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!

Paso Robles police have identified the man whose body was found on the railroad tracks near the train station last Friday at Donald Frank Hughes, 70. [Cal Coast Times] Hughes, of Paso Robles, was a well-known member of the North County community who previously ran a radiator shop. Late in life, Hughes ended up living […] [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
Paso Robles police arrested two men on Tuesday after officers caught one of the suspects in a sting aimed at recovering stolen chainsaws. [Cal Coast Times] On May 11, a Paso Robles resident living in the 2800 block of School House Circle accidentally left his garage door open overnight. The next day, the resident found […] [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
By KAREN VELIE Two weeks after the head of the San Luis Obispo County Public Works Department resigned, the county released portions of three harassment complaints lodged by staffers. [Cal Coast Times] A year ago, shortly after Daniel “Colt” Esenwein was hired as the Public Works Department director, several female staffers began questioning his flirtatious […] [...]
Wed, May 22, 2019
The California state Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday in favor of creating special banks and credit unions to work with marijuana businesses. [Cal Coast Times] Currently, most banks shy away from marijuana businesses out of fear of running afoul of the federal government, which views the cannabis industry as illicit but has signaled limited tolerance […] [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
California’s governor, state Assembly and Senate are pushing for extending government-funded health care coverage to illegal immigrants, though they currently differ on how to go about doing so. [NBC News] Gov. Gavin Newsom, who campaigned on a platform of universal health care, is proposing spending about $98 million a year to cover low-income illegal immigrants […] [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted weekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  By DELL FRANKLIN I keep running into this very nice lady when I walk Wilbur early mornings along the street I live on. At […] [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
A San Luis Obispo judge is expected to rule Tuesday whether or not to postpone a murder-for-hire trial centered around allegations brought forward by a man in London, who now is reportedly struggling to obtain a visa to enter the United States. [Tribune] Beau Brigham, a 33-year-old Riverside man, allegedly used the dark web to […] [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
For a journalism contest, the San Luis Obispo Tribune’s circulation was less than 15,000. For advertisers, the Tribune’s readership is more than 122,000. [Cal Coast Times] On its website, the Tribune is reporting 27,408 in daily circulation and readership of 68,520 which means the newspaper is saying an average of two and a half people […] [...]
Tue, May 21, 2019
One of the two brothers who was behind the failed San Luis Obispo bowling alley project is facing a lawsuit alleging he cheated an investor in the project out of $500,000, as well as other claims related to credit card debt and not paying workers at a new downtown SLO restaurant. [Tribune] Jeremy Pemberton was […] [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
Amid an ongoing debate over whether the weed killer Roundup causes cancer, some parents have become outraged upon learning that the Lucia Mar Unified School District has been using glyphosate-based Monsanto products on school grounds. [KCOY] A sign placed at Shell Beach Elementary School states the product RangerPro was recently used on campus to control […] [...]
Mon, May 20, 2019
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
The program was again recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts. [...]
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