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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 3907 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4445 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) 2702 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) 2961 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) 2058 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) 3495 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) 2918 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) 1847 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) 3823 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2262 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) 7117 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3090 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1733 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) 4869 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) 2312 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) 5115 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) 2930 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) 9338 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) 3138 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2128 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) 4388 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) 2541 10
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 5676 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) 5509 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) 1794 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1733 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1338 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4451 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) 5391 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 3326 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) 2823 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) 4225 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) 10984 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) 6108 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) 5173 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) 4297 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3197 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2614 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) 1386 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1246 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) 1693 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 995 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 4222 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) 3665 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) 1241 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) 4342 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) 1784 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) 457 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) 5034 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) 1652 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) 447 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) 427 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 404 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 367 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) 193 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) 3791 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3360 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) 1968 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1064 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) 1005 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) 932 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 875 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 862 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 704 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 672 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) 670 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 640 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) 636 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 562 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) 526 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) 513 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 498 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 485 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 444 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) 442 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) 413 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) 386 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) 382 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) 381 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 362 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) 351 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) 351 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) 349 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 336 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 325 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 318 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) 311 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) 299 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 289 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) 286 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) 283 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 277 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull. (03/30/12) 275 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 266 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 265 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 259 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 258 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 258 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) 245 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) 243 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 236 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 236 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) 230 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) 227 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) 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
