Category: On the Trail

Cabrillo Ball Park Promotes Walking and Fitness

The popular public park, located at Cabrillo Boulevard and S. Milpas Street has received a major overhaul. Access to the park has been improved along with many other amenities including several multi-use grass turf areas and a walking path with views of the ocean. A 1/3-mile health and fitness walking path surrounds the park and the paved path features new outdoor fitness equipment arranged in a circuit along the route. There are 13 pieces of

Michelle Durtche Challenges Franklin Trail

Michelle Durtche is a fifth generation Carpinterian with literally hundreds of Medel relatives living here in town. Her husband Rob is a local firefighter, and they have three children ages 15, 17 and 22. When did you first go up the Franklin Trail? Why? Right before last Christmas I got on the scales and was horrified that I weighed 203 pounds. I’m only 5-foot 1-inch. I wasn’t just overweight, I was totally out of shape.

Running the Foothills of Carpinteria: Victor-ously

Victor Centina is a runner who came to the United States from Mexico City in 1989. He has worked for Gigavac for 11 years where he holds the position of Production Line Supervisor. He has three sons: Xavier, Victor and Alex. What brought you to the United States? I really came for the American Dream. I have had 29 years of a wonderful adventure, especially here in Carpinteria. I fell in love with this town

Gregorio Perez Conquers Mountains

Gregorio Perez was born in the state of Guerrero in Mexico and later moved to Mexico City. He was able to move to the United States in 1983. Once here, he worked hard to learn English, went to college to learn U.S. history and happily became a U.S. citizen 12 years ago. Gregorio is self-employed as a gardener. He lives here in Carpinteria with his wife Leticia and sons Jordan and Bryant. If you run