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A year in blooms

This week, we take a look at the year in “bloomenomics.” After the pandemic’s abrupt halting of the flower industry last March, flower growers in Carpinteria made adjustments and kept on growing. Pictured, Javier Tafoya picks rose blooms at Myriad Flowers. Read more on pages 12-13.



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CSFPD promotes Chas Donner to fire engineer

After a competitive testing process, Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District promoted Chas Donner to the rank of fire engineer. Donner has been a firefighter/paramedic with CSFPD since April 2018 and brings years of experience as a paramedic with AMR to the department. Donner is known for his high fitness level, staying calm under pressure and being an extremely fast learner, said Grace Donnelly of CSFPD.

Fire Engineer Raul Pantoja retires

After 33 years of service at the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, Fire Engineer Raul Pantoja has retired. Pantoja grew up in Carpinteria and began his career in August 1988 as a reserve firefighter for the district. In 2001, he was promoted to fire engineer at CSFPD. “He has been a wealth of local knowledge and has helped many firefighters along the way,” said Grace Donnelly of CSFPD. Pantoja was firefighter of the year in 2015.

Fire Chief Greg Fish, right, presented Fire Engineer Raul Pantoja, left, with an engraved axe to commemorate his 33-year career at CSFPD.

Surfer dies after surfing accident at Rincon

On Saturday afternoon, March 6, a tragic surfing accident resulted in the death of Gerald Gilhool Jr., 51, of Ojai. Ventura County Police Department confirmed that two surfers collided while surfing at Rincon Beach, both sustaining head traumas. At approximately 1:20 p.m., the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Water Rescue Team responded to a report of a surfer in distress at Rincon Beach. Units also responded with the Ventura County Fire Department who arrived on-scene first and immediately began life saving efforts. Gilhool was treated on-scene and then transported to Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura by paramedics, where he was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m. The manner of death was deemed an accident by the Ventura County Medical Examiner. The cause of death was drowning following a blunt force head trauma. The other surfer’s injuries were considered minor.

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The protective sand berm that is built each winter on Carpinteria’s City Beach is being removed this week. Tractor work is now underway between Linden and Ash avenues, and beach goers must avoid the area when the heavy equipment is in use. The berm is constructed out of existing sand to protect public and private properties from winter’s high tides and storm surges. When the risk of damaging storms has subsided, the sand from the berm is redistributed throughout the beach. Funding for the berm comes from both the city and an assessment district made up of Sandyland Road property owners.

Chamber’s Legislative Update is this Friday

The Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce, From Goleta to Carpinteria, will host their first Legislative Update on Friday, March 12, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. via Zoom. Featured speakers will include Congressman Salud Carbajal, Senator Monique Limón, Assemblymember Steve Bennett and First District County Supervisor Das Williams. Congressman Carbajal will discuss the federal response to Covid-19, outline legislative priorities for the 117th Congress and provide an update on the American Rescue Plan – a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package meant to bolster our economy through the pandemic and beyond. Senator Limón will provide a legislative update including the proposed state budget and priorities for this term, and will touch on the state’s Covid-19 response. Assemblymember Steve Bennett will speak about legislative priorities, bill package highlights and the state’s response to Covid-19. Supervisor Das Williams will present an update on all Covid-19 related matters, including vaccine issues and Central Coast Community Energy (3CE). The Legislative Update is an information-packed program designed to brief the business community on the latest business trends, legislative updates, economic development and relevant issues that affect the South Coast. The Zoom webinar is free. Register at SantaBarbaraSouthCoastChamber.com.

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DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT CARPINTERIA RINCON TRAIL Conditional Use Permit / Coastal Development Permit Project 19-2015-CUP/CDP March 9, 2021 Applicant: John Ilasin, Public Works Director, City of Carpinteria 5775 Carpinteria Avenue • Carpinteria, CA 93013 805-880-3402 / johni@ci.carpinteria.ca.us Public Review Dates: March 12, 2021 until April 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Environmental Review Committee Virtual Meeting April 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. on Zoom Webinar. To join the Zoom Webinar, please use one of the following methods: (1) log on to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88995620995; (2) OR call +1 (669) 900-9128 and enter Webinar ID 889 9562 0995 Contact: Nick Bobroff, Principal Planner Community Development Department, City of Carpinteria 805-755-4407 / nickb@ci.carpinteria.ca.us NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE PROPOSED Carpinteria Rincon Trail Date of this Notice: March 9, 2021 PROJECT 19-2015-CUP/CDP Project Description: The proposed Carpinteria Rincon Trail would extend from the eastern end of Carpinteria Avenue, in the City of Carpinteria, to Rincon Beach County Park, in Santa Barbara County. The proposed shared-use trail would be 16feet wide (10-foot wide path with 3-foot wide paved shoulder along both sides) and approximately 2,800-feet long, and would include a clear-span bridge over the UPRR alignment. The bridge would be approximately 160-feet-long, with a width of between 14-feet and 16-feet (clear width, measured inside the bridge rails). Earthwork for the trail construction would involve 107,386 cubic yards of cut, 14,860 cubic yards of which would be used for fill on-site and 92,526 cubic yards which would be exported off-site. A storm drainage collection system is proposed, with new drain outlets to the ocean. The new, shared-use trail would provide a strategic addition to Carpinteria’s Coastal Vista Trail, which would ultimately extend from Padaro Lane on the west to Rincon Beach County Park on the east. In addition to providing critical improvements in public safety, the completion of this trail segment would provide improved public coastal access and recreational opportunities, and enhancement of non-vehicular travel alternatives to the region’s significant coastal resources. Project Location: The proposed Carpinteria Rincon Trail would extend from the eastern end of Carpinteria Avenue in the City of Carpinteria to the western end of Rincon Beach County Park in Santa Barbara County. Comments: The City of Carpinteria Community Development Department is soliciting comments on the adequacy and completeness of the analysis and proposed mitigation measures described in the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR). You may comment on the Draft EIR by providing testimony at the Environmental Review Committee meeting on April 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. to be held on Zoom Webinar (join here: https:// us02web.zoom.us/j/88995620995) and/or submitting written comments prior to the close of the comment period on April 26, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Environmental Impacts: The Community Development Department has prepared an EIR pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Public Resources Code §21000 et seq., the State CEQA Guidelines, 14 CCR §15000 et seq., and the City of Carpinteria Guidelines for the Implementation of CEQA. The EIR identifies and discusses potential impacts, mitigation measures, residual impacts and monitoring requirements for identified subject areas. The EIR finds the potential for environmental impacts related to aesthetics, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, noise, and tribal cultural resources, and requires mitigation measures to reduce the impacts to less than significant levels. Document Availability: The EIR and all documents referenced therein are available for a 45-day public review and comment period commencing on March 12, 2021, and may be accessed on the City’s website at: https://carpinteriaca.gov/public-works/engineering-division/rincon-multi-use-trail/ A copy of the EIR is also available at Carpinteria City Hall at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 and at the Carpinteria Branch Library at 5141 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. How to Comment: Please provide written comments to Nick Bobroff, Principal Planner, Community Development Department, at 5775 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013 or by email at: nickb@ci.carpinteria.ca.us no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 26, 2021. Separate notice of the dates of future public hearings to consider the EIR and project approval will be provided. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department by email at lorenae@ci.carpinteria.ca.us or by phone at 755-4410 or the California Relay Service at (866) 735-2929. Notification two business days prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements for accessibility to this meeting. Signature: Steve Goggia, Community Development Director Telephone: (805) 755-4414 Publish: March 11, 2021 Email: steveg@ci.carpinteria.ca.us

One in 14 county residents infected with Covid-19 since start of pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 14 residents have been infected by Covid-19, according to the New York Times. On March 9, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reported 32,436 confirmed cases, including 1,370 health care workers, and 424 deaths. In the South County communities of Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland there have been 1,300 confirmed cases and 20 deaths. In the city of Santa Barbara, there have been 6,079 cases and 94 deaths. An average of 62 cases per day were reported in Santa Barbara County – a 36% decrease from the average two weeks ago, according to the Times. There has also been a 45% drop in hospitalizations in the last 14 days.

CITY BEAT Carpinteria onshore oil and gas plant decommission to begin in mid-2023

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Chevron aims to begin the decommissioning of the 55-acre Carpinteria onshore oil and gas plant in mid-2023, according to Sara Dearman, public and government affairs representative for Chevron’s west coast decommissioning program. Dearman, who spoke at the Carpinteria City Council’s March 8 meeting, said the work will take two to three years to complete. The company plans to submit a permit application for removal by the end of spring 2021. “Although the assets were put into place in the 70s and 80s, and Chevron sold them in the late 90s, as part of that sale, we did retain the decommissioning obligation for all of these assets,” Dearman said. “It was something that as a company we had our eye on, we knew was coming, but it ended up coming back to us sooner than anticipated with the Plains All American pipeline spill in 2015.” “(These are) incredibly large structures out there that we’ll be working on,” Dearman said, stating that one of the oil platforms scheduled for removal is larger than the empire state building, albeit underwater. “We are also going to be the first to decommission in federal waters off the coast of California.” She added that there are several logistics involved in getting the equipment for removal to the areas and said there have been two pauses so far on the decommissioning due to Covid-19. She added that once the decommissioning is done, Chevron will no longer own the land that the Carpinteria pier is on. The company is currently trying to determine “what the best path forward for that is.” It isn’t yet known what will be put on the land once the oil plant is gone.

Opposing Senate Bill 9

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opposing Senate Bill 9, unless the bill is amended. The bill would require local government to automatically approve housing developments designed for two residential units in single-family residential zones as well as urban lot splits, according to the mayor’s letter. “While your desire to pursue a housing production proposal is appreciated, unfortunately, SB 9 as currently drafted would not spur much needed housing construction in a manner that supports local flexibility, decision-making, and community input,” the letter states. The letter further adds that a “one-sizefits-all approach to state regulations fails to recognize the good work already being done in places like Carpinteria and may contradict policies and regulations established to strike an appropriate balance between development and other statewide priorities such as resource protection.” The letter also states that the city supports the proposed amendments to SB 9 made by the League of California Cities, which ask that SB 9 exclude Coastal Zone areas.

