2017 Press Releases

The historical Santa Barbara Courthouse with its mural room, bell tower and sunken garden is popular with tourists, but it's also a stunning venue for wedding receptions. The County's Community Services Department recently launched a new effort to make the Courthouse facilities available for wedding services.

Fifteen (15) people were arrested for prostitution related crimes following a two-day undercover operation conducted at a Lompoc hotel on September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017 by the Lompoc Police Department, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the Goleta Police Department wants to draw public attention to National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15th – 21st.

The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), and Santa Barbara County Water Agency announced today that applications for the 2017-2018 Care for Our Earth teacher grants are due on November 3, 2017.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is proud to announce the lineup for the City of Santa Barbara's 12th annual Arts Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at Paseo Nuevo.

The decedent fatally injured on October 14, 2017, by an Amtrak passenger train near Eucalyptus Lane at Miramar Ave has been identified as being 46-year-old Timothy Manning Sanchez of Santa Barbara.

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on October 11, 2017, members assigned to the Santa Barbara County Compliance Response Team (CRT) and investigators from the Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) conducted a probation search and arrest warrant service in the 1700 block of Lynne Dr. in Santa Maria.

Just after 10:15 am, October 14, 2017, an adult male in his forties was walking on the tracks near Eucalyptus Lane at Miramar Ave. when he was struck and fatally injured by an Amtrak passenger train that was headed northbound.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Brett E. Lovett, 46 years old, of Camarillo and Robert C. Burlison, 64 years old, of La Canada were arrested on the morning of October 11, 2017.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Watch for Santa Barbara County through the weekend.