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Weather permitting, since January, students at Aliso and Canalino elementary schools have been meeting with instructors before class to train for the 27th annual Orchard to Ocean (O2O) fundraiser run on March 16. Led by Amanda Ochs, Rene Mireles and Dawn Piccoletti, Aliso runners meet every …

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Whether you’re into the Hand Jive, Jitterbug or Twist, the Fabulous ’50s Sock Hop, hosted by Carpinteria Family School, is sure to be a hit on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Canalino School Cafeteria. The dance floor will be decked in the throwback fashion of the 1950s, when the Sock…

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John McEuen will perform at the Alcazar Theatre on Feb. 13 along with his son Jonathan and special guest Nicola Winokur. McEuen will perform with his band String Wizards in a multi-media show featuring iconic hits, old favorites and new wonders from his Americana Award-winning album “Made in…

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Lately, I’ve been catching a glimpse from the corner of my eye of a bow-and-arrow carrying, flying cherub and it made me think—perhaps you know who you are, but do you know how you came to be? I put the question to Carpinterians and beyond regarding the first blush of affection between their…

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Erin Maker is the Environmental Coordinator for the City of Carpinteria. She studied biology after discovering her love of nature and science while growing up in Vermont.  Always interested in improving water quality and recycling, she currently oversees the City’s Watershed Management and Solid Waste Programs. For more information, contact Erin at erinm@ci.carpinteria.ca.us, (805) 684-5405 x415.

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Cleodegaria “Cleo” Gutierrez’ (Yalitza Aparicio) life is, in many ways, not her own. She’s a live-in-maid for a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s. Almost everything she does—every decision she makes—she does with an eye toward her employers’ needs.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! I checked Wikipedia and confirmed the holiday was absolutely, positively not started by Hallmark cards. But even if it were, I vote to embrace it and spread the love far and wide in little ways. Yes, the love day can feel a little heavy for some. Depending on the time …

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Friday, Feb. 8, was a big day of local boys high school hoops, as the two teams in town hosted CIF-SS Division Five-A playoff games. After both squads got off to slow starts, both ended up advancing to the second round with Cate beating St. Michael’s 70-58, and the Warriors trouncing New Cov…

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Though Carpinteria’s ethnic makeup has been dominated by European descendants and Mexican-Americans since the town’s earliest days, Chinese immigrants have also played an important, if small, role in the community. As with the rest of California, construction of the railroad brought a group …

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Two troops from Carpinteria recently took the Coastal View News to share with Girl Scouts of the greater Los Angeles area during a weekend campout in Pacific Palisades. Stormy weather before their journey created wet and bumpy dirt roads to get to the camp property, and there were several ch…

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After making the cover of the Coastal View News, Amanda McIntyre took a quick jaunt to Cambodia for a return visit to Angkor Wat that had been closed on her previous trip due to the presence of land mines. McIntyre got a three-day pass to explore the site, built by the Khmer kingdom which la…

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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…