Yearly Archives: 2011

Montecito Barbers rises from the ashes

Matt Sanchez was in a deep sleep when he got the call at 2:40 a.m. on July 2, 2010. “The barber shop is on fire,” the caller, a fellow barber, said. Sanchez didn’t believe it. He thought it was a prank. So he decided to call 911. …  “It’s a friendly bunch of guys,” said J. Sears McGee, who’s been getting his hair cut there for 15 years. McGee is loyal; Martinez is the only guy at the shop to who he lets touch his hair.McGee lives near Westmont College. The shop has always been a convenient stop. more

About Town

Singing Seniors to perform

The Singing Seniors of the New Lodge of Lompoc debut concert will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Comprehensive Care Center, 216 North Third Street. The public is welcome. For more information, call 736-1234. 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. more

Vuvuzelas will be welcomed at Harder Stadium

UCSB soccer fans will be adding a heavy dose of ruido (noise) to go with the tortillas at Harder Stadium this season, as the Big West Conference has permitted the use of noisemakers at regular season men’s and women’s matches. more

Westmont Admissions Dean Joyce Luy Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Joyce Luy, who will retire this summer as dean of admissions at Westmont College, was honored by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals at its national conference Tuesday at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego. more

Westmont Names Dean of Admission

Silvio Vazquez, a consultant in enrollment management and former vice president for enrollment at Gordon College, is the new Westmont dean of admission. Vazquez served at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., for two decades in various roles before consulting for Scannell & Kurz of Pittsford, N.Y. more

South Coast Business & Technology Awards to Honor Five Recipients

Winners of the 17th annual South Coast Business & Technology Awards will be honored Thursday at Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara.  more

Gaucho women’s VB nabs top Canadian hitter

Taylor Pischke, one of Canada’s top junior beach volleyball players, is headed for the indoors of Santa Barbara more

Wayne Mellinger: Serving the Poor Heeds the Call of a Higher Power

Human beings are vulnerable to all types of misfortune that limit their abilities to act. Our responsibilities to the world do not end with ourselves. Each and every one of us is also responsible for the “common good.” We have a duty to help those in need when this is not too costly to ourselves — a duty that is governed by personal discretion. more

Santa Barbara’s CEC launches bottled water campaign at area schools

Most people by now are aware of the perils of plastic bags, but bottled water remains a source of environmental and public debate. more