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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 4359 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4925 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) 3674 38
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) 3187 30
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) 3012 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) 2208 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) 3902 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) 3006 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) 1932 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) 3998 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2462 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) 7712 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3288 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1824 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) 5216 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) 2459 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) 5983 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) 3823 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) 11154 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) 3278 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2241 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) 4624 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 1721 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) 3245 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) 6537 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 6397 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) 2818 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1868 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1539 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4961 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) 6369 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 4350 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 3171 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) 2882 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) 4502 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) 12516 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) 6426 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) 5444 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) 4559 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3428 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2983 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1549 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) 1447 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) 2528 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 1984 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1053 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 5128 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) 3887 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) 1273 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) 5203 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) 1905 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) 494 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) 5364 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) 1699 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) 483 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) 480 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 424 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 400 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) 206 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 179 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) 4286 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3841 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) 2038 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) 1214 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1147 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1100 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) 1060 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) 971 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 912 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 787 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 752 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 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) 722 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 722 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) 672 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) 617 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) 584 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 538 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 526 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 495 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) 473 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 456 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) 446 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) 427 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) 422 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) 412 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 407 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 404 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 394 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) 381 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) 370 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) 369 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) 359 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) 345 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 333 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 332 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) 324 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) 324 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 319 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 310 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) 306 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 304 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 299 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 296 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) 295 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) 289 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) 284 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) 283 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 269 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 256 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 253 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 252 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) 250 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) 246 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) 246 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) 244 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 244 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 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) 240 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 235 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) 233 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) 227 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 226 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 223 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 213 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) 212 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) 211 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 204 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) 157 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) 150 add
