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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 6239 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 6420 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) 6179 38
My car was in a hit and run accident and I'm wondering what others experience with State Farm and repairs has been. (11/10/14) 6060 30
I can't get my friends and family to look at my European vacation photos so I thought I'd post them for the community. EMI Photo Pictures. [pics] (08/18/11) 4124 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) 2555 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) 5560 25
The sporting goods store Sports Authority filed for bankruptcy earlier this month and they're scheduled to close some Central Coast locations. (03/09/16) 4611 24
A subscriber needs a good body shop in town. He needs the front bumper of his CTS fixed after a hit and run in a parking lot. (02/24/11) 3167 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) 2121 23
GARDEN OF ED: Billy shares his recipe for a Redneck AC to keep you cool during the heat wave. (08/30/15) 6397 20
Maybe not big enough to see from space, but Oprah's auction in Carp is big enough for John Wiley to shop from the air. [pics] (11/02/13) 4374 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2911 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) 8874 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3799 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 2112 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) 6090 16
EDBIT: Local creamery McConnell's Fine Ice Creams made the cut for TripAdvisor's Top 10 U.S. Ice Cream Shops. (08/16/15) 3624 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) 2789 15
Edhat has just launched their new merchandise store. Get your ed swag now! (06/12/16) 1715 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) 7927 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) 5578 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) 13810 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) 3735 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2514 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) 5434 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 2786 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) 4563 10
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Dolce, a darling calico looking for the purr-fect adopter. (10/11/15) 3771 10
James Beard Award winning Chef Michel Richard passed away Saturday morning at 68. (08/14/16) 2637 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) 8881 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 7601 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) 5027 9
IN THE KITCHEN: Apple season means delicious pie and Suzie shares her recipe with a secret ingredient. (10/11/15) 3225 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 2276 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 2169 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 5745 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) 8176 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 6838 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 6489 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) 3039 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) 5308 6
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Marisa, a young mom who loves a good lap to curl up on. (11/29/15) 3686 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Rex, a diamond in the rough who will melt your heart. (02/07/16) 2259 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) 14546 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) 7177 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) 6159 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) 5259 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 4092 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 3832 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 2350 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) 1639 5
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 4055 4
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Goodwill Industries provides vocational and educational opportunities for people with barriers to employment to improve their work skills and enhance their economic independence. (07/14/13) 3493 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 3418 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1130 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 6919 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) 4622 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jimmy K., aka Kobe, who could be a good companion for a cat-friendly dog. (04/03/16) 1741 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) 1348 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Zinger, a belly up kind of guy looking for a new best friend. (08/07/16) 1153 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) 7020 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Destiny, a playful socialite looking for a new home. (08/09/15) 3087 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) 2183 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) 576 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) 6303 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) 1798 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) 619 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) 583 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 493 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 444 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 420 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) 223 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) 5239 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 4918 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) 2229 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) 2046 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1374 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1366 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) 1203 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 1144 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) 1049 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 1027 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 1022 add
