2017 Press Releases

After eight weeks of interactive classes, 32 Santa Barbara County residents graduated today, May 20, 2017, from the Citizen's Academy.

A new 18-hole championship level disc golf course is now open at Cachuma Lake. The course was designed in collaboration with local professional disc golf players and features incredible views of Cachuma Lake and the San Rafael and Santa Ynez mountains.

An abandoned panga boat was discovered at approximately 12:30 p.m. today, May 19, 2017 on the shore about one mile north of Refugio State Beach off of Arroyo Quemada Lane.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's wants to remind the public of important safety tips following a repeat mountain lion sighting yesterday, May 18, 2017 in a residential area of Santa Ynez.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff's employees and a member of the public who were honored yesterday, May 18, 2017, at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon.

The Child Death Review Team has issued a report of child deaths in Santa Barbara County for January 2015 through December of 2016. The report reflects the deaths of children through the age of 17 and recommendations made to prevent future deaths.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed against Jhordy Diaz Ramirez, a 21 year-old resident of Santa Maria, California.

16 lane miles of County maintained roads are scheduled to be resurfaced as part of the 2016/17 scrub seal and microsurface project.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) team now has a new tool to help find lost people. After more than three years of training, MacGyver is officially certified by the California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) as Mission Ready in Area Search.

On Monday, May 22, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD), in conjunction with all other local fire jurisdictions, will declare the beginning of the 2017 High Fire Season period for all areas of Santa Barbara County.