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.
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.
A Hero Moves On
A hero moves on. Read story.
Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer
Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.
Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela
When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.
Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist
Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.
Teacher, Mentor, Writer
A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.
Wise Friend, Gentle Soul
For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.
Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman
Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.
Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder
Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.
Spiritual Seeker, Wise Woman
The Rev. Dr. Mary Carol Edwards, a spiritual seeker and wise woman, died peacefully on August 22, in a hospice in Abingdon, Virginia. Read story.
First Art Director of The Santa Barbara Independent
George developed the look of The Independent and made it look easy. Read story.
Many met Rodger through the Mental Health Arts Festival where his warmth and welcoming energy drew people in to view and appreciate his work. Read story.
Carl Woodcock died, much as he lived, defiant and rude to just about everyone except those close friends and family he cared so much about. Read story.
Football Player, Loyal Friend, Generous Spirit
The Santa Barbara community is mourning the loss of this open-hearted man. Read story.