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Sunday Edhat - 08/03/14
updated: Aug 03, 2014, 6:00 AM

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Today's Weather - Partly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly cloudy. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s.

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

August 3, 2014 - Fiesta Festivities

This week has been full of Fiesta fun. Subscribers reminisced on past Old Spanish Days and shared historic photos, photos poured in of Fiesta Pequeña, and the Dedicated Staff attended La Recepción Del Presidente as well as danced the night away at the Celebracion de Los Dignatarios! Despite discussions of how to avoid the downtown madness of Fiesta, many people seem to be enjoying the plethora of dancers, colorful costumes, tasty food, and more that the week-long celebration brings.

The Horse Parade Count has been revealed. With El Desfile Histórico came the annual edhat tradition of counting horses (no mules or donkeys, though). Our local parade is known for being one of the largest equestrian parades in the U.S. and this year there were...461 horses present in the parade! Subscriber Lucky777 guessed 462, making them the winner of the counting contest!

Our Dog of the Week is Finnegan, a water-loving golden doodle. Our Cat of the Week is Jacquelyn, a sleek black cat looking for a home. Our Nonprofit of the Week is the Santa Barbara Audubon Society, an organization that strives to connect people with birds and nature through education, projects and advocacy. Chuck has amusing asterisms from our Santa Barbara Summer skies, David Powdrell shares photos and thoughts about the Carpinteria Arts Center annual Artniture Event, Billy Goodnick is back with a Garden of Ed column that offers up drought coping strategies, and edhatters watch hometown girl and pop superstar Katy Perry's new music video.

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COUNT: The horses pranced up and down State Street for the annual Fiesta parade, but how many were there? Find out the answer.

GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick is back to share drought coping strategies during this recent water war with plants.

POWDRELL: David Powdrell may only be an accountant but he is passionate about the power of art.

Astronomy: Here are some more amusing asterisms from our Santa Barbara Summer skies.

NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Santa Barbara Audubon Society helps, conserves and restores the earth's natural ecosystems and improves biological diversity, and connects people with birds and nature through education, projects and advocacy.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Jacquelyn, now a well-nourished and purr-fectly healthy cat who would love to find a forever home.

DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Finnegan, a Santa Barbara boy through and through.

Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 08/02/14

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

Fiesta Events! Here's a list of new and recurring events happening this week for Old Spanish Days.


We are hearing rumors that more principals are being let go in Santa Barbara. Does anyone know if there is truth to these?


Hometown girl and pop superstar Katy Perry recently released a new music [vid] with Santa Barbara references.


SBPD on a foot pursuit around the Library: WMA, 40ish, wearing a dark grey tank top and jeans, he threatened to slit someone's throat.


Roger reports an attempted strong arm robbery in the area of State and Haley. Suspect is a HMA wearing a black Santa Cruz tee shirt..


Old Spanish Days photographer Fritz Olenberger captured some great shots at El Desfile de los Niños. [pics]


Updated With Pics: Report of a Structure Fire in the first block of La Venta Drive. County Fire Response..


I saw this posted this morning on the 3 Mules Facebook page, with a beautiful [pic] of the bridge.


Plans have been released by LA developer Rick Caruso to build a beach resort on the long-vacant Miramar beach property in Montecito, reports the LA Times.


All of us on Castillo below Micheltorena were treated to our own Fiesta parade as the equestrian participants rode back down. [vid]


Here is the most recent Vandenberg launch schedule.


Are there services or people in town who specialize in extracting files off old media?


Smoke check at Tuckers Grove. They think the smoke is from the structure fire on La Venta but they are checking anyway..


Old Spanish Days photographer Fritz Olenberger captured some colorful images of Noches de Ronda last night. [pics]


We'd really appreciate recommendations for companies installing residential solar panels.


An edhat subscriber shares a [pic] of a wildflower in the drought.


Tomoko "Tomo" Yamada (April 18, 1921 - July 20, 2014)


When it comes to choosing how you will spend your time, do you think you're biased to feel the rewards of your choices are sublime?


---- Events Today ------------------------------------

New West Guitar Group - The Santa Barbara Jazz Society proudly presents the New West Guitar Group on August 3 from 1 to 4 at SOhO.


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

Zoo Camp at the Santa Barbara Zoo - Let your child spend some time on the wild side! We welcome your child to the award-winning camps at the Santa Barbara Zoo! Camps run each week through August 22nd. (Monday, August 4, 2014)


Wag n' Whiskers Festival - C.A.R.E.4Paws' annual Wags n' Whiskers Festival, the largest adoption event in the Tri-Counties, takes place at beautiful Girsh Park, Goleta, and features adoptable dogs, cats and bunnies from more than 25 animal shelters and rescue groups. It also showcases dozens of local pet service providers and animal welfare groups. (Sunday, August 10, 2014)


5th Annual Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest Festival - Ascend to the lush grassy hilltop of Elings Park to experience California's premier tequila tasting event. Imbibe from over 50 premium hand selected tequilas and mezcales. Savor gourmet appetizers from top local chefs. Enjoy live musical entertainment and a runway fashion show. (Saturday, August 30, 2014)


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