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Vol. 27, No. 13

December 17 - 23, 2020


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A Time to GIVE

Let’s look to each other this holiday season and recognize all we’ve been through as a community. 2020 has been the Year of Resiliency. Neighbors have helped neighbors. Frontline workers have stepped up for all of us. The importance of o un t r n nonprofit a n r n or ar o a or an at on responded to the pandemic with increased services, they faced diminishing resources and growing costs. Now is the time to invest in the community and say THANK YOU to the organizations that make us resilient and bring us together.

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Girls Inc. of Carpinteria celebrated its 49th birthday in 2020, a year like none before it. Like all youth-centers, Girls Inc. shut its doors in March. Throughout the pandemic, Girls Inc. has remained connected to its over 1,000 youth ages 4 to 18. Staff quickly organized ways to stay in touch with the girls by offering virtual enrichment activities and academic support. The community provided by Girls Inc. during this time helped to keep girls on track and to feel connected to their peers. Since July, Girls Inc. has been open with strict safety protocols in place to support up to 75 girls with outof-school care. As the level of in-person instruction shifts at public schools, Girls Inc. has adapted and has been a dependable service that is committed to inspiring all girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. Gifts to Girls Inc. of Carpinteria can be made at girlsinc-carp.org or sent by mail to 5315 Foothill Road, Carpinteria.

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Carpinteria Children’s Project


More than ever Carpinteria Children’s Project has become a central hub for youth and family services in Carpinteria. Throughout the pandemic, CCP a t pp up fi n an adapted to changing needs as they emerge. Through creating the Carp Cares line (805-2036640), CCP opened up a line of communication to anyone of any age in the community in order to help manage their needs in the pandemic and connect them to appropriate services throughout the region. CCP offers a preschool program that emphasizes kindergarten readiness and has been driven by the goal that all children in Carpinteria are prepared to start and succeed in school from day one. This goal has become more challenging in a pandemic with 73 percent o tu nt r n finan a aid and added expenses for PPE to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Donors are critical to supporting the mission of CCP. Donations can be sent to 5201 8th Street. Find more at carpchildren.org.

Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center

Creativity through art is a proven therapy. Add to that connecting people through community arts, and the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center has provided impactful services throughout the pandemic. From supporting the Mask Up Carp chalk art event this summer to hosting free virtual programming the arts center has enhanced its role of providing a positive out t ur n fi u t t t ont nu o un t involvement and investment, the arts center will continue this summer to offer free community arts projects, virtual classes and after school programs. The arts center’s goal remains to offer creative connections for Carpinterians through the last phases of the pandemic and eventually to reopen its vibrant space for shows, events and recognizing the importance of art in our lives. You can provide a yearend gift to the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center at carpinteriaartscenter.org or send a check to P.O. Box 597, Carpinteria, CA 93014, Carpinteria.

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The Alcazar Theatre

We all pine for live events and joining together to view performance art. The Alcazar Theatre has long been the spot in Carpinteria to catch a performance, whether it be a local play staged by middle schoolers or a traveling band that brings audiences to their feet. During these times, the Alcazar Theatre has been unable to open its doors for shows, meaning there are no theatre rentals or ticket and concession sales. There is no revenue stream when the show cannot go on. u to finan a tra n rou t upon t pan t a ar atr oar o r tor launched the “Save the Alcazar” campaign in an attempt to raise revenue and sustain the theatre. Supporters can sponsor the naming of a seat in the theatre, purchase space on the marquee for special messages or become sustaining sponsors by committing to a monthly donation. Any of these steps will be critical to ensuring that Carpinterians have a place to enjoy live theatre, comedy, educational panels, movies and musical performances right here in the community into the future. Visit thealcazar.org for more information on the “Save the Alcazar” campaign.

The Festival of r ra at Carpinteria Valley Lumber Company will support Carp Skate Foundation and the construction of a local skatepark. ur a ra tickets for $5 each or 5-for-$20 to win nearly $10,000 in prizes through Dec. 19 at the store. Winner takes all.

2020 IMPACTS CARP GROWERS WAS CREATED IN 2018 BY A GROUP OF RESPONSIBLE FARMERS WHO WANTED TO BE LEADERS IN A NEW INDUSTRY AND MAKE AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD AROUND THEM. NEARLY THREE YEARS LATER, WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE WORKED WITH SO MANY OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MISSIONS AND IMPORTANT WORK. This year, CARP Growers has donated over $150,000 to local causes in an effort to sustain community serving organizations in the areas of youth services, environmental conservation and the arts. To apply for a quarterly grant or learn more about our involvement, visit carpgrowers.org/community/



Carp Skate Foundation

The plans and placement are secured, but before Carpinteria realizes the dream of having a local skatepark, the Carp Skate Foundation is fundraising to reach the goal of $800,000. Ground is expected to break in 2021 on a stateof-the-art skatepark for all ages and skill levels. Funds raised in the lead up to construction will cover both the cost to build the park and long term maintenance obligations for upkeep. Currently, the Carp Skate Foundation is building funds brick-by-brick through the Buy a Brick campaign. Carpinteria Valley Lumber Company is currently holding its “Festival of Tree” ra to un ra or t on tru t on o t o a at par a t t ar each or 5-for-$20 at Carp Lumber, and the prize is nearly $10,000 in hardware and gifts. The drawing will be held on Dec. 19 at noon. To learn more, buy a brick, or make a donation, visit sites.google.com/a/ carpskatepark.org/skate-garden/ Skatepark-Project-Update.

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Freedom Warming Centers of Santa Barbara County

A program of the Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara, Freedom Warming Centers open shelters each winter when inclement weather threatens the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. FWC shelters have beds for over 200 individuals throughout Santa Barbara County including at Carpinteria Community Church. Donations made to FWC support supplies including bedding and clean, dry socks. Shoppers this holiday season at The Farmacy of Santa Barbara can select products grown by CARP Growers member farms and 5% of the purchase price will automatically be donated to FWC. The Grass Roots campaign runs through the end of the year and includes Autumn Brands, a fi Ston ran a ou ar an o D Farms. Last year the program raised $6,500 for FWC.

Foodbank of Santa Barbara County

Food insecurity has unfortunately been rampant during the pandemic. Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has served nearly 500 families every two weeks in Carpinteria. In addition to serving families in Carpinteria, Foodbank offers home delivered meals to seniors. Through a network of partner agencies, Foodbank distributes food to 1-in-4 Santa Barbara County residents. Find more information or donate at foodbanksbc.org/.

93013 Fund

Formed in the early days of COVID-19, 93013 Fund has since collected and distributed over $200,000 to local causes including food insecurity, school supplies, scholarships to youth-centers, classroom needs and small business grants. The goal all along has been to focus on providing relief from COVID-related impacts right here in Carpinteria. 93013 Fund is a program of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Sunset Charitable Foundation and is overseen by an Advisory Committee of o a nonprofit a r u n p op an o unt r o tt has been able to monitor needs during the pandemic as they arise and work to overcome critical fi t n t o un t n r a t un ont nu to a t or t urat on o t pandemic to address social and economic crises. Donations can be made at 93013fund.org or by sending a check to PO Box 1211, Carpinteria.

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Throughout the month of October, Autumn Brands pledged 50 cents for every jar of Autumn Brands cannabis sold featuring the pink tamper seal to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara. In total, the majority-female company raised $25,000 for the center. The Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara is a community resource center that empowers women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to advocate for themselves and make informed decisions regarding breast health.

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Seal Watch will host a webinar for new and recurring volunteers on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Due to Covid-19 concerns, Seal Watch will focus this year on volunteer safety. During the pandemic, Seal Watch plans to do less public outreach and education on the Bluffs, and will work more on the beach at low tide to discourage people from entering the closed area. “If you enjoy watching the seals and want to help protect them and their new pups that will start coming by February, consider volunteering,” said Seal Watch volunteer Lisa Guravitz. “Of course, seals aren’t the only wildlife that you’ll see. It’s a great spot for bird watching and keeping an eye out for dolphins and gray whales. It’s a very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours once a week.” Anyone who is interested in volunteering for the Carpinteria Seal Watch or would like more information about the group, should contact carpsealwatch@gmail.com to receive an invitation to the webinar.

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Donate this season

So, here’s the deal. With the 2020 tax season just around the corner, I’d like to remind you that the new CARES Act provides a valuable $300 cash donation deduction for those that don’t itemize deductions. All of the nonprofit organizations in Carpinteria are working hard to stay viable, vibrant and purposeful. Most fundraising events have been put on hold due to the pandemic. An increased standard deduction has reduced the incentive to make charitable contributions. Per the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 70% of charities are expecting a significant drop in revenue in 2020 and beyond. For those of you with the capacity and with the appreciation of what our incredible local nonprofits do, I hope you’ll donate $300, or more, prior to Dec. 31 and support these local heroes. It’s super easy to do; simply go to their websites and use your credit cards or write a check and pop it in the mail. Thank you for whatever help you can provide.

David Powdrell Carpinteria

Beach hotel, for families and family businesses

My family immigrated to Carpinteria in 196 and we’ve seen it change over time. During the first 20 to 25 years, the Valley transitioned from lemon trees to avocados, the greenhouses in the area mainly produced owers for the wholesale trade and nursery-produced container plants. The next 20 to 25 years, the production of avocados increased, and greenhouses transitioned from carnations and mum, to roses and gerbera. The nurseries also changed, focusing production on value products that could be shipped nationwide, as it became more difficult to compete with low-cost South American cuts at the wholesale level. And over the last six to seven years,


LETTERS our local greenhouses have converted to legal cannabis production. Open field cut production is being converted to avocados and the local cut growers are no longer able to compete with the lowcost South American farms that make bouquets and designs. Carpinteria has changed from a city of family-run businesses, to antique stores, restaurants and basic travel hotels. As I traveled the United States to promote our bouquets and designs, I’ve met a lot of people who’ve remembered Carpinteria fondly. I was always asked why didn’t Carpinteria have any family-style hotels near the beach? The only answer I could give was that it was due to local politics. It is time to develop well-planned family destination hotels near the beach that will support our local family businesses 12 months a year. Please don’t let this opportunity slip away. We owe this to our family-run small businesses and future local, small business families that will preserve our small town culture for generations to come. Don’t chase away potentially satisfied families and visitors who will visit Santa Barbara and Ventura beach hotels instead.

