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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 4523 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 5066 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) 4102 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) 3345 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) 3267 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) 2256 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) 4032 25
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) 3024 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) 1955 23
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) 4039 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2522 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) 7885 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3342 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1862 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) 5330 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) 2504 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) 6327 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) 4143 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) 11586 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) 3327 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2270 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) 4728 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 1869 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) 3469 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) 6885 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 6655 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) 3170 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1914 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1626 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 5075 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) 6649 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 4697 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 3739 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) 2897 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) 4585 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) 12932 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) 6530 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) 5529 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) 4638 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3505 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 3114 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1699 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) 1468 5
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) 2806 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 2310 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 1350 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1061 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 5391 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) 3953 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) 1275 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) 5471 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) 1947 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) 501 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) 5459 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) 1721 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) 493 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) 491 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 429 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 410 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 305 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) 207 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) 4419 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3994 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) 2057 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) 1330 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1177 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1132 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) 1070 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) 984 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 929 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 823 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 806 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 738 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 736 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) 728 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) 690 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) 654 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) 605 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 546 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 542 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 503 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) 486 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 468 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 463 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) 452 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) 442 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) 441 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) 426 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 420 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) 417 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) 404 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 399 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) 389 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) 377 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) 363 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) 357 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 350 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 338 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) 330 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 330 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) 325 add
Two Camarillo men were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and other related charges. (07/05/15) 324 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 321 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 317 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) 310 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) 308 add
