County

First COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Arrive in Santa Barbara County

After local health care workers receive the vaccine, staff members and residents of long-term care facilities will be next, followed by first responders and dialysis providers.
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Central Coast Counties, Including Santa Barbara, Ask Newsom for New Stay-at-Home-Order Consideration

Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties said they are looking to secede from the Southern California region and receive separate consideration for COVID-19 restrictions.  
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Seeking Community Input, I.V. CSD Releases Policing and Public Safety Form to Residents

The results will be summarized and shared with the public, law enforcement and university officials down the line. 
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As COVID-19 Cases Surge, Governor Newsom Announces New Overnight Curfew for Counties in Purple Tier

Santa Barbara County moved back to the purple tier on Tuesday along with 27 other California counties, only two days before the overnight curfew was announced.
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Santa Barbara County Moves Back to Most Restrictive COVID-19 Reopening Tier

This is the first time Santa Barbara County has entered the purple tier since Sept. 30. 
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LIVE: National and Local Election Results 2020

Polls close at 8 p.m. and mail-in voting results will be available starting at 8:05 p.m. All other preliminary results will be posted after 9 p.m.
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Seeking District-Wide Improvements and New Learning Tools, Goleta Union School District Puts $80 Million Bond “Measure M” on Ballot

Currently, there is no organized opposition to the bond on the ballot.
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On Second Attempt, SB County Board of Supervisors Pass Ordinance To Fine Large Gatherings in I.V.

The new ordinance is a reincarnation of a previous “urgency” ordinance that fell one vote short during the board’s Aug. 25 meeting.
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iVMenus Owner Sentencing Postponed For Sixth Time, Rescheduled to Oct. 28

In addition to an expected 18-year prison sentence, Galoustian will likely have to register as a sex offender for life.
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Congressman Carbajal Tests Positive for COVID-19

In light of his condition, Carbajal stated that he will be carrying out his duties virtually to protect the health and safety of his staff and others.  
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus” Driver Charged With 17 Additional Felonies

Coughlin pled not guilty to all 17 charges and is currently in custody on $1 million bail.
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Authorities Remove Plane Wreckage, Remains of Missing Pilot Who Crashed Off I.V. Coast

The body of the pilot has been taken to the Channel Islands Harbor, and the Santa Barbara County Coroner's Bureau will be investigating the death.
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SBSO Continues Search for Missing Pilot Who Crashed Off the Coast of I.V.

The search for Deborah Nicholson — the plane’s pilot and sole passenger — was originally handled as a search and rescue but is now being handled as a missing person investigation.
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Goleta Union School District, Isla Vista Elementary School Move Forward With Fall Plans

Goleta Union School District schools will stay fully remote until Santa Barbara County moves down to Tier 3 in Governor Newsom’s reopening plan.
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Amidst Rising COVID-19 Concerns in I.V., SB County Supervisors Delay Public Health Urgency Ordinance

While supervisors can bring a non-urgency ordinance back at any time, the six-week delay may be a missed opportunity.
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