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Say Farewell to IV’s Wild West Biking Days: Cyclists, Beware, New Bike Laws Aimed to Tame You and Your Two-Wheeled Steed

I was sitting around the other day thinking about random things. What would it taste like to spread a butterfly on toast? With all of the bobcats in the Los Padres Forest, wouldn’t it get confusing ...
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Sgt. Signa Straddles the Junction Between Memory Lane and Memory Loss

A version of this article appeared on page 8 of the April 1, 2013 print edition of the Daily Nexus.
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Jaywalking With Mary Jane: Sgt. Signa Checks in to Lay Down the Law … and the Chocolate Syrup

I am struggling with a conundrum, an enigma, a poser, a philosophical debate of epic proportions, the like of which has never faced mankind before this moment. The debacle of choosing a path that coul...
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Gaming with the Sergeant: You Too Can Respond to the Call of Duty

  Hello to everyone! I’m not sure how I feel about the fact my last article was one of my more complimented ones. I really must have hit a chord with the declaration that I am a jerk. Apparentl...
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Sergeant Signa Is A Jerk. …And Other Information Any Card-Carrying Isla Vistan Should Know

Yes, I know it is hard to believe, but I am a jerk. Actually, it should be another more descriptive word, but this is a family-friendly newspaper. Well, except for on Wednesdays. By the way, the Opini...
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Signa Offers Cures for Halloween Hangovers

We survived Halloween weekend, and it appears it was much quieter than last year. In my movie-based mentality, I went into the weekend with the intensity of the thudding "Terminator 2" theme running t...
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Thief-Proof Your Pad Before Heading Home

Wow, the quarter's almost over already. It feels like it was the last day of summer break only a few weeks ago. Halloween came and went faster than a Friday night streaker on Del Playa. Now the holida...
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Run From Cops, Lose Everytime

Everyday I see things on TV that tick me off and get me worked up, and I just want to shout at the morons who seem to be making the dumbest decisions. But then my kids tell me to just chill out and Sc...
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Officer Apologizes for Insensitive Assault Quotes

This is in response to the letter dated Feb. 11, ("Sexual Assaults Always Yield Injuries For Women," Daily Nexus). I am responsible for the press release and subsequent information that was released r...
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But the Cap Was On!

This last week I was asked to comment on a recent editorial written by a student who seemed to have a pretty bad night with the I.V. Foot Patrol. The writer brings up some issues with her contact and ...
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Running From the Cops Can Turn a Ticket Into Jail Time

Each weekend without fail, there is always someone who is arrested for being publicly intoxicated - drunk - and insisting that we read them their rights or they're going to have our badges! We've all ...
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Your Car Isn’t Your Castle

I was sitting in my car when an officer caught me drinking a beer. I got the Minor in Possession ticket, but the officer also searched my car even though I told him I wasn't giving him permission to. ...
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Badger the Badge, Please

This letter begins what I hope will be a continuing series promoting communication between the students of UCSB and law enforcement of our area.
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