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My Loneliest Christmas

A military Christmas at sea doesn’t make for traditional holiday memories so much as vivid ones.

Karl “Papa Bee” Wollarth 1913-2007

I first noticed him while standing in the checkout line at the Sunburst market on Milpas Street in the early ’80s. He had some weathered overalls on, held up by colorful suspenders, and atop his lightly grizzled head sat a pith helmet.

More News-Press Drama

GREASING THE SKIDS: Months before Santa Barbara News-Press editor Jerry Roberts resigned in July 2006, owner Wendy McCaw was trying to replace him-so why did she sue him for $25 million after he quit? She was rid of him, wasn’t she?

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

Barney talks the comings and goings of some of Santa Barbara’s better known eateries.

Carla Bard 1928-1997

Ten years ago, a tragic car accident cut short the exemplary life of Carla Marise Bard. We wish to remember and honor this incredible woman, this devoted and loving mother and grandmother, this trusted friend and coworker, and, most of all, this tireless and passionate defender of the environment.

The Word from Around Town

GORED, NOT BORED: Writer/artist/raconteur Barnaby Conrad is sending out holiday cards showing photos of matadors getting tossed and gored. The caption: “You See, Things Could Be Worse.”

Danny Riley 1988-2007

Despite rare and ruthless brain tumor, this popular UCSB student and great musician lived his short life to the fullest.

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