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  • Sign-grabbing, pro-life teen-assaulting professor and her university sued

    11/08/2014 7:02:52 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/8/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    One of the most blatant incidents of academic bigotry is going to end up in civil court and potentially cost the University of California, Santa Barbara and Assistant Professor Mireille Miller-Young a lot of money. You may recall that the good professor, enraged by the appearance of pro-life demonstrators in a designated free-speech zone on her campus, assaulted a 16-year-old pro-life demonstrator, whose lawful demonstration offended the professor.
  • Woman, 65, is attacked by 300-pound bear, fights back and survives

    09/25/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-25-14 | Veronica Rocha
    <p>One minute, Emily Miles was walking her dogs in a Santa Barbara County avocado grove, the next, a hulking 300-pound black bear was sinking its teeth into her left thigh after tackling her to the ground..</p> <p>"Looking at him, I knew he could kill me in an instant," Miles, 65, said in an interview aired by KTLA.</p>
  • The UCSB Solipsists

    06/02/2014 2:08:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    A sociopath runs amok—and kills more men than women—and feminists ride their hobbyhorse. Over 77 percent of all U.S. murder victims in 2012 were male; targets of non-lethal shootings are even more disproportionately male. Four of the six homicide victims of Elliot Rodger, the lunatic narcissist who went on a killing spree in Santa Barbara in revenge for female rejection, were male. And yet the feminist industry immediately turned this heartbreaking bloodbath into a symbol of America’s war on women.

    05/28/2014 3:51:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies ^ | May 28, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly are calling on Congress to take "immediate action" and pass gun control to protect women in the wake of Elliot Rodger's heinous attacks in Santa Barbara.

    05/28/2014 2:55:51 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies ^ | 5/28/14 | Ann Coulter
    DON'T STIGMATIZE MURDERERS! May 28, 2014 Mass murder at a sunny college campus in a beach town would normally be considered "newsy," but Elliot Rodger's massacre at the University of California-Santa Barbara last Friday is getting surprisingly little press. This is not a good case for liberals: The killer was an immigrant, a person of color, and the majority of his casualties resulted from attacks with a car or knife. It makes as much sense to rant about the NRA as to blame the Auto Club of America or the National Knife Collectors Association. Rather, what we have is yet...
  • Not One More, Crusading father whose son was shot dead by 'virgin killer'

    05/27/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 80 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 05-27-14 | Jessica Jerreat
    The grieving father of one of the six students shot dead by the 'virgin killer' in California on Friday, led a rousing call for a change in gun laws at a memorial today. As Richard Martinez addressed a crowd of about 20,000 who gathered for the University of California Santa Barbara memorial, the crowd got to their feet and joined his chant of 'Not One More'.
  • NewYork Daily News Demonstrates the Art of Using Tragedy to Push Gun Control [Hunger Games Slasher]

    05/26/2014 4:16:24 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 10 replies ^ | May 26,2014 | AWR Hawkins
    The "America in Denial" campaign downplays the gruesomeness of the stabbings that took three lives in Santa Barbara before Rodger used a gun to murder three others (and tried to use his car to kill four others). The first installment of the series, by Mike Pupica, already lays the groundwork for looking past the three stabbing deaths and focusing solely on the three shooting deaths. As Pupica demonstrates, those seeking to push gun control often add the gunman's death in with the number of "innocent people" who were shot and killed; he lists the number of people killed with a...
  • Shooter's Parents Sped to Try to Stop Him

    05/26/2014 3:09:55 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 121 replies
    Newser ^ | May 26, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    "When Elliot Rodger's parents realized just how dangerous their disturbed son was, they made a desperate attempt to try to stop him. They received a copy of his 141-page manifesto and saw a YouTube video outlining his plans for his "Day of Retribution" on Friday night and called 911 before rushing to Santa Barbara in separate cars, a family friend tells the New York Daily News. They heard about the shooting spree while they were on their way. "They were hoping against hope," the friend says. "They are in inconceivable pain."(snip)"He had been in therapy since childhood, but turned his...
  • Cops never saw shooter’s disturbing videos before spree

