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  • UCSB student educates community about the dangers of carbon monoxide

    January 24, 2012 9:00 PM

    It's colorless, odorless, and tasteless. You don't know it's there, but it can hurt you the same way it harmed Nikkie Sedaghat. "They told my mother, she had a two percent chance of living. She's not going to wake up for 6 months to a year, and she might... more »
  • UCSB Economic forecast predicts slow growth for northern SB County

    May 6, 2011 10:21 PM

    It's slow going for our local economy, but you can expect to see some growth. Economic experts at UCSB released their annual economic forecast project for Northern Santa Barbara County this morning. Local economists say agriculture and professional business services will see the most growth through 20-18. The real... more »
  • Isla Vista beaches closed this weekend for 'Floatopia'

    March 29, 2011 12:54 PM

    Santa Barbara County officials are taking precautions ahead of an annual beach party that's known for drawing rowdy crowds to Isla Vista. The Santa Barbara County Parks Department says it is closing all beaches at Isla Vista this Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd due to the potential... more »
  • UCSB researchers look for a cure to age-related blindness

    November 17, 2010 3:31 PM

    U.C. Santa Barbara researchers have received a $2.5 million grant to help find a cure for macular degeneration, which is an age-related condition that causes vision loss. Their stem cell related research will lead to clinical trials on treating macular degeneration that affects one in three people age 75... more »
  • UCSB professor finds way to measure bone strength

    August 3, 2010 3:29 PM

    A UCSB professor invents a new medical tool that can measure a bone's strength. It is called the Reference Point Indentation, or RPI, instrument. A test probe is driven into the bone creating microscopic fractures. This process is repeated and the microfractures are measured to determine bone... more »
  • First ever mid-year economic forecast to be released for San Luis Obispo County

    May 26, 2010 9:26 PM

    San Luis Obispo County will be seeing something new, a mid-year economic forecast. UCSB will be conducting the project, which has only been done once a year in the past. Those involved said it includes federal, state, and local economic updates. They also said all of that is critical in... more »
  • Jerry Brown campaigns to lower student fees

    May 17, 2010 11:02 PM

    California Attorney General, Jerry Brown pays a visit to UC Santa Barbara as part of his campaign for California Governor. A survey conducted last week by "Survey U.S.A." finds Republican candidates Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner are neck-and-neck to grab their party's spot. 39 percent are in favor of... more »
  • Gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown to speak at UCSB

    May 17, 2010 1:20 PM

    The only major Democratic primary candidate in the governor's race will speak this afternoon at UC Santa Barbara. Jerry Brown is California's Attorney General. He served as state governor from 1974-1982 and later as the mayor of Oakland. The UCSB Campus Democrats, a student group, is sponsoring the free... more »
  • Local economists say recession has ended

    May 7, 2010 10:04 PM

    The worst may be over. That's what we're hearing about northern Santa Barbara County's economy tonight. Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria hosted the economic forecast project today-- conducted by U.C.S.B. Local economists say we are out of the recession but we should expect to see slow growth over... more »
  • Playboy names UCSB #8 party school in the U.S.

    April 16, 2010 2:22 PM

    Playboy has released its list of top party schools in the United States, and U.C. Santa Barbara has made the top 10. UCSB has come in at number eight on that list. It's the school's first appearance on the list since 2006, when it finished in the number two... more »
  • Big West names Santiago MVP; other locals honored

    March 8, 2010 2:42 PM

    Santa Maria native Kristina Santiago made program history on Monday when she was named the Most Valuable Player of the Big West Conference. The junior led the Big West with 19.9 points per game, 2.4 steals per game this season. She ranked second in the Conference by averaging 8.5... more »
  • Karl Rove makes controversial trip to UCSB

    February 26, 2010 3:45 AM

    Karl Rove makes a controversial stop on the Central Coast. The former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush spoke at UC Santa Barbara tonight. Rove's visit to UCSB definitely polarized the campus community. Rove spoke for about an hour and a half inside Campbell... more »
  • Karl Rove scheduled to visit UCSB on Thursday

    February 25, 2010 2:20 AM

    Former White House Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove will make a stop at UC Santa Barbara on Thursday. Rove was invited to the campus by the UCSB College Republicans. He will be discussing the current political climate and his new book called "Courage and Consequence." ... more »
  • Goleta police warn residents about door-to-door scam

