Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

BizHawk: Variant Training Lab Uses Data to Enhance Performance

If you ask Evan Pratt, the philosophy behind his business, Variant Training Lab, is simple: Movement matters. … Originally from Chicago, he found Santa Barbara through Westmont College, getting a degree in kinesiology in 2012. The 27-year-old founded the lab, choosing the word “Variant” to show that it was different. more

CHP Officers Tell of Harrowing Escape from Montecito Debris Flow

In the early morning hours of Jan. 9, a mud-covered California Highway Patrol vehicle came racing down Olive Mill Road to the Montecito Inn, where one of the officers yelled warnings to people to get inside, because a mudflow was coming. … He is the one that yelled warnings to Montecito Inn people — which Westmont College kinesiology professor Tom Walters remembers as, “Go inside, the flood is coming.” more

Gaydos, Sanders Outstanding in Westmont Wins

Westmont allowed just one earned run over both games of a doubleheader as the Warriors posted wins of 8-0 and 7-2 over Arizona Christian. David Gaydos started the first game for the Warriors and picked up his fifth win of the season against three losses. Gaydos pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while producing two strikeouts. more

Westmont Art Projects Depict Degrees of Separation

Fourteen graduating art majors will offer their capstone art projects, which span painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber sculpture, digital prints, welding, assemblage and a charcoal animation, April 5-May 5 at Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. A free, public opening reception for Degrees of Separation: Westmont Graduate Exhibition is 4-6 p.m. more

Santa Barbara City Council Approves $388,000 New Playground at Tennis Courts

The Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday approved a $388,000 playground at the Municipal Tennis Courts on Old Coast Highway. … Over the years, Zachary said, the courts have been used by Santa Barbara City College, UCSB and Westmont College before they had tennis courts. more

Westmont to Install Richter as Endowed Chair

Sandra Richter, who began teaching at Westmont in the fall, will be formally installed as the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont on Monday, April 16, during a full-regalia ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in Murchison Gym. more

‘Crimes of the Heart’ at Jurkowitz Theatre

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes its 2017-18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, April 11-28, 2018 in the Jurkowitz Theatre. The production is directed by R. Michael Gros. … Pazaski (Lenny Magrath) works locally with the Lit Moon Theatre Company, UCSB, Westmont College, Elements Theatre Collective, and SBIPP as an actress, dramaturg and educator. more

Westmont Teams Take Second at Collegiate Classic Track Meet

The eighth annual Westmont Collegiate Classic attracted teams from Oregon, Indiana and Minnesota to the Westmont Track and kicked of the outdoor track and field season for the Warriors. Also held over the weekend was the fourth annual Jim Klein Combined Events. more

Westmont Baseball Sweeps Vanguard in Doubleheader

Westmont Baseball (21-11, 14-9 GSAC) completed a three-game sweep as they won both ends of today’s Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader against Vanguard (18-19-1, 14-10 GSAC). Westmont won the first game 10-5 and the seven-inning contest 7-5. more

Grant Gardner, Lance Simpson Pitch Westmont Past Vanguard

Westmont Baseball opened a three-game series with a 5-2 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over Vanguard on Friday in Costa Mesa. Grant Gardner (6-1) pitched seven and two-third innings to pick up the win. Gardner, who allowed two runs on six hits, retired the first 11 Lion batters. more

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