Yearly Archives: 2018

David and Anna Grotenhuis Give $1 Million to Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

David and Anna Grotenhuis have given $1 million through their charitable trust to help fund a much-needed remodel of the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission’s Yanonali Street facility. … As long-time Santa Barbara residents, David and Anna Grotenhuis have been actively involved in the non-profit community, including Westmont College, the Westmont Foundation, The Cancer Foundation of Santa Barbara, Cottage Hospital and the Grotenhuis Pediatric Clinic. more

Cardiac Biomarker Company Critical Diagnostics Completes $8.5 Million Financing and Announces Two Promotions

Critical Diagnostics, makers of the Presage® ST2 Assay and ASPECT-PLUSTM ST2 Test, both used to help physicians in the management of heart failure patients, today announced it completed an $8.5 million equity financing from a consortium of industry-related investors. Proceeds will be used to continue global commercialization efforts. … Before joining Critical Diagnostics, he was Global Director for anticoagulation solutions at Alere. Prior to Alere, Dennis served as Manager, Global Marketing, at Philips Healthcare. Dennis has a BS in biology from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. more


SILVIO EDUARDO VAZQUEZ has been appointed chief enrollment management officer at Wheaton College.  Vazquez is currently dean of admissions at Westmont College. more

HAYES, Edward Lee

Edward Lee Hayes passed from this life to the next on November 20, 2017 at the age of 86. He was born on September 26, 1931, the fourth son of George Lester and Sylvia Hayes, and grew up on a peach farm near Modesto, California. … In 1949 he won a full scholarship to the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, but chose instead to pursue a liberal arts education at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. While there, he met his future wife, Marilyn, and after his graduation they were married. more

Born to play: Delgado’s game develops year-on-year

Edward “Lalo” Delgado has been part of the South Coast soccer scene for nearly all his life. “I grew up in a soccer family, so I was really driven to play soccer from a young age,” said the 19-year-old goalkeeper for Westmont College. Born in Santa Barbara and raised in Carpinteria, Delgado remembers his older brother and sister both playing, and family legend holds that his father also played at one time in Mexico. more

This Week in Local Sports

Now that the Thomas Fire has been extinguished in the Santa Barbara front country and the smoke has cleared, some normalcy returns to the local sports calendar this week. … The Westmont basketball teams tip off Golden State Athletic Conference action at home against William Jessup on Thursday. more