Monthly Archives: July 2009

SK looks to club ranks for another soccer coach

South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos was successful with his previous club-to-high school coaching hire. Santos followed that route again Wednesday when he named Julie Cain as the school’s new girls soccer coach. Cain, who graduated from Shoreline’s Shorewood High, played center-midfield at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1992-95. She was an assistant coach the following year when Westmont had 15-5-2 record and ended the season ranked No. 1 in NAIA. more

Goleta man tests his luck on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Talk about a cliffhanger moment as Ron Smith of Goleta steps up to the wheel on Thursday night’s “Wheel of Fortune” show.

Smith is the sports information director at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more


The University of California, Goleta—I mean, Santa Barbara—made another top 10 list. The Princeton Review ranked the surfside school No. 10 on its list of top party schools. Oddly, perhaps, no other UC school made the grade. No one has fun at Berserkly? Nor did Westmont make the list. Maybe next year, but I doubt it. more

Gayle Beebe Joins Santa Barbara Symphony Board

Dr. Gayle Beebe has joined the Santa Barbara Symphony as one of its newest board members. Beebe assumed the leadership of Westmont College in Santa Barbara as its eighth president on July 1, 2007. Before Westmont, he served as president of Spring Arbor University in Michigan for seven years. more

Westmont College Moves to 802.11n Wireless

Westmont has about 1,350 students and 24 major buildings on its 111-acre campus. The college decided to upgrade to an all 802.11n network for two primary reasons. First, it had experienced a significant increase in mobile Internet usage among students and faculty and expects the trend to accelerate in the coming years. Westmont plans to use its 802.11n wireless network to support in-class and campus applications as well as providing Internet connectivity within residence halls and faculty residences. Second, Westmont’s existing deployment didn’t provide comprehensive indoor/outdoor coverage and wasn’t user friendly. more

SVOBODA, Robert Allan (Bob)

Age 83 went to be with our Lord and Savior on 7-21-09 as a result of sudden cardiac death. Bob was born in Lewistown, Montana on May 12, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Nell Svoboda, and a sister, Marcelyn. …  Bob and Jean founded and continue to sponsor the Debate and Speech Contests at Westmont College. more

Crabbe Begins Minor League Career

A month after signing with the Cincinnati Reds, Tim Crabbe has made five starts for the Billings Mustangs and is settling into the life of a minor league ball player. The Mustangs are the Rookie Advance Affiliate for the Reds in Billings, Montana. more

“Can’t Get There From Here” Dueling Over Density Continues; No End in Sight

For the past 18 months, members of the Santa Barbara planning commission have been wrestling with various schemes to encourage high-density affordable housing in mixed-use developments built along existing transit lines and within a quarter of a mile jobs. … Critics of this strategy suggested that as an alternative, private employers be enticed, induced, or brow-beaten into subsiding the housing of their workforce, much the way UCSB and Westmont do. more

Westmont Hires Goats: Brush Eaters to Help Fend Off Fires

A herd of brush-eating goats will arrive at Westmont College this week to clear defensible space around the campus, as a fire-prevention measure. The goats, from the Santa Barbara County-based company Brush Goats 4 Hire, will set to work on several areas of Westmont targeted for clearance by the Montecito Fire Department. more

Westmont Hires Goats to Protect Campus from Fire

Westmont College has hired brush-eating goats to clear defensible space around the campus, better protecting the college from future wildfires. Brush Goats 4 Hire, a Santa Barbara County company, will deliver a herd of penned goats next week. The goats are expected to chew their way through several areas targeted by the and will finish by the end of August. more