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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 7024 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 7044 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) 6914 38
For Latino businesses, every day is a day without immigrants (03/18/17) 2555 33
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) 7682 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) 4448 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) 2766 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) 6069 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) 5405 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) 3368 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) 2175 23
GARDEN OF ED: Billy shares his recipe for a Redneck AC to keep you cool during the heat wave. (08/30/15) 7761 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) 4516 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 3266 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) 9319 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 4009 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 2238 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) 6511 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) 4149 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) 3011 15
Edhat has just launched their new merchandise store. Get your ed swag now! (06/12/16) 2300 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) 8955 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) 6524 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) 15316 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) 4094 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2709 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) 5862 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 3052 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) 4927 10
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Dolce, a darling calico looking for the purr-fect adopter. (10/11/15) 4617 10
James Beard Award winning Chef Michel Richard passed away Saturday morning at 68. (08/14/16) 3430 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) 10091 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 8305 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) 5673 9
IN THE KITCHEN: Apple season means delicious pie and Suzie shares her recipe with a secret ingredient. (10/11/15) 4276 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 2537 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 2499 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 6069 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) 9135 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 8145 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 8078 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) 3113 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) 5776 6
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Marisa, a young mom who loves a good lap to curl up on. (11/29/15) 4562 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Rex, a diamond in the rough who will melt your heart. (02/07/16) 3193 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) 15522 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) 7606 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) 6547 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) 5617 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 4432 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 4146 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 2693 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) 1728 5
TRAVEL: Bonnie shares her experience pouring a perfect pint at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin during her past travels writers trip. (03/17/17) 820 5
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 5072 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 4432 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) 3737 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Remington, he sports his tuxedo purr-fectly. (09/04/16) 2011 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1197 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 7883 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) 4974 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jimmy K., aka Kobe, who could be a good companion for a cat-friendly dog. (04/03/16) 2549 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Zinger, a belly up kind of guy looking for a new best friend. (08/07/16) 2262 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) 1418 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) 7979 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Destiny, a playful socialite looking for a new home. (08/09/15) 3846 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) 2355 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) 654 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) 6595 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) 1814 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) 706 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) 658 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 547 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 487 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 479 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) 231 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) 5809 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 5406 NA
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) 2361 add
Thanks to a local frozen yogurt loving Pierpont family…Pierpont finally has its own little yogurt store called the Yogurt Hut. (12/22/10) 2350 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1516 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1510 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 1327 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) 1302 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 1142 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 1124 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) 1096 add
