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George Chelini: 1931-2020

In 1958, George Chelini became the executive director of the Goleta Boys Club, and he went on to form the United Boys and Girls Clubs, having a big, positive impact on the kids growing up in Santa Barbara County.

Henry Estrada: 1936-2020

A founding member of the legendary Estrada Brothers, Henry Estrada was a humble cat who could play with anybody but wisely chose to make sure his family came first.

Matt Holzman: 1963-2020

A lifelong adventurer, Matt Holzman became the heart and soul of KCRW, and a joyous life force among his friends at UCSB.

Steve Arrowood: 1959-2020

Starting with a friend’s backyard grapes, Steve Arrowood became a notable ‘garagiste’ winemaker, but even more memorable were the hours spent talking and laughing about wine, food, the Grateful Dead, and all things Lompoc.

Sam Mott: 1988-2019

Sam Mott, handsome and athletic, did not search out the spotlight — though his personality and acts were luminous, and sometimes larger than life.

Julie Ann Felix: 1938-2020

A Santa Barbara native who was a leading figure in the folk music boom of the 1960s, Julie Felix was more than just a singer and songwriter.

In Memoriam: Elias Hanna: 1944-2020

As his names suggest, the young Palestinian poet Elias Hanna was tangled up in God, and so mysteriously mixed in grand portions of love with his pragmatism. The little details. The ingredients in his mother’s falafel recipe.


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