Isla Vista

Goleta Union School District Reflects on Remote Instruction Experience Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

After almost a year of remote instruction, Goleta Union School District is gearing up to return to the classroom in the near future, albeit with some changes. 
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Two Months after Setup, I.V. Pallet Homes Provide Relief and Opportunity to Nearly 40 Houseless Residents

The pallet village has not reported any positive COVID-19 cases, but tests are available to any clients who want one or begin to show symptoms.
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I.V. CSD Plans To Change Nightlife Culture in I.V. Post-Pandemic

Board Director Ethan Bertrand said that social isolation during the pandemic reinspired him to jump on the idea of revamping nightlife.  
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Large Student Gatherings Continue Despite County Ordinance and University Action

On Jan. 29, UCSB sent a campus-wide email to students that laid out the academic consequences of violating public health orders and stressed the importance of taking safety precautions.
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Student-Led Social Media Platforms Keep Tabs on Parties, Large Gatherings in Isla Vista

The platform owners hope that their advocacy will help UCSB students in Isla Vista feel safe and informed amid the pandemic.
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I.V. Passes 1,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases As Rest of SB County Sees Drop in New Cases

On Jan. 1, I.V.’s daily case rate, which shows the average number of daily confirmed cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, was 19.7. On Jan. 22, the daily case rate was 53.7. 
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COVID-19 Surge Reported in I.V. Over Holiday Weekend as SB County Tops Highest Spread in California

Fifty-one new COVID-19 cases were reported in I.V. on Saturday through UC Santa Barbara Student Health alone
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With New Incentivized Testing Program Underway, I.V. Theater Becomes Permanent COVID-19 Testing Location

The incentives include gift cards and coupons for and from local Isla Vista businesses to support the local economy while increasing testing.
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Preliminary Hearing for Isla Vista ‘Mirror Bus’ Driver Postponed Following Change in Representation

A hearing to reschedule the preliminary hearing will take place on Jan. 14.
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Cydia Creator and I.V. CSD Director Jay Freeman Sues Apple For Allegedly Monopolizing App Distribution

At the core of the lawsuit is app distribution, over which the lawsuit alleges Apple exerts full control.
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Houseless Residents Vacate Anisq’Oyo’ Park Following IVRPD Directive

Aside from one altercation between two houseless residents, the clearing of Anisq’Oyo’ Park went peacefully. 
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I.V. Resident Arrested for Felony Drug and Weapons Charges

Pursuant to the extension of Emergency Rule 4, which sets bail for all misdemeanor offenses and many felony offenses at zero dollars, Harwin was released without bail.
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IVRPD Plan To Move Houseless Residents Out of Anisq’Oyo’ Park Sparks Community Concerns

Houseless residents who are unable to relocate to a shelter will be allowed to move to People’s Park, which is located next to Anisq’Oyo’ Park. 
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New I.V. CSD Director Juggles Leadership Role and Associated Students

At the Isla Vista Community Services District, Catherine Flaherty is the youngest person on the board and the only woman.
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George Thurlow, UCSB’s Appointee to the I.V. CSD, Resigns

Although Thurlow is “sure [he] will continue to be involved in Isla Vista issues,” he said he is ready to take on something new.  
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