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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 3717 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4206 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) 2166 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) 2853 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) 2010 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) 3303 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) 2880 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) 1820 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) 3717 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2179 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) 6831 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 2998 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1686 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) 4589 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) 2238 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) 4813 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) 2548 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) 8789 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) 3065 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2053 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) 4285 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) 2297 10
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 5399 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) 5059 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1644 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) 1518 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1259 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4189 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) 5007 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 2872 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) 2778 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) 4005 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) 10319 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) 5892 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) 5004 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) 4087 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 2957 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2525 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) 1368 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1152 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) 1428 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 972 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 3908 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) 3584 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) 1226 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) 4038 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) 1723 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) 444 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) 4914 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) 1632 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) 434 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) 405 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 391 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 354 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) 182 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) 3601 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3159 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) 1931 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1027 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) 984 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) 907 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 858 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 768 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 689 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) 655 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) 620 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 610 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 606 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) 501 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 494 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 475 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 470 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) 466 add
Aside from the evident monetary benefits to our local community, isn’t it nice to walk into a local retailer and have them know you by name? (12/15/10) 430 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 416 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) 399 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) 372 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) 359 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) 354 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 349 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) 345 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) 345 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) 332 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 310 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) 302 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) 294 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 288 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 282 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) 280 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) 278 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) 273 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 271 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 252 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 243 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 238 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 237 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 232 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 228 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) 227 