2018 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland announced today that more than 138,000 Vote by Mail ballots will be delivered to the Post Office on Monday, May 7 for the Statewide Direct Primary Election to be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Santa Barbara County Clerk, Recorder and Assessor/Registrar of Voters Joe Holland reminds voters that the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election started today Monday, May 7. There is no need to wait until Election Day to cast your vote. Voters

"Wildfire Awareness Week" Declared in California

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest. In total, 41 students from 9 county schools submitted 16 videos. Students were challenged to create 30-second videos centered on the theme, "Water Use Myths at Home and in the Garden." While the Water Agency and water providers arrange for monetary prizes to the winning schools, local private sector sponsors provide awards for the students and teachers.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 10 Sheriff's Office Custody Deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Eduardo Barragan Barajas, age 33, will face life in prison as a result of being found guilty, as charged, of six counts of PC 288.7,

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbings of three male subjects in Isla Vista last night, May 2, 2018, at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the 800 block of Camino Del Sur near Estero Park. Sheriff's deputies and UCSB Police officers responded to the area after the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a report of several male subjects fighting and two that were in need of medical help. When law enforcement arrived, they found an 18-year-old male from Santa Barbara and a 14-year-old male from Goleta lying on the sidewalk with multiple stab wounds.

Ventura County officials have authorized use of a rock quarry in Camarillo to accept and sort debris cleared from Montecito private properties affected by the 1/9 Debris Flow. The Pacific Rock Quarry is located at 1000 Howard Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. The site can accept clean dirt and rocks as well as mixed dirt and rocks (some branches are okay). The tipping fee for use of this site is $85 - $250 per load. Customers may call in advance for pricing.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. today, May 1, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a robbery that had just occurred at a group home in the 4600 block of South Bradley Road. The two male juvenile suspects, ages 14 and 15, confronted a female employee with a knife and demanded car keys to a vehicle owned by the group home. One of the subjects also allegedly choked the victim with a chain until she relinquished the keys. The two suspects then stole a white van and fled the scene.

Key landmarks known as "survey monuments" will be established in areas destroyed or damaged by the 1/9 Debris Flow, in a project approved by the County Board of Supervisors on May 1.