A reader sends a halo to Brian and Rick who cleaned up bags of trash on the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County's section of the Carpinteria Salt Marsh.

A reader sends a halo to the very kind gentleman who came to the reader’s rescue when her car broke down on the Evans off-ramp in Summerland.

A reader sends a halo to Lisa York who offered to pay for the reader’s groceries when the card-scanner at a supermarket wasn’t working. “She said I could write her a check—I did not know her, but still she was willing to take a chance on a stranger (and) help a fellow Carpinterian.” 

A reader sends a halo to Padaro Beach Grill for continuing to be the reader’s favorite place to eat. 

A reader sends a halo to the town of Carpinteria for being such an amazing community for the reader’s family’s winter trip. “We extended our trip due to the great people, amazing food, kid-friendly environment and amazing beaches.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the person who stole the reader’s bike from the Carpinteria State Beach campground and stole items from numerous other campers the same night as well.

A reader sends a pitchfork to the restaurant who served a seafood-based soup at room-temperature. “That is a health code violation, and with no apology.”

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