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!

Alternative alerting systems are invaluable in situations like the Holiday Fire where other methods lag or fail completely. [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
By Cal Coast Times Staff An Oceano man involved in a squabble over a family trust allegedly used a blowtorch to set fire to a home his mother, Oceano Community Services District Director Lori Angello, owns in Oceano. [Cal Coast Times] Several years ago, David Angello began posting pages of a family trust on Facebook […] [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
In the latest developments in the SLO County council races, two newcomers are vying for seats on the San Luis Obispo City Council, while a Grover Beach councilman is seeking to become mayor of the South County city. [Cal Coast Times] San Luis Obispo council members Carlyn Christianson and Dan Rivoire are up for reelection […] [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
State commissioners are taking a closer look at settlement over beach access to Santa Barbara County gated community. [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
A Morro Bay couple hiking near Big Sur discovered a Portland woman who has been missing for a week, officials said. [Cal Coast Times] Angela Hernandez, 23, was heading to Southern California to visit family when she accidentally drove over a cliff on July 6. With an injured shoulder, Hernandez was able to get water […] [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Sgt. Freddy Padilla reflects on potentially life-saving decisions during welfare call. [...]
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Opinion by concerned citizens An unholy alliance of so-called “progressives” running our city and out-of-town developers is threatening to destroy San Luis Obispo’s small town charm by promoting excessive building heights and densities. Now City planners are proposing to extend these increased building heights and densities into the Upper Monterey Street neighborhood. After a SLO […] [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Santa Maria police arrested two 18-year-old men Friday for allegedly attempting to shoot three people walking on a sidewalk several days earlier. The suspects missed their targets in what police are calling a gang related shooting. [Cal Coast Times] On Wednesday evening, one of the suspects stepped out of a vehicle near the corner of […] [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Pismo Beach police officers arrested a man on Thursday for allegedly flashing his genitals at a woman walking on the sidewalk. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 4 p.m., the man flagged down a woman walking on the sidewalk and asked for directions. The man then stopped his vehicle next to the woman, who noticed the […] [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
On a live segment of “Fox & Friends First” that aired Thursday morning, host Rob Schmitt said that Cal Poly is “deliberately slashing the number of white students” and “moving towards a race-based admissions process.” On Friday, Fox News issued a correction and an apology regarding the false allegations. [Cal Coast Times] During the interview […] [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Record heat on July 6 destroyed crops and livestock. [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Health-care costs, including deductibles and copays, have greatly increased. [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Temporary measures are enacted during peak fire season. [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Consider the climate when selecting drought-tolerant treatments for their yards. [...]
Sat, Jul 14, 2018
Sipping martinis with the owner of the Three Pickles Deli and the Pickle Room. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
In similar fashion to an incident earlier this week in SLO, an armed man broke into a San Luis Obispo home early Friday and attempted to sexually assault two women inside the residence. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 a.m., a man broke into a residence in the 1500 block of Osos Street through an […] [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
San Luis Obispo police are searching for an unidentified man who assaulted 67-year-old woman at a senior living complex on Tuesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The woman was taking out her trash when she noticed a black truck partially blocking her driveway and two men outside the truck who appeared to be involved in […] [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
The families of the two victims of the 2016 fatal Grover Beach dog attack are in line to receive a combined $500,000 settlement from the home insurance policy belonging to the owners of a house that a former Grover Beach police officer was renting. [Cal Coast Times] On Dec. 12, 2016, the dogs belonging to […] [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
A number of key differences exist between the Citizens' Independent Redistricting Commission and the RIG initiative. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 2018
The local chapter of American GI Forum supports Aera Energy's proposed redevelopment of its existing East Cat Canyon oil field. [...]
Fri, Jul 13, 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