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Richard García: 1947–2014

Un Hombre de la Raza

A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.

Swingin' Dave Collert: 1952-2014

Guitar Master

Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.

Ralph Fertig: 1939-2014

Bicycle Hero

So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.

To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

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.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

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.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

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.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

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.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

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.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

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.

Bill Hamilton: 1942 – 2014

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.

Daniel R. Shackman, MD: 1941-2014

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.

Joan Crowder: 1934-2014

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.

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Richard William McInnis II

Richard William McInnis II, was born on January 11, 1958 to Barbara Thomas and Richard McInnis in ... Read

Theda Temple Drake

Theda Temple Drake was born in Owosso, MI on March 4, 1925, the daughter of Garfield Earnest ... Read

Josephine M. Donato

Josephine M. Donato, 92, passed away on May 21, 2015 in Solvang, CA. No local services planned. Read

Beverly H. Schydlowsky

Distinguished Therapist, Coach, Educator and Consultant. Her 40 plus years in clinical practice enabled her to become ... Read

Philip Timothy Rozok

Dreaming With Phil-By Larry Sleep Phil Rozok had put in a long day on Monday, May 18th. ... Read

Winifred Marilyn Vedder

Winifred Marilyn Vedder, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on May 16, 2015. A Memorial Service will ... Read

Florence H. Dunn

Florence H. Dunn, 81, passed away on May 19, 2015 in Santa Barbara. No services planned. Read

Elizabeth Ann Freet

Liz joined her Lord and Savior peacefully In St. George, Utah as she left this world doing ... Read

Malcolm Gene Morehouse

Malcolm Gene Morehouse of Santa Barbara, California died on April, 30, 2015. He was 91 years old. ... Read

Woodrow Wiley

Viewing and Service on May 20th McDermott–Crocket, 2020 Chapala St. Viewing at 10 am – 12 pm ... Read

Loberta Geene Hunter

“Geene” is a unique name. That's because Geene Hunter came up with it herself - Loberta “Geene” ... Read

Dylan Corselius-Willson

Happy Birthday We raise our glasses to you with love and laughter. Today, your day, the sun ... Read

Esperanza Darbyshire-Malham

In Memory I love you so much. I was so broken hearted when you left this world. ... Read

Mary Rita (Bret) Niediek

Born on May 20, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA; Mary was the first child & only daughter ... Read

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky

Barbara Ann Ostrowsky, 75, died peacefully in her sleep at home on April 20, 2015, after a ... Read

Kathryn Faye Blaine

Kathryn Faye Blaine, 63, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away May 14, 2015, at Serenity House Hospice. ... Read

Dr. Robert E. Steele

Bob Steele was exceptional. Born in Berkeley, California to Margaret and Elbert Steele, he lost his father ... Read

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