2020 Press Releases

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!)

The County of Santa Barbara, Parks Division, is hosting a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the completion of the newly renovated east end of Lookout Park in Summerland, Calif. The ceremony will be held via Zoom at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 1.

The California State Association of Counties (CSAC) recently announced the recipients of its 2020 Challenge Awards spotlighting the most innovative programs developed and implemented by California counties.

El condado de Santa Bárbara permanece en el nivel morado (generalizado) en el plan estatal para una economía más segura. El condado ha estado en el nivel morado durante una semana y no ha cumplido con los criterios para el nivel rojo esta semana. La tasa de positividad y la tasa de casos ajustada siguen siendo altas.

Santa Barbara County Animal Services has noted a recent uptick of cases of canine respiratory disease and parvovirus infection in the Santa Maria area. The owners of dogs and puppies are advised to consult their veterinarians to ensure their animals are current on recommended vaccines and are informed about how to keep them safe and healthy.

Santa Barbara County remains in the Purple Tier (Widespread) in the state's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. The county has been in the Purple Tier for one week and has not met the criteria for the Red Tier this week. Positivity rate and adjusted case rate continue to remain high.

Today, The Acting State Public Health Officer, Dr. Erica Pan, issued a Limited Stay at Home Order, effective in counties under Tier One (Purple) of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, including Santa Barbara County.

Hoy, la funcionaria interina de salud pública del estado, la Dra. Erica Pan, emitió una Orden de quedarse en casa limitada, vigente en los condados bajo el nivel uno (púrpura) del Plan de California para una economía más segura, incluida Santa Bárbara Condado.

Governor Gavin Newsom announced on November 7, 2020 that The Honorable Joyce E. Dudley, of Santa Barbara, was reappointed Chair of the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, where she has served as Chair since 2016 and as a member since 2013.