County Unveils Modernized Website

The County of Santa Barbara recently revamped its website — — with a heightened focus on its social media presence across Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube and a design that now works both on computers and cell phones, the latter of which brings in nearly half of the website’s traffic. The search function was also improved to allow visitors to filter results by department; not all departments are included yet but will be soon. People can address their thoughts on the redesign to

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Mandatory Evacuation Called for Fire Zones in Santa Barbara County

Heavy rains expected Tuesday-Thursday; debris flows feared.

Cannabis Farmer Gets over $1 Million Insurance Payout

Thomas Fire ash destroys crop; analysis finds asbestos, lead, arsenic, and magnesium.

Next Debris Flow Could Take Different, Unknown Path

"I've never seen this degree of hazard," says Cal Fire scientist.

Biggest Storm Since 1/9 Approaching Santa Barbara

The storm system brings increased threat of flash floods and debris flows.

Jack Johnson Tours Montecito Disaster Area Ahead of Benefit Concert

Jack and Kim Johnson met with Bucket Brigade leaders to see the destruction firsthand.