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Jack Earl Smith: 1922 – 2014

Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa

Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.

Bill Richardson: 1926 - 2013

Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man

When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.

Barry Spacks: 1931 – 2014

The Elephant in the Arts Room

I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.

Ted Townsend: 1967-2014

Global Citizen

We've lost a fascinating, inquiring, brave, and caring human being with a sense of humor that wouldn’t quit. Read story.

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.

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Daniel E. Signor

Daniel E. Signor, 77, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 27th, 2014. Service information is pending. Read

Todd Edward Sessler

Todd Edward Sessler, 52, of Goleta passed away on August 24th, 2014. Services are pending and being ... Read

Jasmine D. Murphy

Jasmine D. Murphy March 19, 1983-August 23, 2014 beloved daughter, niece, cousin and friend to many, has ... Read

Norman Edward Savage

Norman Edward Savage passed away peacefully at Serenity House on August 22, 2014. Born July 20, 1933 ... Read

Josefina Martin

Josefina Martin, 90, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 25th, 2014. A Rosary will be held ... Read

Norman Edward Albert Savage

Norman Edward Albert Savage was born on July 20th, 1933 and passed away in Carpinteria on August ... Read

James Franklin Shook, Jr.

James Franklin Shook, Jr., 84, passed away in Carpinteria on August 24th, 2014. Memorial Service - Saturday, ... Read

Mona Skeen

Mona Etury Skeen was born and raised in Santa Barbara. The daughter of Spanish Basque immigrants from ... Read

John J. Lynk

John J. Lynk passed away in Goleta on August 19th, 2014 at age 66. Graveside service on ... Read

Mona Skeen

Mona Skeen passed away on August 21st in Santa Barbara, information on memorial services is pending. Read

Charles Gordon Campbell

Santa Barbara -- Charles Gordon (Gordy) Campbell, 89, Died Friday, July 25, 2014 in his hometown of ... Read

Robert Schneider Woodward

Robert Schneider Woodward, 84, passed away in Santa Barbara on August 19th, 2014. Service information is pending. Read

Jerome Green

Jerome Green, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 12, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

John A. Erickson

John A. Erickson, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Susan E. Just

Susan E. Just, 64, of Atascadero, passed way August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Phyliss Foulstone

Phyllis Foulstone, 95, of Ventura, formerly of San Luis Obispo, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted ... Read

Evelyn Lyons

Evelyn Lyons, of Santa Barbara, passed away on August 18th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

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