Monthly Archives: April 2015

ART REVIEW: Sculpture garden of delights

Currently at Arts Fund Gallery, contemporary, locally generated sculpture is in the house and on the curatorial brain, and it is well worth a look. …Moving away from the realm of the abstract, though with his own abstracting agenda in the works, Nathan Huff (a teacher at Westmont) shows funny pieces that wax figurative, even when the subject is chairs, as in the precarious chair pile he calls “Self Portrait” (who hasn’t felt that way at times?). more

Bishop’s Ekola stays unbeaten

Spencer Ekola improved his overall season record to 21-0 with another 3-0 day for the Bishop Diego High School boys tennis team, but it wasn’t enough to get the Cardinals past Nordhoff. …The Warriors combined for 16 hits in Game 1, with Steven Pollex collecting five RBI on two hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning, and Derek Rodigo collecting three RBI on one. more

Westmont Opens Downtown Program

Westmont Downtown, a new, semester-long academic program focusing on capital and social entrepreneurship, opens May 1 in downtown Santa Barbara on the third floor of 26 W. Anapamu Street in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building above the Fund of Santa Barbara. more

MPC & MBAR Honor Former Members

At a joint hearing March 18, Montecito Planning Commission and Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR) honored three former MBAR members and one former planning commissioner, thanking them for their years of service on the respective boards. …They are credited with making crucial design impacts to various projects over the years, including Westmont’s Master Plan, the Miramar, Music Academy of the West more

CIO Wins Presitgious IT Award

Westmont CIO Reed Sheard has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader for 2015. He accepts this prestigious, lifetime award with other top IT professionals from the business, education, government, service, technology and non-profit sectors. more

Game of the Week

Sam Adams Combined Events Invitational Ashton Eaton, the world’s greatest all-around track-and-field athlete (no argument), will do his spring training in S.B. The Olympic decathlon champion and world record holder will compete in several events, including the long jump (his best: 27 feet) and the last event Friday, the 400 meters (he circles the track in a blazing 45 seconds). 11am; decathlon: noon; heptathlon: 1pm. Westmont Track and Thorrington Field, 955 La Paz Rd. more

Demeter, Naughton lead charge

Dustin Demeter homered, doubled and drove in four runs, while Darby Naughton earned his second pitching win to lead Dos Pueblos High to an 8-2 baseball victory over Taylorsville on Wednesday at the Anaheim Lions Tournament. …Russell Harmening allowed just four hits, no walks and no runs in eight innings to improve his pitching record to 9-1 in the road win. more

Harris powers Bishop win

The Bishop Diego High School boys volleyball team needed every one of freshman John Harris’ 24 kills, 10 digs and three aces, as he powered the Cardinals to a 3-2 (19-25, 25-15, 25-11, 16-25, 15-10) win over Cate Tuesday night at Bishop Diego. …Christian Mathis got the lone win for the 10th-rated Warriors at No. 4 singles against the 20-0, No. 4 Lions in Westmont’s final home match. more