2020 Press Releases

Hospital Health Care Workers and Long-Term Care Facility Residents and Staff Among the First to Receive the Vaccine

Los trabajadores del cuidado de salud de los hospitales y los residentes y el personal de los centros de atención a largo plazo se encuentran entre los primeros en recibir la vacuna

Two Custody Deputies have been found to be positive for COVID-19 and three COVID-19 positive inmates were booked into custody.

Have you ever wanted to adopt but aren't able to keep the pet forever? The Foster Express has you covered! December 19, 2020 through January 9, 2021, Santa Barbara County Animal Services (SBCAS), and ASAP Cats are seeking holiday homes for shelter animals.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that 31 year old Nicholas Bendle will be released from further court-ordered treatment and the supervision of the Solano County CONREP (Conditional Release Program) and into the community after the Court ruled that he had successfully completed his intensive mental health treatment.

In cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Santa Barbara County Parks was granted a Private Stocking Permit for up to 16,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout for 2020/2021. Two 4,000-pound deliveries arrived earlier this fall with the third making a splash on December 15, just in time for safe outdoor recreation over the holiday season.

Following a thorough process conducted through nine public meetings of the initial five commissioners, the remaining six of 11 seats on the County of Santa Barbara Citizens Independent Redistricting Commission have been filled.

Thanksgiving Holiday Gatherings Showing Predicted Impact on Countywide Positive Cases of COVID-19

Five Custody Deputies, a Sheriff's Deputy, and a member of our professional staff have tested positive for COVID-19.

For 12 days of Winter Whiskers in December, adoptable animals are only $12 at Santa Barbara County Animal Services, ASAP Cats, and Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter (BUNS).