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A community member writes an open letter to the City of Santa Barbara regarding two new apartment complexes near the Galleria on State Street. (04/28/16) 3684 70
An edhatter alerts community members to a large group bike ride on Sunday through Thousand Oaks to Santa Barbara. (04/24/16) 1965 46
[Update]: The Chris Stapleton concert has been rescheduled for May 10 at the Santa Barbara Bowl and all tickets will be honored.
updated 7:30 am
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In an effort to help curb driving under the influence, the Santa Barbara Police Department is bringing a new DUI program to the city. (04/27/16) 2632 45
Charles took a [pic] of Sunday's large Princess visitor. (04/26/16) 2002 44
Roger reports Sheriff's Deputies are searching for a reported man with a gun on Depot Road in Goleta. (04/28/16) 1881 36
Roger reports there is a stabbing suspect at 314 West Micheltorena. (04/30/16) 2276 34
ART, Inc. rescued two juvenile long-tail weasels who are now doing quite well. [pics] (04/29/16) 2365 31
Does anyone know if there are any updated plans for the Army Reserve site on Las Positas at State? (04/27/16) 2251 27
High winds and a downed electrical lines caused a 3 acre brush fire in Vandenberg Village in Lompoc on Sunday afternoon. (04/25/16) 1361 27
This Junco keeps throwing himself against my window. Can anyone explain what he is doing? [vid] (04/26/16) 2829 26
Roger reports a suspicious male is engaging in lewd behavior near the playground at Chase Palm Park. (04/30/16) 1417 26
A subscriber has a question on why local land has not been pushed for National Park Status. (04/30/16) 1232 25
Updated: Roger reports a large eucalyptus tree fell and broke a power pole on W. Anapamu at Gillespie. [pic] (04/26/16) 2098 24
Is there a standard charge for writing a prescription? (04/24/16) 2059 23
Approximately 5,500 residents are without power due to high winds on Wednesday evening. (04/28/16) 2915 22
An edhatter captured [vid] of the resident coyote at La Mesa Park on Sunday morning. (04/25/16) 2381 22
Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office made three felon in possession of firearms arrests in Santa Maria. [mugs] (04/29/16) 2156 22
Roger reports an enclosed white trailer was stolen near W. Montecito Street. The suspect is driving a two-tone 4-Runner with duck tape over the license plate. (04/28/16) 1516 22
Roger reports a transient is throwing bottles onto the freeway in the 300 South Milpas area. (04/27/16) 1131 22
An edhatter warns of a new phone scam where you're told there is a warrant out for your arrest. (04/26/16) 1693 21
A subscriber was out yesterday and saw two of everything in the water below the Douglas Preserve. [pics] (04/28/16) 2461 20
Roger reports there is a full City Fire response to a fire on Stearns Wharf. (04/25/16) 3280 19
Pets have a part in starting about 700 home fires per year. Here are some safety tips from the Montecito Fire Protection District. (04/29/16) 1359 19
The Doheny family has listed the 1,800-acre Goleta property named Las Varas Ranch for $108 million. (04/24/16) 3656 18
Roger reports an elevator rescue is in progress at 3916 State Street. (04/27/16) 1412 18
Roger reports an injury traffic accident involving 3 vehicles near McDonalds at 3940 State Street. (04/27/16) 1360 18
These unidentified trail objects (UTOs) were found on San Ysidro and Cold Springs trails. [pic] (04/26/16) 3651 15
Is green better than brown, as More Mesa begins that transformation in John Wiley's [pic]? (04/25/16) 1733 15
Roger reports Santa Barbara Police officers were in pursuit of a skateboarder in the 600 block of West Gutierrez. (04/25/16) 1475 15
Charles was quick enough to snap a few [pics] of this dove posing on a bird feeder. (04/25/16) 1327 15
Has anybody heard why the Channel Islands live bald eagle webcam has been down a couple of days? (04/28/16) 1282 15
A subscriber shares [pics] of a morning visitor in their backyard. (04/29/16) 2610 14
An edhat subscriber reports there are Police at the train station. Does anyone have more information? (04/30/16) 1653 14
A quiet trail, and possible tasting and tipping points in John Wiley's aerial [pics]. (04/24/16) 1136 14
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians elected Kenneth Kahn as their new tribal chairman. (04/30/16) 912 14
Santa Barbara County Fire Station # 14 has converted their lighting to LED using DELux LED bulbs and fixtures. (04/28/16) 723 14
[Update]: The U.S. Coast Guard has ended their search for a vessel near Santa Cruz Island as the 5 people and 2 dogs were found safely anchored. (04/28/16) 2450 13
Is anyone aware of any summer camp junior counselor or counselor in training programs that are not yet full for a 13 year old? (04/27/16) 804 13
A a mulch pile is on fire on the side of a hill near Bajada Lane.
