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Joint Rollers Try to Smoke Rivals at NORML Contest

Scores of marijuana enthusiasts packed into Isla Vista's Anisq' Oyo' Park yesterday afternoon to celebrate the fourth annual NORML Joint-Rolling Competition.
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County Considers Oil Tax Proposal

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed yesterday to research the possibility of taxing each barrel of crude oil extracted from unincorporated county land.
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Students Launch Internet Site for Clothing Brand

The student-founded I.V. Garb clothing line hosted its official debut party over the weekend to celebrate the label's new Web site, distribution deal and recent sales success among the UCSB student po...
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Rising Gas Prices Fuel Frustration for Students, Businesses

As local gas prices continue to exceed the historically high national average of $3.50 per gallon, Santa Barbara residents and businesses alike are increasingly feeling pinched at the pump.
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Local Gun Club Continues Efforts at Permit Renewal

The Winchester Canyon Gun Club of Santa Barbara is once again aiming to obtain a long-term permit in order to keep its current home - a patch of land nestled within Los Padres National Forest that bor...
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Inspectors Find Additional Leaks at Greka Oil Site

Adding to a list of incidents that includes over 200 oil spills and at least 500,000 gallons of crude oil leaked, Greka Energy Corporation added two more infractions to the tally this week.
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SB Police Resume 1968 Unsolved Murder Case

Forty years after the case went cold, the Santa Barbara Police Dept. has reopened the investigation into a local 1968 double-homicide.
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Source of County Campaign Funds Elicits Questions

Third district county supervisor candidate David Smyser recently received some criticism after it was announced that his campaign accepted large donations from companies linked to a New York land deve...
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Alleged Fugitive To Face Extradition, Sentencing

New details regarding last week's arrest of a long-time UCSB faculty member continue to shed light on a story that has surprised and baffled many in the university community.
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Greka Faces Further Compliance Problems Following Santa Maria Line Rupture

Yet another oil leak at a Greka Energy Corp. facility in Santa Maria last Wednesday is fueling already heated public scrutiny of the company's maintenance and management practices in Santa Barbara Cou...
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Students Flex Their Guns at Club’s Winter Rifle Shoot

For Rob Vance, UCSB alum and co-founder of the campus Gun Club, long-range rifle shooting is a lot like yoga.
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United Way Receives Community Aid

This Thursday marks the start of the annual United Way charity fundraising drive, which aims to raise $150,000 for approximately 200 local programs.
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Stolen Pet Returns to SB Hospice

Patients and staff at the Sarah House hospice in downtown Santa Barbara were the victims of a dognapping ordeal this week when their house dog was stolen from the facility and returned two days later.
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Sheriff’s Dept. Applauds Safe Halloween

On Halloween night, Del Playa Drive hosted hordes of zombies, go-go dancers, Nacho Libres and other iconic figures, as well as a sizeable number of law enforcement officers to keep them all playing ni...
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I.V. Draws Crowd for Halloween Weekend

Thousands of Halloween revelers took to the streets of Isla Vista in full force on Friday and Saturday...
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