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EDBIT: How are you voting on November 4th? Take edhat's general election poll! (10/26/14) 4675 122
Plans for the first Santa Barbara-area Target have fallen through. (10/25/14) 2806 79
With Measure P being the hottest topic lately and just a week before the polls, I decided to explore Facebook group sites to get answers from both sides. (10/30/14) 1636 70
The Restaurant Guy says that The Natural Cafe in Old Town Goleta closes permanently today at 3 p.m. then reopens tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Camino Real Marketplace. (10/29/14) 2231 66
The LA Times recently published an article regarding "homeless travelers" being drawn to Santa Barbara. (10/30/14) 2988 60
A subscriber snapped a [pic] of SBCC lawn sprinkler usage during the day. (10/28/14) 2526 51
Cathie McCammon, a student at the Wake Center, is not happy with what is proposed by the $288 Measure S bond measure. (10/29/14) 1733 50
A subscriber is thinking about handing out seed packets as well as candy this year for Halloween and wonders if parent like this idea? [pics] (10/26/14) 1956 49
Are there any other Cox Cable customers that have issues with recorded shows (and maybe live shows) freezing up throughout an episode? (10/28/14) 1678 46
The Santa Barbara City College transportation group is finally on the right road for campus parking congestion, reports The Channels. (10/25/14) 1554 46
A burger giveaway contest got a subscriber wondering what the best new burger joint is. (10/30/14) 1949 44
The Open Streets project once again became our longest public park with over 2.5 miles of Cabrillo Blvd transformed into a celebration. (10/27/14) 2114 41
A United Methodist pastor, who was defrocked for officiating his son's same-sex wedding, will retain his ministry after a ruling on Monday, reports the LA Times. (10/30/14) 765 38
HISTORY: Does anyone remember the Firehouse Restaurant on Chapala Street? It was an old Fire Station and had the pole still in there. UPDATE with story from owner.[pic] (10/29/14) 4310 31
The Independent: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have donated $10,000 to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. (10/31/14) 2434 31
A subscriber needs to drop a passenger at the train station tomorrow at 11:30am in the middle of the parade chaos. Any suggestions on access? (10/30/14) 2388 31
A subscriber noticed this nice touch at SBA. [pics] (10/28/14) 2319 31
UPDATE: Multiple edhatters reported a jet being escorted by a smaller jet over Santa Barbara around 6:00 PM Thursday evening. Does anyone know what's up?
updated 9:14 am
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The unsettled weather expected across southwest California Friday afternoon through Saturday rain will impact travel across the region. (10/31/14) 1386 30
John Palminteri reports comedian Andrey Belikov trades laughs for donations to help rebuild, after rental home is trashed, and tenants leave with thousands owed in back rent. (10/31/14) 1438 28
UPDATED: The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office released a report detailing the arrest of a man suspected of murder, stemming from an incident of domestic violence. [pics] (10/31/14) 7208 27
Miles of temporary fencing can be seen going up this week in and around public and private properties around Isla Vista, John Palminteri reports. [pics] (10/29/14) 2155 27
A UCSB staff member received an alert from UCSB Police regarding affirmative consent. (10/31/14) 1517 24
Assembly member Das Williams hosted a Water Conservation Summit in Ventura on Saturday. [pics] (10/26/14) 1211 24
Have any of you had experience with Home Depot and floor installation? (10/27/14) 1803 22
A subscriber reports that a vehicle hit the traffic light box in front of 7/11 on Upper State St. [pic] (10/29/14) 1649 21
At 2:23pm, SBCFD responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian at Hollister Ave. and Magnolia Ave. in Old Town Goleta. [pic] (10/31/14) 1578 21
A friend of mine worked for a contractor and is owed wages that the contractor refuses to pay. Who can we call to find a remedy for this situation? (10/29/14) 1447 21
A subscriber is thinking of doing a fall-themed photo shoot. Does anyone know of any places in Santa Barbara County with leaves that have turned color? (10/29/14) 1082 21
HISTORY: A subscriber found a travel video about Santa Barbara from 1975. (10/26/14) 1790 20
Looks like the city is building a huge sand berm at the outlet of Mission Creek. [pics] (10/25/14) 1743 20
Can any subscribers tell me what this wooden thing is? (10/28/14) 2753 19
Nancy shares [pics] of what she saw at SB Open Streets. (10/27/14) 2534 19
In September 2014 officers from the Santa Barbara Police Department made 30 arrests for driving under the influence violations. (10/30/14) 1293 19
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Isis, a beach-loving, bone-eating lady. (10/26/14) 1139 19
Cold front to bring brief heavy downpours and gusty southwest winds in the mountains and deserts on Friday night.
