Yearly Archives: 2017

Family of Drowned Paddleboarder Files Claims for Damages Against City of Santa Barbara

The family of Davies Kabogoza, who drowned in the Santa Barbara Harbor while paddleboarding earlier this year, has filed wrongful-death claims against the city. … Kabogoza, a native of Uganda, came to the United States in 2010 and played soccer at Santa Barbara City College and Westmont College, where he graduated in 2016. He coached soccer at Laguna Blanca School, and also worked as a physical therapy aide in Santa Barbara. more

Gerald Carpenter: Two Concerts Go Toe to Toe

Over the years, I have sometimes had occasion to urge all our local music providers to coordinate their concert scheduling to avoid imposing a difficult choice upon our ever-dwindling group of music lovers. Now is one of those occasions. … The rival event will be by the Westmont Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensembles, presenting their fall concert in Deane Chapel on Westmont’s lower campus. Admission is free. more

Religion Book Deals: October 2017

Esther Fedorkevich and Whitney Gossett at The Fedd Agency sold world rights to FaithWords’ Keren Baltzer for Pull it Off: How to Remove Fear and Put on Confidence by Julianna Zobrist. The book, which is slated for publication in September 2018, explores women’s issues surrounding authority, identity, and security by drawing on Zobrist’s experiences as Christian pop singer who is married to Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs. … WordServe Literary’s Keely Boeving sold world rights to Kregel publisher Dennis Hillman for After the Ball Fall: How to Build Happily Ever After in an Age of Broken Fairytales by clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at Westmont College Andrea Gurney. more

OUR ART IN THE UNITED STATES – A great exhibition worth seeing

Invited by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara, California (MCASB), I had the pleasure of participating in the extraordinary exhibition  Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960-Present,  which took place at both MCASB and Westmont Ridley- Tree Museum of Art, Westmont College in Montecito, and the Community Arts Workshop in Santa Barbara. more

Religion Book Deals: October 2017

Esther Fedorkevich and Whitney Gossett at The Fedd Agency sold world rights to FaithWords’ Keren Baltzer for Pull it Off: How to Remove Fear and Put on Confidence by Julianna Zobrist. The book, which is slated for publication in September 2018, explores women’s issues surrounding authority, identity, and security by drawing on Zobrist’s experiences as Christian pop singer who is married to Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs. … WordServe Literary’s Keely Boeving sold world rights to Kregel publisher Dennis Hillman for After the Ball Fall: How to Build Happily Ever After in an Age of Broken Fairytales by clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at Westmont College Andrea Gurney. more

‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

At Westmont’s Porter Theater, Sat., Oct. 21. Shows through Sat., Oct. 28.

This startling, profound production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Uipatiently reveals every layer of the playwright’s complex and turbulent vision. Get to the theater 15 minutes early for a giddy pre-show sing-along with the cast and music director John Douglas’s excellent jazz combo, but be prepared for a long night’s journey into Brecht’s full range of registers, which go well beyond cabaret-style satire to embrace Shakespearean tragedy and Blakean prophesy. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gauchos’ Ruddins wins national volleyball honor

Lindsey Ruddins was named as the Sports Imports/AVCA National Player of the Week after powering UCSB to a trio of Big West Conference women’s volleyball victories last week. … Sophomore Maddi Berthoud’s four goals in Westmont College’s 5-2 victory over No. 9 The Masters on Oct. 14 earned her the NAIA’s National Offensive Player of the Week Award. more

OUR TOWN: ‘Dia De Los Muertos’ & ‘Art of Innovation’

The fourth annual Dia De Los Muertos Carpinteria Festival 2017 will be this weekend. Art workshops and presentations will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carpinteria Arts Center, 855 Linden Ave. … Guy Kawasaki will discuss “The Art of Innovation” at a noon luncheon Nov. 3 at the Global Leadership Center, Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road in Montecito. Mr. Kawasaki wrote “Art of the Start,” “The Art of Social Media,” “Enchantment” and nine other books. more

TMU insider: Mustang men’s basketball aiming to build on last year’s success

The way a smiling Delewis Johnson rocked back and forth as he answered questions inside The MacArthur Center foyer on a recent afternoon embodied the buzz surrounding men’s basketball, a team expected to be one of The Master’s University’s best in decades. … The Mustangs and Westmont College from Santa Barbara will enter Saturday’s regular-season finale tied for second place and the conference’s final first-round bye in next month’s GSAC tournament. more

Westmont Hires New Enrollment Vice President

Irene E. Neller will serve as vice president for enrollment, marketing and college communications at Westmont College starting Dec. 1. She will manage admissions, strategic marketing, branding, communications, creative production, public relations and social media programs. more