Author, Painter, Bullfighter, Writers Conference Founder
Conrad formed the Santa Barbara Writers Conference to create writers and watch them grow. Read story.
Musician, Raconteur, Father, Irreplaceable Character
He preferred to be called Robert, but other monikers included "Mr. Personality," "Uncle Daddy," "El Cremo del Whippo," and some inappropriate for print. Read story.
When he was working, which was always, Glenn Parks smelled of diesel fuel, malva weed, stale coffee, and the half-dozen dogs that perched in the back of his primeval jeep. Read story.
Graphic Artist, Santa Barbara Bowl Assistant House Supervisor
Although it should have been much longer, we are all fortunate to have had Robert in our lives. It's sad that we'll will never see his smiling face, or hear his cheery voice and laugh again, but he'll always be with us in our hearts. Read story.
Television Tourist; Lover of California; Charismatic Soul
Remembering the man behind California's Gold. Read story.
Daughter, Sister, Niece, Cousin, Friend
As soon as I heard I had a baby sister, I jumped for joy off every piece of furniture imaginable and sang at the top of my lungs. Read story.
Ombudsperson, Animal Lover, Environmentalist, Left-Wing Democrat
My friend Amelia Frank was not a very public person, but her life was lived with the public good in mind. Read story.
Artist, Father, Extreme Athlete, Burning Man
His connection to the source of it all, and his ability to serve as a conduit to shower us all in beauty, will never be forgotten. Read story.
Jazz Great Brubeck Loved Coming to Santa Barbara
Pianist and composer Dave Brubeck, who died on December 5 at age 92, left a lasting mark not only on jazz but also on world culture. Read story.
The internationally renowned architect designed more than 600,000 residences, many on the South Coast. Read story.
Advocate for Seniors
Eleanor attracted many people with her ready laugh, her great joy of life, her interest in others and their lives, and her empathy for those in need. Read story.
Head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California
Swahananda was a sannyasin of unconditional renunciation and a scholar with a bottomless curiosity about the world, renowned for his compassion, his flawless memory – and his insatiable appetite for jokes. Read story.
“The Guitar Chameleon”
The passionate and graceful way Andrew played brought joy to others, and that fueled his creativity in return. Read story.
Never once did I come through my dear friend Phyllis Zimmerman's door, in all the years I visited her, to hear music playing. I came to realize that only a caretaker of silence can be a true caretaker of sound. Read story.
Advertising Executive, Civic Activist
With Lindsey a principal on the account, Toyota and the advertising firm made history in the creation of image — including the jingle, "You asked for it, you got it, Toyota!" Read story.