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A bear was hit and killed by a car on Highway 154 early this week. According to California Highway Patrol officers, a BMW station wagon hit the unfortunate creature on Monday evening. The driver of the car was not injured.

In a somewhat somber show of support for Measure D, an assortment of educators, law enforcement officers, politicians, and parents turned out Monday morning for an impromptu press conference at the entrance of La Colina Junior High on Foothill Road. Pointing out that Measure D would provide up to $64 million for the Santa Barbara County Safe Routes to School program, Congressmember Lois Capps and Jim and Karen Boysel (pictured next column) – the parents of the 12-year-old La Colina student who was fatally injured by a car while riding his bike to school in September – addressed the crowd and assorted media representatives. By coincidence or not, the conference took place at an intersection devoid of traffic lights and sidewalks.

A fourth-year biopsychology major from UCSB died tragically last week in a bizarre car accident on Highway 101 near La Conchita. Alisa Naret was headed southbound toward Oxnard early Thursday morning for a medical internship when a tire broke loose from a big rig headed north, bounced over the highway divider, and collided with Naret’s windshield. Naret was pronounced dead at the scene.

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