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Will there be a march in Santa Barbara on January 21? (01/11/17) 3337 51
What do edhatters think is the best soup place in the downtown area? (01/13/17) 3041 50
Will there be an event for people to watch the inauguration? (01/13/17) 2026 46
A steep increase in influenza activity has been recorded in California over the past 3 weeks and Public Health is urging residents to get vaccinated. [pic] (01/14/17) 1731 44
DIRECTV customers have lost KEYT and other channels due to a contract dispute. (01/14/17) 2484 36
Cartoons: Genevieve shares a funny cartoon about Trader Joes in Santa Barbara. (01/15/17) 2996 35
What is this object? (01/11/17) 3151 31
Edhat subscribers share [pics] of construction crews creating a path of slough water to flow into the ocean at Goleta Beach. (01/11/17) 3457 30
Castillo underpass has begun to show signs of failure, does anyone know if they are planning to revisit the project?
updated 9:59 am
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What kind of mushrooms are these? [pics] (01/12/17) 1959 27
A fellow at UCSB's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis and colleagues found that certain fish may be mislabeled at sushi restaurants. (01/12/17) 1554 27
Can edhatters identify this mushroom found on a dead oak tree? (01/14/17) 1740 25
After the rain, Bird Refuge filled up to the brim, and Peggy was there to capture the [pic]. (01/10/17) 3732 24
Roger has the scanner reports. "A friend of mine wrote about Handicapped Folks in Wheelchairs that are Homeless being refused service in our local coffeehouses." (01/14/17) 1554 23
Check out these [pics] from a muddy ride up Refugio Road (01/10/17) 2710 22
A subscriber would like to warn others about trail head thieves after their car was broken into during a hike at Gaviota State Park. (01/15/17) 2010 20
Roger reports an attempted burglary to a van at 100 South Soledad was stopped when a husband in possession of a gun stepped outside. (01/10/17) 1405 20
University of California employees went on strike throughout California campuses over contract disputes Tuesday morning. (01/11/17) 2274 19
POWDRELL: The art of clamming - a hobby, a sport, and a survival technique that brings a delicious bucket home for dinner! (01/15/17) 1579 19
Melissa Reynoso was sentenced to one year in county jail and five years' probation for stealing checks over $160,000 from her former employer. (01/12/17) 3039 18
[Update:] A man was trapped in his vehicle after it rolled over and caught fire on SR-246 at Refugio Road on Monday evening. (01/12/17) 4655 17
Santa Barbara's 93108 zip code has been ranked amongst the most expensive zip codes in the United States. (01/15/17) 2970 17
SpaceX Falcon 9 launches from Vandenberg AFB at 9:54 a.m. Saturday. [pic] (01/15/17) 2456 17
Roger reports to be on the lookout for a suspicious man in a black sedan with tinted windows who tried to lure a 10-year-old girl into his vehicle. (01/10/17) 2251 17
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is asking for public assistance to help identify a package theft suspect. [pic] (01/12/17) 5231 16
Does anyone know what the police activity was about around Cottage Hospital Friday morning? (01/14/17) 2127 16
TRAVEL: Bonnie shares the menu from the 74th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton. (01/11/17) 1690 16
Max captures aerial [pics] of Cachuma Lake after the recent rainstorm. (01/16/17) 4416 13
It's nice to see water running down the mountainside again, and the rain brought the Widow's Tears waterfall back to life. [pics] (01/13/17) 3653 13
KEYT: Drought dry Cachuma Lake could possibly have the biggest runoff in recent years after a few more inches of rain. (01/15/17) 2801 13
An edhat subscriber shares this [pic] of their breathtaking morning commute (01/11/17) 1516 13
A zebra was found dead on the beach near San Simeon this week.