A forged prescription in Camarillo has lead to thirteen arrests. [mug] (09/19/15) 995 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) 951 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) 917 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 916 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) 908 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 902 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 785 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) 778 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) 727 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) 700 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) 696 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 657 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 656 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) 653 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 624 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) 623 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 623 add
Investigators with the Ventura Sheriff's Office have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 18, 2015 burglary. [mugs] (01/21/16) 619 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 617 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) 614 add
The DRAGG program held its 2014-2015 graduation ceremony last week. [pics] (06/10/15) 599 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 592 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) 580 add
Two Camarillo men were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and other related charges. (07/05/15) 556 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) 538 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 536 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 531 add
Officers responded to Oldies Speed Shop to investigate a vehicle theft that had occurred overnight. (06/14/15) 506 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) 492 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) 483 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) 458 add
Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in Oxnard and an arrest was made. (06/25/15) 458 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 458 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) 456 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) 452 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 452 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) 442 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 432 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 430 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 426 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) 423 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) 415 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) 401 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 395 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) 395 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) 374 add
Ventura Police arrested an Oak View resident for possession of a stolen vehicle. (07/17/16) 368 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) 361 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) 350 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 346 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 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) 345 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) 338 add
The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us. Here are some holiday safety tips. (11/11/15) 338 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 324 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) 322 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) 315 add
Law enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. (09/16/16) 310 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 304 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 297 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 296 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) 292 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 292 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) 285 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 264 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) 260 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 252 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) 251 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) 249 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement Explorer program has a new van to get the job done. [pic] (10/21/16) 249 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) 247 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) 239 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 228 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) 194 add
Ventura County Bulldogs—an 11U select baseball team—get new sponsor and expanded opportunities including talented players come together [pic] (01/10/17) 188 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) 186 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) 169 add
Ventura Police are investigating a burglary that took place at Menchie's Frozen Yogurt on Telegraph Road. (03/15/17) 98 add
Albertsons to Merge with Sprouts? "It's over people - market share is killing the big guys. We may not see it so much in our little corner of paradise but Amazon, Walmart, and Target are slowing but surly biting the business end of major grocery stores, just like large ... " (03/23/17)
