Yearly Archives: 2016

Fabled Gables: 229 East Pedregosa Street

Edward Payson Ripley was born on October 30, 1845, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. His family’s descendants had settled in the New World colonies in 1638, where their lineage included nine prominent blacksmiths… The renowned estate, with elaborate Tea Gardens, is still nearly intact and located across the street from Westmont College. more

Pop-Up Shakespeare

Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, this moveable feast of performance celebrates the astonishing achievement of William Shakespeare in a non-traditional mix of short plays, films, and dance. Inspired by Shakespeares plays and sonnets, performances are ongoing from 5 to 7:45 pm in a pop-up, informal format in spaces both expected and unexpected, within and without the Museum galleries. Presented in collaboration with Lit Moon Theatre Company, the Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre, Westmont College, and Shakespeares Globe London. Free. more 

Dr. Curtis R. Nissly Obituary

On Saturday, October 8, 2016, Dr. Curtis R. Nissly (77) of Dillsburg, PA passed away in his home surrounded by his wife and family… After graduating high school 1956, Curt attended Westmont College and Upland College each for one year. more

Sweeping with Spikes

A quiet confidence abides in the Westmont College women’s volleyball team. The Warriors speak softly and carry a big broomstick. They are the only undefeated team in the NAIA with a 23-0 record, and that includes 16 sweeps. more

Chargers come from behind to beat Dons

The Dos Pueblos High girls volleyball team found itself in a hole early in Tuesday night’s home match against Santa Barbara… Westmont is 23-0 and ranked No. 2 in the NAIA. The Warriors host William Jessup on Friday at 4 p.m. more

Hallock gets emotional about opponent’s health

The Columbus Day holiday left some empty seats at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s weekly luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café on Monday… Westmont cross country coach Russell Smelley brought Kevin Ashley from the men’s team and Kelly Collins from the women’s team. more 

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Picard leads SBCC to WSC victory

Brooke Lilywhite added to her season total with two goals for the Warriors (11-2-1, 4-2) in a Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Hawks… Haley Parzonko opened the scoring for Westmont in the 11th minute, followed eight minutes later by a Jackie Lopez goal for a 2-0 Warriors lead. more


The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of Maestro Nir Kabaretti, will assemble singers from throughout the region for grandly thrilling performances of Beethoven’s jubilant and inspiring Symphony No. 9 at the Granada Theatre on October 15 and 16… The performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, with its rapturous choral setting of Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” will feature singers from the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Westmont College, UCSB, Quire of Voyces and San Marcos High School, as well as soloists Jeanine De Bique (soprano), Nina Yoshida Nelson (mezzo), Benjamin Brecher (tenor) and DeAndre Simmons (bass). more 

ON STAGE: Beethoven’s Ninth at The Granada

The Santa Barbara Symphony and more than 150 vocalists will perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (“Ode to Joy”) at 8 p.m… The concert will feature singers from the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Santa Barbara City College’s Quire of Voyces, UCSB and Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Rams knock off No. 2 Rebels in win

Two of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1’s best eight-man football teams met on Saturday in La Cañada, as second-ranked Flintridge Prep hosted No. 9 Cate in non-league action… The Warriors improved to 23-0 on the season with a 25-14, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21 victory over the Red Raiders in the nightcap of the visitor’s twinbill played in Orange City, Iowa. more