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Joe Pasinato: 1950-2014

The Face of the Forest Service

The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.

Brock Brower: 1931-2014

Author and Journalist’s Work Spanned Media and Eras

From novels to journalism to television, Brock Brower’s distinctive voice shaped American culture. Read story.

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.

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Marilynn Marie Seekins

Marilynn Marie Seekins, 95, of Santa Barbara passed away on July 28, 2015. Private services. Read

John S. Clark

Lifelong Santa Barbara resident John S. Clark passed away peacefully at Serenity House after a battle with ... Read

Marlene (chi-chi) Bulfone

In loving Memory It has been six years since you left us all and there is not ... Read

Eugene Custer Baum

Eugene Custer Baum passed away on June 17, 2015 at his home in Santa Barbara with his ... Read

Stephen Martin Forrest

Stephen Martin Forrest passed away suddenly on July 19th, at 59 years of age. Steve was born ... Read

Dan P. Parks

...It was another Viva La Fiesta back in 1975 for Realtor Dan P. Parks. Born 04/29/1927 in ... Read

Amanda Heming Minsky

Amanda passed peacefully in her home on July 6th, 2015 after a long difficult battle with cancer. ... Read

Stanton J. Peale

Stanton died May 14, 2015 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital from complications of a fall. He had ... Read

Stanley A. Couzens

Stan Couzens (Butch/Butch Cain) left this world too soon due to brain cancer. He passed peacefully at ... Read

Adeline Hazard Georgi

Adeline Hazard Georgi, 92, formerly of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 12, 2015. SERVICE INFORMATION: A ... Read

Gerald Havens Grant

Gerald Havens Grant, born August 24th, 1945, in Santa Barbara, CA, passed away peacefully in the loving ... Read

Walter G. Lormer, Jr.

Walter G. Lormer, Jr., 90 of Santa Barbara, passed away on July 12, 2015. Funeral Service - ... Read

Robert W. Killen

Robert W. Killen transitioned at his home in Santa Barbara on Thursday June 4, 2015 after a ... Read

Blanche Angelina Pitts

Blanche Angelina Pitts passed away at home on June 16, with her children present, in Santa Barbara, ... Read

Richard Michael Martin

Richard Michael Martin, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Diamond Springs, California, on July ... Read

Flavia Marie Weedn

Our beloved mother, Flavia Marie Weedn (Register), was born on February 19, 1929 in Los Angeles, CA ... Read

Adrienne Patricia Basil

Adrienne Basil, also known as Anne, and affectionally as Ms. B; passed away peacefully Sunday morning after ... Read

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