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Concerns Raised over Carpinteria Pastor's Past

Fr. Richard Martini was previously accused, but never found guilty, of sexual molestation. Read story.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Carp Bag Ban Goes Into Effect

Carpinteria's ban on single-use bags in its large commercial stores — Albertsons, CVS, Rite Aid, and Vons, and Kim’s Market — went into effect last week. Read story.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Hotel Hearing Delayed

Resort planned for Carp Bluffs gets last-minute design changes. Read story.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pleasant or Prickly?

Politics of personality may prove pivotal in Carpinteria council race. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Crowded Race for Carp City Council

Five candidates are vying for two seats. Read story.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Water Warriors vs. Water Buffaloes

State Water critics challenge two incumbents. Read story.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Industry Group Sues Carp Over Bag Ban

Making good on its threat to sue Carpinteria for its single-use bag ban if the city didn't remove specific language from its new ordinance, the San Francisco-based and industry-backed Save the Plastic Bag Coalition filed litigation against the South Coast city on 3/20. Read story.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Armendariz Pleads No Contest to Drunk Driving

May be sentenced at a school to teach teens about the dangers of drunk driving. Read story.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Carp Council Approves Survey of City Hall

The Carpinteria City Council voted 3-2 to spend $25,000 to survey residents' attitudes about the quality of service City Hall provides as the first step toward placing an increase in the bed tax on the November ballot. Read story.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Joe Show Continues

What steps, if any, the Carpinteria City Council might take to publicly rebuke Councilmember Joe Armendariz for his second major drunk-driving incident in five years was postponed for three weeks Monday. Read story.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Carp Considers Reviving Patrol Deputy Position

After cutting a detective, deputy, and community resource officer from its budget in June, the Carpinteria City Council will be revisiting the issue of public safety on 10/24. Read story.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Teens Arrested in Car Vandalism Spree

Vandals smashed and robbed 14 cars at a parking lot in Carpinteria. Read story.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Carp to Install LED Street Lights

The City of Carpinteria will replace all its existing sodium halide street lights with LEDs, reducing its consumption of kilowatt hours by two-thirds and saving up to $20,000 a year, according to Parks czar Matt Roberts. Read story.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Carp Expands Smoking Ban

The City of Carpinteria will be expanding its no smoking ordinance from public parks and beaches to outdoor areas available to the general public, the City Council voted Monday evening. Read story.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Duo Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder Charges

Alleged gang members reportedly stabbed the victim while they were driving in Carpinteria. Read story.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Billy Collins & Aimee Mann

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, Former U.S. Poet Laureate ... Read More