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Carpinteria, CACoastal View

Shifting landscapes: Preserving Carpinteria Valley’s agriculture

Thriving farm economies are an integral lifeway in California. Since the last century, the mild climate and fertile inland and coastal valleys of much of the state have filled with farms and orchards producing an incredible amount of food for both domestic and international export. Agriculture as a way of life has a lot of emotional resonance with families who have had a relationship with the land for generations as well – this certainly remains true in Carpinteria, where there are many second or third generation family farms still growing for local and international markets. However, the farming landscape throughout California is shifting rapidly and Carpinteria is no exception.
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Santa Barbara, CANoozhawk

730 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

This Upper Riviera home is designed for entertaining – offering a large open living space, formal dining room, kitchen, primary BD/BA, second BD/BA & laundry on main level. An inviting entry reveals stunning, unobstructed panoramic city, ocean & island views from almost every vantage point - large wrap-around windows introduce wonderful, natural light. A spacious gourmet kitchen with breakfast area flows to a lovely private outdoor entertainment area. A south facing deck opens off the living area for you to enjoy red tile views of city & landmark buildings below. Lower level includes 2 additional BD/BA & a large bonus room. Ample storage, 2 car garage, high energy efficiency with owned solar array & ADU potential round out the many features.
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Camarillo, CANoozhawk

6983 Calle Dia, Camarillo, CA 93012

This unique 2 acre estate is nothing less than majestic. A Mediterranean (with a Spanish flair) masterpiece. Located in a posh NHBRHD. 180 panoramic views. Thriving avocado orchard (but could be a lot split situation?). Master, along with 4 bedrooms are on 1st floor. Mstr. has a fireplace, 2 walk-in closets, doors to the exterior along with a remarkable bathroom. Beautifully remodeled kitchen which opens up to the family room. The dining nook features a cozy fireplace. The HUGE game rm has a wet bar, fridge and storage. It is located upstairs & has its own prvt balcony. 1+1 guest hme. Beach entry pool with slide and wtr fall. Fire pit, bluilt-in bbq looking the gorgeous views. Much more to describe and I have not done it justice as it deserves.....It is an astonishing home!!!
Lompoc, CALompoc Record

Lompoc readies for microenterprise home kitchen applicants

Lompoc residents can put their culinary skills on display following the passage of countywide ordinance AB 626, which allows the operation of mini-food businesses — known as a Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations or MEHKOs — from private home kitchens. The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors on May 11 approved...
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CALM Welcomes New Director of Finance, Glynn Caberte

CALM has announced the selection of Glynn Caberte as the Director of Finance. Ms. Caberte will oversee CALM’s fiscal operations including financial planning, reporting, and investments. Ms. Caberte received her undergraduate degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, concentrating in Financial Management, and a Master’s in Business Administration from the...
Santa Barbara County,

Issues & Ideas: Healthcare for farmworkers, air quality during wildfires, restaurants go digital.

On this episode of Issues & Ideas, hear the second part of "Beyond the Furrows", our 12 part series on farmworkers in Santa Barbara County. Also, learn more about the health risks of smoke from wildfires and get some advice on how we can prepare for this wildfire season. And, during the pandemic lockdown, restaurants had to scramble to adopt digital technology in order to keep their businesses open. We’ll visit with the Makela family at their Santa Barbara County olive ranch. And finally, RISE and Stand Strong, two local nonprofits providing services for sexual and intimate partner violence, have merged to create the Lumina Alliance.
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PSPS Events, Diesel Generators, and APCD Rules

With the potential for Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) during wildfire season, we want to remind Santa Barbara County residents and businesses about Air Pollution Control District (APCD) requirements related to backup diesel generators. Diesel generators require an APCD permit (as mandated by the State) due to the fact that diesel exhaust contains toxic air contaminants and has been linked to cancer and other adverse health effects.
Santa Barbara,

Santa Barbara property manager charged with embezzlement

A property manager in Santa Barbara has been charged with felony embezzlement of his clients, the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office announced July 15. Adam Michael Pirozzi, 40, faces charges of embezzlement, elder abuse and money laundering, as well as a white collar crime enhancement because he is accused of taking more than $500,000.
Santa Barbara County,

Region’s unemployment rate grew in June

Unemployment rates in the tri-county region crept back up in June, as the growth in jobs wasn’t enough to keep pace with an increase in people looking for work. The combined unemployment rate across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties was 6.2% in June, up from 5.6% in May, according to data released July 16 by the California Employment Development Department.