2018 Press Releases

A Santa Ynez woman is in custody at the Santa Barbara County Jail after she used her vehicle as a weapon in an assault on one of her neighbors.

At approximately 2:00 pm, this afternoon, 3/23/18, Santa Barbara County Fire Inspectors were conducting routine fire inspections in Isla Vista.

Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today that a Santa Maria jury convicted Clay Martin Burt Murray of First Degree Murder.

Finding areas to transfer the hundreds of tons of boulders, dirt, mud and debris that rushed down the mountain above Montecito on January 9 has become one of the most challenging aspects of the massive recovery effort which began shortly after the initial emergency response.

Encontrar áreas para transferir cientos de toneladas de rocas, tierra, lodo y escombros resultados del deslizamiento de la montaña sobre Montecito el 9 de enero se ha convertido en uno de los aspectos más desafiantes del esfuerzo de recuperación masiva que comenzó poco después de la emergencia inicial.

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office, in consultation with Unified Command and other public safety officials, has announced that effective today (Thursday, March 22) at 5 p.m., Mandatory Evacuation Orders will be lifted for all areas. The Recommended Evacuation Warning issued for the Alamo Fire burn area will also be lifted simultaneously. The National Weather Service has advised that rain rates exceeding threshold levels have now subsided and are not expected to return to the area for the remainder of the storm.

La Oficina del Sheriff del Condado de Santa Bárbara, en consulta con el Manejo Unificado y otros oficiales de seguridad pública anunció que inmediatamente (hoy, jueves 22 de marzo a las 5:00 p. m.), se levantan las Órdenes de Evacuación Obligatorias para todas las áreas. El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha informado que los niveles de lluvia que exceden el umbral ahora han disminuido y no se espera que regresen al área por el resto de la tormenta.

Santa Barbara County officials are alerting the public to a fraudulent flyer that is being distributed in the Santa Barbara area with a suspect attempting to gain unauthorized access to homes. According to a fraudulent flyer dated March 22, 2018, a "team of land technicians are conducting ground stability testing" in Santa Barbara

MEDIA ADVISORY Contact: March 22, 2018 Santa Barbara County Joint Information Center 805-696-1188 (Media Line Only) PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY, MARCH 22) AT 4 P.M. COUNTY TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE STATUS OF THE STORM WHAT: County officials are holding a press conference on the status of the current storm and it


The Santa Barbara County Community Services Department, Parks Division, is hiring beach lifeguards, pool lifeguards and junior lifeguard instructors for the 2018 summer season.