Yearly Archives: 2008

New business recycles restaurant grease for free

Local entrepreneurs Craig and Lorena Boyce and Mark and Amanda Craig have launched Coastal Byproducts, an earth-friendly recycling business that specializes in recycling grease and cooking oil from businesses where food is served, for free. Santa Barbara-based, Boyce, 38, is a graduate of Westmont College. more

A Wedding Makes Opera Cinematic: Bolcom Unbound

The Music Academy of the West will stage William Bolcom’s effervescent opera A Wedding next week at the Lobero Theatre. Violinist Philip Ficsor, a member of the Westmont College music faculty, knows Bolcom’s music well, having recorded all of his works for violin and piano. more

Meet the Next Business Guru: Aristotle

Carter Crockett realized the prospect of profits is an effective motivator but questioned whether a healthy bottom line truly overrides all other moral concerns. Crockett, an assistant professor of economics and business at Westmont, speaks of Aristotle’s concept of “excellence,” which he considers a more meaningful goal than maximizing profits. more

First Presbyterian Church of Chili gets new pastor

Rev. Brandi Wooten is now solo pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Chili after two years of being an associate pastor in Massachusetts. There were challenges along the way. While she attended Westmont College in California, some of the students thought it was wrong for a woman to be ordained in the ministry. more

Out & About : Wilson to lead alumni association

Laura Davis Wilson has been named president of the Santa Barbara High School Alumni Association. She is an academic secretary at Westmont College and active in Citizens for Neighborhood Schools. more

10 vie for Visalia Teen Idol crown

Teenagers from Visalia and Tulare will compete for the Visalia Teen Idol title Aug. 9 at the Visalia Fox Theatre. Kylie Castro got her first taste of singing as Dorothy in a production of “The Wiz.” Kylie lives in Three Rivers and works at Reimer’s. She graduated from Exeter High School and will attend Westmont College in the fall. more


A popular Fiesta party for Republicans each year is the Montecito Hope Ranch Republican Women’s Club benefit for the college scholarship fund. Three scholarships were presented to outstanding students, including Maggie Heenan at Westmont. more

Biodiesel becoming more popular

Eco-entrepreneurs Craig Boyce, 38, and Mark Craig, 30, started the company to tap material not often associated with the word commodity — grease and fry oil. More than 20 customers, most from the county, have contracted with Coastal Byproducts. Clients in Santa Barbara include Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, Westmont College, East Beach Grill and the Habit. more

FILING CABINET : A quick look at news from local businesses and workplaces

David Winter, president emeritus of Westmont College, will be headmaster for an interim period at Providence Hall, a Christian high school in Santa Barbara. Mr. Winter, 77, served as Westmont’s president from 1976 to 2001. more

Interview with Trempor Longman III

Our latest Talks with Scholars interview is with leading Old Testament specialist Tremper Longman III. He talks about his recent writing activities notably the recently released Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings published by IVP. more