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Blanca Garcia

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Muslim Students Organize Vigil for New Zealand Victims

Attack that killed 51 people described as “act of pure evil and terrorism” by UCSB students.

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New Principal Announced for San Marcos High School

Kip Glazer Will Start July 1

Kip Glazer will begin the position July 1, 2019.

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District Submits Request to Waive Funding for Olive Grove

Olive Grove Approved by State Board of Education After Denied By District and County

Olive grove approved by State Board of Education after defied by district and county.

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All Counts Dismissed in ‘Anti-White’ Lawsuit

Fair Education Plans to Submit Amended Complaint

Fair Education plans to submit amended complaint.

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Bradley Brock New La Cumbre Junior High Principal

Replaces Beloved Jo Ann Caines

Replaces beloved Jo Ann Caines.

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Report Finds SBCC Procedures in 'Need of Improvement'

Trustees Hear College Counsel Report on Racial Incidents

College President Anthony Beebe says school needs to do better.

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UCs Move Foward with Open-Access Publishing

State System Ends Subscription with For-Profit Publisher

The state system ended its subscription with a for-profit publishing service.

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Black Student Union Submits Demands

UCSB Students Ask for an Office of Black Student Development

UCSB students ask for an Office of Black Student Development.

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Sad Boy's Santa Barbara Story

Eastside Rapper Gets Caught Up While Coming Up

Eastside rapper gets caught up while coming up.

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New Principal Named for La Cumbre Junior High

L.A. Unified Administrator Bradley Brock to Head School

L.A. Unified administrator Bradley Brock comes from Irving STEAM magnet school.

El Plan De Santa Barbara Celebrates 50 Years

UCSB conference scheduled for February 22-23.

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Behrens Denied Access to Memo That Helped Demote Him

Judge Says District Still Must Provide More Complete Accounting of Job-Performance Issues

Judge says district still must provide more complete accounting of job-performance issues.

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Pledge of Allegiance Is Back at SBCC Board Meetings

Unruly City College Meeting Raises Unaddressed Racial Tensions

Unruly City College meeting raises unaddressed racial tensions.

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School District Exploring Dual Language Program

Forty-Three Percent of Santa Barbara Students Are Native Spanish Speakers

Forty-three percent of Santa Barbara students are native Spanish speakers.

SBCC to Vote on Pledge of Allegiance Resolution

The February 14 meeting has been relocated to the Wake Campus Auditorium.

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SBCC President Announces Early Retirement

Beebe States Health Concerns Led to His Decision

Anthony Beebe states serious health concerns led to his decision.

Human Trafficking Task Force Arrests 26

Effort part of statewide sweep in January.

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Carbajal Underwhelmed by State of the Union Speech

Congressmember Reflects on President Trump's 'Lies, Division'

Congressmember reflects on President Trump's 'lies and division.'

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Series of Storms Prompt Multi-Day Evacuation Order, Says Sheriff

Residents Ordered to Leave Areas Below Sherpa, Whittier, and Thomas Fires

Residents ordered to leave areas below Sherpa, Whittier, and Thomas fires at high risk of flooding.

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Santa Barbara City College Embroiled in Pledge of Allegiance Controversy

Police Increase Campus Presence in Response to Flood of 'Hostile' Messages

Police increase campus presence in response to flood of "hostile" messages.

New Legislation Marks Oil Spill Anniversary

Carbajal and Jackson propose bills to prevent future spills.

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Federal Workers Still Struggle After Shutdown Ends

Money Concerns Remain for Air Traffic Controller's Family

Money concerns remain for air traffic controller's family.

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Protests Against Racism at Santa Barbara City College Board

Students Silently Confront Trustees on Issues of Campus Racism

Protesting the reinstatement of SBCC Vice President Lyndsay Maas, students confront the Board of Trustees silently.

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Cottage, County Launch Homeless Care Program

Meant to Help Homeless Patients Recover in a Safe Environment

It's meant to help homeless patients recover in a safe environment.

