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  • Become a lifeguard this summer! Santa Barbara County Parks is hiring lifeguards for beaches and pools.  Applicants must be at least 16 years old. Beach lifeguard candidates must have a valid CA driver's license. Candidates must apply and attend tryouts. For information and links to the applications, go to

  • Today, the Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Lisa Plowman as the County's next Director of Planning and Development. Plowman has more than 19 years of experience assisting private and nonprofit developers with land use entitlement and planning processes. Read Press Release.

  • Highway 154 remains closed from the Lake Cachuma State Recreation Area to Paradise Road following a series of winter storms which resulted in a blocked culvert near Lake Cachuma. However, those wishing to visit Lake Cachuma may do so by traveling Hwy. 154 from the Santa Ynez area.

  • Announcing Two Arts Calls for Submissions: Poet Laureate and Tiny Libraries on State Street - The Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, in partnership with the city of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Public Library, announced today two Calls for Submission that celebrate Santa Barbara's unique creative spirit and literary heritage. Read the press release here.

  • ANNOUNCING THE APPOINTMENT OF NEW COUNTY FIRE CHIEF - Today, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors approved the appointment of Mark A. Hartwig as the next Fire Chief of the Santa Barbara County Fire Department. Read Press Release.

  • In the event of a power outage, local radio stations become an important source for emergency information. Visit this link for a list of stations to check if you lose power and cannot access the internet.

    Radio Ready