Hal Kornell died, quietly and without pain, at beautiful, beautiful Sarah House, in the depth of the night, with the rain outside his window. Like everyone on these pages, the reality of his life was richer and more strange than can be packaged into a few words. Read story.
Marvin was a gifted vocalist and instrumentalist, an arranger, proficient on guitar—but where his genius really shone was his extraordinary prowess on piano and keyboard. Read story.
Robert Francis Phillips, the husband and silent partner of noted Goleta civic activist and slow-growther Harriett Phillips, died last week at the age of 89. Read story.
Art Dealer Financed Music Academy’s Concert Hall
Art collectors, music lovers, friends, and family alike will surely miss Stephen Hahn, the distinguished billionaire art dealer, philanthropist, and Montecito resident who passed away on Saturday, April 2. Read story.
Great-Great-Great-Great Granddaughter of Presidio Comandante
Our friendship flowered in a place, Arroyo Hondo Ranch, meaning Deep Creek, a beautiful sandstone canyon on the Gaviota Coast, of sandstone walls carved by the water that runs out to sea. Read story.
Summerland Resident Served in Two Presidential Cabinets
Summerland resident served in the cabinets of Presidents Clinton and Carter; headed Warren Commission that reformed LAPD. Read story.
I can hardly conceive of a world without Neal Taylor, one of the great personalities of our time. Read story.
Suicide is so glaring that we sometimes focus on that aspect of death rather than the person. Let me try and bring you a view of who Danny, the person, really was. Read story.
Art Professor and Collector
Four days before Alfred Moir passed away on November 13, his booming voice could still be heard from afar on the UCSB campus, announcing a buoyant presence which always seemed a bit larger than life and is bound to go on growing posthumously, the way legends do. Read story.
Richard was one of he most talented musicians I have ever known, and he played his beloved tenor banjo right up until a week before his death. Read story.
St. Francis Hospital CEO
The arrival of Sister Sylvianne’s skills was a godsend, coming at a time when financial resources were in such short supply that the plan was to eliminate beds and mental health services. She leaves a legacy of fundraising and renovation. Read story.
Surfer, Board Shaper, Surf-n-Wear Founder
Surfers have a way of lavishing the word "legend" upon one another when an individual has performed well or achieved something noteworthy within the surfing community. Read story.
The world lost a beloved educator and community member when Dave McEachen experienced sudden cardiac death on Sunday, November 21, while racing his sailboat. Read story.
Harpist, Composer, Artist
I only knew her for her last five years on this Earth, so I can’t speak for what she was like as a younger being, but I believe her glow was something that just kept deepening with age. Read story.
Experimental Performer and Singer
Sheila’s unique contribution to the musical scene was her sophisticated wit and intelligence, and boundless energy that generated parodies of artistic self-seriousness. Read story.