Isla Vista

IVCSD supports installation of flashing lights along key crosswalks

Addressed to SBC Alternative Transportation Manager Mark Friedlander, the letter affirmed local municipal support of the project to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
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Local youth center continues summer mural program to heighten representation in Isla Vista

The program was coordinated by recent doctoral graduate of UC Santa Barbara Gevirtz School Stephanie Arguera with support from the Center for Publicly Engaged Scholarship and the Department of Educati...
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IVCSD expands Isla Vista Beautiful Program

The program will aim to continue to address issues of priority for the Isla Vista community, including trash and graffiti. 
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IVFP’s “No Open Container” campaign returns to Isla Vista

Santa Barbara County 36-3 deems consuming “intoxicating liquor” in the “unincorporated areas of the county” on any public street, sidewalk, highway, parking lot or alley unlawful.
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UCSB hosts free children’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic; Set to give second doses this week

The center gave its first doses on July 27 and will administer second doses of the vaccine on Aug. 24 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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Timeline: Historic housing shortage leaves students waiting for additional campus housing to be built

During Fall Quarter 2021, UCSB grappled with an unprecedented housing crisis that shocked the community as students returned for in-person instruction.
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I.V. attempted kidnapper sentenced to seven years in state prison

The Port Hueneme resident pleaded guilty in April to attempted kidnapping and multiple counts of indecent exposure.
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Student arrested for hiding cameras in I.V. bathroom has charges dismissed, larger investigation still underway

The former student is still under investigation for potential charges in the future as law enforcement continues to review footage from multiple cameras.
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Armed subject inside building on Camino Pescadero

UCPD and SBSO have closed the 760 block of Camino Pescadero until further notice. 
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Santa Barbara confirms three confirmed cases of monkeypox

The three local adults are currently in isolation, and Public Health completed the contact tracing process to identify anyone who possibly had contact with them. 
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SBSO Arrests Suspect for Stalking and Hate Crimes in I.V.

The arrest follows a timely warning sent by the UC Santa Barbara Police Department to the campus community on May 31.
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Isla Vista Tragedies Renew Conversations Around Balcony and Cliff Safety

The hazardous nature of the balconies and cliffs along Del Playa Drive have been a long-posed concern to the I.V. community.
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I.V. Recreation & Park District Looks to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The anniversary coincides with Halloween — a holiday that the IVRPD celebrated last year with its first-ever Haunted Pumpkin Patch at Estero Park.
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Isla Vista Beach Closure Lifted

The initial beach closure was issued on May 19.
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IVRPD and Pacific Coast Land Design Discuss Plans To Renovate Greek Park

Community members identified Greek Park as the second-most priority for renovations — following Pardall Gardens — in a survey conducted by the Isla Vista Recreation and & Park District in early 20...
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