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Barney Berglund: 1957 –2014

Devoted Dad, Avid Cyclist, Community Volunteer

Father, avid bicyclist, community volunteer, Barney Berglund is remembered fondly by many of his friends. Read story.

Luis Goena: 1928 - 2014

Dancing with Luis

Folk dancing was a way of life in Santa Barbara in the '60s and '70s, often led by Luis Goena. Read story.

Louise Marie Moulton Hanson: 1914 – 2014

Rancher, Environmentalist

Louise would always say, "Ranchers were the first environmentalists." They care for the land so that it can give back to us all. Read story.

Jack Earl Smith: 1922 – 2014

Sunny Afternoons with Grandpa

Allie Cole remembers sunny afternoons with her grandfather. Read story.

Bill Richardson: 1926 - 2013

Story Teller, Hunter, Renaissance Man

When you had a conversation with Bill, no one else in the world existed. He paid attention. Read story.

Barry Spacks: 1931 – 2014

The Elephant in the Arts Room

I’m tempted to think of Barry Spacks as the elephant in the Santa Barbara poetry room, a creative force central to poetry and the other arts. Read story.

Ted Townsend: 1967-2014

Global Citizen

We've lost a fascinating, inquiring, brave, and caring human being with a sense of humor that wouldn’t quit. Read story.

Robert D. Heeley: 1970 - 2014

Surfer and Artist

The local surf community is a less colorful place now with the loss of a jewel by the name of Robert Heeley. Read story.

Memories of Barry Spacks

Tributes to and remembrances of poet Barry Spacks. Read story.

Mario (Walter) Cimmarrusti, OFM: 1931 - 2013

The Worst of What We Lived

A notorious Catholic priest who abused many boys at St. Anthony's Seminary died on November 23, 2013. Read story.

Pete Seeger: 1919-2014

D.J. Palladino Remembers a Folk Music Icon

Following Seeger's death on January 27, D.J. Palladino looks back on the moment he crowned the songwriter a hero. Read story.

My Old Hero

A Tribute to Barry Spacks

I’ve long considered myself Barry Spacks’s unofficial apprentice. Read story.

Jonny Wallis: 1946 - 2013

A Founding Mother of the City of Goleta

A tireless advocate for Goleta's cityhood, Jonny Wallis sat on the young city's first council and was mayor. Read story.

Robert Christensen: 1928 - 2013

Deep-Sea Diving Pioneer, Educator, and Gentleman

A deep-sea diving pioneer, Christensen was one of the first tenured instructors in SBCC's Marine Technology Program. Read story.

Joy Parkinson: 1924 – 2013

A Hero Moves On

A hero moves on. Read story.

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Angeline M. O'Meara

Angeline M. O’Meara, 98, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 23rd, 2014. Vigil; Thursday, 7pm and ... Read

Claire Bishop

Our beautiful mother, Claire Bishop, passed away peacefully on June 26 at the age of 72. She ... Read

Sharkey Fink

Charlotte "Sharkey" Flintermann Fink of Santa Barbara, California passed away gracefully and peacefully at home surrounded by ... Read

Julia Mary Rieber

Julia Mary Rieber, 80, died in Santa Barbara, CA on Friday, September 12th, from lung cancer. Born ... Read

George Winfield Miles III

George Winfield Miles, 81, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 21st, 2014. Memorial Mass - Friday, ... Read

Reyes Villalpando

Reyes Villalpando, 80, of Carpinteria, died peacefully at Serenity House on September 18, 2014. The Funeral Mass ... Read

Catherine Marie Mullen

Catherine Marie Mullen, 93, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 20th, 2014. Services pending. Read

Columbus Williams

Columbus Williams, 68, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 17th, 2014. Visitation; Thursday 3-7pm, at Welch-Ryce-Haider ... Read

Joanne Maureen Miller

Joanne Maureen Miller passed away peacefully in her home in Santa Barbara in the early morning of ... Read

Darcy Lynn Aston

Darcy Lynn Aston Sunrise: January 25, 1959 • Sunset: September 10, 2014 Before daylight on September 10, ... Read

Thaten Jimmie Anthony

Thaten Jimmie Anthony 83 died in his home in Santa Barbara California where he passed away with ... Read

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich

IN LOVING MEMORY GEORGE, SUSAN, AMY, & JENNIFER Read

Raymond T. King

Raymond T. King, 84, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 15, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Frank E. Butz

Frank E. Butz, 87, of Cambria, passed away September 13, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Florence E. Coleman

Florence E. Coleman, 80, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 16, 2014. Private services. Arrangements entrusted to ... Read

Verna Middleton

Verna Middleton, 77, of Carpinteria, passed away September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary ... Read

Stanley A. Palmer

Stanley A. Palmer, 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away on September 10, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

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