Sources: Santa Barbara Independent Weekly, Edhat.com and CalCoastNews.com. Most recent stories from the top down. Click on a headline for more details. Thanks!

Forecasted winds arriving tonight will put new fuel breaks to the test above Montecito. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Administration offers employees two days' paid administrative leave as Thomas Fire burns. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Event raises funds for its programs, including disaster relief. [...]
Fri, Dec 15, 2017
Helicopters have success bombarding western flank; firefighter dies on eastern edge. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
OPINION by STEW JENKINS The election of Democrat Doug Jones, as Alabama’s Senator, is the beginning of the middle of a national sea change. All over America, people young and old have screwed up their courage to file for local, state and national offices that they never thought they could run for. Campaigning to fix […] [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
During an Atascadero City Council meeting in November, city staff and officials claimed it would cost $150,000 and take about three years to allow for competitive bidding for the city’s garbage collection contract, costs and time constraints that appear overstated. The council then voted 3-2 not to open up the bidding with council members Roberta […] [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
By 3 p.m. crews had the fire 30 percent contained. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Air conditions in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, and Goleta will remain “unhealthy” Thursday and Friday. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
The unidentified engineer was with Cal Fire’s San Diego unit. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
As of Thursday morning, it stands at 242,500 acres and is 30% contained. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Victims participated in Santa Barbara Youth Theater. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Chef Mandy Barrett’s beer-inspired grub will change often at The Mill on East Haley Street. [...]
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
San Luis Obispo City staff is recommending that city officials agree to raise property taxes, promote marijuana businesses, reduce services and increase employee benefit contributions in an attempt to address an $8.9 million budget deficit. [Cal Coast Times] Amid declining interest rates, SLO’s unfunded pension liabilities hit $148 million in June 2016. As pension costs […] [...]
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
A search is on for a driver who struck a 3-year-old pedestrian in San Luis Obispo on Friday and then fled the scene. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 5 p.m., a man driving a white Ford F-250 hit a 3-year-old who walked into the street. The collision occurred at the intersection of Mill and Park […] [...]
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
The Thomas Fire has scorched more than 173,000 acres and has moved into Santa Barbara County, according to a Sunday afternoon report from Cal Fire. Air quality alerts have been issued for San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. [Cal Coast Times] The fire ignited Dec. 1 north of Santa Paula near highways 150 […] [...]
Sun, Dec 10, 2017
An administrator accused of assaulting a student at Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School in San Luis Obispo was placed on administrative leave after his alleged victim was granted a temporary restraining order. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 3, Russ Griffith, a former SLO police officer, placed a student in a headlock during lunch for […] [...]
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has shut down the SLO Food Bank’s warehouse because of issues with food safety and for operating without a valid processed food registration permit. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 27, a state investigator inspected the SLO Food Bank’s facility on Kendall Road in San Luis Obispo and discovered […] [...]
Sun, Dec 03, 2017
A San Francisco jury acquitted a Mexican national Thursday of murdering Cal Poly grad Kate Steinle, prompting an angry reaction from President Donald Trump and other federal officials. [Cal Coast Times] In July 2015, Steinle, 32, was walking with her father along a pier in San Francisco when she was shot in the back and […] [...]
Fri, Dec 01, 2017
A CalCoastNews investigation has led to the payment of almost $35,000 to CalRecycle in a false claim investigation of Charles Tenborg, a contractor working with the San Luis Obispo Integrated Waste Management Authority (IWMA). [Cal Coast Times] Tenborg paid $34,634 in restitution to the state after a CalRecycle investigation found that Tenborg had submitted false […] [...]
Wed, Nov 29, 2017
Please help Karen Velie and Dan Blackburn continue their investigative reporting by attending a fundraiser in Paso Robles on Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Pine Street Saloon in Paso Robles. Several of their supporters are hosting the fundraiser to raise money for their legal defense and investigator costs. All moneys are placed in the CCN legal […] [...]
Thu, Nov 23, 2017
Roger reports a case of domestic violence over child custody on the 5100 block of Hollister. The fire department and medics are now responding. [...]
Wed, Apr 26, 2017
A homicide suspect is arrested in Santa Maria following the death of 28 year old Elyse Marie Erwin [mug] [...]
Fri, Apr 21, 2017
Edhat readers share [pics] of "hummingbird moths" and black skimmer sea birds. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider held a press conference on Monday, joining mayors across the nation, in support of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program. [...]
Wed, Apr 19, 2017
Does anyone know what happened near Dos Pueblos High School? [...]
Mon, Apr 17, 2017
Roger reports a bicyclist is injured in a traffic accident with a vehicle on Milpas. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
Roger has the scanner reports. Ducks in the center divider looking to cross Highway 101 at State Street. [...]
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
An edhat subscriber shares that poems from Santa Barbara elementary students are on exhibit at Chaucer's Bookstore as well as in the lobby of the downtown library, and shares a poem in honor of National Poetry Month. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
State Route 246 passing lanes project will resume near Lompoc after its winter suspension. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
Until April 24th, major repairs will be made to failed asphalt on Shoreline Drive, between Loma Alta and La Marina. [...]
Wed, Apr 05, 2017