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What kind of Christmas gift do you get for the woman who has everything? (12/08/12) 6367 60
Is there a polite way to tell the man openly coughing to cover his mouth? (01/26/13) 6503 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) 6289 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) 6246 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) 4170 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) 2602 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) 5640 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) 4721 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) 3196 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) 2124 23
GARDEN OF ED: Billy shares his recipe for a Redneck AC to keep you cool during the heat wave. (08/30/15) 6598 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) 4388 19
I'm seeking Target store comparisons of the Oxnard, Ventura, and Thousand Oaks areas. (02/16/13) 2964 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) 8943 18
Max Rosenberg was up close and personal with the Endeavour Space Shuttle. [pics] (09/30/12) 3833 18
Denise Dewire visits one of her favorite local nurseries, the Seaside Gardens Nursery in Carpinteria. [pics] (06/07/13) 2129 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) 6140 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) 3708 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) 2822 15
Edhat has just launched their new merchandise store. Get your ed swag now! (06/12/16) 1827 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) 8065 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) 5711 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) 14006 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) 3773 12
While at LAX to see Endeavor, Max Rosenberg walked though the United Airlines Engine facility and saw numerous engines. [pics] (10/02/12) 2539 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) 5488 11
A subscriber has a question about how to report a minor traffic accident. (12/18/14) 2818 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) 4610 10
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Dolce, a darling calico looking for the purr-fect adopter. (10/11/15) 3909 10
James Beard Award winning Chef Michel Richard passed away Saturday morning at 68. (08/14/16) 2902 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) 9067 9
EATING OUT: We all like tacos. Ms. Lemonjelly headed over to Isla Vista to try the Korean version. (08/08/10) 7715 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) 5171 9
IN THE KITCHEN: Apple season means delicious pie and Suzie shares her recipe with a secret ingredient. (10/11/15) 3373 9
An Edhat subscriber discusses why she is an official Olympic junkie. (08/12/12) 2311 9
Do Edhatters have a recommendation for a company in SB or Ventura that sells custom orthotics/orthopedic devices? (03/17/13) 2207 9
Larry Nimmer shares his [vid] of Al Gore's daughter's wedding in Carpinteria. (04/22/14) 5788 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) 8323 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick stopped off in Los Olivos for a little stretching and perusing. (07/21/13) 7004 7
GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick shares information on the really cool plants of Santa Barbara.  (11/30/14) 6722 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) 3051 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) 5367 6
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Marisa, a young mom who loves a good lap to curl up on. (11/29/15) 3827 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Rex, a diamond in the rough who will melt your heart. (02/07/16) 2389 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) 14658 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) 7228 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) 6204 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) 5297 5
TRAVEL: McSeas returns with a trip north to Washington. (08/26/12) 4126 5
John C. Holman recalls memories of his childhood Christmas in West Sussex with his Grampy, Grongy, and a kamikaze goose. (12/26/10) 3875 5
EDBIT: In true Edhat fashion, the Dedicated Staff compiled a variety of statistics about Thanksgiving. (11/29/13) 2379 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) 1663 5
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Kalahari, a charming lap-lover looking for a home for the holidays. (12/07/14) 4205 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 3562 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) 3527 4
A reader had a field day photographing pretty blooms at a local flower stand. [pics] (03/05/12) 1144 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Remington, he sports his tuxedo purr-fectly. (09/04/16) 1095 4
FICTION: Frank Frost shares his short story "Gershwin's Last Waltz" for Edhatters to enjoy on this lovely weekend. (10/09/11) 7062 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) 4668 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jimmy K., aka Kobe, who could be a good companion for a cat-friendly dog. (04/03/16) 1869 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Zinger, a belly up kind of guy looking for a new best friend. (08/07/16) 1387 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) 1360 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) 7163 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Destiny, a playful socialite looking for a new home. (08/09/15) 3202 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) 2206 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) 581 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) 6342 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) 1801 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) 627 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) 588 1
Deputies pursue stolen Porsche down Highway 101, ending in Oxnard crash. [pic] (09/10/10) 501 1
Downtown Ventura is surprisingly vacant these days, with some notable stores closing recently. [pic] (07/23/10) 452 1
