2017 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley along with 28 additional members of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) announced today their strong opposition to provisions in the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act ("SHARE") Act which would remove existing gun silencer safety regulations from federal law.

The men and women of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office want to express our deep sadness and devastation for the loved ones of those killed and injured in the Las Vegas mass shooting.

The County Community Services Department is hosting a workshop about its Inclusionary Housing Program for first-time homebuyers. The workshop presentation will include an overview of the process involved with the purchase of a below-market rate home in the County's portfolio, and introduce the newest condominium development at the Tree Farm, 5401 Tree Farm Lane, Santa Barbara 93111.

District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Randal Bailey, a 39 year-old resident of San Diego, California, was convicted of pimping, in violation of Penal Code section 266h(a).

At approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, October 1, 2017, the body of a deceased female was located in the Santa Maria Riverbed. The Sheriff's Criminal Investigations Division is investigating her death as suspicious.

All of us have been shocked and deeply saddened by yesterday's mass murder in Las Vegas. Some of you have been more personally affected than others.

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency (SBCWA) will hold two meetings in October to receive public input on the preparation of a Santa Barbara Countywide Integrated Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP).

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara emitieron hoy una Vigilancia sobre la Calidad del Aire, que estará vigente hasta que mejoren las condiciones. Los incendios de vegetación que arden cerca de Lompoc están produciendo humo que podría afectar a porciones del condado de Santa Bárbara.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Watch to be in effect until conditions improve. Vegetation fires burning near Lompoc are producing smoke that may affect portions of Santa Barbara County.

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in participating with "National Coffee with a Cop Day" on October 4, 2017.