Sheriff’s Office contract dispute

Sheriff Bill Brown requested a 45-day extension for the city’s good-faith negotiations with the sheriff’s office, after the city filed a dispute over costs to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office in late February. The council unanimously approved the extension, for an ending date of April 26, 2021. The extension allows the Sheriff’s Office further time to reexamine “the methodology by which the costs were estimated” and explore “possible adjustments and/or alternatives,” according to a letter sent to the city by Brown. “We are optimistic that in the next few weeks we will have obtained some additional information and analysis that will allow us to formulate a proposed



Get the facts on Surfliner Inn proposal

The four local families partnered on the Surfliner Inn project would like to express appreciation to the four City Council members for not supporting the motion to hold an advisory vote and to allow the multi-year approval process to continue on to the negotiation of the DDA. The remaining path for approval of the Surfliner Inn will consist of an exhaustive, independent, extensive and objective review of the project, with multiple opportunities for everyone to share their views, suggestions and opinions. We are excited to have this rigorous examination of the Surfliner ’s many benefits to the city and local merchants. In addition to the much-needed income to the city, the Surfliner Inn will offer additional parking, while not increasing traffic in the beach neighborhoods and adding new walking and bike paths. The project will also benefit our local business owners while helping to revitalize that section of the Downtown T.

There is a great deal of misinformation being circulated about the Surfliner. We invite anyone interested in learning the facts about the Surfliner Inn to meet with us, either in person or via Zoom. Please visit thesurflinerinn.com and reach out to us. We would welcome the opportunity to share the vision, hear your opinions and talk.

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solution to the current dispute, and to have the opportunity to consult with the Board of Supervisors in closed session ... In order for all of this to happen, each of us and our organizations will need some additional time,” Brown wrote.

Carpinteria housing

Twelve new residential units in Carpinteria were completed and 14 more units were approved for building in 2020, according to Syndi Souter, associate planner for the city who spoke during the council’s March 8 meeting. The new residential units completed in 2020 include the 11 units at 1300 Cravens Lane and the Carpinteria Valley Baptist Church. The units that have been issued permits – but haven’t yet completed their projects –  include two units at 1112 Linden Avenue, 10 additional units at 1300 Cravens Lane and two units at 1075 Cramer Road. Future housing development also includes 29 new condos as part of the Seahouse by Warmington, five new homes at the Faith Lutheran Church property, four new condos at the Klentner Condos, one secondary unit at Able SDU and 50 new special needs units at GranVida Senior Living and Memory Care, Souter said.

Mid-year budget report

The city unanimously approved several adjustments to the city’s budget, after Licette Maldonado, the city’s administrative services director, presented the city’s mid-year budget report. Maldonado said the finance budget committee met on Feb. 25 to review the reports and recommend adjustments. The main adjustments are in the general fund, the Measure X fund, the Recreation Services Fund and the Capital Improvements Project fund, she said. The special projects reserve balance will decrease by $164,200; the Measure X fund balance will increase $210,850; the Recreational Services Fund balance will decrease $27,216; the Capital Improvement Projects fund will increase $366,050; and the general fund end balance is projected at $414,423. The changes amount to an adjustment in total revenue for the city at $19.7 million, Maldonado said, compared to $22.5 million in expenditures. “You’ll notice that the expenditures exceed the $19 million-plus revenues. That’s not unusual for all funds,” Durflinger said.

Construction contract for Toro Enterprises

The council unanimously approved a construction contract with Toro Enterprises for the pedestrian crossing safety improvements project, for a total bid of $145,376. Toro was one of four companies that bid on the project. The project includes several improvements to three locations: at Bailard Avenue, at the intersection of Carpinteria Avenue and Via Real; at the intersection of Linden Avenue and Dorrance Way; and at Santa Ynez Avenue at the north leg of the Caitlin Avenue intersection.

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Improvements to the sidewalk include curb extensions, curb ramps and the addition or removal of curbs and gutters, as well as changes to bring the area in alignment with the American Disabilities Act. “The improvements are intended to provide continuous and accessible pedestrian travel, a physical separation between vehicular traffic and pedestrians, a reduction in vehicle speeds, and encourage an increase in pedestrian and bicycle travel,” the resolution for the proposal states.

Skate park allowed public parking spaces

City Council also unanimously approved an agreement that would allow 18 of Chevron’s public parking spaces to be used for the city’s planned skate park, which will be located on the City Hall campus. The agreement allows the skate park to utilize 11,114 sq ft of Chevron’s property, the Carpinteria onshore oil and gas plant. The oil and gas plant has been shut down since 2015. Peter Bonning from the Carpinteria Skate Foundation wrote into the record about the new skate park. “Ten years ago, two lifelong friends of mine and I set out on a journey to bring a world class skate park to our community. Our intentions stem from a deep desire to see Carpinteria expand in its ability to foster creative self-expression, increase cross-generational dialogue, create sustainable revenue streams and support public spaces that are inclusive and fun,” Bonning said. “By accepting this easement for public parking at the site of the skate park, you can bring us one step closer to actualizing a tangible force for good in our community.”

Public comment

Carpinteria community member Marla Daily wrote into the record, claiming there was a “confusion” between the number of comments submitted during the council’s Jan. 22, 2021 meeting regarding the Surfliner Inn. Daily claimed there were comments submitted by 95 people “that we are aware of, double the number the mayor estimated to be about 50.” Carpinteria City Clerk Fidela Garcia said that a few comments were added to the city’s spam and junk folders.


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Polo Villas get green light from county’s Planning Commission

After roughly four years in the Santa Barbara County pipeline for planning and development, the Santa Barbara Polo Villas project was approved unanimously by County Planning Commissioners in a vote of 5-0. The owner-applicant of the 3250-3282 Via Real property, Neil Botts of West Bluff Capital, plans to subdivide the 11.48-acres into 31 lots, including 25 detached single-family homes and 15 condominiums. Santa Barbara’s DesignARC is the architect. The complex would also include a 1.05-acre open space lot, containing the creek corridor; a .28-acre open space lot; a 1.13-acre private road lot; a .61-acre water feature and bio-retention lot; and a second bio-retention lot of .61 acres. The Tentative Tract Map also includes an easement to the county for a multiuse public trail along the east side of Garrapata Creek and along the north and north-east property lines. Of the 40 planned residential units, 25 detached single-family homes and nine of the condos will be sold at market-rate. Three of the condos will be offered at the low-income level and three at the moderate-income level. The three low-income homes will be one-bedroom units; two of the moderate-income homes will be one-bedroom units and one of the moderate-income units will be a two-bedroom home. All existing on-site structures will be demolished, including 10 apartments on the west side of Garrapata Creek that were originally constructed in the 1940s as the El Sereno Motel. Sometime after 1960, the motel units were converted to residential rental units without permits. The two residences and accessory buildings on the east side of Garrapata Creek were constructed in the 1920s and will also be demolished along with nearby horse corrals. Among the new villas is a 7,500 sq ft two-story estate home for the northern and eastern boundary of the property. The remaining 24 villas are planned for the east side of Garrapata Creek and include a mix of single-story and two-story designs, ranging in size from 2,744 sq ft to 4,044 sq ft. Each villa will also have a two-car garage. On the west side of Garrapata Creek, the developer plans to build 15 new condos, including five one-bedroom units, nine two-bedroom units and one three-bedroom unit. The average size of each condo is 1,180 sq ft and the condos will be a mix of singleand double-story homes. The Polo Villas will have 4.17 acres (36.4% of the net area of the property) of common open space area containing the creek corridor and the central pond and bio-retention areas. Also included in the project is a restoration and enhancement plan for the Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area located along Garrapata Creek. The plan will include measures to remove non-native vegetation within the creek corridor and replace it with native, riparian vegetation, including planting riparian vegetation within the 50-foot creek setbacks on either side of Garrapata Creek. The plan also includes removal of the existing dirt road that crosses the creek and restoration measures to allow more natural creek flow.

Forty new homes will be built in the Santa Barbara Polo Villas project, including nine units earmarked as affordable housing.

The new residential complex along Garrapata Creek will include a public multi-use trail, a pond and 4.17 acres of open space. Additionally, the developer will provide an easement to the county and will create an eight-foot-wide multi-use public trail that is consistent with the Toro Canyon Community Trails Plan. The trail will run along the east side of the villas’ property and will exit at the north end where it may one day connect with future trails. Water for the villas will be supplied by Carpinteria Valley Water District and an existing private water well. Other public utilities and districts for the villas include Carpinteria Sanitary District, Carpinteria

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG MARCH 15 TO APRIL 1 • 10% OFF THE ENTIRE STORE! SUCCULENTS & CACTUS FLOWERING ANNUALS/PERENNIALS VEGETABLES & HERBS TILLANDSIA ANGIE TORRES was nominated by Ashley Alexis Nordhom. Angie has taken some time off from teaching at the Howard School to focus on healing from cancer. She has been crocheting blankets for Hospice of Santa Barbara and making beanies for Ridley-Tree Cancer Center and Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation. Angie is openly sharing her journey with cancer through social media to inspire others during challenging times. She also created the popular Facebook group “Learn, Play and Grow” with creative and educational ideas for parents to use with their children at home. KIRSTEN JENKINS was nominated by Denika Cuellar, Amber Esparza Burkey and Becki Norton. Kirsten created the “Sisterhood of Joy Sprinkling” Facebook group for women to uplift one another with acts of kindness – poetry, small gifts and emotional and practical support. There are now over 200 members in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara and Goleta. Kirsten also organized a virtual holiday market this year with over 600 members and tons of sales. She donated her time and assistance with marketing out of a desire to support local small businesses. “Kirsten has been such a blessing to so many,” wrote Esparza Burkey. “She’s created connections for locals while we are all apart! She’s everyone’s ray of sunshine.” When I photographed Kirsten, she met me bearing a beautiful bouquet of flowers. What a bright and generous soul.

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Muralism invites community to participate in mural honoring Carpinteria artist Ray Cole Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization Muralism will hold a Community Paint Day event in Carpinteria on March 20, and invites the community to participate in painting their newest mural. Muralism is dedicated to connecting people with special needs to the community through art. In October of 2020, they partnered with the Carpinteria Arts Center for their Mask-Up Carp project. To produce each Muralism mural, paid artists with special needs cover sidewalks, pressure wash and prime the wall, panels or canvas. Members of the Muralism team then draw a paint-by-numbers image in charcoal across the wall, panels or canvas, and then the mural is ready to be painted by the community. “The whole community, especially organizations for those with special needs, are invited to participate in the fun filled community paint party,” said founder Ernie Merlan. Muralism’s upcoming mural will pay tribute to Ray Cole, a beloved watercolor artist known for his detailed paintings of life in Carpinteria, many of which live on in his book, “The Delights of Carpinteria.” Cole was an active member of the Carpinteria community where he and his

The mural honoring Cole will be located at the Boathouse building on Ash Avenue. family lived. “The top half of the mural will reproduce his paintings as faithfully as possible to capture his beautiful watercolor style. The lower half of the mural would copy his style of watercolor, but would show life under the water, a subject he did not cover in his paintings,”  Merlan said. This will give visitors the opportunity to experience life along the surf and in our kelp forests, from the dolphins to the starfish. One key feature of the mural will be a legend that names each species

What’s new at the harbor seal rookery?


