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May 7: The Jesusita Fire was moving Thursday night and the evacuation area has been expanded to Patterson. It is windy in Montecito, and the fire is visible in the hills. The shelter at DP is full. There is a new shelter at UCSB (05/08/09) 50831 413
May 5: Constant updates here: Firefighters are battling the Jesusita Fire. Over 400 acres have burned, over 300 firefighters, 2,000 structures threatened. Things appear to have been calm overnight. [pics] (05/06/09) 33026 138
Lynda Fairly of Santa Barbara was recently elected to serve as President of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara. (04/25/09) 24090 11
Santa Barbara Middle School has announced the appointment of its new Head of School, Brian McWilliams. [pic] (02/20/10) 23605 add
John has a new TV the size of a thumb, with a 93" HDTV picture. It gets regular old analog TV and FM too, and cost him $124. [pics] (05/02/09) 23150 26
Here is a sample of the automatic email responses we received from Edhat subscribers who are out of town. (12/23/09) 19308 12
Here are accounts from the SBPD about recent significant incidents. A felony assault, stabbing, and parole violation are among them. [pics] (04/21/10) 17794 33
The Sheriff’s Department will deploy extra deputies in Isla Vista this weekend to close beach access as a result of a planned Floatopia event April 10. (04/06/10) 16841 83
EDBIT: March Edness Wrap Up: Here is a list of all the March Edness pictures shown with links to articles about them. There are also links to a map showing all locations, and the FINAL STANDINGS which show each contestants entries. (03/30/09) 14789 add
WHERE IS IT?: It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a frog!: At the Frog Shrine on Paterna Road you will find plastic frogs, rubber frogs, stuffed frogs, ceramic frogs, frog thermometers, frog PEZ dispensers, frog piggy banks, and frog potholders. (07/15/04) 13616 1
EDBIT: 2009 Santa Barbara Recap: The Edhat community has captured 2009 in pictures. Click the next picture link to scroll through them all. (12/27/09) 12381 3
GARDEN OF ED: Since 2008, Billy has been giving out his own Santa Barbara Not-So-Beautiful Awards. Here are the 2010 winners. (Drum roll please.) (09/12/10) 12347 20
URBAN HIKE: The Urban Hikers continue the fascinating trek and history of E. Mountain Drive from Colds Springs Rd. to Park Lane. (03/25/12) 11978 19
COUNT: Talkin' 'bout the Car Wash: We called all the car washers in town to see how much it costs. We also remembered the days of the Internet when everything was free. (07/08/04) 11193 add
GARDEN OF ED: Billy had just driven past a new landscape installation by the City of Santa Barbara and even at 24 miles an hour he knew something was wrong. (12/19/10) 11098 21
WINE: The Lompoc Wine Ghetto is a typical industrial park. Not scenic, but a number of great local producers have been opening up tasting rooms there. (03/20/11) 10808 7
Operation Apehanger mug shots from the Santa Barbara Police Department of the suspects in Saturday's raid. [pics] (09/22/09) 10397 7
Back in 2007, a 17-year-old Westside resident was walking home alone. He was surrounded and stabbed 30 times. Suspects were arrested this week. [mugs] (11/06/09) 10162 28
Here is our news and comments thread on Thursday's lockdown at San Marcos High. No arrests were made and the gun reported may have been a drink bottle. (10/02/09) 9634 154
EDBIT: Dog Parade This Sunday: The 2009 Platinum Performance Dog Mile presented by Edhat is on Sunday, May 31st at 10:00AM. Sign up online or register at the door. (05/30/09) 9503 11
TOURIST ATTRACTION: If you’re interested in horticulture, or are just looking for a nice walk, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a great place to spend an afternoon. (09/19/10) 8823 19
GARDEN OF ED: Casa del Herrero: A visit to Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) truly is a voyage back in time. (12/06/09) 8565 add
WINE: Marc Liberts assembled a tasting panel consisting of wine novices and wine experts to do a taste testing of $2.00 wines. (12/19/10) 8182 5
WINE: Marc picks up Costco wines for $10 and conducts a blind tasting. Here are his thoughts on the values, just in time for Christmas. (12/12/10) 8178 18
EATING OUT: Edhat reviewed the Dutch Gardens in 2005 to spotlight the beer, but Ms. Lemonjelly explores other forms of liquid refreshment worthy of attention. (07/25/10) 8176 28
Saturday night's accident at Las Positas was a double fatal. A driver with a criminal past hit two people and was later apprehended. (01/17/10) 8048 39
GARDEN OF ED: Santa Barbara is an incubator. Billy Goodnick's Crimes Against Horticulture is taking off beyond this sleepy beach town. (06/12/11) 8045 8
WHERE IS IT?: Back Door Facade: The crisscross, green facade shown on last week's Wednesday Where Is It was on the backside of a building that people might not have been able to identify if they had seen a picture of the front side of the building. (02/02/09) 7759 add
EATING OUT: Ms. Lemonjelly thinks uptown has been the hotspot for Japanese food for some time, but Kobachi offers a whole new world of Japanese tapas. (07/18/10) 7578 7
WINE: Marc Liberts shares Episode 2 in his debate of Pinot Noir, California versus Oregon. (10/07/12) 7062 3
GARDEN OF ED: 2009 Not-So-Beautiful Awards: Billy Goodnick presents his annual awards to members of the parallel alternate universe of hideous and paralyzingly misguided landscapes. (09/27/09) 6891 10
WINE: Marc Liberts continues his never-ending quest to learn more about wine, this time comparing Pinot Noir from California and Oregon. (09/30/12) 6842 1
[Update]: The SB County Sheriff's Office were notified October 9 by Vermont State Police of the arrest of Randy and Evi Quaid in the State of Vermont. (10/11/15) 6812 70
URBAN HIKE: Two dedicated locals have decided to walk each and every street within the City limits of Santa Barbara just for the fun of it. They share their story. (01/09/11) 6524 31
URBAN HIKE: The Urban Hikers are restless now that they've walked all the streets in the city. So they headed to the Montecito side of Mountain Drive. (03/11/12) 6384 11
Eye-catching 390-foot super yacht just arrived into Santa Barbara Harbor. It's listed as the seventh largest mega-yacht in the world. (08/30/10) 6150 20
WINE: Marc Liberts attends a BYOB Wine and Dine event and discusses the differences between champagne and domestic sparkling wine. (07/01/12) 6136 2
MARCH EDNESS: Haunted House: Yesterday, looking for the location of the Where Is It pictures became a lot like looking for a ghost. (03/20/09) 6097 add
The Pine Canyon Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base is 50 percent contained and should be fully controlled on Thursday. (10/01/09) 6068 15
Nicole: Notes, Errata, End of 2008 Roundup and Other Stuff: Happy New Year Edhatians! Before this column devolves into a marginal wrap up of the year's events, here is a picture of Melanie, our big holiday cookie winner. (12/31/08) 6044 4
La Brea Fire is now 21,029 acres and 10% contained. Here is the evening Forest Service Update. (08/12/09) 6026 51
Police announce that Jon Peters, who hit Elizabeth Contreras and Alan Garcia with a car Saturday, killing them, will be charged with vehicular manslaughter. (01/19/10) 6000 23
WINE: Marc Liberts was lucky to get his 2011 wine tasting frenzy off to a good start by trying about 15 different Cabernet Sauvignon wines. (01/16/11) 5999 2
Santa Barbara Sheriffs Deputies have arrested a man from Montecito who is suspected of molesting two pre-teen sisters. [mug] (12/04/09) 5921 70
WINE: Marc Liberts tastes Rose wine for summer at Spiritland. The featured speaker was winemaker Richard Sanford, and the guest chef was Suzanne Landry. (07/03/11) 5784 1
WINE: Marc Liberts went wine tasting in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone. (06/16/13) 5752 6
WINE: In 2011, Marc Liberts had the opportunity to taste over 500 different wines and was able to report his findings on the majority of them. (12/25/11) 5610 5
