Montecito Journal

Westmont Opens Downtown Program

Westmont Downtown, a new, semester-long academic program focusing on capital and social entrepreneurship, opens May 1 in downtown Santa Barbara on the third floor of 26 W. Anapamu Street in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building above the Fund of Santa Barbara. more

MPC & MBAR Honor Former Members

At a joint hearing March 18, Montecito Planning Commission and Montecito Board of Architectural Review (MBAR) honored three former MBAR members and one former planning commissioner, thanking them for their years of service on the respective boards. …They are credited with making crucial design impacts to various projects over the years, including Westmont’s Master Plan, the Miramar, Music Academy of the West more

CIO Wins Presitgious IT Award

Westmont CIO Reed Sheard has been named a Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader for 2015. He accepts this prestigious, lifetime award with other top IT professionals from the business, education, government, service, technology and non-profit sectors. more

Talk to Investigate Jesus’s Tomb

Jodi Magness,  a renowned archaeologist and Kenan distinguished professor in early Judaism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines the validity of claims that Jesus’ burial has been found in Jerusalem during a lecture on Thursday, March 12, at 3:30 in Westmont’s Porter Theater. more

Sonos Montecito Quintet Offers Recital

Sonos Montecito, a wind quintent in residence at Westmont, performs a free, public recital Friday, March 13, at 7 pm in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. more

Carlsbad Violinist Wins Scholarship

Violinist Jonathan Wong of Carlsbad earned top honors at the third annual Music Guild Competition on March 7, where six high school seniors competed for Westmont music scholarships. more

Goodwin Examines Presidential Leadership Lessons

Doris Kearns Goodwin, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, spoke about “Leadership Lessons from American Presidents” to more than 700 people at the 10th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on March 6 in the Grand Ballroom of Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort. more

Orchestra, Singers Perform Concerto

The Westmont Orchestra performs works by Leonard Bernstein, Giacomo Puccini, and Franz Liszt at the Concerto Concert of Friday, Febrary 20, at 7 pm in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room. more

Jupiter Jumps into View

The gas giant Jupiter will be the star attraction at this month’s free public viewing on Friday, February 20, beginning at 6:30 pm and lasting several hours at the Westmont Observatory. more

Panel Examines Presidential Leadership

Westmont professors Tom Knecht and Rachel Winslow explore presidential leadership in a free, public lecture on Thursday, February 19, at 5:30 pm in the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara Street. more