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Proposition 30 Passes to Prevent UC Budget Cuts
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Proposition 30 Passes to Prevent UC Budget Cuts

Proposition 30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s state ballot initiative that will provide the UC system with an extra $175 million and prevent further cuts — passed in the early morning hours of Nov. 7. Prop 30 will also prevent the UC system from receiving a $375 million budget reduction, saving […]

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Farr Wins Lawsuit Against Former Opponent Pappas For Legal Fees

The Second District Court of Appeal recently ruled that independent candidate Steve Pappas must pay Santa Barbara County’s current 3rd District Supervisor, Doreen Farr, $528,657.50 in attorney fees after challenging the results of their 2008 runoff for the title. Pappas, a small-business owner from Santa Ynez, lost the election by […]

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A.S. Deals With Spike in Crime, IRS Woes at First Senate Meeting

At the first Associated Students Senate meeting of the 2012-13 school year last night, student senators tackled weighty topics including tax issues with student honoraria as well as a local spike in crime. The Senate’s Fall quarter began by swearing in two new Letters and Sciences Collegiate Senators, second- year […]

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UCLA’s Luskin Hotel & Conference Center Set to Begin Construction September 2013

The UC Board of Regents granted full approval for the construction of a 250-room hotel located in the heart of the UCLA campus last month. The Board’s Committee on Grounds and Buildings unanimously approved support for construction of the 294,000 square foot Luskin Conference and Guest Center, which will be […]

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New Class To Explore the Consequences of Plastic Waste

This quarter, the Department of Geography introduced a new class focusing on plastic usage and the various environmental concerns surrounding the issue. The new project-based class — titled Evaluating the Plastic Waste Stream: A Case Study of UC Santa Barbara — takes a look at the flow of used plastic […]