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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 KAREN VELIE Marijuana mogul Helios Dayspring pleaded guilty to one count of bribery and one count of filing a false tax return on Friday in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Dayspring appeared via Zoom. Dayspring faces a statutory maximum penalty of 13 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is […] [...]
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
By KAREN VELIE An SUV crashed into an apartment building in San Luis Obispo injuring one occupant on Saturday. Shortly before noon, the silver SUV crashed into a unit at the Park Highland Apartments on Augusta Street damaging a wall, window and the front door of the apartment. Responders transported the injured occupant to a […] [...]
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police are searching for an armed man who robbed a cigar store Friday evening. At about 8:30 p.m., a masked man walked into Tony’s Cigars and Accessories at 158 Higuera Street and asked an employee to gather several items for him. The worker gathered the items, placed them in […] [...]
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A DUI driver allegedly blew through a stop sign after exiting Highway 1 in Morro Bay Friday evening, causing a three-car collision, during which a motorcycle came flying out of a truck bed and struck a vehicle. Christopher David Dery, 22, exited the northbound Highway 1 offramp at Main Street traveling at […] [...]
Sat, Oct 23, 2021
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 If you’ve rented creaky, leaky old beach shacks for over […] [...]
Fri, Oct 22, 2021
By KAREN VELIE After seven weeks of declining COVID-19 rates, San Luis Obispo County reported a slight increase in new cases over the past week from a daily average of 37 on Oct. 15 to 42 on Oct. 22, and four new deaths. Those who recently succumbed to the virus range in age from their […] [...]
Fri, Oct 22, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN The man accused of murdering 90-year-old Oceano activist Lawrence “Larry” Bross visited the victim’s home and had another encounter with him shortly before his death. [Tribune] David James Krause also had a tool in his possession similar to the murder weapon, investigators testified during a court hearing Thursday. The hearing concluded with […] [...]
Fri, Oct 22, 2021
By KAREN VELIE The California Fair Political Practices Commission voted Thursday not to approve a penalty agreement with San Simeon’s general manager because it did not adequately describe the public harm Charlie Grace’s misconduct has had on the community. The board then directed staff to bring a stronger reprimand back to the board next month. […] [...]
Fri, Oct 22, 2021
By KAREN VELIE Paul Flores pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning at his arraignment on a murder charge. Paul Flores is accused of murdering Cal Poly San Luis Obispo freshman Kristin Smart during an attempted rape in 1996. If convicted, Paul Flores, 44, faces 20 years to life in prison. Paul Flores’ 80-year-old father Ruben Flores, […] [...]
Thu, Oct 21, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Santa Barbara County judge sentenced an attorney from Nevada who moved to the Isla Vista area in his “Mirror Bus” and repeatedly sexually assaulted women to more than 100 years. Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies began investigating Zachary Coughlin, 44, when they became aware of his conduct involving young women in […] [...]
Thu, Oct 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