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All the buzz

Prized for its unique health properties, manuka honey comes from the nectar of the manuka flower in the pristine forests of New Zealand. So why is there such a buzz over it? “Manuka is largely based on its unique nonperoxide (antibacterial) aactivity,” said Corey Blick, senior vice president of Comvita North America, which has an office in downtown Santa Barbara. “Comvita is the global leader in manuka honey, which was founded in 1974.” more

Women’s Hoops: TMU Rallies in 4th to Punch Ticket to Final

For the second time this season, The Master’s University women’s basketball team fell behind by 10 to one of the conference’s perennial powers only to take control of the game with a fourth-quarter effort — this time with far more at stake. … more

San Marcos’ Brent Hyman and Maddy Leung Sweep Athlete of the Week Honors

A pair of San Marcos High players pitched and hit their way to Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Athlete of the Week honors. … more

Westmont Warriors Win GSAC Championship and Make History

For the fourth year in a row, Westmont Women’s Basketball (24-7) has won the Golden State Athletic Conference Tournament. This marks the first time in GSAC history that a team has won four years in a row. … more

Westmont, Jessup Split GSAC Doubleheader

The Golden State Athletic Conference opening weekend included a match-up at Russ Car Field between the only two ranked teams in the GSAC. #Thirteenth ranked William Jessup (7-2, 1-1 GSAC) and #25 Westmont (10-1, 1-1 GSAC) split the opening-day doubleheader with Westmont winning the first game 9-0 and Jessup taking the second, seven inning game 3-2. … more

Miner Jack Wright attributes signing with Westmont to golf coach George Murphy

On Feb. 8, Park City High School golfer Jack Wright signed a letter of intent to play golf for Westmont College, a nondenominational Christian college in Santa Barbra, California. … more

Men’s Hoops: TMU Holds No. 1 Spot with Victory Over Life Pacific

The Mustangs shot 58% from the floor, knocking down 10 three-pointers and outscoring the Warriors in the paint 42-24. … more

Presidential Speechwriter Peggy Noonan Shares Insights at Westmont Breakfast

One of the most well-known voices in American politics captivated the audience Friday at the Westmont President’s Breakfast. …. more


Cody Williams continues his dominance in the indoor heptathlon after winning the event for Concordia University last weekend at the Great Plains Athletic Conference indoor track and field meet. … more

Local Historian trekked through Santa Barbara’s historic water tunnel

There is a fascinating story behind Santa Barbra’a water history and no one knows the ebb and flow like historian Neal Graffy. … more