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!

San Luis Obispo police are searching for a burglar who is allegedly targeting homes near Cal Poly. [Cal Coast Times] Police say several residential burglaries were reported in northern San Luis Obispo near the Cal Poly campus. Police are circulating the photo of a person of interest in the burglaries and asking the public for […] [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
A man and a woman were killed and a truck driver was injured in a violent crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 166 in northeastern Santa Barbara County. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4 p.m., a black Honda sedan collided head-on with an oil tanker at the intersection of Highway 166 and Hubbard Avenue in New […] [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
While not groundbreaking, this is the best post-Oasis release yet from a Gallagher brother. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
UCSB’s Theater and Dance Department presents the iconic musical. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
Talking empowerment with the founder of Women’s Economic Ventures. [...]
Mon, May 21, 2018
OPINION by KEITH GURNEE Former Tribune reporter Dave Wilcox and Supervisor Adam Hill recently posted on Facebook that I was “lying” about taking credit for the smoking ban adopted by the San Luis Obispo City Council in the 1990s. I did nothing of the sort. But I surely appreciated that council’s sweeping action to ban […] [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
Unemployment tumbled to an all time low in San Luis Obispo County in April as the region gained about 1,400 new jobs during the past month, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. [Cal Coast Times] With more jobs available fewer people are looking for work, driving the unemployment rate down to 2.6 percent in […] [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
To avoid financial shortfall, city sends ball back to county's court. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
Harris Meisel came to Santa Barbara over 50 years ago to establish the Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital (now Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital), where he built a master tool to marry art and healing science. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
The major preservation and development tool was two years in the making. [...]
Sun, May 20, 2018
The hotel on upper State Street above Islay has been in various stages of construction for many years. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Leaders of the anti-sanctuary state movement in California met with President Donald Trump for a roundtable discussion Wednesday that included repeated references to cases of previously deported illegal immigrants killing Californians with Central Coast ties. [Cal Coast Times] Conservative mayors, sheriffs and other local and state officials who have taken stances against California’s SB 54 […] [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
The San Luis Obispo City Council formally adopted an ordinance allowing marijuana businesses on Tuesday and then proceeded with preparations to place a cannabis business tax measure on the November ballot. [Cal Coast Times] San Luis Obispo’s new ordinance allows up to three brick and mortar pot shops to open in the city. The ordinance, […] [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
A 30-year-old Paso Robles man initially managed to evade capture after allegedly shoplifting at Smart & Final in Atascadero Thursday afternoon. But he failed to get away from police once officers brought in a K-9 and a helicopter to assist with the search. [Cal Coast Times] Atascadero police officers arrived in the area of Smart […] [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Community gathers to protest injustice. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Warmth and enthusiasm permeates event. [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Special cat needs a home! [...]
Sat, May 19, 2018
Authorities arrested a South SLO County business owner in Minnesota on Wednesday for the murder of Kristen Marti in San Luis Obispo. Robert Koehler, 36, who was identified last month as a suspect in the alleged killing of Marti, fled the Central Coast on May 2, San Luis Obispo Police Chief Deanna Cantrell said during […] [...]
Fri, May 18, 2018
OPINION by RICK HOLIDAY They say a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is smoking gun video evidence worth proving San Luis Obispo’s District Attorney Dan Dow’s gross negligence of duty for refusing to file criminal complaints on certain Atascadero police officers and other Atascadero city employees for their criminal activity and […] [...]
Thu, May 17, 2018
On the same day in which a suspicious fire burned for hours on rail cars in San Luis Obispo, a blaze broke out at a home located about a mile away, and a man died in the house fire. [Cal Coast Times] The house fire started shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday on Rich Court by […] [...]
Thu, May 17, 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