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A mystery illness has top medical officials around the country focusing on Santa Barbara, reports KEYT. (01/21/15) 4770 17
Roger reports a suicidal subject hanging from the SR-246 bridge over Highway 101. (01/19/15) 4359 18
A subscriber reports a water rescue at Hollister Ranch around 10:30 Sunday morning with a possible fatality. (01/19/15) 4320 9
What is the nicest restaurant in Santa Barbara one can go without getting dressed up? (01/23/15) 4317 61
A mountain lion was caught on camera in the lower Riviera, reports KEYT. (01/21/15) 3875 23
Sheriffs will begin issuing citations to vehicles blocking the sidewalk starting on February 15th to improve pedestrian safety. [pics] (01/22/15) 3871 31
Community activists and anti-immigration groups clashed in the De la Guerra Plaza on Monday, outside the Santa Barbara News-Press building. (01/21/15) 3645 80
POWDRELL: David discovered the infamous cocktail tree, bearing 4-in-1 fruits. (01/25/15) 3372 27
A subscriber witnessed a large group of cyclists impeding traffic and shares his thoughts. (01/21/15) 3221 59
Is it legal for landlords to enter units for a "general inspection?" (01/20/15) 2975 30
The County Animal Services has dismissed a longtime volunteer from the shelter and sent out this letter to other volunteers. [pic] (01/25/15) 2762 30
A subscriber wonders why it is so difficult to find an affordable place in Santa Barbara that accepts Section 8 and if any Edhatters have any suggestions to help her find a home. (01/20/15) 2698 35
A subscriber is looking for thoughts and opinions about the different Junior High Schools in Santa Barbara. (01/20/15) 2661 32
Does anyone know a loophole to add a fireplace in a home? (01/22/15) 2608 53
Isla Vista Foot Patrol and the UCPD have arrested 18-year-old Kevin Ruiz for stabbing a 21-year-old UCSB student. [mug] (01/25/15) 2594 19
Did anyone else get a surprise with their Santa Barbara City water bill today? Mine was almost double with the addition of new "administrative charges." Anyone know what's going on? (01/24/15) 2460 22
John Palminteri reports "King Tides" have brought the ocean's edge higher and closer to our shores than we normally see it. [pics] (01/21/15) 2289 3
Vreeland Ford in Buellton has been ordered to pull their recent car commercial which parodies the show "Duck Dynasty." (01/22/15) 2279 31
Patti shares [pics] from the Kenny Loggins and Michael McDonald show last night at SOhO. (01/20/15) 2166 7
Today being Sunday, where's the BEST place with the most awesome big screen TVs and killer food to watch the NFL Playoff Games? (01/19/15) 2042 16
I was given a parking ticket on the Mesa for street sweeping, but the signs are totally washed out due to the sun. Can I fight it? (01/24/15) 2026 40
The Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile has been spotted around Santa Barbara. [pics] (01/21/15) 2017 12
Can any Edhat readers share some information about the Oddfellows building in Santa Barbara? [pics] (01/19/15) 2015 7
HISTORY: Tom Modugno has started an online petition for the City of Goleta to save the old Ellwood Gas Station. (01/25/15) 1985 24
Is there a butcher shop in town that will accept and can grind and mix elk meat and pork so I can make burgers? (01/21/15) 1935 26
Antonino (Tony) Gonzalez (May 10, 1954 – January 15, 2015) (01/21/15) 1926 2
The Rincon Class surf contest is underway and Saturday morning was windy but they pulled off some great rides regardless. [pic] (01/25/15) 1901 7
HISTORY: Does anyone know the history behind this memorial stone? (01/24/15) 1859 10
SBBeeboy got a call this morning from Rusty's Pizza asking for help with a swarm of bees that just arrived in front of their business. [pics] (01/23/15) 1845 16
A subscriber shares this [pic] of a 165' yacht sitting in the Santa Barbara Harbor.
