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The N95 masks being distributed in Santa Barbara County are designed for adults. However, these masks may fit a child if their face is comparable in size to that of a petite adult. The key to knowing if an N95 mask fits effectively is whether an airtight seal can be created around the edges of… Read more »

Air Quality Update

Air Quality Warning Remains in Effect Through Weekend Continued Smoke Impacts for Santa Barbara County Please see important information below from SB County Public Health and the SB County Air Pollution Control District. The air quality index continues to show unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County. Smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire may… Read more »

Interactive Evacuation Map Link Now Available  

The County Office of Emergency Services has developed a link which will allow the public to view areas with evacuation warnings and evacuation orders within Santa Barbara County. One of the most often asked questions received in an incident is where evacuation lines are located on a street level view.  This service should provide individuals… Read more »

Free Mask Distribution Sites

Free Masks are being handed out by Direct Relief at the following locations: *Mesa Produce in Santa Barbara *Vons in Montecito *Albertsons in Carpinteria *Costco in Goleta *Franklin Community Center in Santa Barbara

Carpinteria Residents Pack Town Hall Meeting

Hundreds of Carpinteria residents packed the Carpinteria High School gymansium last night to get an update on the Thomas Fire and learn how they can best prepare in case they are ordered to leave or have already evacuated. What an incredible community. The camaraderie and care for one another during a time of crisis is… Read more »

Partnerships Make it Possible

This information provided by Santa Barbara County Public Health: Just as there is a Unified Command for firefighting on the front lines of the Thomas Fire, there are partnerships behind the scenes that make all of the information regarding air quality, distribution of masks for residents, announced evacuations, sheltering for people and animals, etc. flowing… Read more »

Governor Brown Declares a State of Emergency in SB County

This Info Provided by the Joint Information Center: On December 7, 2017, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency in Santa Barbara County due to the Thomas fire. In addition, Santa Barbara County was issued a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist with the mitigation, management, and… Read more »

Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

At approximately 2:30 p.m. yesterday, December 6, 2017, the Santa Barbara Public Safety Dispatch Center received information that a 15-year-old female had been kidnapped.  The investigation revealed the suspect was 18-year-old Nicholas Padilla of Santa Maria who was known to the victim. While driving in the 2600 block of W. Main St., Padilla reportedly became… Read more »

Unhealthy Air Quality Continues in SB County

Please read important information from SB County Public Health and SB County Air Pollution Control District: The air quality index shows unhealthy air quality in Santa Barbara County and air quality  continues to worsen. Santa Barbara air monitoring station has recorded “hazardous” levels, the Goleta station has recorded “very unhealthy” levels and the Lompoc station… Read more »

Two Juveniles Arrested Following Strong Arm Robbery Attempt  

At approximately 1:10 p.m. today, Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to Central Stations responded to the 400 block of Second Street in the City of Solvang to investigate a report of an attempted “strong arm” robbery. The victim, a tourist visiting Solvang, reported that a male suspect attempted to forcibly take her purse. The victim was able… Read more »

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