Articles From : Edhat Staff

  • Santa Barbara County Receives Over 5 Inches of Rain

    Some areas of Santa Barbara County received over five inches of rain from the recent storm.

  • Public Health Reports Second COVID-19 Death

    Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is reporting that an additional resident has died of COVID-19.

  • Central Coast Crafters Donate Hand-Sewn Masks

    A Central Coast fabric company is shifting gears to produce face masks with a group of crafty volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Saturday Update: Total Coronavirus Numbers to 168

    As of Saturday evening, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases reached 168 with 26 hospitalizations.

  • Santa Barbara School District to Close Through Academic Year

    The Santa Barbara Unified School District will keep all schools closed through the end of the academic year and provide online learning due to the #coronavirus pandemic.

  • SBPD Dispels National Guard Rumor

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is confirming a letter regarding the mobilization of the National Guard is fake.

  • Shelter in Place Increases Domestic Abuse and Violence

    Local authorities report an increase in domestic violence as non-profits urge members of the public to stay safe while sheltering in place during the coronavirus pandemic. 

  • Two Transients Arrested for Santa Cruz Murder Following Local Incident

    Two transients who were arrested for assaulting a family on State Street last month are now facing murder charges in the death of a Santa Cruz woman.

  • Thursday COVID-19 Update: 139 Cases

    As of Thursday evening, there are 28 additional cases of COVID-19 making the confirmed total 139 in Santa Barbara County.

  • First Coronavirus Death Hits Santa Barbara County

    Santa Barbara County Public Health officials confirm one person died from the coronavirus on Wednesday as the total confirmed cases increases to 111.

  • Early Morning Structure Fire in Lompoc

    Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to an early morning structure fire on Highway 246 Wednesday.

  • 2020 March Edness Winners Announced

    Celebrate the winners of our 2020 March Edness contest!

  • Mountain Lion Captured in Orcutt Backyard

    [Update]: A mountain lion was safely captured in an Orcutt backyard early Tuesday evening.

  • Coronavirus Patients Reach 99 with 11 in the ICU

    [Update]: As of Tuesday evening, the total number of coronavirus patients increased to 99 including 11 patients in the Intensive Care Unit.

  • City of Santa Barbara to Layoff 400 Employees

    The City of Santa Barbara is expected to layoff approximately 400 employees due to the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Board of Supervisors Discuss Coronavirus Timeline and Preparation

    The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors discuss planning and preparation Tuesday morning for the inevitable rise of coronavirus cases in local communities.

  • City Fences Off Skater's Point

    The City of Santa Barbara has fenced off Skater's Point skatepark after residents ignored the closed signs.

  • Small Oil Spill in Santa Maria Valley

    Santa Barbara County firefighters responded to a small oil spill in the Santa Maria Valley Monday morning.

  • Santa Barbara Police Department Closes Lobby

    As a proactive measure to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Santa Barbara Police Department is suspending all police department front counter services and closing the lobby to the public.

  • Six Coronavirus Patients in Intensive Care Unit

    [Update]: As of Sunday evening, 6 coronavirus patients are in the Intensive Care Unit as the total number of COVID-19 cases increases to 68 in Santa Barbara County.

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