Monthly Archives: July 2017

Dr. Dennis Cope

Dr. Dennis Cope passed away on June 27, 2017 at home in Simi Valley, California in the arms of his wife and daughters. He had struggled with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. … He transferred to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California where he met his future wife (Mary Jean Cook) and became student body president. more

Obituary of Steven Robert Jackson

Steven Robert Jackson went to be with the Lord on July 8, 2017, following a courageous three-year battle with brain cancer. A private celebration of life will be held in the fall. … He was born on February 17, 1957 in Sacramento to Harry and Lorna Jackson. He grew up in Burbank and graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara in 1979. He spent most of his career working in information technology, retiring from 20 years with the Sacramento Police Department in 2015. He loved cycling, running and doing anything outdoors with his family. more

Linda Anne Lindberg, 1943-2017

Linda Anne Lindberg, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away in Santa Barbara on July 14, 2017, at the age of 74. … Linda was born in New York City on June 20, 1943, the daughter of Donald and Barbara Raney. She graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, CA, and from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, earning a B.A. degree in sociology in 1965. more

Baseball notebook: Monty homers; 2 from Hart make Area Code Games

2 from Hart head to Area Code games

The deck appeared to be stacked against Hart High’s Bryce Collins, who, along with teammate Cole Roederer, received word Wednesday they’d made the Brewers Area Code Games team.

Collins, a rising senior who pitched better and better as last season went along, felt sick the day before his Area Code tryout at Westmont College in Santa Barbara earlier this month. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Local pickleball players shine at Simi



The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has cited 10 of Westmont College’s 12 athletic programs as NAIA Scholar Teams. To earn the designation, a team must have a combined grade-point average of at least 3.0 for the past school year. more


Santa Barbara celebrates its Spanish and early California roots in a huge way every August during Old Spanish Days Fiesta, a five-day festival with dance and musical performances, a rodeo and mercados with delectable foods. … Murphy’s parents, Peter and Jennie, visited Santa Barbara in 1904 and became so enamored with the climate and setting that they decided to build a home in Montecito. (The second version of the home is now Kerrwood Hall at Westmont College.) more

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 50 Best Christian Colleges

College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 50 Best Christian Colleges for 2017. Westmont is No. 14.

Four days of books, arts and hard talk

I had two things in mind en route Kaduna for KABAFEST, the maiden Kaduna Book and Art Festival. The first came naturally, being an art journalist, to write about it, meet as many creative minds as possible, and the second, to enjoy and learn from the discourse, bask in the exquisite art works I was certain awaited me and finally, meet my lifelong companions-books. … Another panel which was in Hausa and moderated by Carmen McCain, Assistant Professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Carlifornia USA, consisted of three veteran Hausa authors-Auwalu Anwar, Hafsat Ahmed Abdulwaheed and Balaraba Ramat Yakubu. more

Coroner Finds Paddleboarder Who Drowned in Santa Barbara Harbor Did Not Inflate Life Vest

The Westmont College graduate who drowned after falling off his paddleboard at the Santa Barbara Harbor earlier this year didn’t know how to swim, and did not inflate his belt-pack-style floatation device, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department. more

SummerFest Theme: “Making Room at the Table” Three days of sacred hospitality

Come join us for SummerFest 2017, a relational weekend event sparking the synergy of spirit, intellect, and creativity with music, art, and some great speakers. This year’s theme is “Making Room at the Table: The Sacred Space of Hospitality.”  … A contributing editor at “Christianity Today” and “Leadership Journal,” Patterson has served as Campus Pastor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California for the past 16 years. He has authored several books and served in ministry at various churches since 1975. more

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