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  • 2020 Census IS HIRING in Santa Barbara County! Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is already recruiting to fill important temporary positions. For Partnership Specialist positions, English-speaking, go to, bilingual speakers, go to For other Supervisory/Non-supervisory positions, go to For information, call 855-562-2020. 

  • The Public Works Department will host a free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Event on Sunday, April 7 from 9:00-2:00 at the Santa Ynez Valley Recycling & Transfer Station.  Bring items like used motor oil, paint, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, cell phones, and much more. Visit for details.

  • Become a lifeguard this summer! Santa Barbara County Parks is hiring lifeguards for beaches and pools.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Beach lifeguard candidates must have a valid CA driver's license. Candidates must apply and attend tryouts. For information and links to the applications, go to

  • The Board of Supervisors has approved the appointment of Lisa Plowman as the County's next Director of Planning and Development. Plowman has more than 19 years of experience assisting private and nonprofit developers with land use entitlement and planning processes. Read Press Release.

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

    Radio Ready