Citizens Online Police Reporting System "I'd like to hear from a shop owner. Is this new system a good idea? " (05/21/15)
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Goleta Named in Safest City Report "No services are there to enable the "homeless". I'm sure that helps. That is is a fine reason to live, shop, and play in Goleta and stay away from the Santa Barbara mess. " (05/18/15)
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UCSB Students Sit-In for Sexual Assault Survivors "@532P The protesters are demanding that campus police thoroughly investigate sexual assault claims. I support them on that. The protesters are also demanding that a mere accusation be sufficient cause for universities to mete out punis ... " (05/15/15)
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Home Depot Bees " It's not too late to call the 1-800-Home Depot (you will get through, with that number) and let your views on Home Depot policy of extermination be known. Does anyone know if KEYT responded? If I had one wish for Edhat, it ... " (05/13/15)
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The Wall "Keeping the front wall of historic structures has been done a few times in other places, to preserve a trace of the architectural history of the area. Perhaps that's happening here. There's a building on Rittenhouse Square in Phil ... " (05/13/15)
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Home Depot Bees "I will no longer shop at Home Depot. " (05/12/15)
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Home Depot Bees "Okay. I just got off the phone with the manager there. Will name no names, as this was wholly a decision made by the Corporate Office. Customers complained of bees in the garden department. Sounds to me as if it was a viable swa ... " (05/12/15)
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Home Depot Bees "Yet another reason not to shop at Home Depot. " (05/12/15)
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Home Depot Bees "I won't shop at a big box store for gardening when we have such a great local garden store as La Sumida. The staff have always been great and very helpful. Bees are always welcome at La Sumida...... " (05/12/15)
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Top Chef Filming in Santa Barbara "If you watched Top Chef you'd know they always shop at Whole Foods, so it shouldn't be a surprise that's where they shopped. " (05/12/15)
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Home Depot Bees "Not very Nice I will not shop at a store that does that.. " (05/12/15)
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Top Chef Filming in Santa Barbara "Top Chef isn't trying to feature local markets, they're highlighting their SPONSORS, and Whole Foods pays them a lot of money to show off their stores prominently. Besides, the Cheftestants all know what products WF carries, and th ... " (05/12/15)
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Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies "Chateau DeBris was on De La Vina (between De La Guerra and Canon Perdido) situated between a parking lot used by employees of a local company in the Balboa Building (where I worked) and a heating & air conditioning business. Occasion ... " (05/11/15)
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Smoke Investigation at 7-11 "Yea I enjoyed reading some of those comments from the otter website that hates me lol..I wasn't blaming another retail outlet for the sales of alcohol. I used to sleep outside in that area and there was plenty of alcohol there already the ... " (05/10/15)
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House Plants "Best and affordable may mean different places. Knapp is good, and generally more affordable than other options, but I also shop at La Sumida and Terra Sol depending on what I'm looking for. Then again, there's Home Improvement dow ... " (05/09/15)
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Glazed Fresh Apple Cookies "Audrey Ovington was a character and a half. Her father, Earle Ovington, wasn’t just an early Santa Barbara aviation pioneer in the early 1920s, he was apparently THE local aviation pioneer. Audrey and her mother were the second ow ... " (05/09/15)
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CHP Proposes New Location "CHP is looking to waste tax payer money and destroy quiet neighborhoods. Those CHP officers drive like maniacs without light or sirens down city streets. This new location is too much of a hazard. Maybe a lot near Calle Real a ... " (05/07/15)
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Mother's Day Brunch "There's a list of 39 breakfast places in the latest issue of Food & Home Santa Barbara: Boathouse at Hendry's, Fishouse, Scarlett Begonia, State & Fig, Lucky's, Stella Mare's , Le Cafe Stella, Andersen's Rest & Bakery, Paradise cafe, Sav ... " (05/07/15)
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Help Restore KNBC "KCLU has actual local news, covered in such depth that you feel informed. How do they do it? They don't spend 5 minutes interviewing a new gourmet bakery shop owner (i.e. an advertisement) the way the TV news might, they don't check the w ... " (05/07/15)
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Old Magazine "725 Cacique St. is the address for Marborg's Recycling Center in SB. It's off Nopalitos, kind of near Milpas. Go to the big dumpster there, the one loaded with paper products, and on any given day you will find TONS of magazines. ... " (05/02/15)
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Vehicle Into Building on Chapala "Did the guy think that was the drive in tat shop? " (05/01/15)
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A Public Market Divided "I wanted to like the Public Market but found it very difficult to negotiate. I'm disabled, so the parking was a problem, especially the teeny tiny spaces and tight maneuvering in the underground lot, which was way too small. I was l ... " (04/29/15)
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A Public Market Divided "Too bad Pot's not legal. Put a bespoke pot shop in the back and all those foodie places would be hopping! " (04/29/15)
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A Public Market Divided "I posted about the PM being pretentious, but I should add that the vendors themselves have been really nice, the food generally good at the noodle place, pasta shop and fish counter -- and the $4 hot dog was great! So, I've used it more lik ... " (04/29/15)
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A Public Market Divided "I go there to buy fresh pasta, pick up some fresh produce at the store (but the quality and variety has slipped) and to go by Our Daily Bread. The wine store also has fair prices on certain items. The noodle shop is expensive and I wa ... " (04/29/15)
