The families of former UCSB students, engineering majors Weihan “David” Wang and Cheng “James” Hong and computer science major George Chen, jointly filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Monday against Santa Barbara County, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (SBCSD) and Capri Apartments over the deaths of their sons during last year’s May 23 Isla Vista mass murder.
A male paraglider died Monday in the Rattlesnake Canyon area after becoming detached from the tandem paraglider he was flying with his daughter.
Law enforcement officers with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol (IVFP) and University of California Police Department (UCPD) responded to numerous calls this past week on various incidents concerning a fight, drug seizure and vandalism.
The Associated Students Finance and Business Committee met on Monday night to hear 17 funding requests, fully funding 16 student organizations and refusing funds to UCSB Model United Nations.
Community members met at the Isla Vista Clinic on Embarcadero del Mar Wednesday night for the weekly stakeholders meeting hosted by Assemblyman Das Williams’ office.
Pulitzer prize-winning author and Columbia University history professor Eric Foner gave a lecture at Campbell Hall on Tuesday evening on his recently released book Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad, which highlights the efforts of both whites and blacks in aiding fugitive slaves during the 1800s leading up to the Civil War.
The City Council of Santa Barbara is drawing up new electoral boundaries with community input and will begin implementing by-district elections starting November 2015 as a result of a partial settlement of litigation citing violation of the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA).