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The Odyssey Project: Incarcerated Youth Bring a Classic to the Stage at UCSB

Ming Holden | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Ming Holden

The boys shuffle in from the bright Isla Vista heat outside, eight teenagers dressed in the navy blue polo shirt, slacks, and black-and-white converse sneakers that constitute the uniform of the juvenile detention center a few miles outside of town.

Could a LA-Style Threat Assessment Team Have Thwarted the Isla Vista, Seattle or Oregon Shooting Sprees?

Art Levine | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime
Art Levine

the department still grapples with the reality that at least half of seriously mentally ill people receive no treatment at all, a situation of possible danger to the entire community and, far more often, to themselves.

Ancestor Deficit Disorder

Steven Crandell | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Steven Crandell

A tree without roots cannot grow. When we humans lose our roots, we too begin to wither -- losing our balance, our health and our spiritual foundati...

In Solidarity With UCSB

Madison Medeiros | Posted 08.02.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

In order to move forward, we need to encourage healing and be kind. We need to look inside and ask ourselves and our loved ones if things are really "okay." Because something has to change, and we can't be afraid to take action.

Why Didn't the Police Ask About His Guns?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Blake Fleetwood

Simple sharing of gun ownership information (which is available when people buy a gun) to state police should be routine. It might even be possible. When I get stopped for a traffic infraction, the police immediately pull up all of my records.

'Family' Association Member Links Deadly Isla Vista Attacks To Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.30.2014 | Gay Voices

The Family Research Council's (FRC) Ken Blackwell has sparked the ire of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates by linking the...

UCSB Community Stands in Solidarity After Hate Crime

Madison Medeiros | Posted 07.27.2014 | College
Madison Medeiros

With regular concerts in the parks and a plethora of student organizations, Isla Vista seems like paradise on the outside. But once you look past the sea of beautiful people, the organic foods, and kegs lining Del Playa, you'll find a community where darkness easily hides, overshadowed by dub-step and glistening sunsets.

No Man Is an Island: Recognizing Gun Violence as a Cultural Symptom

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

Six years of counseling violent criminals convinced me long ago that monocausal explanations for violence (was it the parents? Genetics? Bad wiring? Medication or its lack?) blind us to the depths of cultural, structural violence boxing us in on all sides.

Sabrina Siddiqui

California GOP Candidate's Pro-Gun Robocall Went Out Day After Mass Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a case of unfortunate timing, voters outside of Los Angeles received a pro-gun robocall from Republican House candidate Tony Strickla...

More Victims Of Isla Vista Rampage Identified

AP | Posted 07.25.2014 | Crime

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead, includin...

Police Use New Tool To Source Crowds For Evidence

AP | TAMI ABDOLLAH | Posted 05.02.2014 | Crime

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking ...

Earthquake Rattles Santa Barbara & Malibu

Posted 05.29.2013 | Los Angeles

A 4.6 magnitude earthquake shook residents in the Santa Barbara, Calif. area on Wednesday at 7:38 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The e...