• Pedestrian Identified in Fatal Santa Ynez Vehicle Collision

    Update by the edhat staff December 5, 2023 The Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Bureau has releasing the identity of the pedestrian who was struck and killed by a vehicle on Saturday, December 2, on Highway 246 near Via Juana. The decedent is 59-year-old Michelle Dalton from the Santa Ynez area. Dalton’s small dog also died More

  • Goleta Surfing: Mike Furner

    By Tom Modugno of Goleta Surfing Mike Furner has been a fixture in the Goleta and Santa Barbara surf scene for a while. We thought it would be interesting to learn more about the man they call “Furn dog”. Mike Furner is a true local, born at Cottage Hospital in 1946.  He saw his first More

  • Coroner Releases Identity of Man Found in Santa Barbara Harbor Near Sailboat

    The Santa Barbara County Sheriff Coroner’s Bureau has released the identity of the man found overboard in the Santa Barbara Harbor on Sunday, November 26, 2023. The decedent is as 50-year-old Jimmy Price from Daly City, Ca. Around 1:30 a.m., Captains aboard the TowBoatUS Assist Ventura were responding to an unrelated call for service off More

  • Santa Barbara Man Arrested for Assaulting Grandfather Pushing Stroller in Calabasas

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) arrested a Santa Barbara man this week after he assaulted a grandfather pushing an infant in a stroller. Angel Sanchez Jr., 29 of Santa Barbara, has been arrested on two counts of assault. On Tuesday, December 5, the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff Station received two separate calls of unprovoked More

  • City of Santa Barbara Launches Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

    Santa Barbara Clean Energy Customers eligible for rebate up to $1,000 Santa Barbara Clean Energy, the City’s program that supplies 100% carbon-free electricity to local homes and businesses, is announcing a cash rebate for City of Santa Barbara residents who purchase or lease a qualified electric vehicle (EV). This incentive is available now until the More

  • Dos Pueblos High School Students Walkout in Support of Teachers

    Dos Pueblos High School students organized a walkout on Friday to demonstrate their solidarity with Santa Barbara Unified School District teachers who are engaged in a pay dispute with the administration. The students left during their first period and led a peaceful protest march to Girsh Park, approximately two miles away from campus. Student leaders More

  • SpaceX Launch Scheduled Friday Morning

    SpaceX is planning a Falcon 9 rocket early Friday morning from Vandenberg Space Force Base. The vehicle is slated to lift off from the south base during a 12:00 a.m. – 2:41 a.m. launch window carrying more Starlink satellites. Weather permitting, the launch could be visible for hundreds of miles for several minutes. More

  • Brush Fires Extinguished Around La Purisima Mission in Lompoc

    Santa Barbara County firefighters were on the scene of two separate spot fires near the La Purisima Mission in Lompoc on Wednesday. Crews arrived to the scene just after 4:00 p.m. and discovered one 40 foot by 30 foot fire and another 10 by 10 foot fire. Both were reportedly burning at slow rates of More

  • Santa Barbara County Man Charged With Raping Three Women

    District Attorney John T. Savrnoch announced that on November 28, 2023, Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office field a felony complaint charging Honorio Meliton-Fidal with the following counts: As to the alleged sexual assault on Jane Doe 1 on January 23, 2023, the charges include Count 1: Rape of a Person Unable to Resist Due More