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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 The Lompoc Police Department has released footage of a shooting in March in which officers killed a 26-year-old man. On the evening of March 28, a 911 caller reported a man wearing dark clothing and a mask looked like he was holding a gun. The caller said the man was going into […] [...]
Fri, May 14, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN As part of San Luis Obispo County’s effort to remake the area surrounding Pirate’s Cove, officials on Thursday evicted the homeless who had been living in an encampment at the parking lot above the popular beach. In March, the SLO County Board of Supervisors decided to incorporate Cave Landing into the county […] [...]
Fri, May 14, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN A GoFundMe raising money for the family of slain San Luis Obispo Police Detective Luca Benedetti has amassed more than $380,000 in donations, as of Thursday evening. Benedetti, 37, died in a shootout with a reportedly mentally ill man whom officers attempted to serve with a search warrant on Monday. The detective […] [...]
Thu, May 13, 2021
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday that fully vaccinated people can resume indoors and outdoors activities without wearing a masks or distancing, regardless of the size of the gathering. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing things you stopped doing because of the pandemic,” said CDC Director […] [...]
Thu, May 13, 2021
The San Luis Obispo man who shot and killed one police detective and wounded another suffered from mental illness in the aftermath of losing his job at the rock climbing gym he allegedly burglarized hours prior to the fatal shooting. [KSBY] Early Monday morning, Edward Zamora Giron allegedly broke into The Pad Climbing in San […] [...]
Thu, May 13, 2021
(Editor’s note: This is part two of a two-part series on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors recent vote to allow water banking in the county’s aquifers. Read part one.) By DANIEL BLACKBURN On its surface, the idea of banking water to bridge the certainty of future rain-deficient periods seems like an innovative […] [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN The fatal shooting of a San Luis Obispo police officer on Monday was preceded by the gunman allegedly burglarizing a business for which he previously worked. Early Monday morning, a burglar broke into the San Luis Obispo indoor rock climbing business The Pad Climbing and stole undisclosed items. Edward Zamora Giron, a […] [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
By JOSH FRIEDMAN In addition to accessing health information, social security numbers and other personal information belonging to Atascadero State Hospital patients, workers and job applicants, an ASH information technology employee also improperly accessed the immigration backgrounds of individuals affiliated with the facility. The Department of State Hospitals (DSH) in March acknowledged the ASH information […] [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
San Luis Obispo County residents ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. People age 12 and above can sign up for a vaccine through Recover SLO. Because of FDA regulations, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for minors. Those under age 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or […] [...]
Tue, May 11, 2021
San Luis Obispo County residents ages 14 and older are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccines. People age 14 and above can sign up for a vaccine through Recover SLO. Because of FDA regulations, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for minors. Those under age 18 will need to be accompanied by a parent or […] [...]
Tue, May 11, 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