Articles From : Edhat Staff

  • Evacuation Warning Upgraded to Evacuation Order for Parts of the Alisal Fire Burn Area

    [Update]: The evacuation warning has been upgraded to an evacuation order due to the incoming rainstorm headed for Santa Barbara County on Sunday with the potential to produce a debris flow near the Alisal fire burn areas.

  • Coast Guard Searching for Downed Aircraft Off Ventura Coast

    The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the ocean off the Ventura Coast after reports of a downed aircraft.

  • Identities Released in Fatal Garden Street Collision

    [Update]: Authorities have released the identities of two people who died in a traffic collision and fire at the Garden Street onramp on Wednesday evening.

  • Alisal Fire 97% Contained at 17,281 Acres

    [Update]: The Alisal Fire is now updated to 16,962 acres at 97% containment with 298 total personnel.

  • Edhat's 2021 Halloween Story Contest

    It's time for edhat's annual Halloween Story Writing Contest! Entries are due by Sunday, October 24th at midnight.

  • Good Samaritan and CHP Rescue Injured Owl

    A Good Samaritan and California Highway Patrol officers rescued an injured owl near Refugio Road today.

  • Moonlight Trail Rescue for Injured Hiker

    Emergency personnel responded to an injured hiker on their monthly full moon outing Wednesday evening.

  • Rollover on Padaro Lane

    Edhat readers report a rollover traffic collision on Highway 101 southbound near Padaro Lane.

  • Goleta Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Residence

    [Update]: A 43-year-old man was arrested for allegedly setting fire to a Goleta home on purpose early Tuesday morning.

  • Alisal Fire Photos and Videos

    Edhat readers share their photos and videos of the Alisal Fire that started on Monday afternoon near Solvang and quickly expanded to Highway 101.

  • Highway 101 is Now Open

    Highway 101 is now open in both directions following a shutdown due to the Alisal Fire in Gaviota.

  • Board of Supervisors Approve Local Emergency Declaration for Alisal Fire

    [Update]: The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a local declaration of emergency for the Alisal Fire on Tuesday.

  • 3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Off Channel Islands

    A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of the Channel Islands early Tuesday afternoon.

  • Oil Tanker Crash Causes Brush Fire Near Sisquoc

    An oil tanker involved in a traffic collision sparked a brush fire in Sisquoc early Monday morning.

  • Two Dogs Rescued from Hope Ranch Cliff

    Santa Barbara County firefighters rescued two dogs from a Hope Ranch cliff on Saturday evening.

  • Fatal Collision Closes Highway 1 Near Guadalupe

    A fatal traffic collision has closed Highway 1 at Brown Road south of Guadalupe. The Highway has now reopened.

  • Victim Identified in Fatal Traffic Collision Near Arroyo Hondo

    [Update]: The Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the victim in the fatal traffic collision near Arroyo Hondo.

  • March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

    Activists filled De La Guerra Plaza in Santa Barbara on Saturday for a march for reproductive rights.

  • Santa Barbara Ranked 7th Worst City for First-Time Home Buyers

    For the third year in a row, Santa Barbara made it on the list of the top ten worst cities for first-time homebuyers.

  • Lower Riviera Structure Catches Fire Due to Electrical Issue

    Santa Barbara City Fire Department responded to a structure fire early Wednesday morning on Chiquita Road.

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