on the CUSD school closure and distance learning.

APRIL 16-22 “We are still trying to get on our feet since the fires and mudslides and this situation is far worse. If Carpinteria wants any small businesses in town to exist, drastic help is needed.” —Karen and Alan Clarke, owners of Whimsy Antiques, speaking to Carpinteria City Council.

“The first patient to succumb to Covid-19 was a man in his 60s with underlying conditions…” —Reporting on Santa Barbara County’s first death related to coronavirus.

APRIL 23-29 “Cannabis farmers pushed for a county-level tax in 2018, but we never foresaw this scenario, where the taxes we pay will provide a lifeline for critical services.” —Tristan Strauss, president of CARP Growers, on cannabis taxes bringing the county needed funds for crisis relief.


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THE BEST OF 2020 HALOS A reader sends a halo to Dr. Smith, Brook, Marco, Connie and Liz and everyone at the Animal Medical Clinic. “We are grateful for your high level of professionalism, empathy and care throughout the years.” A reader sends a halo to Karen at the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History for giving the reader an informative and entertaining private tour. “I learned so much about the history of of our town.” A reader sends a halo to the three Little Free Libraries located along her daily walk around Concha Loma. A reader sends a halo to Carpinteria Boy Scout Troop 50 leaders for organizing weekly virtual scout meetings to help local youth stay connected and work on merit badges, rank advancements and ways to help the community with service hours. A reader sends a halo to the two young men who saved the reader’s grandson from a rip tide. “They recognized what I did not and swam out to help him back to shore.” A reader sends a halo to those who acknowledge people with disabilities. “When you encounter a person in a wheelchair or walking with a walker, please smile and say hello.” A reader sends a halo to the teenage skateboarders at Casitas Shopping Center. “One young man looked at me and said, ‘Can I help you carry those bags to your car?’ The rest of the boys cleared the way, were so respectful and wished me a ‘Happy New Year.’” A reader sends a halo to the gentleman who paid for the reader’s groceries at Albertsons while she helped a lady in the parking lot who forgot one of her bags after checking out.

APRIL 30-MAY 6 “No one will argue that Covid-19 is a serious and infectious disease. However, it’s not fear of catching the virus that keeps me up at night. What does keep me up is the social devastation that is emerging from the economic disruption of our society.” —Yvette Torres, on the stay-at-home orders and business lockdowns.

“Our focus is on getting meals out to Carpinteria residents that have a need for it.” —Rotary member Beth Cox, on serving Sunday Senior Suppers sponsored by the 93013 Fund.

“Liz Caruso was named 2021 Santa Barbara Bowl Performing Arts Teacher of the Year—the most prestigious award given to music teachers in Santa Barbara County.” —Reporting on Carpinterian Liz Caruso who was awarded a countywide honor for music education.

MAY 7-13 “Frankly, I did the calculation and the tears started flowing.” — Maria Chesley of Carpinteria Children’s Project, on distributing food to over 3,400 people in April, six and a half times more people than during pre-pandemic months.

A reader sends a halo to the very kind gentleman who came to the reader’s rescue when her car broke down on the Evans off-ramp in Summerland.

“Warrior spirit never dies—peace to the class of 2020.”

A reader sends a halo to Brian and Rick who cleaned up bags of trash on the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County’s section of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh.

“Sheriff reports crime down 27% in Carpinteria.”

A reader sends a halo to Bryan at the 76 Station for giving old fashioned service by filling the reader’s oil and coolant. “He was so cheerful and naturally helpful. Its actions like this that make Carpinteria a community.” A reader sends a halo to Anthony Vega. “A big patriotic shout out to a dedicated city employee for being so responsive and immediately replacing the flag at Carpinteria and Linden avenues at the first sign of wear and tear. A reader sends a halo to the CUSD Special Education director, teachers and paraeducators for creating a program that meets the needs and welcomes all students.

—CHS senior Myles Alfama, on graduating high school.

—Reporting on the 2019 crime statistics report from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office.

“We want people to be able to enjoy the beach and to keep beaches open.” —Carpinteria City Manager Dave Durflinger, on restricting beach parking to help reduce beach congestion and promote social distancing.

MAY 14-20 “Over 2 million pounds of food have been distributed throughout the county since March 9.” —Reporting on food insecurity during the pandemic.

