Tragedy Turns Into Triumph for Westmont Warriors Girls Basketball Team

A story of tragedy turned into triumph helped the Westmont Warriors Girls Basketball Team win the national championship. Kirsten Moore is the basketball coach at Westmont, a private university located in Santa Barbara.  It was there she met her husband, Alex. more

Deadly Motorcycle Crash

One man is dead after a fatal motorcycle accident in Montecito near Westmont College according to California Highway Patrol. The collision happened on Cold Springs Road, south of La Paz Road. A 21-year-old man was riding his motorcycle around 9 p.m. Tuesday night and at times, he reached 100 miles per hour. more

Wednesday Night Fire Causes Evacuation at Westmont College

A late night fire forced students to evacuate their homes at Westmont College. Just before 11 p.m. Wednesday, a 20 foot travel trailer caught fire. Westmont College chose to evacuate their students to the gym. more

Santa Maria Sandwich-Smoothie Shop Goes Global

California Fresh was built on a model of providing fresh cut meat and vegetable sandwiches, hand-tossed salads and fresh fruit smoothies all under one roof. It was inspired by a Cabrillo High School and Westmont College graduate and his pregnant wife. more

South Coast Community Looks Toward a Bright Future

Two years after the tea fire ripped through the Las Barancas Community and destroyed more than a dozen homes in the neighborhood, those who live there are looking toward the future. “It just feels good to be home, back in the neighborhood,” says Russell Smelley, the President of the Homeowners Association. more

Local College Gets New Fire Truck

In response to November’s devastating Tea Fire, Westmont College has added a new firefighting tool. The Montecito College bought a 350-gallon water-pumper truck in the event of another wildfire. more