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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 JOSH FRIEDMAN California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to restrict 40% of all vaccine doses in the state for disadvantaged neighborhoods and to lower the requirement to move into the red-tier. State officials plan to distribute the restricted doses to approximately 400 ZIP codes with about 8 million residents eligible for the shots. Many of […] [...]
Thu, Mar 04, 2021
By KAREN VELIE Attorneys for several Black Lives Matter protesters expressed interest on March 3 in disqualifying San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Rita Federman from the case, while at the same time displaying no interest in a diversion program that could lead to the charges being dropped against some defendants. Curtis Briggs, one […] [...]
Thu, Mar 04, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles police have identified a pair of California Valley residents who allegedly spray painted graffiti containing cryptic messages on a bus and several locations in Paso Robles. The graffiti was reportedly discovered on Saturday. A few days later, investigators tracked down Ben Delashmutt and Michell Baranek, both 43. Delashmutt and Baranek […] [...]
Thu, Mar 04, 2021
With San Luis Obispo County now in the red tier, all but one local school district is permitting students to return to the classroom some time this month. Most of the districts are allowing parents to choose from a half day hybrid model or to continue remote learning. Atascadero Unified School District Atascadero elementary schools […] [...]
Wed, Mar 03, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Administrators at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo aim to have most students return to campus and on-campus housing at nearly pre-pandemic capacity for the fall quarter of 2021. In a letter to the campus community, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong said administrators expect the situation at the university in the fall […] [...]
Wed, Mar 03, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Nearly five months after a gunman shot a person in the parking lot of an Arroyo Grande McDonald’s, police announced the arrest of the alleged shooter, who is a former local high school soccer star. At approximately 3:40 p.m. on Nov. 7, Hosanna David Cassidy allegedly shot a victim in the McDonald’s parking […] [...]
Wed, Mar 03, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN The principal of Harloe Elementary School in Arroyo Grande resigned abruptly last week. And the Lucia Mar Unified School District is not disclosing the reason for Principal Peter Ponomaroff’s sudden departure. District officials notified Harloe Elementary parents of Ponomaroff’s resignation in a message from Superintendent Paul Fawcett sent on Monday. “This year […] [...]
Tue, Mar 02, 2021
San Luis Obispo County advanced today from the restrictive purple tier into the more lenient red tier, while neighboring Santa Barbara County remains in the purple tier. Even though the number of new coronavirus cases in both counties continues to plummet, SLO County rates are adjusted down lower based on a larger number of people […] [...]
Tue, Mar 02, 2021
Multiple hearings at the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court were delayed or rescheduled Tuesday morning after someone called in a bomb threat. At about 8 a.m., an unknown caller reported a bomb in the building. Bailiffs then cleared most of the courthouse while a search for the alleged bomb was made. In Department 5, […] [...]
Tue, Mar 02, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man shot and killed his wife inside a home in the Tanglewood area near the Santa Maria Airport Sunday night, and then he confessed the killing to deputies, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly before 11 p.m., a 911 caller reported a domestic dispute in the 1800 block […] [...]
Tue, Mar 02, 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