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Bill Coleman: 1941-2016

Reawakened the Farmers' Market

Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read story.

Harris Seed: 1927-2017

Attorney, Nonprofit Advocate, Businessperson

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read story.

Robinson Jay Eikenberry: 1969-2017

A Life of Light and Love

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read story.

Memoirs of a Traveler

'All the Rest Is Silence'

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read story.

Evelyn Gerlach: 1920 - 2017

'Be Kind to Yourself and Others'

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read story.

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James Meade DeLoreto: 1916-2017

James DeLoreto survived his posting as a WWII glider pilot in Europe and became a well-known attorney, president of the Bar, city councilmember, and Italian vice-consul in Santa Barbara. Read story.

Nancy Walker Koppelman: 1954-2017

The Definition of Feminine Power and Grace

An ambassador without a portfolio and a friend to presidents, Nancy Koppelman's greatest gift was her open heart. Read story.

Jody Lynn Kaufman: 1952-2017

Beautiful and Brilliant

All who knew her counted themselves extremely fortunate to have had Jody Kaufman in their lives. Read story.

John W. Carpenter: 1929-2017

Formative Santa Barbara County Sheriff

The county's sheriff from 1971-1990, John Carpenter modernized the department with a combination of planning and political astuteness. Read story.

Maureen Lance: 1938-2017

The Bird Lady

“Are you the bird lady?” For many years after failing eyesight forced Maureen Lance to give up caring for injured or orphaned birds, she would get such phone calls and was able to direct the caller to the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network. Read story.

Bob Saunders: 1943-2017

The Man Who Loved Horses

A large-animal doctor, Bob Saunders treated cattle, ostriches, llamas, and alpacas during his time, but his business was horses. Read story.

Phil Womble: 1936-2017

A Man Who Never Gave Up

Phil Womble, an inspirational sports fan known as ‘Gaucho Phil,’ was a crusader for people with disabilities. Read story.

Frances Garvin Puccinelli: 1951-2016

A Woman of Action and a Maker

An art lover, rug crafter, and great friend, Fran Puccinelli was described as "the youngest person in the room.” Read story.

Nat Hentoff: 1925-2017

Words as Music to the Ears and Mind

Legendary jazz writer Nat Hentoff was also a noted writer about First Amendment rights. Read story.

Corey S. Dubin: 1955-2017

A Powerful Voice and Advocate

Corey Dubin was passionate about social justice and had a true ability to hold political and emotional space for those who had no advocate in this life. Read story.

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Albert V. Garcia

It is with great sadness that the family of Albert V. Garcia of Carpinteria, formerly of Santa ... Read

Jasmine Murphy

3 years ago my life forever changed when you passed away. Not one day minute or second ... Read

Hunter Gough

On your birthday, a wonderful tribute from our dear friend. We love you Hunter… Mom, Dad and ... Read

Bernice Sciorra Anfuso

Army veteran, high-school English teacher, travel agent, active parishioner at Old Mission Santa Barbara (lector/docent/office assistant), and ... Read

Peter Ewanick

Peter Ewanick was born on 23 May 1919 in Forestville, Pennsylvania, to Ukrainian immigrants who had fled ... Read

Carl Stanton Young

DATE OF DEATH: 8/2/2017 AGE: 83 RESIDENCE: Goleta. SERVICE INFORMATION: A Memorial Service will be held at ... Read

Robert Leon Casier

Robert (Bob) Casier, a popular local professor of political science and a leading faculty figure in the ... Read

Daniel J. Meaney III

Daniel J. Meaney III, age 57, died at his home in Fortuna, California, on the night of ... Read

Winifred "Freddie" Mae Jorgensen

“Freddie” Jorgensen died peacefully at her Maravilla home in Santa Barbara, California on August 12, 2017. She ... Read

Stephen A. Katz

Stephen A. Katz, sixty-one, of Santa Barbara, died peacefully at home on August 5th after a battle ... Read

Margo Chase

Margo Su Chase lost her life in an airplane accident on July 22 in Apple Valley. Margo ... Read

Penelope "Penny" Gemar

County Residence: Carpinteria Date of Death: 08/05/2017 Age: 73 Occupation: Homemaker Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations Ventura ... Read

Theresa Savala

DOD: 08/02/17 AGE: 77 RESIDENCE: Orcutt, CA SERVICES: N/A Read

Carlos Jimenez Sr.

DOD: 08/01/17 AGE: 84 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara, CA SERVICES: Friday, August 11 at 10:00am at our Lady ... Read

Elbert George Wells III

Elbert George Wells III, age 63 of Santa Barbara, Ca passed away of natural causes on July ... Read

Jose Luis Saleta

Jose Luis Saleta passed away on August 3, 2017, after a 2-year battle with ALS, Amyotrophic Lateral ... Read

Scott Jay Stephens

Scott Jay Stephens passed away peacefully June 16th, 2017 at his home in Long Beach, CA. His ... Read

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