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Oil Spill Update: The Coast Guard continues to oversee clean up efforts of the coastal oil spill near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara County. (05/21/15) 18368 159
Latest Oil Spill Update: Volunteer safety classes were held in Santa Barbara on Monday to train 95 members of the public wishing to work in volunteer operations. (05/27/15) 11042 92
UPDATE: Edhat subscribers share pictures and [vid] of the Refugio oil spill and its effect on marine life. (05/21/15) 10454 43
Roger reports a pedestrian struck and killed by a train at the Milpas Crossing on 300 South Milpas. (05/21/15) 6278 31
Oil Spill: A fact sheet has been released regarding the coastal oil spill at Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara County and California Governor Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation. (05/22/15) 4828 28
UPDATE: Roger reports oil protesters at the Santa Barbara Mission who are posting signs on the Mission building. [pics] (05/27/15) 4579 66
Updated: Edhatters share [pics] from I Madonnari, Santa Barbara's Italian street painting festival. (05/26/15) 4337 16
The oil spill at Refugio is reminding local Santa Barbara County residents of the devestating spill in 1969. (05/24/15) 4151 7
A subscriber received an automated call from the Goleta Water District prohibiting water usage. (05/24/15) 4024 21
UPDATE: The Santa Barbara County Water Guardians held a protest regarding the Refugio oil spill on Thursday at the Santa Barbara Courthouse. [pics] (05/22/15) 3997 73
Roger reports a strong-arm robbery in the 1400 block of Chapala. The suspect is a thin white male, 17-18 years old, wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. (05/24/15) 3801 9
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Indie, an amazing therapy dog. (05/24/15) 3515 8
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Felicity, a shy girl who enjoys treats and is available for adoption. (05/24/15) 3408 6
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Coastal Housing Partnership is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by assisting local employees with their home buying needs. (05/24/15) 3288 5
UPDATE: A subscriber reports a vehicle and brush fire on Highway 101 just after the 154 exit. [pics] (05/23/15) 3197 14
The Restaurant Guy says that the legendary Santa Barbara Esau's at 721 Chapala Street closes their doors on Monday, May 25th. (05/25/15) 3191 30
UPDATE: Roger reports a possible drowning victim in a swimming pool in the 100 Block of North Hope. (05/25/15) 3174 11
UPDATE: A subscriber reports an RV fire in the La Cumbre Shopping Center on Thursday evening. [pics] (05/23/15) 3042 22
A subscriber reports a Tesla pop-up shop on the corner of Chapala and Carrillo in Santa Barbara. [pics] (05/23/15) 2847 25
An edhat subscriber inspected Haskells beach on Friday afternoon after the Refugio oil spill. [pics] (05/24/15) 2806 26
I need a lawyer for what I think is a simple matter of obtaining a restraining order against my neighbor. (05/23/15) 2624 35
After being arrested on May 14th, Randy Quaid has been released from a Canadian detention facility. (05/21/15) 2597 19
Oil Spill: A subscriber reports a possible scam at Goleta Beach where two men were recruiting people to join the oil spill cleanup crew. (05/23/15) 2593 18
Can any Edhat readers help me identify this beauty in my kitchen sink? [pics] (05/25/15) 2436 6
I need help identifying this bird who has been frequenting our hummer feeder regularly for the past couple weeks. [pics] (05/26/15) 2407 12
Does anyone have any definitive information about the need for volunteers to help clean up the oil spill? (05/21/15) 2277 14
There's something truly noble to John Wiley about these local heroes who took on the oil spill with orange buckets. [pics] (05/26/15) 2162 7
An edhat subscriber shares [pics] of volunteer efforts at Refugio Beach right after the oil spill. (05/26/15) 2145 6
Scientology was the topic of the May Humanist Society talk. Back in the 1960s the writer Paulette Cooper had researched and written about Scientology. And suffered greatly for doing so. (05/23/15) 2125 18
How do you get the oil/tar off your feet? What is the safest way, the environmentally safest way? (05/25/15) 2124 59
The Independent: Updated with MSNBC video - Plains All American Pipeline, the company responsible for the recent oil spill at Refugio Beach, is operating outside the regulatory oversight of planners. (05/23/15) 2103 13
Roger reports a rollover traffic accident on Highway 101 North, just short of the Hope Ave exit. (05/21/15) 2041 14
A subscriber saw a parked car that had what appear to be solar panels on top. [pics] (05/21/15) 2039 21