“The shutdown impacted us tremendously. We couldn’t see our patients for eye exams.” —Joe Vega, licensed optician at Carpinteria Eye Care, on county mandates shutting down businesses due to Covid-19.

MAY 21-27 “ We w a n t t o s t re s s t h a t f a c e coverings are not a substitute for other protective measures, nor an exemption from other rules on social distancing and gathering.” —City Manager Dave Durflinger, on approving the city-wide face covering ordinance.

“In Carpinteria, as of Monday, May 18, 112 loans have been administered by Montecito Bank & Trust under the Payroll Protection Program, with a total of $18 million distributed.” —Reporting on the federal relief program for small business owners.

“In the short-term, we’re operating on the ‘something is better than nothing’ plan.”

—Aaron Syvertson, Community Pool aquatics director, on partially reopening the pool after being closed for months due to Covid-19 ordinances.

MAY 28-JUNE 3 “We need some tolerance for short periods of odors around our farms. Give the current ordinance time to work.” —Ed Van Wingerden, on proposed changes to Santa Barbara County’s cannabis ordinances.

JUNE 4-10 “Young people like Tanya are our future.” —Richard Finkley, on awarding CHS senior Tanya Sanchez the $10,000 Lynda Fairly and Richard Finkley Degree Scholarship.

“In short, the fiscal outlook for schools is bleak.”

—CUSD Superintendent Diana Rigby, on the California state budget which reduced school funding by 10% across all districts.

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“It’s been a 10-year process and Monday’s vote was the green light to build.” —Peter Bonning of the Carpinteria Skate Foundation, on receiving Planning Commission approval for a new 36,500 square foot public skate park.

JUNE 11-17 “Hundreds of local teens protest for Black Lives Matter.”

—Reporting on the nonviolent studentorganized protest at the intersection at Carpinteria and Linden avenues on June 6.

“Colored by the legacies of slavery… the county’s first black resident, Jerry Forney, was a slave.” —Carpinteria City Council, on passing a resolution in solidarity with non-violent protestors of racial injustice.

“They do this out of the goodness of their hearts and for all the hikers who love to hike the trails.” —Linda Nevens, on the volunteer group the Franklin Trail Stewards—Roger Brand, Bill Hvorst and John Culbertson.

JUNE 18-24 “Students on campus who wear dorags as a joke, throw around racial slurs and use attire or objects from different cultures for their appearance should not be accepted.” —CHS junior Laura Flores speaking to the CUSD School Board.

JULY 2-8 “We need to support the places that provide safe places for kids because their parents need to get back to work.” —Hans Brand, on 93013 Fund’s pivot from emergency food distribution to supporting child care facilities.

JULY 9-15 “The Jury believes the Board of Supervisors, in their hubris, failed the people of Santa Barbara County… Now they must amend the cannabis ordinances to regain the people’s trust.” —Santa Barbara County Grand Jurors, concluding their report on the development of cannabis ordinances by county supervisors.

JULY 16-22 “County health officer closes all indoor business.” —Reporting on the next wave of mandated closures to indoor businesses, including gyms, and fitness centers, places of worship, protests, hair salons and malls.


—Reporting on the county Board of Supervisors negative vote to increase restrictions on cannabis cultivation in the Carpinteria Valley.

A reader sends a pitchfork to the litterer. “In the future, please do not deliberately throw your candy wrapper or any other trash out your car window while in the Union Bank car line.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the public agencies that cut down the last of the remaining trees along Carpinteria’s little stretch of the 101 freeway. “It is now officially a desolate concrete landscape.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the woman the reader saw accosting another woman for taking up two spaces on Linden. “She parked behind a motorcycle which later moved… We all witnessed the altercation eating breakfast and were appalled.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the people who gossip about other people. “Get a life!”

“There are particular benefits that Summerland is in need of and I encourage folks, regardless of A reader sends a pitchfork to the customer their feelings about marijuana and who took 50 cents from the tip jar at The Spot. other issues, to SHIRLEY decide what is KIMBERLIN the Everything I list turns to SOLD! community benefit bar.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the owner of 805-886-0228 —Supervisor Das Williams, on seeking skimberlin@aol.com the white truck for regularly leaving his motor neighborhood input for licensing and running for 30 minutes or more. “It is unnecessary, permitting of a cannabis dispensary in the Summerland and Padaro Lane communities. badonfor and the dull rumble is This week’s listings thethe backenvironment page very annoying.”

