This section of temporary fencing along the 6800 block of Del Playa Drive was recently torn down.

This section of temporary fencing along the 6800 block of Del Playa Drive was recently torn down.

Unhappy Resident Tears Down Fencing Along Isla Vista Bluffs

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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It appears an unhappy resident tore down portions of the bright orange temporary fencing that was recently installed along the Isla Vista bluffs. Last Friday, the mesh fence had been put up along the oceanfront side of open space at the 6800 block of Del Playa Drive, but by Saturday, it was torn down, said Isla Vista Recreation & Park District general manager Rodney Gould. Prior to the installation, the resident had knocked down the poles put up to secure it, he added. UCSB had provided the funds for the temporary barrier, and the county had secured an emergency 30-day permit from the California Coastal Commission. The rest of the fencing — along five Isla Vista parks — is still in place.


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Let Darwin take care of this.

JamPenn (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Let property owners take care of this.

There is nothing wrong with putting up a fence, but a property owner isn't going to put up something anywhere near that ugly or that would take away from the surrounding scenic beauty.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 1:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

...This was temporary fencing for safety. You can tell from the picture that the renters aren't too concerned about aesthetics... So what exactly are you talking about?

cmcullington (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It sounds like they're insinuating the same person knocked down the poles and destroyed the fencing. Does that mean they know who it is? If so, why hasn't this person been cited and fined?

imnewintown (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

That stupid barrier should've NEVER been put up for the following reasons:

1) More proof that the nanny state wants to encourage stupid behavior by not fixing the real problem, BAD BEHAVIOR.

2) It goes against Darwin's laws of letting the stupid people exhibiting bad behavior from succumbing to their own stupidity.

3) It looked like crap, a product of the nanny state 1 size fits all socialist mentality.

4) It takes away from who the REAL responsibility should monetarily fall upon: UCSB. Your peeps, their stupidity, their bad behavior, UCSB's cost.

5) It demotivates the landlords from having to do their fair share of safety improvements by making them subject to the nanny state.

6) It was a knee jerk response by the nanny state to make it seem like they're on top of it.

7) Just outright UGLY!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 1:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)

seriously, what did they expect? saw the fence going up and knew it would come down the first night. wonder what those planning the project thought would happen... they'd stick flowers in each fence post?

StockiestCastle (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 2:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Look at that picture.. the whole place is a dump. UCSB must be so proud of their enviro care about the earth attitude kids. Looks worse than the center median of the 101 going through Montecito if that is possible. Chancellor Yang, TEAR DOWN THIS WALL! and put something reasonable up. With what you charge for tuition, it shouldn't be that much of a burden.

bimboteskie (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 2:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe they should not only build a wall along the bluffs, but wall off the entire community of IV!

Botany (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 2:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Best part of that picture: 3 (possibly 4) BEER PONG TABLES. Priorities my friends, priorities. Beer pong before environmentalism, it's how they do it, time and again. Stay hypocritical my UCSB friends.

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 3:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How is beer pong anti-environment? What do you do for fun that is so clean and non-energy intensive?

It looks like the picture was taken early in the morning before they had a chance to clean up from the night before. So what?? They spent probably 4 or 5 hours the night before having a blast on top of the cliffs in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I'll bet $100 they were having a lot more fun than you were. Give them a break.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 18, 2014 at 8:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The Ha-Ha fence was suggested to UCSB in 1966:

Students generally don't have enough money to turn their bluff top into the Coral Casino. But they enjoy the views as much as the dried up old cynics of Montecito. More, probably, the students largely don't give a hoot about status and the billions to look good. They want to enjoy life.

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
June 19, 2014 at 2:38 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Loony, loony, loony, not only are you a blind, myopic truther, you're just blind. See all those Solo cups laying around? They blow off the cliffs, wind up down in the beach and in the water. They also littler the streets.
It is so funny how your environmentalism is so selective, especially in the defense of the stupid.
By the way, a better time than me? Doubtful. I spend my Saturday and Sunday mornings either on the lineup at either Jailhouse (Deveroux Point) or Campus Point if the surf is up and if it ain't then it is off to the mountains on my downhill bike, which is what I hit Elings Park with on weeknights, granted there's no surf.
What I DON'T do is spend my Saturday and Sunday mornings puking my guts out and feeling like somebody took a baseball bat to my ribs.
But then again, to a drug addled truther loser like yourself that's called living the dream! ENJOY!

blahblahmoreblah (anonymous profile)
June 19, 2014 at 11:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)


CManSB (anonymous profile)
June 19, 2014 at 8:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ya see there has to be a balance, I like soloing out and doing that stuff too but most people crave the social scene, especially during that time of their life. Even though I'm not the most social person - something about the vibes of social scenes I have always really liked being around so I can understand where they are coming from.

I have fun doing all those things, but I also tend to try and not ever drink so much that I get hungover (unless i know there's no surf the next day, then only rarely).

But the point is, the surf has sucked lately so I still highly doubt you had a better time than them, but I understand people are different and have different interests.

