2014 Press Releases

Solvang will conclude its annual Julefest Celebration with the traditional Christmas Tree Burn event on Friday, January 9, 2015.

After the holidays, don't throw your natural tree away! The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following tips on what to do with your tree after the holidays

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Jerry Providence Bonhomme, age 33, was sentenced to 19 years in state prison for raping two different women.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Marcial Garcia was sentenced to 35 years in prison and Christian Botello was sentenced to 21 years in prison, after a jury convicted them in October of robbery and false imprisonment by violence or menace with criminal street gang allegations and active participation in the Westside criminal street gang.

In response to a large number of complaints from Santa Barbara County residents living near the riverbed in the unincorporated area of Lompoc, the Sheriff's Office will be strictly enforcing three County Ordinances that prohibit motor vehicles from driving on unimproved public or private property.

Digging or trenching may be necessary to replace a fence or deck, remove or plant a tree, replace a foundation, run new underground utilities, or simply install a new sprinkler system.

On December 12th, two board members from the Orcutt Youth Football League (OYFL) came to the Sheriff's Santa Maria station to file an allegation of embezzlement against the former league president, 35-year-old Tyrome Lamar Lee of Orcutt.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced the retirement of Chief Assistant District Attorney Hilary Dozer.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the appointment of Gordon Auchincloss as Chief Assistant District Attorney and the appointment of Paul Greco as Chief Deputy District Attorney for the Santa Maria Office; both effective Monday, December 22, 2014.

Santa Barbara County has launched a new website that makes information easier to find and is easier to view on a tablet or smartphone.