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New vision for Isla Vista needs political courage

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on New vision for Isla Vista needs political courage

We went to Goleta’s State of the City luncheon on May 14 and discovered a city in denial. That’s partly because a decade after cityhood, Goleta has not found a winning formula for revitalizing its Old Town shopping district. New food shops and a sprinkling of sidewalk improvements, heavily touted at the event, simply will Read More →

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One year later, Isla Vista faces murky future over safety

By   /  Friday, May 22nd, 2015  /  Latest news, Top Stories  /  Comments Off on One year later, Isla Vista faces murky future over safety

  A year after the murder of six UC Santa Barbara students shook the beachside community of Isla Vista, residents grapple with public safety issues while a bill providing the community of 20,000 with a quasi-independent governing body sits in the California state legislature. Just about 2 square miles wide and situated alongside the UCSB Read More →

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Editorial: Tuition hike won’t end calls for reform at UC

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: Tuition hike won’t end calls for reform at UC

A not-so-stealthy issue in the debate over the University of California’s proposed tuition hikes is the growing economic gap between the system’s 10 campuses and the communities they serve.

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Editorial: Area legislators step up after Isla Vista tragedy

By   /  Friday, October 3rd, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  1 Comment

The Isla Vista rampage happened four months ago, but legislators from the Central Coast have not let the issue fade away. On Sept. 30, Gov. Jerry Brown signed two new laws that, when they take effect early next year, will strengthen public protection from violent episodes like the Elliot Rodger killing spree that claimed seven Read More →

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Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

By   /  Tuesday, September 30th, 2014  /  East Ventura County, Law, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Governor signs gun bills introduced after Isla Vista mass shooting

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed into law a swath of new gun-control bills introduced in the wake of a mass shooting near UC Santa Barbara.

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Officials discuss gun laws proposed in wake of Isla Vista tragedy

By   /  Monday, July 7th, 2014  /  Law, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  1 Comment

In the wake of the May 23 mass murder in Isla Vista, a coalition of public officials has formed to support a set of state and federal gun-control proposals designed to fill “gaps” in the way firearms laws and the mental health system mesh.

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Williams: Green jobs key to Central Coast economy

By   /  Monday, May 21st, 2012  /  Green Coast, Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Williams: Green jobs key to Central Coast economy

The Central Coast has the potential to be a green-jobs leader, but the public sector must provide supportive policies. That was the view from 35th District Assembly Member Das Williams, D-Santa Barbara, who hosted the second annual Green Jobs Summit at Ventura City Hall on May 19. Government needs to “send the right signals,” he Read More →

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