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An edhat reader shares why he is in favor of Short Term Rentals in Santa Barbara County. (12/02/16) 1735 79
The Santa Barbara City Council's ordinance committee voted to update the city's current smoking laws to expand public areas where smoking will be prohibited. (11/29/16) 1649 46
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies raided a cockfight that was in progress and cited 11 people thanks to an anonymous tip. [pics] (11/29/16) 3000 41
Can motorists drive past a crosswalk once the crosswalk is clear? Clarification is needed on the new crosswalks in Old Town Goleta. (11/30/16) 2757 41
When is Shake Shack opening in Santa Barbara? (12/02/16) 3042 37
The roadway of SR-217 is closed, does anyone know why? (12/01/16) 2018 36
UCSB students marched out of their classes at noon last week to protest a proposed tuition hike for 2017. (11/30/16) 1292 32
A multimillion dollar agreement has been reached to ease the impacts of the Diablo Canyon closure(11/30/16) 1200 29
Are there places in the local Santa Barbara area that one can take a follow-up hunter education course? (12/03/16) 1020 29
The Santa Maria Police Department issued a false press release in February to save the lives of two men from a rival gang. (12/03/16) 3314 25
An alleged residential burglary suspect has been arrested in Isla Vista. [mug] (11/28/16) 2507 21
Effective Dec. 1, 2016, all chain restaurants with 20 or more locations are required to provide nutrition information related to standard menu items. (12/01/16) 806 20
[UPDATED:] A major police investigation on Cabrillo and Castillo Streets took place after a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle early Friday morning. (12/03/16) 3729 19
Republican candidate Justin Fareed has conceded to Democrat Salud Carbajal for the 24th Congressional District. (11/28/16) 1805 19
Roger reports a traffic injury accident occurred after a motorcyclist was cut off on the 101 freeway northbound in the center divider. (11/30/16) 1474 19
A subscriber captured a [pic] of Santa Barbara Police officers helping a motorist in need by pushing their truck up the road. (11/30/16) 2347 18
How can we address this leaking pipe on Hot Springs trail? (12/03/16) 1635 18
Has anyone ever heard of planting a tree in a washing machine? (12/01/16) 1513 17
Is anyone else getting brown water in Goleta? (11/29/16) 1415 17
Celebrity chef Cat Cora is selling her ranch home on the Mesa for over $1.2 million. (12/04/16) 1722 16
An edhatter thanks the fire department for rescuing their bird at Goleta Beach. (12/01/16) 1501 16
What local radio stations are playing Christmas music? (12/01/16) 1248 16
C.A.R.E.4PAWS performed a record number of spay/neuter surgeries on its quest to curb pet overpopulation and keep animals out of shelters. (11/28/16) 789 16
What time frame is the best to take the Amtrak Coast Starlight from Santa Barbara to Portland to ensure the best scenery possible? (11/30/16) 1823 15
Mark shares an aerial [pic] of the Barnsdall/Rio Grande service station in Goleta. (12/03/16) 1455 15
Wolfe and Associates agreed to a $1.65 million settlement for the 2013 balcony collapse in Isla Vista injuring five people. (12/02/16) 1412 15
Does anyone know why AM 990 is off air during the evening? (12/03/16) 1331 15
Can anyone help me to identify this insect? [pic] (12/01/16) 1781 14
An edhatter reports a traffic accident on the 101 South near Patterson involving a vehicle and a motorcycle. (12/02/16) 1773 14
Ventura-based clothing retailer Patagonia, who promised to donate 100 percent of its Black Friday sales directly to grassroots environmental nonprofits, reached a record-breaking $10 million in sales. (12/02/16) 1622 14
A warrant operation lead to four arrests in the 7400 block of Stanley Park Road in Carpinteria on Wednesday. [mugs] (12/02/16) 2300 13
Roger has the scanner reports.  I hate falling down. Not the movie, the action. I love the movie, Falling Down.  (12/03/16) 1151 13
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies responded to a welfare check at Vandenberg Village involving a man holding what appeared to be a rifle. (11/28/16) 1274 12