    February 20, 2010 2:17 AM

    Police officers want to warn you about a possible scam in some South Coast neighborhoods. The chair of UC Santa Barbara's Music Department says he's received reports of people posing as students and going door to door in Goleta and Santa Barbara. They claim to be collecting donations... more »
  • Former UCSB professor arrested in Washington for threatening faculty

    February 18, 2010 9:53 PM

    A former University of California Santa Barbara professor is behind bars in Washington, after investigators say he made criminal threats toward faculty and students. Neil Baker, 51, has been living in Kennewick since he was forced to resign from UCSB in 2004. Since then, he's made threats online toward... more »
  • Investigators looking into two suspicious fires at UCSB

    February 13, 2010 7:09 PM

    An investigation is underway at UCSB after two fires sparked on campus early Saturday. Firefighters responded to the Santa Cataline dorm in the 6800 block of El Colegio Road just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Crews say smoke was coming from the second and fifth floors of the 10-story... more »
  • Splash Signing: Righetti's Johnson headed to UCSB

    February 9, 2010 8:59 PM

    The national signing period for high school senior athletes continues with a splash at Righetti High School. Boy's water polo star Matt Johnson signed a letter of intent to play for UC Santa Barbara on Tuesday afternoon. His proud mother, as well as Gauchos head coach and three-time Olympian Wolf... more »
  • UCSB researchers find potential treatment for kidney disease

    January 26, 2010 2:16 PM

    U.C. Santa Barbara researchers have found that the drug Rapamycin is a potential treatment for kidney disease. According to a press release, more than 600,000 people in the U.S., and 12 million worldwide, are affected by the inherited kidney disease known as ADPKD, short for autosomal-dominant polycystic kidney disease. ... more »
  • Musician Jack Johnson donates to UCSB's disabled students

    January 26, 2010 2:12 PM

    Jack Johnson, singer and U.C. Santa Barbara alumnus, has donated $50,000 to the school's Disabled Students Program. The gift will go to the Danny Riley Fund, which helps undergraduates with cancer and other serious illnesses to pursue their education at UCSB by providing support for financial aid, medication, housing,... more »
  • UCSB discovery could help in the development of memory drugs

    December 23, 2009 3:17 PM

    University of California, Santa Barbara researchers have made a major discovery that could lead the way for the development of new drugs to aid memory. The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in how the brain encodes memories. "When we learn new things, when we... more »
  • UCSB discovery will help body carry oxygen, drugs, and moreā€¦

    December 21, 2009 3:09 PM

    Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara have developed synthetic red blood cells, or sRBCs, that are much like the real thing. They have been shown to deliver therapeutic drugs effectively and more precisely than injections or pills. They are also expected to help with diagnostic imaging, by carrying well-distributed... more »
  • UCSB researchers discover method to deliver medicine directly to tumor

    December 7, 2009 2:40 PM

    A team of researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara's Burnham Institute for Medical Research have identified a peptide that could lead to "substantial improvements in cancer treatment." The team, led by Erkki Ruoslahti, M.D., Ph.D., identified the peptide (a chain of amino acids) that specifically recognizes and penetrates... more »
  • UCSB students fast to send a message to University officials

    December 2, 2009 6:32 AM

    Some UC Santa Barbara students and faculty will be going without some necessities Wednesday, to get a strong message out to University officials. It's for the One-day Fast for Education. Organizers say students, faculty and staff plan to go without either food, class or work to raise awareness of... more »
  • UCSB men's basketball looks to stay perfect

    November 17, 2009 5:06 PM

    The UC Santa Barbara men's basketball looks for its first win over Weber State in program history. The Gauchos host the Wildcats Tuesday night in the Thunderdome. UCSB opened the season on Saturday with an 85-57 win over Cal State Los Angeles. Recent transfer Orlando Johnson, a preseason... more »
  • Students Protest Proposed Fee Hikes

    November 16, 2009 11:26 PM

    There's no doubt these students want to be heard. "They're lowering my financial aid. I'm going to have to increase loans. There's no jobs. We're not going to be able to pay it off. We're becoming a new class, the indebted class, said UCSB Junior Armando Carmona. They... more »
  • UCSB students protest proposed fee increase

    November 16, 2009 12:17 PM

    Students at UCSB hold a sit-in to protest budget cuts and a proposed fee increase. Nearly a dozen students protested outside the office of UCSB Chancellor, Henry T. Yang, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Monday. On Thursday, the University of California Board of Regents will vote to increase undergraduate fees by... more »

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