This year’s New Venture Competition (NVC) Finals awarded its annual $10,000 grand prize to student tech start up Milo, a business projected to create a device that proactively monitors the blood alcohol content (BAC) of individual consumers.
The City of Goleta, County of Santa Barbara and the State of California each declared a state of emergency Wednesday regarding the Refugio Beach oil spill, allowing local, state and federal entities to contribute resources to a joint cleanup effort called Unified Command.
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors met Tuesday morning at the County Administration Building and voted 3-2 to support Assemblymember Das Williams’ Isla Vista Self Governance Bill, Assembly Bill 3 (AB 3), on the condition that it be amended to include a six-year limit on the implementation of a Utility Users Tax (UUT).
The Associated Students Senate met Wednesday night in the UCen’s Flying A Room to discuss legislation in the last meeting of the current Senate’s term.
The Associated Students Program Board (ASPB) will host the Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Walk this Saturday in Storke Plaza as part of a series of events in remembrance of the events of May 23 last year.
On Tuesday, ruptured pipelines operated by Plains All American Pipeline leaked approximately 21,000 gallons of crude oil onto the Santa Barbara County shoreline near Refugio State Beach.
Fathers of two victims of the events of May 23 last year spoke at an event titled “Turning Tragedy into Activism: Why We Got Involved in the Gun Safety Movement – A Conversation with Richard Martinez and Bob Weiss" at Isla Vista Theater on Monday afternoon to advocate for gun control legislation across the United States.