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UPDATE: The Mesa Fire in Lompoc has now reached 95% containment and is expected to be fully contained by Wednesday evening. (07/02/15) 12448 138
The autopsy report has been released for Cody West, the 22-year-old missing Goleta man found in a drainage ditch off Los Carneros. (07/04/15) 4339 13
Duanying Chen was sentenced to felony probation for a period of five years for animal cruelty and assault. [mug] (07/01/15) 3722 48
A subscriber wonders if shoes flung onto a high wire are still a sign that drugs are being sold. (07/05/15) 3654 38
Santa Barbara local and KEYT anchor, Victoria Sanchez, is moving to Denver to report for KUSA. [pics] (07/01/15) 3614 32
I walked by the Public Market last night and noticed that the Pasta Shoppe appears to be closing down. (07/02/15) 3605 58
A subscriber reports plastic flowers were swept out to sea after a wedding near the Bacara at Haskell's Beach. [pic] (07/01/15) 3396 48
EDBIT: Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo rank second in a recent survey of "never churched" cities in the United States. (07/05/15) 3320 39
Michel shares pictures and [vid] of a snake and a lizard squaring off. (07/06/15) 3284 32
UPDATE: A fatal accident occurred in Lompoc on Highway 1 early Friday morning, killing a 22-year-old woman and seriously injuring an 8- year-old girl. (07/04/15) 3113 20
MesaJim got a [pic] of a crowd gathering at Hendry's Beach today. (07/02/15) 3036 19
A subscriber reports that Panera Bread at 706 State Street has permanently closed. (07/03/15) 2832 22
UPDATE: Santa Barbara Fire Crews responded to a fire on the roof of a building in the 900 block of State Street. [pics] (07/05/15) 2716 11
A construction crew showed up at a subscriber's rental house with a dumpster and started doing construction. The subscriber received no notification of planned work. What are their options? (07/02/15) 2564 33
John Palminteri provides the schedule for the July 4th West Beach celebration in Santa Barbara. [pic] (07/05/15) 2513 4
An edhat subscriber stumbled upon a very rare plant sighting, especially in Santa Barbara. [pic] (07/02/15) 2484 29
Way Back When: Everyone agreed it was the best Fourth of July celebration that Santa Barbara had ever seen – 15,000 spectators, parades on sea and on land, fireworks, and everybody's favorite finale – dynamite blowing a raft to smithereens. Oh yeah! (07/05/15) 2420 9
An edhat subscriber wants to know if anyone else is experiencing Craigslist being blocked? (07/06/15) 2287 14
A subscriber is looking for local eviction services for a tenant who has not paid their rent. (07/02/15) 2259 38
In May 2015 officers from the Santa Barbara Police Department made 32 arrests for driving under the influence violations. (07/03/15) 2235 11
Roger reports a Code 415 where a shoplifter threatened to kill a liquor store clerk in the 4400 block of Hollister. (07/06/15) 2186 11
Roger reports there were calls of numerous vehicles parked on the railroad tracks near Garden Street. (07/03/15) 2181 12
EDBIT: One lucky edhat subscriber has won the "Where Is It?" photo game to win tickets to see David Gray and Amos Lee at the Santa Barbara Bowl on July 8th. (07/07/15) 2162 4
Can anyone suggest a good dog walking area where the other dogs we encounter will be on leash? (07/01/15) 2127 54
Edhat subscribers share sunset [pics] of the magical sky in Santa Barbara. (07/02/15) 2055 5
The Goleta Traffic Unit is requesting public assistance for a traffic collision that occurred on South Patterson Avenue and Overpass Road. [pic] (07/03/15) 1992 13
Does anyone on the Mesa also have noisy birds the past few nights that chirp and sing all night long? What kind are they? (07/03/15) 1973 33
A subscriber noticed heavy smoke created by the fireworks this year and wonders if this is a typical occurrence. (07/07/15) 1959 47
The Independent: Two local newspapers are resisting the proposed newsstand ordinance in Santa Barbara. (07/03/15) 1914 22
The Independent: One of Santa Barbara's oldest law firms settled a malpractice suit brought against it by the Montecito Water District and Carpinteria Valley Water District for $3.85 million. (07/04/15) 1885 4
Roger reports a small brush fire behind 122 S. Patterson, next to the bike path. SBC Fire responded and have since left the scene. [pic] (07/02/15) 1879 30
The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers of certain seafood caught in Monterey, Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara counties. (07/05/15) 1862 1
A subscriber wonders how all this kelp washed ashore in Goleta. [pic] (07/03/15) 1853 40
