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Thursday, July 16th 2020

Isla Vista Community Responds to Tragedy with Extraordinary Acts of Memoriam and Sorrow

Giuseppe Ricapito Isla Vista Beat Reporter Photos by Lorenzo Basilio and Mark Brocher, Staff Photographers In the wake of the Isla Vista killing spree, which claimed the...

Welcome to Isla Vista

The Bottom Line Staff Report Year after year, only one aspect of the University of California, Santa Barbara experience remains the same. And it’s more...

Jill Hall Teaches Dog Training at Bark Park

Jessica Reincke Isla Vista’s new dog park “Bark Park” opened last October and has been an amazing resource to local dog owners and their pups....

Meet Kavi Alexander: Isla Vista’s Resident Musical Pioneer

Madeleine Lee Staff Reporter “Young lady, what are you doing reading Playboy?” To that, I have no response. But for Kavi Alexander, a self-professed vigilante of hippie...

Both Bikes and Smiles are Built at the IV Community Bike Center

Victoria Penate Staff Writer The Isla Vista Community Bike Center presents a new approach to business ownership, endearing many through innovative practices and community-oriented programs. While the...

Yerba Mate, an Essential Item for UCSB Students

Madison Hallam Staff Writer Yerba. The Yerb. Mate. Whatever you call it, the product is the same: a drink made from the natural leaves of rainforest...

Poke Battle: Survival of the Fishiest

Joanne Rhee Web Editor About a year and a half ago, Isla Vista saw a boom in the boba business. Isla Vistans rejoiced at the thought...

A Guide to Boba in Isla Vista

Victoria Penate Features Editor When looking at Isla Vista, just a square mile in area, one fortunate, beautiful thing that stands out about this town is...

Biko, Then and Now

Monica Itxy Quintanilla On the first half of the 6600 block of Sueno lies a two-story, Tuscan orange student housing co-op with the name “BIKO”...

Meet Sophie Xu, The Businesswoman Behind Your Favorite Local Asian Restaurants

Sheila Tran Senior Copy Editor If you’re a fan of Asian food in Isla Vista and Goleta, chances are you’ve seen Sophie Xu one way or...