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Cat Boarding "All of us at The Cat House Hotel® were terribly upset to read about 764972 (Paul N. and Casey P.'s - same family) experience when they first posted on Yelp year ago; we tried to no avail to contact them, responded on Yelp, and refun ... " (03/22/17)
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Lawn Watering Ban Lifted "923P - If you follow the link in the first paragraph, there's a page that describes current water conservation regulations and lets you report violations (they recommend you supply photos or video). The first violation is a warning, but su ... " (03/22/17)
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Bug ID "If they really "bug" you, get a bug buster off Amazon. $16.95. Free shipping if you buy enough other items. Or shop around and you may find one for less $$. I love my bug buster. The single 9-volt battery lasts a long time. I use ... " (03/22/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "I used to work, shop, eat, go to the gym and the library and movies DT. No more. Even though my work is still close (walking distance) I don't shop or go DT anymore. Too many creeps accosting you for $, disturbed ppl screaming obsce ... " (03/20/17)
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C.R . Stecyk 111 "Dog Town and the Z Boys. And the Powell-Peralta Skate shop just closed. At least we still have a few Z Boys (and the one and only Z-Boy female, Peggy Oki) residing in SB. Go to http : w w w . onionskin . Com /pop/ to find the likes of ... " (03/19/17)
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Kmart Once FedMart "We used to regularly shop at Discofair when we arrived in Santa Barbara in February 1967. Rarely go there today as K-Mart. It's remains a popular location for retail, but could use an update! I started my work life down the road at ... " (03/19/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "I'm not entirely comfortable walking in the lower State Street area and I also don't go downtown to shop. I do shop online and also drive to Ventura/Camarillo, mostly to go toTarget, but I shop at other places down there too - I make ... " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "Put a Target downtown and you will have shoppers who are now driving to Ventura to shop!! " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "I find it odd how many posts claim they want mom and pop, or community style, local business downtown. Yet shop at all the chain stores, yell for a target, and cheer when another Starbucks is opened. If you don't buy from a local ... " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "Hey city council & mayor: Wake up & smell the feces! The bums are a MAJOR problem why locals avoid DT, as noted by The comments. People have crapped right in the door of my State Street shop. Yes, high rents, nonsense parking and do ... " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "I'dlike to see State street closed to cars for 5 or 6 blocks like Farmers Market. Open it up to outdoor cafes, shopping kiosks and entertainment. Give small business a chance to grow! People love the outdoor markets. People want to rel ... " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "I walk downtown often, and am very very seldom asked for money. I smell no urine. I have a good nose. And 201, I was downtown last night (St.Patrick's Day), and you could actually have rolled a bowling ball down State St - except ... " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "Blame can be cast upon internet shopping, in part... but let's call it like it is. This is the price we all pay for the destruction of our formerly lovely downtown. Who wants to park in urine stained, foul-smelling garages, deal with the sa ... " (03/18/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "LOW WAGE town, with HIGH RENTS. The Downtown can't survive with this and the Internet. LOW WAGE Tourism and Service jobs represent over 30% of the jobs in town. No one has the cash to shop downtown. RENTS are ridiculous and every ava ... " (03/17/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "Being approached & hassled by beggars, seeing the same RV parked for 3-days (in the 75 minute zone) at State & Carrillo while other cars ticketed, hearing our City Council support the status quo degeneration of our City Core w more su ... " (03/17/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "Yea, well---blame it on a couple of things; primarily the HIGH COST of renting the store fronts; that problem has been going on for years--- and all the homeless/non- homeless who hang out and ask for money all along State Street (t ... " (03/17/17)
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Downtown Makeover? "Aside from rents being too high here are my 2 cents about shopping downtown: It's reeks of urine It's dirty Too many homeless/yoaches Most stores are overpriced Most shops aren't even places I would normally shop (I think it caters ... " (03/17/17)
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Bike Sign Advertising "Here's a relevant federal case: Ballen v. City of Redmond: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/12170799/ballen-v-city-of-redmond-ninth-circuit-court-of-appeals/1 Court threw out a local ordinance banning certain kinds of advertising/si ... " (03/16/17)
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Bike Sign Advertising "629. I have your back on this one. It's definitely a blight if it's an attempt by the shop owners/employees to skirt the sign ordinance. 626. Deflection arguments are silly and consistently have no bearing on the subject at hand. ... " (03/15/17)
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Town Hall to Discuss Repealing ACA "Stupid to look at health care as a free market enterprise. When you are sick or injured, you can't shop around until you find a cheap clinic in Costa Rica that will treat you. Plus you never see the costs, ever. Unless the emergency room tr ... " (03/14/17)
