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A reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria High School student who turned in another student’s lost wallet. “You saved him from having to replace his license and debit card, and have renewed my admiration for the integrity of our local high school students. Warrior spirit all the way.”

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A reader sends a halo to the man who rushed to help a middle-school boy who crashed on his bike and was doubled-over, screaming in pain. “I saw you; you were amazing—you helped him up, get straightened out and on his way. People like you give the world hope.”  

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A reader sends a halo to the flip flop that has managed to stay in the middle of the Carpinteria Avenue and Casitas Pass Road intersection for two months. “Parents work hard to teach their kids that kind of tenacity—I don’t know where your mate is, but I’m sure it would be proud.”

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A reader sends a halo to the people who ride their bikes after dark with front and rear lights. “I’ve had a few scares, and so I appreciate you!”

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A reader sends a halo to everyone in the community who donated time, money and gave support for the reader’s daughter, Lindsay Morrison and her grandkids, Mercedes and Bentley Romero-Morrison, in the passing of Eric Romero. “Your support has helped them a great deal.”

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A reader sends a halo to Bill Dayka and Casey Balch for another great summer of Movies in the Park. “These family-friendly movies make great memories for both locals and visitors!”

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A reader sends a halo to the amazing teachers at Carpinteria Children’s Project: Gaby, Ana, Isabel and Jasmine for their attention to, and support of a thankful little boy and his family over the last couple of years. “Your caring on his behalf helped to change his life.”

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A reader sends a halo to the whole Carpinteria community for all their prayers, support and donations for the reader’s kids during this hard time. “And to everyone who came to pay their respects as we laid Eric to rest.”

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A reader sends a halo to the ladies and gentlemen who volunteer to make the beautiful floral bouquets every Friday evening for St. Joseph Church. “Thanks also for the flower growers who donate the flowers!”

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A reader sends a halo to whoever returned the reader’s purse. “Thanks for all the prayers—they worked and I got the most important stuff back. Carpinteria rocks!”

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A reader sends a halo to Ken Ha for hosting another successful Independence Day Tennis Tournament at Sandpiper. “You are a community-focused and all-around great guy. Lots of fun!”

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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.”

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A reader sends a halo to Diana Rigby for always being approachable, thoughtful of all students and finally moving our district into the competitive future. “Our kids’ future shines bright, thanks to you!”

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A reader sends a halo to Rincon Brewery for not having straws or plastic to-go bags. “You make a difference, thank you. Maybe other restaurants in town will follow suit.”

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A reader sends a halo to a long time postal customer, John. “Thank you for the cutest gift for my granddaughter. You are so thoughtful!”

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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.

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A reader sends a halo to the staff at the Carpinteria Post Office for returning a loose paycheck lost in the mail. “Thank you for your outstanding customer service.”

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A reader sends a halo to Jack’s Bagels for donating bagels to the Carpinteria High School “Every 15 Minutes” program that brings education and awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk driving.

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A reader sends a halo to all law enforcement and first responders, past and present. “Just a quick thank you—a reminder that your sacrifices and service are not forgotten.”

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A reader sends a halo to Laura and Justise from Foster’s Freeze who generously provided students with “whatever they wanted” for a treat after a field trip to the Friends of the Library bookstore.

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A reader sends a halo to Carpinteria students taking part in the world-wide “Youth Strike for Climate” on March 15, demanding world leaders take responsibility and solve the climate crisis.   

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A reader sends a halo to Andrew and the Cate School lacrosse girls for another great year of fun and learning. “The end-of-the-year celebration up at Cate School was a well-planned experience. The Carpinteria Middle School Flames had a blast!”

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A reader sends a halo to Ruth Ramirez at Sansum Clinic. “After 42 years of sincere caring for all her patients and medical knowledge, she is hanging up her stethoscope. God bless her, she is loved and will be deeply missed by all who know Dr. Ruth!”

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A reader sends a halo to Julie Rubio Shamblin and all the Virtual Enterprise students and parents who put on an amazing “Parent’s Night Out” event for kids on Valentine’s Day. “My kids had a blast and the hubby and I got to spend quality time alone!”

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A reader sends a halo to Julie Rubio Shamblin and all the Virtual Enterprise students and parents who put on an amazing “Parent’s Night Out” event for kids on Valentine’s Day. “My kids had a blast and the hubby and I got to spend quality time alone!”

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A reader sends a halo to Greg at Carpinteria Valley Lumber. “I would give 100 halos to him for proving there are still good, decent and honest people in this world. I lost my wallet with $250 cash in it and he returned it to my house and not a cent was missing.”  

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A reader sends a halo to Meg and Danny on the San Ysidro Trail for “cleaning trees”—scraping away debris from tree bases so that the trees wouldn’t die from eventual infestation by insects, mold, etc. “We will become tree cleaners ourselves on our next hike! Thanks for educating us!”

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A reader sends a halo to the young lady at Coffee Bean that is always smiling and is incredibly helpful. “She always goes out of her way to make sure every customer is happy and she always brightens up my day.”

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A reader sends a halo to Reynaldo’s Bakery for making delicious rosca (Kings Day bread). “Thank you for helping our family continue with our traditions.”

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A reader sends a halo to Dr. Adrienne Oliver at Animal Medical Clinic. “(She is) a veterinarian extraordinaire, who has helped all of our animals with such personal and loving care. Thank you!”

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A reader sends a halo the kind gentleman who made a pre-K kitchen possible before the rain came. “You made so many kiddos super happy!”

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A reader sends a halo to the volleyball players at Monte Vista Park who are staying healthy by being outdoors, getting exercise and having good clean fun.

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A reader sends a halo to the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors for adopting a recommendation to reduce the cost of an annual County parks day-use pass for veterans. “Jalama and Lake Cachuma annual day-use passes are $10 for veterans!”     

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A reader sends a halo to all the Canalino teachers and staff for hosting Family Math Night. What a great way to get the kids and parents excited about math!

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A reader sends a halo to the guys at Carpinteria Valley Lumber for mounting the reader’s son’s costume to his wheelchair. “You guys were so great and you made it happen for him—without your help he wouldn’t have been ready in time!”

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A reader sends a halo to firefighter/paramedic Gabriel, his partner and the EMTs who responded to her husband’s medical emergency. “Thank you for your efficiency and compassion!”

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A reader sends a halo to the cashier at Mi Fiesta Market. “I was short a couple of dollars on some snacks, and the cashier was kind enough to let it slide until next time. Nice to see that kind of customer service still around.”

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A reader sends a halo to Bruce for his serendipitous plant generosity. “These beauties look fantastic in their new home. I’ll do my best to keep them happy and healthy.”

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A reader sends a halo to the Sheriff’s Department for posting a deputy in front of Canalino School. "Things move so much more smoothly when you are there. Thank you for babysitting all us adults."

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A reader sends a halo to Jesus and George for their wonderful assistance to the Carpinteria Education Foundation at Carp-A-Cabana. “Thanks, you both deserve big halos!”

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