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Members of the Youth Council listening to Moms Demand Action representative.

Santa Barbara Safe Storage Gun Ordinance

Christiana Cino, Opinion Editor January 27, 2024

More than 4.6 million children live in a house with an unlocked, loaded gun that have lead to the 377 accidental shootings by children in 2023.  The April 2023 Youth Speak Out at Santa Barbara City...

A scenic view from the top of the Santa Barbara Courthouse

The New Santa Barbara

Lucia Camp, News Editor June 4, 2023

According to Zillow, the median home price in the city of Santa Barbara is 1,828,719 dollars, an increase of 12.3 percent in the past year. This change is unsustainable and speaks for the mass migration...

Living on the streets - Why We Need to Change the Way We View Homelessness

“Living on the streets” – Why We Need to Change the Way We View Homelessness

Lucia Camp May 24, 2023

On Thursday, January 25th, 2023, I participated in the annual Santa Barbara Point-in-Time Count. This effort wholly altered my perspective on the experiences of the "homeless" community in my home city...

Modoc Road Bike Path Controversy

Modoc Road Bike Path Controversy

Lucia Camp May 22, 2023

Do you consider yourself a tree hugger? The Santa Barbara planning commission’s proposed project to build a safer bike path on Modoc Road threatens the removal of 21 trees. The current bike path has...

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Celebrating Cinema

Santa Barbara Film Fest: Celebrating Cinema

Luca D'Agruma and Alexandra Siegel April 9, 2023

Lights, camera, and action! This phrase is often used to describe the excitement and anticipation that comes with the start of a film or video production, and it perfectly captures the atmosphere of the...

In a Housing Funk

In a Housing Funk

Luca D'Agruma April 9, 2023

When 155 new housing units were proposed in the busy downtown Funk Zone, it should have been cause for celebration, but instead, there was vitriol.The SOMOfunk development, led by developer Neil Dipaola,...

On the Front Porch

On the Front Porch

Daisy Finefrock and Phoebe Stein June 4, 2018

The chatter of passersby created a pleasant lull as we made our way through the open courtyard and milled about in and out of shops. We went to check out a small business and struck up a conversation...

Cruise Ships Drop Anchor in Santa Barbara

Cruise Ships Drop Anchor in Santa Barbara

February 19, 2014

With the U.S. State Department giving warnings to travelers, cautioning to travel to Mexico only if necessary, cruise lines are looking for alternative ports for their guests. In years past, cruise lines...

Santa Barbara Faces Problems with Graffiti Vandalism

November 1, 2011

  As one drives down the freeway in Santa Barbara, they pass by walls littered with tagging and various layers of paint. These walls were once a clean and  uniform color, but over the years they...

Is Santa Barbara Losing its Flair?

Is Santa Barbara Losing its Flair?

September 23, 2011

Five years ago, downtown Santa Barbara’s State Street was abuzz with tourists, SB locals, shoppers, and day-trippers alike. Local store fronts were stuffed with kitschy merchandise and Santa Barbara...

Homelessness, a National Issue

Homelessness, a National Issue

September 7, 2011

For four days, I participated in a seminar called Panim El Panim in Washington, DC, where a group of 150 Jewish teenagers were faced with social issues such as homelessness and faults in our education...

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