SB County Proposes Sales Tax Hike to Fund New Jail

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to place a measure on county ballots this November which would raise county sales taxes by a half-cent.

Local Ballot Lacks Third Candidate

In the race to fill three open seats on the Goleta City Council, only two candidates have announced their intention to run, leaving an unprecedented potential for a vacancy.

SB Buses Brace for Student Influx

Bus transit authorities are concerned that the number of UC Santa Barbara students riding their routes may soon reach critical mass, should the university enroll any more students.

Marine Professors Take On the Spill

When the April 20 explosion on BP’s Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico led to one of the largest oil spills in history, UCSB scientists sprang into action.

Surf Team Claims National Victory

UCSB’s Gold Surf Team nabbed its 12th national title during last month’s annual National Scholastic Surfing Association collegiate championship.

Construction Crew Revamps I.V. Road

Construction crews have ripped up El Colegio Road on the northern edge of Isla Vista in an effort to reconstruct the roadway between Stadium Road and Camino Corto by next year.

Alumnus Sees World Cup Action

Former Gaucho Tony Lochhead made UCSB history this past month as the first alumnus to compete in the FIFA World Cup.

Summer Movie Spectacular!

Summer, time for cookouts, pool parties and wasting hours away in air conditioned movie houses.

Inappropriately Titled Album Shocks World

Disney Pop-Tart™ Miley Cyrus has reached the point in her career when it’s time to release the rebellious coming-of-age record.

LeBron is No Leader

I’m not mad at LeBron for ditching his home town. But then again, I didn’t have any vested interest in where he was going.