Pappas To Run for Supervisor Again

Steve Pappas, a defeated 2008 Third District Supervisor candidate, announced on Dec. 28 that he would once again be challenging incumbent Doreen Farr for her seat in the upcoming 2012 election. After losing to Farr in 2008 by a slim margin, Pappas challenged the legitimacy of Farr’s election in Santa Barbara Superior Court, claiming improper […]

FBI Investigates Repeat Arson Attempts on IVFP

An unknown suspect threw a combustible device comparable to a Molotov cocktail at the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station shortly before midnight on New Year’s Day, the second attack on the building in less than two months. The arson attempt, which resulted in insignificant structural damage, showed various similarities to last year’s Nov. 15 incident […]

Occupy SB Creates Community Ties

The Occupy Santa Barbara movement, centered in De La Guerra Plaza, continues to sustain its efforts after more than 50 days since its first demonstration. Occupy SB plans to hold additional marches and rallies in the coming months while similar movements throughout the country remain actively protesting corporate corruption and the country’s growing socioeconomic disparity. […]

Police Investigate Additional Vandalism

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. detectives found several defaced surfaces at UCSB’s Snidecor Hall that contained graffiti referencing last week’s arson attack on the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station. An unknown suspect threw two Molotov cocktails at the police substation on Trigo Road last Tuesday, damaging its “Operation Medicine Cabinet” drop box and the building […]

IVFP Endures Arson Attack

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Dept. is conducting an investigation into an arson attempt on the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station late Tuesday night. At around 7:45 p.m., an unidentified suspect dressed in black threw two Molotov cocktails toward the facility on the 6500 block of Trigo Road and immediately fled the scene. One fire […]

Farr To Host Open Forum For I.V. Locals

Santa Barbara County 3rd District Supervisor Doreen Farr will hold her monthly office hours at Coffee Collaborative on Pardall Road tomorrow to discuss local concerns with Isla Vista residents. Farr won her seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors in 2009 and has also served as the 2nd District Planning Commissioner and a Goleta City […]

UCSB Alumna Wins Seat on SB City Council

Cathy Murillo, Randy Rowse and Dale Francisco will take the three open seats on the Santa Barbara City Council, according to semi-official results from the city clerk’s office. As of press time on Tuesday afternoon, Francisco led the election with 15.86 percent of votes, followed by Murillo with 15.77 percent and Rowse with 15.40 percent. […]

Community To Gather, Honor Student Leader

The Santa Barbara County Jasmine’s Alternative Music School is hosting a benefit concert tonight at SOhO to provide free music lessons and instruments to youths. The event features five local bands and will donate proceeds to the Sergio Romero Scholarship Fund. Romero — a sophomore at San Marcos High School and student at JAMS — […]

Campaigns Conclude As Hopefuls Await Results

The Santa Barbara City Clerk’s Office received approximately 15,083 ballots for the Santa Barbara City Council election as of press time on Monday afternoon. Ten candidates are vying for three open seats on this year’s ballot in the city’s second mail-in-only format vote. The results thus far represent roughly 34 percent of Santa Barbara’s estimated […]

County Stops Commercial Weed Trade

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved a ban on all medical marijuana dispensaries in the county at its Tuesday meeting after months of deliberation and failed alternate proposals. The board voted 4-1 to prohibit storefronts in unincorporated areas of the county after placing a temporary moratorium on local dispensaries in January 2010. The […]