County

New Community Fridge Brings Free Produce to Isla Vista

According to the founder, people are free to drop off and pick up food from the fridge as needed.
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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Campus Sexual Assault From Aug. 27

The arrested suspect has been charged with four felonies.
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Isla Vista Food Not Bombs: More Than Just Meals, It’s ‘Basic Decency’

The Isla Vista chapter consists of roughly 25 committed volunteers but is in contact with over 100 community members for meal-making opportunities.
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Homegrown Cannabis Dispensary ‘The Farmacy’ Lays Down Roots in I.V.

The Farmacy tentatively plans to open its doors either by the end of 2021 or the beginning of 2022 at 6555 Pardall Road.
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Two Sexual Assaults Reported on Aug. 28

UCPD detectives have been investigating the sexual assault, and the investigation is ongoing. 
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2020 Census Data Shows Demographic Shifts In I.V.

According to the Census, in the last 10 years, the population of I.V. and number of people living in UCSB-affiliated housing increased by 678 and 1,436, respectively.
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GUSD Staff Vaxxed and Masked for 2021-22 School Year

GUSD's COVID Safety Plan includes guidance on learning options, health screenings, school meetings, contact tracing and layers of safety in the classroom. 
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IVCSD Budget Increases by 6% in New Fiscal Year

Though total spending is only proposed to increase by 6%, a few programs, such as operations, community programs and parking, have major allocation changes.
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UCSB Student Charged With Felony Sexual Assault

The investigation into the student is being jointly conducted by the District Attorney’s office and the UCSB Police Department.
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Duffl and Snag Delivery Serves the Isla Vista Community

The goal of both these delivery services is to provide a fast, efficient, sustainable method of grocery shopping.
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Santa Barbara County Sees 400% Increase in COVID-19 Cases Within the Past Month

Ansorg emphasized that the new surge is primarily affecting unvaccinated individuals and that the current metrics have the county at the brink of the purple tier.
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus Driver” Zachary Coughlin Found Guilty of 14 Charges

Coughlin was arrested and charged on May 19, 2020, following social media reports of his behavior.
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Remains of Missing Teen Killed in 2018 Montecito Debris Flow Located With Help of UCSB Anthropologist

Kim Cantin shared with KEYT on July 22 that Jack’s remains were discovered on Memorial Day this year by UC Santa Barbara anthropologist Danielle Kurin and her graduate students. 
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Board of Supervisors Approves New Emergency Shelter For Houseless Residents in I.V.

This project will be run by Good Samaritan Shelter — an agency that works to provide temporary, emergency and/or transitional housing and support services for houseless residents.
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SBCPHD Recommends All County Residents Wear Masks Indoors Regardless of Vaccination Status

The purpose of the recommendation is to provide “an extra precautionary measure for those who are fully vaccinated, and to ensure easy verification that all unvaccinated people are masked.”
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