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Venture capitalist talk at Hadassah luncheon: Noteworthy


Sequoia Hadassah of Silicon Valley has scheduled “Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship in the Silicon Valley,” a luncheon featuring keynote speaker William Henry Draper III, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

Draper is one of America’s original venture capitalists. In 1965, he founded Sutter Hill Ventures, which organized and financed several hundred high-tech companies. His public service career included serving as chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. under President Ronald Reagan and as undersecretary general of the United Nations, where he oversaw nearly 10,000 international aid projects as CEO of the United Nations Development Program.

Boy Scouts earn Eagle honors: Scouting News

Courtesy of Bonnie and Bill Allen
Four local Boy Scouts earned their Eagle ranks, from left, Ryan Knotts of Troop 481, Tag Wilson of Troop 99, Marc Allen of Troop 88 and Andrew Young of Troop 99.

Los Altos Boy Scout troops 88, 99 and 481 recently recognized four members for achieving their Eagle Scout ranks, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts.

An Eagle Scout must progress through the ranks, complete 22 merit badges, serve in a leadership position for six months and plan and organize a service project that benefits his school, church or community.

Local servicemen honored: Service News

• Air Force Airman Eric J. Kopps recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

Kopps completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.

Roll out the holly

Boy Scout Troop 31 recently added festive banners and garlands around downtown Los Altos in time for holiday shopping and the Festival of Lights Parade. Troop volunteers included, front row, from left: Noah Ghosh, Phillip Orner, Daniel Frees, Peyton Chiang, Matteo Gobry and Andrew Runke. Middle: Tyler Marlett, Aiden Song, Greg Schumann, Brandon Song, Matthew Lin and Jun Ryu. Back: Jeff Marlett and Bill Orner.

Troop 103 honors new Eagles Scouts

Courtesy of Diane Endlich
Troop 103’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Paul Duvillier, Rick Franc, Cayman LaRocca, Greg Magarelli and Luke Sherrill.

Boy Scout Troop 103 of Los Altos honored five new Eagle Scouts at a Court of Honor ceremony Nov. 16.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:

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