The DRAGG program held its 2014-2015 graduation ceremony last week. [pics] (06/10/15) 307 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 306 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 301 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) 300 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) 294 add
Officers responded to Oldies Speed Shop to investigate a vehicle theft that had occurred overnight. (06/14/15) 293 add
Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in Oxnard and an arrest was made. (06/25/15) 289 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) 284 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 279 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 272 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 272 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) 264 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) 260 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 259 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) 258 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) 256 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 256 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 252 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 249 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 247 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 244 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) 241 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) 238 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) 233 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 229 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) 220 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) 219 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 209 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) 165 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) 152 add
Metal Worker "OP. Did you try architectural salvage shops online? Perhaps having one made won't be too costly, but you could always look online first. I saw nothing to match your plate on either eBay or Etsy. I looked under antique,vintage an ... " (08/02/15)
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SB Public Market Stall Closures "776: I love when people complain Santa Barbara is going to pot because of tourists. Santa Barbara had been a "seaside resort/tourist destination" since the mid 1800's! We even used our 1925 earthquake as a tourist draw! This is a tour ... " (08/01/15)
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Turnpike and Calle Real Development "From Planning Dept. Permit History for the parcel: 04/04/2005 AH CARLS JR RESTAURANT Closed 09/27/2005 JL MACKAY MIXED USE PROJECT Closed 10/09/2006 KE EXXON/SHORING AND RADING PERMIT Closed 10/09/2006 EB EXXON GRADING -SOIL REM ... " (07/31/15)
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Turnpike and Calle Real Development "If it's to be a McDee's it will be interesting to note who would shop there instead of driving an extra 50yds to In-N-Out. @577... "deserve to know"? Hmm.... " (07/31/15)
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Albertsons Sues Haggen "Ok, tell everyone you know about this and not to shop at Haggen anymore. Feel bad for all the remaining employees but we need to shut these SOB's down " (07/29/15)
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Haggen Lays Off Developmentally Disabled Employees "Hello folks! It isn't just the disabled that have lost their jobs. They let go all of their courtesy clerks. This should not be news to anyone since all the news is how bad the store is and no one wants to shop there. Pull your heads out of ... " (07/29/15)
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Possible Armed Subject Near Chase Bank "Ok so no open carry in CA loaded or not? So there is a guns hop very near the Chase bank. So if I go and park by the Chase bank, walk to the gun shop. Pick up the shotgun I purchased a couple weeks ago......How am I supposed to get it to m ... " (07/29/15)
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Cosmetic Stores Get Under Skin of Business Owners "@789 I get your point and agree that they must not shirk the requirements. But I stand by the assertions that a city business license represents a negligible expense for any business and that there is a misconception that possession of a c ... " (07/29/15)
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Haggen Lays Off Developmentally Disabled Employees "I will not shop at Haggen. Sometimes I forget it's not Albertsons anymore at five points. When I do that I turn around and go to another store. " (07/29/15)
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Haggen Lays Off Developmentally Disabled Employees "Another reason not to shop there. " (07/28/15)
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Haggen Lays Off Developmentally Disabled Employees "All of the people refusing to shop at Haggen before this happened shouldn't be calling for Haggen's neck after the layoffs.... You do realize purposefully not shopping there = not enough business to keep the full staff employed. Boyco ... " (07/28/15)
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Haggen Lays Off Developmentally Disabled Employees "Wow, I guess Haggen really wants us all to boycott, or simply never shop at their stores. Too bad there will be other collateral damage as their stores go under. " (07/28/15)
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Haggen Lays Off Developmentally Disabled Employees "Exactly how do Vons and Albertsons share the blame in what happened? The sale of the stores was forced on them. Haggens deserves to be run out of town. The way to do it - just don't shop there.Those stores will be closed and hopefully a bet ... " (07/28/15)
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Cosmetic Stores Get Under Skin of Business Owners "One woman started telling me she had a product that would fix my roscea as I was just walking by while avoiding eye contact. I don't need some stranger pointing out what they think my imperfection are when i am just trying to shop. People s ... " (07/28/15)