Case Van Wingerden Carpinteria

A positive life force

Although I have run my own business, I am not a big risk taker. However, there are special people among us I want to celebrate. Small business owners are special people. They are a life force unto themselves. They are by nature independent, passionate and courageous optimists. They have to be to do what they do

C IT Y O F C A R P IN T E R IA 5 7 7 5 C A R P IN T E R IA A V E N U E C A R P IN T E R IA , C A L IF O R N IA 9 3 0 1 3 N O T IC E O F V A C A N C IE S O N A P P O IN T E D C O M M IS S IO N , B O A R D S A N D C O M M IT T E E S Notice is hereby given that the terms of all appointed commissioners, committee members and board members expire on Ja nuary 3 1 , 2 0 2 1 pursuant to Section 2 .2 4 .0 1 0 of the Carpinteria Municipal Code as follows: A p p o in te d A d v is o r y B o d y Planning Commission Architectural Review Board Mobile Home Park Rent Stabilization Board Carpinteria Open Space Management Advisory Board Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee Tree Advisory Board Downtown “ T” Business Advisory Board Environmental Review Committee Community Development Block Grant Committee

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The City Council invites any interested person who wishes to serve on any of the above advisory bodies, for a two- year term beginning February 1 , 2 0 2 1 and ending Ja nuary 3 1 , 2 0 2 3 , to complete an application. The application and any supplementary information should be filed with the City Clerk no later than Monday, January 4, 2021. Except in special circumstances, appointees must be City residents. Other qualifications are as determined by the Mayor and City Council. It is anticipated that the Mayor and City Council will consider all appointments at their regular meeting on Ja nuary 2 5, 2 0 2 1 . At that time they may re- appoint current members or appoint new members or any combination thereof as determined by the Mayor and City Council. An application may be obtained on the City’s website at http: / / www.carpinteria.ca.us by navigating to the City Clerk’s page then scrolling to the section Boards Commissions and Committee or by contacting the City Clerk’s office during normal business hours between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, (805) 755-5405. Applications may be returned to fidelag ci.carpinteria.ca.us or by US Postal Service to the address on the application. Fidela Garcia, City Clerk Publish Nov. 2 6 , Dec. 1 7 , 2 0 2 0

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because they risk everything. They put everything on the line in their businesses because it is personal to them. They are the engine of the American Dream. Did you know that 70% of new jobs in the United States were created by small businesses? They are the spirit and humanity of this country. Small business owners are unique and their businesses are unique. They’re not meant to be a place where you can get your items as cheap as possible, that’s for the impersonal big box stores. Small businesses are about relationships, stability and connection. They are about community. They give Carpinteria its personality, its appeal, its anchor, its sense of self and place. When a local shop saves that special item because they know your husband buys you a mouse each Christmas; when you go to meet with your friends at the local café and say, “We’ll have the usual,” they know what that is. It is a feeling of stability and a sense of belonging. This is where you connect with your friends over lunch or coffee and explore the wares in local shops. It is not the mall. Here is where you shop, exercise, eat and drink with delight, connection and feeling. These are our friends and neighbors, and they are a huge positive life force of our community. Shop in Carpinteria. Because it is personal. We want that life force to thrive.

Carolyn Edwards Carpinteria

Lockdowns hurt the poor

Our country was founded on the principles of liberty, freedom and individual rights. The founders understood that personal responsibility, individualism and free will were paramount to our lives, not a controlling government. Is this true in California, especially relating to the actions taken by Governor Gavin ewsom pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic? Are his actions in the best interest of Californians or are they all about control and power? For starters, is it constitutional to lock down the state? Where is the data that shows that the lockdowns work Doesn’t ewsom understand that lockdowns are devastating and can lead to an increase in suicide, depression, drug abuse, domestic violence and the destruction of small businesses? And while lockdowns hurt the poor and working class, the wealthy and political class are rarely affected. The latest lockdown in California was based on the availability of beds in the IC . In March, ewsom announced that $500 million would be used to increase bed capacity and equipment. And yet in under eight months, California has only managed to add 5 6 IC beds. And why did the governor sign an order forcing skilled nursing facilities to accept infected patients? Thirty-four percent of Covid-19 deaths in California were from nursing homes. Going forward, Californians need to wake up. We should take personal responsibility for our lives, take common sense measures to deal with Covid-19, and stand up for our freedoms and rights.

Diana Thorn Carpinteria

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Trash & Recyclables or Green Waste Pick Up Information for the Christmas & New Year's Holidays With Christmas and New Year’s Day landing on Friday this year, there will be no delay in Carpinteria’s regular Thursday trash collection the weeks of Dec. 20 and 27. Carpinteria residents may put out twice the amount of trash at no extra charge during the two weeks following Christmas. Please make sure the trash is in bags. Extra recyclables will also be collected, but please make sure to flatten all boxes. Remember to recycle your Christmas tree by removing the ornaments, hooks, lights, tinsel, bows, nails and tree stand. Cut the tree into sections no more than 4 feet long and place Thank you and Happy Holidays in the yard waste barrel on your scheduled E. J. Harrison & Sons pickup day. Flocked trees can be recycled too! 647-1414 To order services & to pay bills online go to www.ejharrison.com

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Holiday Makers Market set for this Saturday



PacWest Blooms and Dirt Botanicals are hosting another single day Holiday Makers Market featuring 25 local makers this coming Saturday, Dec. 19, at the The Good Plow Parking lot (formerly Fosters Freeze) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Santa Barbara County experiences surge in Covid-19 cases

On Dec. 14, Santa Barbara County reported the highest daily case count of Covid-19, with 360 new positive cases in one day. This surge in cases falls just over two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday, as anticipated by local health experts, and is directly related to gatherings of family and friends. “Today’s positive case count surpasses any daily count we have seen to date, and underscores the predictions we have anticipated if people continue to gather with those outside of their immediate households,” stated Van Do-Reynoso, director of the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. “We are at a critical state of urgency with ICU bed availability declining at a rapid rate.” With the dramatic spike in positive cases, the Public Health Department is working as quickly as possible to contact trace all of those who were newly tested positive, but resources are being stretched beyond anything previously seen, even with surge capacity plans in place. The county asserts that it is critical that the public assist. If people have tested positive for the virus, they must take immediate action to stay home and isolate themselves from others while following the isolation guidelines and notifying others who have been in close contact to them. “We have reached case counts that exceed all previous records,” said Do-Reynoso. “It is imperative that each individual take action now and stay home. We are reaching a point where we can see on the horizon our health care system being overrun. We must take immediate action as our decisions are now seeing the price to be paid, and it is costing the lives and wellbeing of our community members.” On Dec. 15, the county reported 207 new cases, bringing the total case tally to 13,763 with 1,059 still infectious and 142 deaths. For more information, visit publichealthsbc.org or call 2-1-1.

Carpinteria Christmas Bird Count canceled

Carpinteria Library launches “Storywalk” program

The Carpinteria Library invites the public to share a children’s picture book story with the community while taking a walk. Look for the library’s signs in shop windows along Linden Avenue and in the Shepard Place Shops on Casitas Pass Road. More information will be posted at the Carpinteria Library during Grab ‘N Go hours. Little ones can also pick up a free activity packet during Grab ‘N Go hours. Carpinteria Library’s Grab ‘N Go service hours are Wednesdays from 2 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit SBPLibrary.org/storywalk for more Storywalk updates.

Pet adoptions discounted for holiday season

For 12 days of Winter Whiskers, adoptable animals are only $12 at Santa Barbara County Animal Services, ASAP Cats and Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS). During the holiday season, participating organizations want to engage the community to help shelter animals find their forever home by offering 12 days of discounted adoptions. For more information, visit SBCAnimalservices.org and asapcats.org. For meet and greet appointments, contact Santa Barbara Shelter at (805) 681-5285 or Santa Maria Animal Center at (805) 934-6119.

Due to the recent stay at home order, Carpinteria’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) has been has been cancelled. The bird count was scheduled to take place on Dec. 19, however, the event organizer, John Callender, announced early this week, that Carpinteria would not participate in the annual event. “The National Audubon Society, the umbrella organization for the Christmas Bird Count, told organizers months ago that it was up to us to decide whether to have our counts this year,” said Callendar. “With the recent Covid surge and the new stay-at-home order, a number of California CBC organizers have decided to cancel their counts. Others are going forward with modifications to limit risk.” “While I believe we could have held a count that complied with the letter of the Covid restrictions (which explicitly allow limited outdoor recreation, such as birdwatching), I felt it was more important to honor the underlying spirit of the order by skipping the count altogether. Many members of our community (healthcare workers especially) are making tremendous sacrifices. I didn’t want to undermine those efforts, even symbolically, by going forward with an event that would have put over 60 birdwatchers in the field on count day,” added Callendar. “The Christmas count is something Carpinteria birdwatchers look forward to all year. By giving it up this time, we hope we Beautiful Neighborhood • Six can help hasten the day when we’ll once again be able to celebrate Carpinteria’s License Facility # 425801797 birds together.”


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Brian Allan Thompson 9/12/1950 - 11/7/2020

Mary Nieves-Fisher 9/8/1936 – 11/28/2020

Mary Teresa Nieves-Fisher, 84, formally of Lompoc, passed away Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. Born and raised in Carpinteria, Mary moved to Lompoc in 2010. She was preceded in death by her late husband Walter Clearance Fisher (Bud); her daughter Linda Fisher-Augerot; her parents Carmen and Juan Nieves; and her sisters Esther Sanchez, Juanita Velasquez and Angel Young. Mary is survived by her siblings Francis Cerda and Alfred Nieves; her daughter Josie Fisher; her grandson Martin Fisher, granddaughters and many nieces and nephews. Mary enjoyed knitting, cooking and her Mexican music! Mary was employed with Motel 6 and Best Western in Carpinteria. May you Rest in Peace and may the Lord be with you. A Celebration of Life will be at a later date. ADVERTISEMENT

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Oh Holy St. Jude, apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in Miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful special patron in time of need, to you do I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg you to whom God has given such great powers, to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition. In return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Pray for us all who invoke your aid. Amen Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys, three Glorias. This Novena must be said for 9 consecutive days. This Novena has never been known to fail.

Beloved husband and friend to many, Brian Allan Thompson died on Nov. 7, 2020. Brian was a truck driver, driving big rigs cross-country. His last job was at OST, which he loved. On June 30, 1990, Brian had a brain stem stroke which left him totally disabled. He was mentally all there and did sign language. He loved to kid around and laugh (he had that smile), always kidding around with his caregivers. Brian loved going to the movies, The Palms, The Deer Lodge, visiting OST and buying Lotto tickets. He especially loved living in La Conchita where he would sit and wait for the trains. The conductors even got to know him sitting there, and they would wave a white piece of paper or blow a special whistle for him. Thanks to all of you that were so kind to him and said “Hello” and talked to him. Like Mike Bell (mayor of La Conchita) says, “You never really leave La Conchita.” Fare thee well for now. Love and miss you. --Lorraine

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Reginald Alphonso “Pep” “Reggie” Velasquez 8/1/1927 – 12/3/2020

On Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, the angels welcomed into their presence another servant of the Lord. Our dad, “Papa” to his immediate family and “Pep,” “Uncle,” ”Compa,” “Nino,” “Tio” or “Reggie” to everyone else, has made it to his final resting place. Born Aug. 1, 1927 to Joseph and Lucy Velasquez, Papa attended Aliso School and Carpinteria Union High School where he played football, baseball and track until the duty to his country came calling. He enlisted in the Navy in 1944 while his three older brothers Joe (Chano), Tony (Dedoy) and Gerald (Vonnie) were already serving which gave their Mom a Four-Star Flag. Papa was discharged in 1946 and when the Korean War commenced, Papa reenlisted and served from 1950 to 1954. He served on various ships, but his longest and most loyal stint was aboard the Destroyer U.S.S. O’Bannon. It was during this time that he married the love of his life, Margaret J. Saragosa. As of Nov. 22, 2020, they had been married for 67 years. They raised two children, Reginald Ronald and Valerie Lou (their caretaker in later years), who are forever grateful for the example he set and the life teachings he bestowed. Regardless of the insignificance or distance of the activity—you were always there Dad. We know we can never pay you back but hopefully we can pay a part of it forward. Besides attending his children’s events and later those of his grandchildren, he had two other passions.