The pandemic has reduced the number of volunteers at the overlook. Sealwatch reminds visitors to protect others by wearing a mask, staying distanced and limiting time at the viewing area when it is crowded. This report covers March 1 - 7.

High Adult Count


Pup Count

Natural History Notes


Marine mammals are intelligent. When you see the harbor seals on the beach, consider that what they are trying to do mostly is rest. Nevertheless, persistent watchers observe a lot of different behaviors over time. Andre, the famous harbor seal who returned for 25 years each spring to his adopted family in Rockport, Maine, performed over a hundred tricks for visitors. Despite the lack of physical capacity that sea lions have, Andre shot baskets and jumped through hoops, though more impressive was his communication with people. It’s perhaps a bit insulting that Disney chose a sea lion to play the part of Andre in the 1994 movie.


The trail to and past the overlook seems to be busier than ever, though during the pandemic Sealwatch is not counting visitors. It’s always interesting to hear comments from tourists marveling at the opportunity to see the seals in their home. Two women from Florida planned a trip so they could see elephant seals at San Simeon and harbor seals in Carpinteria.

depicted in the mural so that kids in the community can learn about local marine life. The project is sponsored by Carpinteria Beautiful, the Carpinteria Parks and Recreation Department and the Ray Cole family. Community members are encouraged to participate in the Community Paint Day event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 20 at the Boathouse building on Ash Avenue. For more information, contact Ernie Merlan at ernie@muralism. org.

Author Cynder Sinclair reflects on life in Carpinteria in new book

Author Cynder Sinclair has released a new book, “My Wild & Precious Life: A Memoir of Joy, Grief and Adventures,” full of memories made and lessons learned, and several of the book’s chapters take place in Carpinteria. Born in Selma, Alabama, Sinclair overcomes many challenges as she makes her way to California and ultimately Carpinteria throughout the course of the novel. She discusses her work at many nonprofits, including a position as CEO of the Girl Scouts council that serves the tri-county area, her eventual move to Carpinteria, and stories of her daily life and adventures interspersed with life lessons on resilience and self-growth. Known to be spotted biking to the beach pulling a kayak trailer behind, Sinclair ’s connection to Carpinteria runs deep. She has done consulting work with the Carpinteria Arts Center and the Alcazar Theater, and for 20 years she has been an avid diner at her three favorite Carpinteria restaurants, Giannfranco’s, Zookers and Corktree

Wine Cellars. Sinclair’s book is available for purchase at nonprofitkinect.org/my-wildand-precious-memoirs.


The Carpinteria harbor seal rookery is located immediately east of Casitas Pier, between the Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and Carpinteria State Beach. Please remember not to bring dogs, bicycles or loud voices to view the seals. Harbor seals, when disturbed, may flee and become separated from their pups. Volunteers ask that dogs remain outside the rope area at all times. Volunteers needed. Call (805) 684-2247 or email carpsealwatch@gmail.com. To find out more, visit carpinteriasealwatch.org.

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California Women for Agriculture would like to thank all of the generous donors to our Scholarship Fund 100% of funds raised go to Ag education programs for Carpinteria/Santa Barbara high school students. Lynn and Ed George Sandra and Frank Crowe Jane Craven Tara Gendron Elizabeth Van Eyck Carol Nichols Arna Crittenden Connie Thompson Linda Sheaffer Susan Pollard Lisa and Mike Malone Bobbi Roderick McDaniels Fruit Co.,Fallbrook, CA

Carp Growers Rene and June Van Wingerden Mac Brown Excavating Inc. Betty Brown Endow Nursery Bailard Farms Inc Angelo P. Granaroli, Inc. Rockwell Printing Ranchito Coletero, Emily Miles Nomura Nomasaki Landscapes Inc Ms. Liz Rogan Bega International Mike and Laura Cleary

Our fundraising efforts continue, in order to support the youth of Carpinteria. Donations welcomed to CWA P.O. Box 515 Carpinteria, CA 93014 Thank you for your support!

Rotar y Club of Carpinteria presents “Gentoo Penguin on Sculpted Iceberg” by Ira Meyer is available for sale at the “Through the Lens” exhibit, and Meyer is slated to display his work on March 19.

Feature Artist Fridays begin at Carpinteria Arts Center

The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center will begin holding Feature Artist Fridays events to celebrate their new photography exhibit, “Through the Lens,” which opened virtually in the Charles Lo Bue Gallery on Feb. 26. Visitors are encouraged to come meet artists every Friday for the next five weeks in front of the Arts Center’s outdoor courtyard located at 865 Linden Ave. Pieces from the exhibit will be spotlighted outside along with new photography the artists will bring for sale. On March 12, fine art photographer Sally Berry will be featured from noon to 2 p.m. and author and photographer Hal Price from 2 to 4 p.m. On March 19, wildlife photographer Ira Meyer will display his work from noon to 2 p.m. and local photographer Glenn Dubock will share some of his surf shots and local beauty from 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit carpinteriaartscenter.org/currentshow.



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Cindy Carrillo from Montecito Bank & Trust displays books donated by Seven Seas Press at Aliso Elementary School.

Artesania para la Familia program distributes free children’s books for Read Across America Day

The Artesania para la Familia program, also known as the Family Arts & Literacy Program, continues to provide and promote literacy across the Carpinteria community amid the challenges of the pandemic. In celebration of Read Across America Day, the program held a second free book distribution at Aliso Elementary School and Canalino Elementary School on Wednesday, March 3. In line with this year’s Read Across America theme of “Celebrating a Nation of Diverse Readers,” the program chose the books “Sueños de Sirena” (Mermaid Dreams) and “Porque Soy” (Why Am I) to feature and distribute at Wednesday’s event. The books were donated by local authors Colleen McCarthy-Evans and Janet Lucy from Seven Seas Press. Montecito Bank & Trust and the Friends of the Carpinteria Library were also sponsors of the giveaway.

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Carpinteria flower growers still standing, despite rollercoaster year


Flower growers in Carpinteria have weathered a year for the books in “bloomenomics.” Mid-March last year, the pandemic crippled the industry, halting transportation and distribution and leading local growers to donate, burn and compost thousands of blooms. Almost a year later, most of Carpinteria’s flower growers are still standing, starting to see more consistent sales and feeling optimistic toward the future. In the heart of Carpinteria’s flower basket corridor, at Myriad Flowers on Foothill Road, Harry and Michelle Van Wingerden have been growing roses and floribunda since 1999. After sales at the family farm plummeted last spring, Myriad saw an uptick throughout the summer when markets and wholesalers reopened, and transportation of flower crops resumed. Still, the event industry’s prolonged shutdown has meant dramatic shifts were needed for the farm to stay afloat. Pre-pandemic, regular sales for Myriad included selling to the California-based wholesale market, the L.A. and San Diego flower markets and other wholesalers in across the country – much of which has yet to return. “Right now, a majority of our sales is staying within California and we still have a pretty good presence in Phoenix and Las Vegas, but anything past that – a lot of those customers came back for Valentine’s Day but not after,” said Erik Van Wingerden, CFO of Myriad. For Myriad, closing the sale of a parcel making up roughly half their farm in late August was a huge help in getting the company through the pandemic’s financial blows. “We were in the process of


David Villagomez assembles a bouquet of spray roses at Myriad Flowers. trying to sell anyway but it was happenstance that the deal went through then,” Van Wingerden said. “The sale helped us augment our losses and we were also able to get a PPP loan. Those two things enabled us to continue in business.” The reduction in property meant a loss in flower production – almost half

of Myriad’s roses. Downsizing came at the right moment, as regular sales venues and demand were significantly reduced this past year for Myriad. “We have enough product for our demand. But not too much in excess that we have to sell at a very low price or dump,” Van Wingerden said. Since Myriad grows roses in nurseries, they weren’t impacted by the cold snap which caused many flower growers across the country to lose out on Valentine’s Day sales because flowers had not bloomed in time. In addition to wholesale flower markets, Myriad has maintained revenue through its sales at farmers markets throughout Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Most of these farmers markets – which are open air – have been consistently open since late March, after quickly adopting Covid-safe protocols. In some cases, Myriad’s flower sales at farmers markets are up as high as 50% or even doubled. Van Wingerden attributed the uptick in farmers market sales to people wanting to shop in the open air; plus, with people spending more time at home, cut flowers help brighten and refresh interior spaces, he noted. “Flowers in general are a low-cost luxury item,” said Van Wingerden, “People aren’t taking vacations and trips, so they

might have some more money that they are spending on themselves; and some of that has moved to floral.” Farmers market sales don’t entirely make up for the losses during the first months of the pandemic and the overall impact to the wholesale trade, but the upward trend has been good news for Myriad and has helped the farm to recover and weather the dearth of weddings and events. Down the road from Myriad, at Hilltop Flowers, the Welty family has been growing cut flowers since 1974. The sluggish event industry has hurt Hilltop’s wholesale revenue, but once transportation returned over the summer, and the Los Angeles and San Diego markets reopened, Hilltop was able to adjust to demand and, while not where they were economically in 2019, they are seeing sales and recovering. “For the most part, we are able to clean out our cooler every day,” said Karen Graf, Hilltop manager. For Hilltop, the winter cold spell before Valentine’s Day – one of the biggest holidays for flower growers of the year – impacted their ability to ship crops across the country. Additionally, many of their

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At Hilltop Flowers, Mario Garcia prepares cut flowers for transportation.


Myriad has been growing spray roses since 1999.

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Westerlay Orchids donated thousands of blooms to health workers in the first months of the pandemic.

