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The Fess Parker Doubletree was investigated and found in violation of regulations related to its poisoning of up to roughly 21 protected bird species. (08/26/14) 5414 124
I've lived in Santa Barbara long enough to hear and read about all the accidents on Route 154- including the one today that was the last straw. (08/25/14) 4166 78
Is it legal to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk? (08/27/14) 2523 65
Ernest Salomon shares information on Measure S and explains why he thinks you should vote no. (08/27/14) 1404 60
Bicyclist down near Greenwell and Ortega Ridge, it's the 3rd one today. Fire and medics are responding. (08/24/14) 1459 52
A subscriber needs to see a dentist and wants to consult one who works with fearful adults. Any recommendations? (08/26/14) 1706 46
An edhatter is fed up with the current harbor parking - or lack thereof - and is wondering if the community shares his feelings. (08/28/14) 1577 43
The Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the Santa Barbara Region urges its members to vote No on Measure P. (08/28/14) 1004 42
Even with a crowded campus, students at SBCC are optimistic about getting classes, jobs, and a path to a four-year university, reports John Palminteri. [pics] (08/26/14) 1044 37
Roger reports an accident on the 154 at Cold Springs Bridge. There is one vehicle on its side. It is unknown if there are any injuries. (08/24/14) 2157 35
Updated with CHP press release: Edhat subscribers are reporting a fatal car accident on Highway 154 at Painted Cave with helicopters circling the area. (08/26/14) 7793 34
Two police cars, the fire department, and an ambulance were at a house on Auhay and Valdivia this morning. Does anyone know what was going on? (08/23/14) 2084 34
The Law Offices of James P. Segall-Gutierrez filed a complaint for damages for several individuals negligently identified as gang members by City of SB. (08/27/14) 1928 34
I have a fence shared with neighbors that needs to be repaired. We thought we should have a survey done. Can anyone recommend a surveyor for us? (08/26/14) 1278 34
A 24-year-old male has a highly contagious case of drug-resistant tuberculosis and has disappeared within Santa Barbara County. Please contact authorities if he's seen. [pic] (08/23/14) 71826 32
The Legislature has passed the "bee bill" by Assemblymember Das Williams, which would provides a reevaluation of neonicotinoid compound pesticides. (08/23/14) 715 31
HISTORY: An edhat subscriber shares photos from 1951 of "Hobo Village" at the Child's estate, which is now the location of the Santa Barbara Zoo. (08/24/14) 2637 29
John Palminteri reports that after years of debate, design and construction, new lanes on Highway 101 from Carpinteria to Ventura are about to open. (08/26/14) 1924 26
Who sells the best tuna salad sandwich in Santa Barbara or Goleta? (08/29/14) 1563 26
Is there a benefit to reporting businesses that are using water for irrigation that is running down the street? (08/24/14) 1337 26
Are sheriffs deputies allowed to intervene as collection agencies? (08/26/14) 1757 25
I had no idea how expensive calculators are! Is there a place in town to rent one for the school year or a company who loans them out to students? (08/29/14) 1305 25
Are there any recovery meetings in Santa Barbara that are not 12 step programs? It would be for drug and alcohol addiction. (08/29/14) 849 24
Sheriff Deputies have arrested an armed and suicidal subject in Isla Vista on Wednesday afternoon. (08/29/14) 2141 23
Traffic Accident - semi vs motorcycle accident on Highway 246 in Buellton. There is full County Fire Response. (08/23/14) 1932 23
Roger reports a Code 211: strong arm robbery. The suspects followed the reporting party home from a jewelry store and took her purse. (08/23/14) 1695 23
I have two great horned owls in my oak trees and have been finding some rather big feathers on the ground. Does anyone know if they might be moulting? (08/24/14) 1428 23
Are there any natural products for keeping algae out of fountains? (08/23/14) 1355 23
Edhat subscribers sent in "H" themed photos for Flash Friday. Can you guess what they all are? (08/23/14) 957 23
A subscriber shares his Santa Barbara themed hand drawn art which is scanned in to a computer where color is added digitally. [pics] (08/29/14) 910 23
Does anyone know who was on the United plane from Denver yesterday? Passengers disembarked to find SUVs with FBI type agents waiting. (08/29/14) 3519 22
What are my rights as an employee when my employer does not pay me on pay day? (08/28/14) 2144 22
Can anyone explain what is happening to my lime tree? [pic] (08/27/14) 2043 22
Lauren: Judge For Yourself Cafe is a court themed diner that Lauren was happy to judge.  (08/24/14) 2161 21
Updated With Pic and SBCFD Press Release: Vegetation Fire on Harris Grade, Full County Brush Response. It is on the Lompoc side. (08/28/14) 1302 21
