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Larry shares a [pic] of the fog creeping up on Refugio.
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Edhatters share photos and [vid] of the long lines on State Street waiting for the iPhone 6.
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A subscriber shares [pics] of unique clouds over La Cumbre Plaza.
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The Independent: A complaint into City Hall about Cajun Kitchen Café's "Gator Boy" mural sparked an official review.
updated 8:30 am
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As the drought deepens, the Bird Refuge is seeming less like a refuge as seen in this pic from John Wiley. [pic]
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Roger has the scanner reports. Cliff and Oceano vehicle vs Vespa.
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Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive?
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Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 09/19/14
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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 19, 2014 reads comments
A subscriber saw this handsome bird at the end of the breakwater last week. (09/19/14) 1472 13
Roger reports that numerous motorists ran into a dead cow on the Highway 101 at Highway 1 with no people injured. (09/19/14) 995 12
Overnight work is scheduled Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. through Tuesday, September 23 at 5 a.m. These construction activities will be done to prepare for the traffic signal installation at South Glen Annie Road. (09/19/14) 293 4
The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Friday night, September 19, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. (09/19/14) 300 3
The CHP will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint this evening, September 18, 2014, from 9:15 p.m. to 3:15 a.m. on Chapala Street between Gutierrez Street and Haley Street. (09/19/14) 211 2
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley alerts our community about an aggressive phone scam targeting taxpayers in SB County. (09/19/14) 1733 6
Roger reports a combative patient on Hwy 101 near the Cabrillo Underpass at Hot Springs Road. (09/19/14) 857 9
Roger reports a possible battery by a 60-year-old male wearing a grey striped shirt who told a female he was an officer after grabbing her. (09/19/14) 800 3
A local [pic] a subscriber took at Hendry's Beach has been selected by National Geographic Magazine's Daily Dozen. (09/19/14) 3138 26
The view of the harbor and mountains from Brophy Bros made Max Rosenberg glad he lives in Santa Barbara. [pic] (09/19/14) 1757 6
SBPD released recent crime data for the City of Santa Barbara collected by the Police Department and provided to the Mayor and City Council. [pics] (09/19/14) 1277 12
Caltrans workers hit the highways for coastal cleanup week. (09/19/14) 215 add
Roger reports SBSO Police Activity in the 5600 block of Hollister with 2 subjects, seeking an adult Black female possibly with a replica handgun. (09/19/14) 896 21
The Independent: Santa Barbara tenants are facing extreme competition and record rates for apartment rentals. (09/19/14) 3039 66
Robert E. Lee Bates (June 28, 1931 - May 23, 2014) (09/19/14) 991 6
Has anyone else received a robocall with an invitation to attend a paid 'focus group' at a hotel in SB on Saturday? (09/19/14) 1107 24
Cottage Hospital and SBCC have joined efforts in a new program to keep SBCC student athletes safer on the playing field and court during sports season. (09/19/14) 622 7
Giovanni Battista (John) Battagin (July 8th, 1915 - August 31, 2014) (09/19/14) 309 add
An edhat reader has some questions regarding the City of Santa Barbara's water reclamation system. (09/19/14) 971 24
Injury traffic accident on Highway 101 northbound, just south of Las Positas. Fire, medics, and CHP are responding. (09/19/14) 689 add
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/19/14) 201 add
Traffic accident in the 5700 block of Hollister, a vehicle vs pedestrian. (09/19/14) 624 1
Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 09/18/14 (09/19/14) 277 1

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 18, 2014 reads comments
The Santa Barbara Organic Soup Kitchen offered free samples today at a "pop up" site in the Public Market, reports John Palminteri. [pics] (09/18/14) 1063 7
A subscriber shares this [pic] of a melted candle and asks edhatters to finish this sentence: "It was SO HOT..." (09/18/14) 1535 18
