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You’re Paying for the View

With a beautiful view of the ocean, sunny weather and a campus within walking distance, it is no surprise that thousands of UCSB students crowd into Isla Vista each year like clowns into a circus car....
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Billion Dollar Building Plan

UCSB is currently in the middle of a $1 billion capital program to construct new buildings and revamp infrastructure.
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Siesta, Fiesta and Flying Tomatoes

I never guessed that coming to Spain meant I would learn more sign language than Spanish.
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Mine Shafts Below UCSB

Long before professors and administrators dined on Thai chicken in the Faculty Club or drama majors performed in Hatlen Theater, the land these facilities now stand on was once home to Goleta's very o...
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Serving With the Surfriders

0500 hours: The lights of the first platoon barracks illuminate the room, still dark from the past evening. Cadets struggle to come to their senses because it is only 20 minutes until first formation ...
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Hot Fuzz, Cold Beers and Open Containers

The anticipation is palpable in the Isla Vista Foot Patrol office as more and more officers file into the room.
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Universities Get Schooled by Rising Dropout Rates

In response to the rising high dropout rate plaguing many California high schools, the California Dropout Research Project, founded at UCSB's Gevirtz Graduate School in December 2006, will investigate...
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So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, My Friends

Yes. I do know the sex columnist. Yes. She is qualified.
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A Not-so-Simple Plan

Isla Vista is nearing a period of unparalleled growth and development that promises to change the face of this beachside community for years to come.
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Methamphetamine Ravages SB County

Methamphetamine has cooked in Santa Barbara County drug laboratories for decades, yet its current prevalence trumps even the days when Andy Warhol's cohort Edie Sedgwick made her meth-fueled romps thr...
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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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Tour de Fatality


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Home sweet home redefined

At any given moment in Isla Vista, thousands of students jostle their keys to apartments owned by one of several dozen landlords.
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Dropping the Bomb

Despite increases in facility security and program redevelopment, the University of California-managed Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently facing several threats to its funding and longevity f...
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