Isla Vista

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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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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Santa Barbara County To Host Free COVID-19 Testing at I.V. Theater

Although all online appointments for Oct. 9 have already been filled, walk-ins are still accepted.
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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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Authorities Remove Plane Wreckage, Remains of Missing Pilot Who Crashed Off I.V. Coast

The body of the pilot has been taken to the Channel Islands Harbor, and the Santa Barbara County Coroner's Bureau will be investigating the death.
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Community Members Gather by Candlelight at Devereux Beach to Mourn Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The event, attended by nine people, was hosted by the local chapter of the national environmental justice group Sunrise Movement.
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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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