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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 5609 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 5992 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) 5743 38
My car was in a hit and run accident and I'm wondering what others experience with State Farm and repairs has been. (11/10/14) 5198 30
I can't get my friends and family to look at my European vacation photos so I thought I'd post them for the community. EMI Photo Pictures. [pics] (08/18/11) 3796 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) 2474 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) 5218 25
The sporting goods store Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and they're scheduled to close some Central Coast locations. (03/09/16) 3794 24
A subscriber needs a good body shop in town. He needs the front bumper of his CTS fixed after a hit and run in a parking lot. (02/24/11) 3112 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) 2088 23
GARDEN OF ED: Billy shares his recipe for a Redneck AC to keep you cool during the heat wave. (08/30/15) 5515 20
Maybe not big enough to see from space, but Oprah's auction in Carp is big enough for John Wiley to shop from the air. [pics] (11/02/13) 4304 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2754 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) 8601 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3655 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 2050 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) 5895 16
EDBIT: Local creamery McConnell's Fine Ice Creams made the cut for TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Shops. (08/16/15) 3294 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) 2699 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) 7412 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) 5114 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) 13097 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) 3651 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2435 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) 5263 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 2608 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) 4272 10
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Dolce, a darling calico looking for the purr-fect adopter. (10/11/15) 3264 10
GARDEN OF ED: It's such a treat having a neighbor like Alice living just a few blocks away. Over the holidays, I leashed up Biff the Wonder Spaniel and took off to visit our old friend. (01/22/12) 8202 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 7276 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) 4537 9
IN THE KITCHEN: Apple season means delicious pie and Suzie shares her recipe with a secret ingredient. (10/11/15) 2631 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 2143 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 2013 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 5550 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) 7670 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 6207 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 5735 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) 3005 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) 5138 6
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Marisa, a young mom who loves a good lap to curl up on. (11/29/15) 3130 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Rex, a diamond in the rough who will melt your heart. (02/07/16) 1800 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) 14133 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) 7006 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) 6006 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) 5121 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3972 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 3617 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 2229 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) 1591 5
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 3533 4
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Goodwill Industries provides vocational and educational opportunities for people with barriers to employment to improve their work skills and enhance their economic independence. (07/14/13) 3347 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 2829 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1108 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 6396 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) 4455 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) 1318 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jimmy K., aka Kobe, who could be a good companion for a cat-friendly dog. (04/03/16) 1107 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) 6511 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Destiny, a playful socialite looking for a new home. (08/09/15) 2640 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) 2106 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) 559 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) 5952 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) 1782 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) 573 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) 566 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 475 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 440 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 377 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) 217 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) 4979 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 4610 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) 2183 add