updated 9:29 am
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Did anyone else see Magic Johnson last night? What were your thoughts? (10/26/14) 2767 18
Did anyone attend the Jackson Browne benefit concert at the Arlington Theatre on Saturday? How was it? (10/28/14) 1621 18
Roger has the scanner reports. A 9-year-old kid is refusing to go to school, that's ok, a little room at juvenile hall. (10/30/14) 1534 18
A subscriber stumbles over a small fairyville in a local neighborhood. [pics] (10/28/14) 2303 17
Roger reports a gang fight on Sola St. and Chino St. (10/30/14) 1614 17
The Independent: The San Francisco-based contractor on the Alma del Pueblo project faces their second breach of contract lawsuit. (10/28/14) 1423 17
Has anyone replaced radiant ceiling heat in their home? (10/29/14) 1213 16
An edhatter is looking for a roofer. Any recommendations? (10/25/14) 1036 16
Does anyone know what happened by Carpinteria Middle School? Police, Fire, and Paramedics were there. (10/29/14) 1798 15
A subscriber warns residents of a peeping tom seen in the 1800 block of Chapala. (10/28/14) 1436 15
The Parks and Recreation Department would like to notify the public of its efforts to preserve the Historic Anapamu Stone Pines during the drought and the need to remove four trees that recently died. (10/25/14) 1102 15
Last night, at 10:13 pm, a vehicle-vs-ped accident occurred on the southbound 101 in the vicinity of Winchester crossover. (10/28/14) 1533 14
A subscriber reports Cox service has been down for about two hours in the Milpas area. Is anyone else experiencing problems? (10/30/14) 765 14
Edhat subscribers reported seeing a police escort on State Street earlier today. Anyone know what's up? (10/26/14) 3139 13
Any idea what's up with the sand build up on East Beach by the Wharf? (10/31/14) 1253 13
In anticipation of the large crowds in IV this Halloween weekend, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level by 25 personnel. (10/31/14) 534 13
The Independent: The County Planning Commission has voted to install fencing along a section of the Isla Vista bluffs.
updated 11:45 am
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John Palminteri reports with [pics] four Italian Stone Pine trees with, each more than 100 years old, will be cut down this week in Santa Barbara. (10/28/14) 1613 12
TRAVEL: Returning home from Seattle, John Wiley increasingly saw water reminders where lakes used to sparkle. [pics] (10/27/14) 1524 12
The curves of a lonely pigeon disrupts the geometry of a downtown building in this [pic]. (10/29/14) 1416 12
Does anyone know of a suitable place (and surface!) to play petanque in the greater Santa Barbara area? (10/31/14) 970 12
I'm looking for craft fairs to display my crafts in the area. Any suggestions? (10/28/14) 949 12
Anyone one else notice the very strong odor in the area of Mirano Drive (near the Montessori school)? (10/25/14) 868 12
A new analysis led by UCSB's David Valentine traces oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon event to its resting place on the Gulf of Mexico's deep floor. (10/28/14) 742 12
Roger has your spooky Halloween scanner reports. Report that a subject in a wheelchair on State Street spit on someone.
updated 7:00 am
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Coast Village Plaza in Montecito has been sold for more than $13 million. [pic] (10/31/14) 2046 11
The SBC Office of Emergency Management wants to remind everyone the the first winter storm of the season for Southwest California will start Halloween night. (10/31/14) 1582 11
UPDATE: Roger reports two juveniles with alcohol poisoning in Plaza Del Mar. Fire and medics are on scene. [pic]
updated 10:56 am
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CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Ewe and Scuba, jet black kitties also known as Poke and Meatloaf but usually just referred to as Boy and Girl. (10/26/14) 1113 11
Roger reports a structure fire at 1476 Lou Dillon. Full City Fire Response. (10/25/14) 1003 11
The idea of impacting the global food system by altering our diets was discussed at a panel discussion during UCSB's weeklong celebration of national Food Day. (10/25/14) 633 11
UCSB's student newspaper, the Daily Nexus, recently retracted their satirical post regarding an ISIS invasion on student housing. (10/31/14) 619 11
Roger reports smoke coming out of an electrical vault at 21 West Anapamu. Fire Department is on scene. (10/26/14) 564 11
MountainMan reports a shark sighting on East Camino Cielo. [pic] (10/26/14) 2732 10
Lisa Ann Kelly discovered this newly hatched little monarch butterfly struggling to keep earth bound. [pics] (10/27/14) 1442 10
Santa Barbara has seen scene changes for centuries, and John Wiley likes to watch. [pics] (10/30/14) 1122 10
This pelican seems to be thoroughly enjoying Friday's sunrise. [pic] (10/25/14) 864 10
