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Bomber Diary 1: Victory at Sea

Welcome to the Bomber Diaries. These may be beer reviews, but they may not come in conventional forms. Historical fiction, poetry, a sensory exploration, anything is possible! This week we explore Bal...
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IVTU Fights for Evicted Tenants

The Isla Vista Tenants Union (IVTU) announced the beginning of a campaign on Tuesday to provide required financial assistance to five households allegedly evicted from Abrego Villas on 6754 and 6764 A...
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Obama’s State of the Union Touches on Local Issues

President Barack Obama delivered his second-to-last State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and touched on the economy, defense, education, tax reform and energy.
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SB ‘News-Press’ Under Protest

Students and other Santa Barbara residents will assemble outside the Anacapa Street office of daily Santa Barbara newspaper the Santa Barbara News-Press tonight at 6 p.m. to demand a retraction of an ...
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UCSB Professor Dies Over Winter Break

74-year-old materials professor Edward Kramer (far right) died in his sleep at his home in Santa Barbara on the morning of Dec 27.
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I.V.: A History — Part III

The self-governance conversation came up again for Isla Vista when Goleta sought cityhood in 2001. However, the resulting proposal to include I.V. and the university in the incorporation plan was vote...
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I.V.: A History — Part II

Although Isla Vista tried and failed for cityhood in 1973, the I.V. Community Council (IVCC) made several other attempts to give I.V. a more sustainable form of government in the years following.
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I.V.: A History — Part I

In Isla Vista’s nearly 70-year history as the primary home of UCSB students, various residents and activists have made multiple attempts in the 1970s, 1980s and early 2000s to establish a form of go...
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Protesters Flood Santa Barbara Streets In Wake of Ferguson Verdict

Hundreds of students, Santa Barbara residents and other local community members rallied and marched throughout the streets of downtown Santa Barbara last night in protest of Monday’s grand jury deci...
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Regents Approve Tuition Plan

The UC Board of Regents met yesterday at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center for the second of a three-day meeting to discuss, among other items, a proposal to fund the UC which includes a controve...
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UCSB Professor Shuji Nakamura Wins Nobel

Materials professor Shuji Nakamura was awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics this morning for the invention of the blue light-emitting diode, or LED, together with Japanese colleagues Isamu Akasak...
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Brown Approves Precautionary Gun Laws

Two laws introduced by state legislators from the Santa Barbara area following last spring’s murder spree in Isla Vista, which took the lives of six UCSB students, were approved by Governor Jerry Br...
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Michael Young To Retire in 2015 After 25 Years

Michael Young, UCSB’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for 25 years, will be retiring from his position in January 2015. Chancellor Henry T. Yang announced Young’s planned departure in a recent...
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UC Task Force Aims To Combat Sexual Assault

UC President Janet Napolitano’s task force on sexual assault and sexual violence recently presented its findings along with seven specific recommendations to the Board of Regents at its bi-monthly m...
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UC Regents Finish Up Summer with Finances, Appointments, Task Forces

The Regents of the University of California held their last meeting of the summer at the UCSF Mission Bay Community Center last Wednesday and Thursday, where they appointed a new UC Irvine chancellor,...
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