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Emergency responders transported a half-dozen Lompoc area high school students to the hospital Monday after finding three of them unresponsive and determining all six were under the influence of Xanax. [Cal Coast Times] The incident concluded with deputies arresting one of the students, who was already on probation. Deputies found the student to be in […] [...]
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
Families of many of the alleged victims of an Atascadero school teacher who is accused of videotaping female students’ underwear showed up at San Luis Obispo Superior Court Monday for the first hearing in the child pornography case. [KSBY] Chris Lynn Berdoll, who is charged with 44 counts of child pornography, did not enter a […] [...]
Tue, Sep 25, 2018
Paso Robles police arrested a 20-year-old man on Saturday whom officers suspect is responsible for a string of residential burglaries. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday, a homeowner returned to a home in the 1200 block of Katherine Court and discovered a burglar in their bedroom. Officers reviewed surveillance footage of the incident and spotted Jose […] [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support. [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen. [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Classic drinks in classic setting on Coast Village Road. [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Surrounded by her family and friends, Dolores Thomas celebrated her 100 birthday at Las Brisas Retirement Community on Saturday. The San Luis Obispo centenarian commemorated the day with a country western concert and a luncheon attended by more than 80 people. [Cal Coast Times] While not appearing impressed by a letter of congratulations from President […] [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Deadline for submissions to the program is Monday, October 1. [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Faced with the threat of a lawsuit over the alleged suppression of Latino voting rights, the city of Paso Robles is considering shifting from an at-large electoral system to one consisting of voting districts. The Paso Robles City Council may adopt a resolution on Tuesday declaring its intention to make the change. [Cal Coast Times] […] [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Santa Maria police officers arrested a juvenile Sunday for making a criminal threat against Pioneer Valley High School. [Cal Coast Times] Earlier in the day, officers learned of a threat posted on social media that was directed at the Santa Maria school. Investigators determined the threat was made about two weeks ago, a police department […] [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
What a great happening! [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
By KAREN VELIE Months after the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors passed a temporary resolution barring expansion of marijuana cultivation or additional grows, the county planning department is processing multiple  expanded cannabis cultivation permits. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday, the county planning department approved a permit for a combination indoor and outdoor marijuana […] [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Fuel breaks provide an immediate line of defense adjacent to homes that are at risk. [...]
Mon, Sep 24, 2018
Loved reading about Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson and her many accomplishments. [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
I read with some concern the article by Miriam Lindbeck on 5G cell phone installations. [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
Police are looking for a 20-year-old man suspected in a string of residential burglaries in Paso Robles. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday, a homeowner returned to a home on the 1200 block of Katherine Center and discovered a burglar in their bedroom. In a review of surveillance video, officers discovered Jose Armando Montes Guillen fleeing […] [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
If only the new ordinance prohibiting smoking in public areas were of any use. [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
UCSB claims biggest victory of the season over UCLA. [...]
Sun, Sep 23, 2018
A 48-year-old Atascadero Unified School District teacher who allegedly videotaped his female students’ underwear victimized at least 20 children, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] Chris Lynn Berdoll is now facing 44 felony child pornography charges. Berdoll is a sixth grade teacher at the Atascadero Fine Arts Academy. […] [...]
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies arrested on Friday the suspect in a crime spree that included several vehicle thefts and a home burglary in Shandon. [Cal Coast Times] On Thursday afternoon, Larry Charles Harvey, 27, allegedly started his crime spree by stealing a truck, which he later crashed. He then allegedly stole a ranch […] [...]
Sat, Sep 22, 2018
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