2018 Press Releases

At approximately 11:15 p.m. last night on January 31, 2018, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call about gunshots heard in the 300 block of Gay Drive in Buellton.

In conjunction with Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office was one of more than 80 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies that participated in Operation Reclaim and Rebuild, a three-day effort to combat human trafficking.

Ocean water samples taken on Monday, January 29, were tested for bacteria levels. Test results reveal that levels of bacteria continue to exceed standard levels in ocean water at three beaches.

The Los Padres National Forest has tentatively scheduled a Prescribed Burn at Figueroa Mountain by the Pino Alto Day Use Area with a burn window through March 1.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is issuing a warning to the public to avoid consuming raw fish and raw shellfish caught close to ocean waters where bacterial levels continue to be elevated, such as Goleta Beach and Carpinteria State Beach.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara está emitiendo una advertencia al público para evitar el consumo de pescado crudo y mariscos crudos capturados cerca de las aguas oceánicas donde los niveles de bacterias continúan siendo elevados, como en las playas de Goleta y Carpinteria.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is issuing a warning to the public to avoid consuming raw fish and raw shellfish caught close to ocean waters where bacterial levels continue to be elevated, such as Goleta Beach and Carpinteria State Beach.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara está emitiendo una advertencia al público para evitar el consumo de pescado crudo y mariscos crudos capturados cerca de las aguas oceánicas donde los niveles de bacterias continúan siendo elevados, como en las playas de Goleta y Carpinteria.

January's winter storm and subsequent debris flows forever changed the landscape in and around Montecito, but those who live and work there say the devastating event has bolstered their determination to come out of the disaster better and stronger.

La tormenta invernal de enero y los subsecuentes flujos de escombros cambiaron para siempre el paisaje en Montecito y sus alrededores, pero los que viven y trabajan allí dicen que el evento devastador ha reforzado su determinación de salir del desastre mejor y más fuerte.