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Dear Mr. Adams - A first for me...WOW! Many thanks for the SB Zoo tickets, my grand children will love going. And, rest assured, I will tell all my friends about SBLIFE! Gratefully - Karen — Karen Dillon, Santa Barbara

Dear Mr. Adams - I was pleasently surprised the other day when I opened up my mail and saw that I had just won 2 tix to the SB Museum of Art! I am looking forward to visiting with my husband - Sounds like fun!! — Mary Lewandowski, Santa Barbara

I am a Santa Barbara local and there is always so much to see and do on Santa Barbara Life - KEEP IT UP! — Maria Gonzalez, Santa Barbara

Hi, Wondering about a secluded little hideaway in Santa Barbara near the beach. Are there any little spa's or ... Tai Chi centers or?? in the area? Suggestions on where to find? P.S. Looking for something smaller rather than larger, even an outdoor experience in the mountains -- mountainside tents?? — Brenda Gasch, Los Angeles

Dear Santa Barbara Life: Wahoo! Thank you in advance for the overnight stay at Casa Del Mar and the Louie's gift certificates. What a wonderful surprise to be named the winner in this month's SBLIFE Contest! My friends call me the assistant Mayor of Santa Barbara since I am always touting our town's wonderful events, restaurants, museums, beach, mountains and anything else Santa Barbara. Now, with your site, I can send them the link instead of all the separate links I used to do for Solstice, Fiesta and all the other fabulous events we have here. I LOVE my town and could not think of anywhere else I'd like to live, work, or play. — Debbie Garvin, Santa Barbara

I enjoy reading the Montecito Journal for the articles, the calendar and the Santa Barbara Life Beachball Contest! It's a great way to learn about what's happening in Montecito. — Ester Snow, Summerland

Nice site - very unique! One of the better sites I have seen from our area . . . — Jane Town, Santa Barbara

Nice Site! I have a question: I've heard a lot about the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference. Could you tell me more about it - when? where? how much? Thanks. — Gail Thornhill, Los Angeles

Dear Mr. Adams: All I can say is WOW! What a delight to open the mail and find a prize instead of a bill. Your site is really growing and the added news page is one more reason for my frequent visits. I will certainly let all my friends and family know about Santa Barbara Life. — Karen Dillon, Santa Barbara

Note from Marianna. Thank you so much for the gift certificate for dinner at Cafe Del Sol - It was the most pleasant suprise of the day! Santa Barbara Life contests are GREAT and I really appreciate the gift. — Marianna Mashek, Santa Barbara

Saw this web site searching for Santa Barbara videos. Nice Movies!! — James Granieri, Ventura

Hi, I am editor of a gardening magazine (Landscaping Your Backyard) which sells throughout Australia & New Zealand. I also write books and magazine articles for various publishers. I will be travelling from L.A to San Francisco this year collecting information & taking photos for magazines, books etc. which I write in Australia. My wife photographs for my publications & will be with me. We are looking for gardens to write up in our Garden Travel pages. Can you assist in any way? John Mason-Australian Correspondence Schools — John Mason, Australia

Aloha from Hawaii. I grew up in Santa Barbara and am interested in reading the news and information about my home town. For some reason I have not been able to access the Santa Barbara News Press as I did before. It's nice to see some other SB content-keep up the good work! Thank you for your info. — Carol Ann Patterson, Hawaii

My husband and I love to visit Santa Barbara every couple of months. He went to school in the area and it's aways a thrill to get away from the busy Orange County life to see your exciting and peaceful town. — Judy Estrin, Orange County

Thanks for this very attractive site. It's exciting to see the site grow. It is shaping up to be a one-stop info source for Santa Barbara! I enjoy seeing more participation by Santa Barbara businesses (which is bound to happen as the site's value becomes apparent to them) keep it up! — Jay Schmidt, Ventura

I saw an article on your site in the Pacific Coast Business Times - thought I'd check it out - looks great! P.S. I Just entered your limo contest . . . — Jim Thomas, Santa Barbara

You have been such an excellent reference website for friends and clients coming to visit Santa Barbara. Thank you very much for all you years of service! — Chase Enright, Santa Barbara

Wowza! What a stellar surprise it was to open the Grand Prize Giveaway a few days ago! I laughed freely and danced around telling friends and family of this wonderful gift! Thank you so much! I’m stoked to enjoy the Zoo with friends, the Wine Tour with my brother who is in the SBCC Culinary Program, and the special Eagle Inn getaway with my sister! Santa Barbara never ceases to amaze me! Winning this prize from Santa Barbara Life will be a great story to share for years to come! — Meg Wolfgram, Santa Barbara

Nice site! Good local info - Can you enter me into your sblife contest please. I enjoy reading all the information on Santa Barbara! Thanks, Kimberly Sutherland — Kimberly Sutherland, Camarillo

Thank you . . . . for the passes to the zoo! My 14 year-old son is so excited to go! With me! He has a photography class and we are going to take photos. Just wanted to say thank you for the passes - I love Santa Barbara Life! — Kelley Clay, Santa Barbara

Hi: I am a media planner at an ad agency in New York. My principal client is Sotheby’s auction house. The jewelry expert at Sotheby’s New York is planning a trip to Santa Barbara to provide information regarding consignments. Many thanks for all this info! Erin Matts, Communications Planner, Bouchez Kent & Company, 920 Broadway, New York, NY 10010 — Erin Matts, New York

Terrific videos on your site! I found the clips easily, forwarded your web address to several friends. It will be viewed in Wales, UK for sure. I especially love the Summer Solstice parade clip. The motion is inherent in the subject and the myriad of colors caught my eyes. Great job. Well done site. Meryl Wieder — Meryl Wieder, Wales

Hello: I lived in Santa Barbara several years ago for about three years...I loved it! It has been my dream to return to Santa Barbara and purchase a condo near the ocean so I can walk once again on that sand! Do you have a listing of condos or real estate info that you might send to me, via e-mail. If so, I look forward to receiving it. Thanks for your help. — Rhonda Pike, Riverside

Looked up your site on Yahoo - we’re coming to SB this summer - This site lets us know what we can look forward to! — Sarah Jenkins, Colorado

Hello - I will be traveling to California in July and August. Currently I am looking for some condo rental options in your area...Any ideas? — Michelle De Asca, Mexico City

Some of my fondest memories are visiting friends that live in Santa Barbara and exploring all that the city has to offer: outstanding restaurants, beautiful beaches, interesting sights, and a totally quaint and unique city. Charles Quinn — Charles Quinn, San Luis Obispo

53 years ago my new husband and I went to Santa Barbara shortly after our honeymoon in Catalina. Being from L.A. we enjoyed shopping in all of the quaint places. We still enjoy our trips there to rekindle our ongoing romance. — Doreen Mickens, Newport Beach

We are considering traveling to Santa Barbara this Fall. Kindly forward information: Ms. Barbara Ruig - Thanks for all the Santa Barbara info. — Barbara Ruig, Florida

Greetings from beautiful Whidbey Island! We’re off the coast of Washington State. Moved here from Santa Barbara 10 years ago. We miss Santa Barbara alot!! Had a house by the mission. We will be down this year. Wanted to touch base and say hi. — Janea Waage, Whidbey Island

Santa Barbara is the best! Thank You Santa Barbara for our amazing wedding back in june 99. A local bakery (I forget the name??) made the cake and it was and is still the talk of the wedding. Coming back for a few days to celebrate my husbands birthday. I can't thing of anywhere else that is so romantic! — Pati Castro, Palm Springs