2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce "Modes of Materiality," showcasing works from the Santa Barbara fiber arts and sculptors guilds. The works on display show the diverse forms of art produced by artists throughout the community, providing exemplary pieces representing sculptural and fiber arts disciplines. The exhibit celebrates a tremendous range of artworks and is on display in the Santa Barbara City Hall Gallery through January 11, 2018.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. today, November 19, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office received a request for assistance from the Lompoc Police Department (LPD) regarding an Officer Involved Shooting that occurred within the City of Lompoc and involved five LPD patrol personnel.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown awarded Senior Deputy Michael Durant, the prestigious Distinguished Service Medal, at the 65th annual Peace Officers Research Association of California's (PORAC) Conference of Members.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to debut our new upgraded and very user-friendly website. The responsive, mobile-compatible, interactive site is more than 120 pages long and includes more than 650 photos and dozens of informative videos.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors revised the Vicious Dog article of the County ordinance, providing more options for hearing officers to set restrictions on owners or deem a dog vicious.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to alert the public about several reports of "virtual kidnapping" extortion calls we have received.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) is looking for new members to join its team. SBCSAR is holding its final recruitment meeting of the year tomorrow,Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheriff's Search and Rescue station located at 66 S. San Antonio Road in Santa Barbara.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a criminal Complaint has been filed against James Gelb. Mr. Gelb is being charged with one count of Disturbing the Peace, in violation of California Penal Code section 415(3).

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR) is looking for new members to join its team. SBCSAR is holding its final recruitment meeting of the year this coming Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Sheriff's Search and Rescue station located at 66 S. San Antonio Road in Santa Barbara.

At approximately 6 p.m. yesterday, November 10, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a citizen reporting a possible burglary in progress at a residence in the 300 Block of Hassett Court in Santa Maria.