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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 3943 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 4496 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) 2757 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) 2971 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) 2064 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) 3526 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) 2923 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) 1852 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) 3840 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2281 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) 7144 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3104 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 1737 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) 4894 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) 2322 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) 5141 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) 2970 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) 9411 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) 3141 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2142 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) 4403 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) 2572 10
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 5716 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) 5556 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) 1842 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 1744 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 1347 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 4488 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) 5428 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 3377 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) 2830 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) 4251 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) 11060 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) 6123 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) 5184 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) 4316 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 3207 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 2632 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) 1390 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 1258 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) 1712 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 999 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 4254 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) 3672 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) 1244 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) 4378 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) 1793 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) 458 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) 5054 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) 1656 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) 448 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) 428 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 405 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 369 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) 194 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) 3809 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 3381 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) 1970 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1070 add
The recent unanimous vote by the Ventura City Council for the construction of the botanical gardens launches an exciting new project in Grant Park. (12/25/10) 1005 add
A local man was shot and killed outside a motorcycle repair shop in Thousand Oaks Monday afternoon. The 45-year-old victim collapsed in the parking lot. (09/29/10) 934 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 880 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 876 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 705 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 675 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) 671 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 649 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) 637 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 573 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) 530 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) 514 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 499 add
Oxnard Police released an updated report on the Super Taco homicide. (06/19/12) 488 add
Ventura Sheriff's have arrested four suspects who were selling narcotics from Harvard Smoke Shop in Santa Paula. (12/18/12) 452 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) 443 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) 419 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) 389 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) 387 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) 382 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 362 add
We went to see Master Harold and the Boys at the Rubicon and, like all of their presentations, it was wonderful. (02/22/11) 351 add
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) 351 add
Oxnard firefighters remain on scene at the All Occasions Bridal Shop, where fire broke out shortly after 6:30 Sunday evening. (09/06/10) 351 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 349 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 328 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 319 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) 313 add
Strong Arm robbers at the Wild Side smoke shop told the clerk in an angry and intimidating manner that they were going to take whatever they wanted. (04/13/11) 299 add
Thousand Oaks resident Rita Vashti is grateful for the nonprofit grocery shopping and delivery service Shop Ahoy. (12/29/11) 289 add
On Thursday, December 15, 2011 starting at 8:30 a.m. twenty students from twenty Oxnard elementary schools will participate in Shop With A Cop. (12/15/11) 288 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) 284 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 279 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull. (03/30/12) 275 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 274 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 269 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 262 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 261 add
