Referrals

  • Mobile Screen Repair Recommendations
    3 Comments
    2016

    Mobile Screen Repair Recommendations

    Would appreciate Ed Readers' recommendations for and experience with mobile screen repair services.

    Screenmobile? SB Screen and Shade? Others?

    Thanks.

  • Happy Hour Deals
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    11722

    Happy Hour Deals

    Now that things are calming down with the pandemic, can readers recommend local restaurants with good happy hour deals? A lot of places suspended them for the past 2 years so I'm curious who is offering what.

     

     

  • MD Referral
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    2618

    MD Referral

    I’m looking for a recommendation for an MD in town who is well versed in immunizations, specifically for a young adult who has not had the typical childhood vaccines and is now interested in getting them on a   time schedule that is reasonable and safe.

     

     

  • Corned Beef & Cabbage?
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    6218

    Corned Beef & Cabbage?

    Where can you go in town for really great corn beef and cabbage?

     

     

  • Window Installers?
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    Window Installers?

    I need to replace some windows at my house. Does anyone have a referral for a local company with good rates and job quality? thank you.

     

     

  • Referral for 3D Printing
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    Referral for 3D Printing

    Is there anywhere in our area that might be able to do a duplication of family vase that’s about 60 years old? 

    Also, have a garden gnome?   Would appreciate any input for these projects.

     

  • Weekend Restaurant Specials
    7 Comments
    10357

    Weekend Restaurant Specials

    I'm thinking that there are some restaurants in/around SB that are known for dedicated Friday & Saturday menus.

    Common offerings are fresh fish, prime rib, fried chicken, etc. Mind asking my fellow Edhatters what are the best Friday and Saturday night restaurant specials?

    For me, it's less about the price and more about them being "known" as the place to go for a specific thing those nights.

  • Taco Catering
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    16244

    Taco Catering

    I'm looking for a reasonably priced caterer or taqueria that will cook and serve tacos and other appetizers. Do edhatters have a recommendation?

  • French Tutor Needed
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    2924

    French Tutor Needed

    I need referrals for a French tutor, for whom French is their first language, who will come to my house on the Riviera for one hour a week (4-5 PM)(maybe 2 hours later.) A Parisien or a Parisienne would be “formidable!”

  • Gardener
    2 Comments
    3218

    Gardener

    Can readers recommend a fairly priced landscaper or gardener to help maintain my yard? I have a smaller single-family home on a fairly large lot for Santa Barbara. I have hedges and fruit trees. It shouldn't be that much maintenance, maybe once a month, to keep everything looking nice. I usually do my own yard work but I'm heeding the advice of my kids since I'm not as young and spry as I used to be and I easily get tired. Thank you for your suggestions.

  • Plumber
    14 Comments
    4598

    Plumber

    I'm looking for a plumber to replace a section of deteriorated cast iron pipe that is in the crawl space under my Santa Barbara house. I have spoken to several companies and they are either too busy or do not want to do this type of work. If anyone can give me recommendations I would be most grateful.

    Thanks,
    TJ

  • Wood Floor Repair
    4 Comments
    2876

    Wood Floor Repair

    We need to do "spot" repairs on older wood floors, these include burn marks and some other spot staining from fluid. Can anyone recommend a local company who can do this, at a reasonable price? Thanks!

  • Gutter Replacement
    11 Comments
    3686

    Gutter Replacement

    Does anyone have recent experience with a gutter replacement company that they recommend?

  • Car Detailing
    7 Comments
    3924

    Car Detailing

    Anyone know somebody in Goleta area that does detailing for autos? Preferably comes to me for detailing.

  • Dependable Contractor
    24 Comments
    5890

    Dependable Contractor

    Can edhat readers recommend a dependable contractor for a small scale project? I'm looking to open up a closet wall to install a washer/dryer, and countertop installation is a plus. Thanks!

  • Granite and Stone Referral?
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    4261

    Granite and Stone Referral?

    I'm looking for a recommendation for a company that installs granite and stone in Santa Barbara. 

  • Camera Repair
    4 Comments
    3039

    Camera Repair

    Could any Edhat reader recommend a good camera repair shop, please? Thanx!

  • Hot Tub Rental
    11 Comments
    6654

    Hot Tub Rental

    Remember the Hourglass and Magic Waters?  The Hourglass was on West Cota Street, and Magic Waters was on upper State Street near the Highway 154 junction.  They were businesses where you could go and book a private "room" for an hour or so and enjoy your own private hot tub/spa.  As I recall, both places had about half a dozen or so fenced outdoor "rooms."  Alas, it seems that both entities are now gone.

  • Move Out Cleaning Company
    16 Comments
    12930

    Move Out Cleaning Company

    I'm moving out of my rental apartment and I need a person or company to deep clean it once I'm out. Do readers have a recommendation?

  • Open Hair Salon
    11 Comments
    18064

    Open Hair Salon

    We have seen barber shops operating in outdoor spots like parking lots, but does anyone have a referral for someone permitted to cut women’s hair outdoors in SB or Goleta? Unfortunately, my regular hairstylist does not have an outdoor location so looking for referrals. Thanks!