updated 11:14 am
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KEYT: 20 individuals have been arrested in connection with a five-month long investigation. (04/30/16) 2761 12
The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office welcomes 10 new employees and bids farewell to 2 retirees and a veteran K-9. [pics] (04/27/16) 2019 12
A 5-month operation has resulted in the arrest of 20 individuals and the citing of 1 on a variety of charges and the seizure of illegal drugs and firearms.
updated 9:30 am
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A subscriber is wondering if there is a service that cleans up tree debris after high winds or if the City does it. (04/28/16) 931 12
At the East end of Anacapa Island, John Wiley got a fresh look at places he'd like to visit and maybe a glimpse of flowers. [pics] (04/26/16) 2307 11
EDBIT: Santa Barbara was named the second city where people with lower incomes will live the longest. (04/24/16) 1830 11
Did anybody notice the bright flashing light north of Carpinteria last night? (04/26/16) 1562 11
Roger has the scanner reports.  I was talking with a good friend the other day I'll call Marge, because that is her name.  (04/28/16) 1128 11
A subject is banging his head on a police vehicle window on the Highway 101 northbound onramp at Las Positas.
updated 2:18 pm
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Roger reports a traffic accident with injuries on Highway 101 southbound near the Milpas exit that involves 3-5 vehicles. (04/28/16) 1662 10
MARCH EDNESS: Edhatters met at The Valley Project on Thursday for wine and snacks to celebrate this year's March Edness winners! (04/24/16) 1146 10
Roger has the scanner reports.  Renegade juveniles skateboarding in the streets, San Pascual at Cota. (04/30/16) 1112 10
EDBIT: A new poll has ranked Santa Barbara as one of the most expensive cities for business travel.
updated 12:00 pm
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Rep. Capps' Pipeline Safety Reauthorization Bill passed out of the Energy and Commerce Committee this week.
updated 11:30 am
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Can any readers can tell me what plant this is that is producing these big seed pods? [pics] (04/25/16) 2367 9
This scrub jay was too beautiful not to share. [pic] (04/26/16) 1804 9
Roger reports a domestic violence assault at East Beach in the 1100 block of East Cabrillo. (04/27/16) 1328 9
The Santa Barbara Golf Club has completed $140,000 in improvement projects through the Players' Improvement Fund. [pics] (04/27/16) 1307 9
Edhatters share [pics] of various bird visitors throughout the area. (04/30/16) 1222 9
Roger has the scanner reports.  Friendship that has to be paid for is no friendship at all. (04/26/16) 1189 9
It's Arbor Day so send in all your tree photos and check out what nature inspires fellow edhatters. (04/30/16) 759 9
Roger reports a suspicious male trying to light a bird nest on fire on Lighthouse. (04/30/16) 750 9
Cartoons: Mike shares a funny cartoon about listening in relationships.
updated 2:00 pm
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A paddle boarder greets a migrating friend off the Gaviota coast. [pics] (04/26/16) 3609 8
An edhat subscriber caught this Monarch caterpillar nearly ready to begin metamorphosis. [pic] (04/26/16) 1748 8
TRAVEL: Max shares [pics] of Los Angeles and Bryce Canyon from his flight Saturday. (04/25/16) 1464 8
Roger reports a traffic accident with an Injury occurred on the Castillo underpass. (04/28/16) 1089 8
There's some sort of global warming issue on the beach below Del Playa. I heard a report of a penguin.
updated 1:02 pm
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Is anyone else having an issue with the phones being down at Goleta Valley Medical? (04/25/16) 773 8
The Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint in the City of Santa Barbara on April 28. (04/27/16) 767 8
Update: A small fire was extinguished in a storage room at Santa Barbara High School. (04/26/16) 1627 7
Carpinteria and the surrounding unincorporated area has experienced a rash of thefts from automobiles and residences in the past week.  (04/29/16) 1255 7
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Billy, a sweet senior dog looking for new owners. (04/24/16) 1062 7
HISTORY: Tom shares the history of drive-in movie theatres in Santa Barbara, specifically the 1960's drive-in at the corner of Hollister and Fairview.
