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May 27, 2023
A man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train just west of Carpinteria Saturday afternoon. Noozhawk quotes a sheriff's department spokesman as saying it happened west of Rincon Point shortly after noon. Two dogs were also injured, one of them seriously, and the train was delayed 90 minutes for the investigation.
May 25, 2023
California cannabis companies brought in at least $216 million in tax revenue during the first quarter of this year. The number is down from the previous quarter, partly because of the elimination of the cultivation tax, and it doesn’t include taxes that are collected locally. In all, California has collected almost $5 billion in taxes since recreational cannabis was approved by voters in 2016.
May 23, 2023
A dead whale washed ashore west of Carpinteria last weekend. KEYT reports it was first spotted Saturday morning in the water, and eventually was washed up on the beach near Padaro Lane. Beachgoers were seen checking out the carcass over the weekend, and the TV report suggests the whale may have been sick before it died. It’s unclear whether the whale’s body will be moved back out to sea.
May 18, 2023
The city has decided on a plan for the Rincon Trail at the far east end of the Bluffs. After a review that lasted more than a year, the city council voted to approve construction on a steep hike and bike path that would descend from the area that paragliders use to jump, over the railroad tracks and down to Rincon Beach. Coastal View News reports that last year, the paragliding community showed up in numbers to oppose the plan, favoring a different design that would allow them more space. But city and county officials found it would be too damaging to the environment, and despite continued opposition from the flyers, the council voted 3-1 this week to go ahead with the steep trail concept. (Photo by Bengal Engineering)
May 14, 2023
Repair work is underway at the local Goodwill store, after the roof and ceiling collapsed during a rain storm in February. The incident caused major damage and forced the store in the Casitas Pass shopping center to close. Construction crews have been seen doing work at the store the past two weeks. Early estimates had the store reopening sometime between the end of May and Labor Day.
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