Ventura County Star

Quintuplets, Ventura County’s first, graduate from Foothill Technology High School

The Bova kids will stride across the graduation stage June 13 like they came out of the womb 18 years ago: One after another after another after another after just one more. … Abby is headed to Westmont College, the Christian liberal arts school in Santa Barbara. She plans to try out for the basketball team as a walk-on. more

A TEDx talker to write home about

“If I had more time,” Ben Franklin wrote to a friend, “I would have written a shorter letter…” In 1987, Julie and the Westmont College track team traveled to a meet in Richmond, Virginia, where their coach grew up. While the rest of the team was outside, Julie ventured inside the house to visit her coach’s grandfather. more

‘Shark Tank’ bites on Agoura Hills company Rareform

Today’s highway billboard signs could be tomorrow’s backpacks and wallets, thanks to the work of Rareform, an Agoura Hills-based startup company… Aric Avedissian, 27, founded the company with his brother, Alec Avedissian, 31, who created the initial concept for Rareform. Alec Avedissian, moved to El Salvador after graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

Akyen fires Guerreros to inaugural win at Del Sol Park

Emmannuel Akyen knew Saturday was going to be a historic day and he has the social media post to prove it… Akyen, who played at the Dunn School in Los Olivos and Westmont College, cut in on his right foot and finished. more

A Conversation on Youth and Vocation, with Chap Clark

In anticipation of the summer 2017 launch of Trailhead, our new vocational exploration program for high school youth, Westmont is pleased to host A Conversation on Youth and Vocation, a half-day workshop for pastors, faculty, and community partners. Led by Fuller Seminary’s Chap Clark, an expert in youth spirituality and development, we’ll examine together some of the ways we can help young people seek a life of real significance. more

Pop-Up Shakespeare

Marking the 400th anniversary of his death, this moveable feast of performance celebrates the astonishing achievement of William Shakespeare in a non-traditional mix of short plays, films, and dance. Inspired by Shakespeares plays and sonnets, performances are ongoing from 5 to 7:45 pm in a pop-up, informal format in spaces both expected and unexpected, within and without the Museum galleries. Presented in collaboration with Lit Moon Theatre Company, the Bitola (Macedonia) National Theatre, Westmont College, and Shakespeares Globe London. Free. more 

George Akira Takaya

George Akira Takaya, 95, passed away peacefully on December 4th 2015 at his home in Oxnard, California under hospice care. …He later served as a pastor at Bethany Congregational Church in Santa Barbara while attending Westmont College where he earned his B.A. degree as well as working as a landscaper. more

Youth sports signups, Nov. 12


WINTER CAMPS: The SoCal Halos will be forming one team this winter that will compete in team camps at UC Santa Barbara, Cal State Northridge and Westmont College. Any players who are interested and are at a varsity-level ability can go to and click on players registration. The first camp starts Dec. 6-7. more

Former Royal High athletic star dies at age 44

Christensen landed at Moorpark College in 1991 and played soccer for the Raiders before receiving another scholarship, this time to Westmont College in Santa Barbara. more

CLU Notebook: Jacoby finds happiness on basketball court at CLU

The women’s tennis opens the season on Friday at home against Westmont at 2 p.m. The men’s and women’s track and field teams compete at Westmont on Saturday at 11 a.m. more