Monthly Archives: April 2010

An Unexpected First Day : Ex-Gauchos Koski, Minc surprise AVP Santa Barbara Open by qualifying after quick reunion, will open with champs

Maybe the best way to approach a competition like this weekend’s AVP Santa Barbara Open is to have absolutely no expectations. That is unless you’re two-time defending champion Todd Rogers and Partner Phil Dalhausser, who fully expect to make it a three-peat…Former UCSB stand-out Aaron Mansfield and his partner Seth Burnham qualified on Thursday for today’s main draw, as did former Westmont College star Avery Drost and his partner, Chris Icaza. more

Four SBHS math students receive Google awards

Yesterday, in a surprise presentation, two male and two female students in Richard Johnston’s third-period BC Calculus* class at Santa Barbara High School were identified as winners of a Lenovo laptop computer as well as a Google backpack containing McAfee anti-virus software and a student version of Microsoft Officer 2007…Caroline Teti received a “5” on the AP Calculus AB Exam. She represented Santa Barbara High School’s mathematics program at the Westmont Math Competition by doing the Chalk Talk. more

Gusts Up to 60 mph Expected Today with Gale-Force Winds Across the Channel

The high winds that have been battering Santa Barbara County are expected to diminish later Friday, the National Weather Service said early Friday. Damaging gusts of up to 60 mph are possible in the meantime. The Montecito Fire Department recorded peak wind speeds of 63 mph at 7 a.m. Friday at the department’s remote weather station, which is located near Cold Springs Trail. The wind blew over a fence surrounding the Abbott Tennis Courts at Westmont College and Montecito streets were littered with broken tree limbs and palm fronds. more

Meet the 2010 all-city girls basketball team

Erin Beadle, Woodbridge Beadle, a senior point guard, was named the co-most valuable player of the Sea View League. “She was our ball handler and was going to defend the other team’s best guard,” Coach Eric Bangs said…Beadle will play at Westmont College next season. more

Looking Good Santa Barbara Announces Service Award Winners

Communities thrive when they look and feel good — when streets and parkways are clean and neighbors work side by side. Looking Good Santa Barbara is proud to announce the honorees of the Sixth Annual Spirit of Service Community Recognition Program, who will be acknowledged at an awards luncheon on May 6…The 2010 award recipients are: Outstanding Youth Program, Graffiti & Litter Abatement: Westmont College, A Rocha West Side Ministry more

Koski, Minc earn showdown with Rogers and Dalhausser

DROST MAKES IT THROUGH: Westmont graduate Avery Drost, who picked up the game at East Beach just a few years ago, made his first ever main draw on Thursday. He and teammate Chris Icaza didn’t drop a set through their three victories, the last a 21-18, 22-20 decision over Alexi Gabriel and Ventura’s Hylas Smith. Drost, 23, who recently moved from Santa Barbara to Santa Monica to hone his game, flopped down on his back in jubilation after the final point. more

Panthers on the move

It was another proud day for athletic director Rhett Carter and the rest of Pioneer Valley High School. Thursday afternoon, two more student-athletes announced where they were going to continue not only their athletic careers but their academic careers…San Diego Christian is a member of the NAIA Division I, Golden State Conference, which features Vanguard, Biola, Westmont, Fresno Pacific, Concordia and Azusa Pacific, schools that have over the years recruited athletes from the Central Coast. more

Mankin eyes VOL title with scholarship already signed

With her future already locked up, there is one thing left on Manteca High Rileigh Mankin’s to-do list to make her senior year even sweeter. “Win VOL. Definitely,” she said…Mankin accepted a scholarship offer to play for Corban College of Salem, Ore. back in November. Westmont (Santa Barbara), Dominican University (San Rafael) and William Jessup University (Rocklin) were among her other options. more

Vanessa Crispin-Peralta: From powwow to PowerPoint

Under a New Mexico night sky, a young girl stands in the glow of the sacred fire amongst a crowd of hundreds. Around the fire, women in brightly colored regalia dance to the beat of drums, their “jingle dresses” creating music of their own with each step and swing. The young girl, wishing for her own jingle dress, is impacted for the rest of her life by this traditional powwow, an honoring of American Indian culture. more

Westmont Observatory and Field Dedication

Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe and the Board of Trustees will dedicate the college’s new observatory and athletic facilities at a free, public event Thursday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. outside the observatory. The dedication will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the observatory, Thorrington Field, Russ Carr Field and the track. more