County

IVRPD To Clear People’s Park and Evict Remaining Houseless Residents

People’s Park will be the fifth houseless encampment closed by IVRPD since last November. 
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A Timeline of COVID-19 in Isla Vista

One year and two months into the pandemic, the county and the university have begun easing restrictions and increasing in-person events.
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How the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy Spurred Safety and Self-governance

Following the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy, residents mourned the death of their community members, grappling with tragedy as the university and community dealt with how to secure a sense of safety for a c...
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus Driver” Trial to Begin on July 28

Coughlin pleaded not guilty to 17 felony charges on Oct. 2, 2020 during his arraignment.
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Recap: May 7 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

Do-Reynoso said that SBCPHD has been working with UCSB to get out messaging that promotes student vaccinations.
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University, Community Organizations and Public Health Bring Vaccines to Isla Vista

Moving forward, UCSB will be offering weekly vaccination clinics on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm on May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10.
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UCSB Student Detained in Low-Speed Car Crash off Del Playa Cliff

The suspect drove their vehicle over the cliff, where it fell onto Devereux Beach. The suspect left the vehicle and fled from law enforcement, one sheriff’s deputy confirmed to the Nexus.
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Isla Vista Boat Boys Clarify: “It was completely sailable”

The two housemates, whose nautical adventure received wide media coverage, told the Nexus that they did not need rescuing.
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County, law enforcement, SBPHD, university use education-first based approach to students violating public health orders

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and UCSB took to and endorsed an education-first model in response to large gatherings thrown by students.
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IVRPD Seeks Renovations to Children’s Park for First Time Since 1997

Some priorities for the park established from the community workshops include a nature-themed playground, more accessible pathways and trails, garden areas, new seating, new park amenities and more.
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“$900 now”: Young Democratic Socialists of America Holds Student March To Demand COVID-19 Relief Checks

The group of approximately 40 students and community organizers began their 2 p.m. march at Storke Tower before walking to Chancellor Henry T. Yang’s house.
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UCSB Hosts its First Mobile Vaccination Clinic

The event, held at Parking Lot 25, was part of a countywide effort to bring mobile vaccination clinics to communities around Santa Barbara, Van Do-Reynoso, the Santa Barbara County public health direc...
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Recap: April 23 Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Press Conference

The COVID-19 case rate in Santa Barbara County has dropped by 41% in the last two weeks.
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Santa Barbara County Advances to the Orange Tier for the First Time

The county had to meet an adjusted case rate of less than 5.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people and a testing positivity rate of less than 4.9% for two straight weeks.
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Getting the Jab: Vaccine Accessibility for Isla Vista Residents

Neither proof of citizenship nor insurance are required to receive a vaccine.
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