Sunday, May 19th 2019

Fossil Fuel Industries Fund Midterm Election Campaigns, Dealing Critical Blow to Environmental Protections

Gilberto Flores National Beat Reporter With the results of the Nov. 4 midterm elections, Republicans hold a majority of seats in the US Senate, meaning the...

Isla Vista Remembers Fallen Gauchos with Memorial Paddle Out

Lexi Weyrick Staff Writer Photos by Lorenzo Basilio, Staff Photographer Thousands of Isla Vista community members took to the water on Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 p.m....

Environmentally-conscious Santa Barbara Perseveres in Earth Day 2014

Andrea Vallone Staff Writer Forty-five years ago, in the winter of 1969, Santa Barbara’s coastline was devastated by a massive oil spill resulting from a malfunction...

Lake Cachuma Sits at Below 40 Percent Capacity, Affects Santa Barbara County Communities

Julia Frazer Staff Writer Lake Cachuma, an artificial lake located in the Santa Ynez Valley of central Santa Barbara County, is sitting at approximately 38 percent....

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District Announces Upcoming Changes

Elisa Lee University of California, Santa Barbara students and Santa Barbara residents attended the Public Transit Forum on Thursday, April 3, in Isla Vista Theater...

Offshore Fracking Dumps Dangerous Waste off the California Coast

Julia Frazer Staff Writer The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation organization, filed a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to...

Potential Mining Acidization Raises Environmental Concern for UCSB Coast

By Giuseppe Ricapito Isla Vista Beat Reporter The Environmental Defense Center, a local nonprofit corporation, released an investigative report on Tuesday, Feb. 11, alleging that Venoco,...

The Wheels on the Buses Keep on Turning

Giuseppe Ricapito IV Beat Reporter Photo by Magali Gauthier, Photo Editor The buses will continue to run — for now. Gov. Jerry Brown signed roundabout legislation —...

Santa Barbara City Council Bans Plastic Bags

Cheyenne Ziermann In an effort to promote the use of reusable shopping bags in order to benefit the environment, the Santa Barbara City Council passed...

CAUSE Rallies in Support of Immigration Reform

Travis Taborek Photos by Travis Taborek In light of recent calls by the Democratic Party for immigration reform, a Santa Barbara-based non-profit grassroots organization known as...