2017 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that murder charges have been filed in connection with the February 6, 2017 traffic collision that killed Leann Rachel Stauffer and Tricia Jo Jensen of Santa Maria.

COUNTY EXECUTIVE OFFICE 105 E. Anapamu St., Fourth Floor, Santa Barbara CA 93101 (805) 568-3400 FAX (805) 568-3414 P R E S S R E L E A S E DATE: Feb. 22, 2017 News Media Contact: Gina DePinto, APR (805) 568-3428, gdepinto@countyofsb.org SANTA BARBARA COUNTY PROCLAIMS SECOND LOCAL EMERGENCY DUE TO SEVERE WINTER STORMS (

Judge Denies Plains All American Pipeline's Motions to Set Aside the Criminal Indictment on Criminal Charges Resulting from the Refugio Oil Spill May 2015

As part of an effort to combat underage drinking, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office conducted "Shoulder Tap" and "Minor Decoy" operations on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18, 2017 throughout Goleta, Isla Vista and additional unincorporated areas of Santa Barbara County.

Project PetSafe encourages Santa Barbara County resident dog owners to bring their four legged family members to Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Project PetSafe Licensing Clinic on Saturday, February 25th

Santa Barbara County Fire Department, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara City Fire Department, responded to a large commercial mixed-use structure fire at 650 Ward Drive in Goleta.

As the storm continues to move through the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County is still on watch while a large cleanup effort is underway due to downed trees and powerlines, mud flows and debris, and flooding.

Carpinteria Man Investigated for Thefts of Exotic Plants - Clarification


Following winter weather warnings from the National Weather Service for Santa Barbara County, an evacuation warning has been issued from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff for areas burned in the Sherpa Fire