Yearly Archives: 2018

Round Table Luncheon: San Marcos’ CIF Water Polo Title Made It a 3-For-3 Day for Coach Roth

The pressure was on for San Marcos coach Chuckie Roth on that Saturday his girls water polo team played No. 1 Dos Pueblos for the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 title. … Coffey follows in the success of his brother Luke Coffey, who is starting at Westmont, and his cousin Dustin Demeter, who’s playing at the University of Hawaii. more

SBART: Winning becomes a family matter for Roths on court, in pool

Chuckie Roth, a coach at San Marcos High and father of three, had to follow in his sons’ footsteps to get to his Division 1 championship in CIF-Southern Section girls water polo. … “Isaac has been a mainstay in our program now, really, for four years,” Hedricks said. “He stepped in last year as our shortstop. He took over for his brother, who’s now at Westmont, and his cousin (Dustin), who’s now at Hawaii. more

Sisters Collide in ‘Crimes of the Heart’ at SBCC’s Jurkowitz Theatre

The Theatre Group at SBCC concludes its 2017-18 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, April 11-28, 2018 in the Jurkowitz Theatre. The production is directed by R. Michael Gros. … Pazaski (Lenny Magrath) works locally with the Lit Moon Theatre Company, UCSB, Westmont College, Elements Theatre Collective, and SBIPP as an actress, dramaturg and educator. more

RAY, Wilhelmina Willa Olson

Wilhelmina “Willa” Ray, resident of Big Bear City, California, battled ovarian cancer for several years prior to her death on March 22nd, 2018 at age 63. She went to meet Jesus with her family surrounding her. … After marrying her high school sweetheart Mark Ray, both graduated from Westmont College. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Chargers claim Cougar Classic crown

Dos Pueblos senior Dylan Kelley had a strong day on the mound and at the plate to lead the Chargers to the championship of the Cougar Classic in Cucamonga on Thursday. …


The Warriors swept a pair from Arizona Christian at Russ Carr Field to improve to 21-12 overall and 15-10 in GSAC play. more

‘J’ Is for Journalism

Three years at Westmont College landed Julia Lee a degree in business and good friends through track competitions, but she found her passion in racial justice. more

Santa Barbara Grunion Rugby Turns 40

Forty years after its founding, the Santa Barbara Grunion Rugby Football Club continues to have a bloody good time. … After finishing a tremendous season with a defeat in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Women’s Basketball National Championship game, Westmont College sophomore Joy Krupa received what she considers the greatest honor ​— ​the NAIA Hustle Award. more

BizHawk: Variant Training Lab Uses Data to Enhance Performance

If you ask Evan Pratt, the philosophy behind his business, Variant Training Lab, is simple: Movement matters. … Originally from Chicago, he found Santa Barbara through Westmont College, getting a degree in kinesiology in 2012. The 27-year-old founded the lab, choosing the word “Variant” to show that it was different. more

CHP Officers Tell of Harrowing Escape from Montecito Debris Flow

In the early morning hours of Jan. 9, a mud-covered California Highway Patrol vehicle came racing down Olive Mill Road to the Montecito Inn, where one of the officers yelled warnings to people to get inside, because a mudflow was coming. … He is the one that yelled warnings to Montecito Inn people — which Westmont College kinesiology professor Tom Walters remembers as, “Go inside, the flood is coming.” more

Gaydos, Sanders Outstanding in Westmont Wins

Westmont allowed just one earned run over both games of a doubleheader as the Warriors posted wins of 8-0 and 7-2 over Arizona Christian. David Gaydos started the first game for the Warriors and picked up his fifth win of the season against three losses. Gaydos pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing just four hits while producing two strikeouts. more