Santa Barbara Independent

Reviewed | ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’

News of the Getty’s extraordinary Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative has reached all over the world. Readers in New York, London, Paris, and beyond now know of its impressive scope and unprecedented ambition, and thousands of visitors have flocked to locations throughout Southern California to appreciate the range of exhibits on offer. … On Friday, October 20, scholars and artists will gather at Westmont College’s Porter Theater for a day-long symposium on the art of Guatemala from 1960 to the present. The symposium, which is open to the public, promises to connect Guatemala’s artistic output to broader global currents in contemporary art. more

UCSB and Cal Poly’s Goose Egg Tie, Team USA’s Big Miss

Goals in soccer, like home runs in baseball, provide some of the most exhilarating moments in sports. They occur instantaneously in the course of a game where failure to connect is by far more common. … Westmont, holding down second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, will host the semifinals and championship of the men’s league tournament November 9 and 11. more

‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

It’s one of the most poignant — and relevant — stories of the great exodus from Nazi Germany that took place before and during World War II. In 1941, Bertolt Brecht, the most influential theater artist of the mid-20th century, was hunkered down in Helsinki, waiting to hear if he would receive a visa to travel to the United States. … This weekend and next, October 21-28, the Westmont College theater program will mount an imaginative and large-scale production of Brecht’s trenchant mid-century-modern satire on political violence. more

The WNBA Comes to Westmont and UCSB

Forty-four years after Billie Jean King slammed Bobby Riggs in the gimmicky tennis match dramatized by the movie Battle of the Sexes, the battle endures. In tennis, at least, women play for the same prize money as men in major tournaments, but men overwhelmingly dominate the attention and the revenue in most professional sports. … The national team’s preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Games began with a three-day training camp two weeks ago at Westmont College and UCSB. more

District 6 Council Candidate Debrief

In the Santa Barbara City Council election to represent District 6, which encompasses the mid-downtown corridor and Laguna areas, incumbent Gregg Hart is facing off against political newcomers Jack Ucciferri, a Realtor and entrepreneur, and Aaron Solis, a San Marcos High School teacher and coach…. I think everyone is overestimating people wanting to ditch their cars. Cottage Hospital, Westmont, and UCSB have all found the need to create their own housing for employees. more

9/23: College Soccer: Menlo at Westmont

Both of Westmont’s nationally ranked teams hope this Saturday’s doubleheader gets them off to a good start in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warrior men (1-1-3) have allowed one goal in their last four matches while scoring just two themselves. Goalkeeper Lalo Delgado and the defense will be challenged by Menlo (4-2-1), which scored 14 times in its last three games. more

Fall Football: Braves v. Dons Lompoc High Trounces Santa Barbara

It was like a microburst when Toa Taua blew past the line of scrimmage at La Playa Stadium last Saturday night. The powerful Lompoc High running back whooshed downfield and left Santa Barbara defenders scattered like loose palm fronds…. Both of Westmont’s nationally ranked teams hope this Saturday’s doubleheader gets them off to a good start in the Golden State Athletic Conference. The Warrior men (1-1-3) have allowed one goal in their last four matches while scoring just two themselves. more

‘Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA’

More than 60 institutions from across Southern California came together in 2011-2012 for Art in L.A. 1945-1980, the Getty’s first Pacific Standard Time (PST) initiative, and the cultural impact was immediate and intense…Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, and Community Arts Workshop. More than 70 artworks organized into nine thematic clusters and shown in 8,000 square feet of exhibition space spread across three Santa Barbara venues. more


Standing Tall: Liam Murphy is now a partner with Hayes Commercial Group

A Westmont College alumnus and full-time commercial broker for nine years, Liam Murphy has become a partner with Hayes Commercial Group in Santa Barbara. He joined the firm in 2011. Murphy has a wealth of experience in brokerage, development, and project management, equipping him with the expertise to navigate the subtleties of each transaction on behalf of his clients. With a focus on high-growth tech companies, private equity-backed firms, and sophisticated investors, he has completed more than 500 real estate transactions valued at $100 million. “I can also reach things on high shelves,” said Murphy, who stands 6‘5”. more

Sansum Diabetes Center Holds Taste of the Vine: Annual Event at QAD Raised $125,000

About 350 supporters of the William Sansum Diabetes Center turned out on Saturday, August 26 for the 15th annual Taste of the Vine fundraiser held on the idyllic Summerland bluff grounds of QAD Inc. The center netted about $125,000 from the event for its research, care, and education programs. … The project is run by a consortium led by the center that includes UC Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Westmont College and Lilly Diabetes. more