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Cosmetic Stores Get Under Skin of Business Owners "Vine Vera is one of the companies.....fast talking Israeli sales reps....they moved from a cart in Paseo Nuevo to a shop on the corner of State and Figueroa....expensive products........free enterprise, but then so are most crimes until sto ... " (07/28/15)
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Song Cut From West Side Story "I'm wondering if there's confusion because the movie orders the songs differently from the stage play. 081P says it was not sung before the dance, which is true: it was sung after the dance, after the balcony scene, the next day when ... " (07/26/15)
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Song Cut From West Side Story "I don't know if it was included at UCSB viewing, but it was not shown in the Sunken Gardens. They played the music, but Natalie Wood (or whoever did her singing for her) did not sing it in the dress shop before the dance. It went to some ... " (07/26/15)
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Song Cut From West Side Story "I was there. The song was not cut. Maria and the three seamstresses sang the song while dancing around the dress shop, as usual. I don't know how you missed it. " (07/25/15)
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Residents Oppose Bike Master Plan "cycleboy: That's great that your kids ride bikes, but they couldn't when they were younger. It's important when discussing public policy to consider that not everyone is in the exact same stage of life and family as you. Besides, if the ... " (07/23/15)
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Scanner Reports 7-22-15 "I'm frightfully sorry, 189, but it was your comment that made it about race and ethnicity. I tried to dispell your racist overtone with anecdotal evidence that humans of most races and ethnicities can be ... shall we say priggish i ... " (07/22/15)
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Albertsons Sues Haggen "I was a Von's Fairview shopper for years. Because of the Just-For-U and gas reward programs I would still like to shop at a Von's. I tried Von's La Cumbre but, like other posters, found it depressing, dirty, smelly and crowded due to ... " (07/22/15)
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Scanner Reports 7-22-15 "178-Please reread my post before commenting about patience and make it about race or ethnicity. I am a local who has shopped at all the grocery stores all over SB, Goleta and IV for over 40 years and I have tell you that it is rare for some ... " (07/22/15)
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Albertsons Sues Haggen "I was a Haggens hater for no reason other than listening to these rants and being a sheep that follows. I just went in to the Turnpike area store and was pleasantly surprised. Saw the same friendly staff and the store was clean and be ... " (07/22/15)
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Albertsons Sues Haggen "Lets hope that Haggens responds to the community and starts fixing their mistakes, although I don't think it will be likely. In the buy to avoid a monopoly, Haggens has built their own. I refuse to shop there even though I now have to go ... " (07/21/15)
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Albertsons Sues Haggen "Albertsons in Carpinteria is fantastic; clean, well stocked, wonderful people working there and the very best manager anyone could ever want. We also have Haagens, went in once just to see it but didn't shop. " (07/21/15)
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Albertsons Sues Haggen "Love Gelsons, but if you think Whole Foods is expensive (and it is) be prepared for Gelsons. When things are on sale though the prices are great, and as someone else alluded to, the service is great also, very friendly. I'd shop there mor ... " (07/21/15)
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Weekend Dentist "Not just the dentist - The motto around here is "don't get sick on the weekend, regardless". Virtually everything closes shop except the emergency room - and using that may land you with a humungous bill. " (07/18/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "We live near the Mission and don't eat meat; only on occasion eat chicken or fish. Shop Smart and Final and Gelson's. on occasion go to Von's in Montecito for their organic stuff because the La Cumbre one is so poorly managed. Someti ... " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "This is so easy. If you don't want to pay Haggen's prices, shop at any of the remaining Albertsons or Vons locations... Ralph's, TJ's, Gelsons, Santa Cruz Market, Costco, SB Farmers Market .... We do have plenty of options. " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "I live out in west Goleta, and I drive to Ralph's (Magnolia Shopping Ctr) now, as Albertson's has been pricey for a few years, and Haggen's is pricey too. The nearest Vons is now La Cumbre Plaza. It's a sad state of affairs when it re ... " (07/15/15)
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Driftwood Centerpieces "I think there were small pieces for sale in the large gift shop on Sterns wharf. If I remember, some where used in table top displays. " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "I really liked Vons at Fairview and now I shop at Vons La Cumbre. I'm sorry Haggen layed off workers. Before I stopped shopping at Haggen I noticed that the store was almost empty. It felt like I was the only one there! " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "I had a terrible experience at the new Haggen on Fairview. I bought very expensive American wild prawns for a special family dinner. I was told they were fresh. The reality: Mealy with freezer burn. This tells me that they had been impro ... " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "TIP of the day: For best quality and best service, shop Gelson's. If you want best meat, best seafood, best deli, best supermarket bakery, shop Gelson's. Best supermarket produce, shop Gelson's. Cleanest store with least clut ... " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "I usually shop at Von's Turnpike so I have gone into Haggen's 2 times now. Prices are higher on regular shelf items, cereal, soup, dairy, etc. More organic produce looks good. I don't buy much meat but fish looks higher. Their deli looks ... " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "Previous posters are correct. You cannot compare loss leaders unless you specifically buy those items. One way to really compare is to shop the way you regularly do one week at one store (Von's, Albertson's, or Raph's) and then buy exactly ... " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "The only "bargains" I found at Haggens were older Albertson's generic items, they were getting rid of, such as canned soups, some pastas etc. They did have their own sweet cream butter at $3.99/lb which was good. I did notice more org ... " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "I shop the ads of 3 stores to get deals. Some haggens items are better and cheaper " (07/15/15)