Looking for recommendations on the best old-fashioned butcher shop around town. (02/19/11) 259 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) 246 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) 244 add
A man died Tuesday night after a vehicle ran into a Starbucks coffee shop in Fillmore. (12/15/11) 237 add
Four suspects were arrested for felony conspiracy to commit a crime and commercial burglary in the City of Fillmore. (05/27/10) 236 add
A 57-year-old Ventura body shop mechanic is seeking tens of thousands of dollars in damages for being bitten by a pit bull that had bitten another person weeks earlier. (03/29/12) 230 add
Ventura Police Department Command Center received a 911 call from an employee at McConnell's Ice Cream Shop reporting an armed robbery. (03/11/13) 227 add
Late Wednesday evening a driver of a four door SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed on Ventura Avenue and lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a vehicle repair shop. [pics] (11/01/13) 223 add
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) 223 add
During a preliminary hearing today, a man with mental health problems was held for trial in connection with the stabbing of an Oxnard body shop employee. (03/14/12) 220 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 215 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) 213 add
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is providing the community with Holiday Crime Prevention Tips. (11/22/12) 212 add
A weekend fire that badly damaged a Simi Valley tattoo shop was caused by an electrical problem, authorities said Tuesday. (04/27/11) 209 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) 204 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) 201 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) 196 add
Oxnard firefighters extinguished a large pile of tires that caught fire near an auto repair shop early Sunday, officials said. (11/26/12) 196 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 196 add
Witnesses have testified about the 2010 killing outside a Thousand Oaks auto shop. (10/03/13) 189 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 162 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 162 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) 145 add
No one was injured when a vehicle smashed into an Oxnard Subway sandwich shop, at 2031 Statham Blvd., late Monday morning. (03/08/11) 142 add
Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "If the one hour parking signs are never enforced, why aren't they removed so that people who don't know that they won't get a ticket could park and shop without running back to their cars hoping there is no ticket. If Old Town Goleta wants ... " (10/29/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "Old Town needs real sidewalks, real bike lanes, and parallel parking to encourage people to eat and shop there. Imagine if there was a pedestrian/bike bridge that connected Kellogg over the freeway. The new roundabouts at the 217 and ... " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "Communities need low-rent districts for small businesses. Many of those would never survive paying big mall rents. If you want fancy store-front facades along with high prices, there are plenty of other places to shop. " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "We never had a problem with parking there. We will miss the convenience of that particular location. Our m.o. was to shop at Island Seed & Feed and then drop in for a meal or shake on the way back to SB. " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "I used to walk over from my shop and get lunch there once in a while.....they kinda always got my order wrong but they were nice...it's going to be the same deal in the new location....an easy walk from my crib....it'll just be dinner inste ... " (10/28/14)
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Old Town Goleta Natural Cafe Closes Today "Old Town is shop-worn and somewhat dilapidated and lacking plentiful, easy-access parking for the most part. And, without a prosperous middle-class citizenry to support it we can't see how it might flourish. Much of local needs are sa ... " (10/28/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Kmart could keep getting better. Could! I don't have any influence upon that prospect, except by doing one or both of two things: -Shop there, and while I'd do so, avoid buying shoddy goods. In other words, never buy garments, n ... " (10/27/14)
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No Target For Goleta "When the City of Goleta knows how much they are losing in tax dollars while we drive to Ventura or Santa Maria to shop (adding to more road crowding & air poliution) this decision is just plain stupid ;( GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WAN ... " (10/25/14)
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No Target For Goleta "bfd, you maniacal consumers. I like to think I'm not one, I hate to shop. Shopping became the opiate of the masses decades ago. Great news, which I may use, as I need some measuring cups, spoons, a set of bowls, tongs, and maybe somet ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Sue me I like the smell of popcorn when I shop. " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "OK, frankly this sucks. Keep it small, keep it local? I shop for a lot different goods at CVS which is nationwide, and groceries at Ralphs & TJ's also not local. Home items and clothes at Bed Bath and Beyond Marshall's. Why? because loc ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "I'm not sure what constitutes the "lowest of the low" that shop at Kmart. Is this poster referring to poor people, or some demographic they believe only shops at Kmart? I'm an attorney and generally speaking can afford nicer things. ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Bummer! I love Target and I'm not from LA (grew up in little 'ole Goleta, not too far from the Big Box.) I agree with others that La Cumbre Plaza would be perfect for Target, either in the Macy's spot (do we really shop enough to suppo ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "563883 Target backed out Target backed out Target backed out Possibly they cannot afford it. Remember the credit-card breach. Also, Sears, KMart, Staples, Home Dept all have online shopping. "With Target (TGT) down almost ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Here here 874! I too make regular trips to Target in Ventura and spend about the same over the course of a year… money that could be spent here to support jobs and provide tax income to the city. I absolutely will not shop at Kmart ... " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "863 - charging a little extra? You have to be kidding. KMart prices are a little less, rather than extra. And if you sign up for a KMart/Sears card, the points you earn every time you shop, can often cut $10+ off a purchase. Best pric ... " (10/24/14)