Bill's Bus is a transportation service that provides safe methods of transportation from Isla Vista to Downtown. With Halloween approaching, Bill's Bus wants to remind students that there are safe, affordable, and reliable transportation methods. (10/25/14) 806 10
Does anyone know of any boat waxing services in SB? (10/25/14) 618 10
Does anyone know a good wallpaper hanger? (10/25/14) 587 10
SB photographer Fritz Olenberger captured some frightening images of the living dead at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens yesterday afternoon. [pics] (10/27/14) 2121 9
Roger reports a sexual battery suspect on an MTD Bus from Isla Vista; possibly headed to Santa Barbara. The suspect is an adult hispanic male. (10/30/14) 1722 9
Roger has the scanner reports. A while back we had these jerks living next door that gave their kids air soft guns to shoot at us. (10/25/14) 1306 9
A grant from the Office of Traffic Safety to the SB County Probation Department will ensure that high-risk DUI offenders are complying with all court orders. (10/28/14) 843 9
Roger reports a Code 459: Burglary in progress in the 1200 block of Punta Gorda. Suspect is a bald WMA wearing a grey shirt, shorts, and backpack. (10/31/14) 729 9
A subscriber shares a [pic] of Red Rock in the drought. (10/26/14) 3058 8
I found this insect in my house today. Any idea what it is? [pics] (10/26/14) 2609 8
A subscriber reports that there have been a lot of sirens on the Mesa and wonders if anyone knows "What's up?" (10/30/14) 1442 8
Morgan of the Wildlands CS shares this [vid] of the current condition of Lake Cachuma during the California Drought. (10/30/14) 1405 8
Roger has the scanner reports. I have never seen anyone work so hard toward saving a life than Belinda did for her mother, she set quite an example. (10/28/14) 1338 8
Can someone identify this caterpillar? (10/30/14) 1054 8
Are the black roundish spots seen all over the sidewalks on State St. and at the Harbor gum?
updated 2:45 pm
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The Supervisors of the County of Santa Barbara have granted Organic Soup Kitchen a five year lease at the Veterans Memorial Building kitchen. (10/25/14) 719 8
Does anyone know why my tomato plants that I planted in May are still flowering and have produced practically no fruit yet?
updated 1:00 pm
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Brian shares a spooky Halloween video on a recent trip to Iowa. [vid] (10/31/14) 559 8
A subscriber reports a power outage in Mission Canyon Heights that began around 9 am. Is anyone else affected?
updated 9:36 am
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Attempted robbery with a knife on Stearns Wharf around 12:55pm. 2 WMAs involved, one 5'4 wearing dark clothing. (10/26/14) 1427 7
My dwarf Santa Rosa plum tree is confused and I am wondering if any other Edhatters are experiencing the same thing. (10/26/14) 1308 7
District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that Aubrey Dupree Wadford has been charged with one count of murder in the death of victim Angela Laskey.
updated 11:50 am
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Smoke reported in the area of the 3800 block of Paradise Road. Engine 13 responding to investigate. (10/27/14) 1171 7
Representatives from the UC campuses and research labs will meet to discuss the UC Systems' ambitious Carbon Neutrality Initiative. (10/29/14) 387 7
High over the Castle walls, John Wiley saw turquoise drained from the pool. [pic] (10/25/14) 1886 6
Events and happenings around town brought extra cheer to John Wiley's flight Sunday. [pics] (10/28/14) 1017 6
TRAVEL: Charles Croninger says if your are behind time you must be at the Musee d'Orsay, Paris. [pic] (10/27/14) 1007 6
Roger reports a structure fire with two elderly people possibly inside at 426 Rosero Dr. The SBPD, fire department, and medics are responding. (10/30/14) 767 6
The SB County Fire Department reminds people that there are many ways to keep your child safe on Halloween and offers the following Halloween safety tips. (10/29/14) 519 6
I just heard what sounded like an explosion in the San Roque area. Anyone else hear it? (10/28/14) 3265 5
Roger reports a code 417, brandishing scissors. Balloon vender threatening two subjects at Paseo Nuevo with scissors.. (10/25/14) 1584 5
I spy with my little eye three tree men up in the sky...Can you find the three arborists in this [pic]? (10/25/14) 1567 5
A subscriber take a [pic] of an injured but determined towhee bird. (10/28/14) 1294 5
A subscriber saw this beautiful group of poppies in a friend's backyard in the La Cumbre area. [pics] (10/25/14) 1254 5
Traffic accident: vehicle vs bicyclist on Highway 154 at East Camino Cielo. (10/26/14) 1187 5
A subscriber shares a [pic] of a large pumpkin patch with palm trees in the background. (10/30/14) 1115 5
Structure fire at 204 Olive Mill Road. Full Fire Dept response from Montecito and city mutual aide. (10/28/14) 905 5

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