2016 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is investigating exposures to a confirmed measles patient. The one confirmed case in Santa Barbara County is linked to the measles outbreak in Los Angeles that currently involves 11 patients.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. on December 26, 2016, a 69-year-old male inmate suffered a cardiac related medical emergency while incarcerated at the Santa Barbara County Jail.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture is pleased to announce grant recipients of the fall 2016 Community Arts Enrichment (CAE) Grants cycle. Thirty-two grant applications were submitted for proposed projects throughout Santa Barbara County, totaling $143,595 in requested support.

Make your New Year's resolution to catch a fish at Cachuma Lake! In cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Santa Barbara County Parks was granted a Stocking Permit for up to 8,000 pounds of triploid rainbow trout.

Several months ago, the Sheriff's Office received anonymous information that a massage business in Orcutt was engaged in prostitution. The Sheriff's Office launched an investigation into the business identified as Relax Station Spa located in the 4100 block of Orcutt Road in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County near Santa Maria.

Two Santa Maria Residents Arrested, Public Assistance Requested to Locate Third Suspect

A Lompoc resident was arrested on December 14, 2016 following an investigation that revealed he may be a felon with access to firearms. The investigation began several weeks ago when a Sheriff's deputy received information that convicted felon, 49-year-old Robert Bueno of Lompoc, was in possession of firearms.

At approximately 1:07 a.m. this morning, December 20, 2016, a Sheriff's deputy was patrolling a residential area in Orcutt when he observed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign at Pino Solo Avenue and Rice Ranch Road.

The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture is pleased to announce that the City of Santa Barbara disbursed more than $305,000 in grant funding to local arts and cultural practitioners and organizations. The

The Director of the State Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has informed the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors (Board) that Highway 101 along the Gaviota Coast is California's newest officially designated State Scenic Highway.