Character Actor, Journalist, Atheist Activist
James Easton Brodhead, character actor, journalist, and atheist activist, died on April 6 of kidney failure in Santa Barbara. He was 80 years old. Read story.
Activist, Artist, former Santa Barbara City Councilmember
It's not easy to bring soulfulness into the world. Many try, and if you have a positive view of human nature, you might say it is what everybody tries to do. Babatunde Folayemi did it. Read story.
1930s German Actress, Vedanta Society Devotee
“When I heard the door close behind me, I was terrified,” Gerda Zinn recalled, describing her meeting with Adolf Hitler and his flunky Joseph Goebbels. Read story.
Homemaker, Mother, Wife
Annette couldn’t help but effortlessly create and maintain a happy, winning, and forever closeknit family – something precious and rare. Read story.
Westmont's Director of Public Relations
His friendliness came from a spirit of both affection and curiosity, and from a conscious sense that we don’t endure life, we celebrate it. Read story.
Remembering the life of a Santa Barbara grassroots legend. Read story.
I met Barbara many years ago at the Sunday art show along Cabrillo Boulevard. Read story.
Curator, Editor, and Painter
Meg began to paint seriously only after retirement in 1978 from a 45-year career as a teacher, designer, editor, and curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she hung shows for and wrote articles about many important mid-century artists Read story.
Mike was director of photography for a gazillion films and series about ocean animals. He worked for National Geographic and PBS, for BBC and David Attenborough and James Cameron and Turner Broadcasting. His contagious enthusiasm was once graphically captured in his jumping and gesturing during a one-hour film called The Octopus Show, which led to Mike's celebrated TED talk on the creature. Read story.
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Theater Director
He brought an elevated and artistic sensibility to every publication he worked on, from fine cookbooks to student newspapers, literary works to catalogs. Read story.
Berka and her late husband began the Tenth Life Foundation, caring for old and disabled cats. Read story.
Balboa Building Superintendent
It was my good fortune to meet Chet Gala almost immediately upon moving to Santa Barbara in 1983 to take a job as reporter with the Santa Barbara News & Review. Read story.
Teacher at Starr King Parent-Child Workshop
Rachel Johansen — for 31 years one of the pillars of the Starr King Parent-Child Workshop — was all about giving young minds and souls the freedom to wander, choose, and experiment. Read story.
Symphony Conductor, Violinist, Music Professor
Richard’s relationship to rhythms and rests always extended beyond the batons, bows, and body he has now left behind. Read story.
Lompoc Community Activist
Bess was a woman of great strength and integrity who made a positive difference in our community. She was not afraid to get up and tell elected officials they were wrong, but she did it with such civility that often they thanked her and sometimes they changed their former position. Read story.