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Sunday Edhat - 06/22/14
updated: Jun 22, 2014, 6:00 AM

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Today's Weather - Sunny. Highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. Local northeast winds around 15 mph in the morning.

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

June 22, 2014 - Summer Is Here!

Welcome to Summer! The Summer Solstice parade was in full swing yesterday. The Dedicated Staff stood among the crowd to count drums and snap photos of the colorful costumes and floats. The Solstice Parade will never disappoint. Did you guess the correct number of drums? We'll reveal the answer shortly!

If you're following the World Cup, don't forget about the USA game happening today at 3pm against Portugal. The US absolutely needs a win to advance out of the group stage. Read the latest article here by edhat subscriber K.Prieto for an update on current standings.

Our Dogs of the Week are Bear and Diamond, two happy pups who enjoy the hikes and sights of Santa Barbara. Our Cat of the Week is Mr. Kerfuffle, or Teddy, whose favorite movie is Office Space (we assume). Our Non-Profit of the Week is Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary who is dedicated to wild horse preservation. Betsy shares some scandalous history from 1914, The Dedicated Staff enjoy a fun evening at the Zoo, a recent article shares photos from Bellosguardo, and Santa Barbara is rated the #1 City for Singles. Read these stories and more, below.

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In a recent survey, Santa Barbara was rated as the #1 Best City for Singles.

Frozen in time since the 1950s, Bellosguardo, the estate of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark in Santa Barbara, has been kept up for $40,000 per month.

The Santa Barbara Zoo hosted their annual Hospitality Night and showed off their new Discovery Pavilion.

Are you following the World Cup games? Read up on some highlights, including an exciting USA win!

Way Back When: June 1914 - sex at the Arlington, forbidden fruit, and al fresco affairs. Nothing was what it seemed to be in Santa Barbara 100 years ago.

NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Return To Freedom is a non-profit wild horse preservation and educational center.

DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Bear and Diamond, a rambunctious duo who love the local trails.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Mr. Theodore G. Kerfuffle, Jr., a lover of birds, socks, and TPS reports.

Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 06/21/14

COUNT: It's Solstice time and that means we're counting drums. Enter your guess for the number of drums in the Solstice parade and win a prize!

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

Roger reports that a citizen was blocking traffic on the 1200 Block of Santa Barbara Street because there was a hive of bees.


Possible injury traffic accident on the 101 South near Milpas. One car went into a fence and is on its side. All occupants are out of the vehicle.


A subscriber shares a [vid] of extreme SUP surfing.


A subscriber shares drone [pics] over Shoreline Beach.


Roger warns residents to lock their vehicles due to hearing several stolen vehicles today.


Is there a website that's streaming today's Solstice Parade?


Do you feel compelled to dream and hope quite far beyond your means? Do you think the life we're told to crave is just some selfish scheme?


Roger reports a power outage lasting several minutes around 7 am.


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

All-Star Comedy Night at the JCC! - Summertime Hot Dogs and Hilarity! Wed, June 25, 6-7:30 pm, featuring Bobby Miyamoto, who has appeared on Comedy Central and Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, and opens for David Spade! (Wednesday, June 25, 2014)


Santa Barbara Wine Festival™ - SWIRL, SIP, and SAVOR...wines from Central Coast premier wineries complemented with savory and sweet delectable delights at the Santa Barbara Wine Festival™. (Saturday, June 28, 2014)


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