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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 4247 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4790 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) 3414 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) 3108 30
My car was in a hit and run accident and I'm wondering what others experience with State Farm and repairs has been. (11/10/14) 2712 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) 2165 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) 3781 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) 2979 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) 1901 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) 3958 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2391 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) 7549 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3230 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1790 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) 5136 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) 2411 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) 5682 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) 3519 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) 10632 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) 3237 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2221 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) 4572 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 1575 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) 3011 10
GARDEN OF ED: It's such a treat having a neighbor like Alice living just a few blocks away. Over the holidays, I leashed up Biff the Wonder Spaniel and took off to visit our old friend. (01/22/12) 6198 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 6150 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) 2496 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1839 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1485 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4846 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) 6072 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 4009 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) 2870 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 2610 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) 4439 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) 12095 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) 6345 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) 5377 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) 4491 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3382 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2886 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1462 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) 1436 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) 2253 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 1660 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1041 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 4832 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) 3832 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) 1265 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) 4913 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) 1878 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) 479 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) 5268 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) 1675 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) 471 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) 463 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 415 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 387 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) 204 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) 4133 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3676 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) 2020 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1121 add
EDBIT: Happy Valentine's Day edhatters! Can you guess which candy company created the first heart-shaped box? Click here to learn more.  (02/15/15) 1102 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1035 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) 1034 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) 958 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 902 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 744 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 725 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 704 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) 697 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 694 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) 658 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) 574 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) 558 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 525 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 517 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 486 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) 465 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) 436 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 428 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) 415 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) 405 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) 404 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 384 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 381 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) 368 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) 360 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) 357 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 336 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) 336 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) 330 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 329 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 322 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) 321 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) 315 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 302 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) 299 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 295 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 292 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 289 add
