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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 4000 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4554 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) 2871 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) 3000 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) 1945 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) 2083 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) 3568 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) 2936 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) 1861 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) 3867 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2304 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) 7227 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3127 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1748 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) 4942 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) 2339 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) 5202 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) 3042 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) 9562 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) 3160 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2160 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) 4440 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) 2651 10
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 5805 9
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) 5637 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) 1954 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1769 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1371 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4576 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) 5548 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 3467 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) 2838 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) 4286 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) 11243 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) 6174 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) 5228 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) 4360 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3240 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2659 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) 1397 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1300 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) 1792 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1011 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 4362 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) 3699 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) 1250 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) 4478 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) 1811 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) 464 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) 5094 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) 1659 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) 458 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) 434 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 406 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 373 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) 197 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) 3867 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3424 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) 1980 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1081 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) 1014 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) 938 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 905 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 881 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 708 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 691 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) 674 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 660 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) 640 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 587 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) 534 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) 523 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 504 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 494 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 459 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) 451 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) 422 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) 391 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) 388 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) 387 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 376 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 369 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) 354 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) 352 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) 352 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 335 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 322 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) 316 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) 303 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) 291 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) 291 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 290 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 281 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 279 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 277 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) 276 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 269 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 268 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 260 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) 251 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) 250 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 238 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 237 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) 231 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) 231 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) 230 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) 227 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) 220 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 218 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 215 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) 215 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 209 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) 208 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 202 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) 201 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) 199 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 199 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 189 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 172 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 171 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) 146 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) 144 add
Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 2 "Anyone remember a gift shop next to the old Bank of American at State and Canon Perdido? This would be as far back as 1958/1960. Also - looks like Bill Bonham behind the counter at Benny's Liquors in Goleta. " (11/23/14)
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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities "Call around first thing Monday; it may take a little work to find the best fit, but planning in advance lessons stress on everyone involved. You don't want your efforts and talents to go to waste. From past experience helping at communi ... " (11/23/14)
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Madame Sonia Rosinka "A friend and I went to see her and she was wrong about both of us and asked for more money in a white handkerchief which she would bless and bury under a plant to make the bad "karma"go away. I think that it was her mother and sister ... " (11/23/14)
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Best & Worst Black Friday Deals "Shop in stores that don't pay workers enough to live on like Walmart? Then you must believe in socialism. Privatize the profits, socialize the losses. Walmart is a welfare queen extraordinaire! Funny a lot of conservatives shop in those sto ... " (11/22/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "There was a little store that was in a house on Almond Ave that my kids called "the trick shop". Does anyone remember this? And back in the early 70's, Foodland was by itself, just their parking lot and the rest was a dirt lot. " (11/20/14)
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Consignment "One thing I have to say about Craigslist buyers is they are THE NICEST bunch of people I've ever met. I like that 009 warned you about the "is it still available?" scammers. However, there are some genuine customers who don't think ... " (11/19/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "I recall Jordano's (market) was on the northwest corner of Micheltorena/San Andres, Texaco station on the northeast corner, Seaside station on the southeast corner. Mallott's Pharmacy was on the southwest corner & had an old-time soda foun ... " (11/18/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "For awhile it was the "One Stop" ice cream and frozen yogurt shop. That might have been in the late 80s or early 90s. They also sold baklava there. " (11/18/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "I believe it was an ice cream shop for a short period of time after Westside Auto moved to Reddck ave, before the hardware store moved from acoss the street, where the dollar store is in the foodland parking lot. " (11/18/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "The hardware store current location used to be a car repair shop for many years. across the street between the cocktail lounge and the corner (which was Mallott's Drug Store), the hardware store was located before it moved to the Foo ... " (11/18/14)
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Goodbye Mountain Views "The 7 Eleven on Milpas is a remodel of an existing structure which had been a Fastlane oil change/smog shop. Nonetheless, 7 Elevens are generally a blight and add little value. The version of "progress" being enacted is rapidly undermining ... " (11/17/14)
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Goodbye Mountain Views "It seems to me to be an unusually tall building for a Subway Shop and 7-Eleven. We'll see how it works when it is finished. " (11/17/14)
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Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 1 "Regal Gas Station. Always wondered what it was called. My Mom used to take us kids along with and she'd get some kind of credit points (?) for her gas purchases. Then we'd go into the toy shop there and redeem our points for toys. ... " (11/15/14)
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Street Fight "We were gone for a couple of weeks and went downtown for the first time in a while last evening. The winter 'street gull' invasion seems to be happening. In addition to loud drunk millennials in the Vino (formerly Funk) Zone, the panhandler ... " (11/15/14)
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Call to Action "648, if growth-crazy Goleta is the world, then the prophets of doom are correct: the end is nigh. Meanwhile, shop at Ralph's on Hollister where you can still get plenty of single-use plastic bags and really put it to the myopic environmenta ... " (11/14/14)
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New Parking for Bicycles "The sad fact is that SB will spend that money on something. Bulbouts that are dangerous, ugly, unmaintained and a failure. Brick crosswalks at the bulbouts that are already patched with asphalt. Another failure. Fencing the brick thing ... " (11/13/14)
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10 Years Later "OP, if you want fruit then please do yourself and that tree a huge service and transplant the tree to a much larger pot. Find some organic potting soil and citrus food, add loads of worm castings (Island Seed & Feed is the place to s ... " (11/11/14)
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Veterans Day Discounts "My Mom used her Veteran's ID after the state rescinded her driver's license in her mid 80s. She eventually got a state ID card too, but preferred using her Veteran's ID. Yes, to get on base or shop at the base exchange, you need a Veteran's ... " (11/10/14)
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SB Bag Ordinance Phase 2 - Nov. 14 "568501 - I have shopped at all TJs in Santa Barbara (forever) and not one issue, ever. They are always friendly and helpful both before and after I bought reusable bags. On the rare occasion when I make an unscheduled shop, they have ... " (11/10/14)
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SB Bag Ordinance Phase 2 - Nov. 14 "I've always the plastic bags they give you in stores to be kind of gross. I've utilized reuseable bags for years now. The ones I have are easily washable and very durable. It's such a no brainer to use them. The politics related to this ... " (11/10/14)
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Mini-Muffins "If you shop at Costco or Smart & Final or even Vons or Ralph's for your baked goods, you need to read the labels first. Then go buy freshly made fare. Who needs all those chemicals/preservatives that the baked goods contain from B ... " (11/10/14)
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State Farm Repairs "You can take your to any shop. I've had good luck with David Fox at State Farm " (11/10/14)
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Perpetrating Pointlessly Pruning "In general, thanks for all the supportive comments. Nice to know a few of us are on the same page about pointless pruning. Specifically, I'd like to address a few other comments... 967 – I hear you loud and clear. Anyone can purchase ... " (11/10/14)
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State Farm Repairs "State Farm has paid a claim on one of our cars. After getting a could estimates on our own, we chose their suggested shop and liked it well enough to go back for repairs the next time the car got rear ended! So in at least some cases, ... " (11/10/14)
