Mercury News

Santa Clara County football roundup: Valley Christian bounces back, tops Bellarmine 31-13

Mark DeRobertis rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, A.J. Mintz passed for two TDs, and the Warriors withstood a fourth-quarter Grizzlies comeback for a BVAL Santa Teresa Division victory. Linebacker Jakob Good and safety Justin Pham led Westmont defensively with 10 tackles. more

Youth minister to meet 100 race goal two years early

Jacobs started running when she moved to San Jose, after earning her BA in religious studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

Developer gives wildfire refugees holiday homes

Santa has arrived early for some victims of the destructive Montecito wildfire, which incinerated 210 homes during a wind-driven run across 1,900 acres. Developer Nick Narang gave one of the condos to Westmont College seniors Jon Schoff and Ian Cook, who lost the house they shared with five other roommates. Cook says it’s a “real blessing.” more