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—Reporting on Covid-19 cases in Santa Barbara County.


A reader sends a pitchfork to all the hoarders. “Your selfishness prevents others from meeting their immediate needs and disrupts the supply chain. There’s plenty for everyone if people aren’t being hysterical.”

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“Utilizing reserve funds is a short-term solution in budgeting.”

—City Manager Dave Durflinger, on the city’s proposed budget dipping into reserves and cutting expenses after projections showed a 24% decline in income for the coming fiscal year.

“Now more than ever, people are coveting this opportunity to get outside of the house and have a vacation experience.” —Dena Bellman, district planning chief of Carpinteria State Campgrounds, on keeping the campgrounds open during the shutdown.

A reader sends a pitchfork to the person blaring music early in the morning on the Bluffs and at the seal sanctuary. “Headphones were made for a reason!” A reader sends a pitchfork to the restaurant coming soup at room that served Condos a seafood-based to Cramer temperature.


A reader sends a pitchfork to the young man with the gray Camaro on Sawyer Avenue that “finds it necessary to speed down the street with no regard for anyone’s safety.” A reader sends a pitchfork to the increased number of people who don’t think they should pick up after their pets and put the waste in their trash can. A reader sends a pitchfork to the people at local businesses who are not wearing face masks and ignoring social distancing with Beach for dumping complete disregard other people. reviewed


A reader sends a pitchfork to the coffee house regulars who sit defiantly unmasked close to the entrance. “Move! You may not care about your own lives, but we care about ours!”

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JULY 30-AUG. 5 “Save the theater one seat at a time.” —Roland Rotz, Alcazar Theatre board member, on supporting the theater after devastating revenue losses.

“It’s either you sit and cry or you just keep working to make it happen.”

—Yudith Alcarez, owner of Yudith Salon, on fighting to stay in business amidst the start and stops of ongoing shutdowns.

“There are places we want to go… I haven’t had a decent vacation in a long time.”

—JR Colson, owner of Colson’s Garage, on retiring after 45 years.

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—Carey Bradshaw, on going through cancer during Covid.

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AUG. 13-19

“It was always my dream to open a business with amazing service and products.”

“Consultants recommend Carpinteria and Montecito form a new library district.”

—Reporting on a proposal for Carpinteria Branch Library to separate from the city of Santa Barbara in the county’s library system.

“Council forms racial equality & social justice committee.”

—Reporting on Carpinteria City Council’s creation of an ad hoc committee to recommend actions for collaborating with law enforcement, minority-owned businesses and creating equitable and anti-racist policies.

AUG. 20-26 “We have witnessed some increase in vandalism, thefts and drug and alcohol offenses.” —Sheriff’s Lieutenant Ugo “Butch” Arnoldi, on criminal activity during the pandemic.

“School board approves multicultural literature class.” —Reporting on CUSD School Board’s unanimous approval of a multi-cultural literature course at Carpinteria High School for 2020-21.

AUG. 27-SEPT. 2

—Ali Uzentepe, owner of Sade Turkish Coffee & Delights, on opening his shop in the Carpinteria Business Park in January.

“We are serving about 220,000 unduplicated people across the county, twice as many as before. We are on course for 10 million pounds of food since the pandemic began, and that’s usually our yearly total.” —Erik Talkin, executive director of the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, on increased food insecurity.

SEPT. 10-16 “We expect this law to make mobile home housing in Carpinteria more af fordable and provide more protection…”

—City Manager Dave Durflinger, on a new state law providing additional economic protection to mobile home park residents.

“The Carpinteria Education Foundation is so very fortunate to have Sally be such a huge part of our organization and her service to SHIRLEY KIMBERLIN Everything Valley I list turns to SOLD the children of the Carpinteria 805-886-0228 skimberlin@aol.com is inspiring.” —CEF President Casey Balch, on honoring This week’s listings on the back Sally Green at its 28th annual Carp-aCabana.

