2019 Press Releases

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, zombies will be taking over Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Santa Maria Animal Center to raise money and awareness for homeless shelter animals.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of a civil lawsuit against Jim Vreeland Motors, Inc., d/b/a Jim Vreeland Ford.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in keeping the community safe following three residential burglaries this week in Santa Ynez.

A permitted range improvement burn has been planned in conjunction with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department at the Righetti Ranch south of Orcutt, between Highways 101 and 135, during the burn window of October 15, 2019 – January 1, 2020.

Se planifica una quemadura en conjunto con el Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Santa Bárbara en el Rancho Righetti al sur de Orcutt, entre las autopistas 101 y 135, durante la ventana de tiempo del 15 de octubre de 2019 al 1 de enero, 2020.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting a prescribed Vegetation Management Burn approximately four miles southeast of Los Alamos at 10505 Highway 101, at the BarM Ranch (also known as Barham Ranch). The targeted burn window is from mid-October to early November 2019.

El Departamento de Bomberos del Condado de Santa Bárbara llevará a cabo una Quemadura de Vegetación prescrita aproximadamente a cuatro millas al sureste de Los Alamos en 10505 Highway 101, en el Rancho BarM (también conocido como Rancho Barham).

On October 9th, in the efforts of ongoing proficiency and multi-agency collaboration, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, along with the Department of California Fish and Wildlife (Oil Spill Prevention and Response) and the United States Coast Guard will be holding an Oil Spill Boom Deployment drill at Goleta Beach.

The Santa Barbara County Executive Office announced today that the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office and the Department of Behavioral Wellness has been awarded $2,145,000 over three years ($715,000/year) to staff and support two law enforcement mental health co-response teams for the county.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reminds residents that flu season is fast approaching and it is time to get a flu shot. Significant flu activity can begin as early as October, last as late as May, and typically peaks in February.