Roger reports an injury traffic accident on Overpass Rd. at Patterson. Possible red tag per SBSO on scene, Fire and Medics responding. (07/01/15) 1846 4
Roger reports a stray Horse running down San Roque from State Street with no saddle and no rider. (07/03/15) 1830 8
Mike shares his [pics] from last night's Concert In The Park, the first of the season. (07/04/15) 1765 13
Roger has the scanner reports. Drone flying over Isla Vista. Someone is afraid an airplane will hit one. (07/07/15) 1729 19
A Noleta resident is experiencing smells and problems with Goleta tap water. Is anyone else? (07/07/15) 1725 25
Roger reports an injury vehicle accident at 800 Cliff Drive near Loma Alta.injuries. (07/05/15) 1720 6
The U.S. District Court has granted a motion to dismiss the lawsuit against the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. (07/04/15) 1618 47
Does any bakery in Santa Barbara make an authentic Black Forest cake with lots of sour cherries and kirsch? (07/02/15) 1563 18
The stage is all set for the Fourth of July fireworks at the Santa Barbara Marina. [pic] (07/03/15) 1530 9
Brian O'Dea (1959 - 2015) (07/06/15) 1515 1
A subscriber shares a stunning [pic] of Cachuma Lake and the marina before the sun sets. (07/07/15) 1485 4
Updated:Subscribers share colorful [pics] of their Independence Day Celebrations. (07/06/15) 1427 8
A subscriber captured [vid] of three whales breaching off the coast of Avila Beach. (07/05/15) 1383 12
Roger has the scanner reports. That's good for 2-5 and 10 years felony probation. (07/04/15) 1378 13
Any advice on calming methods or holistic medications to keep a dog calm on the 4th of July? (07/04/15) 1363 40
Are there any restaurants or bars live streaming the Grateful Dead show this weekend? (07/03/15) 1356 14
TRAVEL: From the Little Sur along Big Sur to Limekiln, John Wiley shares more views familiar yet unknown to visitors. (07/05/15) 1341 9
What type of soap will not harm plants? (07/03/15) 1337 22
Here is an update on the Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project. [pic] (07/01/15) 1314 2
Roger reports a vehicle struck a bicyclist on Cabrillo at Castillo Streets. (07/04/15) 1311 8
A subscriber was out last night and saw Venus and Jupiter's closest conjunction of 2015. [pics] (07/02/15) 1281 9
UC Santa Barbara has offered admissions to more than 29,000 students for Fall 2015. (07/03/15) 1280 33
Roger reports a tour bus is on fire on the 101 Northbound at Turnpike. Per CHP heavy smoke is coming from the back. (07/04/15) 1277 2
TRAVEL: A few more views of John Wiley's coastal cruise: Santa Cruz surfers to Cypress Point links. (07/03/15) 1273 10
Robert Bernstein reports the new Bike Station near the Transit Center has officially opened on Tuesday to encourage bus/bike commuting. (07/02/15) 1270 20
Underwater [vid] footage was taken by the Santa Barbara Channel Keeper after the Refugio Oil Spill. (07/01/15) 1270 15
Astronomy: Edhat subscribers share [pics] of Venus and Jupiter in the Santa Barbara sky. (07/01/15) 1253 1
Robert attended an "Intimate Evening at the Lobero" with Art Garfunkel. (07/01/15) 1251 12
KEYT gears up for the Fourth of July All-American Patriotic Celebration at West Beach. [pic] (07/01/15) 1230 8
A subscriber would like to thank a good samaritan who helped a friend with Alzheimers. (07/03/15) 1223 10
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Talulla, a happy Labradoodle who had a brief stint as a dedicated staff member of Edhat. (07/05/15) 1212 8
The Independent: Due to a data error, the City of Santa Barbara's reclaimed water system project is set back at least 3 months and costing $1.7 million. (07/04/15) 1207 14
Roger has the scanner reports. It makes me want to grab my Joey Cannoli and give him a big hug but I don't think he'd go for it. (07/02/15) 1191 17
TRAVEL: Continuing toward Big Sur, John Wiley shares views from rugged Point Lobos to the iconic Bixby Bridge. (07/04/15) 1164 9
Jean snapped this [pic] of a swallowtail in her garden. (07/04/15) 1148 4
A subscriber reports a structure fire at 471 San Patricio Goleta, Ca. (07/06/15) 1144 1
TRAVEL: From this side of Davenport to Pigeon Point, John Wiley shares spectacular views of the secret coast North of Santa Cruz. [pics] (07/02/15) 1141 10
The clouds finally went on vacation and Michel was able to snatch [pics] of the dynamic duo. (07/04/15) 1124 2
Roger reports a subject is going door to door in the 400 block of Canon Drive. He went in an unknown direction after that block. (07/01/15) 1113 14
Will there still be fireworks on sale in Santa Maria after this recent fire in Lompoc? (07/01/15) 1099 31
