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The UCSB Early Academic Outreach Program will be hosting Higher Education Week where they will bring colleges and universities to high schools in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.
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Santa Barbara County Public Works and Explore Ecology will be providing composting programs to local schools. [pic]
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Robert L. Burton (August 9, 1938-September 22, 2016)
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Valle Verde Retirement Community celebrated its 50th anniversary and paid special recognition to the people that have been a part of the community for more than 20 years. [pics]
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The Santa Barbara Police Department have determined that the cause of the triple fatal traffic collision on Cliff Drive was due to DUI and unsafe speeds.
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Glenn shares awesome [pics] of this backyard katydid.
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The Office of the District Attorney has announced that a conviction has been made in a trial involving butane honey oil operations.
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Spurred on by the recent closing of Channel Drive, an edhat subscriber asks: should public streets be closed for events?
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The Cabrillo Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project has [pics] and updates on the construction of the bridge.
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The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury encourages all residents to be a voice in issues facing our government.
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Charles shares these glorious [pics] of a Santa Barbara sunset from his backyard.
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A subscriber is asking edhatters to sign this petition to create an Animal Welfare Commission.
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The Santa Barbara Police Department will be conducting its second "Know Your Limit" campaign on Friday in the Funk Zone.
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Roger reports a woman tried to steal a cart of groceries from Albertsons on Highway 246.
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Steve captures [pics] of the recent cruise ship leaving Santa Barbara at sunset.
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Santa Barbara Police will be conducting a crosswalk enforcement operation within the city limits on Friday.
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A subscriber warns readers about a new telephone scam involving Citibank.
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Max shares a [pic] proving it's definitely lobster season in Santa Barbara.

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The family of an 88-year-old man that was killed riding his bicycle in Goleta set up a donation fund for memorial services.
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The Independent: Carpinteria residents claim a hush-hush arrangement between State Parole and County Probation is terrorizing their neighborhood due to parolee drop-offs at Motel 6.
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EDBIT: Sometimes it's hard to start the day without a nicely brewed cup o' joe. Today's the day to celebrate, on National Coffee Day!
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Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive?
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Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 09/29/16
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Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 29, 2016 reads comments
Where can you find fresh bamboo in Santa Barbara? (09/29/16) 1275 21
Jean Louis Ravelomanantsoa (March 30, 1943-September 27, 2016)) - Westmont College mourns the loss of the former track star great and Olympian. (09/29/16) 729 add
What large event is being planned at The Four Seasons Biltmore on Channel Drive this weekend? (09/29/16) 5430 55
Columnist Robert Bernstein shares his experience with Fareed Zakaria during his lecture at The Granada Theatre Tuesday night. (09/29/16) 1224 18
An edhat subscriber asks for recommendations on a comprehensive growing guide for Santa Barbara. (09/29/16) 1045 18
Gov. Brown has signed a new Jackson bill to increase public confidence in autopsies. (09/29/16) 424 3
[Update]: A Nipomo motorcyclist was killed on Highway 101 northbound at Santa Monica in Carpinteria on Wednesday morning. (09/29/16) 6394 42
Gov. Brown signed Achadjian's bill to require all passenger for hire vehicles to follow the same Blood Alcohol Content guidelines as commercial drivers. (09/29/16) 619 4
Roger reports Police are seeking a wanted subject in the area of Canon Perdido and San Pascual. (09/29/16) 1193 7
A subscriber argues that newspapers should not endorse political candidates. (09/29/16) 1130 35
This October, Santa Barbara County Animal Services wants you to "Fall in Love with a Shelter Dog." (09/29/16) 779 10
Charles shares a [pic] of a Santa Barbara sunrise at the Harbor. (09/29/16) 1000 8
Roger has the scanner reports. "There's a fight over a big dog biting a little dog behind the old Vons on Cliff Drive." (09/29/16) 1300 4
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/29/16) 401 1
Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 09/28/16 (09/29/16) 272 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 28, 2016 reads comments
A subscriber reports a serious traffic accident on Constance and State Streets. (09/28/16) 2825 11
UC Santa Barbara marks its second-best year ever for fundraising in fiscal year 2016. (09/28/16) 855 15
Roger reports a stolen Volvo was recovered with a dog inside. (09/28/16) 1917 14
Can anyone recommend a good Jeep mechanic? (09/28/16) 1000 9
Roger reports a burglary occurred in the 500 block of Chiquita Road. The suspect is a heavy-set HMA and has a backpack. (09/28/16) 1052 6
A subscriber shares [pics] of Santa Barbara from the view of the Coral Princess cruise ship. (09/28/16) 2782 31
I'm looking for recommendations for a good local diesel mechanic who can work on my Dodge truck. (09/28/16) 703 2
A subscriber captures [pics] of a bobcat attacking a gopher on their front lawn in the Hope neighborhood. (09/28/16) 4297 32
Do edhatters know why the air smells like exhaust early in the morning but not later in the day? (09/28/16) 1431 23
William shares a [pic] of a hummingbird striking a dramatic pose. (09/28/16) 1600 13
Can anyone identify this creature on our Sapote plant? (09/28/16) 1850 6
The Adelante Charter School Board of Directors announced the selection David Bautista as the school's new executive director/principal. [pic] (09/28/16) 665 add
Are most people still using water softeners in this drought or going without? (09/28/16) 1991 30
Roger reports a vehicle accident where someone's legs may have been ran over on Hollister Ave. (09/28/16) 2336 12
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/28/16) 258 add

