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Community Services District Hires Jonathan Abboud as Interim General Manager

The Isla Vista Community Services District (CSD) announced Jonathan Abboud as its first interim general manager on Tuesday night, creating a temporary position to account for its unexpectedly small bu...
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UCSB Student Punches Attacker, Escapes After Sexual Assault

The victim turned and punched the suspect in the face, knocking him onto the ground, according to SBSO.
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Calif. Supreme Court Petitioned Over Controversial Tax Case, “A Clear No” to Passing a Tax Without Voters for CSD Members

Local governments are closely monitoring a state Supreme Court ruling that could allow governing officials to bypass voters when implementing taxes.
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Spike in Fire Alarms, Emergency Calls After First Week of School

Emergency calls and triggered fire alarms at UC Santa Barbara have spiked in the last week since school began, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department said.
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Isla Vistans Share Fears, Frustrations After Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

Community organizers quickly arranged the event after hearing the news early this morning. For many, the tragedy brought back feelings of terror that the small town of Isla Vista experienced only thre...
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Detective Joins IVFP Following Student Protests, Demands

Gutierrez was assigned to IVFP because of his work as a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division for one year, according to Hoover.
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IVRPD Looks To Fill Board Vacancy

The Isla Vista Recreation and Park District (IVRPD) is looking for a board member to serve the remaining leg of UCSB alumna Paola De La Cruz’s term after she resigned from the board of directors in ...
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New Tax for CSD Could Bypass Voters

A State Supreme Court decision could make a new tax in Isla Vista possible through bypassing most voters and giving local government officials the power to vote on a tax, a lawyer for the Isla Vista C...
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SBCC Linebacker Arrested After UCPD Officer Suffers Concussion

Brown has been suspended from athletics until the situation is resolved, according to a statement from SBCC spokesperson Luz Reyes-Martín.
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What You Need to Know About I.V. Government

Isla Vista’s vibrant political history rooted in efforts for self-governance culminated in last year’s establishment of the Isla Vista Community Services District (CSD), the first government with ...
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Admission Rate at UC Santa Barbara Slips Lower for Class of 2021

UCSB accepted 493 more out-of-state students than in the previous year and 297 more international students.
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Hit and Run Leaves UCSB Student with Broken Leg

California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded Wednesday afternoon to a call of a hit and run with major injuries on Pardall and Embarcadero Del Mar. CHP responded to a call of a hit and run at approximate...
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Male Victim Dies After Self-Inflicted Gunshot on UCSB Campus

Police responded to a gunshot on the UC Santa Barbara campus at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.
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Despite Facing Unlikely Odds, Non-Traditional Grads Persevere

Most people thinking of college graduates might imagine naïve young adults with no responsibilities — youths who sleep in too late and drink too much, unlikely to cope with the pressures of the “...
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CSD Holds First Public Safety Town Hall Meeting

During the meeting, attendees raised the possibility of creating a civilian review board and improving transparency in law enforcement’s crime reporting.
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