Forty years ago, a mob of students stormed the Bank of America building.

On the night of Feb. 25, 1970, second-year student Greg Desilet grabbed his camera from his apartment on El Nido Lane and joined the crowds swarming the streets of Isla Vista.

40 Years Later

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Santa Barbara to Reevaluate Local Booze Ban

The ordinance banning alcohol from Isla Vista’s beaches will be up for debate again next week.

County Aids Low-Income Community

Santa Barbara County’s efforts to curb homelessness will receive some much-needed assistance thanks to this year’s federal stimulus package.

Pardall Parking To Expand

With construction on Pardall Road wrapping up, the Santa Barbara County Redevelopment Agency is turning to new improvement projects for UCSB’s beachside community.

Fire Slows, Residents Go Home

Lower temperatures and calmer conditions this weekend gave firefighters battling the Jesusita Fire a much-needed advantage after the city fire chief told reporters Friday that “last night, all hell broke loose.”

UPDATED: Fire Torches Houses, Forces Out Thousands

5/06/09 8:26 p.m.

UPDATE: The Governor has declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara Burns Again

Flames broke out in San Roque Canyon at 1:45 p.m. this afternoon and have since burned over 150 acres of the hills above Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara County Director of Emergency has declared the blaze – which has been dubbed the Jesusita Fire- a local emergency.

Supervisors Look to Ban Alcohol From I.V. Beaches

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to ban alcohol from Isla Vista’s beach.

Officials To Debate Floatopia-Related Ordinance

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will decide Tuesday whether to ban alcohol from Isla Vista’s beach.

County Looks to Drown Floatopia

In what appears to be a direct response to Floatopia, county officials are currently drafting an emergency ordinance to curb the beachside party.

County Approves First Wind Farm Electricity

Santa Barbara County will be among the growing number of communities relying on wind energy come next year with the completion of a planned wind farm in Lompoc.

Floatopia Threatens Environment

Five days after Isla Vista’s largest beach party to date, the community is still contending with the environmental impact of Floatopia.

UCSB Grieves Over Death of Student

Sean Feliciano, a 20-year-old student and member of Sigma Pi fraternity, died in Isla Vista last Tuesday.

U.S. Funds May Benefit SB

With President Barack Obama’s $787 billion Economic Recovery Package signed into law, local officials are scrambling to cash in.