EDBIT: Happy Valentine's Day edhatters! Can you guess which candy company created the first heart-shaped box? Click here to learn more.  (02/15/15) 1871 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1313 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1287 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) 1163 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 1062 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) 1036 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 992 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 973 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 780 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) 777 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) 767 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 761 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) 759 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) 737 add
A forged prescription in Camarillo has lead to thirteen arrests. [mug] (09/19/15) 712 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 696 add
Detectives with the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation of a Port Hueneme resident who was selling cocaine and concentrated cannabis. (06/01/15) 604 add
[Updated]:A VV Bug exiting California Street in Ventura crashed into the Ripcurl Surf Shop and caught fire on Friday evening. [pics] (09/27/15) 583 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 578 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 572 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) 554 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 545 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) 539 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) 533 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 530 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 530 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) 516 add
Two Camarillo men were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and other related charges. (07/05/15) 473 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) 463 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) 446 add
The DRAGG program held its 2014-2015 graduation ceremony last week. [pics] (06/10/15) 444 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) 440 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 424 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) 424 add
Investigators with the Ventura Sheriff's Office have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 18, 2015 burglary. [mugs] (01/21/16) 424 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 421 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) 411 add
Officers responded to Oldies Speed Shop to investigate a vehicle theft that had occurred overnight. (06/14/15) 407 add
Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in Oxnard and an arrest was made. (06/25/15) 405 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 391 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) 389 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 371 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 370 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 369 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 366 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 366 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) 358 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 352 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) 351 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) 346 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) 345 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) 341 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) 339 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) 330 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 328 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 312 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 294 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) 290 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) 289 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 281 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) 273 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) 273 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 271 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 267 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 267 add
A local business owner is hoping you can help her catch a thief. The owner of the Painted Cabernet says her shop in Oxnard was broken into last weekend. (02/05/16) 263 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 258 add
The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us. Here are some holiday safety tips. (11/11/15) 257 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) 254 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) 244 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 242 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) 238 add
During a preliminary hearing today, a man with mental health problems was held for trial in connection with the stabbing of an Oxnard body shop employee. (03/14/12) 236 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) 233 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 216 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) 178 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) 163 add
Police at the Train Station? "Decades ago, and when Open Air Bicycles was located across from the train station, two of the shop employees found a man who had hanged himself from the Moreton Bay Fig tree. What a ghastly find. " (04/29/16)
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Proposed Galleria Apartments "The Galleria WAS a total failure. Does anybody here on EdHat shop there on a regular basis? Do you know anybody who does? " (04/27/16)
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Glass Bottles Being Thrown onto 101 "Subject is in front of the tire shop on the off ramp.. " (04/26/16)
