Isla Vista

I.V. CSD Officially Recognizes June as Pride Month and Local LGBTQ+ Activism Following Stonewall Riots

The resolution shares several examples of local LGBTQ+ activism following the Stonewall Riots, including the establishment of the Gay Liberation Front office at 900 Embarcadero Del Mar.
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Isla Vista Youth Projects: Responding To Vulnerability in Childcare During a Pandemic

Most of the children in IVYP come from low-income backgrounds, and factors like food insecurity, loneliness and fear of the future were common amongst the children in their program.
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Food Not Bombs Volunteers Gather at People’s Park To Support Houseless Residents

Food not Bombs volunteers and some I.V. residents came to People’s Park to make signs dissenting IVRPD’s decision, provide and eat food and more.
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Local Businesses in Isla Vista Speak on the Effects of COVID-19

Local restaurants have seen progression in their businesses between March 2020 — the beginning of the pandemic — to the present. 
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A Timeline of COVID-19 in Isla Vista

One year and two months into the pandemic, the county and the university have begun easing restrictions and increasing in-person events.
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Shots Fired in I.V. Late Friday Night

Isla Vista Foot Patrol’s (IVFP) Community Resource Deputy Justin Schroeder said that the suspect shot their gun by 6631 Sueno Road.
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How the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy Spurred Safety and Self-governance

Following the 2014 Isla Vista Tragedy, residents mourned the death of their community members, grappling with tragedy as the university and community dealt with how to secure a sense of safety for a c...
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Goleta Schools Return to In-person Instruction

The school district reopened after Santa Barbara County’s COVID-19 case rate remained below 25 cases per 100,000 residents for five consecutive days.
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University, Community Organizations and Public Health Bring Vaccines to Isla Vista

Moving forward, UCSB will be offering weekly vaccination clinics on Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm on May 20, May 27, June 3 and June 10.
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Isla Vista Boat Boys Clarify: “It was completely sailable”

The two housemates, whose nautical adventure received wide media coverage, told the Nexus that they did not need rescuing.
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County, law enforcement, SBPHD, university use education-first based approach to students violating public health orders

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and UCSB took to and endorsed an education-first model in response to large gatherings thrown by students.
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IVRPD Seeks Renovations to Children’s Park for First Time Since 1997

Some priorities for the park established from the community workshops include a nature-themed playground, more accessible pathways and trails, garden areas, new seating, new park amenities and more.
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Three COVID-19 Cases Identified in Isla Vista Sorority House

Contract tracing efforts are underway and the individuals who tested positive are in self isolation. 
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Santa Barbara County Advances to the Orange Tier for the First Time

The county had to meet an adjusted case rate of less than 5.9 daily new cases per 100,000 people and a testing positivity rate of less than 4.9% for two straight weeks.
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Getting the Jab: Vaccine Accessibility for Isla Vista Residents

Neither proof of citizenship nor insurance are required to receive a vaccine.
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