Baseball—hardball, fast and slow pitch softball. He played for the U.S.S. O’Bannon’s team and was invited to play for the special services all-star team. Other clubs of note that he played with include the much written about Carpinteria Merchants, the Santa Barbara Torkeys and Annex as well Coastal Liquors of Carpinteria. Often, he was the eldest person on the field by numerous years. Volunteer work—from coaching little league, boy’s club football and girl’s softball; barbecuing at Girls Inc. events, serving at Old Spanish Days dinners and cleaning cages at the Santa Barbara Zoological Society. He was on call for any fundraiser that needed help or a relative who needed a hand landscaping, basic electrical and plumbing work, or even to lay a concrete slab. You name it, we could always call on our “Papa.” Papa was devoted to his local parish, St Joseph’s Catholic Church, where he set up and cleaned for mass and other ceremonies. He was an usher and Eucharistic minister and spent numerous hours working the Taco Booth at the Annual Festival. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers as well as Sister Rose Granada. He is survived by his sister Sally Macias of Oxnard, his wife and our mom, Margaret, his children, Ron Velasquez of San Diego and Valerie Melendez, his son-in-law Benjamin of Carpinteria (who is owed special gratitude for the unconditional love and comfort he gave to Papa), his grandchildren, CPO MMN1 (SW) Reginald William (Jolie) and the parents of his great-grandson, Reginald Edward “Rev” of South Carolina, Zachary Ryan, Raymond Gerald, Kiley Mae Velasquez of San Diego, and grandpups, Rex, Diamond, Max and Cookie. Papa, your biggest worry and goal was to make it to Heaven. Anybody that knew you would say you are “a first ballot” inductee to Heaven’s Dads Hall of Fame. We would like to extend our gratitude to Sarah House for the love and care they gave our Papa. In lieu of owers, the family is requesting donations be made in memory of Reggie Velasquez to Sarah House, 2612 Modoc Road, Santa Barbara 93105. No services are scheduled as of now and it was Papa’s wish to be buried with the love of his life. A celebration of their love will be scheduled at a later date.

Cherish connections



We are all darn sick of the pandemic and the limitations it has put on our lives. Sharing a casual meal with a friend, gone. Movie theaters, museums, the Santa Barbara Bowl, all gone for now. And I don’t know about yours, but the walls of my home are shrinking every day. Those close to me and I can manage. My parents who are older and a sibling who has cancer are certainly at risk, but they are far away. I worry, but the distance nearly removes any measure of in uence I might have over their situations. Also, I’m inspired by the teachers and staff at Carpinteria Children’s Project. They have shown remarkable care toward each other by being careful and staying home at the slightest chance that they might have been exposed or ill. And thank heaven no one has gotten Covid-19.

I humbly imagine the pain some people are facing now. Neighbors have lost family members that they could not be with as they departed the earth; friends cannot visit family members in the hospital or nursing homes. Funerals are on hold, and for many the grief process is turned upside down and delayed. This holiday season, I’m feeling the words of Maya Angelou: “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” I gratefully accept the bonus time I’ve gotten with my nearly-grown sons because of the pandemic. I cherish shared primal screams when their online classes end each day and time spent together on DIY craft projects they never would have agreed to if they weren’t so bored. Some guilt trails behind that thought though; I have it easy compared to those who are ill or grieving or serving us in essential roles, working for minimum wage or close, and suffering disproportionately from Covid-19. But that doesn’t take away the challenge and fear each of us, including me, is facing. As I’ve heard Carpinteria’s health and human services leaders say, we have to help each other directly now. We need to do it ourselves. Our institutions, volunteers and houses of worship just can’t serve people in the ways they have in the past. Indeed, one of the most important things we can do now is let people know

“Indeed, one of the most important things we can do now is let people know they are not alone.”

they are not alone. How did people survive the pandemic of 1918 without Zoom or FaceTime? We can still connect. We can drop off goodies at people’s doors, call and hold our dear ones with love even if we can’t hold their hands. However, you celebrate this winter—with old traditions or new Covid-safe ones—may you cherish the connections and care and share your blessings.

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Shaw says farewell to City Council, Al rcon worn into o ce


New Carpinteria City Councilmember Natalia Alarcon, and returning councilmember Mayor Wade Nomura, were sworn into office during the council’s Dec. 14 meeting. This is Alarcon’s first term in office; she is replacing Councilmember Fred Shaw, who ended his term after eight years in office, including a term as Carpinteria’s mayor (2016-2018). “I want to first start off by saying I’m honored to represent the city of Carpinteria, and I want to thank all of the voters,” said Alarcon. “I will embrace equity and inclusion in all decisions that I make ... the campaign process has truly made me fall in love with Carpinteria all over again. I’m ready to do the work.” Councilmembers congratulated Alarcon on her seat and offered parting words to Shaw. Councilmember Shaw spoke about his time on the council, congratulated Alarcon and said he is “confident Alarcon is going to fit right in.” “It’s truly been an honor to represent the residents of our town for the last eight years,” said Shaw. “I’ve been privileged to work alongside a group of special, dedicated councilmembers— Wade, Al, Greg, Roy and Brad. ooking back, together we’ve faced fire and oods, the challenges of the emerging cannabis industry, never-ending freeway construction and now a pandemic. But, in the end, Carpinteria, as it always does, perseveres.” The council unanimously passed a resolution thanking Shaw for his service to the city.

Nomura and Clark chosen as mayor and vice mayor

The council unanimously re-elected Mayor Wade omura for the position of

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as a council, will keep the community’s best interests at hand,” he said.

Council supports co nty’s ande ic request to form Central Coast region

fter eight years in of ce Councilmember and former Mayor Fred Shaw steps down from Carpinteria City Council. “Looking ac together we’ e faced re and oods the challenges of the e erging canna is ind stry ne er ending freeway construction and now a ande ic said haw t in the end ar interia as it always does erse eres mayor and Councilmember Al Clark as vice mayor during its Dec. 14 meeting. “I would like to thank Wade omura for his incredible leadership the past two years. His term was filled with unbelievable hardships, challenges and difficulties, but Wade always led with integrity, sensitivity, intelligence and fairness,” Councilmember Gregg Carty said before nominating omura for a second term as mayor. omura thanked the Carpinteria community for voting-in an “extremely confident” council. “I look very much forward to working with this new council and ensure that we,


The victim called to report that an unknown suspect stole the catalytic converter from his parked vehicle.


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The victim’s purse was taken from her unlocked parked car. The suspect was observed on a security camera parking his vehicle a mid- to late 1990’s Camry Accord type with black rims walking to the victim’s vehicle and trying to open the doors. Once he discovered the unlocked vehicle, he sat in the driver’s seat for several minutes and eventually returned to his vehicle and drove away. A credit card taken was used at the Carpinteria CVS and Goleta Rite Aid and Walgreens.

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An unknown suspect stole two mountain bicycles that were parked at the CVS. The bicycles were last seen next to Caesars Pizza. One was a black Giant Mountain Bike and the other was a silver Specialized Mountain Bike.


Reports from the Santa Barbara County heriff’s f ce


A man was contacted during a traffic stop because of equipment violations. He was found to be in possession of cocaine which was being contained in rolled and folded dollar bills. He was also found to be driving unlicensed.

Santa Barbara County remains in the purple, or widespread, tier for Covid-19 cases. As of Dec. 14, Santa Barbara County has 41 IC bed availability, compared to the Southern California region as a whole, which has approximately 2. IC bed availability, according to Mimi Audelo, Carpinteria Community Emergency Response team program manager. The Southern California region must have above 15 IC bed availability in order to reopen. She added that the county is exceeding the case rate that it previously saw in uly. “The new numbers out today are related to the Thanksgiving holiday,” Audelo said. “Please, stay home and stay safe.” She added that the city distributed an FA sheet to businesses in Carpinteria. Carpinteria City Manager Dave Dur inger said that the majority of areas within the county are exceeding their Covid-19 peaks from uly, but that in Isla Vista, there has been a decrease in cases. “ Isla Vista had a major peak in October, and they’ve been doing a lot of work out there through CSB to do on-campus testing. They’re pulling those numbers down,” Dur inger said. The council unanimously authorized Mayor omura to send a letter to the state supporting the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors’ request to reclassify the Santa Barbara, Ventura and San uis Obispo counties as a new “Central Coast” region. Classifying the three counties as such would allow them to exit the region-

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A woman drove through the roundabout on inden Avenue and collided with a sign. The woman did not stop or attempt to contact law enforcement to report the incident. Instead she drove off and a quarter of mile later she was observed driving with the sign still under her vehicle. She was cited for a hit and run. The damaged sign was left at Station 9 by the bike rack.

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A reporting party said that there was a disturbance after a party where several had been drinking. The reporting party had observed a female throw a ri e that was inside a ri e case out the front door of the apartment. The reporting party also observed a male leave on foot with the ri e case. Deputies contacted several intoxicated and uncooperative subjects that denied a party had occurred and denied a ri e was involved.


While deputies were still at the scene, a man walked up to deputies. The man was shouting and intoxicated. He was arrested for public intoxication. While walking the man to the patrol car, deputies located the ri e in a ri e case in the parking lot. The man’s fianc and host of the party, continued to interfere with deputies and refused to leave. The fianc was arrested for obstruction. The ri e was determined to have the characteristics of an unregistered assault weapon. The man was also found to be in possession of methamphetamine, a meth pipe and marijuana. The fianc was cited and released and then returned home. The man was booked into Santa Barbara County ail.



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A man was intoxicated and caused a disturbance on the patio outside of apartments. According to the reporting party, the man was breaking items on the patio. He was arrested for public intoxication and booked into Santa Barbara ail.

al stay at home order. “One thing to keep in mind is that our numbers are skyrocketing, so we would remain in a very restrictive tier” even if the state allows the reclassification, Audelo said. omura added that “it still is just a letter, so it’s up to the governor to decide whether to address that or not.”

City suspends some parking enforcement

The council unanimously ratified the suspension of vehicle parking enforcement while the current stay-at-home order is in effect. Types of parking enforcement that will be paused include: residential street sweeping; 2-hour limits on parking on public property; parking restrictions for city-owned parking lots; time limit zones in residential and commercial areas; the removal of abandoned vehicles that “do not pose a threat to public safety;” expired registration on a vehicle; vehicles displaying expired permits; and the suspension of towing “unless a vehicle is blocking access, causing an immediate hazard or deemed a public health or safety concern.” Dur inger explained that when the first stay-at-home order went into effect in late spring, the city suspended timed parking area enforcement and other “typically parking enforcement work that we do.” As such, he said he deemed it is necessary to suspend parking enforcement for a second time with the implementation of the current stay-at-home order. “There were a lot more cars in the street, especially in our family areas, so timed-parking like street sweeping would create a burden on people who try and move their cars around,” Dur inger said. “And the other thing was that we don’t want people traveling, there’s a stay-at-home order.”

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A deputy conducted a vehicle stop due to equipment violation. pon contacting the driver, the deputy asked the driver for his information. The man lied to the deputy about his identity and gave his brother’s name. It was eventually determined that the driver had a warrant out of Ventura County. The female passenger had drugs on her person and admitted conceal the contraband. Both were booked at Santa Barbara County ail.

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A woman arrived home from work and noticed that the back door to her residence was open. She walked inside and noticed that some of her furniture had been moved and several of her cabinet drawers were open and ri ed through. She walked out and called 911. Deputies arrived with a 9 and searched the interior, but no suspects were located. Possible latent fingerprints were located and submitted to forensics for analysis.

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Brief truce in Carpinteria cannabis wars

CVW Organic Farms makes a pact with neighbors setting the “gold standard” for odor control BY MELINDA BURNS For the past three years, the “skunky” stench of marijuana swirling around Carpinteria, penetrating homes, schools, parks, beaches, freeway lanes and even funerals at the cemetery has pitted neighbor against neighbor as the cannabis greenhouse industry exploded just beyond the city limits. Now, some technological advances – combined with a groundbreaking odor control agreement between one of Carpinteria’s oldest farming families and several members of citizens’ groups that have fought for tighter regulation of the cannabis industry – are upping the ante for future projects. The pact between Cindy and David Van Wingerden of CVW Organic Farms and members of Concerned Carpinterians and the Santa Barbara Coalition for Responsible Cannabis goes well beyond what’s required under the county’s cannabis ordinance, which some have called lenient. A few growers have committed to conducting air quality tests, and some are investing in new technology; they, too, are eager to end the disputes over cannabis cultivation within the community. But it is the Van Wingerdens’ plan that is the most far-reaching. County Planning Commissioner Mike Cooney, who represents the Carpinteria Valley, has called it “a real gold standard – as good as it gets.” “Above all the others in the Carpinteria area, this project offers the potential for solving the odor problem that has been presented to us painfully over the last couple of years,” Cooney said. “I liken it to discovering a vaccine that’s going to end the pandemic we’ve had of odor throughout the valley.”

