Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Slow Start to Second Half Costs Westmont Against Antelope Valley

Westmont suffered its second basketball loss of the season against Antelope Valley University, falling 75-68 in the 42nd annual Tom Byron Classic at Murchison Gym. The Pioneers beat the Warriors, 77-74, back on Dec. 2 at Murchison. more

Westmont Gets It Done in Byron Classic Opener; John Moore Wins 500th Game

It was a night of celebration at Murchison Gym. Westmont College survived the Thomas Fire, the men’s basketball team was playing again and John Moore won his 500th game as coach of the Warriors. more

John Moore Seeks 500th Career Win at Westmont This Weekend

John Moore, already the winningest coach in Westmont College men’s basketball history, will reach a milestone at the school with the Warriors’ next win. It will be his 500th win at Westmont. more

Father and Son Team Try to Save Santa Barbara Electronics Store

A Santa Barbara father and son team is looking to save the local electronics supply and parts industry from Amazon. Ken Alker and his son Andrew own Santa Barbara Electronics Supply, an electronics repair and parts store. … The company services businesses such as MariPro, Reson, airport tenant Electronics Parts Center, Sonatech, David Love Partnership, Hackerspace on AeroCamino (now Thornwood), Raytheon, Santa Barbara Airbus, Cancer Center of Santa Barbara, Sonos and Westmont College. more

Gen. Hayden to Speak at Westmont Breakfast

Gen. Michael Hayden, an expert on cybersecurity and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. more

David Kim: Santa Barbara Strong

Our beloved Santa Barbara and Ventura counties have endured an unrelenting few weeks. … This last weekend, the Thomas Fire moved dangerously close to homes in Montecito, encroaching on the boundaries of the San Ysidro Ranch and Westmont College. more

Volatile Winds Whip Thomas Fire Into Burning Frenzy, Putting Firefighters to a Severe Test

At the end of what clearly was a difficult day for firefighters tasked with halting the monstrous Thomas Fire raging in the mountains above Montecito and Santa Barbara, there seemed to be a consensus Saturday night that things could have been a lot worse. … The blustery conditions came up earlier than expected shortly after dawn, driving the flames west and threatening Westmont College and foothills homes in the area of East Mountain Drive. more

Fanned by Gusty Downslope Winds, Thomas Fire Roars to the West

Fanned by gusty north winds, the Thomas Fire was challenging firefighters in multiple places on Saturday afternoon, and continuing its march to the west. … County Fire Chief Eric Peterson said Saturday afternoon that the fire made a significant run west and was burning above Westmont College and into Parma Park that afternoon. more

Westmont Women Lose on Last-Second Shot

A three-point shot by Sierra Bignell with 1.6 seconds remaining on the game clock resulted in NAIA No. 12-ranked Montana Western (9-3) posting a 49-46 win over No. 11 Westmont Women’s Basketball (6-4). more

Westmont’s Jackie Lopez Named 2nd-Team NAIA Soccer All-American

Westmont senior midfielder Jackie Lopez of Santa Barbara has been named a second-team NAIA Women’s Soccer All-American, while senior defender Alanna Richards of Oceanside and senior midfielder Destinee Adams of Rancho Cucamonga received honorable mention All-American recognition. more