The Santa Barbara County Animal Services will be open on Sunday for residents to redeem their pets after the 4th holiday (07/01/15) 1086 13
I inherited reels of 16mm film, is there any place in town I can preview the content? (07/03/15) 1082 11
Edhat subscribers are reporting power outages in the Santa Barbara foothills. (07/01/15) 1029 2
A subscriber shares a [pic] of a misty and beautiful Fourth of July morning. (07/05/15) 1010 1
Roger reports a hit and run traffic accident at Milpas and Montecito Streets. (07/04/15) 923 3
The Santa Barbara Police Department has released recent crime data and response times for the month of May. (07/01/15) 921 3
Roger reports a traffic accident in the center divider on the 101 Southbound at Garden they say but sounds closer to Milpas. Two injuries, both C-Spine. (07/01/15) 898 4
An edhat subscriber shares [vid] of the flamenco dancers who were at Paseo Nuevo last night. (07/04/15) 896 1
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Slippers, who loves foil and feathers and needs a new home. (07/05/15) 889 4
A subscriber would like to know when Refugio will be open. They just got a call stating that their reservation for July 10th is being cancelled. (07/03/15) 882 7
Reminder: A two day seal project will take place on State Routes 192/144 on Wednesday, July 8. (07/07/15) 880 14
Edhat subscribers share [pics] of Wednesday night's full moon. (07/03/15) 848 5
Roger reports a stolen van at 700 West Figueroa. (07/01/15) 812 8
Roger reports a vehicle fire on the 101 Southbound, North of Los Carneros. (07/01/15) 812 2
A subscriber shares a [vid] of the ribbon cutting of the Morro Creek Multi-Use Trail Project on the 4th of July. (07/06/15) 805 5
EDBIT: The Dedicated Staff wishes all edhatters a very happy 4th of July weekend. Learn some fun 4th facts! (07/05/15) 752 5
Last Monday kids tinkered with marble roller coasters during Make at the Library. (07/05/15) 741 add
To crack down on drunk driving this Fourth of July, the SBPD will be out in full force targeting those who put lives in danger. (07/03/15) 731 12
Edhatters share photos from their 4th of July patriotic weekend. Send in yours! (07/07/15) 730 4
Roger reports a traffic accident involving a surrey at Leadbetter Beach, possibly injury. (07/07/15) 729 add
Roger reports a possible structure fire at 317 W. Pedregosa that turned out to be food on the stove. (07/03/15) 719 8
Oil Spill: An official emergency permit was issued to Plains Pipeline for cleanup of the Refugio Oil Spill. (07/05/15) 695 1
TRAVEL: The edhat bag made it to Telluride, Colorado over the weekend! This [pic] was taken at the Telluride Brewing Company. (07/02/15) 684 7
SBC Fire wants to remind the public that fireworks including the safe and sane variety are illegal in all areas of the County. (07/03/15) 674 11
Adele A. Bishop (August 15, 1941 - May 7, 2015 ) (07/03/15) 647 add
Daniel Joseph O'Connor (1937 - 2015) (07/02/15) 642 1
Traffic Alert: On Wednesday evening, several lanes will be shut down on Storke Road between the freeway and Hollister Ave. (07/02/15) 637 1
Roger reports an injury traffic accident in the 100 block of East Carrillo, a vehicle vs pedestrian. (07/07/15) 632 1
The second quarter Sheriff's Roundup includes the One Year Anniversary of the IV Murders and recognizes the first responders who saved lives. [vid] (07/03/15) 630 4
Does anyone know if street sweeping was cancelled in Goleta today? (07/03/15) 619 6
Marine biologists at UCSB have clarified how specialized cells in squid skin are able to control the animal's coloration. (07/02/15) 607 1
Roger reports an injury traffic accident where a bicyclist is down at the Sea Landing with a possible back injury. Fire and Medics are responding. (07/02/15) 598 add
Two bills to improve oil spill clean-up and to prohibit new offshore oil drilling has passed out of the Senate Committee. (07/01/15) 597 1
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Citizens Planning Association is a nonprofit grassroots organization that focuses on countywide land use issues. (07/05/15) 575 2
Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline provided an update as cleanup operations for the Refugio Oil Spill continue. (07/01/15) 561 2
Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline has released another update regarding the Refugio Oil Spill. (07/07/15) 559 5
Eileen M. Decker was sworn in on Monday in a private ceremony as the United States Attorney for the Central District of California. (07/01/15) 528 add

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