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Bertrand Denies Conflict of Interest in Bid for County Job

Isla Vista official Ethan Bertrand voted on Tuesday to nominate himself for a paid position with Santa Barbara County, which might raise concerns over government conflict-of-interest laws.
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Santa Barbara MTD Proposes Service Changes This Summer

The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) is proposing service changes to the bus lines 27, 15x, 20, 21x, 7 and 10 that are expected to be implemented in August.
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Isla Vista Landlord Gelb Pleads Not Guilty to Misdemeanor

Isla Vista landlord James Gelb plead not guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a trial court Thursday for yelling homophobic slurs at I.V. official Ethan Bertrand in November.
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Rain Unlikely for Deltopia Weekend

The weekend weather comes just in time for Deltopia, when visitors from out-of-town and I.V. residents participate in an annual, informal street party.
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Rezoning Will Provide I.V. With More Library Access

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of establishing a new zone allowing the City of Goleta to have autonomous funding for its libraries, opening a path for Isla Vista to recei...
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Police Find No Threat After Investigating ‘Suspicious Package’ in Isla Vista

Responders from the Santa Barbara Fire Department, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol were called to the scene at around 4 p.m.
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UCSB Student Fatally Injured in El Colegio Motorcycle Accident

The UCSB student was traveling westbound on El Colegio when he lost control of the vehicle for unknown reasons.
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I.V. Businesses Face Limited Number of Alcohol Licenses

There are currently more active alcohol licenses in Isla Vista than the amount the state of California allows for businesses in the region, posing limitations for any new or current business trying to...
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I.V. Resident Arrested for Residential Burglary

The suspect is not affiliated with UC Santa Barbara or Santa Barbara City College, according to SBSO spokesperson Kelly Hoover.
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Suspect in Friday Night I.V. Stabbing Arrested

McClain is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and bodily harm inflicted during the commission of a felony.
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SB County Seeks To Improve Disaster Preparedness

In the wake of the Jan. 9 mudslide that devastated Monetico neighborhoods, Santa Barbara County has unveiled new disaster preparedness policies to improve communication between the county and citizens...
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Proposed Calif. Offshore Oil Drilling Faces Opposition

On Jan. 4, 2018, the DOI's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposed a five-year plan that would lift former President Barack Obama’s offshore drilling ban that attempted to push the nation toward ...
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UCSB Graduate Student Dies in Crash After Driving Wrong Way on Highway 101

While traveling at normal freeway speed, the victim’s 2012 Nissan Sentra collided with a concrete rail on the freeway median.
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Naloxone Used in 9 Overdose Cases in SB County, 5 in I.V. Since April ’17

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has administered Narcan, an opioid overdose treatment, nine times since the start of its Naloxone Program in April 2017, five of which occurred in Isla Vista.
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New Report Calls 2014 I.V. Mass Murderer An “Alt-Right Killer”

Investigations into Rodger’s internet posting history, along with his manifesto and the videos he uploaded to YouTube, led the SPLC to designate Rodger as a member of the alternative right.
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