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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 4148 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4695 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) 3188 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) 3059 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) 2444 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) 2130 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) 3694 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) 2968 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) 1893 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) 3926 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2354 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) 7451 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3187 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1771 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) 5054 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) 2385 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) 5431 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) 3276 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) 10062 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) 3198 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2195 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) 4516 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 1351 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) 2838 10
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 5944 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) 5937 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) 2186 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1809 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1425 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4738 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) 5787 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 3726 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) 2854 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 1874 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) 4366 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) 11759 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) 6292 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) 5310 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) 4429 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3315 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2765 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) 1418 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1391 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) 1981 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 1289 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1031 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 4566 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) 3765 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) 1260 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) 4661 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) 1846 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) 473 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) 5185 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) 1669 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) 464 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) 449 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 412 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 381 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) 200 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) 3975 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3537 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) 2002 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1105 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) 1027 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 956 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) 953 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 897 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 719 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 717 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) 689 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 678 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) 651 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 648 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) 552 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) 548 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 513 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 504 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 477 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) 457 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) 430 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 411 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) 402 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) 399 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) 398 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 373 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) 363 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) 358 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 357 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) 356 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 328 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) 323 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) 309 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) 307 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) 306 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 296 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) 295 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 293 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 292 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 286 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
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 280 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 276 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) 268 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 265 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) 264 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) 263 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 243 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) 237 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
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) 234 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 229 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
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 222 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) 222 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) 222 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 214 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) 211 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 210 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 210 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) 205 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) 203 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 196 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 189 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 189 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) 148 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
