Articles From : Edhat Staff

  • Santa Barbara County Announces 90th COVID-19 Death

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has announced its 90th death related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Sprouts Market to Open Next Week on Milpas Street

    Sprouts Farmers Market is expected to open next week in Santa Barbara on 29 South Milpas Street.

  • Supervisors Table COVID-19 Enforcement Ordinance

    Santa Barbara County Supervisors decided to table an ordinance to allow increased enforcement of COVID-19 mandates as cases trend downward.

  • Santa Maria Man Charged with Shooting Elephant Seal

    A 30-year-old Santa Maria man has been charged with fatally shooting a northern elephant seal near San Simeon.

  • Vehicle Fire Near Tajiguas

    County firefighters responded to a vehicle fire near Tajiguas on Tuesday afternoon.

  • 147 New COVID-19 Cases This Weekend

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is reporting 147 new COVID-19 cases from Saturday through Monday.

  • Isla Vista Sorority Members Throw Large Party Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    A social media video shows an Isla Vista house with residents in a sorority throwing a large outdoor party, breaking the Governor imposed COVID-19 pandemic rules.

  • Injured Hiker Rescued on Arlington Peak

    Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue responded to an injured hiker on Arlington Peak Trail Friday afternoon.

  • COVID-19 Cases Decline as Officials Plan for Labor Day Beach Closures

    The Santa Barbara County Public Department reports a decrease in COVID-19 cases as it plans to close beaches for Labor Day weekend.

  • Two COVID-19 Deaths and 71 New Cases

    Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is reporting two additional deaths of individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 and 71 new cases.

  • Sink Hole Repair on Highway 101

    Caltrans is on the scene of a sinkhole repair on Highway 101 near Montecito.

  • State Street Promenade Survey Results Released

    The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects released the State Street Promenade and housing community survey results.

  • Smoke from California Fires Causes Hazy Conditions in Santa Barbara

    Santa Barbara County is experiencing poor air quality and drift smoke from various fires throughout California.

  • One COVID-19 Death and 27 New Cases

    Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is reporting an additional death of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and 27 new cases.

  • Governor Newsom Addresses Heat Wave, Wildfires, and COVID-19

    Governor Gavin Newsom addressed a series of emergencies throughout California during a press conference on Wednesday including wildfires, a heatwave, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Public Health Opens School Waiver Applications and Focuses on Rising Cases in Isla Vista

    The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced elementary schools can now apply for waivers as the focus shifts to rising COVID-19 cases in Isla Vista.

  • Post Boxes Replaced Following Public Outcry

    The drive-through post office boxes that were removed last week on Patterson Ave have now been replaced following public outcry and pressure from legislators.

  • Mountain Biker with Broken Leg Helicoptered to Hospital

    A mountain biker with a broken leg was helicoptered from Paradise Road to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Sunday afternoon.

  • Brush Fire on Harris Grade

    Firefighters are responding to a brush fire on Harris Grade Road near Los Alamos.

  • Lightning Sparks Brush Fires Throughout County

    [Update]: A lightning storm is believed to have sparked multiple brush fires throughout Santa Barbara County on Saturday morning.

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