February 20, 2014
A reader sends a halo to Dr. Smith, Liz and Connie from Animal Medical Clinic for stopping their busy schedule to nurse a wild bird back to health and free him where he was found. “You guys are what Carpinteria is all about. You always go above and beyond.”
A reader sends a halo to Mia and Carter Cox for being such delightful nightmares and for taking such great care of Loca the cat.
A reader sends a halo to Morgan and her father for taking care of Willie dog when he escaped.
A reader sends a halo to the City of Carpinteria for having an employee keep the downtown sidewalks neat and tidy on a daily basis.
A reader sends a halo to Taylor and Erik Bush, owners of Seastrand Boutique, for hosting a fundraiser for The Curtis Studio Competition Team. “Your continued support is amazing and we thank you.”
A reader sends a halo to Larry Nimmer of Nimmer Pictures Inc. for generously videotaping the Thrive Carpinteria Community Meeting. “Thanks to you, more have been able to be a part by watching on television.”
A reader sends a halo to Joe at Alley Pets next to Vons for doing a wonderful job grooming the reader’s 80-pound labradoodle and 10-pound malti poo doggies at a reasonable price. “Transforming them from long hairballs and mats to smooth summer coats.”
A reader sends a halo to the many friends and family who came to the Seastrand fundraiser. “Because of you, our hardworking dancers are one step closer to their goal.”
A reader sends a halo to the Community Seafood program, which delivers fresh-caught local seafood weekly to The Farm Cart in Carpinteria.
A reader sends a halo to Kiona at Curious Cup. “Thanks for sharing authors and books with the students at Carpinteria Middle School.”
A reader sends a halo to Dean Pitchford who visited Carpinteria Middle School and shared his story and his books with students and staff. “He was so nice and generous. It was marvelous.”
A reader sends a halo to Mrs. Hansen for always going out of her way to help her students succeed. “Thank you, Mrs. Hansen.”
A reader sends a halo to Victoria who works at the CVS pharmacy counter. “She always has a smile and is always friendly and helpful.”
A reader sends a halo to Javier Morales at the Carpinteria Boys & Girls club for doing such an awesome job with kids and communicating. “Thank you.”
A reader sends a halo to Canalino School for the many outstanding positive changes this year. “We are all so thrilled with the school culture, morale, enrichment opportunities, playground structure and most importantly how engaged and motivated the kids and staff are.”
A reader sends a halo to Melody at Albertsons in the floral section. “She took time out of her busy schedule of Valentine’s Day arrangements to create a beautiful get well gift.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to a local merchant who parks in a handicapped space all day, every day. “You are blocking access to surrounding businesses for people with legitimate mobility issues.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to people who walk their dogs into local shops without any regard for people who are not fond of them. “I was attacked once by a dog, and I don’t understand why dogs can’t be left at home.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to people who still have their Christmas lights up. And a double pitchfork to people who still turn them on every night.
A reader sends a pitchfork to volunteer coaches who don’t show up on time and don’t make an effort with the kids or parents. “Don’t volunteer if you don’t want to be there.”
A reader sends a pitchfork to lazy drivers that roll through stop signs in a rush right in front of you, only to drive half the speed limit and lollygag along as you slam on your brakes.
A reader sends a pitchfork to people who lack common sense. “Get off your smartphone and pay attention to the real world around you.”