2018 Press Releases

On February 11, 2018, at about 6:50 a.m., a reporting party called the Santa Barbara County Public Safety Dispatch Center and told dispatchers that a male and female subject appeared to be breaking into vehicles in the area of Burtis Street and San Marcos Road.

Canine Influenza, or dog flu, is a highly contagious virus that is garnering more attention in the news lately with a recent outbreak in the San Francisco Bay area.

La semana pasada, oficiales del condado y del departamento de emergencia anunciaron nuevas definiciones de evacuación de tormentas, un cronograma de evacuación de tormentas de 72 horas y un mapa interactivo para el condado de Santa Bárbara. Hoy, oficiales del condado y del departamento de emergencia consultaron con el Servicio Meteorológico Nacional quienes indicaron que un sistema de tormentas comenzará a trasladarse al Condado de Santa Bárbara el lunes con lluvias posibles hasta el viernes. En el tiempo presente, tasas de lluvia como las experimentadas en el Flujo de Escombros del 9 de enero no se pronostican, pero breves periodos de precipitaciones medibles pueden ser posibles en algunas áreas.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, February 11, 2018, Sheriff's Detectives with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Bureau (S.I.B) assigned to patrol the Montecito disaster area observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at stop signs in the area of Coast Village Road.

Last week, County and emergency officials announced new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map for Santa Barbara County. Today, County and emergency officials conferred with the National Weather Service (NWS) who indicated a storm system will begin moving into Santa Barbara County Monday with showers possible through Friday. At present, rainfall rates like we experienced in the 1/9 Debris Flow are not forecast but brief periods of measurable rainfall may be possible in some areas.

On February 9, 2018, at about 5:00 p.m., an observant citizen noticed a car was parked and running near the corner of Park Street and Highway 246 with a young male occupant inside. The occupant was slumped over and appeared to be unconscious.

Alejandro Alonso to Pay $20,000 to Settle Consumer-Protection Lawsuit

At both a press conference and "standing room only" community meeting in Montecito yesterday, February 8, 2018, new storm evacuation definitions, a 72-hour storm evacuation timeline, and an interactive map for Santa Barbara County were announced.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services Offers "Name Your Price" Adoptions

On Monday February 12th , the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) will transition from a High Fire Season to a Winter Preparedness Level.