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Santa Barbara County Gets New Court Commissioner

There’s a new court commissioner in Santa Barbara County.

Von Deroian has been appointed to fill the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Commissioner Denise Motter.

Deroian is a graduate of the Santa Barbara College of Law. She’s currently a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Barbara County. As a commissioner, she will be primarily handling child support cases throughout the county. She’ll be sworn in next week.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.