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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 4060 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4619 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) 3025 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) 3030 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) 2237 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) 2103 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) 3612 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) 2954 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) 1878 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) 3897 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2329 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) 7343 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3153 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1760 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) 4995 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) 2365 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) 5331 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) 3163 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) 9757 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) 3177 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2171 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) 4487 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 992 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) 2727 10
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 5853 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) 5794 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) 2078 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1788 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1393 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4655 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) 5647 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 3604 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) 2844 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 1474 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) 4323 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) 11453 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) 6228 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) 5271 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) 4396 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3275 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2713 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) 1404 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1334 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) 1862 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 1040 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1018 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 4460 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) 3736 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) 1253 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) 4551 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) 1827 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) 469 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) 5136 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) 1665 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) 460 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) 441 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 408 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 378 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) 3905 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3482 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) 1982 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1092 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) 1017 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) 944 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 925 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 888 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 713 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 702 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) 681 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 670 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) 648 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 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) 539 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) 534 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 507 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 499 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 466 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) 453 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) 425 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) 396 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) 396 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) 394 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 394 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 372 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) 359 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) 356 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) 345 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 323 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) 319 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) 304 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) 299 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
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) 286 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 285 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) 280 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
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) 273 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 271 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 263 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) 255 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) 254 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 242 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 239 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) 234 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) 232 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) 232 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 223 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
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) 218 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 217 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) 217 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 210 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 205 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 204 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) 200 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) 194 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 193 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 179 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 177 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) 145 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) 78 add
Man Passes Away "I'm usually pretty sensitive with death issues but dang, this one seems to be fair game. What a story this family is going to have going forward. Even if the person was on the sidewalk. Uncle Ed the Pastor just happened to have a hear ... " (12/20/14)
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Traffic Accident Protocol "You don't have to fill out the form if you go through your insurance company. They should do that. Also, insurance likely has a claim limit below which your rates won't be raised. Go to a good body shop, get an estimate and discuss wit ... " (12/17/14)
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Traffic Accident Protocol "DMV requires a form to be filled if damage exceeds$750. If both doors were damaged, I'm sure that limit has been exceeded. The damage will be on a carfax report for the life of the car. I would bite the bullet and either leave the ca ... " (12/17/14)
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Traffic Accident Protocol "The body shop will not report it to anyone..... Unless, the body shop is aware of a hit & run and the car in the shop fits the description, then they might call the Police, but that scenario would be rare.... " (12/17/14)
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Future Carpinteria Skate Park "The Thunderbowl location has some good points, it's remote and so less of an impact for residents, but those of us who helped build the Thunderdome may recall how high the expectations were regarding it's use as a hockey rink, very popular ... " (12/16/14)