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) 219 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) 212 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 212 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 210 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 208 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) 200 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) 199 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) 195 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 192 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 189 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 187 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 161 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 159 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) 144 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) 142 add
Long Term Care Insurance "Make sure that you consult with a licensed insurance broker who sells multiple brands of LTC insurance before purchasing. Computer programs now make it possible to compare the benefits and rates of several companies at once in order ... " (10/20/14)
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Long Term Care Insurance "Age and health drive the price as does the number of years you buy the policy for and the amount of daily coverage. Policies can range from 3-5 years. If you outlive your policy then its up to you to figure out how to afford the facility a ... " (10/19/14)
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SB Uniqueness "Wonderful institutions (and people) that interface with the public in a very warm and open manner. Join them and participate and you will find people who are overwhelmingly nice, positive, informed and willing to share. Not only tha ... " (10/19/14)
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Conspiracy To Commit Extortion Arrest "The obvious question here is why are only drug dealers extorted? Why not other criminals such as car thieves and chop shop operators? Surely anyone involved in criminal activity is vulnerable to extortion, no? Are we really suppose ... " (10/17/14)
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Murillo's Stance on Measure S "550, They haven't spent it all yet; remains about $17 million, according to pres. Gaskin, chump change, no doubt for SBCC. There has been some accountability. They spent the money, approx. $60 Million, on the press box, on an arbo ... " (10/15/14)
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Saxophone "104 & 179 - You have wrong answers. De la Vina is parallel to State and there is no pawn shop where State and DLV meet. And instead of 3122 State that pawn shop is located at 1129 State St. 1100 block is Figueroa. " (10/15/14)
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Saxophone "Try a Pawn shop, there used to be one on Victoria, and there is a new one on State street above De la Vina " (10/14/14)
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Harbor Seafood Festival "It is the best local festival and very unique in that you can buy local seafood directly from the fisherman/women and have it cooked on site. Complete chaos and plus great music, marine related activities, vendors and nonprofits. Got ... " (10/12/14)
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Caramel Corn "Try calling Robitaille's candy shop in Carpinteria. I've seen it there before. Not sure if they have it all the time but it's worth a try. " (10/08/14)
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Police Department Lobby Closure "My condolences but this doesn't seem right. The police dept. is there for public safety and to close up shop, no matter how sad the circumstances, is a disservice to the people they are to protect and serve. There are people who don't dri ... " (10/07/14)
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Mystery Persons "OP, here. Thank you for the great comments. I hope some of you will share these photos with others. Maybe we can discover the identities of this man and woman. Yes, Olive Rummage Hall was one wonderful, exciting place to shop. ... " (10/06/14)
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Best Parking in SB "I shop both TJs with high frequency, at all times of day, and have NEVER taken more than 5 minutes to find a spot. EVER. Are people just exaggerating or looking for something to complain about? Or do they think that 5 minutes out o ... " (10/05/14)
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Hazard Investigation on State St. "Yes but it's not his job...It's the cities job to clean it up..Maybe they should suck it up with a shop vac.. " (10/05/14)
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Hazard Investigation on State St. "827 - I'm sure they'd be happy to let you suck it up with a Shop Vac. " (10/05/14)
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Best Parking in SB "I live in Santa Barbara. Where do I do most of my shopping? Goleta. Why? Because I don't have to pay (for parking) to shop, and because the free parking I find is actually designed for wider cars than mine (a Honda Civic). " (10/04/14)
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Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars "Bravo for you... You put up with a lot trying to help. You are my "ice cube" hero! And the dog's too. Bless you. I love fog in SB because I can cart my dog around in the summer because it's cooler. She gets sad when I leave at home when ... " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "there is a shoe repair shop on State street downtown -- somewhere around Carillo, Canon Perdito area -- " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "Oh, no. Jesse's was the only place around here for reliable shoe repair. Does anyone know where in Santa Barbara a person can take their shoes now to be repaired? Having had unsatisfactory experiences at the shoe repair shop at Loreto Plaza ... " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "Dang. Hate to see them close - these were old time tradespeople; it was like stepping back into my childhood every time I went to their shop. What the heck are we going to do now for all these shoe repairs jobs (that isn't going to ... " (10/02/14)