URBAN HIKE: The Urban Hikers have a fixation with historic adobes. This week they tell about two local 2-story adobes, both built in the early 1800's, and both used as wineries by European settlers. (10/21/12) 5587 12
WINE: Marc Liberts attended a BYOB Wine and Dine event featuring Bordeaux varietals. (12/09/12) 5566 add
SBIFF: Oprah Winfrey received Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award on Wednesday evening amid a few protestors and one heckler. (02/07/14) 5512 43
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The Animal Rescue Team helps injured, orphaned and displaced animals around the Tri-Counties. (07/18/10) 5497 3
WINE: The world's wine community has paid particular attention to a small section of Santa Barbara County known as the Santa Rita Hills. Marc Liberts reports. (09/19/10) 5463 5
WINE: Marc Liberts admires Zindandel, a California favorite. (02/10/13) 5458 5
Dr. Lana Le Chabrier of Santa Barbara is among a group of doctors who have been indicted for conspiracy to commit health care fraud. (05/25/10) 5441 14
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Director Amir Abo-Shaeer is among the 23 recipients of a prestigious 2010 MacArthur Fellowship. [pic] (09/28/10) 5420 25
PRICES: The Whole Story: Ever since Whole Foods opened their doors to give foodies and friends a free range to their organic produce and air chilled chicken, a fierce no rBSTs-barred brawl has erupted in Aisle 6 of the upscale grocery market. (11/15/09) 5415 22
Here are the details from police on Operation Apehanger, a take-down of illegal firearms and drug trafficking operation in SB on Saturday morning. (09/21/09) 5319 21
The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office conducted a back country marijuana eradication. [mug] (08/18/12) 5316 42
Santa Barbara Police have arrested a serial rapist and are investigating additional cases. [mug] (07/12/12) 5311 38
GARDEN OF ED: Be on the alert for specks of shameless self-promotion in a reflective column not about retirement from Billy Goodnick. (05/01/11) 5291 3
WINE: Marc Liberts attended a winemaker dinner featuring Joe Davis of Arcadian Winery. The theme was California vs French pinot noir. [pics] (10/01/10) 5282 2
The owner of Montecito Motors Inc. of SB and his father were arrested this morning on 58 felony criminal charges including state tax evasion. [mugs] (12/28/11) 5259 35
WINE: Marc Liberts attends a BYOB winemaker dinner with an Alsatian White varietals theme. (07/29/12) 5239 10
COUNT: 2009 Santa Hat Count: Once again, Edhat counted the number of Santa hats in the Downtown Holiday Parade. The parade was a long one this year, filled with the regulars. But, only Edhat knows if there were more or less hats than the year before. (12/06/09) 5238 add
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: For the past 18 years, the Santa Barbara Heart Walk has raised funds and awareness to help prevent cardiovascular diseases and stroke. (08/15/10) 5227 3
What are some of the best places on the South Coast to get a Christmas tree? (11/28/09) 5161 22
Grunion runs Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday nights this week. Does any one know what beach is best in Santa Barbara to see the grunions? (07/23/09) 5135 14
A joint investigation resulted in the arrest of 51 suspected gang members and their associates with ties to drug trafficking throughout the Central Coast. (07/24/10) 5125 36
EDBIT: Halloween Pics: We have a whole week of Halloween pictures for you to see - yard pictures, costumes, and more. There is also a photo gallery from Isla Vista. Check 'em out and send us more! (11/01/09) 5032 2
SBIFF: Robert Redford arrived at the Santa Barbara Film Festival to receive the American Riviera Award on Friday evening. (02/09/14) 5011 19
The wrong way driver was arrested for Reckless Driving While Evading Officers, Wrong Way Driving, and Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. (11/19/09) 4942 38
Sheriff's Deputies have arrested four people for a violent attack on a teenage skateboarder in Goleta. [pics] (09/03/09) 4933 32
A member of the band Dishwalla is the new Lower School Music Instructor at Laguna Blanca. [pics] (10/21/15) 4930 14
WINE: At a dinner this week, Marc Liberts tasted 28 different Pinot Noirs from California and France. He shares his thoughts on each. [pics] (09/25/10) 4904 1
GARDEN OF ED: Jesusita Fire Final Reflections: Billy Goodnick offers a few thoughts and resources regarding Santa Barbara's relationship with fire. (05/22/09) 4902 9
WINE: When Marc Liberts was asked to bring wine to Thanksgiving dinner with 40 guests, he had a little bit of calculating to do. (11/27/11) 4888 8
COUNT: Yard Sign Count: Even though there were some very strong political biases sitting in the passenger seats of the green car, all candidate yard signs were duly recorded, and all illegal yard signs were photographed and logged. (10/18/09) 4885 10
COUNT: Drum Roll: It seemed rather quiet on State Street. There appeared to be a smaller crowd gathering in the parade's staging area, and there were large gaps of silent reflection in the parade itself. The mayor wore sensible shoes. The dedicated staff of edhat.com counted the drums in the parade. (06/21/09) 4881 3
URBAN HIKE: Today the Urban Hikers share with you how they, along with a group of about 47 humans and two dogs made the pilgrimage to the "end of the line". (01/08/12) 4877 21
The Sheriff's Department has arrested a woman suspected of embezzling more than $850-thousand dollars from her employer. (03/13/09) 4807 3
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Molly, the Edhat Dog. (05/17/15) 4794 75
WINE: Marc Liberts takes on Syrah in his first episode of California vs. Washington. (10/28/12) 4794 2
CAT OF THE WEEK: This is Miss Mattie, named after San Mateo campground where she adopted us by climbing our tent and mooching hot dogs. (01/30/11) 4786 7
Here is the latest summary report from the SBPD. Two cases involved officers initiating contact with men carrying concealed firearms. [pics] (03/26/10) 4778 11
Shawn Terris filed a lawsuit against the County for wrongful termination and retaliation for her work as a County Employees Retirement System Trustee. (10/28/09) 4775 11
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The Real Change, Not Spare Change campaign aims to help the public understand the root causes of homelessness and change the behavior of those who give to the homeless. (06/06/10) 4720 8
GARDEN OF ED: Strybing: Our visit to the Strybing reminded me of a few plants that will likely reappear in my designs and a few that are still out of reach. The need for good drainage will be the main culprit that might keep some of these out of reach for Santa Barbara landscapes. (01/02/09) 4713 add
WINE: Instead of asking what he could bring to Thanksgiving dinner this year, Marc informed his wonderful hostess that he'd be bringing wine. (11/28/10) 4705 4
POWDRELL: David Powdrell enjoys living next to the Carpinteria State Beach Campground because of the waft of apple smoked bacon on Sunday mornings. [pics] (08/21/11) 4698 5
WINE: Marc Liberts continues to compares Syrah from California and Washington. (11/11/12) 4693 2
The county District Attorney's office released a summary of serious gang crime cases recently prosecuted in the northern part of the county. (03/20/10) 4691 16
WINE: Marc Liberts attended a winemaker dinner yesterday at the Spiritland Bistro and would like share his experience with Edhatters. [pics] (10/28/11) 4689 6
Here is the letter sent to UCSB students from the university administration regarding Floatopia. (04/09/10) 4659 35
EATING OUT: Ms. Lemonjelly has been on a quest to sample the taquerias around town. Here's one of her favorites. [pics] (04/25/10) 4651 11
The Centre for Science and Technologies Studies at Leiden University ranked UCSB # 7 on its annual list of the top 500 major universities in the world. (12/14/11) 4611 8
EDBIT: 2006 Santa Barbara Recap: Edhat has captured 2006 in pictures. Click the next picture link to scroll through them all. (12/20/06) 4592 9
The Santa Barbara mansion featured in the film "Scarface" is now on the market for $35 million. (05/18/14) 4580 27
