Ventura County Star

Camarillo Deputy of Year described as ‘tenacious’

The path to Deputy of the Year was unplanned.

After high school graduation, Arthur enrolled at Westmont College in Santa Barbara and in 2000 earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology or the study of body motion. more

Ventura business park sells for $3.7 million

The approximately 35,000-square-foot, two-building site known as Donlon Business Park on Donlon Street is 100 percent occupied, said Westmont Corp, which is based in Hacienda Heights. The buildings were constructed in 1988, the company said. more

Science Carnival organizers hope interest STEMs from hands-on learning

Additional organizations such as Santa Barbara’s Westmont College, Moorpark College and Ventura College partnered in helping to provide the array of experiments. more

Mentors help special needs athletes play baseball

In its fourth year, the Miracle League of Ventura, along with the Magdaleno Baseball School, offers young people with special needs a chance to play baseball, with Buena High and Westmont College baseball players acting as mentors. more

Move makes Skiba a happy transfer

Melissa Skiba has a philosophy that being happy plays a big part in performing well in races. The Cal Lutheran junior can point to herself as an example…Over the weekend, Skiba placed second at the Westmont Invitational in 19:40 more

CLU Notebook: Banner envy motivates Kingsmen

CLU (6-0) hosts Westmont on Tuesday night at 7:30 and participates in the Trinity Tournament in San Antonio, Texas on Friday and Saturday. The Regals begin SCIAC play on Sept. 18 by hosting La Verne. more


The 5th Annual Ventura Book Festival has announced the speakers and seminars for six of the twelve sessions to be presented on July 17th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the beach in Ventura. The speakers are top professionals in their areas of expertise. The Festival is produced by the California Literary Arts Society (CLAS) and is open to the public. Entrance to the exhibition is free and there is a nominal charge for the educational programs which will be held in rooms on either side of the exhibit hall. …Paul Willis, Professor at Westmont College, author of two books on poetry and numerous published poems. more

‘Inuksuit’ performers answer siren call of Ojai Music Festival

As a composer and percussionist of note, Steven Schick holds a lot of impressive-sounding titles — principal guest conductor of the International Contemporary Ensemble among them. …  Included in the trio of piccolo players is Laura Walter, a Ventura resident who teaches “Music for Children” at Westmont College in Santa Barbara in addition to her post as executive director of the festival’s BRAVO! Music Education Program. more

Rio Mesa sweeps titles at Pacific View swim finals

The Pacific View League championship trophies sat on a table under the scorer’s tent at the Rio Mesa Aquatic Center just waiting to be won. In the end, the trophies were already at home. … Alicia Lewsadder, who was part of three consecutive Camarillo league title teams, won the 200 individual medley in 2:21.75 and 100 butterfly in 1:00.57. Both were CIF consideration times. … It was a nostalgic afternoon for the senior who is giving up swimming after this season and focusing on academics at Westmont College. more

Happenings: March 13, 2012: Sunday, OXNARD, Choir to perform religious works

The Westmont College Choir will perform at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian of Oxnard, 850 Ivywood Drive. The choir, with 40 student singers, has a repertoire that will explore the life of Christ through the eyes of five centuries of composers. more