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Dubroff: Isla Vista study takes a first crack at changing community culture

By   /  Friday, November 21st, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: Isla Vista study takes a first crack at changing community culture

Nearly six months after the tragic killings that left seven people dead in Isla Vista, UC Santa Barbara has taken the initial, tentative steps toward re-examining how to better integrate the off-campus community into the rest of the South Coast.

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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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Op/ed: Our work to prevent gun violence is just beginning

By   /  Friday, June 27th, 2014  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  2 Comments

It has been just over a month since the tragedy in Isla Vista. The news camera crews are gone. The daily media coverage has waned. But we can’t let the urgent sense that more must be done to prevent gun violence leave us.

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Op/ed: Providing law enforcement with the tools to fight gun violence

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Latest news  /  1 Comment

I am committed to working on legislation in Washington that will help us address some of the current systematic failings and provide law enforcement more tools in the toolbox to help prevent future tragedies.

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Letter: UCSB should take leadership role in Isla Vista

By   /  Friday, June 6th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: UCSB should take leadership role in Isla Vista

Dear editor: As you mention in your May 30 column, Isla Vista is a unique situation. It is a very dense, student-dominated (and therefore non-permanent) population that is fairly effectively cut off from outside influences. I think, at the end of the day, UC Santa Barbara has to be the entity to step in. The Read More →

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