Recent Press

ON STAGE: Westmont to host ‘Fringe’ fest

The annual Westmont College Fringe Festival will feature 11 original plays Thursday through Sunday at the college’s Porter Theatre, 955 La Paz Road, Montecito, and the Alhecama Theatre, 914 Santa Barbara St. more

Westmont Downs Marymount, 14-5

Westmont Baseball (30-14) eased past Marymount of California (16-25-1) this afternoon by a score of 14-5. Henry Hedeen continued to stay hot at the plate for the Warriors as he went 2 for 3 on the afternoon with a home run and four RBIs. more

User data abuse not limited to Facebook, experts say

After being grilled over mishandling personal information of as many as 87 million unsuspecting users, Facebook could be the first of many platforms to come under scrutiny for data heists, cyber security experts say. … Dr. Don Patterson, a cyber security professor at Westmont College, told the News-Press that although Google is collecting far more data, it is not as concerning to Congress because it isn’t in the arena of political speech. more

ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: NU grads help Yuba win series over Contra Costa

Andrew Schnitzius, a 2016 Nevada Union graduate, helped the Yuba College baseball team win two out of three against conference foe Contra Costa College last week. … Dalton Maxwell, a 2015 Nevada Union graduate, and the Menlo College Oaks were eliminated from playoff contention this past week after dropping all three of their games to Westmont College. more

ON the TOWN: Westmont Women’s Leadership Council: ‘The Only Way Through is Together’

The third annual Westmont Women’s Leadership Council Luncheon had been postponed after the floods and was now taking place in a sunny room at Belmond El Encanto. more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: WSC-leading Vaqueros win again

The SBCC baseball team is finding its groove at just the right time, as it remained in first place in the Western State Conference North Division standings with an 11-2 victory over Oxnard at Pershing Park on Saturday. …


The Warriors finished off a three-game Golden State Athletic Conference sweep of the Oaks with an offensive explosion at Carr Field. more 

Westmont Sweeps Twin Bill, Series at Menlo

Westmont Baseball (29-14, 22-11 GSAC) completed a three-game sweep of Menlo as it took both games of Saturday’s Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader. The Warriors won the first game 8-4 and won the seven-inning contest 10-4. more

Ridley-Tree to be deemed Rock Star for lifetime achievement

To recognize Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree’s decades-long career in business and philanthropy, the Spirit of Entrepreneurship Foundation will present her the Rock Star: Life Achievement Award at a gala on May 4. … Locally, Lady Ridley-Tree works with many nonprofits and runs several scholarships. Organizations she’s involved with include UCSB, Santa Barbara City College, Westmont College, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the former Casa Esperanza homeless shelter (now PATH Santa Barbara). more

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Royals edge Cougars in pitcher’s duel

Friday’s Channel League baseball matchup between host San Marcos and Ventura shaped up to be a pitcher’s duel between Royals starter Vincent Vogel, and Cougars starter Blake Corsentino. … Luke Coffey hit a solo shot in the third inning, his seventh homer of the season, to put Westmont up 3-1, and in the eighth, Michael Stefanic’s solo shot gave the Warriors an insurance run, going up 9-5. Stefanic and Nick Edgar also hit RBI doubles in the game. more

New rector to be instituted at Christ Episcopal Church

In a celebration of the New Ministry service, the Rev. Dr. Daniel London will be formally instituted as rector of Christ Episcopal Church by the Rt. Rev. Barry Beisner, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California. … London is a English and religious studies graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, then went to Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. more