2020 Press Releases

Starting February 3, nonprofit organization C.A.R.E.4Paws, pet emergency hospital Advanced Veterinary Specialists (AVS) and dog trainer Brian Glen will host a dozen workshops in pet emergency training for the Santa Barbara County Fire Department

This new year, animal and human welfare agencies in northern Santa Barbara County are coming together with a resolution that no pet—or pet owner—should have to go hungry or without critical care.

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a 2019 novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China has been identified.

Joe Holland, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor & Registrar of Voters announced that Santa Barbara County Voter Information Guides are currently being mailed to all registered voters who should start seeing them in their mailboxes in the next few days. State Voter Information Guides are also being mailed to households listing a registered voter.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that on January 22, 2020, 34 year-old David Johnson pled guilty as charged in a human trafficking sex case.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the death of Sheriff's K9 Chop who was partnered with Sheriff's Deputy Shane Moore. Chop experienced a medical emergency yesterday. He was immediately rushed to emergency surgery, and sadly did not survive. Chop was two-years-old.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection lawsuit against Ludlow Westerly, LLC.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services addresses cat overpopulation and the upcoming "kitten season".

On Friday, January 17, 2020, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Detectives arrested one additional suspect from the Isla Vista home invasion robbery last November, bringing the number of arrests to 5.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department is proud to announce several promotions within the department. A promotional ceremony will be held on Thursday, January 16th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at The Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort.