Monthly Archives: April 2010

WAXING POETIC : Poetry Month features more than a dozen literary happenings

Though it’s only early April, National Poetry Month has already gotten underway…And while some people are feeling the pinch of tax season, the good news about Poetry Month is that events are free. The sole exception is a poetry reading to raise funds for Haitian earthquake survivors and the nonprofit Haiti Soleil at 7 p.m. April 18 at Westmont College’s Hieronymus Lounge. more

That face is familiar, especially after 50 years

For the past half-century, one of the most recognizable faces in the Park Cities has been Paul Hook’s. While some Highland Park and University Park folks know him or recognize him as a longtime high school and middle school basketball referee or baseball umpire, others remember him as the official scorer at Southern Methodist University basketball games…A Michigan native, Hook earned a history degree in 1955 from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., then earned a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1959. more

Noozhawk Talks: Amid Tumult and Setbacks, Fife Symington Is Steady As He Goes

Fife Symington comes by his “Comeback Kid” nickname honestly, having emerged from a tempestuous tenure as governor of Arizona in the 1990s — during which he was convicted of bank fraud and forced to resign, saw the conviction overturned on appeal and later was pardoned by President Bill Clinton after a seven-year legal battle…FS: Well, when you look at the public process in Santa Barbara County and study what happened to the Coral Casino and Westmont College, it seems like every change ends up being a ferocious battle. more

That face is familiar, especially after 50 years

For the past half-century, one of the most recognizable faces in the Park Cities has been Paul Hook’s…A Michigan native, Hook earned a history degree in 1955 from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., then earned a master’s degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1959.  more

Faith & Values Calendar — April 3, 2010

THURSDAY – Organ Trafficking Lecture: 5:30 p.m. University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St. Speaker is Mark Nelson, Kenneth and Peggy Monroe professor of philosophy at Westmont College, who will explore the ethical issues surrounding the idea of offering money for human organs. more

A Runner’s Recollections Former San Marcos High Record-Setting Distance Runner Reminisces

Life is beautiful to Bill Schabram these days, every bit as idyllic as when he was an exuberant teenager, running barefoot on the wet sand at low tide with his friend Dennis Savage, both of them sprinting to an imaginary finish line at Hendry’s Beach after they had put in 10 or 12 vigorous miles…Savage competed for Westmont College. more