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Posted on January 23 at 11:53 a.m.

City College really needs to have their enrollment frozen until they can develop a feasible long term housing solution for their students that doesn't involve foisting them off on the Isla Vista community. They are so far beyond the notion of a commuter college it's ridiculous. Students move here to go to SBCC because of the mandatory matriculation to UCSB yet SBCC does not provide any type of housing solution for the massive influx of out of towners, leaving residential neighborhoods outside of their jurisdiction to deal with the rampant behavioral issues that come with such migration.

On City College's Fence-Mending Menu

Posted on December 24 at 11:20 a.m.

I just shake my head at anyone who thinks this was a Sony publicity plot to entice people to see their latest B-flick holiday offering. The damage that would be done to Sony's reputation should it ever be proven that they orchestrated this (which included threats of violence heralding to the 9/11 attacks) would pretty much bury them. All for what is going to be a drop in the bucket in terms of dollars spent to see The Interview. And given their inability to protect CEO emails, employee personal data and other intellectual property, I hardly think they could keep this kind of ploy a secret for very long.

On UCSB Professor Examines Sony Hack

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

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