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Carpinteria Masonic Center awarded two Carpinteria High School Seniors, Agustin Gonzales (left) and Alejandra Cardona-Vega (right), a certificate and check to help them with their continued studies. The two students pictured (center) are with Teacher Sarah Rochiltzer (to the right of Cardona…

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The Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, April 26, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Rincon Beach Club. Featured speakers include Congressman Salud Carbajal of the 24th Congressional District and Vartan Dijhanian from the U.S. Chamber of Commerc…

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Ojai chef, author and Coastal View News columnist Randy Graham has a new book, “Ojai Valley Grill It Cookbook” available on Amazon for $14.95. Chef Randy writes: “This is the sixth vegetarian recipe book in my Ojai Valley cookbook series. The 77 recipes in this book are grouped into five cat…

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The Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave., will host “Palate to Palette,” on Saturday, May 5—the center’s first major event after an extensive remodel. Showcasing the new gallery space and re-done courtyard, “Palate to Palette,” will offer participants an experience of fine a…

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Linden Studio, 963 Linden Ave., will hold its monthly trunk show on Wednesday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Margaret Landreau’s “Sea Rock Art,” handcrafted jewelry designs integrating silver and gemstones. The show will have art by Landreau and Linden Studio partners Lety Garcia, Kim S…

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You know it’s the real deal when you have to employ traffic cops in a tiny southeastern California desert town to stem the massive flow of wildflower seekers. If the cops weren’t there, I think there would’ve been utter chaos in Borrego Springs located inside Anza Borrego Desert State Park.

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Our School board continues their struggle to cut between $802,846 and $1,519,023 from this year’s budget. Maybe it’s time to a take a hard look at what it costs to run Rincon High School, which serves around 30 students. What exactly does it cost to staff the school with one fulltime princip…

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Our Constitution (Article 2, Section 1) clearly says that the president is chosen by the states through the Electoral College and not by overall popular vote. I like the Electoral College (EC) and I believe it “served its purpose” in the 2016 elections. Personal experiences lead me to believ…

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The negative impact of the marijuana growers’ new venture is a serious problem for our community. I am not questioning anyone’s choice to use marijuana, nor debating the use of cannabis for medical purposes. I object to how we as a community are expected to accept the terrible odors and poll…

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Much like Andy Griffith in Mayberry, Al Bevilockway kept the Carpinteria streets crime-free as Carpinteria’s one-man police squad between 1956 and 1958. When he was hired for the job in 1956, he owned and operated the Pine Haven Texaco station on the corner of Carpinteria Avenue and Yucca La…

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Patricia Oreña traveled to Italy in March to visit Rome, Assisi, Lucca and Venice. Friends of hers from Santa Barbara are living in Lucca, Tuscany, for a year. At San Michele Basilica in Lucca, Oreña took a moment for her portrait with the Coastal View News. Lucca is known for its cobbleston…

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While on a trip to beautiful Costa Rica, Diana Andonian of Carpinteria and MaryJo Farrington of Attica, Michigan enjoyed a visit to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The reserve shelters countless wildlife species and the trails cut through ferns and orchids. High above, they hiked…

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Anh and Ha Ngo have sold their family business, Linden Laundromat, after 41 years of ownership. The Ngo family moved to Carpinteria in 1975, after fleeing Saigon when it fell at the end of the Vietnam War. Three years later, they purchased the laundromat at 887 Linden Ave., working long hour…

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Question: Carpinteria has a long-held reputation for being a charming beach community, however, as the population rises and housing prices increase, the City faces profound questions regarding commercial and residential development. First, what is your position on the development of more res…