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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) 50233 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) 32473 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) 20613 11
Santa Barbara Middle School has announced the appointment of its new Head of School, Brian McWilliams. [pic] (02/20/10) 20162 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) 19652 26
Here is a sample of the automatic email responses we received from Edhat subscribers who are out of town. (12/23/09) 17680 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) 17282 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) 16335 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) 14679 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) 13402 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) 12251 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) 11438 20
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) 11061 add
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) 10303 7
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) 10261 21
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) 10216 19
Operation Apehanger mug shots from the Santa Barbara Police Department of the suspects in Saturday's raid. [pics] (09/22/09) 9619 7
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) 9382 11
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) 9326 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) 9300 154
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) 8030 19
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) 7913 39
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) 7725 18
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) 7699 add
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) 7587 28
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) 7579 5
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) 7528 add
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) 7334 8
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) 7059 7
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) 6377 10
WINE: Marc Liberts shares Episode 2 in his debate of Pinot Noir, California versus Oregon. (10/07/12) 6243 3
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) 6141 31
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) 6069 1
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) 6029 20
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) 5896 add
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) 5865 23
The Pine Canyon Fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base is 50 percent contained and should be fully controlled on Thursday. (10/01/09) 5821 15
La Brea Fire is now 21,029 acres and 10% contained. Here is the evening Forest Service Update. (08/12/09) 5734 51
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) 5721 2
Santa Barbara Sheriffs Deputies have arrested a man from Montecito who is suspected of molesting two pre-teen sisters. [mug] (12/04/09) 5718 70
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) 5674 4
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) 5549 11
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) 5489 1
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) 5356 22
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) 5214 14
Dos Pueblos Engineering Academy Director Amir Abo-Shaeer is among the 23 recipients of a prestigious 2010 MacArthur Fellowship. [pic] (09/28/10) 5185 25
WINE: Marc Liberts attends a BYOB Wine and Dine event and discusses the differences between champagne and domestic sparkling wine. (07/01/12) 5157 2
WINE: Marc Liberts attended a BYOB Wine and Dine event featuring Bordeaux varietals. (12/09/12) 5138 add
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The Animal Rescue Team helps injured, orphaned and displaced animals around the Tri-Counties. (07/18/10) 5121 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) 5105 5
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) 5103 5
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) 5093 21
The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office conducted a back country marijuana eradication. [mug] (08/18/12) 5075 42
Santa Barbara Police have arrested a serial rapist and are investigating additional cases. [mug] (07/12/12) 5054 38
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) 5032 2
What are some of the best places on the South Coast to get a Christmas tree? (11/28/09) 4956 22
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) 4938 3
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) 4895 2
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) 4885 36
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) 4858 add
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) 4850 12
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) 4811 3
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) 4799 35
WINE: Marc Liberts admires Zindandel, a California favorite. (02/10/13) 4767 5
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) 4758 14
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) 4739 38
SBIFF: Oprah Winfrey received Santa Barbara Film Festival's Montecito Award on Wednesday evening amid a few protestors and one heckler. (02/07/14) 4735 43
Sheriff's Deputies have arrested four people for a violent attack on a teenage skateboarder in Goleta. [pics] (09/03/09) 4683 32
WINE: Marc Liberts attends a BYOB winemaker dinner with an Alsatian White varietals theme. (07/29/12) 4660 10
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) 4655 1
