2018 Press Releases

Insurance questions have become the top demand from community members in response to the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow. The California Department of Insurance will have a representative at the Montecito Center this Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the State, community members must make an appointment by calling (800)-927-4357.

The Board of Supervisors will hold budget workshops next week on April 16, 18, and 20, beginning at 9 a.m. each day in the County Administration Building, Fourth Floor Hearing Room, 105 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Remote testimony and public comment will be available at the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff's employees who were honored today, April 11, 2018, at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon.

The first 50 Home Challenge - Solvang participants (https://www.empowersbc.org/50HC) to complete extensive home energy efficiency projects will be recognized by city and county officials on April 23 at Solvang City Hall during the city council meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.

emPower Central Coast, part of the County's Sustainability Division, will participate in the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival April 21-22 at Alameda Park. Staff will be offering information on creating an energy efficient home, and giving away some green goodies.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services is partnering with C.A.R.E. 4 Paws to bring a Dog Licensing Clinic and FREE Spay-Neuter Clinic to the residents of the Cuyama Valley.

The Goleta Police Department will step up bicycle safety enforcement operations on April 11th with focused enforcement on collision-causing factors involving motorists and bike riders. Special patrols will be deployed to crack down on drivers and bicyclists who violate traffic laws meant to protect all roadway users.

Various sizes of rocks up to four feet in diameter and clean fill dirt retrieved in the 1/9 Debris Flow cleanup are available for free on Thursday (April 12), Friday (April 13) and Monday, April 16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Just after 4:00 a.m. on April 10, 2018, a Sheriff's K9 team was patrolling the Calle Real Center in the City of Goleta when he observed a shattered glass door at the Town 'n Country Realty & Investment Company, located in the 5600 block of Calle Real.

Hazardous household waste from properties damaged and destroyed in the 1/9 Debris Flow will be collected the week of April 16-20. This one-week event is provided by the County through a contract with Clean Harbors and is free to residents with homes or other structures that sustained major damage or were destroyed.