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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 6644 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 6729 44
My hood of my Honda Element recently got a rather large dent. I have gotten several estimates but don't know what's fair. Can anyone advise? (05/08/14) 6604 38
My car was in a hit and run accident and I'm wondering what others experience with State Farm and repairs has been. (11/10/14) 6768 30
I can't get my friends and family to look at my European vacation photos so I thought I'd post them for the community. EMI Photo Pictures. [pics] (08/18/11) 4282 30
SILVIA URIBE: Silvia can't understand parents who gear their child up with body harnesses. Why would they want to have their kid on a leash? (06/27/10) 2671 27
I'd like to know if anyone has redone their kitchen flooring in the past year or two on an old house. What material was installed? (12/29/12) 5854 25
The sporting goods store Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and they're scheduled to close some Central Coast locations. (03/09/16) 5043 24
A subscriber needs a good body shop in town. He needs the front bumper of his CTS fixed after a hit and run in a parking lot. (02/24/11) 3280 23
Are there stores you wish to shop at that refuse to sell your size? Do you think this practice is fair or is it one that you despise? (05/12/13) 2141 23
GARDEN OF ED: Billy shares his recipe for a Redneck AC to keep you cool during the heat wave. (08/30/15) 7094 20
Maybe not big enough to see from space, but Oprah's auction in Carp is big enough for John Wiley to shop from the air. [pics] (11/02/13) 4444 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 3083 19
WINE: Marc picks up Costco wines for $10 and conducts a blind tasting. Here are his thoughts on the values, just in time for Christmas. (12/12/10) 9083 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3904 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 2158 17
TRAVEL: McSeas shares his journey across and down Michigan's Upper Peninusla. Though enjoyable, the tour didn't work out exactly as planned. (10/16/11) 6291 16
EDBIT: Local creamery McConnell's Fine Ice Creams made the cut for TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Shops. (08/16/15) 3896 16
ASHLEIGH BRILLIANT: Google is the Mr. Know-All of the ship on which we are all sailing today – and that’s why Ashleigh Brilliant hates it. (05/22/11) 2918 15
Edhat has just launched their new merchandise store. Get your ed swag now! (06/12/16) 2042 15
ASK EDDA: I have a rating system for my friends. I categorize them by certain criteria and then by what activities they are suitable to share with. (04/10/11) 8410 14
GARDEN OF ED: Male Edhat Columnist gives birth to a 1 lb. 3.75 oz, 8" by 8", 142 page, 182 photos and illustrations, hardcover book titled Yards: Turn Any Outdoor Space Into the Garden of Your Dreams. (04/07/13) 6016 13
GARDEN OF ED: Billy shares a fabulous story from a scruffy industrial dead-end street on Ventura’s west side, where a fantasyland comes to life after dark. (06/20/10) 14554 12
My husband left a garage full of electronic repair equipment when he passed away. I'm looking for a good home for it. (11/08/10) 3945 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2606 12
TRAVEL: McSeas found that there are inexpensive and interesting journeys to be had here in good ole’ USA, like this latest trip to Oakland. (08/22/10) 5660 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 2921 11
Lauren: This week Lauren was captivated by Bonnie Raitt and celebrated her mom's birthday. Oh and also drank some wine, shocker. (09/30/12) 4716 10
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Dolce, a darling calico looking for the purr-fect adopter. (10/11/15) 4198 10
James Beard Award winning Chef Michel Richard passed away Saturday morning at 68. (08/14/16) 3159 10
GARDEN OF ED: It's such a treat having a neighbor like Alice living just a few blocks away. Over the holidays, I leashed up Biff the Wonder Spaniel and took off to visit our old friend. (01/22/12) 9524 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 7966 9
Astronomy: We were in Italy at the end of July for a UCSB International Hall 1979 reunion, and took advantage of our proximity to Florence to drop in on a famous astronomer. (08/25/13) 5420 9
IN THE KITCHEN: Apple season means delicious pie and Suzie shares her recipe with a secret ingredient. (10/11/15) 3761 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 2399 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 2293 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 5908 8
FICTION: Frank Frost shares a short story about an unusual love affair in Big Sur. (Disclaimer: This piece contains sexual content; discretion is advised.) (12/04/11) 8663 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 7448 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 7381 7
The SBPD needs help identifying a man who is suspected of stealing a wallet in SB and a man and woman suspected of using a stolen credit card in Ventura. [pics] (12/13/13) 3079 7
TRAVEL: Taos is worth the drive north from Santa Fe, but probably not worth a night's stay unless you want to visit Georgia O'Keeffe's home or D.H. Lawrence's ranch. (07/24/11) 5566 6
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Marisa, a young mom who loves a good lap to curl up on. (11/29/15) 4130 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Rex, a diamond in the rough who will melt your heart. (02/07/16) 2706 6
TRAVEL: Marc took a 10-day trip to Thailand in the city of Chiang Mai, which is about 300 miles north of Bangkok, near the Laos and Myanmar (Burma) borders. (02/20/11) 14985 5
TRAVEL: A trans-Atlantic cruise, a Royal Wedding, and 3 days in London .. all wrapped up in a travel review by Marc Liberts. (05/08/11) 7394 5
TRAVEL: If you want to be enchanted by the Land of Enchantment, McSeas reckons Santa Fe is the place to go. (07/17/11) 6343 5
