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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!

By Josh Friedman An attorney who had been registered to practice law in Nevada, yet showed up in Isla Vista living in his “Mirror Bus” and stalking women, has been convicted of 14 charges related to numerous sexual assaults. On Thursday, a Santa Barbara Jury convicted Zachary Coughlin, 44, of all charges he faced, including […] [...]
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN After starting a fight at Mission Plaza in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday, a man allegedly attempted to stab a person who tried to break up the altercation and then punched the individual who intervened in the face. Shortly before 6 p.m., Charles Alvidrez, 58, started a fight with another man at […] [...]
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced a former Morro Bay High School teacher teacher on Wednesday to four months in jail for having sex with a 17-year-old student and sending sexually explicit messages to another underage student. Tyler Andree, now 25, was a chemistry teacher and girls’ swimming coach at Morro Bay […] [...]
Fri, Jul 23, 2021
After three years, searchers in Montecito found the body of a teen lost during the deadly mudslides on Jan. 9, 2018, putting the number of bodies recovered at 22 with one person still missing. [KCOY] Searchers found the body of 17-year-old Jack Cantin within 1,000 yards of his family’s former home on Hot Springs Road […] [...]
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
OPINION by BECKY MCFARLAND and PAT WEST We are all aware of the fact that the homeless crisis in San Luis Obispo County is growing faster than the remedies. While we are fortunate to have created the Motel 6 Project Room Key in Paso Robles and Forty Prado shelter program in San Luis Obispo, many […] [...]
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Investigators are searching for the occupant or occupants who were inside an SUV that plunged off a cliff in Shell Beach Wednesday night and landed on the beach below. At about 10:55 p.m., a 911 caller reported seeing an SUV driving on Silver Shoals Drive. Shortly later, the headlights on the SUV […] [...]
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Paso Robles woman was sentenced to nine years in prison on Wednesday for attempting to murder a teen with a pocket knife. [Tribune] On Jan. 14, 2020, Michaela Twyman, 25, stabbed a then-16-year-old boy in the neck in a trailer parked in the Woodland Plaza parking lot. She then fled the […] [...]
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
A fire damaged a home on El Camino Real north of Del Rio Road in Atascadero on Wednesday afternoon. One person suffered minor injuries. The fire burned an acre and several fences, and then spread to the home. An Atascadero police officer helped put of a blaze that started to burn on the back side […] [...]
Thu, Jul 22, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A group of skateboarders allegedly engaged in a harassment campaign targeting members of a San Luis Obispo youth roller derby league that included throwing food; yelling obscenities, including racial slurs; offering drugs; and making threatening gestures with a taser. SLOCO Junior Roller Derby, a nonprofit roller derby league for youth ages 4 […] [...]
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Prosecutors have charged a Santa Barbara man with murdering his 72-year-old father, as well as attempting to murder another man. Casey Tolivar, 29, allegedly used a 33-inch steel bar to bludgeon his father, Bradley Tolivar, to death in a premeditated murder on or about July 11. Prosecutors also allege Tolivar used a […] [...]
Wed, Jul 21, 2021
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
The program was again recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts. [...]
Fri, Dec 05, 2014