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Police Pursue Skateboarder "I've been working in the funk zone during construction. New skateboard shop opened on Helena called lighthouse. Go support these young guys and keep this shop open. " (04/24/16)
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Goleta Beach Ocean Rescue "I was at Goleta Beach until a little before 1:00 today and the rental shop was not open while I was there. I saw a sign on their gate a week or so ago that in effect said "closed until further notice." I presume owing to the winter storms ... " (04/22/16)
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Leopard Shark Capture "50P - try reading the one sentence caption before you start your veggie-freak out. Besides, many people fish on local piers for FOOD. Not everyone is rich enough to shop at Whole Foods. " (04/20/16)
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Third Party Re-Seller "Why don't you try listing them on eBay as "Local Pickup Only?" Someone in L.A. or perhaps San Francisco, e.g., might drive to pick up. Or, you could advertise in our local Craigslist (or in L.A. Clist, say) and state "Local Pick ... " (04/19/16)
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Toured of the Virgin Galactic Factory "Pretty cool stuff! Did you go to the doughnut shop in town? Great breakfast. " (04/19/16)
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Vons on Mesa Opening Soon? "It cannot be a pleasant store because the building is too small. It works by comparison. Leave SB and go to a huge, brand new super market. Say the Albertson's in Buellton. It has everything and is very spacious. The Mesa space ... " (04/18/16)
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Congress Should Adopt No Budget, No Pay "@283P: Laughable!! That's "Laughable," with an "L." Reminds me of the woman who uses her credit card to shop/shop/shop buy/buy/buy, and believes she is actually saving lots of money because she bought everything "on sale." Simple is a ... " (04/17/16)
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Smart and Final Smart Opening Date "594 is right on! Maybe some of you don't see a future problem with the monstrous apartment complex which will house a huge number of tenants but I sure do. 5 points shopping center is already a zoo. All upper State St. needs is more peopl ... " (04/13/16)
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Smart and Final Smart Opening Date "I regularly shop at S & F near Costco and have been pleasantly surprised with the experience. " (04/13/16)
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Bicyclist Injured in Isla Vista "Driving through IV is like an obstacle course with bikes and skateboards zooming into the roadway like crazy. I shop at the food co-op and have come close to hitting bike riders and skateboarders who simply don't look before zipping into th ... " (04/11/16)
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Carl's Jr. Removal "Dunkin' Donuts will probably send out mailers for discounts on their food. Their coffee is superb, breakfast sandwiches are quite healthy AND delicious, plus....having a box of donuts next to you as you drive say from here to heaven i ... " (04/06/16)
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Mesa Bank Robber in Custody "Ironically, had he tried to rob a skateboard shop he would have been beaten to a pulp. See ya in a few years and good luck with your eventual lifelong career in burger flipping. " (03/31/16)
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Scanner Reports 3-30-16 "radiation? CAT uses xrays. MRI supposedly avoids radiation. Okay, I don't know. Neither will kill you. I guess anxiety might, at least it feels that way. But you got xrays anyway. Yes, it must be really difficult to be in the tube, ... " (03/30/16)
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Help Finding Hibiscus Flowers "I've always gotten mine at Whole Foods. That was in the 2000s so I don't know if they still sell teas that most probably have never heard of, I think they do (it's been awhile since I looked), but I have gotten hibiscus there. And even Re ... " (03/29/16)
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Help Finding Hibiscus Flowers "I'd try Santa Cruz Market for the flowers, but you can get Jamaica (hibiscus juice) at just about any Mexican restaurant or taco shop. " (03/29/16)
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Alpha Resource Center "I can only begin to imagine the amount of stuff they get _because_ they pick up. I donate to Unity Shop. " (03/26/16)
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Alpha Resource Center "I hate to run this into the ground, but until Alpha Thrift lowers their OUTRAGEOUSLY high prices, I will neither donate to nor shop at their stores. They could lower their prices by up to 50% in most cases and still make a boatload ... " (03/26/16)
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Businesses Lined Up for Hollister Village "@881P Clever but flawed rhetoric to put words in my mouth. I never said HV residents would be doing *anything* exclusively. Perhaps 50% of HV residents might work in SB - what's wrong with that? That's also 50% who can perform everyday l ... " (03/20/16)
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Businesses Lined Up for Hollister Village "793 - "cat lady" types ? LOL. Knowing the large number of people I know who shop there, none could be called that - hence it is a false label. TJ's has attracted many because of lower prices. I have always shopped there for their reas ... " (03/20/16)
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Businesses Lined Up for Hollister Village "@790: I agree that the Smart & Final is awesome, and it's a place where regular folks and families can shop. Trader Joe's has it's merits, but targets the "cat lady" types who prefer trendy foods and cheap wine. TJ's is 1/5 dedicated to alc ... " (03/20/16)
