Musicians inspire Silicon Valley League of SF Symphony

Three Los Altos-area musicians have provided leadership to the Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony by supporting the musicians and outreach efforts of the world-renowned orchestra.

Past presidents Charlene Archibeque, Eileen Shelle Birnbaum and Sue Larson said they support the Silicon Valley League because of their devotion to the symphony and its conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas.


Scouting News

New Eagle Scouts are, above, from left, Glenn Reddy, Rohan Suresh and Drew Jones.

Troop 33

Three members of Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 33 recently earned their Eagle Scout rank.

Glenn Reddy and Rohan Suresh of Los Altos and Drew Jones of Cupertino completed the necessary requirements and their Eagle projects to earn the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.


Local teen seeks sponsors in pursuit of pageant title

Courtesy of Lisa Carter
Angelique Mszanowski of Los Altos is preparing to compete in her first pageant.

Angelique Mszanowski of Los Altos is slated to compete in the 2014 Miss Jr. Teen San Jose/Oakland pageant competition Nov. 23.

Angelique, 13, submitted an application to compete in the pageant and participated in an interview session conducted by the pageant coordinator. Pageant organizers selected Angelique for this year’s competition following her interview.


Scouting News

Courtesy of Troop 30
Brothers Matthew and Brian Gounod, from left, and Scott and Austin Johnson are Troop 30’s newest Eagle Scouts.

Brothers receive Eagle honors

Two sets of brothers in Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 30 earned their Eagle Scout ranks during a recent Court of Honor Ceremony held at Christ Episcopal Church.

For his Eagle project, Matthew Gounod, a sophomore at Foothill College, constructed a storage shed for the American Legion Hall in Los Altos.




Local resident launches startup

Ashley Duval is off to a promising start with her new botanical startup.

The 2002 Los Altos High School graduate co-founded Shoots and Roots Bitters two years ago with three colleagues. The company recently released its first line of small-batch bitters through its website,


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