FLOWERS: Continued from page 12 flowers grown in fields did not bloom in time for the holiday weekend. “All of us suffered with the big freeze across the country which had a big effect on moving products east,” Graf said. “And many of the flowers did not come on until after. They didn’t freeze but the ground was so cold they didn’t open, and you can’t cut them until they are ready. We had flowers that were tall and nice but not blooming.” That said, Hilltop was able to sell all their blooms in February, in large part because the demand was greater than the supply. Hilltop’s sales revenue was better this year on Valentine’s Day than last year because the price of flowers rose during the three weeks before the holiday. During this time, another concern emerged though: offshore flower sales to the local market. “Customers scurried around looking for flowers and many ended up going offshore,” Graf said. “It’s always worrisome when customers look offshore. We’ve always had that challenge. You worry that they’ll not come back to local availability. But you hope they do because the quality is better in California. It’s hard to compete with offshore flowers as they can grow them cheaper than any growers here.” By late February, the weather had improved and flowers were in bloom, but without events, sales activity continues to be modest this spring. “As growers, we have to grow anyway. There’s no speculation – there’s no, ‘let’s cut back a little bit’ – we have to grow and find a home for all of our cuts,” Graf said. “I wish I could say that things were miraculously back but they’re not. I’m still optimistic though. We have to be.” At Westerlay Orchids, flowers are grown entirely indoors in greenhouses

that line Via Real. In the last 12 months, the family-owned business that focuses predominantly on growing orchids to sell to supermarkets has seen an upward trend in sales. After hitting historic lows in March of 2020 when log jams in distribution and transportation brought sales down 80%, Westerlay saw an uptick before Mother’s Day that steadily continued, bringing sales back to normal by summer. “By summer, demand was up, and really from June until now, sales have been at or better than last year,” said Toine Overgaag, Westerlay owner and president. “So, we are really positive about how things have been going … By the numbers, we didn’t do as well as we did the year before but overall, considering where the world is and where other industries are and what other people have gone through, we’re really grateful.” Overgaag attributes the better than usual sales to people spending more time at home and having extra discretionary funds. “If people are not going out much, maybe they are taking those dollars and saying, ‘let’s just buy some nice plants for the house,’” he said. Westerlay is generally less impacted by shutdowns in the event industry than cut flower growers such as Hilltop and Myriad. Orchids from Westerlay are typically sold for home consumption and can be purchased already potted from grocery stores. Year to date, Westerlay’s revenue is roughly 6-7% ahead of last year, but that was anticipated, noted Overgaag. “It’s not because the market is better; it’s because we plan production well in advance . . . the process time is so long that between planting and when that flower ships a couple years have passed. You have to anticipate the market will recover. . . You can’t think that two or three years down the line things will be the same.”

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

Carpinteria blooming PHOTOS BY BETH COX

I venture through Carpinteria on a daily basis with my ‘wild ones’ who are patient while I capture as many marvelous scenes as I can with my camera. I am so thankful for the sensational place I live. Winter in Carpinteria can bring some of our warmest days and throws us into a wondrous wonderland of nature’s bounty. Bodacious blooms of wildflowers abound. Birds of all varieties wait patiently for that perfect prey. And magnificent moonrises and surreal spectacular sunrises and sunsets delight us nearly every day. These photos are just a few of my daily captures of Carpinteria blooming.

There are truly sunsets that do not disappoint along our coastline, but winter can present some serious performances.

Carpinteria bodaciously blooming awaiting the morning light.

LEFT, My favorite friend stalking supah slowly on a crisp February morning for a fairly large snake. BELOW, King tides are such spectacular scenes in January and February and leave our shoreline in such marvel of geography in their aftermath.

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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. One year into the Covid-19 pandemic, local businesses are still 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.

Susan Willis has owned and operated Susan Willis Ltd. since 1993.


Susan Willis Ltd.

Since 1993, Susan Willis Ltd. has offered a unique collection of gifts, home goods and more to the Carpinteria community. The shop also features Carpinteria-themed keepsakes and souvenirs that make perfect gifts for friends and family near and far. From soaps and candles to jewelry and apparel, owner Susan Willis is happy to help shoppers find what they’re looking for and gifts can be wrapped at no charge. Susan Willis Ltd. is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Shop in-store at 4488 Carpinteria Ave. and call (805) 684-5085 for more information.

Dr. Justin Fischer is one of the veterinarians at Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital.

Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital

At Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital, all pets are treated like family. The kind, caring and talented team of veterinarians will make sure your pets are in good hands, offering routine wellness exams, dental services and vaccinations as well as more involved surgeries and procedures, senior care and more. They are also a certified Cat Friendly Practice, ensuring that feline friends are just as well taken care of as their canine counterparts. Carpinteria Veterinary Hospital is located at 585 Walnut Ave. To learn more about the services offered and the veterinarians on staff, call (805) 684-3617 or visit carpvet.com.

Farm Cart Organics

Led by owners Jason and Katherine Lesh, Farm Cart Organics works with small farmers and food purveyors to bring 100% certified organic fruits, veggies and artisanal groceries to happy eaters across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, but their outdoor farm stand is unique to Carpinteria. The next time you’re taking a stroll down Carpinteria Avenue, pay a visit to the farm stand to sample some of the freshest seasonal produce around at 5103 Carpinteria Ave. The farm stand is open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Farm Cart Organics also offers delivery services straight to your door with their Farm Boxes built and customized to meet your needs. Learn more at farmcartorganics.com.

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Jeanne Sykes has owned Zookers since it first opened its doors in 2000.

Zookers Restaurant

Zookers Restaurant takes a farm-to-table approach to fine dining, crafting their delicious seasonal cuisine from organic, fresh and locally-sourced ingredients. Each day’s lunch and dinner menu include a daily special created by Chef Brent Monsour, who has worked at the family-owned spot alongside his mother Jeanne Sykes since its inception in 2000. Zookers is located at 5404 Carpinteria Ave. Visit zookersrestaurant.com to see the lunch and dinner menu as well as each day’s specials. Zookers is open for outdoor dining, pick-up and delivery on Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Call in your order at (805) 684-8893. ABOVE, Ahi tuna tartar with ponzu vinaigrette and micro greens—’nuff said. OPPOSITE PAGE, TOP, Fresh, local produce is step one at Zookers. Restaurant owner Jeanne Sykes selects her greens at the Carpinteria Farm Cart. BOTTOM... 70 CARPINTERIAMAGAZINE.com


The team at Beach Liquor & Tacos to Go serves up tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more.

Beach Liquor & Tacos to Go

At first glance Beach Liquor looks like a standard convenience store offering a selection of snacks and drinks, but the discerning eye will discover a tasty secret and a local favorite within: Tacos to Go. Located inside Beach Liquor, Tacos to Go makes for the perfect pit stop on the way to the beach. Pair one of their tacos, burritos or quesadillas with a refreshment or snack of your choice, and you’ll be well on your way. Beach Liquor and Tacos to Go is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. Grab your food to-go at 794 Linden Ave. and call (805) 684-2919 to order ahead of time.

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Carpinteria Valley Lumber & Home Center

Carpinteria Valley Lumber & Home Center boasts a complete selection of home improvement equipment including hardware and plumbing supplies, tools, paint and other household necessities. Be sure to visit their outdoor garden center, which features a variety of indoor and outdoor plants, patio decorations and furniture that would make a welcome and colorful edition to any home. Located at 915 Elm Ave., Carpinteria Valley Lumber is currently open on Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In addition to in-store shopping, curbside service is also available. Call (805) 684-2183 for more information.



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Fox Sports West and CIF Southern Section announce new multi-year TV rights agreement

The CIF announced Monday that FOX Sports West will continue as the television and streaming home of CIF Southern Section athletics. The agreement begins in 2021, and years and financial terms were not disclosed. “We are delighted to announce the extension of our partnership with FOX Sports West,” said Rob Wigod, commissioner of the CIF Southern Section. “Our 25-year relationship with FOX Sports West

has allowed us to provide our member schools and our organization with an incredible platform to showcase the outstanding product that we have.” FOX Sports West will enter its 25th year as the home of the CIF Southern Section in 2021 with the kick-off of its broadcast and streaming schedule set for Friday, March 12. Coverage details and matchups will be released in the coming days.

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County allows modified youth and recreational sports to resume

Organized youth and adult sports may start in Santa Barbara County with safety modifications outlined in recent state guidance, the Public Health Department stated in a March 3 announcement. The guidance applies to all organized youth and adult sports, including school, community programs, private clubs and leagues. This change is possible because the county’s adjusted case rate dropped below the threshold of 14 new cases per 100,000 cases. “Youth sports play a critical role for the physical and mental health of our children,” said Dr. Henning Ansorg, Health Officer for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. “The updated State guidance includes specific safety requirements for all sports permitted at this time. It includes the use of face coverings by team members and coaches, distancing between non-household members, and limitations on travel for tournaments and weekly testing for certain high-risk sports, like football, rugby and water polo.” Among the state guidelines in place to assure safety of athletes, families and coaches, there are requirements that must be followed when sports under the Orange Tier and Red Tier lists are played in counties in a more restrictive tier. In addition, for sports permitted to play at this time, parents must be provided information regarding the risk of their minor participating, and parents must sign an informed consent indicating their understanding of these risks. The California Interscholastic Foundation (CIF) also issued a statement regarding the return to sports and what it means for CIF member schools like Carpinteria High School. CIF member schools must conduct weekly antigen or PCR testing in the sports of water polo and football when the adjusted case rate of their county is between 14 and 7 per 100,000. Additionally, CIF member schools may also elect to resume all indoor

Warriors Kate Cooney, Andres DeSantiago and Ben Smith ran in Saturday’s event.

sports, and outdoor sports in counties with an adjusted case rate of greater than 14 per 100,000, if the team adheres to the additional requirements as specified by guidance from the Institutions of Higher Education (IHE). For more information on the state guidance as well as where sports fall in terms of risk, visit publichealthsbc.org.

Carpinteria High School girls volleyball, boys water polo and cross country teams return to competition

The Carpinteria High School cross country team competed in a time trial event at Hueneme High School on Saturday, March 6, exactly one year to the day since Covid-19 halted all athletic competition at CHS. Kate Cooney led the Lady Warriors with a sixth place finish overall at 23:56, while Eduardo Vences finished the three-mile course in 10th place overall at 19:11, nearly 50 seconds faster than his personal best from last year. “Team captains Kate Cooney and Eduardo Vences provided outstanding leadership throughout the season,” said cross country coach Angel Silva. “They were instrumental in keeping our team together throughout our season of uncertainty. After a long period of preparation, the CHS girls volleyball team also began practices on Monday, March 8, and will get the opportunity to open outdoor play this week at Fillmore and Bishop Diego.  The boys water polo team will jump into a 10-day flurry of activity, starting with practices on Thursday, March 11 and Friday, March 12 followed by a game at Santa Ynez on Saturday, March 13. All of these activities begin as the high school’s Covid-19 testing systems come online, transportation plans are set and parents clear their student-athletes to participate. California state guidelines and Santa Barbara and Ventura counties allow only adult supervision of minors at contests. CHS and the Citrus Coast League will allow a maximum of two adult spectator supervisors per student. The CHS athletic staff will need to alert each host school of their roster of supervisors in advance of each contest. 

