Monthly Archives: September 2017

District 6 Council Candidate Debrief

In the Santa Barbara City Council election to represent District 6, which encompasses the mid-downtown corridor and Laguna areas, incumbent Gregg Hart is facing off against political newcomers Jack Ucciferri, a Realtor and entrepreneur, and Aaron Solis, a San Marcos High School teacher and coach…. I think everyone is overestimating people wanting to ditch their cars. Cottage Hospital, Westmont, and UCSB have all found the need to create their own housing for employees. more

Westmont Hosting USA Basketball’s First Women in the Game Conference on Saturday

With a goal to inspire more women to become leaders in sports, USA Basketball will host an inaugural Women In The Game conference from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Westmont College. The USA Basketball Women In The Game conference will educate high school girls and college women about career paths within sports and basketball through sessions led by guest speakers. The guest speakers hail from a variety of sport business fields will share their personal career journeys, essential characteristics to succeed in their roles and practical strategies to obtain and sustain positions in the industry. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gaucho star Toler suspended for fall quarter

Drea Toler scored the last 12 points of UCSB’s women’s basketball season last year, but she won’t be scoring the first one…. Westmont College has taken the rare step of filing an appeal with the Golden State Athletic Conference, asking for mitigation of a red-card suspension that was issued to junior Tim Heiduk during Saturday’s game against Menlo. more


With a goal to inspire more women to become leaders in sports, USA Basketball will host an inaugural Women In The Game conference from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (PDT) on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. more

2017 Killebrew Award Winner: Hector Lujan (Cedar Rapids)

475 of his 573 career home runs came while wearing a Minnesota Twins uniform. Harmon Killebrew had a major impact on many teams and many playoff teams. He also is well known for the impact that he had on people in the community. When the Hall of Famer passed away in 2011, the Minnesota Twins announced that they would award one player from each of their four full-season affiliates the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service…. Lujan was born and grew up in Mira Loma, California, a city just east of Anaheim. He began his college career by pitching at UC-Santa Barbara before finishing out his college years at Westmont College. The Twins use their 35th round pick in 2015 to select the hard-throwing right-hander. more

ShelterBox USA Event Raises $225,000 for Relief Efforts

Santa Barbara-based international disaster relief organization ShelterBox USA netted more than $225,000 at its first local event, An Evening to Experience ShelterBox, held Sept. 21…. Westmont students turn out to volunteer for ShelterBox. more

SBART: Engel’s big night gets its proper media coverage

Jake Engel had a steady enough hand to throw four touchdown passes for Bishop Diego High during a 35-20 football win at Santa Fe Christian on Saturday, and the Cardinals’ coaching staff has figured out where he got it…. Westmont is ranked No. 4 in NAIA women’s soccer, with Bri Johnson leading the GSAC with eight goals, sports information director Ron Smith pointed out. The Warrior men are also ranked at No. 25 with a 2-2-3 mark. more

Athletic Round Table: Parking Lot Works for Bishop Diego-Carpinteria Football Game

It’s Bishop-Carp Rivalry Week, and Bishop Diego assistant football coach Steve Robles said during Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon that you can throw out the records when the teams meet and the game stirs up so much emotion on both sides you can “play the game in a parking lot.”… Bri Johnson’s eight goals lead the GSAC. The Westmont women are 7-1-1 and ranked fourth in the NAIA. The Westmont men’s team (2-2-3, No. 25) might be without two starters for road games at Arizona Christian and San Diego Christian this week. more

This Week in Local Sports

It’s three days of high school football this week, cross-town matches in boys water polo,  girls volleyball, girls golf and tennis, and the start of Big West play for the UCSB soccer teams….Men’s Soccer, Cal State Fullerton at UCSB, 7 p.m., Westmont at Arizona Christian, 7:30 p.m., Women’s Soccer, Westmont at Arizona Christian, 5 p.m., Women’s Volleyball, Vanguard at Westmont, 7 p.m. more

How Christian personal laws have grappled with equality

Since colonial times, personal law in India has owned a dual legacy. On the one hand, it was the government’s way of promoting religious freedom and toleration…. (The writer is the Fletcher Jones Foundation Chair of the Social Sciences at Westmont College, California. His books include Race, Religion and Law in Colonial India). more

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