2019 Press Releases

The National Weather Service has initiated a Red Flag Warning that includes the Santa Barbara County South Coast (zone CAZ239) and mountains (zones CAZ236-252) effective from 4 pm Friday to 10 pm Sunday, October 20th.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department reminds residents to take the necessary precautions and check on neighbors, friends, and family who may need assistance before, during, and after a Power Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to ensure health and safety.

Oct. 19-26, 2019 is California Flood Preparedness Week. Recent wildfires have increased the potential for emergencies, which is why it is essential to be aware, be prepared, and take action.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is seeking community members to complete a 20-minute online survey. The survey is part of a collaborated effort with Cottage Health and other local agencies to assess the health of the entire county community.

At 8:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call at the home of actor Ron Ely.

At 8:15 PM on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office - Public Safety Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call reporting a family disturbance at 4141 Mariposa Dr. in Hope Ranch, CA.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office - Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) concluded a several month's long investigation, culminating in the arrest of 26-year-old Jacob Cardenas on Tuesday, October 8, 2019.

California Resources Corporation Settles Environmental Enforcement Action - Joint Effort by District Attorneys of Santa Barbara, Kern, Los Angeles, and Ventura Counties

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, zombies will be taking over Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Santa Maria Animal Center to raise money and awareness for homeless shelter animals.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the resolution of a civil lawsuit against Jim Vreeland Motors, Inc., d/b/a Jim Vreeland Ford.