2017 Press Releases

Today, the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) launched the Wood Smoke Reduction Program, a voluntary pilot program that encourages homeowners to "Heat Clean, Save Green" by providing $500-$1,000 in cash incentives to help them remove or replace their wood-burning fireplaces or woodstoves.

Hoy, el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara (APCD) lanzó el Programa de Reducción del Humo de Leña, un programa voluntario piloto que exhorta a los propietarios de casa a optar por "Calor limpio y ahorro de energía", proporcionando un incentivo en efectivo de $500 a $1,000 para ayudarlos a retirar o reemplazar sus chimeneas o estufas de leña.

A suspect believed to be responsible for prowling and burglarizing multiple residences in the City of Goleta was arrested late last night, April 3, 2017, after being confronted by a homeowner and deputies as he was attempting to flee the scene of the crimes.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) is proud to announce the promotion of Patrick Byde to the position of Battalion Chief.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the July 20, 2016, officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Javier Garcia Gaona.

A suspect believed to be responsible for burglarizing three area churches in Goleta was arrested on Sunday morning, after being confronted by deputies as he fled the scene of his most recent offense.

The Santa Barbara County Public Works Department can help residents save money and help the environment through the Backyard Composting Program.

On April 11, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors is expected to adopt a Resolution proclaiming April as National Poetry Month.

On April 11, the Santa Barbara City Council agenda includes the approval and installation of Enid Osborn as Santa Barbara's next Poet Laureate.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is proud to introduce one of its newest members, our K-9 Odin. The two and a half year old, black German Shepherd just finished his latest round of training and is now the only bomb detection dog on patrol in Santa Barbara County.