2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Department was recognized this week with three top Awards of Excellence from the California Chapter of the American Planning Association, Central Coast Section (APA).

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity during "National Correctional Officers and Employees Week" to say thank you and recognize our hard-working and dedicated Custody Deputies and Custody Staff.

Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland wants to remind voters that the deadline to cast their ballot is 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 for the May 9, 2017 Special Mail Ballot Election for the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District.

The National Association of County Engineers (NACE) installed Santa Barbara County Public Works Department Director Scott McGolpin, P.E. as Western Region Vice President during its 2017 Annual Conference, held in Cincinnati, Ohio in April

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce our new Deputy Pen Pal program. The program is a way for children in Santa Barbara County to communicate with Sheriff's deputies and to build positive relationships with law enforcement in our community.

An inmate in custody in Monterey County has been identified as the suspect responsible for an alleged hate crime committed in Santa Barbara County one month ago.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the violent assault and robbery of a Carpinteria woman at a bus stop this past Saturday night, April 29, 2017 in the 4000 block of Via Real.

Four local contractors are being recognized for their dedication, professionalism and service assisting Central Coast residents in making energy-efficient upgrades to their homes. This year's recipients of emPower Central Coast's second annual Contractor Recognition Awards are Solarponics, CK Builders Inc., Halsell Builders and NRG Heating & Air Conditioning.

Fire investigators from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) have released the official cause of the Sherpa Fire as accidental. A resident living on La Scherpa Ranch was burning a log in his indoor fireplace when the wind picked up, causing smoke to fill the residence.

Today, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors received a five-year update on the Calle Real Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Array project (solar panels arranged in a group to capture maximum amount of sun light to convert it into usable electricity).