A forged prescription in Camarillo has lead to thirteen arrests. [mug] (09/19/15) 841 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) 814 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) 810 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 810 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) 773 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) 768 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 767 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 766 add
Detectives with the Sheriff's Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation of a Port Hueneme resident who was selling cocaine and concentrated cannabis. (06/01/15) 648 add
[Updated]:A VV Bug exiting California Street in Ventura crashed into the Ripcurl Surf Shop and caught fire on Friday evening. [pics] (09/27/15) 630 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) 624 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 595 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 587 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 587 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 567 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) 560 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) 558 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 548 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) 534 add
Two Camarillo men were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and other related charges. (07/05/15) 509 add
Investigators with the Ventura Sheriff's Office have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 18, 2015 burglary. [mugs] (01/21/16) 505 add
The DRAGG program held its 2014-2015 graduation ceremony last week. [pics] (06/10/15) 490 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) 472 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) 471 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 467 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 455 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) 447 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) 444 add
Officers responded to Oldies Speed Shop to investigate a vehicle theft that had occurred overnight. (06/14/15) 443 add
Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in Oxnard and an arrest was made. (06/25/15) 430 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) 428 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 426 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 407 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 404 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) 403 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 390 add
On Tuesday, detectives arrested William Hansen for a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Santa Rosa Valley on September 09, 2015. [mug] (06/24/16) 389 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 386 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 385 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) 375 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) 374 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) 371 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 371 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) 365 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) 361 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) 343 add
Strong Arm robbers at the Wild Side smoke shop told the clerk in an angry and intimidating manner that they were going to take whatever they wanted. (04/13/11) 341 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 336 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 315 add
Ventura Police arrested an Oak View resident for possession of a stolen vehicle. (07/17/16) 309 add
A local business owner is hoping you can help her catch a thief. The owner of the Painted Cabernet says her shop in Oxnard was broken into last weekend. (02/05/16) 300 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) 299 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 298 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) 298 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 290 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull. (03/30/12) 290 add
The busiest shopping days of the year are upon us. Here are some holiday safety tips. (11/11/15) 289 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 287 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 281 add
Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from an employee at McConnell's Ice Cream Shop reporting an armed robbery. (03/11/13) 280 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 279 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 262 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) 256 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 246 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull that had bitten another person weeks earlier. (03/29/12) 244 add
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) 241 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) 237 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) 235 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 219 add
On Sat., May 21, from 1-3 p.m., the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy (VHC) will host "Bike and Hike" - a free community bike ride along the Ojai-Ventura Bike path. (05/14/16) 204 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) 180 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) 165 add