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Halloween Spider "Dang. Does your computer have a "double enhancement" option in photo shop? " (10/01/14)
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State Street Named Great Street by APA "I think the only business I visit on State street is The Habit. Seems like most are chains. Wait, I like Marshall's, and I bank at BofA. I can't see how changing the street to a pedestrian mall would get me to walk it or shop there ... " (10/01/14)
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Medical Marijuana For Rheumatoid Disease "Google CannaMed. Dr Smyle is very professional and efficient. I believe it is $150 cash for the initial appointment and $80 to renew each year. You will need to bring some evidence of your condition (a bottle of prescription pain pills shou ... " (10/01/14)
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SBCC View of Cruise Ship "OP here, the wind was light and moving west and North. I work in a shop for my day job and the smell of diesel is quite common. I know it well. Nasty stuff, just didn't enjoy it at school. It certainly was not students idling or a del ... " (10/01/14)
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SBCC View of Cruise Ship "Let me get this straight Roger, you don't use City roads or libraries or have running water or flush your toilet or visit parks or shop in any local stores or eat in any restaurants or ride on buses or walk on City sidewalks or.... T ... " (10/01/14)
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Roofing Company "Martin roofing and their sheet metal shop are the best. We have used them on many jobs, including my own house. " (09/30/14)
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Combative Subject "Manager of shop called for assistance..I thought they said coffee shop but not sure..4570 Calle Real " (09/29/14)
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Combative Subject "Possibly in Calle Real center don't know which shop.. " (09/29/14)
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Foot Pursuit of Kmart Shoplifters " taking your plates off a getaway car involving a shop lifting gig from K-Mart....Priceless " (09/29/14)
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New Bike Rack Replaces Parking on Canon Perdido "Note that this is installed in front of the bike-centric Handlebar Coffee shop. " (09/27/14)
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Solvang Burglary Spree "I guess, the Police are trying to reach people that know this person in some way.... family member, girlfriend, pawn shop owners, fence, drug dealers or a friend. Usually, it's the bragging, and stupidity that will get them caught. ... " (09/26/14)
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1970 Pie Shop "Looking in my 1974 SB city directory, I see: Marie Bennett's Pies at 1103 State Street near Figueroa. Irene Davis Pastries at 129 East Anapamu. Heidi Pie Shop 5940 Calle Real. Little Audrey's 711 State. The Original House of ... " (09/26/14)
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1970 Pie Shop "I remember it well. It was close to the corner of Figueroa on State Street. We used to go there all the time for a piece of pie. I can't remember the name although I know it was owned by a local woman and I seem to remember that it was n ... " (09/26/14)
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Measure S to Fund SBCC Dormitories "It's short-sighted to undermine SBCC's efforts to make their school more accessible to all who want to attend. If we demand and support SBCC's efforts to pursue the construction of student-dorm housing, we stand to maintain or gain; ... " (09/25/14)
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Bike Corral Installed "Natureboy, when one is handicapped and must park as close as possible to where one is going, one parking space can make all the difference in the world. Parking is already horrible in that block and is pretty much relegated to 15 m ... " (09/24/14)
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iPhone 6 Cheers on State Street "Everywhere you go these days people are looking at their little computer and seem checked out with what's going on around them. Go to a coffee shop and you see them sitting in a group all on iPhones and laptops and not having any conversat ... " (09/19/14)
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Wedding Favor Ideas "Solar operated dancing bear for your car. Place in back window with carpet tape. Everyday, people will think of you when the bear is dancing. Purchased in MorroBay gift shop. " (09/18/14)
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$2.8 Million Environmental Violation Settlement "It's an easy mistake to make when the employees responsible for proper waste disposal make minimum wage. Even regular people with bachelors degrees making minimum age as a waiter can't figure out where to dispose of various waste. It needs ... " (09/17/14)
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Wedding Favor Ideas "We ordered personalized matchbooks and votive candle holder that can also be used at shot glasses. They were so perfect. We ordered them off of theknot shop. " (09/17/14)
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Baby Gear Rental "Try the assistance league thrift shop. " (09/16/14)
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Stolen iPhone Advice "If it was truly stolen call the cops, an iPhone has a value of around $1,000. The cops come in force for a shop lifter, so you $1,000 phone should get their attention. " (09/15/14)
