2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is enrolling people in affordable health insurance options. Certified Application Counselors will be available to assist with Covered California health plan enrollments and renewals throughout the Open Enrollment period November 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018.

The Santa Barbara Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps are providing free flu shots for all community members ages 3 years and older at the Goleta Valley Community Center on Wednesday, November 1 from 3:00pm to 7:00pm.

At about 12:30 p.m. today, October 26, 2017, law enforcement from the Compliance Response Team, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, Santa Maria Police Department and California Highway Patrol were conducting a probation search at the residence in the 1900 block of Estriga Court in Santa Maria.

First Wave of Neighbors Sign Up for Free Home Energy Efficiency Assessment

Sheriff's deputies successfully administered Naloxone on two separate occasions this week. The Naloxone deployments occurred in Orcutt and Isla Vista and helped save three young men who were suffering from apparent drug overdoses.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of a consumer-protection action against Raybern Foods, LLC. Raybern Foods prepares and sells pre-packaged sandwiches through various retailers including Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Costco.

Criminal record expungement has proven to help clients obtain future employment, housing and education. Many clients place a high value on expungement of their criminal records. Pepperdine School of Law and the Santa Barbara County Public Defender's office is partnering with OneJustice's Justice Bus Project to provide a free legal clinic for veterans in Santa Barbara County who need assistance with criminal record clearance.

On October 23rd, 2017, detectives from the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau conducted an investigation into a possibly underage female being trafficked for sex within the Santa Barbara area. During the investigation, the female and her pimp were determined to be staying at a motel within the City of Santa Barbara.

At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, October 23, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center received reports of a grey Chevrolet Silverado driving recklessly on S. La Patera in the City of Goleta.

Indigent inmates being released late at night from the Santa Barbara County Main Jail will once again be afforded taxi rides thanks to an agreement with United Taxi. A formal agreement was signed last week and taxi service will resume starting tonight, October 23, 2017.