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A Public Market Divided "I like the Public Market, even though I don't shop there very often. But it does surprise me that I miss that old Von's which was really not very good in its later years. " (04/28/15)
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A Public Market Divided "Yah. I like the idea of more places to eat downtown...I even like the idea of condos downtown. But there was really nothing interesting in the "market" that would bring me there to shop, and there's no place to sit and eat. Cold, ... " (04/28/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "Yeah this is a bummer all the way around. Will be finding another place to shop but I will miss my friends working there. Perhaps Haggen will see the light at some point. I doubt it. That self checkout was golden especially for p ... " (04/28/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "continued from previous post... Eventually, Safeway will introduce its products into the Albertsons stores just as they did originally with Vons years ago. It's another example of big government telling everybody what is good for them. No ... " (04/28/15)
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Craviotto Bros. Close 100-Year-Old Shop "Thank you so much for your kind words Santa Barbara! There are plenty of other hand crafted Craviotto Bros. Ironworks items available for those who weren't able to come by this past Saturday. We'll be working at the shop this Saturd ... " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "One of the methods stores use to lure customers is "loss leaders," having one set of items consistently sold below profitable prices because once you are there, you'll buy more. For some groceries it is milk, others it is meat or produce. W ... " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "Funny Girl, I worked for TJ's for years and still shop there. They won't ever expand, that's not their business model. They go for low rent (meaning small buildings with small parking lots) to support their lower prices. " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "I will miss the self-check, if I shop there, although I don't plan to. " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "I got a great deal on a big package of angus steak for only $4.99 at Haggen. Just like any other grocery store you have to look around to buy the stuff that is on sale to get a deal. I will continue to shop there because I would rather pay ... " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "I am sorely missing the Fairview Vons. Saturday I shopped at the La Cumbre Plaza Vons. It's smaller and therefore has less varieties and choices. It will have to do however and I also shop at Ralphs and Albertsons. " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "I tried some of the deli foods. The two Thai noodle salads were excellent, as was the kale salad. I do not live in that area, but hope that where I usually shop, Gelsons, will soon have the great Thai noodle salads. " (04/27/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "I won't shop at Vons La Cumbre; I go to Ralph's on De la Vina, for the prices. CAll it dingy, it's my neighborhood and there are some wonderful employees there (Hi Candy!). Used to go to whatever's in Magnolia too, when I worked in Goleta. ... " (04/26/15)
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First Visit to Haggen in Goleta "That is why we shop Costco. " (04/26/15)
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Restaurant Review: Our Daily Bread "I work with a charity that distributes day-old baked goods from Our Daily Bread to low income families and non-profit organizations which are always happy to receive their bread and delicious pastries. I have sampled their fresh and not-so ... " (04/26/15)
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Craviotto Bros. Close 100-Year-Old Shop "In their final years in business, I think the Craviottos perfected and sold a great product: those half a metal 55 gallon barrel BBQ on wheels. Too bad nobody took over the family machine shop business. " (04/26/15)
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Restaurant Review: Our Daily Bread "Don't let a little brusque behavior get in your way of enjoying Upper DLV's great bakery and dining place. Upper DLV is the hot street from Trader Joe's, coffee places, great eateries, kiddie stuff recylery, mattress shop, kiddie music sto ... " (04/26/15)
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Code 415 At Cottage Hospital "I called SBPD about a man with a degenerative brain disease. No wonder he's homeless and doing things that healthy, housed people consider awful. Sheesh. I wouldn't wish Huntington's on my worst enemy. Officer Hove responded. Gave the man ... " (04/25/15)
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Restaurant Review: Our Daily Bread "I used to shop at lot at the old location and the owner very rarely had cause to deal with customers. He's not what you would call a "people person". Fortunately his staff and his wife make up for his personal deficits such as ignor ... " (04/25/15)
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Vons Gas Turns to 76 "I am currently in WA state and very much enjoying the Haggens we have just down the street.. They have tons of locally sourced food as well as what you would normally find in any grocery store. Also they have a whole section of candy, ... " (04/24/15)
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Vons Gas Turns to 76 "Well, if Haggen's intent, as they have stated, is to buy locally - good for them. The fewer trucks on the road the better. As for This whole fad of an "organic" chain corporate store just is just foolish - nothing in this worl ... " (04/22/15)
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Mahjong Games "The Newcomers Club of Santa Barbara has a group that plays every week at Marmalade Cafe. The Newcomers Club has an orientation meeting at 6pm on the 2nd Monday of each month next to Feurguson's Kitchen and Bath shop. You can learn ... " (04/22/15)
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Coast Guard Clashes with Yachters "Our nation has turned into a society of paranoidal sheep. We silently accept widespread government surveillance of our private lives, including our teleohone calls, emails, USPS mail. And the growing militarization of law enforcement ... " (04/18/15)
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Vacation Rentals Taking Over Santa Barbara "I am among a group of people renting out part or all of their homes as vacation rentals. Our experience is like this: 1. We all pay T.O.T. tax. It is fair and our duty. Hotels pay, so must we if we expect fair treatment from the city ... " (04/18/15)
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New Panhandling Zones "There are plenty of resources in this town where they can go for help. People that think they are helping them by giving them food and money are nothing but enablers. Furthermore, what I find to be just as bad if not more annoying ... " (04/16/15)
