Unmasking Isla Vista: Local Business & Essential Workers

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26 August, 2021

KCSB News · Unmasking Isla Vista: Local Business & Essential Workers

In episode four of our series, Unmasking Isla Vista: Local Business & Essential Workers, KCSB’s Alexandra Goldberg, and the Daily Nexus’ Katherine Swartz assess the pandemic’s toll on businesses here in Isla Vista, highlighting the experiences of owners and essential workers alike.

The two speak with the Board President of the Isla Vista Food Cooperative, Lisa Oglesby, regarding the pandemic’s unique challenges for the community staple. Meg Wilson, a third-year global studies major at UC Santa Barbara and employee at Woodstock’s Pizza, offers a personal account from an essential worker’s perspective. Additionally, we speak to Daniel Dunietz, Buddha Bowls owner and operator, to discuss the changing business flow throughout this past year and a half.

Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive is accessible as both a Daily Nexus article and a KCSB newsletter. You can find new articles and podcast episodes at dailynexus.com/unmasking-isla-vista/

Stay tuned for episode five of our series! We will be highlighting Community Reflection.

An enormous thank you to those who contributed to Unmasking Isla Vista: A COVID-19 Community Archive.

KCSB Journalists: Alexandra Goldberg, Daniel Huecias, Pia Ramos, Ashley Rusch, Yulene Teagle, and Jennifer Yoshikoshi

Daily Nexus Journalists: Sindhu Ananthavel, Atmika Iyer, Holly Rusch, Asumi Shuda, and Katherine Swartz

Daily Nexus Videographers: Evan Cacatian and Juliana Zappitell

Daily Nexus Artists and Graphic Creators: Hannah Appel, Noelle Chan, Luca Disbrow, Emerson Domingo, Natalie Fiorindo, Daniella Gomez, Alex Rudolph, and Kelly Yan

KCSB Artists: Madeline Miller and Shirley Wang

Daily Nexus Photographers: Pia Ramos and Kaiyi Yang

Thank you for listening!

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