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Sunday Edhat - 08/17/14
updated: Aug 17, 2014, 6:00 AM

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Today's Weather - Sunny except for patchy morning low clouds and fog. Fog locally dense with visibility one quarter mile or less. Highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s except the lower to mid 80s in the hills. West winds around 15 mph in the afternoon.

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


August 17, 2014 - New Words, SMH

The Oxford Dictionary is constantly surprising the general public with the list of new words allowed into their linguistic anthology. Ten new words were added this month and Ed was curious which words subscribers thought were the best, and which were the worst. Take the poll here! Currently "YOLO" and "adorbs" are topping the Worst Word chart while "binge- watching" is cruising towards Best Word. After reviewing all of the words and their definitions, the Dedicated Staff were curious if they could fit them all into one sentence relating to Santa Barbara. They gave it shot and it goes something like this... "After binge-watching the latest cray season of Downton Abbey, the adorbs Dedicated Staff created a listicle of hilarious vaping neck beard and side boob shots from State Street, sure that subscribers would think YOLO and provide several humblebrag comments, they merely replied, "SMH. " Did that make sense? We didn't think so. Don't forget to take our poll and comment about the decline/incline of the English language.

Our Dog of the Week is Kya, an outdoorsy pup looking for adventure. Our Cat of the Week is Charlotte who is available for adoption. Our Non-Profit of the Week is the Santa Barbara Studio Artists who aim to raise art awareness for our awesome town. Billy Goodnick is back again with more thoughts on the drought and water conservation, Mike shares another funny cartoon, Tom breaks down the story of Bishop Ranch in Goleta, and edhatters vote and discuss the meaning of words thanks to the Oxford Dictionary. Read these stories and more, below.

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EDBIT: The Oxford Dictionary has yet again added new words to keep up with linguistic trends. Which ones do you think are the best and worst?

HISTORY: Bishop Ranch is easy to see from Highway 101 and Tom Modugno shares its history.

Cartoons: Mike Gordon shares a Saturday cartoon for edhat readers. 

GARDEN OF ED: Billy Goodnick is back with more tips for water conservation!

NON-PROFIT OF THE WEEK: Santa Barbara Studio Artists is a not-for-profit, juried organization of professional fine artists dedicated to raising the profile of Santa Barbara as a destination for the arts.

DOG OF THE WEEK: Meet Kya, a rescue dog with a penchant for the outdoors.

CAT OF THE WEEK: Meet Charlotte, a calico cat with quite a story!

Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 08/16/14

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A subscriber noticed a local resident utilizing a taxi company for recycling purposes. [pic]

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A subscriber reports a DUI checkpoint being set up on Haley and Garden.

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Early risers on Monday morning will see a pretty sight rising in the pre-dawn sky to the ENE at about 5:30 AM.

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Vegetation fire at Cachuma Lake, an oak tree is on fire in a campground.

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Injury traffic accident on Bath and Valerio Streets, a bicyclist is down.

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What is the most interesting road that you've driven? What road innovations do you hope to see while still living?

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Roger reports a vegetation fire in Santa Maria on Mesa Road, a grass fire with full North County Fire Dept in response.

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Aquaholic shares a Moloa'a sunrise photo from the garden isle of Kauai.

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Roger reports a possible structure fire in the area of 1924 San Pascual. The fire alarm is going off with a smoke odor

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Injury traffic accident on De La Vina and Figueroa Streets, vehicle vs motorcyclist.

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

ASAP FREE Cat Event on Aug 16 & 17 - FREE Cats are Coming to Santa Barbara Again! After hugely successful adoption events for the past three years, ASAP, the nonprofit organization which takes care of all of the cats at the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter in Goleta, is hosting its fourth annual Certified Pre-Owned Cat Free Adoption Event.

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

Surfrider Santa Barbara meeting - Join Surfrider for fun and to meet interesting people and learn cool stuff. Beer, soda, pizza at the Watershed Resource Center at Hendry's Beach. (Thursday, August 21, 2014)

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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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Bike MS from Santa Monica to Santa Barbara - Take the new Coastal Challenge: Santa Monica to Santa Barbara! Hundreds of riders will enjoy breathtaking ocean views, challenging hill climbs and amazing scenery in between. (Saturday, October 11, 2014)

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