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Dickensian Christmas "a bit off-topic but a wonderful community gesture, and at least it's from the UK: from Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop, 503 State Street: Our annual “Holiday Pie Appeal” has begun! A full $5 from each Holiday Pie sold will go directly to The ... " (12/14/14)
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Looking for Hideous Hanukkah Sweater "Thrift shop " (12/12/14)
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Robbery at Goleta Smoke Shop "Your husband may well have seen something very relevant. Again, I assume he has reported it. KEYT report: "Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies are looking for multiple suspects in connection with a burglary at the Goleta Smoke Shop in ... " (12/10/14)
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Robbery at Goleta Smoke Shop "The smoke shop in my old neighborhood is mostly a cigar shop. They have friends/customers who hang out. Like regulars in a bar, it's very unlikely anyone could get away without lots of witnesses, unless each was murdered at the scene. Guess ... " (12/10/14)
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Santa Barbara Protest for Eric Garner "@176 Because unless an officer's life is seriously threatened, they have no right to take the life of another human being, acting as judge, jury and executioner. That is what happens in totalitarian regimes...not in the United States of Ame ... " (12/08/14)
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Rain Drops "Inspiration for Violet from Little Shop of Horrors? " (12/06/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "The luggage shop is gone? The knife shop was different and it's gone too? Yikes! But Williams Sonoma is still there, right? I have gone in recently. " (12/06/14)
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Patxi's Pizza Opening Next Tuesday "I think the barriers to entry of a coffee shop or pizza place is probably lower than a full blown restaurant. " (12/05/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "By Design shop had beautiful and unique home and garden furnishings and artworks at reasonable prices. Sorry to see it close. " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "Stores that I remember over the years Casa de Candela. (They shut down completely and abruptly over night.) A fresh peanut butter store where we always got samples that later became Sees Candies? Lindys. Luggage Shop Bose Soun ... " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "The aforementioned luggage shop was Lindy's luggage. Until this thread came up, I hadn't realized that there isn't one store in La Cumbre Plaza that I miss, with the possible exception of Robinson's, and later The Broadway. I have ... " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "This was before the 90's but does anyone remember Judy's dress clothes for women? It was located about where Pottery Barn is today. That was a nice shop as I recall. There was also a luggage shop. " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "[You can tell a lot about my priorities.] Sees, Mrs. Fields, Broadway or Robinson's, Sears, a knife shop, a good kitchen goods shop (just before Broadway, on the right as you walked from Sears), a good athletic shoe shop (down by Sears). " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "There was the knife shop (I forget the name), Café Au Lait, Wet Seal, Dormier or something like that...a very upscale linen store, Sharper Image was at the very end by Sears..... Robinson's had a wonderful café on the lower level with patio ... " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "The Limited/Express Body Shop Calendar store(seasonal) " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "Red Robin - head and shoulders above Marmelade. In the 70s'80s - Back Street. Fine ladies dress shop where the waiting husbands were served sherry and hors d'oeuvres. "Go ahead, honey, keep shopping. I'm feeling no pain just sitting a ... " (12/04/14)
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Magic Trick Store "Any pizza shop. Whenever I order a large pizza they magically turn it into a medium. I can never figure out how they do it ...simply amaZinG! " (12/02/14)
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Magic Trick Store "Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I actually did ask Mark already and he had some great ideas. But all I really need is a shop here in town to buy a few tricks, nothing big. However, it looks like the nearest place is in Camaril ... " (12/02/14)
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Magic Trick Store "Back when World Of Magic was a year round store and not just a Halloween shop.. they had a pretty decent magic section " (12/02/14)
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Garage Sale Manager "A private garage sale? Or a larger School/Jr. League sale? Sell on ebay instead. The "professionals" have ruined garage sales and flakes are ruining craigslist. "I'll come right over" and they never show up. Crazy. Ebay is the best. ... " (12/02/14)
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Cyber Shopping "436, I've been wondering how employers would appreciate paying workers to shop. Seems nuts to have all this on a Monday, why not Sunday when they can shop from home. The whole shopping frenzy is crazy, max the credit cards for Xmas and pay ... " (12/01/14)
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Cyber Shopping "Gee I can't imagine why an employer would want to restrict employees doing personal shopping at work on the companies dime. Those selfish employers! They actually want you to work! OMG. Because I want to hire employees and then watch th ... " (12/01/14)
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Cyber Shopping "The best bargain I've found yet is saving 100% and not buying anything. With Black Friday, SMB Saturday, Cyber Monday, & Leftovers Tuesday, I really don't know when to shop to get the best bargain. I'll wait until Christmas Eve. The ... " (12/01/14)
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Disco Fair "Geez! My family used to shop at Two Guys from Harrison when I lived in New Jersey in the early 1960s. " (11/29/14)
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Disco Fair "As several posters have said, Fed Mart ended up with both the Hollister / Storke location (and none of the shops in the row between Saigon Noodle house and Cajun Kitchen were there except for a Fed Mart tire and battery shop) AND the ... " (11/29/14)
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Not Black Friday "Some of you negative folks should keep in mind that some of us derive our livelihood from the cruise ship industry. This industry not only provides our jobs but also jobs at the local stores and restaurants we all shop and dine. I ... " (11/29/14)
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Disco Fair "Don't forget Food King across the lot from the old Post Office. There was a really great used book store in there too. I bought many a book there because they had a great selection and back when books didn't cost so much. There was ... " (11/28/14)
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Disco Fair "Does anyone know what the grocery store was named off Fairview on the airport side of the freeway? The post office was over there and the bike shop and library.There was a discount store next to the post office I can't remember that stores ... " (11/28/14)
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Protesters Take Over Downtown SB "What a bunch of losers! They're just engaging in classic reaction formation- they are subconsciously fearful of the black rioters making mayhem and terrorizing ferguson businesses, so they are trying to make themselves safer by "joini ... " (11/25/14)
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PODS Experience "I checked into it for moving. Make sure you get all the prices up front. It ended up being cost prohibitive for us, but I sure liked the idea. There are many companies offering the service now, so maybe you can get a better price if you sh ... " (11/24/14)
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Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 2 "I really loved Bray's on Calle Real. Great American diner style restaurant. . Such a shame its great location was taken over by a very mediocre and boring Good Earth. Then, of all things a motorcyle shop!!! There must be a resta ... " (11/23/14)
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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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