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38th Annual Bakersfield Prayer Breakfast sends a message of compassion for all despite differences

More than 1,000 people woke up early Thursday morning to attend the 38th Annual Bakersfield Prayer Breakfast at the Rabobank Convention Center. … The idea to be homeless came up when he was sitting in a class at Westmont College and his professor discussed the parable of the Good Samaritan, a story of a man who was robbed. more

Organist Thomas Joyce to perform century-spanning concert for Santa Ynez series

The organ is a beast of an instrument. Several ranks of keyboards stacked on one another, dozens of stops, and the large floor pedals are all wrestled under the fingers and feet of musicians like Thomas Joyce. … He also teaches at Westmont College and accompanies on piano at Santa Barbara City College. more

Game of the Week | College Basketball: Hope International and Vanguard at Westmont

The good fortune of being safe from the Montecito mudslides enables Westmont to host a significant slate of games Thursday and Saturday. more

TMU Insider: Mustangs have weekend of non-stop action

The weekend at Master’s evoked the title of a popular TV series from yesteryear. Friday and Saturday were defined by threes, and plenty of company. …

Friday: Josh Robison launched three home runs in one game to kick off a sweep of Marymount California University.

Saturday evening: Brooke Bailey buried several threes to keep women’s hoops competitive in a loss to Westmont College. more

The Rev. Dr. Dwayne Snell

he Rev. Dr. Dwayne Snell of Tyler, MN, formerly of Tracy, MN and Hill City, SD, – The Rev. Dr. Dwayne Snell… Memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 2:00 PM at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. … He majored in biology in college, graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, in 1958. more

Round Table Luncheon: Westmont Basketball Coaches Talk Hope, Resiliency After Disaster in Montecito

In their presentations at Monday’s Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon, Westmont men’s and women’s basketball coaches expressed their emotions and offered words of encouragement after the disaster in Montecito. more

SBART: Round Table reflects on tragedies of the winter

The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table took a moment of silence — and Kirsten Moore eloquently overcame her own pause of having to choke back tears — while remembering those killed in the recent mudslides in Montecito. Moore, the women’s basketball coach at Montecito’s Westmont College, reflected upon her own personal loss while speaking to the young athletes and fellow coaches at Monday’s press luncheon at Harry’s Plaza Café. more

Montecito Fire department gets back to business following deadly storm

MONTECITO, Calif. – The Thomas Fire and deadly mudslides in Montecito delayed Montecito Fire Protection District meetings. For the first time since the disasters Montecito Fire Department’s top officials had a chance to meet with the district in the new year. They met at Westmont College. more

Harold A. Spencer

Hal Spencer, of Pacific City, OR passed away on January 16, 2018. Harold Alvin Spencer was born in Los Angeles in 1936 to Tim (Vernon) and Velma Spencer. He attended high school at Hollywood High School where he held the 1st place title for pole vaulting for 3 years, graduating in 1954. His education continued at Westmont College in Santa Barbara graduating in 1958, and as a graduate student at San Jose State and UCLA. more

Dwayne Snell

TYLER — Services for the Rev. Dr. Dwayne Snell, 81, of Tyler, formerly of Tracy and Hill City, South Dakota, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. … He majored in biology in college, graduating from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, in 1958. more