2018 Press Releases

On Tuesday, 07-10-18, at approximately 2:00 PM, deputies from the Compliance Response Team (CRT) conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Caravan, after the vehicle was observed travelling through a stop sign without coming to a complete stop at the intersection of Duvali Street and Estriga Lane in the city of Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office welcomed four new employees and celebrated three promotions today, July 9, 2018, at a ceremony held at the Sheriff's Training Bureau. Among the new hires were three Administrative Office Professionals and a Financial Office Professional. Among the promotions were a Sheriff's Commander, Lieutenant and an Administrative Office Professional Senior.

Con vigencia a las 6 p.m., las áreas que permanecen bajo Evacuación obligatoria para el Incendio Holiday se degradarán a una Zona de exclusión abierta solo para residentes. El área que estaba bajo Advertencia de evacuación ha sido levantada.

Effective at 6 p.m., the areas that remain under Mandatory Evacuation for the Holiday Fire will be downgraded to an Exclusion Zone open to residents only. The area that was under Evacuation Warning has been lifted.

Effective 5 p.m., some areas under mandatory evacuation will be downgraded to an evacuation warning status.

Efectivamente a las 5 p.m., ciertas áreas de evacuación mandatarias serán modificadas al nivel de advertencia. 

At 1 a.m. on July 7, 2018, Santa Barbara County proclaimed a local emergency due to the Holiday Fire that is currently burning north of the city of Goleta in the unincorporated area of the county, north of Cathedral Oaks west of Fairview Avenue, east to Patterson Avenue. Numerous structures are actively burning, and mandatory evacuations were issued for an area with about 3,200 residents

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is on the scene of a fast-moving wildfire in Goleta. At this time, evacuations have been ordered for the areas North of Cathedral Oaks to West Camino Cielo Road, and from La Patera Lane west to North Patterson Avenue. If you are in this area, leave now.

El Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Santa Barbara está en la escena de un incendio forestal de rápido movimiento en Goleta. En este momento, las evacuaciones se han ordenado para las áreas al norte de Cathedral Oaks hacia el oeste de Camino Cielo Road, y desde el oeste de La Patera Lane al norte de la Avenida Patterson. Si estás en esta área, debe evacuar inmediatamente.

The First 5 Commission of Santa Barbara County announced today that Interim Executive Director Wendy Sims-Moten has been appointed to Executive Director of First 5 Santa Barbara County (First 5; First 5 SBC).