2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is partnering with Nextdoor (nextdoor.com), the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve countywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications.

Just before 9:00 a.m. this morning, on July 26, 2018, additional human remains were found on the shoreline at Campus Point near UC Santa Barbara. The remains consisted of a femur, fibula and tibia.

After two weeks of physical and mental challenges, 40 local young adults from five different law enforcement agencies will graduate this Saturday, July 28, 2018, from the Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Academy.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture (SBCOAC) is pleased to announce The River's Journey: One Year, Six Artists, Ninety-two Miles, a new exhibition at Santa Barbara City Hall.

One-Day Prescribed Burn to be Scheduled, Weather and Conditions Permitting

At approximately 5:45 p.m. on July 24, 2018, Sheriff's Deputies from our Isla Vista Station and UC Santa Barbara Police responded to the beach access at Camino Pescadero Park in Isla Vista to investigate a report of possible human remains in the ocean.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 3 p.m. today through 10 a.m. Thursday for the Santa Barbara County South Coast and Mountains. In anticipation of the Red Flag Warning, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will increase its staffing level during this period.

"Dog Days of August" is a month-long spay/neuter promotion being offered by the Responsible Pet Ownership Alliance.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department Fire Investigators have determined the cause of the two vegetation fires that burned nearly 200 acres last week in Santa Barbara County.

The County of Santa Barbara Board of Supervisors is beginning a search for a new Director to lead the Department of Planning and Development. As part of that process, the County is seeking input from the community regarding ideal qualities and attributes that should be considered for this position.