2019 Press Releases

On March 21st 2019, after 33 years of service, Santa Barbara County Fire Department Public Information Officer Captain Dave Zaniboni will be retiring.

At approximately 7:00 a.m. today, March 18, 2019, members of the Sheriff's Special Investigations Bureau (SIB) conducted a search warrant in the 1000 block of N. Broadway in the City of Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture and County Arts Commission are pleased to announce the winners of the regional high school "Poetry Out Loud" competition that took place on February 13.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. this morning, March 15, 2019, Sheriff's deputies and UCSB Police Officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to multiple reports of gunshots heard in the area of Storke Road and Hollister Avenue in the City of Goleta.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on March 15, 2019, a motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision that occurred in the City of Carpinteria. The collision, involving a blue BMW R1200RS motorcycle and a green Ford F150 pickup truck occurred at the intersection of Highway 150 and Via Real.

Goleta/Santa Barbara- Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Santa Barbara South County Sheriff's Citizen's Academy.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is pleased to announce that Tara Diller has been hired as the Animal Services Director for the County of Santa Barbara.

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by millions across the country, often culminating in parties where drinking is involved. Sadly, this leads to tragedies on our roadways because of drivers who choose to leave parties impaired.

As part of an effort to combat underage drinking, on March 9, 2019, Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies participated in statewide Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation.

At about 1:30 a.m., this morning, March 8, 2019, Santa Barbara County Fire personnel, American Medical Response (AMR) medics, and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies along with UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol responded to a residence in the 6500 block of Sabado Tarde in Isla Vista for a report of an unresponsive 21-year-old man.