Tony Newnan joined the UCLA women’s basketball staff in May of 2011 and enters his sixth season at UCLA in 2016-17. He is a 20-plus-year coaching veteran, with Pac-12 experience, known for his defense, who has worked with numerous players drafted by the WNBA over the years. … Prior to UCLA, Newnan has been a women’s basketball assistant coach for eight seasons at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more

Dwayne Snell

TYLER — Services for the Rev. Dr. Dwayne Snell, 81, of Tyler, formerly of Tracy and Hill City, South Dakota, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. … He majored in biology in college, graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, in 1958. more

Fire, Water Dominate Noozhawk’s 17 Top News Stories of 2017

Fire and water were at the center of what could be described as a disastrous year for Santa Barbara County in 2017, but that did not deter Noozhawk readers who turned to the 10-year-old website in record numbers. … Westmont College alumnusbDavies Kabogoza, a 30-year-old native of Uganda, died in an accidental drowning in the Santa Barbara harbor April 29 after falling off his paddle board. more

Thomas Fire Explodes to 231,700 Acres, Claims Place in California History Week-old wildfire now threatening Santa Barbara County communities has grown to become state’s fifth largest ever; more than 640 homes destroyed

With the end nowhere in sight, the Thomas Fire now burning in Santa Barbara County has secured its place in the annals of California wildfires. …Most Santa Barbara County schools canceled classes for at least Monday, and Westmont College closed its campus in the Montecito foothills since it was in the mandatory evacuation zone Sunday night. more

20 Black and Hispanic Players Sign Baseball Letters of Intent

In a scene that would have made Satchel Paige, Minnie Minoso and Jackie Robinson proud, 20 minority baseball players signed letters of intent at Guaranteed Rate Field Tuesday night, to play in college.  … Jeremiah Canada, Westmont College more

REAMS, Kristin Ann

REAMS, Kristin Ann A long-time resident and retired school teacher of Lancaster, California passed away peacefully on October 3, 2017.Kristin was born on July 9, 1936 in Coalinga California to Virginia and Julius Thomsen. She graduated from Coalinga High School and later received a Liberal Arts degree from Westmont College and then a teaching credential from Fresno State University. more

SBART: Honoree shares credit for on-field successes

Athlete of the Week Jake Ramirez shared the glory on Monday with two of the Dos Pueblos High football players who’ve had his back this season…. Westmont (21-1) has won 20 straight matches and is looking to move up from No. 5 when the NAIA national rankings come out today. Junior middle blocker Libby Dahlberg already ranks No. 1 nationally with her hitting percentage of .435. more

Richard C. Moritz II

Rick was born April 29, 1958 in Caribou, Maine to Richard and Anita Moritz. Rick passed away on Sunday June 4,2017… Rick was an advocate for his homeless community. He gave his testimony to many organizations. Including Westmont College, City Leaders and Homeless Advocate Workshops around the County. more

Where are 2017 Orange County theater students going to college?

We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall…  WESTMONT COLLEGE, Santa Barbara Kat Delaney, Mater Dei High School. more

Where are 2017 Orange County visual arts students going to college?

We asked graduating high school seniors to share with us their post-graduation plans for the fall…  WESTMONT COLLEGE, Santa Barbara Samantha BrittOrange Lutheran High School. more