2019 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce Wit and Whimsy: Selections from the Collection of Michael and Nancy Gifford, a new multimedia exhibition showcasing works by local artists.

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. Upon arrival, deputies contacted Ron Ely and discovered his wife, Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, deceased with multiple stab wounds inside the home.

In a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and Goleta Union School District (GUSD), nine elementary schools have successfully implemented food share and food scraps composting programs.

In a partnership between the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department and Goleta Union School District (GUSD), nine elementary schools have successfully implemented food share and food scraps composting programs.

Bristol Farms Settles Consumer Protection Action - Owner of Lazy Acres Market in Santa Barbara Resolves Allegations of False Advertising

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Juan Carlos Hernandez, 25, of Santa Maria, California. Mr. Hernandez is charged with murder

In a ceremony yesterday, Sheriff Brown welcomed new employees and congratulated members of the Sheriff's Office on their new roles.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in collaboration with the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps is hosting a free flu shot event on Wednesday, October 23 in the City of Goleta.


The Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce "Pianos on State 2019." This interactive musical exhibition on State Street celebrates its 10th year and will run from October 21 through November 8, 2019.