Isla Vista

Forks Up, Seats Out: I.V. Restaurant Owners Adapt to the COVID-19 ‘New Normal’

With the winter season approaching, colder weather and a likely uptick in COVID-19 cases looms over the future of I.V.’s restaurant scene. 
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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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Twitch or Treat: I.V. CSD and Lucidity Hold Virtual Halloween Celebration

The festival featured cash incentives for costume and pumpkin-carving contests, live music and Zoom dance sessions. 
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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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LIVE: National and Local Election Results 2020

Polls close at 8 p.m. and mail-in voting results will be available starting at 8:05 p.m. All other preliminary results will be posted after 9 p.m.
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In the Driver’s Seat: Prop 22 May Have Consequences for I.V. Gig Workers

As the future of ridesharing apps is on the California ballot, students in I.V. working for rideshare and delivery companies spoke to the Nexus about how Proposition 22 would affect them.
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How Prop 21’s Rent Control Initiative May Affect Isla Vista

If it passes, Prop 21 would replace 1995’s Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act, which bars rent control on housing first occupied after 1995 and on titled units such as single-family homes.
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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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Catherine Flaherty for I.V. CSD Board Director

Neither Catherine Flaherty nor Daniel Mitchell represent the ideal candidate, but the Nexus believes Flaherty is the better choice.
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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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Seeking District-Wide Improvements and New Learning Tools, Goleta Union School District Puts $80 Million Bond “Measure M” on Ballot

Currently, there is no organized opposition to the bond on the ballot.
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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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Making Room for School at Home: SB Professional Women’s Association Starts Drive for At-Home Learning

Since 1995, the PWA has facilitated back-to-school drives for Isla Vista Elementary School, collecting and redistributing donated school supplies for students in need.
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