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Dog Permit for Farmers Market "I'm late to the party but I have to put in my two cents. To those who are worried about pee/ poo near their food: Not ALL dogs squat/ lift everywhere. My dog pees on grass, rarely (if ever) would she voluntarily potty on the sidewalk, and ... " (04/16/15)
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Dog Permit for Farmers Market "No. I have 2 dogs and couldn't imagine negotiating farmers market with the crowds, shopping bags, making change, and leashes. That said, it would be nice to have a dog friendly zone just outside farmers market. Perhaps a place for ... " (04/16/15)
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New Panhandling Zones "The City of Santa Monica has had a comprehensive panhandling ordinance that has been ENFORCED for a couple of years now. There are literally bike cops who patrol, cite and arrest abusive panhandlers, particularly in the promenade area. WH ... " (04/15/15)
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Dog Permit for Farmers Market "You win! Worst Idea of the Week! And here's why. Dogs, while possibly being trained, will be in the way of the people trying to shop. It already gets crowded without dogs. Plain and simple. Bad, bad idea. Time to go have a drink ... " (04/15/15)
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Black Lives Matter "The key component that these humanities and lib arts majors fail to account for is sample size. Maybe if you spent less time protesting nonexistent issues you could get a job in a place other than the local coffee shop. Just sayin' ... " (04/15/15)
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Zaca Creek Restaurant & Saloon "I have heard that it is soon to be an auto repair shop. " (04/15/15)
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New Panhandling Zones "It would be interesting to find out just how much those aggressive panhandlers cost the city and merchants in lost business. I can tell you I avoid the block with the Habbit and World Market. I would love to shop and eat in that blo ... " (04/15/15)
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Dog Permit for Farmers Market "There were more than a few times in years past, when I didn't shop at the Farmer's Market because my dog wasn't allowed. Now I have a five-pound canine that goes EVERYWHERE with me, and I do mean EVERYWHERE. He's in his bag, or in ... " (04/15/15)
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Dog Permit for Farmers Market "I agree with 509---if passes are allowed, I'll shop elsewhere. " (04/15/15)
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Dog Permit for Farmers Market "I prefer to shop for my food at a place that does not allow dogs. " (04/15/15)
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Early Morning Honker "Get yourself one of those air horns from a boat shop...then slowly sneak up behind their car and HONK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't forget to run. " (04/11/15)
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Haggen Starts to Transform Local Stores "I hope #992 is correct, that employees at the converted stores will keep their jobs. I shop often at Fairview Vons because it is convenient and the staff are great. One issue I have there is they tend to clutter the aisles with good ... " (04/09/15)
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Inmate Death at County Jail "People do die suddenly - think brain aneurism or sudden cardiac arrest. So - because I am a diabetic I need to stay out of alleys because I have no right to be there if or when I have a problem. And - by the way, I frequently walk though a ... " (04/09/15)
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Kevlar Wick "What about one of the local hobby shops or a gun shop? " (04/08/15)
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Granada Books to Close Doors "Too bad they didn't claim some religious freedom thing like that pizza shop in Indiana that shut down - and raised over $500,000 on GoFundMe. That is insanity. " (04/03/15)
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Granada Books to Close Doors "Sad to see any business close, but lack of inventory doomed Granada books. I went there once, wanting to support the new bookstore in town, and found nothing I wanted to purchase. I shop Chaucer's all the time -- the place is overfl ... " (04/02/15)
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Granada Books to Close Doors "Chaucers and the Book Den are real, honest to goodness "Community Bookstores", serving Santa Barbara residents for decades. Helpful staffs make the stores pleasant places to shop. " (04/02/15)
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Granada Books to Close Doors "One of the many pleasures of putting my hard earned money where it counts is that I get to choose where I shop - I never had the time or interest for Granada Books. Why pay more? There is never a good reason to pay more unless it's for th ... " (04/02/15)
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Granada Books to Close Doors "When you build a business plan around an "angel" and s/he backs out - for whatever reason - that's it. A startup book shop, even if it had been run brilliantly by experienced retailers with superb customer service, would still be a nightmar ... " (04/02/15)
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Granada Books to Close Doors "024, really, just read the article. All is revealed there. Feel sorry for any small business that tries to make it in this day and age of the internet and price slashing. Especially on State Street. When can we expect the next national c ... " (04/02/15)
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News-Press Threatens Lawsuit Against PODER "I agree - PODER gets worse every day. This isn't about NP saying "illegals"; it is about a group using juvenile gang tactics to try and cause problems. Look what they did to the burrito shop on Milpas when that business decided to do ... " (03/31/15)
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Full of Beans "Okay. I thought maybe the CHP was headed to a field of beans. A coffee shop makes a bit more sense. I guess. " (03/31/15)
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Full of Beans "Coffee shop brah. " (03/31/15)
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Possible Burglary Suspect "It is sad that we must be so paranoid now. I grew up with Fuller Brush, Avon. Helms Bakery and lots of other door to door and delivery persons. They offered a convient way to shop and service before the era of a car for each person in the ... " (03/26/15)
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SB Mission Aqueduct Plaque ""Perhaps it is because there never was any "Chumash tribe" as such" - guesswork. "later grouped together for descriptive purposes by ethno- historians, and anthropologists based on language similarities, dress and other physical, so ... " (03/25/15)
