2020 Press Releases


Today, the County Board of Supervisors dedicated $10.1 million toward restoring haul routes and roads within the Montecito community and surrounding area that were damaged due to the 1/9 debris flow and emergency response.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce an increased level of service to the Sisquoc area. On Monday, February 10th, Fire Station 23 at 5003 Depot Ave. increased its service level from basic to advanced life support capabilities.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is pleased to announce the implementation of our 9th Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in Santa Barbara County. This project consists of the installation of a fixed Remote Automated Weather Station (RAWS) in the Purisima Hills area of Santa Barbara County

Last night, Sheriff's Deputies arrested 39-year-old Eric Mauricio Ramirez Aguilar of Goleta for his connection to a hit-and-run that left two people dead. He was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail with a bail of $100,000 and his booking photo is now available.

At 5:20 p.m. this afternoon, Sheriff's Deputies responded with County Fire and American Medical Response (AMR) to Cathedral Oaks and Winchester Canyon on a report of a vehicle that hit two pedestrians. While deputies were on their way, the driver of the vehicle ran from the scene and was last seen westbound on Cathedral Oaks.



District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on January 26, 2020, Derrick Thompson, age 23, pled guilty to all felony counts as charged in a vehicle evading collision, which left a victim fighting for her life.

This morning, at the Board of Supervisors meeting, Human Resources Recruiter Colleen Ryan was honored as the Santa Barbara County Employee of the Month.