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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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A reader sends a halo to the gentleman at the supermarket on Linden Avenue who paid for the reader’s strawberries and blueberries, saving him a trip home for his wallet.

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A reader sends a halo to Doribel at Tyler’s Donuts. “She has a great smile, gives excellent customer service, takes care of my weekly special order and has the best donuts.”

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A reader sends a halo to Heather Madden for going around town collecting gift certificates for our family. “And thank you to all the merchants who so graciously donated those gifts. We are so appreciative of your kindness.”

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A reader sends a halo to Dan Randall of Green Star Coffee for donating proceeds from all sales of his delicious (certified organic free trade) coffee at the Earth Day Festival to the Community Environmental Council.

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A reader sends a halo to Darlene Gonzalez at Westerlay Orchids. “Thank you for your kindness, your compassion, your patience and your comfort.”  

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A reader sends a halo to Karl and his friend who rescued the reader by removing a sharp band that got stuck on her finger. “It was so painful and they happened by at the exact moment I was starting to panic, and came up with a solution remove it!”

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A reader sends a halo to Borrello’s for being the first to bring the Impossible Burger to Santa Barbara County. Finally, a burger for people who want to enjoy a good burger while being kind to animals and the environment.

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A reader sends a halo to the kind person who left a note on the reader’s car informing her of a flat tire. “You made my day and really helped me out!”

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A reader sends a halo to the Public Works maintenance crew who worked hard throughout the night of the storm cleaning the streets and sidewalks of mud debris. “Thank you for keeping Carpinteria beautiful!”

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A reader sends a halo to the butcher at Albertsons. “He went way beyond helping me with my order. Please give him a day off with pay.”

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A reader sends a halo to the Carpinteria Food Pantry, Food Bank of Santa Barbara, staff and board of the Carpinteria Children’s Project, individuals and businesses who have contributed so generously to food distributions in the community.  

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A reader sends a halo to the Curtis Studio of Dance for an awesome Nutcracker show. “After weeks of rescheduling due to the Thomas Fire, the dancers were finally able to deliver the stellar performance they had worked so hard to perfect.”

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A reader sends a halo to Alfredo, the owner of Toro Canyon Nursery. “Thank you very much for coming up with your tractor at the bridge on Highway 192 and helping Caltrans as a volunteer to open up the road and let all the cars pass by. You are an angel.”

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A reader sends a halo to the woman with the two fluffy white dogs. “She is so sweet and kind. I feel like she’s a wonderful representation of the local community.”

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A reader sends a halo to Terry and Leigh Sparks for buying breakfast for hungry and hard-working firefighters at Worker Bee Cafe “That’s the spirit of our Carpinteria Community!”

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A reader sends a halo to all the firefighters for their highly coordinated and heroic efforts to save lives and homes in the Thomas Fire, and to local hero Matt Organista for keeping the reader informed of what was going on and helping those in need.

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A reader sends a halo to the amazing team at Reynaldo’s bakery: Ana F., Catalina, Ekia R. and Diana. “The Cookoo’s Nest loves your warm smiles.”

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A reader sends a halo to Shen R. for being a hardworking, dedicated employee throughout her careers. “Congratulations on your retirement, you deserve it!”

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