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LOCAL ROUNDUP: Westmont splits in tourney opener

As things turned out, the first day of the Columbia Fall Volleyball Classic was no cakewalk for the sixth-ranked Westmont women’s volleyball team. The Warriors opened their tournament with a tight five-set victory over 10th-ranked Missouri Baptist, then went through another nip-and-tuck match in a 3-0 loss to the hosts, 13th-ranked Columbia. more

ART REVIEW: Colliding Histories, Faiths and Fates

Bit of historical reality-checking is wise when visiting the current show at The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB, “Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara,” a fascinating and also chilling, tragedy-lined exhibition in collaboration with the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. … Here in Santa Barbara, the PST umbrella covers several major local art spaces, including the Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (including an adjunct show at the community Arts Workshop), the Westmont Museum of Art and the spaces reviewed here. 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

COLLEGE NOTEBOOK: Westmont’s Lopez repeats herself

For the second time this season, Westmont College’s Jackie Lopez has been named the Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Lopez, a Santa Barbara High graduate, received the honor for scoring three goals during the week – two against Arizona Christian and another against San Diego Christian. more

The WNBA Comes to Westmont and UCSB

Forty-four years after Billie Jean King slammed Bobby Riggs in the gimmicky tennis match dramatized by the movie Battle of the Sexes, the battle endures. In tennis, at least, women play for the same prize money as men in major tournaments, but men overwhelmingly dominate the attention and the revenue in most professional sports. … The national team’s preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Games began with a three-day training camp two weeks ago at Westmont College and UCSB. more

SOUND OF MUSIC | Local high school orchestra takes performance to highest level

Think your only option to catch a word-class orchestra performance is to hop on the 101 and head to Los Angeles? Think again. In fact, think hyper-local: Ventura High School lays claim to the only Grand National Orchestra-winning program this side of Texas and, yes, that’s a big deal. … Sullivan received a $10,000 annual scholarship to play horn at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, but after losing her dad in 2016, transferred to Santa Barbara City College, where she continues to play with Westmont’s Orchestra and Brass Ensemble. more

SBART: DP’s Elbert calls own number to perfection

Round Table Athlete of the Week Michael Elbert excelled on defense, offense — and even on the sidelines by making the call of the game in Dos Pueblos High’s Channel League football opener against Ventura. … Westmont has won 21 matches in a row and yet still fell in the NAIA national poll. more

Get To Know: Twins LHP Prospect Andrew Vasquez

The Twins used their 32nd-round pick in 2015 to take a tall, left-handed pitcher out of Westmont College. While he was patiently worked with by the Twins early in his career, he has moved quickly in the last 12 months. He has become one of the most intriguing left-handed relievers in the Twins organization. I’ve seen him work in the bullpen in Ft. Myers, and I’ve seen him in games in Cedar Rapids. Catchers who are working with him often use the word “nasty” to describe his stuff. more

How Reverting to ‘Old School’ Ways Helped Me Build Strategic Relationships

When I was in college, I was eager and hungry to make connections. At 21 years old, as a dorm resident at Westmont College, I founded my business advisory firm, Avant Global. The company has since grown into a global business with well-known, successful clients, including the founding family of the world’s largest brick-and-mortar retailer, and one of the largest holding companies in the world. more

Athletic Round Table: Every Day is Big Leading Up to Santa Barbara-San Marcos Big Game

San Marcos plays Santa Barbara High in the 58th Big Game on Friday night at Warkentin Stadium. …


The sixth-ranked Warriors will take a 21-match win streak to Missouri for  the Columbia Fall Classic at Columbia College. They’ll play three teams ranked in the top-15 in the NAIA. more