Yearly Archives: 2016

Channel Islands Fiduciary Group Opens New Office in Santa Barbara

Channel Islands Fiduciary Group has opened a new office at 132 E. Figueroa St. in downtown Santa Barbara. With a focus on incapacitated elders and dependent adults, CIFG offers conservatorship and trust administration, personal care coordination, in-home care management and powers of attorney services. … CIFG Principal Courtney DeSoto earned her bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and her J.D. from Santa Barbara College of Law. more


Westmont College women’s soccer coach Chantel Cappuccilli announced that she has recruited eight new players to help replace the six that graduated from last year’s squad.

They are: Sarah Newton from Anchorage, Alaska; Kira Nemeth from San Clemente; Brooke Porter from San Bernardino; Avalon Albright from Edmonds, Wash.; Katelyn Merrell from Tustin; Madeleine Berthoud from Rowley, Mass.; Haley Johnson from Fullerton, and Isabelle Esber from Columbus, Ohio. more

William Cress Alexander 1920 – 2016

William Cress Alexander was called home to be with his Lord on June 30, 2016. Bill was born on October 20, 1920 in Mooresville, North Carolina to Nancy Belle Brown and Phi Alexander. He had two younger brothers, Phi Jr., and Felix. As a boy, his mother died tragically in an accidental death, and his father later married his beloved stepmother Myrtle. … He served on the boards of the Samarkand Retirement Community (where he was a founder and board chair for 17 years,) Santa Barbara Community College, Westmont College, Valle Verde Retirement community, the Rescue Mission, Channel City Club, Santa Barbara Club, Memorial Rehabilitation Foundation, Las Positas Park, and the long range planning committee of the Santa Barbara Foundation. more

Why clean comedy is becoming big business

Brian Regan and Jim Gaffigan have been household names for years, but they are being joined by a growing crowd of comics who have crossed off more than the late George Carlin’s famous ‘seven words’ from their repertoire. … This has really grown phenomenally,” says Bob Westfall, whose events have raised $520 million for nonprofit groups ranging from Convoy of Hope to the international Mercy Ships to Westmont College in Santa Barbara by hiring clean comics. He hired his first clean comedian six years ago and has done 50 events since. more

Basketball couple Alisha and Danil Carlin returns to Central Districts

AMERICAN basketballer Alisha Carlin planned on staying just one year when she joined Central Districts Basketball Club in 2011. That was before she met her future husband, Lions big man Daniel Carlin. The couple moved to the US together five years ago and got married last July. Now they have returned to Gawler to help the battling Central rebuild for the future. … The pair, who both wear number 24 on the court, played at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. more

Sam Clay, Miles Nordgren and Daniel Kihle promoted to Fort Myers Chris Ibarra to 7-day DL; Four players arrive from Elizabethton

The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Minnesota Twins announce a series of roster moves involving eight players. Brad Steil, Director of Minor League Operations for the Twins, announced the move. And, pitchers Max Cordy and Andrew Vasquez and outfielders Christian Cavaness and Casey Scoggins join the Kernels from Elizabethton (APPY). The Twins selected Vasquez in the 32nd round of the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of Westmont (CA) College. He made 12 relief appearances for the GCL Twins in 2015, posting no record and a 2.92 ERA. In 17 IP, he allowed 10 hits and 10 runs (four earned) with 15 walks and 22 strikeouts. more

Project Grad Students Learn About Jupiter and Juno On First Day At Westmont: Westmont College Observatory offers view of planet being studied by NASA

On their first day at Westmont College, Project Grad students said the Keck Telescope helped them understand the Juno spacecraft’s arrival in Jupiter’s orbit on Independence Day. The Westmont Observatory’s Keck Telescope is a 24-inch F/8 Cassegrain reflecting instrument with Richey-Chretien optics. Visitors are able to climb a ladder and look at Jupiter during the early evening. They can’t see Juno, the spacecraft that launched in 2011 it isn’t big enough even though it is said to be the size of a basketball court. more

Darby Naughton, Ryan Guardino, Joe Firestone Invited to Area Code Games Baseball Tryouts

Local prep baseball players Ryan Guardino of San Marcos, Darby Naughton of Dos Pueblos and Joe Firestone of Santa Barbara High have been selected to theMilwaukee Brewers’ Area Code Baseball Team tryouts this week at Westmont College. more

THE JOB FORCE: How summer interns learned lessons in leadership

To prepare students with the skills needed to thrive in leadership, Bank of America has selected five Inland high school juniors and seniors among 200 nationwide to be a part of their annual internship program. … M’Kya Williams, of Temecula, who is interning with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest County in Temecula, graduated from Temecula Prep School and will attend Westmont College to study computer science. more

Sounds of the Scene: GOING FOURTH IN SONG

In between the conventional celebration events on July 4th, the State Street parade and the fireworks by West Beach by night, the West Coast Symphony settles into the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens for a festive, free-to-the-public concert. Conducted by longtime maestro Christopher Story VI and Westmont music department’s Michael Shasberger, the orchestra will serve up a platter of music by John Philip Sousa, Morton Gould and Broadway chestnuts, with special guest artist Steve “America’s tenor” Amerson at the microphone. more