Nearly three years into Santa Barbara County's new law enforcement landscape under Public Safety Realignment, the county will observe Pretrial, Probation & Parole Supervision Week beginning Sunday through Saturday.
Despite the ongoing drought, 2013 was a valuable year for a number of crops in Santa Barbara County, with the value of the industry's total yield surpassing the $1 billion mark for the eighth year in a row.
Santa Barbara County leaders joined partners from neighboring counties in downtown Santa Barbara on Wednesday to unfurl the emPower Central Coast banner.
After years of navigating Santa Barbara County policies, the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved multiple amendments and a conditional use permit, allowing project applicant Patricia Youngman to get her olive oil processing operation up and running in the Santa Ynez area.
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has yet to finish all of the necessary paperwork more than four years after the tribe acquired a collection of land in the Santa Ynez Valley, failing to comply with state legislation that has saved the tribe significantly in property taxes, an attorney …
A proposed ban to keep offshore oil operations from tapping the Tranquillon Ridge's oil reserves in the state waters of the Santa Barbara Channel is moving forward.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging people around the county to "take the test, take control," of their HIV status today during National HIV Testing Day, especially those residents who are unsure of what their test results would show.
For nearly three years, the ongoing drought has stressed Santa Barbara County's valuable agriculture industry, but the costs and long term impacts are tough to measure as every farm, ranch and operation weathers unique challenges, trying to survive to see wetter times.
It's been a month since Elliot Rodger rampaged through Isla Vista, but Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley's Victim-Witness Assistance Program continues helping victims navigate the long road to recovery.
At least once a week, Elizabeth Diaz, a domestic violence attorney with the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County, climbs into her car and settles in for the 130-mile drive to legal aid's Santa Maria office, where she'll add to her hefty countywide caseload.
To prepare for the impending hot, dry summer, Santa Barbara County is suspending all burning permits and banning open fires starting July 1, going above and beyond the ban California has enacted in some areas to prevent wildfires.
Grogan Park was busy with twirling hula-hoops, bouncing kids racing in burlap sacks and, mostly, healthy eating on Thursday afternoon when the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County kicked off its Picnic in the Park summer program with a free, nutritious lunch for local youth.