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Homestead student wins grant for science research


Courtesy of Anika Sanya
Homestead High School freshman Anika Sanya works in a laboratory on her project on natural solutions for lowering cholesterol. She recently won a grant to aid her research.

After discovering how much money her father spends on cholesterol medication, Homestead High School freshman Anika Sanya set out to find a more affordable solution.

“I’ve always been interested in science,” the 14-year-old Los Altos resident said. “I’ve always wanted to find things that would relate to the world.”

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Hadassah luncheon features Draper

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.

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Venture capitalist talk at Hadassah luncheon: Noteworthy


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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.

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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.

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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.

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