2018 Press Releases

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Santa Barbara County Child Welfare Services (CWS) contacted the Compliance Response Team (CRT) and requested their assistance with locating three endangered children. The father of the children, 26-year-old Angel Lopez, allegedly committed a violent attack against their mother while the children were present.

At approximately 9:40 a.m. this morning, April 17, 2018, a passerby called 911 to report seeing a suspicious suitcase near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Hollister Avenue against the fence line at San Marcos High School.

On April 14, 2018, at approximately 1253 hours, Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a residential burglary in progress in the 300 block of Second Street in the City of Solvang.

Santa Barbara County residents and businesses qualify for a tax-filing extension from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Los residentes y negocios del Condado de Santa Bárbara califican para una extensión de declaración de impuestos del Servicio de Impuestos Internos (IRS, por sus siglas en inglés).

Insurance questions have become the top demand from community members in response to the Thomas Fire and the 1/9 Debris Flow. The California Department of Insurance will have a representative at the Montecito Center this Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. According to the State, community members must make an appointment by calling (800)-927-4357.

The Board of Supervisors will hold budget workshops next week on April 16, 18, and 20, beginning at 9 a.m. each day in the County Administration Building, Fourth Floor Hearing Room, 105 East Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Remote testimony and public comment will be available at the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office would like to congratulate the Sheriff's employees who were honored today, April 11, 2018, at a Recognition Awards Program and Luncheon.

The first 50 Home Challenge - Solvang participants (https://www.empowersbc.org/50HC) to complete extensive home energy efficiency projects will be recognized by city and county officials on April 23 at Solvang City Hall during the city council meeting starting at 6:30 p.m.

emPower Central Coast, part of the County's Sustainability Division, will participate in the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival April 21-22 at Alameda Park. Staff will be offering information on creating an energy efficient home, and giving away some green goodies.