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Sidelines: Lions all-star teams named

The Chico Breakfast Lions Club has announced coach-selected rosters for its annual high school all-star softball game on Saturday at Chico’s Hooker Oak Field. The Chico State men’s basketball team signed three transfers last week. Sean Park will transfer in as a freshman from Westmont College, Terence Pellum is a transfer from Foothill College and Darren Nye is a senior transfer from Alaska Anchorage. more

Lazers rebound on Day 2: Local girls U19 team to play for third; two boys teams to vie for title

The Rogue Valley Soccer Club Lazers reached the girls U19 division title game, placing second, at last year’s Rogue Valley Cup soccer tournament. To climb back into contention, the Lazers received three goals from former South Medford standout Shanae Coker in posting their first win of the tournament. “We just showed up yesterday (Saturday),” said Coker, who plays at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Today, we were a little bit more fit after playing. We’ve been a little rusty.” more


When Tony Askew judged the “Galaxy 2009” show in Paso Robles, he was relieved that he didn’t recognize any artists’ names or work. Askew, a co-founder of the Art Department at Santa Barbara’s Westmont College, expressed admiration for the overall quality of the work submitted by San Luis Obispo County artists. more

Local briefs: May 24, 2009

HIGH SCHOOLS: Nordhoff’s David, Lee pick colleges, Nordhoff High senior Kiko David has signed a letter of intent to play soccer and track at Westmont College and Nordhoff senior defender Jake Lee has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Simpson University in Redding. more

Ralph D. Winter dies at 84; Christian missionary was one of America's most influential evangelicals

Ralph D. Winter, a Christian missionary who was named one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals by Time magazine in 2005, died Wednesday at his home in Pasadena after battling multiple myeloma and lymphoma. He was 84. Winter is survived by his second wife, Barbara; daughters Elizabeth Gill, Rebecca Lewis, Linda Dorr and Patricia Johnson; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two brothers, Paul, a structural engineer, and David, president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

Bravo! May 23

Won fellowship: Roberto Valladares an undergraduate at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, has been named a Soros Fellow of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. more

Whalers Realty welcomes Honua Kai Specialists

To “Ask for the Best” is “to expect the best in your life, in your relationships, and in your business hopes and dreams,” Principal Broker Bob Cartwright explained. It is this promise that maintains Whalers Realty’s reputation and continued success. Julie Nelson, R (S), earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Julie credits her ten years of real estate success to her background in communications, marketing and journalism. more

Art in the village

There are also new art exhibits elsewhere in town. “Views and Visions: Interior Space,” Montecito’s only annual juried art exhibition, begins this week at Westmont College’s Reynolds Gallery. Photographer Cheyenne Ellis, who graduated from the school in 2000, is the featured artist for the show, which will hand out a $1,000 first prize award and other cash prizes – chosen by Elyse Gonzales, the  curator of exhibitions at UCSB’s University Art Museum — at the opening reception 4-6pm on Thursday. more

Raiders Wide Receiver Speaks on Faith

Former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown will speak about his faith and the importance of being a person of integrity in the speech, “Providence Hall Presents – The Heart of a Champion” May 28 at 7 p.m. at Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road.  Kirsten Moore, Westmont women’s basketball coach, will also speak at the event, sharing how the team received the Champions of Character Award, given to National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics’ teams that demonstrate in every day decisions respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship. more

Student Essay: Memories of Math SuperBowl Add Up

Hundreds of “mathletes” will fill the Earl Warren Showgrounds from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday fired up to compete in the annual Santa Barbara County Math SuperBowl. This year at the Westmont College-sponsored Southern California Math Bowl, seven of eight Santa Barbara High teammates had been on elementary school teams from Foothill, MUS, Crane, Washington, Monroe, Peabody, Cold Spring. Now, rather than compete against them, we worked together to bring back a second-place win for Santa Barbara High. more