Yearly Archives: 2011

Lompoc Pops performs last concert of the season

Completing its 14th season, the Lompoc Pops Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 20, at Lompoc’s First United Methodist Church. … Also on the program will be one of Westmont College’s premium soloists, Kylie Castro, who will be singing “America,” “Misty,” and “Over the Rainbow.” more

Graduation: SYHS graduates win honors, scholarships

Members of the Class of 2011 at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School won a number of awards, grants and scholarships from a variety of sources — collectively, the graduates earned 225 scholarships totaling $1.5 million. … Provost Scholarship, Westmont College: Kaci Mexico … Westmont College Grant: Leslie Bazan, Kaci Mexico … Westmont College Music Scholarship: Nicholas Kennedy more

“Not Another Bloody Chicken!” Britain between 1945 and 1957

Like many people living overseas, I like to keep up on events back home. A subscription to The Economist gives me the pulse of English politics, theLondon Review of Books helps me keep my English academic feet wet, and regular visits to the BBC Sport website allow me to follow the disappointments of the England football/soccer team. But there is nothing like a trip home to find out how home is really doing. … Elliott for drowning squirrels. Alister Chapman is associate professor of history at Westmont College. more

Week in Sports

The Santa Barbara Foresters have had a couple close calls, but they have entered the third week of the 2011 summer baseball season with a perfect record. They are 7-0 and will play five home games in the next six days. more

Sports Briefs; Summer basketball camps scheduled

Westmont college coaches Jeff Azain & Rob Goodrow are hosting summer basketball camps at Santa Ynez High and Dunn School. The camps are ppen to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. Week one will be held June 13 to 16 (M-Th), from  9a.m. to 1 p.m. at Santa Ynez. Registration questions can be emailed to more

Affinity downsizes, puts HQ up for sale

Affinity Group, once a major employer in Ventura, has made layoffs and restructured, putting its massive ocean-view headquarters campus up for sale for $9.7 million. more

High-Tech, Business Stars Converge for Benefit of Scholarship Foundation

The stars of the local business and technology community aligned Thursday at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort for the 17th annual South Coast Business & Technology Awards. more

Hillcrest Christian graduates ‘persevered’

Hillcrest Christian School Principal Kathy Horan on Saturday told the six senior graduates of the school that they should be proud of their accomplishment that day as a class. more

Commencement personal for Anacapa graduates

At Anacapa School graduation night isn’t just for the seniors. It’s a celebration for the entire school. more

From the Inside Out . . .

When people ask me to describe my writing style, I say I write from the inside out. What does that mean, they ask? I usually reply, “I write from the viewpoint and experience of a ‘Life Style Consumer’. For the purposes of this newspaper, Montecito is my world. I live, eat, shop, market, exercise, and raise my children here, and I participate in its cultural offerings and support its numerous non-profits. That’s the short list. My friends, of whom I am blessed to have so many, are those I have made in the last 23 years on AYSO fields, as a room mother, at MUS Carnivals, working with real estate brokers, and attending PTA meetings, summer camps at Westmont College, Volleyball games at Santa Barbara High, and The Village Fourth. Not to forget: Knollwood Tennis Club, art galleries, golf, soccer fields, religious ceremonies, breakfast lunch or dinner at EVERY local restaurant, deli and coffee shop, handing out candy on Ghost Village Road, and of course shopping in our beautiful clothing boutiques, jewelry stores and specialty stores. more