McConnell's of Ventura announces that it will be reopening it's shop this Friday after two weeks of repair and restoration following a serious attack by vandals. (12/17/14) 285 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 284 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) 280 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) 277 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) 269 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 268 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 246 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 242 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) 238 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 238 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) 236 add
Paso Robles Police are investigating a burglary that happened early Friday morning at Sky Nails and Spa in the 2300 block of Theatre Drive. (12/21/14) 235 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) 235 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) 231 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 228 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 228 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) 223 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 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) 223 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 215 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) 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) 204 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 203 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 201 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 198 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) 150 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) 147 add
News-Press Threatens Lawsuit Against PODER "I agree - PODER gets worse every day. This isn't about NP saying "illegals"; it is about a group using juvenile gang tactics to try and cause problems. Look what they did to the burrito shop on Milpas when that business decided to do ... " (03/31/15)
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Full of Beans "Okay. I thought maybe the CHP was headed to a field of beans. A coffee shop makes a bit more sense. I guess. " (03/31/15)
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Full of Beans "Coffee shop brah. " (03/31/15)
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Possible Burglary Suspect "It is sad that we must be so paranoid now. I grew up with Fuller Brush, Avon. Helms Bakery and lots of other door to door and delivery persons. They offered a convient way to shop and service before the era of a car for each person in the ... " (03/26/15)
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SB Mission Aqueduct Plaque ""Perhaps it is because there never was any "Chumash tribe" as such" - guesswork. "later grouped together for descriptive purposes by ethno- historians, and anthropologists based on language similarities, dress and other physical, so ... " (03/25/15)
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SB Mission Aqueduct Plaque "Perhaps it is because there never was any "Chumash tribe" as such, but rather a number of indigenous Indians who lived in villages, mostly along the coastal regions of central California and were later grouped together for descriptive purpo ... " (03/25/15)
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Busk License? "The shop keepers and their employees are the ones who are held captive by these musical buskers. It must be a torment to have to hear semi-talented performers, when the gig lasts for hours and days. I think being musically talented ... " (03/22/15)
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Fire Trucks in Old Town Goleta "When I lived permanently in SB-Goleta, I loved to shop at thrift stores. But I did find that the Alpha was getting very expensive, sometimes more than at the department stores. But sometimes something would catch my eye and I was h ... " (03/22/15)
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First Official Spring Sunset "Thank you all for the interesting, complimentary, and encouraging comments. I love taking photos, I follow what my heart captures first. This particular sunset was best captured vertically as I compared it to the horizontal views ... " (03/21/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "I think it is too bad, although I have not shopped there. Loving bookstores and books, I went to the pre-opening and found it very much of a "progressive" in-group gathering ... and, ordinary Democrat that I am, I left. I tried agai ... " (03/20/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "re 598369: The unhelpfulness of staff probably had a lot to do with the terrible management, lack of training and poor communication. You may or may not have seen the removed Yelp review that detailed one of the many personnel issues they h ... " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "Sorry, I don't go downtown anymore because of all the transients. Bookstores likely cannot depend on the cruise ships or out of town people. Perhaps they could relocate in a cleaner part of town and do better. It is certainly m ... " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "Like many others who have commented here, I wanted to support Granada Books, but the few times I went in, the shelves seemed half empty and the staff was standing in the back talking. One of those times, I had a couple of questions and sto ... " (03/19/15)
