2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the bank robbery suspect fatally injured this morning, August 22, 2017 in an officer involved shooting. The suspect is 30-year-old Robert Earl Adams of Nipomo.

The Traffic Unit of the Goleta Police Department will step up pedestrian safety enforcement operations tomorrow, August 22, 2017, with focused enforcement on collision causing factors involving motorists and pedestrians.

Late last year, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors and partnering cities approved the contracts necessary to move forward with the long-awaited Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project (TRRP) and the development of facilities to process municipal solid waste (MSW), recyclables and organic materials at the County-owned and operated Tajiguas Landfill.

The decedent fatally injured on August 19, 2017, by an Amtrak passenger train near Butterfly Lane in Montecito has been identified as being 62-year-old Elaine Enick of Montecito.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed against Brandon Scott Woodward, a 19 year-old resident of Ventura, California.

Kids are returning to school signaling an end to summer, however recreation and relaxation is still in full swing at Cachuma Lake. September brings about a change as days grow shorter and the weather begins to cool. This time of year offers ideal temperatures, a serene atmosphere, and many opportunities for a fun-filled vacation.

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) announced on Monday that the County of Santa Barbara's Department of Public Works Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division (RRWMD) has been named the winner of the SWANA Silver Excellence Award in the Integrated Solid Waste Management System category.

The Public Health Department reminds residents to prevent deaths with kids left in hot cars. In 2015, a child died in Santa Barbara County due to heatstroke when the child was left/got locked in a hot car.

Following an update to the Montecito Planning Commission on August 17, County Planning and Development staff will give an update on progress of the Cannabis Land Use and Licensing Program to the County Planning Commission in Santa Maria on September 13. The public is encouraged to participate in person or by remote testimony that will be available in Santa Barbara.

The public is invited to attend a meeting in Carpinteria to provide input to the Ad Hoc Committee of the Board of Supervisors and ask questions regarding the regulation of medical and recreational cannabis. Topics for discussion include the future of business licensing, land use permitting, and fees and taxation.