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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

Hearing From Carp's Council Candidates

Five people vying for three seats debate local businesses, freeway construction, and environmental issues. Read story.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Seeing Red Over Brown Act

Sparks fly between Carpinteria councilmembers. Read story.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Channelkeeper’s Bird-Dogging Nears Payoff

Planners may put final touches on clean-up plan for DDT and heavy-metal tainted soil at Venoco's Carpinteria site. Read story.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Autopsy Suggests Former Carp Screenwriter Was Murdered

British journalist Matthew Alford said this week that a private autopsy report that's been missing for 10 years, but has recently resurfaced, concludes that former screenwriter Gary Devore—a onetime Carpinteria resident—had been murdered. Read story.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Call of the Carpinteria Bluffs

Rich with marine life, cultural history, hiking trails, and ballparks—this park has got it all. Read story.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Carp Residents Protest Measure J

Demonstrators launch a balloon to the height of a proposed drilling rig. Read story.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Measure J: Paredon or Paradise?

Carpinterians debate the Venoco Oil initiative. Read story.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hundreds Gather to Protest Venoco Vote

Carpinteria paddles out to fight against Measure J, the slant drilling ballot initiative. Read story.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Carp Chamber of Commerce Flip-Flops Again on Measure J

The Carpinteria Chamber of Commerce announced it was endorsing Measure J. Read story.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Measure J Finance Reports Released

Venoco Oil has raised $132,000 this year for Measure J, the ballot initiative asking Carpinteria residents to approve the siting, construction, and operation of a new slant drilling operation—dubbed Paredon—right behind Carpinteria’s City Hall. Read story.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Natural Gas Plant Plans Terminated

Victory became official last week for local environmental watchdogs, as long-stewing plans to put a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant off the coast of Carpinteria were terminated by the California State Lands Commission. Read story.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Oil Initiative Duel

Carp Councilmembers spar over Paredon project. Read story.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Carpinteria Lauds Volunteers

Chamber of Commerce banquet showcases close-knit, caring community. Read story.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dead in the Water

A $16-million bond issue is dead in the water, so to speak, although individual projects are still on the table. Read story.

Thursday, December 3, 2009
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