    05/25/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    His parents said they were so concerned that they called police. Officers who showed up at Rodger’s doorstep for a mental health check in April, however, found a well-mannered if shy young man whom they concluded posed no risk. They hadn’t seen the videos, and by the time law enforcement had, it was too late: Rodger had gone on a deadly rampage. The sheriff’s office “was not aware of any videos until after the shooting rampage occurred,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges...
  • Shooting rampage victim's father blames NRA

    05/25/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 65 replies ^ |
    A father of one of the victims of the California shooting rampage blamed the NRA Saturday in a news conference. link is to video
  • 6 killed, seven wounded in Mass Public Shooting in Santa Barbara, a giant gun-free zone

    05/25/2014 8:29:31 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 19 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | May 24, 2014 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    UPDATE: As usual, the media news stories got fundamental facts wrong here. Of particular interest, half the people killed here were stabbed to death. Also, you won’t hear this in the news, the magazines that the killer used were also apparently limited to holding no more than 10 rounds (note that the Sheriff said that all the magazines were legal under California law). Obviously neither point fits the gun control check list. My guess is that because of these points the news media interest in this story will be relatively short lived. UPDATE: The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s office had interviewed...
  • How the NRA Enables Massacres

    05/25/2014 8:00:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 77 replies ^ | 5/24/2014 | cliff schecter
    As a shooting spree leaves seven dead in California, the gun lobby is trying to thwart attempts to study gun deaths and officials who see gun violence as a public health crisis. Yet another massacre occurred last night at an institution of learning, this time the University of California, Santa Barbara. The price we paid for the National Rifle Association’s “freedom” was seven people murdered and seven injured at nine different crime scenes.
  • Rampage in college town began with stabbings [heavily armed: used guns, knives, car]

    05/25/2014 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    KEYT ^ | May 24, 2014 | Ralph Ellis and Sara Sidner
    "The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect's vehicle and one suffering a minor injury "of unknown origin," Brown said....... .........First, three men were "repeatedly stabbed" and killed inside Rodger's residence. They weren't identified. Next, members of the Alpha Phi sorority in Isla Vista reported hearing loud knocking on the front door for several minutes. Nobody answered. Several minutes later, witnesses saw three women in front of the sorority house shot by a man from across the street. Two were killed, one wounded. All were UC Santa Barbara students. Rodger...
  • Six Absolutely Shocking Details From Suspected Santa Barbara Shooter’s 141-Page Manifesto

    05/24/2014 9:21:46 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 113 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 24, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    1. The 22-year-old wrote that “the ultimate evil behind sexuality is the human female.” He added that they “think like beasts” and “should not have the right to choose who to mate and breed with.” 2. In his perfect society, Rodger would be the Earth’s “divine ruler,” where he would quarantine all women in concentration camps and then starve them to death.
  • Lawyer: Family Warned Cops Before Calif. Rampage

    05/24/2014 1:50:20 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies
    USA Today | Saturday, May 24, 1014 | Oren Dorell and William M. Welch
    USA Today articles are headline and link only.
  • Santa Barbara slayer mimicking Warcraft character (Garrosh Hellscream- Leader of the Horde)

    05/25/2014 12:24:08 PM PDT · by equalator · 40 replies
    World net Daily ^ | 5-25-2014 | Aaron Klein
    In his last YouTube video, Rodger stated in what seems like prepared remarks, “If I had it in my power, I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood, and rightfully so.” Official sound files from World of Warcraft’s Mists of Pandaria have Hellscream, voiced by Patrick Seitz, stating, “I have seen mountains of skulls and rivers of blood, and I will have my world.”
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...
  • Alleged (UCSB) Gunman's Family Releases Statement Supporting Gun Control (Who saw that coming?)

