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  • Southern California Edison (SCE) is considering proactively turning off power to the unincorporated area of Gaviota to Point Concepcion on Tuesday, September 24 due to fire weather conditions. More information will be provided as it becomes available. If you live or work in or near these areas, you should make preparations for a possible multiple day power outage. Check on your friends, family and neighbors to make sure they are prepared. Call SCE directly at 1-800-611-1911 or visit with questions related to this potential outage. For tips on how to prepare, go to and click "Preparing for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)." 

    Southern California Edison (SCE) está considerando apagar la electricidad en el área no incorporada de Gaviota a Point Concepcion el martes, 24 de septiembre debido a condiciones climáticas que aumentan el riesgo de incendio. Se proporcionará más información a medida que esté disponible. Si vive o trabaja en estas áreas o cerca de ellas, debe hacer los preparativos necesarios para un posible corte de energía que puede durar varios días. Llame a SCE directamente al 1-800-611-1911 o visite con preguntas relacionadas con este posible corte de energía. Para obtener consejos sobre cómo prepararse, visite y haga clic en "Preparación para un corte del suministro eléctrico por motivos de seguridad pública (PSPS)."

  • Registration Open for "Bridges To Resilience" Conference; Conference on Childhood Trauma and Building Resilience Expected to Sell Out. Learn more and register at

  • The Public Works Department will host free Household Hazardous Waste and Electronics Collection Events on Saturday, October 5 from 9:00-1:00 in New Cuyama and Sunday, October 6 from 9:00-2:00 in Santa Ynez.  Bring items like used motor oil, paint, pesticides, TVs, computer equipment, cell phones, and much more. Visit for details.

  • The 2019 County of Santa Barbara Annual Report is now available highlighting services provided by Santa Barbara County government in the fiscal year beginning June 2018 and ending July 2019.

  • Looking to file an application to reduce your property tax assessment? The Assessment Appeals filing period is now open from Tuesday, July 2, 2019 through Monday, December 2, 2019. Click here for more information on the Assessment Appeals process, mandatory filing fees, and to download the current form.

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

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