Local Roundup: UCSB Hoops wins opener, DP falls in water polo, Hancock football wins

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Local Sports Roundup for Saturday, November 11, 2017. Watch highlights of UCSB, DP water polo, Hancock and Cal Poly football. … Westmont women’s volleyball won the GSAC Tournament championship defeating Vanguard in five sets. They earn an automatic berth into the upcoming NAIA National Tournament. more 

Six female athletes sign NLI at Santa Barbara High School

Girl power was on full display at Santa Barbara High School. All six athletes that attended National Signing Day were females. Basketball star Cassandra Gordon signs with Georgetown University. … Linnea Skinner signs with Cal Poly for beach volleyball and soccer player Payton Wolf is off to Westmont College. more

Perfect 10: San Marcos HS has ten athletes going to the next level

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – It was a busy National Signing Day at San Marcos High School as ten athletes inked their National Letter of Intent. Track star Allie Jones signs with Stanford University. .. Three soccer players will continue their athletic careers. Addie Furrer commits to Portland State, Sydney Hess signs with Westmont College and the lone male signing at San Marcos Owen Bates is headed to Westmont as well for soccer. more

Culinary Herbs 101 Workshop

Join us at Art From Scrap to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Culinary Herbs with Farmer and Chef Michelle Aronson! You’ll walk away with awesome new skills, a handy recipe packet, homemade herb butter, and your own potted herb seedling to take home. … Michelle Aronson is a farmer, chef, and teacher who is the Garden Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for Dining Services at Westmont College. more

Vargas’ record-setting rushing night at Carpinteria nets him Athlete of the Week

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Carpinteria’s Leo Vargas scored six touchdowns and rushed for a school-record 315 yards against Trinity Classical Academy in a 44-12 Warriors victory. … The Female Athlete of the Week was awarded to Westmont College women’s soccer player Maddi Berthoud. more

Emergency volunteer group responding in Montecito for 30 years

MONTECITO, Calif. – A Montecito volunteer group that has helped the community for 30 years gathered and celebrated Friday. Members came together at upper Manning Park to reflect on their efforts and plans ahead. They are known as the Montecito Emergency Response and Recovery Action Group or MERRAG…. MERRAG was part of a rapid response team during the 2008 Tea Fire which spread rapidly out of the hills above Westmont College into populated areas.  Thousands evacuated in a moments notice. more

How a total solar eclipse affects life on earth

Have you ever wondered how a solar eclipse affects life on earth? Two local experts explained how everything from animals to changes in weather are affected by this event. … “I was down in Baja for the [1991] eclipse and we had a clear sky. Then the last 15 minutes, clouds started condensing because the temperature dropped and hit its dew point. And all of a sudden, out of nowhere, we got clouds,” said Ken Kihlstrom, a physics professor at Westmont College. more

Westmont College plans to build 13 condos in Santa Barbara: Employees will move in late summer 2018

13 Westmont College faculty members and their families will become neighbors with Oak Park Drive residents in Santa Barbara. The private Christian college hopes its second employee housing project will help it retain and recruit employees. “Unfortunately, there are several instances over the years where we’ve had some folks who have not been able to come because of the housing prices,” said Doug Jones, vice president of finance for Westmont College. more

Total solar eclipse coming in August

The sun will disappear behind the moon on August 21, creating the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979. “The sky will go somewhat dark, you will see stars even through its 10 or 11 o’clock in the morning, and a sunrise or sunset in all directions,” said Ken Kihlstrom, head of the physics department at Westmont College. more

Alan Williams headlines 2017 Hall of Fame class for Santa Barbara Court of Champions

UCSB’s all-time leading rebounder and second all-time leading scorer Alan Williams along with nine others were inducted into the Santa Barbara Court of Champions… The fourth induction class included five players from UC Santa Barbara and three members from Westmont College. more

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