Sam Cunningham: 1950-2021


The qualities that set Sam Cunningham apart and made him the brightest star in the constellation of sports figures during my lifetime were his genuineness, his honesty, and his decency.

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Leon Litwack: 1929-2021


American historian Leon Litwack had a distinguished career that included a Pulitzer Prize-winning books and four decades teaching at UC Berkeley. Born in Santa Barbara, he returned in 2013 to give a talk, the preview for which we run again here.

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Tara Haaland-Ford: 1972-2021


Tara Haaland-Ford told the author that being diagnosed with stage four cancer helped her identify what she should be doing with her time. That included fighting for causes that she believed in and recruiting others, for instance, against the gang injunction, establishing a Teen Legal Clinic, and creating the S.B. Survivors Network after the Montecito mudslides.

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Hal Conklin: 1945-2021


A take-charge leader for Santa Barbara since the formation of the Community Environmental Council in 1970, Hal Conklin was 17 years a City Councilmember, mayor briefly, with active interest in the arts, historic preservation, and community planning and development.

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Jim Clendenen: 1953-2021


In 1989, with the help of the Miller family, Jim, Adam Tolmach, and I built a winery at the Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley. Jim and I have continued to make our wines in the same winery ever since.

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Guadalupe Martinez


1946 - 2021

Memorial service October 2, 2021 at Saint Rafael Church at 10:00 am. Celebration of Life to follow Moose Hall 110

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Jess T. Martinez


1921 - 2021

Jess passed away peacefully on Aug 30, 2021. He was 100 yrs old. Funeral Mass will be held at St.

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Mikha Benedictus


1998 - 2021

Please join us for his celebration of life, scheduled for 10:30am on Saturday 4th at SOUTHCOAST Church in Goleta; and

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Richard D Kalstrom


1928 - 2021

Graveside at Goleta Cemetery: Fri Aug 27 11 am. Memorial at Restoration Church 595 N Fairview: Sat Sep 25 1

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JAMES R JULCA


1935 - 2021

James Julca, beloved teacher, father and grandfather passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, CA on May 13,

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Brian Richard Volpi


1974 - 2021

00 Garden Street and Cabrillo Boulevard Palm Park Parking Lot Saturday July 17th @ 10am

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Ramona Foran


1927 - 2021

Ramona Foran died peacefully in Santa Barbara on September 23, 2021, which would have been her husband’s 97th birthday. Born

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Thomas Anapuni Watts


1957 - 2021

Tom Watts, loving ohana (family) man and proud Hawaiian, has died.  Cancer took him far sooner than he and his

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Guadalupe Martinez


1947 - 2021

It is with great sadness to write that Guadalupe Martinez, Husband, Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend, unexpectedly passed away on

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Frank Bellows Williams


1942 – 2021 Frank Bellows Williams, age 79, died peacefully on September 21, 2021, from complications of Covid. He is

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Jimmy Pena


1953 - 2021

In loving memory of Jimmy Pena, a Legend in Goleta, especially, Goleta Beach. Despite his personal challenges, his free spirit,

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Violet Solomon Oaklander


1927 - 2021

Violet Solomon Oaklander, beloved family member, friend, and mentor to countless people near and far, took her final breath in

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David J. Chapman, PhD, DSc


1939 - 2021

David J. Chapman, PhD, DSc, born December 12, 1939 passed away from natural causes on August 19, 2021. David was

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Fred Louis Arredondo


1956 - 2021

It is with sadness to write that Fred Louis Arredondo: Father, Brother, Uncle, and Friend, unexpectedly passed away on August

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Sylvia T. Louda


1947 - 2021

Sylvia T. Louda passed away peacefully on September 2, 2021. She will be greatly missed by her two grown children,

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Larry D. Drake


1952 - 2021

Larry was born in Sacramento on May 29, 1952, to the late Harold Drake and Dorothy Quam. He passed on

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Geoffrey Albridge Jewel


1968 - 2020

Jewel, Geoffrey Albridge of Santa Barbara. 1968-2020, died unexpectedly November 12, 2020. He is survived by his wife Christina, the

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Sue Crispin


1944 - 2021

Sue was born in Cranston, Rhode Island to Carl Malmborg and Lillian Smith.  She was brought up on a rural

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