2020 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce "Student Voices from the Santa Barbara City College Art Department," a new exhibition at Santa Barbara City Hall showcasing top examples of current SBCC student artwork.

On Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 4:25 p.m., a man entered Buddha Bowls at 901 Embarcadero Del Mar in Isla Vista and asked the clerk for change for. When the clerk opened the register, the suspect demanded money and lifted his clothing to show a handgun tucked in his waistband.

At 7:47 this morning, Sheriff's Dispatch received a call of a red, two-door Toyota sedan that hit two pedestrians in front of Carpinteria High School.

Poll worker training for the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election is starting Tuesday, February 18 throughout the county, yet the Registrar of Voters office announced it is in need of 26 volunteers to serve as clerks in south county, and more countywide as back-up in case of last minute cancellations.

Reported Homeless Deaths in 2018 Are Down Slightly from 2017

Following on several recent new initiatives and collaboration focused on diversion, mental health and homeless services and facilities, called "transformative" by Board of Supervisors Chair Gregg Hart, today the County Board of Supervisors authorized staff to submit applications for state funding from the Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention (HHAP) program.


Today, the County Board of Supervisors dedicated $10.1 million toward restoring haul routes and roads within the Montecito community and surrounding area that were damaged due to the 1/9 debris flow and emergency response.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce an increased level of service to the Sisquoc area. On Monday, February 10th, Fire Station 23 at 5003 Depot Ave. increased its service level from basic to advanced life support capabilities.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce the implementation of our 9th Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in Santa Barbara County. This project consists of the installation of a fixed Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in the Purisima Hills area of Santa Barbara County