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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.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

A Light That Just Grew Brighter

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.

David Arthur Sansome Gell: 1943-2014

Blithe Spirit

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.

Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

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.

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Aurelio Lomeli Nunez, Sr.

Aurelio Lomeli Nuñez Sr. of Santa Barbara passed away on April 15, 2015, in his hometown of ... Read

Reverend Jerome Smith

Born on August 4, 1919 in Santa Barbara to Joseph and Susie Smith. He attended schools in ... Read

Richard Langley Schall

Richard Langley Schall, greatly loved and respected husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle died April 18, 2015, ... Read

Samuel Thomas Hurst IV

Sam Hurst died peacefully at his home in Montecito on April 10 of natural causes. He was ... Read

Larry Ariew

Our community has lost an exceptional man. On April 9th, Larry Ariew died peacefully at Sarah House ... Read

S. Robert Bronfen

Sanford Robert Bronfen, known as Bob or Bobby to those who loved him, passed away peacefully in ... Read

Horace James Schooter

Jim Schooter, 80, died peacefully in his sleep on Easter morning, April 5, 2015. Jim will be ... Read

Francis Walter Rowbottam

Our beloved father, grandfather, great- grandfather, and husband, Frank Rowbottam, was born to Evelyn and Walter Rowbottam ... Read

Warren Paul "Doc" Berry

Doc was born July 1, 1935 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The family moved to Estes Park, Colorado and ... Read

Jonee Grat

Jonee Grat, 86, of Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully on March 13, 2015 surrounded by her ... Read

Alan Myles Limberg

Alan Myles Limburg (“Myles”), 89, was born in New York City on December 6, 1925, and passed ... Read

Alexander William Gruenberg

Alexander William Gruenberg passed away at the age of 30 years old, due to unforeseen complications during ... Read

Carmen Webster

Carmen Webster was known for her tremendous smile and great love of nature. Carmen grew up in ... Read

Ronald (Ron) Tan

Ronald (Ron) Tan was born April 23, 1949 in China and passed away unexpectedly Monday, March 16, ... Read

Garrett M. Hoffman

Born to Mindy LePley and Gary Hofmann in Fort Bragg, CA. At 3, SBCC Fishing, surfing, Football ... Read

John Reardon Hoyne, Jr.

John Reardon Hoyne, Jr. – brother, son, friend and uncle extraordinaire – died at age 52 just ... Read

John Steven Harris

Adventurer, traveler and smarter than the president, John Steven Harris aka “Harry” passed with his irreverent sense ... Read

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