2018 Press Releases

Las muestras de aguas oceánicas obtenidas el martes 16 de enero se analizaron para determinar los niveles de bacterias el miércoles 17 de enero.

Beginning January 17, 2018, the County of Santa Barbara, in cooperation with local, state and federal emergency agencies, opened a Local Recovery and Assistance Center for victims of the Thomas Fire and January Storm incident. 

A partir del 17 de enero del 2018, el Condado de Santa Bárbara, en cooperación con agencias de emergencia locales, estatales y federales, abrieron un Centro Local de Recuperación y Asistencia para las víctimas de los incidentes Thomas Fire y la Tormenta de enero.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the Jury Trial of People v. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. will begin on February 5, 2018, in Department 1 of the Santa Barbara Superior Court.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Brian Charles Ruiz has been charged with the January 1, 2018 murder ofJesus Reyes. It is further alleged that Brian Charles Ruiz personally and intentionally discharged a firearm causing death and that he intentionally killed Jesus Reyes while an active participant in a criminal street gang.

The storm and mudslide event caused extensive damage. As a result, unknown amounts of potentially hazardous chemicals and untreated sewage were swept into the mudslide debris that flowed through impacted areas.

El evento de tormenta y deslizamiento de tierra causó un daño extenso. Como resultado, cantidades desconocidas de químicos potencialmente peligrosos y aguas residuales no tratadas fueron barridas en los restos de lodo que fluyeron a través de las áreas impactadas.

Crews continued with search and recovery within the debris flow areas.

Los grupos de trabajo continúan en la búsqueda flujos de escombros.

Dr. Charity Dean, Santa Barbara County's Public Health Officer has reiterated as false the circulating rumors of the possible presence of Hepatitis C infection within the discarded debris and mud being relocated in landfills and local beaches in the county.