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  • Peter Rodger: Elliot was not evil, but he was mentally ill

    Peter Rodger: Elliot was not evil, but he was mentally ill
    The father of the 22-year-old who authorities say killed six people and injured 13 others near the UC Santa Barbara campus five weeks ago says that he never believed his son was capable of such an atrocity, but that his son was very mentally ill. During...
  • The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for

    The meningitis outbreak we weren't ready for
    During the last two years, there have been a couple of outbreaks and sporadic cases of bacterial meningitis that federal health agencies failed to address with sufficient aggressiveness. It could have been much worse, and the experience should serve as...
  • Dealing with sexual assault

    To the editor: I applaud Sandy Banks' courageous and cogent commentary (“A campus judgment call,” Column, June 10). For some time now the campus sexual assault pendulum has been inching its way away from the historical bias that favored males,...
  • Parents of Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger: We are crying out in pain

    Parents of Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger: We are crying out in pain
    The parents of Isla Vista killer Elliott Rodger say it has been "hell on earth" knowing that their son caused the tragedy that took the lives of six UC Santa Barbara students last week and that they remain heartbroken. “We are crying out in pain...
  • Obama calls failure on gun regulation his 'biggest frustration'

    Obama calls failure on gun regulation his 'biggest frustration'
    The failure to win tougher background checks for gun purchases or other new firearms regulations are the "biggest frustration" of his term in office, President Obama said, as he decried school shootings that are "becoming the norm" in ways that "as a...
  • Elliot Rodger claimed he was victim of homophobic slur during party

    Elliot Rodger claimed a group of men called him a homophobic slur during an altercation at an Isla Vista party nearly a year before his deadly rampage in Santa Barbara, according to newly released police records. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's...
  • Make A Stand Against Continuing Carnage

    Many hoped, and some even predicted, that the horror of the Newtown massacre of Dec. 14, 2012 — 18 months ago tomorrow — would spur a national effort to keep guns out of the wrong hands. That hope remains unrequited: The carnage continues....
  • Related story: Gun violence at U.S. schools continues to grow sharply

    A fatal shooting in Oregon on Tuesday was the 31st firearms attack at a U.S. school since the start of the year, marking a sharp acceleration in the rash of violence that has occurred on campuses across the nation. The incidents range from the 20 people...
  • Isla Vista rampage: UCSB parents tell of deep sorrow, pride and love

    Isla Vista rampage: UCSB parents tell of deep sorrow, pride and love
    Family members of the UC Santa Barbara students killed in Elliot Rodger's rampage in Isla Vista have reacted visibly with deep sorrow and anger, while others have remained silent, asking that their privacy be respected as they grieve. Some parents had...
  • Isla Vista attack survivor says smirking Elliot Rodger looked 'happy'

    Isla Vista attack survivor says smirking Elliot Rodger looked 'happy'
    UC Santa Barbara student Bianca de Kock initially didn't realize she had been shot by Isla Vista killer Elliot Rodger. “Honestly, first of all it didn’t seem real. I thought it was rubber bullets,” De Kock told ABC News on Friday....
  • In wake of deadly Isla Vista shootings, L.A. hosts annual gun buyback

    In wake of deadly Isla Vista shootings, L.A. hosts annual gun buyback
    Los Angeles officials will host a gun buyback program on Saturday, one week after an Isla Vista man killed six people and wounded 13 near the campus of UC Santa Barbara.  "The tragedy in Santa Barbara reminded us of the horrors of gun violence," said...
  • Making 'not one more' gun death a reality

    Making 'not one more' gun death a reality
    Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...