npr edvertisers
visitors movie times

Santa Barbara Weather: 67.0°F | Humidity: 90% | Pressure: 29.82in (Steady) | Conditions: Clear | Wind Direction: ENE | Wind Speed: 0.0mph [see map]

Free Newsletter
  login You create the news! Send in your news to ed@edhat.com
    16653 Subscribers
      633 Paid (3.8%)
     151 Commenters
     96627 Page Views

The Winehound
The Winehound
6th Annual Tequila Harvest Festival
6th Annual Tequila Harvest Festival
Advertise on Edhat
Advertise on Edhat
News Events Referrals Deals Classifieds Comments About

Breaking News reads comments
Vehicle Pursuit Injures Officer - [Update with Mug]: A vehicle pursuit began on Highway 101 in the Gaviota area on Thursday afternoon resulting in an arrest and an injured officer. 3622 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 26, 2015 reads comments
Car Fire on Highway 101 Near Carrillo - A subscriber reports a car fire with lots of smoke on Highway 101 near the Carrillo Street exit. [pics] 1931 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 25, 2015 reads comments
High-Speed Motorcycle Chase Ends in Santa Barbara - [Update:] A 28-year-old Santa Barbara motorcyclist was arrested after a high-speed pursuit that started in Santa Maria and ended in downtown Santa Barbara. 6929 75
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 23, 2015 reads comments
Potential for Major Tsunami Damage in Ventura - New research indicates that Ventura and Oxnard are at a greater risk than previously thought for a potential tsunami. 2583 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 22, 2015 reads comments
Sheriffs Investigate Goleta Shooting - [Update]: Sheriff's are investigating an alleged self-inflicted gunshot wound that occurred on Friday afternoon in Goleta. 3985 30
Man Run Over By Tractor - A man run over by a tractor in Santa Maria has been airlifted to Cottage Hospital. 873 4
Suspicious Package at Allan Hancock College - [Update]: Police are investigating a suspicious package on the Santa Maria campus of Allan Hancock College. 1074 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 20, 2015 reads comments
Shark Attack Off Gaviota - A kayaker was attacked by a great white shark while fishing off Gaviota on Tuesday morning. 6038 60
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 17, 2015 reads comments
Brush Fire at Nojoqui Grade - Updated: A brush fire along Highway 101 and Nojoqui Grade near Buellton quickly burned 15 acres but is now under control. [pics] 3571 5
Motorcyclist Falls Over Jalama Cliff - A motorcyclist was seriously injured after falling nearly 100 feet over the side of Jalama Road on Saturday. 1692 12
Lifeguards Save Boy from Near Drowning - Lifeguards at Santa Barbara High School pool saved a 10-year-old boy who nearly drowned on Friday. 2221 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 16, 2015 reads comments
Cormorants Stuck In Trees - Cormorants are becoming tangled and hung in trees by fishing lines, reports SBWCN. 1927 21
Isla Vista Residents Protest Del Playa Movie - A horror film titled Del Playa has outraged Isla Vista residents who feel it's too reminiscent of last year's murders. 2051 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 15, 2015 reads comments
Haggen to Close Recently Opened Stores - Haggen has announced it will close or sell some of their recently acquired stores in California, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon and Washington. 6676 63
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Train in Montecito - A 60-year-old woman was struck and killed by a train in Montecito on Friday morning. Roger reports a train vs pedestrian on Eucalyptus Lane in Montecito. The victim involved is confirmed dead. 4004 30
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 14, 2015 reads comments
Rare Wildflower Protected in Santa Barbara County - Nearly 6,000 acres are now protected as a critical habitat for a rare wildflower found in Santa Barbara County. 2106 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 12, 2015 reads comments
Fire Near Santa Maria Airport - Updated With Pics: Edhat subscribers report a structure fire near the Santa Maria airport. 1196 3
Fire Near Cowboys Training Camp - Updated: A brush fire is currently burning in the Santa Clara riverbed, near the Dallas Cowboys training camp. 1405 1
Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Summerland - Updated: The victim of a fatal motorcycle accident on southbound Highway 101 in Summerland this weekend has been identified. 10261 13
Brutal Murder Gains National Attention - The Santa Maria Police Chief is blaming immigration policies in the brutal death of a Santa Maria woman.  2534 83
