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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The new order will begin on July 1 at 8 a.m. and end on July 26 at 5 p.m. or “until it is extended, rescinded, superseded, or amended in writing.”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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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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