WEATHER »

Former Mortician Sentenced to 270 Days in Jail


Former mortician Gregory Calderon was sentenced Friday to 270 days in county jail and five years of felony probation after pleading no contest to 18 felony counts of financial elder abuse and one count of felony grand theft. The charges came after the state revoked his license and he didn’t return money to clients kept in their funeral home accounts. He will have to pay restitution totaling $58,379 to the 19 victims.

To submit a comment on this article, email letters@independent.com or visit our Facebook page. To submit information to a reporter, email tips@independent.com.



event calendar sponsored by:

Santa Barbara Zoo Bids Farewell to Beloved Elephant

Sujatha passes away at 47 years old.

Disaster Relief Rundown for Santa Barbara 

A tally of nonprofit giving since the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Debris Flow.

Santa Barbara County to Consider App-Driven Rental Two-Wheelers

A meeting is scheduled November 6 for ordinance regulations.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Established in Santa Barbara County

Supervisors unanimously approved the second Monday in October.

Newly Restored Wetlands Opens Public Trails

North Campus Open Space near UCSB is seeing wildlife returning already.