2017 Press Releases

Construction on the Jalama Road Bridge that connects State Highway 1 to Jalama Road was completed on February 24, 2017. The bridge was strengthened and the width increased by seven feet on the north side to create two 12-foot wide travel lanes and 2-foot wide shoulders.

Today, the First 5 Commission issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Capacity Building Grants. First 5 has budgeted $40,000 for these grants which are meant to help local agencies strengthen their efforts to serve children prenatal through age 5 and their families.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on March 1, 2017, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a burglary at a residence in the 2600 block of Baseline Drive in the Santa Ynez area. The residence had been tented and fumigated for termites on February 27, 2017.

With spring upon us, it's a great time to clean up around the house.

World TB Day is a time to recognize achievements in tuberculosis (TB) prevention and control, and renew our commitment to ending this devastating disease in our community.

At approximately 5:00 a.m. this morning, March 18, 2017, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies and UCSB Police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a report of a sexual assault that had just occurred in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive.

The upcoming Citizen's Academy for Santa Barbara County college students and Isla Vista residents has a few spots left. Don't miss out on this free, eye-opening, interactive opportunity to learn more about all that goes into keeping the citizens of Santa Barbara County safe. Applications are due on Monday, March 20, 2017.

St. Patrick's Day has become one of the nation's favorite holidays to celebrate and party. Unfortunately, too many people are taking to the roads after drinking, making the holiday one of our most dangerous.

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 21, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is expected to adopt a resolution honoring the accomplishments and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez.

Two community leaders have joined the First 5 Commission that oversees and directs the work of First 5 Santa Barbara County. First 5 invests sales tax on cigarettes into local programs and services that help children prenatal through age 5 prepare for kindergarten.