2013 Press Releases

Halloween is a festive time of the year; neighborhoods are bustling with activity, candy is easily accessible, and dangers abound for pets. Santa Barbara County Animal Services wants to help you have a Happy Halloween by reminding you that this can be a dangerous time for pets. Pet owners can take the following steps to ensure their pet's safety.

Santa Barbara County's annual surface treatment project is scheduled to begin October 31, 2013. This approximately $2.3 million contract with Intermountain Slurry Seal, Inc. is part of the County's Pavement Preservation Program, and will resurface approximately 42 lane miles of County maintained roads.

A Santa Barbara man is in custody after injuring a Sheriff's Sergeant and fleeing the scene. 21-year-old Ricky Cooper Ramirez is charged with resisting arrest with force and obstructing or delaying a peace officer. He is also charged with possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Many friends of the Franklin Trail will gather on Friday, November 1, 2013, at 3:30 to celebrate the official opening of the first phase of the historic Franklin Trail. Please join the project partners, County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, City of Carpinteria Mayor Brad Stein, and many donors, volunteers, consultants and contractors who worked to bring back this valued community asset. Friends of the Franklin Trail, a hearty group of volunteers, brought loads of inspiration

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their guests and especially their children. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that there are many ways to keep your child safe on Halloween and offers the following Halloween safety tips

Early Saturday morning, shortly after midnight on October 26, 2013, the Santa Barbara Regional Narcotic Enforcement Team (SBRNET) successfully served a search warrant at 6631 Picasso Road, Apartment #2, Goleta (Isla Vista), CA.

The Public Works Department invites you to a ribbon cutting event where you can look forward to hearing County Supervisor Doreen Farr, County Sheriff Bill Brown, and other special guests speak on the project that improves the safety of Isla Vista just in time for Halloween. In the spirit of Halloween, there will be candy.

A Santa Barbara resident who was arrested in January of this year for possession for sales of heroin was arrested again this week for the same offense.

Effective October 21, 2013, Child Support customers can download account access apps for their smart phones. Available free of charge through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store, the "CAChildSup" app allows iPhone, iPad or Android users to securely connect to their own accounts, make and receive payments, ask questions and access detailed program information.

Recent undercover operations document an ongoing problem with retailers selling tobacco to youth locally. Of the 401 retailers surveyed in Santa Barbara County this year, 16% (48/301) sold cigarettes to an underage decoy down from 17% last year, yet more than double the statewide average of 5.6%.