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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 br...
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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.
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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 ...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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