| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:24 AM
A 19-year-old student at UC Santa Barbara was beaten and raped by a group of men this weekend, authorities said.
It is unclear where the rape occurred, but it happened sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and 4 a.m. Sunday, according to the Santa Barbara...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:08 PM
The gang rape of a UC Santa Barbara student was the second near campus in two months, and university police ramped up patrols in the area in response, authorities said Monday.
The 19-year-old woman was beaten and raped by three men sometime between 12:...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Just hours before a UC Santa Barbara woman was gang raped near campus, a city college student reported being sexually assaulted in the area, an official said Tuesday.
The first incident occurred Saturday night and was reported by a Santa Barbara City...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 6:48 AM
The second reported gang rape of a UC Santa Barbara student in as many months has shocked authorities in charge of patrolling an area not unaccustomed to sexual assaults.
"We do have sexual assaults that happen, but something like this ... is...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 2:25 PM
UC Santa Barbara police have released sketches of two men believed to have participated in the beating and gang rape of a female student early Sunday.
Investigators believe there were at least three men involved in the attack, but so far have only...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:47 AM
An advisory committee made up of UC Irvine faculty, staff, students, alumni and a foundation representative will assist in the national search for a new chancellor, the university announced Monday.
Bruce Varner, board of regents chairman, also...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:46 PM
As coach of the Corona del Mar High boys' lacrosse program, G.W. Mix doesn't get to see his two sons play in college often.
He's too busy coaching, while Ryan Mix and Casey Mix are away competing. Ryan plays for the University of Notre Dame and Casey...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:04 PM
It can happen anywhere. A driver plows into pedestrians on a crowded street. Bodies fly. People die. In the shocked aftermath, we ask why and wonder: Could we have done anything to prevent it?
At first, these random tragedies always seem unpredictable...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Picture this: Two surfers are bobbing on their boards at a remote surf spot north of Santa Barbara. They drift into a dreamy discussion and the question arises, "Wouldn't it be great if we could get paid to do this?"
That question, in various forms,...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 6:48 PM
If anyone could make lizards, salamanders, snakes and all measure of creepy, crawling things objects of wonder and even beauty, it was Robert C. Stebbins.
His well-regarded books, lectures and artwork made him a superstar among those who studied...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Nobel prizes in science often go to researchers of an advanced age — many are retired by the time the call comes from Oslo saying they've won.
Fred Kavli, a Norwegian immigrant who got rich from a business he founded in Van Nuys making...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Wednesday is the first day high school seniors can sign an early national letter of intent for all sports but football, soccer, track and field, cross country and men's water polo. Across Southern California, athletes are celebrating with classmates and...