Recent Press

Theology professor lists 4BD in Libertyville Township

Kevin J. Vanhoozer and his wife, Sylvie, listed for sale a four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home at 15575 Buckley Road in Libertyville Township for $589,000. He received his B.A. from Westmont College, a master’s degree in divinity at Westminster Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England. more

Local Sea Cadet Honored

LTJG Dawn Rademacher, Commanding Officer, AIRPAC Squadron, offers congratulations and special recognition for the outstanding achievements of local Sea Cadets graduating from several high schools in our region this month…PO2 Tyler Bray Joined Sea Cadets, December 10, 2005…PO2 Bray will be attending Westmont College with a full ROTC Scholarship. more

Life Story: Scott Resnick

From the time he was a small child, Scott Resnick dreamed of flying. He became an aircraft mechanic, owned an aircraft sales and acquisition business, and was preparing to become a flight instructor when he crashed to earth May 22 on his way to a memorial service for his uncle. He was 39. After high school, Scott’s life tumbled downhill. He dropped out of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., after a year, fished in Alaska, taught windsurfing and worked for a while in a Eugene lumber mill. more

VOAD Forms to Support Community During Times of Disaster

The Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters held a news conference June 16 at the American Red Cross, Santa Barbara County Chapter headquarters in Santa Barbara to introduce the organization to the Santa Barbara community and to showcase the work it did during both the Tea Fire and Jesusita Fire. VOAD member organizations include the Westmont Situation Readiness and Response Team. more

Source of life on Earth will be Pasadena symposium focus

A symposium, “Intelligent Design and Artificial Intelligence: The Ghost in the Machine?,” featuring keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Iba, will be presented at 9 a.m. July 31 at the Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave. Iba of Westmont College will discuss “Simulated Worlds, Creatures and Creators,” based on his research on simulation & intelligent machines. There also will be a screening of the documentary, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” followed by a round-table discussion. more

Westmont’s Bravissimo! Presents Cinderella

About three dozen junior high and high school students enrolled in Westmont’s Bravissimo!, an 11-day musical theater camp, will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella Thursday at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre on the Westmont campus. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by sending an e-mail to and picked up at the door. more

Foresters offense explodes for 13-3 victory

Hitting coach Gary Woods said before Saturday’s game the the Santa Barbara Foresters have had holes in their bats recently. Those holes were plugged up once things got going against the visiting Academy Barons, as the defending national champs collected 14 hits to demolish their California Collegiate League foes 13-3. Westmont righty Time Crabbe retired the first 10 Barons he faced in the start and pitched a one-hit shutout through five innings. more

Nine California Students Awarded Verizon Foundation Scholarships

Paying for college just got easier for nine California students. They are among 809 students nationwide who received scholarships for the 2009-2010 academic year through Verizon’s scholarship program for the children and dependents of company employees. Each student will receive $5,000 annually toward college expenses, including Tamara Lang of Long Beach, daughter of employee David Lang, who plans to attend Westmont College. more

Jr. High and High School Students Perform Cinderella

About three dozen junior high and high school students enrolled in Westmont’s Bravissimo!, an 11-day musical theater camp, will perform Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” Thursday, June 25, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. in Porter Theatre. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by e-mail and picked up at the door. more

All-comers' meets to make another run in Carpinteria

While local runners can cover distances from 5k to the ultra marathon without ever leaving the area, track competitors have often had to travel to Los Angeles to compete. Van Latham is helping to change the latter while helping a longtime coach in the process. The first meet will be a benefit for longtime coach John Larralde. Larralde, who was Carpinteria High’s long-time coach before Latham took over in 1986, also coached at SBCC and is currently an assistant at Westmont College. more

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