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Donation Pick-up "I would like to donate my dad's entire wardrobe of really nice men's clothing directly to those who need it. No thrift shop in the middle. Can anybody suggest such an organization? " (09/15/14)
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Two Hangars in Goleta "And Jack Northrop spent his own $$$ in the 1960s to prove to the State of CA that a depressed freeway was possible. If it weren't for him we'd likely have a freeway above ground but as the State at the time said with red tiles on the top ... " (09/15/14)
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Dryer On Fire "We just cleaned our duct, too. We have a long run like 245P and estimates ranged from $250 to $350. We used brush on cable from Home Depot and the shop vac. Drying, especially of towels, now takes about half the time it did before. Be ... " (09/13/14)
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How to Find Housing "It's not just lower-middle class people who are struggling. With the rent increases this past year, many people with profressional jobs can't afford these rents either. Maybe the well-off can do without teachers, nurses, etc. also? Yes, it ... " (09/11/14)
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Beach Mole "Moles do go above ground (obviously) at times. This one is in search of new territory. I would have helped it along, gently, if I had been there. Once, many years ago, I discovered a mole "bumbling around" (nod to OP) in that fu ... " (09/11/14)
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Sewage Spill "Years ago I was hired to clean up after a certain tattoo shop here in town the owner let everything go to hell stacking infectous waste and open food stuffs all around and ontop of a dampster..Rats went ape on this stuff and not only moved ... " (09/08/14)
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Ralph Lauren Ad Shot In the Funk Zone "Nothing funky about the previously named Funk Zone, now the Gentrification Zone. Contrived, fake and no craftsmen left. Not surprised a Lauren ad was filmed there, the new hip spot. If that zone has any funk left they'll price it out soon e ... " (09/08/14)
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Scanner Reports 9-8-14 "SHARE: "Chico ... the shops were all independently owned; everyone had its own unique ... style. Just like SB used to be." Two 2014 observations for our area: a) I took a walk along Montecito's Coast Village Road recently, from the traff ... " (09/08/14)
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Tree ID "I know it, the common name is, "Little Shop of Horrors." " (09/06/14)
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Submit Your Cat/Dog for Pet of the Week! "Complain? Thought this was like your "child", your family member that you feel you must bring out to lunch out to shop and every other place. Is that why your dogs bark none stop all day and night, they "need" attention? " (09/06/14)
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Contractors Sue Builder over Alma Pueblo Building "Maybe some readers will listen and vote in different city leaders and dispose of the ones who have their heads in the ground and have no idea how to get our city out of the bad shape we are in. I think they have been there too long. ... " (09/05/14)
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Service Dogs "There are so many people abiding this that it has become a complete joke. I saw a teen girl with a chihuahua in a retail store on state with a pink service dog vest. A minute later, a normal guy w a black lab w a service dog vest. ... " (09/02/14)
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Dog Groomer "We LOVE Jason who just opened a shop at Western Animal Supply at 116 Anacapa St. in the Funk Zone near the beach. He has been taking care of our dogs for many years. His services are amazing & his prices are the fairest in SB! I love wat ... " (08/30/14)
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Food Trucks in SB? "I was pretty disappointed watching the episode of the Great Food Truck Race that was filmed in SB. They didn't feature any SB landmarks or highlight any local culture or food, which I've seen them do for other cities in the past. Th ... " (08/30/14)
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Montecito Residents Bringing In Water "That's why I have no problem charging wealthy customers up the gazoo. They're going to hog public resources for their selfish selves and I'm going to hog their resources for my selfish self. Tiered rates, rich pay more. Lots more. It's call ... " (08/29/14)
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Transient Occupancy Tax Up 5.7% in July "So, the City rakes in money by looking the other way on their own zoning ordinances, allowing residential zones to become commercial hotel zones, for the money. Screw the other (majority) owners who want to actually live in a residential zo ... " (08/29/14)
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Recovery Meetings "I've been going to 12-Step groups off and on since the mid-90s. Some groups are better than others -- a lot depends on the leadership and the group dynamics. Also, some have broadened -- and updated -- their approach to issues beyond the ea ... " (08/28/14)
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Doubletree Bird Poisoning "I don't believe you @733 There is a man on Facebook who claims to have seen a lot of dead birds in the neighborhood. The statement above yours names the type of poison used so your part of spreading a poison in the city of Santa Barbara but ... " (08/25/14)
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Apache Helicopters Over Santa Barbara "Local cops looking for a shop lifter. Sorry got that wrong, the guy was jaywalking. Lucky for him he's in SB and not Ferguson, where killer Jeezlers get a badge and gun. " (08/23/14)
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Silvergreens Launching a New Restaurant "I love Nikka's which is just next door.. I hope this new business does well.. Though I am in Baja, I have my friends shop there for me when coming to visit me.. " (08/21/14)
