Happening June 1: “Munger Hall: Student and Public Response Panels.” Organizers say this event, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall, will provide an opportunity for diverse stakeholders to participate in a forum on the controversial proposed University of California Santa Barbara’s (UCSB) Munger Hall student housing project. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi spoke with […]
Campus Housing Alternatives to Munger Hall, Please (CHAMP), a new coalition, recently united with several UCSB orgs and others who are concerned about UC Santa Barbara’s plans to build ‘the world’s largest dormitory’ at UCSB. KCSB’s Dick Flacks spoke with UCSB alumna Deb Callahan, who assisted students in organizing a […]
KCSB News brings you Beyond Timely Warnings, a new feature series investigating sexual assault at UC Santa Barbara. In the second episode of Beyond Timely Warnings, KCSB’s Cecilia Aden and Molly Wright unpack the policy surrounding sexual assault at UCSB and its impact on survivors. Our theme music for this […]
Isla Vista’s unsanctioned annual street party is supposed to happen this weekend. And, locals are making a strong effort to keep the festivities upbeat and local. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi speaks with community leaders Spencer Brandt (president of the IVCSD), and Shannon Sweeney and Diana Collins Puente from Associated Students UCSB […]
The art, mind, and inspirations of the brilliant painter Vincent Van Gogh are currently on display at Santa Barbara Museum of Art. KCSB News reporter Grace Kish met with Curator Eik Khang to tour the exhibit and discuss the life of Van Gogh, as well as what went into bringing […]
Cityhood for Isla Vista has been a dream for decades. In recent years, IV residents came together to form a local government. This week, IV’s local government – the Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD)- turned five years old. KCSB’s Dick Flacks spoke with Jonathan Abboud, general manager of the […]
KCSB News brings you Beyond Timely Warnings, a new feature series investigating sexual assault at UC Santa Barbara. Sexual assault at UCSB and in Isla Vista is as prevalent today as it has been in the past. In this first episode of Beyond Timely Warnings, KCSB’s Cecilia Aden and Molly […]
KCSB News reporters Crystal Martinez and Jennifer Yoshikoshi speak with local business owners about the impact the pandemic has had on their business. Plus, a conversation with a representative from Isla Vista’s new cannabis dispensary.
KCSB News · Addressing the Isla Vista Housing Crisis with Organize IV In light of Isla Vista’s current housing crisis, student activists with Organize IV are calling on UC Santa Barbara administration to provide an online option for students in the upcoming fall quarter and offer fairly priced housing options […]
KCSB News · Unmasking Isla Vista: Community Activism In the sixth and final episode of our series, KCSB’s Daniel Huecias and the Daily Nexus’ Holly Rusch explore activism in Isla Vista through a series of interviews, amplifying the voices behind local political and social movements. We speak with Taylor Clark, […]
KCSB News · Unmasking Isla Vista: Community Reflection In episode five of our series, KCSB News reporter and Daily Nexus Assistant Photo Editor Pia Ramos explores the Isla Vista community through interviews with local leaders. Isla Vista Community Services District President Spencer Brandt and IVCSD Director Ethan Bertrand reflect on […]
The community of Isla Vista is facing an unprecedented housing shortage ahead of the fall quarter, leaving many students to consider drastic options such as commuting several hours or even living in their cars. Many factors are playing into the crisis, including high enrollment rates at the university level, lack […]
KCSB News and Sports · Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students In episode two of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: University & Students, KCSB’s Ashley Rusch and Daily Nexus reporter Sindhu Ananthavel narrow in on UC Santa Barbara’s response to four major topics: academic dishonesty, mental health, international students, and […]
KCSB News and Sports · Unmasking Isla Vista: Human Struggle In our first collaborative project, KCSB and the Daily Nexus have worked together to document the ways in which our community has changed over the past 18 months. As a result, we are proud to bring you the first episode […]
KCSB News and Sports · Santa Barbara County's Community Action Plan to Address Homelessness On February 23, the Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors held a meeting to discuss Phase II of the Community Action Plan to Address Homelessness. KCSB’s Jennifer Yoshikoshi has more on the story.
KCSB News and Sports · Move-In Day During a Pandemic “Chaotic..excitingly chaotic” and “rushed” were the words used to describe the weekend of Jan. 15-18th. In a span of four days, 1,000 undergraduate students moved into university-owned apartments for the Winter and Spring quarter. KCSB’s Pricila Flores has more on […]
KCSB News and Sports · UCSB Reads 2021: “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir” KCSB’s Pia Ramos speaks with Hannah Rael, Communications and Marketing Manager and Alex Regan, Events and Exhibitions Librarian at UCSB Library to learn more about this year’s 2021 UCSB Reads selection: […]
KCSB News and Sports · The Economic Aftermath of the COVID-19 Pandemic Looking at the economic aftermath of the pandemic, corporate profits are rising, and income inequality has been exacerbated as small businesses continue to close. KCSB’s Robert Stark speaks with Matt Stoller of the American Economic Liberties Project about […]
We demand that SB City Council adopt a resolution condemning police brutality and declare racism a public health emergency. Email Mayor Cathy Murillo and city council members. We demand transparency and accountability from the SB Police Department. No more “community conversation” without changes to policy and practices No more internal […]
KCSB-FM is supporting The Beloved Community of Isla Vista in their COVID-19 messaging campaign. They are urging community members to take care of themselves and neighbors by wearing masks and observing physical distancing. Among other things, the novel coronavirus messaging campaign will showcase colorful signs around the community with encouraging […]
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Radio KCSB-FM Marks 50th Anniversary of the Isla Vista Bank of America Burning with Special Programming in February KCSB was ordered off the air for days because of news coverage of multiple riots during the IV ‘Year of Rebellion’ (1969-70) (Santa Barbara, CA) — During the month of February, KCSB-FM […]
An online exhibition has been created honoring the acts of love and compassion that emerged in Isla Vista and on the UCSB campus following the deadly tragedy in Isla Vista in 2014. KCSB’s Lisa Osborn spoke with UCSB librarian Annie Platoff to find out more.
On Tuesday, April 16th, The Associated Students of UCSB held a townhall to re-evaluate the communities progress towards Food Security of students and the community of Isla Vista. KCSB reporter Kody Chong covers the issues brought by speakers and community members at the town hall.
Both students and the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department are planning for Deltopia, which is a social “street party” organized for this upcoming weekend. KCSB’s Megan Stafford speaks with Deputy Justin Schroeder about the precautions local law enforcement is taking and what Goleta residents and UCSB students can do to stay […]
At IVCSD’s board meeting on Sept. 25th, the board attempted to make progress on several issues as returning UCSB students filled up Isla Vista. KCSB’s Anita Carraher reports. This piece originally aired September 27th.
Around 10,000 people walked through Isla Vista this past Deltopia weekend. The IV Community Services District met Tuesday to discuss the event and the future of it. KCSB reporter Héctor Sánchez Castañeda recaps the meeting.