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    Misdemeanor disturbing-the-peace charges have been filed against an Isla Vista landlord following an anti-gay, expletive-filled tirade caught on video on Nov. 7, 2017, on State Street in Santa Barbara. The man, James Gelb, can be heard shouting homophobic slurs at Ethan Bertrand, the gay board president of the Isla Vista Community Services District.

Misdemeanor disturbing-the-peace charges have been filed against an Isla Vista landlord following an anti-gay, expletive-filled tirade caught on video on Nov. 7, 2017, on State Street in Santa Barbara. The man, James Gelb, can be heard shouting homophobic slurs at Ethan Bertrand, the gay board president of the Isla Vista Community Services District. Mollie Culver
Misdemeanor disturbing-the-peace charges have been filed against an Isla Vista landlord following an anti-gay, expletive-filled tirade caught on video on Nov. 7, 2017, on State Street in Santa Barbara. The man, James Gelb, can be heard shouting homophobic slurs at Ethan Bertrand, the gay board president of the Isla Vista Community Services District. Mollie Culver

Decency loses again with Isla Vista landlord’s homophobic rant

November 18, 2017 11:41 AM

UPDATED November 18, 2017 01:47 PM

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Joe Tarica is senior editor for The Tribune. He writes the Joetopia column on current events and life in SLO County. You may not always want to live in Joetopia, but you can still stop by, say "hi," and join the conversation. Reach him at jtarica@thetribunenews.com .