Monthly Archives: September 2014

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 2 Warriors fall at home

Natasha Coyle recorded a hat trick and Katie Farris added two more goals to lead the 15th-ranked The Master’s women’s soccer team to a 5-0 Golden Stat Athletic Conference upset over No. 2 Westmont College at Thorrington Field on Saturday. more

Warriors finish in draw

Despite dominating on offense and recording its third shutout in a row, the Westmont men’s soccer team was only able to muster a 0-0 draw in its Golden State Athletic Conference match with The Master’s at Thorrington Field on Saturday. Led by San Marcos High alum Cody Howen, the Warriors (5-2-1, 2-0-1) outshot the Mustangs 21-14, including an 8-5 advantage in shots on frame. A stout back line, anchored by goalkeeper Josh Glover, gave Westmont its fifth shutout of the season. more


ON THE TOWN: Montecito Motor Classic revs up funds

The “Gun Your Engines Gala” was the opening event of the Montecito Motor Classic weekend. Held at the Montecito Country Club, it was full-speed ahead with a fresh vibe, new faces and an unbeatable enthusiasm.  … Ruth Fuentes, a poised young lady, told her story that underscores the value of the Police Activity League (PAL) in providing teens an alternative to gangs and street life. She thrived in PAL’s environment, which offers training and leadership opportunities, and now attends Westmont through scholarships. more

Your Westmont: New Students Arrive for Orientation

Orientation begins Thursday, August 28, for the 379 first-year students representing the class of 2018, and classes start Monday, September 1. The incoming class, which includes two National Merit Scholars, represents 29 states and eight foreign countries. more

National Chemistry Week poetry contest

The California Los Padres Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) is celebrating National Chemistry Week by sponsoring an illustrated poem contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. … To enter, email a scanned copy of the illustrated poem, along with the attached entry form and release form to Paper copies will also be accepted at the following mailing address: Kristi Cantrell, Westmont College Department of Chemistry, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA 93108. more

TV Santa Barbara

TV Santa Barbara (TVSB) is Santa Barbara’s non-profit 501(c)3 media arts center, helping everyday people to create, connect and communicate through media featuring their local community. TV Santa Barbara provides access to local TV services, educational seminars, and state-of-the art media production equipment to empower the Santa Barbara community. Santa Barbara area nonprofits, businesses and individuals use TVSB to produce television programs, website and promotional videos, and public service announcements. TVSB distributes programming both online and through two community media channels, TVSB Voice (local public access TV on Santa Barbara Cox Cable Channel 17/103.17) and TVSB Culture (educational access TV on Santa Barbara Cox Cable Channel 71/104.21). … Other educational institutions that have used the channel include Fielding Graduate University, SBCC Scheinfeld Center, SBCC Construction Technology Department, Westmont, Stanford University Nonprofit Management Institute, and Santa Barbara High School. more

Talk by Historian/Author Jon Meacham to Launch Westmont Leadership Series

Jon Meacham, presidential historian, Pulitzer Prize winner and contributing editor at Time magazine, will speak about “The Moral and Ethical Leadership of Jefferson and Jackson” at noon Friday, Oct. 10 at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort. more

Registration Open for Providence School’s Citywide Santa Barbara Youth Races

Providence, A Santa Barbara Christian School, sponsors the annual Santa Barbara Youth Races from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4.

This citywide track meet is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade from any school. …The meet draws hundreds of participants and families to the state-of-the-art track at Thorrington Field at Westmont College. more

IN BRIEF: Public education subject of lecture

Several local educators will examine and analyze the challenges facing public education in a free public lecture next month. “Challenges Facing American Public Education” will examine possible solutions for improving both elementary and secondary education locally and nationwide, according to a Westmont College news release. more


Global Warming Soaks Up Attention: Planning Commission Approves Energy and Climate Action Plan

If there was a week to be hip to climate change, this was it. With the echo of the 400,000 activists who marched through New York City streets on Sunday hitting the South Coast, three planning commissioners on Tuesday gave the green light to the county’s plan ​— ​years in the making ​— ​to combat global warming, forwarding the final decision to the Board of Supervisors. Gathered ahead of this week’s United Nations Climate Summit ​— ​where President Barack Obama said global warming was an “issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other” ​— ​100 supporters of Measure P, the November ballot measure aiming to ban all new fracking, acidizing, and cyclic steam injection operations, rallied in Plaza Vera Cruz Park. And on Wednesday, Representative Lois Capps joined Supervisor Salud Carbajal at UCSB to discuss how Santa Barbara County can gird itself against the ravages of a warming world. … Westmont College doesn’t adhere to the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Investment, which advocates against investing in the energy sector, and invests in a managed fund rather than individual companies. more