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No Target For Goleta "Well this is awful. So it's okay to build lots of new construction around town-- Hollister Village, the Hilton Hotel across from it, everything around UCSB-- but it's not okay to add a nice, clean, decent store to shop at? " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "I heard a cruise ship tourist yesterday complaining about the change in character on State. No more mom and pops they lamented, now just all corporate chains. They missed the fun shopping at local stores with cool and interesting merchandis ... " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "813: Higher prices and Santa Barbara are synonymous. Always have been. So, yes. And the tourists we host do not spend their money to come here on vacation and shop at cookie-cutter corporate stores like Marshall's and the .99 cent store. St ... " (10/24/14)
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Sears And K-Mart Closures? "That is basically the same as Amazon, except Sears has a "catalog" with touchable and examinable items, and sales person service. When I shop at Amazon, I rely a great deal on the reviews, because it is often buying blind. " (10/23/14)
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Lower Gas Prices "The Chevron in Carp is the same and if you shop at vons it can be 20 cents cheaper 3.15 a gal. " (10/22/14)
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Magellan Travel Now CircaTerra "I had been a loyal Magellan's customer ever since the McManuses started the business many years ago in a Quonset hut down behind Tri-County Produce. Even after they retired, I shopped at the Sola St store regularly. Eventually a new owner t ... " (10/22/14)
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Magellan Travel Now CircaTerra "From a recent press release: "The former CEO of Magellan's Travel Supplies has circled back into the business. Mark Gallo and his wife, Kathy, have purchased Magellan's Loreto Plaza retail shop, which is now called Circa Terra Travel Out ... " (10/22/14)
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Hendry's Beach Lockwood de Forest "Hope he didn't damage any steelhead or snowy plover habitat driving that gas guzzler on the beach by the slough...J/K. Awesome picture, beach looks the same, although it would be neat to see what the parking area looked like back in those d ... " (10/22/14)
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Yogurt Knife "I think they have them at the sky hook store or try the elbow grease shop " (10/21/14)
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Long Term Care Insurance "Make sure that you consult with a licensed insurance broker who sells multiple brands of LTC insurance before purchasing. Computer programs now make it possible to compare the benefits and rates of several companies at once in order ... " (10/20/14)
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Long Term Care Insurance "Age and health drive the price as does the number of years you buy the policy for and the amount of daily coverage. Policies can range from 3-5 years. If you outlive your policy then its up to you to figure out how to afford the facility a ... " (10/19/14)
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SB Uniqueness "Wonderful institutions (and people) that interface with the public in a very warm and open manner. Join them and participate and you will find people who are overwhelmingly nice, positive, informed and willing to share. Not only tha ... " (10/19/14)
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Conspiracy To Commit Extortion Arrest "The obvious question here is why are only drug dealers extorted? Why not other criminals such as car thieves and chop shop operators? Surely anyone involved in criminal activity is vulnerable to extortion, no? Are we really suppose ... " (10/17/14)
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Murillo's Stance on Measure S "550, They haven't spent it all yet; remains about $17 million, according to pres. Gaskin, chump change, no doubt for SBCC. There has been some accountability. They spent the money, approx. $60 Million, on the press box, on an arbo ... " (10/15/14)
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Saxophone "104 & 179 - You have wrong answers. De la Vina is parallel to State and there is no pawn shop where State and DLV meet. And instead of 3122 State that pawn shop is located at 1129 State St. 1100 block is Figueroa. " (10/15/14)
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Saxophone "Try a Pawn shop, there used to be one on Victoria, and there is a new one on State street above De la Vina " (10/14/14)
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Harbor Seafood Festival "It is the best local festival and very unique in that you can buy local seafood directly from the fisherman/women and have it cooked on site. Complete chaos and plus great music, marine related activities, vendors and nonprofits. Got ... " (10/12/14)
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Caramel Corn "Try calling Robitaille's candy shop in Carpinteria. I've seen it there before. Not sure if they have it all the time but it's worth a try. " (10/08/14)
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Police Department Lobby Closure "My condolences but this doesn't seem right. The police dept. is there for public safety and to close up shop, no matter how sad the circumstances, is a disservice to the people they are to protect and serve. There are people who don't dri ... " (10/07/14)
