Compliments to the Chef
By Richard Mineards   |   January 21, 2021

On a personal note, I remember Albert Roux, the French-born chef whose London eatery, La Gavroche, was the first in Britain to earn three Michelin stars, who has died aged 85. Albert and his brother, Michel, who moved to more heavenly pastures last year, opened their restaurant, named after a character in Victor Hugo’s novel […]

Goodbye to a Unique Lady
By Richard Mineards   |   December 10, 2020

On a personal note I remember Barbara Tellefson, founder and president of the Unity Shoppe, who lost her valiant battle with a terminal illness aged 84. A woman of extraordinary fortitude and passion, Barbara was without doubt a force of nature who devoted her life to the century-old nonprofit, working innumerable hours directing operations for […]

 

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By Richard Mineards   |   November 12, 2020

On a personal note, I mark the move to more heavenly pastures of Lad Handelman, a pioneering abalone diver who parlayed his underwater pastime into a successful commercial diving operation for the offshore gas and oil fuel industry. Lad, who grew up in New York, founded Oceaneering International Inc. and Cal Dive International Inc., which […]

In Passing: Joyce Enright, July 16, 1949 – July 30, 2020
By Montecito Journal   |   November 5, 2020

Joyce Enright lived her life with such love, generosity, and grace. Her strong relationship to the Lord impacted and influenced her family and friends to understand the best is yet to come, “for those who love Him” (1 Corinthians 2:9). She was a best friend to so many. We had the best mom in the […]

In Passing: Paul F. Glenn, 1930 – 2020
By Montecito Journal   |   October 29, 2020

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In Passing: Margaret Jane Dyruff, December 27, 1927 – October 7, 2020
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In Passing: Jon Michael Vreeland, July 13, 1979 – September 15, 2020
By Alycia Vreeland   |   October 29, 2020

Jon Michael Vreeland, a poet, author, and journalist, died at the age of 41 in Santa Barbara. Jon was born in Huntington Beach on July 13, 1979 to two loving parents, his mom Alyson Vreeland and his dad Jon Vreeland.  Jon is the author of The Taste of Cigarettes: A Memoir of a Heroin Addict and […]

In Passing: Peter Winn
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Peter James Hamilton Winn, who was born on January 26, 1961 in Dorset, England, passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was cared for by the angels in the 1-Compton Pavilion. Peter was diagnosed in early 2020 with multiple myeloma, and staged a courageous battle against this vicious […]

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In Passing: Craig Steven Palonen
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Craig would have loved the word polymath, as it describes the Renaissance man that he was. That was Craig. He was curious and interested in everything and never stopped learning. After graduating from UCSB in 1969 with a degree in biology, and while pursuing a master’s degree in business at Cal State, Long Beach, he […]

In Passing: Sylvia Brickley Weller (1925 – 2020)
By Montecito Journal   |   August 27, 2020

*Reprinted due to previous omissions Long-time Santa Barbara resident and mother of Mark Paul Brickley, Elizabeth (Betsy) Read Brickley-Adams, mother-in-law of Patrick T. Adams, and grandmother of Jackson Adams and Sturdy Adams, has died of natural causes. Sylvia’s paternal grandparents were Elsa Meyer and Heinrich Volkmann, she a concert pianist and he a transportation chief […]

In Passing: Barbara Benon (April 9, 1932 – July 11, 2020)
By Montecito Journal   |   August 27, 2020

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In Passing: Sylvia Brickley Weller (1925 – 2020)
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In Passing: Beverley Jackson
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