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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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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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