2014 Press Releases

Thirteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States was attacked when terrorists crashed planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and into the Pentagon in Washington DC. We'll never forget the terrible tragedy—but America will stand together.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that as a result of a plea relating to the possession of child pornography and distribution of child pornography over the internet, Richaed Dale Haenel, age 70, of Solvang, was sentenced to 1 year in County jail, was placed on 5 years felony probation, and must register as a sex offender for life.

Recent undercover operations in Santa Barbara County show an encouraging trend with countywide sales of tobacco products to youth declining.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department today unveiled a vehicle and equipment purchased for the Arson Task Force.

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department's News Line has been restored. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) has established a multitude of ways in which to provide information to the media.

Beginning September 2nd, 2014, visitors to some Santa Barbara County beaches will have to give the "brush off" to sticky sand as they leave recreational areas, as showers on county beaches have been turned off in an effort to save water during this critical drought period.

Beginning September 2nd, 2014, visitors to some Santa Barbara County beaches will have to give the "brush off" to sticky sand as they leave recreational areas, as showers on county beaches have been turned off in an effort to save water during this critical drought period.

September is National Preparedness Month and the County of Santa Barbara is joining the nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families, businesses and organizations to prepare for emergencies by getting a kit, making a plan, staying informed and getting involved in their local community.

Santa Barbara County residents will join hundreds of thousands of participants worldwide in clearing trash and debris from our beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways during this year's international Coastal Cleanup Day

At 10:37am, Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBC FD) responded to a structure fire, located at 242 Foster Rd. in Orcutt.