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!

High-end Anapamu Street restaurant will remodel toward more casual concept. [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
The Grover Beach City Council voted Monday to award four marijuana dispensary licenses to a group of people who include felons, a man on the sex offender registry list and people affiliated with the League of California Cities. [Cal Coast Times] In September, Grover Beach staff whittled down the list of 12 candidates for two […] [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
The Grover Beach City Council voted Monday to award four marijuana dispensary licenses to a group of people who include felons, a man on the sex offender registry list and people affiliated with the League of California Cities. [Cal Coast Times] In September, Grover Beach staff whittled down the list of 12 candidates for two […] [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Memories of a drunk dad, gone dry. [...]
Wed, Oct 18, 2017
Moderated by the Independent and KCRW, the mayoral candidates are facing off in an unusual election year. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Santa Barbara-based ag-tech firm unveils Edipeel for organic and conventional growers. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Former lifeguard finds competitive fun at annual championships. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
UCSB professor writes about how essential fishing has been to humankind. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Canine companions carry clout at Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Principal clarinetist Stephen Williamson reports the world-class orchestra has mastered the art of intimate playing. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
Famous garden hosts top mixologists using unique ingredients amid exotic plants. [...]
Tue, Oct 17, 2017
How do you measure the power of unpaved and wild places and their effect on those locked in the urbanized world? [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Three members of the Arroyo Grande City Council demanded Mayor Jim Hill take one-on-one ethics training classes, two of whom are out of compliance with their legal obligation to take ethics classes every two years. [Cal Coast Times] The California Government Code requires that elected officials take training in ethics on issues such as conflicts […] [...]
Mon, Oct 16, 2017
A black South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District plant operator won a $150,000 settlement after complaining that district officials were discriminating and retaliating against him. The district announced Friday that it had reached a settlement agreement with plant superintendent John Clemons. [Cal Coast Times] Clemons resigned from the district effective Oct 13 after more […] [...]
Sun, Oct 15, 2017
By KAREN VELIE In a 4-1 vote with Director Chuck Cesena dissenting, the Los Osos Community Services District voted on Thursday evening to increase the pay of its general manager by 23 percent. An increase in pay one district board member argued on Facebook was not a raise. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday, Director Jon […] [...]
Fri, Oct 13, 2017
More than a month before two men died and a third man seriously injured himself while in county custody, a San Luis Obispo County official said the county had corrected inadequacies regarding the treatment of mentally ill inmates. Following a $5 million dollar settlement to the family of one of the deceased men, the county […] [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
OPINION by MIKE F. BROWN After four decades of calculated indifference, Governor Jerry Brown and the Democratic State Legislators admitted earlier this year that there is a statewide housing crisis. The underlying cause of this sudden epiphany is not clear. We suspect that large Democratic donors in the high-tech sector and public employee labor unions, […] [...]
Thu, Oct 12, 2017
Less than three months after a 65 percent water rate increase went into effect, the Los Osos Community Services District is planning to approve a 23 percent raise for its general manager. [Cal Coast Times] In Oct. 2016, the board voted to make Renee Osborne of Grace Environmental Services its general manager for $78,024 a […] [...]
Wed, Oct 11, 2017
Prior to the South San Luis Obispo Sanitation District Board voting on Oct. 4 to censure Arroyo Grande Mayor Jim Hill, attorney Stew Jenkins sent a letter rebutting an investigator’s report supporting for censure. At the Board hearing, Jenkins presented another copy of the letter, and presented the following statement defending Mayor Jim Hill STATEMENT […] [...]
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
A recent Tribune editorial claims that state legislators are currently considering a ban on marijuana billboards on state highways; and if passed, the pot billboards on Highway 101 would need to come down. Contrary to the Tribune’s reporting, state law already bans advertising marijuana on Highway 101. [Cal Coast Times] Following the 2016 passage of […] [...]
Sun, Oct 08, 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