Yearly Archives: 2019

Researcher Says Climate Change Increasing Severity of Brush Fires, Drought in California

Some of the greatest threats from climate change aren’t from new problems it’s causing. They are from impacts on things which are already a part of nature. That’s according to Katharine Hayhoe, an internationally known expert on climate change who’s set to speak on the South Coast this week. … more

Rainy day in town Painter captures unique aspects of Santa Barbra in oil paintings

Talk about timely.

Some of the oil paintings in Richard Schloss’ current exhibit at the Santa Barbra Fine Art Gallery on State Street are rainy wet street scenes of Santa Barbra. … more

Westmont Professor Aims to Detect Cerebral Palsy in Preemies

Don Patterson, Westmont professor of computer science, and a team of scientists in Southern California are working to detect cerebral palsy (CP) in preterm babies.  The National Institute of Health (NIH) has awarded the researchers a grant to conduct studies of preemies in hopes of getting the medical innovations approved for clinical practice. Though the causes of preterm birth are varied, premature infants are at greater risk for cerebral palsy and other problems. … more

Aptos swimmer Christopher Staka wins three events at Washington Open

Standout swimmer Christopher Staka, 20, has been weighing options between full-time training under coach Jim Triplett with the Aptos Cabrillo Swim Club and returning to college at the four-year level to train and compete. … more

Freshman Kaitlin Larson Sparks Easy Win by Westmont Women

Westmont women’s basketball (13-6,6-3 GSAC) found the home hardwood to be just what the doctor ordered on Saturday night as the Warriors posted an 84-37 GSAC win over the Hawks of San Diego Christian (7-14, 1-8). The 14th-ranked Warriors were led in scoring by freshman post Kaitlin Larson who tallied 21 points and eight rebounds in 28 minutes of work. Larson was 8-13 from the floor and 2-2 from 3-point range. … more

Olisa Nwachie Pours in 29 Points to Pace Westmont Men, 91-82

Senior Olisa Nwachie posted another double-double with 29 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday night as Westmont held off San Diego Christian 91-82 in a GSAC men’s basketball game at Murchison Gym. … more

BWW Feature: THE 9 SHOWS TO WATCH FOR IN 2019—SANTA BARBARA REGION

Die Zauberflöte! For the last few years, Westmont College’s
John Blondell has been staging operatic works in combination with the Westmont music department. Mozart’sThe Magic Flute is a fairy tale that begins with a lost prince agreeing to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter, who’s been abducted by the evil Sarastro. The narrative is epic and over the top, the music is beautifully engaging, and price is right, making Blondell’s productions the most accessible opera in town. Whether you’re an opera enthusiast or a newcomer looking to dip your toe into this extravagant theatrical form,The Magic Flute promises to be one of the most unique productions of the year. … more

High School Girls’ Soccer Preview: Surf League up for Grabs

Blink and you might miss the Surf League in girls’ soccer.

With four teams, things go quickly. After three matches, Corona del Mar, Edison, Los Alamitos and Huntington Beach already find themselves halfway through league. … more

Westmont Women Run Into Hot-Shooting Hope Team, fall 68-64

Westmont Women’s Basketball struggled to overcome a tough second quarter and ultimately fell against Hope International 68-64 in the Golden State Athletic Conference game on Thursday night in Fullerton. … more

Westmont Men Can’t Get to Free-Throw Line in 69-62 Loss at Hope International

Westmont suffered its second straight men’s basketball defeat on the road Thursday, falling at Hope International, 69-62, in a Golden State Athletic Conference game in Fullerton. … more