First Director of Santa Barbara's Redevelopment Agency, the Housing Authority, and the Community Development Department
While his name may be unfamiliar today, our city owes Bob Foreman a great debt. Bob laid solid foundations and set high standards for agencies that have shaped much of our city’s unique physical and economic environment. Read story.
Landscaper, Surfer, Santa Barbara Women's Softball Hall of Famer
Vickie grew up with her best friends, Michael, Wendy, and Bonnie. They played in the walnut fields (now the YMCA on Hitchcock) and only came home when the streetlights came on. Read story.
UCSB Chancellor 1977-86
Robert Huttenback played a key role in the National Science Foundation decision to establish the Institute for Theoretical Physics at UCSB. Read story.
Healer, Artist, Drummer
Her thriving healing arts practice helped many people heal their physical and emotional ailments. Read story.
Educator, Musician, Poet, Native American Historian
Stan was a creative and gifted person, a free-spirited dreamer, a beloved friend and family man. Read story.
Athletic Round Table Co-founder, Leader of Drive to Create Elings Park, Jewelry Store Owner
One of his major legacies is Elings Park, the former landfill that was transformed into a recreational site under his leadership (the access road is named “Jerry Harwin Parkway”). Read story.
Science-Fiction and Fantasy Author
It took two magical words, “public library,” to get Ray Bradbury to speak at the 2002 Santa Barbara Book & Author Festival. Read story.
Coastal Commissioner, Santa Barbara County Supervisor, Activist
There is some truth in the adage that political life attracts some of the best and some of the worst people. Naomi Schwartz was one of the very, very best. Read story.
Loretta always intended to write her own obituary and share her thoughts and the joys of her life, but must have found something more interesting to do. Read story.
Deputy Public Defender
A brilliant advocate, his contributions to the Santa Barbara Community are widely felt but not widely known. Read story.
Editor, Activist, Tennis Teacher
During her 67 years as a Santa Barbara resident, Alice, a staunch environmentalist and activist, immersed herself in many volunteer activities until she retired at the age of 103. Read story.
Recreation Therapist, Advocate for the Disabled, Climber, Traveler, Artist Read story.
Drummer and Singer for The Band
No other American in the past 50 years did more to put American roots music on the global map than Levon Helm. Read story.
California Coastal Commission Director
Next time you wander down to the shoreline, take a moment to reflect on the life of Peter Douglas and the agency he dedicated his life to creating, sustaining, and leading. Read story.
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.