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Businesses Lined Up for Hollister Village "Hollister Village is so ugly and the congestion is horrific. I've stopped going out that direction and I don't intend to shop at any of the new stores or the old ones. I never thought I'd see LA-style development in Santa Barbara. UCSB grow ... " (03/19/16)
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Businesses Lined Up for Hollister Village "All those businesses are essentially the "so what of the week" types. Another pet store?! How many cell stores do we need too? I was seriously hoping Pieology was an upscale dessert place that served delicious, homemade tasting ... " (03/19/16)
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Bicycle Master Plan On Hold "I personally know Cathy Murillo and she is an upstanding caring wonderful person! Those commenting negatively about her are rude and the comments are in poor taste! Riding to the donut shop? I hope YOU gain 45 extra unwanted pounds ... " (03/19/16)
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Bicycle Master Plan On Hold "530 maybe to the donut shop " (03/18/16)
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ANSWER: March Edness Day 9 "Why this one was easy: "The pawnbrokers' symbol is three spheres suspended from a bar. The three sphere symbol is attributed to the Medici family of Florence, Italy, owing to its symbolic meaning of Lombard. This refers to the Italia ... " (03/17/16)
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CKE Leaves Carpinteria "Mista, have you ever hired a gardener? Tree trimmer? House cleaner? Ever eaten in a restaurant? Shop at a grocery store with a cashier? Gone into a mini mart or gas station? I could go on... Been in a hospital or doctor's office? A ve ... " (03/15/16)
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Sports Authority Stores to Close "I used to drive from Santa Maria to shop at All American! It was great! " (03/09/16)
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Police on Stearn's Wharf? "Any time the police are called several of them show up. What the heck is wrong with our law enforcement system when all of the Keystone Cops come rolling for one very simple call? It's a huge waste of taxpayer dollars and it seems t ... " (03/09/16)
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Sports Authority Stores to Close "I shop at yard sales and thrift stores, never had even a dollar in credit card debt. It seems many customers are shopping from their computers in the comfort of their homes, or work. Makes sense to me, easier with no parking issues, time sp ... " (03/09/16)
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Vehicle Pursuit on Santa Barbara Street "Did you know- The closes Dunkin Donut shop is in Las Vegas. There are none in California. But, they make the best coffee according to Consumer Report and we can get it in our local supermarkets. What this has to do with the origina ... " (03/06/16)
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Disco History "It's still there Rex, it's the clubhouse for Twin "Puddles" golf course. Check it out on Google earth. The front A- frame chalet was a coffee shop, used to go there for breakfast all the time in the early 60's. Don't remember if the back ... " (03/06/16)
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Fairview Taco Bell Contstruction "Funny, I shop over there, but not as much with Vons gone, and hadn't even noticed. Good to have Vons back at turnpike. " (03/03/16)
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Man with Knife at 7-11 "He just needed gas money. Last night I thought to myself I thought what if I encountered a 6foot man with a Butchers knife in the dark while walking to the stop n shop only a few hundred feet away . probably pee myself :( " (03/01/16)
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Smart & Final Opening in Carpinteria? "Thanks 399 for the Up-date on the 5-points S&F opening. I used to shop at the Albertsons regularly after work. " (02/27/16)
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Unfinished Craft Projects "Call RSVP. They used to have a shop with hand made crafts and would have contact with seniors with that skill level. Then Friendship Circle. Also the fabric arts community in SB is strong. You could call any of the quilting groups who would ... " (02/26/16)
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Smart & Final Opening in Carpinteria? "A Walmart will never happen in Carpinteria and it's a sick joke to suggest it. Who shops at that dump anyway? They treat customers like criminals, no surprise the customers then act like criminals. They screw workers, and then tons of worke ... " (02/26/16)
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Historical Marker "I was told a long time ago that was where an old horse-farrier had their shop, in the 19th century, but knowing who told me that, it may or may not be true. If anyone else knows, I'd like to know too! " (02/26/16)
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Vons to Re-Open on Turnpike "When is the Vons going to open at the old Albertsons on the Mesa? I need a local place to shop other than Lazy Acres and the (wonderful) Mesa Produce. If I could get everything from the produce place, I would, but they're just a stand ... " (02/26/16)
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Bicycle Master Plan Approved "And, are they talking about everyone doing a rideshare? I'm retired, but I drive Micheltorena, almost every day, to run errands, so I'm NOT gonna start riding a bicycle and I'm NOT gonna do a rideshare. People with children to pick u ... " (02/25/16)