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SB Mission Aqueduct Plaque "Perhaps it is because there never was any "Chumash tribe" as such, but rather a number of indigenous Indians who lived in villages, mostly along the coastal regions of central California and were later grouped together for descriptive purpo ... " (03/25/15)
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Busk License? "The shop keepers and their employees are the ones who are held captive by these musical buskers. It must be a torment to have to hear semi-talented performers, when the gig lasts for hours and days. I think being musically talented ... " (03/22/15)
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Fire Trucks in Old Town Goleta "When I lived permanently in SB-Goleta, I loved to shop at thrift stores. But I did find that the Alpha was getting very expensive, sometimes more than at the department stores. But sometimes something would catch my eye and I was h ... " (03/22/15)
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First Official Spring Sunset "Thank you all for the interesting, complimentary, and encouraging comments. I love taking photos, I follow what my heart captures first. This particular sunset was best captured vertically as I compared it to the horizontal views ... " (03/21/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "I think it is too bad, although I have not shopped there. Loving bookstores and books, I went to the pre-opening and found it very much of a "progressive" in-group gathering ... and, ordinary Democrat that I am, I left. I tried agai ... " (03/20/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "re 598369: The unhelpfulness of staff probably had a lot to do with the terrible management, lack of training and poor communication. You may or may not have seen the removed Yelp review that detailed one of the many personnel issues they h ... " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "Sorry, I don't go downtown anymore because of all the transients. Bookstores likely cannot depend on the cruise ships or out of town people. Perhaps they could relocate in a cleaner part of town and do better. It is certainly m ... " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "Like many others who have commented here, I wanted to support Granada Books, but the few times I went in, the shelves seemed half empty and the staff was standing in the back talking. One of those times, I had a couple of questions and sto ... " (03/19/15)
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Progress 'On Track' For Train for South Coast "This is a great idea and a very needed service but many people who commute from the VC to here for work start at 7am - there are 6 folks at my shop alone (all of whom would completely use this service). " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "If the "community" wouldn't support a long time and very loved bookstore " The Earthling" how does a newcomer expect to be supported. When you can order used books on Amazon for a fraction of the cost why would you shop at a bookstore ... " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "I remember the days of Earthling bookstore across the street.. walking in there, with nooks to read in and coffee shop.. what a great experience as a customer, Borders even tried to make a great experience.. but even back when i wen ... " (03/19/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "Congratulations 579 for using your word of the day. Sadly you used it poorly. Not sure anyone thinks they're saving the earth shopping at TJ's or being particularly "green" If you dislike the store don't shop there, sharing your stran ... " (03/17/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "TJs caters to singles, be they young and unmarried, or empty nesters (sorry folks, someone bore you into the world, raised you, and ended up either single or a part of a low-consuming duo.) Many others also shop there, but as someone who t ... " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "Stop bashing Trader Joe's!!! It's wonderful, and I'm so glad we have them here! If you hate it so much, go shop at Ralph's, an equally horrid parking lot and even lower common denomenator shoppers... or there's the "depressing Ralph ... " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "The drivers who enter and exit this lot are possibly the most "entitled" in the area. Two wheeled vehicles must practice due diligence. I do not shop Trader Joe's because I do not want to associate with their ilk. " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "It IS dangerous. So as a bike commuter I strongly encourage folks to JUST TRY using your bike to shop (with a set of panniers on the back rack, not an unstable backpack or front-wheel Land of Oz basket). You'll (a) reduce the parking mess, ... " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "Here's a shopping request- ESPECIALLY applicable to TJ's... If you are retired, or have free time between the hours of 10am-3pm, could you PLEASE do your shopping instead of clogging up the parking lots, aisle ways and checkout stands arou ... " (03/15/15)
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Local Latte Art "I like these coffee shop creations Yeah, they are analogous to mandalas in their transience, but they taste a lot better! " (03/15/15)
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Flying Bugs In Yard "Please don't kill Craneflies. They are totally harmless, beneficial and our friends. Anything that naturally combats mosquitoes should be worshipped and kept from all harm. 827, Good on ya! And STARGIRL gave a terrific suggestio ... " (03/13/15)
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Haggen Taking Over Albertsons And Vons "I can't afford to shop at Gelsons. Vons , or probably Hagens. Lazy Acres and Whole Foods just make me laugh with their prices. Where are the old and poor going to shop ? " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "Whoops, somehow I didn't get that the rock shop is City College - my bad. Still don't know why the OP would be expected to give just their stuff away though. " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "365 didn't Geology just redo their rock shop? " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "The OP is retiring and their lab equipment must've been quite expensive, so why would anyone suggest that they just give it away? UCSB has an endowment worth 3/4 of a billion dollars, so surely it can afford whatever equipment the rock s ... " (03/12/15)
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99 Cent Parking "874..obviously I do not live in your world..lol..and I know lots of people who have no car..that being said...I am in favor of people driving into the parking lot to shop at 99 cent store.. and suggest that the rest of Santa B drive ... " (03/12/15)
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Freeway Sign Mistake "Why would you work in a hotel if you hated tourists??? The majority of those who stay in hotels ARE tourists. That would be like working in a smoke shop and you hated smokers. LOL " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "donate it to SBCC geology department. We would love it in the rock shop!! " (03/11/15)
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