2017 Press Releases

As the storm continues to move through the Central Coast, Santa Barbara County is still on watch while a large cleanup effort is underway due to downed trees and powerlines, mud flows and debris, and flooding.

Carpinteria Man Investigated for Thefts of Exotic Plants - Clarification


Following winter weather warnings from the National Weather Service for Santa Barbara County, an evacuation warning has been issued from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff for areas burned in the Sherpa Fire

The Sheriff's Rural Crimes Unit returned more than $3,000 dollars' worth of stolen exotic plants this week to two Carpinteria nurseries. On February 14, 2017, detectives contacted 28-year-old Cassidy Murphy King of Carpinteria regarding an investigation of stolen plants.

Press Release re People v. Dario L. Pini, et al, Case No. 17VC00718

The City of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce "1925," a new public art/awareness/education installation in Jardin de las Granadas, located at 21 E. Anapamu Street across from the Santa Barbara Public Library.

At approximately 3:40 p.m. today, a 13-year-old Goleta Valley Junior High student was walking on Shirrell Way near the Fairview Shopping Center in the City of Goleta when she was approached by a white male suspect driving a black pickup truck.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on February 13, 2017, a Sheriff's deputy conducted a traffic stop on a taxi cab in the area of Tanglewood Drive and Driftwood Drive for a traffic violation.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) conducted a technical cliff rescue yesterday, February 14, 2017, in order to help a stranded male hiker. The rescue took four hours and involved climbing supported by ropes to reach the hiker who was more than two hundred feet from the ground.