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To Richard

Remembering a Neighbor Who Didn't Live in a House

Remembering a neighbor who didn't live in a house. Read story.

Remembering Tom Sneddon

I am the only lawyer who tried six felonies to a jury verdict against TWS, and then I worked for him for 24 years after I quit defense work. Read story.

Darcy Aston: 1959-2014

Watershed Woman

Though Darcy has passed on, her signs can be found, literally, around town: interpretive signs about plants and animals and “no dumping, drains to ocean” signs on storm drains. Read story.

Thomas W. Sneddon, Jr.: 1941 – 2014

A Great and Caring District Attorney

Santa Barbara County's District Attorney from 1983-2006, Tom loved his family first, then his job, friends, softball, golf, and Notre Dame. Read story.

Rob Puddicombe: 1950-2014

Compassionate Activist

An activist to save I.V.'s Perfect Park, he also tried to prevent the extermination of the black rats of Anacapa Island. Read story.

Joanne Maureen Miller: 1928 - 2014

A Courageous Fighter for Equality

Many remember Jo for serving those less fortunate and for leading community causes. Read story.

John L. Sirois III: 1946-2014

The Sage of Summerland

Smart, steady, and kind, John Sirois was a fine photographer, respected real estate agent, and a regular at the Summerland Post Office. Read story.

Alfred 'Al' Alvarez: 1961-2014

SBPD Records Specialist and Friend

Remembering Al Alvarez, a records specialist at SBPD and friend. Read story.

Lyn Carman: 1936 – 2014

A Friend to All

One of the first U.S. women to cross the finish line in a marathon, Lyn Carman helped raise many children and was a dedicated member of Mission Santa Barbara. Read story.

Bill Hamilton: 1942 – 2014

Sports and Recreation Champion

Despite the loss of the use of his legs, Bill became a swimmer to reckon with and a champion of wheelchair sports. Read story.

Daniel R. Shackman, MD: 1941-2014

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner

Psychiatrist, Musician, Life Partner Read story.

Joan Crowder: 1934-2014

Journalist, Environmentalist, Arts Enthusiast

Joan had an early love affair with newspapers that began with her first sight of a printing press, one of those massive and loud machines that people seldom see or hear today. Read story.

Aloha Wing: 1923-2014

A Light That Just Grew Brighter

Aloha’s long day was ending, following 90 sloppily choreographed Technicolor years. Read story.

David Arthur Sansome Gell: 1943-2014

Blithe Spirit

A musician, composer, and master craftsman, his greatest distinction was as the creator of many, many community music series at Trinity Episcopal Church. Read story.

Fred Eissler: 1922-2014

Mountaineer, Teacher, Dedicated Environmental Activist

Fred’s passion for and commitment to place led him to work tirelessly on behalf of lands ranging from the Sierra Nevada and Santa Ynez Mountains to More Mesa and the Santa Barbara waterfront. Read story.

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Julie Brasseur Benson

Julie Brasseur Benson died unexpectedly in her home in Los Olivos on the early morning of October ... Read

Frank Molina

During this season of Thanksgiving, we remember Frank Molina who died peacefully at home in Santa Barbara, ... Read

Manfred A. Gauer

Known by friends as Freddy passed away peacefully on November 12, 2014 at age 43 after a ... Read

John Daniel Van Ryn

He is a deeply loved father, adored brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed. He ... Read

Angela Russell

Angela was born Angela Carol Hammond on April 9, 1945 in Normanton, in the West Riding of ... Read

Ruby Grace Hernandez

Hernandez, Ruby Grace, 87, of Santa Barbara, died at the Californian on November 16, 2014. The Rosary ... Read

Mario Johnson

Mario Johnson, 57, of Santa Barbara passed away on November 16th, 2014. A Memorial Service is Pending. Read

Paula V. Loomis

Paula V. Loomis, 87, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 14th, 2014. A memorial service will ... Read

Mandfred A. Gauer

Manfred A. Gauer, 43, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 11th, 2014. Services are pending Read

Richard Young

Richard Young, 93, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 3rd, 2014. Memorial Service - Saturday, November ... Read

John Karl Mielke

John Karl Mielke Sr. of Morro Bay, California left this world unexpectedly on October 8th 2014 at ... Read

Dorothy Eugene Fredendall McNeil

I was born in Columbia, Missouri, to loving, supporting parents. They both knew that all humans worldwide ... Read

Robert Vincent Francis

Robert V. Francis, Esq., passed away on October 24, 2014, of complications from his several handicaps, having ... Read

Tammie Lynne DiSandro

Tammie Lynne DiSandro Dec 31, 1967 - Nov 4, 2014 Loving daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister with ... Read

Ruby Kunkee

Ruby Kunkee, 89, passed away on November 8th, 2014. Funeral service;Saturday, November 15, 10am at the Welch-Ryce-Haider ... Read

Kenneth Greg Anderson

Kenneth Greg Anderson, 50, passed away in Goleta on November 4th, 2014. A Memorial Service is Pending. Read

Ronald L. Kemp

Ronald L. Kemp, 74, passed away in Santa Barbara on November 7th, 2014. A Funeral service will ... Read

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