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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 CCT STAFF In the aftermath of McClatchy filing for bankruptcy and amid an early hurdle in the case, the newspaper publisher’s stock tanked to less than 10 cents a share late last week. McClatchy stock began trading Tuesday at 8 cents a share and closed the day at 14 cents. Five years ago, McClatchy […] [...]
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo police are searching for a vandal or vandals who slashed tires on a total of 16 vehicles early Saturday morning. The tire slashing spree occurred between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to police. At about 8:15 a.m., officers discovered the tires of multiple vehicles had been punctured in […] [...]
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
By CCT STAFF During a discussion on rules of decorum at last week’s Oceano Community Services District meeting, President Linda Austin became agitated at another board member’s suggestion and attempted to squelch the director’s voice. Austin began the discussion on civility and bylaws by warning members of the public that she could have them removed […] [...]
Tue, Feb 18, 2020
By CCT STAFF Three people suffered injuries when an all-terrain vehicle crashed on Highway 1 near Ragged Point on Sunday evening. At about 9:30 p.m., Zackary Boswell, 42, of Cambria was driving a Polaris Ranger 700 on Highway 1 south of Ragged Point when he drove off the road and down a 30 foot embankment, […] [...]
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
By CCT STAFF One person was seriously injured when a butane honey oil lab exploded on Saturday in Orcutt. At 1:27 p.m., a 911 caller reported an explosion at an apartment in the 3300 block of Orcutt Road. The marijuana lab blowup caused significant damage to the apartment including blasting a sliding door off the […] [...]
Mon, Feb 17, 2020
By CCT STAFF A surfer who was participating in a competition in Morro Bay allegedly assaulted an elderly woman on Saturday while under the influence of drugs. At about 1 p.m., Brian Robert Sprinkle, 39, of La Jolla exited the water near the Morro Rock parking lot, and without provocation allegedly knocked the elderly woman […] [...]
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
By CCT STAFF A 20-year-old man suffered a head injury, but survived after falling off a Pirate’s Cove cliff in Avila Beach Saturday evening. [KSBY] The man was knocked unconscious after falling approximately 15-20 feet off the cliff at about 5:30 p.m. He landed on rocks in the water. Bystanders pulled the man out of […] [...]
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
By CCT STAFF Two children were airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries following a crash between a golf cart and a truck at the marina at Heritage Ranch in rural Paso Robles on Saturday. Shortly before 6 p.m., a 29-year-old Paso Robles man was driving a Chevy Silverado on Heritage Boat Launch Road when […] [...]
Sun, Feb 16, 2020
By CCT STAFF Thousands of voters in San Luis Obispo received two vote-by-mail ballots for the March 3 primary election, while other voters in rural SLO County found themselves removed from the voter rolls, according to the SLO County Clerk Recorder’s Office. The county’s current ballot printer, ProVote Solutions of Porterville, sent duplicate ballots to […] [...]
Fri, Feb 14, 2020
By CCT STAFF Santa Barbara County detectives discovered illegal activity last month at the Carpinteria marijuana farm of a prominent member of the local cannabis industry whom county officials once heralded as a model grower. [LA Times] Barry Brand, 57, is a longtime Gerbera daisy grower who shifted to cannabis and became a leader in […] [...]
Fri, Feb 14, 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