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Daily Edhat - 12/11/12
updated: Dec 11, 2012, 6:00 AM


Today's Weather - Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 64F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 50F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

Do You Sudoku? - You can now play the Daily Sudoku on Edhat. How fast can you fill in the blanks?

December 11, 2012 - Our Fearless Leader

The Edhat family and staff is sad to announce the loss of our fearless leader, Peter Sklar. As the founder, creator, publisher, visionary and trailblazer, Peter started Edhat with the idea of bringing the community together. He did just that with Edhat being the go-to website in Santa Barbara to read about breaking news to ask for a local referral.

A memorial is being planned and will be announced at a later date. Peter's vision for Edhat will continue just as he wanted. The staff will persistently count Santa hats and snap "where is it" photos in his honor.

The Dedicated Staff would like to thank the Edhat community for being part of Peter's vision and for the kind condolences . Your comments said it best.

Peter, you will be missed but never forgotten.

---- Edhat Stuff ----------------------------------

It is with deep sorrow and a heavy heart that we announce the death of Edhat founder, creator and publisher Peter Sklar on Sunday morning, December 9, 2012.

---- Local News ------------------------------------

Steve McGovern was out on his deck, watching the sunset, reading a book. Next moment, the place turned into the wild kingdom. [pics]


I went to Coffee Bean near De La Vina on Friday night and most of the seats were taken by people using the internet. Since when have places of business become other people's personal living room?


This Sunday a subscriber parked on Calle Puerta Vallarta and felt like they got an unfair parking ticket.


Man stealing flags at Bankrupsy court now attempting to light the flags on fire..1400 Block of State street..


In November 2012 officers from the Santa Barbara Police Department made 25 arrests for driving under the influence violations.


Suicidal Man with knife 800 Block of Orange Ave. Male 242ed reporting party, and slashed his wrist.


The Members Only Barbershop goes all out for their Holiday decorations. [pic]


415 Fight 5 Subjects 202 State street SBPD Responding 4 men 1 female...Bay Road House.


Are there any restaurants open for Christmas that serve both turkey and prime rib?


Santa Barbara's permitted medical marijuana dispensaries have closed up shop, all within a few months of federal drug raids.


Sunday morning we were offshore of the Biltmore when dolphins started jumping out of the water. [vid]


Someone blew leaves onto the bike lane creating a hazardous situation. Who can County residents call if they see a hazard on a road?


Injury Traffic Accident 1100 Block of Santa Barbara Street near the DAs office..


A subscriber shares their Edhat bagflag being lowered in Greenwich, UK. [pic]


A subscriber embraced the holiday spirit by attending the Parade of Lights. [pics]


Maverick Windows has a sign that they moved but doesn't list their new address. Did they move their showroom to Ventura?


Roger has the scanner reports.I was looking for the road that would take me back to Chicago to see my Mother.


Recent disasters such as Hurricane Sandy on the east coast, remind us of the need to be prepared. Review these steps toward helping in your preparedness.


Our Verizon residential landline has had no dial tone. Anyone else having problems this weekend with Verizon phone service?


The dogs, cats and rabbits of Santa Barbara County's animal shelters will launch their 2012 "All I Want for the Holidays is a Home of My Own" campaign with a press conference on December 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm.


Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a gas leak in a residential structure located at 6624 Trigo Road in Isla-Vista.


Another spectacular though brief sunset Sunday evening. [pic]


The International Space Station will make a bright pass across our southern (ocean) sky Monday night, rising in the SW at around 5:59 PM.


Injury Traffic Accident: Bicyclist into a pole on Castillo at West Carrillo. Fire and medics are responding.


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department wants to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season, and offers suggestions to keep your holiday safe.


Montecito Fire reports power outage in the area of San Ysidro Rd / Mountain Drive.


A subscriber reports a structure fire on 1417 North H Street, Holiday Inn Express in Lompoc.


Use this thread to share any info about today's commute. Slow? Fast? Accidents? Cool links you use to navigate the morning drive?


KSBY News has learned that interim Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin has been named permanent Police Chief for the city.


---- Upcoming Events ------------------------------------

Reconciliation and Hope in Africa - First-hand report on developments in Rwanda and Congo. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m. Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 820 N. Fairview Ave., Goleta. 805-967-7867 (Wednesday, December 12, 2012)


5th Annual Holiday Gift Boutique - A magical shopping experience featuring local artists and musicians. Skateboard art, Santa Barbara Fudge, Scarves: hand-painted silk to Colorful hand-knitted, Beeswax candles, Hand Sewn Ornaments, body to bath products, aromatherapy, local photography to photographic gifts, giclee prints, Hand- made Jewelry with fused glass, beaded, metal work and wire wrapping, glass sculpture, 20% off all Massage and Spa Gift Certificates. (Saturday, December 15, 2012)


Brawlidays - Last Chance Winter Prom - Are you ready for the Mission City Brawlin' Betties annual Brawlidays celebration? Remember how much fun you had at our Naughty or Nice Party last year? If you don't, trust us you did and we have the pictures to prove it! Get your tickets at: http://brawlidays.nightout.com/ (Saturday, December 15, 2012)


---- Deals ------------------------------------------

Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina
updated: 12/10/12 12:00 pm

---- Classifieds ------------------------------------------

updated: 11/17/12 8:21 am

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---- Non-Local News ------------------------------------

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Comments in order of when they were received | (reverse order)

 SBSURFERLIFE agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 08:17 AM

A nice tribute to Peter.


 YIN YANG agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 01:56 PM

I would like to see the memorial/notification thread, with its numerous comments, pinned at the top of the screen for the rest of the week. Like a flag, but at half-mast.
What do you all think?


 COMMENT 353085 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-11 08:21 PM

i like yin yang's suggestion! i'm hoping the dedicated staff can implement it.


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