2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has received a number of reports this past month of catalytic converter thefts.

"Smoke on the Water" Event with Live Music, Tasty Red Oak BBQ, Lake Views and Good Times!

La comunidad esta invitada a recibir presentaciones del Condado de Santa Bárbara sobre las últimas noticias e información con respecto al esfuerzo de recuperación y reconstrucción siguiendo el Flujo de Escombros del 9 de enero. El programa incluirá una descripción general de la ordenanza "mismo por mismo" (conocido como "Like for Like") adoptada por la Junta de Supervisores el 15 de mayo, el Plan estratégico de recuperación a largo plazo y los proyectos de mitigación de riesgos propuestos.

The community is invited to hear presentations from the County of Santa Barbara about the latest news and information regarding the recovery and rebuilding effort following the 1/9 Debris Flow. The program will include an overview of the Like-for-Like Ordinance adopted by the Board of Supervisors on May 15, the long-term Recovery Strategic Plan, and proposed hazard mitigation projects.

News Release Transient Arrested Following Lockdown at a Goleta Elementary School Goleta – Ellwood Elementary School in the City of Goleta was placed on lockdown for approximately 20 minutes today, May 16, 2018, following an incident with a transient. At approximately 10:50 a.m., 33-year-old Sidney Aldana walked into th


After eight years of helping Santa Barbara County safely dispose of more than 50,000 pounds of unwanted medicine and prescriptions through its Operation Medicine Cabinet program

Public is Invited to Attend Ribbon Cutting Celebration and Bike Ride for the San Jose Creek and Obern Trail Bike Paths

At approximately 3:45 p.m. today, May 15, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of theft in progress at the Home Depot located in the 6900 block of Market Place Drive in the City of Goleta.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. today, May 15, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting several suspects scaling a backyard residential fence in the area of Union Valley and Hwy 101 and carrying what was described as a flat screen television.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that today convicted child molester Cesar Lara Chavez, age 52, was sentenced to 62 years to life in State Prison after being found guilty and convicted by a jury of four felony crimes against two victims, his step-daughters.