2015 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office announced today that Manuel Salmeron Manzanares pled guilty to murder in the 2nd degree and admitted the special allegation of using a deadly weapon in the murder of Linda Archer.

ALL EVACUATION WARNINGS HAVE BEEN LIFTED AS OF 8:00 AM FRIDAY, 10/30/2015

GIBRALTAR INCIDENT - UPDATE -EVACUATION WARNING IN EFFECT EVACUATION WARNINGS WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 8:00 AM

El Departmento de Fuego de Santa Barbara avisa que el fuego está conducido por el viento, ½ milla de la calle Camino Cielo, oeste del Pico de Montecito. La amanaza de propogación del fuego sigue hasta se calma el viento.

On November 5, 2015, local employers will convene for a Recruitment Event to meet, interview, and potentially hire the current and former employees of Haggen and Fresh & Easy grocery stores.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District today issued an Air Quality Watch for the Montecito Area of Santa Barbara County to be in effect as long as conditions warrant. Smoke and ash from the Gibraltar Fire could impact air quality. Levels of smoke and particles, and areas impacted will vary depending on winds and on the containment of the fire.

EVACUATION WARNING IN EFFECT FOR: North of Hwy 192, East of Coyote,, West of Buena Vista, South of East Camino Cielo. (Evacuation Zones 2, 3, 4, and 5 ). Santa Barbara County Humane Society, located is accepting animals for boarding. This is located at 5399 Overpass Road, Santa Barbara, 93111.

VEGETATION FIRE (GIBRALTAR INCIDENT) - EVACUATION WARNING IN EFFECT FOR: North of Hwy 192, East of Coyote,, West of Buena Vista, South of East Camino Cielo. (Evacuation Zones 2, 3, 4, and 5 ).

The fire is a wind driven fire, 1/2 mile off of Camino Cielo, west of Montecito Peak. There is active fire burning approximately 8-10 miles from populated areas at this time.

All animals (large and small) will be evacuated to the Santa Barbara Humane Society at: 5399 Overpass Road in Santa Barbara. Please contact the Santa Barbara County Animal Services hotline at: (805) 681-4332.