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Progress 'On Track' For Train for South Coast "This is a great idea and a very needed service but many people who commute from the VC to here for work start at 7am - there are 6 folks at my shop alone (all of whom would completely use this service). " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "If the "community" wouldn't support a long time and very loved bookstore " The Earthling" how does a newcomer expect to be supported. When you can order used books on Amazon for a fraction of the cost why would you shop at a bookstore ... " (03/19/15)
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Granada Books Asking for Support "I remember the days of Earthling bookstore across the street.. walking in there, with nooks to read in and coffee shop.. what a great experience as a customer, Borders even tried to make a great experience.. but even back when i wen ... " (03/19/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "Congratulations 579 for using your word of the day. Sadly you used it poorly. Not sure anyone thinks they're saving the earth shopping at TJ's or being particularly "green" If you dislike the store don't shop there, sharing your stran ... " (03/17/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "TJs caters to singles, be they young and unmarried, or empty nesters (sorry folks, someone bore you into the world, raised you, and ended up either single or a part of a low-consuming duo.) Many others also shop there, but as someone who t ... " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "Stop bashing Trader Joe's!!! It's wonderful, and I'm so glad we have them here! If you hate it so much, go shop at Ralph's, an equally horrid parking lot and even lower common denomenator shoppers... or there's the "depressing Ralph ... " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "The drivers who enter and exit this lot are possibly the most "entitled" in the area. Two wheeled vehicles must practice due diligence. I do not shop Trader Joe's because I do not want to associate with their ilk. " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "It IS dangerous. So as a bike commuter I strongly encourage folks to JUST TRY using your bike to shop (with a set of panniers on the back rack, not an unstable backpack or front-wheel Land of Oz basket). You'll (a) reduce the parking mess, ... " (03/16/15)
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TJ's Parking Lot "Here's a shopping request- ESPECIALLY applicable to TJ's... If you are retired, or have free time between the hours of 10am-3pm, could you PLEASE do your shopping instead of clogging up the parking lots, aisle ways and checkout stands arou ... " (03/15/15)
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Local Latte Art "I like these coffee shop creations Yeah, they are analogous to mandalas in their transience, but they taste a lot better! " (03/15/15)
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Flying Bugs In Yard "Please don't kill Craneflies. They are totally harmless, beneficial and our friends. Anything that naturally combats mosquitoes should be worshipped and kept from all harm. 827, Good on ya! And STARGIRL gave a terrific suggestio ... " (03/13/15)
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Haggen Taking Over Albertsons And Vons "I can't afford to shop at Gelsons. Vons , or probably Hagens. Lazy Acres and Whole Foods just make me laugh with their prices. Where are the old and poor going to shop ? " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "Whoops, somehow I didn't get that the rock shop is City College - my bad. Still don't know why the OP would be expected to give just their stuff away though. " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "365 didn't Geology just redo their rock shop? " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "The OP is retiring and their lab equipment must've been quite expensive, so why would anyone suggest that they just give it away? UCSB has an endowment worth 3/4 of a billion dollars, so surely it can afford whatever equipment the rock s ... " (03/12/15)
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99 Cent Parking "874..obviously I do not live in your world..lol..and I know lots of people who have no car..that being said...I am in favor of people driving into the parking lot to shop at 99 cent store.. and suggest that the rest of Santa B drive ... " (03/12/15)
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Freeway Sign Mistake "Why would you work in a hotel if you hated tourists??? The majority of those who stay in hotels ARE tourists. That would be like working in a smoke shop and you hated smokers. LOL " (03/12/15)
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Selling Lab Materials "donate it to SBCC geology department. We would love it in the rock shop!! " (03/11/15)
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Police Response on Hollister "Sorry, I had to grocery shop today. LOL " (03/11/15)
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Haggen Taking Over Albertsons And Vons "Whole Foods model? Is that where you hire butchers that can't answer any questions and fish mongers that don't know where the fish they sell comes from? To be honest I was excited when Whole Foods came to town but what a disappoin ... " (03/11/15)
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Haggen Taking Over Albertsons And Vons "They should turn it into a 99 Cents Store. At least people could afford to shop there. " (03/11/15)
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Haggen Taking Over Albertsons And Vons "Does anyone know what Albertson's (aka "Bristol Farms) plans to with Lazy Acres? We live nearby and would love to shop there more often, but they just haven't kept up with the Whole Foods model, or even New Frontiers, which (sadly) ... " (03/11/15)
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New Vic Theater Origins "It was a church. I used to shop at the former Von's location (now public market) on Sunday mornings and you could here the choir during mass. It was recently renovated into a theatre. " (03/11/15)
