Santa Barbara Independent

9/23: College Soccer: Menlo at Westmont

Both of Westmont’s nationally ranked teams hope this Saturday’s doubleheader gets them off to a good start in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warrior men (1-1-3) have allowed one goal in their last four matches while scoring just two themselves. Goalkeeper Lalo Delgado and the defense will be challenged by Menlo (4-2-1), which scored 14 times in its last three games. more

Fall Football: Braves v. Dons Lompoc High Trounces Santa Barbara

It was like a microburst when Toa Taua blew past the line of scrimmage at La Playa Stadium last Saturday night. The powerful Lompoc High running back whooshed downfield and left Santa Barbara defenders scattered like loose palm fronds…. Both of Westmont’s nationally ranked teams hope this Saturday’s doubleheader gets them off to a good start in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warrior men (1-1-3) have allowed one goal in their last four matches while scoring just two themselves. more

‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’

More than 60 institutions from across Southern California came together in 2011-2012 for Art in L.A. 1945-1980, the Getty’s first Pacific Standard Time (PST) initiative, and the cultural impact was immediate and intense…Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, and Community Arts Workshop. More than 70 artworks organized into nine thematic clusters and shown in 8,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across three Santa Barbara venues. more


Standing Tall: Liam Murphy is now a partner with Hayes Commercial Group

A Westmont College alumnus and full-time commercial broker for nine years, Liam Murphy has become a partner with Hayes Commercial Group in Santa Barbara. He joined the firm in 2011. Murphy has a wealth of experience in brokerage, development, and project management, equipping him with the expertise to navigate the subtleties of each transaction on behalf of his clients. With a focus on high-growth tech companies, private equity-backed firms, and sophisticated investors, he has completed more than 500 real estate transactions valued at $100 million. “I can also reach things on high shelves,” said Murphy, who stands 6‘5”. more

Sansum Diabetes Center Holds Taste of the Vine: Annual Event at QAD Raised $125,000

About 350 supporters of the William Sansum Diabetes Center turned out on Saturday, August 26 for the 15th annual Taste of the Vine fundraiser held on the idyllic Summerland bluff grounds of QAD Inc. The center netted about $125,000 from the event for its research, care, and education programs. … The project is run by a consortium led by the center that includes UC Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Westmont College and Lilly Diabetes. more

Beware of Eclipse Eye Protection Only Certain Equipment will Protect You

As eyewitnesses gear up for the Great American Eclipse on Monday, August 21, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is responding to reports of unsafe solar-eclipse glasses and other viewing devices, urging buyers to double-check their equipment against its list of reputable vendors. … “The real danger of a partial eclipse is that, overall, the sun doesn’t seem as bright, so you look at it longer, and that crescent can really burn a mark into your retina,” said Ken Kihlstrom, a professor of physics at Westmont College, which will not be hosting a viewing event. more

Linda Ann Lindberg 1943 – 2017

Linda Anne Lindberg, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away in Santa Barbara on July 14, 2017, at the age of 74. In the words of one of her granddaughters: “She taught me so much about the love of Jesus and will always be my best example of how God redeems brokenness and makes it beautiful.” Linda was born in New York City on June 20, 1943, the daughter of Donald and Barbara Raney. She graduated from Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California, and from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, earning a B.A. degree in sociology in 1965. more

Davies Kabogoza Death Ruled an Accidental Drowning: Kabogoza Improperly Fastened His Belt-Pack Flotation Device, Coroner’s Report Says

The death of 30-year-old Davies Kabogoza, who fell into Santa Barbara Harbor while stand-up paddle boarding on April 29, has been ruled an accidental drowning, according to the Santa Barbara County Coroner’s report. Kabogoza did not know how to swim, and he had improperly fastened the belt-pack flotation device that was provided with the board rental from Santa Barbara Sailing Center, according to the report. Such flotation devices are worn around the waist, to be inflated with a pull cord in case of emergency. more

Farmbelly Cooking School’s Tasty Lessons: Michelle Aronson Teaches How to ‘Eat Like a Farmer’

Growing up, Farmbelly Cooking School creator Michelle Aronson did not know how to cook at all. You would never know that watching her gracefully mince garlic, sharpen knives, and whip up a vinaigrette, while joyfully welcoming guests to her gorgeous table complete with aprons for all, plus a spread of homemade snacks including romesco sauce, chopped veggies, and fresh bread. … She attended culinary school in Ireland and moved to Santa Barbara in 2013. Aronson is now the garden manager and sustainability coordinator for Dining Services at Westmont College and teaches Farmbelly cooking classes monthly at Municipal Winemakers, private classes in people’s homes, and for different organizations. more

View Jupiter Rising Tonight

The observatory at Westmont College hosts the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit’s possible final summer viewing of Jupiter rising in the evening sky Friday, June 16. The telescope is made available every third Friday of the month, and tonight’s sky views — starting at 8 p.m. — should include a glimpse of the Cassini Division that separates the rings of Saturn. The planet is currently heavily tilted in its alignment with Earth. more

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