Parking Signs "795, interesting. I sure hope a for-profit pain and outpatient surgery clinic doesn't have "volunteers"!! http://www.pacificpainphysicians.com/ I just don't shop there during peak times. " (08/22/16)
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Parking Signs "Very poor planning decision to let Trader Joe's in that location. Neighbors warned of problems and they were spot on. Then they put in the surgery clinic to share parking. Then they put in the little coffee shop with virtually no pa ... " (08/22/16)
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Saving Spots for Children's Parade "As 1141 stated.... after 5pm the day before. Shop keepers would be well within their rights to remove unsightly obstructions in front of their premises. Hopefully city workers will too. " (08/04/16)
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Fiesta Clothing "The Rack at the Music Academy of the West. Fun place to shop, good prices. Donated gently used (or sometimes on consignment) clothing for men and women, including fancy ball dresses. You can also find accessories, shawls, jewelry, belts, ... " (08/03/16)
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Fiesta Clothing "Best place and great prices can be found at the Fiesta Clothing & Gift Shop for hats, sombreros, shawls, fans, fancy dresses, those loud clacking shoes, cascarones, and such. " (08/03/16)
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Smog Tests "@736 Modern cars have sensors and electronics that go bad, these can skew the fuel enrichment out of spec and you will fail. New cars get two years before the annual smog check kicks in. I've seen 2010's fail because of one bad sen ... " (08/02/16)
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Smog Tests "Another vote for Ricardo's Smog Shop! Great, honest guy and fast turnaround. And another vote to avoid Ayers at all costs!! They shoudl be run out of town at this point with all the people they've ripped off. They laugh at their custome ... " (08/02/16)
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Smog Tests "Max price is set by law ($60 for cars as I recall, more for trucks motorbikes etc) and part of the cost (about $15 as I recall) is for the state of California for "paperwork"' costs. Within that window it's a matter of what the shop w ... " (08/02/16)
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Smog Tests "Wow, I'm glad I saw people talking about Ayers - the owner was so pushy and creepy, I almost lost it. Do not even speak to that crook. I will write a review on Yelp to drive him out of town. Smog test should be about $50, but always ... " (08/02/16)
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Smog Tests "We've been very happy with Smog-It 502 E. Haley and have taken our car there for several years. We wait by walking the 1/2 block to Home Improvement or go around the corner to the coffee shop. Quick, efficient, amiable. We take our 1999 ... " (08/01/16)
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Smog Tests "I am a big fan of Fernando's. I paid 60 bucks. This is exactly what my late dad paid for the same car a few years back in Long Beach. I was surprised that SB was not more expensive. Check out Fernando's Yelp reviews. I think it's ... " (08/01/16)
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Smog Tests "I also went to the Smog Shop and highly recommend them. Ricardo quoted $60 and I asked if there was a discount if I paid cash. He stopped what he was doing, charged me $55, and I was out of there in 15 minutes. " (08/01/16)
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Smog Tests "NEVER go to Smog it!!! I went there and they tried to get me to let them fix something to pass the test for another $100. Took it somewhere else and it passed no problem. Be very careful who you go to for smog tests. I highly recommend ... " (08/01/16)
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Smog Tests "The Smog Shop 601 E. Gutierrez .... He's the best. Charges around $60 , He owns his shop and does the work. Ricardo is a very honest guy. 805.568.0400 Stay away from Smog It.. on E. Haley..... they said my car didn't ... " (08/01/16)
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Smog Tests "For "straightforward" smog checks on post-1996 cars I've had good experience with Smog-It on Haley for about $60. My more...um...challenging 1980 Fiat required a bit of thinking that the staff of Smog-It couldn't/wouldn't do. Ricardo ... " (08/01/16)
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Small Decline in Transient Occupancy Tax in June "Tourists are not coming here like they used to. Too much construction at the beach. Hotels and motels are too expensive. Contrary to what they would have you believe,the cruise ships don't do much for the economy. Passengers eat o ... " (07/30/16)
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Lompoc Man Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse "he was working in the print shop=no contact with kids " (07/29/16)
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Hendry Brothers' Blacksmith Building "Does any one remember the marvelous Bruce Munson? Blind cabinet maker, and all around great guy that had his cabinet and wood working shop right next door to that building? He was such a fun, talented, inspirational human being. We ... " (07/28/16)
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Hendry Brothers' Blacksmith Building "893 poster here- I'm so pleased that some of y'all Edhatters appreciated the information I posted about the proposed development of the Hendry's Blacksmith Shop property. Thank you for your positive acknowledgement. " (07/28/16)