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Haggen Taking Over Albertsons And Vons "I'm sorry to see that the Vons on Fairview is changing while the Albertson's down the street on Calle Real is staying. Many of us will not shop at that Albertson's, which is undersized and tired looking. " (03/11/15)
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Car Donation "If you want to shop around first before you donate you should check out Vehicles for Change, they just have you fill out a form, schedule a pickup time, and meet with a tow truck. They also help with Tax Deductions too. Just go to v ... " (03/10/15)
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99 Cent Parking "874, jeeez, what world do you live in? I don't know a single person that doesn't own a car. Many of us are happy to drive and shop, and we deserve a parking spot. " (03/09/15)
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99 Cent Parking "I didn't know that people who own an automobile shop at the .99 store. " (03/09/15)
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99 Cent Parking "If we start with the .99 cent store, what's next? Trader Joe's? Jack in the Box drive thru @ 2:00am? La Super Rica Taqueria? Patterson Post Office? Hollister Avenue/Storke Road surrounding Camino Real Marketplace? I think everybody ... " (03/09/15)
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Banned Assault Rifle Arrest ""And anybody who thinks a passel of yokels with small arms is going to challenge the "gummint", has no idea what a military unit can do." If that's true, then please explain why the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have been complete fa ... " (03/09/15)
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Banned Assault Rifle Arrest "During the 2 year period that everyone in CA was required to "register" their assault weapons, exactly ONE person picked up the form on our gun shop counter to register, and that was only because he was undergoing a federal background check ... " (03/08/15)
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Lompoc Investigates Complaints Against CrossFit Gy "1. The development was approved 3 years prior to their being an industrial building constructed. My home was approved and construction completed 9 months prior to the CUP being issued to the gym. 2. The other businesses housed within tha ... " (03/07/15)
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The Fresh Market "I live a few blocks away. I soon grew to like walking the short distance to get some fish or meat for dinner. Employees are so friendly and helpful making it a pleasure to shop. Good luck to all of them! " (03/07/15)
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The Fresh Market "TJ's is NOT fake. It is a friendly place with good quality foods. I shop at the Milpas one regularly - parking can be difficult but that's because it is so very popular. It will be even more so with Fresh Market closing. How sad i ... " (03/07/15)
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ANSWER: March Edness Day 4 "Explorers is a small shop of unique and wonderful folk art from the Americas, mostly, with a fair amount of Asian items. The shop is operated by the brothers who collected these wonderful items many years ago, Preston and David Traylor. The ... " (03/06/15)
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Scanner Reports 3-6-15 "Hi Roger, I was driving down De La Vina this morning (a little after 9am) and there were lots of police cars, a couple of fire trucks and an ambulance blocking the right lane at a business across from the Garden Court. There were police of ... " (03/06/15)
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The Fresh Market "Very sad. Thank you to all employees, I have enjoyed your store. I will miss Thursday meal deals and Tuesday chicken. I found so many wonderful new products. You were an asset to SB. I never shop TJ's, you filled a very needed spot in ... " (03/06/15)
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The Fresh Market "This is really sad news. Although it was pricey, FM has had some wonderful things, including a great selection of hormone-free meats. It was a very good neighbor on Milpas. However, in addition to TJs, both TriCounty and Fresh & Easy are ex ... " (03/06/15)
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The Fresh Market "I get a kick out of posters who say Fresh Market just doesn't fit SB, or Montecito people shop elsewhere,or Trader Joe's gets the business, etc. They comment w/o reading the article thoroughly, or have comprehensive problems. It says ALL th ... " (03/06/15)
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The Fresh Market "Well, of COURSE it's closing. Darn it! While we're on the subject, once again: when we give licenses to stores to settle in town, how do we choose them?! Does anybody try to match the store with the location? Can we PLEASE have a full- ... " (03/06/15)
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Sea Center Name Change "I love the SB Museum of Science and am pleased that it scaled back its development plans. The Sea Center has always seemed tacky, with its prominent gift shop. But so are the other gift shops on Stearns Wharf and the sea "museum" was ... " (03/02/15)
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Police On 1200 Block of San Andres "Are you sure it wasn't the 1400 block? La Bella Rosa at 1411 is a donut shop. " (03/01/15)
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Santa Barbara Asks for Community Input "This bogus survey was an insult to all Santa Barbarans. As reported earlier this week in Noozhawk, a survey was conducted to determine what expenditure priorities should be. Topping the list, of course, was road repairs. Then— THE ... " (02/26/15)
