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The Los Altos-based Sempervirens Fund recently hired Shelley Ratay as deputy executive director to expand the land trust’s work protecting and connecting the local redwood forests between Silicon Valley and the Pacific Ocean.

Ratay will focus on land protection, general management and fundraising on behalf of the organization.

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Anniversary


The Bergers

Danuse and Josef Berger, 50 years

Longtime Los Altos residents Danuse and Josef Berger recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple married Dec. 23, 1963, in Prague.

The Bergers marked the occasion with their daughters and sons-in-law at The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse in Palo Alto. They took a New Year’s cruise to Mexico for their second honeymoon.

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JEAN INGERSOLL

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Jean Ingersoll, resident of Los Altos for 50 years passed away February 12 at 87 years old. Known for her success as a local realtor Jean worked for Cornish and Carey for 20 years.

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BERNARD FRANCIS HURLEY

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February 19, 1922 – February 9, 2014

Resident of Los Altos Hills

Ben passed peacefully in his home on February 9 surrounded by his six children while praying the Rosary. He is now reunited with the love of his life, wife Teresa (Chisholm) Hurley, who predeceased Ben by three months.

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BARBARA MCDOWELL NELSON

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Barbara Mcdowell Nelson, of Los Altos Hills, California passed away peacefully on January 30, 2014 at the age of 77. Barbara was born in San Francisco, California to Arthur and Frances McDowell. She was the sister of Beverly McDowell Davis.

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BARBARA KEHOE

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7/22/31 - 2/6/14

Like a shooting star you see once in a lifetime. The kind that trails a beautiful show as it glides on a wide arc across the night sky. The one that leaves you in awe.That's the one.

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RUTH KNIGHT LUNDQUIST

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June 25, 1923 - Feb. 13, 2014

Ruth Knight Lundquist, age 90 of Los Altos, joined her beloved Bob in eternal life on Feb 13, 2014. Preceded in death by husband, Robert (Bob) D. Lundquist DDS; parents, Benjamin and Florence Knight of Cedar Rapids, IA and sister, Jean Knight Whalen of Solon, OH.

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Wedding


Julia Elena Garces and Conor Brook French

Julia Garces and Conor French

Julia Elena Garces and Conor Brook French were married Aug. 31 at St. Hilary Church in Tiburon. They held their reception at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon.

The bride is the daughter of Fabian and Vera Garces of Los Altos Hills. She graduated from Sacred Heart Preparatory in Atherton and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in Spanish from Duke University. She is employed at Equinox Fitness as manager of business development.

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