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Hendry Brothers' Blacksmith Building "The Hendry's Blacksmith Shop building is going to be repurposed into a mixed use development. The outward appearance is largely going to remain the same however another partial story will be added towards the back. I personally like i ... " (07/28/16)
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Hendry Brothers' Blacksmith Building "I hadn't noticed we have a Fig Ave. either. It's that short one between State & Chapala. Kinda amazing that an industrial shop has survived that close to the heart of downtown. Thanks for mentioning it, Betsy. I look forward to finding out ... " (07/28/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "Oh snap- I forgot that if you're lazy you'll never make a livable wage- FALSE. The people making these statements are the reason why unions exist in the first place. I work at a non Union shop here in town and let me tell you, it's ... " (07/27/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "This is difficult.I shop at all three stores, and have to have groceries, but do support the workers. What are our options? " (07/27/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "I'm sorry but we all want more money and better benefits. Until my salary goes up, I'll continue to shop at the closest store, saving my pennies by not driving across town to a non-union store. " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "You people are so damn mean! With out these "bottom of the latter" we have no store to shop at. What if all the bottom feeders in SB quit right now? This town would not exist!!!!! FYI TO ALL SANTA BARBARIANS:NOT ONE OF YOU IS BETTER TH ... " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "I can't say I can support grocery workers on strike as I am on a fixed income and their demands only means I get less to shop with every month. Food costs have soared in the last 5 years, or the last time there was a strike, and I'm ... " (07/26/16)
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Bicyclist Struck by Semi-Truck on Storke "280P - No, I'm actually more amazed at your reading "comprehension." That's why I acknowledged that there may be thousands who "only have to shop and care for themselves." What my point was (and pretty clear too) was that MOST p ... " (07/26/16)
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Bicyclist Struck by Semi-Truck on Storke "66P - I doubt "thousands" choose to abandon cars for bicycles. Well, maybe thousands of young, single people who only have to shop and care for themselves. Remember, there are still HUNDREDS of thousands of people here in paradise ... " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "I wonder if boycotting only one of these stores would have a better effect (and more participation from the public, IMO it is ridiculous to ask people to shop elsewhere when everywhere else costs twice as much, I wont be doing tha ... " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "The anger shown in the comments is so alarming. Have we, as a society, lost ALL compassion for our fellow man? "Expendable". What if your kid, wife, husband was working at one of those stores? Would they be "expendable"? As far back as ... " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "Ah, yes, Lassens--the benevolent vitamin store that donated a lot of $$$ a couple of years back to defeat gay marriage in California. I think I'd rather shop anywhere else. " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "Be kind, please, and put yourself in the grocery workers' shoes. Some of them have 3 jobs to make ends meet. Many live paycheck to paycheck. Many have a family to feed AND send money home to elderly parents. "Find another job" or "Quit" ... " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "Thank heavens they're not asking my to boycott Albertson's, only "Albertans." But seriously, where are we supposed to shop in SB/Goleta if Vons, Ralphs and Albertans are to by avoided? " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "So they want to us to only shop at lazys, wholepaycheck, and lassens? Sorry ralphs, I can't afford not shop at your store. " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "I will shop where I like when I like. If you don't like your job quit . The available labor pool is quite deep. You are expendable . " (07/26/16)
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Grocery Workers Ask Community to Boycott Stores "Where do you expect us to grocery shop. " (07/26/16)
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High Tide Slams Into Santa Barbara Coast "Is this Eric Hansen the one that used to have a flower shop in the corner of Anacapa with Ortega? If there is anyone that could help me finding him I'd really appreciate it. Please, let me know if you know him... barbara.diez.belloc ... " (07/25/16)
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Scaly-breasted munias "OP here. Dear fellow bird feeder clan. I regret to inform you that I spent over an hour online last night, trying to find "my" bird feeder. I could not find it and I looked at many sites. The feeder you like so much was purchased a ... " (07/23/16)
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Watch Strap Repair "I really like that guy at Joyeria on Milpas. (613 N. Milpas.) His shop is a couple doors up from the Chapala Market at Cota & Milpas. He's a super nice man and doesn't overcharge for replacing watch batteries and such. I bet he ha ... " (07/21/16)
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Reupholstering a Bike Seat "Not sure dog groomer can fix or the er but there's a bike shop right next to jack in a box on Hitchcock I think they can fix bikes. Fixes one of mine once and it worked pretty good after that although still makes sorting of a boning s ... " (07/21/16)
