2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department has re-opened previously closed areas of Goleta Beach following ocean water test results indicating that water quality meets or exceeds state health standards.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Aubrey Dupree Wadford pled guilty to murder in the 2nd degree and agreed to a sentence of 16 years to life. Wadford also admitted the special allegation of using a deadly weapon in the murder of his ex-girlfriend, Angela Laskey, on October 29, 2014.

Two suspects believed to be responsible for burglarizing a residence in the unincorporated area of Goleta near North Beaches and a business in the city of Goleta were arrested Tuesday night after resisting arrest.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department issued a "BEACH CLOSED" notice today in response to a spill of untreated sewage.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, all three Santa Barbara County Animal Services shelters will be offering fee waived adoptions in an effort to "Clear Our Shelters."

Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland wants to remind eligible citizens the deadline to register to vote is TODAY, Monday, April 24 to be eligible to vote in the May 9, 2017 Special Mail Ballot Election for the Isla Vista Recreation and Park District.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) is looking for new members join its team.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jorge Tovar Fernandez, age 26, was charged with Murder, in violation of Penal Code section 187.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in the murder of 28-year-old Elyse Marie Erwin of Santa Maria. Erwin was shot and killed in the early hours of Easter morning, April 16, 2017, when she went to visit a friend in the 100 block of Goodwin Road in Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission has announced plans to host public open houses in each County Supervisory District. "Arts Coffee" will provide those constituents interested in arts and culture with an opportunity to meet their Commissioners.