Yearly Archives: 2015

GVB: Laguna Blanca to play regional final at Westmont

Laguna Blanca will be going up against two Division 1 signees when it hosts Desert of Edwards Air Force Base in the CIF Girls Volleyball State Division 4 Southern Regional Final on Tuesday at Westmont College. The first serve is 7 p.m. more

Dorm-Style Housing Project Touches Nerve at Mesa Neighborhood Meeting

“The concept is the student moves in with two suitcases and nothing more,” she said.

Providing furniture and everything the students need already on the campus, Perez said, would help minimize the dumping of furniture and old mattresses that has become a problem in surrounding neighborhoods.

The property would be covered by a conditional-use permit, much like what governs the use of Westmont College, which must meet over 100 different conditions to maintain operations, Perez said. more

Endowment Awards $44M For Religious Programs


Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded $44.5 million in grants to more than 80 private four-year colleges and universities throughout the United States. The funding will help the schools develop high school youth theology institutes.

The endowment says the summer institutes are designed to encourage young people to study theology and examine their faith. The programs are run by faculty, chaplains and local pastors and include in service projects and hands-on ministry experiences. The organization says the institutes will serve students groups as small as 24 and as large as 300. more

Athletes of the Week: SBCC’s Chang, DP’s Clark

Athletes who received honorable mention honors for Athlete of Week include Caylin Zimmerman (Laguna Blanca volleyball), Katelynn Womack (SBCC volleyball), Amber Belleti (Dos Pueblos basketball), Kyril Van Schendel (Cate cross country), Gabe Vincent (UCSB basketball) and Cory Blau (Westmont basketball). more

Florida’s hospitals are lying to us

This is all part of the 21st century, an evil part. Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, a professor at Westmont College wrote an outstanding book on the subject. Every writer and aspiring writer should buy it, read it and refer to it often. The title is: “Caring about Words in a Culture of Lies.” It would make a wonderful Christmas gift. more

Dwight Kealy to run against Congressman Ruiz

I graduated from high school in Ecuador, graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, did graduate work with Harvard, and then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps with a Master’s from Yale.  I served in the USMC as an Arabic/Spanish Linguist, platoon commander, and Ground Intelligence Officer.  I was the Intelligence Analysis Officer for the 1st Marine Corps Division based in Camp Pendleton on September 11, 2001.  After the USMC I entered private business where I ran operations as COO/VP for one of the largest insurance agencies for California Contractors (Orr & Associates Insurance Services; Temecula, CA).  During this time I attended law school while working full-time.  After graduating from law school and passing the bar exam in 2012, I started volunteering legal services.  I helped a WWII Veteran stay in his home.  I helped pregnant women who were in a difficult place in life and had chosen adoption.  I would attend their criminal court hearings and even rush to the Hemet hospital when they would call me because they were going into labor and wanted to make sure that the child would go to the adoptive parents.  I left the insurance agency in January 2014 to open my own law office so that I could focus on the full-time practice of law.  Since opening my office, my focus has been on business/civil law. more

MBK: Warriors win pair of weekend games

Westmont captured a pair of games this weekend at the Bud Presley Classic at Menlo College. The Warriors defeated Southern Oregon University, 48-45, on Saturday after topping Cal Maritime, 76-66, on Friday.

The Warriors, ranked No. 17 in the NAIA, improve to 5-2 on the season. more

Local Heroes 2015: Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree, Versatile Philanthropist

Keeping track of all the generosity and leadership lavished on our community by Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree could potentially keep a staff of journalists working full-time. One writer would cover what she’s done for the arts, such as endowing Westmont College’s Ridley-Tree Museum, or lending her Barbizon design collection for an exhibition there this January. more

Azusa Pacific women’s basketball off to fast start

”It is incredibly important (to have balance),” Hardeman said. “When you have only one or two players who can score the other teams can focus on them and it makes playing defense easier but we have a lot of weapons and we talk a lot about setting each other up and helping each other. We are doing that.”

APU hosts former conference rival Westmont at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. more

Lady Mustang Cross Country Earns Highest Finish in School History at NAIA National Championships

Attesting to the strength of the Golden State Athletic Conference, Biola University placed third overall with a collective time of 1:47.8 and 170.  Biola’s Kellian Hunt placed first overall at 17:16. Westmont College finished in 10th place with 344 points. more