Tag archives: Isla Vista

Happy Halloween Happenings 
By Steven Libowitz   |   October 31, 2023

Pumpkins, costumes, and candy, oh my. Yes, it’s almost All Hallows’ Eve and as always, Santa Barbara steps up this weekend ahead of the actual trick-or-treating time on Tuesday. We’ve chosen to highlight a few events with an eye toward something for everyone.  The Library, SBPAL, Santa Barbara Parks and Rec, and the Santa Barbara […]

Back at the Haunted Pumpkin Patch
By Steven Libowitz   |   November 1, 2022

The Pumpkin Queen is in need of your assistance again. It seems that scoundrel Louie D’Ville is now scheming with the despicable Chuck Bunger to turn all of Isla Vista into parking lots, strip malls, and high rises.  Yes, with October coming to a close, IV Recreation & Park District and Lucidity Festival’s Halloween Haunted […]

The Iration Nation
By Steven Libowitz   |   August 23, 2022

Iration’s most recent album is called Coastin’, described as a record about being thankful for the moments that we have. The reggae/alt.rock band’s current tour, in which Iration co-headlines with the Minneapolis based underground hip-hop act with the cheery name of Atmosphere, is dubbed Sunshine & Summer Nights. So Iration’s lead singer-guitarist-songwriter Micah Pueschel understands […]

The Isla Vista Compost Collective
By Stella Haffner   |   March 8, 2022

When I first heard the term “Dirtrider,” I imagined something á la Mel Gibson in Mad Max. But far from being chrome and oil junkies as we might associate with the apocalyptic franchise, Dirtriders are the lean, green worker bees of the Isla Vista Compost Collective. Founded in 2017, the Isla Vista Compost Collective (IVCC) […]

Juggling Fest
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 9, 2019

For more than four decades, the Isla Vista Juggling Festival has had to – pardon the expression – keep a lot of balls in the air in order to produce the annual event that began in 1977. Rumor has it that the IV weekend extravaganza is the longest running jugglers festival held at a single […]