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The soul army


IT’S ALL SURFING CHRISTIAN BEAMISH I shape my surfboards at Jeff Hull’s boat yard in Ventura and count myself lucky to have what must be one of the most beautiful commutes on the planet – that sparkling channel in all its moods with the islands beyond like a standing invitation both on my way to work, and then home again to Carpinteria with the option to take an hour or two to go surfing. Six or eight boats under construction at any given time give a feeling of ocean-focused labor to the yard, which fits nicely with the practice of shaping. The crew are a weathered and skilled set of workmen as one would expect in the boat building profession, and we often have friendly banter about the happenings in our respective lives. Today (Tuesday, March 9) one of the guys told me about a surf trip he made The author in his fashion-forward shaping attire (boardshorts over dungarees) displays a recently shaped 7’2” in pre-Covid times to Indonesia. We were Twin Fin. talking about the way that working and raising a family means much less surf beach with nothing much else to do, it Christian Beamish took leave of his position time generally, and his strategy of schedinevitably means leaving to get waves. at Coastal View News in October 2020 to uling a 10-day trip each year to replace the For most of us this supposed surfing pursue his surfboard business, “Surfboards quantity of his surfing days with quality ideal of the beach shack is an unattain- California,” full time. He continues his (even if his last Indonesia trip had lessable fantasy. Where in the world would monthly column. The former Associate Editor than-stellar conditions). The conversation one go to live this way in the 21st century of The Surfer’s Journal, Beamish is also the touched on the merits of bringing the anyway? Instead, we weave and balance author of “Voyage of the Cormorant” (Patafamily along. It would be yet another life’s obligations, hopefully having surfed gonia Books, 2012) about his single-handed compromise (not to mention the three, like gluttons in our youth (thank God for expedition down the coast of Baja California or, in his case four, extra plane tickets and those decades!) and then, also hopefully, by sail and oar in his self-built Shetland Isle meals, hotels, etc.). And the surf-all-day, we go easy on the people we encounter beach boat. He lives with his wife and two drop-dead-to-sleep-at-sundown program who do things differently than we would. children in Carpinteria. 20  not Thursday, 2020 by Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California would likely beMay well28, received 20  Thursday, August 31, 2017 either spouse or offspring. The upside would be the children experiencing the culture of Indonesia and the pristine beaches of the remote surfing grounds. The downside, my friend noted, is the real possibility of someone in the family contracting cerebral malaria. Of course, an open desert highway with the purring now that we’re living in a pandemic of a V-6 motor. So, I thought more about in surfing, and in we’ve become accustom to living among the notion of “soul” Reports from the life in general, as I pulled the trigger potentially deadly disease. Santa Barbara Countyon the first passes of My buddy’s kids are close in age to my the planer and made Sheriff’s Office own and like me he’s been surfing since the day. 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Public Notices _________________________________

CARPINTERIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 1400 Linden Avenue Carpinteria, CA 93013 805-684-4511 • www.cusd.net The Carpinteria Unified School District (“District”) is seeking statements of qualifications and proposals from qualified persons or entities (“Responders”) to perform preconstruction services (including constructability review and value engineering) and construction services for the CUSD Project #03-20/21 Summerland Elementary School New Classroom Buildings and Sitework, utilizing the lease-leaseback delivery method (“LLB”), as set forth in Education Code section §17406, and related statutes. The Request for Qualifications/ Proposals (RFQ/P) is available on the CUSD website: http://carpmeasureu.com/en/rfps-bids/ The District and/or its designee shall conform to the prevailing wage requirements pursuant to Labor Code, including but not limited to sections 1771 et seq, 1774-1776, 1777.5, 1813 and 1815. All contractors and subcontractors shall be registered with the Division of Industrial Relations pursuant to Labor Code section 1725.5 and adhere to the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE) participation goal to be qualified. The Contractor and all subcontractors will be required to follow the nondiscrimination requirements and post prevailing wage rates at the location of the work. The rates are on file with the Clerk of the Owner’s governing board, and copies will be made available to any interested party upon request. All Responders must be prequalified in accordance with Public Contract Code 20111.6. The prequalification requirement details are referenced in the RFQ/P. Prequalification packages are due no later than 5:00 PM on March 31, 2021. Proposals not conforming to this requirement will not be accepted. Statements in prescribed form are due no later than 11:00 AM, April 26, 2021. Submit sealed RFQ/Ps clearly marked “CUSD LLB RFP #03-20/21 SUMMERLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEW CLASSROOM BUILDINGS AND SITEWORK” to the Carpinteria Unified School District, Attention: David Weniger, Director of Facilities & Operations, 1400 Linden Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013. RFQ/Ps received after the deadline will not be opened. Request for Qualifications/Proposals questions, clarifications, and additional information may be submitted via email to dweniger@cusd.net. All questions or clarifications must be received no later than 2:00 PM on April 7, 2021. Questions and answers will be posted on the CUSD Measure U website on April 19, 2021. The Carpinteria Unified School District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals at its discretion. Publish: March 11, 18, 2021 _________________________________

CITY OF CARPINTERIA 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 The proposed Ordinance was introduced, and first reading was approved at the regular City Council meeting held on July 27, 2020. The Ordinance was adopted at a regular City Council meeting held on March 8, 2021, by the following vote: AYES: COUNCILMEMBERS: ALARCON, CARTY, LEE, CLARK AND NOMURA NOES: NONE. ABSENT: NONE. ABSTAIN: NONE. Summary of Ordinance: This Ordinance establishes 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. Said Ordinance will become effective 30 days after adoption. Date: 3/9/2021 Fidela Garcia, City Clerk Publish: March 11, 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 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) FBN2021-0000501. Publish: Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as GRAY CAT FRAME SHOP at 410 PALM AVENUE #B9, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): MICHAEL J VAN OSTERHOUDT at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. This business is conducted by an Individual. This statement was filed with the County 2/18/2021. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: MICHAEL VAN OSTERHOUDT. 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) FBN2021-0000446. Publish: Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as TRAVELING PANTS at 929 LINDEN AVE, SUITE E, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California registrant(s): (1) STEVEN M SOLANO (2) SUSAN E SOLANO at 116 GERARD DR, GOLETA, CA 93117. This business is conducted by a Married Couple. This statement was filed with the County 2/25/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Sept 01, 2016. Signed: SUSAN E SOLANO. 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) FBN2021-0000527. Publish: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as VAN BUREN ELECTRIC at 6794 RINCON ROAD, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): KEVIN V. CLARK 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 Jan 01, 2001. Signed: KEVIN V. CLARK. 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) FBN2021-0000500. Publish: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as RANCHO ESTATES at 7465 HOLLISTER AVENUE, GOLETA, CA 93117, mailing address to, 430 S. SAN DIMAS AVE, SAN DIMAS, CA 91773. Full name of registrant(s): GOLETA MOBILE HOME PARK, LLC at 190 NEWPORT CENTER DR. STE 220, NEWPORT BEACH, CA 92660. This business is conducted by a Limited Partnership. This statement was filed with the County 2/23/2021. The registrant began transacting business on July 23, 1997. Signed: DANIEL M. GUGGENHEIM, MANAGER. 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) FBN2021-0000493. Publish: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as EVW & NL PROPERTIES, LLC at 4701 FOOTHILL ROAD, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): EDUARD VAN WINGERDEN AND NADIA LYHITCHENKO PROPERTIES, LLC at SAME ADDRESS AS ABOVE. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County 2/26/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Jan 05, 2021. Signed: EDUARD VAN WINGERDEN, MANAGING MEMBER. 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) FBN2021-0000533. Publish: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2021 ________________________________ FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT. The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as (1) ALL AROUND IRRIGATION & SUPPLY (2) ALL AROUND LANDSCAPE SUPPLY (3) SANTA YNEZ STONE & TOPSOIL at 4760 CARPINTERIA AVENUE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013, mailing address to 300 COLONIAL CENTER PKWY, STE 600, ROSWELL, GA 30076. Full name of registrant(s): SITEONE LANDSCAPE

SUPPLY LLC at 300 COLONIAL CENTER PKWY, STE 600, ROSWELL, GA 30076. This business is conducted by a Limited Liability Company. This statement was filed with the County 2/23/2021. The registrant began transacting business on Oct 12, 2018. Signed: BRILEY BRISENDINE, EVP. GENERAL COUNSEL AND SECRETARY. 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) FBN2021-0000584. Publish: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2021 _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF GREGORY THOMAS DAVIES JR. AMENDED ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NO. 20CV03748 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Gregory Thomas Davies Jr. filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: GREGORY THOMAS DAVIES JR. Proposed name: TRUMAN THOMAS DAVIES 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 April 12, 2021 at 10:00 am, Dept: 5, 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 February 25, 2021 by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. FILED BY the Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara on 02/25/2021. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Spann, Elizabeth, Deputy Clerk. Publish: March 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021 _________________________________ IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF HEIDI ELIZABETH STROH AKA HEIDI ELIZABETH AUSTIN AKA HEIDI ELIZABETH JONES ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME: CASE NO. 21CV00660 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: Heidi Elizabeth Stroh AKA Heidi Elizabeth Austin AKA Heidi Elizabeth Jones filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name:HEIDI ELIZABETH STROH AKA HEIDI ELIZABETH AUSTIN AKA HEIDI ELIZABETH JONES Proposed name: HEIDI ELIZABETH JONES 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 April 16, 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 February 25, 2021 by Donna D. Geck, Judge of the Superior Court. FILED BY the Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara on 03/01/2021. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Chavez, Terri, Deputy Clerk. Publish: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2021 ________________________________ SUMMONS (Family Law) CASE NUMBER 20FL01999 NOTICE TO RESPONDENT: ESPERANZA RAMOS VARGAS You have been sued. NOTICE TO THE PERSON SERVED: You are served as an individual. Petitioner’s name is: RICARDO JAIMES HERRERA You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. For legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding a lawyer at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo. ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia. org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. FEE WAIVER: If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. The court may order you to pay back all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for you or the other party. Starting immediately, you and your spouse or domestic partner are restrained from 1. removing the minor child or children of the parties, if any, from the state without the prior written consent of the other party or an order of the court; 2. cashing, borrowing against, canceling, transferring, disposing of, pr changing the beneficiaries of any insurance or any other coverage, including life, health, automobile, and disability, held for the benefit of the parties and their minor child or children; 3. transferring, encumbering, hypothecating, concealing, or in any way disposing of any property, real or personal, whether community, quasi-community, or separate, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court, except in the usual course of business or for the necessities of life; and 4. creating a nonprobate transfer or modifying a nonprobate transfer in the manner that affects the disposition of property subject to the transfer, without the written consent of the other party or an order of the court. Before revocation of a nonprobate transfer can take effect or a right of supervisorship to property can be eliminated, notice of the change must be filed and served on the other party. You must notify each other of any proposed extraordinary expenditures at least five business days prior to incurring these extraordinary expenditures and account to the court for all extraordinary expenditures made after these restraining orders are effective. However, you may use community property, quasi-community property, or your own separate property to pay an attorney to help you or to pay court costs. SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT 1100 ANACAPA STREET SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121-1107 The name, address, and telephone number of petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney are: RICARDO JAIMES HERRERA 1315 SAN PASCUAL APT 2 SANTA BARBARA, CA 93121-1107 Date: 12/8/2020 Filed by Johnny Aviles, Deputy Clerk, for Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer. Publish: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 2021

EMPLOYMENT ENGINEERING. VARIOUS LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE Agilent Tech. has the following position available in Carpinteria, CA: Research Associate (4687137): Plan & execute experiments to develop immunohistochemistry (IHC), fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), & other assays in Companion Diagnostics. Incidental domestic travel required for this position. Telecommuting permitted. Send resume to Agilent Technologies, c/o Cielo Talent, 200 South Executive Dr., Suite 400, Brookfield, WI 53005. Must reference job title and job code 4687137. Please no phone calls, emails, or faxes.