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Reupholstering a Bike Seat "Probably a mini bike shop, solving comes to mondo think some elves live there or hobbits any way get some appleskeevers while your there, there a local treat shaped like an apple but taste like beaver, give them a try while your getti ... " (07/19/16)
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Vons on Mesa Opening "Albertsons on the Mesa was the worst. Higher prices than Vons and Ralph's. I lived on the Mesa and would only shop there if I absolutely had to. I'm excited for a Vons! But have you looked inside? It looks like it's going to be a bit ... " (07/18/16)
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Vons on Mesa Opening "380P I constantly tell my last remaining single friend that if I was him, I'd shop every single day at Whole Foods. Talk about yoga pant heaven. " (07/18/16)
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Vons on Mesa Opening "HOORAY ! Looking forward to not traveling off the Mesa to shop for groceries.. Lazy Acres is too expensive for my wallet. I really like the employees, but many shoppers are snooty strange rangers. Vons can't get here soon enough for my n ... " (07/18/16)
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Sprouts Trying to Poach Employees "Why would good union butchers leave to go to a non-union shop? Could it be that the salaries being offered are higher and offset any benefits that go with the union jobs? Is it really illegal for people to go into a store and offer the ... " (07/18/16)
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Sprouts Trying to Poach Employees "@196 - funny to think of Tom as a CEO but I guess he is. And who you might be?? Both Santa Cruz Markets are huge assets to their neighborhoods, offering a selection that works for the neighborhood and at both locations just about the ... " (07/18/16)
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Sprouts Trying to Poach Employees "I will always shop for food from a local grocer. They have been feeding our neighbors and economy for years. The big chains are a pain in the booty for their constantly fluid and greedy ways. May take me one or two trips - produce at the fa ... " (07/17/16)
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Sprouts Trying to Poach Employees "196 used "at will" properly. No one is obligated to stay at their job. If an employee is enticed to change jobs for better benefits or more money or some other reason they are free to go. Likewise an employer is free to terminate a ... " (07/17/16)
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Sprouts Trying to Poach Employees "Wow. Shady to say the least... I had no desire to shop there anyway after talking to family in Colorado. It sounds as if this is another "gluten free" fad store. No thanks. " (07/17/16)
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Children Activities in Santa Barbara "I second the Land Shark. Kids of all ages love it, and it's actually affordable. Very little children also enjoy the Kids' World playground in Alameda Park, just across the street from the Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden. I don't ... " (07/17/16)
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Rori's Artisanal Creamery Ranks California's Best "Rori's may be pretty good as far as West coast ice cream goes, but just makes it to "ok" or very average by mid-West and East coast standards. On the East coast there is a lot of competition for quality ice cream, and if Rori's ever o ... " (07/17/16)
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Rori's Artisanal Creamery Ranks California's Best "I tried Rori's ice cream once. It was good, but not worth what I paid and the portion was extremely small. Seems like nearly all ice cream shops overcharge for their product, Rori's moreso than any other. Thank you, 891, for calling ou ... " (07/16/16)
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Rori's Artisanal Creamery Ranks California's Best "Yes, Buzzfeed. The best source for news made by 20 year olds. Not sure how a place with 5 total shops (no lines by the way...bi-rite SF anyone?) can be the "most popular ice cream shop in California". Their data?? Yelper Tory T. and ... " (07/16/16)
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Ralphs Rally "I can shop at Gelson's and Smart and Final for as long as any strike lasts........ " (07/14/16)
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Dog Stuck in Escalator "@290- how many times has that happened to you that it's a problem? I worked in retail for 7 years (in dog friendly stores both corporate and boutique) and can't even remember one time any of those dogs needed to be cleaned up after. However ... " (07/14/16)
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Ralphs Rally "Years ago when the major grocery stores all went on strike for many months I learned to shop at the Farmers Market and Trader Joes and Tri-County Market for the things I needed. And I still do for most of what I need. I think a "long" ... " (07/14/16)
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Ralphs Rally "This is why I only shop at Haggen's " (07/13/16)
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Car Accident at Quality Inn "229: No one is hijacking anything. The discussion is the parking (or lack of it) and impacts of congestion at this particular area. Could this have caused this situation at the hotel? Samarkand Rd. is very narrow in this area with ... " (07/13/16)
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Ralphs Rally "Guess they think they can buck the trend towards a livable wage. I can easily shop less at Ralphs, or not at all. " (07/13/16)
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2013 Assault Suspects Sentenced "I agree - this crime could have been committed anywhere. 088, are you actually saying that the combination of gambling, alcohol and drugs always results in violent acts in parking lots? And other pitch-fork carriers are agreeing wit ... " (07/13/16)
