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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 State and county agencies have mounted investigations into officials at the San Simeon Community Services District amid accusations of fraud and conflicts of interest. Earlier this month, the California Department of Water Resources asked several agencies to investigate the district’s procurement and distribution of two state grants the district received in 2015 […] [...]
Wed, Dec 02, 2020
A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted the captain of the Santa Barbara-based dive boat that burst into flames in 2019, killing 33 passengers and one crew member, on 34 counts of seaman’s manslaughter. The grand jury alleges Jerry Nehl Boylan, 67, of Santa Barbara, as the captain and master of the vessel, “was responsible […] [...]
Wed, Dec 02, 2020
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A venture capital firm has divulged plans for the construction of a multi-family neighborhood on the former Dalidio property in San Luis Obispo, now owned by developer Gary Grossman and known as San Luis Ranch. Development firm Presidio Residential Capital announced on Tuesday plans for 296 townhomes, condominiums and efficiency condos to […] [...]
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
By JOSH FRIEDMAN The owner of several butcher shops in the Oxnard area conspired to fraudulently accept more than $3.8 million worth of state and federal food stamps over an approximately three-year period, according to Ventura County prosecutors. [VC Star] Jose Refugio Carbajal, 54, and Adelina Carbajal, 55, own six butcher shops or markets in […] [...]
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
The man killed in a crash on Los Berros Road in Arroyo Grande on Monday has been identified as Robert Radtke, 65, of Oceano, according to the CHP. Shortly after 6 p.m., Radtke was towing a utility trailer northbound on Los Berros Road near Gus Way when he drove onto the edge of the road, […] [...]
Tue, Dec 01, 2020
By JOSH FRIEDMAN One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash in rural Arroyo Grande Monday evening. Shortly before 6:25 p.m., a vehicle rolled over on Los Berros Road near Gus Way, killing one person. The collision left debris scattered across the roadway, leading to a two hour road closure. A street sweeper was brought […] [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved two new programs that will allow companies operating autonomous vehicles to run driverless ride-hailing services. [The Verge] Driverless ride-hailing services, also referred to as robotaxis, presently exist in a couple jurisdictions in the United States. Though California is a leader in the rollout of autonomous vehicles, the […] [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
The CSU system is looking to Humboldt State University to become the third Cal Poly in the state system, which could result in less impaction at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Of the 23 campuses in the CSU system, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is the most impacted, meaning the campus has reached its enrollment […] [...]
Mon, Nov 30, 2020
By KAREN VELIE A California appeals court on Monday overturned a state court ruling that found five California Coastal Commission board members, including Pismo Beach Councilman Eric Howell, had violated conflict of interest regulations, leading to $45,000 in civil penalties and an award of $929,046 in attorney fees. As a result of the ruling, the […] [...]
Sun, Nov 29, 2020
A Fresno teen is charged with killing a 77-year-old woman at her home in rural Arroyo Grande on Friday afternoon. While responding to reports of a possible trespass at a home on the 2000 block of Chamisal Lane, deputies found the body of Jeanine Vore, the victim of an apparent homicide. San Luis Obispo County […] [...]
Sat, Nov 28, 2020
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