Tragic Notes

Former students and loved ones bade goodbye to Marjorie Luke in her namesake theater at Santa Barbara Junior High School on 3/11 with a lavish performance that included songs and speeches in her honor. Born Marjorie Millar in Blackfoot, Idaho in 1928, Luke taught music for 40 years at the school, endearing herself to many studentsincluding actor Anthony Edwards, who funded the renovation of the theater and named it after her in 2001. Luke was buried in Santa Barbara Cemetery on 3/12, her 79th birthday.

Meredith Bowersmother of Rachael Bowers Bendett, a La Jolla resident whose body washed up on a Carpinteria beach near where she grew up nearly a year agohas announced she is offering a $100,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the party responsible for her daughter’s death. A coroner’s report deemed Bendett’s cause of death “undetermined.” Bowers suspects foul play and urges people to visit to read more about the case.


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