Artist, Father, Extreme Athlete, Burning Man
His connection to the source of it all, and his ability to serve as a conduit to shower us all in beauty, will never be forgotten. Read story.
Jazz Great Brubeck Loved Coming to Santa Barbara
Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died on December 5 at age 92, left a lasting mark not only on jazz but also on world culture. Read story.
The internationally renowned architect designed more than 600,000 residences, many on the South Coast. Read story.
Advocate for Seniors
Eleanor attracted many people with her ready laugh, her great joy of life, her interest in others and their lives, and her empathy for those in need. Read story.
Head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California
Swahananda was a sannyasin of unconditional renunciation and a scholar with a bottomless curiosity about the world, renowned for his compassion, his flawless memory – and his insatiable appetite for jokes. Read story.
“The Guitar Chameleon”
The passionate and graceful way Andrew played brought joy to others, and that fueled his creativity in return. Read story.
Never once did I come through my dear friend Phyllis Zimmerman's door, in all the years I visited her, to hear music playing. I came to realize that only a caretaker of silence can be a true caretaker of sound. Read story.
Advertising Executive, Civic Activist
With Lindsey a principal on the account, Toyota and the advertising firm made history in the creation of image — including the jingle, "You asked for it, you got it, Toyota!" Read story.
Storyteller, Teacher, Rancher, Friend
Remembering the storyteller, teacher, rancher, and friend. Read story.
Search and Rescue K9
Credited with numerous finds during his search career, Kody made a difference in my life, my family’s life, and the lives of many others. Read story.
Marilyn left her earthsuit on Friday, August 24. Seeing who and what was awaiting her, she departed with a hint of a smile on her face. Read story.
Software Engineer, Classical Music Supporter
William was particularly enthusiastic in inspiring young people to immerse themselves in music for their own intellectual growth and to ensure the continuation and evolution of classical music. Read story.
WWII Repairer of Naval Vessels, Mexican and Chumash Cultural Activist
Molly Lopez (née Ruelas) was the last matriarch of the old families at “Spanish Town," Montecito, California. Read story.
Sitting at the kitchen table drinking coffee, Granny hears the door open and a cheery little voice. “Look what we have here,” she says as her great-granddaughter, Lexi, marches into the room. Read story.
Lexi was our sweet baby girl, whom we loved more than anything else in the world. She was always affectionate and at times brutally honest. Lexi was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia one week before her second birthday and died at the age of three years after a more than courageous fight. Read story.