2016 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that In the Matter of Maribel S. The Honorable Arthur Garcia found the charge of second degree murder to be true. The court also found true that the minor used a deadly weapon during the commission of the crime.

Santa Barbara County Registrar of Voters Joe Holland wants to remind eligible citizens the deadline to register to vote is Monday, October 24 to be eligible to vote in the November 8, 2016 Presidential General Election.

The public is invited to attend Food Day, a nationwide celebration that challenges Americans to change their diets and improve our food policies. The event will be held at the Back Door Deli, 315 Camino Del Remedio in Santa Barbara, from 11 am to 1 pm on Monday, October 24.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that Spring Morrissey, age 32, was charged with Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated with Gross Negligence in violation of Penal Code section 191.5(a). It is alleged that Ms. Morrissey caused the death of Victoria Levinson, age 62, while driving intoxicated on the wrong side of Ocean Avenue west of Lompoc. 


The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Santa Barbara County Mountains and South Coast (zones CAZ252,CAZ239) in effect from 3pm today October 18, 2016 to 6am Wednesday October 19, 2016.

On October 12, 2016 at approximately 3:00 p.m., investigators from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau served a drug related search warrant at a residence located at 5600 West Camino Cielo in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County.

The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors awarded the 2015-16 North County Road Rehabilitation Project in the Third and Fifth Supervisorial Districts to Granite Construction Company. Santa Barbara County Public Works will inspect and administer the construction of this project as part of its annual Pavement Preservation Program.

At approximately 4:35 p.m. on October 16, 2016, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Custody Deputies discovered an unresponsive inmate in a single person cell due to an apparent attempted suicide.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a former Medical Staff Services Supervisor at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital appeared in Santa Barbara Superior Court for arraignment on embezzlement charges.

Announcing the Cachuma Lake November schedule for rest, relaxation, recreation and adventure. The golden glow of fall light illuminates the park. The cooler daytime temperatures make for comfortable hiking, fishing or picnicking with family or friends. Gather around a campfire at night and take in the clear starlight shining bright.