Recent Press

Westmont locks up highly-touted recruit

La Habra High’s Jordan Sachs, the third-leading scorer in the CIF Southern Section, has committed to play basketball at Westmont College next year, coach John Moore announced on Monday. Sachs, a 6-foot-4 guard, is averaging 28.6 points per game, with three games of 40 points or more. more

A devotion that spans decades: Octogenarians have held various positions at Christian college

Their years of service at Corban College total 106; their total years of life on Earth: 243. Three octogenarians — Richard Caulkins, Adrian Jeffers, and his wife, Anne — have dedicated much of their lives to the “little Christian college on the hill” in southeast Salem. Educated at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and UC Berkeley, as well as University of London and University of Oregon, where he earned a doctorate, Caulkins continues to encourage his students and his peers. more

TODAY: Community Events: Wednesday

Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance: 7 p.m. Westmont College, multipurpose room, 955 La Paz Road. Event will include a video presentation of the “I Have a Dream” speech and a discussion about President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration. more

Mailbag: Wasn't Westmonters

Some might infer that Westmont College students were among the “10 young adults” who “failed to extinguish sufficiently a fire they had built on a mountain ridge near the Christian liberal arts college” near Santa Barbara, resulting in a blaze that burned 200 homes (The Buzz, Nov. 29). However, investigators have confirmed that no Westmont students were involved. more

Women, teens to vie for Miss Ventura County titles

Thirteen young women will compete for the titles of Miss Ventura County 2009 and Miss Ventura County Outstanding Teen 2009 Saturday evening at the 11th annual pageant at Moorpark College Performing Arts Center. The contestants for Miss Ventura County include Hillery Gunner, 19, Clovis, Westmont College. more

Bruce Herman: Miriam—Virgin Mother

This exhibition examines the history of the Christian Church through a contemporary lens, focusing on images of the Virgin Mary. Reception and lecture on Thursday, January 15, from 4-6 p.m. more

2009 Winter Arts Preview – Classical Music: Concerto Concert

The Westmont Orchestra and soloists perform in two beautiful venues—Hahn Hall and the First Presbyterian Church. Fri., Feb. 27, 8pm. Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Rd. Sun., Mar. 1, 3pm. more

2009 Winter Arts Preview – Theater: Muéveme, Muévete

This bilingual production of an original play by Diana Small will bring magical realism and California’s Spanish-speaking population to the stage at Westmont’s Porter Theatre and at La Casa de la Raza. more

Hometown Hoosiers: A Round-Up of UCSB, Westmont, and SBCC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Programs

Bob Williams says you don’t have to watch the movie Hoosiers to enjoy the eternal fundamentals of basketball. “Go watch Westmont play,” said Williams, head coach of the UCSB men’s team. He much admires the style of the Warriors — the Gauchos scrimmage them every year to get a taste of it — and he says of Westmont’s coach: “John Moore is a treasure.” more

ON THE COVER

While many of us were fattening up during the holidays, the folks with the men’s and women’s basketball programs at SBCC, Westmont College, and UCSB were hard at work on the court. more