updated 9:17 am
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A subscriber seeks advice on getting rid of mosquitoes that have invaded their house. (01/20/15) 1808 23
Steve captured a [pic] of the Crown Princess cruise ship at sunrise. (01/24/15) 1792 19
A subscriber shares a neat [pic] of Santa Barbara using an infrared camera. (01/24/15) 1766 8
EDBIT: Did you correctly guess the answers to our What Is It? photo contest? Find out who won 2 tickets to tonight's California Wine Festival. (01/25/15) 1761 9
Gus Harris shares a [pic] of a pelican coming in for a soft landing at the Santa Barbara Pier. (01/20/15) 1742 7
Three defendants in the 2013 Granny's Field murder took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to felony voluntary manslaughter. [mugs] (01/24/15) 1722 14
I drive by the The Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve almost every day and the tidal movement in and out of it has always interested me, so I took [pics]. (01/21/15) 1689 4
An edhat subscriber is looking for insight into the possibilities of building a treehouse on a rental property. (01/20/15) 1672 18
A subscriber reported several fire trucks outside the Montecito Café Friday evening. (01/19/15) 1665 8
San Luis Obispo Police Department identified a man that made threats to Isla Vista over social media last Saturday, reports KEYT. (01/23/15) 1652 6
Santa Barbara resident Edythe Kirchmaier turns 107 this week. [pics] (01/21/15) 1644 13
The Independent: A new park was recently installed in the Westside on the corner of Bath and Ortega Streets. (01/19/15) 1638 11
Roger reports a male standing on Cold Springs Bridge SBSO Responding.. (01/23/15) 1635 11
The majority of young women and men prefer egalitarian relationships, according to study by sociologists at UCSB and the University of Texas-Austin. (01/21/15) 1632 17
Roger reports a traffic accident where a motorist admits to rear-ending bicyclist due to texting, in the 4100 block of State Street. (01/24/15) 1627 21
Animal Rescue Team, Inc. has collected more than sixty dead banded tail pigeons to be sent to UC Davis for necropsy. Warning: Graphic [Pic] (01/21/15) 1614 13
Roger reports a code 459 Burglary that just occurred in the 1200 Block of Alta Vista. A neighbor came home and caught the bad guys in the act. (01/22/15) 1611 9
The 2014-15 Santa Barbara County Grand Jury investigated customer complaints that water allocations for customers of the Montecito Water District were inequitable. (01/20/15) 1599 9
A subscriber took a trip to Sespe River in Ojai and got a [pic] of some water. (01/23/15) 1595 2
The IV Tenants Union is fighting back and launching a public awareness campaign for six households that were forced out of their homes, reports KEYT. (01/23/15) 1574 29
Edhatters send in their recent [pics] of a fog bow and clouds. (01/20/15) 1566 1
John Palminteri reports that recent sea lion sightings on the beach do not always mean cause for concern. [pics] (01/23/15) 1528 9
Roger reports a possible structure fire at Raytheon in the 6800 block of Hollister. County Fire Dept is responding. (01/20/15) 1475 2
A proposal by the Milpas Community Association to create an Eastside Business Improvement District has received some opposition, reports The Independent. (01/19/15) 1467 35
The parking lot adjacent to Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital and its medical office building will be closed for construction of a new medical office building. [pic] (01/19/15) 1455 11
UPDATED: Edhat subscribers are reporting that Highway 246 is closed due to what looks like a gas leak. (01/20/15) 1438 10
Roger has the scanner reports. In front of the Granada Theater, One Performance Only, An Angry Man yelling obscenities! (01/22/15) 1414 7
John Pierpont shares [pics] of a Wednesday morning surf check. (01/22/15) 1411 5
I'm looking for a referral for a local lawyer who can help my company. (01/23/15) 1392 19
An Edhatter spotted officers blocking the entrance to Foothill from Mission Friday night. Anyone know what was up? (01/19/15) 1386 1
Multiple subscribers share [pics] of the setting sun casting colors onto the January clouds. (01/19/15) 1378 3
John Palminteri wonders if you've seen the new developments in the Presidio Neighborhood. [pics] (01/25/15) 1375 8
This morning's fog provided a soft atmosphere for enjoying the Lower Mesa. [pic] (01/20/15) 1369 2
The City of Lompoc is reviewing a complaint accusing a local cross fit gym of causing a disturbance to a residential zone. (01/24/15) 1365 17
Updated With More Photos: Edhat subscribers share their [pics] of the heavy fog bank that covered Santa Barbara. (01/21/15) 1363 6
Roger reports the SBSO is searching for a white van associated with two wanted 459 (burglary) suspects. The vehicle is possibly a Dodge Caravan, CA license plate number 7FFV704. (01/20/15) 1354 2
Roger has the scanner reports. What is it about Cats and Mice? (01/20/15) 1319 6