TRAVEL: As McSeas continues to make his way into the heart of Middle America, he narrates his journey across notable landmarks in Michigan. (10/02/11) 5419 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 4256 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 3967 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 2526 5
Ms Lemonjelly doesn't have a column this week because she's out to lunch. She tells us where her culinary adventures have taken her. (06/27/10) 1695 5
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 4533 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 3899 4
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Goodwill Industries provides vocational and educational opportunities for people with barriers to employment to improve their work skills and enhance their economic independence. (07/14/13) 3604 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Remington, he sports his tuxedo purr-fectly. (09/04/16) 1504 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1164 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 7391 3
DOG OF THE WEEK: This is my sweet and devoted Queenie Ramona Quimby, who came to Santa Barbara from St. Louis, MO. (05/30/10) 4778 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jimmy K., aka Kobe, who could be a good companion for a cat-friendly dog. (04/03/16) 2141 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Zinger, a belly up kind of guy looking for a new best friend. (08/07/16) 1741 3
After hearing about the benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil, I recently decided to try it. Has anyone else has tried using Virgin Coconut Oil? (08/13/11) 1384 3
FICTION: I interviewed a new man, Francisco, for the job of pipe fitter. He was a little bald man with a look of agitation etched into his expression. (02/20/11) 7504 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Destiny, a playful socialite looking for a new home. (08/09/15) 3442 2
SHINN: Mike Shinn shares that one of the hardest things to do as a parent is to keep it together at all times, especially at mealtime. (06/27/10) 2277 2
Ventura is not the first city to install meters downtown, and following in the footsteps of many a city it has also found itself embroiled in controversy. (11/17/10) 619 2
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: C.A.R.E.4 Paws works with other local animal groups to reduce the large number of unwanted animals ending up in our shelters (07/04/10) 6441 1
The former president of the Ventura County Chapter of the Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang was arrested this morning on federal charges. (08/13/11) 1808 1
It's been approximately 45 days since parking meters have been installed in downtown Ventura, and the commotion, confusion and controversy continues. (11/05/10) 659 1
On December 6 the Ventura City Council voted unanimously to approve the lease option for the Ventura Botanical Gardens to be located in Grant Park. (12/15/10) 610 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 532 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 469 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 450 1
I'm going wedding dress shopping next month, and I'm looking for places to shop in the Ventura/Oxnard area. Any referrals? (12/30/11) 226 1
FICTION: Frank Frost's short story, The Roundabout, is set in Santa Barbara. A fender bender has more consequences for Harrison than a damaged Lexus. (06/20/10) 5504 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 5156 NA
Thanks to a local frozen yogurt loving Pierpont family…Pierpont finally has its own little yogurt store called the Yogurt Hut. (12/22/10) 2292 add
EDBIT: Happy Valentine's Day edhatters! Can you guess which candy company created the first heart-shaped box? Click here to learn more.  (02/15/15) 2190 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1444 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1442 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 1263 add
The recent unanimous vote by the Ventura City Council for the construction of the botanical gardens launches an exciting new project in Grant Park. (12/25/10) 1250 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 1084 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 1077 add
A local man was shot and killed outside a motorcycle repair shop in Thousand Oaks Monday afternoon. The 45-year-old victim collapsed in the parking lot. (09/29/10) 1073 add
A forged prescription in Camarillo has lead to thirteen arrests. [mug] (09/19/15) 921 add
Robert H. McCampbell, a longtime Ventura County resident and highly decorated U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, died peacefully in his home with his family by his side, Dec. 27, 2011, at the age of 88. (01/02/12) 889 add
Andres "Andy" Fernandez is a jack of all trades. These days, he’s also a very busy man, owner of two local businesses and co-owner of another. [pic] (08/24/10) 866 add
To my dismay I started reading the paper to come across an article written by Kimberly Castro on "Was the Wine Walk successful"? [op-ed] (12/24/10) 859 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 845 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 833 add
A suspect has been arrested in commercial burglaries from O-Sabi Japanese Restaurant, Dexter's Camera Shop and Corrales Mexican Restaurant. (08/19/11) 771 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 771 add
Detectives with the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation of a Port Hueneme resident who was selling cocaine and concentrated cannabis. (06/01/15) 670 add
On December 21, 2013, at 9:00 am, members of the Camarillo Police Department will respond to the Camarillo Target for their second annual "Shop with a Cop." (12/20/13) 666 add
[Updated]:A VV Bug exiting California Street in Ventura crashed into the Ripcurl Surf Shop and caught fire on Friday evening. [pics] (09/27/15) 651 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 618 add
The City Council has approved a proposal to buy an open-air trolley and provide $30,000 towards its purchase. [pic] (06/10/13) 614 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 611 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 606 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 606 add
