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Recommended Reading: (1) ‘Tao: The Watercourse Way,’ by Alan W. Watts (2) ‘Old Soldiers - Saheb,’ by Frank Richards (3) ‘The Coming of Karuna’


CASTANEDA, Ricky "Akima" Left this world to be with our heavenly father on 7/27/14. His services will take place at Saint Raphaels Church. The rosary will be Thurs, July 31st 7:00 pm and mass on Friday, August 1st 10:00am. There will be no viewing,• just a beautiful picture in remembrance of him. Thank you for all the support. God bless.
o_Winther072914 WINTHER, Ingrid •Of Solvang, CA passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 at the impressive age of 90. •She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on November 24, 1923 to Agathe Hansen and Johan Otto Karlesson. She apprenticed as a seamstress in Denmark and married Kristian Winther in 1949. Less than two years later, they were sailing on a ship to America, where they moved around to various places in California and Hawaii with their three children. •Ingrid worked as a real estate broker for ten years in Hawaii, but her great love was for clothing and fashion. She was an esteemed, successful seamstress at the popular and upscale Bullock's Wilshire department store for many years. She loved fashion and was known to be stylish and well put together even at the age of 90. Because of her deep love for the Danish culture, she and her husband eventually settled permanently in Solvang in 1981, where she remained ever since. She always considered Denmark her other home and would frequently travel back there to visit family and friends. Ingrid was immensely strong, caring, and always loved a good party. Family history was important to her, and she often loved to tell beautiful stories about her family and the years she spent growing up in Denmark. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten by her many friends and loved ones.
YAMADA, Tomoko "Tomo" Was born in Ventura, California April 18, 1921 and passed away in Santa Barbara on July 20, 2014. She is predeceased by her parents Sutezo and Hisao Yamada, half-brother Masato, brothers Fukuo and Akira, and sister Harumi. Tomo attended Santa Barbara Junior High and graduated from Santa Barbara High School. During the war, she, and her family were interned at Gila River Camp, Arizona. After the war, Tomo worked in the accounting office at I. Magnin and retired after 30 years of service Tomo was a member of the Santa Barbara Buddhist Church. Tomo is survived by her brother Shoji Yamada of Los Angeles, her sister Kunie Yanagi of Japan and many nieces and nephews. All who would like to join the family in remembering Tomo are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Santa Barbara Buddhist Church, 1015 E. Montecito Street.