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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In Photos | With College-Linked COVID-19 Outbreaks Nationwide, Maskless Parties in I.V. Draw Hundreds to the Streets

Amid growing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 in I.V., the Nexus sought out to document the current state of partying during an average weekend in quarantine.
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Student Health Ramps Up Flu Shot Efforts For New UC-Wide Vaccine Requirement

The new mandate anticipates additional spikes in COVID-19 cases in the community, come fall, and an increased strain on UCSB’s — and the rest of the UC campuses’ — medical systems.
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Amid Backlash and Uncertainty, UC Regents Hold Heated Discussion on Future of TMT

Until July’s meeting, those for and against the Thirty Meter Telescope have rarely sat at the same table. 
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The “Uphill Fight that the Black Community in America has Constantly Been Fighting Towards”: UCSB and IV Community Speak on Black Lives Matter Movement

As protest headlines disappear from mainstream news, it remains unclear how the Black Lives Matter movement has changed, or will change, the community of Isla Vista and UCSB.
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