2017 Press Releases

County staff, residents and businesses have made strides reducing global warming pollution, as called for in the County's Energy and Climate Action Plan. Working together, the County and community have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 30,605 metric tons of carbon dioxide-equivalent. That compares to removing almost 6,500 cars off our local roads and highways for 12 months.

At its regular meeting today, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors adopted several resolutions to raise awareness for important health and human service issues. The Board proclaimed September 2017 as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and National Recovery Month, and September 10-16 as National Suicide Prevention Week in the county.

At approximately 1:24 p.m. on September 9th, 2017, a citizen was doing community service graffiti abatement when he observed a male subject in the drainage culvert at Cathedral Oaks and Glenn Annie Road spraying a graffiti mural on the wall of a tunnel.

El Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara ofrecerá dos talleres en fechas próximas del presente mes para discutir y recabar opiniones sobre estrategias para mitigar los gases de efecto invernadero en el condado de Santa Bárbara.

The Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District will be holding two workshops later this month to discuss and gather input on strategies for greenhouse gas mitigation in Santa Barbara County.

An unidentified bank robbery suspect nicknamed "The Seasoned Bandit," is being sought by the FBI and law enforcement partners in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Counties in connection with at least 9 bank robberies since April 2017.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning, September 7, 2017, Sheriff's deputies located wanted subject, 29-year-old Daniel Vasquez of Santa Maria, in the 200 block of South Pacific St. in Orcutt.

The California Office of Traffic Safety is again announcing that September is "California Pedestrian Safety Month" which began last year in response to the rising number of pedestrians being killed and injured on California roadways.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the People v. Haobsh case will be on calendar in Department 2 of the Santa Barbara Superior Court on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

On August 31, 2017, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's detectives arrested 69-year-old Conrad Bruce Nickerson at his residence in the unincorporated area of Lompoc on child molestation charges.