Santa Barbara County, CA


New fire station could be in the works for downtown Solvang

The city of Solvang may be looking at development of a new, stand-alone fire station downtown within several years. Santa Barbara County Fire Chief Mark Hartwig told the council Monday that 13 of County Fire’s 16 stations are at least 50 years old, and three are older than 60 years.

CAPA Pet of the Week: Mega

Mega is a 3-year-old male, black and brown German shepherd and Labrador retriever mix available for adoption at the Santa Maria Animal Center. Center staff say Mega is a well-mannered gentleman who is housebroken and wants nothing more than to be by his master's side. Mega’s adoption fees include his...
Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Ynez Valley Church to Hold Pride Flag Raising Following Theft

Community leaders will congregate at the St. Mark’s-in-the-Valley Church in Los Olivos on Wednesday, August 10, to raise a new pride flag and address the theft and burning of the previous pride flag. On Thursday, July 28, a pride flag hanging at the church in Santa Ynez Valley was...
Santa Barbara Edhat

Relief at the Pump?

Could we be seeing some relief at the gas pump? Prices are trending downwards causing experts to believe the hurt is fading. As of Tuesday, the U.S. national average price of gas has fallen back under the $4 mark to $3.99 per gallon for the first time since early March, according to GasBuddy. Gas prices have declined over $1 per gallon nationally since peaking at $5.03 on June 14, fueled by falling oil prices over the last month.

Lake Cachuma Santa Barbara County

Beautiful Lake Cachuma is located in the Santa Ynez Valley of Santa Barbara County. The lake was artificially created as part of the Bradbury Dam in 1953 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and covered over 3,100 acres. The lake is a short drive from Santa Barbara; consider visiting the...
Lompoc Record

Van Do-Reynoso begins new position at CenCal Health

Former Santa Barbara County Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso started her new position as chief customer experience officer and health equity officer at CenCal Health on Aug. 1. CenCal Health contracts with the state to administer Medi-Cal benefits through local care providers in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara County Fire Rescues Crash Victims on Hwy. 101 with Updated Equipment

A vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 101 veered off the road near the El Sueno Road exit in Santa Barbara, crashing into a tree at around 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, according to County Fire Department Public Information Officer Captain Scott Safechuck. The driver of the white Toyota Camry...

Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics celebrates National Health Center Week

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics is in the midst of celebrations for National Health Center Week. If there’s one thing that decades of practicing medicine has taught physicians like Dr. Charles Fenzi, it’s the importance of access to healthcare.   “I really think that we all need to have access to good The post Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics celebrates National Health Center Week appeared first on News Channel 3-12.

Man wanted for battery leads deputies on pursuit from Orcutt

SBSO Deputies establishing a perimeter around the suspects last known locationBen Parliament / Ment Media. A Santa Barbara Sheriff's Deputy on patrol in Orcutt saw a vehicle driving unsafe and tried to pull it over, the vehicle immediately fled and headed southbound on Highway 135 towards Lompoc.