Legendary Author and Self-Publishing Pioneer
Dan Poynter's Self-Publishing Manual guided countless authors' manuscripts into becoming books. Read story.
A Gifted Artist Who Lived Simply
Santa Barbara artist Kenneth Korten created beautiful objects through careful observation and patient craftsmanship, and he walked gently on this earth. Read story.
Everyone who met Stewart Mills came away with a new friend; such was his remarkably positive, easy empathy, and sense of fun. Read story.
Gifted Singer, Caring Community Advocate
From the United Farm Workers boycott to saving Ellwood's butterfly grove, talented singer Lola Nava Guerra embraced the activist life. Read story.
A Life Wild and Free
From international meetings to foreign bars, Dana Schorr could use his polylingual charm to get people talking despite cultural and linguistic barriers. Read story.
Wishing the World Well
She made many people’s dreams come true by helping them believe in themselves; her positive attitude was contagious. Read story.
Celebrated Chumash Elder and Tribal Advocate
Rosa Margaret Pace helped modernize the Chumash reservation and founded its first medical clinic. Read story.
A Warrior for the Environment
Remembered fondly by all who worked with him, Bob Whitney helped preserve significant areas in Santa Barbara and Northern California. Read story.
Curator of Photography at Santa Barbara Museum of Art
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Expert in County Politics and Team Penning
The former county supervisor brought political power to the North County when he won and lost the same election in 1992. Read story.
Pioneer in Geriatric Medicine
Erno Daniel, MD, practiced at Sansum Clinic since 1978 and was an early pioneer in dementia and Alzheimer's disease, lecturing across the country and writing extensively on the topics. Read story.
Police Officer, Gentleman, and a Gentle Man
The Santa Barbara Police Department family remembers Merlyn Kelly as a kind and gutsy public servant. Read story.
A Young, Yet Full, Life Lived
In her 7 years and 9 months, Gwendolyn Strong touched the hearts of many and gave birth to a foundation to fight spinal muscular atrophy. Read story.
Restored Hope House, Championed Trails, a Dedicated Volunteer
Children, bicycles, horses, history, and trails — all became the focus of Vie Obern's forward-looking civic efforts. Read story.
Longtime News Anchor, Exceptional Friend
Debby Davison anchored newscasts for KEYT for almost two decades and was a frequent host for charitable events after arriving in Santa Barbara in 1990. Read story.