Aside from the evident monetary benefits to our local community, isn’t it nice to walk into a local retailer and have them know you by name? (12/15/10) 585 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 577 add
Investigators with the Ventura Sheriff's Office have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 18, 2015 burglary. [mugs] (01/21/16) 568 add
An Oxnard man was arrested for the killing of Darren Ziegler, who was gunned down outside of a motorcycle repair shop in Thousand Oaks. (09/30/10) 550 add
The DRAGG program held its 2014-2015 graduation ceremony last week. [pics] (06/10/15) 548 add
On Tuesday, detectives arrested William Hansen for a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Santa Rosa Valley on September 09, 2015. [mug] (06/24/16) 533 add
Two Camarillo men were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and other related charges. (07/05/15) 531 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 518 add
The art scene just went east ever so slightly to Santa Paula where the new Santa Paula Art Museum has been open for six months. [pic] (09/17/10) 505 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 504 add
Officers responded to Oldies Speed Shop to investigate a vehicle theft that had occurred overnight. (06/14/15) 482 add
Colorful, enchanting .. yours to enjoy the year round. It's Ventura! This vintage poster was found in a Main Street shop. [pics] (07/24/10) 480 add
Oxnard firefighters remain on scene at the All Occasions Bridal Shop, where fire broke out shortly after 6:30 Sunday evening. (09/06/10) 472 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 468 add
On July 18th 2013 at about 7:23 pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received multiple 911 calls regarding an animal attack in the 600 block of E. Main St. (07/20/13) 451 add
The Humane Society of Ventura County (HSVS) held a groundbreaking ceremony for its Harry Valentine Visitors Center on Wednesday, August 18. (08/14/10) 444 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 443 add
Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in Oxnard and an arrest was made. (06/25/15) 441 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 424 add
We went to see Master Harold and the Boys at the Rubicon and, like all of their presentations, it was wonderful. (02/22/11) 417 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 410 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 403 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 402 add
McConnell's of Ventura announces that it will be reopening it's shop this Friday after two weeks of repair and restoration following a serious attack by vandals. (12/17/14) 397 add
Paso Robles Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning at Sky Nails and Spa in the 2300 block of Theatre Drive. (12/21/14) 393 add
The verdict is still out on whether the newly instituted paid parking on weekends and holidays at Ventura Harbor is a help or hindrance. (08/25/10) 393 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 392 add
Ventura Firefighters respond to a natural gas line rupture in the 200 block of North Ventura Avenue due to a construction project. [pic] (08/02/12) 377 add
On Thursday, December 15, 2011 starting at 8:30 a.m. twenty students from twenty Oxnard elementary schools will participate in Shop With A Cop. (12/15/11) 371 add
On March 30 at 7 p.m. Oxnard PD officers conducted an undercover "minor decoy" operation at various alcohol-serving businesses throughout the city of Oxnard. (04/05/12) 346 add
Strong Arm robbers at the Wild Side smoke shop told the clerk in an angry and intimidating manner that they were going to take whatever they wanted. (04/13/11) 343 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 341 add
Ventura Police arrested an Oak View resident for possession of a stolen vehicle. (07/17/16) 337 add
Ventura Police Command Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a person out of control in the 200 block of E. Main Street in the downtown area (09/16/16) 332 add
A local business owner is hoping you can help her catch a thief. The owner of the Painted Cabernet says her shop in Oxnard was broken into last weekend. (02/05/16) 332 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 320 add
Golf clubs valued at $10,000 or more were found stolen from the pro shop at Moorpark Country Club this morning. (02/02/13) 319 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 309 add
The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us. Here are some holiday safety tips. (11/11/15) 306 add
Late Wednesday evening a driver of a four door SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed on Ventura Avenue and lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a vehicle repair shop. [pics] (11/01/13) 304 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 299 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull. (03/30/12) 290 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 288 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 288 add
Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from an employee at McConnell's Ice Cream Shop reporting an armed robbery. (03/11/13) 283 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 283 add
Law enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. (09/16/16) 267 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 262 add
On Sat., May 21, from 1-3 p.m., the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host "Bike and Hike" - a free community bike ride along the Ojai-Ventura Bike path. (05/14/16) 258 add
The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us. Malls, retailers, and grocery stores will be more crowded than usual with busy shoppers. (11/16/13) 257 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 247 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull that had bitten another person weeks earlier. (03/29/12) 245 add
An ice cream shop near Ojai was robbed Thursday. The robber handed a demand note to an employee, and left after he was given money. (07/30/10) 244 add