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SEPT. 24-30 “With 48% of Carpinterians identifying as Hispanic and/or Latino and 50% being women, there is a significant lack of diversity on the dais, which means many perspectives are not being taken into consideration when decisions are being made.” —Natalia Alarcon, on why she was running for City Council.

OCT. 1-7 “Our movement forward, and ability to further reopen our community, is the result of the vigilance of our overall community in following the safety guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19.” —Public Health Officer Henning Ansorg, on lessening restrictions to business operations.

“We initiated waiving business license fees and the $160,000 restart grant program.” —Mayor Wade Nomura, on steps City Council has taken to alleviate economic hardship for business owners.

“I’m a collaborator and a problem solver, and I will bring these skills to our school board.”

—Aaron Smith, on why he was running for CUSD School Board.

OCT. 8-14 “This is going to look and feel like Carpinteria. You’re going to be able to walk in in board shorts and the bar and café will be open to the public.” —Jeff Theimer of 499 Linden Managers, on the proposed development of the Surfliner Inn at the Amtrak Station parking lot.

OCT. 15-21 “What a wonderful day we had here at Canalino/Carpinteria Family School.” —Principal Jamie Persoon, on reopening elementary schools for in-person learning in a hybrid model.

OCT. 22-28 “At Carpinteria High School, some a t h l e t i c p ro g r a m s — b o y s a n d girls water polo, boys and girls volleyball, boys and girls cross country, cheerleading and football— began equipment-free training and conditioning.” —Reporting on Carpinteria High School activities despite the school not having inperson classes.

“It’s a lot more than normal. A lot of food containers and doggy bags, cigarette butts and for some reason, especially on Santa Claus Lane and Hwy 150 at Bates, toilet paper and paper towels used as toilet paper.” —Brian Mootz of Carpinteria Beautiful, on why he organized the Trash Mob to help clean up public spaces.

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OCT. 29-NOV. 4 “County nears 10,000 mark in Covid-19 infections.” —Reporting on Covid-19 cases in Santa Barbara County.

“The Highway 101: Summerland project includes locally-inspired design elements…” —Supervisor Das Williams, on Caltrans beginning construction on Hwy 101 through Summerland.

NOV. 5-11 “I’m really grateful and so honored that the Carpinteria community has entrusted me to be their next representative.” —Natalia Alarcon, on being elected to Carpinteria City Council.

“I’m really excited for the direction that I hope that I can bring with different viewpoints and creative approaches, including more collaborative work with the teacher’s union, parents and community members.” —Jaime Diamond, on being elected to CUSD School Board.

NOV. 12-18 “Leaky oil wells to be tapped off.”

—Reporting on the arrival of the Danny C commercial dive boat off Summerland to cap a leaking well 300 feat offshore.

“Candi Burquez donates kidney to San Diego mom.” —Reporting on CHS class of ’85 alum Candi Burquez’ decision to donate her kidney to a stranger in need.

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

—Ken Trigueiro, CEO of People’s Self Help Housing, on one of the four affordable housing projects the organization has spearheaded in Carpinteria in its 50 years of service.

NOV. 19-25 “Holidays must look different this year.”

—Public Health Officer Henning Ansorg, on Santa Barbara County being assigned to the widespread, purple tier, for risk level and high case counts.


“More than 1,000 people have spoken out against the proposal since these grassroots efforts began.” —Marla Daily, on the proposed Surfliner Inn at the Amtrak Station parking lot.

“We’re teaching our kids to take care of the things they have so they don’t have to always buy new. They can recycle and fix things up.” —Jenny Rasak, on fixing up vintage campers with her partner Anthony Vega and their children.

NOV. 26-DEC. 2 “State attempts to curtail Covid with curfew.” —Reporting on the state-ordered, countywide curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for all counties in the purple tier, including Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.

“Canalino student tests positive for Covid-19.”

—Reporting on the first confirmed case of Covid-19 among students attending the hybrid program at a CUSD elementary school. Exposure was not traced to campus and classmates in the student’s cohort were asked to quarantine.

“We look forward to many more years to come sharing the stoke of surfing and the Queen of the Coast with all of you and we will see you in 2022.”

—Chris Keet, contest director of the Rincon Classic, on canceling the surf competition scheduled for 2021.

