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Candidates Make a Run for Office in Isla Vista

As UC Santa Barbara students bask in a long summer, five Isla Vista residents have begun campaigning for office in a college town on the brink of self-governance.
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‘Blunite’ Commemorates Second Anniversary of May 23 Shooting

The residents of Isla Vista came together in Anisq‘Oyo’ Park on Monday evening, honoring the lives of those lost on May 23, 2014, through art, healing and solidarity.
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Blue Lights in People’s Park To Mark Anniversary of Tragedy

People’s Park in Isla Vista will be glowing blue Saturday night to commemorate the lives of six students killed in the May 2014 shooting.
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Family Student Housing Rent To Rise Despite ‘Subpar’ Conditions

The Family Student Housing Tenants’ Association argued in a statement Tuesday that the rent increase scheduled to begin this summer is unfair, due to what it says are subpar living conditions.
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Street Names Lack Proper Spanish

Lacking skill in the Spanish language, early Isla Vista developers erroneously translated Spanish words for I.V. street names.
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Teens Express Frustrations of Living in Isla Vista

Middle school and high school students convened Tuesday in Isla Vista, asking community leaders to acknowledge the need for a safe, peaceful community conducive to their busy schedules.
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Local Group Registers More than 2,000 To Vote

A collective of UCSB graduates and politically active locals has registered more than 2,000 Isla Vistans and UCSB students to vote in anticipation of the California primary elections.
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Cutting Board Left in Oven Causes Fire on Camino Del Sur

Inside a first-floor apartment, Santa Barbara County firefighters found that a cutting board had been left inside a cooking oven, producing smoke that drifted out of the building.
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Isla Vista Homeless Population Down 44 Percent since 2013

A new count and survey shows a slight increase in the number of homeless in Isla Vista from last year but a decrease of nearly 50 percent since 2013.
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Interactive Cigarette Bins May Be Coming to Isla Vista

A new proposal would bring interactive cigarette receptacles to Isla Vista that discourage littering by allowing smokers to vote on various questions with their cigarette butts.
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Jimmy John’s Closes After 2 Years in I.V.

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches closed its Isla Vista location on Tuesday night, drawing sales to an end after opening up shop in March 2014.
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10 Questions About Isla Vista Self-Governance

Answers to some of the most pressing questions about Isla Vista's historic push for self-governance to help you get caught up before the November election.
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Isla Vista To Vote on CSD, Tax in November

Isla Vista took a large step toward self-governance Thursday as Santa Barbara’s Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) approved motions to put two measures on the November ballot in I.V.
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Isla Vista Crime Down 20% Over Two Years, DA Reports

A new report from the Isla Vista Safe Committee shows violent crime in I.V. decreased 25 percent and overall crime decreased 20 percent from 2013 to 2015.
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Deltopia Crowds, Arrests, Citations Down for Second Straight Year

Despite the ubiquitous parties and red cups in Isla Vista this Deltopia weekend, preliminary statistics show that crowd size, arrests and citations decreased for a second straight year.
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