2016 Press Releases

On November 17, 2016, the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is participating in an annual emergency preparedness exercise, along with the California Department of Public Health.

El 17 de noviembre del 2016, el departamento de salud pública del condado de Santa Barbara está participando en un ejercicio de preparación para emergencias, junto con el departamento de salud pública de California.

After eight weeks of interactive classes, 38 Santa Barbara County residents graduated this past Saturday, November 12, 2016, from the Citizen's Academy. The participants ranged from 18 to 82 years of age with different backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives.

Announcing the Cachuma Lake December schedule for rest, relaxation, recreation and adventure. The Holiday season is upon us, which may mean a few extra days off in your schedule. Why not spend them at our local treasure --Cachuma Lake! We are in the midst of "eagle season" at Cachuma Lake where our Winter Wildlife Cruise highlights resident and migratory bald eagles, and other wildlife here for the winter season.

On Tuesday, November 22nd at approximately 9:30am, the Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management and Santa Barbara County Fire Department in coordination with Venoco, Inc. will conduct an annual full siren test of the Emergency Warning and Notification System at EOF.

Santa Barbara County was notified this week that it is the recipient of a 2016 Innovation Award from the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) for its Board of Supervisors Digital Historical Archives project.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Redwoods to Rockabilly: The Prints of Angelina LaPointe, a new exhibition taking place from December 1, 2016 to July 28, 2017 in City Hall Gallery located at 735 Anacapa St.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture will present a North County version of its annual arts symposium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Edwards Community Center located at 809 Panther Drive in Santa Maria.

The Holiday season is quickly approaching. Give the gift of health and security to your 4-legged family member(s). It is recommended to vaccinate your pet(s) regularly in order to protect them against many contagious viruses and help them live longer, healthier lives.

The Sheriff's Coroner's Office has positively identified the woman who was found deceased in her vehicle on November 9, 2016 in Los Olivos as being 83-year-old Marilyn Morgan of Solvang. Next of kin has been notified.