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Posted on July 4 at 4:33 p.m.
Maybe a smart thing to do would be to put one of their North Korea style surveillance towers smack dab in the middle of the site while they rebuild. Will be interesting to know if it's a student, a visiting UCSB conference/camp participant or a ticked off staff member tired of the Chancellor promising to include staff in the next UCSB owned housing complex, only to pull them out of the plan at the last minute.
On UCSB Housing Project Destroyed by Fire
Posted on June 10 at 1:16 p.m.
While they're at it they really need to offset the convergence of the onramp and merging lanes. Not sure how that ever passed a safety committee as I see near misses there at least once a week.
On Northbound 101 Fairview On-Ramp Closure Starts June 16
Posted on June 10 at 12:30 p.m.
I second emptynewsroom's sentiment. While I despise drunk drivers (having lost several friends to them) I don't condone excessive police force used to detain an inebriated suspect, especially when force seems to be present at the beginning of the encounter rather than something that comes about as a necessary part of an escalation of an encounter.
The DA should not have a say in any excessive force complaint because there is an obvious conflict of interest. DA's reputations are based largely on their rate of conviction which often rests heavily on the witness testimony of officers. Having to decide whether to try an officer whose testimony may be needed at a later date in order to convict a defendant is obviously problematic.
Leave it up to a citizens panel or grand jury and keep the DA out of the matter.
On Cops Arrest Denunzio Again
Posted on May 9 at 4:10 p.m.
I think the Indy needs to ask themselves that if this infraction were committed by someone with a different occupation, would they still have printed a nine paragraph statement of support for the offender which dwarfs the factual contents of the article itself? I'm also curious as to what his BAC was since that is reported in nearly every DUI arrest story I've ever read, barring this one.
On Motorcycle Accident Results in DUI Arrest; Boy Passenger Injured
Posted on May 4 at 5:24 p.m.
Intoxication + out of towners not familiar with the bluffs + dangerous cliffs make for a bad combination. I was a disgusted with some of the behavior exhibited during Del Topia as the next person but that doesn't mean that falling to your death is a reasonable punishment for underaged drinking. And you can bet your last dollar that if it were happening in an area frequented by drunk Old Spanish Days patrons that the city would move heaven and earth to fence the bluffs.
On Body Found on Isla Vista Beach
Posted on April 5 at 9:03 p.m.
"The taxpayers shouldn't be subsidizing drunkenness."
You mean, unless they call it Fiesta, right?
On Isla Vista Beaches Closed for Deltopia Weekend
Posted on March 26 at 8:22 a.m.
Too bad it won't allow the Chancellor to see the forest for the trees. The amount of violent crime taking place over the past few years in IV is unacceptable and the University has a moral obligation at the very least to insure that violent gang rapes and home invasions are not causing Clery Alerts to go out every single weekend.
On UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang & Co. Building $1.4 Billion Telescope
Posted on September 5 at 3:24 a.m.
Spay and neuter, people.
On Man Arrested for Trying to Extort Elderly Resident
Posted on September 4 at 12:57 p.m.
Time for the Sheriff's office to take some money out of the helicopter fund and put it into the search and rescue dog training fund.
I don't for the life of me see how a well trained police dog can't manage to find a guy who no doubt walked from his car (with a ton of scent in it) to his final resting place, possibly bleeding the entire way, and couldn't be found until just now.
On Authorities Identify Alisal Ranch Body as Missing Man
Posted on August 27 at 2:33 a.m.
The rates are absolutely obscene. $339 a night for a weekend? Are you kidding me? For $80 more you can stay at the Bacara for crying out loud!
I guess there really is a sucker born every minute.
On Courtyard by Marriott Opens in Goleta