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State Farm Repairs "State Farm has been good to me. And you can use any shop you want. They did recommend a shop to me and I went there, all was fixed fine, but did have a "sleaze" moment. Luckily I checked in with a buddy and he helped me out. I think the ... " (11/10/14)
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State Farm Repairs "You can use any shop you want. "Steering" you to a specific shop is kind of sleazy. http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0250-insurers/0500-legal-info/0500-gen-legal-info/auto-body-repairs-and-replacement-parts.cfm " (11/09/14)
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State Farm Repairs "We had an issue last year that resulted in the claims guy coming out - accessing the damage and they cut us check no problem - we had our repair done with our selected body shop who accessed the damage differently (more time, money). ... " (11/09/14)
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State Farm Repairs "State Farm has recently been fine with my auto claim. Their Select Body Shop List saves one step in estimate process & includes some good shops -- in my case saved me money. But you can choose any shop you want. " (11/09/14)
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State Farm Repairs "It's exactly the same what every health insurance company does, so go with the program and pick a repair shop from one of their auto-body shops. Pretty much they are all the same and State Farm isn't going to use a crack-head shop. " (11/09/14)
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Japanese Translation "OK, here is my two cents. My wife (who is Taiwanese) and I think it is these two Traditional Chinese characters: ??. The first character is "chrysanthemum", the second character is "shop." My wife is 99% sure the first character is c ... " (11/08/14)
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Privatizing the Muni Links? "Other cities like long beach contract out the course management and make money. Right now the city employees do maintenance and the golf shop and restaurant separate businesses. Guess who has medical coverage and who doesn't? They ha ... " (11/07/14)
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Privatizing the Muni Links? "So the city hands the profit-making portion, the golf pro shop and restaurant, to private companies ???, while keeping the liability of maintenance, and the money is running out. No kidding! Hey Nancy, how about KEEP the profit making po ... " (11/06/14)
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Japanese Translation " A friend of mine thinks it says (kiku ya) or Chrysanthemum Shop. " (11/06/14)
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Air Purifier "Bob's Vacuum _5660 Calle Real_Goleta_. Website says that they sell Purified Air units. [I looked at their page to make sure => because a vacuum shop in Orange County sold air purifiers => so I thought the Goleta vacuum shop would, too.] " (11/06/14)
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Halloween Extravaganza in Calle Real Center "And shop in between. Good for them! " (11/06/14)
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Chowder Festival "I was not impressed with the De La Guerra sandwich. I was expecting a lot more than what I got for nearly $10. Sure do wish Ye Olde Butcher Shop had the old owners, now that was a sandwich. " (11/04/14)
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Farmers Market Pig "Americans are so funny about things like this. In Britain, butchers display heads and whole sides of meat quite openly, sometimes in shop windows, and no one thinks anything about it. One of the most peculiar juxtapositions I ever ... " (11/02/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "If the one hour parking signs are never enforced, why aren't they removed so that people who don't know that they won't get a ticket could park and shop without running back to their cars hoping there is no ticket. If Old Town Goleta wants ... " (10/29/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "Old Town needs real sidewalks, real bike lanes, and parallel parking to encourage people to eat and shop there. Imagine if there was a pedestrian/bike bridge that connected Kellogg over the freeway. The new roundabouts at the 217 and ... " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "Communities need low-rent districts for small businesses. Many of those would never survive paying big mall rents. If you want fancy store-front facades along with high prices, there are plenty of other places to shop. " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "We never had a problem with parking there. We will miss the convenience of that particular location. Our m.o. was to shop at Island Seed & Feed and then drop in for a meal or shake on the way back to SB. " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "I used to walk over from my shop and get lunch there once in a while.....they kinda always got my order wrong but they were nice...it's going to be the same deal in the new location....an easy walk from my crib....it'll just be dinner inste ... " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "Old Town is shop-worn and somewhat dilapidated and lacking plentiful, easy-access parking for the most part. And, without a prosperous middle-class citizenry to support it we can't see how it might flourish. Much of local needs are sa ... " (10/28/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Kmart could keep getting better. Could! I don't have any influence upon that prospect, except by doing one or both of two things: -Shop there, and while I'd do so, avoid buying shoddy goods. In other words, never buy garments, n ... " (10/27/14)
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No Target For Goleta "When the City of Goleta knows how much they are losing in tax dollars while we drive to Ventura or Santa Maria to shop (adding to more road crowding & air poliution) this decision is just plain stupid ;( GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WAN ... " (10/25/14)
