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Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Dancing with Luis

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena. Read story.

Louise Marie Moulton Hanson: 1914 – 2014

Rancher, Environmentalist

Louise would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.

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.

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Angelina Gonzales

Angelina Gonzales, 87, passed away on January 23rd, 2015. Mass; Saturday, 10am at Our Lady of Sorrows ... Read

Norman Stevens

Norman B. Stevens passed quietly on January 24, 2015. He was born March 6, 1920, on a ... Read

Maria Bauman Rowbottam (McGlinchey)

Blessed with a vibrant and selfless way of looking at the world, Maria saw beauty in the ... Read

Norma J. Bravo

Norma J Bravo, 86, passed away in West Hills on January 21st, 2015. A rosary will take ... Read

Lois Oates

Lois Oates, a resident of Santa Barbara for 53 years, died peacefully on Jan. 16 at Cottage ... Read

Marian Elisabeth Nickel Hartfeld

On January 4, 2015, Marian “Nicki” Hartfeld passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara. She ... Read

Lois W. Oates

Lois W. Oates, 90, passed away on January 16th, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held on ... Read

Nellie G. Allen

Nellie G. Allen passed away on January 15th, 2015 in Goleta. No services planned. Read

Laureldean Waugh

Laureldean (Wright) Waugh died of natural causes on January 18, 2015 after a full life. Lollie, as ... Read

Maxwell Sanders

Maxwell Sanders, a Santa Barbara resident for virtually all of his life, died at age 95 on ... Read

Gary Steven Grubacich

Gary Steven Grubacich, a well-known local attorney and resident of Santa Barbara for over 35 years, died ... Read

Bradley N. Currey

Bradley N. Currey was born September 17, 1926 in Brewster, FL and died at 88 peacefully at ... Read

Margaret C. Bohling

Margaret Catherine (O’Toole) Bohling, a long-time resident of Goleta, CA, passed away on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 ... Read

Madeline Glowicki

Glowicki, Madeline: 90 of Santa Barbara died January 6. Funeral mass at St Raphael's Catholic Church Saturday ... Read

Richard "Dick" Cousineau

Come celebrate the life of Richard "Dick" Cousineau - co-founder, Humanist Society of Santa Barbara - on ... Read

Mark Anthony Medina

Mark Anthony Medina, 30, passed away in Santa Barbara on January 13th, 2014. Services pending. Read

John G. Watts

John G. Watts, 85, passed away in Santa Barbara on January 12th, 2015. Memorial Service - Saturday, ... Read

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