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Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California

Sunday, Feb. 21


1258 hrs / Burglary / Cold Springs Trail

A detective was flagged down by a reporting party at the trailhead area. The reporting party advised that unknown suspect(s) entered her locked car and stole a wallet that was in the glove compartment between 12:06 p.m. and 12:49 p.m. The suspect(s) then attempted to use the card at Target in Goleta, but it was declined. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim was adamant the doors were locked prior to leaving on the hike.

2203 hrs / Residential burglary / Sand Point Road

A victim had returned from vacation, and when she entered her bedroom, she realized both the closet door and the window from the balcony were broken. The victim estimated that approximately $30,000 worth of jewelry was taken.

Monday, Feb. 22

0639 hrs / Possession of controlled substance / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies were dispatched to suspicious circumstances of a female trying to steal a vehicle. The subject was not trying to steal a vehicle but was trying to get help from the voices she was hearing due to drug use. A probation search of the subject’s motel room yielded narcotics, paraphernalia and prescription medication. She was arrested and booked into jail.

1151 hrs / Theft / Santa Monica Road

A victim hired people from Craigslist to do odd jobs at his residence. He later discovered that his personal checks and a camera lens were stolen. He then discovered his stolen camera lens being sold on Craigslist. A follow-up is being conducted by patrol.

1156 hrs / Neighbor dispute / Serafin Street

A reporting party called to report that his neighbors had been throwing thrash into his backyard, which his dog then eats and gets sick from.

1343 hrs / Protective order violation / Azalea Drive

Deputies were dispatched for a violation of a protective order. The subject was arrested and booked into jail.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

0415 hrs. / Theft of catalytic converter / Tomol Drive

A reporting party reported that someone was attempting to steal the catalytic converter from her truck. The catalytic converter was found partially cut off and hanging. She was woken up at 4:15 a.m. by the sound of metal being cut, and then her car alarm going off. When she looked outside she saw a dark colored, brownish/reddish car with a “Lyft” sign on the passenger side windshield leaving at a high rate of speed.

0917 hrs / Arrest warrant / 4100 block Via Real

A subject was displaying odd behavior and was possibly under the influence while at the Sandyland Reef Inn hotel, and the staff wanted him evaluated. A records check revealed the subject had a warrant for his arrest. He was arrested on the warrant and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail without incident.

1015 hrs / Theft / 1000 block Casitas Pass

A reporting party came to the station to report that earlier in the day, while shopping at the Verizon Wireless store, unknown suspect(s) entered his unlocked

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car and stole a backpack containing his cellphone, Rx drugs and other items.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

0844 hrs / Theft / 1700 block S. Jameson Lane

Guests staying at the Rosewood Miramar Beach hotel had parked on S. Jameson Lane, even though the hotel has signs on the street stating that street parking is not for guests and they left two bicycles locked to a bike rack on the car. They parked at 5:15 p.m. and discovered the bicycles missing at 7:15 p.m. Security footage shows two males walking to the car, one cutting the bike lock and both riding away with the bikes. Both bikes are $2,000 Cannon Dale road bikes, men’s frame, 10-speed. One was black and the other was white.

0910 hrs / Arrest / 2300 block Lillie Avenue

A business owner called to report a woman sleeping at the front door of the business. The woman was contacted and discovered to have three misdemeanor warrants out of Orange County. She was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

1738 hrs / Public intoxication / 300 block Linden Avenue

A reporting party called 911 to report a very intoxicated male. The reporting party stated the subject was talking to himself, pointing at people and scaring people. Deputies arrived on the scene and made contacted with the subject. The subject was later identified. Through the investigation, he was deemed to be unable to care for himself. He then became uncooperative with deputies and was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail. The subject was later found to have a warrant in Pennsylvania for indecent exposure to a juvenile, however the state will not extradite.

0244 hrs / Break-in / Via Real

A victim was awoken by someone opening his back door and utilizing a flashlight to see. The victim yelled at the suspect(s) and they fled to the front of the residence. The victim went to the front but was unable to see where the suspect(s) fled to. The victim also did not hear or observe any vehicles. While out front, the victim discovered the suspect(s) entered a vehicle parked in his driveway. The victim called 911 and deputies were on the scene by approximately 2:45 a.m. and did not observe any subjects in the area or fleeing. Deputies set containment and searched the area, but no suspect(s) were located.

Thursday, Feb. 25

0801 hrs / Theft / Whitney Avenue

A victim heard noises overnight in his driveway but thought it was the wind. He discovered in the morning that someone had gone through his vehicle and took tools. Other items were left in the driveway and along the roadway. There was no suspect information at the time of the report.

1130 hrs / Drugs / Lookout Park

A male subject was contacted in his vehicle that appeared to have recently been in a traffic collision. The subject said

the collision occurred a couple of days ago on Highway 33 and was reported to CHP. The subject also admitted to being in possession of paraphernalia. A search of the vehicle revealed a meth pipe with a usable amount of meth in the bowl. The subject was cited and released.

1344 hrs / Theft / Sandyland Road

A victim stated that bikes were stolen from a locked room. It is unknown when the theft occurred and there is no suspect information.

1400 hrs / Drugs / South end of Bailard

A man was contacted in his vehicle at the location. During the contact, he consented to a search of his vehicle and he was found to be in possession of six bindles of meth. No other contraband or evidence of sales was located so he was cited and released.

1446 hrs / Drugs / Via Real and Hales Lane

A Guadalupe resident stopped at AM/ PM on his way home to get gas. He was contacted for front tinted windows and was given two citations, the first for a warrant and the second for driving with a suspended commercial driver’s license.

1903 hrs / Public intoxication / Trenora Street

A reporting party called 911 to report that a man was extremely intoxicated, confrontational and was breaking items inside her residence. Deputies arrived on the scene and the man was barricaded inside the passenger seat of his truck. He refused to open the doors or roll down his windows. Deputies escorted the man from the vehicle and he was taken into custody without incident and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

2033 hrs / Shots heard / Gibraltar Road

A reporting party called 911 twice reporting automatic gunfire around Gibraltar Road. Deputies arrived on scene and checked the area but were unable to locate any subjects.

Friday, Feb. 26

1043 hrs / Found bike

A woman found a bike on her property. The serial number on the bike did not come back as stolen. The bike was booked for safe keeping.

1412 hrs / Tenant dispute / Foothill Road

A reporting party who lives in one of the many RVs on a property said that the property owner had turned off the water and power to their unit. Deputies spoke with the property owner who stated that he had lawfully evicted the tenant. The tenant was referred to the Civil Bureau.

1030 hrs / Theft / 900 block E. Mountain Road

A reporting party reported that she parked and locked her vehicle and went for a hike. When she returned to her vehicle, she discovered that an unknown suspect(s) used an unknown device to force the lock to open her door. A credit card, $150 cash and gift certificates were stolen.

Saturday, Feb. 27

2200 hrs / Theft of catalytic converter / Banner Avenue

A victim reported that on Feb. 26, he started his vehicle and noticed the loud exhaust. The victim said that an unknown person cut the catalytic converter off from his van. His roommate said that on Feb. 21 at around 10 p.m., she heard power tools outside. She looked out her window to investigate and noticed a blue or gray Honda speed off. The roommate did not call the incident in.

Sunday, Feb. 28

0624 hrs / Driving while addicted to drugs / 5900 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies responded to a single vehicle traffic collision. The vehicle was located on the right highway shoulder of Carpinteria Avenue next to a damaged chain link fence. The driver stated he fell asleep and veered off Carpinteria Avenue as he was driving eastbound toward Bailard. He stated he works and lives in Santa Maria and was heading to Oxnard. The driver was on probation for unlawful taking or driving of a vehicle with full search terms. A search of his vehicle revealed 10 grams of meth, a meth pipe with a usable amount of meth, and burglary tools including nine worn down car keys to different vehicles. During the investigation, he admitted to being an addict and was charged with driving while addicted to drugs. He was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail without incident. His vehicle was towed, and Caltrans was advised about the fence.

2042 hrs / Carrying concealed firearm / Highway 101 at Sheffield

Several “Vagos” Outlaw motorcycle gang members were observed at the 76 Gas Station at the intersection of Santa Monica Road and Via Real. A follow vehicle was identified and once the members on motorcycles all left the gas station, they were followed onto Highway 101 Northbound. The follow vehicle was attempting to catch up to the motorcycles and began speeding through a construction zone in Summerland. A stop was initiated, and the vehicle was occupied by two males and four females. An open container was observed, and a vehicle search was conducted. A loaded handgun was found in the glove box. A second gun was in the vehicle but that one was being legally transported in a lock box. The driver was booked for carrying a concealed gun in a vehicle.

Monday, March 1

1103 hrs / Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit / Rincon Road

A reporting party found an unfired 37mm shell while cleaning out her grandfather’s storage. Her grandfather served in WWI and it is likely the ordnance was brought home by him. Bomb Squad responded and took possession of the ordnance.

Wednesday, March 3

0629 hrs / Open container / Casitas Pass

A subject was observed walking with an open bottle of tequila in his pocket. He was cited and released to a sober friend who stated he would take care of the subject.

1053 hrs / Public intoxication / 4800 block Dorrance Way

The subject cited above was dropped off by his sober friend at a residence in the 4800 block of Dorrance Way. The subject then left the residence and was wandering into a neighbor’s backyard. No prosecution was desired for trespassing, but the suspect was taken into custody for public intoxication.

