UCSB Geology Ph.D. Student Remembered as Loving Friend and Altruistic Mentor

The university awarded Alex Johnson a posthumous Ph.D. just 48 hours after his passing — a process that usually takes several months. 
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Preliminary Hearing for Isla Vista ‘Mirror Bus’ Driver Postponed Following Change in Representation

A hearing to reschedule the preliminary hearing will take place on Jan. 14.
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Cydia Creator and I.V. CSD Director Jay Freeman Sues Apple For Allegedly Monopolizing App Distribution

At the core of the lawsuit is app distribution, over which the lawsuit alleges Apple exerts full control.
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I.V. Resident Arrested for Felony Drug and Weapons Charges

Pursuant to the extension of Emergency Rule 4, which sets bail for all misdemeanor offenses and many felony offenses at zero dollars, Harwin was released without bail.
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SBSO Seizes 22 Firearms, 90 Grams of Meth After Deputies Conduct Traffic Stop Near I.V.

Dodge, 36, was charged with seven felonies and one misdemeanor.
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As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Governor Newsom Announces New Overnight Curfew for Counties in Purple Tier

Santa Barbara County moved back to the purple tier on Tuesday along with 27 other California counties, only two days before the overnight curfew was announced.
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iV Menus Owner Patrick Galoustian Sentenced to 18 Years in State Prison

After accepting a plea deal in December 2019, it took over nine months and nine separate hearings for Galoustian to receive his sentence.
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iVMenus Owner Sentencing Postponed for Eighth Time, Rescheduled to Tomorrow

Galoustian's sentencing date was postponed for the eighth time to accommodate his last-minute request for an in-person sentencing. 
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“If I get COVID now, I don’t really care”: Interviewing Passersby and Partiers in I.V. During the Pandemic

On June 22, the first day of summer sessions, there were 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases in I.V. By Oct. 1, the first day of fall quarter, there were 239. Now, there are nearly 400.
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iVMenus Owner Sentencing Postponed For Seventh Time, Rescheduled to Nov. 4

In addition to an expected 18-year prison sentence, Galoustian will likely have to register as a sex offender for life.
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As COVID-19 Cases Climb in I.V., UCSB Announces Free On-Campus COVID-19 Testing for All Students

To help identify and contact trace positive cases in the community, the university said that students are “strongly encouraged” to make appointments for testing.
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SBSO Arrests Burglary Suspect After Being Trapped by Rising Tide on I.V. Beach

The subject, 40 year-old Sergei Gonchar of Goleta, has been booked on $50,000 bond at the Santa Barbara County Jail, where he remains in custody.
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On Second Attempt, SB County Board of Supervisors Pass Ordinance To Fine Large Gatherings in I.V.

The new ordinance is a reincarnation of a previous “urgency” ordinance that fell one vote short during the board’s Aug. 25 meeting.
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SBSO Arrests Two Suspects For Discharging a Firearm in Isla Vista

Both suspects were charged with negligent discharge of a firearm, failure to obey a peace officer, resisting arrest, conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance.
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Keeping the Spirit Alive: Chabad Rolls Into Sukkot Celebrations With “Sukka Cupcake Truck”

Though Sukkot is a time of gathering, specifically within the confines of the Sukkah, social distancing restrictions and the coronavirus pandemic have largely upended these practices.
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