Yearly Archives: 2011

Tax cuts, the certainty factor, and job creation

Now that the Bush tax cuts are officially extended for the next two years, a significant question remains: Is the U.S. economy really in recovery mode without job growth? The answer is “no” and here’s why. Robust job growth always defines true, sustainable economic recovery. When firms modernize their infrastructure, update their technology, and install new equipment, they do so as part of a plan to increase sales and profits. When companies put more money into research and development, improved manufacturing output, and new facilities, these capital expenditures all have a clearly identifiable return on investment, or ROI. … David Newton is Professor of Entrepreneurial Finance and heads the entrepreneurship program at Westmont. more

Coaches watch their athletes grow, succeed

Growing up before our eyes.

It was a day of reminiscing for a few coaches who were paying tribute to current and former athletes and other coaches present at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Press Luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Cafe. more

Rice to speak at Westmont breakfast March 4

SANTA BARBARA Condoleezza Rice, the 66th United States secretary of state, more

ON THE TOWN : Scholarship Foundation invests in kids’ future

When Dick Schall wanted to give a romantic gift to his wife, Maryan, more

Economists expect local recovery to lag behind nation, state

Local business and economic experts have mixed views on what the new year will bring in terms of the unemployment rate, more

LOCAL ROUNDUP : Cardinals can’t pull off comeback

Despite a crowd inspiring comeback led by Elias Mendez and Noah Tack, more

Warriors can’t keep up with Cougars

Westmont women’s basketball suffered a 24-point loss to the eighth-ranked Cougars of Azusa Pacific on Saturday night in Azusa in a Golden State Athletic Conference match-up. more

Azusa dusts off Warriors no problem

It was all Cougars in Azusa on Saturday night as Westmont men’s Basketball (11-4, 3-3 GSAC) fell to #10 Azusa Pacific (14-2, 5-1) in a Golden State Athletic Conference game. more

Week in Sports

UCSB will face UCLA at 7:30 p.m. today (Fri., Jan. 7) in the semifinals of the 47th annual Gaucho Invitational men’s volleyball tournament at Robertson Gymnasium. In first-round matches this morning, the Gauchos swept Cal State Northridge (25-16, 25-21, 25-17), while UCLA went four games to knock off UC San Diego (25-22, 25-12, 22-25, 25-15). more

Tasty tribute : On Herb Peterson Day, it’s all about the Egg McMuffin

Like he did last year, Bill Groeneveld went to the Milpas Street McDonald’s on Jan. more