Santa Barbara News Press

ART REVIEW: Time, Love and Rooms with a Viewpoint

Among other ideas and impressions, Valeska Soares’ quietly compelling and gently subversive exhibition “Any Moment Now,” now at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, is about comforts of home, with discomforts, enticements and ambiguities in the margins…. Locally, the SBMA show is the centerpiece of several “PST” shows opening all over town – at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara; The Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara; Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art at Westmont College and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Warriors have big night at home

The fifth-ranked Westmont women’s volleyball team rode its offense to a 25-12, 25-21, 29-27 Golden State Athletic Conference victory over Vanguard on Thursday night at Murchison Gym. Four different Warriors hit for double digits in kills, led by a match-high 15 kills by Libby Dahlberg on a .522 hitting percentage. more

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Gaucho star Toler suspended for fall quarter

Drea Toler scored the last 12 points of UCSB’s women’s basketball season last year, but she won’t be scoring the first one…. Westmont College has taken the rare step of filing an appeal with the Golden State Athletic Conference, asking for mitigation of a red-card suspension that was issued to junior Tim Heiduk during Saturday’s game against Menlo. more

SBART: Engel’s big night gets its proper media coverage

Jake Engel had a steady enough hand to throw four touchdown passes for Bishop Diego High during a 35-20 football win at Santa Fe Christian on Saturday, and the Cardinals’ coaching staff has figured out where he got it…. Westmont is ranked No. 4 in NAIA women’s soccer, with Bri Johnson leading the GSAC with eight goals, sports information director Ron Smith pointed out. The Warrior men are also ranked at No. 25 with a 2-2-3 mark. more

Talk to cover economy

SANTA BARBARA Martin Asher, a professor of economics and business, will speak about the interplay between fiscal and monetary policy in 2017 during a Westmont Downtown lecture next month. The lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the University Club, 1332 Santa Barbara St. more

COLLEGE SOCCER: Westmont rallies for a windy win

The Westmont men’s and women’s soccer team swept a double-header to win their Golden State Athletic Conference openers against William Jessup University Thursday in sunny but blustery conditions at Thorrington Field. more

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: Westmont’s sweet 16 party

A balanced attack has the No. 5 ranked Westmont College on a roll. The Warriors’ 25-12, 25-13, 25-17, nonconference sweep of visiting La Sierra on Tuesday was their 16th straight victory.  more

ON STAGE: Choreogrpher at Westmont College

Ruth Barnes will perform “Here, There and Everywhere” at 4 p.m. Saturday at Black Box, part of Porter Hall at Westmont College, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito. The free concert will feature Ms. Barnes in five solo dances that were choreographed within five weeks by her and Christine Devaney, Matthew Hawkins, Frank McConnell, Steinvor Palsson and Ian Spink. more

Gauchos are speaking the language of top recruits

Basketball is a Small, Small World After All — even when the player you’re pursuing has a national ranking that’s even bigger than his 6-foot-9 and 225-pound frame. Amadou Sow, a four-star recruit from the West African nation of Mali, and Sekou Touré, a 6-4 guard who hails from neighboring Guinea, both verbally committed to UCSB this week…. McKnight has a good idea about where he’s sending his two star seniors. He’s the brother of Westmont College women’s basketball coach Kirsten Moore. And one of his assistant coaches at Prolific Prep, Nathan Marsing, played for the Warriors’ NAIA finalist team of 2016. more

SBART: Great timing leads to great day for Vaqueros

Coach Craig Moropoulos had his timing just right for SBCC’s football road trip down the crowded 405 Freeway to Los Angeles Southwest on Saturday…. Westmont is 16-1 even though star outside hitter Taylor Beckman missed 10 matches. “We still won all 10 of those matches with two freshman outsides,” coach Patti Cook said. “Taylor is fully back and played this past weekend, and played rather well. more