Monthly Archives: June 2009

PASSINGS: Ray S. Anderson, Theology author and professor

Ray S. Anderson, 83, longtime Fuller Theological Seminary professor and prolific author of academic and popular works, died June 21 in Fountain Valley of complications from kidney failure, the school announced.  … Anderson earned a doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 1972. He taught theology at Santa Barbara’s Westmont College for four years before returning to Fuller in 1976. more

Local briefs: TRACK AND FIELD: All-comers meets at Carpinteria

Four all-comers meets are scheduled this summer at Carpinteria High. The June 26 meet will be a benefit for the former Carpinteria and current Westmont coach John Larralde, who spent a month in the hospital this spring and is faced with large medical costs. more

ON THE TOWN : Providence Hall

“La, Tea, Da” event was held in the Reagan Room of Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort. Guests were served tea, scrumptious tiny cucumber sandwiches, lemon curd bars and chocolate in every form, a feast that was prepared by executive chef Kirk DeLong.At the tea were parents of students at Providence Hall as well as Kathy’s mother, Barbara Ireland; Penny Jenkins, executive director of Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse; Betsy Turner; Sally Hawkes; Helene Winter, wife of Providence Hall Headmaster David Winter; Shari Isaac; Pam Beebe, wife of Westmont College President Gayle Beebe; and Linda Hughes. more


The years 2008 and 2009 mark important educational anniversaries in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara is an education community, with UCSB at its heart, and also encompassing Santa Barbara City College, the Santa Barbara Elementary and Secondary School Districts and other elementary and secondary public districts, many fine private K-12 schools, and Westmont College, Brooks Institute of Photography, the Music Academy of the West and other private, post-secondary schools. more

Anderson, Fuller professor, author, has died

Dr. Ray S. Anderson, a professor emeritus of theology and ministry who dedicated more than three decades of service to the Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, has died, seminary officials said. Anderson passed away on June 21 of complications owed to kidney failure. He was 83. Anderson was the founding pastor of Covina Evangelical Free Church, where he served for 11 years. After earning his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh in 1972, he spent four years teaching as an assistant professor of theology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

Mustang-duel becomes Forester romp, 13-2

What began as a pitchers’ duel between two Cal Poly teammates quickly developed into a one-sided slugfest as the Santa Barbara Foresters pounded the rival San Luis Obispo Rattlers 13-2 at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on Friday.Once Radeke came out of the game trailing 2-0, it got downright ugly for the visitors as the Forester lumber broke out of its semi-slumber in a big way. Patric Tolentino cranked a two-RBI double off of reliever Danny Price of Westmont, and Jeremy Rathjen followed with a triple on the next pitch to drive in Tolentino and make it 5-0. more

Gauchos ranked 19th in preseason soccer poll

The men’s soccer season is almost two months away, but UCSB has received its first acknowledgement with a preseason ranking of No. 19 from College Soccer News. UCSB, which opens at home against Westmont College on Aug. 22, has finished each of the last seven years ranked in the coaches’ (NSCAA) top 25 – a school record. more

Jeff Shelton, Santa Barbara’s Architectural Wizard

From the rooftop of El Andaluz, the newest building going up along the Chapala corridor, we could see the dazzling panorama that is Santa Barbara: Sailboats bobbing in the marina, red-tiled roofs defining white stuccoed buildings, the Santa Ynez Mountains cascading toward Rincon—a city of natural beauty and human charm. Surveying this contrasting scene with me was Jeff Shelton, arguably Santa Barbara’s most intriguing architect. Jeff Shelton, now 51, grew up in what he describes as a “fantasy world,” a parcel of an old estate called Oakleigh. Hewitt Reynolds, the beloved headmaster, and his beautiful wife, Annie, owned the land, 33 acres of which they sold in 1967 to Westmont College. more

Workman puts in work on first day, Foresters win

Andy Workman flew into Santa Barbara on Wednesday, and he didn’t waste any time making an impact for the Santa Barbara Foresters. NOTES: Tim Crabbe, who pitched for Westmont and the Foresters, signed a contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday and will head out to play for their rookie-level club in Billings, Montana on Friday. more

Letters: Firefighters don't call selves heroes

This is re: the Sunday guest commentary saying that firefighters should not be viewed as heroes. As a retired Los Angeles County firefighter, I am very knowledgeable regarding Santa Barbara. I fought the 1955 Refugio and 1964 Coyote fires, and have consulted on several projects in Santa Barbara, including the Botanic Garden, Westmont College, Rice Ranch in Santa Maria, as well as Vandenberg Village. more