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Bicycle Master Plan Approved "I was a bike commuter for years, so I love safe bike lanes. However, I'm older now, with 2 blown out knees (from living a very active life), and often have to shop for heavy stuff and get it as close to my home as possible, to unload and us ... " (02/24/16)
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Bicycle Master Plan Approved "837 - Yeah, I'm older and on the heavy side and I ride my bike a lot with my kids. BUT, I can't give up my car in exchange for cycling only because: 1. I don't live close enough to work to make it feasible 2. I have to drop my ki ... " (02/24/16)
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SBTHP Names New Executive Director "The little stores in El Paseo were great, nice places to shop. However, all of State Street was pretty much the same with wonderful stores, many locally owned, that had been in the same families for generations, plus 3 nifty dime stores. Yo ... " (02/24/16)
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SBTHP Names New Executive Director "Does anyone remember a small shop in El Paseo run by a Mr. Good in the early 1960's? I think it was a clock or jewelry store. Still have fond but fuzzy memories of him as I used to pass by his shop often as a wee tyke. Also remember wand ... " (02/24/16)
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Kitchen Cabinet Installer "Vega bros.....the best work shop on Guiterrez " (02/23/16)
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New CVS on Milpas "I don't care whether it's Starbucks or Coffee Bean or any coffee shop, a coffee cafe would be great to have. To sit at the Bagels on Carpinteria and Milpas is to be overwhelmed with car exhaust. MEOWPURR, what's there is decided o ... " (02/23/16)
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Dog Volunteer Opportunities "964-2446 is the number for "The Little Dog House" in Goleta. It is a grooming shop affiliated with the group "Cold Noses, Warm Hearts." The volunteers do a lot of good helping to foster, rehab and place dogs. I would connect with ... " (02/22/16)
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Rug Merchant Move? "Surely they would have a closing sale..oh wait, rug shop =closing sale. nevermind " (02/11/16)
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End the Electoral Quiet "Yes, I agree that the Goleta Chamber of Commerce has been pulling the strings of the puppets that they've put into office. Where can we find a list of Goleta Chamber of Commerce members? I want to know where NOT to shop. " (02/10/16)
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Advocates Protest Trophy Hunting "I hunt for meat. I grow my own fruits and vegetables or shop at the farmer's markets. Same reasons. Lower overall cost, local, healthier for you. I've got no problem with properly managed trophy hunts, as the fees are astronomical, and a ... " (02/07/16)
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Passing of the Hot Dog Man "John from Village Cheese and Wine passed? I was just there asking about him two weeks ago because I hadn't seen him in the shop for a while. They merely said he'd retired. Does anyone have the details? He was a wonderful guy. Whe ... " (02/06/16)
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Sprouts Status "817 here. Add smelly to the list of things I don't like about the Calle Real Albertson's (along with cramped). 910, no, I never have been in a Sprouts - don't get down to LA much and never shop for groceries when I do. Glad to hear that t ... " (02/06/16)
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Sprouts Status "Sprouts is a great store. It started out in San Diego as a store called Henry's. It was family owned. Over the years it's changed names to Boney's and then Sprouts. While it started out as family owned it's been bought and sold mo ... " (02/05/16)
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Sprouts Status "When Vons and Albertsons - or rather their parent companies - combined, the government force the sale of a certain percent of their retail outlets to preserve "competition". So - the sale was accomplished and Haggen bought those stores. By ... " (02/05/16)
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Decoration Donation " Assistance League shop on Veronica Springs Rd. is the best place to donate the decorations. They save them until the appropriate holiday and then display them beautifully and price them very reasonably. The shop is open Mon., W ... " (02/03/16)
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SBCC Free College Plan is Not Free "150P-I hate Walmart and don't shop there. But if all the Walmarts closed, would all laid off Walmart employees find jobs? And if the employees weren't working, what would the costs to society be? " (02/03/16)
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Fish Bowl Purchase "Sensational Pets on Upper State is the best pet shop around. " (02/03/16)
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Fish Bowl Purchase "Pet store or floral design shop? " (02/03/16)
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SBCC Free College Plan is Not Free "Hey, and despite there not being a Walmart in town, there are still plenty of underpaid people on food stamps, right here in SB. Why do you clowns always bring up walmart? Maybe there aren't food stampers in line in front of you at ... " (02/02/16)
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Oil Trucking Permit Approved "Are we moving away from off shore drilling? Will Exxon (as well other operators that have closed since the Plains All American fiasco) permanently close up shop off our coast? " (02/02/16)