John Pierpont updates Edhat regarding his photography mission to photograph the coastline by foot. [pics] (01/19/15) 1314 4
Roger reports that SBSO received a call of a possibly suicidal subject carrying a rifle in a vehicle in the Goleta Old Town Area. (01/21/15) 1310 10
For those who missed it, here's a [pic] of last night's sunset. (01/22/15) 1310 7
Can anyone recommend a nice weekend getaway where we can rent a house/cabin and play outside in the snow? (01/24/15) 1301 16
Two local community colleges were not selected for the statewide pilot program to offer Bachelor Degrees. (01/23/15) 1298 3
Does anyone know those booming sounds were around 11:38 a.m. Saturday in Goleta? (01/25/15) 1277 7
A subscriber shares a [vid] of a drone take off and landing at Hendry's Beach during the sunset. (01/21/15) 1255 7
Does anyone know the latest on the "artists village" in the Funk Zone? (01/23/15) 1254 7
An edhat subscriber shares his panoramic [pics] taken from Serra Cross Park in Ventura. (01/21/15) 1204 1
Hwy 1 at Hwy 101 (Las Cruces just north of Gaviota) is closed. Anyone know why? (01/22/15) 1203 2
The Goleta Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint on January 23rd. [pic] (01/23/15) 1158 9
A subscriber shares a [vid] of the Santa Barbara Courthouse Clock Tower. (01/20/15) 1151 8
Does anyone know of a restaurant who will show the State of the Union speech? (01/21/15) 1121 12
A local resident discusses the fee to trust issue for Indian tribes relating to the Chumash's Camp 4 area. (01/25/15) 1112 38
A subscriber reports a blackout last night in front of Cleveland Elementary School. [pic] (01/19/15) 1078 2
Roger reports a vehicle collision into the wall at the Milpas roundabout. The victim possibly suffered a medical emergency before crashing. (01/21/15) 1072 4
Roger reports a suspect making threatening phone calls to 911, Police are responding to his home. (01/24/15) 1067 4
Weather Service announces beach hazard statement in effect until 11pm tonight. (01/21/15) 1065 add
When members of the Santa Barbara Hillel go to Washington, D.C. in March, they will witness a controversial visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, says KEYT. (01/24/15) 1063 84
The Isla Vista Foot Patrol will start wearing body cameras while on-duty by late February. (01/22/15) 1063 22
Roger has the scanner reports. Animal control on someone at the Cabrillo Ball Field on a leash violation. (01/24/15) 1062 8
Lompoc police are investigating a homicide on the 900 block of North H Street, reports KEYT. (01/22/15) 1032 add
Updated With Another Pic: Chuck shares a [pic] of the Crown Princess on Friday. (01/25/15) 1020 13
Merlyn L. Kelly (October 17, 1941 - December 31, 2014) (01/22/15) 1012 5
Subscribers share [pics] of tonight's sunset as seen from varying spots in Santa Barbara County. (01/23/15) 1005 10
Roger reports a suspicious male in the 5800 Block of Calle Real. He was harassing two younger females and grabbed one of their backpacks. (01/24/15) 997 4
A subscriber shares his [vid] of the sunrise from Gaviota. (01/19/15) 990 1
John Pierpont made a quick stop by the pit today to capture this lovely sunset [pic]. (01/24/15) 973 3
Report of a vehicle over the side on highway 154 at East Camino Cielo just before Kinevan..
updated 8:27 am
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Does anyone know why they are jackhammering on Calle Laurles and Lucinda Lane? (01/21/15) 949 6
The National Weather Service announces an elevated surf warning. (01/21/15) 949 2
An edhatter shares a [vid] of the sunset at Franceschi Park. (01/24/15) 924 9
Does anyone have an update on the Turnpike/Cathedral Oaks bridge replacement? (01/24/15) 904 3
John Wiley wonders if you've visited this mountaintop rock alcove with panoramic view. [pics]
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It's National Pie Day and Ed wants to see photos of the sweet treats you like to indulge in.  (01/24/15) 899 10
A large structure fire destroyed a barn in the Santa Ynez Valley early Thursday morning, reports KEYT. (01/23/15) 890 add
The Foundation for Girsh Park is very excited to announce the groundbreaking of Phase I of the Fields Forever 3 Capital Campaign. (01/22/15) 846 1
Martin Luther King Day was celebrated in a big way Monday in Santa Barbara. The theme this year was "Drum Majors for Justice." (01/22/15) 842 3
Edhatters share photos and a time-lapse [vid] of a Thursday sunrise. (01/23/15) 816 9
Roger reports a medical emergency concerning someone stuck in the surf off Camino Del Sur in Isla Vista. (01/25/15) 814 5
A subscriber reports a Christmas tree fire on the receiving dock of downtown Ralph's. [vid] (01/25/15) 813 7
On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors will honor retired Fire Chief Michael W. Dyer for his service to the citizens of Santa Barbara County. (01/20/15) 796 2
To celebrate the city's 50th anniversary, Carpinteria now has a Golden Jubilee beer, reports John Palminteri. [pics] (01/24/15) 793 add

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