Referrals

  • Mechanic for BMW's
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    Mechanic for BMW's

    Can edhat readers recommend a reputable shop or mechanic to do some work on a nearly 20-year-old BMW? I'm trying to avoid the dealership and their $200/hr for labor alone, it's ridiculous. Thanks for the help!

  • Car Painter
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    Car Painter

    Looking for recommendations around the Santa Barbara area for car painters. Any personal experiences out there and what did you pay?

  • Car Donation
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    Car Donation

    Are there any local charities that accept car donations without going through an organization based in Rhode Island -- I'm looking for a local transaction. The car is not junk, it runs well and has only about 100,000 miles.

  • Pool Service Company
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    Pool Service Company

    Can anyone recommend a reliable and competent pool service company?

  • Mellow Hiking Trails
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    Mellow Hiking Trails

    Can people recommend a somewhat mellow hiking trail that's still a bit challenging and offers great views? My nieces and nephews are coming to visit this weekend and their ages range from 8 to 14 so I'd like to find a trail good for all of them. Not too boring for the older ones and not too hard for the little ones. Thanks for the tips.

  • Vibration Therapy in SB
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    Vibration Therapy in SB

    I am wondering if edhatters know any person/place that does vibration therapy for the purpose of bone regrowth/stimulation?

  • Best Pizza in Town?
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    Best Pizza in Town?

    I've been having a debate with my co-workers all morning about the best pizza in town. Granted we all like different styles of pizza, but we noticed a few places seemed to stand out as favorites. I was curious what places other people think makes the best pizza and why? [Disclaimer: we were not considering price in this debate, purely taste]

  • Taco Tuesday Specials?
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    Taco Tuesday Specials?

    What are some places that edhat readers enjoy for Taco Tuesday specials?

  • Nail Technician
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    Nail Technician

    Looking for reputable Nail Technicians with training and expertise in caring for the pedicure needs and nail health of senior-citizen clients.

     

  • Local Catering Company
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    Local Catering Company

    I'm looking for a local caterer with reasonable pricing to cater a small event I'm hosting. Nothing fancy, just some basic appetizers and nibbles. Thanks for the help! 

  • Seamstress
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    Seamstress

    I need a dress hemmed for a wedding ASAP. Can edhat readers recommend a seamstress who does great work with a good turn-around time?

  • Wedding Photographer
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    Wedding Photographer

    Do edhatters have a recommendation for a skilled wedding photographer who knows the area? We're getting married at the University Club and would like someone who knows the surroundings and has creative photo ideas. Thanks for your help!

  • Rain Gutter Installation
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    Rain Gutter Installation

    I am looking for a referral for a (small job) rain gutter installation. Does the edhat community have suggestions? Thank you!

  • Cremation Service
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    Cremation Service

    My wife and I are looking for pre-planned cremation service. Can any Edhatters recommend providers to look at or avoid?

  • Attorney for Wills
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    Attorney for Wills

    Can edhat readers recommend a reliable attorney that does wills?

  • Private Chef
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    Private Chef

    I'm looking for a private chef ... not a high-priced celebrity chef, but rather someone who can prepare & deliver simple, quality, reasonably priced meals for people too busy to cook. Can edhat readers recommend one?

  • Best Margarita?
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    Best Margarita?

    Well... it's National Margarita Day and now all I can think about is having one for happy hour. But I'm curious, which is the best place in town that edhatters like to drink margaritas?

  • Accountant for Expats
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    Accountant for Expats

    Can an edhatter recommend a CPA or EA who can handle tax returns for expats?

  • Family Portrait Photographer
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    Family Portrait Photographer

    Can edhat readers recommend a local family portrait photographer? I've had a hard time getting a good photo of my 6-month-old and 2-year-old together and would love someone who's talented and patient. Thanks for the suggestions!

  • Where to Buy Marijuana
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    Where to Buy Marijuana

    Ok, I'm just going to ask what a lot of people are thinking. Now that marijuana is legal (as of Jan 1), where can we buy it in Santa Barbara County? I'm aware that the City of Santa Barbara has been ridiculously strict in allowing the businesses within the city limits, so is there anywhere in the county we can visit?

  • Rehearsal Dinner Location Suggestions
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    Rehearsal Dinner Location Suggestions

    We are looking for a location for a rehearsal dinner in July. It needs to be downtown or further east and must accommodate 50 people. Suggestions, please?

  • Car Air Filter Change
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    Car Air Filter Change

    Is now a good time to change the air filters on our cars or should we wait a little longer due to the Thomas Fire ash?

  • Best Meteor Shower Views
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    Best Meteor Shower Views

    What's the best vantage point tonight for viewing the meteor showers? It's supposed to be the best in decades. Thanks.

  • Best Christmas Lights?
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    Best Christmas Lights?

    Does anyone have suggestions for the best neighborhoods for Christmas lights?

  • Super Moon Views
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    Super Moon Views

    Where's the best place to view the Super Moon in Santa Barbara County?

  • Education Attorney
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    Education Attorney

    Does anyone have recommendations for an attorney that specializes in education and special needs? Thank you in advance.

