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A reader sends a halo to the person that rescued the reader’s dog that had escaped the yard. “I was contacted by Santa Barbara Humane Society with the great news that someone had found our dog. This angel had also posted signs around her neighborhood, listed him on Nextdoor and on Craigslist.”

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A reader sends a halo to KEYT Channel 3’s C.J. Ward and his news segment “C.J. On Your Side” for his compassionate and successful handling of the reader’s and 100-year-old mother’s fight with a large insurance company over the cancellation of a long-term health plan. “Yes, C.J. is on our side!”

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A reader sends a halo to Megan for making the best orchid arrangements, and taking the time to do this for a friend. “It is much appreciated.”

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A reader sends a halo to Dolores at Tyler’s Doughnuts for her beautiful smile and always remembering how the reader likes her coffee (French cap w/creamer). “She is amazing! Una inspiración.”

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A reader sends a halo to Carpinteria Valley Lumber and Carpinteria Valley Roofing for donating all the materials needed for Eagle Scout candidate Rowen Manriquez to build his Eagle Scout Public Service Project: a trailhead information kiosk at Lake Cachuma’s Sweetwater Trail.

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A reader sends a halo to Ms. Piccoletti at Aliso School. “Thank you for your uplifting spirit and your positive interactions with students online. The Carpinteria community is lucky to have you as an educator.”

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A reader sends a halo to the city of Carpinteria and Caltrans for opening Via Real from Casitas Pass Road to Bailard Avenue. “But the thoroughfare near San Roque Mobile Home Park is dangerously narrow for bicyclists and autos. Please check it out!”

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A reader sends a halo to Anthony Vega of Carpinteria Public Works. “He exemplifies public service. When asked, he removed poison oak from the side of the Carpinteria Creek Bridge. This saved any young child walking by from potential danger.”

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A reader sends a halo to the many Carpinteria volunteers who helped to keep city streets, trails and beaches free of litter this summer. “It was a big job, and you deserve an equally big round of applause.”

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A reader sends a halo to the extremely nice UPS deliveryman who always leaves the reader’s very bad, very yappy dog a treat. “He really doesn’t deserve it but thanks anyway.”

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A reader sends a halo to Marc at T-Mobile. “Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and patience. You went above and beyond helping me purchase my new phone. You are a true asset to the company.”

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A reader sends a halo to behavioral therapists Phoebe, Sierra and Amara ofChildren’s Developmental Milestones. “You’re doing an amazing job with telehealth and have helped my son continue to build social skills despite social distancing.” 

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A reader sends a halo to Oscar at the Carpinteria Post Office for all his patience and kindness in thoroughly answering all the reader’s questions.

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A reader sends a halo to John Wullbrandt and all the teens who painted panels for the mural “Together Apart” at the Carpinteria Arts Center. 

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A reader sends a halo to Alison and Ella for picking up litter every day on their walk near 6th Street and Palm Avenue. “We appreciate you!”

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A reader sends a halo to Dave Hernandez and code enforcement officers for keeping the beaches safe over the holiday weekend. “Thank you for all you do!”

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A reader sends a halo to Sheriff’s Deputy Lambert for helping the reader’s family get their stolen property back. “Within an hour of filing the report… our property was found. Your professionalism and compassion will be remembered and forever appreciated.”

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A reader sends a halo to Melody of Albertsons Floral Department. “You are the best! You help us give smiles to our loved ones, are always helpful and create beautiful floral arrangements.”

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A reader sends a halo to the generous person for paying for the reader’s gas when she forgot her ATM card at the gas station. “I’m sorry I chose the most expensive oil, I’d love to reimburse you, and thank you. I’m deeply moved by your generosity.”

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A reader sends a halo to the Boy Scouts of Troop 50 for spending the last two Saturdays clearing the weeds from the infields at El Carro Park.

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A reader sends a halo to Sal and Maria of Reyes Market for the lovely dinners they deliver each week. “They are very much appreciated by this senior citizen.”

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A reader sends a halo to Pedro from McDonald’s and The UPS Store.“Quite simply the nicest and most courteous with each and every transaction—yeah!”

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A reader sends a halo to Mama Lowey for excellent butter and banana bread. “Thank you for delivering the treat with the cute napkins and plates. You are the best!”

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A reader sends a halo to the CUSD transportation department (Michael, Jose, Tamera, Stacy and Karen) for delivering student work packets to their houses in the pouring rain. “Their efforts help ensure that all students continue to have access to their learning.”

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A reader sends a halo to Sharon Organista, the reader’s friend and travel agent, for getting the reader an early ticket home from Panama the day before they closed their airport. “Without her help we may have been stuck there on 24-hour-a-day quarantine (and with surfing now illegal!).”

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Coastal View News sends out halos to all the volunteer newspaper throwers who helped bring CVN to the doors and driveways of over 200 residents the past two weeks. Thank you Robin, Kris, Emma, Jesse, Justise, Carter, Andres, Esther, Mateo, Eric, Jake, Blanca, Scott, Isabel, Amy and Alonzo!

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A reader sends a halo to Pacific Health Foods for handing out gloves to each customer, for limiting the number of customers in the store and marking-off six feet of distance. “You rock!”

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A reader sends a halo to Albertson’s cashiers for always serving at the front of any emergency. “Be kind with them when you can’t find TP or sanitizer, they are doing their best for our community.”

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A reader sends a halo to Dr. Smith, Brook, Marco, Connie and Liz and everyone at the Animal Medical Clinic on Casitas Pass Road. “We are grateful for your high level of professionalism, empathy and care throughout the years.”

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A reader sends a halo to Karen at the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History for giving the reader an informative and entertaining private tour. “I learned so much about the history of our town!”

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A reader sends a halo to Jim and Jennifer Rockwell for doing their best to get everyone’s dry cleaning back to them during this difficult time. “Hope you recover quickly from your surgery, Jim.”     

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A reader sends a halo to Geri Carty and Eydie Kaufman for preventing a Superbowl fight. “Good work, ladies.”  

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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.

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A reader sends a halo to Anthony and Francis for the informative agricultural tour of their Foothill Road farm. “Your passion of farming was apparent and we loved the opportunity to go behind the scenes.”

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A reader sends a halo to Bill Cross in gratitude for 22 years of providing numismatic expertise at his shop, Bill’s Coins. “Bill, you will be missed, but enjoy your retirement!”

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A reader sends a halo to Tambra at Albertsons. “The first thing I do when I walk into the store is look to see what register she’s working at, because her warm, friendly and enthusiastic manner makes me feel happier than when I walked in!”

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A reader sends a halo to Whitney. “She is a sweet little girl who made and delivered her homemade cinnamon ornaments to every volunteer at Saint Joseph Thrift Store on Wednesday, Dec. 18. What a kind and thoughtful gesture. We were all deeply touched. Merry Christmas!”

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A reader sends a halo to Principal O’Shea and the entire CMS teaching team who make themselves available to students before school, after school and on email. “They go way above and beyond to foster student success.”

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A reader sends a halo to Kerry at Jazzercise for always being there for her clients. “She brings her beautiful smile and keeps us moving.”

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A reader sends a halo to GranVida Senior Living for generously opening their beautiful lobby for the public to drop off non-perishable items for the Carpinteria Woman’s Club annual Food Drive.

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A reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria Unified School District for not shutting down school when there was a fire 40 miles away. “Thank you for keeping kids safe and putting families first.”

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