New technology

On Dec. 2, in a first for the county – and for North America – the commission approved a zoning permit for CVW Organic Farms that requires the installation of cutting-edge carbon air filtration systems, or “scrubbers,” inside 346,000 square feet of cannabis greenhouses and a two-story, 36,000 square-foot processing building. The 16-acre property is located at 1296, 1400 and 1480 Cravens Lane, next to the city boundary. Only one of the greenhouses there is presently growing cannabis; the rest are Gerber daisies and cymbidiums. The scrubbers are designed to get rid of the stinky smell of pot before it escapes from the greenhouse roof vents. They would run when the vents are closed and blackout curtains are down, chie y at night. In test runs, the scrubbers have been shown to remove nearly all of the smelly gases generated by cannabis. The Van Wingerdens will install 30 scrubbers in all, including next door in their greenhouses at 1540 Cravens Lane. As a backup, any odors that escape outdoors during the day will be neutralized by a “curtain” of vapor made from plant oils that is released through perforated pipes suspended on the outside of greenhouses. The vapor system is currently the frontline odor control technology in most Carpinteria “grows.” But, judging by the persistently smelly hot spots around town and the number of odor complaints 86 filed with the county since June of 2018 – it doesn’t always work. The vapor systems and scrubbers were designed and engineered by Mark Byers, a Summerland resident who owns Byers Scientific, an industrial odor management firm. The cost of this equipment for the Van Wingerdens’ projects will be between $350,000 and $500,000, he said.


Cindy and David Van Wingerden, owners of CVW Organic Farms, have agreed to install new technologies and implement an extensive odor monitoring and response plan to help address the noxious smell of cannabis that persists in hot spots throughout the Carpinteria Valley.

“Open dialogue”

In a written statement this week, Cindy Van Wingerden said she and David wanted carbon scrubbers for their greenhouses “as soon as we learned that this extra layer of odor treatment could be effective.” Their farm lies in close proximity to several residential neighborhoods – the Franciscan Villas, Seahouse development and Sandpiper Mobile Home Park. “David and I value peace with our neighbors and open dialogue,” Cindy wrote. “We have a long history of operating our agricultural businesses responsibly on Cravens Lane and we have worked in tandem with our neighbors to address their concerns for decades. It is the same for cannabis.” The city of Carpinteria has long pressed the county to rein in the cannabis farms that are operating or planning to operate in the valley – nearly 40 in all. In a recent letter to the commission about CVW Farms, ick Bobroff, a principal city planner, said, “We are cautiously optimistic that this project … will be successful at peaceably coexisting with adjacent residential developments located in the city of Carpinteria.” Marc Chytilo, an attorney who has sued the county and four cannabis growers on behalf of the coalition, said the Van Wingerdens’ odor control plan was “a significant accomplishment” and “should be a model” for other farms. “We’ve made some real progress,” he said. “We’re pleased to be working with responsible growers who can step up and make a difference. I think that the whole industry is aware how much this could help resolve the regional con icts that have arisen. They don’t want an appeal on every project.”

and even in neighbors’ yards. This air quality sampling service, called VaporSafe, is the first to analyze cannabis odors in the field; the samples do not have to be sent to a lab. The service was invented by Mark Kram, a Santa Barbara chemist and hydrogeologist who can boast that he was one of the first PhD graduates of the UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science & Management. Kram has deployed his service at toxic Superfund sites; over the past year, he repurposed it for cannabis. It costs up to $2,000 per day. Finally, the Van Wingerdens have agreed to personally field any odor complaints, report them to the county and fully investigate the source of the odors. If problems persist, they will be required to upgrade their odor control system with the “best available control technology” if it is “reasonably available.” “We hope it works,” Cooney said of the odor control plan. “But if something goes wrong, there will be more input and more opportunity to correct it.” The plan specifically “ensures that odors will be generally confined to the cannabis activity site and not beyond the property line” – language that appears nowhere in county ordinances. The county requires growers only to “prevent odors from being experienced within residential zones.” The county Board of Supervisors majority, including Das Williams of Carpin-

teria, a chief architect of the cannabis ordinance, this year rejected a commission recommendation that would have required all cannabis operations to be “compatible with the surrounding area” and “not detrimental to the comfort, convenience, general welfare, health and safety of the neighborhood.” When residents file odor complaints, county officials often can’t find the source. Even if they can, they have no authority to require a remedy unless the grower in question has a zoning permit. Most Carpinteria growers are operating under “legal, non-conforming” status while their permit applications are undergoing county review. Cooney concedes that the Van Wingerdens’ plan “may be a bridge too far for the Carpinteria cannabis industry.” But he invites other growers to “line up here if you’re willing to accept the conditions attached to this project, and we will give you a permit the same day.”

“Foundation of trust”

In going beyond the ordinances, the Van Wingerdens sought to avoid conict in a community where their family has been farming for 50 years. They had been thriving in the bouquet business, but as South American imports ooded the market, they struggled to stay a oat. Some growers and supporters have called the cannabis critics “elitists,” “NotIn-My-Backyard NIMBYs” and “Prohibitionists.” Even Williams has publicly suggested that some Carpinterians will never be satisfied, no matter what the county does. But the Van Wingerdens thought differently, and they reached out. This fall, the couple spent weeks hammering out an odor control plan with Judy Dean, Anna Carrillo and Rob Salomon of Carpinteria; Chytilo, the coalition’s lawyer, who worked on the plan pro-bono; and their own attorney, Amy Steinfeld. Initially, Cindy said, they contacted Salomon and Dean, “since they both live on Cravens Lane and we felt that it was our neighborly duty to understand their concerns.” After many discussions, she said, “we established a strong foundation of trust, which allowed us to cooperate in developing an odor response and monitoring plan and ultimately reach a settlement …”

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Monitoring the smell

The odor control plan that was drawn up by the Van Wingerdens and their neighbors has also been incorporated into the zoning permit for cultivation at 1540 Cravens, where the couple plans to convert additional ower greenhouses to cannabis. In all, there will be nearly 600,000 square feet, or 13 acres, of cannabis cultivation at CVW Farms when both projects are complete. In addition to using scrubbers, the Van Wingerdens are required to install weather monitoring equipment to collect data about the shifting winds that blow the smell of marijuana around the valley. They will hire a vapor monitoring service that uses a gas chromatograph to test the air for cannabis molecules. The service will be used for seven days, at the start of the first cannabis harvest, when the smell of the budding plants is most pungent. Samples will be taken on the premises

The owners of CVW Organic Farms, shown here off Cravens Lane, have negotiated a groundbreaking odor control agreement with members of two citizens’ gro s The lan has een incor orated into the owners’ county zoning permit for nearly 600,000 square feet of cannabis greenhouse cultivation.

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Counting my blessings, one Covid day at a time

because she made excellent homemade fruit pies. Please understand that I did not inherit this skill, at least not yet.



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MELINDA WITTWER This is the strangest Christmas of my life, and I’ve lived through quite a few of these holidays. One Christmas my mother was fighting breast cancer, another my dad was too sick to put up the tree a chore he loved , and then there was the one when I was pregnant and overcome with not just morning sickness but rather all-day sickness. Still, I love Christmas and the decorations and the songs and the holiday movies and the gifts and the food. And since this is the first year I will not be hugging my three grandsons at anytime during the holidays, I need some cheering up. What better way to lift my own spirits than to put a little delight in someone else’s mood So, with that in mind, here is gift one my secret sugar cookie recipe. Please note, do not use this recipe for cut-out cookies. These cookies are for melt-in-your-mouth enjoyment not for hours of decorating labor.


n a mi in bowl, cut shortenin into our and salt. Mix until pea-sized bits are formed. Stir in mil . orm into a ball. hill at least hour. emove from refri erator. oll out on li htl oure boar to inch thic circle. Gently fold crust in half and place in pie plate. Unfold crust and press it into pie plate, crimp edges. Prick bottom and side of shell with a fork.

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½ cup butter ½ cup oil ½ cup powdered sugar ½ cup granulated sugar egg teaspoon vanilla teaspoon almond extract 2 cups our teaspoon salt teaspoon cream of tartar teaspoon baking powder

In a mixing bowl, cream the butter with the sugars. Beat in an egg. Stir in the oil. r in re ients an avorin . hill. oll into balls, walnut si e. oll balls in su ar. Flatten with a glass. (If sticks, dip glass in sugar.) Bake at 350 degrees, 8 to 10 minutes, depending on thickness. I guarantee you will absolutely love these cookies and after a few bites, you will be smiling, ready to face another day of trying to stay healthy. My next present to you is my mother’s pie crust recipe. My mother had four sisters, and each one had their culinary specialties. My mother was the pie maker. I think my dad adored my mother partly

I must admit, I only have the ingredients written out by my mother. The mixing instructions were from an old newspaper article she had glued to the back of her recipe. Anyway, if you try her pie crust, I hope you get as many accolades as she did. Stay safe, stay healthy, spread kindness, and help all of us to find comfort from friends, family and the knowledge that the vaccine will be here soon. elin a ittwer rst move to arpinteria in 1972 and taught mostly junior high students in Oxnard during her 25-year career. Now retired, she enjoys pottery, writing, boo s an travel.



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Fire Chief focuses on prevention within the district BY NOE PADILLA

As the year ends, fire season seems to be a never-ending battle for the firefighters and residents of California. ate last month, a few fires broke out in Santa Barbara County, and although none of them resulted in major fire events, their potential for destruction is still a constant concern for the state. When it comes to the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District, Fire Chief Greg Fish has taken an aggressive role in promoting fire prevention programs within the district. In 2018, when Fish was first hired as fire chief, he actively pushed to convert the Wildland Fire Prevention Officer role from a part-time to a full-time position. Dan Fawcett, a former forest ranger for the os Padres ational Forest, is now in this post. Fawcett is tasked with reducing the amount of dry brush within the district, specifically dropping fuel within the “interface” areas to a minimum, where residential properties and the wildlands meet. Areas that are mostly covered by wildland but also share land with some residential properties are considered “intermix” areas. “We have so much brush and wildland in the interface and intermix within our district, it’s something that I believe is really important and I place a huge priority on making sure that we have fuels that are treated,” said Fish. Fawcett also leads a program in reducing road congestion for fire engines traveling within the os Padres ational Forest. “He goes out to these roads where the trees go over the roadway and we make sure we have clearance for our fire engines up into those areas so that we can’t be blocked by a tree branch that’s hanging over,” said Fish. “What the guys in the Fire Prevention Bureau have done

is they’ve built a rig with PVC pipe to the same height as the engines and they go out there and use that as a measuring stick.” To maintain these fire prevention programs, Fish has applied for grants from Cal Fire, and the district matches 10 to showcase CSFPD’s dedication to the mission of fire prevention. Another goal that Fish has strived for is to maintain good relationships with other fire districts within Santa Barbara County and neighboring counties. The district does a spring training where they invite fire departments from all over the county to participate in training such as maintaining controlled fires. “It gives everybody an opportunity to speak the same language, to talk about the same tactics and strategies, and if nothing else we don’t have to introduce ourselves during a big incident, we already know each other,” said Fish. One relationship that the fire chief is especially proud of is the solid relationship between the Carpinteria-Summerland district and the Montecito district. Both districts have collaborated to maintain a type-three team that can handle any fires within the borders of the two districts. The type of teams relates to the complexity of the fire a district has to handle. A type-three fire only needs an engine company or two to maintain it; a type-two fire takes around one day and requires multiple engine companies to maintain; and a type-one fire lasts more than a few days and requires multiple districts to maintain. Fish also actively promotes the district’s “Ready Set Go ” community program. The program encourages families to have a plan ready in case they are asked to evacuate from their homes with short notice. “It gives people an evacuation plan so


Since joining the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District in ire hief Greg ish has foc sed on increasing re re ention and education programs within the district. if we ever pull the trigger on an evacuation it’s really nice to know you’re ready. Are you set to take all the stuff that’s important to you And when we say go it’s time to go,” said Fish. Although Greg Fish has only been the fire chief for two years, he has a plan to protect the residents of Carpinteria and Summerland, and he doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.

