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Posted on August 23 at 3:19 p.m.

The Ranch owners are too busy harassing people making use of the open access to the Naples property that was recently granted by the property owning bank in Missouri.

On Gaviota Pier Not Opening for Years

Posted on August 23 at 2:56 p.m.

"White Christian extremists harass African-American professor, he sides with the White Christian extremists."

That is, quite possibly, the most factually twisted description of what actually happened on campus that day that I have ever read.

On Missing Man with Drug-Resistant TB Wanted by Health Officials, Police

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

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