2019 Press Releases

With rainfall in the forecast for the coming days, Santa Barbara County Environmental Health Services reminds residents about health issues associated with storm water runoff.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has issued a Debris Flow Evacuation Warning due to a strong storm arriving tonight, Tuesday, November 26, for the area between Patterson Avenue/Anderson Lane and Ontare Road, between the 3500 and 3300 block of State Street and down through Las Positas Road, and south of East Camino Cielo to the ocean.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara emitió una Advertencia de Evacuación de Flujo de Escombros debido a una fuerte tormenta que se anticipa esta noche, martes 26 de noviembre, para el área entre Patterson Avenue / Anderson Lane y Ontare Road, entre las cuadras 3500 y 3300 de State Street y hacia abajo a través de Las Positas Road, y al sur de Camino Cielo Este, hasta el océano.

At 10:30 p.m. on November 25, 2019, Santa Barbara County proclaimed a local emergency (see attached proclamation) due to the Cave Fire that started burning in the Santa Ynez Mountains east of the intersection of State Highway 154 and East Camino Cielo Road.

A las 10:30 p.m. del 25 de noviembre de 2019, el condado de Santa Bárbara proclamó una emergencia local (vea la proclamación adjunta) debido al Incendio Cave que comenzó a arder en las montañas de Santa Ynez al este de la intersección de la carretera estatal 154 y la carretera East Camino Cielo.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is accepting applications for their upcoming Citizen's Academy. The Citizen's Academy is an engaging and informational behind-the-scenes look at law enforcement in Santa Barbara.

In anticipation of the upcoming wet weather, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to offer some tips on how you can be safe while driving in the rain.

On Sunday, November 24, 2019, at approximately 5:42 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies along with fire and medics were dispatched to the area of Avenue of the Flags and Highway 246 for a report of a hit-and-run traffic collision involving a pedestrian.

Mark your calendar for 5:30 p.m. Friday, November 29 to attend the first Tree Lighting Ceremony presented by Santa Barbara County Parks Division at Cachuma Lake.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 21st Annual WaterWise High School Video Contest.