Yearly Archives: 2015

Westmont Receives Grant From Lilly Endowment to Develop Youth Theology Institute

Westmont College has received a grant of $590,400 to establish Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, a high school youth theology institute. Part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, Trailhead seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. more

Three Join Westmont Board of Trustees

The Westmont Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Dave Gehring, advisor for Guardian News and Media; Tom Nguyen, managing director of U.S. sales for China International Capital Corp. (CICC); and Jim Richardson, senior management consultant and director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The 29-member board oversees the operations of the college. more

New Westmont Exhibition to Focus on French Barbizon, Realism, Impressionism

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art will showcase work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history Jan. 14 through March 19, 2016.

“Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France” features more than two dozen works from the Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree collection. An opening reception, to be held Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4 – 6 p.m., is free and open to the public. more

Pacific Union loses both of its games on SoCal road trip

The Pacific Union College men’s basketball team lost both of its games on a Southern California road trip last week. The Pioneers fell to Westmont College in a nonconference game in Santa Barbara, 98-87, and dropped a 91-57 exhibition decision to Cal Poly Pomona. more

Protect the United States, deny un-vetted refugees

Matt Kokkonen is a resident of San Luis Obispo, a legal immigrant from Finland, a graduate of Westmont College and a financial planner on the Central Coast for over 40 years. He is also a candidate for the 24th District Congressional seat currently held by Lois Capps. more

Temecula Attorney Dwight Kealy announces Congressional Seat Bid

Dwight Kealy, a Temecula insurance attorney and Palm Desert resident, announced his bid for California’s 36th District Congressional seat during a whirlwind visit to the Anza/Mountain Center area Dec. 2 expressing his concerns for national security and the state’s disappearing small businesses. …Born in Southern California but attending and graduating from high school in Ecaudor, Dwight returned to the United States to attend, and graduate, from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, before going on to complete his Master’s Degree at Yale University. more

ON STAGE: Rebooted Lit Moon brings back ‘Humbug,’ their Christmas Carol, for the holidays

“Humbug! A (Lit Moon)Christmas Carol”

When: 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday

Where: Porter Theatre, Weatmont College

Cost: $10 adults. One free kids ticket (ages 6 – 12) with each paying adult; $5 for additional children’s tickets.

Information: 565-7140,

It’s like a 12-year Scotch,” says director John Blondell about his company Lit Moon’s reimagining of “A Christmas Carol,” entitled “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol.” more

Westmont awarded theology grant

Westmont College has received a $590,400 grant to establish a high school youth theology institute on its campus, according to a press release Thursday. more

South on 101: Time to revel in SB

In a move that Ebenezer Scrooge would find appalling, Lit Moon Theatre Company offers $10 tickets and admits children for free to their holiday “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol.” This take on Dickens’ beloved story features five actors and several puppets playing over 20 characters, and is accompanied by a delightful live score. It’s recommended for kids aged 6 and up — and one kids’ free ticket comes with every adult ticket purchased. Performances are today, Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont College’s cozy Porter Theatre (565-7140, more

Holiday bake-off to benefit local nonprofit

Some of Santa Barbara’s best homemade pies will be battling it out Sunday afternoon in the inaugural Spectacular Santa Barbara Pie Contest. … After spending the night gazing through a telescope at Westmont College in early October, she forgot about the pending entry deadline for the competition. more