Matriarch of the Rose Café
When Mamanita began working at the Rose Café in 1945, she worked 16-hour days, seven days a week, for eight years, making 75 cents an hour. Read story.
A Return to Freedom
Bill DeMayo was grateful for all life offered, from the GI Bill to the people he met. Read story.
A Wise Friend and Philanthropist
Léni Fé Bland was a great friend to the music and dance communities. Read story.
Heart of Gold
Our mother's love of sewing continued her entire life, and the layers of our Fiesta flower girl skirts are among our most prized possessions. Read story.
Un Hombre de la Raza
A Vietnam vet and UCSB graduate, García worked for equality for Hispanic peoples. Read story.
Master guitarist David Collert was known as “Swingin’ Dave” thanks to his guitar prowess and larger-than-life persona. Read story.
So many solutions to bicycle and pedestrian safety in Santa Barbara can be laid at Ralph Fertig's feet. Read story.
Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House
Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Courageous Fighter for Equality
Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.
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.
SBPD Records Specialist and Friend
Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.