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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Police on State "New donut shop opening? " (01/08/15)
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New Year's Eve Attack of Elderly Resident "So weird. About a month ago, I received a pawn shop notice addressed to this guy at my current address. As far as I know, he has never lived here. Seemed shady at the time...now more so. " (01/07/15)
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1970 Pie Shop "How about Nancy Alice Pie's, W. Montecito Street just south of the Moreton Bay Fig tree. I believe this pie shop was in business during the 50's. " (01/04/15)
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Saturday Fisherman's Market "0179 Really knows his stuff. I always shop for seafood on the wharf. Nice guys there. AND good prices. So fresh. " (01/04/15)
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Grocery Delivery "i have used sb shop and delivery to get groceries to my elderly mother on weekends when i can't get here to drive her to the store or shop myself. The service is great -- timely, professional and courteous. when the store didn't h ... " (01/02/15)
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Robbery at Radio Shack "The nicest guys work at that shop. I hope they're okay. Not good to feel so violated. " (12/30/14)
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French Press Opening Goleta Shop "That is fantastic news, so glad to see that a young and hard working LOCAL couple are living their dream and opening a location in Goleta! What a relief that it's not another corporate owned coffee place! I will gladly pay what they ask to ... " (12/30/14)
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French Press Opening Goleta Shop "....and why isn't there a coffee shop near SBCity College ? It seems like a natural with all those students in the area. I was near there Sunday and couldn't find one ? " (12/30/14)
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Grocery Delivery "There is an app/service called InstaCart, similar to Uber where you shop online or an app and then a driver drops it off to you. They have yet to reach SB but are currently in SF and LA. Maybe they'll get here soon? " (12/29/14)
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Surfer Attacked at Montaña De Oro "The ocean is the home - living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom - of sharks. It is also the grocery store, restaurant and snack shop. Humans have hugely depleted the food in the ocean through wasteful trawling and other destruct ... " (12/28/14)
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Mobile Bicycle Repair "Not mobile, but John Jones is the best bike mechanic in town !! His shop is Jones Precision Wheels at 148 Aero Camino. (805) 252-9991. Besides being a great bicycle mechanic he's one of the nicest guys you will meet ! " (12/27/14)
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Mobile Bicycle Repair "I used to do the mobile bike repair in Santa Barbara. As 792P said, even though there was plenty of demand for what I did, getting parts and bikes was a problem. Now I work at a regular brick and mortar bike shop, but I'd still be g ... " (12/27/14)
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Santa Ynez Valley Hair Stylist "Janis at the Barber Shop in Santa Ynez " (12/27/14)
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Ring Designer "Dave Grunt at The Gem Shop. (805) 687-2540 at State and Ontare next to the SAS shoe store and the old Farmer Boy (what ever happened to them reopening?) " (12/25/14)
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Holiday Decor Winners "Yep. Members Only Barber shop should have won for sure, but the Palace is a close second... LOVE those painted windows! Soooo adorable! " (12/24/14)
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Holiday Decor Winners "I opened this post looking for mention of the barber shop on Victoria - it's been making me smile all season! " (12/24/14)
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State Street Artisan Shops "Sell their "goods." And I understand why you posted this, OP. Unfortunately, there seem to be only Holiday venues for such hand crafted goods ("Yes Store") ---or else the Sunday Art Show at the beach and the annual Fiesta Art Show ... " (12/23/14)
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Holiday Decor Winners "Members Only Barber Shop is exactly the same as it was last year, perhaps that's why no mention. " (12/23/14)
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Holiday Decor Winners "no mention of the barber shop on Victoria??? It looks fantastic! " (12/23/14)
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Carpinteria Arts District "How does the tree not drip into the shop? " (12/21/14)
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Man Passes Away "I'm usually pretty sensitive with death issues but dang, this one seems to be fair game. What a story this family is going to have going forward. Even if the person was on the sidewalk. Uncle Ed the Pastor just happened to have a hear ... " (12/20/14)
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Traffic Accident Protocol "You don't have to fill out the form if you go through your insurance company. They should do that. Also, insurance likely has a claim limit below which your rates won't be raised. Go to a good body shop, get an estimate and discuss wit ... " (12/17/14)
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Traffic Accident Protocol "DMV requires a form to be filled if damage exceeds$750. If both doors were damaged, I'm sure that limit has been exceeded. The damage will be on a carfax report for the life of the car. I would bite the bullet and either leave the ca ... " (12/17/14)
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Traffic Accident Protocol "The body shop will not report it to anyone..... Unless, the body shop is aware of a hit & run and the car in the shop fits the description, then they might call the Police, but that scenario would be rare.... " (12/17/14)
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Future Carpinteria Skate Park "The Thunderbowl location has some good points, it's remote and so less of an impact for residents, but those of us who helped build the Thunderdome may recall how high the expectations were regarding it's use as a hockey rink, very popular ... " (12/16/14)
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Dickensian Christmas "a bit off-topic but a wonderful community gesture, and at least it's from the UK: from Mac’s Fish and Chip Shop, 503 State Street: Our annual “Holiday Pie Appeal” has begun! A full $5 from each Holiday Pie sold will go directly to The ... " (12/14/14)
