2015 Press Releases

County of Santa Barbara District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that she has concluded her legal analysis of the May 23, 2014 non-fatal officer-involved shooting of Elliot Rodger.

Fourteen 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 and another in a Pennsylvania field. We'll never forget the terrible tragedy—but America will stand together.

Project PetSafe encourages Santa Barbara County resident dog owners to bring their four legged family members to Santa Barbara County Animal Services' Project PetSafe Licensing Clinic on Sunday, September 13, 2015, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is part of the Wags n' Whiskers Festival at Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Road in Goleta.

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission presents LOVE + GUTS, a group art exhibition with coordinating events with funding provided by the Morris B. Squire Foundation.

On August 19, 2015, a single Asian citrus psyllid (ACP), a serious exotic pest, was identified from the city of Goleta, Santa Barbara County.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Faith Merritt, of Carpinteria, California, was arrested and taken into custody today in Siskiyou County by the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that Brianna Shawntay Jackson Robinson pied guilty to pandering, a violation of Penal Code 266i(a)(l), and was sentenced to three years in state prison.  


The County Board of Supervisors has recently made two appointments to the Commission for Women, Victoria Juarez and Sigrid Wright.

Two Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SBCSAR) team members are back home and forever changed after assisting in an unforgettable rescue that made national headlines. 62-year-old Miyuki Harwood of Orangevale, California was remarkably found alive on Saturday, August 28, in the Sierra Nevada National Forest near Fresno after being missing for nine days.

Did you know, that one unaltered female cat can deliver up to 15-20 kittens over the course of one year? By spaying or neutering your cats or kittens, it will help prevent the birth of unwanted animals and decrease populations in our local animal shelters.