County

Isla Vista Census Self-Response Rate Averages Below 50% As of May 26

The results of the census affect a decade’s worth of congressional representation and federal funding in communities.
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Daily Nexus | “Best Of” Voting 2020

The Nexus presents its annual "Best Of" voting for 2020!
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As Phase Two Reopening Rolls Out, Santa Barbara County Mandates Face Coverings in Public Starting Tuesday

Residents who do not own face coverings can receive one for free at the Santa Barbara Administration building lobby, the Santa Barbara Health Care Center or the Santa Maria Health Care Center.
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In a Time of Crisis, Local Food-Based Services Step up to the Plate

Food Not Bombs, the I.V. Food Co-op, the A.S. Food Bank and Manos de Mapaches are contributing to the flurry of local food-based support that has come out of the coronavirus pandemic.
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UCSB Considers Hybrid-Instruction Courses for Fall Quarter 2020

The county confirmed Isla Vista’s first case of coronavirus on March 30. Five weeks later, it remains I.V.’s only confirmed case.
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Goleta City Council Votes To Provide Library Services in Isla Vista

The chosen option for a hybrid-style library includes multiple pop-up services, such as book vending machines, book drops, pop-up libraries and a cargo van.
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Isla Vista Tenants Union Creates Emergency Coronavirus Fund

The emergency fund aims to help cover temporary housing, moving and storage costs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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A Recreational Cannabis Shop in I.V.? It’s Closer Than You Think

Santa Barbara County will award one recreational dispensary license to the top applicant in each of the county’s six “community plan areas,” including Isla Vista.
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SB County To Shut Down Isla Vista Beaches During Deltopia Weekend

According to the press release, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office will be enforcing the closure. 
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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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Coronavirus in Santa Barbara County: Case Counts and Locations

The Daily Nexus is tracking the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the county and will be updating the graphs as more information becomes available.
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Santa Barbara County Confirms Six New Cases, Bringing Total to 24

The newest confirmed coronavirus cases are residents between 22 to 59 years of age, with four cases in South County and two cases in North County.
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Five New Coronavirus Cases Diagnosed Within Santa Barbara County

The five new cases bring the total number of cases in Santa Barbara County to 18.
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UC Regents Hear Update on Coronavirus, Concerns From Workers

The meeting was held virtually in order to mitigate transmissions of coronavirus, and the Regents called upon public commenters who had signed up to speak.
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