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) 225 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) 224 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) 217 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) 212 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) 204 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 202 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 197 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) 196 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) 194 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 193 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) 192 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) 188 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 186 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 178 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) 174 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 173 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 167 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) 139 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) 138 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 135 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 117 add
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Anti-Abortion Group Threatens to Sue City "054, There are a lot of young lives cut short by guns; a few eggs don't compare to people who are loved, and lost. Go protest outside a gun shop if you really want to make a difference about "MURDER". " (07/19/14)
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Best Orange Chicken/Chinese Food "When in Buellton, try China Panda in little 'mall' that includes Subway, a tire shop, a quilt shop, and more. Pretty good food there. " (07/19/14)
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Marriott Residence Inn Project "First comment, 939 says it all. How to slow and or stop crazy development in places like Goleta? (Caprinteria ...) Open your business there, relocate your office, shop in the independent stores & patronize the local service provide ... " (07/19/14)
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Too Much Money for Tourism "i agree we need tourists yes, when they get here to sb and stay in their hotels make them leave their rentals. im tired of them running red light and stop signs, someone i know got hit while on his motorcycle, he almost lost his leg, ... " (07/17/14)
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1960's Glass Replacement "Try calling a shop that sells glass - they have glass cut to any size you need...I "Googled" 'glass replacement santa barbara' and miraculously came up with the names of 7 glass shops in Santa Barbara. I personally would recommend A&B Glas ... " (07/16/14)
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Body Found On Bus Bench "Will I heard 3900 Block of State street perhaps someone moved the dead body bench and the Subway sandwitch shop to that location just for the call or maybe the dispatcher said 39 something or other and mean't 3600 Block..I was using the res ... " (07/15/14)
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Fatal Accident on Hwy 1 "I guess this is it? (FB is flatbed not facebook, 1185 = tow truck required) they get quiet when it's deadly. RIP Sr1 / Sr1 S Santa Lucia Canyon Rd Ofr Loc Desc: SB JNO SLC 1/2 MILE Lat/Lon: 34.714668 -120.489451 Detail Inform ... " (07/13/14)
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Your Own Personal Killing Field "I don't shop, let alone buy plants at those stores, but the effects are still there none-the-less. I finally saw two TWO! bees in my garden yesterday. I was so excited I called my husband at work. Really sad. Thank you so much for post ... " (07/10/14)
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Drought Runs Its Course "I'd imagine the shop has a special on lightly used golf balls this week. " (07/09/14)
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Santa Ynez Sky "Photo shop fakery! " (07/09/14)
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Mesa Verde Vegetarian Restaurant Opens "Reviews may have been posted about soft opening/special invite. Also may be sales/sneaks/advertising. I don't and never did trust online reviews at all, but in the aggregate, they supposedly can be useful. Check it out yourself or ignore it ... " (07/08/14)
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Kid-Oriented Activities "We had out-of-town relatives visit last month. The kids loved walking inside a whale at the Museum of Natural History. They loved visiting the sea center. They had a great time eating Mexican food at Lito's (lunch) and Pepe's (dinner). We w ... " (07/08/14)
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Mule Man Sighting "I wonder where he's been? On May 14, I took a picture of his two mules in the small park in Carpinteria off Carp. Avenue. (Too bad we can't post pictures in our posts here!) Didn't see him - perhaps he was having coffee in the adjoini ... " (07/06/14)
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Landmark Slated for Demolition "We should all meet at Jimboz across the street before the big protest. If they knock down the buidling that housed the first supermarket in SB, a structure that has had its "front facade changed numerous times," what will be next? I'm all a ... " (07/05/14)
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Edhat Staff Dinner at Pepe's "Jack Johnson has always been a favorite of mine. His latest CD is in heavy rotation in my shop which is a short walk from Pepe's. Props to all G-town industries.....keep grinding. " (06/30/14)
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SB Sees Continued Growth in Key Tax Revenues "Agree with Bonner. It's nice if the vacation renters are nice and quiet. But there is no neighbor there to work with on mutual issues, no neighbor to discuss neighborhood concerns with. They're absentee and just want to make money at their ... " (06/29/14)
