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.
A Light That Just Grew Brighter
Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.
A musician, composer, and master craftsman, his greatest distinction was as the creator of many, many community music series at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.
Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist
Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.
From Huetamo to Santa Barbara, Many Times
Born in Huetamo, Michoacán, México, Leonel Acosta inspired his family with his life and his lessons. Read story.
Therapist, Writer, Tennis Enthusiast, Proprietor of the Menkin Motel
The therapist, author, tennis enthusiast, and proprietor of the Menkin Motel is lovingly remembered by her son. Read story.
Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival
Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.
The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.
Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.