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Daily Edhat - 08/19/14
updated: Aug 19, 2014, 6:00 AM


Today's Weather - Low clouds and fog with patchy drizzle in the morning then partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s and 70s. 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 19, 2014 - Jupiter & Venus

Edhat's go-to astronomy source, Chuck McPartlin, informed readers of a fun sight to see early Monday morning. The planets Jupiter and Venus were seen almost canoodling one another with radiant light. Although just because they look really close, doesn't mean they actually are. Chuck says the two planets aren't really that close to one another, they just looked that way from our point of view on Earth. Venus was 150 million miles away, and Jupiter was 579 million miles away. Thanks to the edhat readers who sent in photos for the rest of us sleepy heads.

In local news, an edhat subscriber spotted a mountain lion on the Romero Canyon Trail, a small vegetation fire broke out at UCSB, and edhatters discuss the history of Gaucho Football: undefeated since 1992. Read these stories and more, below.

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Here is the Daily Edhat newsletter for 08/18/14

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John Palminteri offers a first look at the new Wayfarer Hostel in the Funk Zone. [pics]


A Montecito resident arrested in connection with an illegal sports betting ring, has entered into a plea deal with New York prosecutors to avoid jail time.


What was going on with those 2 planes at approx 6:55pm flying in a zig zag pattern?


This morning Charles Brewster saw several boats in the channel very close to shore that were all lit up. Anyone know what was going on? [pic]


A subscriber spotted a mountain lion on Romero Canyon trail at dusk on Friday the 15th.


Driving into work this morning I saw it over the mountains and it was magnificent. [pics]


I saw a funny statement, Gaucho Football, undefeated since 1992. Does anyone know why UCSB no longer has a football team?


Is this a practice battleground John Wiley spotted amid the farms, golfers and flower fields of Santa Paula? [pics]


A subscriber took a [pic] today of a flowering cactus on Burton Circle. Does anyone know anything about this cactus?


Vegetation fire at UCSB near building 507, the small fire broke out near a construction crew on scene.


The Santa Barbara Police Department is now taking applications for the next Citizens Academy which will begin on September 3, 2014.


Roger has the scanner reports. Injured Pigeon near the East Beach Bath House A.C. 5 Picked up and transported.


A UCSB expert on stigma and self-esteem received the Scientific Impact Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology.


The Small Business Development Center of Ventura and SB Counties was selected for the Service Excellence and Innovation Award.


Virginia Marie Thorndike (October 23, 1921 - May 10, 2014)


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


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

Reach Your Ideal Weight… Naturally - Get in shape for Fall! Understand why your body stores fat and learn the two most powerful weight-loss secrets at this free workshop. (Thursday, August 21, 2014)


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)


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)


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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updated: 08/21/14 12:00 am

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