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Robert reports a Bernie Sanders supporting light sign is placed on the Micheltorena overpass. (02/08/16) 3009 111
The Board of Supervisors approved changing the name of the Department of Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services to the Department of Behavioral Wellness. (02/10/16) 1038 48
An edhatter spotted a bobcat while walking along Cieneguitas Creek at the San Marcos Foothills Preserve. [pic] (02/08/16) 2924 43
A subscriber heard a loud bang at 12:10 am and is wondering if others heard it. (02/12/16) 2239 40
Does anyone know what the fragrant tree on the corner of Mission and Laguna is? (02/12/16) 2433 37
An edhat subscriber feels the effects of the Refugio Oil Spill are not over yet. (02/13/16) 1201 37
An edhat subscriber reports Bill Connell, the Carpinteria Surf Dog man, has passed away. [pic] (02/07/16) 4183 34
Did anyone else lose all of their free digital TV stations this morning? (02/10/16) 2337 33
Concerned Santa Barbara advocates protest the senseless killing of wildlife on State Street. [pic] (02/08/16) 3034 32
County trees in front of our house are lifting up the sidewalk. What can we do if the county isn't trimming them? (02/13/16) 1301 30
The Sheriff's Department is stopping and boarding tour buses off Hwy 246. Any idea what's up? (02/12/16) 3429 29
The Santa Barbara City Council voted unanimously to approve proposed changes to the City's Noise Ordinance. (02/12/16) 1309 27
There has been a lot of helicopter activity at the airport the past few days. Is some sort of training going on? (02/13/16) 1760 26
A subscriber reports a Cox Cable service outage. Is anybody else in Santa Barbara experiencing issues? (02/11/16) 1591 26
An edhat subscriber reports a recently trimmed palm tree suddenly dropped its crown in a parking lot, just missing a parked car. [pic] (02/09/16) 3604 25
Can edhatters tell me what their favorite walking trails are throughout Santa Barbara? (02/10/16) 1933 25
Daniel Jiang Chen was arrested by Police Officers in connection with an on-campus sexual assault that occurred on February 23, 2014. [mug] (02/11/16) 4187 22
Two UCSB students were arrested for a suspected home invasion robbery that took place in Isla Vista last month. [mugs] (02/11/16) 4112 22
UCSB scholars weigh in on the ‘intractable problem' of depicting history on film. (02/10/16) 675 21
Roger reports a naked male in his 30's laying down in the parking lot of the County Retirement building. (02/09/16) 2167 19
Santa Maria Police arrested Juan Manuel Nunez Estrada for the charges of assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping. [mug] (02/09/16) 1845 19
Roger reports a suspicious male taking pictures of females on the beach in the first block of West Cabrillo. (02/11/16) 1825 19
A new tobacco report finds California is failing in efforts to reduce tobacco-caused death and disease. (02/07/16) 1001 19
A stabbing took place on Figueroa Street, behind the Sportsman Bar, Wednesday afternoon as one victim was transported to Cottage Hospital. (02/11/16) 3912 18
Edhatters share [pics] of hummingbird friends in the area. (02/08/16) 1547 18
[UPDATE]: A pilot sustained minor injuries after engine failure caused a small plane to land in the Goleta Slough on Monday evening. (02/10/16) 4117 17
Subscribers report seeing a large fireball traveling across the sky at about 7 AM this morning. Does anyone know what it was? (02/12/16) 3008 17
The Santa Barbara Area CHP will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, February 13. (02/12/16) 885 17
Erica Nicole Reynolds (July 19, 1988 - January 23, 2016) (02/10/16) 5098 16
During a night hike, a subscriber got [pics] of a small western screech owl. (02/11/16) 1812 16
Roger reports Sheriff's Deputies are searching for an AWOL patient from the County Psychiatric Department in the area of Camino Del Remido and San Antonio Road. (02/13/16) 1270 16
The California Coastal Commission fired its Executive Director, Charles Lester, during a late night hearing in Morro Bay this week.
