Monthly Archives: March 2009


The Santa Barbara Breakers, who open their third semipro basketball season at SBCC on April 25, have added former Santa Barbara High and Westmont College star Santiago Aguirre to their roster. more

Leading Off: Larry Crandell Is on the Record for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic

Larry Crandell threw himself a party and, doing what he does best, he turned it into a fundraiser for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.  Also in attendance was Westmont College President Gayle Beebe. more

Transfer students: Vocal groups returns to Santa Barbara

“Tink,” the final theater production of award-winning actress Sarah Halford at Westmont College, plays tonight and tomorrow at the school’s Voskuyl Library. Written by artist-in-residence Lila Rose Kaplan for Halford, “Tink” re-imagines “Peter Pan” from Tinkerbell’s point-of-view, as the sprite finds herself alone on earth and searching for Peter to return his shadow, along the way exploring themes of childhood and nostalgia. more

David Peri, Maryan Schall Named Man, Woman of Year

The Santa Barbara Foundation on Thursday celebrated its favorite volunteers of 2008 as the organization held its 67th Man & Woman of the Year Awards Luncheon.  Among the dignitaries in the audience were Santa Barbara Mayor Marty Blum and Westmont College President Gayle Beebe. more

NOTEBOOK: All-Star games set for Saturday

Derrick Williams, the Daily News 2009 boys basketball Player of the Year, heads the East team in Saturday’s 5th Annual High School All-Star doubleheader, to be played at Whittier College. He is joined by La Habra’s Jordan Sachs, a 6-foot-5 Westmont College signee and the area’s leading scorer, at 27.5 points a game, to go with 7.8 rebounds, 33 3-point baskets, four assists and three steals a game. more

The 20th Annual Individual Artist Award Group Show

Now in its 20th year of artist advocacy, the Arts Fund has proven its dedication to supporting Santa Barbara artists through programs like the juried Individual Artist Awards (IAA), which recognize emerging, mid-career, and established artists in the genres of painting, sculpture, graphic communications, and musical composition. In the design category, Scott Anderson’s examples of exhibition brochures and theater production posters for Westmont College showcase his subtle ability to capture the aesthetic truth of his subject without being overly literal. more

Leadership conference planned at Northwestern

Northwestern College will host its 19th annual College Leadership Conference on April 17 and 18. Mike Yankoski, author of “Under the Overpass,” will be the keynote speaker. Yankoski is a 25-year-old graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Supermom – Former supermodel Kathy Ireland offers 'Real Solutions for Busy Moms' in new book

Mention the name Kathy Ireland, and the image that comes to mind is the strikingly beautiful fashion model… Much of her time and energy is spent on Providence Hall, a Christian college preparatory high school…”Dr. David Winter, former president of Westmont College, is the headmaster, and there are 43 students in the school.” more

Westmont Students Spring Into Action

More than 300 Westmont students are spending spring break volunteering for various service projects in places such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, Mississippi and Ensenada Mexico. These projects are aimed to help the most needed and to immerse the students in the lives and realities of people who otherwise they would not come into contact. New this year is a student-led service project in Santa Barbara, Spring Break on the West Side. More than 40 students are volunteering at the Village Apartments, low-income housing complexes on Santa Barbara’s west side helping the residents in the neighborhood in more ways than one. more

Job market will steer some grads overseas: Area college seniors pursue alternate work

College seniors are facing one of the bleakest job markets in years, a downturn that has some applying for volunteer work or planning to teach English overseas rather than take a low-level job or work part time. Students at Westmont College in Santa Barbara are being advised to use the year or two after graduation “in an effective way” as they figure out what they want to do for a career. more