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In Memoriam | Eric Hansen: 1971-2022

Eric had no problem being Eric. Many a local knew him from the video store or drum circle, or you probably saw him on the road riding a beater bicycle wearing a Hawaiian shirt with a basket of flowers for sale.

In Memoriam | Bob Kirby: 1933-2022

Bob Kirby was a true diving pioneer whose achievements in both diving and aviation over seven decades earned him lasting international recognition.

In Memoriam | Owen Bailey: 1968-2022

Executive director of the Environmental Defense Center for nine years, Owen Bailey had an exceptional ability to deliver a message and rally people to a cause.

In Memoriam | Tom Murray: 1954-2022

After hearing him play guitar, his boss at the Los Padres National Forest said, “I think you’re in the wrong profession!”

In Memoriam | Joe Mock: 1957-2022

Joe “Mama” Mock was a nightclub deejay, musician, mentor, and constant cheerleader for Santa Barbara talent at his show on KTYD, when the station seemed to blare from every construction site and car radio.

In Memoriam | June Carol Sochel: 1933-2022

Although she was less than five feet tall, June Sochel cast a long shadow and left large tracks as she informed, chastised, molded, and inspired many who become community leaders.


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