Santa Barbara has heroes everywhere. Some are well-known, some are not. They do things large and small, every day, which makes our community a better place to live.

County schools Superintendent Bill Cirone highlights some of these local heroes on Cox 8 Special Series – Community Heroes. Heroes make a difference, and this series salutes them. 

The show recently welcomed a special guest, Olympic gold medalist Todd Rogers. Rogers sat with Cirone to talk about training for the Olympics, his Olympic victory and what success means to him.

The next series of shows will begin airing Monday through Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Here are local heroes who will be highlighted:

Oct. 13-26: Kate Carter

Oct. 27-Nov. 9: Ken Williams

Nov. 10-23: Rod Lathim

Nov. 24-Dec. 7: Paula Lopez

Dec. 8-21: Todd Rogers

Jennifer Muench is Cox Communications’ community relations manager.