December 5, 2013
A reader sends a halo to the pool employees who put in extra hours over Thanksgiving weekend to keep our community pool in great condition. “Thank you.”
A reader sends a halo to the MTD bus service. “The buses are on time, clean and the drivers are friendly.”
A reader sends a halo to the wonderful community of Carpinteria for helping Girls Inc. of Carpinteria and Santa Barbara secure the necessary votes to become the beneficiaries of the 2014 Santa Barbara Triathlon. “We were in it to win it, and we did.”
A reader sends a halo to Gabriel who helped a damsel in distress en route to Thanksgiving. “My coolant light went on, and Gabriel helped replace the coolant and save the day. You’re an angel, Gabriel, just like your namesake.”
A reader sends a halo to Bill, Reggie and Bella Hepp for taking care of Swami while we went surfing.
A reader sends a halo to Christie Boyd for her letter reminding us to shop locally. “We turn to our merchants for donations to help local nonprofits and sports teams. Let’s help keep their stores profitable.”
A reader sends a halo to Connor Kelsey and the entire Warrior football team for an amazing season. “I’m going to miss watching all of the seniors play next year.”
A reader sends a halo to Anne, Carrie, Nathalie, Alysa, Angelina and Krista of Tony’s Restaurant for always providing excellent service with a smile.
A reader sends a halo to his beautiful wife of one year. “Thank you for making me happy. We have gotten through tough times. Here’s to many more years together.”
A reader sends a halo to the varsity Warrior football team for giving our community an exciting and memorable season. “You guys are awesome.”
A reader sends a halo to the kind neighbors for picking up Curious Cup’s newspapers this windy Thanksgiving when the shop was closed.
A reader sends a halo to Tom Poulos for always doing what he can to help others. “We would not have been able to raise money for our daughter’s school without your generosity and thoughtfulness.”
A reader sends a halo to the community of Carpinteria for coming out in droves to small businesses on Small Business Saturday. “We love our community.”
A reader sends a halo to Jeanne and Brent for their generosity and kindness in making it possible to raise money for the reader’s daughter’s school by selling tri-tip sandwiches. “Everyone loved the finely sliced sandwiches, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your generosity.”
A reader sends a halo to Victor Garcia at Do It Best Hardware for being helpful as always and refunding a smoke detector gone bad that the reader had lost the receipt for. “I can always count on Victor and his staff for the most professional service.”
A reader sends a halo to Gerardo Cornejo, principal of Carpinteria High School, who cares enough to use all available resources to offer his students the best secondary public education possible.
A reader sends a halo to the young man who saw the reader drive away from the beach with her camera on top of the car. “He followed me into the Vons parking lot to tell me. I am most grateful for his thoughtfulness and hope his Thanksgiving was as meaningful as mine.”
A reader sends a halo to Tiffany at Starbucks for always being so warm and friendly. “You always make us feel so welcome.”
A reader sends a halo to Julie and Elle for looking after my German Shepherd. “Thanks. You are great.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to the two different people who left dog poop bags on the Franklin Trail.
A reader sends a pitchfork to the shops that did not have Chanukah cards out on time and to those who put Jewish New Year cards out thinking that they were the same as Chanukah cards. “Are Easter and Christmas cards the same?”
A reader sends a pitchfork to the guy on the beach who told her the birds “could live with it” when she told him his unleashed dog had no right chasing all the flocks of shorebirds on the beach and forcing them to fly away.
A reader sends a pitchfork to the rude lady who came up the beach yelling across the street to pick up after our dog. “Lady, we always pick up after our dog. Next time make sure you are accusing the right people before ruining someone’s Sunday walk.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to the person that thinks our town should shut down for high school football games. “You’ve got to be kidding. I hope you are willing to compensate local businesses for the revenue lost.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to the person that sideswiped the burgundy brown van that is used for the reader’s disabled husband.
A reader sends a pitchfork to the horseback riders on Rincon Beach. “The horse poop on the beach pollutes our ocean.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to whoever left an old mattress and box springs out on the corner of 8th and Holly for all to see. “Our neighborhood is not your garbage dump.”