Isla Vista

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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SBSO Successfully Deploys Naloxone on Overdose Victim in Isla Vista

After determining that the man was suffering from an overdose, one of the deputies deployed naloxone shortly before paramedics arrived on scene.
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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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I.V. CSD 2020-21 Budget Projects Increase in Revenue Despite Coronavirus

The Isla Vista Community Services District expects revenues of over $1.36 million and expenses of approximately $1.26 million for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
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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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Amidst Partying in Isla Vista, UCSB Continues To Warn Students About Coronavirus Risks

I.V.’s cramped living conditions, infamous for housing 10 or more people under the same roof, can make tracking the spread of coronavirus increasingly difficult. 
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Police Arrest Suspect For Breaking Into Vacant Isla Vista Apartment and Refusing To Leave

Donald Cameron was arrested on one count of burglary, vandalism and obstructing a peace officer. He is currently in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail on $50,000 bail. 
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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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Poke Theory SB Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

Since learning that an employee tested positive, Poke Theory SB has begun operating under stricter cleaning protocols as a precaution, the manager said. 
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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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I.V. CSD Creates Working Group To Examine Police Brutality in Isla Vista

The working group will be collaborating with the Black community and other stakeholders in I.V. to create an action plan.
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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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