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  1. The Goodland and PotRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Santa Barbara Independent

    The mic-drop moment at a hearing about cannabis regulation on Monday night at Goleta City Council Chambers came when well-known community member George Relles declared, "It's clear to me something goes forward." By that, Relles meant the City of Goleta would embrace regulating recreational cannabis sales rather than banning them outright.

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  2. California Hate Crimes Increase by 11 PercentRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 2 | Santa Barbara Independent

    A report released by the California Department of Justice found that hate crimes increased by 11.2 percent between 2015 and 2016, from 837 to 931. Perhaps this report should come as no surprise, given it spanned a year with one of the highest levels of racial discontent since the 1992 Rodney King riots and a presidential candidate who routinely excoriated Mexican immigrants.

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  3. Hawai'i Meets Isla Vista at HiWiRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Santa Barbara Independent

    If you feel like you might get reverse-carded upon entering the collegial crazy paradise that is Isla Vista - "Hey, you're too old for this burg!" - you're not alone. In fact, that's how HiWi Tropical Fusion, a new spot on Pardall Road, came to be.

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  4. One UCSB Student Sexually Assaulted, Another Fatally Overdoses at Same 4th of July PartyRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara student was allegedly sexually assaulted and another died from an apparent drug overdose at the same 4th of July party in Isla Vista. The incidents, which appear to be unrelated and occurred more than two weeks ago, had not been publicly disclosed by the university or the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office.

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  5. Slightly Stoopid with IrationRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The steady drumming of the ocean's waves, the sound of skateboards rolling down State Street, and the hum of downtown bars all seem to reverberate with the easy rhythms of reggae and ska. Historically, California at large and Santa Barbara in particular have offered a second home to these Jamaican genres that so perfectly encapsulate laid-back coastal living.

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  6. First 100 Day of Isla Vista's Community Services DistrictRead the original story

    Jun 20, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The overwhelming passage of Measure E in November led to the formation of the Isla Vista Community Services District on March 1. The is the result of a four-decades-long movement for greater local representation and the desire to improve the quality of life found in Isla Vista. The Board of Directors has been hard at work over the past few months.

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  7. Is St. George La Casa's Savior?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    La Casa de la Raza refurbished a massive industrial warehouse on the Eastside more than 45 years before it became the hip thing to do. Covered with historic murals, the nonprofit became a cultural and political hub for the Latino community, offering great food, social services, and live music to Mexicans and Caucasians alike.

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  8. Wine on Ice, Part IVRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    With cancer, there's always something. Some gleaming chamber in which to be inserted, some noxious compound with befuddling or bizarre collateral damage to ingest in a variety of ways, or great periods of mental vacancy wherein you drift around the edges of mortality as you thought you knew it.

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  9. Great Shows for Mother's Day WeekendRead the original story

    May 11, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Sunday is Mother's Day, and if you're in the mood for some good bonding this weekend, why not take her to a concert? For a very non-traditional experience, consider taking her to the Drone Zone. For 24 straight hours, Funzone will host 20-plus musicians for 24 hours of ambient, drone, and noise soundscapes, providing a solid block of prolonged, hypnotic waves and washes of tones and timbres from synths, guitars, computers, and more.

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  10. From Isla Vista to Trump's EarRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    It's uncanny. The most recent case involves Sean Hannity, the turgidly tumescent stuffed suit who now hovers as heir apparent to the Fox News throne forcibly vacated by news commentator Bill O'Reilly in the wake of his escalating sexual harassment scandals.

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  11. Isla Vista Rockers ReuniteRead the original story

    Apr 26, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    I've got no idea what the Isla Vista music scene is like right now, though I'd bet it's dominated by recorded tunes as compared to live bands, thanks in large part to the sound and suds shackles social host ordinances and other well-meaning/culturally destructive measures the overlords have imposed in recent decades. When I was cruising Del Playa 20 years ago, however, live music was the nightly show, with rock 'n' roll, jam bands, reggae, ska, and the occasional freestyle rap accompanying our Natty Ice and Red Nectar kegs every weekend.

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  12. Lawsuit Continues Over UCSB Student Cliff Fall DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Siobhan Markee and Lon Winkler initiated the lawsuit in May 2015 after their daughter fell to her death from the cliffs of Sea Lookout Park in Isla Vista on the evening of May 4, 2014. According to interviews conducted by the Sherriff's Office, Markee-Winkler had been drinking and partying throughout the afternoon and evening at the music and arts festival Chilla Vista.

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  13. Isla Vista Special District Talks TrashRead the original story

    Apr 20, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    "Lets talk trash" became "Let's not talk trash" at the Isla Vista Community Services District's meeting on Tuesday. On the agenda was a proposal to allow the district to take jurisdiction of trash collection in Isla Vista , and implement a new collection service.

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  14. Alleged Hate Crime in Isla VistaRead the original story

    Apr 14, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    's Pride Week, a 28-year-old Isla Vista man was allegedly the victim of a brutal hate crime. A college-age male suspect reportedly yelled gay slurs at the man before punching him in the face so violently his jaw has to be wired shut for the next six weeks.

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  15. Mellow Deltopia Again This YearRead the original story

    Apr 10, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Isla Vista streets gridlocked with crop tops, bathing suits, and booze Saturday afternoon for Deltopia, the community's unsanctioned spring street party. Wind chill and road blockages didn't seem to deter masses of 6,000-8,000 partygoers, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, who swarmed Del Playa Drive.

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  16. Bear Hugs Sends Teddies to Syrian RefugeesRead the original story

    Apr 4, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    If you are the lucky recipient of a stuffed bunny, duck, or bear this Easter, or the generous giver of one, consider spreading the good cheer to a child who may dearly need the gesture of love. With Bear Hugs, a teddy bear donation program for Syrian refugee children, senior Melissa Ha hopes to create an international youth-to-youth connection and send a message of solidarity to the thousands of kids stranded in camps in the Balkans and Eastern Europe.

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  17. Bed Bugs on the Rise?Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 10, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Bed bugs appear to be on the rise in Santa Barbara County, according to Jake Taylor of O'Connor Pest Control, who said that in 2016 his company's revenue increased by 31 percent. ) said complaints are spread evenly throughout Santa Barbara but that Isla Vista's high rate of resident turnover puts it at even greater risk.

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  18. Inaugural Meeting of the Isla Vista Community Services DistrictRead the original story

    Mar 9, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The Isla Vista Community Services District held its historic first meeting Tuesday night, an expectedly disheveled yet certainly impassioned event that began at 6 p.m. and ended just 15 minutes shy of midnight. Public turnout was far beyond anyone's anticipation, with people crammed in the margins of the room at the start of the meeting, eager and excited to witness the district's commencement.

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  19. S.B. Debuts New Public Sculpture, '1925'Read the original story

    Mar 2, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Things are shaking up at Jardin de las Granadas, the park on Anapamu opposite the old public library entrance. Tonight, on Thursday, March 2, the city will unveil a new public art piece designed to rock the small park, with a ribbon cutting courtesy of Mayor Helene Schneider.

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  20. I.V. Community Center Delayed, AgainRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2017 | Santa Barbara Independent

    The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, at the Isla Vista Neighborhood Medical Clinic at 970 Embarcadero del Mar. Please check the time and date; they can change quickly. Be succinct, constructive, and relevant to the story.

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