The University of California, Santa Barbara has offered a place in its fall 2010 entering class to a total of 19,721 high school seniors. (04/15/10) 4573 16
WINE: Seth Kunin of Kunin Wines in Santa Barbara was the featured winemaker at Spiritland Bistro's BYOB Wine and Dine dinner and Zinfandel tasting. (01/30/11) 4541 2
A two-day sale of items donated by UC Santa Barbara students will be held June 19-20, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the parking lot of UCSB's Embarcadero Hall. (06/09/10) 4522 3
WINE: Marc Liberts received an email from Julienne Restaurant announcing the fact that they were having a New Year's Eve dinner and ended up going. (01/15/12) 4513 6
Detectives arrest 17 people for drug trafficking. Search continues for four more suspects and possible homicide victim. (11/13/09) 4508 17
Mark McDonald attended "A Night of Writing Dangerously", celebrating writers who finish a 50,000-word novel during the 30 days of November. (11/29/09) 4502 3
EDBIT: Election For City Council: Edhat subscribers are invited to discuss the candidates for Santa Barbara City Council on the Edhat Comments Board. (09/09/09) 4501 8
MARCH EDNESS: Peace certainly don't come easy. And, when Edhat shows a peace sign during the last week of March Edness, you know there must be a catch. (03/24/11) 4439 3
The Edhat Dog might have over trained for the State Street Mile this year. We will never know. The dedicated staff has decided to retire her number. (06/07/10) 4430 14
On Sunday, May 24, Cate graduated its senior class of 2009. Presenting, the graduating class ... [pic] (06/02/09) 4413 add
Santa Barbara Police Officers arrested 16 drivers for DUI this past week. Here are the details of each case, including names and BA levels when available. (09/29/09) 4404 38
Here are the results of the DUI checkpoints conducted by the city of Santa Barbara Police Department this weekend. (12/15/09) 4403 21
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education approved three new elementary school principals as Tuesday night's board meeting. [pic] (07/10/14) 4398 28
WINE: One of Santa Barbara's biggest current superstars and wine artists is Greg Brewer of Melville and Brewer-Clifton and Diatom. (12/05/10) 4377 add
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Riley, the black and white cat who looks a lot like Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. (03/03/13) 4354 20
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Newman and Butchie, the Flame Point Siamese rescues. (12/02/12) 4353 14
The 2009 award winners honored in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and professional fundraising have been announced. (11/21/09) 4342 add
Edhat received the following statement from the attorney of one of the men accused of starting the Jesusita Fire. (12/12/09) 4319 37
COUNT: Space Survey 2009: If space is the final frontier, then Santa Barbara must be the wide open prairie. There is enough empty space here to parallel park a Suburban pulling a backhoe. (07/19/09) 4291 add
Lauren: Lauren treated herself to a staycation in the Santa Ynez Valley and encountered mini horses. (09/02/12) 4244 6
WINE: Marc Liberts reports the results from a blind tasting of 27 wines selected from Santa Barbara to France to Australia. [pics] (08/01/10) 4239 5
For the next three days, Victoria Hall is the site of an unprecedented community training in response to a dramatic increase in local suicides. (02/19/10) 4235 6
COUNT: Gadget Count 2009: The conflict between art and science can be seen in the Edhat almost annual SBCC electronic gadget count that took place this week. (10/04/09) 4226 1
One of the Santa Barbara Zoo’s new Masai giraffes, Audrey, gave birth to a male calf on Jan. 9. The birth was a surprise to keepers. [pics] (01/25/11) 4225 23
Nicole: Best Of Worst Of: It's not going to be similar to the lists that magazines and newspapers usually put out around this time of year, because we're dealing with my personal lists. Which can be random. (12/20/09) 4225 15
Audrey "Little Audrey" Hilliard passed away at Cottage Hospital on April 16, 2010 at the age of 82 of health complications from Alzheimer's disease. (04/18/10) 4223 10
COUNT: Toe Count 2009: On Wednesday night the dedicated staff piled into the green car for a trip down to State Street to watch some feet and count the toes of the women walking down the street. (08/02/09) 4214 2
James Lujan was found guilty Friday of beating a 4-year-old Lompoc boy to death in 2009. He was charged with torture and child abuse causing death. (12/18/10) 4178 6
Local celebrities were out in force for the Dream Foundation's 8th annual Celebration of Dreams at the Bacara. [pic] (11/20/09) 4177 5
Sijifredo Sotelo, age 37, of Santa Barbara was arrested for invasion of privacy with a concealed camera for photographing up women's skirts. [mug] (12/15/12) 4176 22
CAT OF THE WEEK: Scout adds so much to our lives and we are just crazy about him. He enjoys yoga, napping, and hanging out with friends. (07/10/11) 4176 7
WHERE IS IT?: Ping Pong Park: While rooftop basketball at the Old Carrillo Gym is totally old school, the outdoor ping-pong table at Pelican Park on Del Playa in Isla Vista is a piece of art in itself. (07/26/09) 4161 add
SBPD arrested Samarkand employee Norma Fay White, 60, on suspicion of Grand Theft Embezzlement and Financial Elder Abuse. [mug] (04/07/10) 4132 9
WINE: Marc had the opportunity to try about 30 Syrah wines, mostly from California, at a recent local event. [pics] (04/03/11) 4131 2
Two local men have been charged with misdemeanors for doing trail work without a hot work permit, causing the Jesusita Fire, according to the DA. (12/11/09) 4129 79
Denise D’Sant Angelo was arrested on a $70,000 felony arrest warrant for charges including financial elder abuse and grand theft. (01/01/10) 4128 12
Franklin Elementary School is one of 127 schools state-wide that have been named finalists in the Council’s 2010 Governor’s Challenge Competition. (06/23/10) 4113 1
EDBIT: Edhat Video: Sonic Boom: This week's Edhat video comes directly from the Comments Board where the Space Shuttle sonic boom was the cause for much discussion. (05/30/09) 4112 2
COUNT: Horse Count 2009: With the authority of five previous horse counts under our saddle, we can say with strong conviction, that this year was a horsey horse parade. (08/09/09) 4108 1
The Public Health Department is expanding the target groups to receive swine flu vaccination at community clinics. (12/03/09) 4062 7
Does anyone know when the trial for ex-Detective Brian Sawicki is finally going to take place? (11/04/11) 4042 14
COUNT: K Nine Day: The dedicated staff dressed to the nines and drove nine minutes to Hendrys Beach before the crack of 9:09 in the morning on Nine Day to count the k-9s. (09/13/09) 4030 2
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The International Chiari Association was recently launched in SB to raise awareness for a serious neurological disorder that often impacts children. (11/20/11) 4028 1
PODER and community members led a rally on Tuesday against the gang injunction. [pics] (01/08/14) 4026 41
New plan for Tranquillion Ridge unveiled. EDC and politicians say it will end existing oil drilling offshore Santa Barbara County. (04/08/10) 4017 17
Since the last DUI Round Up was issued on 8/19, Santa Barbara Police have arrested 14 more drivers for alleged DUI. Four incidents involved car crashes. (08/28/10) 3990 17
Here are more details about the ice rink for Goleta, which is being touted at a press conference Friday. The organizers hope to have it open by 2011. (03/06/10) 3972 18
400 marijuana plants were found in sophisticated gardens. Detectives also seized 5 lbs of marijuana, 4 gms of cocaine, psilocybin, and ecstasy pills. [pics] (07/04/09) 3968 4
Here is a sampling of the crime handled by Santa Barbara Police during the past week. Officers seek suspect in indecent exposure incident. [pics] (11/26/09) 3940 14
A 56-year-old woman was hit by a vehicle turning left at Loma Alta and Shoreline Drive Friday morning. She later passed away. (12/05/09) 3939 29
