2017 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that charges have been filed against Robert David Ruiz, Sr. and Robert David Ruiz, Jr. stemming from a shooting involving two victims in Santa Maria on September 21, 2017.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office filed a 27-count complaint (attached) on Friday against Lynn Gay Hogan, Wendy Sue Puchli, Michelle Louise Lavin, Richard Edward Kaplinski, Jr., Vincent Ray Anzivino, Michael Elliott, Christina Huffman, Leanna Yumiko Harada, and Michael Edward Anzivino.

Although Southern California has seen an outbreak in Hepatitis A cases in 2017, Santa Barbara County has not experienced an increase number of Hepatitis A cases and there are no cases linked to this outbreak locally.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to announce free flu vaccinations for adults who are Santa Barbara County residents on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 9am– 12pm.

In celebration of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 26, Registrar of Voters Joe Holland encourages Santa Barbara County residents to exercise their right as citizens and make sure they are registered to vote. The deadline to register to be eligible to vote in the upcoming November 7 city of Santa Barbara Municipal Election is Monday, October 23.

PARKS DIVISION 123 E. Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (805) 568-2461 ï‚· FAX (805) 568-2459 www.SBParks.org PRESS RELEASE Contact: September 22, 2017 Brian Yanez, Deputy Director Santa Barbara County Parks Division (805) 568-2475, byanez@co.santa-barbara.ca.us COMMUNITY RESIDENTS INVITED TO HELP ENVISION NEW COUN

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission hosts public open houses in each County Supervisory District to provide those constituents interested in arts and culture with an opportunity to meet their County Supervisor and Arts Commissioners and discuss a topic of interest related to the arts.


On September 19, 2017, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the acceptance of a $40,000 donation from the Sheriff's Benevolent Posse, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to help fund the continued Sheriff's D.A.R.E program.

Just before noon today, September 21, 2017, a male employee working at a vineyard in the 2300 block of Sweeney Road in Lompoc was fatally injured in an industrial accident. The decedent was in a pick-up truck with attached trailer.