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Surfers Join Hands Against Pollution

Over 100 people paddled out into the Pacific Ocean on Saturday, forming a large circle in support of the Surfrider Foundation and its goal to reduce coastal pollution.
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Locals To Paddle Out to Promote Cleaner Oceans

The Santa Barbara Surfrider Foundation is calling on community members to grab their boats, boards - anything that floats - and head out into the ocean this Saturday in an effort to combat coastal pol...
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Conquest Faces Legal Troubles in L.A.

Conquest Student Housing, the same business that attracted protests last year when it evicted several low-income families in Isla Vista, has become the center of controversy once again, this time in L...
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Gauchos Bus, Bike, Board to Get Around

Freshmen, get used to the word "travel." Over 14,000 bikes call UCSB home and a vast array of skateboards in varying shapes and sizes can be seen cruising the sidewalks. Even the occasional inline ska...
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Project To Fund SB Wildlife Preservation

Threatened species of plants and birds near the Coal Oil Point Reserve may soon recover from their damaged habitats with the help of a few recent monetary grants to local restoration efforts.
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CHP Arrests Local for Drug-Related Accident

After colliding with two UCSB students and another passenger near Isla Vista, a 20-year-old Goleta native was charged with felony DUI on Tuesday night, after police alleged that the driver had driven ...
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SB Council Reviews Ban on Styrofoam, Plastic Bags

That question at the checkout line, "Paper or plastic?" may soon become a thing of the past, due to a possible ban in Santa Barbara of grocery store plastic bags and styrofoam containers for prepared ...
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Santa Barbara Cashes In on Blockbusters

Big names like Quentin Tarantino and Johnny Depp have called Santa Barbara County home periodically over this past year, sending a few extra dollars to float around the county - $46 million to be exac...
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Sheriff Brown Wants Crowded Inmates Off Floor, in Jail Beds

The stress on Santa Barbara County jails over the past decade has almost busted the concrete foundations on which the nearly impenetrable fortresses rest.
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Anniversary Bash Celebrates Santa Barbara’s History

It was a fiesta more than 200 years in the making, one at which Santa Barbara families and community members joined together to throw a birthday party in honor of their town's Founding Day.
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UCSB Alum Develops Ridesharing Site

With the help of Facebook, a former Isla Vista activist and politician has developed a new website geared toward increasing the popularity of carpooling and revolutionizing the way college students tr...
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‘It Affects Me’ Rally Concludes Week of Anti-Rape Education

Today is the last day students will be handing out those bright blue "It Affects Me" shirts, as the annual campaign against sexual violence draws to a close today after a weeklong run.
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Cyclists Cruise Through I.V. Bike Race

Hundreds of professional and wannabe cyclists burned up the asphalt around Isla Vista's Embarcadero Loop this Saturday, furiously zipping through the town's main way in search of first place and some ...
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Supervisors To Compete in Bike Race

Isla Vista residents have one day left to dust off their long lost bike helmets and grease those rusty chains - the second annual Island View Bike race is rolling through town tomorrow.
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Board Examines Drug Issues, Chumash Expansion

Methamphetamines and casinos were back on the agenda in yesterday's County Board of Supervisors meeting.
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