During a preliminary hearing today, a man with mental health problems was held for trial in connection with the stabbing of an Oxnard body shop employee. (03/14/12) 241 add
A new bicycle-repair shop, where youths can learn hands-on skills, is close to completion at the Boys and Girls Club of Camarillo. (05/24/12) 236 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 222 add
A man suffered burns in 30 percent of his body this morning after a fire at a metal craft shop in Simi Valley. (08/29/12) 182 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Explorer program has a new van to get the job done. [pic] (10/21/16) 180 add
No one was injured when a vehicle smashed into an Oxnard Subway sandwich shop, at 2031 Statham Blvd., late Monday morning. (03/08/11) 165 add
On Saturday, December 3rd Ventura County Sheriff's Office is hosting ‘Shop with a Cop' for selected children residing in the areas patrolled by the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. (11/23/16) 72 add
Unity Motorcycle Run "Do families have to be referred to the Unity Shop ? I was wondering if needy people partake in receiving goods by just walking in off the street. " (12/04/16)
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When is Shake Shack Opening in Santa Barbara? "If they say the Habit in Buellton will open in January, add four months to that. That place is cursed! Buellton is becoming Burger Town USA due to the sheer numbers of like businesses. Wait until In 'N Out opens up shop at McMurra ... " (12/02/16)
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In Favor of Short Term Rentals "LOL@at anyone claiming "I own this house and I have a right to do whatever I want with my property!" Thankfully we have zoning to prevent me and others from doing things such as ruining an auto body shop, small factory, hair salon, et ... " (12/02/16)
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Felony Hit and Run at Olive and Haley "Happened right in front of Bici Centro DIY bike shop. Don't know the whole story but the guys front tire and rim was destroyed. The guys at Bici Centro namely Jason got the poor guys bike fixed at no cost. Hope they catch the guy that ... " (12/01/16)
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Alternatives to Cox? "Yoicks! Frontier dsl internet off for two weeks and no timely resolution, so had Cox add internet and phone to our low level cable service today...now Cox is having big problems (Tuesday Nov. 29th.). I can barely get the internet t ... " (11/29/16)
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Gun Stolen from Vehicle "Progressives know prohibition did not work for alcohol or drugs, so why would it work for firearms? Prohibition just creates lucrative black markets.Give me a week in machine shop and I can make a smooth-bore fire arm. In a couple more days ... " (11/23/16)
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Gibraltar Road Incident "I have lived in San Roque 52 year and 5 Points is unrecognizable and I'm scared to go there alone. Is this progress? Ugly suburban rabbit warren, the assumed luxurious Marc, Tiffany and Michael Kors a few yards away and abjec ... " (11/20/16)
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A Vote for Allowing Short Term Rentals "Small business in residential zones? I'm good with that. I do bike repair (specialty Harley Davidson). The cost of shop rental cuts deep into my profits. I'd love to bring it home to my garage. My wife would also like to bring her ... " (11/18/16)
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A Vote for Allowing Short Term Rentals "Zoning is key. If we ignore zoning and allow Air BnB, then what difference is there for the lady who wants to open an autobody shop in her garage? Or the guy who operates a hair salon in his extra bedroom? Residential neighborhood ... " (11/17/16)
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A Vote for Allowing Short Term Rentals "Whenever I travel in the US I try to stay in STRs because they have more room, have kitchens so I can have the food I want when I want it, they are homier and more relaxing and inviting than a sterile hotel room where all the employees are ... " (11/17/16)
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Chief Response to Fear of Immigration Enforcement "I'd like to mention the EMPLOYERS who also facilitate this issue. I'm referring to corporate employers, however small or large. How many of us have reviewed the immigration papers of our gardeners, handymen, construction workers and ... " (11/16/16)
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Factory Authorized Service "A repair shop that successfully provides authorized service and routine maintenance: Mastercraft Motors on E. Haley St. Mastercraft has garnered the distinction of being an AAA recommended garage, and we used them recently with positive ... " (11/14/16)
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Broken Into Van "When I lived on the East coast this was fairly common. An autobody shop put out word that they were looking for a certain part/color of model/year car. Way easier to find the door of a van of the same year/color than to buy a replacement do ... " (11/10/16)
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Celebrate America Recycles Day on November 15th "478. Your best bet is to take those single-use plastic bags to a supermarket where there's a large container marked for recycling plastic bags. Even then, there is no guarantee they will be recycled. I had a long talk with a Marbo ... " (11/08/16)
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Leatherworking Materials "Make Smith Leather at 117 W. De La Guerra Unit #C (behind Elsie's, down the alley, and at the back industrial building) has leather working classes and would likely know where to get good quality supplies. Ph: (805) 884-1161. Jedl ... " (11/07/16)