    05/24/2014 7:21:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Breitbart's California ^ | May 24, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    <p>On May 24, the family of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger released a statement through their attorney saying they are "against guns" and support gun control.</p>
  • Alleged Gunman's Apartment Now A Crime Scene-Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 3:42:24 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 141 replies ^ | Beth Farnsworth
    ISLA VISTA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Coroner's team has established a crime scene at the apartment complex where suspected shooter Elliot Rodger claimed he lived, prior to Friday's mass murders in Isla Vista. NewsChannel 3 witnessed forensics experts removing three bodies from the Capr apartment complex on the 6500 block of Seville Road Saturday afternoon. Seville Road Saturday afternoon There is no confirmation from authorities whether this latest discovery increases the number of people killed, which stands at seven, including the gunman The timing is significant based on a more than one hundred page manifesto Rodger allegedly published...
  • Family Confirms UCSB Shooter Is Son of Hunger Games Asst. Director

    05/24/2014 11:33:37 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 92 replies ^ | 5/24/14 | Matt Wilstein
    Reports have now confirmed that alleged UC Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger is the son of Peter Rodger, a filmmaker who worked as an assistant director on The Hunger Games. According to ABC News, Peter Rodger’s attorney, Alan Schifman, confirmed that the shooter
  • 7 dead in drive-by shootings, including attacker, in Santa Barbara area

    05/24/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 108 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/24/14
    A gunman went on a drive-by shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara student enclave and at least seven people were killed, including the attacker, authorities said. Investigators believe a gunman driving a black BMW acted alone in the shootings late Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • 7 Dead in "Mass Murder" Drive-By Shootings Near UC Santa Barbara

    05/24/2014 9:29:58 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 108 replies
    NBCLOSANGELES.COM ^ | Saturday, May 24, 2014 Updated 8:50 PDT | Christina Cocca and Samia Khan
    A gunman in a black BMW opened fire on crowds of people Friday night in a Southern California seaside town near UC Santa Barbara, killing six people and injuring seven others in what investigators described as a "mass murder" rampage. The gunman was later involved in at least one shootout with sheriff's deputies and died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference. He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted. Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries,...
  • 7 dead in drive-by shootings in Santa Barbara area

    05/24/2014 3:31:52 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 80 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/24/2014
    A nighttime drive-by shooting in a student enclave next to the University of California, Santa Barbara left seven people dead -- including a suspect -- and several wounded, authorities said. The gunfire broke out around 9:30 p.m. Friday in the Isla Vista neighborhood, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's office said. Spokeswoman Kelly Hoover told KEYT-TV a second suspect was detained. The circumstances surrounding the shootings were not immediately clear, but the station said police cordoned off four crime scenes. They include a deli whose glass window was shattered. A student told the station he saw shots fired from a BMW,...
  • Now Trigger-Happy University Students

    05/20/2014 11:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | May 20, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    Academia is hell. In the latest higher-education fad, students want "trigger warnings," according to The New York Times. It appears that some students are so fragile that they want university staff to protect them from big bad ideas. Students around the country say they want "explicit alerts that the material they are about to read or see in a classroom might upset them or, as some students assert, cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder in victims of rape or in war veterans." An Oberlin College draft -- now "under revision" -- for trigger warnings suggested faculty "be aware of racism,...
  • Shocking Warning Professor Allegedly Gave Students Who Happen to Be ‘Ted Cruz-Supporting Teabaggers’

    05/07/2014 12:00:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 6, 2014 | Jason Howerton
    A UC Santa Barbara student alleges her black studies professor warned any “Ted Cruz-supporting ‘tea baggers’ to get the hell out of his classroom before he sent them home to their mother in a body bag.” This was reportedly on the very first day of class last fall. The course, offered by Professor Otis Madison, was titled “The Obama Phenomenon.” The student, identified as Alice Gilbert by the College Fix, says the quote is from memory but argued “there were other students with me in the class who can attest to them.” “When Professor Madison made his comments in the...
  • California rep sued over DUI death, questions raised about ties to driver [suspended license]

