Remember Carolyn Samuels

August 30, 2011 marked three years since Ms. Carolyn Samuels was hit and killed by a drunk driver while jogging on Las Positas Road in Santa Barbara. Ms. Samuels was well known for her spirit of community service. When she was struck she was getting in shape for a marathon with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, to raise money for the organization.

Ms. Samuels was an inspiration to all who knew her. I believe her tireless spirit is still working through others, and so I write this plea: Do not forget Carolyn Samuels, not how she lived, not how she died, and not her dogged persistence at making this a better world.

Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can be made at the society’s website. For information and discussion of DUIs and drug and alcohol recovery, see my Facebook page.

To submit a comment on this article, email or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email

event calendar sponsored by:

SEC Sues Goleta Breast Implant Company’s CEO for Fraud

Hani Zeini allegedly concealed information and misled investors.

Goleta Woman Arrested in Hope Ranch for Prowling

Christen Aceves was also wanted for unlawful possession of a bird of prey.

Man Talked Down from Goleta Overpass

The 48-year-old had tied himself to a sign support.

Get Oil Out Founder and Dolphin Sculptor Bud Bottoms Dies

He was a true man-about-town and an engaged public citizen.

Plastic Bags? Throw ’Em Away

Santa Barbara County makes recycling rules tougher in face of exacting standards.