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Founder of Popular News Website In Santa Barbara County Dies

Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 1:08pm

The founder of a popular website in Santa Barbara County which aggregates news from media outlets and the public, as well as provides a forum for the community to talk about events has died.

Edhat founder Peter Sklar had been battling brain cancer.

Sklar was a software designer who developed the free website which compiles community news from various sources, to try to provide people with a one stop place to look at, and comment on events.

Since launching in 2003 in Santa Barbara, five other versions of Edhat are now online in other communities around the country.

A statement published on the website says Edhat will continue to operate.

Sklar was 50 years old.

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