IVCSD Discusses Community-Based Policing for Isla Vista

IVCSD is continuing conversations surrounding community-based policing programs through the Student Neighborhood Assistance Program.
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Unmasking Isla Vista: Human Struggle

In the first segment of our series, "Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive," the Daily Nexus and KCSB examine houselessness in I.V. and students’ mental health during the pandemic.
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Santa Barbara County Sees 400% Increase in COVID-19 Cases Within the Past Month

Ansorg emphasized that the new surge is primarily affecting unvaccinated individuals and that the current metrics have the county at the brink of the purple tier.
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Three Unconnected COVID-19 Cases Reported in the UCSB Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

The infected individuals were fully vaccinated and had each separately been in contact with someone who had tested positive outside of the department
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus Driver” Zachary Coughlin Found Guilty of 14 Charges

Coughlin was arrested and charged on May 19, 2020, following social media reports of his behavior.
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Remains of Missing Teen Killed in 2018 Montecito Debris Flow Located With Help of UCSB Anthropologist

Kim Cantin shared with KEYT on July 22 that Jack’s remains were discovered on Memorial Day this year by UC Santa Barbara anthropologist Danielle Kurin and her graduate students. 
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UCs Release Admission Statistics for Incoming Class

Between 2020 and 2021, most UC schools had similar admission numbers compared to 2020, with two notable exceptions being UC Los Angeles and UCSB.
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SBCPHD Recommends All County Residents Wear Masks Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status

The purpose of the recommendation is to provide “an extra precautionary measure for those who are fully vaccinated, and to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked.”
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County-Appointed IVCSD Director Bob Geis Retires

During the IVCSD July 13 meeting, the board unanimously approved a resolution honoring Bob Geis and his work as he leaves the CSD to join his wife in retirement.
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Local Black Artist Paints “This Is More Than A Moment, This Is A Movement” at Little Acorn Park

The mural was commissioned by the Isla Vista Recreation and Parks District and UC Santa Barbara’s Associated Students, and unveiled on Juneteenth.
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UCSB Undergrad Releases All Student Undergraduate and Graduate Grades From Past Six Years

Using California’s Freedom of Information Act, a 2021 UCSB alum filed a request with UCSB’s PRA Office, asking for the quarter grades every professor has given over the past six years. 
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LGBTQ+ Employees at UC Santa Barbara Share Their Experiences In Higher Education

The Nexus spoke with employees on UCSB’s Out List about their experience within the field of higher education as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
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I.V. CSD Officially Recognizes June as Pride Month and Local LGBTQ+ Activism Following Stonewall Riots

The resolution shares several examples of local LGBTQ+ activism following the Stonewall Riots, including the establishment of the Gay Liberation Front office at 900 Embarcadero Del Mar.
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Food Not Bombs Volunteers Gather at People’s Park To Support Houseless Residents

Food not Bombs volunteers and some I.V. residents came to People’s Park to make signs dissenting IVRPD’s decision, provide and eat food and more.
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IVRPD To Clear People’s Park and Evict Remaining Houseless Residents

People’s Park will be the fifth houseless encampment closed by IVRPD since last November. 
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