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Car Accident at Quality Inn "glad no pedestrians were in the way. This motel parking situation is ghastly, as is the parking situation on the street with all the Trader Joes, medical center, and coffee shop workers plopped there all day. There is only room for ... " (07/13/16)
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Dog Stuck in Escalator "That's what we all want, a 90 dollar shirt from Nordstrom with dog hair all over it. Guess I'm lucky I can't afford to shop there. People rarely take dogs into Walmart, old navy and thrift stores. " (07/12/16)
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City Bus Collides with Car "This was right next to the DMV, so somebody musta known the rule. Regardless, both vehicles will be seeing the body shop. Ouch! " (07/09/16)
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Gemina Returns to Santa Barbara Zoo in New Exhibit "The partial skeletal remains display of Gemina is great and worth seeing. Got it. However, I'm thinking about this situation, which is bound to occur: Dad takes his kids Sammy (5) and Sally (7) to SB Zoo gift shop, and fills their ... " (07/07/16)
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Feedback on Local Movers "Make sure the cost they quote is from your door to your next new door. Otherwise they quote from the time they leave their shop-- and I'm assume stop for breakfast on the way. It makes a big difference in your cost. There's also a "per flig ... " (07/06/16)
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Sales People at Costco "I agree with you OP. The "suck it up" people are obviously not sympathetic to those of us with social anxiety. Despite the calamities occurring throughout the world some of us still feel stress and discomfort when confronted by an agg ... " (07/04/16)
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Sales People at Costco "Op- part of the reason Costco has good prices, that you obviously like since you pay to shop there, is because they allow retailers to have promotions... Samples, ac, direct tv, vitamin mixes, pillows. It is critical to the business m ... " (07/04/16)
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Sales People at Costco "I have to support the OP here. There is some sanctimonious piling on here. Interrupting people to sell them stuff is rude. Maybe OP would like to shop in peace and not have to keep politely refusing offers to get ripped off by stranger ... " (07/04/16)
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Sales People at Costco "OP needs to shop for groceries at Sacks. " (07/04/16)
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Suspicious Subject at Hendry's Beach "824 here- the man was pulled aside while waiting in line to check out- behind a woman he had been following around that happened to be wearing bright red yoga pants mind you- and informed by 3 people in management that his behavior wa ... " (07/02/16)
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Dick's Sporting Goods Coming to Goleta "I like Bass Pro shop " (07/01/16)
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Document Scanning Service "I think they mean scanning physical documents and having all the information read with a computer system that translates the data into a spread sheet. If that's the case, I'd see if a local copy company can do this. Alternative Co ... " (06/27/16)
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Catalina "I'm glad the pets in the pet store are rescues and not from mills. Any pet store that does this is okay in my book and I would never shop at a pet store that gets its dogs and cats from mills. " (06/26/16)
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Assault Victim on State Street "I'm the reporting party. My husband and I just had lunch and were walking up State. We heard yelling and saw a man lying across the sidewalk, face down, not moving. A group of 5 guys were yelling and started to walk up State, I got two pi ... " (06/26/16)
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Catalina "resqcats now shows all of their kitties at Montecito pet shop. the shelter is no longer open for visitors, as it is out of jeffyne's home and I think perhaps she was ready for a change. we just adopted two kitties from resqcats five weeks a ... " (06/26/16)
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Catalina "Why is she at a pet shop: more exposure? " (06/26/16)
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Capps Joins Gun Violence Sit-In "Why is it that discussion of this topic brings out the worst type of impoliteness and insensitivity directed at those who want to try to find reasonable solutions to an obvious problem? Right now, someone could go down our street with ... " (06/22/16)
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Auto Painting "I would reiterate what Mista said about quality prep work being essential to a good paint job. Ask your mechanic or anybody you may know who works on cars for names of body shop laborers who do work on the side. They are out there and avail ... " (06/20/16)
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Auto Painting "Anyone remember the discount shop Miracle Autobody- If it's good it's a miracle. " (06/19/16)
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Auto Painting "FLICKA: Indeed, I remember Earl "I'll paint any car for $19.95" Scheib! I had several old heaps painted at his Oxnard location when I was VERY young. For several glorious years in the late '90s and early 2000s, we had In & Out ... " (06/19/16)
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Auto Painting "With an 11 year old 4-Runner I agree that your best bet is to take it out of area, at least to Oxnard or Santa Maria or anywhere you can find a discount auto paint chain franchise. Several years ago I had an older car that needed p ... " (06/19/16)
