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,


Scouting News

Courtesy of Annette Motoyama
Troop 60232 Girl Scout Bronze Award winners include, front row, from left: Isabelle Fejes and Kaitlyn Chow. Back: Julianne Chen, Julia Crouse, Emily Blake, Louisa Hahn, Jamie Minden, Jocelyn Pytel, Rachel Lee and Caitlin Gee. Not pictured: Nicole Toomey.

Girl Scouts earn Bronze Award

Members of Montclaire Elementary School’s Girl Scout Troop 60232 worked on a project over the summer to earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can receive.

The girls raised more than $250 in cash donations for Palo Alto Animal Services. They also contributed 30 blankets, 20 pounds of baked animal treats and dozens of handcrafted toys for cats and dogs at the shelter.


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