A reader sends a halo to all of Scottie’s friends that helped at the memorial. “Thank you for celebrating his life.”

A reader sends a halo to the sun that finally came out to shine.

A reader sends a halo to the Brotherhood of Carpinteria for their donation to the Carpinteria Children’s Project. “You guys dress like you are tough, but you have soft, kind hearts. Thank you!”

A reader sends a halo to the super waitress Marie at the Worker Bee Cafe on Saturday, during the Rods & Roses event. She was swamped with requests from customers, yet she never lost her wink and a smile. “Thank you, Marie!”

A reader sends a halo to two friendly women at the Bluffs who checked in on the reader after she was yelled at (twice) by a dog walker. “Thank you so much for your concern and kindness!”

A reader sends a halo to Chris outside The Palms for gifting the reader and two friends a refreshment so we could come inside and enjoy the music from inside the restaurant.

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!”

A reader sends a halo to Teddy’s by the Sea for their excellent one-year anniversary party. “Not only does Teddy’s have great food, it also has friendly staff and owners.”

A reader sends a pitchfork to the animal-related agencies that have not responded to repeated calls about a lost cat with an obvious eye injury. “The cat is still on the loose on 6th Street. Poor thing. Why has there not been any effort to help this poor cat?”

A reader sends a pitchfork to a woman at the Bluffs who let two of her three dogs run freely down the cliff, harshly instructed her dogs to run dangerously back up the cliff, and then viciously yelled at the reader for returning her clearly terrified and anxious pup.

A reader sends a pitchfork to their neighbor whose subtenants consistently talk loudly on lengthy cell phone conversations alongside their neighbor’s house and throw their cigarette butts onto their neighbor’s ground and foliage.  

A reader sends a pitchfork to the parties responsible for cutting the library funding from the schools in our community.  

A reader sends a pitchfork to the agency responsible for not clearing the massive trees off the beach. “I see toddlers playing under these forts that could collapse and harm them at any moment.”

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