updated 4:07 pm
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It was so clear yesterday before last night's storm, Patti could see San Nicolas Island behind Anacapa. [pics] (01/10/17) 2562 12
Mark captures stunning [pics] of several seabirds and mammals feeding on a school of fish near the Santa Barbara Harbor. (01/11/17) 2367 12
A gorgeous cedar waxwing was rescued and brought to Animal Rescue [pics]. (01/12/17) 2184 12
Edhatters are loving this storm! Use this thread to report any rain activity. (01/13/17) 1409 12
Roger has the scanner reports. " A rollover wreck was found upside down off Milpas, I hope they remembered to report it stolen." (01/12/17) 1301 12
A subscriber is thanking County Flood Control for removing debris from the Atascadero creek before it filled with water. [pic] (01/13/17) 1202 12
Did anyone hear gunshots on the Westside a little before 10 p.m. last night? (01/16/17) 698 12
A car crashed into a power pole Saturday afternoon leaving hundreds of Goleta residents without power. (01/15/17) 3325 11
Mission Creek finally has flowing water! [vid] (01/10/17) 2976 11
An edhat subscriber reports that the Goleta City Council will be meeting Tuesday in a closed session to release the City Attorney or City Manager. (01/10/17) 2455 11
Roger reports a robbery with an injured man down in the 1200 Block of De La Vina. (01/10/17) 1603 11
Roger reports an injury traffic collision where a motorcyclist was struck by a vehicle on Milpas. (01/15/17) 879 11
An edhat subscriber is looking for someone who can help fix their fireplace starter. (01/10/17) 729 10
Does anyone know what these worm-like creatures are? (01/14/17) 2139 9
Water rising at La Cumbre, fish balls, and intriguing work atop the kid's museum from John Wiley's latest. [pics] (01/16/17) 2025 9
Charles reports that Maria Ygnacio Creek finally has water flowing in it. [pics] (01/12/17) 1996 9
Two wanted felons have been apprehended after a K-9 search in Santa Maria [mug]. (01/13/17) 1758 9
An edhat subscriber catches a [vid] of Sunday night's lightning storm. (01/10/17) 1702 9
Does anyone know what these new-looking, low flying, quiet planes are?
updated 8:24 am
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Astronomy: Has anyone else seen the bright light above the southwest horizon in the night sky? (01/14/17) 1594 9
Edhatters share awesome nature [pics] of what's up above (01/14/17) 1144 9
The Santa Barbara Public Library is hosting community conversations to better understand people's concerns and aspirations for the community. (01/12/17) 1095 9
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Balto, an adventurous, independent dog who loves to be outdoors! (01/15/17) 952 9
Wendy shares [pics] of the San Ysidro Creek bursting with color and water. (01/14/17) 1950 8
Roger reports to be on the lookout for a female carrying many bags seen attempting to open mailboxes with a screwdriver on first East Figueroa. (01/11/17) 1286 8
Can edhatters identify this plant?
updated 10:08 am
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Roger reports a chimney fire at the 1700 block of Villa Ave with a full city fire response. (01/14/17) 772 8
What a beautiful sight it was for David to see water flowing down San Antonio Creek again. [pic] (01/13/17) 2103 7
Charles noticed these fungi showing their true colors after the rain. [pics] (01/10/17) 1582 7
Roger reports a traffic accident on Helena and Yanonali in the Funk Zone. (01/14/17) 863 7
Edhatters share astonishing [pics] of the spectacular Thurday sunset with a magnificent rainbow. (01/14/17) 2893 6
A Lompoc man is charged with murder after he allegedly killed his girlfriend with a knife. (01/11/17) 1861 6
Steve shares [pics] of waves and snowy egrets at Goleta Beach. (01/16/17) 1341 6
Approximately 800 pounds of tangerines were collected from a local property to distribute to those in need by volunteers organized by Food Forward. (01/15/17) 1173 6
In this quarterly Sheriff's Roundup, learn more about the life of a dispatcher, how to use our new citizens online reporting system and more. [vid] (01/11/17) 806 6
Goleta Union School District Superintendent Banning announced he will retire at the end of the school year in June. (01/14/17) 654 6
Edhat subscribers share terrific nature [pics] from their outdoor adventures
updated 9:08 am
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Santa Maria Police arrested a man for possession of child pornography and possession of methamphetamine. [mug] (01/13/17) 2057 5
Roger reports a stolen 2003 red BMW was spotted in Santa Barbara. (01/16/17) 1273 5
Doc shares [pics] of a spectacular sunrise between rainstorms this past weekend (01/10/17) 1236 5
The Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society recognized Mike Tully with the 2016 Bouquet of the Year. [pic] (01/16/17) 1139 5