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Haggens or Albertsons More Expensive? "I'm surprised at the prices you found in the mailer because they don't fit with what I'd seen at Haggens that used to be Vons. But then I'm not buying ribeye, pork loin, tri-tip, crab and seedless watermelon. I guess it all depends ... " (07/14/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "Better produce, MUCH better meat, MUCH better seafood. The prices for things like peanut butter and bread went up, a little. I do miss the Von's wine sales. This too shall pass. We don't have a choice, do you boycott or shop? Support the lo ... " (07/14/15)
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Car Wash Windshield Anomaly "Of course the windshield repair shop wants to sell you a new windshield and will re-invent physics to make his case to get you to buy something you don't need. Who is this sheister, snake oil salesman of a windshield repair guy? M ... " (07/14/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "Hagens @Five Points is OK. The meat is much better than Ralphs for a little more money. I can't afford to shop at Lazy Acres or Whole Earth as others have stated. Regarding private equity investment firms ... yes, their goal is usually t ... " (07/14/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "Single people on a budget have a difficult time here. Haagens makes it more difficult. If you can afford to shop at Lazy Acres, Gelson's, and Whole Foods, I doubt you have any grounds for complaint over Haagens pricing. The loss of lower ... " (07/14/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "Now if TJ's would just move to the old Scolari's market they would triple their sales. Can you imagine actually finding a parking space when you shop at TJ's?! " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "I do not plan to shop at Haggen despite there being one within a mile of me in three directions. Of course the employees that were asked have to say they like it and it will be OK. I would actively participate in a boycott of all Haggen ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "Live in Carp...shipped at the Von's there for 18 years until the change. Prices are substantially higher, fewer choices. Cheese aisle was half empty, cold cuts and produce thinned out like a tired 99 cent store. Had to pay $3 for a ca ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "The reason they're failing is because 10-20 years ago Santa Barbara and Goleta didn't have whole foods/gelsons/trader joes etc... As alternatives to Ralph's/vons/albetsons. That was it. Now with so many choices to shop and of course ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "They thought Goletians and Santa Barbarans are all rich. we are not....OOOPS! we will shop for best quality and savings. " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "I live in Goleta and can't afford to shop at the Hag. Trader Joe's and Ralphs are where I get most of my groceries now. Ironically, I work in Montecito and can also do some shopping on the way home at the Montecito Vons. Got some amazin ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "I like the Haggen's stores. I noticed immediately that there were Many employees, like way more than it seemed a store could handle. I understood they had kept all of the previous employees, including incorporating the ones that had been i ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "I am happy to shop there are support a competitive industry. It's not like Vons or Albertsons is a locally owned small business. If you want to help support these people, shop at Haggens. DUH. " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "Von's used to put out a weekly ad with 200? Sales for the week. Haggen's as had about 10 items on sale. What's up with that? They are called Door Busters for a reason. Suck people in with a great deal on many random items that maybe ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "We used to shop in supermarkets here and see the same clerks and food baggers (job description escapes me for now). We knew many of them by name. At Vons, at Albertson's. In recent years, the turnover has been phenomenal. Somethi ... " (07/13/15)
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Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores "I have no need to shop there, just as I don't shop at Vons, Albertson, or Gelson's. " (07/13/15)
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Billiard Cue Maker "Thank you 047. I had been to his shop but its been so long I wasn't sure if it would still be in the same place. I will pay him a visit. " (07/11/15)
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Billiard Cue Maker "Jeff McCullough. He has a shop in the Funk Zone, but not sure about a phone number. His shop is in/on the container yard. The office should be able to help you. " (07/11/15)
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Spiking Gas Prices "I guess this is the anti-Saudi Arabia tactic. Too many fracking outfits had to close shop. Time to get oil out of our lives once and for all, especially as the price of solar will not be set by cartels or profit-making giant corpo ... " (07/10/15)
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Home Curtains "Call Mick at Tri - Counties Blinds. He has been in the business for 30+ years, is a real professional and does a great job. Their shop is on upper State next to Baskin Robbins. " (07/10/15)
