Lompoc Record

His late grandfather is young baseball star Jayden Lamberton’s inspiration

His late grandfather had been 10-year-old baseball star Jayden Lamberton’s No. 1 source of inspiration. He still is. Lamberton, who pitches in the Santa Ynez Valley PONY League’s 12-and-Under Bronco Division, had already made a mark for himself in youth baseball at a young age when his grandfather, David Flora Sr., died on Aug. 5, 2017, and Jayden was about to pitch in a game soon after. … Malissa Lamberton said that a baseball scout for the Chicago Cubs organization took a look at Jayden in action and recommended he register for a Team Nike youth camp that was taking place at Westmont College in Montecito. more

South on 101: Museum gems in Santa Barbara

When it comes to museums, there is an “embarrassment of riches” in Santa Barbara, so much so that it is easy to overlook some of the smaller or more remote institutions. Here are a few gems — all with free admission — worth a visit. …Nestled in the scenic hills above Montecito, Westmont College has the great fortune to have a generous patroness, Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree. more

Flutists, pianist to be featured at LMA’s first concert of 2016

From 2006 to 2008, Davis performed in Germany, Austria and Portugal, studying with world-renowned teachers. He is active in the Santa Barbara music community, currently serving as collaborative pianist for the Westmont College music department. more

Kokkonen lobbying for reform as 24th Congressional District candidate

Kokkonen is a Westmont College graduate, with a major in philosophy. He has 35 years of experience as a financial planner and has advised school boards on economics. He also has served as a trustee and deacon at a local church. more

South on 101: Time to revel in SB

In a move that Ebenezer Scrooge would find appalling, Lit Moon Theatre Company offers $10 tickets and admits children for free to their holiday “Humbug! A (Lit Moon) Christmas Carol.” This take on Dickens’ beloved story features five actors and several puppets playing over 20 characters, and is accompanied by a delightful live score. It’s recommended for kids aged 6 and up — and one kids’ free ticket comes with every adult ticket purchased. Performances are today, Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont College’s cozy Porter Theatre (565-7140, www.westmont.edu). more

Westmont College choir and orchestra to perform in Solvang

The 60-voice choir from Santa Barbara’s Westmont College will participate in both worship services on Sunday at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church in Solvang, under the direction of Dr. Michael Shasberger. more

Lompoc Pops season comes to a close

Michael Shasberger will conduct the final performance of Lompoc Pops Orchestra season on June 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 925 North F St. …Shasberger, Adams professor of music and worship at Westmont College in Montecito, conducts the college’s orchestra and choir. He also serves as conductor for the West Coast Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of the Cielo Foundation. more

Around the Lompoc Valley

Registration for the Vandenberg Village Youth Football and cheer program is currently underway. … 3Ball Santa Maria will begin with a free introductory clinic from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The clinic is open to boys in grades three through 12. The clinic will be directed by former St. Joseph High School and Westmont College Star Andrew Schmalbach. more


Flu season off to a slow start in county

he 2014-15 flu season is off to a calm start, with minimal flu-related symptoms seen around the county in recent weeks. But there are still months to go before the season ends.

Of the 1,582 patients who went to Santa Barbara County Public Health Centers around the county over the last two weeks or sought care at Westmont College or Cate School, 42, or 2.6 percent, showed flu-like symptoms. more

Lompoc Civic Auditorium to host musical “Hairspray Jr.”

Hairdos and excitement will be on the rise during this summer’s musical production of “Hairspray Jr.,” which will be presented by the Lompoc Youth Theater and the city of Lompoc’s recreation division. The family-friendly show will be performed at the Lompoc Civic auditorium on July 11, 12, 18, and 19 at 7 p.m. each night. There will be a pair of matinee performances on Saturday, July 12, and Saturday, July 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, but there will be an early-bird discount of $2 for tickets purchased before July 10. … Choreography will be supplied by Broadway veteran Gioia Marchese and Rebecca Jones, the choreographer/director at Cabrillo High School. Miller James, who has been on the artistic team at Opera Santa Barbara, Westmont College Theatre and Ensemble Theatre, will be designing the costumes. more