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The Politics of Academia

Have you ever wondered why we prefer presidential candidates we could see ourselves sitting down and having a beer with? Affable, charismatic candidates like Reagan and Clinton appealed to us because ...
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Project To Improve Coastal Bike Path

The California Coastal Conservancy has granted two Associated Students groups a record $175,000 to help repair and restore the bumpy dirt trail that connects Isla Vista to Sands Beach.
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SB Officials Approve I.V. Master Plan

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission authorized the Isla Vista Master Plan yesterday morning, leaving it only months away from the desk of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors.
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A Not-so-Simple Plan

Isla Vista is nearing a period of unparalleled growth and development that promises to change the face of this beachside community for years to come.
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County Plans I.V. Housing Purchase

Santa Barbara County is in the midst of purchasing 20 Picasso Road apartment units with the intent of renovating and supplying them to low-income tenants.
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News-Press Drama Increases Readership of Other Sources

As the Santa Barbara News-Press controversy continues, many county residents are choosing to get their news through alternative media sources, including Internet blogs.
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Recyclers Sift Through County Profits

The sight of people carrying trash bags and gathering aluminum cans probably no longer surprises most Isla Vista residents, but many may not realize that can collecting is a full time job for many of ...
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Decision Slows Anti-Conquest Protest Efforts

The housing situation of three Cedarwood Apartments families remains in limbo, as negotiation talks between protesters and Conquest Student Housing seem to have halted.
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Protesters Gain Ground in Conflict

After months of unsuccessful pleading, community activists may finally have cornered Conquest Student Housing into a compromise, one which could lead to additional financial support for the recently e...
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SB Foresees Increased Voter Turnout on Nov. 7

As campus groups continue their campaign efforts, county officials are expecting a high voter turnout for tomorrow's election - one that could give Democrats the first majority in Congress since 1994.
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Race for Sheriff’s Office Gains Steam

With less than two weeks left until the Nov. 7 election, Santa Barbara County Sheriff candidates Jim Anderson and Bill Brown are actively seeking out support from local voters during the final stretch...
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Endorsements Roll in for Sheriff’s Candidates

In the final month of the Santa Barbara County sheriff's race, both challenger Bill Brown and the incumbent, Sheriff Jim Anderson, are battling to the finish, as each opponent vies for endorsements to...
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Sheriff Hopefuls To Hold Public Forum

With a debate between runoff candidates slated for Thursday, the Santa Barbara County sheriff's election continues to heat up.
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Tourney Nets Over $2,000 for Families of Shooting Victims

Cloudy skies did not stop the bikini-clad masses from flocking to Greek Park this weekend, as over 500 people attended the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity's AllThe event, which raised over $2,000 for the f...
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Financial Difficulties Influence Upcoming Closure of Devereux

Two of Devereux Santa Barbara's programs for developmentally disabled children will close this summer, leaving 200 staff members without jobs and 87 children in need of new accommodations.
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