Santa Barbara News Press

OUR TOWN: Retrospective honors artist Tony Askew

Santa Barbara artist Tony Askew, Westmont College professor emeritus, offers a retrospective of new and old creations in the exhibition “Looking Back/Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew,” through Nov. 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road in Montecito. more

Westmont welcomes diverse class

Westmont College welcomes one of its most racially diverse classes for orientation today.

According to a college news release, the 420 first year students hail from eight countries and 31 states. Nearly 18 percent identify as first generation college students and 37 percent identify as Hispanic, Asian, Black, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Native American, and/or mixed-race. more

Home For Good seeks to assist State Street homeless

The United Way is spearheading an effort to assist the homeless population in downtown Santa Barbara. The man on the front line is Jeff Shaffer, director of community engagement for the nonprofit’s Home For Good program. … Home For Good will also try and build off the work done by groups like Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps, People Assisting Homeless (PATH), State Street Ambassadors, the county Behavior and Wellness team, and shelter providers, among others, while also getting others like UCSB and Westmont, and local nonprofit Hustlers for Humanity involved. more

Not perfect? Perfect! Westmont College freshman emphasizes self-esteem and anti-bullying messages in ‘Stand Beautiful’

Chloe Howard suddenly felt ashamed.

“At lunch one day in November 2014, I was at a new school,” the 18-year-old Westmont College freshman explained recently at the News-Press. “I was called over to another lunch table (outside), and these girls said, ‘Chloe, take off your shoe.’ And I said ‘no.’ I said ‘no’ several times.

“They said, ‘Fine, we’ll take off your shoe.’ I was restrained, and the two perpetrators ripped off my shoes and exposed my deformed foot to a group of their friends,” Miss Howard said. She was recalling the assault that took place in her freshman year at a high school in Los Gatos, near San Jose. more

Kicking It at Home: Gauchos set record for largest margin of victory against local rival in season opener

Junior forward Ignacio Tellechea got the UCSB men’s soccer team going early in Saturday’s exhibition match against Westmont, and the Gauchos kept it going from there.

Tellechea, a 6-foot-1 striker from Madrid, Spain, scored from 8 yards on the right off assists from fellow forwards Noah Billingsley and Rodney Michael in the 12th minute, as UCSB rolled to a 7-0 win in front of 1,587 in attendance at Harder Stadium. more

OHMAN, Carol Anne Bartel

Carol Anne Bartel Ohman, 80, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in Fleming Island, FL, after a long struggle with the autoimmune disease Scleroderma.

Carol was born in Louisville, KY, February 14,1938 to missionary parents. At an early age she lived in China with her parents and attended the American Lutheran School in Kikungshan, which was later moved to Hong Kong in 1947 as Chinese communist forces moved south. Living in China as a child fostered her interest and love for Christian Missions as an adult. She attended the Hampden DuBose Academy in Zellwood, FL, and was a 1958 graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL with a B.A. degree (with Honor). Carol and her husband, Dr. Robert Ohman, moved to Santa Barbara in September 1977 so that Bob could be the Chaplain at Westmont College. more

COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER: Westmont, UCSB women will give local soccer a cross-town kickoff

The first touch to the local college sports season will come on Saturday at 7 p.m. when Westmont College travels across town to UCSB for a women’s exhibition soccer match at Harder Stadium.

The Warriors, who advanced to last year’s NAIA quarterfinals while finishing with a 16-4-2 record, gave the NCAA Division 1 Gauchos a scare in last year’s exhibition. Former Santa Barbara High star Jackie Lopez tied the match with a goal early in the second half, only to have UCSB score twice in the final 13 minutes for a 3-1 victory. more

Fiesta ends on a good note: West Coast Symphony performs at Sunken Garden

Hundreds gathered Sunday afternoon at the Courthouse Sunken Garden for the annual West Coast Symphony Fiesta Concert, a tradition dating to 1966. Led by Michael Shasberger, artistic director of the symphony, the West Coast Symphony treated the audience to “festive and celebratory” tunes, as Dr. Shasberger called them, to close out Fiesta celebrations. “It is wonderful to be outdoors in the beautiful Courthouse gardens,” Dr. Shasberger said. “The symphony is just delighted to be here.” more

OUT and ABOUT: Postma joins Friendship Center board

Hank Postma has joined the board of directors of the Friendship Center. Mr. Postma is vice president and senior asset manager at MUFG Union Bank, where he manages all real estate assets in the Central Coast region for the Private Bank. He has also worked in international sales and real estate. A graduate of Westmont College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in religious studies, Mr. Postma lives in Carpinteria with his wife and two young daughters. more

Best bets for Fiesta: Officials give tips on must-see events

Dancers, singers, equestrians.

Parades, performances, mercados.

There’s a lot to see and do during Old Spanish Days. But there’s only one of you.

So if you can only experience five things this Fiesta, which kicks off Wednesday, what should they be? …

On Sunday, the current conductor, Michael Shasberger, the Adams Professor of Music and Worship at Westmont College, will lead the ensemble as it plays highlights from Bizet’s “Carmen”; Saint-Sa’ns’ Cello Concerto, featuring 2018 Cielo Performing Arts Scholarship winner and cellist Timothy Beccue; Dvorak’s “Carnival Overture”; and Mitch Leigh’s “Man of La Mancha” suite. more