Injury Train vs Pedestrian at Los Positas at the tracks involving Amtrak. Here is the Official release from the SBPD (and Roger's initial report). (12/23/09) 3929 38
EDBIT: Election For Mayor: Edhat subscribers are invited to discuss the candidates for mayor of the City of Santa Barbara on the Edhat Comments Board. (09/09/09) 3922 10
UPDATED: 'Tis the Season for the Downtown Organization Holiday Décor Contest where businesses are recognized for their holiday decorating. [pic] (12/15/09) 3895 2
Two locals were injured early Saturday when their vehicle went airborne, fell 66 feet, and landed beneath the APS bridge. [pics] (10/19/09) 3884 10
GARDEN OF ED: If you were forming an organization to celebrate and support the beauty of Santa Barbara, you might name it Santa Barbara Beautiful. (04/15/12) 3883 2
MARCH EDNESS: Cigar Store Indian: A little tiny history lesson: A long time ago, more people couldn't read than could. (03/12/09) 3881 add
SBC District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced the successful prosecution of Masood Azizi, the owner of Tribal Rugs and Art, located in downtown Santa Barbara. (01/04/12) 3878 10
MARCH EDNESS: Statue Esq: This is the tale of three statues. One of the statues was the one featured on March Edness. (03/13/09) 3873 add
The Santa Barbara Police Association have submitted a press release to Edhat backing their support of Officer Kasi Beutel. (10/13/12) 3866 72
MARCH EDNESS: Cone Roof: Back in the day, when you saw a cone, you would scream for ice cream. And if you would scream, I would scream. And then, before you knew it, we would all be screaming. (03/25/09) 3863 add
Christie Stanley in her final days was surrounded by family and friends that were very near and dear to her heart. (04/28/10) 3856 NA
MARCH EDNESS: Peacock: This article might have been about the mosaic peacock above the State Street entrance to Macy’s in Paseo Nuevo. (03/23/09) 3831 add
Kelly Robert Ireson passed away Nov. 11, 2009. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, December 12th at Mosher Alumni House, UCSB. (12/12/09) 3818 3
Santa Barbara Airport’s new rental car service facility at 25 David Love Place has achieved LEED Gold Certification. (02/04/10) 3782 5
URBAN HIKE: The Urban Hikers have a follow-up to last week's story using Edhat readers' suggestions to present another collection of very short streets in SB. [pics] (01/29/12) 3775 17
After a detective presented evidence, the Grand Jury returned a criminal indictment against Michael Cardenas and Augustine Cruz for assault. [mugs] (04/07/11) 3757 6
COUNT: Contemplate This: We spent two days to come up with only a Delaware sized sample of plates for our periodic look into the migratory trends of people coming to Santa Barbara. (08/30/09) 3752 2
Astronomy: We were in Italy at the end of July for a UCSB International Hall 1979 reunion, and took advantage of our proximity to Florence to drop in on a famous astronomer. (08/25/13) 3750 9
UPDATE: Imprisoned gang member Erick Roman was sentenced additional time for an attempted jailhouse murder while supporters rally behind him. (12/04/14) 3740 18
Santa Barbara Sheriff's Detectives have tracked down and arrested a Ventura man suspected of an armed robbery on upper State Street. [mug] (01/15/10) 3729 6
City of Santa Barbara Police reports that twenty five drivers were arrested for DUI related charges over the past three weeks. (05/14/10) 3724 8
WINE: Coinciding with International Grenache Day 2011, Spiritland Bistro held its monthly BYOB Wine and Dine event which featured New World Grenache. (10/09/11) 3721 2
Santa Barbara Police Officers arrested nine drivers on suspicion of DUI over the weekend. (12/01/09) 3718 4
There was another suicide, the 6th in 2009, from the Cold Spring Arch Bridge early this morning. (10/14/09) 3715 76
SantaBarbaraPix was in Carp to watch the Santa Ynez Pirates spoil the Carpinteria Warriors home football opener, 23-14 [pics] (09/05/09) 3703 add
EDBIT: Slow Week: Starting Thursday and extending through Friday of next week, life will be a little different around Ed Land. The daily news will continue to flow like Mission Creek after a rainstorm, but our band of merry columnists will be out of sight. (06/10/09) 3698 5
Nicholas Bendle will be released from Patton State Hospital to a California Department of Mental Health residential treatment program. (12/05/14) 3693 32
The Sheriff’s Rural Crimes Unit and Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested people in connection to a string of burglaries and felony acts of vandalism. [mugs] (02/17/10) 3686 7
A major traffic accident, graffiti and a prowler case kept the SBPD busy last night. A man ended up on a woman's balcony with his pants down. [mugs] (12/18/10) 3682 16
A fugitive wanted for child molestation and rape has been extradited from Maryland to Santa Barbara. [mug] (05/31/13) 3668 10
A Santa Barbara police officer is facing several criminal charges after being arrested while off-duty at Refugio Beach. (08/12/09) 3662 33
MARCH EDNESS: The Other Mural: There is a famous mosaic mural facing Victoria Street, on the side of the old Vons Supermarket. It's a six-panel tile piece by Joseph Knowles. (03/19/09) 3654 add
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s oceans. (08/08/10) 3634 5
COUNT: Higher Ed: The dedicated staff of edhat.com, retired and decorated veterans of college life, were on hand to witness the first day of instruction at our local Nobel Prize winning University. We were looking at fashion and trends, but found little of either. They say that less is more, but yesterday we found more of less. (09/23/05) 3579 add
The San Marcos High School Marching Band and Color Guard has won the musical equivalent of a state championship. [pics] (12/06/10) 3578 4
With two former Santa Barbara High scholar-athletes of the year starting, Princeton water polo finished third in the NCAA Final Four yesterday. [pic] (12/08/09) 3556 1
Two UCSB buildings have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. (07/09/10) 3552 9
A young woman with chronic medical problems died from swine flu, pneumonia and sepsis over the weekend. It is the county's first death from the disease. (10/06/09) 3537 12
WINE: Marc Liberts enlisted the help of his Thanksgiving guests to rate some wine. (12/02/12) 3537 6
The latest press release about the Goleta shooting reveals the names of the officers involved and the felony charges being pressed. [mug] (01/19/11) 3530 14
Twiin Productions has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, citing inconsistent bureaucratic obstacles created by the City of Santa Barbara. (11/06/10) 3524 15
WINE: When wine professionals accumulate too much wine they declare a winEmergency, and gather together to thin down the herd. Marc Liberts provides results of a recent blind tasting. [pics] (05/16/10) 3524 1
WHERE IS IT?: We Forget: Once upon a time, there were fewer department stores in Santa Barbara. Two of them were at La Cumbre Plaza. One of those was Sears, and the other was Robinsons. (09/06/09) 3522 71
MARCH EDNESS: The End: So, say you're headed out to UCSB, and you're in a hurry, and you turn right onto Calle Real from 154, and you think you'll just hop on the freeway and...oh my! (03/09/09) 3516 1
The new Santa Barbara Airport Airline Terminal is nearing completion and is expected to become fully operational in mid-summer. All the details here. (06/11/11) 3509 16
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care celebrated the grand opening of its new hospice inpatient facility, Serenity House, last night at a reception. [pics] (06/14/11) 3483 6
WINE: Petite Sirah in Santa Barbara County and Beyond. By Marc Liberts (05/27/12) 3483 2
24th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor Parade of Lights at the Harbor is on Sunday, December 13, 2009. (12/04/09) 3477 1
WINE: Marc Liberts took a visit to Central California Wines tasting room in Santa Ynez. (12/30/12) 3467 5
MARCH EDNESS: White Trees: They stand like the ultimate Rorschach test. The question comes to mind...what do you see? A dog? A reindeer? (03/10/09) 3459 4
SBNC is proud to welcome four new Board Members: Katina Etsell, Rick Reeves, Kathleen Rodriguez, and Henry O. Ventura. [pics] (04/17/10) 3451 5