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Funk Zone Art Walk Video "Love it, thank you! Had lunch almost every day for years in the mid-90's at Chuck Levy's molding/"cabinetry" shop, next to t-shirt place. And Mark the carpenter/wood worker/musician rented space. And crazy grey-bearded, older character who ... " (06/28/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "I wrote this last November in rsponse to an article about Gelson's closing. Please note my comments about Whole Foods. COMMENT 467038 2013-11-09 10:05 AM I love gourmet Gelson's! Their deli food items are delicious, their meat an ... " (06/27/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "Grocery shopping is a very personal choice and I choose to shop at Whole Foods. For the items I generally choose WF has the best selection and the best prices compared to Gelsons and Lazy Acres. I also support going to Farmers Market on Sa ... " (06/27/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "I agree, use your money to shop where you want; it's the only way you can make reasonable change to things you don't like. In regard to scales, you as a customer have no idea if their scales are tared. I don't believe the employees of WF ... " (06/27/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "@857…you absolutely do not have to go to Whole Foods for healthy food options and choices….they just want you to believe that. Try a local Farmers Market, or Fisherman's Market down at the harbor for starters. The new Public Marke ... " (06/26/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "They don't over charge me.... I don't shop there. I find Lazy Acres equally expensive but for some reason I feel I get better value so I shop there instead. Eazy peezy. Judging from the traffic into either of those stores I doubt ... " (06/26/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "@34 thanks for the post, that is exactly why many of us choose to shop there. Illness and obesity are expensive too.....I would rather shop at a store that at least gives me healthy choices. I would like to see more local organic prod ... " (06/26/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "The senior discount used to be for the new frontiers stores that Whole Foods purchased 2 months ago. as for the packaging, there were problems with the Tare weights that the employess are supposed to add when ring up the customer. nothing w ... " (06/26/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "If you think Whole Foods is too expensive, don't shop there. Speak with your dollars, not anonymously on a website. " (06/26/14)
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Whole Foods Overcharging Customers "If you think the store is overpriced, then don't go there. That's not the point of the story. I shop there regularly. Maybe I've been overcharged, maybe I haven't. If I have, then I'm sure it was only a few cents since those to-go con ... " (06/26/14)
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Incident On Vista Del Mar "Yep! The blue gloved cops with photog is a dead giveaway of an illegal donut making operation there. It was probably called in by a spud nut informant from an old Winchell's shop or Krispy Creame dude. " (06/25/14)
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Best Solvang Bakery "My husband and I think the best bakery is the Solvang Bakery, which is located on Alisal Road in a very charming shop. There are a few tables inside as well as some located outside in the small courtyard out back. " (06/25/14)
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Best Solvang Bakery "Mrs. Andersen on State St in SB may be the only real deal hereabouts: Our family has been seduced by her offerings for some forty or more years now. Like any good restauranteur, she is always in the shop, riding herd on what's happe ... " (06/24/14)
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Trunk-less Tree "@ The Foto Shop? " (06/23/14)
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Restaurant With A View "I watched the whole sunset sitting at the outside tables on the end of the Warf at the Shellfish Company, BEAUTIFUL sunset over the marina, wear sunscreen and take your sunglasses and a wind breaker, though they have heaters above tab ... " (06/21/14)
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Wrought Iron Railings "Peter Grim, Elephant Iron. really a great guy. He's done work all over town including the wonderful enclosure around the sadly now closed coffee shop in the 700 block of State Street where McConnells Ice Cream is now located. I use ... " (06/21/14)
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Wrought Iron Railings "There is a wonderful iron shop on fig avenue in Santa barbara " (06/20/14)
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Military Trucks on Coast Village "Looking for the Bottle Shop. " (06/20/14)
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Posting Yard Sale Signs "Yard sale signs are a necessary evil and not everyone is responsible about taking them down. I understand that people need to advertise to sell their things. The signs aren't bothering anyone. People love to go to yard sales. Some ... " (06/15/14)
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Cord Repair "Where's the Montecito Hobby and Fix-it Shop when we need it most? " (06/12/14)
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Cord Repair "I think the vacuum repair guy on lower Chapala could do it. If you are going down Chapala, it's a small shop on the right ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Santa Barbara Vacuum Address: 635 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 Pho ... " (06/12/14)
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Cord Repair "There's a classified ad for a new lawn equipment repair shop on Edhat. http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm? nid=133744&id=3691 Severed power cords must be common on that sort of equipment. Maybe he can help? " (06/12/14)
