Monthly Archives: May 2011

Star Party

Saturn will be the star of the party Friday, May 20, from 8-11 p.m. during a free, public viewing with the Keck Telescope at Westmont’s observatory. Westmont serves as one of the public observing sites for the Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) every third Friday of the month, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, please call the Telescope Viewing Hotline at (805) 565-6272 and check the Westmont website at to see if the viewing has been cancelled. more

Marching for the Empire: Children on the Second Anza Expedition

Vanessa Crispin-Peralta, adjunct professor of history at Westmont College, will draw upon extensive research from her doctoral dissertation “Children at the Edge of the Empire: A History of Childhood in Coastal California’s Pueblos and Missions, 1750 – 1850,” to explore the integral role that children played in the expansion of the Spanish Empire and the establishment of Californio culture. more

SBARTL : Electronic media lights up final press luncheon of year

The new media mixed with the old to provide the latest local sports updates during Monday’s Athletic Round Table press luncheon

Dos Pueblos High tennis coach Liz Frech learned through an email that her freshman star, more

A first-class farewell for Alaskan visitors

A group of children from Stony River, Alaska, more

Power of press lunch provided inspiration for SBART president

For outgoing Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table President, Catharine Manset, the weekly press luncheons at Harry’s Plaza Cafe worked as power lunches for her. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: County athletes advance in track

Running their best time of the year, more

Change at Westmont: Gay students find greater acceptance after open letter by alumni

A lot has changed for lesbian, gay, more

Day, MacDonald, 4 x 800 relay qualify for nationals

On the final day on which to do so, several more Westmont Track and Field athletes have qualified to participate in the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field National Championship in three more events. more

Orthopedic Surgeon Rick Ryu Remains on Cutting Edge for Joint Ventures

Dr. Rick Ryu grew up playing soccer and went to school to study writing. While his career path changed, his passion for soccer remained. more

UCSB preps for rugby final four

For coach Kevin Battle, and seniors Ryan O’Leary and Mitchell Raisch and the rest of the UCSB rugby team, more