With New Incentivized Testing Program Underway, I.V. Theater Becomes Permanent COVID-19 Testing Location

The incentives include gift cards and coupons for and from local Isla Vista businesses to support the local economy while increasing testing.
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Houseless Residents Vacate Anisq’Oyo’ Park Following IVRPD Directive

Aside from one altercation between two houseless residents, the clearing of Anisq’Oyo’ Park went peacefully. 
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IVRPD Plan To Move Houseless Residents Out of Anisq’Oyo’ Park Sparks Community Concerns

Houseless residents who are unable to relocate to a shelter will be allowed to move to People’s Park, which is located next to Anisq’Oyo’ Park. 
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First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Arrive in Santa Barbara County

After local health care workers receive the vaccine, staff members and residents of long-term care facilities will be next, followed by first responders and dialysis providers.
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Academic Senate Extends Pass/No Pass Option Through End of Week 10, but Associated Students Pushes for Greater Action

The extension, however, didn’t allow departments to enable pass/no pass options for pre-major or major courses, unlike during Spring Quarter 2020.
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George Thurlow, UCSB’s Appointee to the I.V. CSD, Resigns

Although Thurlow is “sure [he] will continue to be involved in Isla Vista issues,” he said he is ready to take on something new.  
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UCSB Identifies Fifth COVID-19 Case in De La Guerra Dining Commons Staff

With contract tracing efforts underway, the university said it is now looking to identify individuals who may have come into contact with any of the positive staff members.
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Central Coast Counties, Including Santa Barbara, Ask Newsom for New Stay-at-Home-Order Consideration

Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties said they are looking to secede from the Southern California region and receive separate consideration for COVID-19 restrictions.  
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Seeking Community Input, I.V. CSD Releases Policing and Public Safety Form to Residents

The results will be summarized and shared with the public, law enforcement and university officials down the line. 
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UCSB To Offer More In-Person Classes and Limited University Housing for Winter Quarter

The university will prioritize housing for students who already signed a contract for this fall and housing will be limited to one person per room. 
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UCPD Identifies UCSB Employee Who Died at Campus Point

Geoff Jewel, 52, worked as a computer network technologist at UCSB since February 1996, dedicating almost 25 years to the university.
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Victim in ‘Suspicious Death’ at Campus Point was a UCSB Community Member

As of Saturday at 3:45 p.m., no one is in custody, according to Barbara Ross, executive assistant to Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley.
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In the Driver’s Seat: Prop 22 May Have Consequences for I.V. Gig Workers

As the future of ridesharing apps is on the California ballot, students in I.V. working for rideshare and delivery companies spoke to the Nexus about how Proposition 22 would affect them.
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Seeking District-Wide Improvements and New Learning Tools, Goleta Union School District Puts $80 Million Bond “Measure M” on Ballot

Currently, there is no organized opposition to the bond on the ballot.
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Argument in the Office: Characters Are Only as Real as Their Flaws — And How They Choose To Address Them

Emily Kocis and Atmika Iyer discuss whether their favorite fictional characters' flaws are ultimately what make them lovably relatable or instead set a dangerous standard.
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