2018 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is releasing additional details regarding the investigation into the fatal shooting of 37-year-old Jose Guido of Santa Barbara that occurred at approximately 2:15 a.m. on February 20, 2018 at the Chumash Casino Resort.

At approximately 11:00 p.m. last night, February 22, 2018, Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputies assigned to the New Cuyama Station responded to a report of a wrong-way driver on Highway 166 near New Cuyama.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office investigated an alleged social media threat and rumors of additional social media posts, February 22, 2018, at Cabrillo High School that has raised concerns among students, staff and parents.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation into an incident involving a Lompoc Unified School District bus.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, in cooperation with County Parks, is proud to announce a temporary exhibition of animal sculptures set between the Duck Pond at Waller Park, 3107 Orcutt Road, Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to invite the public to the 40th anniversary celebration of the County Arts Commission

It is illegal to dump debris, mud, rocks or other material from the 1/9 debris flow into creek beds and storm drains. Dumping into creeks can cause significant flooding and debris flow hazards during future storms.

Es ilegal arrojar escombros, lodo, rocas u otro material del flujo de escombros del 9 de enero a los arroyos y el drenaje de tormentas. Arrojar desechos en arroyos puede causar inundaciones significativas y riesgos de flujo de escombros en tormentas futuras.

PRESS RELEASE DATE: February 21, 2018 Contact: Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center (805)696-1188Storm Readiness Evacuation Information Booklets Now Available Booklets Distributed to Several Locations in Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria (SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies


The Sheriff's Office is releasing the name of the decedent who was fatally injured this morning, February 20, 2018, in a shooting incident behind the Chumash Casino Resort in the 3400 block of E. Highway 246 in Santa Ynez.