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Golf is a dying sport and taxpayers are spending $2,000 per day to keep Municipal Golf Course open. (02/25/15) 2944 82
The Parks and Recreation Department will be reviewing a study about new locations for off leash dog areas. (02/24/15) 2025 81
A subscriber is wondering if others have had to deal with homes in your neighborhood that have gone into foreclosure. [pics] (02/27/15) 2428 42
Santa Barbara is asking the community for help to decide which of many projects need to be fixed first on a long list of priorities. (02/27/15) 1202 36
A subscriber recounts their near-collision experience on the 101 North before the Turnpike exit around 7:00pm Thursday night. (02/23/15) 2419 35
An edhat subscriber is looking for recommendations for an excellent cardiologist in Santa Barbara. (02/23/15) 2136 35
Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced the California Fair Pay Act, which will strengthen equal pay laws to ensure that women are paid equally for work that is comparable to their male colleagues. (02/27/15) 646 34
Steve shares [pics] of an American Kestrel jousting with a Red Tail and a Bald Eagle above his deck and a Great Egret strolling in his driveway. (02/25/15) 2180 33
Update: Girl has been found. Roger reports a missing 16-year-old girl near Goleta Beach. (02/23/15) 3557 30
Freedom Warming Centers activate Sunday, February 22 and Monday, February 23 to relieve the suffering and save the lives of our neighbors without homes on nights of severe weather conditions. (02/23/15) 1193 30
Ryan Christopher Zietlow-Brown, a member of the White Supremacist gang, was sentenced to 22 years in state prison for attempted murder and mayhem after a 2011 hate crime on State Street. [mug] (02/26/15) 2657 27
EDBIT: Grab your blankets and hot coco because Santa Barbara has been rated the second coziest city in the United States. (02/22/15) 2561 26
UC SB is providing the County of Santa Barbara with $70,000 necessary for construction of a permanent fence along the bluffs in Isla Vista. (02/25/15) 1088 24
UPDATE by SBPD: Roger reports a homicide near Marborg Industries at Quarantina and Yanonali Streets. (02/28/15) 4968 23
Lauren: Barbareño recently opened up in the former home of D'Vine Cafe and Lauren checked out the new digs. (02/22/15) 2787 21
HISTORY: Can edhatters help place the location in this historic photograph? (02/22/15) 2497 21
The Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting DUI Checkpoints in the City of Santa Barbara on February 26, 2015, between the hours of 6:00 pm and 2:00 am. (02/25/15) 1188 21
Edhatters report an earthquake around 9:30pm last night. Did anyone else feel it? (02/23/15) 2511 20
A Lompoc Police Officer was arrested Friday evening on domestic violence charges. (02/22/15) 1895 20
The Independent: The City of Santa Barbara is drilling a new city well at Alameda Park, causing a noisy disruption for neighbors. (02/27/15) 1102 20
Where in Santa Barbara or Goleta can I find raclette cheese? (02/27/15) 1250 19
The City of Santa Barbara has reached a partial settlement of the California Voting Rights Act litigation entitled Banales, et al. v. City of Santa Barbara. (02/25/15) 1178 19
A subscriber reports on a traffic accident in the 1300 block of San Andres. [pics] (02/27/15) 1146 19
Edhatters report a brief hail storm over Goleta around 12:30 pm. [pics] (02/24/15) 2601 18
Santa Barbara City received $1,167,245 in ongoing Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for the month of January 2015, which is a 16.2% growth over the previous January. (02/24/15) 969 18
CHP has released an update regarding the fatal traffic collision on February 21, 2015 off Hwy 154 and Roblar Avenue. (02/27/15) 1955 17
Cartoons: Mike shares a funny cartoon about the weekend. (02/22/15) 1444 17
Roger reports a suspicious subject with a rifle at Toyon and Canon Drives. The subject has previously been known to shoot birds. (02/27/15) 1086 17
Roger reports the SBPD on scene of a Code 415: domestic fight in the 4000 block of Via Lucero. (02/27/15) 948 17
CalTrans grinds away in Santa Barbara where Castillo St. is coming apart from underground water, reports John Palminteri. [pics] (02/28/15) 927 17
Roger reports an SBPD officer on the Carrillo southbound offramp requesting back up as subjects are yelling at him. (02/27/15) 1447 16
The condo project begins on Santa Claus Lane reports Bette. [pics] (02/23/15) 2231 15
Does anyone remember a series of small books about Santa Barbara called "Neighborhood Series"? (02/23/15) 1694 15
Roger reports a Code 417: Brandishing a knife on Las Positas bridge over Highway 101. (02/22/15) 1467 15
Assemblymember Williams introduced AB 514, which would provide counties with more local control over fines imposed for violations of the County's Land Use and Development Codes. (02/24/15) 923 15
The UCSB Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint on Friday at an undisclosed area on UCSB campus/ Goleta area. (02/26/15) 808 15
