Tag archives: Carpinteria

Carpinteria Beautiful Beach Clean Up and brewLAB Afterparty June 29
By Montecito Journal   |   July 2, 2024

Carpinteria, home to the world’s safest beach, is having its first annual beach and community clean-up day, Saturday, June 29, from 9 am to 12 pm.  All volunteers are requested to wear sun protection, closed toe shoes, and to bring their own protective gloves. Clean Up leaders will provide a map, materials and instructions. People […]

Carpinteria ARB Reviews Project Plans for The Palms on Linden
By Joanne A Calitri   |   June 11, 2024

It was all love and laughter with a unanimous – yet unofficial – ‘yes’ vote from the Carpinteria Architectural Review Board on Thursday, May 30, as it reviewed the project plans for the renovations and reopening of the beloved “Palms” restaurant and music venue, 701 Linden Avenue. The historic venue, in more ways than its […]

Grass is Greener (Than Previously Reported) on Both Sides
By Jeff Wing   |   May 21, 2024

In 1936 they released the notorious Reefer Madness, a social horror movie lightly dressed up as a PSA. Reefer Madness lives up to its nominal hypothesis, portraying the effects of cannabis in a terrifying Jekyll-and-Hyde framework that sees gee-whiz youngsters turned into shifty-eyed, maniacally giggling creeps after a single puff. Marijuana was the sinister trojan […]

Annual Firewood Chipping and Vegetation Removal for Montecito, Summerland, and Carpinteria
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 21, 2024

The Montecito Fire Protection District has five final chipping dates now through July: May 28: Arcady, Knapp, Cowles, Cottage, El Rancho, Sky View, Lanai Rd June 10: Sierra Vista, Nicholas, Ridge View, Canyon View, Sycamore Vista, Ranchito Vista, Calle Elegante, Calle Hermosa, Crest View June 24: East Mountain (100-1600 blocks), Irvine, Brooktree, Upper Hot Springs […]

Celebrate Mothers in Style!
By Montecito Journal   |   May 14, 2024

Celebrate your mom, grandmother and woman in your life with a variety of amazing experiences from the area’s finest! On behalf of the Montecito Journal, we wish all mothers a wonderful weekend celebrating love! Start Mother’s Day early on Saturday, May 11, from 1:30-4:30 pm with Casa del Herrero’s first Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party […]

Carpinteria Environmental News
By Joanne A Calitri   |   May 7, 2024

The Carpinteria Bluffs call for volunteers for its Bluffs Restoration on Saturday, May 4 and May 18, from 9 am to 12 pm. The cleanup is in collaboration with CivicSpark and the City of Carpinteria. Work to be done includes planting native species, weeding, and general cleanup. Tools and snacks provided. Volunteers meet at the […]

M.E.R.R.A.G.
By Steven Libowitz   |   April 30, 2024

When M.E.R.R.A.G. was formed in 1987 as Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group, the uber-local organization started serving a vital purpose as the Montecito Fire Protection District’s neighborhood eyes and ears through a cohort of trained, embedded local volunteers augmenting our first responders’ efforts to keep the community safe. Growing out of a newly […]

Natalie Martinez: Carpinteria High Senior Accepted into Eight-Year Medical Track at Brown
By Stella Haffner   |   April 23, 2024

“I didn’t always know I wanted to be a doctor. Actually, I hadn’t really considered medicine until my sister was diagnosed,” says 17-year-old Natalie Martinez. Natalie and her family are Carpinteria locals. On the weekend, they enjoy hiking the Franklin Trail and visiting family in Ventura. But their lives were upended when Natalie’s 13-year-old sister, […]

The 65th Annual Carpinteria Community Awards
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 23, 2024

The 65th Annual Carpinteria Community Awards Banquet took place on Saturday, April 6, at Girls Inc. of Carpinteria’s indoor gym.  Held annually since 1958, the event was led by the newly formed Carpinteria Community Association [CCA], whose Board of Directors are President Karen Graf, Neil Bartlett, Bob Berkenmeier, Mary Ann Colson, Beth Cox, Gary Dobbins, […]

Carpinteria Community Services Support Program Grants Open
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 9, 2024

