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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!

Editor’s Note: The following series, “Life in Radically Gentrifying Cayucos by the Sea,” to be posted biweekly includes the notes, thoughts, and opinions of an original American voice: author Dell Franklin.  Franklin’s memoir, “Life On The Mississippi, 1969,” is currently on Amazon. By DELL FRANKLIN On the busiest, most crowded weekend days in Cayucos, the […] [...]
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN An 18-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds in a shooting in Santa Maria Tuesday night. Shortly after 10 p.m., 911 callers reported shots heard and someone yelling in the area of 200 W. Newlove Drive. Officers arrived at the scene and found the 18-year-old victim, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. […] [...]
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities arrested a 21-year-old man in San Diego County after he allegedly shot and killed a man in Lompoc earlier this week. Shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, a caller reported a shooting in the 200 block of South Third Street. Officers arrived at the scene and found Jordan Savard, 34, suffering […] [...]
Thu, Dec 02, 2021
By KAREN VELIE After months of debate and mudslinging, San Luis Obispo County has a new political map that makes major changes to the supervisorial districts. Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to adopt the Patten map, with supervisors Bruce Gibson and Dawn Ortiz-Legg dissenting. Every ten years, following the census, the county reexamines its supervisorial […] [...]
Wed, Dec 01, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police have identified the 64-year-old man who was killed near Megan’s Organic Market on Higuera Street last month as San Luis Obispo transient Rick Fowler. Shortly before 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, a 911 caller reported need for medical aid at a homeless encampment located behind the pot shop near San Luis […] [...]
Wed, Dec 01, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County prosecutors charged a truck driver with misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter for hitting and killing a bicyclist in SLO earlier this year. [Tribune] Shortly after 7 a.m. on June 25, 61-year-old Salvador Cortez of SLO was riding his bicycle northbound on South Higuera Street when a semi-truck driver attempted to […] [...]
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported seven new COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, while new case rates remain primarily unchanged with a moderate daily average of 36. Those who succumbed to the virus during the past week range in age from their 60s to their 90s. The number of SLO County residents in hospitals […] [...]
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
By KAREN VELIE For more than a decade, San Luis Obispo County’s Air Pollution Control District has claimed that 100% of the dust particles blowing on the Nipomo Mesa are the result of off-roading at the Oceano Dunes. It is 100% sand dune dust (mineral dust) from the Oceano Dunes, the APCD reported. It causes […] [...]
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police captured a suspect in a recent armed robbery after he allegedly carjacking a vehicle on Sunday evening, leading to his arrest Monday morning. At about 8 p.m. on Sunday, 29-year-old Richard Garcia approached a vehicle in the 1200 block of Creston Road with his hand on his right side, […] [...]
Tue, Nov 30, 2021
By KAREN VELIE The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office identified the diver whose body was found off the coast near Gaviota on Saturday as Terry Gummerman, 54, of Santa Maria. At about 3 a.m., Gummerman went diving for lobster just south of Mariposa Reina. After he failed to check in, he was reported missing. Shortly […] [...]
Mon, Nov 29, 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