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 27, 2016 reads comments
A storage room fire at Westmont College displaces 200 students on Monday evening. (09/27/16) 1766 8
Roger reports an electrical fire at the DoubleTree Resort on East Cabrillo. (09/27/16) 1000 8
Are you watching the big debate or Monday Night Football tonight, and from where? (09/27/16) 1592 48
Dave shares [pics] from a recent visit to Arroyo Hondo, including a panorama of the trestle near the beach. (09/27/16) 1426 9
[Updated]: An elderly man has passed away after suffering major injuries as a result of being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in Goleta. (09/27/16) 5550 82
Governor Brown has signed a bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, to include teaching of healthy relationship skills in schools. (09/27/16) 1216 36
Rep. Lois Capps visited the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. to meet three midshipmen hailing from the Central Coast. (09/27/16) 692 9
KEYT: Firefighters responded to another brush fire on the north end of Vandenberg Air Force base on Monday afternoon. (09/27/16) 1204 15
Does anyone know if UCSB or the Lakers are selling tickets for their training camp being held on campus this week? (09/27/16) 1042 2
Roger reports a vehicle vs pedestrian traffic accident with injury, at Bath and Cabrillo St. (09/27/16) 831 3
Roger reports a strong arm robbery at CVS Pharmacy on State Street. (09/27/16) 2443 10
Dolly Parton stopped by the Santa Barbara Bowl this weekend and Patti caught her performance. [pics] (09/27/16) 3174 27
Roger reports a gas odor was detected in the men's locker room of the Santa Barbara Police Department on East Figueroa. (09/27/16) 927 16
UCSB physicist Harry Nelson announces that construction of the world's most sensitive dark matter detector is moving ahead to prepare for new experiments in 2020. (09/27/16) 559 3
Astronomy: The International Space Station will be back in Santa Barbara's evening skies with some nice visible passes to take us into October. (09/27/16) 1056 6
Roger has the scanner reports. "Wanted suspect taken into custody on San Pascual." (09/27/16) 1264 4
Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive? (09/27/16) 303 1

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 26, 2016 reads comments
Robert reports on Saturday's cleanup at Lizard's Mouth. (09/26/16) 1517 6
Updated: Okay edhatters, today was a hot one. Just how high did temps reach in your neighborhood? (09/26/16) 3720 43
Flying from dry Okotoks (Calgary, AB) to rainy Glacier Park, MT was a beautiful start toward home for John Wiley. [pics] (09/26/16) 1296 4
Roger reports an injury traffic accident on Highway 1 at Brown involving three vehicles. Two vehicles fled the scene. (09/26/16) 841 1
Arthur Boyd (Jerry) Ward (April 9, 1932 - September 14, 2016) (09/26/16) 516 add
Injury traffic accident in the 1300 block of San Andres. (09/26/16) 786 11
Sybil Lois Mueller (1939 - September 4, 2016) (09/26/16) 594 add
Margie Sharpe (June 28, 1937 - September 17, 2016) (09/26/16) 652 add
Did anyone else hear a man screaming on Mission at around 4 am Sunday morning? (09/26/16) 2456 18
Scott Harrah share a few [pics] of Sunday morning's sunrise. (09/26/16) 910 3
Roger reports that the Santa Barbara Police Department is struggling with a suspect on the Clark Estate. (09/26/16) 2010 20
[Updated]: Subscribers report that Ralphs supermarket on De La Vina will be closing November 4th. (09/26/16) 6238 89
Mark shares a beautiful aerial [pic] of Santa Barbara's breakwater. (09/26/16) 1340 12

