A reader sends a halo to the Gym Next Door for helping to create a community of friends and role models who “just keep moving” ...even into their 90s.

A reader sends a halo to Tammy Graham and another lady and gentleman who stopped to help the reader after she fell in the parking lot coming out of CVS. “Thank you to Carpinteria’s best citizens.”

A reader sends a halo to Carpinteria Head Start, now the Betty Sanchez Center—the first organization to occupy classrooms at the Carpinteria Children’s Project. “The Center has served hundreds of families over the last 10 years and the children leave kindergarten ready.”

A reader sends a halo to the forgotten, fearless foursome that made it to CIF finals. “Great job to J.R. Hajducko, Nathan Endow, Beau Persoon and Augie Sheaffer. Way to represent the Carpinteria High School Swim Team!”

A reader sends a halo to the champion worker at Taco Bell who handles business in a professional, enthusiastic manner. “You know who you are—go bud!”

A reader sends a halo to Rex, who helped two young people jump start their car and get them back on the road to home. “Thank you!”

A reader sends a halo to Freddy and Patti in Casitas Village for always inviting him and his wife to parties and making them feel welcome. “They help us with our garden and anything else. They are exemplary neighbors and their sons Carlo and Jr. are growing up to be just as awesome.”   

A reader sends a halo to Smart and Final for their generous donation of fruit to the annual pickleball tournament. “On behalf of the Santa Barbara Pickleball Club, thank you for providing a refreshing and nutritious snack to hundreds of athletes.”

A reader sends a halo to Deirdre Sklar and the Carpinteria Woman’s Club for having a by-donation Feldenkrais class. “Deirdre is kind and knowledgeable and the by-donation makes the class accessible to many. The Woman’s Club is also a peaceful place to meet. Thank you!”

A reader sends a halo to Caltrans. “Although I am very sad that our quiet, private road has reopened, Caltrans did a beautiful job on the reconstruction of our little bridge over Arroyo Paredon Creek. They even placed a few stone benches by the creek. Thank you, Caltrans.”  

A reader sends a halo to Marilyn, Tracy and the crew at Carpinteria Valley Lumber for filling the reader’s pots with beautiful flowers for the Carpinteria Beautiful Home and Garden tour. “You all rock!”

A reader sends a halo to Carter Hampton for finding the reader’s phone on the Franklin Trail. “As much as I hate it, I’d be lost without it.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the man who parked his pickup at Santa Claus beach and let three dogs jump out of the back and go bounding down the beach off-leash. “So dangerous!”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the person who stole the reader’s shovel from her gated yard. “Are you the same person who took the rusty antique step stool and the vintage pink magazine table?”

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