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Posted on April 21 at 1:21 p.m.

UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties

Spoiler alert here, folks. California does have tough rape penalties. They do, however, require you to make a police report.

“If my own institution does not trust me, then why would the law?”

Maybe because they do this for a living?

Melgoza noted that the tendency of UCSB Judicial Affairs to make the process of reporting a rape “long and arduous” discourages students from ever speaking out.

That's why there is a police department.

Why do people get UCSB involved? This is a criminal matter, and that requires calling them and filing a police report, not making a bunch of noise in front of a building. Over a year afterwards? She's upset her alleged assailant is still on campus? Well, maybe if she got off her ass and had filed charges he might be in jail.

Though she hasn’t issued a complaint with UCSB regarding her perpetrator’s continued presence on campus, Melgoza explained that Monday’s protest will serve as her notice to the school that she is angry and doesn’t intend to drop the issue. “The only way someone will listen to you is if you make noise,” said Melgoza’s friend Alexa Weyrick. “So that’s what we’re going to do.”

Let us know how that works out for you. Good luck in your future endeavours.

On UCSB Students Call for Tougher Rape Penalties

Posted on March 12 at 1:57 p.m.

I don't suppose it occurred to them that the other counties were overpaying their supervisors? NAH.

On Salary Shootout at the County Corral

Posted on February 20 at 10:44 a.m.

Last fall, community members attended town hall meetings to express renovation wishes at their campuses. Some of what they came up with ​— ​a bigger pool at San Marcos or gymnasiums at all of the junior highs, for instance ​— ​were dubbed the “pies in the sky” but nonetheless a barometer for what a dream school campus could look like.

This paragraph will come back to haunt them. No matter what the need for removing the portables, any bond issue they try will be known as "The San Marcos Day Spa Bond Issue". Talk about tone deaf.

The city, county, and SBCC are considering other area tax increases in some form or another in 2016, Ebenstein added.

Thanks for the warning.
2008 SBCC bond issue payer here.

On School District Mulls Facilities Bond

Posted on December 12 at 9:45 a.m.

I was stunned to read an article that was so well written.
Any chance you could take over the Independent?
I'm from the armpit of the nation, Trenton.
What the world refuses, Trenton uses.
What the world makes, Trenton breaks.
Did you go to Catholic school?

On Bare-Knuckle Politics — Santa Barbara-Style

Posted on October 3 at 11:13 a.m.

When the lights went out I thought, they must've fired up the desal plant. Wrong, but what kind of upgrades will SCE need to make once that beast comes on line? Have those costs been include in the city's numbers? Or will we be looking at more brown/blackouts?

On Massive Power Outage in Santa Barbara

Posted on October 3 at 11:05 a.m.

Headline a tad misleading as it appears the D.A separates the rollover from her ( allegedly ) DUI crashing into the wreck. Also, she is not pleading anything to the crash that killed the three because she isn't charged in that incident. I realize the Independent wants to attract eyeballs, but some more care would be appreciated. Tricky language, English.

On Deadly DUI Case in Court

Posted on September 17 at 7:37 p.m.

Does the 3 foot rule apply to streets with a bike lane?
Or does the bike lane define the safe area for the bikes?
Just asking.

On New Bicycle Buffer Law

Posted on April 22 at 11:57 a.m.

"She got fired as a receptionist from La Cumbre Country Club some years back due to her criminal record."

Aren't personnel records supposed to be confidential?

"For crying out loud, REDUCE THE SPEED LIMIT! !!!"

People drive at the speed at which they are comfortable, if you're not comfortable at 65, drive 55. Personally, I'm more concerned with the many drivers that aren't competent at any speed above walking.

While on the subject of safe driving, the Amber alert sign at Las Positas is warning everybody about using a cell phone while driving. Does the SBPD know about this law? Or the one about a loose animal in the passenger area of a car? What does the SBPD do all day long? They sure aren't making the roads safer.

On Freeway Closed at Castillo Due to Triple-Fatality DUI Crash

Posted on March 20 at 2:51 a.m.

The city has also fenced of the area between the steps from lot 10 down to Dargan's. I was told by a city worker that a wrought iron fence would soon be installed on the wall between the staircases.

On Cops Take on ‘Urban Travelers’

Posted on March 4 at 7:50 p.m.

He got tired of waiting for his free housing.
Oh, wait a minute. Now he gets free housing at the County Jail. So I guess it all worked according to plan.
What plan you say?
The plan is to get the working stiffs to pay for the leeches.

On Homeless Man Steals Double Dolphin

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