Monthly Archives: June 2011

Westmont Construction

By mid-July, strains of music will replace the sounds of construction at the historic Art Center, which has been transformed into Westmont’s new music building. The center, which housed Reynolds Gallery, will be a hub for Westmont’s burgeoning music department. The art department moved to Adams Center for the Visual Arts last fall, freeing up the two-story structure to provide office and practice space for the music department’s five full-time professors and 26 adjunct instructors. Various gifts to the college are funding the project as part of the Bright Hope for Tomorrow campaign. more

40 students get Valley Foundation scholarships

In a major increase of its academic support, the Valley Foundation awarded $37,500 in scholarships to 40 students this spring. … Javier Garcia, Cal Poly SLO; Monica Herrera, Cal Lutheran; Kylie Horenberger, University of the Pacific; David Imani, Boston University; Parker Johnson, Occidental; Nicholas Kennedy, Westmont; Jorge Lerena, Hancock; … Katheryn McDermott, Cal Poly SLO; Kaci Mexico, Westmont; Calypso Merritt, UCSB; Nory Murcia, SBCC; Erica Perez, UCSB; Yessica Ramirez, SBCC; Connor Reck, Harvard; Jennifer Snow, Sonoma State; Jesus Tovalin, SBCC; and Joshua Yamasaki, UCSB. more

Week in Sports


Men’s soccer faces tough schedule, including champs

The University of Akron polished off the College Cup during its last visit to UCSB’s Harder Stadium in December, more

Westmont Theater Camp to End on High Note with ‘The Sound of Music’

Bishop García Diego High School senior Maggie Langhorne, one of 32 performers taking part in Think Camps’ Bravissimo theater camp this summer at Westmont College, stars as Maria in The Sound of Music, with shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. Friday in Porter Theatre. more

The Daily Painter : Carpinteria artist creates a work a day : Daily art-making practices inspire creativity

One painting captures the light sweeping down the cliffs at the Carpinteria Bluffs. Another, more

Montecito Miscellany: Bach by Candlelight

Throw in a guest appearance by Westmont College musical wunderkind Michael Shasberger conducting “Concerto for Three Violins in D,” with Tamsen Beseke, Jacqueline Suzuki and Julie Beavers, and Eugene Mechtovich on viola, with Sheridan Stokes and Jamie Pedrini on flutes, and it was the perfect mix. more

How ‘dated’ policies hurt the economy

Government spending programs and taxes may have started with good intentions and feasible economic models to make them work, more

Ann About Town: Letting in the Light, Dancing in the Street

You’re a good man, Miller James. In a time when serious drama is playing out across the world’s stage, James – the Artistic Director of Santa Barbara Children’s Theatre – is taking steps to ensure that a light-hearted, upbeat feeling of hope and entertainment fills the house at Santa Barbara’s Center Stage Theater, 751 Paseo Nuevo. … Based on Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip, “Peanuts,” the musical comedy will feature principal actors: Matthew Edwardson as Charlie Brown; La Colina Junior High School’s music teacher Shannon Saleh as Lucy; choreographer Lara Halloway as Sally; recent Westmont College graduate and Ratatat Theater Group leader Casey Caldwell as Linus; and Ivan Wohner as Snoopy.more

Week in Sports

The Santa Barbara Foresters will host the rubber match of a California Collegiate League series against the Orange County Pioneers today (Thu., June 23) at UCSB’s Caesar Uyesaka Stadium. Santa Barbara (12-3 overall, 8-3 CCL) defeated the Pioneers 7-5 at home Tuesday and dropped a 5-4 decision on the road Wednesday. more