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The Grocery Store Shuffle "Darn, the Milpas location is so handy. I usually shop there because it's so easy to get to right off the freeway. At least I don't have to walk though. Roger, have you considered maybe getting one of those electric wheelchairs wit ... " (06/19/16)
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The Grocery Store Shuffle "711090, hope you're right. I find the employees of the Milpas TJ much friendlier than those at Calle Real in Goleta (I don't go to the de la Vina TJ.) The larger store gets to be more like a supermarket rather than a neighborhood ... " (06/18/16)
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Solstice Workshop Fun and Help Needed! "Thank you for the kind words! Please come on over to the Solstice Workshop and see for yourself! And please ask how YOU CAN HELP! You don't have to be an artist to be able to help! You can cut, sew, paint, glue, papier mache, ha ... " (06/15/16)
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Bow Fishing at Lake Cachuma "I would call the Boat Rental shop at 688-4040 and ask, but from what I here, around the marina has some and I would also look in the bays that are left, also in the afternoon if the wind picks up they can be found out swimming up curr ... " (06/15/16)
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No More Golden State Vanilla? "Oh, seriously? Obviously you were not there to support me in 2013 when they dropped Rum Raisin. Do you know how impossible it now is to find Rum Raisin. I've never gotten over it. Only on a recent trip to Australia did I finally find ... " (06/13/16)
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Summer Gear and Morsels "I'd never heard of "Telera." Google says a "Telera" roll is similar to a bolillo, or torta roll. La Brea breads makes them, including in their take & bake line. I'm sure you could get one at a local Mexican shop/bakery. " (06/11/16)
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UCSB Commencement Preparations "I wonder how much more taxpayers would have to pay for goods if Walmart didn't exist or if their average employee pay was much higher, and this considering those who never shop at Walmart too, because of WM's behemoth power and infl ... " (06/10/16)
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Dunkin' Donuts Opens on State Street "I think the main idea is if you want to live in a city of chains move to Oxnard or the mother of all: Dallas, TX. People like DD and are going to go, but I just slightly get aggravated because we don't need it. Small case in point: wh ... " (06/07/16)
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Dunkin' Donuts Opens on State Street "If you're mad at a donut shop opening you really need to relax. " (06/07/16)
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Dunkin' Donuts Opens on State Street "@511, just curious, in your world, what would be different about Mr. Rizzo (franchisee) starting a non-franchise donut shop? " (06/07/16)
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Spontaneous Political Art "A cheap shot, but yeah hah hah hah. She's fought for affordable health care, civil, human, childrens and womens rights since her teens. She is a capable and formidable human being. The "art" displayed inspires me to go to a butcher shop and ... " (06/06/16)
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Where to Buy Fabric "I think Bob's canvas shop/SB upholstery foam off of Guitterez may have it. They had it a few years ago on big rolls. Otherwise downtown LA is a great place to buy. " (06/06/16)
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Where to Buy Fabric "With such limited local shopping for all sundry items, I find I can only shop on-line for most goods. I recently recovered my sofa with fabric purchased from Sailrite. The fabric was $15.00 a yard, compared to $40.00 yard in fabric stores ... " (06/06/16)
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Washing Commercial Vehicles with Residential Water "It is not legal to wash cars and trucks on any public streets. Just as it is not legal to change oil on public streets. Our public streets are not driveways or car repair areas. Pull your vehicles up on your driveway or even temporar ... " (06/03/16)
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Airstream Electrician "I believe there is a shop on the lower east side that works on Airstream's. Possibly on Quarantina Street. " (05/31/16)
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Loose Leaf Tea "I've been a fan of Vices & Spices for over 40 years, met Blue when he worked at the Miratti's next door (now the foot spa -- rolling my eyes) and slept in the shop while he built it. Love their spiced teas, similar to Good Earth tea, ... " (05/27/16)
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Loose Leaf Tea "Vices and Spices is great. They sell loose tea by the ounce, so it's affordable to try many different types of tea in small quantities. Buy an ounce or two a several types (after smelling them) and then go back for the ones you love. I ... " (05/27/16)
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Disposable Film Development "There's a place right down from the typewriter repair shop; just go past the bank of payphones and turn right. :) " (05/24/16)
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Remembering Isla Vista 2 Years Later "How does one screen for mental illness at a gun shop or gun show? No way that will ever happen because to make an allegation or action to deny a purchase based on the first time buyer's mental state without any background history makes the ... " (05/23/16)
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