The Santa Barbara Unified School District Oversight Committees are seeking new members. (09/18/14) 527 add
Do any of you edhatters know whether Knapp's Castle is currently accessible? I remember reading a while back that it was closed for some sort of construction. (09/18/14) 2047 21
2 Injury accidents vehicle vs pedestrian 900 Block of State and accident involving a vespa Cliff at (09/18/14) 1047 11
Vegetation Fire highway 166 at Tepusquet Road Santa Maria full fire response.. (09/18/14) 851 8
The CHP is reporting a minor injury traffic collision on the 154. (09/18/14) 1012 6
A subscriber reports a tree down on the Jesusita Trail that is blocking the path. [pic] (09/18/14) 2007 22
The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the Santa Barbara south coast. (09/18/14) 1014 24
A subscriber noticed a Christmas display at Costco, when it's 93 degrees outside. [pic] (09/18/14) 2217 47
The Independent: A local musician is suing the City of Santa Barbara for injuries he sustained while falling off his bike due to uneven pavement. (09/18/14) 3346 49
A paving project on U.S. Highway 101 from Santa Maria Way to Broadway (State Route135) will result in lane/ramp closures this weekend. (09/18/14) 293 add
The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety/driver license checkpoint on Thursday, September 18, 2014, in the Santa Barbara City limits. (09/18/14) 679 13
Leslie J. Schantz (October 9, 1958 - June 14, 2014) (09/18/14) 972 2
My fiancé and I are looking for wedding favor ideas. (09/18/14) 1468 37
Roger has the scanner reports. I used to find an outlet on a building I was guarding and cook full-on dinners. (09/18/14) 1067 16
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/18/14) 205 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 17, 2014 reads comments
Westmont College in the Montecito hills has a full scale emergency response plan, reports John Palminteri. [pics] (09/17/14) 905 add
Roger reports a traffic accident involving a vehicle and a bear on Highway 154 at San Antonio Creek Road. (09/17/14) 2520 38
Roger reports a train struck and killed a pedestrian just south of Milpas Street near Ninos Drive. (09/17/14) 3088 34
At Sierra Club's Lizard's Mouth Cleanup an exceptionally diligent group of ten volunteers plunged into challenging areas to retrieve trash. (09/17/14) 1034 19
A subscriber reports a traffic accident on Hwy 101 southbound between Las Positas and Carrillo. (09/17/14) 1393 14
Bici Familia turned out to be a popular addition to the third annual Santa Barbara Family Day and Health Fair on September 13, 2014. (09/17/14) 505 add
Stanley Alden Palmer (1918 - September 10, 2014) (09/17/14) 429 add
Smoke Investigation Reporting Party is in the 2000 Block of Las Canoas Road reporting possible smoke.. (09/17/14) 1199 15
A judge ordered Massachusetts-based retailer The TJX Companies, Inc. to pay $2.8 million as part of a settlement of a civil environmental prosecution. (09/17/14) 779 7
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will be closed to general visitation on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 3:00 PM due to a Red Flag Warning. (09/17/14) 425 add
In anticipation of the predicted windy weather event, Montecito Fire has increased staffing levels in the District of one Patrol unit. (09/17/14) 431 add
Red Flag Warning: Dangerously hot weather and sundowner winds are expected through this evening. (09/17/14) 1484 25
Tree Fire to the rear of 258 Coleman Ave, cross of Oliver engines one and six responding.. (09/17/14) 605 5
Blue Shield does not have any providers in SB that perform colonoscopies. A subscriber would like recommendations for providers out of town. (09/17/14) 1532 41
Jean Altman Liston (d. September 9, 2014) (09/17/14) 480 1
I'm looking for a restaurant for a birthday lunch downtown that has air conditioning. (09/17/14) 1847 29
A subscriber has noticed a lull in the presence of hawks and hopes edhat birders have insight. (09/17/14) 1143 17
Updated With SBPD Press Release and Pics: Bank Robbery at the Bank of the West in the 3700 block of State Street. SBPD is responding. (09/17/14) 5241 39
Have any of your cats had ringworm and if so, how did you treat it and how long did it take to get rid of it? (09/17/14) 679 11
Working groups at UCSB's NCEAS will examine data detailing the impact of the devastating environmental disaster of the Exxon Valdez spill. (09/17/14) 387 3
Gilbert Torres (June 22, 1942 - September 7, 2014) (09/17/14) 1134 2
245 with a knife involving a 415 Domestic in the 200 block of West Islay, SBPD on scene. (09/17/14) 616 4
Does anyone know where to rent a portable crib and other baby gear? (09/17/14) 839 18
