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Permanent Fire-Fighting Helicopter Organization Formed

One of our members, Larry Thompson, an architect and long time resident, has worked for over four years with County Fire to organize and gain approval for a private fire helicopter service to serve our area.  Realizing that county fire helicopters based in Santa Ynez can take over 30 minutes or more to mobilize and […]

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 […]

City Street and Utillity Contacts

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 […]