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  • Let’s Not Blame Autism for Isla Vista Rampage

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    May 30, 2014 | 3:51 pm

    In the wake of the Isla Vista tragedy, there were initial multiple media reports that the killer, Elliot Rodger, had been diagnosed with a high-functioning form of autism, called Asperger’s, in which the main symptom is significant trouble with social situations.  Although other,...

  • Terrifying Reality. Spiritual Solution.

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 30, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    By Rabbi Mark Borovitz

    "I will do everything in my power to destroy everything I cannot have." These are the words of Elliott Rodger, the young man who destroyed the lives, sanctity, and safety of people in Isla Vista, California. What a sentence of terror. What a sentence of...

  • Invocation by Rabbi Evan Goodman at the UCSB Memorial Program

    May 27, 2014 | 4:33 pm

    Friends, I am Rabbi Evan Goodman from Santa Barbara Hillel, and it is my profoundly sad privilege to be on this podium with other leaders of our Isla Vista faith communities.

    The four of us who will offer brief remarks to begin and end represent more than just four faiths.

    We...

  • California community mourns victims of killing spree

    May 27, 2014 | 10:54 am

    Hundreds gathered at a memorial service on Sunday night to mourn six young people killed two nights earlier by a gunman in a California college town.

    Some 200 people attended an evening mass at St. Mark's University Parish, pausing in front of poster boards dedicated to three of...

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  • California gunman, in manifesto, said police nearly thwarted plot

    May 25, 2014 | 3:29 pm

    A 22-year-old man who killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage through a California college town said in a chilling manifesto that police who knocked on his door last month to check on his welfare nearly foiled his plot.

    Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood...

  • Man kills six in rampage in California college town

    May 25, 2014 | 3:14 pm

    A 22-year-old man killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage through a California college town shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women, police said on Saturday.

    Elliot Rodger, the son of a Hollywood director, stabbed three people to death...

  • View on UC Santa Barbara killing rampage

    By Tom Tugend

    May 24, 2014 | 10:45 pm

    My 22-year old granddaughter, Maya Raymond, having taken her final exam before graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, drove down Friday (May 23) afternoon to Los Angeles to spend an Erev Shabbat dinner with her parents, siblings and grandparents.

    We hugged...

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