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 09, 2015 reads comments
PETA Protests Outside Rodeo - Local activists are protesting the Fiesta Stock Horse Show and Rodeo outside the Earl Warren Showgrounds this weekend. 1702 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 07, 2015 reads comments
Local Limo Company Involved in Crash Investigation - Rockstar Transportation is at the center of an accident investigation involving a limousine crash in the Santa Clarita Valley area. 2239 8
Refugio Oil Spill Larger Than Reported - Oil Spill: A new report states the Refugio Oil Spill is larger than originally projected. 1207 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 06, 2015 reads comments
Two Arrested For Attempted Murder - The Santa Maria Police Department have arrested two suspects connected with the attempted murder of 64-year-old Marilyn Pharis. 1982 17
International UCSB Student Seeks Political Asylum - A UCSB student from the Republic of Gambia is seeking political asylum after making a public Facebook post supporting LGBTQ rights. 2650 10
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Aug 05, 2015 reads comments
Possible Shark Off Jalama Beach - Lifeguards reported a large shark off Jalama Beach late Tuesday morning. 2419 13
Chorro Fire Continues Burning Near Ojai - Update: The Chorro Fire is now 75% contained and has reached 282 acres in the Los Padres National Forest. [pics] 8122 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 30, 2015 reads comments
Possible Oil Spill off Goleta Beach - UPDATE: A possible oil spill has been reported off Goleta Beach. The Coast Guard reports an oil sheen spreads 3 square miles and is investigating the source. 13247 107
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 29, 2015 reads comments
CJA Responds to Hill's Sentencing in Chen Case - The California Judges Association has issued a statement regarding public criticism of Santa Barbara County Judge Brian Hill's sentencing in the Duanying Chen case. 2844 65
Possible Armed Subject Near Chase Bank - Roger reports a subject with a shotgun taped to his leg is near Chase bank on Fairview. 3244 40
Venoco Requesting Emergency Permit - Venoco is requesting an emergency permit to truck oil out of the Goleta facility. 1101 13
Firefighters Rescue Dehydrated Dog - A dehydrated dog was rescued from a Gaviota trail by firefighters this past Sunday. 1654 28
Murder Charges Dropped in Isla Vista Shooting - Attempted murder charges have been dropped against the two suspects involved in an Isla Vista shooting this past May. 1481 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 28, 2015 reads comments
Police Search for Isla Vista Robbery Suspect - Roger reports a robbery in the 6600 block of Picasso in Isla Vista with a suspect who simulated a handgun. 1782 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 27, 2015 reads comments
Brush Fire Near Gaviota Affecting Railroad Traffic - Updated: Roger reports a vegetation fire on Highway 101 at Calle Mariposa Reina. 1964 5
Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away - Gwendolyn Strong, a local girl and inspiration to many, passed away Saturday morning. 4315 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 26, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Natives Reinvent the Surfboard - Two Santa Barbara natives are changing the way surfboards are made with their custom foam design. 3014 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 25, 2015 reads comments
Clock Tower Reopens With Better Accessability - The Santa Barbara Courthouse clock tower has reopened after making improvements for those with mobility challenges. 998 4
Low Income Goleta Housing Upgrades to Break Ground - A low income apartment building in Old Town Goleta will be receiving $18 million in renovations. 1687 15
Hills Bandit Sentenced to 10 Years - The "Hills Bandit" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Tuesday for a string of bank robberies from Laguna Niguel to Santa Barbara. 1068 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 24, 2015 reads comments
Man Killed by Train Identified - The man who was struck and killed by an Amtrak train near the Santa Barbara Zoo on Monday has been identified. 4741 15
Seal Attack at Leadbetter - A local swimmer is recovering after a seal attacked and bit her leg on Wednesday morning, just off Leadbetter Beach. 2301 15
Judge Hill Receives Extra Protection After Threats - A Santa Barbara Judge is receiving extra protection by the Sheriff's Office after threats were made following the recent puppy torture case. 2919 52