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 25, 2016 reads comments
[Update]: Four children and one adult were injured in a single vehicle accident on Highway 101 near El Capitan Saturday afternoon. (09/25/16) 3795 21
[UPDATE]: The second brush fire on Vandenberg Air Force Base is 50% contained. (09/25/16) 4246 6
[UPDATE]: The Canyon Fire has burned 12,518 acres and is now 100% contained on the Vandenberg Air Force Base. (09/25/16) 12465 81
Roger reports a football player was injured at Bishop Diego High School. (09/25/16) 1869 3
Roger reports a mountain lion hiding in the area of the golf course in the Village. (09/25/16) 2192 18
Santa Barbara Police will conduct bicycle safety enforcement operations on Monday with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bicycle riders. (09/25/16) 560 3
Roger reports a stabbing in the 7200 block of Highway 246 near Domingos Road. (09/25/16) 746 2
Cartoons: Genivieve shares cartoons about the changes in the Santa Barbara's Funk Zone. (09/25/16) 1927 32
A complete mammoth skull fossil found at Santa Rosa Island has scientists puzzling over their new find. (09/25/16) 2219 18
U.S. Department of Energy-funded research will allow UCSB engineers to explore and expand the thermoelectric power of polymers. (09/25/16) 423 2
[Update]: Roger reports an injury traffic accident near 633 East Cabrillo with two vehicles, one on the grass. (09/25/16) 1764 18
[Update]: Santa Barbara Sheriff's Search and Rescue respond to two over-the-side vehicles at Gibraltar Road within 24 hours. (09/25/16) 3756 36
Does anyone have any information on the reported fatal accident on Highway 101 Friday evening? (09/25/16) 2341 6
Santa Barbara City College took part in a demonstration on Tuesday to de-stimagatize college student suicide. (09/25/16) 698 3
Astronomy: If you've enjoyed following the Rosetta mission to the Rubber Ducky Comet (67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko), it's time to say goodbye. (09/25/16) 718 1
Roger reports a police response in the 1900 block of San Pascual. (09/25/16) 674 3
This year's Native Choice Award for leadership in the use of California native plants goes to Martin and Elizabeth Stevenson for their residence on Norma Way. [pics] (09/25/16) 1052 5
NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: The Montecito Trails Foundation is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of public trails in Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria. (09/25/16) 440 3
DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Jersey, a playful toy-lover. (09/25/16) 765 4
CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Cupcake and Picasso, a mellow pair who can't live without each other. (09/25/16) 1116 5
Throughout the week, crews will continue to install construction area signs and begin fencing areas near Highway 101, Carpinteria Creek, and the future Via Real bike path. (09/25/16) 493 add
Santa Barbara City College has released the results of the recent community survey discussing strengths and weaknesses of the college. (09/25/16) 852 18

Articles from Daily Newsletter on Sep 24, 2016 reads comments
Arcing power lines caused a vegetation fire in the 2700 block of Bella Vista Drive in Montecito Friday evening. (09/24/16) 2235 25
A subscriber reports power poles sparking out of control from the wind in the East Haley and Quarantina Street area. (09/24/16) 731 add
A subscriber reports what looks like smoke at the top of the pass. Does anyone else see it? [pic] (09/24/16) 2330 14
Many people noticed that this week at the Goleta Beach Bridge Project most of the very large equipment went away. (09/24/16) 819 5
Roger reports a possible assault at San Marcos High School where a student may have been held underwater. (09/24/16) 3303 21

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