Yearly Archives: 2013

TRACK: Woodcrest star wins Mt. SAC heptathlon*

Becky Collier, a senior at Woodcrest Christian, won the heptathlon at the Mt. San Antonio College multis event, Saturday and Sunday in Walnut. … In the fall, Collier will attend Westmont College near Santa Barbara and train exclusively for the heptathlon. more

Crestline Hotels & Resorts Announces the Appointment of Christopher E. Flagg as Senior Vice President of Business Development

James Carroll, President & CEO of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, today announced the appointment of Christopher E. Flagg as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Flagg will be responsible for pursuing new management contracts for Crestline’s growing management business. Crestline Hotels & Resorts is among the leading hospitality management companies in the U.S. and is actively seeking to continue growing its current portfolio of more than 44 managed hotels, resorts and conference facilities in the U.S. and Caribbean. … Mr. Flagg holds a Masters in Management of Hospitality from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, and a B.A. in Business and Economics from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA. more

Home Sports:Two more Pilgrim runners taking talents to next level

Hailey Alexander signs her letter of intent to run cross country and track for Westmont College. Westmont is a four year liberal arts college in Santa Barbara, California. more

COLLEGE UPDATE: Former Glendale Community College standout Alex Sarkissian concludes excellent season for Pepperdine tennis: One-time GCC ace goes to NCAA’s final 16; Chapjian, Lewis-Clark still alive in NAIA World Series.

Chris Stroh (Glendale Community College, 2011) Westmont baseball junior: The former Glendale Community College speedster and Crescenta Valley High graduate concluded his junior campaign with some excellent numbers. The outfielder hit .310 on the season, notching 58 hits in 187 at-bats, playing in 45 games, while starting 44. Stroh led Westmont with 18 doubles and added a pair of triples and home runs, notching a .460 on-base percentage. The fleet-footed former Falcon also added eight stolen bases out of 10 attempts. more

Letters : Golden age in tennis – almost

Remember 2013 in the history of tennis in Santa Barbara. The best year ever – almost. Coach Marty Davis’ Gauchos shocked the Big West by winning the league tournament and an NCAA bid. The Westmont ladies, under the direction of coach Kathy LeSage, captured their league crown and joined the Westmont men in reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Tournament. more

Montecito woman wants to thank mystery rescuers

Pamela Larsson Toscher remembers May 11 as the day two everyday heroes rescued her from a confrontation with a pair of loose dogs marauding through her neighborhood. … Ms. Larson Toscher didn’t recognize them from the neighborhood and she thinks they may have been coming from Westmont College. more

Free Concert at Sunken Gardens

AMERICAN SALUTE! FREE Fourth of July concert at the Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens – the tradition continues . . . SUMMARY FACTS: Cielo Foundation for the Performing Arts, in cooperation with the Spirit of ’76 Foundation, presents the WEST COAST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Christopher Story VI Founder/Conductor, Dr. Michael Shasberger Associate Conductor, in a FREE CONCERT of American music celebrating the founding of our nation – AMERICAN SALUTE! THURSDAY, JULY 4TH AT 5:00 – Santa Barbara County Courthouse Sunken Gardens TICKETS: FREE INFORMATION: or more

ART REVIEW: Flying Local Colors, Contemplations – ‘Confluence,’ This year’s edition of the Westmont Art Museum survey of Santa Barbara artists, is one of the stronger entries in the long-standing tradition

Around this time of year, the curatorial forces at Westmont College have a habit of casting a wide net to strong contemporary artists in the Santa Barbara area, with group shows showcasing the artistic energies in the community. For years in its humble but notable Reynolds Arts Gallery, and just recently in the wondrous art space known as the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, one of the best new places to see art in the area. And that humble opinion passed off as fact only advances the sensation that this year’s local art survey, dubbed “Confluence,” is one of the strongest such gatherings yet. more

Santa Barbara woman will run 155 miles to raise money for charity: Vanessa Felts to run across China to help impoverished women

It is an adventure of a lifetime and it will change the lives of dozens of women across the developing world. Santa Barbara resident Vanessa Felts is running a 155 ultra marathon through China to raise money for women fighting to overcome extreme poverty. more

Bright Lines and the Void Opens Friday at MichaelKate in the Funk Zone

It’s an interesting contrast to the work of Carlander, a longtime professor of art at Westmont College,  whose paintings are bold and geometric, while the fourth artist in this quartet, Baker, shows pop-archetypal landscapes that embrace mystery, paranoia and alienation. more