Santa Barbara News Press

COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Reset to Success Buffham, Neely lead Warriors again

Westmont outside hitter Samantha Neely and setter Amy Buffham, both seniors, were named Golden State Athletic Conference volleyball players of the week for their play last week — and they lost no momentum in leading the Warriors to victory again on Tuesday. … more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: No. 10 Westmont suffers first GSAC defeat

The Westmont women’s soccer team, ranked No. 10 in NAIA, fell to fifth-ranked Vanguard 1-0 in Costa Mesa Saturday in the team’s first defeat in Golden State Athletic Conference play. … more

Warriors find way to sweep

In a season of challenges, the Westmont women’s volleyball team is finding its stride in rising to meet them. … more 

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Cardinals feel pain of league defeat

Jake Engel threw a pair of touchdown passes to Isaia Morones to account for all of Bishop Diego’s scoring in a 49-14 loss at Camarillo on Friday night. …WESTMONT 3, OTTAWA 0 Hali Galloway had a match-high 14 kills and Brooklynn Cheney had 12 to lead the Warriors (15-4, 6-3) to a Golden State Athletic Conference sweep (25-12, 25-13, 25-22) over Ottawa of Arizona. more

ART REVIEW: Unhinged Elegance Now at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies, veteran Santa Barbra-based artist Dane Goodman’s decades of work?with nods to surrealism, post-Pop Art and other ideas—come together in a compact but powerful retrospective, “Consorts.”

Dane Goodman is a fascinating enigma. That suspicion is roundly confirmed by the veteran artist’s current mini-retrospective show, “Consorts,” now at UCSB’s College of Creative Studies Gallery. If Mr. Goodman—long one of the more important Santa Barbara-based artists, as well as a sturdy figure behind the art scene scenes-is a slippery, ever-changing creative channeler, his work is given greater context, contrast, and, yes, consorting power here. … Recent examples of the artist’s public showings include the innovative two-person, totally collaborative show with the late Keith Puccinelli, “Tug,” at the Westmont Museum of Art in 2015. Much more recently, Mr. Goodman’s 1975 “Sunday Papers” was a titillating and tittering, whimsical minimalist send-up, part of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art’s “Summer Nocturne.” more

OUR TOWN: Retrospective honors artist Tony Askew

Santa Barbara artist Tony Askew, Westmont College professor emeritus, offers a retrospective of new and old creations in the exhibition “Looking Back/Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew,” through Nov. 7 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road in Montecito. more

Westmont welcomes diverse class

Westmont College welcomes one of its most racially diverse classes for orientation today.

According to a college news release, the 420 first year students hail from eight countries and 31 states. Nearly 18 percent identify as first generation college students and 37 percent identify as Hispanic, Asian, Black, Hawaiian Pacific Islander, Native American, and/or mixed-race. more

Home For Good seeks to assist State Street homeless

The United Way is spearheading an effort to assist the homeless population in downtown Santa Barbara. The man on the front line is Jeff Shaffer, director of community engagement for the nonprofit’s Home For Good program. … Home For Good will also try and build off the work done by groups like Santa Barbara County AmeriCorps, People Assisting Homeless (PATH), State Street Ambassadors, the county Behavior and Wellness team, and shelter providers, among others, while also getting others like UCSB and Westmont, and local nonprofit Hustlers for Humanity involved. more

Not perfect? Perfect! Westmont College freshman emphasizes self-esteem and anti-bullying messages in ‘Stand Beautiful’

Chloe Howard suddenly felt ashamed.

“At lunch one day in November 2014, I was at a new school,” the 18-year-old Westmont College freshman explained recently at the News-Press. “I was called over to another lunch table (outside), and these girls said, ‘Chloe, take off your shoe.’ And I said ‘no.’ I said ‘no’ several times.

“They said, ‘Fine, we’ll take off your shoe.’ I was restrained, and the two perpetrators ripped off my shoes and exposed my deformed foot to a group of their friends,” Miss Howard said. She was recalling the assault that took place in her freshman year at a high school in Los Gatos, near San Jose. more

Kicking It at Home: Gauchos set record for largest margin of victory against local rival in season opener

Junior forward Ignacio Tellechea got the UCSB men’s soccer team going early in Saturday’s exhibition match against Westmont, and the Gauchos kept it going from there.

Tellechea, a 6-foot-1 striker from Madrid, Spain, scored from 8 yards on the right off assists from fellow forwards Noah Billingsley and Rodney Michael in the 12th minute, as UCSB rolled to a 7-0 win in front of 1,587 in attendance at Harder Stadium. more