A subscriber is interested in finding the best places for Mexican food in Ventura. (05/21/15) 428 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) 5316 NA
FICTION: In Chapter Nine, Dick meets his friend Mannie for a drink or two and some information. (06/06/10) 4989 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) 2238 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) 2087 add
From February 13 thru February 28 Bank of Books is giving away bags full of romance books. (02/07/11) 1386 add
Ventura Police Street Crimes Unit detectives completed a several month long investigation into Drew Dotts. (05/03/14) 1378 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) 1209 add
Rincon will be sending nearly 115 young volleyball players to an annual Volleyball Festival. (06/21/13) 1173 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) 1050 add
The Ventura Breeze celebrates 6 years of publication and hears from their readers. (10/15/13) 1033 add
The Refill Shoppe is open for business offering appealing bath, body and nitch products to Ventura consumers. (03/19/11) 1030 add
A forged prescription in Camarillo has lead to thirteen arrests. [mug] (09/19/15) 861 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) 828 add
Three men were arrested in Ventura County for the distribution of bath salts. [mug] (02/09/13) 822 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) 815 add
A Moorpark man was arrested for exposing his genitals to a school bus driver. [mug] (03/14/15) 784 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) 783 add
Ventura County sheriff's deputies recovered stolen assault rifles and other guns stolen during a residential burglary in Ojai. (04/24/11) 770 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
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) 653 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) 637 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) 634 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) 595 add
Oxnard Police Department conducted a sting operation at a local shop that buys gold from the public. (02/24/12) 593 add
Oxnard Police DRAAG Car and Program heading to Las Vegas for International Show, see it off Friday November 1st. (11/01/13) 581 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) 571 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) 564 add
Ventura City Fire Department will again join forces with Firefighters across the country to help promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (09/19/14) 558 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) 540 add
Investigators with the Ventura Sheriff's Office have arrested two suspects in connection with the November 18, 2015 burglary. [mugs] (01/21/16) 521 add
Two Camarillo men were arrested for possession of drugs for sale and other related charges. (07/05/15) 517 add
The DRAGG program held its 2014-2015 graduation ceremony last week. [pics] (06/10/15) 505 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) 489 add
Wouldn't you like to fix your bike by yourself? (07/11/14) 477 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) 475 add
Automotive enthusiasts' radio program Horsepower for an Hour surpassed 55 affiliate radio stations in 26 states in July 2014. [pic] (07/18/14) 466 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) 456 add
Officers responded to Oldies Speed Shop to investigate a vehicle theft that had occurred overnight. (06/14/15) 455 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) 445 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) 442 add
Senior Officer Brandon Ordelheide located a partially stripped vehicle abandoned in Oxnard and an arrest was made. (06/25/15) 435 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) 432 add
Ventura Police officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred at Simone's Coffee. (09/23/12) 427 add
Ventura Chamber held a Ribbon Cutting to welcome new business - Very Ventura Gift Shop. (05/24/14) 422 add
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 13 at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe (04/03/14) 408 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) 405 add
Ventura has been selected to participate in the My City Bikes Project. (04/23/14) 393 add
This is in response to concerns by Randall Richman and others who oppose the parking meters downtown. (03/21/11) 391 add
Thompson Blvd at Palm St. became the scene of a large complicated accident this afternoon. [pic] (02/11/14) 388 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) 381 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) 379 add
Ventura Police are searching for a suspect who committed an armed robbery. (01/31/13) 379 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) 376 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) 368 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) 365 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) 345 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) 338 add
Ventura Police arrested an Oak View resident for possession of a stolen vehicle. (07/17/16) 324 add
Looks like Goodwill is the new tenant at the old Nicholby's on the corner of Oak and Main. [pic] (06/25/10) 317 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) 310 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) 304 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) 299 add
Ventura Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Wild Side Smoke Shop on East Main Street. (03/15/13) 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) 297 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) 290 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) 281 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) 257 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) 245 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) 236 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) 213 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