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Surfing Museum Closes Sunday "Bummer. Further "gentrification" of the Funk Zone. Dive shop becomes winery, tire shop becomes winery, where do you get your tank filled? " (03/11/17)
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Possible Card Skimmer "Well, KEYT got it somehow http://www.keyt.com/news/safety/spike-in-credit-card-skimmers-a-big- concern-for-local-residents/388460148 Santa Barbara Police investigators looked into a tip about a possible ATM card skimmer found in th ... " (03/11/17)
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Surfing Museum Closes Sunday "The Palm acting as his own cameraman now? I feel a bit queasy, thanks to that bobbledy bobbing around. Then, we learn a whole lot of nothing. Where's the rest of the story? Losing this shop makes me feel even more nauseous. I never ... " (03/11/17)
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Clothes Donation "Unity Shop is my main site too, for both Job Smart and general shopping for those who need it. Catholic Charities, which is community-wide and need- based, is another option. Great suggestions here, directly call the group you want to ... " (03/10/17)
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Clothes Donation ""Job Smart" is the Unity Shop's interview clothing donation program. I donated most of my nice work clothes to them once I left the office world. People looking for jobs, who can't afford appropriate interview clothes, can get them there. T ... " (03/10/17)
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Clothes Donation "Not a shelter, but the Assistance League on Veronica Springs Road has a thrift shop offering nice clothes. http://assistanceleaguesb.com/thrift-shop.html " (03/10/17)
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State Street Vacancies "Back in the day, there were clusters of great stores: Lou Rose, Lou Rose Annex, and Villager. Mom went in one, and daughter went in the other two. Nice wearable clothes, not diaphanous rags. Females want to try things on, not order them ... " (03/06/17)
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State Street Vacancies "The downtown corridor has been suffering for a lot of reasons. I can recall in the 60+ years I have lived here that there were literally NO vacancies for State Street store fronts and there were what amounted to waiting lists to get there. ... " (03/06/17)
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State Street Vacancies "I think @559 nailed it. State Street business close up shop when the greedy landlords demand more and more $$$ for rent. As far as online shopping being responsible for downtown businesses going away, that may well be the case ... " (03/06/17)
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State Street Vacancies "I second the observation that a lot of the people with money in this town are older, and don't buy as much. I used to buy things at Z Gallery, D. Crosby Ross, Ruth Walters, etc. Those stores are gone, but I wouldn't buy much from the ... " (03/05/17)
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State Street Vacancies "I think the problem is mainly high rents. The city government may be partly at fault for having high property taxes on those commercial properties, but the city certainly can't gain much from vacant stores because those don't generate any s ... " (03/05/17)
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French Bread Bakery "My husband swears by D'Angelos. He refuses to shop at Our Daily Bread, due to a bad experience where he says they were completely rude to him. A friend also gave me a similar report, years ago. Santa Barbara is too small town to mis ... " (03/02/17)
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Ford Mechanic "Anyone looking for work on a classic big block Ford or Chevy check out Full Scale Hot Rods in Ventura. I spent a couple months trying to find a shop in Santa Barbara that had the knowledge and experience to work on a 460 stroker with an GV ... " (02/25/17)
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Car Upholstery "Mac's upholstery in Ventura. Fantastic work on my '63 VW Bus camper. High quality work, reasonable prices especially compared to any shop in Santa Barbara. Recommend to anyone with a classic restoration project. Cleanest upholstery shop ... " (02/25/17)
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Possible New Electronics Store "It's at 9 W. Carrillo, next to Roy. Looks like a computer accessories shop from what I could tell. " (02/25/17)
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Machine Shop Referral "Does zodos bowling and beyond still have a pro shop? That would be my first suggestion " (02/21/17)
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Machine Shop Referral "there are lots of small places tucked away on Thornwood Dr in Goleta. Have you asked the Trophy shop? Good luck " (02/21/17)
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Cast Iron Furniture Referral "Try Ironwood Designs on E. Gutierrez. Not only quality ironwork, but contacts to an excellent woodright close by. One stop shop.. " (02/20/17)
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Villa Solana's Priceless History "It must have been a lovely home. Gracious and sunny as it's name suggests. Wish we could go back to those days when Santa Barbara was gracious and one could wander into town, greet familiar faces and stores. Drop by El Paseo and ... " (02/18/17)
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Rescued Bumble Bee "The concern for bees and butterflies is due to use of neonicotinoids (neonics, for short). Neonics are a systemic pesticide found in a great many flowering plants. It is said that bees actually get a bit of a "buzz" off plants contain ... " (02/13/17)
