January 31, 2000 |
Southland college baseball teams enjoyed a successful decade in the 1990s as Pepperdine won its first national title in 1992, Cal State Fullerton its third in 1995 and USC its 12th in 1998. Long Beach State and UCLA also made College World Series appearances during a decade in which the balance of power in the sport supposedly shifted to the Southeast. Louisiana State won four World Series titles during the '90s and Miami won the title last season.
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September 2, 1999
UC Santa Barbara researchers have discovered a lower jawbone containing three tiny teeth from a house mouse-size mammal that lived on the island of Madagascar about 165 million years ago--while dinosaurs dominated the planet. The finding contradicts the widely held idea that mammals did not begin to develop until the dinosaurs became extinct. The finding of such early specimens from the Southern Hemisphere also contradicts the idea that mammals developed first in the north, the researchers said.
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May 23, 1999 |
It was 1969. The revolution was coming and for this crowd the enemy was "Tio Taco," wannabe gringos who forgot where they came from. More than 100 men and women, militant Chicanos, met in Santa Barbara with a vague notion that the tranquil beachside city would be ground-zero for their movement. They could smell it in the air. Before they left, they had put together El Plan.
January 4, 1999 |
One bottle contains parts of an orchid from pre-revolutionary Cuba, another a lily from some threatened corner of the African rain forest, a third the bark of trees ripped out of the ground 50 years ago when a hurricane slammed into Rhode Island. There are 6,000 such specimens of plant life, each held in a short-necked bottle topped with a fat cork covered in plastic and tied with a string.
February 28, 1998 |
Jerry Pimm, the winningest coach in UC Santa Barbara history, is stepping down and will move into the school's athletic administration office as an assistant to Athletic Director Gary Cunningham. Pimm's team takes a 4-11 Big West Conference record and 7-18 overall mark into tonight's regular-season finale against Cal State Fullerton. The Gauchos, who have lost seven games in a row, are assured of the poorest record in Pimm's tenure as coach.
December 18, 1997 |
Orange County real estate magnate Donald Bren became one of the leading donors in University of California history with the announcement Wednesday of a $15-million gift to operate a new graduate school of environmental science and management at UC Santa Barbara. UC officials said the gift from the 65-year-old owner of the Irvine Co. was the largest to date for the Santa Barbara campus. Bren, a native of Los Angeles, lives in Newport Beach.
November 6, 1997
Pacific and UC Santa Barbara, the top men's and women's teams in Big West Conference basketball last season, were overwhelming choices to continue that dominance, according to writers and coaches at the conference's media day. Pacific, which won the men's conference tournament, was a near unanimous choice to repeat as Western Division champions. The Tigers lost to St. Joseph's in the first round of the NCAA tournament last season.
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October 16, 1997
In the wake of the University of California Regents' elimination of affirmative action, officials from UC Santa Barbara will be in Watts today to offer advice and encouragement to students from three area high schools on the best ways to get admitted to the UC system. More than 250 high school seniors from Jordan, Locke and Verbum Dei high schools will be on hand for the event at the Watts Labor Community Action Committee.
October 15, 1997
Erick Ashe, a sophomore basketball player at Fullerton College, has orally committed to play next season for UC Santa Barbara, Fullerton Coach Dieter Horton announced Tuesday. Ashe, a 6-foot-2 guard who played at Palmdale High, averaged 10.7 points and led the Hornets with 53 steals last season. Horton said Ashe will sign the intent letter in November.