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Original material taken from the Isla Vista Slideshow, produced in 1972 by:
Writers: Steve Logan, Leo Jacobsen; by: Eric Hutchins, Paul Pooley, Lisa Morningfire
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Isla Vista is a community in the making. It has been created from within by us. Its story is one of accomplishment and growth, and failure and decay. From the ashes there rose a vision of community; through action, love, respect, much of the vision has become reality. Yet the mechanisms of a community are so complex that its workings may never fully be understood.
Despite a lack of consensus about what has passed, and though we may not be exactly sure what we want for the future, there is a community today where before there was none. Nothing will ever be the same.