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New restaurants have been popping up along Pardall Road this year, with Dogtown and Chino's first to offer a new flavor to Isla Vista's gourmets.
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Obama’s Opportunity for Children Left Behind

No Child Left Behind, proposed by George W. Bush at the outset of his presidency, introduced "standards-based education reform" to school systems throughout the nation. The irony, of course, is that t...
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UC Survival Requires Honest Plan for Future

University of California President Mark Yudof's open letter to students was condescending and full of useless platitudes and vague promises. The only message that came across clearly was that the chai...
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When Making the Choice, It’s Go Hard or Go Home

When I cruise around the grocery aisle and find myself confronted with the choice between a bottle or wine or a handle of hard alcohol, the choice is clear: in all categories, the harder stuff wins ou...
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Regents Discuss Budget Deficit

The first of three public comment sessions for the UC Board of Regents business conference in San Francisco yesterday was overwhelmingly comprised of representatives from UC Merced, who professed dire...
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Getting By In Barcelona

I'm watching you edge yourself closer to the front of the line. Rather than taking the traditional back door, you opted for the side way (the entrance clearly marked "douchebags only") under the guise...
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Student Cleans Up Isla Vista

As summer begins and Isla Vista beaches teem with students, dissatisfaction with the heaping amounts of trash left behind has put one UCSB student on garbage duty.
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SB Sees Swell in Student Abuse of Prescription Pill

Unbeknownst to many of its casual users, possession of Adderall - the increasingly popular Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder medication - can lead to hefty charges, if not coupled with a prop...
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Trees To Remain Rooted on I.V. Streets

Following protests from community members, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors announced that the five palm trees facing Isla Vista's Freebird's World Burrito will remain in place.
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Capps Gives Obama Endorsement

Local congresswoman Lois Capps, who represents the 23rd District and is a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention, endorsed Barack Obama for president of the United States yesterday, shift...
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Santa Barbara Sobriety Center Provides an Alternative to Jail

In Isla Vista, many a reveler has learned the hard way that if someone is caught drunk in public, the individual is liable to receive a misdemeanor. In Santa Barbara proper, things are a little diffe...
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Miss Saigon

Want a break from same old Isla Visa flavor? Dive into a bowl of pho at one of these lesser-known local Vietnamese eateries.
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Student To Face Charges After Recent Incident

Following a call from his girlfriend, who alleged domestic violence, a UCSB student was apprehended Saturday on charges that included resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer with spit.
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Teen Pop Group Films Video in I.V.

Crowds gathered in and around Sweet Jane clothing store yesterday to witness the filming of the first G-Girlz music video, "G-Girl Purze."
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EPA Takes Reins on Oil Spill Cleanup

Noting that the site of a Greka Oil and Gas Inc. spill has remained contaminated for more than two months, the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it would take over the cleaning e...
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