Recent Press

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

Reaching a Milestone Karczewski helps Moore beat Alberta, reach 500 career victories at Westmont

The Westmont men withstood a furious too-late comeback attempt from the University of Alberta and prevailed to give coach John Moore his 500th Warrior victory Friday at the 42nd annual Tom Byron Classic. The Warriors landed an 83-74 victory over the Golden Bears, after leading by as many as 28 points midway through the second half. 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

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Going for 500 Moore closes in on milestone victory as Warriors’ coach

The Westmont College men’s basketball team heads into action tonight for the first time since Dec. 2, taking on the University of Alberta for the team’s first contest in the Tom Byron Classic at Murchison Gym. more

The S.B. Questionnaire: Pat Burns

This time of year, you will undoubtedly stumble upon a viewing of Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s A Wonderful Life, which tells the story of George Bailey, who loves his town and is willing to do everything for its residents. … He came to Santa Barbara to study Christianity at Westmont College, and then traveled for five years through New Zealand, Fiji, Thailand, Malaysia, and China. more

The Thomas Fire Strikes Back

It was a day few in Santa Barbara will ever forget. Early in the morning on Saturday, December 16, as howling winds developed overnight, the Thomas Fire roared through the canyons above Summerland and Montecito, cresting ridges toward Westmont College, Parma Park, and dozens of small neighborhoods tucked away along narrow mountain roads. 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

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