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[Update]: Roger and edhatters report road closures and hazards due to the recent storms. (02/18/17) 17997 16
[Update]: Several roads are closed due to flooding and mudslides throughout Santa Barbara County. See the full list here. (02/18/17) 14373 10
[Update]: Edhatters share [pics] of the flooding, storm damage, and the storm aftermath in Santa Barbara County. (02/21/17) 13808 21
[Update]: The UCSB student who died in a dorm room on campus has been identified as a Chinese International student. (02/16/17) 9911 33
Edhat subscribers share [pics] of Goleta Beach after the storm. (02/21/17) 8740 24
Santa Barbara Fire Department rescued a man and his dog who were swept into the ocean near Hendry's Beach. [pic] (02/19/17) 7664 32
[UPDATED:] Santa Barbara Police arrested five suspects for gang related activities at Guadalajara Market (02/17/17) 7497 17
ICE has been conducting immigration raids throughout Santa Barbara and Ventura counties this past weekend. (02/15/17) 5877 81
Highway 101 is closed northbound at La Conchita due to a mud slide. (02/18/17) 5775 10
Doc reports the bust of Franceschi is close to falling on the road below. [pics] (02/21/17) 4612 23
SR-154 is closed due to multiple fallen trees from SR-246 to Cathedral Oaks. (02/18/17) 4392 3
Landlord Dario Pini is being sued by the County and City of Santa Barbara under the California Unfair Competition Law. (02/17/17) 4377 36
[Update:] Fire investigators reveal they have found no evidence indicating the structure fire on Ward Drive, which houses the Islamic Society, was set intentionally. (02/21/17) 4327 24
A large eucalyptus tree fell onto a carport in the 400 block of Ellwood Beach Drive in Goleta. (02/18/17) 4326 11
What rain totals are edhatters measuring at? (02/18/17) 4264 33
Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department is investigating a Carpinteria Man for allegedly stealing exotic plants. [pics] (02/18/17) 3845 14
Roger reports a hiker having a medical issue due to smoking marijuana called for a rescue at Stevens Park. (02/21/17) 3688 41
The historic Villa Solana estate in Montecito was placed on the market with a sales price of $39 million. (02/19/17) 3670 20
Roger reports a female was sexually assaulted by a male as she was running. (02/18/17) 3465 18
[Update:]John Wiley reports on flood and storm damage in Santa Barbara County. [pics]
updated 1:08 pm
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Roger reports a mud slide into a home in the 2000 block of Las Canoas, 2 feet of mud in the home. (02/19/17) 3374 13
Patti took this aerial [pic] of Lake Cachuma from West Camino Cielo. (02/17/17) 3330 7
There's a sink hole in the 800 block of Olive Street, steer clear! (02/18/17) 3305 6
An edhat subscriber shares [pics] of kayaks going down the Santa Ynez River on Saturday. (02/21/17) 3187 15
Roger reports a boat washed up on the 1100 block of Cabrillo Blvd. (02/18/17) 3185 9
Several streets in Goleta and the Santa Barbara Airport have closed due to flooding. (02/18/17) 3086 add
Beautiful waterfalls everywhere in our hills, and still some puddles on SBA when John Wiley flew in past surfers on big muddy Rincon waves. [pics] (02/20/17) 3039 2
An edhat subscriber saw this coyote moving slowly at Mission and Tunnel Rd. Can anyone tell his condition? [pic] (02/20/17) 3029 14
Did anyone catch David Cassidy's farewell performance at the Granada on Sunday? (02/21/17) 2819 27
Robert hikes to San Ysidro Falls to see the flowing water, with more on the way. (02/18/17) 2771 5
John reports the Santa Ynez River has made its path into the ocean. [pics] (02/16/17) 2729 17
Does anyone remember a story about someone being swept away during the El Nino rains in 98? (02/18/17) 2639 28
Edhat readers hiked to Mission Falls and captured footage of a beautiful waterfall. [vid] (02/20/17) 2626 8
[UPDATE:] A traffic collision that occurred Wednesday at the 1300 block of East Cabrillo claimed the life of a motorcyclist. (02/16/17) 2570 15
Are residents allowed to own chickens within the city limits of Santa Barbara? (02/15/17) 2562 26
A stranded hiker was rescued from Inspiration Point Cliff by Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team on Tuesday. [pics[ (02/16/17) 2551 25
Edhatters are reporting power outages in the Santa Barbara area. (02/18/17) 2523 7
Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney, Darryl Genis, was sentenced to two years in Federal Prison for failing to report over $3.5 million in income to the IRS. (02/15/17) 2513 35
Is dumpster diving before the City garbage pick-up legal? (02/15/17) 2505 27
Roger reports a mudslide into the rear of an apartment complex at 2541 Modoc. (02/19/17) 2438 7
A suspect attempted to lure a student into his vehicle near Goleta Valley Jr. High on Wednesday. (02/17/17) 2418 10
Cartoons: Genivieve shares a cartoon on how locals react to rain. (02/19/17) 2396 19
An evacuation warning has been issued from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff for areas burned in the Sherpa Fire. [pic] (02/18/17) 2231 add
National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch and warns residents to watch out for heavy rain, strong winds and high surf Friday through Sunday. (02/17/17) 2195 9
[Update]: Mark captures [vid] of a vehicle in a creek that was swept off the road by flood waters in Carpinteria on Friday. (02/20/17) 2174 1
Edhat subscribers share close up [pics] of raptors (02/17/17) 2170 22
[UPDATED:] Santa Barbara County would like to remind residents and visitors to register to receive emergency notification alerts. [vid] (02/17/17) 2132 7
Edhat subscribers share [pics] of things they noticed at their feet (02/15/17) 2122 14
Compassion foot patrols will provide outreach to Santa Barbara residents impacted by the Bryan Carreno shooting on February 18 and 19. (02/17/17) 2091 23
A Santa Maria man was arrested for attempted murder after stabbing his wife in the face and neck. [mug] (02/16/17) 2079 18
HISTORY: Does anyone know anything about a scene from the movie "The Ten Commandments" filmed in Santa Barbara?  (02/21/17) 2073 22
Actor and activist George Takei filled the Arlington Theater to capacity this week for his UCSB Arts and Lectures event. (02/19/17) 2064 21
An edhat reader reports Dr. Saunders, a local equine vet, recently passed away. [pic] (02/15/17) 2050 11
Robert and friends had an exciting hike up Cold Spring Trail after the rain. (02/21/17) 2005 9
Roger reports an electrical fire and partial building collapse at the old Bus Station on 34 West Carrillo. (02/16/17) 1992 20
[Update]: Santa Barbara City firefighters knocked down a structure fire in the 300 block of West Figueroa Street on Thursday morning. (02/17/17) 1964 14
HISTORY: Does anyone have pictures of the water from the 1995 storms reaching up to the highway at the Mission and/or Carrillo overpasses? (02/20/17) 1837 14
City of Goleta releases this storm watch update with information on prepardness.  (02/17/17) 1810 1
Gingerbread, the Santa Barbara Zoo's elderly female lion, was humanely euthanized on Friday after fighting a prolonged illness. [pics] (02/21/17) 1807 18
Is it possible that my house reached soil saturation with a full water meter? (02/18/17) 1787 15
Edhat subscribers share [pics] of our stunning Santa Barbara coast. (02/16/17) 1780 3
Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department arrested a taxi driver in possession of a loaded firearm and narcotics in Santa Maria. [mug] (02/16/17) 1771 7
Some interesting looking fungi have been popping up in edhatter's yards. [pics] (02/17/17) 1746 5
Roger reports a tree fell down and took part of a balcony with it in the 6500 block of Del Playa in Isla Vista. (02/19/17) 1724 2
Steve and William share [pics] of heron families near the Goleta Slough. (02/17/17) 1703 15
Susan shares a [vid] of San Ysidro Falls after the recent rainstorm. (02/15/17) 1699 4
How many dinosaurs do you see in this creative sidewalk garden of succulents? (02/16/17) 1687 10
Roger reports a two vehicle accident on Highway 101 southbound at Patterson. (02/20/17) 1660 2
Roger has the scanner reports.  I remember there were rattlesnakes found on the beach back then too, after being washed out of their creek homes up in the hills... (02/21/17) 1601 7
Did other edhatters witness a curious moving light early Tuesday morning? (02/15/17) 1589 23
Roger reports a burglary at Sky River RV Park. (02/20/17) 1588 8
Roger reports a dangerous driver heading north on State Street in a dark Saturn. (02/21/17) 1563 5
Roger reports SB Police were engaged in a pursuit with a stolen motorcycle. (02/19/17) 1560 10
If people want to hike Romero they will need to park on the Eastside of the trail and drive up Ladera Lane to get there. [pic] (02/20/17) 1558 8