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Love for Carpinteria "@472.... Luckily Carp has a pretty consistent tourist "season", which I'm sure most of those small antique stores, mom n' pops, and restaurants REALLY appreciate. In fact I'm almost certain of it, since they aren't maintaining those nice ho ... " (08/21/14)
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Turquoise Bracelet Repair "The Gem Shop on upper State are excellent craftspeole who have repaired and made custom jewellery for my family. Also, Carl Stanley teaches in the Adult Ed department of SBCC. Mr Stanley teaches many sections of jewellery making, includ ... " (08/20/14)
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Gunshot Sounds Near Fairview "There is a guy on valdez that fires off a very loud car drives thru the neiborhood between 10:00 and 11:00 at night.Wakes up the kids. Who do we call. Also is there a zoning law he now has 6 cars in his driveway and only 2 run.House l ... " (08/20/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "Wow 035P I am amazed at you repetoire of watches. I have only one old Seiko which was given to me for serving as President of my service Club in 1982. It is still running as long as I change the battery and leather band every six months or ... " (08/20/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "The jewelry shop in Loreto Plaza next to Renaud's. He has fixed several classic wind up watches for my husband (including his 1930's Omega). The guy's a bit strange but he knows what he's doing " (08/20/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "I love that guy on Milpas. Shop located just a few doors up from the Chapala Market on Cota and Milpas. (In between the market and Capitol Hardware.) He charges a lot less than most for repairs and replacement batteries. " (08/19/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "Pendulum Faire Clock Shop 195 S Patterson Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111 (805) 692-8888 Did a good job repairing a friend's watch. " (08/19/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "I shop at Target more frequently than at any other store. I live in Goleta. I personally do not want one here. I like the drive to the VC. I like going down there and visiting the other stores and restaurants too. They don't have one in ... " (08/18/14)
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Mirasol Motel Demolished "Regardless of the intended incomes the project is designed for, 'density' is a way to keep open fields, local farms, and overall a lower impact on the air and water quality. Even with no growth, there will be development. What kind would yo ... " (08/17/14)
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Silencing the Siren Song of the Suburban Lawn "I'd love to see lawns outlawed. Yes, I've posted before about that, and supported Bill Goodnick. Family, friends and I, in different sites, did so in the 70's and '80's. Lantana, succulents, other appropriate xeriscape plants and rock surf ... " (08/16/14)
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Charlotte "Charlotte only spent 2 days at Montecito Pet Shop and was adopted by a really wonderful lady.. She at her new home now getting all the love and attention she deserves after all she has been through " (08/16/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "Oh the anti-Target elitist snobs are out in full force again I see. Count me as another person who values their quality, choice and their lovely quiet (no canned music) and clean stores. Never met a rude Target employee; all the abov ... " (08/16/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "I will just keep spending my money in Ventura. I agree with previous poster, everytime I go, I go to Kohls, Pacific View Mall, Red Robin everything I wish SB/Goleta had. I never shop downtown anymore, too much traffic, pay for parking, it ... " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "Never been to a Target, lived here 40 years. I only shop when I need something - never for recreation. I miss the open space we had so recently in Goleta - before it was a "city". I do not understand the insatiable drive to cover ever ... " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "@938, if you can tell me about a locally-owned business that sells groceries, fashionable clothing for the entire family, home décor, household products, electronics, furniture, and has a garden center all under the same roof I will happily ... " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "No Target in Goleta! If Santa Barbara wants one so bad, let them put it in their city -- and then deal with the traffic and other associated issues. Better yet, why not shop at locally-owned businesses? " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "I raised two kids without having to shop in Ventura. We didn't go broke. Sometimes I bought kids clothes, books and toys on eBay or at garage sales to help with the budget. I now have two grown children who don't think of shopping as entert ... " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "Let em go NO community needs a Target. KMART is not hip trendy and cute but carrys a large portion of what target carrys I shop there once a month and yes it very 60s but it is just fine and my household is large with Kids and Adults ... " (08/15/14)
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Tacos El Rey Opens "Any of you fretful locals actually try their food yet? Thought not. The taco menu includes a portobello garlic mushroom, a chicken tejas, fresh fish, shrimp...but the interesting news is that they will be open until 2:00 a.m.--and I for one ... " (08/14/14)
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Mirasol Motel Demolished "Oh the traffic! just avoid it. shop after 7 p.m. It will help your blood pressure. I can appreciate it a little bit, because I live in an apartment building. A very small one. 93 units is insane. But at least SB has contested electio ... " (08/12/14)