    04/24/2014 1:24:15 PM PDT · by topher · 14 replies ^ | 24-April-2014 |
    California Rep. Lois Capps is being sued by the family of a young woman who was killed in a drunk-driving accident by one of her staffers, amid allegations her office initially tried to help the aide -- before abruptly cutting him off when the victim was taken off life support. Raymond Victor Morua III, an Iraq war veteran, was employed as a district representative for the Democratic congresswoman when he struck 27-year-old Mallory Rae Dies in a crosswalk on Dec. 6. Morua pleaded guilty on April 15 to hitting Dies with his Dodge Caliber and fleeing the scene after attending...
  • UCSB Feminist Activist Student: Pro-Lifers Are 'Domestic Terrorists'

    04/10/2014 3:16:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 4/10/2014 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) student and supporter of a feminist studies professor who has been charged with battery against pro-life demonstrators said pro-lifers who display images of aborted fetuses are “domestic terrorists.” Sophomore Katherine Wehler, a theater and feminist studies major at UCSB, told Austin Yack at The College Fix, pro-lifers “are domestic terrorists, because the definition of a terrorist is someone who terrorizes.” “That’s exactly what those girls were doing,” Wehler said about young prolife campus demonstrators. “They were making us feel very unsafe on our campus outside one of the busiest places during the busiest...
  • Thousands Riot In The Streets of Isla Vista

    04/06/2014 6:19:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies ^ | UPDATED: 03:06 AM PDT Apr 06, 2014
    The trouble started about 8 p.m. Saturday night as sheriff's deputies responded to two stabbings on Camino Del Sur. Two people were taken to the hospital. Their injuries are unknown. About 9:30 p.m., a UCSB police officer was hit in the head with a backpack full of liquor bottles. Two Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies also responded and were injured. One deputy was hit with a bottle and will undergo surgery on his hand. The violence escalated and another deputy was hit in the head with a brick. The UCSB police officer and both deputies are expected to be fine....
  • Nearly 100 arrested in California spring break street brawl

    04/06/2014 3:06:13 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14
    About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into an out-of-control street brawl, authorities said. The violence broke out in the densely populated beachside community of Isla Vista around 9:30 p.m. Saturday during the annual spring break party known as Deltopia, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said things escalated after a University of California, Santa Barbara police officer was hit in the face with a backpack filled with large bottles of alcohol.
  • An Open Letter in Defense of Deltopia (riot at Santa Barbara college,UCSB)

    04/06/2014 2:12:09 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies
    The Daily Nexus ^ | 4-3-14 | Anonymous
    I assure you, the urge to rage will long outlast the budget of Santa Barbara to keep sending in large numbers of police. It should be noted that 85 percent of complaints received about noise, music and disturbing the peace are called in by law enforcement themselves, in order to “justify” the dissolution of social gatherings in Isla Vista. They treat the UC students as if they didn’t have to work hard to get here, and they treat the CC students like they’ll never amount to anything of substance. Contrarily, SBCC and UCSB are beacons of the educational process in...
  • Why I Am In Solidarity with Mireille Miller-Young (huge barf alert!)

    03/24/2014 10:16:09 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    The Feminist Wire ^ | 3/20/14 | Stephanie Gilmore
    According to that radical feminist organization, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, domestic terrorism is intended “to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.” Okay, so I really do not believe that the FBI is a radical feminist organization. But when I consider what happened at University of California-Santa Barbara last week when the antichoice, antiwoman group Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust brought their graphic signage and deliberate misinformation about abortion, equating it to Holocaust, I believe that this group is engaged in the practices of intimidation and coercion. So did Mireille Miller-Young, professor of Feminist Studies at UCSB – and she...
  • Pro-Life Sign-Destroying UC-Santa Barbara Prof Formally Indicted; Press Attention Is Minimal

    03/24/2014 9:12:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 20 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 22, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    Full title: Unrepentant Pro-Life Sign-Destroying UC-Santa Barbara Prof Formally Indicted; Press Attention Is Minimal In another development most of the establishment press, with the usual exception of Fox News and the unusual exception of Reuters, has thus far predictably ignored, Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced on Friday the indictment of University of California-Santa Barbara Associated Professor Mireille Miller-Young on charges of "theft from a person, battery, and vandalism." The case's first hearing is scheduled for April 4. To bring those who didn't see your truly's Monday post up to speed: "As seen in a video at the...
  • Update: Feminist Professor Who Attacked Pro-Life Student Charged With Criminal Battery