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Leatherworking Materials "Be wary of breathing in those chemicals. Don't work with them in an enclosed space. When I visited that leather guy's shop up in Santa Ynez, even though things were mostly in a carport-style work shop (roof, no sides), the smells nea ... " (11/06/16)
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Ralphs on De La Vina Officially Closes Today "278, you're dead wrong: it was a massive rent increase that finally did in this store, along with the longstanding liquor store next to it. On Oct. 20 I stopped at Ralphs with a list of five things to get and, alas, a very rumbly gut fro ... " (11/06/16)
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Ralphs on De La Vina Officially Closes Today "Ralph's left because they did not want to refurbish the building. You don't have to drive far or walk to go to Trader Joe's, Gelsons, Whole Foods, Vons, or Smart & Final. Whole Foods canned goods are the cheapest around! Canned bean ... " (11/06/16)
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Funk Zone Commentary "Truly the Drunk Zone. I doubt that most of those places are permitted. A wine tasting place in a tire shop? Really? Where's the dance permit? A warehouse on Anacapa that hasn't been permitted since 1974 totally remodeled with multiple unper ... " (11/06/16)
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Funk Zone Commentary "Drunk Zone! So True and So SAD! When will our City Leaders realize that they should STOP allowing so many retail shops like these wine tasting rooms? Every shop or store that opens up paying low wages hurts our economy. Yes, we g ... " (11/05/16)
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Ralphs on De La Vina Officially Closes Today "Very sad to see this store go. Also sad to see all the negative comments and labels (e.g. Ghetto Ralphs"), even when used endearingly. It was a store that stocked and sold groceries and in so doing fulfilled its purpose and did everythi ... " (11/05/16)
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Ralphs on De La Vina Officially Closes Today "Dear De La Vina Ralphs: I remember when you were "Alpha Beta." You will be missed. I didn't shop much at you, little Ralphs, preferring T. J.'s and the Carrillo Ralphs. But I did like the convenience of being able to drop in ... " (11/04/16)
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Bamboo Restoration Needed "Thanks for the compliment, 853P. I had a small furniture repair shop in a suburb of Atlanta for 18 years. Start talking about broken furniture and I can't shut my mouth. 824 and 825 have offered good advice. " (11/03/16)
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Stuffed Mailboxes "I find these kinds of threads awkward. I mean if you're looking for an item at the grocery store do you ask the people at the sandwich shop across the town or even next door which aisle in the grocery store to look? Or do you as ... " (10/31/16)
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Cachuma at its Lowest "I sure wish I'd have negotiated a long-term lease with the County for those concessions up there (boat rentals, tackle shop, yurts, store, etc.) about 3-4 years ago. I bet those poor folks are hanging in the breeze right now. " (10/27/16)
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Best Halloween Displays? "There's an antique shop on Hollister, next to Java Station. It has a window that is done up very well. It looks even better at night. " (10/24/16)
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Brake Calipers "Any autobody shop should be able to do this, but some may shop it out to a sub. Try John Briggs Motorsport in Goleta. If he can't help, try SB Industrial Finishing, conveniently located right behind John's shop. " (10/21/16)
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Citywide Ban on RV Parking "When does this take effect? We currently have one of these over-sized vehicles (RV) with a homeless person living in it that has been moving from Mesa Lane to Cooper Road the last week and a half. I recognize the RV because about 3 mo ... " (10/20/16)
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Demolished Building on State Street "Boon Me was a sweet store. Many interesting and well designed pottery objects and really pretty small fountains for indoors and outdoors. I really wanted one of the latter and regret not purchasing it before the shop vanished! " (10/15/16)
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Picketers outside Sotheby's "I asked the two people who were standing daily outside the Arlington with a banner "Labor Dispute" day in an day out what they are disputing. They replied, "Because they didn't hire the company we work for for repairs, and went with ... " (10/15/16)
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Burglary at Ellers Donuts on Milpas "more here http://www.keyt.com/news/crime/burglars-steal-hundreds-of-dollars-from- santa-barbara-donut-shop/114101286 Good luck to them recouping their loss, and to the thieves being caught. " (10/13/16)
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Burglary at Ellers Donuts on Milpas "If I was to rob a donut shop I would not take the money.... " (10/13/16)
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Purse Theft at Dunkin Donuts "Pretty lucky when an officer has to investigate at a donut shop! :-) " (10/10/16)
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Creepy Clowns Craze Reaches Central Coast "Will saw that WOM interview on the big TV on KCOY they don't want people buying their products to scare people they think people ought to buy Super Hero costimes...Excuse me but Halloweener aien't about Super Heros and that is one less pl ... " (10/08/16)
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Magnolia Shopping Center "@178: That was the Record Rack, owned by Jim Schilling. Jim knew everything about recording artists from all genres, and was great fun to talk to. One evening I went to the Record Rack and a country/western song was playing at to ... " (10/06/16)