WINE: Marc Liberts went wine tasting in the Santa Barbara Funk Zone. (06/16/13) 4617 6
Here is the latest summary report from the SBPD. Two cases involved officers initiating contact with men carrying concealed firearms. [pics] (03/26/10) 4575 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) 4557 11
Here is the letter sent to UCSB students from the university administration regarding Floatopia. (04/09/10) 4535 35
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) 4531 7
EDBIT: 2006 Santa Barbara Recap: Edhat has captured 2006 in pictures. Click the next picture link to scroll through them all. (12/20/06) 4514 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) 4509 8
The Sheriff's Department has arrested a woman suspected of embezzling more than $850-thousand dollars from her employer. (03/13/09) 4500 3
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) 4475 9
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) 4473 3
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) 4446 8
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) 4445 5
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) 4434 21
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) 4422 10
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) 4417 8
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Molly, the Edhat Dog. (05/17/15) 4392 75
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) 4383 16
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) 4379 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) 4375 8
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) 4370 16
The Santa Barbara mansion featured in the film "Scarface" is now on the market for $35 million. (05/18/14) 4351 27
WINE: Marc Liberts attended a winemaker dinner yesterday at the Spiritland Bistro and would like share his experience with Edhatters. [pics] (10/28/11) 4337 6
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) 4337 4
Here are the results of the DUI checkpoints conducted by the city of Santa Barbara Police Department this weekend. (12/15/09) 4327 21
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) 4321 add
Detectives arrest 17 people for drug trafficking. Search continues for four more suspects and possible homicide victim. (11/13/09) 4288 17
WINE: Marc Liberts takes on Syrah in his first episode of California vs. Washington. (10/28/12) 4244 2
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) 4243 11
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) 4233 14
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) 4226 3
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) 4220 38
SBIFF: Robert Redford arrived at the Santa Barbara Film Festival to receive the American Riviera Award on Friday evening. (02/09/14) 4198 19
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) 4196 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) 4189 3
WINE: Marc Liberts continues to compares Syrah from California and Washington. (11/11/12) 4164 2
Edhat received the following statement from the attorney of one of the men accused of starting the Jesusita Fire. (12/12/09) 4161 37
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) 4149 6
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) 4141 23
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) 4133 6
The 2009 award winners honored in the areas of philanthropy, volunteerism and professional fundraising have been announced. (11/21/09) 4107 add
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) 4085 6
On Sunday, May 24, Cate graduated its senior class of 2009. Presenting, the graduating class ... [pic] (06/02/09) 4070 add
Santa Barbara Unified School District Board of Education approved three new elementary school principals as Tuesday night's board meeting. [pic] (07/10/14) 4067 28
Local celebrities were out in force for the Dream Foundation's 8th annual Celebration of Dreams at the Bacara. [pic] (11/20/09) 4048 5
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) 4038 add
SBPD arrested Samarkand employee Norma Fay White, 60, on suspicion of Grand Theft Embezzlement and Financial Elder Abuse. [mug] (04/07/10) 4028 9
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) 4026 12
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) 4013 10
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) 4008 add
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) 4006 22
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Newman and Butchie, the Flame Point Siamese rescues. (12/02/12) 4002 14
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) 3979 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) 3965 79
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) 3960 1
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) 3949 5
The Public Health Department is expanding the target groups to receive swine flu vaccination at community clinics. (12/03/09) 3931 7
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Riley, the black and white cat who looks a lot like Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. (03/03/13) 3928 20
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) 3924 7
WINE: Marc had the opportunity to try about 30 Syrah wines, mostly from California, at a recent local event. [pics] (04/03/11) 3873 2
Does anyone know when the trial for ex-Detective Brian Sawicki is finally going to take place? (11/04/11) 3866 14
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) 3856 add
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) 3850 29
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) 3845 15
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) 3841 4
