Santa Barbara’s Noozhawk

Press Luncheon: It’s Same Story for Westmont: All Wins, No Losses

The beat goes on for Patti Cook’s Westmont College women’s volleyball team. Two more wins last week improved the team’s record to 29-0. “Same story, different week,” she said in her opening remarks at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. “We’re still undefeated.” more

Rona Barrett Foundation Welcomes Roger Battistone as New Board Member

The Rona Barrett Foundation is pleased to welcome Roger Battistone as a new board member. … He attended the University of Denver and Westmont College, then served two years in the US Navy in Sasebo, Japan, Subic Bay, Philippines and Vung Tau, Vietnam. more

Philanthropist Larry Crandell — ‘Mr. Santa Barbara’ — Dead at 93 Community cheerleader served as volunteer emcee, auctioneer, board member and adviser for countless charities for nearly 50 years

Santa Barbara lost one of its iconic citizens Tuesday when Larry Crandell died at his Santa Barbara home at the age of 93. Crandell, a businessman and philanthropist, was known affectionately as “Mr. Santa Barbara.” … Among the organizations Crandell assisted over the years areAllforOne Youth & Mentoring,Arthritis Foundation, Channel Islands YMCA, Douglas Family Preserve, Goleta Teen of the Year, Hospice of Santa Barbara, Marymount of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table, Santa Barbara PARC Foundation, Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation, Transition House, United Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Barbara County,Westmont College and dozens of local public schools. more

Santa Barbara Symphony Seeks Co-Investors to Expand Afterschool Music Education Program

The Santa Barbara Symphony is seeking additional funding partners for a proposed expansion of BRAVO!, the Santa Barbara Unified School District’s afterschool music education program for public elementary students in grades five and six. … In addition to the Symphony, SBUSD, and the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN), funding partners include the Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation and Westmont College, which will adapt the student internship initiative it developed in collaboration with iCAN to the new program. more

Profiles in Design: Blackbird Architects President Ken Radtkey’s Diverse Practice Focuses on Change and Challenging Projects

Notable Projects: Master plans at Westmont College and Crane Country Day School campuses, the Adams Center for the Visual Arts and the Winter Hall for Science and Mathematics at Westmont College, and UCSB’s Montell Lab. more

Spontaneous Westmont Ridley-Tree Exhibit Showcases Women Sculptors

Inspired by the opening exhibition at downtown Los Angeles’ new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex, the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art has unveiled a surprise exhibition, “Women Sculptors,” before the museum’s official fall opening. more

Santa Barbara Symphony to Commence Season With Bit of Beethoven

Subscription sales have begun for the Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2016-17 season, which will open in thrilling fashion Oct. 15 with a performance of Beethoven’s jubilant and inspiring Symphony No. 9, featuring several local choruses and popular soloists at The Granada Theatre. … The season-opening performance of Beethoven’s uplifting Ninth Symphony, with its rapturous choral setting of Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” will feature singers from the Santa Barbara Choral Society, Westmont College, UC Santa Barbara and San Marcos High School, as well as soloists Jeanine De Bique (soprano), Nina Yoshida Nelsen (mezzo soprano), Benjamin Brecher (tenor) and DeAndre Simmons (bass). more

Channel Islands Fiduciary Group Opens New Office in Santa Barbara

Channel Islands Fiduciary Group has opened a new office at 132 E. Figueroa St. in downtown Santa Barbara. With a focus on incapacitated elders and dependent adults, CIFG offers conservatorship and trust administration, personal care coordination, in-home care management and powers of attorney services. … CIFG Principal Courtney DeSoto earned her bachelor’s degree from Westmont College and her J.D. from Santa Barbara College of Law. more

Darby Naughton, Ryan Guardino, Joe Firestone Invited to Area Code Games Baseball Tryouts

Local prep baseball players Ryan Guardino of San Marcos, Darby Naughton of Dos Pueblos and Joe Firestone of Santa Barbara High have been selected to theMilwaukee Brewers’ Area Code Baseball Team tryouts this week at Westmont College. more

Westmont Obersvatory to Turn Telescope to Jupiter, Mars for Public Viewing

Jupiter and Mars will be the focus of June’s free public viewing of the stars at theWestmont Observatory beginning at 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 17.

Despite a near-full moon, Westmont’s Keck Telescope, a 24-inch f/8 Cassegrain reflecting instrument with Ritchey-Chretien optics, will zoom in on Jupiter, which will be about 40 degrees above the horizon. more