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No Target For Goleta "bfd, you maniacal consumers. I like to think I'm not one, I hate to shop. Shopping became the opiate of the masses decades ago. Great news, which I may use, as I need some measuring cups, spoons, a set of bowls, tongs, and maybe somet ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Sue me I like the smell of popcorn when I shop. " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "OK, frankly this sucks. Keep it small, keep it local? I shop for a lot different goods at CVS which is nationwide, and groceries at Ralphs & TJ's also not local. Home items and clothes at Bed Bath and Beyond Marshall's. Why? because loc ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "I'm not sure what constitutes the "lowest of the low" that shop at Kmart. Is this poster referring to poor people, or some demographic they believe only shops at Kmart? I'm an attorney and generally speaking can afford nicer things. ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Bummer! I love Target and I'm not from LA (grew up in little 'ole Goleta, not too far from the Big Box.) I agree with others that La Cumbre Plaza would be perfect for Target, either in the Macy's spot (do we really shop enough to suppo ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "563883 Target backed out Target backed out Target backed out Possibly they cannot afford it. Remember the credit-card breach. Also, Sears, KMart, Staples, Home Dept all have online shopping. "With Target (TGT) down almost ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Here here 874! I too make regular trips to Target in Ventura and spend about the same over the course of a year… money that could be spent here to support jobs and provide tax income to the city. I absolutely will not shop at Kmart ... " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "863 - charging a little extra? You have to be kidding. KMart prices are a little less, rather than extra. And if you sign up for a KMart/Sears card, the points you earn every time you shop, can often cut $10+ off a purchase. Best pric ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Well this is awful. So it's okay to build lots of new construction around town-- Hollister Village, the Hilton Hotel across from it, everything around UCSB-- but it's not okay to add a nice, clean, decent store to shop at? " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "I heard a cruise ship tourist yesterday complaining about the change in character on State. No more mom and pops they lamented, now just all corporate chains. They missed the fun shopping at local stores with cool and interesting merchandis ... " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "813: Higher prices and Santa Barbara are synonymous. Always have been. So, yes. And the tourists we host do not spend their money to come here on vacation and shop at cookie-cutter corporate stores like Marshall's and the .99 cent store. St ... " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "That is basically the same as Amazon, except Sears has a "catalog" with touchable and examinable items, and sales person service. When I shop at Amazon, I rely a great deal on the reviews, because it is often buying blind. " (10/23/14)
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Lower Gas Prices "The Chevron in Carp is the same and if you shop at vons it can be 20 cents cheaper 3.15 a gal. " (10/22/14)
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Magellan Travel Now CircaTerra "I had been a loyal Magellan's customer ever since the McManuses started the business many years ago in a Quonset hut down behind Tri-County Produce. Even after they retired, I shopped at the Sola St store regularly. Eventually a new owner t ... " (10/22/14)
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Magellan Travel Now CircaTerra "From a recent press release: "The former CEO of Magellan's Travel Supplies has circled back into the business. Mark Gallo and his wife, Kathy, have purchased Magellan's Loreto Plaza retail shop, which is now called Circa Terra Travel Out ... " (10/22/14)
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Hendry's Beach Lockwood de Forest "Hope he didn't damage any steelhead or snowy plover habitat driving that gas guzzler on the beach by the slough...J/K. Awesome picture, beach looks the same, although it would be neat to see what the parking area looked like back in those d ... " (10/22/14)
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Yogurt Knife "I think they have them at the sky hook store or try the elbow grease shop " (10/21/14)
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Long Term Care Insurance "Make sure that you consult with a licensed insurance broker who sells multiple brands of LTC insurance before purchasing. Computer programs now make it possible to compare the benefits and rates of several companies at once in order ... " (10/20/14)
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Long Term Care Insurance "Age and health drive the price as does the number of years you buy the policy for and the amount of daily coverage. Policies can range from 3-5 years. If you outlive your policy then its up to you to figure out how to afford the facility a ... " (10/19/14)
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SB Uniqueness "Wonderful institutions (and people) that interface with the public in a very warm and open manner. Join them and participate and you will find people who are overwhelmingly nice, positive, informed and willing to share. Not only tha ... " (10/19/14)
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Conspiracy To Commit Extortion Arrest "The obvious question here is why are only drug dealers extorted? Why not other criminals such as car thieves and chop shop operators? Surely anyone involved in criminal activity is vulnerable to extortion, no? Are we really suppose ... " (10/17/14)
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Murillo's Stance on Measure S "550, They haven't spent it all yet; remains about $17 million, according to pres. Gaskin, chump change, no doubt for SBCC. There has been some accountability. They spent the money, approx. $60 Million, on the press box, on an arbo ... " (10/15/14)
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Saxophone "104 & 179 - You have wrong answers. De la Vina is parallel to State and there is no pawn shop where State and DLV meet. And instead of 3122 State that pawn shop is located at 1129 State St. 1100 block is Figueroa. " (10/15/14)
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Saxophone "Try a Pawn shop, there used to be one on Victoria, and there is a new one on State street above De la Vina " (10/14/14)
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Harbor Seafood Festival "It is the best local festival and very unique in that you can buy local seafood directly from the fisherman/women and have it cooked on site. Complete chaos and plus great music, marine related activities, vendors and nonprofits. Got ... " (10/12/14)
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Caramel Corn "Try calling Robitaille's candy shop in Carpinteria. I've seen it there before. Not sure if they have it all the time but it's worth a try. " (10/08/14)
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Police Department Lobby Closure "My condolences but this doesn't seem right. The police dept. is there for public safety and to close up shop, no matter how sad the circumstances, is a disservice to the people they are to protect and serve. There are people who don't dri ... " (10/07/14)
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Mystery Persons "OP, here. Thank you for the great comments. I hope some of you will share these photos with others. Maybe we can discover the identities of this man and woman. Yes, Olive Rummage Hall was one wonderful, exciting place to shop. ... " (10/06/14)
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Best Parking in SB "I shop both TJs with high frequency, at all times of day, and have NEVER taken more than 5 minutes to find a spot. EVER. Are people just exaggerating or looking for something to complain about? Or do they think that 5 minutes out o ... " (10/05/14)