Law enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect. (09/16/16) 171 add
Ventura Police Command Center received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a person out of control in the 200 block of E. Main Street in the downtown area (09/16/16) 170 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
Funk Zone Cartoon "drove through sightseeing for 2nd time in two months tonight. If you haven't done so, check it out. It's like 500-600 block of state, frigging amazing. Not saying it's good. Was with a friend who moved out of state who had a manufactu ... " (09/25/16)
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Roger Reports Two Dogs Have Killed Goats "468- the owner of the property, and dead pet goats had every right to shoot and kill both dogs!!! He was at his shop in Santa Ynez when the calls to 911 were aired over SBSO scanner traffic. Deputies were already on scene before/upon ... " (09/24/16)
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Ralphs Closing? "Wow, what the heck is that tirade all about? My family shops at TJs, as do many friends; none fit this silly "blanket of assumptions" about customers. I used to take my late aunt to that Ralphs and always found it a nice place to shop. Wond ... " (09/24/16)
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City Council Considers Ban On Lawn Watering "I am waiting for the opening of a trendy shop on State Street, called Arakis, where they will sell Still Suits, Spice, and Sandworm hooks. " (09/20/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "207. Music Academy of the West used to run a thrift shop and high-end used clothing store: "The Rack." I'm sure MAW would love nice clothing donated. " (09/19/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "Unity Shop or Calm, Rescue Mission " (09/18/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "Domestic Violence Solutions (formerly Shelter Services for Women) used to run a thrift store, and they offered clients vouchers to shop with there. They don't really have space at the shelter to store a variety of sizes and types of c ... " (09/18/16)
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Used Clothing Donations "Calling DVS was my first thought too. Transition House is another option. I donate to Unity Shoppe. It's literally a store people can shop at, and they have a program, Job Smart, to aid people in dressing for interviews and work. htt ... " (09/18/16)
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Water Bill Costs "I live in SB City. I think my utilities are the best deal going. $100 a month for trash, sewage and water. My cable (tv, ISP, phone) bill, which I could live without but don't want to, is almost twice that. I got into my 3rd HCF in Au ... " (09/18/16)
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Renovations underway at Coast Village Plaza [pics] "The friendly camera shop Tony Rose Camera on Coast Village Road went out of biz 8 years ago because their rent went from $4000 to 8000 a month. Now a cosmetics shop is there. Go figure. Of course all camera shops in SB are gone exce ... " (09/14/16)
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Renovations underway at Coast Village Plaza [pics] "Frankly, I think that shopping plaza NEEDS to be improved. It's stodgy to the point of being an eyesore. Sounds like it will be much more attractive and functional when they're done. I do hope, however, that they will NOT jack up re ... " (09/14/16)
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Barber Shop for Female Short Cuts? "Danny's barber shop,JONATHAN. He's a true stylist for both men and women. Pricey,but good! " (09/13/16)
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Barber Shop for Female Short Cuts? "I went to the newish UPTOWN Barbershop on 4425 Hollister Ave. There was a young woman getting her hair cut on her birthday. She looked so happy and the Barber took a good long time cutting her hair and even paid for her cut. I think ... " (09/13/16)
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Barber Shop for Female Short Cuts? "Go to Arturo's Barber Shop at 3457 State Street and ask for Joe or Frank. " (09/13/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "I have to agree with 747 I've have dealt with both of those shops and can 2nd the good, fair work. Cory Motors knows about the old bugs, they had a Class 11(bone stock) Baja race car for years. Top Shop on Patterson also works o ... " (09/12/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "Two suggestions. Talk to Miller at Advanced Automotive on Aero Camino (968-5616) about the mechanical restoration. Talk to Dino DeNunzio at Dino's Body Shop on Depot Rd (683-8189) about the body work. Both are near the airport. Both men ar ... " (09/12/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "One would think that restoring a basic, no-frills VW Beetle would be the easiest thing in the world. It isn't. The problem is, there is no local one-stop restoration center. All body work and mechanical work has to be done by dif ... " (09/12/16)
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66 VW Beetle Restoration "There is a vw shop on Gutierrez Das Volkswagen very knowledgeable , " (09/12/16)
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AUD Project Concerns "I know some people have convinced themselves that "Agenda 21" is just "tin foil hat conspiracy theory", but if they're correct, then what's the explanation for all these mixed use developments with retail/commercial space on ground ... " (09/12/16)
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Standard Sink Clog Price "@GREEN62 - RJ Carroll & Sons on Salsipuedes is no longer a union shop according to one of their plumbers who worked on my home recently. They're still pretty pricey but always do a good job. I've heard good things about Leo's plumbing st ... " (09/11/16)
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Standard Sink Clog Price "RJ Carrol Plumbing is the Union shop. Carrol plumbing and Maintenance is the non union. " (09/10/16)