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Rain barrel or water storage tanks "Gardener's Supply (check their website) have the best barrels. Amazon may sell them, too, now. They are 75-gallon, green, with nice screened lid (great mosquito prevention). I have owned two, one in full sun and one in full shade, ... " (01/31/16)
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Thermostat Replacement "Just found this on-line in a comment thread.... "If any one has one of these stoves and the oven does not work , then please check the clock on it before taking it to a repair shop. My oven was working then just stopped , I never realize ... " (01/31/16)
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DUI and Street Racing Operation "What's going on in Santa Maria? It seems like there's nothing but bad news coming from this city. Crime, crime, crime. Has the police force raised the white flag to the gangs & other thugs that dominate this place? I wonder wh ... " (01/31/16)
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Top Winter Fruits & Veggies "If it's educational, I don't care that WF (which I NEVER shop at, can't afford it) wrote it. It only once mentions buying your produce there. It's just about a few fruits and fveges that are in season. Shop another grocery store, the farmer ... " (01/30/16)
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Concealed Firearm and Drug Arrest "We need a special section here on EdHat titled "Santa Maria Arrest/Crime of the Day" due to so many of this type horrible activity going on in that city. Is there any reason to go there to shop & visit if you live in the Santa Ynez ... " (01/30/16)
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Edible Mushrooms? "All lame answers. I wish I had an ID for you, we have the same popping up here. The closest I could come to an edible ID was a Candy Cap, but not sure enough to try it. I've been told that the difference between the English and the Ameri ... " (01/28/16)
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Major Tax Revenues Show Decline "Thanks to city governments, past and present, our downtown retail area has been turned into a giant tourist trap. Better stores can no longer make it on State Street. Saks is a good example. They are now a closeout store and that too wil ... " (01/28/16)
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Major Tax Revenues Show Decline "BTW, my family and I avoid going downtown to shop or eat in restaurants when the cruise ships are here. We figure there's a 50-50 chance they will bring norovirus to town. " (01/27/16)
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Major Tax Revenues Show Decline "My friends and neighbors no longer shop on State St. There are no "basic" stores left! Miss the local flavor,local merchants. Even longtime employees of Penny's,Woolworth's,Lerner's seemed like friends. Everybody shopped "downtown"! Alw ... " (01/27/16)
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Major Tax Revenues Show Decline "Would like to shop downtown, but 404 hit the nail on the head. Even free-ish parking isn't enough to draw me down there just to walk down urine soaked parking garage staircases and step over and around surly characters. Not to mention the g ... " (01/27/16)
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Major Tax Revenues Show Decline "No panhandlers on Amazon. I shop online and avoid the stress of dealing with aggressive bums downtown. I won't go to the public library for the same reason. " (01/27/16)
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Major Tax Revenues Show Decline "Unfortunately, 404 is right. I no longer go downtown Santa Barbara to shop. It is a thoroughly unpleasant experience. Santa Barbara has an industry that thrives on the homeless and vagrants. The City puts their resources into making sure th ... " (01/27/16)
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Traffic Stop Yields Gang Arrests "Actually the crime rate has been dropping for decades. Gangbangers do not usually buy guns from a gun shop for obvious reasons, so the gun laws are useless on them. USELESS. Just because a politician somewhere drafts a new law doesn't mean ... " (01/22/16)
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Cathedral Oaks Road Bridge Complete "As a contractor of government projects I can near certainly guaranty you that the signal poles in the middle of the ADA ("handicap" is old school and non-pc) ramps are where the engineers told them to put them. Not any fault of Grani ... " (01/22/16)
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Shelby "http://www.happypaw.com/product/dog-beds/tiger-dreamz- trundles/ Please get Shelby one of these faux fur luxury "trundle" nest beds. I have a tiny Chihuahua and he has two of these beds. He loves, loves, LOVES his beds. (Easy care ... " (01/16/16)
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Meth Dealer and Meth Supplier Arrested "678100 you are on point. Seems like only the negative things make Edhat. I am a Goleta local who relocated and purchased a ranch in the hills above Lompoc. Been here going on 8 years and really enjoy the small town vibe. Today's SB an ... " (01/13/16)
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Ice Skates "Centre Ice skate shop just opened at 7127 Hollister Avenue, behind Albertsons and the DMV! " (01/13/16)
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Ice Skates "It sounds like the new rink might benefit greatly by adding a skate shop! Hello! " (01/13/16)
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Ice Skates "The rink does not have a shop. Center Ice in Goleta sells hockey and figure skates. They are located kind of behind the Albertsons on pacific oaks. " (01/13/16)
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Davey's Legacy " For the person who 'experienced her dog being hurt at my shop' why at that moment didn't you jump over the counter and grab your dog? Why would you watch your beloved pet being abused and not say something then? If that was my dog I would ... " (01/12/16)
