Yearly Archives: 2012

Yummy Mummy : Stay-at-home mom’s blog receives national attention

Being a “yummy mummy” doesn’t necessarily mean you are a young, hot mom — the typical definition of the term — although the Santa Barbara food blogger easily fits that description. For Marina Delio, 28, a yummy mummy means being “a loving mom who embodies a healthy lifestyle” and who, at the same time, holds on to the passions she had before becoming a mother. … A Westmont graduate and former sixth-grade teacher, Mrs. Delio said she enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle and tries to demonstrate that in her blog as a means to connect with other moms, foodies and bloggers. more

FOSTER, William K.

William K. Foster (Bill) passed away on January 4, 2012. He was born in Ft Worth, Texas, in1933, grew up in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. Bill received his Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas (Austin) in 1954, where he pledged Sigma Phi Epsilon. He was a life-long Christian Scientist. … Bill was an active community volunteer serving on board of the downtown Santa Barbara Rotary Club, Santa Barbara Art Association, SCAPES and the Westmont Arts Council. more

American Double: Duo featuring violinist Philip Ficsor and pianist Constantine Finehouse will perform works by Johannes Brahms and Ludwig van Beethoven

The first half of the performance features two sonatas in G, Beethoven’s Sonata in G Major, Op. 96, and Brahms’ Sonata in G Major, Op. 78. Ficsor says the second half of the concert offers a special treat. “We’re going to be collaborating with UCSB French horn professor Dr. Steven Gross,” Ficsor says. … Ficsor, in his sixth year as an assistant professor of violin at Westmont, recently released his third recording, “Summer Day,” featuring the complete works for violin and piano of Emma Lou Diemer, with the composer at the keyboard. more

C.S. Lewis wardrobe to return to Westmont

Westmont College announced Thursday that its C.S. Lewis wardrobe has returned to Santa Barbara after a four-year international tour. The wardrobe, which was purchased by the college in 1974 from Mr. Lewis’ former home in Oxford, will be welcomed back in a reception at 3:30 p.m. Jan.20 at Westmont’s Reynolds Hall, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara. more

Showbiz Showdown : ‘Parenthood’ actor Sam Jaeger offers up insights about making it in Hollywood

Most real-life dads would shiver at the thought of being compared to Joel Graham. The uber-dad from NBC’s smart drama “Parenthood” is a doting father who’s embraced his stay-at-home parent status without a hint of resentment or emasculated malcontent. … Jaeger, who’s giving a talk to Westmont College drama students (also open to the public) about making it in the acting world, loved the Joel Graham role as soon as he saw it. more

Winter Arts Preview 2012: Continua in Light at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art

What better way to get to know the new art museum at Westmont College than through this exciting video installation by Bay Area artists Thekla Hammond and Cheryl Calleri. The school’s spectacular new space for visual art will become an immersive mobile hall of flashing images as twin video projectors send streams of light onto hanging translucent scrims. more

Winter Arts Preview 2012: Animal Farm (the musical) at Westmont College’s Porter Theatre

Sir Peter Hall’s adaptation of the famous George Orwell novel seems a natural for gifted Westmont faculty member Mitchell Thomas, who will direct, and his enthusiastic cast and crew of undergraduates. When the animals take over the farm, the pigs run the show, and it is no better, or indeed a bit worse, than it was before. more

Infinity Projected : Two Bay Area artists present video and music work at Westmont

“If you saw this video installation I don’t believe you could see part of our histories in it,” says Thekla Hammond, one half of the art collaboration that has produced “Continua in Light,” opening tonight at Westmont’s Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. Her collaborator is Cheryl Calleri, a fellow Bay Area artist. Their work features a series of abstract video loops that run forward and backward, projected on nine scrims that encourage people to walk through. Music plays in this otherwise dark room, creating a very immersive experience. more

Colusa woman in Miss California USA pageant takes home experience

She may not have taken home the prize, but Katelyn Mena said she is glad she had the experience. Mena, who was Miss Colusa County 2010, competed with 278 young women for the coveted title of Miss California USA this past weekend. … She attends the a Christian school, Westmont College, near Santa Barbara. more

Yearly Free Book Program Tackles Plastic Pollution

The UCSB Reads 7th annual program is distributing free copies of Donovan Hohn’s Moby-Duck this Thursday in the Davidson Library’s main lobby for participants in the communal reading initiative. … Various local institutions including Westmont College, Santa Barbara Community College, public libraries and local high schools will also participate in promoting Moby-Duck. more