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Multiple Homicide in Goleta "Today is one of those days when I am very grateful to be sitting in my shop surrounded by work and mundane things. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy. " (08/12/14)
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Back to the Eighties "I bought the ivory jumpsuit I was married in at a cute little dress shop in Picadilly Square in 1984 - started with a J, I think. I was always a little confused in that mall, couldn't tell where one store began and the other left off. I lik ... " (08/11/14)
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Back to the Eighties "It's really strange that people think SBRC was such a great place to work - I worked at SBRC and it was well known to the production workers (me) that SBRC was created specifically for the purpose of paying workers LESS money than it's pare ... " (08/10/14)
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Back to the Eighties "Hey Rex - don't worry, I have family older than you! I have to appreciate any mall for the taxes that feed our city. But I and some others always called it Paseo Mistake-O. I've been there fewer than 5 times. I don't like to shop, excep ... " (08/09/14)
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Viva La Rodeo! " Thank you, poster, for great pictures and information. Horses and bulls buck with the back strap on and quit when it's released; I've had it happen on my riding horses when the back girth happens to slip back. Absolutely NOTHING cruel abo ... " (08/09/14)
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Back to the Eighties "At Piccadilly you could have an historical looking photo taken in sepia, they provided the costumes. My daughter got her ears pierced there at an earing shop. I never cared too much for Piccadilly because it replaced Otts, which was much be ... " (08/09/14)
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Peek at the Past "It's fun to see the early 20th century shop front and sign revealed. My aunt worked for Firestone's for awhile and I remember going to the shop as a child, to be greeted warmly by Mr. and Mrs. Firestone. Norman Firestone Road at the S.B. ... " (08/09/14)
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Peek at the Past "If you look at the street level Google map of 1017 State St, you'll see that at the time it was a shop called La Soie Bridal. "Soie" means "silk" in French. Coincidence? " (08/09/14)
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Goleta City Council Election Update "Oh, Goleta has its charms. I get to reflect on life while sitting for 5 minutes at the Fairview/Calle Real traffic light. Driving though downtown Goleta reminds me of being on vacation south of the border and.....when I grocery shop ... " (08/09/14)
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Peek at the Past "My wife thinks 'Woman's Silk Shop' would be a euphemism for lingerie, which would be too racy a word on a store in the past. " (08/09/14)
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Peek at the Past "The Silk Shop aka The Woman's Silk Shop was run by Ralph and Jean Coryell from around 1925 to 1932 . They were followed by Firestone's Women's Clothing which remained at that location for the next 40+ years. The Firestone's son, Gerald, was ... " (08/09/14)
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Peek at the Past "I've lived here my entire life (so far) and I remember everything, but the Silk Shop doesn't look even remotely familiar. " (08/08/14)
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Cascarones Confetti "In a city that is supposed to be so Eco Hip that it wants to draw blue lines around town to showcase global warming, it is funny to see them then turn a blind eye to mass of trash they gleefully allow to wash into our ocean from unlic ... " (08/07/14)
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Suspicious Circumstances "Lots of great candy at that one shop on the pier. One way to lure children, by offering to take them there. I hope this is all some kind of misunderstanding and that there are no children endangered. " (08/05/14)
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Texas Mayor Speaks Against Oil Extraction "This article should be shared with others. People need to know what goes on with fracking, what happens to our water and the gases that are emitted. Oklahoma has suffered from earthquakes, they get them but so many more are happening. Who ... " (08/02/14)
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Road Access "A really cool bar is going to be opening up next to the motorcycle shop down there. That little white building... it will be called Mullaney's. Can't wait! " (08/01/14)
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Direct Relief to Build New Facility Near SBA "Interesting that the city chooses to sell land to some outfit they like. If this were a car repair shop or something other than charity, this would never happen. Keep in mind the people who work at "non profits" profit just like any ... " (07/31/14)
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Out of Town Weekend Plans "If I usually grocery shop downtown, I'd take foothill to Hope or La Cumbre to go to Vons or Albertsons. Didn't mean to be so neighborhood-centric. ;-) " (07/31/14)
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Out of Town Weekend Plans "No need to leave, just plan ahead to shop if you use upper De la Vina/State, and stay in. Party at home! I just can't handle the crowds anymore. I watch the parade on tv. *Very* local travel: If you have to go to upper State, take Alam ... " (07/31/14)
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Four Bars Cited for Serving Minors "I can tell that most of you have never been working when a sting is under way. The cops hire "old looking" teens. They are not prepubescent, ponytail-wearing, gum-snapping cuties. The girls are dressed like hookers & the guys look ... " (07/30/14)
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