“After I learned his story, I felt really honored that my coaches had chosen me as a person who embodies the characteristics of a Womble award winner.” —CHS junior Kate Cooney, on winning the Santa Barbara Athletic Roundtable’s Phil Womble Award.

“It feels good to win . . . I couldn’t have done it without (my FFA) teachers.”

—CHS freshman Mariana Esquivel, on winning the FFA Best Informed Greenhand award.

DEC. 3-9 “I never imagined that I was going to be a board member, but I’m glad that it happened.” —Rogelio Delgado, on finishing his term on the CUSD School Board.

“Nobody likes to talk about money and the economics of a situation, but Carpinteria has experienced some dramatic changes… I think this proposal is worth looking at… It’s a local developer, a local architect… it’s an opportunity and we need to work through the process.” —Planning Commissioner John Moyer, on the proposed Surfliner Inn concept review.

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“One of the main reasons why my dad decided to take on this risk— because owning a small business is not easy—and the only reason he did it—is because he had the support of his children who have a wide range of experience.”

“I do believe this hotel will benefit the community, but I think it’s too big. I think it’s too high. I think it’s too bulky.” —Planning Commissioner Jane Benefield, on the proposed Surfliner Inn concept review.

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—Reporting on the Southern California Regional Stay Home Order which went into effect in Santa Barbara County on Dec. 6 (and remains in effect).

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—Reporting on the Covid-19 vaccine, as frontline hospital workers and residents and staff of senior living communities readied to be the first to receive the vaccine in late December.

DEC. 17-23 “Today’s positive case count surpasses any daily count we have seen to date and underscores the predictions we have anticipated if people continue to gather with those outside of their immediate households.” —Van Do-Reynoso, director of the county Public Health Department, on Covid-19 cases reaching nearly 14,000.

“It’s truly been an honor to represent the residents of our town for the last eight years.”

—Fred Shaw, former Carpinteria councilmember and mayor, on stepping down from City Council.

“I would rather see growers spend money on filters that people want, rather than on lawyers. An appeal can cost more than $100,000.” —Graham Farrar, vice president of CARP Growers, on Carpinteria Valley cannabis growers working with community groups to agree on plans for odor abatement and enforcement.

DEC. 24-30 “15,198 positive cases of Covid-19, including 264 new daily cases.” —Reporting on the Santa Barbara County Covid-19 status report from Dec. 22.

“Cannabis adds $4.2 million to county coffers in first quarter.” —Reporting on Santa Barbara County tax revenue from the local cannabis sector.

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P u b lic N o tic e s _________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as (1) S A N T A B A R B A R A E S T A T E S (2 ) O C E A N H O M E S at 1072 CASITAS PASS ROAD, 139, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): C H R I S T O P H E R A P A G E at s a m e a d d r e s s a s a b o v e . This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/24/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 6, 2000. Signed: CHRISTOPHER PAGE, 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 8 6 9 . Publish: December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as A F B C O N S T R U C T I O N S E R V I C E S at 310 PINE AVE, GOLETA, CA 93117. Full name of registrant(s): A N T H O N Y B U S H E Y at 310 PINE AVE UNIT C, GOLETA, CA 93117. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/18/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 1, 2020. Signed: ANTHONY BUSHEY, 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 8 2 3 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as ( 1 ) V I C T O R M C C O N N E L L IT (2 ) V IC T O R M C C O N N E L L V I D E O G R A P H Y at 85 W HIGHWAY 246, BUELLTON, CA 93427. Full name of registrant(s): V I C T O R M C C O N N E L L at 1551 W HIGHWAY 246, BUELLTON, CA 93427. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 12/04/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 1, 2020. Signed: VICTOR MCCONNELL. 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 9 3 3 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as C R E A T I N G C O N N E C T I O N S at 3510 VIA REAL, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): I S I S I C A S T A N E D A at SAME ADDRESS. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 12/04/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 16, 2020. Signed: I SIS I CASTANEDA. 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 9 3 8 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020

