2021 Press Releases

The Santa Barbara County Adult & Aging Network (AAN) invites the public to attend a regional online forum to learn about California's Master Plan for Aging, and contribute ideas and perspectives as priorities are discussed for local implementation of the Plan.

La Red de Adultos y Envejecimiento del Condado de Santa Bárbara (AAN) invita al público a asistir a un foro regional en línea para aprender sobre el Plan Maestro para el Envejecimiento de California y contribuir con ideas y perspectivas a medida que se discuten las prioridades para la implementación local del Plan.


Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Goleta man who they believe is responsible for a structure fire. On Tuesday, October 18, 2021, at approximately 4:38 am, deputies responded with Santa Barbara County Fire to the 100-block of Salisbury Avenue for a reported structure fire.

Sheriff's deputies have arrested a Lompoc man for charges stemming from a road rage incident that occurred in Solvang.

Alisal Fire Update 8 a.m. Sunday, October 17, 2021

Actualización del incendio de Alisal para el domingo 17 de octubre de 2021

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) have downgraded the Air Quality Alert to an Air Quality Watch for Santa Barbara County, including the Channel Islands.

El Public Health Department (Departamento de Salud Pública) del condado de Santa Barbara y el Air Pollution Control District (Distrito de Control de la Contaminación Atmosférica) han pasado la Advertencia de Calidad del Aire para el condado de Santa Barbara y las Channel Islands a una Vigilancia de Calidad del Aire.

The California Highway Patrol has re-opened Highway 101 in the Alisal Fire area, but the evacuation zones remain in effect. A map of the evacuation warning and evacuation order areas can be found at ReadySBC.org.