The Holiday Fire Local Assistance Center for residents impacted by the fire and smoke was hosted at Goleta Union School District. While that location closed on Saturday, July 14, resources and information about recovery and rebuilding, and emotional support services for children, adults and families, are available. For information and how to access resources, call (805) 845-7887, send email to
The Child Death Review Team has issued a report of child deaths in Santa Barbara County for January 2012 through December 2014. The report reflects the deaths of children through the age of 17 and recommendations to prevent future deaths.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help identify and locate three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery that occurred just before midnight last night, December 17, at a gas station in Santa Maria.
The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is investigating a string of auto burglaries and thefts from autos in the Orcutt area. Items were stolen out of at least ten vehicles the past two nights. About half of the vehicles were unlocked and the other half had broken windows.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning, December 18, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office released inmate Duanying Chen directly to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
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