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T his year, we spent recalibrating our pace. Many of our cars have remained mostly parked since March as we work from home. S everal slow cooking boons have come and gone: bread baking and homecooked beans to name a few. We’ve dusted off books, started language courses and played board games we’d forgotten how to play. We’ve taken long walks and spent a lot of time alone, noticing cracks in the sidewalk and neighbors we didn’t know before. A s A myA nn Cadwell of the G ood T rade has said, “It s worth re ecting on how we ve spent a year learning to cultivate our inner resilience, to love and soothe and support ourselves and to find compassion and companionship in unex pected places.” J oy this holiday season will feel different as well. We’ve gathered three ideas to help you ex perience moments of j oy and slow living.

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Erin LeSuer Johnsen of Minneapolis and Tim Laber of Ojai married in a small ceremony atop Meditation Mount on Sept. 20, 2020. The couple met serendipitously at a wedding in 2014. Together, they moved to Carpinteria in 2016. Tim and Erin expressed their gratitude and love to the numerous Carpinterians who have added joy, laughter and wisdom to their lives, as well as to Rudy’s Mexican Restaurant, whose Taco Tuesday has provided Erin a solid excuse for not cooking Tim dinner at least once a week.

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Meet CUSD Nutrition & Wellness Coordinator Michelle Hernandez

the growers and to get a firsthand look at the quality and care of the products. I have also partnered with my alma mater the Culinary Institute of America and Harvard Medical School in continuing my education by participating in two Food and utrition Healthy itchens, Healthy ives and Healthy ids Summits attended last week . Both support the development of school food into a culture of nutrition and culinary competency to completely transform the school cafeteria food we know today. I am excited to share my drive and passion for food and nutrition with the students and families of Carpinteria nified School District.

This year, Carpinteria nified School District welcomed a new coordinator for its utrition and Wellness Program, Michelle Hernandez. The Santa Barbara native brought a wealth of education and experience, including an associate’s degree from Santa Barbara City College’s culinary program and a bachelor’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America in ew ork, the world’s premier culinary college. Along with a keen sense of a balanced plate, Hernandez has learned about food policy and children’s wellness and food culture leading her to a passionate career in school nutrition. Tell us about yourself and what brought you to pursue a career in school wellness and tradition. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. I have been more than fortunate to have been surrounded by a bountiful and innovative food culture. During my education, I discovered a world beyond the plate. I studied food policy, food system sustainability, food history and its relation to culture, food innovation and technology, nutrition and health and wellness, and food as a whole-body experience beyond the sensation of taste. My scholarly achievements granted me an invitation from the Culinary Institute of America to travel and study abroad, as well as notable scholarships. I have since held industry executive chef positions, worked with local non-profits, hosted nutrition education demos and catered events throughout the nited States. Since the birth of my son Benjamin, I have focused on food as nutrition and how it directly relates to one’s overall wellness. I understand that I must make the best food choices for my son because he is too young to make them for himself. While making my son a puree of roasted butternut squash and chopped rosemary chicken, I often wondered who would be making food decisions for him when he goes to school. Most of the time it would be me, of course, but what about the other children I wondered What about the children that, for many reasons, rely on school food services every day Who would be making those decisions for them I instantly knew that my years of food and nutrition education, as well as my experience, would be best used to feed the children in my community. What do you love most about being a child nutritionist and wellness coordinator? I have worked to build relationships with local farmers and local distributors to maximize the offerings of fresh seasonal and local ingredients brought into the schools. I have visited farms throughout Santa Barbara County to get to know


grad ate of the linary nstit te of erica D’s new n trition and wellness coordinator, Michelle Hernandez, is ready to serve healthy and delicious meals to Carpinteria kids.

Tell me about the Farmers to Families program. Farmers to Families food boxes is a nited States Department of Agriculture program that helps farmers and food distributors work with local nonprofits to get food into the hands of local families in need. Throughout the pandemic, C SD’s Food Service Department worked with The Berryman of Santa Barbara to provide Carpinteria families with over 45,000 pounds of free fruits and vegetables. We held pick-up locations throughout the district over the past six months and saw extreme need and participation in the program. At times we saw lines forming down the street and around the block. With the separate distribution lines, we couldn’t move food boxes fast enough. My staff and I feel very grateful to have been in a position to help provide much needed nourishment to our community during the pandemic.


D’s trition and ellness rogra staff ha e e t going thro gho t the ande ic to hel ght food insec rity a ong ar interia’s yo th ro left to row are renda oolfol lsia Tinoco ichelle ernandez rna rittenden tacy tler agaly lascencia De ie Gardiner and na artinez and otto row: Rachel Antles, Jessica Chen and Neva Ortiz.

LEFT: Michelle Hernandez, nutrition and wellness coordinator for CUSD, leaves the school kitchen to deliver sack lunches to Carpinteria students. CENTER: Hernandez provided hundreds of free pumpkins to Carpinteria kids to compete in a district-wide pumpkin decorating contest, conducted with social distancing re ire ents and online G T ernandez has artnered with local far s to ens re that school l nches are lled with fresh rod ce

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The world of mushrooms




ALENA STEEN As the hope and promise of winter rain grows, I look forward to the season of mushroom hunting. While the semi-arid climate of southern California isn’t as famous for mushroom hunting as the lush rainforests of the Pacific orthwest or the rainy redwoods of orthern California, there are still plenty of fungal treasures to discover in the oak woodlands and coastal sage scrub of the front range once rain arrives—if you practice a keen eye and patience. Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of underground mycelial webs which knit the world together. They are the visible, often delicious aboveground manifestation of subterranean fungal networks comprised of threadlike, hollow tubes called hyphae. Mushrooms emerge brie y, triggered by rain and humidity, to cast fungal spore into the wind for reproduction. Even after mushrooms release their spore to the wind and disappear the fungal webs from which they came persist for generations, sending up new fruiting bodies every rainy season. Despite their reliance on humid climates, fungi thrive throughout the world from the Arctic Circle to the Mojave Desert. In fact, fungal networks are a critical component to the soil ecology of arid landscapes, including those of inland California. Fungi are long-lived and can grow to enormous proportions. The largest known organism on Earth is a honey mushroom in Oregon whose mycelial web underpins almost 2400 acres of the Malheur ational Forest. Fungi are essential to life on Earth. They are primary decomposers of decaying matter, recycling spent, dead and dying material into organic, fertile soil capable of growing carbon-storing forests, lush river valleys and rich fields for human agriculture. Because of their ability to break things down, fungi play a central role in the growing science of bioremediation, as humans begin to confront and repair ecosystems damaged with plastic litter, agricultural poisons, nuclear waste and chemical and oil spills. Fungi show incredible promise in returning these intractable-seeming waste streams into

Fungi are one of the most mysterious kingdoms of life on Earth. Scientists estimate that at least 90% of fungus species remain unknown and undocumented, despite their everyday importance in our lives.

harmless environmental elements. Amazingly, in one recent experiment scientists grew oyster mushrooms out of plastic waste in just a few short months, reducing waste volume by 80% while producing edible oyster mushrooms. Fungi are one of the most mysterious kingdoms of life on Earth. Scientists estimate that at least 90% of fungus species remain unknown and undocumented, despite their everyday importance in our lives. One of the most interesting developments in mycology (another word for fungus) research is that of mapping communication networks spanning the underground webs of fungal organisms and trees and plants within forest communities. Recent research reveals that fungi are constantly communicating via electrical and chemical signals, and that different branches of the same fungal network spread over a vast space are capable of sharing nutrients with depleted areas of the network. Fungi also seem to facilitate a similar sharing of resources within separate, distinct trees and plants in old-growth forest communities. For example, scientists have shown through peer-reviewed field experiments that forest trees warn one another of insect pests, herbivore predations and toxic shifts in the physical environment, allowing surrounding trees to mount chemical defenses. In addition, mature trees dying of old age will share their remaining nutrient stores with younger, smaller trees nearby before their demise. Scientists speculate that much of this communication and chemical sharing is enabled by the fungal networks that span healthy, diverse forests, connecting trees to one another. This research is groundbreaking because it calls into question one of the basic premises of evolutionary biology: survival of the fittest or the belief that life on Earth is a constant battle for limited

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resources. While the critical science of this work is still emergent, early conclusions drawn from decades of fieldwork provide a hopeful and helpful alternative moral compass for our human community as well, predicated on communication, resource-sharing and cooperation for the betterment of the whole. This work underlines how little we still understand about the complexity and interdependence of old-growth habitats. Much of the recent work on mycelial webs within forests was triggered by foresters who realized that the replanting of logged forests with a single species of trees wasn’t working. Despite extra water and care, young trees were unable to survive in clear cut landscapes. Current scientific thought points to the fact that logged landscapes often cause the erosion and degradation of the recently-exposed soil surface, which damages or kills the fungal network partly responsible for feeding and nurturing young trees, to the detriment of replanted monocultures. I wrote an article this September on the Forest Service’s proposal to log old growth pine forests in our backcountry backyard along the Pine Mountain ridgeline. Perhaps science’s growing recognition of the interconnection and interdependence of seemingly disparate wild lives is another caution against such a proposal. Alena Steen is coordinator of the Carpinteria Garden Park, an organic community garden located at 4855 5th St., developed by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department. Community members rent a plot to grow their own fresh produce. For more information, visit carpinteria.ca.us/parks-and-recreation or contact Alena at alenas@ci.carpinteria.ca.us.


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7:02 p.m. / Driving without a License / Linden Avenue

A deputy stopped a vehicle for a moving violation. The driver was cited for driving without a license.

Thursday / Dec. 3

2 a.m. / Driving without a License / Casitas Pass Road

A deputy stopped a driver who failed to stop for a ashing red. The driver was cited for failing to stop and for driving without a license. A licensed driver arrived and assisted with driving the man’s vehicle home.

8:52 a.m. / Found Item / 4000 block Via Real

The manager of Chevron turned in a United States passport and a social security card that was left behind by a customer. The items were booked as found property.

10:04 a.m. / Theft / Ogan Road

A man called to report that the catalytic converter from his Ford F350 was stolen sometime between Dec. 2 and Dec. 3. A saw blade was left behind and is believed to have been used in the theft. The blade was sent to forensics for processing.

3:19 p.m. / Battery / Location Withheld

An older man, who is terminally ill, called to reported that his nephew had punched him several times after a dispute over using his cellphone. The man signed a citizen’s arrest for the battery and his nephew was arrested and booked at Santa Barbara County Jail.

Friday / Dec. 4

1 a.m. / Drugs / 4000 block Via Real

A deputy contacted a man who was walking in the parking lot of 7-Eleven. The deputy arrested the man for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

7:30 p.m. / Found Purse / Bailard Avenue

A woman called to report that she had found a purse on top of a parked vehicle. A found property report was taken. The owner of the purse contacted a deputy and the purse was returned to her.

Saturday / Dec. 5

12:56 a.m. / Open Container / Linden Avenue

Deputies contacted a man who was in possession of an open beer while walking on Linden Avenue. He was cited and released.