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DUI Checkpoints "And we need these DUI/Driver license checkpoints on this date in the specific location why? Remember, both California Supreme Court cases (Ingersol and Banks) were set up on a date related to particularly high incidence of drinking (C ... " (02/10/17)
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State Street Vacancies "Why shop down town when you can shop in Westlake out in the Goleta strip malls " (02/10/17)
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State Street Vacancies "I used to walk State Street to see and shop in the local shops. The landlords raised the prices so much that locals couldn't afford it any more. Much of State Street became chain stores, so why bother? Then the bums moved in, and even some ... " (02/09/17)
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State Street Vacancies "116- I agree, while I do think state is nasty with all the bums rats and piss. It is not unsafe. I've never felt like I might get hurt or robbed etc. it's just to damn expensive for me that's why I shop online. Cheap! " (02/09/17)
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State Street Vacancies "Business is not being "pulled away to the Funk Zone and redevloped harbor area". More people are just choosing to shop online. More bars and restaurants could help fill up the vacancies, but with all the bums and gang members down ... " (02/09/17)
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Super Bowl Sunday Plans "We used to find that Super Bowl Sunday was a great time to travel and/or shop, everyone was hunkered down watching the game. About 1968 or so I promised my children if they got ready for bed they could watch "Heidi" on TV. At exactly the ti ... " (02/05/17)
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Of Mud and Men "Tom, thanks again. You're a treasure. I found my mouth gaping when I got to The Shop truck in the center divider. The brown water made me gag. Survival of the fittest. I say the same about those who swam in the underpasses way back wh ... " (02/04/17)
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Frontier Comm Refunds? "Is there some downtown phone outage taking place today? I have called and called and called a downtown shop where I know the place has to be open, but no one is answering the phone. Then, just now I got that super fast-paced busy ... " (02/03/17)
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What Happened to Moto Loco? "200 + bikes had to be moved over a period of month. Heavy rains flooded the shop and the few bikes that were left got, email, mail & phone calls. Towards the end, we were left with a few strays, disconnected phone numbers, incorrect ... " (02/03/17)
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What Happened to Moto Loco? "OP has clearly stated that the shop was on Carpinteria Street. Whoever wrote the headline wasn't paying close attention. Sorry to hear that Gene didn't have the integrity to call you or notify you about any challenges to the busin ... " (02/02/17)
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Strong Arm Robbery at State Street Bridge "Too many scumbags downtown. That's why I shop in Goleta or Ventura. Too bad about our once beautiful city. " (02/01/17)
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Pedestrian Safety Enforcement "Thanks for the warning. I was going to shop in Goleta on Wednesday, but I think I'll shop online instead. " (01/31/17)
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Can Hotels Give Out Aspirin? "If the hotel does not have a gift shop ask that a taxi driver buy such. " (01/30/17)
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Employees Detain Alleged Shoplifter Outside Vons "Hey Roger- with all due respect to your position at Edhat, you have stated on many occasions that YOU, yourself, was, at one time, a prolific shoplifter... If you steal, you are a thief and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the l ... " (01/30/17)
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Employees Detain Alleged Shoplifter Outside Vons "My gosh, if you steal something aren't you expecting to get roughed up if caught? A month ago in Cabo I saw an anglo shoplifter get beaten to a pulp by a Mexican store owner who caught him. It was pretty violent but the tourists and other s ... " (01/30/17)
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Employees Detain Alleged Shoplifter Outside Vons "Worked at Sears back in the 80's and most, if not all of the loss prevention staff, were SBPD or SBSO staff moonlighting. The LP manager was a training officer for SBPD. They chased suspected shop lifters all over the mall parking l ... " (01/30/17)
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Employees Detain Alleged Shoplifter Outside Vons "Thank you, OP. I was ready to quit Vons because of their prices and poor products, only shop there because De la Vina Ralphs closed. This topped it, now I'll go to Magnolia. I'd like to know at what point the police were called. A ... " (01/30/17)
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Employees Detain Alleged Shoplifter Outside Vons "Loss prevention DOES have the powers to detain and make citizen's arrest for various offences, like shop lifting. Occasionally it does get violent and they are authorized to defend themselves. They did get distracted by the peanut ... " (01/30/17)
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Will Target Replace Macy's in Paseo Nuevo? "I have lived here since 1960 and while in college worked at Lou Rose Annex so I remember retail downtown. The elegant store was I. Magnin's not J. Magnin. Post & Rail, Lou Rose, and The Annex were the shops that the well to do women shopp ... " (01/30/17)