  • Auto Interior Repair
    4 Comments
    3195

    Auto Interior Repair

    I just purchased a 2006 Volvo station wagon for $1. Mechanically, it runs well. The head liner is peeling on the inside and some of the weather stripping around the windshield is old, cracked and peeling and the passenger side trim (exterior) is loose. Can anyone recommend someone who does this kind of work other than the dealer? Thank you!

  • Washing Machine Repair
    11 Comments
    4873

    Washing Machine Repair

    I'd like to know who if anyone has a recommendation for a washing machine repair person.

  • Local Black Owned Businesses to Support?
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    20086

    Local Black Owned Businesses to Support?

    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.

  • Property Manager
    13 Comments
    12654

    Property Manager

    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!

  • Where to Buy Washable Masks?
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    16323

    Where to Buy Washable Masks?

    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. As everyone knows it's challenging to find good product online and we'd rather support another local business who has stepped up to make masks. Any suggestions?

  • Local Donations with Low Overhead
    26 Comments
    7483

    Local Donations with Low Overhead

    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?

  • Farmer's Market Alternatives
    18 Comments
    12440

    Farmer's Market Alternatives

    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.

    Some farmers are no longer coming to the SB market, because of their own health concerns. For the same reason, some of us can't shop at open markets, either.

  • Grocery Delivery Service
    28 Comments
    81962

    Grocery Delivery Service

    Has anyone found a reliable online grocery delivery service in Santa Barbara? Thanks.

  • Motorcycle Mechanic
    10 Comments
    4766

    Motorcycle Mechanic

    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.

  • Senior-Only Shopping Times
    22 Comments
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    Senior-Only Shopping Times

    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?

    Update by edhat staff

    The below list was compiled by VNA Health:

  • Termite Help?
    16 Comments
    9734

    Termite Help?

    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?

  • Indoor Antenna
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    17490

    Indoor Antenna

    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! Thank you all

  • SuperBowl Parties
    9 Comments
    4558

    SuperBowl Parties

    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.

  • Indian Restaurant
    23 Comments
    6907

    Indian Restaurant

    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?

  • Farm Box Subscriptions
    6 Comments
    4611

    Farm Box Subscriptions

    I've heard of local farms selling their items in a subscription box. Can edhat readers recommend a good one that stays local?

  • Business Accountant Referrals
    4 Comments
    6692

    Business Accountant Referrals

    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!

  • Donkey for Hire
    15 Comments
    5800

    Donkey for Hire

    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. A mini would be good, or if not, a regular size one.

  • Long-Term Parking in Santa Barbara
    12 Comments
    8313

    Long-Term Parking in Santa Barbara

    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.

  • Electrician
    10 Comments
    9355

    Electrician

    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!

  • Grab-n-Go Breakfast downtown
    18 Comments
    6905

    Grab-n-Go Breakfast downtown

    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.

  • Toyota Mechanic
    19 Comments
    9774

    Toyota Mechanic

    Can edhat readers recommend a good local mechanic for Toyotas?

  • Neuropsychologist
    6 Comments
    4465

    Neuropsychologist

    Can readers recommend a local and reputable Neuropsychologist?

  • Oak Tree Trimming
    10 Comments
    5502

    Oak Tree Trimming

    I have five large oak trees which need trimming.  Which local tree care companies do a good job trimming oak trees. Thank you.

     

  • Backup Home Generator
    54 Comments
    14651

    Backup Home Generator

    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 see the commercials for Generac generators and we personally have with their small portable unit (GP2200I) as our current backup, but their home units are newer. I've heard positive reviews from Cumming, Yamaha, and Kohler who also top generator producers consumers rave about. Anyone locally with home generator or a backup power plan?

  • Local Editor
    4 Comments
    6564

    Local Editor

    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 would like to find a local editor - so i can work with her/him in person. Any recommendations?

  • Home Insurance Recommendation?
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    Home Insurance Recommendation?

    I've had my homeowner's insurance for decades and always paid promptly. I made no insurance claims whatsoever during any fires. But my home insurer is now cancelling me, basically for being in a fire-risk area, even though no homes in my neighborhood had any smoke or fire damage during the Thomas fire.

    Can you recommend any insurers who will provide reasonable coverage?

  • Cockroach Prevention
    8 Comments
    4793

    Cockroach Prevention

    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.

    My house is very clean but because it's old, there are numerous cracks and a general lack of insulation. I've only seen these in the bathroom and kitchen at night. Do I have an infestation or are these a few stragglers, and how do I get rid of them for good?

  • Public Swimming Pool Recommendations
    19 Comments
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    Public Swimming Pool Recommendations

    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? A few things: If there is some instruction, nice, but not necessary; I don't want an indoor pool; I tried UCSB and that doesn't work for me (plus it's pricey when you add the parking fees). Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

  • Senior Citizen Advocates?
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    4991

    Senior Citizen Advocates?

    Are there any senior citizen advocates or attorneys to work pro-Bono to help a local woman?

  • Dishwasher Parts
    3 Comments
    3241

    Dishwasher Parts

    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!

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