updated 6:30 am
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Last week, Betsy attended The Goodland Coalition's forum on how to run for Goleta City Council. (02/10/16) 972 16
A subscriber reminds residents the Asian Citrus Psyllid Spraying will begin soon and the opt-out notice didn't go through for everyone. (02/13/16) 962 16
Firefighters with urban search and rescue are investigating a cave collapse near More Mesa. (02/07/16) 5664 14
Santa Maria Police and Gang Suppression officers responded to a gang fight on Friday and arrested eight suspects. [mug] (02/07/16) 1786 14
A bobcat was released near the Vandenberg Air Force base last week after recovering from being hit by a car. [pic] (02/10/16) 1632 14
ART rescued a sick female coyote on the Mission Santa Ines historical property. [pics] (02/13/16) 1449 14
Assemblymember Das Williams introduced a bill requiring the State Water Resources Control Board to protect groundwater resources. (02/11/16) 825 14
A subscriber shares a [pic] of the low tide at Hendrys Beach while enjoying summer weather. (02/11/16) 1949 13
Roger has the scanner reports. "We got another politican here on Milpas who thinks getting rid of the marijuana dispensary will clean the streets up." (02/11/16) 1442 13
Does anyone know if the rug merchant that was on the 500 block of State St. moved or went out of business? (02/12/16) 1386 13
[Update]:The suspect who robbed the Buellton Rabobank on Friday has been arrested thanks to concerned community members who recognized the surveillance photo. (02/08/16) 3912 12
Roger reports a motorcyclist struck a deer near Harris Grade at Burton Mesa in Lompoc. (02/07/16) 1078 12
Roger reports a possible structure fire of an apartment in the 200 block of W. Valerio. (02/09/16) 1069 12
Max Rosenberg shares a [pic] of an impressive halibut caught today in Santa Barbara. (02/09/16) 3670 11
Two men were found guilty on Wednesday for the 2013 murder of 21-year-old Kelly Hunt. [pic] (02/11/16) 3090 11
Ron captured a [pic] of the five Masai Giraffes at the Santa Barbara Zoo. (02/10/16) 2177 11
Subscriber Chuck Cagara was up early this morning and caught the launch of the Delta IV rocket high above Santa Barbara. [pic] (02/11/16) 1985 11
Roger reports a death occurred on a medical call. Police are responding to the 3000 block of Foothill. (02/13/16) 1768 11
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Louis, he may be nearly blind but he has great taste in jewelry. (02/07/16) 1207 11
Cartoons: Mike shares a funny cartoon about getting older. (02/07/16) 1630 10
Max Rosenberg shares a [pic] of the NASA T-38 in Long Beach today. (02/11/16) 1628 10
Roger reports a possible group fight in the 200 block of Oceano Street near SBCC. (02/07/16) 1289 10
Roger reported a small brush fire was recently put out on Highway 101 southbound at the Castillo off ramp. [pic] (02/10/16) 1078 10
Three subspecies of Channel Island foxes are recommended to be removed from the endangered species list due to thriving populations. (02/13/16) 857 10
Submit a caption for Edhat's Caption Contest and you could win 2 tickets to the Winter Wine Classic on February 20th.
updated 11:00 am
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SBIFF: Sylvester Stallone reunited with Carl Weathers after receiving the Montecito Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Tuesday. (02/11/16) 1124 9
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office have announced a two-day APPS operation resulting in the seizure of 83 firearms and 10 arrests. [pic]
updated 7:46 am
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Roger has the scanner reports. "... just about every time the cops would pull up right out of the blue, like angels when you need them." (02/13/16) 921 9
Tax payers in the Santa Barbara Community College District will save $8.7 million through a bond refinancing completed this month. (02/09/16) 744 9
Did anyone else smell smoke near Highway 154 and Cathedral Oaks late last night? (02/13/16) 738 9
Can someone identify this compass like tool? (02/08/16) 2373 8
There's music in our mountains, and John Wiley sees it in these [pics]. (02/09/16) 2132 8
Santa Maria Police arrested Alexander Limon, a suspected gang member, for possession of a stolen firearm. [mug] (02/09/16) 1996 8
[UPDATE]: A vegetation fire burning in a creek bed in Old Town Goleta has been contained at 1/4 acre. (02/13/16) 1991 8
I found this near Butterfly Beach and am curious if anyone can identify it? It looks like a fin bone. [pic] (02/13/16) 1963 8
[Update]: Charles captures [pics] of surfers, a moonrise, and maybe Saturn in the sky. (02/07/16) 1274 8
Roger reported a bicyclist is down on the Castillo underpass. (02/07/16) 894 8
A project to enhance vista points and install interpretive displays along the central coast is expected to be completed next month. (02/10/16) 830 8
February 15 has been designated as a "Fee Free Day" for visitors to Los Padres National Forest. (02/12/16) 538 8
Way Back When: Quirky happenings in Santa Barbara this month meant whangdoodle sightings, or was it a giant flying spider?, a naval academy in Hope Ranch?, 500 eggs but no chickens in sight, a pool filled with continents, and movies, songs, and more. (02/07/16) 1665 7
SBIFF: Two actors from the Oscar-nominated film "Spotlight," Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams, arrived at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Friday night. (02/07/16) 1320 7
Rain and Hope come to mind for John Wiley when looking at these [pics]. (02/11/16) 1303 7
Roger reports a possible fight in front of 611 State Street, the officer requested a Code 3 backup. (02/07/16) 1293 7
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Howard, who snores like a sailor and hates classical music.
