Vicente Fox Talks NAFTA, Drug Trade And Immigration

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox stopped off in Santa Barbara and Montecito Friday morning. Fox spoke at the annual Westmont College President’s breakfast at Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort, then addressed students during a convocation on campus. more

Solar Panelling Tea Fire Rebuilds Will Power Neighbohood

On Tuesday, Westmont officials, faculty and community leaders celebrated the installation of solar panels on 40 Westmont faculty homes. 14 of those homes, were rebuilt after being destroyed in the 2008 Tea Fire. more

Santa Barbara Theatre’s "Our Town"

OUR TOWN won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and went on to become one of the best loved American plays…Director John Blondell is head of the theatre program at Westmont College and the Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed troupe Lit Moon Theatre Company. He will give a free, pre-show lecture about OUR TOWN on Friday, March 5 at 7 pm. more

Fire Zones Hillsides Holding Steady After Heavy Rains

The violent arrival of Wednesday’s storm had many residents in the 2009 burn zones very nervous. However, no serious landslides have occurred…Residents near Westmont College have a wall of sandbags up. Some were there even before the winter season. more

Tea Fire: A Look Back

It was one year ago when a massive fire of historical proportions would forever affect us all. In the end, 231 homes would be lost. Thousands forced from their homes. And millions of dollars in damage, but thankfully, no lives would be lost. The explosive, wind driven fire broke out on November 13, 2008 at 5:45 p.m. in the hills directly above Westmont College and an area populated with custom built mountain homes, and multi-million dollar mansions. Embers were showering the area in many directions, immediately starting new fires. Some had flame lengths of 60 to 70 feet. more

Veteran's Honored And Remembered In Santa Barbara

Soldiers of the Royal Presidio in Santa Barbara, along with soldiers from Fort Tejon State Historic Park paid tribute to military veterans Wednesday morning…The U.S. Marine Corps Color Guard and Westmont’s Choir and Orchestra are expected to preform. more


The Santa Barbara Music Club proudly announces its 40th season of free concerts featuring outstanding local soloists and chamber music ensembles…Also appearing are Philip Ficsor, professor of violin at Westmont, and the Westmont Chamber Singers directed by Grey Brothers. more

KEY Assignment: What's Right In Montecito

It’s a community that dealt with a major disaster within the past year and yet, Montecito is proving how resilient it truly is. We take a look at “What’s Right” about this unique community that has suffered such recent devastation. more

Classes Resume At Westmont After Tea Fire Destruction

Westmont College re-opened it’s doors Monday with “hope and renewal.” Monday was the first day back to class since the Tea Fire closed school for more than two weeks. The Montecito Fire Department received a standing ovation during Monday’s re-opening events. more video

Westmont Students Return To Campus

Westmont College was one of the first areas to be ravaged by the Tea Fire. The campus lost several buildings in the blaze, including student dorms and faculty housing. On Saturday, more than two weeks after the fire broke out, the school re-opened it’s doors. more video

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