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.
David Wass, my father, was a great man, a lover of nature, actively involved in the community … no, stop. Stop, stop, stop. Read story.
A Life on the Banks
She didn’t do anything huge or press worthy… she just did thousands of small things with determination, grace, and love… that brought life into focus for her family and friends. Read story.
I have had the fortune of knowing Mary Lanzisera Partridge since she moved to Santa Barbara in 1998 when she was 85 years old. Read story.
Mediator, Social Activist, Creative Writer
Amy Van Meter was one of the strongest women we’ve ever known. Read story.
Carlee was both burdened and blessed with living in a special world. Read story.
Poem in tribute to a regular at the Santa Barbara harbor. Read story.