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.
Tributes to and remembrances of poet Barry Spacks. Read story.
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.
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.
A Tribute to Barry Spacks
I’ve long considered myself Barry Spacks’s unofficial apprentice. Read story.
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.
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.
A Hero Moves On
A hero moves on. Read story.
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.
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.
Radiant and Magical Being, Psychotherapist
Family and friends recall a selfless and tender woman who helped many. Read story.
Teacher, Mentor, Writer
A popular teacher, mentor, and writer, Cork Millner was known as The Man Who Launched a Thousand Pens. Read story.
Wise Friend, Gentle Soul
For my friend, as she was slowly being evicted from this mortal coil, I couldn’t help but feel the universe was lapping at the soul of the wrong person. Read story.
Scientist, Patriot, Gentleman
Albert "Bud" Wheelon, developer of the first U.S. spy satellite, was a quiet man who lived with his adored wife Cicely on a side street in Montecito without drawing attention to himself. Read story.
Journalist, Librarian, Community Builder
Our father set out from his home village in Jiangsu Province for a 1,000-mile trek through war-torn China in 1943. His sole purpose: to go to college. Read story.