Recent Press

Lighter winds aid Tea Fire effort

An army of firefighters, aided by much lighter winds, made what was termed “significant progress” Friday battling a wildfire that destroyed about 150 homes in Montecito and eastern Santa Barbara. It has been dubbed the Tea Fire because it started near the remnants of a historic Montecito estate, known as the Tea Garden, built in the early 1900s. The area is north of Westmont College near the intersection of Mountain Drive and Cold Springs Road. more

ON STAGE : New date for 'Humbug!'

The Lit Moon Theatre Company has rescheduled its “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol” performances. Two free presentations of the play, which features actors and puppets, will now be presented at 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Porter Theatre at Westmont College. After the Tea Fire, Lit Moon canceled the previously announced Center Stage Theater shows and decided the rescheduled productions should be free. more

Kammerer floored in ceremony

During his 17 years at Westmont, Chet Kammerer’s teams were almost unbeatable at home, compiling a 198-39 record on their court. The school’s most successful coach has long since graduated to the pro ranks, but Westmont is hoping that some of that home-court magic carries on for years to come, as the new hardwood court at Murchison Gymnasium was officially named Kammerer Court during a ceremony before Saturday night’s game. “There are a lot of names they could have put on this court, but they picked the right guy,” said Randy Pfund, who coached under Kammerer. “Nobody has a better understanding of what it takes to win than him.” more

Warriors pull out win in final seconds

Christoper Jackson picked the perfect time to hit his first shot of the night. The 5-9 junior finished the night with just two points, but they proved to be the difference in Westmont’s 63-61 victory over Cal State San Bernardino Saturday night. After a back-and-forth game, the Warriors (5-4) looked like they finally had things in hand, with a 61-56 lead in the final two minutes. Devin Montgomery nailed a straight-away three to cut the Westmont lead to two, and after the Warriors threw away the ensuing in-bounds pass, CSUSB (2-4) tied the game at 61 with 25 seconds remaining. more

Kammerer floored in ceremony

During his 17 years at Westmont, Chet Kammerer’s teams were almost unbeatable at home, compiling a 198-39 record on their court. The school’s most successful coach has long since graduated to the pro ranks, but Westmont is hoping that some of that home-court magic carries on for years to come, as the new hardwood court at Murchison Gymnasium was officially named Kammerer Court during a ceremony before Saturday night’s game. more

Musical Celebrations: Santa Barbara Master Chorale’s Annual Christmas Concert

Each year, the Santa Barbara Master Chorale — one of our city’s best community choral groups — puts on a Christmas concert, both to raise funds for other programs throughout the year and to spread some holiday cheer. The Westmont College Chamber Choir will also participate. more

Game-winner caps special night at Westmont

It was a big night for a small college and a big shot for a small point guard. Chris “C.J.” Jackson had only one basket in 34 minutes of playing time Saturday night, and he waited until the last second to make it. The 5-foot-9 junior pulled up for a 10-foot jumper with 1.6 seconds left to lift the Westmont men’s basketball team to a 63-61 win over Cal State San Bernardino with legendary coach Chet Kammerer in the audience. more

Santa Barbara Master Chorale’s Annual Christmas Concert

Each year, the Santa Barbara Master Chorale — one of our city’s best community choral groups — puts on a Christmas concert, both to raise funds for other programs throughout the year and to spread some holiday cheer. Volunteers audition for their spots in the group, ensuring a pretty high level of competence in the singers who participate, and this year’s concert is also a sing-along, giving the audience a chance to get in on the fun. The Westmont College Chamber Choir will also participate. more

MARK PATTON: Basketball is still kids' play for Kammerer

There was a lot of kid still left in Chet Kammerer when he coached basketball at Westmont College. Randy Pfund learned that the hard way after he signed up as an assistant, walking the halls with Kammerer at their Kansas City hotel during the NAIA National Tournament. “He’d start running and knocking on all the doors,” Pfund once pointed out, “and if you weren’t right behind, you’d get caught by the people opening the doors.” more

MARK PATTON: Basketball is still kids' play for Kammerer

There was a lot of kid still left in Chet Kammerer when he coached basketball at Westmont College. Randy Pfund learned that the hard way after he signed up as an assistant, walking the halls with Kammerer at their Kansas City hotel during the NAIA National Tournament. more

Page 585 of 625« First...102030...583584585586587...590600610...Last »