I'm very moved by the Black Lives Matter movement and was disappointed to learn how much harder it is for black-owned businesses in the US.
I am searching for a professional property manager to help me navigate the current rental market. I have a townhouse to rent once people are able to move around again. Thank you!
Our small manufacturing business is part of the governments "Critical Manufacturing Sector" and we are looking to purchase well-made masks for our employees that are washable.
I'm looking to donate cash to a local organization that's helping during the pandemic, but want to choose one that has a relatively low overhead where the majority of money would go to those in need and not for the organization's expenses. Does anyone have recommendations?
Are there any local farmer's market alternatives for fresh produce in Santa Barbara County? Ventura and Ojai have provided lists of CSA's, farm stands, or pay-in-advance-then-pickup services at local farms.
Has anyone found a reliable online grocery delivery service in Santa Barbara? Thanks.
Can edhatters recommend a motorcycle mechanic on the South Coast? I'm hopefully looking for someone who does some minor repairs, drain gas tank and oil change, to get my bike up and running again. Someone who is mobile would be great.
Can someone please post a list of all local markets who have set aside time for seniors only to shop? I heard Gelson's allows only older folk to shop between 7AM and 8AM: are there any others?
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We have a termite problem in our single family house. It looks like a tent job from past experiences. Any recommendations? Tips, hints, or alerts?
I'm thinking of using an indoor antenna for TV reception and ending my cable service (to save money). But first I wanted to find out if anyone else in the area has done this, and how many stations can actually be received this way? I'd appreciate my neighbors' feedback!
Are any local restaurants/bars hosting SuperBowl parties this year? Preferably with no cover and family-friendly? My young son loves the 49ers and would love to watch the game with him and other fans.
A friend just moved to town and has never eaten Indian food before (I know!). Without traveling far and wide, what local Indian restaurants would edhat readers recommend?
I've heard of local farms selling their items in a subscription box. Can edhat readers recommend a good one that stays local?
Hi everyone! I have a very small local business and am looking for a new accountant. Preferably someone with good rates who works hard to help business owners get the best return possible. Thanks for the referrals!
Does anyone have a gentle donkey we can use for Las Posadas, the re-enactment of Mary and Joseph's journey to Bethlehem? It is for the Trust for Historic Preservation and the burro will be paid for its efforts. He would be ridden by a little 6 year old girl.
I am going on vacation for a month and have no one to move my pickup to the opposite side of the street twice a week. Any suggestions for storage or other ideas? The airport lot seems pricey.
I got the name of an electrician a year or so ago, but have lost the contact info. All I remember is that he has a Queensland Heeler that accompanies him in his work truck! But the guy himself was reasonably priced, quick and honest. Help!
In recent years I’ve grabbed breakfast at Backyard Bowls and Renaud’s before work, but I’m looking for other breakfast option in the downtown area. Does anyone have any suggestion for quick breakfast option? Preferably someone with phone or online ordering.
Can edhat readers recommend a good local mechanic for Toyotas?
Can readers recommend a local and reputable Neuropsychologist?
I have five large oak trees which need trimming. Which local tree care companies do a good job trimming oak trees. Thank you.
I've been looking at getting a generator for my home, inside the Power Shutoff Zone deep up Mission Canyon. I am wondering if anyone has installed a Standby Home Generator?
I have a 200 page Word manuscript that I would like to publish on Amazon. I’d like to find somebody who knows how to format it and get it into KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) for a reasonable price.
I've had my homeowner's insurance for decades and always paid promptly. I made no insurance claims whatsoever during any fires.
Hi edhat readers, I need some advice. I've lived in Santa Barbara for over 30 years in a variety of homes and I have never seen a cockroach. I've been renting a small 1930's cottage for the past 2 years and just in the last few months I've seen 3 cockroaches.
I'm recovering from a hand injury and returned to lap swimming at Dos Pueblos over the summer - beautiful pool! - and now they are closed. Where do Edhat readers suggest for lap swimming that won't empty my wallet?
Are there any senior citizen advocates or attorneys to work pro-Bono to help a local woman?
I was recently told by a friend that someone in town will pay me for the working parts of my broken dishwasher, but he couldn't remember who it was. Great readers of Edhat, anyone know who this could be? Thanks!
We're coming to the area for a wedding in August 2020 at the Montecito Club and want to rent a house closeby. What is the best area that readers recommend?
I'm looking for a reliable immigration service to assist with naturalization from the U.K. I've heard that some of the local establishments are less reputable that others. I'm interested in reading experiences of people who have used local services. Thank you.
Does anyone have suggestions for contractors or local businesses that do kitchen countertop installations? Looking to have either granite or quartz countertops installed and need an experienced and professional contractor who does high-quality work.
Where's the best place to get car windows tinted? I want flawless work & attention to detail sans issues after the job.
Can anyone recommend a hair salon that uses organic shampoos and conditioners?
I'm looking for recommendations on where to bring a few old VHS tapes to get them converted to DVD here in Santa Barbara. Any suggestions?
Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced gardener who can provide hand-weeding?
Does anyone know where I can get an antique banjo looked at?
Are there any monthly subscription services for car washes in town? If you pay a flat fee you can get so many washes per month?
I'm looking for some local restaurants that have a diverse menu including more than just salads for a few people who are vegan. Can edhat readers provide some recommendations?
I'm looking for a class or a person to teach me how to weave baskets? I love the art and would be delighted to be able to create them. Please advise if there are classes or someone who teaches.
Where’s the best place to have my dog’s nails trimmed? I heard there are two women on W. Mission St. who clip canine nails for $5.00 and do a great job, but I have no idea where these women are actually located. Any good, trustworthy doggie nail-trimmer references greatly appreciated.
Does anyone know a local female vocalist and guitarist that I can hire for my upcoming wedding ceremony? Thanks for the referrals.
I'm looking to host a birthday party at one of Santa Barbara's beautiful parks, but I'd like advice from edhatters about which park would be the best fit? It's an adult party and we'd like to BBQ so someplace that has built in BBQs or where we're allowed to bring our own.
Hi all, I'm looking to explore some dirt roads and cool back roads in the area in a jeep or truck. Hoping to get up into the mountains around here. Any suggestions? Thanks!
Does anyone know of a consultant who evaluates household items (paintings,etc.) and sells them on a commission basis?
Anyone know of a glass-cutter who does fine detail work? I need three 10” x 5” glass panels cut to shape and etched to match my antique porch lamp. Thank you in advance for any help with this.
I need to have a car stereo installed, can anyone recommend someone?
Can an edhatter refer me to a Quicken-for-PC expert in Santa Barbara, Goleta or Carpinteria? I know the basics but need help on more complicated moves.
Are there some good 2019 San Barbara Podcasts? It can be comedy, technology, political, or news (Edhat Podcast?). I really appreciate our local journalists! Are there any podcasts for, or by, Senior Citizens in Santa Barbara County?
I'm trying to find a good moving company for a local move. Who do edhat readers recommend?
I have some old and sentimental pieces of jewelry - both gold and silver - from my childhood that need repair (clasps, things like that). Most are from Europe so they are very delicate.