Tag archives: CHP

Fatal Accident on Highway 101 in Montecito 
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   August 22, 2023

On Sunday August 13, at approximately 3:12 am, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) received a report of a traffic crash that had occurred on the southbound 101 freeway, north of Olive Mill Road where the three-lane highway merges to two lanes.  The accident involved two vehicles, a 2019 Toyota Camry and a 2002 Mercury Mountaineer. […]

Now is Not the Time to Change 911 System
By Pat McElroy   |   January 4, 2022

Last week I was forwarded a newsletter from the Montecito Association. I was struck by the recommendation to use the 10-digit phone number for the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s landline rather than 911 when reporting an emergency in Montecito, specifically Coast Village Road. Having dealt extensively with this issue during my career with Santa Barbara City […]