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Power Outage "Santa Barbara's electrical grid is like that of a second world country. We lose power almost weekly, in the downtown area. We open our shop, need to restart all of our servers and machines.. What a major pain. You would hope with ... " (06/10/14)
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People Stealing Turtles "427 There's a big difference between handling property that's not yours to touch and handling with permission. These animals are given to the public to watch and enjoy, placed in a safe and secure environment and not for the publi ... " (06/09/14)
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Stolen Items "Do not booby trap anything in your yard!! For me it was after a garage sale, the guy even asked if he could buy the antique garden gnome, I said no (wifes grandma left it to her) the guy was a buyer for a local consignment shop , he dro ... " (06/09/14)
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Furniture Store In VT "Santa Barbara, Goleta could really use a large furniture store with affordable and high end furniture. I remember Weatherby's and McMahons in the Goleta area at one time. You could usually find what you needed and if not they would order ... " (06/07/14)
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UCSB in 1976 "026 - I worked for Paul at that first Kinko's - and yes, he did have a big orange "Afro". The shop was tiny - barely big enough to hold the one copy machine! And 084 - yes, those were the great days when no alcohol was sold in I. V. ... " (06/04/14)
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UCSB in 1976 "Just up the street was a novel and tiny copy shop started up by a young man named Paul Orfalea who had kinky red hair. Lo and Behold his entrepenurial vision led to a multi million dollar chain called "Kinkos" which sold for hundreds of mi ... " (06/04/14)
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ADMHS Statement Regarding Isla Vista Tragedy "I heard that the father of one of the victims and the father of the shooter met at a local coffee shop over the weekend. The father of the victim reported that the meeting went well given the circumstances and that both parents reached a c ... " (06/03/14)
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UCSB in 1976 "My uncle ran the Yellow Submarine sub shop, next to the IV game room way back when. I was just a kid but spent many days there hanging out after getting out of IV school for the afternoon.... And yes... so MANY dogs!! good times. ... " (06/03/14)
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Homeowner's Insurance "A few years ago my homeowner's insurance (State Farm) was abruptly canceled--along with the insurance of many, many other Californians--for the sole reason that our houses were built before 1930. Despite the fact that I'd never filed a cla ... " (06/02/14)
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Rocking Chair Cover "Bob's Canvas Shop will make you one that will fit it perfectly and last years and years. Using the a plastic tarp will basically make the chair look like a giant, blue or brown garbage bag. " (06/01/14)
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Block Party at the Calle Real Center "We shop at Trader Joe's pretty often, and love to go by Pet House to see the people with K-9 PALS and the dogs for adoption. We'll be going there today to support K-9 PALS and check out the dogs, and other non profits being sponsored by th ... " (05/31/14)
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Quick Clinic "My earlier post (comment...645) was in reference to Building A there is also a building B (see below) I do not know about the parking situation. This other info can be found on the Sansum Clinic Website Foothill Eye Center - Building ... " (05/30/14)
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Old Town Natural Cafe Closing "People could ride horses through the ranches to Goleta Beach in the 1970s. I remember when Storke and Hollister was largely undeveloped. Progress or Paradise Lost? I don't shop at the Big Box mall. I think it's a depressing destination. ... " (05/29/14)
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Old Town Natural Cafe Closing "I shop at the big box maybe 2 or 3 times a year. Not much there that I need that I can't get elsewhere. REI is great for sports equipment and the new Bob's Bicycle in...Old Town...is nice. I boycot Home Depot. I have a Costco membership, bu ... " (05/28/14)
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Old Town Natural Cafe Closing "864P, the Chili's/McDonald's crowd probably won't be eating at Natural Cafe but a lot of health conscience people who shop at Camino Real will finally have a place to eat. Hooray! " (05/28/14)
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The Virgin Gunman and the 5150 "The Sheriff dept, does not take mental illness seriously. I have a family member with issues, and called them to report her missing. They made no report. 2 days later she was questioned by Police in LA, and after that she tried to buy a gun ... " (05/27/14)
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Downtown Art & Wine Tour Fun "I had visions of giddy local high-hats traipsing down State Street with wine bottles in hand, stopping along the way to look in shop windows and at other "art" and maybe giving occasional catcalls to passing pedestrians and motorists. I'm ... " (05/24/14)
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Mass Murder in Isla Vista "the video looks as if it was taken at the bottle shop in Ventura ? " (05/24/14)
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Reporting a CHP Officer "Having driving with an officer with cocktail in hand. They are people too. But it is more likely the odor had to do with a previous contact earlier in the day. Never know they might have had to kick a skunk out of the lane and have t ... " (05/21/14)
