2018 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the August 22, 2017, officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Robert Earl Adams.

* * * * *P R E S S R E L E A S E* * * * * District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Governor Brown has extended the emergency period applicable to the crime of price gouging to December 4, 2018. As related to the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flows, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa


At about 1:30 a.m., Deputies and Officers from the Isla Vista Foot Patrol, along with Santa Barbara County Fire personnel and AMR Medics, responded to a residence in the 900-block of Camino Del Sur for a man that fell from a roof.

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