Desalination Plant Voted to Reactivate - The Santa Barbara City Council has voted to reactivate the desalination plant amid drought concerns. 1443 42
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 22, 2015 reads comments
State Climatologist Shares El Nino Fact Sheet - The CA Department of Water Resources releases a fact sheet that states a strong El Niño can result in a continuing drought year. 3005 44
Albertsons Sues Haggen - Grocery store giant Albertsons is suing Haggen for failing to pay $36 million in grocery inventory. 4446 74
Oil Spill in Cuyama Valley - A ruptured gas line and oil spill leaked into Cuyama Valley on Monday morning. 1498 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 21, 2015 reads comments
Justice for Davey Rally - UPDATE: Hundreds of activists gathered at the Santa Barbara Courthouse on Sunday afternoon to rally for a local puppy that was tortured to death. 3930 83
Fatal Accident on Highway 101 - UPDATE: A Carpinteria resident died after falling from the Casitas overpass and onto Highway 101 in Carpinteria on Monday morning. 5555 11
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 19, 2015 reads comments
Mitsubishi Apologizes to Santa Maria WWII Veteran - Japanese corporation Mitsubishi will offer a landmark apology this weekend for using U.S. prisoners of war for forced labor during World War II, including a Santa Maria WWII vet. 1171 11
Mammoths Reached Channel Islands Earlier - A recent geological report shows mammoths reached the Channel Islands much earlier than previously thought. 1702 8
Activists Gather to Protest Arctic Drilling - Goleta Beach is filling with activists today to protest Shell's oil and gas exploration leases in the Arctic. 1221 21
European Brewery Merges with Firestone - A large european brewery has purchased a major share of the Firestone Walker Brewing Company. 2089 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 18, 2015 reads comments
The Diamonds Lead Singer Passes Away in SB - Dave Somerville, frontman of 1950s rock and roll band The Diamonds, passed away at the age of 81 in Santa Barbara. 1482 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 17, 2015 reads comments
Police Pursue Suspect in RV - Update: The suspect who led Santa Barbara Police on a wild RV chase through residential streets has been identified. 11269 118
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 16, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Train Accident in Goleta - UPDATE: A fatal train accident took place in Goleta on Tuesday evening after a pedestrian was struck. 6216 30
Former Goleta Residents Charged with Child's Death - A 9-year-old boy, who has ties to the Goleta area, passed away in Maryland after alleged physical abuse. 2905 31
Mulch Sparks Fire Near Veronica Springs - Spontaneous combustion in a huge mulch pit caused a fire in the Veronica Springs neighborhood early Wednesday morning. 1926 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 15, 2015 reads comments
Child Left on School Bus - A Goleta mom is demanding answers after her child with special needs was left alone on a school bus for four hours. 3341 42
Desal Plant Sparks Concerns Over Cost - The Washington Post reports the Santa Barbara desalination plant has sparked a debate over cost and environmental harm. 1897 32
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 14, 2015 reads comments
Haggen Cuts Staff Numbers in Central Coast Stores - KEYT reports that new Haggen grocery store employees are worried about their jobs after hours are being cut. 6301 119
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 12, 2015 reads comments
StormTrooper Walks California Coast - A man dressed in a Stormtrooper costume walked the California Coast in memory of his late wife. 2136 11
Massive El Niño Heading Our Way - Dust off your umbrellas - evidence shows that a massive El Niño is growing and possibly heading to California.  9362 43
Report Released of Deadly Plane Crash - The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report of the deadly plane crash that killed Hollywood composer, James Horner, last month. 1625 4
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 10, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Traffic Accident in Los Alamos - UPDATE: A fatal injury vehicle accident took place on Highway 101 near Los Alamos Wednesday evening. 2519 9
Fire at Old Town Tavern - UPDATE: An early morning structure fire broke out at Old Town Tavern in Goleta on Thursday, due to an overloaded power strip. 5300 15
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 09, 2015 reads comments
Debby Davison Passes Away - Former KEYT news anchor and community figure, Debby Davison, passed away after battling breast cancer. 4471 43
