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In Memoriam: Michael J. Treman, 1946-2017

‘We wish him only fair winds.’

A competitive sailor, crew coach, and family man, Mike Treman’s time working at Camp Pendleton's Brig ignited a passion to help the incarcerated that led to a career as a federal criminal defense attorney for people who could not afford one. Read story.

In Memoriam: John A. Sonquist, 1931-2017

Musician, Intellectual, Activist, Family Man

Chances are that if you went to hear classical music in the last 50 years in Santa Barbara, you would have either run into John A. Sonquist or heard him play. Read story.

In Memoriam: Joseph ‘Joseppi’ Scozzaro: 1943-2017

An Entrepreneur, Santa Barbara Style

At Joseppi’s in the ’80s, community was created in the best of ways, brought together by Joe Scozzaro’s love of music, people, and the accordion. Read story.

Jeanne Graffy: 1925-2017

Community Leader, Community Planner

A selfless, quietly effective community leader, Jeanne Graffy served both city and county, fighting to protect neighborhoods and keep creeks clean. Read story.

Gary Ray Chafe: 1937-2017

Artist, Rebel, Wit, and Friend

Gary Chafe was an artist for more than 60 years, and he also founded the Yes Store, was an activist against Big Oil, and helped many along their artistic path. Read story.

In Memoriam: Chris Casebeer, 1946-2017

Expert in the Art of Friendship

In real estate for 44 years, Chris Casebeer’s clients became his friends, and his friends became his clients. Read story.

Doug Miller: 1941-2017

Radical Christian

During his search for authentic Christianity, Doug Miller challenged seminary students to think broadly, supported the interfaith community, and built housing for the homeless. Read story.

Joanne ‘Jody’ White: 1922-2017

Fought the Good Fight for Santa Ynez Valley

Enamored of the natural beauty and rural, agricultural character of the Santa Ynez Valley, Jody White devoted many years to protecting it. Read story.

Philip Koplin: 1942-2017

Editor, Artist, and Funk Zone Pioneer

The wisecrack at his website: 'Minding the gap between intention and achievement,' effectively summarizes Philip Koplin’s aesthetic. Read story.

Michael Adam Cobb: 1965-2017

The Soul of Generosity

Mike Cobb was incredibly kind, the person who lent a hand or a board — or any gear that he had. Read story.

Bill Coleman: 1941-2016

Reawakened the Farmers' Market

Known for a personality that could engage nearly anyone, Bill Coleman was a farmer and an important part of the original organic food movement and the development of the current farm-to-table and slow-food trends. Read story.

Harris Seed: 1927-2017

Attorney, Nonprofit Advocate, Businessperson

Stories about Harris Seed’s forceful negotiating style and business acumen are legion. Read story.

Robinson Jay Eikenberry: 1969-2017

A Life of Light and Love

In the studio, Robinson Eikenberry’s gift was touching souls and allowing musicians to open up and express their soul's voice through their instruments. Read story.

Memoirs of a Traveler

'All the Rest Is Silence'

Ralph Lowe's roving life and perceptions take center stage in his memoirs. Read story.

Evelyn Gerlach: 1920 - 2017

'Be Kind to Yourself and Others'

A longtime marriage and family therapist, Evelyn Gerlach was also a self-taught artist. Read story.

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Suzanne E. Roberts

“The most beautiful word on the lips of mankind is the word “Mother,” and the most beautiful ... Read

Sidney Ackert

Sidney Ackert, (3/10/27-7/8/18) a passionate, long time Santa Barbara resident, a talented wine maker and respected aerospace ... Read

Vanessa Keyes

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 07/13/2018 Age: 61 Occupation: Owner/Operator Food Catering Arrangements by: Coast ... Read

Fred Rifkin

Funeral for Fred Rifkin (5/23/45-7/13/18) Sunday July 22 at 2pm Hillside Memorial, 6001 W. Centinela Ave Los ... Read

Misao Mori

County Residence: Santa Barbara Date of Death: 07/03/2018 Age: 98 Occupation: Homemaker/Seamstress Arrangements by: Coast Cities Cremations ... Read

Dolores Moreno

County Residence: Lompoc Date of Death: 07/02/2018 Age: 90 Occupation: Owner Housekeeping Business Arrangements by: Coast Cities ... Read

Eirik Larkin

On Tuesday, July 10th, our dear Eirik Larkin (age 41) passed away. We are all heartbroken and ... Read

Theodore Albert Kauth

Theodore Albert Kauth, a local educator and avid fly fisherman, died on July 12, 2018, in Santa ... Read

Gary Staneff

After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Gary passed peacefully on July 9 2018, holding hands with ... Read

Anthony Justin "AJ" Herrera

In Memory "AJ" Anthony Justin Herrera 11-30-78 7-21-13 It has been five long years without you. We ... Read

Alexander Ricardo Braid

Alexander Ricardo Braid, also known as Alex or Al to his colleagues, friends and family passed away ... Read

Tansy Sue Birchim

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our dear Nana, Tansy Sue ... Read

Livia Dodero

Livia Dodero, 94, passed away after a short illness on June 19, 2018 in Santa Barbara, CA. ... Read

Connor Campbell Ella

Connor passed away in San Francisco, CA, where he had lived since 2011. He worked for Taking ... Read

Katina Demourkas

Our Mother Katina Demourkas was born in Ayios Pantelimon, Greece on August 15th 1928 to Apostolos and ... Read

Karen French Sears

Karen French Sears, shown here with 2nd husband Donald French, formerly of Montecito, died March 18th in ... Read

Ellena G. Bregante

DATE OF BIRTH: November 12, 1920 DATE OF DEATH: June 30, 2018 AGE: 97 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara ... Read

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