A reader sends a halo to Coriander for caring for the reader’s dog Stella. “Thank you, for caring for our dog Stella as your own—despite her eccentricities. Stella and I are so grateful for your time, and the love you show her.”

A reader sends a halo to Matt Roberts and the city parks workers for keeping El Carro Park safe and well maintained.

A reader sends a halo to Alley Pets for putting up with her weekly $2 purchase of crickets. “Surely this is more hassle than it’s worth, and I thank you for saving me so many trips to Santa Barbara.”

A reader sends a halo to Christine and Willard and two others for being great neighbors during an emergency. “Much appreciated.”

A reader sends a halo to Justen at Jack’s Bistro & Famous Bagels for the delicious lunch for the Teen Mural Project at the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center. “Thanks!”

A reader sends a halo to Señor Frogs Restaurant for the dinners served by the lovely family. “We will miss this home away from home, the inviting space and delicious food.”

A reader sends a halo to Abel at Beach Motors for being the reader’s mechanic for over 15 years. “He’s honest, the price is right and he goes out of his way to give good service.”

A reader sends a halo to Graham Farrar for helping an elderly Concerned Carpinterian up after he fell at the city council meeting. “Graham is a fantastic neighbor and community member!”

A reader sends a halo to Pizza Man Dan’s for the donation of pizzas to the After-School Program’s end-of-the-year party at Carpinteria Middle School. “The After-School Program appreciates your generosity and wonderful community support.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the very rude and disrespectful woman at the city council meeting who talked and laughed at others who were presenting opposing views.  

A reader sends a pitchfork to the school district and its nonprofit partners for taking money from an oil company to fund its science programs. “Our community should have been able to fund chemistry, physics and biology programs decades ago.”   

A reader sends a pitchfork to the mobile grooming truck parked on the reader’s street. “Please park your truck in your own neighborhood.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to whoever smashed a gopher snake with a rock on Franklin Trail last Saturday. “Even if you thought it was a rattlesnake, which it very clearly wasn’t, there’s absolutely no justification for cruelly killing an animal as you cross through its habitat.”

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