SB County Young Republicans, Organization Officials Speak on Iran Nuclear Deal


Santa Barbara County Young Republicans held a roundtable briefing and a luncheon on Sunday at the Montecito Country Club to discuss criticisms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, followed by a rally at Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens.

Capps Brings Back Act to Prevent Gun Violence

Lois Capps

Representative for the 24th District of California Congresswoman Lois Capps reintroduced the Protecting Domestic Violence and Stalking Victims Act (H.R. 2216) to the House of Representatives Thursday to block access to guns for those convicted of domestic violence or stalking.

Capps Introduces Bill Against Offshore Fracking

Lois Capps

Santa Barbara Congresswoman Lois Capps introduced the Offshore Fracking Transparency and Review Act of 2015 to the U.S. House of Representatives last Friday to temporarily halt offshore hydraulic fracturing and acid well stimulation treatment along the West coast until further environmental analysis is completed.

Lois Capps To Retire in 2016

24th District Congresswoman announced yesterday that she will not re-run in next election

Former Candidate Sues Lois Capps

Congresswoman Lois Capps. Courtesy of

Former congressional candidate Chris Mitchum filed a lawsuit against Congresswoman Lois Capps on Feb. 17 for defamation, claiming that her campaign advertisements took his comments from a 2012 interview with Cal Poly TV out of context and ultimately cost him the election.

Event Honors Michael D. Young

Michael Young. Photo Courtesy of UCSB Public Affairs

A retirement reception for Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Young was held Friday in Corwin Pavilion to honor and celebrate his 25-year career with the Student Affairs Division.

Obama’s State of the Union Touches on Local Issues

President Barack Obama takes his place in front of Congress for his 2015 State of the Union address as Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner. Photo courtesy of the White House

President Barack Obama delivered his second-to-last State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress last night and touched on the economy, defense, education, tax reform and energy.

UCSB Receives Grant for Mental Health Services

C.A.P.S. plans to temporarily hire more staff members and Student Affairs proposes to expand physical space for mental health services. Alex Nagase/Daily Nexus

Congresswoman Lois Capps announced that the university will receive a federal grant of roughly half a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education (D.O.E.) to fund mental health services to address the increased need for counseling following the shooting in Isla Vista last spring.

Volunteers Bring Showers to Homeless

Volunteers from several Goleta and Isla Vista churches and the Interfaith Initiative of Santa Barbara County offered free showers and fresh clothes to homeless locals at the Christ Lutheran Church in Goleta yesterday.

Democratic Politician Narrowly Wins Election

Incumbent Lois Capps, D-Santa Barbara, won yesterday’s midterm election for the seat as California’s 24th Congressional District representative, beating out Republican challenger Chris Mitchum by approximately a three-point margin.