Monthly Archives: March 2010

Commission OKs expansion project

San Diego County Planning Commission voted to approve a major use permit modification to allow expansion of the Salvation Army’s Wildwood Ranch off Mussey Grade Road. Ramona Community Planning Group is expected to appeal the decision to the county board of supervisors…Shelter-in-place was also used at the Westmont College gymnasium in Santa Barbara and the Pepperdine University library in Malibu. more

Westmont to Open Track and Field of Dreams

Westmont College will open its new state-of-the-art track and field/soccer complex at 10 a.m. Saturday with a ceremonial first lap, following speeches by President Gayle Beebe and former track coach Jim Klein. The first competition on the synthetic, all-weather, 400-meter track will be a predict-your-time mile that’s open to the public. more

Westmont Gets New Track

Westmont opens its new state-of-the-art track and field/soccer complex Saturday, March 27, with a 10 a.m. ceremonial first lap, following speeches by President Gayle
D. Beebe and former track coach Jim Klein. The first competition on the synthetic, all-weather, 400-meter track will be a predict-your-time mile that’s open to the public. Westmont then hosts an official track-and-field meet with teams from Biola, George Fox and Fresno Pacific Universities beginning at 11 a.m. with field events; running events begin at noon. more

Out & About : Koopmans joins garden trustees

James O. Koopmans has been named a member of the board of trustees of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. A shareholder in Damitz Brooks Nightingale Turner & Morrisset, Mr. Koopmans is a licensed certified public accountant with more than 25 years of experience in the field… He graduated with honors from Westmont College in 1980 with a major in economics and business, and has been an instructor of tax and accounting courses at the college. more

Karen Telleen-Lawton: Sustainable Global Policy

Strolling through any store is convincing evidence of the ubiquity of global products, but most of us are understandably confused about U.S. global policy and its effects on our lives. One who is trying to expand awareness is Dr. Jeff Halper, an anthropologist, American-born Israeli Jew and Nobel Peace Prize nominee…Sponsored by the local group Americans for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Harper addressed a luncheon at the UCSB Faculty Club, gave a lecture to about 40 UCSB students, and spoke to about 50 students at Westmont College. more

President Obama's Final Health Care Reform Push – Part 2

GUPTA: Well, you know, it’s interesting because you can’t sort of say across the board. I mean, it depends what kind of doctor you are. It depends what kind of insurance you take. And it depends in part where you live…More than 200 students from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, are spending their spring break here building homes for the poor. more

Boys: A perfect pair for MVP

His team went 3-9 in the Los Padres League in 2009. Cabrillo boys basketball coach Gary West knew he had to make a change…“He’s looking at three schools,” said West. “Westmont, Point Loma, Monterey Bay. He’s not real particular, he just wants to continue playing.” more

Illustrated Lecture: How Women Have Shaped and Influenced Modern Art in America

Come hear Dr. Larson’s insights into under-appreciated history of women artists and patrons in America in the 20th Century. Dr. Judy Larson is the current director of the Westmont Museum of Art at Westmont College and the former director of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. more

All-Area boys: A perfect pair for MVP

His team went 3-9 in the Los Padres League in 2009. Cabrillo boys basketball coach Gary West knew he had to make a change…“He’s looking at three schools,” said West. “Westmont, Point Loma, Monterey Bay. He’s not real particular, he just wants to continue playing.” more

Violence scaring off American tourists in Tijuana

On Tijuana’s Avenue de la Revolucion, street vendor and sidewalk philosopher Juan Ramon Rocha leaned on his coin and jewelry cart and waited. But the tourists from across the border never rushed into the streets of T.J., as it’s often called. Visitors have been scared off because at least 18,000 people have been killed in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon dispatched the army to fight the drug cartels in December 2006. … The Westmont students are taking precautions as part of their annual Potter’s Clay missionary work. “We are staying in a group,” Walker explained. “We are making sure that I am with someone all the time. When we went downtown for dinner, we just paired up and walked around in twos, the buddy system. We locked cars. We’re just being smart about it.” more video