Homegrown Halloween

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Homegrown Halloween
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Source: UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara is embarking on plans aimed at ensuring another safe and locals-only celebration.

It’s a campuswide effort with UCSB students again taking a lead role, working together to dissuade out-of-town visitors and provide alternative events for their peers.

As it has done the past three years, the Associated Students Program Board will put on a major concert at the Events Center, bringing a big-name act at a small ticket price, with attendance allowed only for UCSB students. This year’s headliner is the French DJ known as Tchami.

Students also are a driving force in the many other special events and efforts planned on campus and in Isla Vista for the weekend, from roller skating to film screenings (including “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at midnight Friday, Oct. 27) to the student-created, student-staffed UCIV, which sends volunteers into Isla Vista to act as liaisons between the community and law enforcement.

“As Halloween has continued to become a more local event it also has become less attractive to out-of-towners,” said Katya Armistead, UCSB’s dean of student life, “And the role the students play in helping make that happen cannot be over-emphasized. Students are taking more pride in their campus and are respecting their community, and that’s demonstrated in their efforts to create and support so many alternative, UCSB student-only activities.”

As in years past, no overnight guests will be allowed in any of the UCSB residence halls and university-owned apartments from 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, through Monday, Oct. 29.

Also as in years past, a number of restrictions will be in place at UCSB, in Isla Vista and in the neighboring community. On campus, parking will be restricted between 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and again from 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, to 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Only vehicles with valid permits will be allowed to park on campus during these times. The restrictions will cease between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday to allow for normal business operations. Daily permits will expire at midnight Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28.

In addition, roadblocks will be in place at six intersections in Isla Vista between 4 p.m. and 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Nov. 1. The blockades will prevent vehicle access to the 6500-6800 blocks of Del Playa, Sabado Tarde and Trigo roads.

As has been the case in previous years, some campus parking locations will be subject to closure and limited access to support enhanced safety and security measures. Checkpoints also will be in place on all roads entering campus, and unauthorized vehicles will be denied access. More information is available via UCSB Transportation and Parking Services.

Further, the festival ordinance prohibiting amplified music at residences will be in place from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. each day between Thursday, Oct. 26, and Wednesday, Nov. 1. Emergency first aid for the public will be available in front of the I.V. Theater from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28.

In other restrictions, out-of-town visitors will not be permitted to park in local Goleta neighborhoods or in area public lots, such as those at Camino Real Marketplace, Girsh Park, K-Mart, University Village Plaza, Fairview Center or Calle Real Center. Cars parked in violation will be towed.

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cbilly Oct 29, 2017 07:02 AM
Homegrown Halloween

Halloween used to be super fun in IV till about the middle 80s. I remember eating shrooms and dancing and having a blast. The rowdiest thing I saw was a streaker who lead the cops on a foot chase and then escaped by running down the stairs and swimming away! People had fun but where respectful and there weren 't all the wanna be tough guys there is nowadays.

Flicka Oct 28, 2017 06:33 PM
Homegrown Halloween

I have met a lot of "locals" who say they came to UCSB and liked SB so much they stayed after graduation, worked, married, raised a family, etc. There are rowdy students who are likely never going to grow up and will be unpleasant citizens for their whole life. But don't paint everyone with the same brush.

LocalsOnly Oct 28, 2017 04:46 PM
Homegrown Halloween

How can these people seriously say that they care about the community of Isla Vista when they restrict Halloween events to only UCSB students? There are thousands of people living in Isla Vista who do not attend UCSB - e.g. SBCC students (which is attended by far more Isla Vista, Goleta, and Santa Barbara locals than UCSB), families of professors, and everyone else growing up in IV - why are none of them allowed to go to these events? Trying to make Halloween a "more local event" by excluding a large portion of their "peers" is IN NO WAY "respecting their community." Sure, it may not be possible for some of the events to accommodate all the young residents in the area, but I am really sick of these temporary residents who show up for a couple years and spew this community building nonsense while excluding the entire permanent population of Isla Vista and disregarding countless other local college students. Excluding Isla Vista locals and SBCC students is not respecting your community!!

horsegirl Oct 28, 2017 05:07 PM
Homegrown Halloween

why do you expect UCSB to foot the bill for keeping sbcc students under control? sbcc loves to turn a blind eye to the happenings of Isla vista and take no responsibility or action for the behavior of their students out there. I understand being concerned about excluding the local nonstudents, but really the point of this event is to persuade students to do something other than party and invite their friends from out of town to party. I don't think the local families are the problem there, and also don't think a dance music concert is enticing to those people either. changing the event to a more family oriented thing to include the families won't entice the students to do something other than be in iv.

a-1537930591 Oct 28, 2017 04:20 PM
Homegrown Halloween

Let us actual locals be clear - UCSB students are not locals! They are people that come to our community for a year or two, then leave and never look back. They are not people that truly care about the long-term well-being of Isla Vista.

a-1537930591 Oct 28, 2017 06:19 PM
Homegrown Halloween

I was! There may be more now, due to costs. Grew up here, went to SBCC, then UCSB, then UCLA, and live here now. Speak for yourself.

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