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Car Jacking "Chop shop in LA. " (05/21/14)
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Sap Removal "535 - I did the same thing once without thinking trying to get some tar off. Took it to a detail shop and they were luckily able to buff it out. " (05/16/14)
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Hair Stylist "Yvette Alarcon at Shear Envy is a hair stylist fantastique! 805-636-3140 (5370 Hollister across from Goleta Valley Hospital). The salon is full of great talent -- and the prices are reasonable even so. This shop is fairly new -- I can' ... " (05/16/14)
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Grand Jury Issues Report on Idling Sheriff Vehicle "And, the pollution annoys the owner and other patrons of the donut shop. " (05/16/14)
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Sap Removal "Oh dear that happened to me. It is very difficult to remove. You might want to take it to a detail shop after you try the tar / sap removal products which didn't work for me. " (05/15/14)
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Dirty Streets "So if it's illegal to sell to habitual drunkards, then get the Silly Council to get the SBPD to sting Crown Liquor, Brownie's, Mac's Grog N Groc, Stop N Shop, that Mobile station, and all the providers who wantonly sell to chronic inebriate ... " (05/14/14)
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Question About Auto Body Work "Year and color make a difference. Some colors require a single color/coat/stage, others require up to 4 stages. Every stage cost you a few hundred dollars in labor and material. If your car is flat white without a clear coat, then it ... " (05/13/14)
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Cool Locations "It's 56 degrees in my shop right now.....I'd rather be outside in the warm breeze with the cool wind spikes every now and then.....I don't hang out.......I go to work and I best get back to it now. " (05/13/14)
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Bag Ordinance "I live/shop in Goleta and hope we impose a similar ban ASAP " (05/13/14)
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Bag Ordinance "I have stockpiled thousands of plastic bags in anticipation of this ban. I will be handing them out in line every time I shop. " (05/13/14)
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Bag Ordinance "Like this ban is about "government regulation." Please. It's about the energy it takes to produce single-use plastic bags. Bags that are used once, twice at the most. Bags that end up in the ocean, in trees, on fences and in our la ... " (05/12/14)
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Bag Ordinance "Why not just give customer's recycled paper bags ? I'm going to shop in Goleta until their City Council gets on the crazy train ! " (05/12/14)
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Bag Ordinance "Pretty stupid ban.... what's next? toilet paper? This city loves control..... time to shop elsewhere!!! I'll give my sales tax dollars to Ventura...... at least there's a Walmart there too " (05/12/14)
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Bag Ordinance "Shop Goleta or SB county--no "bag police" there. " (05/12/14)
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Bag Ordinance "No problem. Just shop in Goleta or Carp. " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "066 Vallarta in Oxnard must be very different than the one in Santa Maria. I cannot shop there because it literally stinks. The smell when you walk in is of rotten food. Disgusting!! " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "I really wish they had a Valley Produce Market. The closest one is in Simi Valley. They have great variety of international foods with everything you can find if you're from the middle east. Everyhing is so much cheaper than any other mark ... " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "Meat is select grade at Ralphs. No fat and very tough. Costco has always had the best meat for the price of any store I have shopped in. I shop at Costco almost every day. Meat is great at Santa Cruz markets and they have the best prices fo ... " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "To 518132: I shop Ralphs in Magnolia. I don't think there's an Albertson's there too! " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "Fresh Market, Fresh & Easy, Trader Joe's, Tri County Produce. Live downtown, shop on the Eastside. I thought it was weird when I first moved here that you had to go to multiple stores for different items. Now I am used to it. Agree TJ's is ... " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "I try to shop local, meaning whatever I can get to easiest, minimizing my driving. That means I mainly shop at Lazy Acres, Mesa Produce, one of the TJ's, and the new Forager's Pantry (at SB Public Market). If I am near Whole Foods, ... " (05/12/14)
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Supermarkets "I like Gelsons; don't shop there all the time, but overall it has a good selection. " (05/11/14)
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Supermarkets "Thank you, Gritz, for bringing up the discriminatory policy at Whole Foods. It was well covered in the news a while back, but people forget. I have never, nor will I ever shop there, just as I will never patronize Chick-Fil-A. If an owne ... " (05/11/14)
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Supermarkets "I personally believe that no one store in this area is a good one-stop solution. I get Asian and some Middle Eastern foods from the Indo- Chine store next to K-Mart. I get quality meats from Costco when I can afford it, but gener ... " (05/11/14)
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Supermarkets " it's an employee policy that Gritz is referring to, from 2010. Don't know the status of the program now. Between a less expensive grocery store and TJ's I'm covered; special trips to specific stores for special foods or splurges. I to ... " (05/11/14)
