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Isla Vista landlord James Gelb plead not guilty to a misdemeanor charge in a trial court Thursday for yelling homophobic slurs at I.V. official Ethan Bertrand in November. Gelb owns Del Playa Rentals, which leases 37 Isla Vista properties each year. Campbell Nolan / Daily Nexus. The Del Playa Rentals ...
Is Deltopia weekend approaching its final chapter? Let's be honest with ourselves, it is. As a former short-time resident of Isla Vista, I have experienced the madness that the community is known for and have been noticing the college town finally maturing. Since Isla Vista's notorious post-finals party ...

The Isla Vista Food Co-op will screen Princess Mononoke, a 1997 Japanese animated historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The movie centers around issues pertaining to the environment, and the screening will transition into Earth Day weekend! The movie will begin at 5:30 p.m. ...
Here are the preliminary 2018 numbers for citations, arrests, and medical transports include both the Sheriff's Office and University of California Police Department statics for Isla Vista and the UCSB campus through April 8. Those arrested and cited were a mixture of locals and out of towners. An exact ...
People who live near Isla Vista will likely notice increased police patrols and parking restrictions this weekend as a result of the unsanctioned street party Deltopia. In the past, Deltopia has attracted thousands of college-age partiers and led to clashes with police. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies ...
The annual unsanctioned Deltopia event in Isla Vista is planned for this weekend, and with it, UC Santa Barbara will host alternative events and nearby Goleta neighborhoods will implement special on-street parking restrictions. Deltopia, a Del Playa Drive street party, sprang out of the county crackdown on ...

A no-guest policy will be in effect for all UCSB residence halls and apartments, both on campus and in Isla Vista, from 12 p.m. Friday, April 6, through 12 p.m. Sunday, April 8. All halls and apartments will see increased staffing — and an increased presence by Community Service Organization officers.
The Isla Vista Community Services District (IVCSD) will be allocating $33,028 in funds to implement a landlord/tenant mediation program by contracting the Santa Barbara Legal Aid Foundation. Spanish translation services are also included. The program began Apr. 1, will run until Dec. 31 and will be in ...
ISLA VISTA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Bomb Squad was called out to the Hillel Jewish Student Center on March 23 after a suspicious metal container was discovered sitting on the ground in front of an electrical closet. Personnel with the Sheriff's Office, UC Santa Barbara police, and ...
All of the students approached the theme differently and submissions for the show included sculptures, prints, 2D and 3D paintings and drawings, woodworks, and plaster works. Tara Duffy, who lives in Isla Vista, presented a piece she calls “Migrants,” a collection of multi-colored, glazed ceramic butterflies, ...
A bomb squad determined a suspicious metal container on the 700 block of Embarcadero del Mar in Isla Vista was not dangerous, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. Around 3 p.m., County Fire Department inspectors found the metal container near an electrical panel to the ...
A bomb squad investigated a “suspicious package” found near 781 Embarcadero Del Mar in Isla Vista on Friday afternoon, California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers reported at the scene. Police received reports of the package near an electrical box at 2:46 p.m. on Friday, said CHP Officer Jon Gutierrez.
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Much like an Isla Vista family reunion in the crowd, the evening began with a tight set from fellow Gaucho alums ALO, followed by a mellow keys-and-lap-guitar show from Ben Harper, who rightfully declared later, “Action is always better than inaction.” Johnson then introduced Montecito man of action Abe ...
A superior court judge ruled on Monday that Isla Vista landlord James Gelb's arraignment be continued to April 19, making it the fifth time a judge has postponed Gelb's hearing since he was charged for yelling homophobic slurs at an I.V. official last November. Gelb's latest arraignment on Monday was ...
2 Cats Killed in Early-Morning Apartment Fire in Isla Vista. No other injuries reported in blaze at complex on 6700 block of El Colegio Road. Two cats were killed but no other injuries were reported in an apartment fire early Saturday Click to view larger. Two cats were killed but no other injuries were ...
“Because of the high concentration of college students in Isla Vista, it is a factor that is taken into consideration.” For the past 13 years, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department and the ABC department have been “very cautious” with additional alcohol ...