This has not been the best year for wildflowers on Figueroa Mountain, but it is still always a joy to be out there! (04/03/13) 3448 6
Hattie Feazelle, who participated in every Fiesta parade from the event's beginnings, has passed away. [pic] (09/14/11) 3441 26
Pedestrian Struck & Killed by MTD Shuttle "Having commented elsewhere, I have to say that it is premature to assign fault to either the driver or the pedestrian. However, within the last 10 years MTD has been involved in 2 fatal pedestrian collisions and other serious injury pedestr ... " (11/26/15)
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The Man Who Named Goleta "DATE19 NOVEMBER 2015 Leading companies call to double renewable energy in 10 years: WBCSD report LONDON: Sixteen leading energy and technology companies are calling to nearly double renewable energy capacity by 2025, suggesting feasib ... " (11/25/15)
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The Man Who Named Goleta "truthrevolt.org - Talk about a rabidly deranged site. Good grief - one needs to take a mental shower after visiting that site. VATICAN CITY Gov. Jerry Brown, issuing an ominous appeal on climate change, said Tuesday that the ... " (11/25/15)
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Restaurant Catering "Ok, I did a search about Glen Annie closing... apparently it was purchased by someone else, and this whole "closing" thing was back in 2009. They are definitely still there as of November 2015, so... Anyway, here's the web page if ... " (11/23/15)
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Mayor Frustrated Over Punta Gorda Project "This report by the State CAPCOA (California Air Pollution Control Officers) at page 9 says that new homes should be located at least 500 feet from highways to prevent toxic air contamination from harming the occupants: Health Risk Assessmen ... " (11/18/15)
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Sunset Scenes "That wiki is totally wrong. The 150 acres in the trust are behind the Tea Garden. I know the lady that owns the summit and all the way down to Mtn. Drive and have been up the twice between 2000 and 2009 when she would open it in Jan. for ... " (11/14/15)
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Global Climate Change "408 - the entire industrial and post-industrial world does not run on fossil fuels. There is a slow but steady change to alternative fuels. Three cities in the US run on 100% renewable energy. 10-15% of US energy is renewable; an even h ... " (11/06/15)
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Ellwood Tree Fungus "FLICKA. The man who died picked his mushrooms up at Wilcox Property. Hmm. When will we see mushrooms up there again? Soon, I hope. The L.A Times report, March 12, 2009|Catherine Saillant: Man, 82, dies from eating wild mushro ... " (10/23/15)
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Montecito Sunset "It is up on Ladera Ln off of 192. It's a Hindu temple established in 1957. Several years ago (2009) SB Magazine did on article on it calling it Shangri-la. " (10/18/15)
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Santa Barbara Joins Climate Action Day "Even NASA has come out saying the evidence is not there. Where does this nonsense come from? NASA All three major global surface temperature reconstructions show that Earth has warmed since 1880.5 Most of this warming has occ ... " (10/16/15)
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Gaviota Rest Stop Closed Again? "Not sure why, but this 2009 CalTrans press release may help tell the tale. Even back then, that was a lot of potential "dumpers" for the honey pits. Could be they have to pump them more frequently now. " (10/07/15)
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Stolen Dos Pueblos Helmet Car Found at San Marcos "Here's the facts from someone in the know. Car was removed from shed. Hot wiring attempt was unsuccessful. Car was towed from DP to SM. During amateurish towing hood was badly damaged. Tires were flattened but not slashed. Ignition ne ... " (09/23/15)
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Local VW Drivers File Class Action Suit "Per NY Times: "Affected diesel models include the 2009-15 Volkswagen Jetta, 2009-15 Beetle, 2009-15 Golf, 2014-15 Passat and 2009-15 Audi A3." " (09/23/15)
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Local VW Drivers File Class Action Suit "809 - Sure it's all relative, 1 VW is producing the same emissions as 40 normal diesel cars. That is a fatal flaw especially in California. A few boneheads illegally tampering with their big boy tonka trucks is a drop in the ocean co ... " (09/22/15)
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KCOY Off Air "sorry 213 - GTE ceased to be in 1999 - they are Verizon. As for FIOS - that project was defunded in 2009 with the capital monies transferred to the wireless division. FIOS is dead. Furthermore, Verizon has filed with the Feds to spin off ... " (09/20/15)
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Windy Gap Meaning "When people refer to Windy Gap, they usually mean here: https://goo.gl/maps/RKJDjDBUvgk But it's basically the whole canyon around there. Around the 2008-2009 fires, they cleared the WIndy Gap Fire Break which came out onto East Ca ... " (09/20/15)
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Haggen Slapped with Another Lawsuit "A)Haggen, Inc. began in 1933 in the midst of the great depression by Benett and Dorothy Haggen. B)February 17, 2011 brothers and co-chairmen Don and Rick Haggen had sold a controlling shareholder interest to The Comvest Group C)Appo ... " (09/03/15)
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Fire Department Involved in Rollover Accident "@158, I agree with you. I am glad they are alright. As for living in town. Not directed at you but in general, many people living in town probably shouldn't. If you're a trust fund baby, you're parents gave you money to purcha ... " (09/01/15)
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Chumash Indians Sign Tribal Compact with State "Correction: the bus trips were from 2009 NOT 1999. Big mistake. 180 bus trips a day in 2009...A quote from a tribe website... "Chumash operates a fleet of over 15 vehicles to serve the Chumash Casino Resort consisting mainly of buse ... " (08/28/15)
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Helicopter Over State "The New D.A.R.E. Program—This One Works If you were one of millions of children who completed the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, or D.A.R.E., between 1983 and 2009, you may be surprised to learn that scientists hav ... " (08/26/15)
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Bug Identification "Between 2009 and 2011, the top one percent of caterpillars saw their girth/wealth increase by 11.2 percent, while the girth/wealth of the bottom 99 percent actually declined on average by 0.4 percent according to the most recent data ... " (08/22/15)
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Free Cat Adoptions This Weekend "226 here - Sorry, new here, so Google Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science study from 2009. Comparison of Fee Based VS Free Adoptions. One of many studies - just Google it and a number will pop up. I'm sure many are done ... " (08/12/15)
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SB Gas Prices "I am wishing that my 2009 Camry Hybrid got more than the usual 35 mpg no matter how and where I drive. The newer ones do better but it's nice to go 400 or more miles without having to stop for gas.... Yes, I'm wondering what it will co ... " (07/29/15)
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Geothermal Phenomenon "In addition to the above, this shows up now and then on Hope Ranch: From the UCSB Geology Department: A strange thing occurred in the sea cliff below Hope Ranch on October 12, 2006. Flames leaping from a landslide deposit prompted the ... " (07/22/15)
