Monthly Archives: July 2015

Independent Music

Check elsewhere for fireworks displays, parades, and other gatherings for the Fourth of July – this listing covers light classical and more popular music right here in the heart of town. The annual patriotic concert for Independence Day focuses exclusively, of course, on American music, as the West Coast Symphony Orchestra plays a program of festive favorites conducted by Cielo Foundation/symphony founder Christopher Story VI and Dr. Michael Shasberger, the Adams chair of Music and Worship at Westmont College in Montecito. more

53rd Spirit of ’76 Parade coming Saturday

In honor of America’s independence, the Spirit of ’76 Foundation will host its 53rd annual grand march Saturday along State Street. …The orchestra, under the direction of founder and Conductor Christopher Story VI and Associate Conductor Dr. Michael Shasberger of Westmont College, will play some of America’s favorite tunes at approximately 5 p.m. more

The passionate physician

As a fresh doctor out of medical school and residency, Dr. Galen Reimer, along with his wife, Donna, decided to move to the Lahontan Valley in the early 1980s where he began to establish himself as a physician in a career spanning four decades. …He graduated from Rancho High School in North Las Vegas in 1971 and attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. After changing his major in college to pre-medicine, Reimer began looking for medical schools. more

Carpinteria resident’s game allows players to control extra armies

The fighting is more intense, the strategy more complex in a chess game where the white and black armies can control 10 other armies for allies. …That reality inspired Mr. Bates, a former Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College math teacher, to create Sovereign Chess on his computer in 2005. more