Robin Gauss (02/21/17) 1529 6
Is there a new tree bug in town? [pic] (02/17/17) 1508 7
Roger reports an injury traffic accident on Highway 101 southbound south of Carrillo. (02/18/17) 1487 8
What is causing the backlog on the railroad tracks? (02/16/17) 1466 10
Did anyone else hear a powerful boom near the airport on Wednesday morning? (02/16/17) 1450 4
Roger reports a hit and run where a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at San Pascual and Mission Street. (02/18/17) 1394 10
Tom took a walk through the Sherpa Fire burn area and noticed the regrowth is starting. (02/19/17) 1382 4
Roger has the scanner reports.  I have been reading some Kerouac lately and he mentions riding the rails through Santa Barbara. (02/18/17) 1375 4
Update: National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties from Friday morning to Saturday morning. (02/16/17) 1351 10
[UPDATED:] County of Santa Barbara is offering free sandbags to prepare residents for the upcoming storm this weekend. [pic] (02/16/17) 1334 6
George McClintock (January 16, 1929-February 9, 2017) (02/16/17) 1311 5
The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department encourages residents to bring old, unwanted electronics to one of the County’s free and convenient drop-off sites.  (02/15/17) 1304 add
Roger reports rock slides and boulders in the road on East Camino Cielo. (02/20/17) 1290 2
Roger has the scanner reports.  Every morning I hear the Code 60's; those who park their vehicles blocking others from leaving. (02/16/17) 1282 7
[Update]: An edhat subscriber reports a power outage in the downtown area.
updated 10:15 am
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A subscriber captures a [pic] of a swan hanging out in Goleta. (02/15/17) 1246 1
An edhat subscriber reports hearing lots of sirens in Goleta. (02/17/17) 1245 1
Does anyone know the status of the Carpinteria campground? (02/21/17) 1209 5
A recent study has found the Ventura-Pitas Point fault to be closer to the surface than originally thought, which may cause stronger shaking and more damage.  (02/16/17) 1147 4
An edhatter reports a traffic accident across from San Marcos High School where students raced to help a woman who's car had flipped over.
updated 2:12 pm
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Santa Barbara Foundation announced the 74th Man and Woman of the Year Award recipients as Jon Clark and Janet Garufis. [pics] (02/20/17) 1112 8
Chris shared a [pic] of a colorful Goleta sunset. (02/17/17) 1101 5
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Best Dressed Window Contest. [pics] (02/20/17) 1096 2
The City of Goleta has planned pedestrian safety enforcement operations for Wednesday. [pic] (02/15/17) 1071 4
Last year's El Niño resulted in unprecedented erosion of the Pacific coastline, according to research by UCSB marine scientist David Hubbard and colleagues (02/15/17) 1070 8
How has Santa Barbara helped make you a better person? (02/20/17) 1064 18
Santa Barbara County District Attorney announced no charges will be filed in connection with the traffic fatality involving Ventura County Firefighter Ryan Osler. (02/15/17) 1059 10
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Modelo, a great companion for all of your outdoor adventures. (02/19/17) 1052 2
Edhatters share [pics] of numerous trees that have fallen recently due to the storm.
updated 12:42 pm
1043 3
Roger reports an electrical fire at the 200 block of Hot Springs Road with Santa Barbara City and Montecito Fire Departments responding. (02/18/17) 1029 4
Edhat subscribers report a power outage on Alta Mesa. (02/21/17) 1019 12
A subscriber updates the community of the first meeting of the Housing Task Force to evaluate certain aspects of the AUD Incentive Program. (02/17/17) 1011 4
Has anyone noticed a larger than usual number of flies since the rains? (02/16/17) 1005 16
Santa Barbara County Main Jail visitation hours are cancelled for today due to a relocation of inmates. (02/19/17) 994 2
Santa Barbara Airport has re-opened for commercial and general aviation use after runway flooding. (02/19/17) 985 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jingo, a charming guy who will steal your heart right away. (02/19/17) 983 2

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