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The Planetary Sweet Spot "631916P - Do you understand what was being said, and why would "because we developed over millennia in this environment." have anything to do with it. It is about the distance from a star (sun) about which a planet revolves. Nothing ... " (07/21/15)
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Crushcakes replacing Simply Pies on Hollister " Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. An estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has celiac disease. ... " (07/18/15)
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Motion to Dismiss Chumash Lawsuit " 533P What high density housing is going up near Camp 4? Camp 4 is as big as the whole city of Solvang which extends into residential areas beyond the town. The Casino will have 320 rooms compared with 115 or so now plus 5-600 m ... " (07/04/15)
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Changing SBCC Leadership "Interesting discussion. I hadn't realized how much disconnection there seems to be between some in SBCC admin and some in our community. I guess in answer to the OP, one approach would be wading into the documents on the SBCC website here: ... " (06/23/15)
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Fatal Plane Crash in Los Padres Forest "James Horner, the consummate film composer known for his heart-tugging scores for Field of Dreams, Braveheart and Titanic, for which he won two Academy Awards, died Monday in a plane crash near Santa Barbara. He was 61. His death w ... " (06/22/15)
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SBCC’s Center for Lifelong Learning: Mythbusting "Lori - I hope you realize that most of those reading your posting have been in Santa Barbara way longer then you have and have used adult ed since before you got out of elementary school. I took my first adult ed class (glassblowing) in 19 ... " (06/22/15)
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American Red Cross "Charitable Compensation The second worst offender this year is Marsha J. Evans, President and CEO of the American Red Cross... for her salary for the year ending in 2009 was $651,957 plus expenses. Enjoys 6 weeks - fully paid hol ... " (06/13/15)
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Bill Introduced to Combat Ocean Acidification "So NOAA's Ocean Acidification program was begun in 2009 and is now looking for reauthorization? In the last 6 years, what solutions have they developed and proposed? What makes anyone think they'll have anything following another 6 year s ... " (06/11/15)
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Free Rock Concert "Thanks for the AirNav info #281. I hadn't noticed it in the FBO section and have added it to the announcement on the SB Aero Club/EAA#527 website. It also has links ... " (05/10/15)
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Recent Santa Barbara Crime Data ""the economy has steadily gotten worse since 2008" - that is pure fiction. The economy bottomed out in 2008/2009 and has steadily improved since then. And that is according to non-govt sources. " (04/30/15)
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Humanist Society Talk: The Science Denial Playbook "But the AGW crowd is similarly silent on the worldwide population explosion that will see the numbers in Africa quadruple by 2100. A blantant lie. You need to improve your information of real facts, and not just make stuff up. ... " (04/28/15)
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Santa Maria Air Attack Base Gets Sikorsky ""May of 2009 because Lois Capps failed to secure federal funds for the Santa Maria air base." I have searched for any information on this, but cannot find any. Do you have a link? Thanks. 2009, btw, was probably the worst year of ... " (04/18/15)
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Santa Maria Air Attack Base Gets Sikorsky "We didn't have it in May of 2009 because Lois Capps failed to secure federal funds for the Santa Maria air base. Even after that stupid failure she was re-elected 3 more times. This helo would have snuffed out the fire before it got out of ... " (04/17/15)
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Rachel Hoyt Poes "792 - a common falsehood iterated in the corporate media is that "Obama is a liberal". What kind of "liberal" would: * Hire a hardline right-wing think tank (Heritage Foundation) to formulate Obamacare, the centerpiece of his adm ... " (04/05/15)
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Isla Vista Beaches Closed for Deltopia "Closing the beach is just plain ridiculous - the picture of Floatopia 2009 looks like the beaches on the Jersey shore pretty much every day of summer. No one should have to get a permit to go to the beach in the state of California - thi ... " (04/01/15)
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Isla Vista Beaches Closed for Deltopia "Much falsehood in this announcement. I myself cleaned the beach after the 2009 Floatopia. There is a huge amount of human waste that flows into the Santa Barbara Channel from leaks in the City of Santa Barbara sewers and also from ... " (04/01/15)
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Parking Plan for El Encanto "This issue was brought before the city planning commission last Thursday, only two people showed up to give an opinion. The planning commissioners in 2004 and 2009 that caused this are 100% at fault, not the hotel. Were the commissioner ... " (03/25/15)
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Temporary Parking Restrictions For Deltopia "Of course, after the last Floatopia, 20 or so volunteers did clean up the beaches. The Independent sent photographers out to get photos of the trashed beaches and the beaches weren't trashed, they had all been cleaned up. So the ... " (03/25/15)
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Mentor Worldwide Moving "Poor & greedy management decision led it to sell off its Urology and Healthcare sectors and then eventually sell its Aesthetics division to JNJ in 2009. JNJ didn't know what to do with a breast implant company, they bought MNT for their Pur ... " (03/13/15)
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Digging It "Yes, I've been searching and it does appear unrelated even though the timing overlaps. I'd like to see final plan drawings and maps and the construction schedule. Anyone with recent official drawing and map links who can spare me from the b ... " (03/10/15)
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Sea Center Name Change "249, he hasn't started any more wars and he is negotiating with countries that we disagree with. Can't think of anyone more deserving of the Peace Prize than him, given the mess that was handed to him in 2009. All of these war mongers t ... " (03/02/15)
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Plastic Bag Controversy "In other countries, such as China, positive environmental effects were seen almost immediately. Only one year after the ban in China, it is estimated that 1.6 million tons of oil has been saved from not producing the plastic bags. The C ... " (02/11/15)
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IGS Energy Scam? "Here are some links about the ripoff. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2009/05/03/gas_ main1__new_.ART_ART_05-03-09_A1_HADNK51.html http://www.yelp.com/biz/igs-energy-dublin http://www.complaintsboard.com/bycompany/ig ... " (01/31/15)
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New Taxes for Repair Backlog? "In 2009 I was a candidate for City Council. A major component of my platform was an admonition that Santa Barbara needs to, 'live within its means'. This could have been accomplished by changing the pension program for City emplo ... " (01/31/15)
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Possible Measles in Santa Barbara County "The death rate in the 1920s was around 30% for measles pneumonia (a complication of the measles). Unless you wear a tinfoil hat and have 27 cats, I believe a logical individual would choose to vaccinate their children. Regarding h ... " (01/28/15)
