Saturday, December 7th 2019

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...

Gov. Brown Campaigns to Reform Proposition 65 to Improve Protection From Harmful Chemicals

Julian Moore National Beat Reporter Photo by Kelsey Gripenstraw Gov. Jerry Brown has launched a last-ditch campaign to renovate California’s environmentally forward Proposition 65. With just a...

Santa Barbara Gang Injunction Provokes Protests, City Council Continues Discussion

Cheyenne Johnson Staff Writer Concerned community members filled the Santa Barbara City Council meeting on May 14 to protest the SB Gang Injunction, a referendum that...

May Revision of CA State Budget Increases Fund for UC System

Anis Vijay Modi Staff Writer A revised version of January’s state budget was unveiled last week by the office of Gov. Edmund G. Brown. Despite tightening...

Local Golf Course to be Returned to Natural State, UCSB and TPL Join Forces

Patrick Sheehan Staff Writer Photo by John Clow In the 1960s, developers filled the wetlands of the Devereux Slough with topsoil to build a golf course. A...

Shabbat Celebration Brings Community Together With Traditional Food and Rituals

Marissa Perez Staff Writer Photo by Marissa Perez Following last year's packed Shabbat 360, University of California, Santa Barbara's own local Chabad house hosted an even more...

Fracking up the Environment: Organization Urges Public to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing in California

Kyle Skinner Staff Writer Photo by Kyle Skinner The Santa Barbara Public Library hosted an information session on hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as "fracking," put on by...

Use of Old Oil Production Pipeline in Goleta Up For Debate

Josh Goodmacher Staff Writer A public scoping hearing took place last Wednesday, April 3, when citizens came to present their concerns and to suggest what an...

Regents Approve to Continue $60 Surcharge for Past Lawsuits

The University of California Board of Regents voted today to continue charging all UC students a $60 surcharge each year in order to pay...