Wednesday, November 09, 2005

IVRPD 1972-1998

For those of you wondering what happened to Isla Vista after the burning of the bank, Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson wrote a history of the Isla Vista Parks and Recreation District (1972-1998) which she gave the IVRPD in 1998.

During the 1970's, IV politics was split between the IVCC/IVMAC and the IVRPD. In the 1980's, the IVRPD became the defacto government in Isla Vista. What happened in the 1990's is also documented in this work. While the author's work is primarily taken from written reports of what occurred and very little primary source information was gathered, I recommend reading it:

Isla Vista Recreation and Park District History

Vernal Pools 1986-1996

Here's the link to the study that was made by Wayne Ferren and David Hubbard, in 1996 and published in 1998 on the vernal pool restorations in Isla Vista:

Review of Ten Years of Vernal Pool Restoration and Creation in Santa Barbara, California

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Charlie Jones Effect

Long-time Isla Vista resident Mike Thornley demonstrates his skills at the Charlie Jones Effect at Anisq' Oyo' Park. The event commemorated the life of I.V. activist and juggler Charlie Jones.

Wingardium Leviosa! - Daily Nexus Online