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SBCC Official Returning After N-Word Controversy

Lyndsay Maas Has Been on Unpaid Leave Since November

Lyndsay Maas has been on unpaid leave since November.

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Carbajal Meets with Coast Guard During Shutdown

They're the Only Military Members Going without Pay

They're the only members of the military going without pay.

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Foodbank, 2-1-1 Rally for Federal Workers

Lompoc prison guards write Carbajal about impact of shutdown on their lives.

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School District, Just Communities Respond to 'Anti-White' Lawsuit

Financial Officer for Fair Education Group Calls Nonprofit 'Communist'

Financial officer for Fair Education group calls the nonprofit 'communist.'

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Carbajal Goes Without Pay Until Government Reopens

Says he stands "in solidarity with federal workers" who are not getting paid.

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The New Majority in D.C.

Rep. Salud Carbajal's Second Term Brings New Challenges

Rep. Carbajal discusses forming 'checks and balances to a runaway train' in the 116th Congress.

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UCSB Professor Talks Sanctuary City Movement

'There Is Great Need Once Again,' Says Mario T. Garcia

"There is great need once again," says Mario T. Garcia.

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Year in Review: Favorite Articles from Blanca Garcia

Indy Reporter Recalls a Year of Stories

Indy reporter recalls a year of stories.

California Opposes Terminating DACA Status

Attorney general files with Court of Appeals for protection for Dreamers.

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Gun Law Would Ban DUI Offenders from Owning Firearms

Jackson's Bill Is Based on University of California Research

Jackson's bill is based on University of California research.

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Just Communities, School Board Refute 'Anti-White' Claims

'It's Not Who We Are, Not What We Do,' Says Director Jarrod Schwartz

"It's not who we are, not what we do," says director Jarrod Schwartz.

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Adam Brothers Farm Identified in E. Coli Outbreak

Santa Maria Farm Recalls Romaine and Additional Produce

Santa Maria farm recalls romaine and additional produce.

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SBCC Scrapping Remedial Class Requirement

New State Law Designed to Boost Graduation and Transfer Rates

A new state law is designed to boost graduation and transfer rates.

ICE Detains Individual on Westside

Enforcement action on Wednesday morning questioned community members and picked up one person.

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Rough Start for San Marcos Principal Search

Parents, Board Members Demand More Transparency from District

Parents and board members are demanding more transparency from the district.

County Approves Farmworker Housing

Board votes unanimously to amend county code.

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Paralegal Busted for Allegedly Scamming Santa Maria Farmworkers

The State Bar Says Vincent Enriquez Is Posing As a Licensed Attorney

The State Bar says Vincent Enriquez is posing as a licensed attorney.

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Is the Sheriff-ICE Connection Too Cozy?

Brown Describes the Relationship While Critics Voice Their Concerns

Brown describes the relationship while critics voice their concerns.

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SBCC President Beebe Apologizes Over N-Word Controversy

"I Am Deeply Sorry for the Harm You Have Faced," He Says

"I am deeply sorry for the harm you have faced," he says.

Santa Barbara Group Heads for Border

Immigration Advocacy Collaborative taking humanitarian supplies to refugee caravan.

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White, Asian Students Excel While Latino Students Struggle

Superintendent Cary Matsuoka discusses the achievement gap in his annual State of Our Schools address.

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UCs Resist Proposed Title IX Change

DeVos Has Repeatedly Expressed Concern Over Lack of Due Process

DeVos has repeatedly expressed concern over a lack of due process.

New “Evening College” at SBCC

SBCC Awarded $2.7 million for part-time students.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil Held at Courthouse

Worldwide, 369 transgender people were killed last year.

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Task Force Update: Human Trafficking in Santa Barbara

Community Forum Addresses Numbers, Sting Operations

Community forum address the latest numbers and sting operations.

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N-Word Gets SBCC Staffer Placed on Leave

Students Contend Racial Tension Common on Campus

Students contend racial tension common on campus.