Local Historian trekked through Santa Barbara’s historic water tunnel

There is a fascinating story behind Santa Barbra’a water history and no one knows the ebb and flow like historian Neal Graffy. … more

10 a.m. evacuation order given for Thomas, Whittier, Sherpa burn scars

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – An estimated three to four thousand residents living in areas at risk for debris flows during heavy rains are under orders to evacuate by 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.  … more

Ten years after the devastating Tea fire Westmont College is around the clock ready in its danger zone

Ten years after the Tea Fire in the Montecito hills, Westmont College continues to refine and improve its evacuation and emergency plans. … more

Music and art help Grace Fisher thrive despite paralysis

Duets with her former piano teacher and turning out beautiful artwork are just some of Grace’s passions. She is also busy preparing for a Winter Music Showcase happening December 22 at Santa Barbara High School.  And, she is in her final year at Santa Barbara City College. She hopes to transfer to UC Santa Barbara or Westmont College sometime in 2019 … more

Heavy evening winds expected on the Central Coast

A possibility of damaging winds in the forecast brings back memories of major wind destruction for anyone who worked at Westmont College’s Library. The building is located below the base of a canyon giving people inside a great view, but sits right in the path of dangerous winds. more

Speaker at Westmont College discusses climate change

MONTECITO – Over a thousand people attended Katharine Hayhoe’s “Why Climate Change Matters to Us in California” lecture at Westmont College in Montecito on Monday. more

Comet Trip Called Gutsy

Westmont College Professor Ken Kihlstrom will be telling his physics students all about the rendezvous with a comet.Kihlstrom called the probe landing a gutsy attempt.  He believes it will lead to the discovery of things that could not be learned in other ways.The 10-year journey is also a lesson in patience that he will be sharing with his Westmont College Students in Montecito.He is looking forward to learning more about the solar system from the probe’s landing on the comet more than 300 million miles from Earth. more

Westmont Students Spend Spring Break in Haiti Helping Build Businesses

For some college students, spring break is a chance to hit the beach and unwind from the sress of college life,but 16 economics and business students from Westmont headed to Haiti over their Spring Break to help local entrepreneurs launch 7 small businesses. Their belief was simple- sharing knowledge and supporting people in need would help jumpstart one of the world’s weakest economies. more

Westmont Students Cancel Ukraine Trip

The Westmont Choir has canceled a trip to the Ukraine this summer because of the political unrest and will instead make plans to travel to Lithuania.

The choir has raised several hundreds of thousands of dollars for the trip through car washes, and benefit shows during Christmas and Valentine’s Day. more

Westmont Women Win GSAC Tournament Opener

Several Warriors picked up the slack for a poor shooting game from Kelsie Sampson as Westmont College defeated Concordia 70-56 in their Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament opener. more