Nine Isla Vista residents were transported to the hospital Thursday night after showing symptoms of drug overdoses, the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office reported. Siavash Ghadiri / Daily Nexus. I.V. Foot Patrol, UCPD deputies, Santa Barbara County Fire and American Medical Response medics responded to ...
Nine college-aged men were taken to the hospital Thursday night after apparently overdosing in Isla Vista. Emergency personnel initially went to a home for a report of an unconscious man in the backseat of a car. That's when they discovered he wasn't the only one. "They learned that they had ingested a ...
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says nine Isla Vista residents with drug overdose symptoms were sent to hospitals. The incident unfolded Thursday night in the community adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara. The Sheriff's Office initially said all were UCSB students but later said ...
ISLA VISTA, Calif. - Two men are facing drug charges in connection with the Isla Vista overdose cases on March 1, 2018. During a proceeding investigation, the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau found evidence that linked 24-year-old Edward Caceres of Isla Vista overdoses, according to the Sheriff's ...
ISLA VISTA, Calif. - At least nine people suffered from a drug overdose in Isla Vista tonight, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office. All of the victims were male, but ages and what drug they overdosed on have not been released. Officials said the call came in at about 10:30 Thursday night ...
Olmstead has 28 years of experience with the Santa Barbara department, including stints leading Isla Vista Foot Patrol, the Special Investigations Bureau, and the Santa Maria substation. He has acted as the face of the department, appearing recently at a press conference about human trafficking in Los ...
Santa Barbara County firefighters were dispatched shortly after 10 a.m. to the 6500 block of Del Playa Drive. "Deputies and officers arrived within minutes, and found the unconscious male lying in the backseat of a vehicle," said Kelly Hoover, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.
The demand states that the university will work with the CSD to document the number of sexual assault incidents in Isla Vista, as well as the number of events centered on sexual assault education. CSD President Ethan Bertrand suggested a three-pronged approach that includes using cumulative sexual ...
Approximately 25 UCSB students and community members of Isla Vista came together to pay their respects on Feb. 16 for the victims of the Parkland School shooting in Florida. The school shooting occurred Feb. 14 and claimed the lives of 17 victims. The vigil was held in the Isla Vista Love and ...
The father of a San Luis Obispo High School graduate killed in the 2014 Isla Vista massacre said he's inspired by the national response — particularly from students — to the mass shooting at a Florida high school that killed 17 people. “I'd say we've made more than just a little bit of progress,” Richard ...
A 24-year-old UCSB student and Isla Vista resident was stabbed Friday night on the 6700-block of Del Playa Drive. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office. In a post on the UCSB subreddit, user dev_null_ identified himself as the victim's boyfriend ...
Just about every other day in Isla Vista since the beginning of the year, someone's reported a robbery. Thirty-five residential burglaries have been reported in the seaside college town since January 1, Sheriff's Office spokesperson Kelly Hoover enumerated, with the burglar coming through an unlocked door ...
ISLA VISTA, Calif. - A 23-year-old Isla Vista man already on probation for possession of stolen property was caught red-handed during an early Saturday morning burglary by the home's residents. Authorities say the victims in this case arrived home at about 4:20 a.m. on Feb. 24 and discovered Lovens ...
ISLA VISTA, Calif. - A 19-year-old man from Isla Vista has been arrested after the stabbing of a UC Santa Barbara student. Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies picked up Cyrus Rocky McClain after serving several search warrants in Isla Vista. McClain is accused of stabbing a 24-year-old woman after ...
The Grilled Cheese Truck will be opening its first “brie and morbier” location in Isla Vista on Saturday. The Grilled Cheese Truck, which began as a single truck and has expanded to three, specializes in grilled cheese sandwiches and tater tots. Founder Dave Danhi hopes to host community events at the ...
Isla Vista gets off on glorifying sex. In my three years living here, I have been catcalled, groped, and grabbed by men in the herds that roam I.V.'s streets on Friday nights, seen many high fives over someone's wasted one-night stand, and heard plenty of conversations that begin, “Bro, you score last night?
The Isla Vista Food Co-op will be screening a series of shorts on Friday, featuring places from around the world! It will be followed by a showing of “The Cat Returns” from Studio Ghibli. The co-op's tea and spice curator, Daanish, will be offering samples of three different popcorns seasoned with spices: ...
A former Santa Barbara City College student was arrested for a February 23 stabbing after voluntarily going to talk to Sheriff's deputies at Isla Vista Foot Patrol. Cyrus Rocky McClain, 19, lives in I.V. and got into a fight with the boyfriend of a 24-year-old UCSB student around 11 p.m. on the 6700 block of Del ...
A 24-year-old woman was taken to the hospital late Friday night after being stabbed in Isla Vista, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies and UCSB Police officers responded at about 11 p.m. to the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive, where they found the victim, a UCSB ...
A man was arrested in connection to a stabbing that happened in Isla Vista Friday night. Police say 19-year-old Cyrus Rocky McClain reportedly stabbed an unidentified, 24-year-old UCSB student on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive around 11 p.m.. When police arrived on scene, they found the student ...


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