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Supermarkets "Whole Foods came in uppity and condescending and have not improved. Hate to shop where the retailer is doing me a favor. The cheese department gave me a lecture on Blue Roquefort, which I have purchased both here and in France deca ... " (05/11/14)
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Supermarkets "Fairview Vons is great for a lot of things. Huge store and they have that "health store" section, where you can get some good foods. For health food/organic food the Farmer's Marts on Tues & Sat are nice, but you have to know who t ... " (05/11/14)
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V.I.P. Shop "I'm delighted to see all the memories of the "things that aren't there anymore". We had so many choices of department stores, women's and men's clothing stores. I was also interested in the letters about The Hughes and (Harold) Hu ... " (05/08/14)
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Question About Auto Body Work "If it is just a dent (i.e. no wrinkle of metal, crease or crack) then dent removal by suction or manipualtion may work. If the car is valuable then you probably are better off ordering a replacement hood and taking it to a good body shop t ... " (05/08/14)
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Question About Auto Body Work "You can buy a new replacement hood for less than $200. I see one listed for $87.75 and another for $195.18. Just buy and take to a paint shop to match your car's color. Any teenager can install it, which amounts to simply turning a few b ... " (05/08/14)
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Question About Auto Body Work "@250 and all others scoffing at repainting. Any good body shop will match the paint, weathered, new or otherwise. We have the technology to match it. If for any reason you notice it doesnt match, tell the shop. If they are a good dec ... " (05/07/14)
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Question About Auto Body Work "I would make your best attempt (emotionally and psychologically) to take your son's friend out of the equation. Treat it as if you did the damage....or another family member did. Then what would you do? Is a perfect car important to ... " (05/07/14)
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Question About Auto Body Work "We've paid $700 to fix small dents in our cars, so your estimates aren't out of line. That seems to be the minimum amount to fix anything by an autobody shop. If the dent remover can do it, I wouldn't worry about the weak metal unless y ... " (05/07/14)
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PODER Responds to Courthouse Arrest "Situations like this, groups like this, dumb pending injunctions like this all work in concert to keep my money in Ventura and out of the downtown area. I live in Goleta. Going downtown to shop has been off my radar for a long time now be ... " (05/07/14)
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V.I.P. Shop "Sad to say, I always avoided The Hughes because that's where my grandfather bought all his clothes. Dapper young dude that I was in days, I shopped pretty much exclusively at M. Frederic's. (And now I'm happy with an occasional exc ... " (05/07/14)
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Cinco de Mayo with John Palminteri "THANK YOU 850!!!! Would the rest of you edhaters who continuously bash the Vow4Mal members prefer them to set up shop outside of AA meetings? They are not trying to prevent people from drinking. They are trying to prevent people fro ... " (05/06/14)
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New CHP Patrol Units " With all the doodads, thingamabobs and doohickies I hope there aren't to many distractions when involved in high speed chases. Is there a gas, brake pedal and transmission selector or can they just command those to operate too? By all m ... " (05/02/14)
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Longest Running Retail Store "Shopping downtown S.B sure has changed in my lifetime; actually, I don't shop there anymore. Used to be, stores there in my mom's childhood, and mine were still there when my children were teens. All locally owned. " (05/02/14)
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Fresh Squeezed Juice "I have an electric juice reamer that cost less than twenty bucks and is perfect for citrus. I also have one that was my grandpa's that is non-mechanical and made of thick glass. You could probably pick one up in a thrift shop. " (05/02/14)
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Longest Running Retail Store "AQUAHOLIC. Yes, I remember Raku well. Also that sorely - sigh - missed funny little import shop in Loreto Plaza. It was always fun to walk down from San Roque and mull over those endless displays of fascinating merchandise. " (05/01/14)
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Life Insurance "based upon the limited info you provided, my advice is that you buy Term life insurance, not whole life or universal life. Term is much more affordable especially if you are healthy and a non smoker so you can purchase a $1M policy without ... " (04/30/14)
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Lawn Mower Tune-up ""Freddy" Gutierrez has opened up his own little shop, SB Mower Service & Repair in Santa Barbara, located at 130 N. Calle Cesar Chavez Suite #8A, shop is located between Quarantina and Calle Cesar Chavez. Freddy was the Master Mechanic who ... " (04/28/14)
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Power Tool Repair ""Freddy" Gutierrez has opened up his own little shop, SB Mower Service & Repair in Santa Barbara, located at 130 N. Calle Cesar Chavez Suite #8A, shop is located between Quarantina and Calle Cesar Chavez. Freddy was the Master Mechanic who ... " (04/28/14)
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