Dr. Rose Tran is the friendliest dentist I have ever met. Her whole office is so glad to see me every time I come in. They all call me by name, and once when I was stalling on having some dental work done her receptionist called me just to check and make sure everything was okay. I have a thing about needles, so when I went in to get my fillings they gave me Camomile tea and they always have the latest edition of People Magazine. When I had some fillings done Dr. Tran actually found another cavity that she had not seen on the original x-ray. But because she did not include it in my original price quote she did not charge me for the extra filling. Not having dental insurance that was something I really appreciated. She is also very willing to work out a payment plan and you can get an appointment quickly.
Scott O'Connor Construction did a remodel and they were awesome. Scott himself was onsite everyday and he and his crew were curtious and friendly throughout. They even worked from 6pm to one or two in the morning just so they would not interrupt regular business hours. We had some damage to our roof after the heavy rains and he was back out promptly to repair the damage.
I was fortunate enough to participate in the music program at Anacapa middle school. The program here is lead by director Greg Hutchinson. He somehow molds these young teens not only into excellent musicians, but he also demands that they behave like ladies and gentleman...at least in his class. This combination of high expectations and the rich culteral experience of this excellent music program gives kids a wonderful start during those very shaky teen years.
My Great Grandmother used to go to Dike's Cheveron on Victoria Ave. Now his son Jamie has moved and has his own garage on Main St. I not only trust him with my car, but I trust his judgement and his fair pricing. My dad used to be a mechanic, and when he is too busy to look at my car, he sends me to Dikes Thornton Automotive. That is all the recommendation I need. He is usually pretty busy so its best to make an appointment.
I think Dr. Saint has gotten far too used to working with young kids. I did not get my braces on until I was 21 years old, therefore I was more of an assertive patient. This did not sit well with Dr. Saint. He was content to work slowly, worrying more about his schedule than mine. Towards the end of my two years with him I finally started asking him to move specific teeth, just to expediate the process. When I got my retainers he automatically fitted me with removable retainers without even giving me the option of getting a fixed retainer on my lower teeth. I had to go back and request them myself later. I know he was happy when my teeth were finished. I do have to say that I have been happy with my results. However I would recommend looking for an orthodontist who has a better rapor with their patients.
I bought the gifts for my best friends bridal shower at cost plus. They are a very international couple so cost plus was the perfect place to find unique and imported foods and gifts. They have a huge wine selection and beers from around the world, not to mention coffee and teas. I love the Indian and Asian sections with beautiful print or silk scarves and crafts. They also have quality products for your kitchen, bed and bath.
PROS: unique imported items
CONS: a bit pricey for my budget
The last time I went to Chuck E Cheese I was 19. A friend and I went to play ski-ball and climb through the tubes. Six years later she and I are still best friends today. All I'm saying is that you are never too old to have a little kid style fun and this is the perfect place to do it. I wouldnt recommend having your dinner there, but they are open late enough that you can play after. You never know what might happen.
PROS: All ages fun
CONS: Not the best pizza
California Oaks Realtors is a family owned business with over twenty different realtors all ready to help you find a home. They are perfect for first time buyers, if you're looking for a fixer, if you'd like an income property or you just want to upgrade to something bigger. They offer a free list of properties available in the area and can tailor it to cover exactly what you are looking for.
Seaward Mortgage is a small family owned business. Their loan officers and staff will go the extra mile to make sure you get the money you need to buy the home of your dreams. They have up to date loans and many people qualify for a zero down payment loan.
Snap Wireless is actually the company that runs the T-mobile kiosks in the mall. I purchased a phone and a new plan here not realizing that the actual T-mobile storefront was around the corner. When I realized my error I then returned the phone and cancelled my plan at the kiosk. I treated with overt contempt and disrispect by the employees. I highly recommend to avoid all cell phone kiosks in the mall and stick to the T-mobile associated store front near JC Penny's.
CONS: rude employees, higher prices