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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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A reader sends a halo to Alexia at 7-Eleven. “You are the sweetest, most helpful young woman. Your energy is so great, you’re the reason we keep coming back to the store every day!”

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A reader sends a halo to the honest Carpinterian who found the reader’s wallet and cell phone on Linden Avenue and kindly gave it to the visitor’s kiosk to hold. “I love this little town with a big heart.”

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A reader sends a halo to JR at Colson’s for keeping a purse safe. “Ladies, take your cars to Colson’s. I forgot my purse there and he kept it safe for an hour until I came back to pick it up. Thank you!”

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A reader sends a halo to JR at Colson’s Auto Repair for generously helping the reader keep her terminally ill, much beloved, car on this side of the grave a bit longer.

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A reader sends a halo to Felipe at Gran Vida Senior Living for his hard work, talent, enthusiasm and compassion in the work that he does each day. “You make a difference!”

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A reader sends a halo to Dawn, an employee of CVS. “She is courteous, efficient and friendly—from an appreciative 53-year Carpinteria resident.  

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A reader sends a halo to Jay Bird at Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District. “He responded to a call and retrieved a possible hazard from a dumpster enclosure at our complex. An unknown person dumped a corroded propane tank and 25 gallons of used paint cans.”

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A reader sends a halo to the owner of Summerland Antiques and Nancy for donating a life-size cut out of a lion to the House of Judah church in Santa Barbara, “You’ve made so many people happy, thank you! Blessings!”

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A reader sends a halo to Tyler’s Donuts, Girls Inc., Coffee Bean, Albertsons and particularly to the Lions Club for providing a wonderful tri-tip barbecue in support of Rincon High School’s graduation ceremony.   

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A reader sends a halo to the owners of Esau’s Restaurant for absorbing the extra cost of serving paper drinking straws, showing they truly care for our oceans.

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A reader sends a halo to the parents and relatives of students at Carpinteria High School. “My students this year were polite, respectful, caring, understanding and patient. Thank you for making teaching in Carpinteria a pleasure.”

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A reader sends a halo to the moms and dads who generously contributed to the traditional Carpinteria High School Senior Breakfast. “Warrior Spirit lives on!”

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