Has anyone used Ecowater Systems for water softening? (12/02/16) 723 12
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department arrested five people in Santa Maria, including a felon in possession of a firearm. [mug] (12/02/16) 1572 11
Roger reports a vehicle rollover near Sandspit Road on Highway 217. (11/29/16) 1326 11
Roger has the scanner reports.  Next time someone flips you the bird, wave at them and smile. Flash ‘em the peace sign. (12/01/16) 1120 11
Does anyone know of a personal trainer in town who has a background or prior experience working in a health field? (12/02/16) 965 11
A project to resurface US Highway 101 from north of Cathedral Oaks Road to north of Turnpike Road will result in ramp closures. (12/02/16) 753 11
Can anyone tell me what kind of spider this is? [pic] (11/30/16) 1954 10
An 8-year-old edhat subscriber submitted this marvelous [pic] of a delicately colored butterfly at the 'Butterflies Alive!' exhibit. (12/01/16) 1571 10
Roger reports a prowler lurking behind a shed in the backyard of a residence in the 3700 block of Hitchcock Ranch. (11/30/16) 1068 10
Has anyone had experience with Credo phone services in the Goleta or Santa Barbara area? (12/01/16) 934 10
Roger reports an assault in the 400 Block of Loma Alta. (12/04/16) 673 10
Roger reports an attempted kidnapping where a female tried to steal a child at social services at 234 Camino Del Remedio. (12/02/16) 1827 9
An edhat subscriber reports that there has been an increase in motorcycle thefts in Santa Barbara lately. (11/29/16) 1514 8
Firefighters and Milpas neighbors help put up the Milpas Christmas Tree on Saturday. [pics] (11/28/16) 1246 8
Edhat subscribers share [pics] around Santa Barbara of rainbows, sunrises, and sunsets. (11/28/16) 1074 8
A subscriber reports a power outage near Las Positas and State Street. Anyone else without power? (12/02/16) 967 8
Dulce found this e[pic] osprey posing in a tree on the Mesa. (11/29/16) 1929 7
Max got to visit the west end of Santa Cruz Island and shared this cool [pic]. (12/02/16) 1758 7
Can the edhat community help identify these plants on a slope next to La Playa Stadium? [pics] (12/01/16) 1536 7
Structure Fire 700 Picacho Lane SBCF Mutual aide switching to command 13... (12/04/16) 957 7
Can anyone recommend a dance studio that offers public type classes that are wallet friendly? (11/28/16) 943 7
George reports a traffic collision that occurred Friday afternoon off Hollister Avenue and Highway 217. (12/03/16) 847 7
Citizen reports led to the arrest of an Orcutt man for possession of heroin and methamphetamine. [mug] (12/01/16) 3569 6
Can edhatters help identify this sea creature found on Hendry's Beach? (11/28/16) 3081 6
Multiple edhatters reported power outages in the downtown Santa Barbara area and in West Goleta. (11/28/16) 1594 6
Can edhatters identify this weird looking bug? (12/02/16) 1418 6
Roger reports a felony hit and run that occurred at Olive and Haley streets involving a suspect vehicle and a bicyclist. (12/01/16) 1385 6
Roger reports a stolen motorcycle by a red Honda from the 2000 Block of Red Rose Way (12/01/16) 1273 6
Roger reports police activity going on at Cacique Street and Powers Avenue that sounds like some kind of pursuit. (11/28/16) 1107 6
KEYT: Santa Barbara Police are increasing enforcement and working with local security personnel due to holiday shoplifters and car burglaries. (11/30/16) 755 6
UCSB Nobel laureate David Gross is recognized by Chinese and Russian science academies for his continuing work in theoretical physics. (12/01/16) 609 6
Roger has the scanner reports.  If you’re going to drink a beer, drink a beer, not a strawberry beer. What the heck is up with that?  (11/29/16) 1221 5
UCSB scientists and colleagues demonstrate that as people age, their brains adopt new strategies for memory-related tasks. (11/29/16) 951 5
Way Back When: 100 years ago mobile movie cameras cruised our streets, Lockheeds started building planes, the idea for a bird refuge on the east end of our city took flight, and we had a snowy end to 1916. (12/04/16) 916 5
