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Santa Barbara Now Under Voluntary Evacuation Orders as Thomas Fire Continues to Burn

The Thomas Fire reached Montecito on Saturday and the city is now under a mandatory evacuation order.
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A.S. Senate Allocates $5,000 to Help Students Head Home During Thomas Fire

UC Santa Barbara Associated Students Senate passed a resolution last Sunday providing funds for students who cannot afford to leave campus to travel home and away from the Thomas Fire.
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UCSB, I.V. Lose Power Over 10 Times Throughout Sunday Morning Due to Thomas Fire

The UC Santa Barbara campus and Isla Vista community lost power more than 10 times early Sunday morning after strong winds pushed the Thomas Fire into Santa Barbara County.
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UCSB, Isla Vista Locations Close in Response to Poor Air Quality

The map shows locations in I.V. and on campus that are closed Friday or providing limited services.
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Where to Find Emergency Resources at UCSB During the Thomas Fire

All Thursday classes at UC Santa Barbara have been canceled in response to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, according to an email sent out to students by Chancellor Henry T. Yang.
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Chancellor Yang Announces Friday Classes Canceled, Student Petition Gains 3,000 Signatures in One Hour

Margaret Klawunn, vice chancellor for student affairs, confirmed to students Wednesday night that the campus is open and will resume normal operations.
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Burglary Rate Declines in I.V. Despite Weekend Surge

Burglaries at UC Santa Barbara have increased since 2014, while burglaries in Isla Vista have dropped, local law enforcement say.
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Net Neutrality Repeal Would Have Little Impact on UCSB

Internet access at UC Santa Barbara will not change if the Federal Communications Commission repeals network neutrality, a regulation that ensures all websites receive equal service.
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UC Santa Barbara Gym Will Accept Nearly 200 Evacuees from Thomas Fire

Evacuations from Ventura began Tuesday morning, according to the Ventura County Fire Department Public Information Office.
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Isla Vista, Santa Barbara County Under Air Quality Warning Due to Ventura Fire

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Ventura County Tuesday morning.
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Couches Burn as Isla Vista Suffers Ongoing Power Outage

The outages occurred throughout Santa Barbara County and extended to Ventura County.
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Tenants’ Rights Lawyer Offers Advice to Frustrated I.V. Residents at Town Hall

The Isla Vista Tenants Union hosted a town hall Thursday evening to discuss problems between tenants and landlords and educate students about their rights when renting in I.V.
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Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity Gets New Building, Doubled Budget After University Signs Demands

The only issue students and administration did not agree on was the issue of police presence in the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.
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Students Hold Vigil for Victims of Sutherland Springs Tragedy

Students and faculty sat around a collection of blue mini-LED candles during the vigil. A bouquet of purple flowers for the victims was placed in the center.
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Birth Control Vending Machine Coming to Pardall Center Winter Quarter

The UC Santa Barbara Women’s Center plans to install a vending machine that will sell basic wellness products at the Pardall Center beginning Winter Quarter.
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