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SB County Seeks To Improve Disaster Preparedness

In the wake of the Jan. 9 mudslide that devastated Monetico neighborhoods, Santa Barbara County has unveiled new disaster preparedness policies to improve communication between the county and citizens...
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Land Ordinance Limits Marijuana Sales in I.V., UC Students Opposed

The Santa Barbara County Planning Commission passed a Cannabis Land Use Ordinance on Tuesday that creates a 750-foot buffer zone between medical marijuana dispensaries and areas with schools or daycar...
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Student Fees May Spike With UCen Remodel

Associated Students President Hieu Le proposed a plan to complete an expansion project of A.S. and the University Center, according to a resolution that was tabled indefinitely on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
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Affected by Disaster, Professors Took Action

The year 2017 ended with the Thomas Fire ravaging the hills of the Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. The new year began with fatal mudslides that claimed 21 lives, devastated over 100 homes and forc...
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Beaches in Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria Remain Closed Due to Contamination from Runoff

Goleta Beach has remained closed after ocean samples tested positive for high levels of coliform and enterococcus caused by runoff from recent storms.
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Winter Storm Flooding Prompts More Evacuations in Santa Barbara County

The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management issued the mandatory evacuation orders for unincorporated parts of Santa Barbara County, Montecito, Summerland and Carpinteria on Jan. 7.
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Vista Point: Freebies and To-Dos This Week

From tenants rights workshops to a ministry adventure to Knapp's Castle, Vista Point has all of your events in Isla Vista for the week.
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Portola Dining Commons To Open in September

After a two-year-long construction project, the new Portola Dining Commons will be open and ready for students by Move-In Weekend at the end of September.
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A.S. Resolution Denounces White Supremacism in Response to Charlottesville Protests

The Associated Student Senate unanimously passed a resolution through email Wednesday denouncing the white supremacism last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia and standing with the university in its...
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UCSB BSU Organizes ‘Drop the Charges’ Protest in Response to Arrest of 5 Black Students

Viranda Woodard, programming director for UCSB BSU, said several BSU executives across the UC collaborated to organize the protest, with other campuses standing in solidarity with UC Merced.
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Regents Appoint UC Santa Barbara Alumnus as Board Chair

UC Regents have elected UC Santa Barbara alumni George Kieffer chair of the board, and appointed UCLA undergraduate Rafael “Rafi” Sands as student advisor, a new position introduced this year.
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An Arm and a Leg for a Cap and a Gown

Along with the $79.99 purchase of commencement regalia from the UCen Bookstore, which includes the graduation stole, tassel, cap and gown, the increased demand for lodging inflates the prices of hotel...
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A.S. UCSB Senators Sworn In for 2017-18 Term

With heightened emotions, the 67th Associated Students Senate conducted their last meeting and the newly elected senators conducted their first meeting after being sworn in as the 68th.
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What’s Become of I.V.? Local Business Owners Serve it Up

Three long time business owners discuss the positive changes in the community they have seen since the tragic events of May 23rd
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Regents Promise Transparency After Audit Uproar

The UC Board of Regents announced Thursday that they would strive to increase clarity between the administration and students.
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