  • Solar Easement Lawyer
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    Solar Easement Lawyer

    Does anyone have suggestions for an attorney versed in solar easement issues? We installed solar panels many years ago. A neighbor has planted large trees on the fence line that are now blocking the sunlight. He refuses to deal with the problem after nicely being asked for many years. We are ready to take whatever action we can. Thank you!

  • Early Morning Walking Routes
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    Early Morning Walking Routes

    Does anyone know of safe and well-lit places in SB to walk/run early in the morning with a dog?

    Or, is there anyone out there looking for a walk/running buddy that would like to exercise 4:30-5:30am?

  • Best Veterinarian
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    Best Veterinarian

    Can edhatters recommend the best local veterinarian (hopefully near the downtown/westside area) for an elderly dog?

  • Hourly Hotel Rental?
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    Hourly Hotel Rental?

    I know that renting (upscale) hotel rooms by the hour is getting popular in larger cities. Does anyone know of a local hotel that charges by the hour or partial day?

  • Best Playground for Kids
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    Best Playground for Kids

    I am trying to find the coolest, best playground for my 7-year-old granddaughter tomorrow since schools are closed and so is the Kids World at Keck Park. Can edhat readers help me out?

  • Lighted Dog Walking Areas?
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    Lighted Dog Walking Areas?

    With the new time change, I'm wondering if any edhatters have go-to dog walking areas that have light? Thanks!

  • Dry Cleaner for Drapes
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    Dry Cleaner for Drapes

    Can edhat readers recommend a dry cleaner for drapes?

  • Where to Buy a Man's Purse?
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    Where to Buy a Man's Purse?

    I've been looking for a decent satchel/purse/messenger bag for men and am hitting a brick wall. There are myriad satchels/purses/messenger bags for guys online, but (a) I want to see close-up what I'm getting, and (b) I prefer buying locally. I've been to all the obvious places—Macy's, Nordstrom, H&M, REI, and several smaller retailers—but the supply of what I want is nonexistent. I don't mind spending up to a couple of hundred dollars, but first I've got to FIND something.

  • Pre-Made Holiday Dinners
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    Pre-Made Holiday Dinners

     I’m looking for recommendations for pre-made holiday dinners. Something that can accommodate about 30 family members.

     

  • Best Thanksigiving Pies?
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    Best Thanksigiving Pies?

    Can Edhat readers provide their recommendations for best places to order pies for Thanksgiving?

  • Trick or Treat Neighborhoods
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    Trick or Treat Neighborhoods

    What neighborhoods are the best for local kids to trick-or-treat? I moved to a new neighborhood and noticed hardly any of the family's trick-or-treat there. Where do all the kids go?

  • Solar Referral
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    Solar Referral

    Has anyone gotten a residential solar system from Vivint Solar? I'm researching them. I'd be using a Power Purchase Agreement. 

     
  • Food Trucks
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    Food Trucks

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a Food Truck for a non-profit organization event. It's not a huge event - not Lemon Festival or Avo fest size - so it would need to be someone who is ok with that. Thanks!

  • Best Wedding Season in Santa Barbara?
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    Best Wedding Season in Santa Barbara?

    What month or time-frame do local edhatters think is the best for having an outdoor wedding in the Santa Barbara area?

  • Mid-Century Theme Hotel?
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    Mid-Century Theme Hotel?

    Are there any hotels in the Santa Barbara area that have a mid-century modern themed decor? Thank you!

  • Gardener Needed
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    Gardener Needed

    Does anyone know of a good gardener in the area? I need one for my front/backyard.

  • Driveway Dip Fix
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    Driveway Dip Fix

    I need a recommendation for someone who can lessen the dip at the beginning of the driveway from the street. My car bottoms out. Ashphalt? Concrete? Who is good and not too expensive?

  • Hand Surgeon Referral
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    Hand Surgeon Referral

    I need carpal tunnel surgery and am wondering if anyone would like to share advice or referrals. Thank so much Edhatters!

  • Fiat Repair Shop
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    Fiat Repair Shop

    Looking for a recommendation for a local repair shop to fix my Fiat 500 Sport.

  • Good Locally Owned Restaurant
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    Good Locally Owned Restaurant

    Edhatters: What suggestions do you have for a smallish restaurant in SB that is locally owned and operated and has a fairly healthy menu? I have some visitors coming to town who want to go somewhere different (they've been to the usual popular places). Two of them are vegetarians and two are meat eaters so a menu with variety would be helpful! Thanks!

  • VW Service
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    VW Service

    Now that Santa Barbara Volkswagen is out of business, where are owners of late model VW's taking their cars for service and repairs?

  • Banister Repair
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    Banister Repair

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a qualified individual who can fix my interior banister.  It wobbles.  The problem seems to be the newell post.

  • Favorite Restaurant Daily Specials
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    Favorite Restaurant Daily Specials

    What are some favorite daily specials at local restaurants? Joes Café has some interesting ones, Cuca's has a burrito of the day, there must be others.

  • Hospital Options
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    Hospital Options

    I've seen a lot of advertising from Cottage Hospital lately, are a lot of residents going to Ventura County or elsewhere for healthcare?

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