Isla Vista

Isla Vista Experiences Largest Single-Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases

Santa Barbara County confirmed an additional five new cases on Friday, bringing the total count to 74 cases in Isla Vista, 20 of which are currently active. 
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In a Reopening Roller Coaster, Barber Shops Are Cutting Profits Thin

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Richie Ramirez said he has shuttered and reopened his barber shops three separate times, turning a profit for only six weeks out of the last six months. 
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Amidst Partying in Isla Vista, UCSB Continues To Warn Students About Coronavirus Risks

I.V.’s cramped living conditions, infamous for housing 10 or more people under the same roof, can make tracking the spread of coronavirus increasingly difficult. 
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Police Arrest Suspect For Breaking Into Vacant Isla Vista Apartment and Refusing To Leave

Donald Cameron was arrested on one count of burglary, vandalism and obstructing a peace officer. He is currently in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail on $50,000 bail. 
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California Hair Salons and Barbershop Services Permitted To Reopen Outdoors

Isla Vista barbershop services and salons such as Wanderlust Hair Studio, Richie’s Barber Shop and Campus Cuts Hair Salon can once again reopen under the new guidelines, albeit outdoors.
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Poke Theory SB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Since learning that an employee tested positive, Poke Theory SB has begun operating under stricter cleaning protocols as a precaution, the manager said. 
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iV Menus Owner Sentencing Postponed To September

Galoustian’s sentencing will be based on the eight felony charges he pled guilty to in December 2019, two years after his initial arrest. 
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Gov. Newsom Issues Statewide Order to Close More Indoor Operations Amidst Coronavirus Spike

Monday’s order mandates the closure of dine-in restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and family entertainment centers, along with zoos, museums and cardrooms.
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I.V. CSD Creates Working Group To Examine Police Brutality in Isla Vista

The working group will be collaborating with the Black community and other stakeholders in I.V. to create an action plan.
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Case Count in I.V. Reaches Double Digits; Yang Announces Five Additional Cases in UCSB Community

Five participants in a campus research study focusing on asymptomatic cases of coronavirus tested positive for the virus.
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In Times of Despair, the I.V. Food Co-op Stands Tall

For a small business with a generational stake in I.V., Melissa Cohen is confident that the “new normal” will make the I.V. Food Co-op stronger than ever. 
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Close to 1,000 March to Sands Beach for Justice for George Floyd on Saturday

Floyd’s death — as well as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade — have ignited protests against violence toward Black people in over a dozen cities. 
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UCSB Student Organizes March Through I.V. To Call for Justice for George Floyd

Students plan to march from Storke Tower to Sands Beach via Del Playa Drive beginning at noon.
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Ramadan During a Pandemic: Muslim Students Reflect on Experiences at Home, in Isla Vista

Physical distancing requirements have made this Ramadan different from many students’ childhood celebrations. 
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Isla Vista Census Self-Response Rate Averages Below 50% As of May 26

The results of the census affect a decade’s worth of congressional representation and federal funding in communities.
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