Yearly Archives: 2010

Prep Notebook: L.A. Jordan stars transfer to Serra

Sampson picks Westmont South Torrance girls basketball star Kelsie Sampson signed with Westmont, an NAIA school in Santa Barbara. Sampson, one of the South Bay’s dominant stars who is averaging about 15 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks, said she chose Westmont despite late pushes by Vanguard and Cal Baptist, two other NAIA programs. more


FRIENDSHIP CENTER It was a rainy and cold afternoon for a Hawaiian-themed party, but everyone still showed up…At the Festival of Hearts benefit, the party favors are papier-mâché hearts, beautifully decorated and created by celebrities such as Oscar-nominated Jeff Bridges, and artists Steven Gilbar, Tony Askew and Jim Dow. Also contributing were art students at Westmont College and local high schools: Bishop Diego; Dos Pueblos and Carpinteria. more

Christian book publisher dies at 87

Bob Hawkins Sr., founder of Eugene-based Harvest House Publishers, died Tuesday from Parkinson’s disease…He served as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and attended the University of Oklahoma, Westmont College in Southern California and Northwestern Bible College in Minneapolis, where he met Shirley Curtis. more

AC St. Louis signs nine more players, increasing roster to 12

AC St. Louis announced the signing of nine new players on Thursday: defender Dillon Barna, midfielder Troy Cole, midfielder Manuel Kante, defender John Lesko, midfielder Wilfred Louizeau, forward/midfielder James McCarthy, defender Anthony O’Garro, midfielder Christopher Salvaggione and midfielder Brad Stisser…Barna was a four-year starter at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Love Stories. . .

We asked our readers to share stories about how they met the love of their life. Their answers warm the heart…When I went off to start school at Westmont College, I went a week early to attend the cross-country retreat. more

Santa Barbara Theatre’s "Our Town"

OUR TOWN won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and went on to become one of the best loved American plays…Director John Blondell is head of the theatre program at Westmont College and the Artistic Director of the internationally acclaimed troupe Lit Moon Theatre Company. He will give a free, pre-show lecture about OUR TOWN on Friday, March 5 at 7 pm. more

Local Spotlight: Steve Johnson, Creator of

Born and raised in Orange County, Steve studied communications at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, where he met his wife Lisa. They married in 1996 and lived in New Jersey, Colorado and San Clemente before settling down in Coronado. They now live in the area we call Olive on our Coronado Neighborhoods print, with their kids Ellie, 6, and Luke, 4, and they all love Coronado. “It’s a playground for kids and adults,” notes Steve. more


Pittsburgh Theological Seminary will offer a four-part lecture “Jerusalem and Samaria: The Royal Cities in Ancient Israel” Mondays in February from 10:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m…Prior to accepting his current position at PTS, Tappy taught at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., and in the Near Eastern Studies Department at the University of Michigan. more

Curious about the meaning of life? Decartes expert tackles tough topic

No less than the meaning of life will be discussed during a lecture at Westmont College on Wednesday, Feb. 17. John Cottingham, professor emeritus of philosophy at the University of Reading, will discuss “Happiness, God and the Meaning of Life” in a lecture at 3:30 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge inside Kerrwood Hall. more

Lighting the Way

BRIGHT SPOTS Art displayed to help Mozambique cause In the first exhibition of the season, Reynolds Gallery at Westmont College used art to draw attention to the continuing problem of poverty by pairing 36 Rembrandt etchings of the poor in 17th century Holland with eight oversized color photographs by South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa of the poor and marginalized in present-day Mozambique. more