Read Edhat Every Day for my “What’s Up” in Santa Barbara

Matt Beane (@mattbeane)

Read @Edhat every day for my “what’s up” in @SantaBarbara– local, citizen reporting and community conversation. So seeing my book up in lights there hits different. A special kind of honor that no big outlet could provide.

May 7, 2024

Great Storm Coverage

I was looking for storm coverage and edhat is the best with the map right on the landing page, more graphical, National Weather Service stuff etc. Thank you edhat.

February 4, 2024

Love the Referrals!

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be able to use Edhat referrals. A reader answered our question, we called their referral and they came out this morning. They’re super knowledgeable and we are thrilled to be starting the process. Thank you!

Alice M.
February 4, 2024

Thank You and Thank You Some More

Thank you and thank you some more. Thank you some more is for taking up the story that a GoFund had been started for Richard. I appreciate the work you do in our community.


January 2, 2024

Thank you so much for this wonderful service that Edhat offers to non-profits like ours. We couldn’t function without this help.

Donna of Institute of World Culture Santa Barbara
November 22, 2023

Baffled at the Positive Response!

Just want to tell you the owners of the Brown Ranch were stunned to start getting calls from friends who all wanted to tell them how much they enjoyed the blog post. They are baffled at how many people have seen it and is just delighted with both the article and all the feedback.

Yee haw!
Pat Fish (Lucky 777)
November 22, 2023

Can’t Go a Day Without Edhat

I simply cannot go a day without edhat. Thanks for all you do!

Susan K.
April 11, 2023

I wish we had edhat in Vermont

I am in Vermont read edhat and wish we had something like that here. You provide information quickly and goings-on people don’t normally get to hear about.

Chris E.
April 11, 2023

Excellent Fire News Coverage

Hi “Ed”,
I subscribed as thanks for the excellent fire news coverage. 
Thank you.

Mary G.
April 11, 2023

I Never Miss a Day!

I never miss a day reading Edhat articles. Thank you to the staff!

Deborah Doherty
April 11, 2023

Informative Community Resource

Thank you Edhat staff for perpetuating a wonderful, informative community resource. Ed would be proud.

ChannelFog (edhat username)
February 9, 2023

Thank You For Local News Coverage!

I CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR COVERAGE OF LOCAL EMERGENCIES, MOST RECENTLY THE LomaFire!  Edhat is my go to source for such info and you are often the very first with any news. 

May 21, 2021

Ever Thankful Edhat Subscriber

Just a thank you. I live in Vermont and at one time my daughter lived in Santa Barbara which is how I got hooked on edhat. 
My daughter eventually moved to Ojai and was missing during the Thomas fires for 15 hours. The last call I had from her was that she was trying to leave town with fire engulfing both sides of the road, her last words were “if anything happens I love you.” I was out of my mind with worry. Didn’t know who to talk to every line was busy or of no help so I thought… Edhat. She made it back to Santa Barbara feeling safe there and slept on the beach for a few days. 
I don’t know who I spoke with at edhat but they were able to give me very good updates and information that were very helpful. 
I will never forget how kind and understanding they were. 

Chris E.
January 4, 2021

Outstanding and Reliable

Edhat is an outstanding and reliable community information resource. 
You Rock!
– John & Constance Thayer

John & Constance
May 1, 2020

Cannot be Found Anywhere Else!

Very local news coverage for Goleta and Santa Barbara that cannot be found anywhere else!

Frank Renda
October 11, 2019

The Best Information

The best information for all goings on in Santa Barbara.


Debbie Wright Ainsworth
October 11, 2019

Edhat Helped Save My Son

By Leigh Ann S.
My son was missing in cali for many months, he has been located in Santa Barbara. a transient some call them, he a drinker and now drug addict. with finding edhat scanner reports I was able to send my youngest son out there from where we live…Martin,Tn….and within an hour of him gettin off a greyhound, he found our Brandon. I have not got him home yet, but this momma aint giving up!! Edhat I have fell in love with your story and what you do. THANK YOU for sharing and you have a great fan and friend in Northwest TN. 

Leigh Ann
April 15, 2019

Thanks For Helping Find My Uncle!

Let me start by saying THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH for helping me out with posting my uncle’s information on your site. it reached out and was one of the reasons that we were able to find my uncle. He is home safe and in good health. I really appreciate you guy’s and gal’s and all the hard work that you do for our community. Honestly thank you so much for your help…

August 13, 2018

Best Local Coverage

You have a nice website. I usually get better local coverage from you than most anyone around here.

July 15, 2018

Great Coverage!

Your coverage on Golden State Killer best coverage anywhere–better than anything on t.v.—Thanks

Karen S.
April 26, 2018

So Much Great Content!

Your coverage has been fantastic!  Thank you very much.  So much fabulous content, you are appreciated.

Two Scoops
March 22, 2018

Edhat Helped Return Our Stolen Item

Thanks so much! I’m sure your article helped people be aware & brought about the return of our Little Free Library!​

Heather M.
December 20, 2017

Thank You for Thomas Fire Information!

Hi edhat,
We are so proud of you for the brilliant way you’ve kept the Thomas Fire information on Edhat current and beautifully done.  This Thomas Fire, while being awfully dangerous and scary, seems to have brought out the best in all of us!  Nice to see.
Like the first responders, in so many ways you, Edhat, are saving lives.  Sometimes it is the emotional life…by having you there -day and night- as our constant reassurance.
Thank you!

December 19, 2017
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