This afternoon a very fine bird arrived in a subscribers backyard and shared a meal with a squirrel under a birdfeeder. Can anyone ID it? [pics] (05/22/15) 2034 28
Roger has the scanner reports. Didn't do much for my birthday; ate, watched dvds, listened to the scanner, treated Joey Canoli to good grub, too. (05/26/15) 2032 25
Oil Spill: The general public can volunteer at the Refugio Incident by registering for training over the next several days. (05/25/15) 2016 16
Oil Spill Images: Mark Sanchez and John Wiley share photos and [vid] of the oil slick moving from Refugio toward El Capitan. (05/22/15) 1950 6
Oil Spill: Volunteers from the general public will be used to assist with beach clean-up and various tasks over the next several days. (05/26/15) 1937 8
An edhat subscriber just heard sirens downtown. Anyone know what's happening? (05/26/15) 1932 1
Local politicians and community activist groups have releases statements after the estimated 21,000 gallon oil spill near Refugio State Beach. (05/21/15) 1911 29
Jesse shares breathtaking pictures of the Milky Way over Santa Barbara. [pic] (05/25/15) 1894 12
Oil Spill: Roger reports a protest against oil drilling on West Beach. SBPD is on scene monitoring march with approx 50-70 protesters. [pic] (05/25/15) 1885 43
Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline releases a summary of talking points prepared for a news conference held yesterday. (05/26/15) 1876 32
You can see a new type of oil containment booms in these aerials of "bucket beach" from John Wiley. [pics] (05/26/15) 1835 4
Does anyone know when/if there will be some old plane flyovers today? (05/26/15) 1774 9
Roger reports a possible protest in progress at Haskells Beach, SBSO is sending a few deputies to the scene. (05/24/15) 1768 14
Two water rescues were reported on Friday afternoon, one at Goleta Beach and the other off Santa Cruz island. [pic] (05/23/15) 1748 4
Westside Boys and Girls club hosted a free concert with Jeff Bridges and Pink. A subscriber shares a [pic] from her experience. (05/22/15) 1735 6
Roger reports a Code 415 where a group of females are attempting to fight each other on State and Ortega. (05/25/15) 1733 12
A subscriber notices a lot of water being released on a Goleta street. [pic] (05/22/15) 1696 19
Fielding Graduate University President, Katrina Rogers, has written an opinion letter regarding the recent oil spill at Refugio. (05/22/15) 1653 35
Thousands of UCSB students and community members turned out to commemorate the one year anniversary of the Isla Vista killings. (05/26/15) 1644 2
Mark shares an aerial drone [pic] of Hendry's Beach to kick off the long weekend. (05/24/15) 1636 13
A subscriber is curious about the scaffolding supported remains of the old Californian Hotel on lower State Street. (05/24/15) 1538 5
Oil Spill: The cleanup continues for the Refugio Oil Spill as the number of affected sea life increases.  (05/25/15) 1471 28
Subscriber Chuck Cagara caught a male Hooded Oriole at one of his feeders enjoying a lunch of fresh and juicy meal worms. [pics] (05/25/15) 1464 9
A subscriber would an identification on a bug they found at their house. [pic] (05/22/15) 1449 10
Cris shares aerial [pics] of the oil spill at the coast of UCSB. (05/25/15) 1421 4
Oil Spill: An edhat subscriber took a [pic] of an oiled pelican on Sands Beach after the oil spill at Refugio, and SeaWorld cleans off a sea lion pup. (05/23/15) 1404 10
Injury Traffic Accident: 1800 Block of East Cabrillo at the Los Patos Railroad crossing involving two vehicles. (05/26/15) 1390 3
A subscriber shares a [pic] of a coral ginger blooming in Santa Barbara. (05/26/15) 1378 6
The Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations on Thursday, May 21st, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians. [pic] (05/22/15) 1373 11
John Palminteri reports a sea lion on Coal Oil Point beach shows signs of swimming in the oil slick from Refugio. [pics] (05/23/15) 1367 3
The Santa Barbara Unified School District has announced two new principals at Cleveland and Roosevelt Elementary Schools. [pics] (05/23/15) 1350 8
Malcolm Gene Morehouse (January 19, 1924 - April 30, 2015) (05/26/15) 1348 add
FICTION: Bud Stuart shares a poem about Memorial Day. (05/26/15) 1321 2
Roger reports that SBPD are responding Code 3 to an unknown type of disturbance on State and Haley Streets. (05/25/15) 1289 8
Roger has the scanner reports. Campers 1800 Block of State Street. (05/23/15) 1250 4
EDBIT: Steve The Guinea Pig, a Santa Barbara local, garnered a lot of fame recently as he took a road trip across the U.S. (05/24/15) 1213 10
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (05/26/15) 1212 add
A Guadalupe elementary school was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday afternoon. (05/24/15) 1158 7
