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.
From Huetamo to Santa Barbara, Many Times
Born in Huetamo, Michoacán, México, Leonel Acosta inspired his family with his life and his lessons. Read story.
Therapist, Writer, Tennis Enthusiast, Proprietor of the Menkin Motel
The therapist, author, tennis enthusiast, and proprietor of the Menkin Motel is lovingly remembered by her son. Read story.
Remembering the Winemaker, Friend, Neighbor, and Co-Founder of This Weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival
Three friends remember the winemaker, neighbor, and co-founder of this weekend's Santa Barbara Wine Festival. Read story.
The physicist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist endowed institutes and chairs at universities around the world, including UCSB. Read story.
Bill Yerkes brought solar power — and the price per watt — down to earth from its development in the space industry. Read story.
Educator, Athlete, Chef
Past president of SBCC and county superintendent of schools, Lorenzo Dall'Armi also once traveled with the Harlem Globetrotters. Read story.
The Face of the Forest Service
The Forest Service's Joe Pasinato is remembered for his dry wit and can-do attitude. Read story.
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.
Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer
Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.
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 would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.
Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa
Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.
Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man
When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.
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.