    03/24/2014 9:01:11 AM PDT · by grundle · 56 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 24, 2014 | Nathan Harden
    The University of California-Santa Barbara professor who allegedly assaulted a pro-life student on campus has been charged with criminal battery. The College Fix reported on March 12 that department of feminist studies professor Mireille Miller-Young, whose research emphasis is black studies, pornography, and sex work, had been caught on camera assaulting a 16-year-old student, Thrin Short. Miller-Young led a small mob that approached a group of pro-life demonstrators who were holding signs. The mob chanted “tear down the sign.” Miller-Young then grabbed one of the signs and stormed off with it, eventually engaging in a physical altercation with 16-year-old Short,...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pro-life teen defiant after alleged attack by feminist professor

    03/13/2014 4:34:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 13 Mar 2014 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A teenage pro-life demonstrator who claims she was assaulted by a feminist studies professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara during a campus event this month told she is more determined than ever to protest against abortion. Thrin Short, 16, and her sister Joan, 21, had handed out nearly 1,000 informational pamphlets during a March 4 outreach event organized by the Riverside-based nonprofit Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust before things took an unexpected turn. Associate Professor Mireille Miller-Young approached the demonstrators and a group of students who had gathered and she became incensed, according to Thrin Short,...
  • UCSB Officials Warn Students After Female, 19, Is Gang Raped, Beaten

    02/24/2014 7:38:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies ^ | February 23, 2014 10:33 PM
    SANTA BARBARA ( — School officials are asking students to be extra-vigilant after a 19-year-0ld was beaten and gang raped. The victim told police she was attacked by several men between the campus and Isla Vista after 11 p.m. Saturday. Isla Vista is a neighborhood adjacent to the campus where many students live. The victim is working with law enforcement to identify her attackers. They were only identified as Asian. “Right now, what we have to go on is that the suspects are described as Asian males. Obviously this is a lot for the victim to go through, so we...
  • Evangelical school refuses pro-life display on campus

    11/08/2012 5:39:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 23 replies
    World News Group ^ | 11.08.12 | Leigh Jones
    Before class last Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, Seth Gruber stood outside his school's dining hall with a sign showing a tiny pair of red, severed hands. Some students who walked by him during the next four hours stared down at their feet as they passed. Others shot him dirty looks. Several told him the graphic pictures of aborted babies were inappropriate and disrespectful. Gruber, a junior at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., knew his pro-life activism wouldn't make him the most popular guy on campus. But he didn't expect to meet with so much opposition. Westmont is an evangelical...
  • California Board Blocks Chick-fil-A Opening

    08/09/2012 8:42:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CBN News ^ | August 9, 2012
    The gay marriage controversy may now be standing in the way of a new Chik-fil-A opening in California. This week, five members of Santa Barbara's architectural board abstained from approving a landscaping plan for a restaurant. The move essentially halts the project from moving forward. City Councilman Frank Hotchkiss condemned the board and requested its members resign. "For a group thats supposed to working on architectural benefits for the city to just stop what they're doing because of their political views is outrageous," he said. Board member Gary Mosel disagreed with Hotchkiss. "I feel he's jumping the gun, and not...
  • Small Dig, Big Discovery: Chumash Jaw Bone Found Under Vets Center

    07/21/2012 6:13:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Santa Barbara Independent ^ | Thursday, July 19, 2012 | Nick Welsh
    The past and future recently collided in the dirt five feet beneath Santa Barbara's Veterans Memorial Building on Cabrillo Boulevard ...could well knock out of consideration long-simmering plans to erect a three-story museum in the courtyard behind the vets building honoring Santa Barbara's servicemen and women who fought in all foreign wars since World War I. The archeological work took place this June... along the waterfront was once the site of Syuxtun, a major Chumash community for about 1,000 years with about 500 people in its prime, so UCSB archeologist and anthropology professor Lynn Gamble... overseeing a team of UCSB...
  • Santa Barbara