updated 11:00 am
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Roger reports a stolen 1999 white Honda Passport without license plates, last seen near Jameson. (04/24/16) 667 7
[Update]: After more than 7 years of fighting crime and helping to save lives in Santa Barbara County, Sheriff's K-9 Gango has retired from service. [pics]
updated 8:30 am
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The 116-year-old All Saints by the Sea bell tower in Montecito is coming down for earthquake strengthening, reports John Palminteri. [pic] (04/27/16) 1340 6
Crews have been working on initial removals on the beach-side replacement of the Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge. [pic] (04/30/16) 962 6
The Santa Barbara Yacht Club will be setting off flares from Leadbetter Beach on Saturday morning as part of a training exercise. (04/30/16) 525 6
A subscriber is wondering if anyone can identify this butterfly. [pic]
updated 6:40 pm
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[Updated:] The 40 acre brush fire in Ventura is at 75% containment. (04/29/16) 3103 5
Has anyone been to Red Rock recently? I'm wondering what the water levels look like. (04/24/16) 1636 5
Lotusland announces the two winners from their fourth grade essay contest. [pic] (04/27/16) 1304 5
On Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Santa Barbara Police Department will hold another National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. (04/27/16) 708 5
Dulce shares [pics] of a Santa Barbara sunrise and various morning visitors.
updated 12:30 pm
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A tree fell on a parked car in the Camino Real Shopping Center due to high winds. [pic] (04/27/16) 3255 4
[Update]: The missing Santa Maria teen has been found safely and returned home. [pic] (04/30/16) 3003 4
Lauren: Late-night host and comedian Conan O'Brien entertained crowds during a question and answer style event with famed TV producer Dick Wolf. (04/24/16) 1298 4
Edhat subscribers capture [pics] from around Santa Barbara. (04/25/16) 1226 4
SB County Fire responded to a two vehicle accident involving two moderate injuries on the 154 in front of the Lake Cachuma entrance. (04/29/16) 1073 4
The mystery of the great migration of monarch butterflies from Canada to Mexico has been solved.
updated 1:00 pm
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DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Baldwin, a black lab mix with a heart of gold looking for an active family.
updated 9:00 am
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Roger reports a gas odor inside the Bio Sciences and Earth building at SBCC.
updated 1:22 pm
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Daniel Abraham Reyna was arrested on an outstanding warrant in connection to a large structure fire in 2015. [mug] (04/25/16) 2316 3
Roger reports a hazardous condition of water flowing from an upstairs apartment in the 400 block of Old Coast Highway. (04/26/16) 1154 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Cooper, an ultra edhat fan. (04/24/16) 1052 3
32 Isla Vista residents and college students graduated from the Citizen Academy on Saturday hosted by the Sheriff's Office, the UC Police Department, and the City of Goleta. [pic] (04/25/16) 901 3
Roger reports a hit and run near Hollister and South Fairview. (04/30/16) 878 3
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names honors UC Santa Barbara professor Bruce Luyendyk by naming a peak in Antarctica after him. (04/24/16) 727 3
Due to the high winds, the condos on Vista del Pueblo have been without power since 1:30 pm Monday, a subscriber reports. (04/28/16) 717 3
An overhead sign panel replacement project along Highways 1, 9, 17, 41, 46, 101, 135, 156 and 183 along the Central Coast begins Sunday night. (04/28/16) 693 3
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to remind you that a downed power line or wire can be dangerous. (04/26/16) 528 3
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Andy, a special needs kitty who needs an extra special home.
updated 9:00 am
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Roger reports a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic accident in the 400 block of Garden Street.
updated 5:44 pm
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A subscriber just drove by the Elings entrance on Cliff Drive and saw several fire trucks. What is going on up there? (04/28/16) 1573 2
Aerial views of "The Holly" (platform) and "The I.V." (Isla Vista and Coal Oil Point whale watchers) from John Wiley. [pics] (04/30/16) 1413 2
Roger reports a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of W. Arrellaga. (04/24/16) 830 2
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office thanks the community for supporting Tip-A-Cop at The Outback Restaurant and invites the public on May 23rd for Tip-A-Cop Dinner at Petrini's. (04/29/16) 409 2
Roger reports a vehicle accident in Hope Ranch at Las Palmas and Las Olas Drive. (04/24/16) 1024 1
Roger reports a vehicle went into the center divider on Highway 101 northbound, just before San Ysidro. (04/26/16) 757 1

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