Westmont Hoops Rallies Past Vanguard

After a sluggish first half, Westmont College rallied past Vanguard 56-52 in men’s basketball. Westmont trailed 28-19 at halftime but pulled out the victory behind a game-high 23 points from Daniel Carlin. He also had 9 rebounds and 4 blocks as the Warriors improved to 7-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference and 15-7 overall. more

Fierce Winds Lash Montecito Bringing Down Trees and Power Lines : Speeds clocked at nearly 90 miles per hour near Westmont College

The strongest winds in six years were clocked Sunday night in Montecito at 86 miles an hour when a unique weather blast to hit Southern California. … Westmont College had a large tree come down and block an entrance road. more

Observatory Opens Early for Blood Moon

The second total lunar eclipse of the year will be the focus of a free, public viewing on Wednesday, Oct. 8, from 2:30-4:30 a.m. at the Westmont Observatory.

The special viewing occurs in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit, whose members bring their own telescopes to Westmont for public use. more

Westmont College is Fire Ready and Everyone on Campus is Informed Small school in the Montecito hills has faced the flames before

Westmont College students, staff and even parents are well aware of the campus emergency response plan.   It’s been used before in the eye of a wildland fire, and not one was hurt while buildings burned.

“We’ve been telling students for a decade now.  If there’s a wild fire go to the gym   that’s our mantra. If there’s a fire go to the gym,”said Troy Harris, a Westmont College Vice President who specializes in risk management. more

Fire Danger High In Parts Of Santa Barbara County: Montecito fire danger close to extreme

Wooden fire signs in Montecito have arrows pointing to the word high. Firefighters said the arrows would point to “extreme” if wind speeds pick up. Many residents remember the windy evening in November 2008 when a fire started near the Tea house above Westmont college. More than 200 homes burned before the fire, that started in an illegal campfire, was snuffed out. more

Former Westmont VP Passes Away From ALS

A former vice president for student life and dean of students at Westmont College lost her battle with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease over the weekend. Jane Higa retired a year ago after 24 years at Westmont. She was the longest-serving vice president in the college history. You may recall we featured a video in her honor a few weeks ago as part of the ice bucket challenge. more

Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge Tuesday morning. He was called out in Monday’s ice bucket challenge from a former co-workers husband. Beebe, along with nine other faculty and staff members, took part in the challenge on Kerrwood Lawn on the campus. more

Gauchos and Warriors Battle in Preseason Match Gauchos and Warriors Battle in Preseason Match

The UC Santa Barbara women’s soccer team opened its 2014 campaign with a solid 2-0 shutout win in an exhibition game against nearby Westmont College on Saturday night at Harder Stadium. Sophomore Dakota Griggs scored in the first half off a corner kick to put UCSB ahead 1 to nothing early on. Both teams will open the regular season this week at home. more

Santa Barbara to be Special Olympics Host City

It was a big afternoon over at Westmont College Wednesday, as Santa Barbara was named a host town for the upcoming 2015 Special Olympics. The July games will take place in Los Angeles of next year and this will mark the first world summer games to be held in the United States in 16 years. more

Sportscast July 30 2014: Lakey Peterson’s 3rd Round at the US Open of Surfing, Westmont and Dodgers win in Extras

Lakey Peterson’s 3rd Round at the US Open of Surfing, Westmont and Dodgers win in Extras. Hosted by Jim Murray. more

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