Articles From : Edhat Staff

  • Former Ventura DA Employee Avoids Charges in BLM Sign Vandalization

    A former Ventura County District Attorney's Office employee avoided charges after being arrested for vandalizing a Black Lives Matter sign in Thousand Oaks earlier this year.

  • Lompoc Man Charged for DUI in Fatal Car Crash

    A Lompoc man has been charged with DUI and manslaughter stemming from a head-on vehicle collision that killed one person in August.

  • Electric Bike Share Coming to Downtown Santa Barbara

    The Santa Barbara City Council voted Tuesday to approve an electric bike-share program for the downtown and waterfront areas.

  • Two Large Brush Fires in Ventura Caused by Power Line Equipment

    The Ventura County Fire Department found that two large brush fires within the past year were caused by power line equipment failures.

  • Police Conduct High-Risk Vehicle Stop on Santa Barbara's Westside

    [Update]: Santa Barbara Police Officers called in an armored vehicle for a high-risk vehicle stop on the Westside Tuesday afternoon.

  • Small Brush Fire Contained in Santa Ynez Valley

    Santa Barbara County firefighters contained a small brush fire in Santa Ynez Valley on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Edhat's Annual Halloween Story Contest

    It's October and that means our annual Edhat Halloween Story Writing Contest is back to keep our mind off the actually scary pandemic. Submit your story for a chance to win!

  • Supervisors Vote to Adopt Fines for Health Officer Order Violations

    In a 3-2 vote, Santa Barbara County Supervisors passed an ordinance to allow fines for those violating the Health Officer's Orders regarding COVID-19.

  • NTSB Determines Roving Patrol Would Have Prevented Conception Boat Fatalities

    The NTSB stated the Conception boat fire was preventable and Truth Aquatics failed to provide a roving patrol to ensure the safety of its passengers.

  • Gun Shot Victim Found in Lompoc

    [Update]: A Lompoc teenager was airlifted to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital with a gunshot wound on Saturday night.

  • Dos Pueblos High Teacher Wins $50k in National Contest

    A Dos Pueblos High School teacher has won $50,000 in a nationwide contest for Teaching Excellence in Skilled Trades.

  • Solo Highway 154 Vehicle Rollover Causes Traffic Delays

    A single-vehicle rollover on Highway 154 caused traffic delays on Friday evening.

  • Cluster of COVID-19 Cases in Isla Vista Fraternity and Sorority Houses

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has identified two separate clusters of positive COVID-19 cases in privately-owned fraternity and sorority houses in the Isla Vista community.

  • COVID-19 Cases Decrease But Health Officials Remain Cautious

    Public Health officials acknowledge a downward trend in COVID-19 case rates within the county but urge caution as Halloween approaches and hot spots pop up throughout the U.S.

  • Fire Breaks Out at Vandenberg Space Launch Complex

    Firefighters on Vandenberg Air Force Base responded to a fire that broke out at Space Launch Complex 2 on Thursday morning.

  • Rescued Eagle Succumbs to Injuries

    An injured Golden Eagle that was rescued by county firefighters last week passed away due to its injuries.

  • Suspect Arrested for Assaulting Two Victims at Large House Party

    Santa Barbara Sheriff's Detectives arrested a suspect for assault with a deadly weapon that occurred at a large house party on N. San Marcos Road last month.

  • Unpermitted Welding Caused Two Acre Brush Fire in Cuyama

    An unpermitted welding operation caused a small vegetation fire in the Cuyama Valley on Tuesday morning.

  • Public Health Provides Quarterly COVID-19 Report Findings

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reports the majority of COVID-19 cases are 20-year-olds and agricultural workers are disproportionately affected by the virus.

  • Contest Alert: Win a Pass to the Virtual NatureTrack Film Festival

    [Winners Announced]: Two edhat readers won passes to the virtual third annual NatureTrack Film Festival to view dozens of documentaries and short films from 21 countries.

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