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Mystery Persons "OP, here. Thank you for the great comments. I hope some of you will share these photos with others. Maybe we can discover the identities of this man and woman. Yes, Olive Rummage Hall was one wonderful, exciting place to shop. ... " (10/06/14)
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Best Parking in SB "I shop both TJs with high frequency, at all times of day, and have NEVER taken more than 5 minutes to find a spot. EVER. Are people just exaggerating or looking for something to complain about? Or do they think that 5 minutes out o ... " (10/05/14)
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Hazard Investigation on State St. "Yes but it's not his job...It's the cities job to clean it up..Maybe they should suck it up with a shop vac.. " (10/05/14)
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Hazard Investigation on State St. "827 - I'm sure they'd be happy to let you suck it up with a Shop Vac. " (10/05/14)
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Best Parking in SB "I live in Santa Barbara. Where do I do most of my shopping? Goleta. Why? Because I don't have to pay (for parking) to shop, and because the free parking I find is actually designed for wider cars than mine (a Honda Civic). " (10/04/14)
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Leaving Dogs in Hot Cars "Bravo for you... You put up with a lot trying to help. You are my "ice cube" hero! And the dog's too. Bless you. I love fog in SB because I can cart my dog around in the summer because it's cooler. She gets sad when I leave at home when ... " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "there is a shoe repair shop on State street downtown -- somewhere around Carillo, Canon Perdito area -- " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "Oh, no. Jesse's was the only place around here for reliable shoe repair. Does anyone know where in Santa Barbara a person can take their shoes now to be repaired? Having had unsatisfactory experiences at the shoe repair shop at Loreto Plaza ... " (10/03/14)
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Jesse's Shoes & Repair Closing "Dang. Hate to see them close - these were old time tradespeople; it was like stepping back into my childhood every time I went to their shop. What the heck are we going to do now for all these shoe repairs jobs (that isn't going to ... " (10/02/14)
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Halloween Spider "Dang. Does your computer have a "double enhancement" option in photo shop? " (10/01/14)
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State Street Named Great Street by APA "I think the only business I visit on State street is The Habit. Seems like most are chains. Wait, I like Marshall's, and I bank at BofA. I can't see how changing the street to a pedestrian mall would get me to walk it or shop there ... " (10/01/14)
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Medical Marijuana For Rheumatoid Disease "Google CannaMed. Dr Smyle is very professional and efficient. I believe it is $150 cash for the initial appointment and $80 to renew each year. You will need to bring some evidence of your condition (a bottle of prescription pain pills shou ... " (10/01/14)
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SBCC View of Cruise Ship "OP here, the wind was light and moving west and North. I work in a shop for my day job and the smell of diesel is quite common. I know it well. Nasty stuff, just didn't enjoy it at school. It certainly was not students idling or a del ... " (10/01/14)
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SBCC View of Cruise Ship "Let me get this straight Roger, you don't use City roads or libraries or have running water or flush your toilet or visit parks or shop in any local stores or eat in any restaurants or ride on buses or walk on City sidewalks or.... T ... " (10/01/14)
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Roofing Company "Martin roofing and their sheet metal shop are the best. We have used them on many jobs, including my own house. " (09/30/14)
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Combative Subject "Manager of shop called for assistance..I thought they said coffee shop but not sure..4570 Calle Real " (09/29/14)
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Combative Subject "Possibly in Calle Real center don't know which shop.. " (09/29/14)
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Foot Pursuit of Kmart Shoplifters " taking your plates off a getaway car involving a shop lifting gig from K-Mart....Priceless " (09/29/14)
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New Bike Rack Replaces Parking on Canon Perdido "Note that this is installed in front of the bike-centric Handlebar Coffee shop. " (09/27/14)
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Solvang Burglary Spree "I guess, the Police are trying to reach people that know this person in some way.... family member, girlfriend, pawn shop owners, fence, drug dealers or a friend. Usually, it's the bragging, and stupidity that will get them caught. ... " (09/26/14)
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1970 Pie Shop "Looking in my 1974 SB city directory, I see: Marie Bennett's Pies at 1103 State Street near Figueroa. Irene Davis Pastries at 129 East Anapamu. Heidi Pie Shop 5940 Calle Real. Little Audrey's 711 State. The Original House of ... " (09/26/14)
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1970 Pie Shop "I remember it well. It was close to the corner of Figueroa on State Street. We used to go there all the time for a piece of pie. I can't remember the name although I know it was owned by a local woman and I seem to remember that it was n ... " (09/26/14)
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Measure S to Fund SBCC Dormitories "It's short-sighted to undermine SBCC's efforts to make their school more accessible to all who want to attend. If we demand and support SBCC's efforts to pursue the construction of student-dorm housing, we stand to maintain or gain; ... " (09/25/14)
