County

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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GUSD Keeps Schools Open Amid Omicron Winter Surge

Isla Vista Elementary School and the rest of Goleta Union School District (GUSD) serve just over 3,500 students at nine schools.
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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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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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Santa Barbara County Urges People To Avoid Oceans and Creeks After Heavy Rain

Untreated rainwater — known as storm water — is currently flowing through Santa Barbara’s drainage system into oceans, creeks and other waterways and can be potentially hazardous.
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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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IVCSD Presents Alternative Deltopia for the First Time

Now, with spring quarter fast approaching, IVCSD reconvened its Spring Festival Ad Hoc Committee this year to plan for this alternative event in 2022. 
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City of Goleta To Sue UCSB for Underhousing Students

The consequence of this alleged violation was an unprecedented housing crisis, with many students having to resort to living in Goleta.
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Isla Vista Halloween Passes With No Halloween-Related Arrests

Crime statistics and attendance numbers for the annual weekend have declined drastically since 2013, which saw over 200 arrests and nearly 250 citations. 
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County Engages in Mediation With UCSB for Violation of Long Range Development Plan

The university’s plan to build Munger Hall as a solution to the housing crisis will leave students at UCSB before 2025 without much of a solution.
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Community Protests Heavy Police Presence During Halloween Weekend

The festival, hosted by a coalition of student and local organizations, held live music, speakers and community artists selling local wares.
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COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available For Three COVID-19 Vaccines

Students can log onto myturn.ca.gov to see if they are eligible, and locate nearby locations offering COVID-19 booster shots.
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