The City of Carpinteria announced this week the opening of grant applications for its Community Services Support Program. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2024.  The allocated budget for Community Services Support Grants for the current fiscal year was $191,350, with $133,000 already awarded. The budget for the 2024/25 fiscal year has not yet […]

It Starts with the Dishes
By Gwyn Lurie   |   April 2, 2024

Jimmy Stewart played a version of this character in the well-known classic, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. The difference is, our newly elected soon to be 1st District County Supervisor is for real. Or is he? Time will certainly tell. But for now, Roy Lee is on his way to the county to do what […]

First Book Author Event at Carpinteria Arts Center
By Joanne A Calitri   |   April 2, 2024

The Carpinteria Writers Group presented its first book and author event titled, Carpinteria Festival of Books, on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. Suzanne Ahn from the Carpinteria Writers Group has been the volunteer lead on the event, working with the Carp Arts Center to put it on, along with Lantern […]

California Missions Foundation
By Steven Libowitz   |   March 12, 2024

Most locals are probably aware of the best Santa Barbara place to visit every Memorial Day weekend for a glimpse of the chalk drawings during the I Madonnari street painting festival. They know they can spend a colorful summer evening watching music and dancing from Mexico and other indigenous Californios cultures during La Fiesta Pequeña, […]

ARB Public Meeting on Carpinteria Bluffs Resort
By Joanne A Calitri   |   February 13, 2024

Over 500 people showed up #CarpStrong at the first public Architectural Review Board (ARB) meeting on the resort proposal for the Carp Bluffs, held at the Carpinteria City Council Chambers on January 25. The chambers overflowed to the hallways, lobby, and outdoor tent with a live feed. Others watched it remotely. The attendees stayed the […]

Alcazar Theatre Announces Renovation Fundraiser with the Doublewide Kings
By Joanne A Calitri   |   January 23, 2024

Palmer Jackson Jr.’s band, the Doublewide Kings, is doing a benefit show to raise funding for the Alcazar Theatre’s 2024 renovations on February 2 and February 3. The band has a huge following and announced that early sponsorship VIPs include Montecito’s Scott Brittingham of Brittingham Family Foundation, Bill and Katie Garland,Board Treasurer of Casa del […]

Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs Announce ARB Hearing
By Joanne A Calitri   |   January 16, 2024

City of Carpinteria Architectural Review Board Hearing for the Bluffs Resort Project, titled “The Carpinteria Farm, Hospitality and Residential Project,” is scheduled for Thursday, January 25 at 5:30 pm at Carpinteria City Hall.  This meeting will be attended by the Citizens for the Carpinteria Bluffs, which is seeking an all-out community support effort to stop […]

The Alcazar Theatre New Board President and VP
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 14, 2023

Mike Lazaro is appointed the Board President of the Alcazar Theatre Carpinteria as of Oct. 28. We talked via phone Nov. 5, and he shared: “Right now, these are exciting days for the Alcazar Theatre. We are blessed with so many opportunities to show the diversity of what the theater can provide, from live performances, […]

37th Annual Avocado Festival Honors Mac Brown
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 17, 2023

The preparations for the 37th Annual Avocado Festival in Carpinteria were going as planned, when unexpected news came to the board that their dear colleague, avocado grower, and longtime festival foundation supporter Mac Brown had passed away on October 5. Avo Fest Co-President and the Director of Productions & Operations Mike Lazaro shared with me: […]

Sounds Around Town 
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 8, 2023

After a bit of a mid-summer lull, the Santa Barbara Bowl is back in action, and exudes eclecticism in its quartet of concerts this week. The August 4 show is a conglomeration of its own as co-headliners Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Ziggy Marley are supported by Mavis Staples and the Robert Randolph Band […]

Alcazar Theatre Celebrates 95th Anniversary
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 4, 2023

The Alcazar Theatre in Carpinteria is a center for performing arts and entertainment. It was founded 95 years ago, and on June 9 it held a celebration to commemorate the anniversary. Community members came to share in the birthday cake and performances by Cecilia James and BFD (Bob Montanes, John Finseth, and David Hekhouse). Emcees […]