________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as P R E F E R R E D P R O P E R T I E S at 4760 CAMINO DEL REY, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110. Full name of registrant(s): A L I S O N J C R O W T H E R at SAME ADDRESS. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 12/03/2020. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: ALISON J CROWTHER. 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 9 1 7 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as C U T N C U R E C R E A T I O N S at 329 N M ST UNIT 2, LOMPOC, CA 93436 Full name of registrant(s): (1 ) J U S T IN E T O M L IN S O N (2 ) D E N IS E V T O M L I N S O N at 329 N M ST UNIT 2, LOMPOC, CA 93436. This business is conducted by a G e n e r a l P a r t n e r s h i p . This statement was filed with the County 11/30/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 1, 2020. Signed: JUSTIN E TOMLINSON. 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 8 8 9 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as S A N T A B A R B A R A H O L I S T I C H E A L T H C E N T E R at 38 S LA CUMBRE RD. STE 2, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105. Full name of registrant(s): ( 1 ) D O U G L A S W S M I T H , D . C . ( 2 ) S H E E L A H R S M I T H , L . A . C . at 4174 VIA MARCINA, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. This business is conducted by a M a r r i e d C o u p l e . This statement was filed with the County 12/11/2020. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: SHEELAH SMITH, 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) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 9 7 3 . Publish: Dec. 17, 24, 31, 2020, Jan 7. 2021

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Honor Roll

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Hot Buttered Rum


PASTRIES IN PARADISE H E AT H E R G I A C O N E Happy holidays to all of you awesome Carpinteria folks! Winter is my favorite time of year in our small town and in my opinion, there is not a better place to celebrate the holidays and ring in 2021 than on a beach in Carpinteria. Once you have made this week’s recipe, I recommend enjoying it with a sunset and a loved one. I was first introduced to hot buttered rum while visiting Monterey with my parents a few years ago. We were sitting at the bar in The Plaza Hotel when it caught our eye on the holiday cocktail menu. We decided to give it a try and wow, were we glad we did; we were blown away by how delicious it was. We couldn’t stop raving about it to the bartender. When we asked him how he made it, he shared that the pastry department in the hotel makes the secret sugar/butter mixture, to which he adds hot water, rum and a dollop of whipped cream with a sprinkle of fresh nutmeg on top. We thought it sounded easy enough to make ourselves; so my Mom and I, on separate coasts, went to work on making the perfect hot buttered rum recipe. This drink might not be for the calorie counters, but I can tell you it is worth having to take



some extra steps to burn off if you can’t resist. Hope you enjoy what we came up with.

Hot Buttered Rum Yields: 4 cups

Butter sugar spice mixture:

4 ounces butter or 1 stick (unsalted) softened butter ½ cup brown sugar ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon cinnamon teaspoon nutmeg, plus teaspoon for garnishing teaspoon allspice Zest of ½ orange 4 cups boiling water 4 ounces dark rum

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In search of Sal’s Shoe Repair Shop BY JIM CAMPOS

With this column, my year long journey of relating the history behind the pictures of Throwback Thursday comes to an end. In such a tough pandemic year of Covid-19, I have found a measure of peace and joy bringing these stories to you. I will leave you with one of my favorite memories – although not for my parents! – of growing up in the Carpinteria Valley. I hope you enjoy it and wish you all a Happy New Year that will truly be a happy new year. In 1953, my parents, Sal and Delia Campos, moved to W. 9th Street. This was the street where my father’s mom lived, and where he grew up. We had previously been living in an Eden, in a setting of produce fields and orchards on the Erno Bonebakker Ranch (across from Girls Inc. on Foothill Road, what is now the Brand Ranch) where my dad tended to the ranch’s needs. The large avocado trees were wonderful as playhouses and for climbing, the leaves served as a protective canopy from the sun. While the fig trees were an unpleasant memory because I did not like the texture of a fig in my mouth and the lemon trees were prickly (though I did love eating lemons cut in half and sprinkled with salt) there wasn’t much not to like about living on the green acres of the ranch. We moved from the paradise of the Bonebakker Ranch to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Carpinteria! W. 9th Street was a dead-end slum-like barrio, either derisively or lovingly called Hollywood. The Santa Barbara bus company that made its daily stops on 7th Street adjacent to 9th Street and Reynolds Avenue had one driver that would call out “Hollywood and Vine!” But, W. 9th Street had its plus side, too. Other than my younger brother, Art, I had few friends to play with on the Bonebakker Ranch, and they lived peripherally to the ranch, not on it. There were the Medel kids of Albert and Carmen (Sylvia and Benji), who succeeded my parents at the ranch, and the Montes de Oca brothers (Ray is a judge for the Santa Barbara County Superior Court, appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2015). W. 9th Street, on the other hand, poor as it was, was a whole other world. It and the surrounding barrios were teeming with kids. Organized games of baseball, football and basketball awaited us up the street at Aliso School. And, Franklin Creek running alongside W. 9th Street was a

