2017 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Water Agency (SBCWA) will hold two meetings in October to receive public input on the preparation of a Santa Barbara Countywide Integrated Storm Water Resource Plan (SWRP).

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara y el Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Ambiental del Condado de Santa Bárbara emitieron hoy una Vigilancia sobre la Calidad del Aire, que estará vigente hasta que mejoren las condiciones. Los incendios de vegetación que arden cerca de Lompoc están produciendo humo que podría afectar a porciones del condado de Santa Bárbara.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District issued an Air Quality Watch to be in effect until conditions improve. Vegetation fires burning near Lompoc are producing smoke that may affect portions of Santa Barbara County.

The Isla Vista Foot Patrol is joining law enforcement agencies across the country in participating with "National Coffee with a Cop Day" on October 4, 2017.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is recruiting Sheriff's Explorers to fill vacancies at our posts in both the North County and South County. We hope teens and young people throughout Santa Barbara County will take advantage of this exciting, character building and formative life learning experience.

Santa Barbara County, the state of California and the entire country are experiencing increases in sexually transmitted diseases (STD) including gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that there is now a full-time Sheriff's detective assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol station.

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.