2017 Press Releases

This morning, Santa Barbara County's south coast received between 2.25 and 2.75 inches of rain. Almost 4 inches fell above the Sherpa Fire burn area, resulting in flash flooding particularly in El Capitan Canyon and Refugio Canyon.


In anticipation of the approaching rainfall event, the Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services Division reminds residents about health issues associated with storm water runoff.

Will you be my PURRFect Valentine? In honor of the month of LOVE, Pet Owners should show their furry feline Valentine(s) how much they mean to them by scheduling a $25 spay or neuter appointment.

At approximately 3:15 a.m. this morning, January 19, 2017, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a male subject armed with a rifle who allegedly threatened a group of tenants at a residence in the 5300 block of Parejo Drive located in an unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County near Goleta.

The City of Guadalupe and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District will commemorate the city's first electric vehicle (EV) charging station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 26, 2017, at 11:30 AM. The public and media are invited to attend.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the release of a Public Service Announcement as part of the "District Attorney's Office Anti-Workers Compensation Fraud" program. This Public Service Announcement comes at no cost to Santa Barbara County.

In anticipation of the approaching inclement weather, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following tips to help keep you and your passengers safe while driving on wet roads.

Santa Barbara County Fire Department announced today that it will be holding its initial public workshop in an effort to solicit community input during the preparation of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) for the San Marcos Pass/Eastern Goleta Valley Mountainous Areas.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to locate the suspect responsible for stabbing a Goleta man and striking him with a dangerous weapon. The attack occurred just before 2:00 p.m. today at Calle Real and Sonoma Avenue in the City of Goleta.

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m. dispatchers with the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call from a man and woman in their 40's from Santa Barbara County stating they had gone hiking on Grass Mountain off Figueroa Mountain Road and were lost.