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Pizza With a Cop in Isla Vista "if they had a sense of humor they would have it at a donut shop. " (02/25/15)
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Shoe Repair "I went to that shoe repair shop in Lompoc one time to buy some leather shoe laces - he wanted $10 for a set of laces for a pair of boots I only paid about $20 for brand new. With prices like that it's not exactly a big surprise he went o ... " (02/23/15)
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Shoe Repair "Bob's Canvas Shop on Gutierrez St. " (02/22/15)
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Plum and Ornamental Cherry Blossoms "Let's hear it for the no photo shop pics. I love 'em. Let's see more. " (02/22/15)
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All Natural MSG? "769 - I guess most of Americans are eating poison then. And you know what? We're all doing just fine, thanks. 766 - You've never eaten a bag of chips I suppose? Never eaten at MacDonald's? Well that's just AWESOME! You are the most perfe ... " (02/19/15)
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Harlem Globetrotters "978, not quite accurate. According to a NY Times article from December of 1983: "Jimmy Blacklock, Ovie Dotson and Louis Dunbar were in Santa Barbara, a coastal city north of Los Angeles, for a game Tuesday night and were visiting a ... " (02/17/15)
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Swap Meet vs. Flea Market "I wrote this on other thread, where an OP asked same questions, nearly, about two weeks ago: A friend of mine went and said people even come up from L.A. to sell. And that there was some good "junk" there, too. He found some thing ... " (02/16/15)
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Protest On Milpas "I wish the Milpas speed limit were reduced to 25 from 30, for a start. Cars really blow through Milpas; it's dangerous to try to get out of your car to go and shop. " (02/16/15)
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Protest On Milpas "Please tell us what business it was so we can go shop/eat there. Thanks. -The 90% " (02/15/15)
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Police Cars on Hollister "In the 9 years I spent in police work I cannot remember ever going to any donut shop for anything other than literally a handful of times to get a cup of coffee in the early morning hours when few restaurants were open. In addition I don't ... " (02/14/15)
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Pad Thai "Actually, Ellers Donuts by Ye Ol' Butcher Shop has some REALLY good pad thai. I decided to try it one day and it was very fresh and flavorful. Not sure it is the "best" in town but it was surprisingly good! " (02/12/15)
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Sex Toy Presented at City Council Meeting "skip DT and shop amazon... no hobos there... very little local businesses left on state street... too many places to get drunk...too many Name brand Corporate stores. all the best things seem to be a block off of state st anyways... ... " (02/11/15)
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Sex Toy Presented at City Council Meeting "Until recently I actually worked in the offices above Something’s Fishy where State intersects with Haley and honestly I cannot count the times just trying to get simple work chores done I was harassed. Not just for a cigarettes or ... " (02/11/15)
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Pick-Up And Delivery Services "Are you dead certain Ikea is the only source for that particular picture? Shopping online you can find just about anything on Amazon and other sites, and with less expensive shipping, too. I once shopped for a pair of binoculars a ... " (02/11/15)
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Pedicure "Kim's Nails on Turnpike. Ask for Nathan. Been doing my nails for about five years. I think he is away for about a month (February 2015) ask for James in the meantime. The shop is clean, the staff is friendly and they offer free beverage ... " (02/09/15)
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Unique Birthday Cards "Goleta Valley cottage Hospital Gift Shop has great cards. ALSO Chumash Casino gift shop has soon pretty neat ones. Good place to get away from the slots!! " (02/08/15)
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Unique Birthday Cards "Cost Plus/World Market at State & Cota Streets. SHARE: Glenda’s isn’t in the San Roebke shopping center (or even San Roque); it’s in Loreto Plaza. But yeah, Glenda’s does have a nice selection of cards, too. What we really need ... " (02/07/15)
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Vior Bakery "376 Ye Old Butcher shop sandwich's with Viors Squaw bread!! Good old days with Paul and clan behind the counter serving a line of people out the door. Thanks everyone for a tasty memory!!! " (02/04/15)
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Vior Bakery "Viors bread out of the oven was delish. Roy Vior ran the haley street bakery and his brother ran olive street. Bakery on Haley closed about 12 years ago. There was a scumbag claiming to be a Vior running around town then. He wasnt eve ... " (02/03/15)
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Estate Sale Specialist "I recommend the women at Fox & Goss on DeLaVina (in Ralph's s/c). They did a fantastic job on a neighbor's uncle's estate. And they have a lovely shop to display the things that might take a little more time to sell. " (02/02/15)
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New Taxes for Repair Backlog? "More reason to shop in Ventura and online. Avoid downtown, shops, parking, etc. " (01/30/15)
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Cox Outage "I suppose it depends on whether the coffee shop you're aiming for is in the blackout region and if Cox is their ISP. " (01/27/15)