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Will Target Replace Macy's in Paseo Nuevo? "Downtown Santa Barbara used to be an elegant place to shop. Remember J. Magnin? Every time a store we need like Barnes & Noble or even better, Earthling Tea & Book Shop, goes out of business, it's replaced with discount clothing s ... " (01/30/17)
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Will Target Replace Macy's in Paseo Nuevo? "We've lived in SB for more than 30 years. We seldom go downtown for anything now, largely because State Street retailers are geared more for tourists than locals. We used to patronize local restaurants, but it's just getting too expensive. ... " (01/29/17)
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Smoke Fills Downtown Restaurant "I still can't get over the fact that there's some out of town/restaurant corporation that has the nerve to name their establishment the Somerset. But Americans have never been too good with history. At least they didn't try to set ... " (01/27/17)
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Blinds and Shades "Tri County had good selection and did a good job with installation, prices were reasonable. Didn't have the best experience when I visited the shop (last year), not very friendly guy was at the desk. However the person who showed up to meas ... " (01/26/17)
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Missing Engraved Wedding Ring Found "At least one of the names? Maybe an Edhat reader knows them? A lot of my friends and neighbors shop there. " (01/21/17)
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Santa Barbara Volkswagen Leaving Downtown "Not sad to see them go. They sold me a defective used Jetta years ago and claimed they were not at fault. They had the worst customer service and horrible repair shop. They had no record of a noted defect that I ended up finding o ... " (01/19/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "its because of poor condition of downtown that I shop online. The smell on State Street is awful, its scummy and dangerous. Clean it up and people will come " (01/19/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "Sad to see the shop go. I'm a local so of course I would love to support our shops but it's nearly impossible to buy toys at full price at that store when you can get them online for much less. I can hardly afford rent in my home town ... " (01/18/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "An end of our local childhood era. Sad to see you go. Thank you for the many memories. Also miss the once corner shop, with the largest tallest Christmas tree, with the most beautiful hand blown ornaments . Giovanni floral maybe? Any ... " (01/18/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "Blech. I will not shop at ToysRUs! " (01/18/17)
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Gold Coast Arrival "I work in retail downtown. They shop plenty. " (01/18/17)
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Gold Coast Arrival "Actually,they don't buy much. They eat onboard because it's included. The Wharf is a mess because of the Cabrillo bridge construction. They don't shop downtown because they shop at their hometown malls and they aren't many local ne ... " (01/18/17)
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Gold Coast Arrival "Well, somebody has still got to shop downtown. The rest of us know better. Too scummy. " (01/18/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "The "teddy bear" was a giant on-all-fours mascot which everyone gave a pat on the head, on the way into the shop. We used to play at Kernohan's as kids; one stop in our travels around town. I got my etch-a-sketch and Silly Putty, po ... " (01/18/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "Seems like both locations would be closing if the toy shop announced they're shutting down. " (01/18/17)
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Kernohan's Toys Closing After 62 Years "Argh! Another local shop gone! State Street is just a giant tragedy. I hope the Goleta one will remain! " (01/18/17)
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Trader Joe's Comic "I'm amazed by the hostility shown in this thread. Stereotypes are grounded in reality, and it seems to me that he cartoonist's perception of Trader Joe's is the same as mine. An awful lot of women who shop there really DO wear yog ... " (01/15/17)
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Trader Joe's Comic "738p, yin yang, and flicka's "who cares?" are right on. I shop regularly, all times of the day, at the Milpas TJ, walk by it near daily with my dog who loves PETCO. The cartoon has no resemblance to reality and so isn't funny, just b ... " (01/15/17)
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Trader Joe's Comic "Oh, the divisiveness. Of which I plead guilty to being a part of. Many of our neighbors, many SB citizens, shop at Trader Joe's. Also at chain grocery stores, Costco, Lazy Acres and Gelson's, and carnecerias and independent shops. Th ... " (01/14/17)
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Trader Joe's Comic "It's not speaking to me either. I've lived here all my life and probably everyone I know shops at TJ's, at least occasionally. I and friends used to shop at the Ventura store, before there was one in SB. I wear sweats or jeans, dresse ... " (01/14/17)
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Trader Joe's Comic "Being an equal opportunity shopper or, more concisely, a shopper of opportunity, I shop at all the Trader Joe's locations here in Santa Barbara. It all depends on which part of town I'm in and which T.J.'s is nearby. I cannot reme ... " (01/14/17)