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 08, 2015 reads comments
Hollywood Producer Dies in Santa Barbara - Famed Hollywood Producer, Jerry Weintraub, passed away in Santa Barbara Monday morning at age 77. 2298 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jul 04, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Accident in Lompoc Early Friday Morning - UPDATE: A fatal accident occurred in Lompoc on Highway 1 early Friday morning, killing a 22-year-old woman and seriously injuring an 8- year-old girl. 3621 20
Autopsy Released for Cody West - The autopsy report has been released for Cody West, the 22-year-old missing Goleta man found in a drainage ditch off Los Carneros. 4850 14
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 28, 2015 reads comments
Santa Barbara Homes Sell Above Asking - A recent report shows that Santa Barbara tops the list of homes selling well above their asking price. 2461 21
UCSB Student Sues Government Over Shooting - A UCSB student injured in the Isla Vista shooting last year is suing the government and the shooter's parents. 2005 20
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 26, 2015 reads comments
Fatal Plane Crash in Los Padres Forest - UPDATE: Coroner has confirmed that Hollywood composer James Horner was the pilot in Monday's fatal plane crash in the Los Padres National Forest, and has ruled the death accidental. 5615 20
Residents Speak Up on Vacation Rentals - Local homeowners and renters filled City Hall to provide their input on short-term vacation rentals within Santa Barbara on Tuesday. 2515 55
Venoco South Ellwood Field Project Hearing Held - Venoco's South Ellwood Field Project was the subject of two crowded hearings at the Goleta Community Center Wednesday. 704 8
Local Captain Saves Dolphin - The Condor Express Captain recently saved an entangled dolphin off the Santa Barbara coast. 2092 22
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 25, 2015 reads comments
Local Reporters Join Reality Show - Two local KEYT reporters have joined the newest season of the hit CBS show, The Amazing Race. 4641 17
Brush Fire Between Highway 1 & 101 - UPDATE:A hillside fire has been reported between Highway 1 and 101 near Faria State Beach in Ventura. 1732 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 24, 2015 reads comments
Bull Charges Officer in Buellton - UPDATE: An escaped bull with horns charged a CHP officer in Buellton after escaping its pen. 3685 50
Oil Spill Did Migrate to Southern California - Oil Spill: Plains All American Pipeline confirms that oil from the Refugio Oil Spill migrated south to Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. 1393 14
Updated Numbers on Refugio Oil Spill - Oil Spill: The Unified Command releases updated numbers of affected wildlife and clean up efforts for the Refugio Oil Spill. 1945 13
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 22, 2015 reads comments
Oil Situation Map - Oil Spill: Operations continue, but there are no significant updates to report at this time. 484 2
Large Diesel Spill in Buellton, Culprit Takes Off - UPDATE: A large red diesel fuel spill took place in Buellton on Friday morning and investigators are looking for the culprit. 2106 7
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 21, 2015 reads comments
Exxon Shuts Down Platforms - ExxonMobil is no longer able to produce oil from three platforms off the Santa Barbara County coast due to a major pipeline disruption nearby. 1296 16
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 20, 2015 reads comments
Vegetation Fire in Orcutt - UPDATE: The vegetation fire in Orcutt is now 15% contained and one firefighter was sent to the hospital for burn injuries. 1722 5
Plains All American to Pay SoCal Claim - Oil Spill: The company responsible for the Refugio Oil Spill, Plains All American Pipeline, has agreed to pay for damage to a sail done by tar drifting in the water off of Redondo Beach. 1421 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 18, 2015 reads comments
More Money for Desalination Plant Reactivation - The Santa Barbara City Council has voted to reactivate Santa Barbara's desalination plant costing about $55 million, reports KEYT. 1962 54
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 15, 2015 reads comments
Boom Removed From Refugio Beach - Oil Spill: Response crews removed a boom from Refugio Beach on Saturday. 970 3
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 14, 2015 reads comments
Chainsaws Used in Vehicle Crash - A driver crashed into a row of trees in Goleta on Friday night, causing fire officials to use a chainsaw to remove the vehicle. 2386 12