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Bike Corral Installed "Natureboy, when one is handicapped and must park as close as possible to where one is going, one parking space can make all the difference in the world. Parking is already horrible in that block and is pretty much relegated to 15 m ... " (09/24/14)
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iPhone 6 Cheers on State Street "Everywhere you go these days people are looking at their little computer and seem checked out with what's going on around them. Go to a coffee shop and you see them sitting in a group all on iPhones and laptops and not having any conversat ... " (09/19/14)
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Wedding Favor Ideas "Solar operated dancing bear for your car. Place in back window with carpet tape. Everyday, people will think of you when the bear is dancing. Purchased in MorroBay gift shop. " (09/18/14)
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$2.8 Million Environmental Violation Settlement "It's an easy mistake to make when the employees responsible for proper waste disposal make minimum wage. Even regular people with bachelors degrees making minimum age as a waiter can't figure out where to dispose of various waste. It needs ... " (09/17/14)
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Wedding Favor Ideas "We ordered personalized matchbooks and votive candle holder that can also be used at shot glasses. They were so perfect. We ordered them off of theknot shop. " (09/17/14)
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Baby Gear Rental "Try the assistance league thrift shop. " (09/16/14)
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Stolen iPhone Advice "If it was truly stolen call the cops, an iPhone has a value of around $1,000. The cops come in force for a shop lifter, so you $1,000 phone should get their attention. " (09/15/14)
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Donation Pick-up "I would like to donate my dad's entire wardrobe of really nice men's clothing directly to those who need it. No thrift shop in the middle. Can anybody suggest such an organization? " (09/15/14)
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Two Hangars in Goleta "And Jack Northrop spent his own $$$ in the 1960s to prove to the State of CA that a depressed freeway was possible. If it weren't for him we'd likely have a freeway above ground but as the State at the time said with red tiles on the top ... " (09/15/14)
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Dryer On Fire "We just cleaned our duct, too. We have a long run like 245P and estimates ranged from $250 to $350. We used brush on cable from Home Depot and the shop vac. Drying, especially of towels, now takes about half the time it did before. Be ... " (09/13/14)
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How to Find Housing "It's not just lower-middle class people who are struggling. With the rent increases this past year, many people with profressional jobs can't afford these rents either. Maybe the well-off can do without teachers, nurses, etc. also? Yes, it ... " (09/11/14)
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Beach Mole "Moles do go above ground (obviously) at times. This one is in search of new territory. I would have helped it along, gently, if I had been there. Once, many years ago, I discovered a mole "bumbling around" (nod to OP) in that fu ... " (09/11/14)
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Sewage Spill "Years ago I was hired to clean up after a certain tattoo shop here in town the owner let everything go to hell stacking infectous waste and open food stuffs all around and ontop of a dampster..Rats went ape on this stuff and not only moved ... " (09/08/14)
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Ralph Lauren Ad Shot In the Funk Zone "Nothing funky about the previously named Funk Zone, now the Gentrification Zone. Contrived, fake and no craftsmen left. Not surprised a Lauren ad was filmed there, the new hip spot. If that zone has any funk left they'll price it out soon e ... " (09/08/14)
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Scanner Reports 9-8-14 "SHARE: "Chico ... the shops were all independently owned; everyone had its own unique ... style. Just like SB used to be." Two 2014 observations for our area: a) I took a walk along Montecito's Coast Village Road recently, from the traff ... " (09/08/14)
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Tree ID "I know it, the common name is, "Little Shop of Horrors." " (09/06/14)
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Submit Your Cat/Dog for Pet of the Week! "Complain? Thought this was like your "child", your family member that you feel you must bring out to lunch out to shop and every other place. Is that why your dogs bark none stop all day and night, they "need" attention? " (09/06/14)
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Contractors Sue Builder over Alma Pueblo Building "Maybe some readers will listen and vote in different city leaders and dispose of the ones who have their heads in the ground and have no idea how to get our city out of the bad shape we are in. I think they have been there too long. ... " (09/05/14)
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Service Dogs "There are so many people abiding this that it has become a complete joke. I saw a teen girl with a chihuahua in a retail store on state with a pink service dog vest. A minute later, a normal guy w a black lab w a service dog vest. ... " (09/02/14)
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Dog Groomer "We LOVE Jason who just opened a shop at Western Animal Supply at 116 Anacapa St. in the Funk Zone near the beach. He has been taking care of our dogs for many years. His services are amazing & his prices are the fairest in SB! I love wat ... " (08/30/14)
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Food Trucks in SB? "I was pretty disappointed watching the episode of the Great Food Truck Race that was filmed in SB. They didn't feature any SB landmarks or highlight any local culture or food, which I've seen them do for other cities in the past. Th ... " (08/30/14)