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Humane Local Farm "There are two or three at the Farmers' Market. San Julien comes to mind. There is also a meat shop in the new Public Market at Chapala and Victoria Streets. " (01/26/15)
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Save the Ellwood Gas Station "I signed and hope some action is finally taken to preserve it before it is beyond preserving. That said, 2 things... 1. I'd prefer that private money is spent preserving it and maintaining it, than public money. Maybe the oil companies coul ... " (01/24/15)
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Presidio Neighborhood on the Upswing "How many Edhatters can still see, in mind's eye, that smiling rotund Chinese gentleman sitting at the back of his shop? Where Julienne is now? He used to give us kids salted dried plums. " (01/24/15)
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Butcher Shops "Shalhoob processes wild game as well as Watkins Butcher Shop in Ojai. " (01/21/15)
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Cyclist Pack Holds Up Traffic "Were they wearing matching Jerseys? If so, who were they sponsored by? (e.g. Fastrack Bike Shop, Metalsmiths, SB Tri Club, Echelon, Goleta Valley Cycling Club, UCSB, etc...) Next time note the Jersey and call (out) the sponsor. ... " (01/20/15)
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Butcher Shops "OP here. Not looking to buy an appliance. Just want to find a go-to butcher shop that can grind it up for me. Thanks in advance. " (01/20/15)
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Section 8 Housing "Born in Santa Barbara in 1926. Lived on the west side on San Andreas in house my father built before I was born. He was a shoe maker and had a shop in an old false front building on Canon Perdido next to the Calif. theatre. Lived there t ... " (01/20/15)
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General Inspection by Landlords "I don't know the law, but I can tell you my personal experience as a business renter... Landlords do NOT have keys or alarm codes to get in, because then they would also be liable (theft, failure to lock up, etc.) Think jewelry shop, gun sh ... " (01/19/15)
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Opposition to Eastside Business District "I own two buildings on either end of Milpas and don't know anybody in the MCA. I suppose a BID will be good for me. It makes me think of all the "new" faces showing up at places like Los Agaves and The Shop Café (which used to be a Foste ... " (01/18/15)
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Scanner Reports 1-16-15 "Danica House was the furniture shop. " (01/16/15)
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Ralph's On Carrillo History "There was also a gun shop. " (01/14/15)
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Ralph's On Carrillo History "Closest to DeLa Vina was Big Brand Tire, Import Autos Machine shop, and a dance studio(Pacific?) " (01/14/15)
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Bizerk Costume Store Closing "This is a delightful store for admirers of well made clothing, but you truly do have to be an expert to know what to look for in the shop. No doubt many items are picked up by those in film and television production for period use costumes. ... " (01/13/15)
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Bizerk Costume Store Closing "Greed! Greed! Greed! State Street has officially become one ling strip mall punctuated by traffic lights. DO any locals even shop on State any more? " (01/13/15)
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Bizerk Costume Store Closing "Why not go to downtown Carpinteria where you can still shop at all of the local mom and pop stores? " (01/12/15)
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Home of the Tender Steaks "I really loved Bray's on Calle Real. Great American diner style restaurant. . Such a shame its great location was taken over by a very mediocre and boring Good Earth. Then, of all things a motorcyle shop!!! There must be a restaurante ... " (01/11/15)
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Bathroom Remodel Permit Question "Be aware that all plumbing fixtures have to conform to California laws that are more strict about "almost no lead" than ANY other state besides Maine. I recently asked a plumber to fix a drip in antique faucets, he told me they were seized ... " (01/11/15)
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Home of the Tender Steaks "463: 474P is right. It's the big building at the back of the parking lot, between Country Meat and the carwash, east of Fairview. It's most recent incarnation was as a motorcycle shop. I'd love it to be Bray's 101 again, or Good Earth. Good ... " (01/11/15)
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El Encanto Parking Zone "LOL... Those "No Parking" signs have ZERO LEGAL legitimacy... They were put up by the local homeowners who went to a do-it-yourself-sign-shop and posted without City approval. NIMBY's.... scratch that- Rich, self involved NIMBY's " (01/09/15)
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Police on State "976: There are transients/vagrants/homeless lining State St., all the way up State and into Alameda Park. Go ask some of the shop owners near Victoria and State if they think the bums are a problem. You'll get an earful. " (01/09/15)
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Police on State "If you haven't seen cops at a donut shop, try going there at late at night or 5:00 AM - the reason cops are associated with donuts is that in the past donut shops were often the only place open all night where they could get coffee and a sn ... " (01/09/15)
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Police on State "Donut shop jokes are very boring. " (01/09/15)
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Police on State "@909 when is the last time you actually saw a policeman at a donut shop? That joke seems a bit stale " (01/08/15)
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