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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.

Nelson Mandela: 1918 – 2013

Das Williams 'Remembers' Nelson Mandela

When the first post-apartheid election campaign began, Das Williams headed to South Africa and worked to get Mandela elected. Read story.

Michelle D. Falvey: 1962-2013

Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist

Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.

Cork Millner: 1931-2013

Teacher, Mentor, Writer

A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.

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John A. Erickson

John A. Erickson, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Jerome Green

Jerome Green, 95, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 12, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Phyliss Foulstone

Phyllis Foulstone, 95, of Ventura, formerly of San Luis Obispo, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted ... Read

Susan E. Just

Susan E. Just, 64, of Atascadero, passed way August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Evelyn Lyons

Evelyn Lyons, of Santa Barbara, passed away on August 18th, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Ada E. Pool

Ada E. Pool, 97, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 14, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

R. Vernon Anderson

R. Vernon Anderson, of Santa Barbara, was born on March 6th, 1920, and passed away on August ... Read

Patrick Thomas Becker

Patrick Thomas Becker, age 21, passed away suddenly on 8/14/14. Please join family and friends in a ... Read

Ruth Andrews

Ruth Andrews, 91, of Los Osos, passed away August 6, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Kenneth Allen

Kenneth Allen, 92, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 8, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and Associates ... Read

Pierre S. Palmer

Pierre S. Palmer, 96, of San Luis Obispo, passed away August 1, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett ... Read

Harold Sherman Jones

Harold Sherman Jones, 87, of Santa Barbara, passed away August 1, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Lois M Grua

Longtime Santa Barbara resident Lois M. Grua, 97, passed away on August 6th, 2014. Lois Marguerite Klein ... Read

Edith Kolodkin

Edith Kolodkin, 89, of Sherman Oaks, formerly of Santa Barbara passed away August 5, 2014. Arrangements entrusted ... Read

Ruth Kallman

Ruth Kallman, our beloved Nana, passed away August 9, 2014 at her Santa Barbara home, surrounded by ... Read

Mark Adler

Mark Adler, 66, of San Luis Obispo, passed away July 31, 2014. Arrangements entrusted to McDermott-Crockett and ... Read

Catherine Bowes Babine

Catherine was born to Ada and Walter Babine in Tucson, AZ, in 1949. In 1959 the family ... Read

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