Ventura County Star

Fed’s dimmer outlook could mean longer bond buying

“I don’t think the Fed will be ready” to slow its bond purchases in September,” said Brian Bethune, an economics professor at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. “Not only is growth running below their target, but inflation is below where they would like it to be.” more

Oaks Christian grads urged to continue building a ‘strong foundation’

Gayle Beebe, the president of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, was the commencement speaker and he continued… more

College Notebook: Title has deeper meaning for Wilber, Westmont

Before the Westmont College women’s basketball team took the court last Wednesday night to play for a national title, it gathered for an emotional pregame speech. Head coach Kirsten Moore’s husband, Alex, died last May from complications following surgery for Crohn’s disease. The 31-year-old was an assistant professor of kinesiology at Westmont and spent a lot of time with the team. more

Kropp: Junior players enjoy Davis Cup experience

Thousand Oaks High graduate Marcos Giron, a sophomore at UCLA, defeated Emilio Gomez 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) in the deciding singles match as the visiting Bruins defeated USC 4-3 last Friday. … Alyson Meyer of Ventura defeated Sarah Edwards 6-0, 6-2 at No. 6 singles to help Westmont College defeat visiting Arizona Christian 9-0 in a nonconference match on Saturday. Meyer, who played No. 1 singles for Ventura High for three years, is a sophomore at Westmont. more

Engineers and students honored at Oxnard event

Area engineers and engineering students were honored Thursday for making strides in local education and developing technologies that have impacts beyond Ventura County. The honorees were celebrated in the company of more than 200 local industry leaders at an Oxnard awards dinner to celebrate National Engineers Week. … The additional scholarship recipients were Sarah Baker, California Lutheran University; Michael Chavez, UC Santa Barbara; Megan Hansen and Israel Schleifer, Moorpark College; Michael Kiernan, Maria Perez and Daniel Ortiz, Ventura College; Tyler Meskin, Santa Barbara City College; and Luke Patterson, Westmont College. more

CLU Notebook: Wade gets right into swim of things

The offseason pickup games gave Dan Wade a brief introduction to college basketball. It made the Cal Lutheran freshman realize he had some work to do before he could contribute to the team. Wade spent many hours in the gym trying to improve his game. He still arrives early and stays late after practice to get up as many shots as possible….The women’s tennis team opens its season against Westmont at 2 p.m. Friday. more

Local roundup: Dec. 28, 2012

…Camarillo: In the first game, Daniel Zamores scored off an assist from Carlos Tiscareno. In the second game, Moses Gutierrez and Hector Molina scored the goals — both assisted by Tiscareno. Greg Ford and freshman Jordan Duran combined for the shutout in net. Senior captain Matt Lariviere, who is being recruited by Westmont College, had an excellent all-around performance. more

Man arrested in July 4th killing of LA-area girl Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/dec/14/arrest-in-july-4th-killing-of-la-area-girl/#ixzz2PXTYLRlG – vcstar.com

Russell, a 12-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man were shot while standing with in the unincorporated Westmont area. more

Olmon takes pride in working at Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran assistant athletic trainer Samantha Olmon will likely never forget Kyle Fleming. After Fleming tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee last season in soccer, Olmon was responsible for his rehabilitation… The Regals upset NAIA No. 7-ranked Westmont 49-48 last Friday night. more

Ybarra named new Fusion coach

The new coach is a familiar Fusion face. Rudy Ybarra, who served as an assistant coach during the inaugural 2007 Premier Development League season, has returned to the Ventura County Fusion as the third head coach in franchise history…Ybarra will bring in longtime Westmont coach Dave Wolf as his top assistant. more