Arroyo Hondo Preserve is a very special place along our coast managed by the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County. (02/23/15) 1562 13
I was wondering when to expect hummingbirds to come out of migration so I can resume feeding them? Has anyone seen them yet? (02/27/15) 956 13
The Independent: Santa Barbara County Supervisors received a 12 percent pay raise this month, resulting in nearly $10,000 annually. (02/28/15) 599 13
Chuck Cagara came upon a graffiti-laden utility pole which also included a philosophical message of hope. [pic] (02/22/15) 2065 12
A subscriber reports seeing the SWAT Team on Haley Street. Is there any information? (02/27/15) 1707 12
The Montecito Fire Protection District recognized the recent promotion of three employees and hiring of two new Chief Officers with a ceremony on Monday afternoon. [pic] (02/25/15) 1360 12
Roger reports a fight brewing, 20 to 50 juveniles on the Westside in the 2000 block of Lorinda. SBPD Responding. (02/28/15) 848 12
Bonnie Carroll reports on Santa Barbara business owners magic at the Oscars in Beverly Hills. [pics] (02/26/15) 2372 11
A subscriber saw a bright purple sea urchin while walking along the beach on Friday. [pic] (02/22/15) 1925 11
Does anyone know what the green plastic boxes are on Anapamu St. between State St. and Milpas? (02/27/15) 1417 11
The Independent: Developers of the Naples Project are back with a new owner and are looking to revive their ocean view Gaviota real estate plans. (02/27/15) 1055 11
Can one resurface and refill a swimming pool in the Goleta Water District during the Stage 2 drought? (02/28/15) 882 11
Update: Extended Road Closures Oxnard Police and Fire Personnel are on scene of a major collision involving a Metroliner Train at the intersection of Fifth Street and Rice Avenue. [pics] (02/25/15) 2859 10
Ben Woolf (September 15, 1980 - February 23, 2015) (02/26/15) 2284 10
Patti shares [pics] of the mural room restoration in the Santa Barbara Courthouse. (02/22/15) 1571 10
Roger reports a 459 Burglary in the area of Calle Fresno. Two white males in their teens or early 20's running from the scene to a possible getaway car nearby. (02/25/15) 1482 10
Where do edhatters recommend that I have upholstery in my car repaired? (02/24/15) 1434 10
Roger reports fire response to a home on the 400 Block of San Roque Road. (02/22/15) 1235 10
Jean shares lovely [pics] of plum and ornamental cherry blossoms. (02/23/15) 1037 10
MesaJim noticed yesterday that the rest area at Gaviota is once again operational and open to the public. (02/26/15) 1035 10
The Santa Barbara Police Department invites you to have Coffee With A Cop. (02/25/15) 879 10
An advisory has been released for a winter storm watch for the Los Angeles/Ventura/Santa Barbara counties that's valid through Monday afternoon. (02/27/15) 2149 9
Cindy shares views from her yard of the Figueroa mountains and more. [pics] (02/24/15) 1887 9
Roger has the scanner reports. Joey Canoli has a bad mouse habit. I'm afraid he might be a Mouseaholic. (02/24/15) 1371 9
Gus Harris shares [pics] from East Beach. (02/22/15) 1155 9
Assemblymembers Freddie Rodriguez and Das Williams introduced AB 510 to improve the location accuracy of 9-1-1 calls made from cellular phones. (02/25/15) 732 9
Phi Sigma Kappa, a fraternity in Isla Vista, has been shut down for violating chapter policies amid allegations of hazing and misconduct. (02/28/15) 732 9
Google announced plans to invest $300 million into a Solar City fund to help install solar panels on thousands of homes, reports KEYT. (02/28/15) 603 9
UCSB Police will be holding another Pizza With A Cop event on Thursday eveing at Pizza My Heart.  (02/26/15) 601 9
Roger has the scanner reports. I'm not really paranoid I got my tin foil hat on. (02/26/15) 1270 8
A subscriber wants to have a pair of canvas shoes altered and needs the help of Edhatters to suggest some place. (02/22/15) 1210 8
Two UCSB studies shed light on stuttering treatment and a neurological deficit potentially linked to the disorder. (02/24/15) 1053 8
Assemblymembers Williams and Rendon introduced AB 645, which aims to help achieve Governor Brown's climate change goals by implementing a renewable energy target of 50% by 2030. (02/25/15) 682 8
While on a bike ride this morning edhat subscribers stopped on the bluffs at Rincon Beach park and saw two whales. [pics] (02/23/15) 3037 7
TRAVEL: Ed is here 5 years to the date of the devastating earthquake. Christchurch, New Zealand still looks like a war zone. (02/23/15) 1543 7
John shares a [pic] of a double rainbow. (02/25/15) 1105 7
Roger reports a Structure Fire in the 400 Block of Briermar Ranch Lane near the ocean. Full city Fire response. (02/24/15) 930 7
Rep. Lois Capps reintroduced the Federal Firefighters Fairness Act, that would help ensure federal firefighters could obtain the disability benefits if harmed during service. (02/25/15) 630 7
EDBIT: Take edhat's community survey on how the City of Santa Barbara should prioritize facility improvements. 
