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Students Condemn UC and Chancellor Yang’s Involvement in Thirty Meter Telescope, Express Support for Native Hawaiians

Yang is the chair of the telescope's board of governors, a position he has held since 2007.
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Two Women Report Incidents of Fondling at Portola

The suspect is approximately 6 feet tall, has a “thinner build,” brown hair and was wearing a blue jacket at the time of the second incident. 
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Lawmakers Introduce New Bill To Make College Free and Eliminate all Student Debt

To make tuition free, the act would provide $47 billion per year — 67% of which would be covered by the federal government and 33% by the states — to universities.
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Driver Suspected Of Friday Night DP Property Damage Turns Himself In

Guy was booked on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism. He is still in custody as of 10 a.m. Monday.
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Driver Damages Four Cars, House on 67 Block of Del Playa Drive

Police officers found the car abandoned by the corner of Camino Pescadero and El Greco Road around 9:50 p.m.
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Water Rescue Called In For Drunk Rafters, Aborted Shortly After Group Tows Themselves In

The individuals had been out in the ocean for approximately fifteen minutes before the water rescue was called in.
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UC Regents Elect Former State Politician as New Chair

Prior to assuming the role of board chair, Pérez worked as a regent after being appointed to the position in 2014 by former California Gov. Jerry Brown.
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New Initiative Aims To Address Basic Needs and College Affordability through Marijuana Cultivation Tax

UCSB students have rallied behind a new initiative calling for the redirection of a year-old cultivation tax, asking that the money collected from the tax be used to address college affordability.
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7.1 Earthquake Strikes Southern California, Second Large Quake in Two Days

Santa Barbara County “initiated earthquake protocol and all stations report no damage,” SBC Fire Spokesperson Mike Eliason tweeted out. 
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UCSB Teaching Assistant Under Fire From Colleagues, Students for Transphobic Tweets

The Twitter account, which features the T.A.'s photograph and name, contains hundreds of tweets and retweets espousing transphobic views.
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CSD Discusses Possibility of Bookmobile, Library Branch in I.V.

The discussion stems from a larger public assessment of library needs the Goleta Valley Library is currently conducting.
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UC Gains $4 Million in Funding for Summer Financial Aid

Students who qualify can use the additional aid beginning this Summer Session A. 
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Campus Point 2.0: New Coffee Shop to Replace Coffee Collab

Nelson’s vision for Campus Point Coffee is simple: He wants Isla Vistans to use the space as a place to come together.
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Two MCC Bathrooms To be Converted To All-Gender

Gary Lawrence, director of the University Center, said he hopes to have the signs installed by July 15. 
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iV Menus Owner Trial Postponed To December

December will mark two years since Galoustian was first arrested in I.V. on three felony charges of rape. 
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