The Horizon

ICP Roundtables initiated this spring semester:

Kat Marquez, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

In light of the continuing conversation on race and ethnicity, the Intercultural Programs (ICP) begins a new initiative this spring semester called “ICP Roundtables.” The creation of the Roundtables enables the six Intercultural O...

New lawsuits filed in wake of conception boat disaster

Caleb Marll, Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Four months ago, the Conception dive boat caught fire off the coast of Santa Cruz Island, killing 33 passengers and one crew member. In a Santa Monica press conference last week, families of four victims filed wrongful death cl...

BAER report outlines risk of flooding in Los Padres burn area

Wesley Brown, News Editor

January 22, 2020

Last week a report by the Burned Area Emergency Response Assessment warned of the potential dangers rainstorms could cause in neighborhoods beneath Los Padres National Forest. The areas facing the most risk are along San Antonio...

Gutierrez and Jordan clinch city council election in extremely close race

Wesley Brown

November 20, 2019

Last week, city council candidate Alejandra Gutierrez won the election against incumbent Jason Dominguez. Starting early next year, Gutierrez will represent District 1, the Eastside, as Santa Barbara’s new city council member. Gut...

Conception disaster widow sues Truth Aquatics

Isaac Sieblink, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

This past week, a family member of one of the victims of the Conception fire sued the late boat’s owners for the disaster. Christine Dignam (wife of Justin Dignam, one of the 33 passengers and one crew member killed in the d...

Trump plans increased fracking and oil drilling in Santa Barbara County

Cade Petrie, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

The Trump administration finalized a study in late October on the environmental health impacts of oil drilling and fracking in California, and concluded that there are no significant effects of either on the surrounding areas...

Goleta continues to tackle homelessness in light of encampment fires

Wesley Brown, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Last Wednesday, Goleta city stakeholders met at council chambers to address the city’s homeless problem and discuss strategies to face the issue. The meeting preceded an open house this last Monday, when community members shared i...

Abbie Leffler, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Women’s Economic Ventures (WEV) just recently hosted their Empowerment is Priceless event on Oct. 25 at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. This exciting event raises money and honors important women in the community who ar...

Wildfires mostly under control in California, dregs up debate over federal funding

Cade Petrie, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The California wildfires which have scorched thousands of acres over the past weeks are now largely under control, though many warn that high temperatures and lack of humidity are still factors in risk for further fires.  ...

Carpinteria to ban sale and use of vaping products in new proposed moratorium

Isaac Sieblink, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Pending a final vote by the Carpinteria City Council, a new moratorium (Ordinance No. 731) would now ban the sale of vaping products and their use in all public spaces within the city of Carpinteria, a few minutes’ drive south of...

Armed intruder false alarm puts Santa Barbara City College on lockdown

Abbie Leffler, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

A suspect identified as Fernando Perez Huerta was taken into custody by the Santa Barbara Police Department following a lockdown at Santa Barbara Community College in the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 29.  The school was put on ...

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