Isla Vista

Santa Barbara County To Host Free COVID-19 Testing at I.V. Theater

Although all online appointments for Oct. 9 have already been filled, walk-ins are still accepted.
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Isla Vista “Mirror Bus” Driver Charged With 17 Additional Felonies

Coughlin pled not guilty to all 17 charges and is currently in custody on $1 million bail.
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Authorities Remove Plane Wreckage, Remains of Missing Pilot Who Crashed Off I.V. Coast

The body of the pilot has been taken to the Channel Islands Harbor, and the Santa Barbara County Coroner's Bureau will be investigating the death.
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Community Members Gather by Candlelight at Devereux Beach to Mourn Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The event, attended by nine people, was hosted by the local chapter of the national environmental justice group Sunrise Movement.
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Cops Off Campus ‘Day of Action’ Rally Draws Over 100 to the Streets in Isla Vista

Thursday’s Cops Off Campus Rally drew a crowd of over 100 students, instructors and community members who assembled at I.V. Theater around noon before marching through I.V.
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iVMenus Owner Sentencing Postponed for Fifth Time, Rescheduled for Mid-October

Leonard B. Levine, Galoustian’s lawyer, said after the Sept. 30 hearing that Galoustain will officially receive his sentence of 18 years in state prison at the October hearing.
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SBSO Continues Search for Missing Pilot Who Crashed Off the Coast of I.V.

The search for Deborah Nicholson — the plane’s pilot and sole passenger — was originally handled as a search and rescue but is now being handled as a missing person investigation.
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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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