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Lompoc Valley Medical Center has received notice that Southern California Edison is considering a Public Safety Power Shutoff today (Friday, September 6) and Saturday (September 7) within specific areas of Santa Barbara County.


With the eruption of a multistate outbreak of severe pulmonary disease associated with using e-cigarette products (devices, liquids, refill pods, and cartridges) the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to get information out to the public about its concerns, and to provide recommendations for clinicians, public health officials and the public based on currently available information.

electrical lines

Power outages can occur for a variety of reasons – including earthquakes, floods, wildfires or a Public Safety Power Shut-off, or PSPS.

PG&E has recently announced plans to shut off power during critical fire activity to reduce the risk of wildfire. The Public Safety Power Shutoff may lead to multi-day outages throughout California during periods of extremely hot, dry and/or windy weather.

Preparing for an PPS Fact Sheet

Preparing for an PPS Fact Sheet


(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) – The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) has confirmed the first case of measles in the county since 2016. The person identified is a resident of Santa Barbara in his 20s. The individual is considered infectious between May 25, 2019, through June 2, 2019, but has been in isolation since May 29, 2019.

man sneezing at home with flu

The flu season in California is surging, with recent reports of 42 fatalities in the state attributed to influenza since last October.

death cap mushrooms

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is urging local residents to be aware of the dangers of ingesting wild mushrooms.

Child enjoying sunshine

The National Weather Service is predicting record-setting temperatures Friday and Saturday across the Central Coast.

valley, flower field

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and LVMC are informing residents that there has been a recent increase in the number of clinical cases of Valley Fever observed in Santa Barbara County residents, particularly those in the North County.