Abboud Ends Run for State Assembly, Announces Intention to Potentially Run for Second District Supervisor

Abboud said he is strongly considering running for second district supervisor once Hart’s current term ends.
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I.V.’s New District Supervisor Announces Bid for State Assembly

Hart, who began his tenure on the Board of Supervisors in 2019, said he is excited to bring his experience to the California State Assembly if elected. 
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National Weather Service Calls Off Tsunami Advisory for Santa Barbara County

A dispatcher at SBSO said that residents of Del Playa Drive — which is positioned directly above Isla Vista beach — had no reason for concern and would be unaffected by the potential surge.
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Instructors Respond to Chancellor’s Remote Learning Decision

Instructors were notified at the same time as students that they would be deciding whether or not classes would be conducted in person or remotely. 
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Goleta Officially Files Lawsuit Against UCSB

Thus, the goal of the lawsuit is to “compel UCSB to abide by its promise,” according to the press release. 
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Redistricting Moves Isla Vista, UCSB Into the Second District From the Third

As a result of the shift, I.V. and UCSB now have a new representative on the Board of Supervisors: Gregg Hart. He will replace Isla Vista’s representative from the past five years, Joan Hartmann.
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Isla Vista, UCSB’s COVID-19 Cases Spike With Winter Surge

As of Jan. 12, UCSB is reporting 262 active cases, and the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard is reporting 635 active cases in Isla Vista. 
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Deceased Individual Found at Campus Point

The identity of the deceased individual has not been released yet, though next of kin have been notified. 
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Vista Point: Weekly Going-Ons in Isla Vista

Events happening in and around Isla Vista for community members to engage in.
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UCSB Gives Instructors Discretion Over Holding Classes In-Person or Remotely For Last Two Weeks of January

UCSB is the only UC school to not fully extend remote learning through Jan. 28. 
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Some UC Campuses Extend Remote Learning Period; UCSB Still To Return on Jan. 18 While COVID-19 Cases Peak for University

UC Santa Barbara is yet to make any such announcement about extending its remote learning period.
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Public Health Identifies First Few Confirmed Cases of Omicron Variant in Santa Barbara County

Though one among the four confirmed cases received the first two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, the other three did not have vaccine records in the California Immunization Registry.
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UCSB Announces Remote Learning for First Two Weeks of Winter Quarter

Current plans indicate that UC schools will remain online till Jan. 17, 2022, though that plan may change depending on the spread of COVID-19.
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City of Goleta Pursues Litigation Against UCSB, University Maintains No Wrongdoing

Since the City of Goleta originally announced its intent of litigation, the university still has not seen the lawsuit.
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Nexus Explained: Long Range Development Plan, Ocean Road Housing and Munger Hall Housing

The following article is an explanation of the Long Range Development Plan, the Ocean Road faculty and staff housing project and the Munger Hall student housing project. 
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