2019 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services has issued a Seasonal Rain Advisory to advise residents of health issues associated with storm water runoff.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on January 8, 2019, Salvador Cortes Duran, age 56, was sentenced to nine years in state prison.

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on January 16, 2019, Deputies assigned to the Santa Maria Patrol Station stopped a vehicle for expired registration resulting in the seizure of approximately three grams of methamphetamine, a scale and paraphernalia.

Residents of the San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Area in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, the Los Padres National Forest, and the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council have completed a draft Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that applications are NOW being accepted for the upcoming Citizen's Academy designed specifically for college students, faculty and residents in Isla Vista.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that effective at 6 p.m., January 15 all Evacuation Orders are lifted for all areas in Santa Barbara County.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara, en consultación con las agencias de bomberos y otros oficiales de seguridad pública, ha anunciado que efectivo a las 6 p.m. el 15 de enero las ordenes de evacuación están eliminadas para todas partes del condado de Santa Bárbara.

Parts of Santa Barbara County are experiencing localized power outages. Residents and businesses should prepare now to minimize the impact of these outages.

Partes del Condado de Santa Bárbara están experimentando apagones localmente. Residentes y negocios deben prepárese ahora para reducir los impactos de estos apagones.

Today, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Mark A. Hartwig as the next Fire Chief of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department.