2019 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office would like to thank all of the allied agencies that assisted in this year's Halloween Operations. The overall statistics seem to be following the recent past and reflected a continued downward trend in attendance and criminal activity.

The Montecito Fire Department, in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Carpinteria Summerland Fire Protection District, and 1st District Supervisor Das Williams is inviting the public to attend a community informational meeting in advance of the winter storm season.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place to commemorate the re-opening of a newly reconstructed beach access stairway at the end of Camino Pescadero in Isla Vista at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, November 14.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against John Roderick Dungan, 28, of Santa Barbara, California.

Today, November 6th, 2019, a permitted control burn will take place on the Righetti Ranch in the Santa Barbara central coast. This burn is being conducted by the Righetti Ranch for the purposes of range improvement.

On Tuesday November 12th at approximately 9:30am Santa Barbara County Fire Department in coordination with Beacon West Energy Group, LLC on behalf of CA State Lands Commission will conduct an annual full siren test of the Emergency Warning and Notification System at EOF.

Provide valuable training on resource-efficient landscaping practices to gardeners, landscapers, and landscape workers

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff – Coroner's Office has confirmed the identities of the two children that were killed in the collision on Highway 154 on October 25, 2019.

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.