Un Hombre de la Raza
A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.
Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.
So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.
Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House
Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.
I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.
Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.
A Great and Caring District Attorney
Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.
An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.
A Courageous Fighter for Equality
Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.
The Sage of Summerland
Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.
SBPD Records Specialist and Friend
Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.
A Friend to All
One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.
Sports and Recreation Champion
Despite the loss of the use of his legs, Bill became a swimmer to reckon with and a champion of wheelchair sports. Read story.
Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner
Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.
Journalist, Environmentalist, Arts Enthusiast
Joan had an early love affair with newspapers that began with her first sight of a printing press, one of those massive and loud machines that people seldom see or hear today. Read story.