Does anyone know of a roofing company that may have been in business in Santa Barbara in the 80's that installed Cal Shake products? (05/25/15) 1138 12
A suspect is wanted for escaping the electronic monitoring system near the Lompoc Aquatic Center. [mug] (05/22/15) 1138 1
Oil Spill: Assemblymember Das Williams surveyed the Refugio oil spill site and met with response officials. [pics] (05/25/15) 1130 16
A subscriber reports a traffic accident in the 900 block of Flora Vista. (05/23/15) 1102 6
Oil Spill: Santa Barbara County remains actively involved in the response to the Refugio Oil Spill. (05/25/15) 1097 7
Daniel Adam Jasso was arrested yesterday for assault with a deadly weapon. [mug] (05/27/15) 1096 3
Steve shares [pics] of crafty birds flying without tails. (05/22/15) 1094 8
The Arlington Theatre celebrates its 84th birthday and Mark captures a beautiful aerial [pic]. (05/23/15) 1071 5
Cindy Stevens had a special memorial honor at Hendry's. [pics] (05/22/15) 1059 4
Charles shares [pics] from lunch in Pismo Beach. (05/24/15) 1036 13
A subscriber saw what seemed to be a lunar eclipse driving up the coast from Ventura to Santa Barbara Saturday Night. Did anyone else see it? (05/25/15) 1020 8
Oil Spill: An edhat subscriber shares [pics] taken this morning at Goleta Beach Pier of an oiled brown pelican. (05/27/15) 976 13
A team of astronomers including scientists from UCSB observed a supernova smash into companion star. (05/21/15) 966 9
Two booming questions for the Edhat oil spill water cleanup experts from John Wiley. [pics] (05/27/15) 950 7
Santa Barbara City Firefighters responded to a report of a garage fire in the 300 block of La Marina early this morning. [pic] (05/23/15) 944 2
A subscriber heard multiple sirens heading toward Isla Vista down Stroke Rd. Does anyone know what's up? (05/25/15) 936 3
The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will hold a graduation ceremony for 18 newly appointed Firefighters on Friday. [pic] (05/22/15) 934 8
Time is running out on the peak wildflower display at the SB Botanic Garden. (05/23/15) 934 1
Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline issued a press release regarding the tools they used to maintain their pipeline systems. (05/25/15) 930 16
A butane explosion at the Cachuma Lake campground sent three people to the hospital with first and second-degree burns. (05/27/15) 927 7
The inaugural SoCal 300 Race started today at noon off the Santa Barbara Yacht Club. [pics] (05/23/15) 927 3
A subscriber asks edhatters to help identify this strange looking bug. (05/27/15) 921 6
A subscriber remembers a roller blading rink in Goleta and wonders what happened to it. (05/22/15) 919 14
Lauren: 92.9 KJEE put together another awesome Summer Round Up Concert this past Sunday at the Santa Barbara Bowl. (05/24/15) 909 add
Cindy Stevens shares a recent sunset at the beautiful Shell Beach. [pics] (05/21/15) 894 5
Roger has the scanner reports. Trash Can Fire East Beach Bath House. (05/21/15) 893 2
Roger reports a Code 415 Fight at Chapala and Figueroa between a transient and a city worker wearing a yellow shirt. SBPD is responding. (05/27/15) 890 9
Oil Spill: Members from the International Bird Rescue clean an oiled brown pelican at the Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care and Education Center. [pics] (05/26/15) 857 6
Oil Spill: The City of Goleta states that at this point, there is no public health reason to close Haskell's and Ellwood Beaches due to the Refugio Oil Spill. (05/25/15) 856 7
Roger reports a traffic accident on the 154 and San Antonio Creek Road, a vehicle crashed into a pole. (05/23/15) 853 1
Send in photos that showcase the beauty and nature that surrounds Santa Barbara! (05/23/15) 848 7
Clive Badi De Comarmond was sentenced to 41 years in state prison for child molestation. (05/23/15) 836 add
A subscriber seeks new ways to use collected soft water. (05/22/15) 818 10
Roger reports a bicyclist down 150 feet of the entrance of SBCC Engine 6 responding with medics. (05/22/15) 808 4
Edhatters share photos from their Memorial Day celebration. (05/26/15) 805 5
Roger reports a vehicle momentarly stuck on the railroad tracks at Garden Street as the Amtrak approached. The train stopped in time, vehicle was not hit. (05/22/15) 783 3
Roger reports a rollover traffic accident with a possible fatality on Highway 166 MM 32 in Santa Maria. (05/25/15) 772 3
While I was on a bus I called 911 to check on a man slumped over in his car on Milpas St. Did anyone hear on their radios of an emergency about this? (05/27/15) 762 3
UC Santa Barbara has once again placed among the top 10 in Leiden University's annual rankings of the 750 best major universities in the world. (05/22/15) 756 9

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