A reader sends a halo to Kathy at the Carpinteria Branch Library for her many years of friendly and helpful service. “We will miss you!”

A reader sends a halo to the kind couple who stayed with the reader after a car accident. “They waited until someone came to get me home safely.”

A reader sends a halo to Rincon Beach Park hosts Randy and Annie, who recently left the scene. “A great void in all our hearts. God bless you guys and wish you the very best.”

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A reader sends a halo to John Wullbrandt, Janey Cohen and Anna Bradley for leading the Lynda Fairly Carpinteria Arts Center’s 2021 Teen Mural “Together Again.”

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A reader sends a halo to the generous donors who helped make the Mike Betliskey Fundraiser a complete success in only seven days. “The true spirit of the Carpinteria community is exemplified by your generosity, kindness and love of neighbor.”

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A reader sends a halo to Juanita at Union Bank for going above and beyond in helping the reader with mom’s checking account after the reader’s mom passed away.

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A reader sends a halo to all the staff members at Giovanni’s Pizza. “All of the people are very polite and the pizza there is the best! Without you my taste buds would not be as happy as they are!” 

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A reader sends a halo to their mail carrier, John. “He (gives) the best customer service to us and our dog. We just love and appreciate him!”

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A reader sends a halo to Rocio at the UPS store. “(You were) so genuinely kind and helpful in handling an Amazon return that I was nervous and clueless about.” 

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A reader sends a halo to Skip at Bikeworks for taking such good care of the reader’s sons’ bikes, both the road one and the stationary one. “Mahalo!”

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A reader sends a halo to the maintenance crew at their dad’s job for donating to the reader’s high school graduation gift. “I appreciate it more than you guys will ever know! Hope you enjoyed the cinnamon rolls.”

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A reader sends a halo to Rose Story Farms for their generous donation of their beautiful roses to Carpinteria High School AVID students. “The fragrant and vibrant bouquets made our night magical.”

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A reader sends a halo to Vera who at age 101 walks daily with her son-in-law, Kenneth, and “inspires all of us to get out and enjoy the fresh air.”

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A reader sends a halo to Gillian who was walking on the Carpinteria Bluffs Preserve and picking up after dogs. “Thank you for your stewardship and caring for our bit of heaven.”

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A reader sends a halo to the students of Carpinteria High School and their parents. “On Monday, while the parent support group was distributing goodies for teacher appreciation week, students broke into applause. It was a truly humbling and inspirational experience.”

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A reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria Community Pool staff for all their efforts during this past year. “You enabled all of us swimmers to survive!”

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A reader sends a halo to Jason, Marilyn and Jared at Carpinteria Valley Lumber for always thinking of others. “Carpinteria and La Conchita are a much better place because of you.”

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A reader sends a halo to Barbara for being the best babysitter to the reader’s three girls and for all the amazing volunteer work she does for the community’s kids. “Carpinteria is lucky to have you!”

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A reader sends a halo to Mrs. Tomscha and Mrs. Wheeler for going above and beyond expectations in second grade this year. “You have been amazing in making my homeschooler feel a part of the class and giving so much extra help to stay caught up. You rock!”

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A reader sends a halo to CHS dads John Persoon, Duke Loundsbury and Brian Yamaoka for being rock star helpers at the e-waste recycling event. “We couldn’t have done it without you!”

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A reader sends a halo to the family with the 4-month-old puppy who found the reader’s keys in the sand at fourth beach. “By the time I realized I dropped them, they had already found them.”

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A reader sends a halo to Coach Brett of the Carpinteria High School JV girls volleyball team. “Coaching under normal circumstances is hard; coaching during a pandemic as well as you did is epic. Your consistency, dedication and inspiration to our girls is so appreciated.”

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A reader sends a halo to Mrs. Ota, who at 103, cuts the thousands of elastic pieces that go into free face masks provided by Neighbor to Neighbor to all Carpinterians on request. “Mrs. Ota is an inspiration to all as she cuts each piece to a precise measurement. This is boring work but Mrs. …

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A reader sends a halo to Emily Lainer at Rite Aid who found the reader’s credit card and returned it. “Thank you, Emily. Honesty and integrity are precious character traits.”

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A reader sends a halo to Natalia Alarcon and Al Clark of Carpinteria City Council for recognizing and acknowledging “the overwhelming will and needs of Carpinteria residents over the city’s interest in financial benefits.”

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A reader sends a halo to Alan Koch for being the board chair for the Carpinteria Arts Center and for sharing his passion for the arts and our community.

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A reader sends a halo to Lisa Lombardi O’Reilly. “It’s thanks to her help, support and encouragement in assisting me that I was able to publish my first book.”

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A reader sends a halo to Armando at the Carpinteria Goodwill. “He always greets customers with a smile and helps them find anything they might need.” 

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A reader sends a halo to Reynaldo’s Mexican Bakery and Jack’s Bistro and Famous Bagels for their generous donation to the luncheon for the less fortunate in the community. “Another reason to support our local businesses.”

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A reader sends a halo to the lovely woman in a straw hat who was riding her bike along Foothill Road looking for and picking up trash along the way with a grabber. “The simple act of kindness and community made my day!”

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A reader sends a halo to Anita Garcia, who has delivered groceries to seniors for free since the beginning of the pandemic, and runs a free food stand. “Her mission is to help anyone in need and she’s a Carpinteria angel.”

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A reader sends a halo to Pat Keiser and Jack and Robin Niederpruem for their continued dedication to serving meals on Wednesday and Fridays. “You are true CarpHearts!”

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A reader sends a halo to the wonderful person who found the reader’s black wallet at Smart & Final. “Everything was intact. You are to be praised for your honesty and good will, a perfect example of what’s right about our citizenry.”

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