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Isla Vista massacre gave me a new understanding, appreciation of life

Michael Narciso, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

If I could describe my childhood in one word, it would be fear. I was raised in Isla Vista, a community that is heavily populated by college students.  I’m not here to lie, Isla Vista is a fun place for parties and exc...

The Isla Vista party scene has changed after the Deltopia Riot

Maxton Schulte, Channels Staff

April 20, 2018

Is Deltopia weekend approaching its final chapter? Let's be honest with ourselves, it is. As a former short-time resident of Isla Vista, I have experienced the madness that the community is known for and have been noticing the college town finally maturing. Since Isla Vist...

New overdose medication saves lives in Santa Barbara County

AIDAN ANDERSON, Channels Staff

November 13, 2017

A new life-saving medication has made its way into the hands of the Santa Barbara’s Sheriff’s Department, and is already preventing opioid overdoses from taking lives. Naloxone, a nasal spray drug designed to reverse the ef...

SBCC student favors safety over Del Playa oceanfront living

Brooke Snow, Channels Staff

February 20, 2017

Imagine coming home to a chunk of your apartment’s balcony lying in the ocean and being forced to find a new place to live because your home no longer feels safe. That’s what happened to several students at City College and UCSB about three weeks ago at the 6600 block of Del Playa Dr. in Isla Vi...

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