A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, introduced in the wake of the Isla Vista rampage, unanimously passed out of the Senate and is headed to the Governor. (08/24/14) 1296 21
Did anyone hear and see what seemed to be military helicopters fly over the city around 2:15 this afternoon? (08/23/14) 1245 21
The Restaurant Guy says that R+D Kitchen, an offshoot of the Houston restaurant chain, plans to open a location on Coast Village Road. (08/29/14) 1063 21
Assembly Bill 1014 has passed the final hurdle in the Senate, on a 23-8 vote, and now goes to the Assembly to be heard in the Committee on Public Safety. [pic] (08/28/14) 1048 21
How do I get rid of caterpillars that have infested my broom plant? (08/25/14) 955 21
Updated with More Pics: An edhatter was down at East Beach documenting today's crazy swell. [pic] (08/28/14) 5100 20
Has anyone had experience with residential seismic retrofitting in Santa Barbara? Referrals who is good who is not? (08/25/14) 927 20
TRAVEL: Last week a crew of Santa Barbara locals headed out into the backcountry around Mammoth Lakes to climb Mt. Ritter, the tallest mountain in the Ritter Range. (08/24/14) 1681 19
My doctor recommends a Septoplasty for a deviated nasal septum. I'm wondering if anyone from Edhat has had this done and what your experience is. (08/25/14) 1549 19
A subscriber saw a group of parrots this morning making a racket in the trees near their home on San Roque and Foothill. (08/29/14) 1096 19
A subscriber was in Manhattan Beach and noticed this sign about bicycles. [pic] (08/28/14) 2063 18
Today on Jesusita trail there was a king snake eating a western fence lizard. [pic] (08/29/14) 1645 18
EDBIT: Happy National Dog Day! How are you celebrating? Send in pics of your pooch. (08/27/14) 1636 18
The Independent: The State Parks Department is working to repair and re-open the damaged Gaviota Pier, but it could cost as much as $20 million. (08/23/14) 715 18
The Independent: Tenants in the popular Funk Zone location at 22 Anacapa Street were given eviction notices last week. (08/26/14) 3438 17
At approximately 8:15 pm Monday, I saw a circular bright white light/object slowly moving across the sky from NNE to NE. Did anyone else see this? (08/27/14) 1856 17
A subscriber noticed that their orange tree may have a disease that is killing the tree. Any ideas on the cause or remedies would be appreciated. [pics] (08/26/14) 1762 17
The largest crowd John Wiley has ever seen at Lake Los Carneros has him wondering what it was about. [pics] (08/25/14) 3074 16
The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department will be removing a large Canary Island Date Palm from the Courthouse Sunken Garden. (08/23/14) 1364 16
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Skippy, a beloved scooter-loving K-9. (08/24/14) 1028 15
A subscriber sent in some photos of a surfing traffic jam at Shoreline Point. [pics] (08/27/14) 3269 14
Santa Barbara photographer Fritz Olenberger dropped by the dog show at the Earl Warren Showground this afternoon. [pics] (08/23/14) 2034 14
Roger has the scanner reports. Suspicious subject at San Carlos and Mission Ridge male dressed in black, skipping. (08/23/14) 1516 14
An edhat subscriber shares a slow-motion [vid] of Apache helicopters flying over Santa Barbara on Friday. (08/24/14) 1225 14
Updated with CHP press release: A fatal accident occurred north of Bates Road at 10:40 pm Wednesday resulting in the death of a 16-year-old Santa Barbara student. (08/29/14) 4666 13
The 101 Northbound is shutdown due to an overturned travel trailer west of Goleta near El Capitan Beach. (08/23/14) 2419 13
Roger the Scanner Guy reports a rollover traffic accident in front of 2981 Cliff Drive across from the Allen Road entrance to Hendry's Beach. (08/27/14) 2143 13
A subscriber documents a daily visit from the California State butterfly, the Dogface. [pics] (08/23/14) 1226 13
Several nut butter brands are being recalled due to potential contamination of salmonella. (08/23/14) 2618 12
Last night while out on his front porch Jason Chapman got an action shot of a spider making a fresh web. [pic] (08/27/14) 1165 12
UCPD will be conducting a Sobriety and Driver License checkpoint on Friday, August 29th. (08/28/14) 732 12
The Independent: A Santa Barbara team discovers that wind and ice are behind the mysterious "sailing stones" in Death Valley. (08/29/14) 583 12
The high tide reached the volleyball nets at Goleta Beach overnight. [pic] (08/28/14) 2940 11
A subscriber sent in a photo from the highest point in the continental US. (08/25/14) 1745 11
Roger has the scanner reports. 3 Bicyclists down in the area of Green Well and Ortega Hill. (08/26/14) 1637 11
A High Surf Advisory is in effect from 10 AM today through 6 PM Friday. (08/27/14) 1119 10
A jack-knifed truck is blocking all lanes in the 200 block of West Montecito. (08/26/14) 1015 10
