Isla Vista

Close to 1,000 March to Sands Beach for Justice for George Floyd on Saturday

Floyd’s death — as well as the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and Tony McDade — have ignited protests against violence toward Black people in over a dozen cities. 
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UCSB Student Organizes March Through I.V. To Call for Justice for George Floyd

Students plan to march from Storke Tower to Sands Beach via Del Playa Drive beginning at noon.
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Ramadan During a Pandemic: Muslim Students Reflect on Experiences at Home, in Isla Vista

Physical distancing requirements have made this Ramadan different from many students’ childhood celebrations. 
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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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Mourning in Quarantine: Six Years Since May 23, 2014

This year, the Nexus reached out to members of the Isla Vista and UC Santa Barbara community and asked them to write about how they will be memorializing those who lost their lives.
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Study Hall Bar Open Thursday Night In Violation of County and State Health Order

Study Hall did not answer multiple phone calls made late Thursday night while the business was still open. 
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus” Driver Arrested for Stalking

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested Zachary Coughlin, the driver of the “mirror van,” for stalking on Monday night in Isla Vista around 10 p.m.
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Bicyclist Seriously Injured After Collision With a Car in Isla Vista

California Highway Patrol and American Medical Response paramedics arrived on the scene of the crash north of the intersection of Camino Del Sur and Sueño Road.
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Isla Vista Community Services District Expands Houselessness Support Efforts

The nature of houselessness, with precarious living situations and uneven access to necessities, makes it extremely difficult to follow shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines.
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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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Isla Vista Youth Projects Moves Services Online, Aims To Help Families Impacted by Coronavirus

Isla Vista Youth Projects usually provides year-round, full-day childcare, but the coronavirus pandemic has forced the group to convert its services into an online platform.
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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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