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 13, 2015 reads comments
Soil Removal and Released Pelicans - Oil Spill: Rehabilitated pelicans were released at Goleta Beach and the soil removal process is gaining speed. 780 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 12, 2015 reads comments
Goleta Arrest Caught on Tape - UPDATE: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man in Goleta early Thursday morning and his family is sharing video footage calling the arrest "police brutality." 13209 216
Historic Gas Station Donated to Goleta - The historic Barnsdall-Rio Grande Gas Station in Ellwood has been donated to the City of Goleta by Ty Warner. 2354 32
Marijuana Grow House Catches Fire - Firefighters responded to a structure fire off West Camino Cielo that turned out to be a marijuana grow house. 2727 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 11, 2015 reads comments
Miramar Slated to Open in 2018 - The new and improved Miramar resort in Montecito, owned by Rick Caruso, is scheduled to open in 2018. 2388 31
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 10, 2015 reads comments
Refugio Oil Spill Animal Statistics - Oil Spill: The Oiled Wildlife Care Network provides a detailed breakdown of affected wildlife by the Refugio Oil Spill. 3030 24
Man Almost Misses Organ Transplant Opportunity - Scott Burns almost missed his opportunity for a kidney transplant while out sailing last month. 1550 8
Planning Commission Approves Marijuana Dispensary - The Santa Barbara City Planning Commission has approved a storefront medical marijuana dispensary for the Ontare Plaza on Upper State Street. 3229 44
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 09, 2015 reads comments
Refugio Oil Spill Response Progress Update - Latest Oil Spill News: Of the 96.5 miles of shoreline surveyed in Santa Barbara County, 75 percent have met cleanup goals from the Refugio Oil Spill. 2517 24
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 07, 2015 reads comments
Second Recall of Santa Barbara Smoked Salmon - Santa Barbara Smokehouse has voluntarily recalled cold smoked salmon because of possible health risks, for the second time this year. 1487 3
Suicide at More Mesa - A man was found hanging from a tree in the More Mesa area on Thursday evening. 4862 35
Exxon Applies to Truck Oil on 101 - Exxon Mobil is requesting an emergency permit to transport oil from Las Flores Canyon via truck on Highway 101. 1249 19
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 04, 2015 reads comments
Another Oil Leak in Santa Barbara County - A second oil leak has occurred in Santa Barbara County, but this time it's in Santa Maria and oil was reportedly leaking into the streets. 1448 6
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 03, 2015 reads comments
Suspension Of Night Cleanups - Oil Spill: Cleanup operations will not occur at night when the grunion spawning runs occur. 1052 4
Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Oil Spill - Oil Spill: A local fisherman has filed a class action lawsuit against Plains All-American Pipeline after the oil spill near Refugio State Beach. 2233 36
Refugio Oil Spill Traffic and Wildlife Updates - Latest Oil Spill News: The Unified Command reports 50 birds and 30 mammals have died due to the effects of the Refugio Oil Spill. 2615 21
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 02, 2015 reads comments
Power Outages Planned for Downtown - So Cal Edison has scheduled upcoming power outages in Downtown Santa Barbara 2167 5
Articles from Daily Newsletter on Jun 01, 2015 reads comments
Continued Clean Up in Refugio Oil Spill - Latest Oil Spill Update: The Unified Command is working with Ventura County in response to tar balls washing ashore. 14877 119
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 27, 2015 reads comments
Explosion at Cachuma Lake - A butane explosion at the Cachuma Lake campground sent three people to the hospital with first and second-degree burns. 1581 8
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 25, 2015 reads comments
Oil CleanUp Continues as Affected Sea Life Grows - Oil Spill: The cleanup continues for the Refugio Oil Spill as the number of affected sea life increases.  1780 28
Articles from Daily Newsletter on May 24, 2015 reads comments
Local School Featured on Ellen - A Guadalupe elementary school was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday afternoon. 1409 7

Send To a Friend
Your Email
Friend's Email

Top of Page | Old News Archives | Printer-Friendly Page

  Home Subscribe FAQ Jobs Contact copyright © 2003-2015  
Edhat, Inc.