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John Morra

John Morra is a leading figure in the world of contemporary American realism. Morra continues the tradition of realist still-life painting with carefully composed and complex formal arrangements of ordinary objects… He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, in 1985 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1987. more

SBART: Luncheon looks back on Royals’ Halleck

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table meets every week to talk about current and future sporting events and stars, but it spent some time on Monday to also reflect upon its past… Westmont College is 8-1 in men’s basketball, and yet it has only the sixth-best winning percentage in the Golden State Athletic Conference. more

ON STAGE: Dance concert at Westmont College

Westmont College’s Fall Dance Concert will feature choreography by students, faculty and alumni at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the college’s Porter Theatre, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. more

TENNIS NOTES: Local claims U12 win at USTA event

It’s been a busy autumn on the courts for Special Olympics, with the annual Tennis Classic at the Tennis Club of Santa Barbara leading up to the Fall Games in Fountain Valley… “The high schoolers from Santa Barbara, San Marcos, and Dos Pueblos all helped put it on. I know we had 15 from DP alone, which was incredible. UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, and Westmont all joined as well to partner and play with our athletes.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Big run pushes Westmont to victory

The second-ranked Westmont women’s basketball team had its early struggles on Saturday at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, but used a big second-quarter run to put the game away in a 62-49 victory. more

Small Ball, Big Results Westmont uses lineup of four guards to full effect in home victory

Small ball played a large role in the Westmont men’s basketball team in a 91-59 victory over Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday night at Murchison Gymnasium. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers land home victory

The Dos Pueblos High gboys basketball team found itself facing a trapping half-court zone from Whittier on Friday night… The run of top-ranked Westmont came to an end with a 26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-18 quarterfinal loss to Park (Mo.) in Sioux City, Iowa. more

Whiting: Calvary Church Senior Pastor David Mitchell on why he didn’t vote for president-elect

On a Saturday after the election of a president whom some vilify and blame on so-called Christian conservatives, politics is far from the minds of more than 100 volunteers at one of Orange County’s larger evangelical churches… A graduate of Westmont College, Dallas Theological Seminary and Talbot School of Theology, Mitchell says, “We love like Jesus across all cultures and generations and ethnicities.” more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors cruise to home win

In the first and fourth quarters of Thursday’s non-conference women’s basketball game at Murchison Gym, visiting Cal Lutheran played close to Westmont. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Westmont handed first defeat

Defending NAIA Columbia College of Missouri handed Westmont College its first women’s volleyball defeat of the season on Wednesday, beating the Warriors in five sets during a pool-play match at this year’s national tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. more

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