Environmental groups have joined a lawsuit to defend the denial of Phillips 66 oil train project in San Luis Obispo County. (01/13/17) 838 5
The Evergreen Pear is a blossoming winter tree that produces a beautiful display of white flowers. (01/15/17) 780 5
SpaceX has had a long series of rocket launch failures and delays, but Saturday was their lucky day. (01/16/17) 766 5
Roger reports a burglary at the 100 block of Los Aquaries in which the suspect told the witness he was a police officer. (01/11/17) 730 5
John MacFarlane, the founder and chief executive officer of Santa Barbara-based audio company Sonos, will be stepping down after 15 years of leadership. (01/13/17) 2595 4
Roger reports a vehicle that went 50 feet over the side of SR-154 at Painted Cave. (01/11/17) 1558 4
[Update]: Santa Barbara County Fire responded to a six vehicle accident Wednesday morning at Firefighter Road and Highway 1 in Lompoc. (01/12/17) 1459 4
Janet shares [pics] of lovely flowers from the SB Orchid Estate (01/14/17) 1256 4
Roger has the scanner reports, "a suspicious subject was following a housekeeper around on Padaro Lane." (01/10/17) 1220 4
Max shares a [pic] of the full moon out tonight (01/13/17) 1160 4
SBIFF: The 32nd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival revealed its opening film and poster Thursday morning at Hotel Santa Barbara. (01/13/17) 1150 4
Roger reports a suspect running from the police in the 400 Block of South Milpas. (01/11/17) 1033 4
Sophia Qin of Dos Pueblo High School receives national award for her technological achievements. (01/16/17) 847 4
An edhat subscriber reports their car was broken in around the Hidden Valley area.
updated 9:53 am
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Roger reports a gas leak in the 6800 Block of Hollister Ave. (01/16/17) 676 4
Roger has the scanner reports.  Medical call at the County Jail again, so whoever said they don't call 911 when someone is ill or hurt, they are now.
updated 7:00 am
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Lars Bildsten, director of UCSB's Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, won the 2017 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics. (01/10/17) 610 4
Michael shares [pics] of the full moon's tide from Ledbetter Point (01/13/17) 1626 3
Here are updates on the current bicycle projects going on in Goleta (01/14/17) 1342 3
Roger reports a rollover traffic accident on Highway 101 at Milpas. (01/10/17) 1081 3
Tyler was out at the Goleta Slough this morning when he saw a blue heron flying overhead. [pic] (01/13/17) 1050 3
TRAVEL: Bonnie is planning for the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco that will take place next month. (01/15/17) 904 3
The Santa Barbara Unified Board of Education unanimously voted to appoint Ismael Ulloa to fill a vacancy on the board. (01/11/17) 662 3
Roger reports a pedestrian has been injured in a traffic accident off Loma Alta and Shoreline.
updated 10:28 am
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Roger reports a motorcycle accident at the 900 Block of San Miguelito Canyon Road in Lompoc. (01/15/17) 571 3
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: NatureTrack has specially trained naturalists, who enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of the outdoors with students, lead free adventures for local schools. (01/15/17) 415 3
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for possible snow fall in the mountains through Friday morning. (01/13/17) 2918 2
Now that the rain has let up, it's time to hit the ocean, and these folks have the [pics] of what's happening at the harbor and buzzing at the beach. (01/15/17) 1858 2
Charles was enjoying a walk in the rain when he snapped this [pic]. (01/13/17) 1520 2
An Edhat subscriber shares this [pic] of Santa Barbara High Garden (01/10/17) 1407 2
Roger reports a possible structure fire in the area of the 4400 block of Calle Real. (01/13/17) 811 2
To celebrate turning 50, Westmont athletic director Dave Odell ran 50 miles and raised over $50,000 to fundraise money for the Santa Barbara Track Club and Westmont Athletics. (01/16/17) 651 2
Roger reports a possible structure fire at the 200 block of Ortega Ridge. (01/14/17) 611 2
Meet Justin, a curious bunny who's up for adoption. (01/15/17) 546 2
The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum announces its certification as a Green Business of Santa Barbara County. [pic] (01/16/17) 480 2
EDBIT: To commemorate the work of Martin Luther King Jr., here are events happeningĀ to fulfill his dream.
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Westbound Cathedral Oaks is closed down to one lane due to tilting power lines. (01/10/17) 1214 1

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