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A fight at the minimum-security Lompoc Federal Correctional complex on Wednesday evening left nine inmates and three prison staffers injured. [KSBY] Around 9 p.m., a fight broke out between inmates. Guards immediately contained the incident and sent the inmate population into their housing units, according to prison staff. None of the injuries were life-threatening. Still, […] [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
A San Luis Obispo woman who has been using an alias for the last 20 years stole about $100,000 and a vehicle from en elderly man with Alzheimer’s who recently moved out of the area, according to police. In May 2016, the family of the man with Alzheimer’s contacted police and reported that money was […] [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Friday's special performance will connect the community and kick off Saturday's parade. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
San Luis Obispo police arrested a man whom they say admitted to breaking into a downtown business over the weekend. The burglary resulted in the theft of thousands of dollars of electronics, which have yet to be located, according to SLOPD. On Monday, San Luis Obispo police began investigating a burglary that occurred at Polymax […] [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
A San Luis Obispo resident lost more more than $1,200 worth of property after leaving valuables in an unlocked car in the 200 block of California Boulevard. Among the items that were stolen was a credit card, which two Arroyo Grande men were later caught using at local businesses. On Sunday, the victim of the […] [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Event at Rancho La Patera & Stow House celebrates Old Spanish Days. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
What the Parks and Recreation Department is trying to do with the East Beach Grill will most likely not be a good decision. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Dick Smith truly was a renaissance man whom many would consider the 'John Muir of the Central Coast.' [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
She comes from Madera County. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
There's been discussion around expanding dispensaries beyond the three that are currently allowed. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Buellton’s Terravant facility reenvisions its restaurant and creates a make-your-own bottle program. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Hear the city in a whole new way. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Step inside this garden oasis on the Eastside. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
National monument status threatened for a cherished resource. [...]
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
As part of major budget cuts, Santa Barbara County is closing the Santa Maria jail.  [KCOY] The move will force law enforcement officers in Northern Santa Barbara County to transport suspects down to Santa Barbara every time they make an arrest. That process will continue until at least 2019, when a new north county jail […] [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
By KAREN VELIE County supervisor Adam Hill dropped out of a planned trip to Colorado with members of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce after local business leaders failed to support Hill’s attempt to redirect county budget priorities. Chamber officials had planned the Denver trip in conjunction with the new direct air service now […] [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
San Luis Obispo police are searching for a a burglar who stole thousands of dollars of merchandise from a business over the weekend. The burglary reportedly occurred in the 800 block of Higuera Street. Most of the stolen merchandise was said to be electronics. Additionally, SLOPD is looking for two suspects who allegedly used a […] [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
T. Keith Gurnee
OPINION by T. KEITH GURNEE Californians, it’s time to take stock of ourselves. Who are we? Where do we stand? Where might we be heading tomorrow? Tough questions that need incisive answers. As a native Californian, the state of my birth is a mystery to me. We find ourselves in an Alice-In-Wonderland world where “right” […] [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
A 25-year-old Idaho woman died after crashing her Ford pickup truck near Santa Margarita Monday evening. Around 5:50 p.m., a woman from Rathdrum, Idaho was driving a 2001 Ford F350 northbound on Parkhill Road south of Highway 58 when she drove off the road, and the pickup rolled over, according to the CHP. She suffered […] [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 2017
An Arroyo Grande man who was working as a civilian contractor for the United States Army was struck and killed by a Humvee at Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County on Friday morning. Officials have released sparse information about the incident. According to Bathe’s LinkedIn profile, he worked for the U.S. Army for the last […] [...]
Tue, Jun 20, 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