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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Man Carrying Rifle in I.V. Confirms He Was Active Duty UCSB Student Transporting Personal Weapon From Military Base

Though the student was not detained or fined, according to Noel Rivas, a sergeant with the SBSO, the subject used “very poor judgement” by carrying the rifle out in the open.
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UCSB Issues Emergency Notification Following Identification of 13 COVID-19 Cases in Greek Housing

Both houses, which were not identified in the notification, are currently under quarantine orders by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.
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iVMenus Owner Sentencing Postponed For Sixth Time, Rescheduled to Oct. 28

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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In Photos | As Students Return for Fall Quarter, Maskless Parties Draw Hundreds to Del Playa Drive

In light of the start of fall quarter at UCSB, the Nexus followed up on previous reporting that documented maskless parties and large gatherings in Isla Vista at the end of August. 
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus” Driver Charged With 17 Additional Felonies

Coughlin pled not guilty to all 17 charges and is currently in custody on $1 million bail.
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Cops Off Campus ‘Day of Action’ Rally Draws Over 100 to the Streets in Isla Vista

Thursday’s Cops Off Campus Rally drew a crowd of over 100 students, instructors and community members who assembled at I.V. Theater around noon before marching through I.V.
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iVMenus Owner Sentencing Postponed for Fifth Time, Rescheduled for Mid-October

Leonard B. Levine, Galoustian’s lawyer, said after the Sept. 30 hearing that Galoustain will officially receive his sentence of 18 years in state prison at the October hearing.
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Houseless Population in I.V. Grows as COVID-19 Pandemic Strains Local Support

As of the most recent survey in June, 113 people are experiencing houselessness in I.V., an increase of 44 individuals since January 2020.
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UCSB Ranked No. 6 in Public Schools, No. 30 in Colleges Nationwide in 2021 U.S. News Best Colleges Ranking

The university jumped one spot in the public university category and four spots in the national university category compared to last year’s rankings.
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Wildfire Smoke Triggers Santa Barbara County Air Quality Alert

Particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns — known as PM2.5 on the rating scale — is most affected by the smoke.
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SBSO Successfully Deploys Naloxone on Overdose Victim in Isla Vista

After determining that the man was suffering from an overdose, one of the deputies deployed naloxone shortly before paramedics arrived on scene.
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