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Possible Measles in Santa Barbara County "No vaccine offers complete protection, but the spread of disease from person to person is much higher in those who remain unvaccinated. It is the general aim of those involved in public health to establish herd immunity in most popula ... " (01/28/15)
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County Appeals Federal Camp 4 Approval "From the Stand up California website: "The fee-to-trust process removes land from local jurisdiction and places it under tribal authority. The sovereign tribal land then becomes exempt from local and state taxes and local planning an ... " (01/27/15)
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Capps For Decision to Protect California Coast "She Applauds? Really? Something smells....maybe it's that her press release is a tad misleading...just a tad: H.R. 1906 (111th): California Ocean and Coastal Protection Act Introduced: Apr 2, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010) Status: ... " (01/27/15)
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County Appeals Federal Camp 4 Approval "221 - Alcohol is forbidden in the gambling areas. And it is enforced. Alcohol is allowed in the restaurant but it must be served with food. The Casino being responsible for drunk drivers is a myth. The nearby golf course allows dr ... " (01/26/15)
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Vreeland Ordered to Stop Duck Dynasty Commercial "103 here, I guess you don't remember New Wave music, 1980's. And yes I spelled his name wrong, it's Gary Numan. Do this, go to You Tube and type in, "Gary Numan, Cars, NIN live." That's a live version performed with Nine Inch Nails in ... " (01/21/15)
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Mental Health Grant for UCSB "MISTA - actually govt between 2000-2008 was FAR FAR bigger than between 2009-2014. During 2000-2008, the comment was made that congress was spending like drunken sailors. Parroting "big govt" for everything is like a stuck record ... " (01/15/15)
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Ballet Classes for Adult Beginners "Yes, Westside Dance just opened up at 2009 De La Vina Street and they offer affordable classes for both children and adults. " (01/14/15)
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Infant Death from Pertussis ""Although the data clashes with some peoples' perception of the typical vaccine skeptic, it chimes with previous surveys. In 2009 the Pew Research Center found almost 50% more Democrats than Republicans said they would take the swine ... " (01/13/15)
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Racism in the Headline "... more ... When analyzed from the vantage point of information derived from reputable, nonpartisan sources (the Pew Research Center, USDA, United States Department of Labor, and leading economists and researchers) then one can obta ... " (01/06/15)
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Tesla Motors Given Green Light "Tesla would never have been interested in control of GM - and, as it is Musk has more than enough on his plate. "General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Tuesday declared its first quarterly dividend since the company’s 2009 bailout by the ... " (12/19/14)
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Two New Channels "334: For me KSBY (NBC) has a somewhat weak and occasionally intermittent signal, but I do watch it. I'm currently using old style rabbit ears adjusted to the length for that frequency and pointed at Gibraltar on a short rooftop pole that's ... " (12/18/14)
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Foreign Students Impact Housing Market "I don't want my comments about the outside student population at SBCC misinterpreted. But local people with families cannot compete with groups of students in apartments able to pay by the student rents. Prior to 2009 - the SBCC lim ... " (12/05/14)
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Bucket collection for rain "Two links for Rex http://water.state.co.us/SURFACEWATER/SWRIGHTS/Page s/RainwaterGraywater.aspx http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/us/29rain.html?_r=0 " (12/03/14)
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Gas Prices Fall to $2.99 A Gallon "I remember paying 2.70 for premium in 2008/2009. " (11/14/14)
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Gas Prices Fall to $2.99 A Gallon "I am sure many of us do keep tabs on gas prices - out of necessity. In early October 2008, just 6 years ago - gas prices were as high as the recent peak - averaging $4.30 or more. Just a few months later, by early 2009, the price had ... " (11/14/14)
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Call to Action "Once again the blind emotional ("wackos") versus the scientific fact. Quoted from link below: San Jose Study Found Major Reduction In Litter Following Bag Ban. A plastic bag ban in San Jose reduced bag litter in "approximately 89 pe ... " (11/14/14)
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2014 Santa Barbara Election Results "071P - If you Google 'SBCC Accreditation report', you'll find a report done in 2009 and on page. 33 you'll see a discussion of the under-utilization of the physical resources of the college. SBCC claimed to have a process in place to incre ... " (11/05/14)
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City Council Panhandling Meeting "And if you do not like Snopes, here is Factcheck .org. Q: Has the Obama administration started a program to use "taxpayer money" to give free cell phones to welfare recipients? A: No. Low-income households have been eligible for dis ... " (10/20/14)
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Edhat's General Election Poll "LA Times, and many other sources (from Aug. 18 article): "Venoco Inc. has acknowledged fracking in late 2009 and early 2010 in the winemaking area between Los Olivos and Vandenberg Air Force Base. A rancher's chance discovery that i ... " (10/20/14)
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No Vacancy in Isla Vista "Here are the UCSB freshman admission offers since 2001. They have gone up by 3% every year, on average. And these numbers do NOT include transfers and grad students. SBCC out-of-area admissions have been increasing at a way higher rate. ... " (10/17/14)
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Whooping Cough at Waldorf "922 illustrates the “cut & paste” mentality very well. If you actually research what went on in BOTH parts of Germany and what is going on “today” you’ll see that the country is fighting back with MORE vaccinations: “In July 2009, the Ge ... " (10/17/14)
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Blue Shield Supported Alternative Locations "But "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. Period!" - Barack Obama June 2009 Are you saying we were lied to? " (09/17/14)
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SBCC Campus Revisions "Here is Romney talking about his healthcare Romneycare, and the Heritage Foundation's involvement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIPynMZuQtI Mitt Romney in 2007: The Individual Mandate is "Ultimate Conservatism" https://www.you ... " (09/15/14)
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SBCC Campus Revisions "This bill was frequently discussed in the 2008 primaries. It was well-known that it was similar to Romneycare. Congress critters who went home for summer breaks, discussed it with their constituents. However, the problem was that a grea ... " (09/15/14)
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Google to Collaborate with UCSB Researchers "The Energy Department’s loan-guarantee program, enacted in 2005 with bipartisan support, backed nearly $38 billion in loans for 40 projects around the country. The Loan originated under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and not the stimul ... " (09/07/14)
