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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!

Over the weekend, San Luis Obispo County logged 70 new coronavirus cases in one day, passed the 1,000 mark and had one death. On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all bars to close and limited restaurants to outside dining and delivery only. Further shutdowns are anticipated for Thursday, including the closure of religious services, protests, […] [...]
Mon, Jul 13, 2020
By CCN STAFF California Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered bars and dine-in restaurants to close statewide earlier today in response to a surge in coronavirus cases. In addition, counties on the monitoring list for three days are required to shut down worship services, beauty and barber shops, and protests. San Luis Obispo County was added to […] [...]
Mon, Jul 13, 2020
The body of a deceased man was found in the middle of a roadway near the intersection of Harbor Street and Piney Way in Morro Bay early Monday morning. Shortly before 3 a.m., a 911 caller reported a man lying in the street. Morro Bay police officers arrived on the scene and discovered the body. […] [...]
Mon, Jul 13, 2020
By CCN STAFF The Arroyo Grande City Council is scheduled on Tuesday to move forward on a 1 percent sales tax increase, and approval of fines for people who do not wear face masks. Earlier this year, facing a $1.2 million budget shortfall, the council cut employee costs and services, resulting in a balanced budget. […] [...]
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
A 19-year-old inmate at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail escaped Saturday morning, but was hunted down and taken back into custody in less than an hour. Shortly before 9 a.m., jail custody staff discovered Gerardo Vasquez Rivera had escaped while at a work detail in the laundry facility adjacent to the jail. Deputies searched […] [...]
Sun, Jul 12, 2020
Opinion by SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow Career criminals, those serving sentences for serious crimes, and individuals with prior convictions for violent offenses will likely be released early. In addition, prisoners with prior convictions of domestic violence, elder abuse, child abuse, and human trafficking for labor which are not classified as ‘violent’ may be […] [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
An employee at the San Luis Obispo County Jail began coughing at work on July 6 and was sent home and asked to get a coronavirus test. The test came back positive. The unnamed employee had just returned to work after being on vacation. As soon as the employee began displaying signs he was ill, […] [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
Investigators are asking the public’s help in identifying a pair of vandals who broke into the Grover Beach Elementary School on Thursday night and caused more than $1,700 in damage. Surveillance cameras captured the pair hopping a fence as they entered the school grounds. In the video, it appears the suspects are female. On Monday, […] [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
The Paso Robles City Council voted unanimously Thursday night to prepare to place a 1 percent sales tax increase measure on the Nov. 2020 ballot. Paso Robles already has a .5 percent city sales tax. Voters approved the prior sales tax measure in 2012, and it is set to expire in 2024. City officials say […] [...]
Sat, Jul 11, 2020
OPINION by MICHAEL NOLAN Are the members of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors above the law? The answer depends on the board’s response to the announcement that the 3rd District Supervisor Adam Hill will be unavailable to perform his public duties due to his voluntary commitment into an undisclosed mental health facility. […] [...]
Fri, Jul 10, 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