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Trump Declares State of Emergency in Calif., FEMA Will Fund Most Costs for Firefighting Efforts

FEMA will cover over 75 percent of firefighting costs in areas affected by the fire, according to Brandi Richard, FEMA spokesperson.
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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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CSD Discusses Mediation Program Between Tenants and Landlords

The Isla Vista Community Services District began discussions to develop a new tenant-landlord mediation program on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at their board of directors meeting.
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Isla Vista Landlord Charged With Criminal Complaint After Yelling Homophobic Slurs at CSD President

Santa Barbara County District Attorney, Joyce Dudley, announced Tuesday that she would file charges against Gelb.
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Supervisor Joan Hartmann Sees Out First Year with Infrastructure Improvements, Helps CSD Start-Up Costs

The night of Nov. 8, 2016, was a bittersweet one for Joan Hartmann.
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UCSB Student Arrested After Committing 3 Crimes Within 1 Hour

IVFP officers responded to a call reporting a robbery on the 700 block of Camino Del Sur at 12:40 a.m.
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UCSB Student Hospitalized After Apparent Overdose, Receives Dose of Naloxone

All SBSO deputies received Naloxone and were trained on the use of the drug earlier this year.
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Lawsuit Dismissed Alleging CSD Inappropriately Discussed Financial Issues

Gabriel Pragin, community organizer and ex-candidate for the I.V. CSD board of directors, dismissed his lawsuit against the local government last Friday, according to the court records.
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Isla Vista Recreation & Park District Moves Forward With Plans for Recycled Water

The Isla Vista Recreation & Park District directed staff to move forward with a project that will bring recycled water to I.V. parks at a meeting last Thursday.
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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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