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Chamber of Commerce Opposes Measure P "A _public position_ stated by the Chamber of Commerce would NOT persuade me to vote their way. Wikipedia: A chamber of commerce is a form of business network => a local organization of businesses whose goal is to further the interests of b ... " (08/31/14)
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention "Deaths by suicide in Santa Barbara county 2008= 34, 2009= 61, 2010= 45, 2011= 40, 2012= 51, 2013= 45 I will post 2014 by Monday evening. Please join us at the walk to raise awareness. " (08/24/14)
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Bee Bill Buzzes to Governor's Desk "Under existing law, DPR is supposed to complete its reevaluation in little more than two years. AB 1789, authored by Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Carpenteria), would give DPR until 2020 to complete its reevaluation and adopt needed ... " (08/22/14)
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DUI/Driver's License Checkpoints This Weekend "157 - What, European countries don't have constitutions? I think you should do some research before you make a sweeping statement like that. Besides individuals country having their own constitutions the EU has the "Charter of Fundam ... " (08/20/14)
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Bishop Ranch History "That article was well-sourced to science-based references. I copied and pasted those references below, in case you did not scroll down to the end of the article. (Btw, 55% of scientists identify as Democrats, 6% as Republican.) You ... " (08/16/14)
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Silencing the Siren Song of the Suburban Lawn "Whereas agriculture used to consume 80 percent of the state’s water supply, today 46 percent of captured and stored water goes to environmental purposes, such as rebuilding wetlands. Meanwhile 43 percent goes to farming and 11 perc ... " (08/16/14)
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Mirasol Motel Demolished "93 unit plan was approved in 2009 and no developer has stepped up to the proposed plan which expires in 2015. Sterling properties website shows the parcels with approved plan for sale and this seems to be a last chance marketing eff ... " (08/13/14)
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Viva La Rodeo! "broncs & bulls work 8 seconds a day and not every day. These are good ones, from good livestock companies, who follow the rules and take good care of valuable livestock. There are and always will be bad livestock companies and rodeos, ... " (08/09/14)
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Bug Identification "549 has given the correct i.d. Info I read just now indicates that these bugs feed on plant stems, developing/mature seeds and seed pods. Also eat broadleaf weeds and stems of knotweed. All sounds quite harmless and like these li ... " (08/06/14)
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Fire Safe Structure/Hardened Home "Although strategic fuel breaks can be useful as a previous commenter suggested, he/she is incorrect to blame the US Forest Service for the size of fires. Large fires are a natural part of the Santa Barbara backcountry and nothing the Forest ... " (07/29/14)
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Fire Safe Structure/Hardened Home "Succulents saved homes http://www.debraleebaldwin.com/FirewiseLandscaping.htm http://articles.latimes.com/2007/nov/08/home/hm-succulent8 http://www.scpr.org/news/2009/11/30/8588/jesusita-defend-2/ and don't forget covering eaves ... " (07/29/14)
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Lake Cachuma Today "Here are a few edhat items that include aerial pix of Cachuma from 2008 & 2009. http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=10917 http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=9076 http://www.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=18072 " (07/25/14)
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Catastrophic Animal Loss "Overfishing causes Pacific bluefin tuna numbers to drop 96% http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jan/09/overfishing-pacific-bluefin-tuna It is widely accepted that bluefin tuna have been severely overfished, with some stocks at ... " (07/25/14)
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Allergan to Close Santa Barbara Facility "757P - are you really that uninformed? "The decline in government workers has certainly had an impact on the overall employment picture. Since the recession officially ended in June 2009, private payrolls have increased by more than ... " (07/21/14)
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The Beautiful Bowl "Radiohead 2009. Unreal. " (07/21/14)
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County Sheriff Ending Immigration Holds "The more comprehensive Homeland Security data dates back to 1892. Here, we’ll take a closer look at deportations under Obama and other recent presidents. Deportations ramped up starting during the Clinton years. President Fiscal year ... " (07/11/14)
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This Says It All! "The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was formed in 1960[2] to try to counter the oil companies cartel, which had been controlling posted prices since the so-called 1927 Red Line Agreement and 1928 Achnacarry ... " (07/09/14)
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Mesa Verde Vegetarian Restaurant Opens "I lost 100 lbs. in 2009 by changing my diet and actually exercising. I have kept it off by sticking to a food plan and well, exercise. Some of my food choices may seem strange to others but it works for me. I respect the food choices of ... " (07/08/14)
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Emergency Shelter Ordinance Amendments "And I guess those who complain about this, also complain about the homeless problem. All over the world in civilized nations, there is an attempt to get the homeless off the street. The homeless numbers have increased due to lack of ... " (07/05/14)
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Historic Adobe Saved from Demolition "The reason Santa Barbara is as it is, or as much as it still is, comes from there being people willing to fight to preserve and conserve the area's history for the benefit of future generations. It's not "petty politics" to care a ... " (07/04/14)
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Monarch Sighting "Thank you for making us aware. Yes, these links go back to 2009. Can you post some research, butterfly protection and conservation links? We butterfly enthusiasts would appreciate it! I love colorful drought-resistant Lantana and the bu ... " (07/03/14)
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Raccoons Vs. Turtles "Fascinating. Not sure the link works, though http://en.allexperts.com/q/Wild-Animals-705/2009/1/wild-animal-kills-eat.htm " (06/29/14)
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Very High Tide "562, Gore never said the antarctic would be gone by 2009. If you believe he has said that, please provide a reference that isn't to fox news or a right wing blog. Maybe the climate and sea level has been changing on its own over the eons ... " (06/25/14)
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Very High Tide "Well said 472. Anything and everything is now due to "human influenced climate change. Just so you know if and article does not say HUMAN INFLUENCED climate change it has nothing to do with human influence it is just an article on climate c ... " (06/25/14)
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Tin Goats and Laughter "I have herd (sic) that goats prefer Domaine Henri Prudhon Chassagne Montrachet 1er Cru "Les Chenevottes" 2009. I hope that's what's in their fluted glasses, and not champagne. " (06/14/14)
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Fee Free Day "62 - I get so tired of the lies and hype. Please check google and not thin air or propaganda. "Federal taxes on middle-income Americans are near historic lows,[1] according to the latest available data. That’s true both for ... " (06/11/14)
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