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[Update]: The Rey Fire holds at 33,006 acres and is 68% contained in the Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara County.
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Can edhat help identify this tree?
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Updated: Fire crews managed to keep a roadside vegetation fire on Palmer Road at Los Alamos to 1/4 acre on Monday afternoon. [vid]
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A subscriber wants to know, now that Sprouts is open on Fairview Ave in Goleta, what does everyone think? Hit or miss??
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The Santa Barbara Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying two suspects seen on surveillance video stealing from a downtown office.
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Washington Monthly ranks UCSB among 2016 top National Universities; also lauds campus for offering the "Best Bang for the Buck".
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Santa Barbara Botanic Garden will be temporarily closed on Tuesday due to a Red Flag Warning.
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A subscriber reports multiple fire engines heading out down Milpas. Anyone know why?
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Updated: A Wind Advisory has been added to a previously issued Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County Mountains and south coast.
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A subscriber has noticed that Summerland Beach is mostly rocks and oil. Does anyone know if the formerly nice beach will ever be restored?
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Roger reports a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident on Castillo at Islay.
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Progressive rock pioneers Yes performed at the Arlington on Sunday and Patti shares [pics].
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Roger reports a half acre vegetation fire on Highway 101 northbound in Mariposa Reina County.
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Louise Sagady Shaieb (October 31, 1925 - August 19, 2016)
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Can someone recommend a knowledgeable mortgage broker who can advise me on lender requirements?
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Five people were injured after a Santa Barbara Sheriff's vehicle rear-ended an AMR ambulance on Saturday evening.
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Roger has the scanner reports.  Camper in small tent with umbrella set up, Santa Barbara Cemetery. 
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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 08/29/16
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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 29, 2016 reads comments
An edhat subscriber reports there was police activity this afternoon in the 600 block of Chelham Way in Montecito. (08/29/16) 1590 4
Despite being under the weather, Jackson Browne pulled off a great show Saturday night at the SB Bowl. [pics] (08/29/16) 1222 3
Roger reports police are setting up a perimeter in the 1400 block of Almond Ave. after several reports of a fight. (08/29/16) 1056 11
Roger reports a rape reported overnight in the area of SBCC. (08/29/16) 2159 14
Two people died and two were injured in a head-on collision on Santa Lucia Canyon Read near the Vandenberg Air Force Base. (08/29/16) 1688 7
[Update]: A half acre brush fire broke out on Hollister Ave at Santa Felicia Drive Sunday afternoon. (08/29/16) 2854 3
Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies are on the lookout for a child annoyance suspect wanted for numerous crimes, and are seeking public assistance. (08/29/16) 4151 35
Did anyone hear a loud gunshot near Fairview and Shirrell at 3:45 Sunday morning? (08/29/16) 1367 4
A subscriber shared a [pic] from an accident on Upper State Saturday evening. (08/29/16) 2571 23
The Santa Maria Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Saturday August 27, 2016 and shares the results. (08/29/16) 669 8
A subscriber warns of a possible scam related to outstanding payments to Walmart or Sam's Club. [pic] (08/29/16) 1021 12
Astronomy: A subscriber shares a pic of the Venus-Jupiter conjunction from Saturday evening. We've got stars in our eyes. I mean, planets. (08/29/16) 773 7
Roger reports an injury traffic accident at Valerio and San Andres. A bicyclist is down. Fire department and medics are responding. (08/29/16) 674 3
Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 08/28/16 (08/29/16) 287 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 28, 2016 reads comments
A subscriber reports a DUI checkpoint is located on State Street and Islay Saturday night. (08/28/16) 1180 9
Does anyone know what is currently happening with Huguette Clark's estate Bellosguardo? (08/28/16) 2608 26
Roger reports an attempted kidnapping of a child on San Lorenzo Drive in Goleta. (08/28/16) 10475 14
Cartoons: Mike shares a funny cartoon about being nocturnal. (08/28/16) 1155 3
On a recent flight, John Wiley had High Hope between fires and managed to snap some clear [pics]. (08/28/16) 1346 4
TRAVEL: Steve shares photos and stories around Meadow Lake Reservoir and Lake Almanor.  (08/28/16) 776 8
MUSIC: Jenny's back with a review of Culture Club's August 17 performance at The Arlington Theater. (08/28/16) 1039 4
Astronomy: Chuck shares tips on how to view our two brightest planets Saturday evening as they appear to meet in our sky. (08/28/16) 1196 4
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Arts for Humanity! delivers direct programming in the visual arts; music, theatre, photography, videography and dance free of charge to those who may otherwise lack the opportunity. (08/28/16) 375 1
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Sashay, a former ball dog turned dancer. (08/28/16) 870 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Maria, who knows a good sunbathing spot when she sees one. (08/28/16) 847 4

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 27, 2016 reads comments
A subscriber reports a large coyote in the area of Fairview and Cathedral Oaks Rd. (08/27/16) 2082 38
It's that time again. DUI / Driver's License Checkpoints will be conducted this Saturday in Santa Barbara. (08/27/16) 825 11
Can an edhatter help identify these spiders? (08/27/16) 2169 32
SBPD officers are pulling over a stolen vehicle that was cruising around town. (08/27/16) 1722 3
I noticed a large section of the wood sound wall between the Turnpike and Patterson overpasses on the 101 northbound is missing. Does anyone know why? (08/27/16) 1775 12
Two alleged automobile burglary thieves have been arrested. Detectives need the public's help in identifying a third suspect. [pics] (08/27/16) 2489 11
Is there a place in town where someone can play with puppies or dogs? (08/27/16) 1833 15
This week at the Goleta Beach Bridge Project a new irrigation system was installed and fish were removed from the work area. [pics] (08/27/16) 1123 7
An edhat subscriber shares [pics] of the UCSB solar energy project. (08/27/16) 806 4
This stuff grows up on the bluffs in Carpinteria. Does anyone know what it is? (08/27/16) 1738 10
Roger reports a gas pipe broke on the first block of Tierra Cielo Lane. (08/27/16) 399 1
Friday is National Dog Day and it's time to send in those adorable photos of your pup. (08/27/16) 1192 15
The Los Padres National Forest issued a closure order of the Rey Fire area to the public. (08/27/16) 1163 22
KEYT: A scheduled annual water release from Cachuma Lake to down stream users in the Santa Ynez Valley will end earlier than last year. (08/27/16) 1128 33
Doris Beverly Roberts (May 6, 1924 - August 20, 2016) (08/27/16) 761 add
Hugh captured a stunning [pic] of an Osprey catching dinner at Goleta Beach. (08/27/16) 2587 40
A subscriber noticed a lot of baby lizards are running around. [pic] (08/27/16) 2112 27
Can edhatters identify this tree and the type of fruit it grows? (08/27/16) 1935 23
Roger has the scanner reports. A woman with blue hair shoving bicycles into a ravine off East Valley Road. (08/27/16) 1610 13
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (08/27/16) 286 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 26, 2016 reads comments
Roger reports sirens on the east side, responding to food on the stove inside a home. (08/26/16) 681 3
[Update]: A bird flying into a power line caused the Bar Fire off Refugio Road on Wednesday. It was fully contained at 17.9 acres. (08/26/16) 9235 60
Rep. Capps honors the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service on Thursday. (08/26/16) 376 1
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department confirms that a Santa Barbara County resident has tested positive for Zika virus infection. (08/26/16) 3409 28
Has anyone else had a strange experience with reports of their vitals at Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital? (08/26/16) 3304 44
Free spay or neuter surgeries to Santa Barbara County cats at select agencies during the month of September. (08/26/16) 660 15
Roger reports a combative transient in the tunnel under Coast Village Road at Butterfly Beach near Channel Drive. (08/26/16) 1420 18
