2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) conducts an annual juried Design Awards Program to honor the work of its membership. The "American Institute of Architects, Santa Barbara Design Awards 2016 Exhibition" will also feature the artwork of students enrolled in the "Kids Draw" Architecture program.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 19 custody deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Academy. The graduates received their certificates of completion today, April 13, 2017, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc.

On April 11, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted an ordinance establishing a limited term, non-personal cannabis cultivation and related Operations Registry Program within the unincorporated areas of the county.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing 2016 Part 1 and Part 2 Crime numbers which indicate violent crime and property crime has increased from 2015 numbers.

The Board of Supervisors will hold budget workshops next week on April 17, 19, and 21. These public hearings will convene at 9 a.m. in the County Administration Building, Fourth Floor Hearing Room, 105 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara.

A free community listening session is scheduled for Friday, April 21, 2017 from 9 – 11am. The focus of this meeting is on strategies to fund health initiatives. The session will include a presentation on a proposed health impact fee with sugar sweetened beverages.

The Santa Barbara County Grand Jury (Jury) determined that a service charge increase instituted by the Laguna County Sanitation District (LCSD) was justified. The report concludes that "the Santa Barbara County Department of Public Works, Laguna County Sanitation District and Santa Barbara County Auditor-Controller carefully planned a comprehensive process to fund system upgrades and replacements with the least financial impact on its customers.

The Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency (EMS), a division of the County Department of Public Health, and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce a program to administer Naloxone for suspected opioid overdoses.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to take this opportunity during "National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week" to recognize and say thank you to the highly trained, professional and compassionate team of public safety dispatchers at the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing preliminary numbers related to the unsanctioned Spring Break party in Isla Vista known as Deltopia.