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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.

Katherine "K.G." Ann Grgich: 1958 – 2013

Daughter, Sister, Natural Healer

Wherever she lived K.G.'s generous spirit spurred her to volunteer to help troubled youth, animal shelters, a Hawaiian-culture group in Kona. Read story.

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David Howard Holt

On August 31, 2014 David Howard Holt passed away at the age of 82. He is survived ... Read

Giovanni Battista Battagin

Giovanni (John) Battista Battagin, 99, passed away peacefully at his home in Santa Barbara, California on Sunday, ... Read

Robert E. Lee Bates

Bates, Robert E. Lee, Devoted Loving Husband, Adored Father, and Cherished Grandfather “Papa” passed away peacefully on ... Read

Mitchell Summer

Mitchell Summer, 64, passed away on September 9th, 2014 in Summerland. Services are private. Read

Michael F. Bush

Michael Francis Bush passed away on Thursday, September fourth, 2014. He was preceded in death by his ... Read

Adrienne H. Doll

Adrienne H. Doll, 91, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 12th, 2014. Services will be private. Read

Helen Connelly

Helen Connelly, 95, of Atascadero, passed away August 26, 2014. She was born December 19, 1918. Arrangements ... Read

Nelson Parker

Nelson Parker, 85, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 30, 2014. He was born July 4, 1929. ... Read

Simone Woodcock

Simone Woodcock, 81, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 25, 2014. She was born June 20, 1933. ... Read

Hazel Margaret Bilton Lyon

It is with deep sadness that we announce Hazel Margaret Lyon (Farrell) peacefully ended her wonderful life’s ... Read

Hazel Lyon

Hazel Lyon, 89, passed away in Santa Barbara on September 6th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Etsuo Yoshiyama

Etsuo Yoshiyama, 89, of San Luis Obispo, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Kingsley Hudson

Kingsley Hudson, 94, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 4th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Mary Bartron

Mary Bartron, 100, passed away on September 3rd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates Mortuary (805) ... Read

Anne Atkins-Rein

Anne Atkins-Rein, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 23, 2014. She was born May 25, 1919. ... Read

Robert S. Ahlstrand

Robert S. Ahlstrand, 81, of Santa Barbara, passed away September 2nd, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Agnes Bastanchury

Agnes Bastanchury, 96, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 28, 2014. She was born April 17, 1918. ... Read

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