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Scanner Reports 1-13-17 "Roger, I feel you. But I am one who has witnessed how some coffee shop patrons are expecting far too much leeway and completely overstaying their welcome. In particular, I have seen wheelchair-bound and other homeless linger for ho ... " (01/13/17)
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Scanner Reports 1-13-17 "The whole story was that it was raining the person in the wheelchair went into the coffee shop to get a cup of coffee as they were on their way to a warming shelter.They had money to pay for the coffee they were refused service and told to ... " (01/13/17)
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Scanner Reports 1-13-17 "I worked in a coffee shop when I was younger and in school. We never turned anyone away, homeless or not, in a wheelchair or not. Of course we didn't. So whoever wrote that Roger does not have the full story, the place could get sue ... " (01/13/17)
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Scanner Reports 1-13-17 "I've talked with the woman in the wheelchair many times. She's very interesting, if you have the time to listen. I think her name is Kathy or Courtney.... anyways, if she's the one mentioned, I can understand completely why she woul ... " (01/13/17)
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Scanner Reports 1-13-17 "Roger, a thought on why someone might be asked to leave a coffee shop. If they have behaved poorly in the past, they may have been told they are no longer welcome. The fact that they are in a wheelchair and homeless may have nothing t ... " (01/13/17)
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Looking For Someone to Fix a Fireplace Controller "To get the correct thermocouple, remove the old one and bring it to the shop with you. The correct new one may look different but the important features will match. One not of CAUTION on vacuuming and I say it without meaning to i ... " (01/10/17)
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What's Up With the Timbers Resturant in Goleta? "Several years ago the Timbers underwent a HUGE renovation. The kitchen was completely upgraded. The small dining room was set up to be a morning pastry & coffee shop, the walls were cleaned and wood was bright and warm rather than dark and ... " (01/07/17)
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Buy an American Flag Label Pin? "Online. Why do people try to shop in retail stores anymore? Just order it on amazon. " (01/06/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "Haven't seen any votes for a top-flight Penney's. I was in Denver not long ago and theirs was fantastic. No wonder Santa Barbarians have to go out-of-town to shop. Even the Nordstrom and Saks here are small by comparison to other a ... " (01/05/17)
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Does Cox Have a Contract With the County? "No contract. Anyone can come in and setup shop but they must build their own network...like Cox did many years ago. The permits and construction costs would be astronomical; it wouldn't make sense for the few households and businesses ... " (01/05/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "727 - I'm with you on this. I don't shop downtown because there nothing interesting, unique, beautiful or affordable on offer downtown. I don't stop to eat on State Street because what's on offer is generally sloppy dreck. It's a bea ... " (01/05/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "Glad we are keeping Macy's at our local La Cumbre mall. The Mall is too quiet as it is. Hopefully the new Marc condos will bring in new custom. I like the personal attention one had at downtown Macy's but hate to shop downtown. Smel ... " (01/05/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "Really really sorry to read this. I love the Macy's downtown, and have shopped there for years. However, given some of the outrageous deals I'd scored, and the fact I seldom shop there outside of One Day Sales, I did wonder how they ... " (01/05/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "In general Paseo Nuevo isn't a place to go. The parking is horrible and you have to pay for it too. If you walk there (cuz you work downtown) you'll then be dealing with the scary homeless people and the freaks who jump out of the shop door ... " (01/05/17)
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Caldwell's Pharmacy Closing its Doors this Month "Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy compounds prescriptions and is user friendly and is located at State & Ontare next to Jeannine's. I hate that insurance companies are now dictating where we can shop and what drugs we can have. It's true that ... " (01/04/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "agree about the outrageous post. Sources? No? fine. Yes, it was an empty lot in '67. I don't remember the dairy, but I do remember the open space. So where can I shop at Whole Paycheck and have my tires replaced? " (01/04/17)
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Macy's to Close in Paseo Nuevo Mall "Downtown is very unsavory, filled with transients. I never shop there anymore. Perhaps the cruise boat passengers are not enough to keep some stores afloat. " (01/04/17)
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Caldwell's Pharmacy Closing its Doors this Month "another strong recommendation for federal Drug, they are SO kind and accommodating. Really willing to help you out with whatever you may need. Please I encourage everyone to shop local and support small business! i really don't want t ... " (01/04/17)
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Retail Stores Hours on New Years Eve "I'm a small merchant downtown. My shop is open until 4 New Year's Eve and closed New Year's Day. " (12/30/16)
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