2020 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that Louis Arthur Calvin was denied parole after a hearing today at San Quentin State Prison.

A non-sworn member of our professional staff, a Custody Deputy and a Sheriff's Deputy with unrelated exposures, have tested positive for COVID-19.

The operator of an illegal cannabis delivery services has been arrested for several felony charges.

In April 2020, First 5 Santa Barbara County partnered with Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County to begin distributing hundreds of essential supplies to early care and education providers throughout Santa Barbara County.

En abril del 2020, First 5 Santa Barbara County se asoció con Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara County para comenzar a distribuir cientos de suministros esenciales a los proveedores de cuidado y educación temprana en todo el Condado de Santa Bárbara.

Bed Bath & Beyond to Pay $1.49 Million in Settlement of Environmental Violations

On Monday, December 7th, through Wednesday, December 9th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department will be conducting a state-sanctioned vegetation management burn on the Spaulding Ranch in the area between Tims Road and Midland School in the Santa Ynez Valley.

The Sheriff's Office has taken lead in the search for a missing diver near Santa Cruz Island. At approximately 6:45 p.m. yesterday, the United States Coast Guard (USCG) responded to the Painted Cave Preserve to search for a diver who had not surfaced.

The Sheriff's Office would like to remind hikers to consider personal safety precautions before they head out for a hike.

Animal shelters throughout Santa Barbara County have joined forces to host a "Black Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday" event following the Thanksgiving holiday. The promotion will run November 27, 2020 through November 30, 2020 and will include fee-waived adoptions for all animals six months and older with any black coloring on them (even just a black nose or tip of the paw!)