New plan for Tranquillion Ridge unveiled. EDC and politicians say it will end existing oil drilling offshore Santa Barbara County. (04/08/10) 3840 17
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) 3821 38
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) 3811 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) 3806 10
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) 3800 10
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) 3794 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) 3788 18
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) 3787 1
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) 3784 1
MARCH EDNESS: Cigar Store Indian: A little tiny history lesson: A long time ago, more people couldn't read than could. (03/12/09) 3771 add
UPDATED: 'Tis the Season for the Downtown Organization Holiday Décor Contest where businesses are recognized for their holiday decorating. [pic] (12/15/09) 3757 2
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) 3757 add
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) 3730 add
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) 3725 14
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) 3719 add
PODER and community members led a rally on Tuesday against the gang injunction. [pics] (01/08/14) 3710 41
The Santa Barbara Police Association have submitted a press release to Edhat backing their support of Officer Kasi Beutel. (10/13/12) 3701 72
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) 3677 3
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) 3672 10
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) 3670 1
After a detective presented evidence, the Grand Jury returned a criminal indictment against Michael Cardenas and Augustine Cruz for assault. [mugs] (04/07/11) 3658 6
Lauren: Lauren treated herself to a staycation in the Santa Ynez Valley and encountered mini horses. (09/02/12) 3633 6
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) 3606 2
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) 3593 16
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) 3578 5
A Santa Barbara police officer is facing several criminal charges after being arrested while off-duty at Refugio Beach. (08/12/09) 3577 33
Christie Stanley in her final days was surrounded by family and friends that were very near and dear to her heart. (04/28/10) 3576 NA
A fugitive wanted for child molestation and rape has been extradited from Maryland to Santa Barbara. [mug] (05/31/13) 3553 10
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) 3550 7
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) 3545 add
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) 3488 add
City of Santa Barbara Police reports that twenty five drivers were arrested for DUI related charges over the past three weeks. (05/14/10) 3453 8
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) 3452 14
Santa Barbara Police Officers arrested nine drivers on suspicion of DUI over the weekend. (12/01/09) 3452 4
There was another suicide, the 6th in 2009, from the Cold Spring Arch Bridge early this morning. (10/14/09) 3450 76
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) 3438 6
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) 3433 12
The San Marcos High School Marching Band and Color Guard has won the musical equivalent of a state championship. [pics] (12/06/10) 3431 4
Twiin Productions has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, citing inconsistent bureaucratic obstacles created by the City of Santa Barbara. (11/06/10) 3412 15
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) 3410 17
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) 3396 71
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) 3393 1
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) 3393 1
24th Annual Santa Barbara Harbor Parade of Lights at the Harbor is on Sunday, December 13, 2009. (12/04/09) 3388 1
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) 3363 2
Two UCSB buildings have been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. (07/09/10) 3361 9
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) 3353 5
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) 3339 2
Santa Barbara County officials today announced they have successfully reached a partial settlement with the Elings Park Fdtn over the Bike Fest event. (06/02/10) 3322 19
Hattie Feazelle, who participated in every Fiesta parade from the event's beginnings, has passed away. [pic] (09/14/11) 3315 26
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) 3308 2
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) 3287 6
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) 3276 1
UPDATE: two additional suspects were identified in the Home Invasion Robbery that occurred on July 31, 2009 on the 100 block of Oceano Ave. (08/07/09) 3274 23
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) 3269 4
MARCH EDNESS: The Golden Arch: A long long time ago, Santa Barbara was a kingdom. (03/10/09) 3268 add
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: CALM’s mission is to prevent, assess, and treat child abuse by providing comprehensive, culturally competent services for children, families and adults. (06/13/10) 3254 add
An unnamed local investor has purchased 6550 Hollister Ave, one of the office properties in the Santa Barbara area. [pic] (05/14/14) 3253 10
WHERE IS IT?: The Golden Artichoke: Taking a bite out of this decorative artichoke would surely crack your teeth … or break your fingernail if you tried to pull off one of its leaves. In fact, it is made of iron. (11/08/09) 3248 8
