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  • Beaches near UC Santa Barbara to be closed this weekend to prevent booze-fest

    April 8, 2011 | 11:21 am -- LA Times

    For the second weekend in a row, Santa Barbara County officials are closing beaches at Isla Vista beginning Saturday to prevent a Floatopia mega-party virally promoted on the Web.

    The closure is aimed at preventing a recurrence of a 2009 Floatopia event that drew some 12,000 to the shore near UC Santa Barbara. Thirteen people were arrested, dozens were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning, and the beach was left in a shamble of trash and debris, including human waste.

    County parks director Thomas Fayram said the closure is necessary to protect the beach environment and public health.

    “The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department will enforce the closure,” he said in a statement.

    Floatopias--all-day booze-a-thons on inflatable rafts and pool toys--have spread along with social networking.

    In 2007, the event drew about 300 people to Isla Vista beaches.

    This year, more than 14,000 people “confirmed” their attendance at a Facebook page for the event; 2,400 others said they were “maybe attending.”

    Last year, the San Diego City Council looked to stamp out Floatopias in Mission Bay by extending its ban of alcohol on beaches to bathers up to three nautical miles from the shoreline.
    Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
    Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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    Ah yes, Floatopia.

    Any excuse for the IVers to inbibe alcohol and act retarded. It's a close third behind Fiestas, and of course: Halloween.
    Other officer: Oh that's right, I forgot, you're God's gift to police work.
    Me: At least someone recognizes it.

    Turns out basic police work isn't so hard, you just have to leave the station.

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      I find this article to be somewhat at odds with what we're being told elsewhere: that the drinking age in bars should be lowered to 18 because 18-year-olds are much more mature now, so we don't have to worry about irresponsible behavior, such as driving while intoxicated.
      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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