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Del Playa’s Jesus Burgers: Where Religion Meets Meat – Mission Isla Vista Hands Out Free Hamburgers to College Revelers Every Friday Night

You’ve been asked “Any fries with that?” when you order a hamburger. What about a side of blessings instead?

That’s the meal deal with Jesus Burgers, which is simultaneously an address, a weekly event, and a group of people dedicated to serving hungry Isla Vistans. Run by the youth group of Mission Isla Vista, the house on the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive serves up steaming-hot burgers every Friday night for free. That’s made the place a hotspot in Isla Vista, where plenty of weekend revelers are ready for a burger after Friday-night beers. What most hungry attendees don’t know is the rich history and tight-knit community behind the Del Playa phenomenon. … Students from Westmont College in Montecito often take on the duty of the traditional ketchup and mustard patterns. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Super sub leads Westmont to win

Kyle Scalmanini came off the bench to score 19 points to lead the Warriors to a resounding 99-68 win over La Sierra on Saturday night at Murchison Gym. … more

Kyle Scalmanini Leads Way in Westmont Rout

Kyle Scalmanini scored 19 points off the bench to lead NAIA No. 23 Westmont Men’s Basketball (3-1) to a 99-68 victory over La Sierra (1-5) Saturday night in Murchison Gym. The Warriors ultimately had four players finish in double digits and a flurry of others who came close to reaching double figures. … more

Fragility and Fury in Lit Moon Theatre’s ‘The Glass Menagerie’

Westmont College alumna Anna Telfer joins the cast as Tom’s fragile sister Laura. Returning company members include Victoria Finlayson as their domineering mother Amanda and Chris Wagstaffe as “gentleman caller” Jim. … more

Sydney Brown, Maud Ranger’s Hot Shooting Leads Westmont Women

Sydney Brown scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and Maud Ranger nailed five three-pointers for 15 points in No. 8 Westmont Women’s Basketball’s 68-56 win over the Skylights of Montana State Northern. … more

Westmont’s Michael Oldach is NAIA All-American After 8th-Place Finish at Nationals

Westmont junior Michael Oldach notched an eighth-place finish out of 330 runners at the NAIA National Championships, earning All-American honors for the first time in his cross country career. The team placed 27th out of 36 schools. … more

Kaitlan Larson’s Double-Double Not Enough For Westmont Women

Kaitlin Larson tallied 26 points and pulled down 10 boards for NAIA eighth-ranked Westmont Women’s Basketball in a 75-70 loss against Providence of Montana on Friday night in Great Falls, Mt. … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont women’s soccer coach resigns

Westmont Athletics announced the resignation of Chantel Cappuccilli on Wednesday. … more

Road to College Cup: UC Irvine Survives Shootout in First Round

Anthony Orendain scored in the 23rd minute for the Tigers, who are coached by Westmont alum Ryan Jorden. The game was played a Fresno Pacific University. … more

Ten years after the devastating Tea fire Westmont College is around the clock ready in its danger zone

Ten years after the Tea Fire in the Montecito hills, Westmont College continues to refine and improve its evacuation and emergency plans. … more