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Looking for Hideous Hanukkah Sweater "Thrift shop " (12/12/14)
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Robbery at Goleta Smoke Shop "Your husband may well have seen something very relevant. Again, I assume he has reported it. KEYT report: "Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies are looking for multiple suspects in connection with a burglary at the Goleta Smoke Shop in ... " (12/10/14)
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Robbery at Goleta Smoke Shop "The smoke shop in my old neighborhood is mostly a cigar shop. They have friends/customers who hang out. Like regulars in a bar, it's very unlikely anyone could get away without lots of witnesses, unless each was murdered at the scene. Guess ... " (12/10/14)
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Santa Barbara Protest for Eric Garner "@176 Because unless an officer's life is seriously threatened, they have no right to take the life of another human being, acting as judge, jury and executioner. That is what happens in totalitarian regimes...not in the United States of Ame ... " (12/08/14)
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Rain Drops "Inspiration for Violet from Little Shop of Horrors? " (12/06/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "The luggage shop is gone? The knife shop was different and it's gone too? Yikes! But Williams Sonoma is still there, right? I have gone in recently. " (12/06/14)
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Patxi's Pizza Opening Next Tuesday "I think the barriers to entry of a coffee shop or pizza place is probably lower than a full blown restaurant. " (12/05/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "By Design shop had beautiful and unique home and garden furnishings and artworks at reasonable prices. Sorry to see it close. " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "Stores that I remember over the years Casa de Candela. (They shut down completely and abruptly over night.) A fresh peanut butter store where we always got samples that later became Sees Candies? Lindys. Luggage Shop Bose Soun ... " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "The aforementioned luggage shop was Lindy's luggage. Until this thread came up, I hadn't realized that there isn't one store in La Cumbre Plaza that I miss, with the possible exception of Robinson's, and later The Broadway. I have ... " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "This was before the 90's but does anyone remember Judy's dress clothes for women? It was located about where Pottery Barn is today. That was a nice shop as I recall. There was also a luggage shop. " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "[You can tell a lot about my priorities.] Sees, Mrs. Fields, Broadway or Robinson's, Sears, a knife shop, a good kitchen goods shop (just before Broadway, on the right as you walked from Sears), a good athletic shoe shop (down by Sears). " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "There was the knife shop (I forget the name), Café Au Lait, Wet Seal, Dormier or something like that...a very upscale linen store, Sharper Image was at the very end by Sears..... Robinson's had a wonderful café on the lower level with patio ... " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "The Limited/Express Body Shop Calendar store(seasonal) " (12/04/14)
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1990's La Cumbre "Red Robin - head and shoulders above Marmelade. In the 70s'80s - Back Street. Fine ladies dress shop where the waiting husbands were served sherry and hors d'oeuvres. "Go ahead, honey, keep shopping. I'm feeling no pain just sitting a ... " (12/04/14)
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Magic Trick Store "Any pizza shop. Whenever I order a large pizza they magically turn it into a medium. I can never figure out how they do it ...simply amaZinG! " (12/02/14)
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Magic Trick Store "Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I actually did ask Mark already and he had some great ideas. But all I really need is a shop here in town to buy a few tricks, nothing big. However, it looks like the nearest place is in Camaril ... " (12/02/14)
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Magic Trick Store "Back when World Of Magic was a year round store and not just a Halloween shop.. they had a pretty decent magic section " (12/02/14)
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Garage Sale Manager "A private garage sale? Or a larger School/Jr. League sale? Sell on ebay instead. The "professionals" have ruined garage sales and flakes are ruining craigslist. "I'll come right over" and they never show up. Crazy. Ebay is the best. ... " (12/02/14)
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Cyber Shopping "436, I've been wondering how employers would appreciate paying workers to shop. Seems nuts to have all this on a Monday, why not Sunday when they can shop from home. The whole shopping frenzy is crazy, max the credit cards for Xmas and pay ... " (12/01/14)
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Cyber Shopping "Gee I can't imagine why an employer would want to restrict employees doing personal shopping at work on the companies dime. Those selfish employers! They actually want you to work! OMG. Because I want to hire employees and then watch th ... " (12/01/14)
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Cyber Shopping "The best bargain I've found yet is saving 100% and not buying anything. With Black Friday, SMB Saturday, Cyber Monday, & Leftovers Tuesday, I really don't know when to shop to get the best bargain. I'll wait until Christmas Eve. The ... " (12/01/14)
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Disco Fair "Geez! My family used to shop at Two Guys from Harrison when I lived in New Jersey in the early 1960s. " (11/29/14)
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Disco Fair "As several posters have said, Fed Mart ended up with both the Hollister / Storke location (and none of the shops in the row between Saigon Noodle house and Cajun Kitchen were there except for a Fed Mart tire and battery shop) AND the ... " (11/29/14)
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Not Black Friday "Some of you negative folks should keep in mind that some of us derive our livelihood from the cruise ship industry. This industry not only provides our jobs but also jobs at the local stores and restaurants we all shop and dine. I ... " (11/29/14)
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Disco Fair "Don't forget Food King across the lot from the old Post Office. There was a really great used book store in there too. I bought many a book there because they had a great selection and back when books didn't cost so much. There was ... " (11/28/14)
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Disco Fair "Does anyone know what the grocery store was named off Fairview on the airport side of the freeway? The post office was over there and the bike shop and library.There was a discount store next to the post office I can't remember that stores ... " (11/28/14)
