2015 Press Releases

The fire is a wind driven fire, approximately 25 acres, 1/2 mile off of Camino Cielo, west of Montecito Peak. EVACUATION WARNING IN EFFECT FOR: North of Hwy 192, East of Cold Springs, West of Buena Vista, South of East Camino Cielo. (Evacuation Zones 3, 4, and 5 )

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is warning residents to be wary of a number of telephone scams and door-to-door fraud schemes that have been reported in the area.

Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that there are many ways to keep your child safe on Halloween and offers the following Halloween safety tips

El Departamento de Salud Pública del Condado de Santa Bárbara continúa su campaña para aumentar la inscripción en el seguro de salud asequible, con oportunidades diseñadas para inscribir a las personas en la cobertura de salud.

The Santa Barbara County Arts Commission and University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) Visual Arts Department received a Creative California Communities Grant Award in the amount of $43,500 for an innovative public art initiative entitled LightWorks: Isla Vista.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Gang Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Santa Barbara County Probation Department, Santa Barbara Regional Criminal Apprehension Team (SBRCAT) and the Santa Barbara Police Department, conducted a probation and parole compliance operation today.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office is requesting public assistance to help locate the suspects responsible for breaking into a construction site and stealing thousands of dollars' worth of tools. The thefts occurred sometime between Saturday night, October 24 and Monday morning, October 26 at the Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital construction site located in the 5300 block of Hollister Avenue.

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is continuing its campaign to increase enrollment in affordable health insurance with opportunities designed to enroll people into health care coverage.

As the time change approaches on November 1st, 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.

Thanks to the public's assistance, the Santa Maria Police Department along with the Compliance Response Team located and arrested 44-year-old Matt Crandall today, October 22, without incident in the City of Santa Maria.