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By CCT STAFF An inmate with a scheduled parole date in December, escaped from the Salinas Valley State Prison on Saturday morning. Guards discovered Adam Beck, 35, missing during a routine count at 5 a.m. Beck, who was not in his assigned area as a dining worker, is suspected of walking away from the minimum-security […] [...]
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
A thief or thieves broke into The Mayor’s Place restaurant in Nipomo last week and snatched money from the cash register and donations to a local charity. [KSBY] A burglar forced open the back door causing about $700 in damage, pulled out the safe, took approximately $600 from the cash register and about $100 in […] [...]
Sun, Sep 15, 2019
OPINION by DAVID BRODIE and ALLAN COOPER From the point of view of its outward appearance, San Luis Obispo is quickly becoming less welcoming. Many of the new, over-tall buildings just completed or under construction are contributing to this unwelcome feeling as they appear, within the context of our beloved downtown, both alien and non-conforming. […] [...]
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
The Paso Robles Police Department announced plans to conduct a DUI checkpoint in the city at an undisclosed location on Saturday evening from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The department selects the location based on the number of previous accidents and the frequency of DUI arrests. Officers check licenses and insurance while looking for signs […] [...]
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
A former office manager for the Life Community Church in Paso Robles is due in court next week on charges she embezzled more than $200,000 from the church. The SLO County District Attorney’s Office filed three felony counts of grand theft by embezzlement against 51-year-old Claire Easton. Easton allegedly stole the money while she served […] [...]
Sat, Sep 14, 2019
By Karen Velie A long-time Templeton farming family has been left devastated after they were targeted by apparent anti-hemp criminals. [Cal Coast Times] On Sunday evening, vandals on all-terrain vehicles rode up and down rows of hemp plants destroying the crop worth more than $250,000. The vandals spent about a half hour crushing the two […] [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
PG&E Corporation reached an $11 billion settlement regarding a group of insurance claims related to the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires, PG&E announced on Friday. The company has now reached agreements with two of the three major groups of wildfire litigants. In May, Cal Fire investigators determined PG&E power lines caused the 2018 Camp […] [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A woman suffered a major injuries after a car cut in front of her vehicle, causing a collision on Highway 41 near Atascadero Thursday evening, according to the CHP. Shortly before 7 p.m., Chelsea Taylor, 23, of Atascadero was driving a Nissan Versa southbound on Highway 41 while Jon Wells, 58, of […] [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A pipe ruptured near Orcutt on Thursday, causing 50 barrels of oil to spill into a riparian area, according to the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Light crude oil spilled into what appears to be a creek bed near the 7000 block of Graciosa Road south of Orcutt. Both Santa Barbara County […] [...]
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office released the identities of all 34 victims who were killed in the Conception dive boat disaster on the morning of Sept. 2, according to Sheriff Bill Brown. [Cal Coast Times] The last victim from the Conception was located yesterday in a cove just west of where the vessel sank. […] [...]
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
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