Protest: The Isla Vista Uprising

For Californians eager to protect their children from radical influence at Berkeley, the University of California's branch at Santa Barbara has offered an attractive alternative. Known as "the country club" and "the campus by the sea," its surfing, suntanned students often seem more concerned with meteorological than political phenomena. Many occupy their own apartments in a two-square-mile enclave at Isla Vista. Their relaxed morals offend the Santa Barbara citizenry and law officers, who refer to Isla Vista as Sin City. For their part, students openly provoke the locals and call the cops dumb squares.

Diffused Reasons. Town-gown relations deteriorated further...

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