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Montecito Residents Bringing In Water "That's why I have no problem charging wealthy customers up the gazoo. They're going to hog public resources for their selfish selves and I'm going to hog their resources for my selfish self. Tiered rates, rich pay more. Lots more. It's call ... " (08/29/14)
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Transient Occupancy Tax Up 5.7% in July "So, the City rakes in money by looking the other way on their own zoning ordinances, allowing residential zones to become commercial hotel zones, for the money. Screw the other (majority) owners who want to actually live in a residential zo ... " (08/29/14)
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Recovery Meetings "I've been going to 12-Step groups off and on since the mid-90s. Some groups are better than others -- a lot depends on the leadership and the group dynamics. Also, some have broadened -- and updated -- their approach to issues beyond the ea ... " (08/28/14)
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Doubletree Bird Poisoning "I don't believe you @733 There is a man on Facebook who claims to have seen a lot of dead birds in the neighborhood. The statement above yours names the type of poison used so your part of spreading a poison in the city of Santa Barbara but ... " (08/25/14)
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Apache Helicopters Over Santa Barbara "Local cops looking for a shop lifter. Sorry got that wrong, the guy was jaywalking. Lucky for him he's in SB and not Ferguson, where killer Jeezlers get a badge and gun. " (08/23/14)
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Silvergreens Launching a New Restaurant "I love Nikka's which is just next door.. I hope this new business does well.. Though I am in Baja, I have my friends shop there for me when coming to visit me.. " (08/21/14)
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Love for Carpinteria "@472.... Luckily Carp has a pretty consistent tourist "season", which I'm sure most of those small antique stores, mom n' pops, and restaurants REALLY appreciate. In fact I'm almost certain of it, since they aren't maintaining those nice ho ... " (08/21/14)
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Turquoise Bracelet Repair "The Gem Shop on upper State are excellent craftspeole who have repaired and made custom jewellery for my family. Also, Carl Stanley teaches in the Adult Ed department of SBCC. Mr Stanley teaches many sections of jewellery making, includ ... " (08/20/14)
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Gunshot Sounds Near Fairview "There is a guy on valdez that fires off a very loud car drives thru the neiborhood between 10:00 and 11:00 at night.Wakes up the kids. Who do we call. Also is there a zoning law he now has 6 cars in his driveway and only 2 run.House l ... " (08/20/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "Wow 035P I am amazed at you repetoire of watches. I have only one old Seiko which was given to me for serving as President of my service Club in 1982. It is still running as long as I change the battery and leather band every six months or ... " (08/20/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "The jewelry shop in Loreto Plaza next to Renaud's. He has fixed several classic wind up watches for my husband (including his 1930's Omega). The guy's a bit strange but he knows what he's doing " (08/20/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "I love that guy on Milpas. Shop located just a few doors up from the Chapala Market on Cota and Milpas. (In between the market and Capitol Hardware.) He charges a lot less than most for repairs and replacement batteries. " (08/19/14)
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Automatic Watch Repair "Pendulum Faire Clock Shop 195 S Patterson Ave Santa Barbara, CA 93111 (805) 692-8888 Did a good job repairing a friend's watch. " (08/19/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "I shop at Target more frequently than at any other store. I live in Goleta. I personally do not want one here. I like the drive to the VC. I like going down there and visiting the other stores and restaurants too. They don't have one in ... " (08/18/14)
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Mirasol Motel Demolished "Regardless of the intended incomes the project is designed for, 'density' is a way to keep open fields, local farms, and overall a lower impact on the air and water quality. Even with no growth, there will be development. What kind would yo ... " (08/17/14)
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Silencing the Siren Song of the Suburban Lawn "I'd love to see lawns outlawed. Yes, I've posted before about that, and supported Bill Goodnick. Family, friends and I, in different sites, did so in the 70's and '80's. Lantana, succulents, other appropriate xeriscape plants and rock surf ... " (08/16/14)
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Charlotte "Charlotte only spent 2 days at Montecito Pet Shop and was adopted by a really wonderful lady.. She at her new home now getting all the love and attention she deserves after all she has been through " (08/16/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "Oh the anti-Target elitist snobs are out in full force again I see. Count me as another person who values their quality, choice and their lovely quiet (no canned music) and clean stores. Never met a rude Target employee; all the abov ... " (08/16/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "I will just keep spending my money in Ventura. I agree with previous poster, everytime I go, I go to Kohls, Pacific View Mall, Red Robin everything I wish SB/Goleta had. I never shop downtown anymore, too much traffic, pay for parking, it ... " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "Never been to a Target, lived here 40 years. I only shop when I need something - never for recreation. I miss the open space we had so recently in Goleta - before it was a "city". I do not understand the insatiable drive to cover ever ... " (08/15/14)
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Target Store Stalled? "@938, if you can tell me about a locally-owned business that sells groceries, fashionable clothing for the entire family, home décor, household products, electronics, furniture, and has a garden center all under the same roof I will happily ... " (08/15/14)
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