The patriarch to a large family of children, friends, and customers, Tony Guevara also turned his hand often to repairs. Read story.
A Teacher in a Million
Audie Love was a noted art teacher nationally, and his encouragement of many students led to professional art careers. Read story.
Engineer, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Cliff Sponsel's life spanned from a one-room schoolhouse to an engineering career to a love of cars to some major philanthropy. Read story.
Self-Taught Attorney, Social Justice Advocate
At Community Housing, California Rural Legal Assistance, and S.B.'s Legal Defense Center, Clare Conk worked and volunteered her time for social justice. Read story.
A student at Hope School and a longtime principal at Monte Vista, John Ehrenborg encouraged teachers' talents and innovations. Read story.
An innovative teacher, John Harris had an uncanny knack with trigger points and big, soft, warm, intelligent, responsive hands and feet. Read story.
A Modern-Day Renaissance Man
Alberto Pizano was a multitalented man who founded nonprofits and had a passion for history. He truly excelled in his ability to communicate through the written word. Read story.
The Saint of St. Francis Pet Clinic
As a veterinarian, Ron had an intelligence, charisma, and passion that were unparalleled. Many of his first clients remain to this day. Read story.
Creator of the Glendessary Jam
Tony Johansen was a mentor to dozens, if not hundreds, of musicians in the Santa Barbara area. Read story.
Attorney, Social Engineer, Historian
Pearl Chase encouraged Jeremy Hass to become a social engineer on behalf of historic preservation, and he helped restore the Presidio neighborhood as we know it today. Read story.
Loving Kindness Her Religion
Loving kindness was Sandy Smith's religion, and she put her philosophy into practice every day. Read story.
Dedicated Preservationist, Community Crusader
Few people knew Louise was looking over the shoulder of everything that is "Santa Barbara," right up to the end. Read story.
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.
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.
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.