Tuesday, September 26th 2017

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...

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...