dream of a playground. It was filled with frogs – bullfrogs and smaller ones multi-colored dragonflies, also big and small, crawdads, fish, pollywogs and the occasional snake that frightened us. Once upon a time, my dad in his youth had floated small seaworthy craft from the creek to the slough (the salt marsh) and ocean, but those days were long gone when Artie and I arrived. Living on 9th Street placed us near downtown Carpinteria to the east, and Old Town to the west. In another few years, Artie and I would bicycle just about anywhere we wanted to go in the Valley. This included treks into Summerland, Santa Claus Lane and deep into the Casitas Pass area. In the ‘50s, young people could go just about anywhere safely and without engendering any angst from their parents. As a five-year old in , however, walking was my primary mode of transportation, and upon arriving as a new W. 9th Street denizen, I almost immediately took my three-year-old brother for a long walk, unescorted, into town. I remember the adventure this way… One afternoon, I awoke from an afternoon nap and found the house deserted. Our mother had probably used nap time to run some errands. I awoke Artie and alerted him to this fact. What should we do? This had never happened before. Mom was always around the house. We would have to find her. I took Artie by the hand, and off we went looking for our parents. I obviously thought we could do this, although up to this point in our lives we had never ventured far from the new house on 9th Street by ourselves. Our dad had left the Bonebakker Ranch to start his own business on Linden Avenue. It was Sal’s Shoe Repair Shop next door to the Palm’s Hotel and Restaurant. From our house on W. 9th Street, Artie and I crossed the Franklin Creek Bridge, walked through the Arbor Mobile Home Park staying on 9th Street, but the eastside now, until we reached Linden Avenue. That was easy enough. Now, which way to go, mountain side or south? We hung a right and headed south. Perhaps my sense of direction was derived from my dad’s driving us around town in his 1950 blue Chevy Fastback. But, looking at the world through the windows of a moving vehicle was different from being on foot. Plus, being little kids, we were looking up at everything. Fortunately, two blocks later we were at Sal’s Shoe Repair Shop. Art and I had found our lost parents! Both of them were there, my mom half-crazed thinking that her children had been abducted. Dad looked relieved. I felt proud of my achievement, but their anxiety surprised and confounded me. I was happy to see them. What was the big fuss? I wonder to this day about that journey into town, a smallish five-year-old holding the hand of a three-year-old unescorted through the streets of Carpinteria in search of Sal’s Shoe Repair Shop? I should add that neither Art nor I spoke a word of English at the time, and should we have needed it, asking for directions on Linden Avenue might have presented us with a new problem. But probably no one in Carpinteria gave us a second look. Gut wrenching as it was for my parents, we were in standard operating procedure in the Carpinteria Valley of the 1950s. Two little kids taking a walk on Linden Avenue? It was no big deal. To learn more about Carpinteria History during COVID closure, visit the Historical Society & Museum’s website www.carpinteriahistoricalmuseum.org to access more articles on local history. Please consider becoming a member of the Historical Society to lend your support to local historical preservation.



Jimmy and Artie Campos are visit their grandmother with their parents, Sal and Delia, on W. 9th Street in 1950.


Jim and Art Campos on their tricycles are ready to cruise through the Erno Bonebakker Ranch circa 1952. “Out of our way!”

Sal’s Shoe Repair Shop was on the 700 block of Linden Avenue next to The Palms from 1953 to 1955. Sal Campos is pictured at the top left corner of this Carpinteria Herald advertisement. La Playa Cleaners, owned by his brother-in-law, Art Aviña, shared the space inside the building. They lasted about three years. Shoes with molded heels ruined the shoe repair business. Aviña moved his business to Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. A–1 Cleaners cleaned up for decades.

