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Second Aggravated Assault Occurs in Nearby Area, Suspect at Large

As of Tuesday evening, the suspect in the two assaults has not been apprehended. 
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“Power Is Found In The Community”: Santa Barbara Gathers at Vigil for Mass Shootings

Over fifty members of the Santa Barbara community convened downtown last Monday evening to mourn those who were killed in the mass shootings in Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy.
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In Photos | Santa Barbara Mourns Victims of Gilroy, El Paso and Dayton Mass Shootings

On Monday, Santa Barbara County residents gathered in eastside Santa Barbara to mourn the lives lost in the three mass shootings that happened last week.
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IVRPD Board Fills Last Seat With Appointment of New Director

UCSB fourth-year Matthew Griffin was the only applicant for the vacant seat. His term will end in November 2020.
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New Initiative Aims To Address Basic Needs and College Affordability through Marijuana Cultivation Tax

UCSB students have rallied behind a new initiative calling for the redirection of a year-old cultivation tax, asking that the money collected from the tax be used to address college affordability.
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7.1 Earthquake Strikes Southern California, Second Large Quake in Two Days

Santa Barbara County “initiated earthquake protocol and all stations report no damage,” SBC Fire Spokesperson Mike Eliason tweeted out. 
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IVRPD Appoints Second Year UCSB Student As New Director

Whitner Grange will be joining Carlos Lopez, Pegeen Soutar and Sarah Bernard on the IVRPD Board of Directors.
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I.V. CSD Budget Sees About $200,000 Increase in Funding for Next Fiscal Year

The total amount of funding the I.V. CSD expects to receive in the 2019-2020 fiscal year is $1,105,921, compared to $898,337 in 2018-2019.
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Proposed Vending Machine in I.V. Aimed at Addressing Food Insecurity in Near Future

The vending machine is intended to operate 24/7 and will likely be located outside the Isla Vista Community Room at 970 Embarcadero Del Mar.
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CSD To Change Election Years, Citing Money Saved and Aiming for Higher Voter Turnout

Three positions on the board of directors will now be up for grabs in the 2020 general election, as opposed to fall 2019.
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Sunrise Movement Holds Green New Deal Town Hall at Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

The Sunrise Movement SB held a town hall on April 23 to advocate for the Green New Deal and answer questions from the public.
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Recent Data Shows Decrease in Santa Barbara Crime from 2017

In the past two years, the overall crime rate has been at a steady decline.
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Spike In April Arrests Due to Deltopia

More students were arrested in Isla Vista and on the UC Santa Barbara campus in April than in any of the past six months.
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Flintstone Bench Removed, Donated to IVRPD

On April 10, the SB County Public Works Department removed the bench after being informed to do so by SBSO.
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New Proposed Cliff Policy Could Affect Homes on Del Playa Drive

The county’s new proposed policy would move the minimum distance to 15 feet.
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