2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has announced that effective at 12 p.m. today, Mandatory Evacuation Orders will be lifted for parts of Montecito and unincorporated parts of the County west of Carpinteria.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara ha anunciado que a partir de las 12 p.m. hoy, se eliminarán Órdenes de Evacuación Obligatoria para partes de Montecito y partes no incorporadas del Condado al oeste de Carpinteria.

Following the Thomas Fire and the devastation caused by subsequent flooding and mudslides, the Santa Barbara Foundation activated a Community Disaster Relief Fund.

Fondo proporciona asistencia financiera a organizaciones sin fines de lucro comprometidas con los esfuerzos de recuperación de la comunidad

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has announced that effective at 12 p.m. today, evacuation orders and warnings will be lifted for parts of Montecito.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara ha anunciado que a partir de las 12 p.m. hoy, las órdenes y advertencias de evacuación serán eliminadas para partes de Montecito.

The Sheriff's Office is investigating concerning posts and a video discovered on a private internet chatroom. The posts were brought to the attention of San Marcos High School staff on January 19, 2018 following a minimum day of school.

At approximately 7:50 a.m. today, January 24, 2018, a Ralph Dunlap Elementary School student was walking to school on Kenneth Avenue and Oak Knoll Road in Orcutt when she observed a white male subject in a white four-door sedan.

Ocean water samples taken on Monday, January 22, were tested for bacteria levels. Test results reveal that levels of bacteria do exceed standard levels in ocean water at some beaches.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has announced that effective at 12 p.m. today, evacuation orders and warnings will be lifted for parts of Montecito. Additionally, several U.S. 101 on- and off-ramps for in the Montecito area will be open beginning at 12 p.m. today.