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I.V. CSD 2020-21 Budget Projects Increase in Revenue Despite Coronavirus

The Isla Vista Community Services District expects revenues of over $1.36 million and expenses of approximately $1.26 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
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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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UC Announces Influenza Vaccine Requirement For All Students and Employees Come Fall

This is the first time the UC has required the flu vaccine.
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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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UCSB Alum and Literary Partner Publish Mental Health-Focused Poetry Collection

The poetry collection takes readers through the ups and downs of heartbreak, loss and letting go with the intent to shine light on mental health struggles.
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UCSB Professor Explores Race in the U.S. Through a South Asian Lens, in New Novel “Members Only”

Pandya said his initial ideas for the novel began in 2016, a year he published his first collection, “The Blind Writer: Stories and a Novella.”
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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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In an Unwavering Fight Against Brain Cancer, a Gaucho’s Legacy Shines Through

Several of Raul Garcia's friends spoke to the Nexus about the ways in which he brings joy to their lives and why their friendships with him are everlasting.  
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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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UCSB Students To Represent Bernie Sanders at Democratic National Convention

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the convention will be held virtually, aside from a few representatives that will attend in person.
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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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School Is Out, But Jobs Are Sparse: UCSB Students Struggle with COVID-19 Labor Market

Internships and jobs — some of which require a physical presence for special equipment and in-person mentoring from professionals — could not easily be translated to an online format. 
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CSO Officer Tests Positive for COVID-19, Program Suspended until July 31

Brock initially suspended the program until July 5, but later extended the suspension until the end of July.
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Fall Quarter 2020 In-Person Classes List

As UC Santa Barbara closes in on a hybrid fall quarter, the Nexus has compiled a list of all remaining in-person classes.
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