Pollock Theater To Host Series of Movie Screenings

The Pollock Theater will launch its “Script to Screen” series through screenings of the movies Dead Poets Society and 10 Things I Hate About You, which will be followed by Q&A sessions with the respective screenwriters. Both events will be held at 7 p.m. and will be split between two dates, with a showing of […]

Local Deli Promotes Sustainable Living for Environmental Cause

Santa Barbara County’s Back Door Deli is hosting a free Food Day celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today on 315 Camino Del Remedio. The event is part of a national campaign on healthy eating and sustainable agriculture funded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The effort seeks to combat obesity […]

Bike Moves Puts New Spin on Cyclists’ Rides Through SB

Cyclists of all ages will gather next Thursday for Bike Moves, where community members dress according to a theme and ride a short route around downtown Santa Barbara on the first Thursday of each month. The event sports a different theme each month and begins at 7:30 p.m. at Plaza de Vera Cruz, located off […]

Funding From Local Residents Keeps Art Community Thriving

According to a study by the national organization Americans for the Arts, Santa Barbara is a top economic player in the arts realm with local arts programs and audiences spending $46 million more than similar programs in comparable cities nationwide. The study examined contributions to artistic and cultural nonprofit groups in 182 communities nationwide to […]

Scammers Employ ‘Straw Students’ for Federal Aid Scam at Community Colleges

Federal officials are moving to prosecute 21 suspects responsible for a statewide financial aid scam that took a total of $770,000 out of Santa Barbara City College and 14 other community and online colleges. Of the 21 suspects in custody, two have been identified as leaders that planned, participated and recruited others to join the […]

Asst. Dean of Students Prepares for ‘Last Lecture’ Sequel

The Associated Students Academic Affairs Board will feature Assistant Dean of Students Don Lubach in the second installment of the Last Lecture Series tonight at 8 p.m. in the Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall. The Last Lecture Series hosts student-nominated professors to contemplate death and the important matters in life given a scenario in which they […]

MCAT To Test Social Judgment

The Medical College Admission Test plans to change its format to include additional social science sections, effec- tive in 2015, that aim to single out well- rounded students who will make patient- conscious doctors. The new social and behavioral scienc- es section will gauge candidates’ abilities to understand the psycho-social and bio- logical basis of […]

Santa Catalina Resident Faces Multiple Theft Charges

Santa Catalina Residence Hall tenant and first-year student Richard Vu was arrested Sunday night and charged with two counts of petty theft and one count of possession of stolen property. The UCSB Police Department responded to a call on Sunday night at around 9:30 p.m. from Santa Catalina residents Catherine Binford, a first-year undeclared major, […]

Ecologists Debate Impact of New Bill’s Restrictions on Otter Habitats


California’s 24th District Representative Elton Gallegly recently introduced the “Military Readiness and Southern Sea Otter Conservation Act” that aims to preserve Southern California’s “No Otter Zone.” The zone prohibits the animals from venturing south of Point Conception near Santa Barbara and interfering with naval activities. The bill, HR 4043, has come under fire by some […]

Local Festival To Celebrate Traditions in Jewish Culture

UCSB’s Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and Chabad Student Center will host “Shabbat 360” this Friday, bringing local Jewish community members and friends together to celebrate the traditional weekly day of rest. Shabbat marks the seventh holy day of the Jewish week — a day of “rest” traditionally lasting from sundown on Friday to sundown on […]