2019 Press Releases

On Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Sheriff's Detectives from the Special Investigations Bureau arrested 34-year-old Benito Rodriguez Bravo of Lompoc after a two-week long investigation.

Join Santa Barbara County Animal Services and BUNS (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter) for a Holiday Adopt-a-thon at the Goleta PetSmart this Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Most County administrative offices and facilities will be closed Wednesday, December 25, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020, and reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

In observance of World AIDS Day on December 1st, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining local partners in recognizing the achievements made in HIV Prevention.

The Los Padres National Forest along with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind the public, that as containment efforts continue, the public might see light smoke and smoldering materials in the interior portions of the fire perimeter.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with fire agencies and other public safety officials, has announced that Evacuation Orders and Debris Flow Evacuation Warnings are lifted for all areas in Santa Barbara County.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara, en consultación con las agencias de bomberos y otros oficiales de seguridad pública, ha anunciado advertencias y ordenes de evacuación están eliminadas para todas partes del condado de Santa Bárbara.

November 26th, 2019: As incoming rain is forecasted for November 27th and 28th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department would like to remind residents of the locations where sandbags are available

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.