2:30 a.m. / Drug Paraphernalia / Via Real and Poplar Street

A deputy stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. During the contact, deputies learned that the passenger was on probation. The deputy had located a meth pipe inside the vehicle that belonged to the passenger. He was cited and released. The driver was driving on a suspended license. A relative responded to the scene to drive the vehicle home. The driver was cited and released.

Sunday, Dec. 6

6 p.m. / Speeding / Hwy 101 Northbound

A deputy stopped a vehicle that was heading northbound on Hwy 101 for excessive speeding. The deputy conducted a record check on the driver and confirmed that the driver was unlicensed with a warrant out of San Luis Obispo County. The driver was cited for speeding and for driving without a license.

11:19 p.m. / Drugs / Nipomo Drive

A man was sitting in his vehicle with

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another male. Both were on probation and during a search of the man, methamphetamine was found on his person. He was cited for possession of meth.

Monday, Dec. 07

7:47 a.m. / Grand Theft / Carpinteria Avenue

An unknown suspect(s) stole two catalytic converters off of the victim’s work vehicles.

10:35 a.m. / Drugs / Via Real

Deputies contacted a man after he had been in a verbal argument with his girlfriend. The suspect was found in a nearby hotel. He consented to a search of his room. Inside the room, deputies located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, suspected heroin and prescription medication that was made out to another unknown person. The suspect was cited and released.

3:40 p.m. / Meth and Heroin / 5200 block 8th Street

A Ventura resident was stopped for driving in the bike lane. Upon contact, the deputy noticed a piece of foil with burn marks and a bong in plain view. The driver was also holding a container with meth and heroin in his hand which he reluctantly gave up. During a search of the vehicle, a baggie with an unknown white substance, stolen credit cards and a California driver’s license were found. The man was cited.

Tuesday, Dec. 08

2:36 p.m. / Assault / 1500 block Santa Monica Road

A pair of coworkers got into an argument and an altercation broke out. Both parties accused the other of starting the fight. Both subjects had minor injuries and refused medical attention. One male did not want to file charges, but the other male signed a citizen’s arrest form against the man since the man had hit him on the head with a wooden handle of a scrub brush. The report was sent to the District Attorney’s office.

9:07 p.m. / Public Intoxication / 800 block Linden Avenue

Deputies responded to a report of a disturbing subject at Smart Final. pon arrival, deputies made contact with a man who was very intoxicated. He was arrested and booked into jail.

3:38 a.m. / Weapons / 5400 block Carpinteria Avenue

A deputy stopped a vehicle in front of the Post Office for an equipment violation. When the deputy made contact with the driver, an open container of alcohol was located in plain view. A subsequent pat down of the driver yielded methamphetamine. A search of the vehicle yielded additional drugs and drug paraphernalia. The suspect/driver also admitted to being in possession of two “Ghost Guns” in his backpack. Both weapons were located in a backpack and both were loaded. The man also had a handcuff key on a chain around his neck. He was arrested and transported to Santa Barbara County Jail.

Wednesday Dec. 09

8:55 a.m. / Vandalism / 5000 block Carpinteria Avenue

An unknown suspect threw a rock at the front window of ack’s Bistro Famous Bagels, which caused the window to shatter. The repair costs were estimated at approximately $400.

1:58 p.m. / Theft / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road

While visiting a friend, the victim’s

rear license plate was stolen. There was no suspect information. The license plate was entered into the stolen vehicle system.

responded and retrieved the vehicle.

9:30 p.m. / Drugs / 1100 block Hill Road

A man was riding his bike without any lights. Deputies stopped the man and while talking to him, a light bulb used to smoke meth was observed in plain view in the side pocket of his backpack. The light bulb had a usable amount of meth and he was cited.

Thursday, Dec. 10

10 p.m. / DUI / 1000 block Casitas Pass Road

A deputy stopped a vehicle for speeding. While talking to the driver, the deputy noticed a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the driver’s breath. The driver was 20-years-old and provided a breath sample which confirmed that he had been drinking. The driver was released to his grandmother and an offense report was submitted to the District Attorney’s office requesting charges of DUI.

Saturday Dec. 12

9:28 p.m. / Drugs / Bates Road at Hwy 101

A deputy conducted a traffic stop due to a vehicle not having a passenger side headlight. The male passenger was on Ventura County probation and in possession of meth. The passenger was cited.

2 a.m. / Theft / Rincon Beach parking lot

A man filed a report regarding burglary. The victim had parked his vehicle at the upper parking lot at Rincon. When he returned to his vehicle, he discovered that an unknown suspect(s) had forced themselves into his vehicle and had taken his wallet which contained his credit cards and driver’s license. His credit card was used by the suspect at an unknown location.

1:04 a.m. / Suspended License / Carpinteria Avenue

A driver was stopped due to her rear license plate not having the correct year tab. A record check also showed that she was driving with a suspended driver’s license. She was cited.

3:15 a.m. / Drugs / Bates Road at Hwy 101

Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding. The deputies contacted the driver and found heroin on his person. He was cited for possession of heroin.

Friday, Dec. 11

12:55 p.m. / Unlicensed Driver / Linden Avenue


A deputy stop a vehicle after it failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver was contacted and a record check showed he was unlicensed. The driver was issued a citation for the stop sign violation and for driving without a license. His father

2 a.m. / Parking Citations / Santa Claus Beach

Due to numerous complaints of campers at Santa Claus Beach, 19 parking citations were written after 2 a.m

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ACROSS 1 "Coffee Cantata" 14 composer 17 5 Completely bungle 20 21 9 Ho-hum BY JIM CAMPOS 23 14 Canyon call 15 James Former Italian and Pearl Slaybaugh started the 28 29 30 money process of creating a racetrack on their 34 Unsocial sort 16 Carpinteria Bluffs property in 1946, and 17 Cast they hadoffa great deal 37 of help from the State with community to do it. Men 18 Carpinteria 41 likeconviction Ray Rollins, oe40Escareno Sr., Tom 19 Put into words Ota and others pitched in to grade the 45 46 Office 20 track withassistant their landscaping equipment 48 23 andLaundry elbow grease to make the 49dream measure project come true. Backing the 51 project Moe or Curly 24 were two experienced promoters from 57 58 Murphy 59 28 Atomic process Robert Tulare, California, and 31 White as a sheet ack Harwood. They62assured the Santa Bikini Planning top 33 Barbara Commission that the 65 34 Vegas Thunderbowl proposed racetrack was headliner, e.g. under the sponsorship of the United Auction unit 36 Racing Association for midget racing and 37 Bygone ruler DOWN would not include motorcycles. 38 Writing Sticky stuff 1 Ballpark in the Grapevine uly Aug., Batman's beverage 39 2011 , on Washington and Roxie Grant Crowning point hideaway Lapidus reported that2 many concerned 40 Gymnast's goal alarm 3 Stylish citizens expressed at a town meetyield They 41 4 Innkeeper ingAquifer's of 50 people. were countered 45 Far from subtle by Varnish other citizens who5 fully backed the More than miffed ingredient proposal, however. 6Washington and ____ to riches cookie 46 7 Nabisco Lapidus note that a Mrs. Hill thought 47 Not very often favorite “the smoky dump of Carpinteria (the 48 Football team 8 Tip offsite was a Dump Road waste removal big could count 9 Talk bigger nuisance than any racetrack 50 without resident 10 Powerball, forsite be,”Manage while another said, “the helpnot be more unsightly one could than the 51 Hard labor to 11 the Aardvark present camp on other snack side of Get more a looktrouble at understand town, nor could there 12 be any End of the Slip up 57 13 than there is now at this labor camp.” 21 Below par of the Greek alphabet A rancher put the cherry on top 60 Bamboozles 22 ____ of Mana dig pro-side of the argument by taking Like Glinda of Not quite 61 25saying at other local ranchers, “All good Oz do not come on spherical things lemon trees.” A 62 Act was servile yearBona laterfide in 194 , the 26 dream a reality. Fairy the tale Thunderbowl opener 27 Place getshow a 63 Once gottothe 64 Pro's foe bite rolling, the Slaybaugh’s introduced enter65 Placesideshows for a fine _____: fit taining to 28 theInmain attraction Breakspectacular open bracelet 29were of the midgets. There 66 Must have Position through leaps from one ramp30 to another 67 Twiggy digs 31 God-fearing hoops of fire for motorcycles, destruction derbies for jalopies, crashing through lit bales of hay, and more. By 1950, the midget racing was replaced

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by jalopies, and some of those races were 22 only. One of the women for female drivers was Heila Paulson who would later rise to 24 25 26 27 fame as a stock car driver at more presti31 32 venues in the United 33 gious racing States. She was, in fact, the first woman to drive 35 36 in a NASCAR stock car race. 38 39 According to Washington and Lapidus Grapevine, Sept. Oct., 2011 the end 42 43 44 of the Thunderbowl era in Carpinteria 47 to do specifically with might have had jalopy drivers matriculating to stock cars. 50 alopies old cars from the 19 0s were getting 52 53scarce and on their54way 55 out 56 by 195 , and stock cars were in. 60 61 About the time the Thunderbowl was coming to a close, another 63 64 racetrack was graded in Carpinteria downtown. Ray 66 67 Rollins, who had a hand in landscaping the original Thunderbowl, put Syndicate a small Copyright 2013 by The Puzzle oval track on the corner of Holly and 32Carpinteria Shakespearean Closethe watch avenues49where Rosebro "shortly" 50track Property divider Garage is located. The was designed atwitter Screen for symbol 35forAllrace car drivers in52training, young39sters TypeC’mon of sweater 53 Out of here kids, build your own go-cart 41and Lobbed 54 Kind of china Pichead over to Rollins’ racetrack explosive A whole bunch 55 tures of boys, like onnie ohnson, adorn 42the "Atlas 56 Blue-pencil office walls at Rosebro’s Garage to Shrugged" in asays lab that this day. A note in 57 theEggs garage author 58 Russell the older Colson brothers fromCrowe Colson’s 43Garage, Ready presumably to go, film, "Cinderella Tommy and “G.G.” perhaps ___" ames , always won the races. Antlered animal 44 Desire 59 the With the closure of Thunderbowl, Answer to Last Week's Crossword race cars whizzing around the track came to an end. S W I This P E does D not A mean S L though E E P that theHtrack C A R was L Inot E in use. C HThose A R motorcyM E R cles R E that R Ewere A Dnot S meant C OtoCbeAraced I N on E it when E A Rthe racetrack N E P Topened U N Ein 194 N A, now N S T Oit A R A I SThe E Thunderbowl, P E N T made their domain. T H O Nthe G stands I C and E barricades, D A N C E without beS E Ma haven I N Afor R motorcyclists. R O O S T E R came M O W W I T C A R have A M aEstory L U photo N L Ethat A tells S H a If you or E L A part T E of Carpinteria’s A S P Yhistory, U C Cplease A unique R I M Jim E atS drsjcampos@gmail.com. U E D E P E O NTo contact I M more P C E Carpinteria N T R A L T during O G learn about History S E A W A R D A G I T A T E COVID closure, visit the Historical Society E N G O R G E F L O A T E R & Museum’s website www.carpinteriahistoriT E N D E R T E N N E R calmuseum.org to access more articles on local

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reader sends a halo to Master Sam V illeg as for his patience and encouragement towards his students. “ You are very appreciated.”

A reader sends a halo to the P laza P layhou se T heater for a wonderful play about relationships in different stages of life. “ A lso to its ex panded program offerings each year.” A

reader sends a halo to Rox anne’s for making the reader’s daughter’s sewing birthday party very special. “ S pecial thanks to Ranelle, Calista and Beck y for their patience and kindness.” A reader sends a halo to the Concha Lom a crepe m aster. “ A great reminder of what a great neighborhood we live in. T hank you.” A

reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria H ig h School cu stod ian who found and returned the cell phone the reader lost while attending a girls basketball game. LEE HAMMOCK

A reader sends a halo to Z ook er’s Restau rant. “ Your V alentine meal was fabulous.”

The lay a ghs are ict red here in a year after the Th nder owl’s closure, each with a trophy they had won. James and SwPearl thededicaidea A reader sends a halo to CH S w ater polo/ sw im coach Bryan arm had for his of building the racetrack. Opening day in 1947 drew over 6,000 people in tion, compassion and love for his players, families and community. “ We all love you, attendance. “If you build it, they will come!” Coach, and want to say thank you.” The go-kart racetrack


reader sends a here halo to Deacon Mik e at S t. J osephs Church for the inspiring A sh pictured was Wednesday service he provided for Confirmation Classes I and II.

on the lot where the Rosebro Garage A reader sends a halo to Anita at Do I t Best H ard w are for her willingness to track now resides. Lonnie down all the parts and pieces to fix a leaky faucet. “It works. Thanks!” Johnson is the driver in thisA 1959 readerphoto. sends a pitchfork to a cu stom er of a local resale shop who acNote the cused aoriginal loyal volunteer of aiding and abetting what she suspected to be Reyes aMarket thief. “ N inotthe only was that person not stealing, she is also a volunteer.” background, and the ENCOA service reader station sends a pitchfork to the sherif f ’s d epu ty who did not yield to inthe what is today an reader in a crosswalk on F eb. 13 at 1:4 0 p.m. as he was traveling from empty lot across from Carpinteria A venue and turning onto Maple A venue. the Sansum Clinic on A reader sends a pitchfork Carpinteria Avenue. to those w ho w ater d ow n the street. “ Destroying the environment for future generations should be a crime. U se a broom, lazy.”


A reader sends a pitchfork to a local shop that would not refund the reader’s money a day after she purchased an old, used metal typewriter table. “ My landlord found one for me the next day, and I have no use for the original.”

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Carpinteria Creek W atershed Coalition, 10 a.m.-noon, Council Chambers, City H all, 5 7 7 5 Carpinteria A ve., 6 8 4 -5 4 0 5


Monday, February 25 at the Carpinteria Thunderbowl. Paulson Heila Paulson is in a jalopy

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Carpinteria V alley W ater District, Board of Directors meeting, 5 :3 0 p.m., Council Chambers, City H all, 5 7 7 5 Carpinteria A ve., 6 8 4 -2 8 16 SB Cou nty P lanning Com m ission meeting, 9 a.m., 12 3 E . A napamu S t., R m. 17 , S anta B arbara, 5 6 8 -2 0 0 0


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P u b lic N o tic e s ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as ( 1 ) Z A N E B O O K K E E P IN G (2 ) Z A N E B O O K K E E P IN G S E R V IC E S (3 ) Z A N E B O O K K E E P IN G P L U S at 3463 STATE STREET, SUITE 298, SANTA BARBARA, 93105. Full name of registrant(s): A D R I A N E A P A S S A N I at s a m e a d d r e s s a s a b o v e . This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/13/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 1, 2020. Signed: ADRIANE PASSANI, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 7 9 6 . Publish: Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10, 2020 _________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as Q U A L I T Y W A S H A N D D E T A I L at 4228 APT 3 CARPINTERIA AVE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 (m a i l i n g a d d r e s s : P O B o x 1 3 2 2 , S u m m e r l a n d , C A 9 3 0 6 7 ) . Full name of registrant(s): G E N E W A N E K at s a m e a d d r e s s a s a b o v e . This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/20/2020. The registrant began transacting business on August 7, 2000. Signed: GENE WANEK, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 8 4 9 . Publish: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2020 _________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as W E S T E R N L A N D C L E A R I N G at 175 OCEAN VIEW AVE, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013 (m a i l i n g a d d re s s : P O B o x 5 0 2 1 5 , S a n ta B a rb a ra , C A 9 3 1 5 0 ) . Full name of registrant(s): R O B I N S O N , J A S O N M at s a m e a d d r e s s a s a b o v e . This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 10/29/2020. The registrant began transacting business on October 15, 2020. Signed: JASON ROBINSON. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 6 6 6 . Publish: December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020 _________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/ are doing business as S A N T A B A R B A R A E S T A T E S at 1072 CASITAS PASS ROAD, 139, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): C H R I S T O P H E R A P A G E at s a m e a d d r e s s a s a b o v e . This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/24/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov 6, 2000. Signed: CHRISTOPHER PAGE, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 8 6 9 . Publish: December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020

_________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as B L U S H B R E A T H B O U T I Q U E at 1340 LIMU DR, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): T A N Y A S E V E R I A N O at s a m e a d d r e s s a s a b o v e . This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/09/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 7, 2020. Signed: T A N Y A S E V E R I A N O . In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 7 6 8 . Publish: December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020 _________________________________ IN T H E M A T T E R O F T H E A P P L IC A T IO N O F L A U R E N A D E L L E B IS H O P O R D E R T O S H O W C A U S E F O R C H A N G E O F N A M E : C A S E N O . 2 0 C V 0 3 6 1 5 T O A L L IN T E R E S T E D P E R S O N S : Petitioner: L A U R E N A D E L L E B I S H O P filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: L A U R E N A D E L L E B IS H O P Proposed name: A D E L L E L A R U E B IS H O P T H E C O U R T O R D E R S 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. N O T I C E O F H E A R I N G January 12, 2021 at 10:00 am, Dept: 3, Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. A copy of this order to Show Cause shall be published in the Carpinteria-Summerland Coastal View a newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county, at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for the hearing on the petition. Dated November 18, 2020 by Thomas P. Anderle, Judge of the Superior Court. F I L E D B Y the Superior Court of California County of Santa Barbara on 11/18/2020. Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer by Chavez, Terri, Deputy Clerk. Publish: December 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as A F B C O N S T R U C T I O N S E R V I C E S at 310 PINE AVE, GOLETA, CA 93117. Full name of registrant(s): A N T H O N Y B U S H E Y at 310 PINE AVE UNIT C, GOLETA, CA 93117. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 11/18/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 1, 2020. Signed: ANTHONY BUSHEY, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 8 2 3 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as ( 1 ) V I C T O R M C C O N N E L L IT (2 ) V IC T O R M C C O N N E L L V I D E O G R A P H Y at 85 W HIGHWAY 246, BUELLTON, CA 93427. Full name of registrant(s): V I C T O R M C C O N N E L L at 1551 W HIGHWAY 246, BUELLTON, CA 93427. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 12/04/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 1, 2020. Signed: VICTOR MCCONNELL. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant

Coastal View News • Carpinteria, California to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 9 3 3 .

business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 9 7 3 .

Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as C R E A T I N G C O N N E C T I O N S at 3510 VIA REAL, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. Full name of registrant(s): I S I S I C A S T A N E D A at SAME ADDRESS. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 12/04/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 16, 2020. Signed: I SIS I CASTANEDA. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 9 3 8 .

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Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as P R E F E R R E D P R O P E R T I E S at 4760 CAMINO DEL REY, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93110. Full name of registrant(s): A L I S O N J C R O W T H E R at SAME ADDRESS. This business is conducted by a n I n d i v i d u a l . This statement was filed with the County 12/03/2020. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: ALISON J CROWTHER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 2 9 1 7 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as C U T N C U R E C R E A T I O N S at 329 N M ST UNIT 2, LOMPOC, CA 93436 Full name of registrant(s): (1 ) J U S T IN E T O M L IN S O N (2 ) D E N IS E V T O M L I N S O N at 329 N M ST UNIT 2, LOMPOC, CA 93436. This business is conducted by a G e n e r a l P a r t n e r s h i p . This statement was filed with the County 11/30/2020. The registrant began transacting business on Nov. 1, 2020. Signed: JUSTIN E TOMLINSON. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business name in violation of the rights of another under Federal, State, or common law (see section 1441 Et Seq., Business and Professions code). I hereby certify this copy is a correct copy of the original statement on file in my office. Joseph E. Holland, County Clerk-Recorder (SEAL) F B N 2 0 2 0 -0 0 0 2 8 8 9 . Publish: December 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 ________________________________ F I C T I T I O U S B U S I N E S S N A M E S T A T E M E N T . The following Entity(ies) is/are doing business as S A N T A B A R B A R A H O L I S T I C H E A L T H C E N T E R at 38 S LA CUMBRE RD. STE 2, SANTA BARBARA, CA 93105. Full name of registrant(s): ( 1 ) D O U G L A S W S M I T H , D . C . ( 2 ) S H E E L A H R S M I T H , L . A . C . at 4174 VIA MARCINA, CARPINTERIA, CA 93013. This business is conducted by a M a r r i e d C o u p l e . This statement was filed with the County 12/11/2020. The registrant began transacting business on N/A. Signed: SHEELAH SMITH, OWNER. In accordance with subdivision (a) of section 17920, a fictitious name statement generally expires at the end of five years from the date on which it was filed in the office of the County Clerk, except, as provided in subdivision (b) of section 17920, where it expires 40 days after any change in the facts set forth in the statement pursuant to section 17913 other than a change in the residence address of a registered owner. A new fictitious business name must be filed before the expiration. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious

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To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of Ronald Shu, a.k.a. Shourong Shu. A PETITION FOR PROBATE has been filed by Jeff Y. Shu in the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara. The PETITION FOR PROBATE requests that Jeff Y. Shu be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. THE PETITION requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. THE PETITION requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A HEARING on the petition will be held on January 7, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. in Dept. 5 of the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Barbara, Anacapa Division, at 1100 Anacapa Street, P.O. Box 21107, Santa Barbara, CA, 93121-1107. IF YOU OBJECT to the granting of a petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. IF YOU ARE A CREDITOR or a contingent creditor of the deceased, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within four months from the date of first issuance of letters as provided in Probate Code section 9100. The time for filing claims will not expire before four months from the heating date noticed above. YOU MAY EXAMINE the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: Neal E. Bartlett, Esq. 4299 Carpinteria Ave., STE 101 Carpinteria, CA 93013 805-576-7693 E L E C T R O N I C A L LY F I L E D 11/19/2020 by April Garcia, Deputy, for Darrel E. Parker, Executive Officer. Publish: Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 2020 ________________________________ C O A S T A L V I E W N E W S DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT advertising which is deceptive, fraudulent, or which might otherwise violate the law or accepted standards of taste. However, this publication does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of any advertisement, nor the quality of the goods and services advertised. Readers are cautioned to thoroughly investigate all claims made in any advertisements, and to use good judgment and reasonable care, particularly when dealing with the persons unknown to you who ask for money in advance of delivery of the goods or services advertised.


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On Dec. 12, the gift, home and garden shop, Folly, held an open-air market in their back patio featuring local artists in a safe environment. Folly is now located in the former Porch retail space at 3823 Santa Claus Lane. Alyssa Remington, Folly owner, said she hopes to hold an open air market every month. For more information, visit follyvintagehome.com.


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Volunteering ‘round the clock with Liz Pretzinger

As a retired registered nurse, I feel very confident in these efforts, and have not known a single fellow volunteer who has tested positive for Covid-19 over the last nine months. That is very good considering the number of people we serve.



Tell me about one of your most meaningful memories as a volunteer. One of the most enjoyable rewards of my volunteer experience is the extraordinary people I meet. The range of talents, careers and experiences are truly remarkable. Female airline pilots, best-selling authors, physicians, nurses, city planners, UCSB students from around the world, all wanting to give their energy to a worthy cause. And on the other end, the clients we serve are of equally good character. They’re just at a point in life where they need a little more support and care. It is truly a win-win service to all.

