2019 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Alert through the weekend, or until conditions improve. The Maria Fire burning in Ventura County is producing smoke that may affect Santa Barbara County.

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación del Aire del Condado de Santa Bárbara publicaron una Alerta de Calidad de Aire durante este fin de semana o hasta que las condiciones mejoren. El incendio Maria en el condado de Ventura esta produciendo humo que podrá afectar el condado de Santa Bárbara.

At 11:15 a.m. today, Custody Deputies discovered inmate Isaiah Joey Johnson, 23, of Lompoc unresponsive in his cell from an apparent suicide attempt. Custody Staff and jail medical staff immediately began life saving measures until Santa Barbara County Fire and AMR Paramedics arrived and took over.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford, a new multimedia exhibition showcasing works by local artists.

At 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at the home of actor Ron Ely. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Ron Ely and discovered his wife, Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, deceased with multiple stab wounds inside the home.

In a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and Goleta Union School District (GUSD), nine elementary schools have successfully implemented food share and food scraps composting programs.

In a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and Goleta Union School District (GUSD), nine elementary schools have successfully implemented food share and food scraps composting programs.

Bristol Farms Settles Consumer Protection Action - Owner of Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara Resolves Allegations of False Advertising

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Juan Carlos Hernandez, 25, of Santa Maria, California. Mr. Hernandez is charged with murder

In a ceremony yesterday, Sheriff Brown welcomed new employees and congratulated members of the Sheriff's Office on their new roles.