Yearly Archives: 2008


Mallory Farrar, 18, was presented with the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouts, during a recent ceremony. She’ll soon be attending Westmont College. more

Cuts, A Musical Docu-Comedy!

Directed by Westmont Theater graduate Casey Caldwell, Cuts focuses on the poignant and silly stories people share about their hair. The play is based on real-life interviews conducted by Caldwell and his cast (Sarah Halford, Marie Ponce, and Nolan Hamlin), combined with original choreography and songs by Greg Wadsworth. more

DEAVER, Agnes J.

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at Cottage Hospital following a short illness. She was a 45-year resident of Santa Barbara County, having worked at Westmont College and Sentry Insurance before joining the American Family Services organization in Ventura, serving as its President for the past 15 years. more

On Stage Good hair days

“CUTS,” a documentary theater piece about hair, will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Center Stage Theater, upstairs at Paseo Nuevo. Directed by Westmont theater graduate Casey Caldwell, the show focuses on the poignant and silly stories people share about their hair. more

COLLEGE ROUNDUP : Domenichelli wins 5K at Lagoon Open

It was a muggy morning under the marine layer out at the UCSB Lagoon. Still, good conditions for the first Cross Country meet of the season. Westmont also was a participant in the race, with Lisa Griego’s mark of 18:57 good enough for 12th place. In the women’s team results UCSB took first place, with Cal Poly in second and Westmont third. more

Diversity and academic excellence

The 333 members of the class of 2012 arrive at Westmont College this week. This incoming class is one of the most talented academically, but also one of the most diverse. There are 111 students of color, a third of the freshman class, and an overall 33% of underrepresented groups. more

ESCONDIDO: Church starts food distribution system

In a matter of just six weeks, an Escondido church has developed —- from scratch —- a food distribution system that on Saturday evening served more than 100 needy people in Escondido. “As part of a senior project at school, we students were to find a way to serve in our community,” said Graaff, an incoming freshman at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

IT'S HOLIDAY TIME : Campers line up to get their spot on area beaches

If local camp spots are any indication, the three-day Labor Day weekend started early for some people.For many youngsters and parents, the Labor Day weekend comes after the start of school earlier in the week. As well, students began arriving at Westmont College on Thursday. more

Designer and painter Marissa Mack makes art for herself, when inspiration strikes

Marissa Mack is fairly modest about her art, which for the month of August has lined the walls at Creekside Café & Grill. Mack doesn’t have trouble taking the steps to make it — in 2001, she dropped out of California’s Westmont College after three semesters to go into art direction for a production company. more

Volunteers take 'dis' out of orientation

Westmont College students Rob Gutierrez and Rachel Mertensmeyer help incoming freshmen carry their belongings from their cars to their rooms. They were two of several volunteers offering helping hands to incoming freshmen Thursday to help ease the arrival at college. more