Late last night it smelled like fire in Samarkand. Any news on if it was anything? (09/17/14) 1088 12
Roger reports a code 415: Domestic fight at the corner of Robbins and Valerio in a driveway in the 1000 West block. (09/17/14) 906 11
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/17/14) 279 3

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 16, 2014 reads comments
Wind Advisory for areas of the South Coast and Santa Ynez Mountains in effect until 4am PDT Tuesday (09/16/14) 388 add
John Palminteri reports about the danger zone on State St. as the lights went black. [pics] (09/16/14) 2168 13
On September 27th the Santa Barbara Police Department will be partnering with the US Drug Enforcement Administration to hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. (09/16/14) 855 9
A subscriber snapped a [pic] of a solar car making a pit stop at the Santa Barbara Harbor. (09/16/14) 2597 17
David Marshall has been named UCSB's next executive vice chancellor (EVC). (09/16/14) 816 add
A subscriber shares [pics] of the fungus among us. (09/16/14) 1767 15
Monday was busy morning for Santa Barbara City Firefighters. Just before 8 AM, there was a report of a single vehicle rollover on the 900 block of West Valerio Street. [pics] (09/16/14) 1594 2
A subscriber reports the showers at Bates Beach (Rincon Park) have been turned back on after temporarily being shut off. (09/16/14) 553 10
Santa Barbara County's live fuel moisture levels average 60%, which is critical. (09/16/14) 865 9
Broken gas pipe outside a home near E. Montecito St. and Mellifont Ave. Fire Dept is responding and the Gas Company is on scene. (09/16/14) 606 8
The Coast Guard intercepted 3 suspected smugglers and over a ton of marijuana near San Nicholas Island on Saturday. (09/16/14) 2162 10
Dannie R. Davis(October 13, 1923 - September 5, 2014) (09/16/14) 403 1
Anyone have a whole house fan installed in your home? Do you have suggestions on types, particular thoughts or tips on them? (09/16/14) 1572 21
I always thought those "Heat Clouds" hanging over the mountains was right over the river. [pics] (09/16/14) 2140 18
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County Mountains valid through 9 pm Tuesday. [pic] (09/16/14) 840 3
I'm looking for a mechanic with experience and knowledge of a 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid. (09/16/14) 495 8
It was too beautiful to sleep in on Saturday. Here are some [pics] of the amazing clouds. (09/16/14) 1124 3
TRAVEL: With no plans to attend the real Oktoberfest in Germany anytime soon, I thought I'd check out Monterey's version. [pics] (09/16/14) 784 1
Caltrans and the CDFW remind motorists to remain alert for wildlife near roadways during Watch Out for Wildlife Week, which runs September 15-21. (09/16/14) 372 8
T.C. Boyle read the beginning of his new story on the impending water crisis in Santa Barbara at Sunday's Speaking of Stories event. (09/16/14) 771 5
Hazel Margaret Bilton (Farrell) Lyon (July 8, 1925 - September 6, 2014) (09/16/14) 419 add
Full Fire Response for a smoke investigation inside a home in the 2200 Block of Parkway Drive. (09/16/14) 418 3
A reader sent in more [pics] of yesterday's sunrise. (09/16/14) 939 3
A subscriber shares [pics] of a butterfly and grasshopper sharing a sunflower. (09/16/14) 1145 14
Injury traffic accident: Garden Street underpass, Fire and Medics responding.. (09/16/14) 453 add
Charles Brewster used four photos to make this Sunday sunrise panorama. [pic] (09/16/14) 942 6
Traffic Accident: Rollover victim trapped at 900 West Valerio. Full city Fire Response, Medics, SBPD. (09/16/14) 1211 22
Roger has the scanner reports. If you don't want to have a heat stroke, drink plenty of water! (09/16/14) 946 15
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/16/14) 221 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 15, 2014 reads comments
A subscriber would like to know where the best place in town is to get fried chicken. (09/15/14) 3125 47
Roger reports an injured hang glider down near South Milpas at East Cabrillo. (09/15/14) 1902 15
Injury traffic accident in the 700 block of State Street, a bicyclist hit an open car door. (09/15/14) 1349 9
Injury traffic accident on De La Vina at Pueblo involving a truck and SUV. (09/15/14) 741 1
Robert Phillip Miles (June 19, 1930 - August 21) (09/15/14) 536 1
A subscriber sent in this stunning photo of the sunrise over San Rafael. (09/15/14) 839 6
The Glow in the Park Balloon Launch was held at Eling's Park Saturday night, and Santa Barbara photographer Fritz Olenberger captured some stunning images. (09/15/14) 2523 15

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