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) 3247 16
MARCH EDNESS: Tre Bon: At first glance, Santa Barbara isn't a town full of large and similar apartment buildings. (03/09/09) 3241 add
David Powdrell sent us a great shot of last night's full moon, along with some facts and fiction about the lunar event. [pic] (06/08/09) 3240 1
It's a scandal replete with sex, drugs, and violence. Oh, and scientists, which is where UCSB professor emeritus Napoleon Chagnon comes into the picture. (01/22/10) 3238 8
SBNC is proud to welcome four new Board Members: Katina Etsell, Rick Reeves, Kathleen Rodriguez, and Henry O. Ventura. [pics] (04/17/10) 3238 5
The board of education is delighted to announce the selection of Dr. David E. Cash to lead the Santa Barbara School District. (06/09/11) 3227 9
The Zoo is making a transition from exhibiting Baringo giraffes to showcasing Masai giraffes. Two young giraffes will make a debut at the zoo Thursday. [pic] (04/13/10) 3226 3
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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Applicants for City Council Vacancy "Here's what I found online (comment 1 of 2): Dayton Aldrich: Committee member, IV Recreation and Parks District. Education: Unknown. Eric Onnen: Founding partner of SB Airbus. Previously: past presidet, Goleta Rotary; past board m ... " (06/11/14)
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Belmont Stakes Viewing "653P - The racing/betting parlor at Ear Warren closed in 2009. " (06/06/14)
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USS Ronald Reagan Coming to SB "Ronald Reagan: Took office January 1981. Total debt: $848 billion Left office January 1989. Total debt: $2,698 billion Percent change in total debt: +218% George H.W. Bush: Took office January 1989. Total debt: $2,698 billion ... " (05/29/14)
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Isla Vista negligent discharge arrest "And here is a graph to show facts and figures, via Senator Coburn's report. https://www.metabunk.org/threads/debunked-government- stockpiling-unusual-amounts-of-ammo-by-tom-coburns- gao-report.3100/ (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senat ... " (05/29/14)
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Rescue Dogs to be Euthanized " May 11, 2009 Each black object is a cat who perished in the Jesusita Fire. The Jesusita Fire, which raced through the hills of Santa Barbara last week, has claimed the lives of dozens of cats who lived at Second Chance Cats at ... " (05/18/14)
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Potential Suicide Attempt "@877 Since you wish to quibble over the numbers, here they are: bridge completed in 1963; suicide barrier built March, 2012 = 49 years. Number of suicides during that period: 55. 55/49 = average 1.1 deaths per year. (Counting j ... " (05/14/14)
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PODER Responds to Courthouse Arrest "The leader of PODER is JP Herrada, a former gang member. His number 2, Macias, is listed on the injunction. This group started agitating in 2012 against the injunction. Big surprise. Bigger surprise: Macias was arrested last year for extort ... " (05/08/14)
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Cinco de Mayo Bagflag "They don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. While viewed as a Mexican holiday, the date has more meaning in the US. Look for a story online by By David E. Hayes-Bautista at egpnews dot com/2009/04/cinco-de-mayo-the-real-story/ The ... " (05/06/14)
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Gang Injunction Disagreements "Agreed. The facile, simplistic meme that Democrats think the government should help is becoming nauseating. That meme is utterly false, but the fact-deprived (non-scientific) parrot it without stop. "A Pew Research Center Poll fro ... " (04/22/14)
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Cox Service "ROKU. we love it. haven't paid for cable since 2009. just internet. " (04/19/14)
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Free Hazardous Waste/Electronics Drop-off Event "There's a dirty side to this 'recycling' greenbiz dot com/blog/2009/05/27/dirty-truth-about-some-e-waste-collections " (03/31/14)
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UCSB Professor Accused of Assaulting Activists "UC President Janet Napolitano who previously served as Homeland Security Secretary defended a controversial threat assessment report in 2009 which stated: “Rightwing extremism,” goes beyond religious and racial hate groups and extends to “ ... " (03/11/14)
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Un-Permitted Granny Units "this from Reality Times June 2009 "One of the things we can count on is that each season brings us court decisions that diminish the appeal of being a landlord. Today’s lesson comes from California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in t ... " (03/06/14)
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American Airlines Restructures Routes From SBA "I have no idea what you are saying. All I was saying was that before everything went to hell in a handbasket, future air travel was predicted on past. The great recession trashed that concept. That is not a conspiracy theory - it is ... " (02/28/14)
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Gloria Steinem Visits SB "CREDIT: AP In December, General Motors (GM) made headlines for picking Mary Barra to replace Dan Akerson as its new CEO. That meant she would not only be the first woman at the helm of the carmaker, but any global carmaker. B ... " (02/20/14)
