2012 Press Releases

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a jury returned verdicts in the case against former Santa Barbara Police Officer Brian Sawicki.

At 11:54 am, the Santa Barbara County Fire Dept. (SBC FD) responded to a vegetation fire, located at the Cold Springs Trail Head, off of East Mountain Dr., in the hills above Montecito

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department offers the following recommendations for child car seat safety

In August of 2012, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors amended their 2012 schedule of meeting dates and locations and moved all of the remaining meetings scheduled for Santa Maria to Santa Barbara. This action was necessary due to construction activities at the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Building at 511 East Lakeside Parkway in Santa Maria. Construction at this site is expected to be completed in May or June of 2013.

As the time change approaches on November 4th, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds residents to make another change that could save their lives – changing the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Santa Barbara County emergency responders use several methods to communicate to their residents during emergencies. An important communication tool is the emergency telephone notification system; Reverse 9-1-1®. The Reverse 9-1-1® system is managed by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. The Santa Maria City Police Department manages a different system called Connect-CTY.

On January 1st, 2012, at approximately 2339 hours, an unknown suspect(s) threw a combustible device, similar to a Molotov cocktail, at the Isla Vista Foot Patrol Station

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