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Coastal View News • Tel: (805) 684-4428 1734 hrs / Found knife / Carpinteria Salt Marsh

A reporting party called to report a found knife near two benches. The knife was booked for destruction.

2100 hrs / Traffic collison / Wullbrandt Way

A deputy responded to a two-vehicle collision. A report was taken.

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1104 hrs / Probation search / Malibu Drive

Deputies and probation officers responded to the residence for a search related to Thursday’s investigation. Deputies located evidence of forgery and possible identity theft. The investigation is continuing.

1121 hrs / Petty theft / Foothill Road

1953 hrs / Traffic collision / Linden Avenue and Malibu Drive

Victims observed a male suspect taking handfuls of avocados to his vehicle. This has occurred several times, so they reported it for documentation. A follow up will be conducted on the license plate number the victims provided.

0400 hrs / Stolen vehicle / 5300 block Ogan Road

1440 hrs / Civil issue / Haida Street

A reporting party reported that a driver rear ended him while at a stop sign. Both parties contacted the authorities, and a traffic collision report was documented.

A victim reported that his truck was stolen from his residence. It is unknown how the truck was started, as all keys are accounted for.

1600 hrs. / Stolen bicycles / 5400 block Eighth Street

A reporting party reported that two Diamondback bicycles were stolen from their parking garage. One was a dark blue mountain bike and the other was silver/ aluminum.

Thursday, March 4

1015 hrs / Found fanny pack / 5000 block Carpinteria Avenue

A fanny pack was found in the 5000 block of Carpinteria Avenue and booked for safe keeping.

1119 hrs / Forgery / Malibu Drive

Deputies responded for a civil issue between a former caretaker and family members.

1445 hrs / Drug violations / 4200 block Via Real

A subject was contacted on Thursday and a records check did not show a current probation. After being released, further investigation was done, and the subject was found to be on unsupervised summary probation out of Lompoc. On Friday, he was observed walking to his motel room and he was again contacted. Based on his probation status, the subject was searched and found to be in possession of a meth bong with a usable amount of meth in the bowl.

Saturday, March 6

0453 hrs / Found property / 5th Street and Linden

A victim discovered that his nephew stole checks and had been cashing them. In addition, the nephew has been collecting EDD benefits on behalf of the victim. Patrol is handling further investigation.

A citizen found a debit card at a public restroom. The card was booked as found property.

1324 hrs / Warrant for arrest / 5500 block Carpinteria Avenue

Over the past week, a reporting party had two packages stolen from their driveway outside the gate.

A suspect was observed in the parking lot of the Casa Del Sol Motel. The suspect was known to have a warrant for her arrest and SBPD stated they would respond to the location to take her into custody if located. SBPD detectives transported the suspect to Santa Barbara County Jail.

1630 hrs / Domestic violence / 5600 block Carpinteria Avenue

Deputies were dispatched to the Holiday Inn Express on Carpinteria Avenue on a report of a domestic battery.

1818 hrs / Warrant for arrest / Santa Claus Beach

The US Marshall’s Office requested assistance in locating a home invasion suspect wanted by Juliet PD. A felony stop was conducted on the suspect’s vehicle with the assistance of K9-1. The suspect was ordered out of his vehicle and was arrested without incident. He was transported to Santa Barbara County Jail and booked for the warrant.

Friday, March 5

0830 hrs / Tampering with a vehicle / Azalea Drive

A reporting party waited approximately two hours to report that earlier in the morning, she was sitting in her truck parked in the driveway when she observed a male subject park in front of her residence, exit his vehicle and walk toward the passenger side of her vehicle. The male attempted to open the vehicle door but noticed the reporting party sitting in the driver’s seat. He quickly walked back to his vehicle and drove away from the area. The reporting party was able to get a picture of the subject’s vehicle and provided it to deputies.

0811 hrs / Petty theft / Danielson Road

1542 hrs / Felony warrant for arrest / Lookout Park

A reporting party called and reported that a man was rolling in the grass and appeared under the influence. Deputies contacted the subject and a records check showed he had an outstanding felony warrant for violation of probation and robbery. The man was arrested and booked.

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1822 hrs / Narcotics / Colville Street

A reporting party reported a suspicious occupied vehicle that was parked in front of a residence for about three hours. When deputies contacted the occupant, a 50-yearold Santa Barbara man, they discovered that he was on Post Release Community Supervision and had drugs and drug paraphernalia in his car. He also displayed symptoms of being under the influence. He was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail without incident.

2028 hrs / Shoplifting / 7-Eleven

A reporting party was working at 7-Eleven and noticed a male inside the store who the reporting party believed looked homeless. He stated he had seen the man in the store the last few days but did not know him. While he was looking down and counting the money from the register, the man took two cans of beer and left the store. He stated the suspect “chugged” one can of beer outside the store and left the can. The suspect then fled on foot with the other can. Deputies found him a short distance away and detained and identified the suspect. He was subsequently arrested and booked as Santa Barbara County Jail.

Previously published police reports may be read online at coastalview.com

to work and have the greatest, most expedient impact on the lives of those who deserve justice in today’s world of decriminalized cannabis. When someone is in prison, serving exaggerated sentences for what is now noncriminal behavior, every single day counts.” LPP raises awareness and advocates on behalf of cannabis prisoners across the nation. It works on individual cases, like that of Richard Delisi, recently released after serving 31 years in a Florida prison, and at the legislative level advocating for restorative justice and working to ensure that any legalization measures include provisions for releasing those who sit in prison for cannabis crimes. “Above all, this is a social justice issue. It’s the epitome of injustice when people are suffering in jail for doing what the rest of us can now do openly. Our fundraiser is a call for justice,” said Graham Farrar, president of Glass House Group, which owns The Farmacy of Santa Barbara and cannabis cultivation facilities in the Carpinteria Valley. “Legal cannabis has always been a compassion movement, and we cannot ignore that people still suffer for committing the crime of possessing this plant.”

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RANDY GRAHAM I don’t do a lot of fried foods, but when I do, I make these deep-fried croquettes for special occasions. They are excellent served with my caramelized sweet onion dip or with a dip of your choosing.

Croquette ingredients:

1 large russet potato ¾ cup frozen corn kernels ½ cup mild cheddar cheese (grated) ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried oregano 2 large garlic cloves (minced) 5 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon salt Vegetable oil for frying

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mixture and stir to combine all ingredients. Cover this mixture and refrigerate for about an hour before frying. To fry, heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Scoop out three tablespoons of the croquette mixture and form into a ball. Slide the croquette gently into the hot oil. The croquette should slowly rise to the surface. When it turns golden on one side, turn it over with a slotted spoon. Turn again and a couple of times more to get an even golden color.

Croquette directions:

Prepare a layer of paper towels for soaking up excess oil. Boil the potato until a fork easily pierces to the middle of the potato. Allow the potato to cool and then peel and grate it into a large bowl, using a ricer. Gently mix in the corn, cheese, pepper, basil, oregano and garlic. Add the flour and salt to this


Carefully move the croquette to the paper towels – do the same for the remaining croquette mixture. The croquettes should be crisp on the outside and soft on the inside.

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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 medium sweet Vidalia onions (chopped fine) Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

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Global change, local action Doing our part to support ecological restoration




ALENA STEEN It is starting to feel a lot like spring! Western bluebird pairs visit the bird baths at the community garden, males decked out in brilliant blue and orange breeding plumage. Sweet peas scattered throughout the garden as a cover crop are blooming wildly. And the other day, I watched a male great blue heron bring food to his nesting mate high in the Torrey pine across from the Carpinteria Library. These sure signs of spring are following quite a dry winter. While I hope for a March miracle of bountiful rainfall to replenish our rivers, reservoirs and groundwater, this winter is an important reminder of the effects of global climate change and a future of increasingly uncertain and dramatic weather patterns. Our dry winter has provided lots of lovely, sunny winter days. In other parts of the country, people are dealing with too much water or exceptionally cold weather, from flooded riverside farms and homes in the Southeast to incredible snowstorms in the Northeast and dramatic freezing temperatures in Texas. Meanwhile, a new report released by the International Energy Agency reveals that the brief respite in carbon emissions from the shutdown of global economies and travel at the beginning of the pandemic is over. Global carbon emissions have now surpassed even pre-pandemic levels. As someone who cares deeply about the well-being, health and happiness of both the other-than-human and human worlds, I feel deep concern about the future. Impartial science tells us that unless humans dramatically alter their role within the global ecology, we will create a world that is far less habitable and joyful for future generations of people, plants and animals. However, there are also many signs of hope, opportunities for change and local inspirations to imagine a different future. I find a lot of inspiration in the abundant and creative ways that people shift paradigms of farming, urban space and ecological restoration. One of the ways in which activists and environmentalists are creating change is through the work of intersectionality, honoring the reality that economic disparities and systemic racism must be addressed within the context of


A painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) nectars on zinnias at the Carpinteria Garden Park. Even the smallest plot of land can be filled with flowers beneficial to pollinators and other insects, providing an oasis in urban landscapes which have otherwise severely degraded native insect habitat. environmentalism. Healing our planetary ecology must be coupled with increasing equality and access to resources for all. There are many examples of this concept of intersectionality in practice toward a healthier environment. Turning empty space and depleted land into a community garden in a city creates urban oases for pollinators, foraging birds and biodiversity, while also providing affordable, organic fruits and vegetables to communities located in “food deserts,” areas where access to fresh and nutritious food is limited. Returning land to tribal control is another way to practice environmental intersectionality. The state of California is built upon a devastating history of dispossessing Indigenous people of their traditional homelands. Since Indigenous people practice traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) such as controlled wildlands burning, planting and pruning to increase biodiversity for food, shelter, medicine and ceremony, landscapes suffer greatly without these co-collaborators. In many parts of the state, national park ecologists, universities and private landholders are recognizing this loss of biodiversity, as well as the opportunity to restore justice and health to wild lands, by returning ecological management to local tribal members. Within the boundaries of our own ecological community here in Carpinteria, there are currently movements led by Chumash youth to protect both the last undeveloped and unprotected stretch of grassland in the San Marcos Foothills in Santa Barbara and the old growth ridgetop forests of Pine Mountain from clearcutting in our backcountry backyard. Both of these movements reflect the goal of connecting ecological restoration and preservation to movements that restore

justice within our human community. There are also many local farmers and orchardists shifting their growing practices from conventional to organic, or from organic to regenerative and notill to remove mechanical disturbance

and promote the biological health and wellness of soil and our watershed. We are fortunate to be able to support these innovators with our purchasing power at the Carpinteria Farmers Market, Farm Cart Organics and Pacific Health Foods. Since the pandemic, organic gardening supplies and seeds have soared off shelves. I am so heartened by the interest that people take in growing some of their own food and connecting to nature, especially with their kids. Here at the community garden, spring gardening tasks have begun: building soil fertility by adding rich layers of compost and planting seeds such as root vegetables, leafy greens, culinary herbs, strawberries and potatoes. We are pruning plants and feeding soil in our edible and native plant landscaping all around the garden as well, to ensure that the millions of soil microorganisms, pollinator insects and foraging birds that call the garden home will also be well-fed. You can do the same in pots on your sunny patio, in a raised bed in your tiny yard, or by tucking edible and pollinator-friendly plants into your existing landscape. Alena Steen is coordinator of the Carpinteria Garden Park and a farmer. You can learn more about the community garden or apply for a raised bed at https://carpinteriaca.gov/ parks-and-recreation/.


