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Goleta Valley Chamber Endorses Gilman, Blois for City Council

The Goleta Valley Chamber of Commerce has endorsed businessman Don Gilman and Councilwoman Jean Blois for the Goleta City Council. Gilman was born and raised in Goleta and started his own business in the city. He attended Westmont College and UCSB and is a trained nuclear engineer and management consultant. more

CAMA Elects New Board President

The Community Arts Music Association, which opens its 90th season on Thursday, has elected Dolores Hsu as president of its board of directors. In addition to instruction in music appreciation, the program includes regular live music performances by students and faculty from UCSB, Westmont and Santa Barbara City College. more

23rd Congressional Dist. candidates differ on issues

To keep her job for another two years, veteran Congresswoman Lois Capps must fend off political upstart Matt Kokkonen in the November election. Kokkonen immigrated to the United States from his native Finland at age 16, and graduated from Westmont College in Montecito. He and his wife, Jean, have been married for 40 years and have two children. more

On Stage : Georgian theater company joins festival

A theater company from the former Soviet republic of Georgia will give its first U.S. performance during the Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival. The play is part of an 11-day festival that will begin Thursday and feature companies from Bulgaria, Finland and Macedonia. Also performing are the Lit Moon Theatre Company and faculty and students from UCSB and Westmont College. more

Tangerine Falls: Best waterfall in the Santa Barbara area.

For those who love big waterfalls and scenic spots, when the water is running, Tangerine Falls are the best. Turn left (north), drive past Westmont College to Mountain Drive and then turn right and go a half mile east to the trailhead. more

IN BRIEF : Westmont hosts talk on homeless veterans

Dwight Radcliff, president and CEO of U.S. Veterans Initiative, will speak at Westmont College on Oct. 21 on the effort to break the cycle of homelessness in which some military veterans find themselves. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. at the college’s Hieronymous Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. more

Entertainment Calendar for Oct. 10-18: On Stage

The Lit Moon World Shakespeare Festival, which will be highlighted by fully-staged productions of Shakespeare’s plays including “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter’s Tale” and “Midsummer Night’s Dream” will host events at the Lobero Theatre, Westmont College’s Center Stage Theater and the UCSB Department of Theatre and Danceamong others. more

Kokkonen thinks he's got a chance: Underdog Serious About Race

Westmont graduate Matt Kokkonen is nothing if not an optimist. When he talks about the long odds he’s facing in his race against Rep. Lois Capps, a five-term Democrat from Santa Barbara, his broad smile and the lilt in his lightly accented voice don’t waver a bit. He could be discussing a horse race in which he’ll ride Secretariat and his opponent will climb on a rocking horse. more

Students Try to Reconcile Religion With Campus Culture

Sophomore Emma Young had a tough freshman year-she found few friends in her co-op and faced the deaths of both her grandfather and her best friend’s father in the same month. “At another school you don’t know other people’s backgrounds,” said senior Tom Shank, a religious studies major at Westmont College. “I feel like there’s not a whole lot of common ground at UCs other than that you happen to be at the same college.” more

ON STAGE : No-holds Bard – Lit Moon brings both the traditional and the far-out to its Shakespeare festival

If theater is the church, then Shakespeare is its holy text. The festival’s European element still comes as a playful surprise to John Blondell himself, who confessed that for the first 35 years of his life, he had never traveled out of the country. But then Blondell found himself going abroad via Westmont, immersing himself in the famous Edinburgh Festival, the center of the cutting-edge theater world. more

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