2017 Press Releases

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the mountains of Santa Barbara County (zone CAZ252) effective from 3 am Saturday to 10 am Sunday for gusty North to Northeast winds and low relative humidity.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of an environmental-protection action against Solvang Hotel Group L.P., the entity that operates the Holiday Inn Express in Solvang.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services is asking the community to be on high alert after identifying multiple cases of distemper in wildlife, especially raccoons, throughout southern Santa Barbara County, including the City of Santa Barbara.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce the graduation of 12 Sheriff's Office custody deputies from the Allan Hancock CORE Custody Deputy Academy. The graduates received their certificates of completion today, October 19, 2017, at a formal ceremony held at the Allan Hancock College Public Safety Training Complex in Lompoc. The majority of the class was funded by the Northern Branch Jail Project and will be assigned to the new facility when it opens in the Spring of 2019.

The community is invited to National Food Day, a celebration of a healthier diet and a better food system, on October 24, 2017, 11 am – 1 pm. The event is located at the Back Door Deli, 315 Camino del Remedio, Santa Barbara.

Five suspects associated with a stabbing at Goleta Beach one month ago were arrested yesterday, October 17, 2017 in the Goleta area. Just after 5:00 p.m. on September 16, 2017, a 30-year-old male Goleta resident was stabbed multiple times near the restrooms at Goleta Beach.

The historical Santa Barbara Courthouse with its mural room, bell tower and sunken garden is popular with tourists, but it's also a stunning venue for wedding receptions. The County's Community Services Department recently launched a new effort to make the Courthouse facilities available for wedding services.

Fifteen (15) people were arrested for prostitution related crimes following a two-day undercover operation conducted at a Lompoc hotel on September 29, 2017 and October 13, 2017 by the Lompoc Police Department, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence. To shed light on this epidemic and reduce the number of lives lost, the Goleta Police Department wants to draw public attention to National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15th – 21st.

The Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO), Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), and Santa Barbara County Water Agency announced today that applications for the 2017-2018 Care for Our Earth teacher grants are due on November 3, 2017.