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Larry Agenbroad: 1933 – 2014

Mammoth Expert, Dear Friend

Known the world over for his expertise, Larry Agenbroad researched the pygmy mammoth at the Channel Islands, hundreds of mammoths in South Dakota, and a frozen one in Siberia. Read story.

Gwen Phillips: 1934-2014

A Champion of Educational Innovation

Her establishment of Open Alternative School opened the door to shared decision-making, hands-on learning, and the wisdom of circle time. Read story.

Agnes Mata Guevara:  1917 - 2014

Matriarch of the Rose Café

When Mamanita began working at the Rose Café in 1945, she worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, for eight years, making 75 cents an hour. Read story.

William Samuel DeMayo: 1921 - 2014

A Return to Freedom

Bill DeMayo was grateful for all life offered, from the GI Bill to the people he met. Read story.

Léni Fé Bland: 1915-2014

A Wise Friend and Philanthropist

Léni Fé Bland was a great friend to the music and dance communities. Read story.

Lynn T. Burtness: 1938 – 2014

Heart of Gold

Our mother's love of sewing continued her entire life, and the layers of our Fiesta flower girl skirts are among our most prized possessions. Read story.

Richard García: 1947–2014

Un Hombre de la Raza

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.

Swingin' Dave Collert: 1952-2014

Guitar Master

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

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Richard Jerome Golden

On February 28, 2015 we suddenly lost an incredible man, Richard Jerome Golden. As vibrant and strong ... Read

James Petrovich

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Jim attended the University of San Francisco but graduated from UC ... Read

Eric Christian Sutherland

Eric Christian Sutherland passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on February 17, 2015. He was born at ... Read

Don "Skip" Skipworth

Chef, teacher, and Santa Barbara, California, resident Don “Skip” Skipworth quietly exited this life on Monday, February ... Read

Patricia Wolfe

Patricia [Patty] Wolfe left us peacefully, on Sunday February the twenty second, at home with her family. ... Read

Richard E. Kraemer

Richard E. Kraemer, 80, passed away in Santa Barbara on February 14th, 2015. A Memorial Mass will ... Read

Dr. Erno S. Daniel

Dr. Erno Scipiades Daniel died suddenly and unexpectedly at his Santa Barbara, California home on Saturday, February ... Read

Lucia M. Korolev

Lucia M. Korolev, 88, passed away on February 26th, 2015. Visitation - THURSDAY, March 5, Noon to ... Read

Angela B. Orellana

Angela B. Orellana, 64, passed away on February 22nd, 2015. A viewing will take place on Friday ... Read

Frances M. Conn

Frances M. Conn, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away February 20, 2015. Celebration of Life service pending. ... Read

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson

Arlene Betty Becker Yudelson passed away early Sunday morning February 15th. She died peacefully in her sleep. ... Read

Glen Edward Daley

Glen Edward Daley, 79, of Montecito, passed away peacefully on 2/19/2015 after a lengthy illness surrounded by ... Read

Donna Kittle

Donna Kittle, 86, passed away in Santa Barbara on February 17th, 2015. Funeral Mass will be held ... Read

Jeffrey Michael Parker

Parker, Jeffrey Michael (Age 35) Jeff Parker, our cherished son and brother left us on January 2 ... Read

Nathaniel Michael Dovgin

"If you love someone enough, you can still hear the laughter after they're gone". You had an ... Read

Judith Stafford Macneil

Judith Stafford Macneil left us on February 12, 2015. Born to Lillian Hague and Rodney Stafford Sr. ... Read

Lola Nava Guerra

Lola Nava Guerra was a woman of indomitable courage, tremendous talent and infectious vivacity. Born to Mexican ... Read

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