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At about 7:30 pm last night I was coming home from Montecito and just north of El Sueno was a bad accident. Anyone know what happened? (02/23/15) 2127 6
Here's an aerial update with [pics] from John Wiley, on several construction projects around town. (02/25/15) 1611 6
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Piper, an affectionate gal who enjoys long walks on the beach and is looking for her forever family. (02/22/15) 1383 6
On February 23, there was a collision between a Jeep Patriot and Dodge Pickup on Roblar Avenue. (02/25/15) 1265 6
Roger reports a single vehicle accident on Modoc where a Toyota went into bushes. The driver is reportedly suffering from seizures. (02/25/15) 1214 6
A subscriber shares [pics] of hang gliders above the Douglas Family Preserve. (02/24/15) 1141 6
Lois Capps announced that UCSB received a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to study UV induced skin cancer and prevention. (02/24/15) 797 6
A wind advisory is in effect from 3 PM to 10 PM on Friday. [pic] (02/28/15) 742 6
A cold low pressure system will move into the area late Friday and persist through Monday possibly resulting in snow. (02/27/15) 1294 5
There was a thin ice crystal layer in the Tuesday, 23 February 2015 night sky that created a ring around the moon. [pic] (02/26/15) 1281 5
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Sir Meows A Lot, an aging but still vocal cat. (02/22/15) 1082 5
Injury traffic accident: vehicle vs bicyclist in front of McDonalds, 29 North Milpas. (02/23/15) 1052 5
Arianna Lopez has been named a Girls Inc. National Scholar and will be awarded $20,000 to further her education. (02/26/15) 950 5
Raul Yescas was sentenced to 30 years to life in state prison after having been convicted of two counts of forcible rape. (02/28/15) 852 5
A project to replace overhead sign panels and light fixtures on U.S. Highway 101 from Milpas Street to Fairview Avenue will continue on Sunday. (02/26/15) 623 5
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler visits with the Santa Barbara Middle School Teen Press and discusses net neutrality. [video] (02/26/15) 615 5
Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel (December 15, 1946 - February 21, 2015) (02/26/15) 1448 4
Cindy shares [pics] of a majestic old oak tree at the Blackjack Winery. (02/25/15) 1229 4
A new housing and business project is appearing on Santa Claus Lane near Carpinteria. (02/27/15) 1111 4
Vehicle vs Building at 601 Firestone, out near the airport. Non-injury, I think driver may be at GVCH. (02/23/15) 968 4
Roger reports a vehicle vs pedestrian on Micheltorena at Santa Barbara street. Fire, Medics, SBPD on scene. (02/26/15) 909 4
David Diamant shares a timelapse of mural in Funk Zone. [vid] (02/27/15) 898 4
Montecito Jeweler, David Tallman, has pled guilty to arson and criminal threats resulting in five years' probation for threatening to blow up his home last summer. (02/27/15) 892 4
Roger has the scanner reports. 484 Theft of Bicycles. (02/28/15) 837 4
A subscriber reports a scam promising money for a Senior Award. (02/27/15) 512 4
Jeffrey Michael Parker (August 24, 1979 - January 2, 2015) (02/25/15) 2112 3
The "Hills Bandit" pleaded guilty Monday to five federal charges relating to bank robberies from Laguna Niguel to Santa Barbara. (02/25/15) 877 3
Los Padres National Forest officials today announced that recreation managers are seeking public comments on proposals for the Off-Highway Vehicle grant program. (02/25/15) 828 3
Members of Goleta Rotary returned home this week from a humanitarian trip to Morelia, Mexico, where they worked to help restore eye-sight to people in need. [pic] (02/25/15) 781 3
Caltrans will close up to two lanes of the northbound Ventura Freeway nightly between Mobil Pier and Casitas Pass Road from Sunday night through Friday morning. (02/27/15) 626 3
A unique class of proteins in the human body also has the ability to alter their configuration says recent UCSB research. (02/26/15) 620 3
UCSB researchers receive funding to study the effect of pH variability on the early life stages of a kelp forest rockfish. (02/25/15) 557 3
NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for 12 seats on its advisory council. (02/27/15) 509 3
Caltrans’ jump into the nation’s top ten bicycle-friendly states and the creation of the nation’s largest active transportation program are just a few of achievements highlighted in Caltrans’ annual report. (02/28/15) 221 3
A subscriber reports a car accident on SR-217 sent one vehicle over the side into the Goleta Slough. [pic] (02/24/15) 2497 2

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