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Why Did Angel Vets Close? "I agree with mountainman. Sadly this isn't the first news of this. Just a few days ago Edhat had an article about the barbershop closing on Victoria ( I think ), the small shop that did all the great Xmas decorations. Closed becaus ... " (09/07/16)
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Why Did Angel Vets Close? "Wow, that was my favorite daily stop--Magnolia Shopping Center. Many nice businesses to serve me--and the thrift shop was a daily to browse in. " (09/07/16)
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Why Did Angel Vets Close? "Magnolia Shopping Center's new owners are hitting tenants with huge rent increases. I've spoken to several longtime business owners there who say they have no choice but to move or close shop. The look of our neighborhood shopping center is ... " (09/07/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I like it. Will it be the only place I shop? No. But it does have a GREAT bulk selection and they have a good produce selection too. And they actually have lettuce.....unlike the new Mesa Vons. There you can find ample Kale, but ... " (09/05/16)
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Popular Downtown Businesses Close Shop "Why does $1,000 per month seem like high rent to people? I thought commercial space went for a lot more than that, considering the location. It seems like the Barber Shop was getting a great bargain at $695 per month. " (09/04/16)
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World's Safest Beach Sign Gone Missing "OMG, someone else remembers Reggie Reynolds and his wonderful bait shop! His secret "Fisherman's Handshake" is something I continue to share (especially with young fishermen), more than 55 years later. I miss Reggie, finding lures ... " (09/01/16)
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World's Safest Beach Sign Gone Missing "Reminds me of walking way out into the water back in the early 70s with Reggie Reynolds, the wonderful old gent who had the little red bait/tackle/candy shop just across the tracks from the beach and across the street from the old lem ... " (08/31/16)
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Help Identify Burglar Suspect "He has a blue shop rag and keys hanging from his pants. It would seem to indicate he is working for some cleaning or maintenance service. Personally, he seemed pretty familiar with his surroundings... " (08/31/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "It looks like I'm in the minority, but I was far less impressed by Sprouts than I'd hoped. Although expecting to love it, it fell short in several areas--at least on the day I came in. Other than a familiar face I saw who used to be at Wh ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "359, it's funny that you still think Haggen was sunk by meanies who refused to shop there. " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I tried Sprouts and will shop there for their weekly specials. It is not a supermarket like the old Von's. Actually Von's is not like the old Von's. Since the merger, prices at Von's have steadily risen to new "Haggen" highs. I used to ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "Did I miss it above or does no one care that Sprouts like Whole Foods is an employee ripoff operation. If you shop at Vons/Alberstsons you at least support working folks who can earn a decent salary there instead of the bank accounts of th ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I liked it. Much cheaper than whole foods. Deli made sandwiches are $3.99-4.99. which is a deal. The pre-made entrees look good too for around $6.00 which is cheaper than a fast food meal. I got my weeks groceries for about 75.00!! Ju ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I was ready to put my nose up at Sprouts. I love Trader Joes, won't waste my $ at Whole Foods, Lazy Acres, shop at Albertsons in W. Goleta when necessary. Sprouts is cool. I went in on a whim with a friend. Some things seemed pricey, ... " (08/30/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I discovered Henry's when I moved to San Diego in the early 90's. Over the years they've been bought and sold, changed their name from Henry's to Boney's to Sprouts. They went from being family owned (started in San Diego in the 40's) ... " (08/29/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "well its close for me, and when I wake up without half & half for my one cup of coffee, it's easier to go to Sprouts than TJ's. And they have organic 1/2@1/2 while my beloved TJ's does not. I have been organic since I was in my 20's, and t ... " (08/29/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "I stopped by on opening day. I like that it is light and airy and doesn't have a lot of the crap that regular supermarkets have (that I don't buy). I was disappointed at the small size of their organic produce section. (Before so ... " (08/29/16)
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Food for Thought - Sprouts in Goleta "Great first visit. Everything I saw in the ad matched the price in the store ($.89 for a basket of strawberries, $2. a bag for tangerines, $2.99 for 4 gourmet cupcakes-- raspberry lemonade flavored are divine!). Going back tonight for din ... " (08/29/16)
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Scam Letter "I feel like maybe you dont't shop at Sam's Club or Wal- mart...but perhaps someone that has all of your information (including your Credit Card) does. It may be a good idea to check your credit report :( " (08/29/16)
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Scam Letter "978P... you missed the part where the OP didn't shop at Walmart or Sam's Club. " (08/28/16)
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Puppy Rental "Montecito pet shop on the mesa has puppies sometimes, you could stop in there and ask... " (08/27/16)
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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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