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To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

A Friend to All

One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.

Bill Hamilton: 1942 – 2014

Sports and Recreation Champion

Despite the loss of the use of his legs, Bill became a swimmer to reckon with and a champion of wheelchair sports. Read story.

Daniel R. Shackman, MD: 1941-2014

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.

Joan Crowder: 1934-2014

Journalist, Environmentalist, Arts Enthusiast

Joan had an early love affair with newspapers that began with her first sight of a printing press, one of those massive and loud machines that people seldom see or hear today. Read story.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

A Light That Just Grew Brighter

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.

David Arthur Sansome Gell: 1943-2014

Blithe Spirit

A musician, composer, and master craftsman, his greatest distinction was as the creator of many, many community music series at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.

Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist

Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.

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Mark Alan Ravenscroft

Mark was born July 21, 1959 in Kansas City, Missouri. At the age of two the family ... Read

Elizabeth Lee Hills Robertson

Elizabeth Lee Hills Robertson came into this world on March 23, 1920. She was the daughter of ... Read

Mell Lazarus

“Mell Lazarus was a true cartooning legend,” ("Miss Peach" & "Momma"), but to us he was just ... Read

Elizabeth Mosher

Elizabeth Mosher, 80 of Santa Barbara, CA died May 23rd, 2016. A soprano and Professor of voice ... Read

Rodney 'Brooke' Crumley

DATE OF BIRTH: 11/25/1948 DATE OF DEATH: 5/24/2016 AGE: 67 RESIDENCE: Montecito. SERVICE INFORMATION: Celebration of Life ... Read

Ihsan Ali Saib

Ihsan Ali Saib, also known as Ihsan-Bey, made his way to paradise on Sunday, May 22, 2016. ... Read

Marjorie Ann Fuller

05/20/16 Age 84 Santa Barbara, CA. Services Pending. Read

Elise Widen Koelsch

Elise Widen Koelsch, devoted mother of Richard A. Berton and Sharlene Berton Koelsch, passed away peacefully on ... Read

Billy Mendibles

Happy Birthday Billy You are always in our hearts, we love you and miss you so much. ... Read

Richard Glen Moore

Richard Glen Moore, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Chico, CA on April 30. Richard ... Read

Garett Sean Lewis

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved Garett, who returned ... Read

Cordelia Earle English

Cordelia Kirkland Earle English (also known as Cordy, Dee, Corky, Dilly and the Caped Grammarian to her ... Read

Katrina Sue (Tina) Cummings

Tina Cummings passed away peacefully on Sunday May 1st with family and friends at her side. A ... Read

Nicolasa "Nico" Ortega

DATE OF BIRTH: 1/5/1919 DATE OF DEATH: 5/11/2016 AGE: 96 RESIDENCE: Lompoc SERVICE INFORMATION: Visitation at Welch-Ryce-Haider, ... Read

Mark Alan Ravenscroft

DATE OF BIRTH: 7/21/1959 DATE OF DEATH: 5/12/2016 AGE: 56 RESIDENCE: Santa Barbara. SERVICE INFORMATION: Services Pending. Read

Erline Dessie Goodell

“Each day was a blessing and a gift for me - not one regret left standing” – ... Read

Michael Irvine

Michael “Ace” Irvine, 49, passed away peacefully at UCLA Medical Center on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at ... Read

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