updated 9:00 am
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Roger reports a possible industrial accident in the area of Calle Cesar Chavez, the victim suffered a head injury. (02/09/16) 1712 6
Jean Thomson (d. January 31, 2016) (02/08/16) 1497 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Rex, a diamond in the rough who will melt your heart. (02/07/16) 1345 6
The citywide Concrete Replacement Project is well underway. (02/12/16) 1010 6
Santa Maria Police arrested two suspects on various identity theft charges and ICE took them into custody. (02/13/16) 954 6
Roger reports police activity in the 400 Block of North Canada Street. (02/10/16) 915 6
The Santa Maria Police Department Traffic Bureau will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, February 12. (02/12/16) 369 6
Was this some sort of war game near UCSB that John Wiley noticed in one of his aerials from Thursday? [pics] (02/08/16) 2130 5
Raul Ramirez was arrested for DUI and threatening officers in Santa Maria. [mug] (02/09/16) 2113 5
UCSB neuroscientist Kenneth S. Kosik's new book offers strategies for reducing the risk of Alzheimer's disease. (02/09/16) 1467 5
Los Olivos was awarded its own American Viticultural Area by the federal government. (02/07/16) 973 5
Roger reports a small brush fire was extinguished along Highway 101 northbound between Salinas and Garden Street exits. (02/11/16) 569 5
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is holding a "Coffee with a Cop" on February 24 at the Lucky Llama Coffeehouse in Carpinteria. (02/13/16) 387 5
IN THE KITCHEN: Cook your Valentine a Branzio, the Mediterranean sea bass, with Suzie's recipe.
updated 12:00 pm
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SBIFF: Film Reviews: Edhat subscribers share two-second reviews of films in the Santa Barbara Film Festival. (02/13/16) 1896 4
On Saturday I led a Sierra Club hike on the Cathedral Peak Trail that gave a good taste of that hike without being too strenuous. [pics] (02/11/16) 1611 4
Santa Maria Police officers made a traffic stop on Friday that led to a drug and weapons arrest. [mug] (02/07/16) 1296 4
A subscriber took a [pic] of a popular perch for hummingbirds at the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. (02/11/16) 1223 4
VEGGIE OF THE WEEK: Whole Foods Market shares more fruit and vegetable tips with parsnips and pomegranates. (02/07/16) 984 4
Following the Refugio State Beach oil spill, questions were raised concerning the perceived "take over" of the County of Santa Barbara's Emergency Operations Center by Plains All American Pipeline. (02/09/16) 897 4
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Francis Nightingale, a rescue who is living the good life in paradise.
updated 9:00 am
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The Transportation Division reminds citizens that daytime street sweeping will be cancelled on Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of President's Day. (02/12/16) 342 4
UC Santa Barbara professor seeks to explain why affluent countries see fewer women in STEM careers than poor ones do.
updated 3:00 pm
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Roger reports a traffic accident on Highway 101 southbound at the State Street exit with debris in the roadway. (02/13/16) 1041 3
Santa Barbara County recently became the second county in California to adopt a Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Resolution (02/09/16) 986 3
Santa Maria Police officers responded to the report of a stabbing on E. Tunnell St. (02/07/16) 657 3
James Benson (Jimmy) Page (November 16, 1946 - January 20, 2016) (02/08/16) 1545 2
Roger has the scanner reports. "A man with pizza was yelling on San Remo Dr." (02/09/16) 1250 2
Roger reports a pedestrian ran out in front of a vehicle and fled from the scene in the 6600 block of Del Playa in Isla Vista. (02/07/16) 985 2
Roger reports an injury traffic accident on Highway 101 southbound, just north of the Milpas exit. (02/13/16) 635 2
SBIFF: Celebrated actors including Elizabeth Banks and Alicia Vikander were honored with the Virtuosos Award at the Arlington Theatre on Sunday. (02/08/16) 1202 1
Max Rosenberg shares aerial [pics] from Lake Tahoe to Vandenberg and Hollister Ranch. (02/13/16) 1072 1
SBIFF: Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan were honored with the Outstanding Performers of the Year Award at the Arlington Monday night. (02/10/16) 922 1
SBIFF: Films are only as good as the writing and the screenwriter panel at the Santa Barbara Film Festival had some of the best writers. (02/08/16) 697 1

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