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Class Action Filed Against Case Detective Agency "to 617P, Thanks for the memory! I think Marge (and Art) were famous! I was working QC there, and the assemby line decided to have a Saturday picnic at Goleta Beach. A flyer was posted in the break area, and Marge said someone had ... " (01/12/16)
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Class Action Filed Against Case Detective Agency "My boss fired the entire machine shop one afternoon because they came back late from lunch. Yeah, right. I mean it happened. And of course it was undone by the same person. I wonder what damage they did by really breaking pay laws, on ... " (01/11/16)
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Davey's Legacy "ART will ask Edhat to share a horrible dog grooming incident that did take place. The images are graphic. The story made KEYT news. ART, inc. And a group of rescue org's all joined our efforts shutting down the pet shop/grooming busin ... " (01/11/16)
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Milpas Trader Joe's Moving? "The old Scolari store would be an easier place to shop for the bus people for the Eastsiders. The on and off is on the circle bus route 2, making it easier for those who want to ditch their cars for grocery shopping. And the parking lot i ... " (01/11/16)
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Milpas Trader Joe's Moving? "I often shop Trader Joe's Calle Real. Usually at a busy time of day such as Saturday late morning. Yes, the parking is tight. But I always find a parking space within a half minute walk. Usually closer. Certainly nothing to whi ... " (01/10/16)
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Milpas Trader Joe's Moving? "Every comment about TJ's lack of parking is right on. This is a miracle, no hassle parking will be a first for TJ's. Wonder why all of a sudden the TJ's management is going to lease a store that actually has parking for the number of peo ... " (01/10/16)
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Milpas Trader Joe's Moving? "I was at TJ's yesterday. Parking is a nightmare,whatever time of day you decide to shop at the De La Vina Street store. But cashier's and other staff members are always so nice and helpful ! " (01/10/16)
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Davey's Legacy "There was a dog killed at a grooming shop in Santa Barbara in the recent past, but it was NOT the Little Dog House. The Little Dog House does groom the shelter dogs and other rescue group dogs but there is no free grooming. The county get ... " (01/10/16)
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Davey's Legacy "SHARE, YES we do. The last severely wounded mini poodle, GiGi was awful. The Buellton Pet Shop owner refused to cover the Vets cost and meds, even when our org. offered to help Matt pay off the bill.. " (01/09/16)
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Davey's Legacy "ART, here. With the help of MANY concerned citizen, our org. and others shut down a Pet Shop in Buellton selling sick puppies. A local fire fighter dropped off his mini poodle for a grooming and was returned with MAJOR open wounds. We rushe ... " (01/09/16)
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Vons Acquires Lease "I'm ok with Von's. The property managment company informed the neighboring businesses last week. I hope many of the former employees can get there jobs back. One of the shop owners told me that we can petition on behalf of the former ... " (01/08/16)
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Vons Acquires Lease "Although I live in Santa Barbara, I spend much of my outdoors time in Goleta. Friendly people and great places to take my dog, easier access to a library and Trader Joe's, and I can shop at a variety of markets on my way home. I welcome the ... " (01/07/16)
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Vons Acquires Lease "@426: I dunno, I find something unique to each of those three supermarkets. I like the pharmacy and parking garage at Ralphs. I buy bacon from the butcher counter at Albertsons--it's the best bacon in the world. Vons is the only ... " (01/07/16)
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Transformer Fire "Super crazy, a block away. Preceding each blast there was this crazy electrical buzz, and then flames and explosions. Retreating to my local coffee shop for internet access and warmth! " (01/07/16)
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Students Research West Side Food Quality "I think the whole point of the "opining", is that it's related to their major of study. In college, you often have to take on research projects related to your major of study. Taking on such a research project close to home makes a ... " (01/07/16)
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Students Research West Side Food Quality "What's the point of this study? Are they comparing it to other areas of the City? Seems like a huge waste of time, and hopefully, no money was paid for this ridiculous study. I'm on the Westside, which is a very large area.. ... " (01/06/16)
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New Footwear Store in Paseo Nuevo "If it's a really good sock shop, like the one on Haight in San Francisco, I will be a loyal customer for life! " (01/05/16)
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New Footwear Store in Paseo Nuevo "Oh ya like that's going to work well. Remember the flip flop shop (way smaller space) where that eyebrow place is in the mall next to the theatre? They had a good selection of all flip flops... That didn't last. " (01/05/16)
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