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Scam Phone Call "Probably a bill collector Macy's/robinsons bill collectors used to call all your neighbors to ask them to tell you to go pay your bill. I don't shop there any more " (07/10/15)
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Scanner Reports 7-9-15 "I am a single mom on a seriously low budget (even though the former in-laws just sold their Montecito home for $20+mil - no joke. Thanks for nothing, guys! But that's another story). Drumsticks are definitely the way to go, as well as a sma ... " (07/10/15)
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Motion to Dismiss Chumash Lawsuit "Vincent Armemta's mother is German. His father is Hispanic! 1. now that DNA is affordable how about the tribal leaders share the truth? At what percentage do native SY Band of Chumash Indians actually have Chumash blood Pumping thru ... " (07/05/15)
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Pasta Shoppe Closing? " An authentic falafel shop like Taim in Greenwich Village would work, but they'd have to sell falafels for $10 and up each to cover the rent -- assuming they did a brisk lunch business. If they were good, I'd be a customer. " (07/02/15)
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Pasta Shoppe Closing? "This is NOT trolling at all when many of us locals say the same thing: Bad location Ballistic high rents for the shop owners High prices even for SB No outdoor seating in the American Riviera After all, we live, shop & dine here ... " (07/02/15)
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Pasta Shoppe Closing? "Lifetime resident and I just went to the public market a few weeks ago. The foot traffic is pretty low to sustain all those business's or stalls. I didn't see a reason to shop there for myself, but I could see it working with more ... " (07/02/15)
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Pasta Shoppe Closing? "I would start with the windows...open them as patios all around the corner of Victoria and Chapala. Move the Grocery store into the back corner of the market so everyone will have to walk through the whole market to get to it, probably need ... " (07/02/15)
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Recent Crime Trend Targets Elderly Victims "I shop Ralphs almost exclusively now and I was not aware of how many cameras they have running. When it gets dark out earlier I am always concerned about the handicapped parking places because it is so dark out there. And, who can find ev ... " (06/29/15)
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Home Owner Insurance "Brown and brown 690-2600. They can rate shop your whole package and get the best deal and they are local. I have my business and my properties, auto and umbrella with them too " (06/27/15)
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A Funny Sight at Trader Joe's "You can tell that the TJ's is a good place to work by the helpful, happy, smiling employees who work there. I don't shop anywhere with disgruntled wokers that are being paid less than minimum wage or being treated badly. Those busine ... " (06/26/15)
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A Funny Sight at Trader Joe's "Hey 982, I LOVE the TJs on Milpas St and go waaay out of my way to shop there. I see pretty much the same employees all the time, the manager is one of the kindest guys around, and everyone is in a great mood. Love the place and have ... " (06/26/15)
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A Funny Sight at Trader Joe's "The Trader Joe's at De La Vina is a great place to shop, unlike the Milpas location where the workers are uptight, unfriendly and there is a constant turn around. " (06/25/15)
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Styrofoam Disposal "It may yet be disposed of. Recycling depends upon a market, and markets are falling. I've told apartment neighbors not to put styro in our blue cans, and moved it to trash bins. Here's an educational article. It's about the cost of m ... " (06/23/15)
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Styrofoam Disposal "There used to be a packaging shop (in Arlington Court, across from the Arlington Theatre) that would recycle any and all styrofoam. Since that shop called it quits, I made it my mission in life to find a place that would take my st ... " (06/23/15)
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Brindie "greyhounds usually don't bark, nor do they jump, at least the ones track-trained don't. They are big but remarkable nimble and "dainty"--not bulls in china shop. Most greyhounds are track-bred, and the rescues are neutered. I wonder how thi ... " (06/20/15)
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Man Wanted for Human Trafficking "I've heard that women who are trafficked get put into vehicles and moved from place to place, for their trafficker's business, to reduce the chance of being caught. A few nights here, a few nights there, then they're gone--onto the next loc ... " (06/20/15)
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Skater Nearly Squashed "484 -You expect everyone passing this store in a car to know it's a skateboard shop and as such expect flying boards /skaters?! I hope that works out for you. The City is closed today. Re post on a day they work and maybe someone o ... " (06/19/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "I don't see any familiar faces among the employees at haggens except for the sweet handicapped people ( who are paid much less due to the program they work under so worth keeping I guess). I'm at the Fairview shopping center regularl ... " (06/19/15)
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Skater Nearly Squashed "dude, it's a skateboard shop proceed with caution :) " (06/19/15)
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Black Widow Hourglass "In the days of surveying with optical tools, the cross-hairs in the instruments were made of black widow web strands. It is dimensionally stable over a wide range of temperature and humidity and extremely shock resistant. There used to be a ... " (06/18/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "Too many stores changing here. If they got these stores to prevent a monopoly between Vons & Albertsons, they created a monopoly of their own. I visited Haggen shortly after they first opened and the prices and lower attendance really sur ... " (06/18/15)
