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Famous Actor Gives Generous Donation to College

UCSB alum and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Douglas donated $500,000 to the College of Letters and Science as part of a $1 million endowment establishing the Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts cha...
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Adam Sandler Entertains, Opens up to Students at Film Screening

Campbell Hall was filled to capacity last night for an advanced screening of Adam Sandler’s latest comedy, “That’s My Boy,” followed by a Q&A with comedian and co-star Nick Swardson. The s...
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Police Respond to Bomb Scare, Sexual Assault Attempt in I.V.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to reports of an attempted sexual assault of a female early Tuesday morning and an unrelated bomb scare in the neighboring area short...
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Newborns Help Boost Population of Local Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo welcomed two pairs of babies in the past three months to its golden lion tamarin and meerkat exhibits. The endangered tamarin species — named for their golden coats and “lion...
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Local Publication Throws Funky Music Fiesta

UCSB’s WORD magazine will host its first annual “WORDSTOCK Music Festival” this Sunday, featuring a lineup of local bands and Los Angeles-based DJs. The event will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m...
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City To Add Electric Vehicle Outlets to Local Lots

The Santa Barbara City Council voted Tuesday afternoon to install six modern electric vehicle charging stations in three downtown parking structures for vehicles including the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Vo...
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Farr Discusses Students’ Concerns

Third District Supervisor Doreen Farr held an open meeting with UCSB students Tuesday afternoon to discuss her role in Isla Vista redevelopment and other local issues. The 3rd District Supervisor met ...
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Author Pens Book About Life, Love in I.V.

UCSB alumnus Kyle Rutkin is a 27 year-old author from San Francisco who has written four books as well as a rap parody, “Pussywhipped,” which asserts that “of course Bride Wars is a motherfuckin...
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Activists Reveal Inmate Rights Issues

Local advocacy group Families ACT! and several community members gathered for a press conference yesterday outside the Santa Barbara County Jail to address the growing issue of inmates receiving inade...
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Police Book Conman on Burglary Charges

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested 21 year-old Arkansas resident Mathew Brian Hensley on Wednesday morning for his alleged involvement in a recent string of Goleta burglaries. The SBC...
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Locals Protest Passage of NDAA

Protesters gathered at Santa Barbara’s De la Guerra on Tuesday afternoon to testify before the Santa Barbara City Council in opposition to the controversial National Defense Authorization Act. Presi...
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Bird Deaths Prompt Investigation

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is investigating a series of attacks against wild pelicans that have taken place over the past month. The organization’s rehabilitative specialists examined s...
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Cops Apprehend Student Suspected of Firebombing

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. arrested 23-year-old UCSB senior Keith Keiper in connection with the Molotov cocktail attack on the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station on New Year’s Day. Keipe...
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Police Confront Budget Constraints

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol station at 6504 Trigo Rd. has closed its doors temporarily and is seeking volunteers to work as desk clerks while the office’s usual attendant is unavailable. While IVFP d...
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Police Department Institutes Free Emergency Alert System

The Santa Barbara Police Department has implemented an emergency notification service that provides local residents with free, real-time updates about local news via email and text message. The servic...
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