    Just got back from our latest cruise, LA to Hawaii and back. But before we boarded the ship we spent a few days in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. We get back there every couple of years still having family and friends there. Seeing Santa Barbara again makes me throw out this bit of hyperbole/speculation. Of all the places/cities/towns where people live Santa Barbara and the surrounding area might be the most beautiful on earth. Of course I (nor anyone else) have seen the entire world and never will but IMHO it must be. Said with prejudice. Check the...
  • Maldonado may run for Congress

    02/26/2011 9:19:42 AM PST · by americanophile · 18 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | 2/26/2011 | Bob Cuddy (SLO Tribune)
    Former Republican lieutenant governor and state legislator Abel Maldonado may run for Congress next year against longtime incumbent Democrat Lois Capps of Santa Barbara. The Federal Elections Commission confirmed Friday that Maldonado, who represented Monterey County as state senator from 2004-10, has filed the paperwork that will allow him to form a committee and collect money. The contest between the two veteran state politicians should ensure a lively race in a district that has been safely Democratic. Capps is "prepared for a competitive race regardless of who her opponents will be," said her spokeswoman, Ashley Schapitl. Capps will run on...
  • Prof. Emiritus Hal Lewis Resigns from American Physical Society

    10/09/2010 4:32:58 PM PDT · by comps4spice · 15 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 8, 2010 | Hal Lewis
    he following is a letter to the American Physical Society released to the public by Professor Emiritus of physics Hal Lewis of the University of California at Santa Barbara. Sent: Friday, 08 October 2010 17:19 Hal Lewis From: Hal Lewis, University of California, Santa Barbara To: Curtis G. Callan, Jr., Princeton University, President of the American Physical Society 6 October 2010 Dear Curt: When I first joined the American Physical Society sixty-seven years ago it was much smaller, much gentler, and as yet uncorrupted by the money flood (a threat against which Dwight Eisenhower warned a half-century ago).
  • Santa Barbara Tea Party Rallies for Repeal of Health-Care Bill (3-27-10)

    03/29/2010 8:32:09 AM PDT · by DTogo · 4 replies · 429+ views
    Noozhawk ^ | March 27, 2010 | Sonia Fernandez
    Upward of a hundred Santa Barbara Tea Party members and their supporters took to the streets Saturday to decry President Barack Obama’s health-care legislation and a government they say is getting too big. ‘We want small government, and we want freedom. We don’t want to be taken over by the government,” said a man who wanted to be known simply as Alex. “We want the government to follow the Constitution.” Alex and his fellow marchers assembled in De la Guerra Plaza in front of Santa Barbara City Hall early in the afternoon. Led by Revolutionary War-era costumed actors, they marched...
  • Santa Barbara Tea Party: 3/27/10 3pm March in Downtown SB

    03/25/2010 8:09:21 AM PDT · by DTogo · 51 replies · 709+ views
    When: Saturday, March 27 @ 3 PM Where: Downtown Santa Barbara Details: Route TBD Cost: Free In response to the passage of the yet-to-be-written health care legislation by the House of Representatives that transfers one-sixth of the economy and all student loans to government control, Santa Barbara Tea Party has called for a protest march next Saturday, March 27, at 3 PM in downtown Santa Barbara. The nonpartisan group encourages all Americans who have been sitting on the sidelines to join in expressing their outrage at the tricks, bribes, threats and wholesale disregard of the Constitution that allowed this tax-increasing,...
  • The Global Marine Oil Pollution Information Gateway

    02/20/2010 4:22:22 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 13 replies · 483+ views
    Crude oil and natural gas seeps naturally out of fissures in the ocean seabed and eroding sedimentary rock. These seeps are natural springs where liquid and gaseous hydrocarbons leak out of the ground (like springs that ooze oil and gas instead of water). Whereas freshwater springs are fed by underground pools of water, oil and gas seeps are fed by natural underground accumulations of oil and natural gas (see USGS illustration). Natural oil seeps are used in identifying potential petroleum reserves. As pointed out by the National Research Council (NRC) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, "natural oil seeps...
  • Town Flies Planned Parenthood Flag (Santa Barbara, CA)

