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Isla Vista tragedy shows the dark side of paradise

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Isla Vista tragedy shows the dark side of paradise

The densely packed student community has been rocked by two high-profile gang rapes, drunken riots quelled with tear gas and, on May 23, a bloody killing rampage that killed six innocent people and injured 13 others.

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Isla Vista shooting spree reignites gun control debate

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  South Coast, Top Stories  /  1 Comment

Questions about guns and the ease with which mentally ill people can obtain them have been thrust into the center of the debate about what caused Friday night’s massacre in Isla Vista.

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In the line of fire: IV Deli owners vow to ‘be strong’ after tragedy

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on In the line of fire: IV Deli owners vow to ‘be strong’ after tragedy

“As much as our hearts are broken, it’s time to move on and be strong,” said store owner Sam Hassan. “If you fall down, just get up, lick your wounds and keep going. That’s how you defeat the evil of what happened here.”

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Editorial: How the UCSB massacre triggered a women’s uprising

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: How the UCSB massacre triggered a women’s uprising

The Isla Vista shooting spree has prompted a worldwide outpouring of support on social media for a new women’s rights initiative.

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Violence underscores the need to bring Isla Vista in from the cold

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Columns, Opinion  /  1 Comment

Henry Dubroff

Violent sexual assaults, street riots and now this tragedy mean that Isla Vista will increasingly be viewed as a place that is unsafe for parents to send their children, especially young women.

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Gun shops say they followed the rules, don’t deserve blame

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Small Business, South Coast, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Gun shops say they followed the rules, don’t deserve blame

At Goleta Valley Gun and Supply, the phone has been ringing constantly since early on May 24. Reporters from across the country, all fishing for a quote. The occasional anti-gun activist expressing disgust. That was the Saturday morning the world woke up to learn that a mentally deranged gunman in Isla Vista had shot and Read More →

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Letter: Finding a place for reflection after UCSB tragedy

By   /  Friday, May 30th, 2014  /  Letters to the Editor, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Letter: Finding a place for reflection after UCSB tragedy

Perhaps the Santa Barbara area should think about creating such a space as a memorial to those who have died in this tragic event.

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