Can anyone identify this wall-loving cricket-ish bug? (08/26/16) 1456 9
A Class Action Motion for Certification was filed against Plains All American Pipeline for people hurt by the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill. (08/26/16) 694 1
Roger reports a broken gas pipe at Indio Muerto and Cañada Street. (08/26/16) 529 2
Roger reports law enforcement is pursuing a black Camry that's driving eastbound on SR-154. (08/26/16) 1728 24
New Police Chief Lori Lunhow agrees to consistent implicit bias training for the Santa Barbara Police Department. [pic] (08/26/16) 1880 20
Can edhatters identify these purple plants? They look out of this world! (08/26/16) 2055 7
Does anyone know what construction work is going on at Miramonte Drive? (08/26/16) 928 9
Sen. Jackson's bill to increase the public's confidence in autopsies passed off the Senate floor and heads to the Governor. (08/26/16) 783 12
A subscriber noticed a cave on the east side of Goleta pier and explored. [pics] (08/26/16) 3502 19
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (08/26/16) 278 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 25, 2016 reads comments
A Santa Maria man on probation was arrested for being in possession of weapons after a compliance search. [mug] (08/25/16) 1418 12
Roger reports a structure fire investigation at 6750 El Colegio Road in Isla Vista. (08/25/16) 873 1
Roger reports a full Hazmat Response in the 4400 Block of Calle Real. (08/25/16) 2125 14
Roger reports a dog is stuck on the cliffside of the Douglas Family Preserve. [pic] (08/25/16) 2437 34
A subscriber reminds residents to look out for falling trees as the drought weakens them. [pics] (08/25/16) 1808 17
Does anyone know why there is a large group of police in the Goleta area around Placer? (08/25/16) 2768 6
A pedestrian safety enforcement operation is planned for Thursday in Goleta. [pic] (08/25/16) 1051 19
Caltrans plans to close Highway 101 on-ramps and off-ramps at Mussel Shoals and La Conchita for two nights during the next two weeks. (08/25/16) 520 3
Conservation ecologist Douglas McCauley and UCSB colleagues lay out a set of guidelines for how de-extinction can be made more ecologically responsible. (08/25/16) 753 5
John Robert (J.R., Bob) Haller (1930 - August 17, 2016) (08/25/16) 828 5
William Francis (Bill) Shinn (February 1, 1934 - August 17, 2016) (08/25/16) 682 add
Does anyone know why they removed the crosswalk between Storke and Whittier? (08/25/16) 1430 7
Roger has the scanner reports.  Camel Day and we’re still smoking(08/25/16) 1210 11
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (08/25/16) 330 2

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 24, 2016 reads comments
Due to ongoing wildfires, extremely dry vegetation and very high fire danger, Level IV fire restrictions will go into effect beginning today. (08/24/16) 1681 6
I was wondering if anyone knows why all of the Coastal Oak Trees along Cabrillo Blvd below the cemetery are all dead? (08/24/16) 3111 27
Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting a DUI enforcement throughout Labor Day weekend. (08/24/16) 920 10
A subject who was stuck on the side of a cliff in Carpinteria was rescued by SBC Search and Rescue members on Monday evening. [pics] (08/24/16) 2462 7
What's up with all the police cars on Cathedral Oaks at Highway 154? (08/24/16) 3626 33
Does anyone know what these chalk dots are for on the pavement? [pics] (08/24/16) 3820 27
A subscriber wonders if edhatters can identify this tropical Hawaiian fish. (08/24/16) 2162 14
A subscriber shares [pics] from White Rock, which is where the Rey Fire was believed to start. (08/24/16) 4005 20
Santa Barbara Police traffic officers are focusing on school zone and school bus related traffic enforcement to protect local school children. (08/24/16) 759 25
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (08/24/16) 353 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 23, 2016 reads comments
A Santa Maria man was arrested after a search warrant found illegal guns and drugs inside a home. [mug] (08/23/16) 2224 8
[Updated]: An air quality watch remains in effect for Santa Barbara County due to the Rey Fire. (08/23/16) 3133 17
Mesa Vons will hold its grand opening on August 31st after a complete remodel and brand change from Albertsons. (08/23/16) 2188 21
Sansum Clinic will be relocating its Urgent Care services from 51 Hitchcock Way to 215 Pesetas Lane on Sunday, August 28, 2016. (08/23/16) 2341 24
Can edhatters ID a plant? When healthy, it produces tiny red flower clusters. (08/23/16) 1777 4

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