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Robert D. Heeley: 1970 - 2014

Surfer and Artist

The local surf community is a less colorful place now with the loss of a jewel by the name of Robert Heeley. Read story.

Memories of Barry Spacks

Tributes to and remembrances of poet Barry Spacks. Read story.

Mario (Walter) Cimmarrusti, OFM: 1931 - 2013

The Worst of What We Lived

A notorious Catholic priest who abused many boys at St. Anthony's Seminary died on November 23, 2013. Read story.

Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

D.J. Palladino Remembers a Folk Music Icon

Following Seeger's death on January 27, D.J. Palladino looks back on the moment he crowned the songwriter a hero. Read story.

My Old Hero

A Tribute to Barry Spacks

I’ve long considered myself Barry Spacks’s unofficial apprentice. Read story.

Jonny Wallis: 1946 - 2013

A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta

A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.

Robert Christensen: 1928 - 2013

Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman

A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.

Joy Parkinson: 1924 – 2013

A Hero Moves On

A hero moves on. Read story.

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

Arnita Matthews: 1941 – 2013

Wise Friend, Gentle Soul

For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.

Albert 'Bud' Wheelon: 1929-2013

Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman

Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.

Henry H. Tai, 1922-2012

Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder

Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.

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Ralph Fertig

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Donald S Pinkham

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Charles Gerald Hall

Charles Gerald Hall born August, 14, 1940 died June 29, 2014 Services will be held at Shoreline ... Read

Donald I Smith

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Helen Stokes

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Barbara Withey

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Leonard A Wheeler

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Robert Gilbertson

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Robert L Norton

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Alma Ruth Marshall

Memorial Celebration; Saturday, August 16th, at 2:00PM at Sizer Hall at Calvary Baptist Church Scott Reid, Walter-Ryce-Hader ... Read

Sody Clampett

Sody Clampett, the much beloved wife of legendary Animation Director Bob Clampett, passed away on June 20th, ... Read

Tomoko (Tomo) Yamada

Tomoko (Tomo) Yamada was born in Ventura, California April 18, 1921 and passed away in Santa Barbara ... Read

Edward Richard Pommier

Edward Richard Pommier, age 47, died in Medford, Oregon on July 15, 2014. He was born August ... Read

Susan Russell Badone

Susan was born the oldest of four children to aviation pioneers John and Nancy Russell. She was ... Read

Shannon Butcher

Shannon Butcher aka Perris Knight Gage left her mom's arms to go to the light in the ... Read

Charles Gordon Cambell

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Emily Eugenia "Nemi" Frost

EMILY EUGENIA “NEMI” FROST, a former Santa Barbara resident, died peacefully in her sleep on 30 June ... Read

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