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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Oil companies and environmental groups are clashing over the planned revitalization of a large oil field near Santa Maria that could potentially result in hundreds of new wells. [Cal Coast Times] The Cat Canyon Oil Field, located about 10 miles southeast of Santa Maria, has been operational for about 100 hundred years. […] [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Board gears up for baby season and capital campaign. [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Confused by conflicting inspection results, I met with city officials to discuss both inspection reports and the overall issue. [...]
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
A crash in which a minivan driver failed to navigate a Highway 101 on-ramp near Avila Beach last week ended up killing an 84-year-old Milpitas man. [KSBY] At about 11 a.m. on March 13, a minivan being driven by Minna Kim, 57, made an unsafe movement while trying to enter Highway 101 from Monte Road […] [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Attack that killed 51 people described as “act of pure evil and terrorism” by UCSB students. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
“c u soom” By rear-ending a vehicle, the typo was made. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
After the tragic forty-nine lives lost in New Zealand, there is a somber mood over the Muslim community today. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Review of the Fontanafredda Barolo Serralunga d’Alba 2011. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Santa Barbara’s Richard Lambert talks masa and more. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Author’s latest mystery presents grisly murders, numerous characters with motive, and clues that point in more than one direction. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
The state of the folded paper art at Lotusland through May 18. [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
About the critical need for parking, how about MTD? [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
The Santa Maria Police Department has identified the two people killed Saturday morning in a suspected DUI crash in Santa Maria as Madison Elizabeth Coleman, 17, and Monica Gonzalez, 20, both of Atascadero. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 a.m., two cars collided at a high-rate of speed at the intersection of Donovan Road and […] [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
Californians have the opportunity to claim 48 million properties worth a combined total of $9.3 billion, according to the state controller’s office. [Cal Coast Times] Unclaimed property law in California protects consumers by requiring banks, insurance companies and other businesses to transfer property to the state controller following a period of no activity, typically spanning […] [...]
Mon, Mar 18, 2019
A man fleeing Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies in Goleta jumped in the ocean Saturday afternoon and swam for an extended period of time, possibly contracting hypothermia before getting rescued and arrested. [Cal Coast Times] At about 1 p.m., a domestic violence incident reportedly occurred near the Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort. As deputies arrived at the […] [...]
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Two people were killed Saturday morning and another was critically injured in a suspected DUI crash in Santa Maria. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 3 a.m., two cars collided at the intersection of Donovan Road and Miller Street, according to police. During the crash, two occupants of one of the vehicles were ejected onto the […] [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Cal Poly’s administration suspended the Cal Poly Varsity Track Team from competing in seven track meets in March and April because some senior team members hazed new recruits. [Mustang News] School officials determined senior team members provided alcohol to underage members, coerced members to drink and forced exercise on those who refused, and conducted a […] [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
Several dozen San Luis Obispo County students skipped school on Friday, joining more than a million students from 123 countries, to demand stronger climate policies. [Cal Coast Times] Locally, students demands included opposition to the Plains All American pipeline project, opposition to the Cat Canyon oil project, and to have SLO County join the city […] [...]
Sat, Mar 16, 2019
San Luis Obispo police are searching for a woman whom they say is a suspect in an elder abuse investigation. [Cal Coast Times] Lindsey Gray, 33, is avoiding law enforcement, the San Luis Obispo Police Department posted on Facebook. The police department did not provide any details about the elder abuse case. Gray is associated […] [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
A fire broke out in the attic of Avila Valley Barn Thursday evening, but firefighters managed to salvage the structure. [Cal Coast Times] The fire started at about 6 p.m. and reportedly burned an area where ice cream is kept on the second floor of the produce stand sweet shop located on Avila Beach Drive […] [...]
Fri, Mar 15, 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