SB Athletic Round Table Hosts Evening with the Athletes

The best high school and college athletes in Santa Barbara were on stage at the Lobero Theatre as they were honored by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. …Westmont Baseball’s Robert Ruiz and UCSB’s Andrew Checketts were named the College Co-Coaches of the Year. more

Eight Years After the Devastating Tea Fire, Many Have Yet to Rebuild Lost Homes

The fire burned 210 homes in Montecito, a community that stretches across city and county lines.  County planners said about 31 percent of the homes in its jurisdiction have not been rebuilt. Santa Barbara City planners said about 20 percent of the homes have not been rebuilt, although some are in the midst of making a comeback. …Westmont Physics professor Ken Kihlstrom lost more than most.  The fire burned his office on campus and his nearby home, while he and his wife were leading a semester abroad. Kihlstrom said he remembers friends calling him to say they could see his home burning on KEYT. more

Westmont College Students Excited to Vote in Presidential Election

Members of Westmont College’s Republican Club followed Super Tuesday closely, but they are not all backing the same candidates. more

KKFX-SBA (FOX) – Santa Barbara, CA

Brianna is the team leader of a group from Ocean Hills church and Westmont College all running and raising money for clean water projects. Hammond is very proud of her mom’s participation. She has been a great role model for me my entire life of just picking up and following your heart and living beyond yourself Hammond along with fellow team member Chrissy Velazquez went to Kenya last year and saw first hand the positive effects of clean water. more

Westmont Sweeps Doubleheader Against Menlo in Hoops

The Westmont College women’s basketball team started strong while the men had a good finishing kick on Thursday night. It all added up to a sweep.

The No. 2 ranked NAIA Westmont women’s team jumped on Menlo early and never let up. They led by 20 at the half and won 81-56 to improve to 16-2 on the year and 5-0 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. more

Gibraltar Fire Prompts Schools To Close

All morning long Westmont College was being used as a makeshift water fill-up station. Helicopters were continuously sucking up water before returning to the flames. more

Westmont College President Witnesses History : Gayle Beebe in the presense of the Pope

Westmont College president Gayle Beebe witnessed history, watching the Pope’s mass in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. He will also see the Pope on Thursday in Philadelphia. The religious history expert was selected to be involved with the Vatican Foundation and the Pontifical Council of the Family. more

Gaucho Soccer Too Strong for Westmont UCSB Beats Warriors for 15th Straight Time

It’s a game the community always enjoys and it’s a game UCSB almost always wins.

The Gauchos dominated Westmont College 4-1 in the annual exhibition game that UCSB has now won 15 straight times.

Nick DePuy scored two goals while Drew Murphy and Kevin Feucht also added goals as the Gauchos tuned up for their season opener this Friday night at home against Stanford. more

Perseids Peak Takes Center Stage In Night Sky

Westmont College in Montecito is known for having an observatory, but you don’t need a giant telescope to watch the Perseid meteor shower also known as the Perseids meteors.

Dr. Ken Kihlstrom said, “The Perseid Meteor shower is going through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. It gives you a chance to see a shooting star once a minute or two. The best way to see it is to lay back in a lawn chair and look up at the sky.” more

Westmont Ranks Top 10 Best Entrepreneurship Schools

A local college is getting national attention for its achievement in entrepreneurship. Westmont College in Montecito ranked the tenth most entrepreneurial college in the nation on Forbes’ 2015 list of 50 most entrepreneurial colleges. more

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