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Hazard Investigation on State St. "Yes but it's not his job...It's the cities job to clean it up..Maybe they should suck it up with a shop vac.. " (10/05/14)
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Hazard Investigation on State St. "827 - I'm sure they'd be happy to let you suck it up with a Shop Vac. " (10/05/14)
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Best Parking in SB "I live in Santa Barbara. Where do I do most of my shopping? Goleta. Why? Because I don't have to pay (for parking) to shop, and because the free parking I find is actually designed for wider cars than mine (a Honda Civic). " (10/04/14)
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Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars "Bravo for you... You put up with a lot trying to help. You are my "ice cube" hero! And the dog's too. Bless you. I love fog in SB because I can cart my dog around in the summer because it's cooler. She gets sad when I leave at home when ... " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "there is a shoe repair shop on State street downtown -- somewhere around Carillo, Canon Perdito area -- " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "Oh, no. Jesse's was the only place around here for reliable shoe repair. Does anyone know where in Santa Barbara a person can take their shoes now to be repaired? Having had unsatisfactory experiences at the shoe repair shop at Loreto Plaza ... " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "Dang. Hate to see them close - these were old time tradespeople; it was like stepping back into my childhood every time I went to their shop. What the heck are we going to do now for all these shoe repairs jobs (that isn't going to ... " (10/02/14)
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Halloween Spider "Dang. Does your computer have a "double enhancement" option in photo shop? " (10/01/14)
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State Street Named Great Street by APA "I think the only business I visit on State street is The Habit. Seems like most are chains. Wait, I like Marshall's, and I bank at BofA. I can't see how changing the street to a pedestrian mall would get me to walk it or shop there ... " (10/01/14)
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Medical Marijuana For Rheumatoid Disease "Google CannaMed. Dr Smyle is very professional and efficient. I believe it is $150 cash for the initial appointment and $80 to renew each year. You will need to bring some evidence of your condition (a bottle of prescription pain pills shou ... " (10/01/14)
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SBCC View of Cruise Ship "OP here, the wind was light and moving west and North. I work in a shop for my day job and the smell of diesel is quite common. I know it well. Nasty stuff, just didn't enjoy it at school. It certainly was not students idling or a del ... " (10/01/14)
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SBCC View of Cruise Ship "Let me get this straight Roger, you don't use City roads or libraries or have running water or flush your toilet or visit parks or shop in any local stores or eat in any restaurants or ride on buses or walk on City sidewalks or.... T ... " (10/01/14)
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Roofing Company "Martin roofing and their sheet metal shop are the best. We have used them on many jobs, including my own house. " (09/30/14)
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Combative Subject "Manager of shop called for assistance..I thought they said coffee shop but not sure..4570 Calle Real " (09/29/14)
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Combative Subject "Possibly in Calle Real center don't know which shop.. " (09/29/14)
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Foot Pursuit of Kmart Shoplifters " taking your plates off a getaway car involving a shop lifting gig from K-Mart....Priceless " (09/29/14)
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New Bike Rack Replaces Parking on Canon Perdido "Note that this is installed in front of the bike-centric Handlebar Coffee shop. " (09/27/14)
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Solvang Burglary Spree "I guess, the Police are trying to reach people that know this person in some way.... family member, girlfriend, pawn shop owners, fence, drug dealers or a friend. Usually, it's the bragging, and stupidity that will get them caught. ... " (09/26/14)
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1970 Pie Shop "Looking in my 1974 SB city directory, I see: Marie Bennett's Pies at 1103 State Street near Figueroa. Irene Davis Pastries at 129 East Anapamu. Heidi Pie Shop 5940 Calle Real. Little Audrey's 711 State. The Original House of ... " (09/26/14)
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1970 Pie Shop "I remember it well. It was close to the corner of Figueroa on State Street. We used to go there all the time for a piece of pie. I can't remember the name although I know it was owned by a local woman and I seem to remember that it was n ... " (09/26/14)
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Measure S to Fund SBCC Dormitories "It's short-sighted to undermine SBCC's efforts to make their school more accessible to all who want to attend. If we demand and support SBCC's efforts to pursue the construction of student-dorm housing, we stand to maintain or gain; ... " (09/25/14)
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Bike Corral Installed "Natureboy, when one is handicapped and must park as close as possible to where one is going, one parking space can make all the difference in the world. Parking is already horrible in that block and is pretty much relegated to 15 m ... " (09/24/14)
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iPhone 6 Cheers on State Street "Everywhere you go these days people are looking at their little computer and seem checked out with what's going on around them. Go to a coffee shop and you see them sitting in a group all on iPhones and laptops and not having any conversat ... " (09/19/14)
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Wedding Favor Ideas "Solar operated dancing bear for your car. Place in back window with carpet tape. Everyday, people will think of you when the bear is dancing. Purchased in MorroBay gift shop. " (09/18/14)
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$2.8 Million Environmental Violation Settlement "It's an easy mistake to make when the employees responsible for proper waste disposal make minimum wage. Even regular people with bachelors degrees making minimum age as a waiter can't figure out where to dispose of various waste. It needs ... " (09/17/14)
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Wedding Favor Ideas "We ordered personalized matchbooks and votive candle holder that can also be used at shot glasses. They were so perfect. We ordered them off of theknot shop. " (09/17/14)
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