A reader sends a halo to Antonio Velarde, from Carpinteria High School’s security team, for helping them with their tire while it was pouring. “Thank you, Antonio, for keeping us safe not only on campus, but in the community.” 

 

A reader sends a halo to The Food Liaison for providing a great meal for the homeless. “Also, to Tom Spadoro for a significant donation of food coupons for the needy, and again Carol Nichols (who) provides great haircuts.”

 

A reader sends a halo to the State, County, City, Utilities, Granite Construction and Lash Construction crews for “efficiently clearing and cleaning up the debris left by the recent storms under adverse conditions.”

 

A reader sends a halo to the kind stranger who paid for their granddaughter’s dinner at Delgado’s this past Saturday. “My granddaughter had a real bad day in LA. The world needs more people like this kind lady.” 

 

A reader sends a halo for Connie from Dr. Smith’s Animal Medical Clinic for finding funds to help their injured neighborhood stray cat Leo, who was brought in for treatment. “You make the world a better place for animals and people, thank you!” 

 

A reader sends a halo to Gramie and David for all their homemade bakery items and library suggestions. 

 

A reader sends a halo to the city of Carpinteria’s Public Works staff, who prepared for the latest storm. “Carpinteria fared very well – the creeks flowed as they should have, and the streets remained open.” 

 

A reader sends a halo to the Sansum Walk-in Clinic. “A valuable community resource with such dedicated staff.” 

 

A reader sends a halo to the group who cleaned up Carpinteria Beach on Sunday, cleaning up at least two or three rusty lobster traps and a 10x3 foot tube. “Keeping the beach safe for others.” 

 

A reader sends a pitchfork to a local business for wasting water every Friday by washing down their patio. “A code violation, and after the rain cleaned their patio. We’re in a drought. It is shameful.” 

 

A reader sends a pitchfork to the people who allow their children to play on the berm. “It’s not only unsafe; it also undermines the reinforcement that the city is working hard (and spending a lot) to provide.” 

 

A reader sends a pitchfork to the person who took all the books from a local community-share library. “A community library is meant to be ‘take one, leave one.’”

 

A reader sends a pitchfork to all the skunks, punks and hunks. “You know who you are and what you’ve done.”