2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the two vegetation fires that burned nearly 200 acres last week in Santa Barbara County.

The County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors is beginning a search for a new Director to lead the Department of Planning and Development. As part of that process, the County is seeking input from the community regarding ideal qualities and attributes that should be considered for this position.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains (zones CAZ252, CAZ239) in effect from 3 pm Tuesday July 24, 2018 to 10 am Thursday July 26, 2018.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on July 21, 2018, Sheriff's Deputies from the Lompoc and Santa Maria Stations, as well as the California Highway Patrol, Lompoc Police Department and California State Parks responded to report of a suicidal subject in a motorhome at the Jalama Beach Campground.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the identity of the bank robbery suspect who committed suicide several hours after robbing a bank today, July 20, 2018 in Goleta.

The Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was fatally injured on July 19, 2018, when he was struck by a northbound Amtrak passenger train east of Olive Mill Rd. in Montecito. The decedent is 50-year-old Rogelio Perez of Santa Barbara.

At approximately 10:45 a.m. this morning, July 20, 2018, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a bank robbery at the Rabobank located in the 5900 block of Calle Real in the City of Goleta.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for parts of Santa Barbara County and surrounding areas beginning Monday, July 23rd and lasting through Thursday, July 26th.

The third suspect wanted for breaking into a residence in Montecito last night, July 18, 2018 is in custody.

The Montecito Fire Protection District All-Mail Ballot Election balloting deadline is quickly approaching. All eligible registered voters of the District were mailed ballots beginning June 25.