Isla Vista

Moratoriums on Evictions Due to COVID-19 Issued on Statewide and County Level

Evictions may only be halted if the tenant cannot pay rent because of coronavirus, according to the statewide executive order.
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SBC Public Health Department Confirms First Case of Coronavirus in Isla Vista

The SBC Public Health Department confirmed the first case of coronavirus in I.V. on Monday evening, as the total number of diagnosed cases within the county went up to 88.
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“I didn’t have any time to say goodbye to anybody”: UCSB Students Lament A Senior Year Cut Short

For the UCSB class of 2020, and for classes of 2020 worldwide, the loss of an in-person spring quarter and the presence of the coronavirus pandemic has thrown their lives into uncertainty.
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Santa Barbara MTD Announces Route Changes, Free Fares and Social Distancing Procedures

These changes will be in place indefinitely. 
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I.V. CSD Absorbs Compost Collective, Aims To Resume Compost Services in April

Currently, the collective has plans to resume services in mid to late April; before it can reopen, it needs to fill open-staffing positions.
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CALPIRG Draws Attention to Climate Change Through Anti-Oil Demonstration

During the demonstration, approximately 25 students dressed in all black laid down in the plaza, representing an oil spill, while speakers around them spoke about the dangers of oil drilling. 
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Businesses in I.V.: What’s Open, What’s Closed

This information is based on what employees at each business said as of April 20, around 8 p.m.
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? UCSB Students Grapple With I.V. Leases After University Recommends Moving Home

Isla Vista Tenants Union lawyer Robin Unander is working with the university to send a memo to UCSB students about their housing options.
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LIVE: Updates on Coronavirus in Santa Barbara County, on UC Santa Barbara Operations

This post will be updated daily.
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128 Coronavirus Tests Administered in Santa Barbara County; Public Officials Discuss Testing Protocols

The county has created a priority tier system for those who need to be currently tested.
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Students Traveling Over Spring Break Advised Not To Come Back to Campus, University Says

The university is also discouraging all international travel and is urging “extreme caution” for traveling domestically.
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Alternative Deltopia Festival Postponed Indefinitely Due To UCSB Coronavirus Precautions

But with UCSB's decision to move classes online at least through the end of April, the I.V. CSD’s Deltopia-alternative festival will not be held. 
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Police Arrest Lompoc Resident For Discharging Firearm in Isla Vista on Friday Night

The resident, 20-year-old Christopher Maxwell, is currently being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail on a $250,000 bail.
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Isla Vista Rental Review Website Currently In Development

There is currently no set date as to when residents of I.V. will be able to access the website; Menzhausen hopes students will be able to submit reviews by the end of spring quarter.
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Community Gathers To Celebrate Life of Isla Vista Advocate Michael Bean

Bean instituted the Isla Vista Free Box, a community donation box in front of the I.V. Recreation & Park District building and was a guest speaker at various UC Santa Barbara classes.
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