Deputy Public Defender
A brilliant advocate, his contributions to the Santa Barbara Community are widely felt but not widely known. Read story.
Editor, Activist, Tennis Teacher
During her 67 years as a Santa Barbara resident, Alice, a staunch environmentalist and activist, immersed herself in many volunteer activities until she retired at the age of 103. Read story.
Recreation Therapist, Advocate for the Disabled, Climber, Traveler, Artist Read story.
Drummer and Singer for The Band
No other American in the past 50 years did more to put American roots music on the global map than Levon Helm. Read story.
California Coastal Commission Director
Next time you wander down to the shoreline, take a moment to reflect on the life of Peter Douglas and the agency he dedicated his life to creating, sustaining, and leading. Read story.
Character Actor, Journalist, Atheist Activist
James Easton Brodhead, character actor, journalist, and atheist activist, died on April 6 of kidney failure in Santa Barbara. He was 80 years old. Read story.
Activist, Artist, former Santa Barbara City Councilmember
It's not easy to bring soulfulness into the world. Many try, and if you have a positive view of human nature, you might say it is what everybody tries to do. Babatunde Folayemi did it. Read story.
1930s German Actress, Vedanta Society Devotee
“When I heard the door close behind me, I was terrified,” Gerda Zinn recalled, describing her meeting with Adolf Hitler and his flunky Joseph Goebbels. Read story.
Homemaker, Mother, Wife
Annette couldn’t help but effortlessly create and maintain a happy, winning, and forever closeknit family – something precious and rare. Read story.
Westmont's Director of Public Relations
His friendliness came from a spirit of both affection and curiosity, and from a conscious sense that we don’t endure life, we celebrate it. Read story.
Remembering the life of a Santa Barbara grassroots legend. Read story.
I met Barbara many years ago at the Sunday art show along Cabrillo Boulevard. Read story.
Curator, Editor, and Painter
Meg began to paint seriously only after retirement in 1978 from a 45-year career as a teacher, designer, editor, and curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, where she hung shows for and wrote articles about many important mid-century artists Read story.
Mike was director of photography for a gazillion films and series about ocean animals. He worked for National Geographic and PBS, for BBC and David Attenborough and James Cameron and Turner Broadcasting. His contagious enthusiasm was once graphically captured in his jumping and gesturing during a one-hour film called The Octopus Show, which led to Mike's celebrated TED talk on the creature. Read story.
Typesetter, Graphic Designer, Theater Director
He brought an elevated and artistic sensibility to every publication he worked on, from fine cookbooks to student newspapers, literary works to catalogs. Read story.