2020 Press Releases

An uncommon coalition of healthcare and education partners from across the county is joining forces to launch MASKED AND MIGHTY, a campaign to save lives, reduce the transmission of COVID-19, reopen more businesses and schools and maintain access to vital healthcare.

Using Technology to Enhance Client Access to Services and Resources

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department was awarded a $74,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for the purchase of new battery powered extrication equipment that will be used to rescue crash victims.

Gas Station Operator Settles Environmental Protection Action

Three suspects have been arrested and warrant service has been completed after an early morning robbery. On Friday, October 23, 2020, at approximately 1:36 a.m., deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call of a robbery that had just occurred in the area of Covington Way and Camino Venturoso.

Yesterday, a team of Santa Barbara County Animal Services staff impounded 104 dogs from inside a home in Lompoc. The owner relinquished legal custody of the dogs, the majority of which are Chihuahua and Chihuahua mixes.

A burglary suspect has been arrested after he was briefly stranded by rising tide on the beach in Isla Vista.

A burglary suspect has been arrested after he was briefly stranded by rising tide on the beach in Isla Vista.

On Sunday, October 17, 2020, a Sheriff's deputy was found to be positive for COVID-19. The deputy was not experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms and was tested in the community.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a felony complaint has been filed against Issac Valentino De Luna, 20, of Lompoc. The charges stem from an August 22, 2020, head-on vehicle collision on Harris Grade Road in Lompoc that resulted in the death of Benjamin Romayor.