Isla Vista

Nexus Explained: Long Range Development Plan, Ocean Road Housing and Munger Hall Housing

The following article is an explanation of the Long Range Development Plan, the Ocean Road faculty and staff housing project and the Munger Hall student housing project. 
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Uncertainty and Stress Is the Norm for Hundreds of Students Living in Hotels

280 students are currently residing in hotels as a result of the ongoing housing shortage.
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UCSB Alumnus, IVCSD General Manager Runs for State Assembly in 2022

The UC Santa Barbara 2014 alumnus is centering his campaign around education, housing, childcare and climate change. Presently, he's the first to announce his candidacy.
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IVCSD Presents Alternative Deltopia for the First Time

Now, with spring quarter fast approaching, IVCSD reconvened its Spring Festival Ad Hoc Committee this year to plan for this alternative event in 2022. 
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Man Commits Murder-Suicide at Calle Real Best Western, a Hotel Housing UCSB Students

The university is aware of the shooting and has reached out to the students living at the hotel to understand how they were impacted by the shooting.
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IVCSD Holds Transportation Town Hall to Improve Mobility in I.V.

In approximately a year, the board plans to complete its proposal for improving transportation in Isla Vista and present it to the community for input.
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IVRPD and I.V. Community Reimagine Pardall Gardens

A public survey conducted by the IVRPD identified Pardall Gardens as a community priority for renovations.
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Isla Vista Halloween Passes With No Halloween-Related Arrests

Crime statistics and attendance numbers for the annual weekend have declined drastically since 2013, which saw over 200 arrests and nearly 250 citations. 
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New Emergency Shelter Hosts Houseless Residents Displaced From Sweeped I.V. Encampments

The shelter is currently housing approximately 30 residents, with a few soon exiting the facility to enter permanent housing or transitioning into sober-living rehabilitation. 
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County Engages in Mediation With UCSB for Violation of Long Range Development Plan

The university’s plan to build Munger Hall as a solution to the housing crisis will leave students at UCSB before 2025 without much of a solution.
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Community Protests Heavy Police Presence During Halloween Weekend

The festival, hosted by a coalition of student and local organizations, held live music, speakers and community artists selling local wares.
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Vista Point: Weekly Goings-on in Isla Vista

The 2021-22 Nexus News Team has revived our old column, "Vista Point," to keep our readers informed of local events and happenings. 
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Students Celebrate Halloween in Local Sanctioned Programming

UC Santa Barbara and local governmental organizations put on sanctioned events for students to take part in during Halloween weekend. 
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COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available For Three COVID-19 Vaccines

Students can log onto myturn.ca.gov to see if they are eligible, and locate nearby locations offering COVID-19 booster shots.
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#FreeIV: Student and Community Organizations Organize Festival To Protest Halloween Police Presence

#FreeIV will give students and community members the opportunity to enjoy live music and food as well as learn about progressive community organizations. 
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