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2013 Year EnD Photo Recap
updated: Jan 01, 2014, 9:00 AM

By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com

2013 was an eventful year and edhat subscribers were there to report it all! From short-lived fires to missing news anchors to breath taking sunsets, we captured it all. Enjoy a trip down 2013's memory lane.

January 2013

On January 3rd a fire broke out at the old Dal Pozzo Tire building, on the corner of Chapala and Cota Streets. It was later determined that a homeless man had started the fire.

On January 7th a mountain lion was tranquilized near the SB Municipal Golf Course.

On January 22nd the edhat community mourned when The Independent reported that Billy, a local dog, was shot by out of town hunters.

February 2013

On February 20th SBPD was investigating the first murder of the year on Olive Street.

Perhaps the biggest story took place on February 27th when local KEYT news reporter Paula Lopez went missing.

March 2013

The beloved Condor Express caught fire on March 9th.

A panga boat used to smuggle drugs was discovered with 2,000 lbs. of marijuana located at Arroyo Quemada Beach on March 18th.

Infamous landlord Dario Pini was arrested for burglary on March 22nd.Burglary charges were eventually dropped and Dario Pini pled to one count of Trespass with a $75 fine.

April 2013

A balcony collapsed in Isla Vista on April 6th, 4 people were injured.

An Instagram photo of students on a mail truck during Deltopia in Isla Vista on April 7th sparked discussion of destruction and mayhem.

On April 8th the iconic cypress at the Douglas Preserve was uprooted by the wind.

A high speed chase occurred on April 14th after the suspect rammed a Police car on Carrillo.

May 2013

The Springs Fire started on May 2nd in Camarillo and claimed approximately 24,251 acres.

A fierce stand-off took place in Paseo Nuevo on May 4th.

On May 27th the White Fire erupted in the Los Padres National Forest. It reached more than 2,000 acres before being fully contained.

The Olive Fire jumped Highways 246 and 154 on May 28th. The fire was fully contained that same day.

The next day, on May 29th, a 4.6 magnitude earthquake centered near Isla Vista rocked the area.

June 2013

June Gloom was all around us.

The Dedicated Staff counted drums on June 22nd during the annual Solstice Parade.

The new colors of the Chromatic Gate were revealed, sparking (mostly) positive feedback from the community.

July 2013

The controversy surrounding Skater's Point heated up after July 2nd when the City closed the skate park. Soon local skaters broke into the park to resume their skating activities.

A rogue Jeep took a joyride of its own on July 4th.

A VW van spontaneously caught fire outside of Trade Joe's on July 14th.

A video from the Central Coast went viral on July 23rd.

August 2013

The Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission announced a new logo that had people talking.

Fiesta took over the Santa Barbara the first weekend of August.

A luxury yacht named "Luna" sailed into town on August 27th

September 2013

Hundreds of leopard sharks were seen feeding off More Mesa on September 10th.

Woody the dog began his journey to stardom right here on edhat with this video.

October 2013

Edhat subscribers witnessed sharks feeding on a Minke whale carcass in the SB Channel.

A new boulder was added to this Garden Street intersection.

A reader shares a photo of a bobcat lounging in the shade near Coyote Road.

November 2013

On November 11th, edhat and the Dedicated Staff celebrated their 10 year anniversary!

A "sexting scandal" swept through town as The Independent reported the real reason why Undersheriff Jim Petersen retired. (Photo Source: The Independent)

Two students were diagnosed with meningitis on November 16th. The outbreak spread to two more students and gained National attention.

Paul Walker, actor and local resident, passed away on November 30th.

December 2013

Local resident Mallory Rae Dies tragically passed away on December 11th after being struck by a drunk driver.

It wouldn't be edhat without a sunset photo.

Edhatters had fun trying to identify these houses in a 1930s photograph.

The Dedicated Staff will continue to honor and remember Peter Sklar for his work and vision.


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