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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.

Lee Moldaver: 1949-2021

A decade after I met Lee Moldaver in the offices of the Santa Barbara Independent, he asked me to serve

Hugo Macario: 1965-2021

Hugo Macario, an accomplished educator, performer of Latin fusion music genres, and longtime Santa Barbara resident, died unexpectedly on May

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.

Nandini Iyer: 1931-2021

Nandini Iyer was wildly gifted from the beginning and had a deeply classical, formidably well-rounded Indo-Anglian education that she carried like a treasure through life.

Audrey Berman: 1934-2021

Audrey Berman began work at The Village Voice in Manhattan in the late 1960s, where she rose through the ranks to Managing Editor.

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.

Steven Berg: 1946-2021

If you lived in Santa Barbara, you likely met Steven — on his postal routes, serving meals at Transition House, or surfing the outer breaks of local beaches.

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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