Recent Press

Culinary Herbs 101 Workshop

Join us at Art From Scrap to learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about Culinary Herbs with Farmer and Chef Michelle Aronson! You’ll walk away with awesome new skills, a handy recipe packet, homemade herb butter, and your own potted herb seedling to take home. … Michelle Aronson is a farmer, chef, and teacher who is the Garden Manager and Sustainability Coordinator for Dining Services at Westmont College. more


Opera Santa Barbara returns for another crowd-pleasing pop-up performance featuring a French repertoire in the Museum’s Ridley-Tree Gallery. … The Westmont College Chamber Music Singers perform in the Museum galleries. more

Reviewed | ‘Guatemala from 33,000 km’

News of the Getty’s extraordinary Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative has reached all over the world. Readers in New York, London, Paris, and beyond now know of its impressive scope and unprecedented ambition, and thousands of visitors have flocked to locations throughout Southern California to appreciate the range of exhibits on offer. … On Friday, October 20, scholars and artists will gather at Westmont College’s Porter Theater for a day-long symposium on the art of Guatemala from 1960 to the present. The symposium, which is open to the public, promises to connect Guatemala’s artistic output to broader global currents in contemporary art. more

UCSB and Cal Poly’s Goose Egg Tie, Team USA’s Big Miss

Goals in soccer, like home runs in baseball, provide some of the most exhilarating moments in sports. They occur instantaneously in the course of a game where failure to connect is by far more common. … Westmont, holding down second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference, will host the semifinals and championship of the men’s league tournament November 9 and 11. more

Symposium to Explore Guatemalan Art

Critics, academics and Guatemalan art historians will be featured at a day-long symposium exploring Guatemalan visual art production from the 1960s to the present day on Friday, Oct. 20, at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. The event, hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara and Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, is the culmination of the exhibition Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present. more

Honoring those who give opportunity

For the final edition of the Mayor’s Awards breakfast under her official watch, outgoing Mayor Helene Schneider presided over a moving ceremony early Tuesday at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center. The final such ceremony of her long tenure was devoted to “honoring business for facilitating employment for those with disabilities.” … Mr. Benedict has admirably channeled his willpower and energies into becoming a public speaker, at Westmont College and elsewhere, working at the MOXI and working as a sound producer and DJ, going by the handle DJ of Ability. more

TMU Insider: Master’s forward, Valencia grad comes into her own as a junior

Jasmine Parada’s story is not all that unusual. The narrative, at universities across the country, generally goes something like this: Kid goes to college. Kid meets adversity. Sometime around the end of his or her four years, a light bulb goes on – or, in Parada’s case, begins to glow blindingly bright – and kid blossoms into a man or woman. … Saturday, Parada struck again. In the seventh minute of the Mustangs’ 5-2 loss at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Parada booted the ball inside the far post for the first Master’s goal of the game. Lewis doesn’t expect it will be her last. more

SBART: Vargas’ big night brings memorable moments

Round Table Athlete of the Week Leo Vargas gave Carpinteria High’s football season a big boost with a school-record-setting, 315-yard rushing performance on Friday, but coach Rick Candaele thought he was taking that big lift into overtime. … Round Table Athlete of the Week Leo Vargas gave Carpinteria High’s football season a big boost with a school-record-setting, 315-yard rushing performance on Friday, but coach Rick Candaele thought he was taking that big lift into overtime. more

Vargas’ record-setting rushing night at Carpinteria nets him Athlete of the Week

CARPINTERIA, Calif. – Carpinteria’s Leo Vargas scored six touchdowns and rushed for a school-record 315 yards against Trinity Classical Academy in a 44-12 Warriors victory. … The Female Athlete of the Week was awarded to Westmont College women’s soccer player Maddi Berthoud. more

This Week in Local Sports

Team and individual titles are up for grabs this week in the Channel League. The individual tournament in girls golf is being played at Soule Park in Ojai on Monday and Tuesday. Dos Pueblos teammates Bella Vigna and Julia Forster are the defending champions in the 36-hole event. …

Men’s Soccer Westmont at William Jessup, 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Westmont at William Jessup, 1:30 p.m.