County

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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Platform Holly Decommission Stalled Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Despite setbacks, the California State Lands Commission continues to plug Platform Holly’s well bores with coil tubing and cement during the pandemic.
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Wildfire Smoke Triggers Santa Barbara County Air Quality Alert

Particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns — known as PM2.5 on the rating scale — is most affected by the smoke.
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Here’s What You Need To Know About I.V. CSD Elections This November

The openings for the 2020 ballot include two seats with a four-year term and one seat with a two-year term.
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SB County Reports First COVID-19 Death in Isla Vista

The I.V. resident was one of two deaths announced by the county on Thursday, bringing the county’s total death count to 84. 
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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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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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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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iV Menus Owner Sentencing Postponed To September

Galoustian’s sentencing will be based on the eight felony charges he pled guilty to in December 2019, two years after his initial arrest. 
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Gov. Newsom Issues Statewide Order to Close More Indoor Operations Amidst Coronavirus Spike

Monday’s order mandates the closure of dine-in restaurants, wineries, movie theaters and family entertainment centers, along with zoos, museums and cardrooms.
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Santa Barbara County Beaches To Close Fourth of July Weekend

The beaches will remain open for surfing, swimming, paddleboarding, boogie boarding, kayaking, boating and other active water activities. 
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Santa Barbara To Close Indoor Restaurants, Wineries and Movie Theaters Under Gov. Newsom’s Order

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has yet to issue an official order about the changes.
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Santa Barbara County Health Officer Issues Order To Close Bars

The new order will begin on July 1 at 8 a.m. and end on July 26 at 5 p.m. or “until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.”
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Case Count in I.V. Reaches Double Digits; Yang Announces Five Additional Cases in UCSB Community

Five participants in a campus research study focusing on asymptomatic cases of coronavirus tested positive for the virus.
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