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JONES, Paul Harley 62, of Nipomo CA died on February 16th, 2015. He owned and operated Paul Jones Construction in Santa Barbara, CA where he lived most of his life. Paul loved the outdoors where he enjoyed camping, fishing, tennis, and traveling to California's beach and mountain areas. He is survived by his three children, Heather Rozzo, Courtney Hamel, and Jesse Jones as well as six grandchildren, Echoe, Hannah, Sedona, Sawyer, Zoe, and Haven. His parents, Paul and Margaret Jones still reside in his birthplace, Ukiah, CA. Paul is also survived by his two sisters, Dee Johnson and Audrey Walstrom. A memorial pot luck will be held on March 28th at Tucker's Grove Park in Area 5 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Children are welcome as this will be a casual event to celebrate Paul's life. In lieu of flowers, donations towards a park bench in Paul's name will be appreciated by the family.
o_Pizano1032715 PIZANO, Alberto Paul •Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Mr. Pizano was involved in many civic and cultural activities and organizations related to Latino issues in the Los Angeles area throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Prior to the formation of the cultural arts center Plaza de la Raza in Los Angeles' Lincoln Park, he helped organize the community effort to clean up the park's lake. Mr. Pizano then went on to become Plaza de la Raza's second Chairman of the Board of Directors. He also participated in efforts to incorporate East Los Angeles as an independent city. •Mr. Pizano was very involved with the Democratic Central Committee, and was President of the Monterey Park Democratic Club. He took major responsibility for local activities related to Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. Because of his involvement, he and his wife Lillian attended the events at the Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968. •In the late 1970s, Mr. Pizano moved his family to Santa Barbara, where he was the district manager for The Gas Company for Santa Barbara County for 26 years. He immediately founded the Santa Barbara Hispanic Achievement Council (HAC) that recognized local Latinos for their extraordinary contributions and achievements in the community. He also co-founded the Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival, was El Presidente for Old Spanish Days Fiesta in 1987, and co-founded the Flamenco Arts Festival where he served as the President for 15 years. Pizano is survived by his wife Lillian of 65 years; his daughters Vibiana Pizano Smith and Sonia Pizano-Bellotti; grandchildren Pablo Pizano and Jaclyn Pizano Smith; and sons-in-law Brian Smith and Philip Bellotti. He is predeceased by his two sons, Paul Pizano and Michael Pizano. Funeral mass will be held at Old Mission Santa Barbara, 2201 Laguna Street, on Friday, March 27 at 11:00 am. Internment at the Santa Barbara Cemetary, 901 Channel Drive. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care at 509 East Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 or www.vnhcsb.org/donate.