Roger reports counterfeit money spotted at two places, including the 200 block of North Milpas. (12/01/16) 1113 4
Roger reports a 2006 black Yamaha motorcycle was stolen. (12/03/16) 951 4
Braille Institute Santa Barbara students created ceramic bowls as part of the Empty Bowls Santa Barbara event. (11/28/16) 944 4
American Riviera Bank distributed Employee Giving Program checks to first responder-related nonprofits. [pic] (11/28/16) 793 4
This edhat subscriber woke up to see a beautiful sky displaying the first sunrise of December. [pic] (12/02/16) 780 4
ASAP Cats is offering special reduced adoption fees for the holidays from December 15 through 24. [pic] (12/04/16) 465 4
Some say it rains after washing cars, but could these roofs on John Wiley's [pics] of new construction have the opposite effect? (11/28/16) 1314 3
An edhat subscriber shares [pics] of the sunset at Goleta Beach today as a nice midweek treat (12/01/16) 941 3
A traffic collision involving a Santa Maria school bus sent several junior high students to the hospital Monday morning. (11/29/16) 852 3
An edhatter reports that a pickup truck was on fire near Highway 154. (11/30/16) 843 3
Here are the latest updates on the Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project. (11/30/16) 756 3
Roger reports a structure fire at 4090 Via Real in Carpinteria with Santa Barbara County and Montecito Fire responding. (12/02/16) 624 3
A UCSB scholar's collaborative project on a 'Melrose Place' is getting a new moment in the sun. (12/02/16) 588 3
Santa Barbara lodging establishments collected and remitted approximately $1.66 million in Transient Occupancy Tax in October. (12/02/16) 505 3
The National Weather Service has placed a wind advisory in effect from 6 p.m. this evening to 6 a.m. PST Tuesday. (11/29/16) 454 3
Roger reports a multi vehicle accident on the north bound 101 South of Los Carneros. (11/29/16) 1284 2
POWDRELL: David shares the story of the evolution of the longboard and some of his artistic surfing photographs. (12/04/16) 681 2
Roger reports a traffic accident with an injured motorcyclist at De La Vina and De La Guerra Streets. (12/04/16) 496 2
Does anyone have more information about an arrest at gunpoint around 2:00 a.m. at the corner of Bailard and Via Real in Carpinteria? (12/02/16) 933 1
An edhat subscriber reports a vehicle accident in Gaviota and asks for any further details. (11/29/16) 808 1
Check out this week's update on the Goleta Beach Bridge Project with [pics]. (12/03/16) 761 1
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Jasper, a young Bichon-mix who is ready to be your companion. (12/04/16) 607 1
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet LuLu, a cat who would love to nap in your home. (12/04/16) 524 1
The Folk and Tribal Marketplace at the Natural History Museum gives locals an opportunity to explore art from far away lands. (12/04/16) 504 1
A free public workshop devoted to issues of concern to farmworkers is scheduled for December 5. (12/02/16) 356 1
COUNT: Did you attend the holiday parade? The number of Santa Hats has been tallied and one subscriber won a fun prize! (12/04/16) 1119 add
The Santa Maria Police Department announced a traffic advisory around the area of the Christmas Parade of Lights on Dec. 3. (12/01/16) 623 add
Fire restrictions in the Los Padres National Forest have been lowered. (11/30/16) 492 add
Caltrans would like to remind drivers that there will be a two day full daytime closure of State Route 246 near Lompoc for resurfacing, which begins Nov. 28. (11/29/16) 471 add
Evelyn Holman (November 29, 1923-November 15, 2016) (12/01/16) 461 add
Deloris Alline Mochnick (August 23, 1934-November 11, 2016) (11/29/16) 451 add
Victor Gasser (June 11, 1938-November 16, 2016) (12/01/16) 378 add
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The Santa Barbara Foundation's mission is to build philanthropy, strengthen the nonprofit sector, and address important community needs. (12/04/16) 249 add
Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 12/03/16 (12/04/16) 193 add

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