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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!

OPINION by LEA RIGO I considered running for Mayor of Arroyo Grande because I disagree with the current administration on a number of issues. I don’t believe diverse viewpoints are welcome at the council and I don’t like the condescending and hypocritical attitudes people experience from the mayor when expressing them. Not coincidentally, staff morale […] [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
OPINION by GORDON MULLIN Yes, all COVID-19 deaths matter. As well, all deaths matter. I was thinking about this recently and wondering about death. At 73, it’s often a topic my aging brain brings up. And how can one not in these times? The relentless counting of COVID deaths and new cases is in the […] [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
At least four patients and 21 staffers at Atascadero State Hospital have tested positive for coronavirus, as of Tuesday, internal testing figures show. [Tribune] State hospital officials have withheld much of their coronavirus data from the public. The Department of State Hospitals publishes a patient tracker, but does not include the exact number of cases […] [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
A group of Black Lives Matter supporters circulated a flier on Thursday asking protesters to gather at San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow’s home in Templeton to disrupt his sleep until he acquiesces to their demand not to charge one of their leaders. “Protesters must gather in front of San Luis Obispo County […] [...]
Fri, Aug 07, 2020
San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon from a gunshot wound. A 911 caller reported hearing a gunshot at Hill’s Pismo Beach home Thursday afternoon. Officers arrived to find Hill dead, a suspected suicide. In March, Hill attempted suicide, just hours after FBI agents raided his office […] [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
By JOSH FRIEDMAN Black Lives Matter protesters marched through downtown San Luis Obispo Wednesday evening, defending absent protest leader Tianna Arata, whom SLO police officers arrested last month, and demanding that charges against her be dropped. While marching through downtown and beside restaurants and businesses, protesters chanted, “Hey you, Dan Dow. Drop the charges right […] [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo Police Department is seeking five felony and three misdemeanor charges against a woman who organized a July 21 Black Lives Matter protest that included chasing after cars and detaining the drivers. After conducting a two-week investigation that included watching videos of the protest, officers asked the SLO County […] [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
By CCN STAFF Law enforcement raided two illegal marijuana grows in rural Santa Margarita last week leading to the seizure of approximately 5,000 plants and the arrest of five people. A few days prior to the raid, members of the  San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Cannabis Enforcement Unit discovered two illegal pot farms in the […] [...]
Thu, Aug 06, 2020
The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is considering eliminating nearly 28 full-time positions and laying off two workers as it grapples with a $26.3 million budget shortfall that has arisen amid the coronavirus pandemic. Of the 27.75 full-time equivalent positions county officials are considering cutting, 25.75 are vacant and two are filled. County […] [...]
Wed, Aug 05, 2020
Shortly after 43 California Men’s Colony inmates tested positive for the coronavirus, another 34 CMC inmates also received positive test results. Over the past two weeks, 77 CMC inmates tested positive for the virus. CMC currently has 77 active inmate cases and 10 active staff cases. In April, 11 inmates and three staffers tested positive […] [...]
Wed, Aug 05, 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