Intersectional environmentalism includes centering Indigenous perspectives on land restoration and management within local land preservation efforts, including the fight to protect Pine Mountain’s ridgeline in our backcountry backyard from the logging of old-growth conifer forests. Resistance to this proposal has been led by Indigenous youth and land protectors. Pictured here is the native California thistle (Cirsium occidentale var californicum) atop Pine Mountain. It is endemic to California and is an important nectary plant for native butterflies as well as being one of many species threatened by logging on Pine Mountain.

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Traditionally, Orchard 2 Ocean is a 5k, 10k and 1 Mile Fun Run hosted the weekend nearest St. Patrick’s Day, but in the interest of public health and safety, the Carpinteria Education Foundation (CEF) has made some creative changes to this year’s event. CEF partnered with the CARP ROCKS! Facebook Group to create a St. Patrick’s Day themed rock hunt to get kids and families out and moving. The group has been busy preparing, and will have hidden many rocks by March 13. There are three special rocks, painted by Danielle Bordenave, Danny Pinedo and Brianna Adam, that if found will earn prizes for kids. The cost of the kids’ scavenger hunt is $10, and includes a goodie bag with lots of St. Patrick’s Day fun. For the kids at heart, CEF has partnered with Corktree Cellars to craft a variety of cocktail kits, and Rincon Brewery and BrewLAB will both be offering a choice of some of their select brews. All adult order levels also include at least one “2020 Survivor”T-shirt. At the marathon and team relay levels, CEF will once again offer $100 gift cards to the winner’s choice of the eight Dine Out for Carp Kids partners, which include Corktree Cellars, Jack’s Bistro, Jersey Mike’s, Padaro Beach Grill, PeeBee & Jay’s, Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, Thario’s Kitchen and Uncle Chen. “We are so excited to once again be running the 29th Annual Orchard 2 Ocean Run. While this year’s event won’t bring us all together in person, we are so thrilled that we can once again rally community support in the name of our local schools,” said CEF Board President Casey Balch. Since the pandemic began last March, Carpinteria Education Foundation has donated over $85,000 to support technology, internet connectivity, individual science lab kits for both CMS and CHS, individual playground equipment kits for all elementary students, and partnered with Chevron to provide all district students with Merge Cubes, which allows students to experience STEM through virtual reality. Orders received by March 10 will be available on March 13 for pickup. Orders will close on March 18. To place your order, become a sponsor or find out more information, visit carpcares.org or email Pam Werner at pam@carpedfoundation.org.

CHS gym modernization nearly complete

Modernization of the Carpinteria High School gym is now over 95% complete and is anticipated to be fully complete by the end of March 2021, CUSD Superintendent Diana Rigby said in a March 9 announcement. The exterior gym wall will be repainted this week and the mural will be replaced by local artists working with CHS students and staff. As for other Measure U projects, plans for a new administration building at CHS have also been submitted and should be approved in April. Construction is anticipated to begin this summer. Planning for Phase 3 modernization at Aliso School is ongoing for summer 2021.

Science comes to life on Zoom at CHS

The science team at Carpinteria High School has been hard at work this unique school year, sending home take-home science kits to keep students engaged and doing hands-on science even during remote learning. The close-knit science team of Mandi de Witte, Audrey Rogan, Westley Fairall, Noe Gomez, Jared Hoch and Salvador Lopez have developed new ideas for science labs and activities the team can package and send home to students. After a successful first round of students growing marigold flowers, testing the efficacy of different sunscreen brands, building circuits and testing ink with chromatography paper in the safety of their homes during the fall semester, the Carpinteria Education Foundation secured funding for the department to purchase more supplies to bring even more hands-on science to high school students. One such kit, “Kidnapped” by Science Takeout, allowed juniors and seniors in anatomy classes to solve a crime scene investigation while learning about blood types, ink chromatography, white powder testing, fingerprint analysis and DNA gel electrophoresis. Anatomy teacher Audrey Rogan took it up a notch when she tweaked a few of the details in the kit to make biology teacher de Witte the kidnapped victim, with all other science teachers as suspects. After students spent two Zoom class periods carrying out the simulations in their take-home kits and working together to gather all the evidence, Rogan shared the video releasing the interview tapes. “The science department had way too much fun acting this out and making this kidnapped tale come to life for the students,” de Witte said. The first CHS Science Squad Film Production, “The Curious Case of the Kidnapping of Mrs. deWitte,” is available to watch on YouTube.

MADE IN CARPINTERIA B R E N D A TA N At first glance, woodworking and music don’t have much in common. But according to Matthew Glasgow, head carpenter at Roberts Custom Interiors and owner of Glasgow Woodworks, the two disciplines overlap. “If you’re a professional in anything you need to have a lot of pride in doing the best that you can in making a quality product,” Glasgow said. “I learned that with music, if you’re not on your game no one is paying attention. You have to be as good as you can be or no one will be into what you’re doing. My grandfather was also a musician and carpenter, so I guess I got the genes from him.” For around 24 years, Glasgow has worked at Roberts Custom Interiors. Before carpentry, he was a touring musician for many years. When he wasn’t on tour, he was looking for side jobs, and he got into woodworking entirely by chance. “I told a friend I was looking for work and he suggested it,” Glasgow recalled. “I had no clue how it would go or if I would totally blow it.” Glasgow always strives for excellence in his work. When he first started working for Mike Roberts of Roberts Custom Interiors, he was drawn to the carpenters’ meticulous approach to their work. “I tried to mimic what the boss was doing,” said Glasgow. “I saw other carpenters do their work with the intention of making it perfect. Once I saw that he ran a tight ship, I knew it was for me.” Glasgow was also drawn to the particular sense of fulfillment that custom projects provide. “You get that sense of instant gratification at the end of each workday because you see what you’ve done,” he said. “The shop is empty in the morning, and by the end of the day we have cabinets. You feel good about accomplishing something.” Glasgow attributes his continued interest in woodworking to his love of working with his hands and being able to produce something of quality. With Roberts Custom Interiors, he has crafted intricate pieces for massive Montecito

Adriana Lagunas earns 2021 Art Scholarship

Carpinteria High School student Adriana Lagunas was awarded a 2021 Art Scholarship by the Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture. For this year’s student art scholarship competition, longtime judges Anthony Askew and Patti Jacquemain evaluated student submissions at the offices instead of in person. Forty-seven student artists competed this year, and Lagunas was among the 22 who received scholarships.

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Triangle shelves are among some of Glasgow’s most beloved pieces. He values creative freedom and spends much of his time creating original work.

Nearly five years ago, Matthew Glasgow started creating his own custom woodworks under the name Glasgow Woodworks. homes and A-list clients. “When we see the cabinets done in somebody’s house it’s really something. I love watching clients see their furniture done.” After his wife’s first pregnancy, Glasgow began working more and more, and things only got busier as the couple had more kids. “It just kept snowballing,” Glasgow said. “Now that my kids are getting older, they ask why I don’t do music anymore, so I’m looking forward to getting back into music eventually.” Since entering carpentry, Glasgow has come a long way. “When you get into the trade, you’re not accepted right away,” he said. “Carpenters come and go quickly, but once people realize you’re here to stay, it becomes a community. You can ask each other for tools or help, and no one will leave you to figure it out yourself if you need it. Now that I’m the lead carpenter I can be the one to help other people.” Roughly five or six years ago, Glasgow decided to start creating his own custom artistic woodworks under the name Glasgow Woodworks so he could enjoy some more creative freedom in his work. Seeing the woodwork of other artists and carpenters on social media particularly sparked his inspiration. “There’s a lot of super artsy products that people are putting out online and doing it got my wheels turning,” Glasgow said. “I realized since I could make cabinets any way they can be done and darn near perfect, I should be able to do artsy stuff too.” Glasgow finds that his own work is more personal because he has total freedom to build what he is imagining at a given moment, although he will still occasionally do customs for others. Some of his most beloved works include custom engraved charcuterie boards and triangle shelves. “I made and posted some of the shelves and lots of people requested them but filling those orders doesn’t feel like filling orders because it’s my design and it’s my work,” Glasgow said. Glasgow has done custom woodwork with many local businesses including Trash to Trailers and the Efficiency Project in Carpinteria. “The community really likes to support their local businesses,” Glasgow said. “It’s a big part of the reason I stayed, regardless of how expensive it is to live here.” To learn more about Glasgow Woodworks, visit the Instagram page @ glasgowwoodworks. 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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Rotary Club announces virtual talent show

The Carpinteria Rotary Club has announced that the 12th installment of its annual talent show will be held virtually. The show is being directed by Dream Cast Media Group and will be filmed at several iconic Carpinteria locations. It is set to premiere in mid-April and will be available for multiple viewings. Radio and TV personality John Palminteri will return for his 12th year as the show’s emcee. Each year’s event proceeds provide college scholarships and support for CUSD’s music program.

Carpinteria Beautiful’s “Trash Mob” takes to the city

On Sunday, March 7, Carpinteria Beautiful members gathered at the post office to clean up three areas of the city. Known as the “Trash Mob,” the group picked up trash at the Highway 150 off-ramp and the Bates Road off-ramp, including Bates Road beneath Highway 101. Additionally, they picked up trash along the Rincon Point bike path. Earlier in the week, two members covered up a tagged K-Rail, as well as two hundred linear feet of graffiti in Franklin Creek. Carpinteria Beautiful members have promised to work even harder during April, which is designated as Carpinteria Beautiful month.

From left to right are Jim King, Donna Jordan, Chris Sobell, Sally Galati and Alterio Banks, photographed by Carpinteria Beautiful president Bryan Mootz.

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