Teacher, Mentor, Poet
I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.
We've lost a fascinating, inquiring, brave, and caring human being with a sense of humor that wouldn’t quit. Read story.
Surfer and Artist
The local surf community is a less colorful place now with the loss of a jewel by the name of Robert Heeley. Read story.
Tributes to and remembrances of poet Barry Spacks. Read story.
The Worst of What We Lived
A notorious Catholic priest who abused many boys at St. Anthony's Seminary died on November 23, 2013. Read story.
D.J. Palladino Remembers a Folk Music Icon
Following Seeger's death on January 27, D.J. Palladino looks back on the moment he crowned the songwriter a hero. Read story.
A Tribute to Barry Spacks
I’ve long considered myself Barry Spacks’s unofficial apprentice. Read story.
A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta
A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.
Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman
A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.
A Hero Moves On
A hero moves on. Read story.
Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer
Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.
Das Williams ‘Remembers’ the Emancipator of South Africa
After Mandela's death on December 5, Das Williams recalls working in South Africa to get him elected president. Read story.
Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist
Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.
Teacher, Mentor, Writer
A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.
Wise Friend, Gentle Soul
For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.