    01/21/2010 8:37:50 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 13 replies · 582+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 01/20/2010 | Matthew Archbold
    This is sad. The Santa Barbara Downtown administration is proudly flying the flag of death on their streets this week. The main street of the California town has been lined with Planned Parenthood's flag to honor the organization and drum up its donations. Santa Barbara Downtown reports: The flags of Planned Parenthood of Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo Counties, Inc will fly on State Street from January 12th through the 22nd to coincide with the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision guaranteeing protections for women’s reproductive health, safety and privacy. Planned Parenthood...
  • 26 Year Old Conservative on the verge of pulling the biggest upset in the history of Santa Barbara

    10/13/2009 8:57:45 AM PDT · by Zevonismymuse · 62 replies · 3,356+ views
    Daily Sound ^ | October 13, 2009 | Josh Molina
    When Justin Tevis recently met with the Santa Barbara Police Officers Association to seek the union’s endorsement, he thought the meeting would be about ways to solve the city’s crime and gang violence problems. Instead, he was immediately handed a document with a pay scale showing how much Santa Barbara police officers made in comparison to similar-sized cities. He was stunned. In fact, reforming public employee salaries and pensions is among the top things on Tevis’ list of reforms if elected to the Santa Barbara City Council. “These are huge lobbying groups,” Tevis said. “These are huge power groups.” Tevis...
  • Someone clearing brush may have started Jesusita fire, authorities say

    05/10/2009 11:30:36 PM PDT · by americanophile · 7 replies · 500+ views
    LA TIMES ^ | May 11, 2009 | Tony Barboza
    Reporting from Santa Barbara -- Fire officials Sunday said the Jesusita fire destroyed 77 homes, more than double their earlier estimate, and concluded that the blaze was probably started by someone using power tools to clear brush. Mild weather allowed firefighters to make progress in containing the fire to the more than 8,700 acres it has burned Joe Waterman, an incident commander with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, did not say what type of tool was used but added: "It's looking like this was not an act of nature." He said investigators have placed the fire's origin...
  • Couple survive Mission Canyon firestorm in bunker

    05/08/2009 6:12:17 PM PDT · by americanophile · 47 replies · 1,721+ views
    The Daily Sound ^ | May 8, 2009 | COLBY FRAZIER
    From the wooden deck at Richard Martin’s Mission Canyon home, sweeping views of destruction can be seen in all directions. To the north, on a hillside that butts up against his home, the smoking skeletons of three of his neighbor’s houses were visible through the burned limbs of oak trees. To the west, a steep slope littered with charred bushes and trees. To the south, downed power lines lie on the darkened earth (at the height of the fire’s siege in the canyon, the power lines fell on Martin’s deck). To the east, the blackened edges of the Santa Barbara...
  • Fire nears Calif. coastal city; 20,000 evacuated

    05/08/2009 12:18:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 831+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/09 | Raquel Maria Dillon - ap
    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Powerful winds during a night in which "all hell broke loose" have pushed a raging wildfire to the doorstep of this wealthy coastal city, threatening to destroy dozens more homes and leading to the evacuation of more than 20,000 people. Firefighters were putting out roof fires Friday as gusts drove the flames down from the steep canyons above Santa Barbara and started burning homes in the residential flatlands. Once tame, the fire front now stretches for five miles, city Fire Chief Andrew DiMizio said. "Literally last night, all hell broke loose," he said.
  • Calif. Wildfire Burns 75 Homes in Santa Barbara

    05/07/2009 9:39:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 705+ views
    AP Report ^ | May 07th 2009
    Calif. Wildfire Burns 75 Homes in Santa Barbara Friday, May 08, 2009 May 7: Firefighting aircraft drop retardant on the flames burning over a ridge into Rattlesnake Canyon near Santa Barbara, Calif. SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Paradise is not lost, but it's in flames — again. The seasonal wildfires that menace this idyllic coastal city roared to life earlier than usual but with all-too-familiar ferocity, damaging or destroying 75 homes and forcing about 12,000 people to flee. "I knew it was time to leave," said Tom Morse, 62, a day after he dusted off his motorhome as the fire neared...