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Eye on Isla Vista

The Epitome of California Surf Culture

Surfing is as much a part of the I.V. milieu as studying and partying. Read story.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Burning Bank Legacy

I.V.’s activist scene has an element of "slacktivism" today as fewer students feel blatant injustice. Read story.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Isla Vista's Transportation Jungle

The volume and variety of transportation in I.V. make for a chaotic and tricky urban planning problem. Read story.

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Home Stretch for AB3

The last real hurdle to self-governance will be convincing Isla Vistans to approve it. Read story.

Monday, December 28, 2015

A Community Measured by Its Parks

Isla Vista’s parks continue to serve as the stage for expressing the community’s zeitgeist. Read story.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Unremitting Evolution of Downtown I.V.

Generations of businesses have struggled to find their niche within the dense student enclave. Read story.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Isla Vista Is Disappearing

For decades, the cliffs have been eroding, threatening oceanfront properties. Read story.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Invitation Rescinded for I.V. Halloween

Out-of-towners used to flock in droves for the ultimate party — to the community's ire. Read story.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Regulations Behind I.V. Party Life

Omnipresent county ordinances that regulate and restrict I.V.’s boisterous nightlife stir tensions. Read story.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

I.V.’s Biggest Export: Musical Talent

From reggae chart-toppers to up-and-coming surf rockers, Isla Vista produces successful artists and bands. Read story.

Monday, October 5, 2015

When Dilapidation Blooms into Art

How a community converts its struggles into an increasingly vibrant art scene. Read story.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Isla Vista Moves It Out!

From underwear to Tupperware, students kick it to the curb in June. Read story.

Monday, June 29, 2015

It’s All About the Quality of the Light

New LED lights on Isla Vista streets increase safety. Read story.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Deltopia 2015

This year's party offered shark movies but no shark bait — no one fell off the cliffs, I.V. was quiet. Read story.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Crushing Problem of Ocean Plastics

Sizing up plastic trash in the sea has reached the millions of tons. Read story.

Monday, March 2, 2015
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