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Owl Wisdom


UNPREDICTABLE WILDERNESS CHUCK GRAHAM Only the owls knew what had happened. After stepping inside a prominent sandstone cathedral, I discovered the fresh carcass of an adult barn owl lied sprawled out on the dusty floor of the gritty rock outcropping. The inside of the sandstone monolith was honeycombed with ledges, alcoves and caves. High in the upper reaches of sandstone was an alcove housing for barn owlets and the surviving parent. The owlets huddled behind their parent anticipating the morning sun creeping into their home. At the time I thought them to be alone in that pockmarked amphitheater. Nothing else stirred minus a Say’s phoebe and a couple of desert cottontails reveling in a mid-morning dust bath. After leaving the sandstone, I hiked back to the trailhead, tiptoeing around several coiled western Pacific rattlesnakes. Until the next time.

Barn owls look out from ledges on the sandstone walls of the Carrizo Plain.

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Next time turned out to be a couple days later. This time I was armed with binoculars. Without stepping inside the sandstone condo, I could see from well outside the entrance that the barn owl carcass had been moved, possibly a play toy for marauding coyotes or kit foxes during the cover of night. On the same ledge the four barn owlets stood perched on its precarious edge, and then one by one the owlets took flight back and forth swooping over the lichen-covered cathedral. Most impressive were their feathers blending in with the multi-colored lichen. Continuing to scan the innards of the sandstone, something else caught my eye that I was not aware of the time before. A pair of yellow eyes stared back at me, barely visible behind some rock obscuring parts of the ledge. Just a few feet to the southwest of the barn owl nest two great horned owlets sidled up to one another. I thought about the dead ban owl lying on the floor with a competitor possibly too close for comfort. Great horned owls are larger and more aggressive than barn owls. What if crossed my mind. What if both the barn owl and the great horned owl parents left their perches at the same time, converging in the air and the great horned owl winning out? The barn owl could have also been clipped while perched, never seeing the great horned until it was too late. Fortunately, for the lone, remaining barn owl parent, its owlets were all grown and flying regularly from their ledge, but always returning to their coveted home at days end.

Great They Are

The great horned owlets were nearly ready to fledge themselves. Their speckle-colored feathers didn’t hide them as well as the barn owls against the lichen-cloaked sandstone. They weren’t nearly as skittish as the barn owls either. The great horned owlets appeared stoic seemed more steely, more composed as they watched me from their perch. Their parents were nowhere to be seen but they looked as if they weren’t missing any meals either.

At left, a barn owl is found dead near the sandstone. Another day ended at the sandstone cathedral, but something told me I’d return once again. Walking back to my truck, a pack of coyotes yelped from within the tall grasses. A pair of them loped toward the sandstone. There was plenty of prey living in and around the massive rock outcropping, a daily potential food source for the pack. A week went by and I hiked back out to the sandstone. Things had changed quickly around the gritty monolith. All the barn owls were flying around and landing in and around all the countless caves, nooks and alcoves. In all I counted 11 barn owls. The sandstone was their sanctity. If one young barn owlet ventured away from the sandstone, then a squadron of ravens would let them know about it. Inside the cathedral, I spotted only one of the great horned owlets. It was resting on a ledge, and it was looking quite larger. The passing week had revealed a mix of downy and mature feathers and that laser, yellow-eyed gaze was more captivating. After watching for 30 minutes it flew off away from the sandstone. It was the last time I saw it this past season.

Gone Owling

I wasn’t expecting to see owls. I had no expectations at all, but I’m always curious about the old ranch buildings and some of the other dilapidated structures that continue to waste away on the Carrizo Plain National Monument.

There’s two old trailers out near the Panorama Hills that haven’t been humanly inhabited for who knows how long. However, over time, the wildlife tends to claim the things left by us humans as their own. As I approached the first trailer, I could hear lots of scurrying, grassland fauna had been busy it seems. Stepping inside with great caution, inhumanity was evident in every corner. In an opening towards the ceiling of the trailer I heard some movement. Climbing up and peeking around the corner I found four, downy white barn owlets, their heads bobbing back and forth before they sounded off like some fiendish sci-fi creature.

After slowly stepping out of the first structure, I walked west to the next one. Halfway there and one of the parents flew out the doorway. I walked up the stairs and went no further. Just inside the doorway was a graveyard of giant kangaroo carcasses piled several inches high that extended well into the trailer, the little drummers of the grasslands proving to be a food source for all predators on the Carrizo Plain. 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.

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