LAUREN GRAF To Carpinteria’s Liz Pretzinger, volunteering is practically a full-time job. She spends nearly 30 hours each week volunteering in the community. Farmers Market frequenters may know Pretzinger and her husband BD Dautch from Earthtrine Farm, which has been growing organic produce since 1986 with the mission to make fresh vegetables available to the community. During the Covid-19 pandemic, Pretzinger saw the increasing food insecurity in her local community and wanted to help. Whether she’s distributing groceries with the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County or tending to the garden beds of the Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade’s Trinity Gardens, Pretzinger always has a lot on her plate to ensure that her neighbors have something to eat on theirs. The lion’s share of Pretzinger’s volunteer hours is devoted to helping out with the Foodbank. Because of the pandemic, Carpinteria has seen a 300% increase in need, and many residents like Pretzinger have answered the call to action. “Liz is an integral part of our Covid-19 emergency response,” said Jordan Jenkins, Foodbank community engagement coordinator. “Whether she is delivering Brown Bags to seniors, packing emergency food boxes, or leading Backyard Bounty gleans, Liz serves the community with commitment and a smile.” Pretzinger also regularly lends her farming experience to tend to the Bucket Brigade’s Trinity Gardens Growing Community project, in which local volunteers safely gather to maintain a community garden. The organic produce is then donated to families in need across Santa Barbara County. And if you thought that Pretzinger already had a full schedule, she also dedicates nearly 10 to 15 hours a month as a volunteer for CASA of Ventura County, advocating for two teenagers in Oxnard. Before the pandemic, Pretzinger also used her experience as a registered nurse to volunteer at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.

Liz Pretzinger volunteers at a Foodbank of Santa Barbara County emergency food distribution site. Can you tell me a little bit about your life in Carpinteria? My husband BD and I came to Carpinteria in 1986. We were looking for a home to raise our family, as well as a bit of land to farm, and we found a small piece of land in Gobernador Canyon. We’ve continued to farm there, as well as in Ojai. Although we are busy with our farm, as well as raising our children, over the years, I’ve tried to be involved in serving the larger community. How did you first begin volunteering in Carpinteria? It really started at Project Recovery, a Santa Barbara program for women in recovery for substance abuse. That led the way to becoming foster parents and adopting two of our four children. As the children grew and began to lead their own lives, I had more time and energy to devote to the larger community. I started to volunteer as an ambassador at the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, as well as at CASA of Ventura County. The Covid-19 pandemic changed that. No longer able to volunteer at the hospital, and with minimal interaction with my CASA kids, I stumbled on the Foodbank of Santa Barbara. I had seen the huge lineup of cars for the Carpinteria food distribution on Wednesdays and was guided to sign up on the foodbank website. After volunteering for a few of the Carpinteria


events, I came to realize there were plenty of helping hands in this generous town and started signing up for events in Santa Barbara. That was early March, and I have been involved in many wonderful foodbank volunteer opportunities. I helped lead four Brown Bag home delivery services from Carpinteria to Goleta, a food distribution to hundreds of families on Santa Barbara Westside, pack both produce and dry good boxes for families and glean large amounts of produce from generous patrons in the county. On average, I commit up to 20 hours per week for this wonderful organization! What does your work at the Foodbank look like during the pandemic? The Foodbank has been the perfect fit for me during this most unusual time. The organization is very aware and proactive regarding safety concerns, for both clients and volunteers. All shifts are started with a thorough handwashing, gloving, masking and temperature evaluation. We do our very best to maintain social distancing. Any food item that touches the ground is discarded.

You Can Help

Learn more about volunteering at these organizations: Foodbank of Santa Barbara County: foodbanksbc.volunteerhub.com, volunteersb@foodbanksbc.org CASA of Ventura County: casaofventuracounty.org/how-to-help/, info@ casaofventuracounty.org, (805) 3893120. Santa Barbara Bucket Brigade: bucketbrigade.volunteerhub.com, contactus@ sbbucketbrigade.org Trinity Gardens Santa Barbara: trinitygardenssb.org, hello@trinitygardenssb.org Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital: cottagehealth.org/donate/volunteer-cottage-health/, volunteering@sbch.org, (805) 569-7357. Lauren Graf is an undergraduate at California Lutheran University, studying art and communication with an emphasis in advertising and public relations. She is a Carpinteria native with a passion for creating an hopes to wor with nonpro ts some a . She previously wrote the summers series “Keeping Carpinteria Weird” and “Through the Lens of Gen Z” for Coastal View News.

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Dear Santa… For Christmas, I would like Pokemon and a PS5. From, Mac L., Age 7 For Christmas, I would like a golden pro scooter. From, Elijah C., Age 7 For Christmas, I would like a toy robot. From, Jacob V., Age 7 For Christmas, I would like toys and books. From, Matthew D., Age 7 For Christmas, I would like a Tobi watch, a remote-control T-Rex and American Girl Stuff. From, Bryce G., Age 8 For Christmas, I would like toy dragons, a kaleidoscope, a plush shark and a shark encyclopedia. I have been good all year and have learned all my math facts. How fast can your reindeer fly? Thank you for working so hard to make all the children happy! From, Matthias P., Age 7 All I want for Christmas is my family. I miss my family. Love, Marin B., 2nd Grade For Christmas, I would like a hover board, Harry Potter Legos, a new backpack, headphones and a Harry Potter Slytherin sweater. From, Alejandra D., Age 8 For Christmas, I would like a big scooter that lights up and is the color blue. Please bring me Fly Guy books. Santa, I will leave you some cookies and milk. From, Kalynn R., Age 8 For Christmas, I would like kinetic sand and a Barbie. From, Mia P., Age 8 For Christmas, I would like a 26-inch camouflage SE bike, orange, brown and black, please. From, Darey M., Age 7

Please don't steal our gifts like the Grinch. We need holiday cheer this year because we are all losing people that we all love. Please stop Covid! My Christmas list is: A fox that's name is Ash, please! I want all people to have a good life filled with what they love most. Please spread happiness across the world. I also want five watches. Four for my friends and one more me. It was also my DREAM to have a dog. But sadly, I never got one. Please, please, please! I also really, really want a bell from your sleigh or an elf. Fake or real. You can choose. And I love that you make everyone happy. For Christmas I won't be at my grandparent's because of Covid-19. Sorry! Love, Sophia B., 2nd Grade

Hi. I'm tired of Covid and masks and all that other stuff. So, let's make a deal. You bring the best vaccine and I'm going to be sooooooo good. The pandemic is soooooo t o u g h f o r eve r yo n e . I already stopped the Grinch. But, I don't know how to stop Covid. Make it the best Christmas. Love, Petra T., 2nd Grade P.S. We need you! Please don't steal our presents like the Grinch! Because it would make me sad. From, Lucas C. 2nd Grade

It is my dream to have a dog that I can cuddle. Also, I want a collar for the dog. I love animals. I love, love, love animals. Bye Santa! Love, Autumn F., 2nd Grade Will you be wearing a mask? Hope not! I want a Harry Potter book like the Tales of Bottle the Beard, Quidditch Through the Ages, or the eighth Harry Potter book and The Cursed Child. And maybe a wand or an owl. Also, I would like a game, or a sweet. From, Isaac C., 2nd Grade For Christmas, I would like new Barbies and an LOL camper. From, London I., Age 7

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Brief truce in cannabis wars: CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10

Dean, a medical doctor, had appealed the Wingerdens’ project at 1540 Cravens after it was approved for a zoning permit by county planning staff. She told the commission that she believed she had contracted asthma, suffered from dizziness and had trouble sleeping because of the noxious odors from nearby cannabis operations. “I encourage the commissioners to visit Carpinteria and smell for themselves,” Dean wrote in an Aug. 26 letter, naming such hot spots as Via Real and Foothill Road between Cravens and Nidever Road; Carpinteria High School along Foothill, and the intersection of Foothill and Casitas Pass Road. Some residents in these neighborhoods have long complained of headaches, watery eyes, sore throats and respiratory problems from the stench of marijuana. “If you live here, hardly a day goes by that you don’t smell cannabis,” Dean wrote. Last week, Dean withdrew her appeal in a letter to county staff, citing the Van Wingerdens’ “diligent efforts” and “willingness to work with the community.” “I look forward to a time when the county makes a meaningful effort to address the air quality problems cannabis is introducing in our communities,” she wrote.

“Science lab”

The CVW project sets a high bar for three dozen other cannabis greenhouse

operations in Carpinteria Valley, 10 of them owned by members of the extended Van Wingerden family. Cindy and David Van Wingerden hope their farm will serve as a “science lab” for testing and refining odor control technology. But it’s not clear whether other growers will voluntarily follow their lead. The carbon scrubbers alone cost between $12,000 and $16,000 each. One Byers vapor system costs $47,000 and a large cannabis operation may need several. Graham Farrar, vice-president of the Cannabis Association for Responsible Producers (CARP) Growers, representing 14 cannabis operators with 22 farms, called the Van Wingerdens’ agreement with the coalition “awesome and incredibly more productive than the appeal pathway that accomplishes very little that’s constructive and is expensive for the grower.” “I would rather see growers spend money on filters that people want, rather than on lawyers,” Farrar said. “An appeal can cost more than $100,000.” But Farrar regards Byers’ carbon scrubbers and Kram’s vapor monitoring system as unproven technologies. Cindy and David Van Wingerden, he said, are “signing up for stuff that may not actually resolve the community’s issue … We’d like to do some testing and prove what works.” Farrar said CARP Growers plans to pay for and install a regional weather monitoring network that can more accurately pinpoint the sources of cannabis odors and show how they travel around the valley. Most Carpinteria growers, including

Farrar, use the Byers vapor system, which was originally designed for solid waste. It relies on a blend of plant oils and water called Ecosorb, which is vaporized to mix with and neutralize the smelly gases from cannabis in the outside air. But the vapor system gets periodically overwhelmed in the early morning when blackout curtains are raised and the greenhouse vents are opened, or “burped.” Many residents have come to expect a stink at that time of day. They also report that Ecosorb has an irritating soapy “laundromat” smell, and they question whether its safety has been sufficiently studied. Byers says the vapor smells like lemons and notes that it is used in hospitals for odor control. The county Air Pollution Control District has found no air toxics in Ecosorb. In search of something better, Byers says he spent 18 months designing his carbon air filtration systems for cannabis greenhouses and processing buildings. He’s already received orders for 57 scrubbers in Carpinteria. He believes they will reduce the need for Ecosorb by 50 percent.

No size fits all

Every “grow” is different; some are not located near residences, and each must contend with a unique micro-climate. With Byers’ help, Collin Dvorak, the owner of Pacific Grown Organics, is trying something new at his long and narrow cannabis greenhouse at 5892 Via Real. Instead of scrubbers, he’s installing a Byers vapor system inside the greenhouse


in a closed chamber, where the smell of marijuana can more be neutralized more efficiently. Fans mounted on one side of the building will force the air into the chamber on the other side. Dvorak hopes to begin cultivation next year. In September, he became the first grower in the county to negotiate an odor control agreement with the coalition; the Van Wingerdens used it as a model for theirs. Dvorak’s project had been approved by county staff, but it was appealed. That’s when Dvorak started meeting with coalition members in their front yards and his own. “I knew I was going to have to look someone in the face and tell them I was doing all I could,” he said. “Essentially, I’m having to self-regulate, going far beyond the ordinance.” Dvorak said he “certainly received a lot of blowback” from growers who thought he had gone too far. “There’s a general sentiment that the concessions that are made will never be enough,” he said. “But this is not a couple of cranky neighbors who have nothing better to do. If we want to have the strongest cannabis hub in California, we should be willing to address the concerns that our community has. The industry needs to turn and confront this with sobriety. We need to do more.” Melinda Burns volunteers as a freelance journalist in Santa Barbara as a community service. She offers her news reports to multiple local publications, at the same time, for free.

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