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Recent Data Shows Decrease in Santa Barbara Crime from 2017

In the past two years, the overall crime rate has been at a steady decline.
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AFSCME Announces Strike Over Outsourcing, Unfair Labor Practices

AFSCME 3299 announced that it is preparing for a single-day unfair labor practice strike on May 16.
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Spike In April Arrests Due to Deltopia

More students were arrested in Isla Vista and on the UC Santa Barbara campus in April than in any of the past six months.
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Bike Committee Opposition Does Not Change SRB Design Plans

The board voted 11-2 to move forward without bike parking.
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UCSB’s Library Awakens to New $12,000 Nap Pods

The pods are expected to be located in front of the Transfer Student Center on the first floor of Davidson Library.
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Former Officer Sues UCPD, Alleges Racism, Misconduct and Conspiracy Throughout Department

This marks the third lawsuit filed by an officer against the UCPD during the 2018-2019 school year.
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Stalking, Extortion Scams Targeting International Students, UCPD Reports

The first report was received by the department on April 30.
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UCPD Officer Sues former Chief of Police, Alleges “Favoritism” Within the Department

The officer, Mark Signa, has been with the UCPD since 1990. He currently works as a lieutenant within the department.  
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UCPD Officers Sue UCPD Members for Alleged Mistreatment After Reporting Sergeant

Two UCSB police officers filed a suit against several members of the UC Police Department and the UC Regents in March 2019.
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UCSB Signs Onto OA2020 Initiative in Push for Open Access Publishing

The OA2020 Expression of Interest was signed about a week after the UC terminated its subscription with the Dutch information and analytics company Elsevier.
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UCSB’s Chapter of Lean On Me Launches Student-Run Emotional Support Hotline

Rushali Kothari heard about Lean On Me from a friend at another university and decided to bring the organization to UCSB.
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A.S. Senate Supports Bike Committee Demands for More SRB Bike Parking

On Wednesday, A.S. passed a resolution through email vote supporting the Bike Committee’s demands for greater bicycle safety at the SRB.
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Students in 2003 Voted for “Free” Night and Weekend Parking. Sixteen Years Later, Where Is It?

With these permits, students can park in selected spots on campus Monday through Friday between 5 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., and all day Saturday and Sunday.
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Cajé Unveils Eco-Friendly Location in Downtown Santa Barbara

Cajé opened a second location in downtown Santa Barbara this past weekend.
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SBMTD to Increase Frequency of UCSB Shuttle Amid Route Changes

The change comes as part of a series of adjustments to the bus routes in Santa Barbara and Goleta to improve the timing and efficiency of routes.
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