Updated [pics]:The SBPD released this summary of response times and recent crime data for the City of Santa Barbara collected by the Police Department. (08/28/14) 975 10
Roger reports a Code 245: Assault, with a candle holder at the Salvation Army on 400 Chapala Street. (08/28/14) 495 10
Significant high surf event with possible structure damage and beach erosion to south facing beaches of southwest California Tuesday afternoon through Friday. (08/25/14) 1985 9
Personnel from the SBCSAR team were deployed over the weekend to assist in the search for a missing backpacker in Big Sur. [pic] (08/27/14) 1367 9
Roger reports a 23152 into several parked cars. The vehicle, a black Saturn, is still moving with the airbags deployed on Chapala and Haley. (08/23/14) 1263 9
Injury traffic accident vehicle vs pedestrian 1501 State street Fire and Medics responding. (08/27/14) 958 9
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Blink, a cat so fast if you blink you'll miss him. (08/24/14) 827 9
Vehicle Fire: 101 Northbound just short of the Arrellega offramp. Engines 4 and Seven responding.. (08/28/14) 775 9
An edhat subscriber shares some interesting shots of what the surf washed up this morning. (08/23/14) 2595 8
Occasionally I find one of these in our garage or sometimes the house. It looks like an insect casing to me. Does anyone know what it is? [pic] (08/25/14) 2439 8
A subscriber sent us a couple of photos from his day at Breakwater, Brophy Bros, and Sandspit. (08/28/14) 2041 8
In July 2014 officers from the Santa Barbara Police Department made 47 arrests for driving under the influence violations. (08/27/14) 1408 8
To better reflect its founder, Sansum Diabetes Research Institute has changed its name to the William Sansum Diabetes Center. (08/27/14) 776 8
Road Rage on the Freeway 101 South at Padaro I don't know the whole story but someone was at Gunpoint. (08/25/14) 2755 7
Imagine a Corvette with wings, and that's what John Wiley saw parked at SBA today. [pics] (08/28/14) 2583 7
This past Sunday our Sierra Club group hiked from the Romero Canyon trail to the Buena Vista trail to the "hidden benches". [pics] (08/26/14) 1588 7
Water Guardian, Rebecca Claasen, was awarded the $10,000 Cox Conserves Hero Award. [pics] (08/27/14) 1015 7
Roger has the scanner reports. Here is a little Good Snooze. (08/28/14) 880 7
Does anyone know any local massage therapists who accept insurance? (08/28/14) 798 7
Researchers at UCSB and Griffith University in Australia identify origin and purpose of the facial expression for anger. (08/29/14) 503 7
Santa Barbara photographer Fritz Olenberger was at the breakwater today capturing folks getting soaked by the crashing waves caused by Hurricane Marie. [pics] (08/28/14) 3268 6
An edhat subscriber shares a lovely picture of his view from Mountain Drive. (08/23/14) 1361 6
I am hoping to get leads on cheaply renting/borrowing an ice cream cart for a non- profit community event for next month. Does anyone have any referrals? (08/23/14) 855 6
HISTORY: A writer researching the San Marcos Building reached out to edhat columnists about John S. Hawley. (08/24/14) 803 6
Astronomy: Chuck reminds edhatters to get up early on Saturday morning to see Venus, Jupiter, and a crescent Moon. (08/23/14) 698 6
Santa Barbara Sheriff's have released the autopsy report of the body of a man found in Guadalupe last week. (08/26/14) 1487 5
John Wilson pled no contest to four felony counts of grand theft of aqua-cultural product, District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced. [pic] (08/28/14) 1406 5
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide. (08/24/14) 494 5
UC Santa Barbara jumped seven spots in this year's National Universities Rankings by Washington Monthly magazine. (08/26/14) 1544 4
Edhat subscribers share photos and [vid] of the waves and surf brought in by Hurricane Marie. (08/29/14) 1440 4
Do you know when you're dreaming? When lucid, is rest exchanged for meaning? (08/24/14) 670 4
Injury Traffic Accident: a pedestrian was hit in the crosswalk near 1111 East Cabrillo. (08/28/14) 558 4
What free fun events and activities are happening in the greater Santa Barbara area this Labor Day weekend? (08/29/14) 554 4
John Palminteri reports that a boat washed ashore, but no other major impacts here from Hurricane Marie. [pics] (08/28/14) 1366 3
John Palminteri reports the damage Hurricane Marie caused at Goleta Beach County Park. [pics] (08/29/14) 869 3
Due to extremely dry vegetation and an increasing fire danger, Los Padres National Forest officials announced that Level IV fire restrictions will go into effect. (08/27/14) 856 3
The City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a community open house on September 3rd to share the initial plans for renovation of the Cabrillo Pavilion and Bathhouse at East Beach. (08/26/14) 667 3
Ermanno Pecorari (October 1, 1925 - August 22, 2014) (08/27/14) 431 3

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