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Protesters Take Over Downtown SB "What a bunch of losers! They're just engaging in classic reaction formation- they are subconsciously fearful of the black rioters making mayhem and terrorizing ferguson businesses, so they are trying to make themselves safer by "joini ... " (11/25/14)
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PODS Experience "I checked into it for moving. Make sure you get all the prices up front. It ended up being cost prohibitive for us, but I sure liked the idea. There are many companies offering the service now, so maybe you can get a better price if you sh ... " (11/24/14)
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Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 2 "I really loved Bray's on Calle Real. Great American diner style restaurant. . Such a shame its great location was taken over by a very mediocre and boring Good Earth. Then, of all things a motorcyle shop!!! There must be a resta ... " (11/23/14)
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Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 2 "Anyone remember a gift shop next to the old Bank of American at State and Canon Perdido? This would be as far back as 1958/1960. Also - looks like Bill Bonham behind the counter at Benny's Liquors in Goleta. " (11/23/14)
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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities "Call around first thing Monday; it may take a little work to find the best fit, but planning in advance lessons stress on everyone involved. You don't want your efforts and talents to go to waste. From past experience helping at communi ... " (11/23/14)
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Madame Sonia Rosinka "A friend and I went to see her and she was wrong about both of us and asked for more money in a white handkerchief which she would bless and bury under a plant to make the bad "karma"go away. I think that it was her mother and sister ... " (11/23/14)
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Best & Worst Black Friday Deals "Shop in stores that don't pay workers enough to live on like Walmart? Then you must believe in socialism. Privatize the profits, socialize the losses. Walmart is a welfare queen extraordinaire! Funny a lot of conservatives shop in those sto ... " (11/22/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "There was a little store that was in a house on Almond Ave that my kids called "the trick shop". Does anyone remember this? And back in the early 70's, Foodland was by itself, just their parking lot and the rest was a dirt lot. " (11/20/14)
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Consignment "One thing I have to say about Craigslist buyers is they are THE NICEST bunch of people I've ever met. I like that 009 warned you about the "is it still available?" scammers. However, there are some genuine customers who don't think ... " (11/19/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "I recall Jordano's (market) was on the northwest corner of Micheltorena/San Andres, Texaco station on the northeast corner, Seaside station on the southeast corner. Mallott's Pharmacy was on the southwest corner & had an old-time soda foun ... " (11/18/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "For awhile it was the "One Stop" ice cream and frozen yogurt shop. That might have been in the late 80s or early 90s. They also sold baklava there. " (11/18/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "I believe it was an ice cream shop for a short period of time after Westside Auto moved to Reddck ave, before the hardware store moved from acoss the street, where the dollar store is in the foodland parking lot. " (11/18/14)
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History of San Andres Hardware Building "The hardware store current location used to be a car repair shop for many years. across the street between the cocktail lounge and the corner (which was Mallott's Drug Store), the hardware store was located before it moved to the Foo ... " (11/18/14)
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Goodbye Mountain Views "The 7 Eleven on Milpas is a remodel of an existing structure which had been a Fastlane oil change/smog shop. Nonetheless, 7 Elevens are generally a blight and add little value. The version of "progress" being enacted is rapidly undermining ... " (11/17/14)
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Goodbye Mountain Views "It seems to me to be an unusually tall building for a Subway Shop and 7-Eleven. We'll see how it works when it is finished. " (11/17/14)
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Santa Barbara in 1960 - Part 1 "Regal Gas Station. Always wondered what it was called. My Mom used to take us kids along with and she'd get some kind of credit points (?) for her gas purchases. Then we'd go into the toy shop there and redeem our points for toys. ... " (11/15/14)
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Street Fight "We were gone for a couple of weeks and went downtown for the first time in a while last evening. The winter 'street gull' invasion seems to be happening. In addition to loud drunk millennials in the Vino (formerly Funk) Zone, the panhandler ... " (11/15/14)
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Call to Action "648, if growth-crazy Goleta is the world, then the prophets of doom are correct: the end is nigh. Meanwhile, shop at Ralph's on Hollister where you can still get plenty of single-use plastic bags and really put it to the myopic environmenta ... " (11/14/14)
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New Parking for Bicycles "The sad fact is that SB will spend that money on something. Bulbouts that are dangerous, ugly, unmaintained and a failure. Brick crosswalks at the bulbouts that are already patched with asphalt. Another failure. Fencing the brick thing ... " (11/13/14)
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10 Years Later "OP, if you want fruit then please do yourself and that tree a huge service and transplant the tree to a much larger pot. Find some organic potting soil and citrus food, add loads of worm castings (Island Seed & Feed is the place to s ... " (11/11/14)
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Veterans Day Discounts "My Mom used her Veteran's ID after the state rescinded her driver's license in her mid 80s. She eventually got a state ID card too, but preferred using her Veteran's ID. Yes, to get on base or shop at the base exchange, you need a Veteran's ... " (11/10/14)
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SB Bag Ordinance Phase 2 - Nov. 14 "568501 - I have shopped at all TJs in Santa Barbara (forever) and not one issue, ever. They are always friendly and helpful both before and after I bought reusable bags. On the rare occasion when I make an unscheduled shop, they have ... " (11/10/14)
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