As far as a few plastic cups around, I still think that kids in IV use far less resources than most people, I mean look at how they pack them in like sardines, 8 or more to a single kitchen a bathroom sometimes in these duplexes and such.. and they like it, and they are very good at entertaining themselves for months on end with simple staples like food, booze, herb and a little music. 99.9% of them not hurting anybody. It may attract a few bad actors, but don't stifle their scene with police, let them create the scene they want to create and attract who they want to attract. They'll learn on their own, you don't need to send in riot police to cause a riot.

loonpt (anonymous profile)
June 19, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I myself would prefer a 8 ft. Chain link fence topped with Constantine Wire;

dou4now (anonymous profile)
June 20, 2014 at 10:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

loon-if you are ever up before noon then you know what a crap hole IV is in the morning, and no, stop the big lie about how they all get up and sanitize their public outhouse...and yes, I'm UCSB faculty and hold labs early Saturdays so I see what the place looks like several times a month

nomoresanity (anonymous profile)
June 21, 2014 at 7:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

nomoresanity, I guess you don't stay around to see the teams of volunteers who clean up the streets later on the weekends. Don't see any UCSB faculty lifting a finger to help out there. All UCSB faculty care about is big retention packages… that their $250,000/year retention salaries with reduced teaching loads screw the students who pay there salaries doesn't concern UCSB faculty one bit. How about that professor at UCSB who demanded subsidized positions for both his wife *and* his mistress? UCSB faculty have no moral authority to preach to IV, they live in a moral cesspool.

Time for a State law that insists that UC faculty actually teach.

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
June 22, 2014 at 8:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Huh? That's an interesting if disjointed rant.
Plenty of UCSB faculty that happen to live in IV help clean up the rat hole and if you have any clue you know that; even though the IV cesspool houses ton's of non UCSB folks.
Should UCSB faculty be required to pick up the garbage in all unincorporated areas of the county? How about all parts of the county including SB and Goleta? I live in downtown SB; do you mind sprucing things up every Saturday around my block? Perhaps you could mow my lawn so I have more free time to help pick up the effluent in the IV outhouse.
We agree that IN ADDITION TO doing research all faculty should take their teaching seriously. I know that all of my peers do in the College of Engineering are dedicated to both research AND teaching. Likewise, faculty like Ms. Miller-Young, who attacked the pro lifers, are equally embarrassing as she has never done legitimate research which is supposed to get you thrown out of the UC system.

nomoresanity (anonymous profile)
June 23, 2014 at 7:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You left another nasty little steaming pile there, nomoresanity.

None of the west end faculty I know join the IVRPD cleanup crews. None of them are from the Engineering school.

Doofus, UCSB students don't live in every random corner of this County. They do live in IV. UCSB faculty should at least not call their students residences a `crap hole' as you do, or an `outhouse'. You are committing a total abdication of maturity and responsibility.

The Engineering school at UCSB has had a strict enrollment cap for years now; when it comes to educating California students, UCSB engineering has taken a pass; most students now in Engineering are from out of state or out of the country. The teaching load of most engineering professors is minuscule, but they sure want the $250,000/year retention packages.

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
June 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. (Suggest removal)

You simply seem jealous that some highest level echelon researchers make a living wage. If you actually understood the salary scale or had direct information then you would also know that by no means are all faculty making nearly that much money.
IV is an outhouse, your denial is indicative of why the place has gone to hell.
Finally, there is no strict enrollment cap of any sort or kind as this would be illegal; at least make your lies more inventive. Perhaps, again, your knowledge is gleaned through the internet or while busing tables at UCSB as you are not in the middle of things like I am.
The lovely and wonderful Napolitano is pushing us, however, to begin slowly increasing the percentage of out of state students we admit as our out of staters are THE LOWEST in the system.
Feel free to ask for actual information anytime you would like to move from edukation to education, and as a world class researcher and teacher I will gladly help pull you up and out of the gutter.

nomoresanity (anonymous profile)
June 24, 2014 at 7:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh, keep it shut, nomore. You aren't in the CoE. You bet there is a very strict enrollment cap at the CoE; your ignorance is so vast you don't even know that UCSB has an overall cap specified by the LRDP.

If you truly are a UCSB faculty member (and there is absolutely no evidence you are) then you bear a huge responsibility for the conditions of IV, which you not only abdicate but you sophomorically celebrate.

Lots of people (not you) work hard to make IV a far better place than you know, because you never really go there. And when you and if you do, you leave steaming piles in the streets, because that is what you love.

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
June 24, 2014 at 7:26 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes, Isla Vista is my fault. I'll try harder.
If only the CoE would help Isla Vista would be a garden spot for the entire planet. Yea, it's a real drag on the area to have a stellar CoE...
Everyone else that is faculty knows that you are not telling the truth. Do you know how the black box for admissions works vs the LRDP? Do you know the disparity between local and out of state and out of country admissions by campus? Probably not or your stupidity would have been more factual, if only to make a more logical argument.
If you want to talk factually about this issue look to the OoP and their priorities for increasing tuition on a per capita basis.

nomoresanity (anonymous profile)
June 24, 2014 at 1:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

More irrelevant illogical sludge from nomoresanity. The CoE is by no means stellar, but is better than average. Without IV's historical housing of the great increase of UCSB's students 3,500 to 20,000 there would not even be a CoE at UCSB; UCSB would have stayed on its initial plan of no CoE whatsoever.

Yet, nomoreinsanity, the fact that the CoE would not even exist were it not for IV is totally lost on someone as dim as you. But still you trash the very place that made the CoE possible in the first place.

You wouldn't know a fact if it jumped in your mouth and bit your tonsils.

As for the fence in IV, a net like just voted for the Golden Gate Bridge would be a better engineered solution for IV…

pardallchewinggumspot (anonymous profile)
June 27, 2014 at 7:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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