Yearly Archives: 2010

2010 Santa Barbara Foundation Grant Recipients

The new discretionary grant making system at the Santa Barbara Foundation is a dynamic, nimble enterprise, assisting over 300 organizations who serve our community. Our grant making includes one annual distribution of impact grants and monthly grant cycles for smaller requests. Additionally, the Santa Barbara Foundation supports nonprofits through leadership trainings, workshops and conferences. Student Aid and long-term initiatives are also part of our $8 million in discretionary funds. more

Week in Sports

Several area teams will be trying to stay alive in playoff action the next few days. The big game is tonight’s (Thu., Nov. 18) NCAA men’s soccer tournament opener between UCSB and Denver at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. more

Better for Weather

Ken Williams, social worker to the homeless, walked around Casa Esperanza Monday morning, clearly the big man on campus. He couldn’t walk five feet without someone saying hello or shaking his hand. more

La Sierra no threat to unbeaten Warriors

Westmont Women’s Basketball (5-0) posted a 79-54 win over La Sierra on Thursday night in Riverside. The Warriors continued their hot shooting from beyond the arc, making 11 of 24 attempts (.458). They also out-rebounded the Eagles 38-33. more

2010 Santa Barbara Foundation Grant Recipients

The new discretionary grant making system at the Santa Barbara Foundation is a dynamic, nimble enterprise, assisting over 300 organizations who serve our community. Our grant making includes one annual distribution of impact grants and monthly grant cycles for smaller requests. Additionally, the Santa Barbara Foundation supports nonprofits through leadership trainings, workshops and conferences. Student Aid and long-term initiatives are also part of our $8 million in discretionary funds. more

Editorials : Guest Opinion : Homeless in Santa Barbara

Everyone agrees that that Santa Barbara has a “homeless” problem. Perhaps we should consider some new ways of dealing with this difficult situation. The first step is to identify the various groups within the “homeless” community. … Each city in the region could provide police protection on a rotating basis for security and to maintain order. UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Antioch University, Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Fielding Graduate University could provide sociology and psychology students for research and consultation. more

Westmont’s Keck Telescope to Turn Its Eye to Jupiter

Westmont College will open the doors to its observatory on Friday, Nov. 19, aiming the powerful Keck Telescope toward Jupiter, hoping to catch a wink of the Great Red Spot. more

Local Students Receive Global Leadership Connection Awards, Scholarships

More than 80 student leaders from six Santa Barbara area high schools were nominated by their schools to participate in the Global Leadership Connection’s two-day Leadership Conference, co-sponsored with Westmont College. more

Westmont Observatory Turns Its Eye Toward Jupiter

Westmont opens the doors to its observatory Friday, November 19, aiming the powerful Keck Telescope toward Jupiter, hoping to catch a wink of the Great Red Spot. Every third Friday of the month, Westmont welcomes the public to a free viewing held in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit. The viewing begins at 7:30 p.m. and lasts several hours. more

High School Students Off to D.C. Leadership Conference

Over 80 student leaders from six Santa Barbara Area High Schools were nominated by their schools to participate in the two day Global Leadership Connection Conference, co-sponsored with Westmont College. Each student, after submitting an application including a written essay, received an individual and group interview by business leaders and Westmont College admissions. Sixteen scholarships were awarded. more