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Magnolia Shopping Center "I talked to one small business owner there who is taking a "wait and see" attitude. However, the new owners (ROIC) don't have a reputation for keeping small businesses. They jack up rents and bring in chain stores. In that area, I think the ... " (10/05/16)
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Ford Mechanic "Hands down. Fairview Motors on S. Fairview in Goleta. For the first time, I left after picking up my car knowing I was not overcharged and that the shop knew exactly what they were doing. Did not try and oversell, etc. It was so refresh ... " (10/05/16)
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How to Deter Rats "I second the recommendation for electronic Rat Zappers. A few things to note as you shop for one: get one that plugs in, otherwise they will need a lot of batteries. Also, rats can smell human fingerprints, so when you re-load the trap with ... " (10/04/16)
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New Discount Market Downtown "I love Groc Out! I would shop there when I lived in NorCal and in Oregon. They're great places to get staples, and you save a lot of money. Once we have one of these stores, all we'll need is a WinCo and we'll be set! :) " (10/04/16)
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New Discount Market Downtown "This Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is perfect when you need a gallon of milk or a staple at a decent price. With Plaza Liquors closing at the worst time, when she could have made a mint in the interim, this will be a good thing, no ma ... " (10/03/16)
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New Discount Market Downtown "Will you have to prove your a poor Santa barbararian to shop there and will it really be cheap or pretend cheap like sprouts. That place is not cheap, at all. " (10/03/16)
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I missed jury duty... What now? "One of the jury panels I sat on, the original owner of La Tolteca was also on the panel. He really did NOT want to be there, and had airline tickets for Mexico in a few days, so he was very upset Judge Dodds wouldn't release him. ... " (10/02/16)
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Crosswalk Enforcement Operation "734, yes, but it was in 2015. The officer knew better than I did why I couldn't see, I had a jacked up pickup truck on my left that prevented me from seeing the mountain side of State. On the other hand... I doubt I would have notic ... " (09/30/16)
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Grocery Theft at Albertsons "The gang that couldn't shop straight . ha ha ha " (09/29/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "Sorry to see the change. Shop there often and see mostly elderly shoppers. Many long term Ralph's employees, all exceptionally friendly and helpful. Ghetto Ralphs?? I never thought so. Im sorry to hear of the impending changes ... " (09/29/16)
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Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog "YES, always ADOPT, DONT SHOP! These animals are in dire need. Some are strays, owner turn in's, etc. Its they way to go... Thank you SB County Animal Services. ASAP has cat adoption specials each year! " (09/28/16)
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Jeep Mechanic "FIGUEROA BRAKE & ALIGNMENT! I have my Jeep Wrangler serviced by Hector (owner) and he is the most thorough and honest mechanic I've ever had the pleasure of doing business with. Full service shop, won't do unnecessary work, and wi ... " (09/28/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "I shop the downtown town Ralph's on Carrillo once a week Rex and I have never had any issues with the homeless on the patio their. I've never even been asked for spare change. I'll push my cart right through their to go inside. I gu ... " (09/26/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "676. I mean this in a helpful way: You should find out what the slow times are at Trader Joe's and shop then. It sounds as if you would be happier if you could go during the lull times. 726P. You can get your own fleas and diseas ... " (09/25/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "731676 - wow. Have shopped TJs for 20 years, and never noticed anything untoward with their customers. And to assume their political stripes by looking at them his the height of prejudice. I have known people from both sides of the ... " (09/25/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "Hey @624 ! My wife and I refer this Ralph's as "dirty Ralph's" but we still shop there (in a pinch). That entire plaza is borderline gross. The parking lot is in shambles. It needs a redo for sure - " (09/25/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "What kind of scary experiences have you had at the downtown Ralph's 630? I shop their all the time and it's awesome. " (09/25/16)
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Funk Zone Cartoon "drove through sightseeing for 2nd time in two months tonight. If you haven't done so, check it out. It's like 500-600 block of state, frigging amazing. Not saying it's good. Was with a friend who moved out of state who had a manufactu ... " (09/25/16)
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Roger Reports Two Dogs Have Killed Goats "468- the owner of the property, and dead pet goats had every right to shoot and kill both dogs!!! He was at his shop in Santa Ynez when the calls to 911 were aired over SBSO scanner traffic. Deputies were already on scene before/upon ... " (09/24/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "Wow, what the heck is that tirade all about? My family shops at TJs, as do many friends; none fit this silly "blanket of assumptions" about customers. I used to take my late aunt to that Ralphs and always found it a nice place to shop. Wond ... " (09/24/16)