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Homeless Male Beating Pit Bull "Here are some homeless statistics for 2013. Chronic homelessness among individuals declined by 7 percent (or 7,301) over the past year, and by 25 percent (or 31,240) between 2007 and 2013. Homelessness among veterans has declined ... " (02/17/14)
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Antenna TV "There was Edhat discussion on this topic in January. Several more (02/08/14)
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Third Flu-Related Death "Remember the great H1N1 "pandemic" of 2009? We were warned ad nauseam that if we didn't run out and get vaccinated ASAP we'd almost certainly die from the worst flu since 1918. As usual, it was nothing but hype - and there were lots of s ... " (02/05/14)
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Gibraltar Mine "I think the holes in the rock were from blasting the opening. The photo with the two hoses snaking down into the abyss was taken while standing on the steel grate covering the vertical shaft (looking straight down) and the grate woul ... " (02/03/14)
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Shelter Dog Euthanized "The OP has some skeletons in her closet also. Jesusita fire May 2009, she could not fully evacuate her rescue animals and many of them burned. Los Angeles Examiner has an article in its archives. Rescuing animals is a sad and thank ... " (02/02/14)
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Grand Jury Examines Food at Main Jail "in Oct. of 2009 meals were like this: breakfast - cold cereal in a sandwich bag, milk, an orange, and cup of peanut butter lunch - bologna sandwich, carrots, milk, a piece of fruit dinner - i think sat. was same as lunch, sunday was gr ... " (01/27/14)
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Margie Mason "She came to our home for the euthanasia for our Big Boy, a Golden Retriever. Peter Sklar knew and photographed him.We loved her immediately.Big was 14 1/2. She made him more comfortable for couple of days with IV fluids. She even showed us ... " (01/25/14)
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Maldonado Drops Out of Governor's Race ""For the first time in nearly a decade, California is collecting more revenue than it is spending and will finish the fiscal year with an extra $2.4 billion, according to a report released Wednesday by the Legislature's nonpartisan ... " (01/16/14)
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First Flu Fatality "It appears that there have been several deaths in the state of California. Some excerpts from link of Bay Area numbers, below. "For the most recent reporting period, there have been seven confirmed influenza deaths in persons under ... " (01/14/14)
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Lake Cachuma seen from the lake bed "There was a lengthy article yesterday in the News-Press. Quoting water resources manager Bjork, the city won't start thinking about rebooting the desalt plant, which is in "long- term storage mode," for at least another year, Rebooting ... " (01/05/14)
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Western Monarch Over-wintering Population Plummets "Echoing 438's comments about the historical numbers and very low populations in 1997 and 2009, with very high populations the following years.... Without a deeper understanding of the cause-and-effects of past variations (than is be ... " (01/04/14)
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Western Monarch Over-wintering Population Plummets "I'm not sure there is any problem. Winter hasn't quite hit yet and according to the links provided, there have been several years when the number of butterflies had dropped. 1997 had 2,500 and the following year had 44,760. In more recent t ... " (01/04/14)
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Holiday Closures "017: Nope, no bubble, and none burst. Where do you get that statistic re of the "median personal income" of more than $50K? The other, the one I cited, comes from the Census. Here are graphs from (12/17/13)
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Big Horse On De La Vina "For those interested in the history of Juan A. Lara's leather repair business and his family history Google an excellant article by Barbara Lanz Mateo from the SYVJournal dated March 5, 2009. I am so greatful that the business was relocated ... " (12/04/13)
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Identify These Islands "From left to right looking from our shores… Anacapa (actually 2 islands), Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel….Santa Barbara is a tiny speck much further south. Here is an excellent map….. http://www.newswise.com/images/uploads/2009 ... " (11/23/13)
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Open Letter to City Council and Mayor "Don't you find it rather ironic that these anti gang politicians have the gall to interrupt our watching of "breaking bad" or "sons of anarchy" to show us their anti crime commercials! If injunctions were the best approach, shouldn't the ... " (10/28/13)
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Who Are You Voting For? "City staff unions (police, fire and SEIU) invite all candidates to participate in their candidate review process. Agreeing to participate is not asking for their approval or endorsements. Only those candidates who the unions feel wi ... " (10/24/13)
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