Articles written by: Kaitlin Cuskey

Snowy Plovers Cuddling Up For Start of Nesting Season
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Snowy Plovers Cuddling Up For Start of Nesting Season

Spring is a time of renewal, and as our university community enters a fresh spring quarter, our beach cohabitants, the Western Snowy Plover, also embark on a period of transition with the start of a new nesting season beginning March 15 and continuing through September. The Western Snowy Plovers (Charadrius […]

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American University Professor Jane Flax Explores Foucault’s Self-Care Ideas

AmericanUniversity professor Jane Flax gave a talk yesterday entitled “Soul Service: The Politics and Ethics of Practicing Michel Foucault’s Care of the Self,” as part of the InterdisciplinaryHumanitiesCenter’s series, “Value of Care.”

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Local Tribe To Withdraw Application for More Land

In response to public uproar over the Chumash Tribe’s attempt to acquire additional public land through an application submitted to the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), tribal chairman Vincent Armenta informed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors earlier this month of the tribe’s decision to withdraw the application.

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Santa Barbara County Planning Commission Approves Oil Wells

Last week, the Santa Barbara Planning Commission approved an oil development and pipeline project, along with an environmental impact report allowing for a 29 percent carbon emissions threshold for Santa Maria Energy.

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Local Tribe Applies for Land; SB County Moves to Appeal

Members of the Chumash tribe of the Santa Ynez Valley are currently seeking to acquire over 11,000 acres of non-reservation land, engaging Santa Barbara County officials in a land battle that may set an important legal precedent for land ownership in the state of California.