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Radar Speed Sign on Shoreline Drive "Donut shop comments about cops are boring. Please grow up Doger " (06/18/15)
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Construction Crew Leaves Nails in Road "Someone was doing this near my workplace ... the prank blew a couole of my tires out when I drove home. When I got the car to the closest tire shop I found out many people had been victimized. May or may not be the fault of the ... " (06/18/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "In usual SB Fashion, newcomers to the market are hated. We hate change !!! Give Haggens a break. I have a family member who works there and they are trying to work it out. I shop regularly at fairview and the store is not empty " (06/17/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "With Albertsons stores starting to carry some Safeway branded products, I hope the merger accelerates and they actually become Vons stores. I would LOVE if the one out here by Costco became a Vons. For now, I'll also be shopping with you ... " (06/17/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "Montecito Village Grocery is great! I love their selections and the prices are competitive. Shop on a certain day of the week and you might even run into Oprah! " (06/17/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "Of course the new prices will be high. Haven't you noticed? Santa Barbara has become the new elite spearhead. Our housing prices are higher than Manhattan's. It's sickening. What have they done to our sweet little town? I blame the ... " (06/17/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "I predict a huge parking problem at the La Cumbre Vons so shop early if you are planning to start shopping there. " (06/17/15)
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So long Turnpike Vons "Shop at Ralph's and Trader Joe's " (06/17/15)
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Santa Barbara Area Restaurant Memories "I am late to the party here - someone identified all of the ones I was thinking of except this one - Serranito's in IV in the 70s-80s - first time I ever had a flauta! Right next to mama Cuellar's pastry shop! We were lucky to have been i ... " (06/15/15)
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Saks Fifth Avenue Renovation and Conversion "Silver you have a point. Henry ford was a simple man but he understood one thing. If a worker in his factory could not afford a ford something was wrong. Do you think any of the workers at sacks can afford to shop there? food for thought ... " (06/12/15)
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Marijuana Grow House Catches Fire "Experienced growers mitigate risks and avoid electrical fires. I bet on sabotage for this incident. With the new pot shop opening in town on Upper State, we can expect some competitive friction, gamesmanship and maneuvering. Settin ... " (06/12/15)
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Sheriff's Office Welcomes Three New Deputies "667 - Yeah, that's what was also used to in the definition of "gang" during the proposal period of the failed local gang injunction. It doesn't matter where the definition came from really though. It's just silly and immature to say c ... " (06/12/15)
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Historic Gas Station Donated to Goleta "It will make a great gift shoppe for Beanie Babies. Because Ty only does what makes Ty look good. I was in the Biltmore recently, and the gift shop entrance was blanketed in the creepy little things. " (06/11/15)
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City Council Seeks Input on Vacation Rentals "Since the City's objective is simply to collect taxes and fees from any activity, illegal or not...I think I should like to open a medical marijuana shop, a liquor store, a hostel or better, a brothel in my R-1 home. Wait... I could t ... " (06/11/15)
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Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Dispensary "There is nothing funny about witless drivers. Didn't a pot shop owner's son run over and kill a woman in Montecito? " (06/10/15)
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Tuesday Rain "We got .8 inch and the air smells so crisp and clean! Vendors and shoppers came to the Farmers Market Tues. - lovely to shop in the rain, tho it looked liked sales were down. " (06/10/15)
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Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Dispensary "512P - same place the new customers of ANY business that goes in there are supposed to park. Really now, I can't believe so much of the anti-dispensary arguments have revolved around parking. Regardless of whether a pot shop or a ... " (06/09/15)
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Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Dispensary "This mall is turning into a one stop shop - I could spend a whole day there now - Jeannine's for breakfast, then a visit to the weed store, then over to Spudnuts for a snack, to Rudy's for lunch, then back to the weed store, then maybe a fa ... " (06/09/15)
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Santa Barbara Area Restaurant Memories "What was the name of the tiny restaurant on West Anapamu St. behind "Woolworths" which only had like four stools? Been trying to think of that place for years. And the coffee shop or Cafeteria on State Street near Victoria - ha ... " (06/08/15)
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Spray Painter "Poster 619908P How do you know how much they are willing to pay? You are making unreasonable assumptions. Asking for a referral of a reliable painter/shop. Has nothing to do with the price of tickets at the County Bowl. Geez! Sta ... " (06/08/15)
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Specialty Dog Diet Foods "There is an amazing place in La Crescenta on Foothill Blvd - a little hole in the wall butchers shop that has every wild meat/game you can think of and then some. It's all they do. From the 210 east,take the LA Crescenta ave exit, go north ... " (06/08/15)
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