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City Council Considers Ban On Lawn Watering "I am waiting for the opening of a trendy shop on State Street, called Arakis, where they will sell Still Suits, Spice, and Sandworm hooks. " (09/20/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "207. Music Academy of the West used to run a thrift shop and high-end used clothing store: "The Rack." I'm sure MAW would love nice clothing donated. " (09/19/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "Unity Shop or Calm, Rescue Mission " (09/18/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "Domestic Violence Solutions (formerly Shelter Services for Women) used to run a thrift store, and they offered clients vouchers to shop with there. They don't really have space at the shelter to store a variety of sizes and types of c ... " (09/18/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "Calling DVS was my first thought too. Transition House is another option. I donate to Unity Shoppe. It's literally a store people can shop at, and they have a program, Job Smart, to aid people in dressing for interviews and work. htt ... " (09/18/16)
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Water Bill Costs "I live in SB City. I think my utilities are the best deal going. $100 a month for trash, sewage and water. My cable (tv, ISP, phone) bill, which I could live without but don't want to, is almost twice that. I got into my 3rd HCF in Au ... " (09/18/16)
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Renovations underway at Coast Village Plaza [pics] "The friendly camera shop Tony Rose Camera on Coast Village Road went out of biz 8 years ago because their rent went from $4000 to 8000 a month. Now a cosmetics shop is there. Go figure. Of course all camera shops in SB are gone exce ... " (09/14/16)
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Renovations underway at Coast Village Plaza [pics] "Frankly, I think that shopping plaza NEEDS to be improved. It's stodgy to the point of being an eyesore. Sounds like it will be much more attractive and functional when they're done. I do hope, however, that they will NOT jack up re ... " (09/14/16)
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Barber Shop for Female Short Cuts? "Danny's barber shop,JONATHAN. He's a true stylist for both men and women. Pricey,but good! " (09/13/16)
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Barber Shop for Female Short Cuts? "I went to the newish UPTOWN Barbershop on 4425 Hollister Ave. There was a young woman getting her hair cut on her birthday. She looked so happy and the Barber took a good long time cutting her hair and even paid for her cut. I think ... " (09/13/16)
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Barber Shop for Female Short Cuts? "Go to Arturo's Barber Shop at 3457 State Street and ask for Joe or Frank. " (09/13/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "I have to agree with 747 I've have dealt with both of those shops and can 2nd the good, fair work. Cory Motors knows about the old bugs, they had a Class 11(bone stock) Baja race car for years. Top Shop on Patterson also works o ... " (09/12/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "Two suggestions. Talk to Miller at Advanced Automotive on Aero Camino (968-5616) about the mechanical restoration. Talk to Dino DeNunzio at Dino's Body Shop on Depot Rd (683-8189) about the body work. Both are near the airport. Both men ar ... " (09/12/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "One would think that restoring a basic, no-frills VW Beetle would be the easiest thing in the world. It isn't. The problem is, there is no local one-stop restoration center. All body work and mechanical work has to be done by dif ... " (09/12/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "There is a vw shop on Gutierrez Das Volkswagen very knowledgeable , " (09/12/16)
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AUD Project Concerns "I know some people have convinced themselves that "Agenda 21" is just "tin foil hat conspiracy theory", but if they're correct, then what's the explanation for all these mixed use developments with retail/commercial space on ground ... " (09/12/16)
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Standard Sink Clog Price "@GREEN62 - RJ Carroll & Sons on Salsipuedes is no longer a union shop according to one of their plumbers who worked on my home recently. They're still pretty pricey but always do a good job. I've heard good things about Leo's plumbing st ... " (09/11/16)
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Standard Sink Clog Price "RJ Carrol Plumbing is the Union shop. Carrol plumbing and Maintenance is the non union. " (09/10/16)
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Why Did Angel Vets Close? "I agree with mountainman. Sadly this isn't the first news of this. Just a few days ago Edhat had an article about the barbershop closing on Victoria ( I think ), the small shop that did all the great Xmas decorations. Closed becaus ... " (09/07/16)
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Why Did Angel Vets Close? "Wow, that was my favorite daily stop--Magnolia Shopping Center. Many nice businesses to serve me--and the thrift shop was a daily to browse in. " (09/07/16)
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Why Did Angel Vets Close? "Magnolia Shopping Center's new owners are hitting tenants with huge rent increases. I've spoken to several longtime business owners there who say they have no choice but to move or close shop. The look of our neighborhood shopping center is ... " (09/07/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I like it. Will it be the only place I shop? No. But it does have a GREAT bulk selection and they have a good produce selection too. And they actually have lettuce.....unlike the new Mesa Vons. There you can find ample Kale, but ... " (09/05/16)
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Popular Downtown Businesses Close Shop "Why does $1,000 per month seem like high rent to people? I thought commercial space went for a lot more than that, considering the location. It seems like the Barber Shop was getting a great bargain at $695 per month. " (09/04/16)
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World's Safest Beach Sign Gone Missing "OMG, someone else remembers Reggie Reynolds and his wonderful bait shop! His secret "Fisherman's Handshake" is something I continue to share (especially with young fishermen), more than 55 years later. I miss Reggie, finding lures ... " (09/01/16)
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World's Safest Beach Sign Gone Missing "Reminds me of walking way out into the water back in the early 70s with Reggie Reynolds, the wonderful old gent who had the little red bait/tackle/candy shop just across the tracks from the beach and across the street from the old lem ... " (08/31/16)
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Help Identify Burglar Suspect "He has a blue shop rag and keys hanging from his pants. It would seem to indicate he is working for some cleaning or maintenance service. Personally, he seemed pretty familiar with his surroundings... " (08/31/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "It looks like I'm in the minority, but I was far less impressed by Sprouts than I'd hoped. Although expecting to love it, it fell short in several areas--at least on the day I came in. Other than a familiar face I saw who used to be at Wh ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "359, it's funny that you still think Haggen was sunk by meanies who refused to shop there. " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I tried Sprouts and will shop there for their weekly specials. It is not a supermarket like the old Von's. Actually Von's is not like the old Von's. Since the merger, prices at Von's have steadily risen to new "Haggen" highs. I used to ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "Did I miss it above or does no one care that Sprouts like Whole Foods is an employee ripoff operation. If you shop at Vons/Alberstsons you at least support working folks who can earn a decent salary there instead of the bank accounts of th ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I liked it. Much cheaper than whole foods. Deli made sandwiches are $3.99-4.99. which is a deal. The pre-made entrees look good too for around $6.00 which is cheaper than a fast food meal. I got my weeks groceries for about 75.00!! Ju ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I was ready to put my nose up at Sprouts. I love Trader Joes, won't waste my $ at Whole Foods, Lazy Acres, shop at Albertsons in W. Goleta when necessary. Sprouts is cool. I went in on a whim with a friend. Some things seemed pricey, ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I discovered Henry's when I moved to San Diego in the early 90's. Over the years they've been bought and sold, changed their name from Henry's to Boney's to Sprouts. They went from being family owned (started in San Diego in the 40's) ... " (08/29/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "well its close for me, and when I wake up without half & half for my one cup of coffee, it's easier to go to Sprouts than TJ's. And they have organic 1/2@1/2 while my beloved TJ's does not. I have been organic since I was in my 20's, and t ... " (08/29/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I stopped by on opening day. I like that it is light and airy and doesn't have a lot of the crap that regular supermarkets have (that I don't buy). I was disappointed at the small size of their organic produce section. (Before so ... " (08/29/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "Great first visit. Everything I saw in the ad matched the price in the store ($.89 for a basket of strawberries, $2. a bag for tangerines, $2.99 for 4 gourmet cupcakes-- raspberry lemonade flavored are divine!). Going back tonight for din ... " (08/29/16)
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Scam Letter "I feel like maybe you dont't shop at Sam's Club or Wal- mart...but perhaps someone that has all of your information (including your Credit Card) does. It may be a good idea to check your credit report :( " (08/29/16)
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Scam Letter "978P... you missed the part where the OP didn't shop at Walmart or Sam's Club. " (08/28/16)
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Puppy Rental "Montecito pet shop on the mesa has puppies sometimes, you could stop in there and ask... " (08/27/16)
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Parking Signs "795, interesting. I sure hope a for-profit pain and outpatient surgery clinic doesn't have "volunteers"!! http://www.pacificpainphysicians.com/ I just don't shop there during peak times. " (08/22/16)
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Parking Signs "Very poor planning decision to let Trader Joe's in that location. Neighbors warned of problems and they were spot on. Then they put in the surgery clinic to share parking. Then they put in the little coffee shop with virtually no pa ... " (08/22/16)
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Saving Spots for Children's Parade "As 1141 stated.... after 5pm the day before. Shop keepers would be well within their rights to remove unsightly obstructions in front of their premises. Hopefully city workers will too. " (08/04/16)
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Fiesta Clothing "The Rack at the Music Academy of the West. Fun place to shop, good prices. Donated gently used (or sometimes on consignment) clothing for men and women, including fancy ball dresses. You can also find accessories, shawls, jewelry, belts, ... " (08/03/16)
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Fiesta Clothing "Best place and great prices can be found at the Fiesta Clothing & Gift Shop for hats, sombreros, shawls, fans, fancy dresses, those loud clacking shoes, cascarones, and such. " (08/03/16)
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Smog Tests "@736 Modern cars have sensors and electronics that go bad, these can skew the fuel enrichment out of spec and you will fail. New cars get two years before the annual smog check kicks in. I've seen 2010's fail because of one bad sen ... " (08/02/16)
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