2019 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps is hosting a free flu shot event on Wednesday, October 23 in the City of Goleta.


The Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce "Pianos on State 2019." This interactive musical exhibition on State Street celebrates its 10th year and will run from October 21 through November 8, 2019.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Raymond Ramon Vega, 25, of Lompoc, California.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Mark John Melchiori pled guilty to one count of felony diversion of construction funds, one count of felony prevailing wage fraud, and one count of felony unlawful money transmission.

The National Weather Service has initiated a Red Flag Warning that includes the Santa Barbara County South Coast (zone CAZ239) and mountains (zones CAZ236-252) effective from 4 pm Friday to 10 pm Sunday, October 20th.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reminds residents to take the necessary precautions and check on neighbors, friends, and family who may need assistance before, during, and after a Power Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to ensure health and safety.

Oct. 19-26, 2019 is California Flood Preparedness Week. Recent wildfires have increased the potential for emergencies, which is why it is essential to be aware, be prepared, and take action.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is seeking community members to complete a 20-minute online survey. The survey is part of a collaborated effort with Cottage Health and other local agencies to assess the health of the entire county community.

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.