Yearly Archives: 2011

Cypress College honors Westmont’s John Moore

Thirty-five years after graduating from Cypress College in Southern California, Westmont men’s basketball head coach John Moore returned to his alma mater and was recognized as the Cypress College 2011 Outstanding Alumnus. more

HERO WORSHIP : God stars in children’s book by local author

There’s a little bluebird in every illustration in the newly published 34-page children’s book, “God is My Hero,” more

Westmont’s Moore given honor by Cypress group

He’s told many unscripted, more

Byrne, Hayden face each other in U.S. Open Cup

A couple of former UCSB soccer stars met up in a U.S. Open Cup match on Wednesday in Ventura. more

AppFolio, Control Point Make the Move to Castilian Tech Center in Goleta

South Coast companies Control Point and AppFolio have leased 29,000 square feet of space at the Castilian Technical Center in Goleta. more

Space Invaders

You may not know that Santa Barbara is becoming a center of gravity for the world’s astronomical community. We didn’t know that either until reporting on the following stories, which include the international network of telescopes headquartered in Goleta and our award-winning stargazing club to Westmont College’s Keck Telescope and the experimental cosmologists out at UCSB. Read on to learn more about our region’s quiet rise to galactic domination. more

Stand-Out Star Club: Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit

Now it’s official: The Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit (SBAU) is one of the world’s best astronomy clubs, for the July issue of Astronomy Magazine honored the SBAU with the “Out of This World” Award for outstanding programming. more

Super Scope: Westmont College Observatory’s Keck Telescope

One of the most powerful stargazing tools on California’s Central Coast hides in the hills of Montecito, and you are invited to come check it out. This is the Westmont College Observatory’s 24-inch Keck Telescope, which is already credited with confirming the existence of one supernova and is used by students to research meteorite trajectories, variable stars, and other phenomena. Every third Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m., dozens of amateur astronomers and just curious onlookers converge on the Keck to peer into deep space during an open-to-the-public Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit event. See westmont.edu/observatory or call the telescope hotline at 565-6272. more

Unconventional graduates say farewell to Laguna Blanca

Backdropped by their school’s picturesque Hope Ranch campus, 51 Laguna Blanca School seniors graduated Wednesday. more

Woman of the House: New congressional district presents big challenge to Rep. Lois Capps

Lois Capps doesn’t tweet. “I have drawn the line at Twitter,” Santa Barbara’s congressional representative said with a smile. “Now I can tell you why.” In an interview with the Montecito Messenger, Capps said the scandal surrounding the “atrocious behavior” of New York congressman Anthony Weiner, and the now infamous and, um, narcissistic Twitter messages he sent to women not his wife, have badly hampered efforts by fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives to focus on more substantive issues. … “The other issues that are Montecito issues are not unique to Montecito,” she added. “I try to stay out of local school boards and other hot topics, Westmont and use permits and all that.” more