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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!

OPINION by JULIE TACKER The Arroyo Grande City Council will consider its next steps on the construction of the Brisco Road interchange on Tuesday, after determining the cost has jumped 25% in the past two years. The project has not yet gone out to bid, but city staff is now saying the anticipated costs have […] [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated man smashed the window of Old San Luis BBQ in downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday. The restaurant then posted photos of the broken window on Instagram. “When you kindly tell the man smoking and drinking in front of your restaurant that he needs to move his party elsewhere… […] [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a prowler who allegedly broke into two homes in Nipomo early Friday morning and grabbed women inside each of them. Both women were uninjured during the intrusions. At about 3:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported a male suspect forced his way into […] [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN The state of California is refusing to disclose how exactly it calculates whether or not to lift Gov. Gavin Newsom’s regional stay-at-home orders. [ABC News] Newsom allows regions to emerge from stay-at-home orders when it is projected that in four weeks their ICU capacity will rise above 15%. When questioned about how […] [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
The San Luis Obispo County Health Department, local hospitals and several pharmacies have administered thousands of vaccines to local residents. The four San Luis Obispo County hospitals have provided employees a first vaccination and some employees both doses. The hospitals have received more than 15,000 vaccine doses. CVS and Walgreens pharmacies are tasked with vaccinating […] [...]
Sat, Jan 23, 2021
BY CCN STAFF San Luis Obispo County’s unemployment rate climbed in December as the region lost approximately 800 jobs amid Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. Layoffs prompted by California’s shelter at home order drove the county’s unemployment rate up to 6.7% in December, from 5.5% in November. In […] [...]
Fri, Jan 22, 2021
By KAREN VELIE San Simeon Community Services District Manager Charles Grace took two payments totaling more than $200,000 in the first round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) money. But the workers he claimed in one program application were contractors and not employees and not supposed to be eligible. One of Grace’s applications lists Grace Environmental […] [...]
Fri, Jan 22, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after reports of a shooting Thursday morning, an allegedly intoxicated Grover Beach man led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Oceano to Santa Maria, which ended in a car crash. At about 7:30 a.m., a 911 caller reported hearing shots fired in the 2400 block of […] [...]
Fri, Jan 22, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A worker at several assisted living homes in Santa Barbara County allegedly engaged in sex acts with three elderly patients, raping at least one of them. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives, along with Santa Barbara police officers, arrested Jared Ekola, 32, on Wednesday for sex crimes against elderly victims in care homes […] [...]
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Tuesday halted the criminal case against five Black Lives Matter protesters who are being prosecuted for actions at a demonstration separate than the one that led to charges against activist Tianna Arata and her co-defendants. Judge Michael Duffy ruled to suspend proceedings in both the […] [...]
Thu, Jan 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