South Santa Barbara County’s Power Infrastructure Highly Vulnerable

“The community is not only at risk for potentially strong, damaging winter storms linked to El Niño, but also severe power outages, according to Southern California Edison (SCE). The critical information first surfaced in 2012 in the form of a report titled South Santa Barbara County Reliability Issues.” ‘This Is A Time Bomb Ticking’ Wrote Beth […]

Will Another Major Earthquake Rock Santa Barbara?

Earthquakes are one of the most frightening and destructive phenomena of nature and can produce terrible aftereffects. The Santa Barbara earthquake of 1925 was a powerful quake which destroyed the city center, damaged the Old Mission, collapsed the Sheffield Dam and sent a wall of water to the ocean resulting in the flooding of the […]

City Telephone Contacts for Urgent Street / Utility Issues

If you have urgent graffiti/pothole/sidewalk/street or utility issues please call the city hotlines listed below and they will respond within 24 hours. Graffiti 897-2513 Storm Drains 564-5458 Pothole & Sidewalk Repair 897-2630 Street Signs 560-7569 Sand Bags 564-5377 Street Sweeping 897-1903 Sewer Problems 564-5413 Traffic Signals 564-5417 Damaged Street Trees 564-5434 Street Lights 564-5416 Street […]