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This is shaping up to be tough winter for Santa Barbara's homeless. One local shelter cut 50 of its 66 beds, and another has decided to no longer offer 100 winter shelter beds. Fewer beds also means fewer places to shower, but a mobile shower trailer is trying to help fill the need.
Ken Ralph, Showers of Blessing Santa Barbara
A well known landlord who rents to hundreds of students in Isla Vista is in hot water. A week after he put his 37 properties on the market for nearly $80 million, James Gelb was caught on video shouting homophobic slurs at a recent city college graduate. Then, he defended himself by saying he suffers from Asperger's syndrome.
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