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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.

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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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Lani Yort and Adam Costello


Lani Yort and Adam Costello

Lani Yort and Adam Costello announced their engagement to be married July 9 in Half Moon Bay.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Vicki Blessing and Chuck Yort of Los Altos.

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DR. JEROLD ANDREW BERG

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Dr. Jerold Andrew Berg of Arroyo Grande, California, longtime resident of Los Altos, passed away on November 9, 2015 at home surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with cancer. Dr. Berg was born on October 26, 1934 in Fontana, California to Richard Berg and Edith Dorothea Thompsen.

Jerry was in active practice as a veterinarian for 56 years. He was in such a rush to become a veterinarian, that he finished his undergraduate work in 2 1/2 years, before receiving his veterinary medical degree also from UC Davis in 1958. He completed his residency in pathology at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and returned to UC Davis to teach small animal medicine. He was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and was a member of the CVMA and the AVMA.

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C.Z. “PAT” ALVAREZ

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February 1928 - November 2015
Resident of Los Altos Hills

Born in Wilmar, Los Angeles County; a sixth generation native Californian and lifetime resident of the Santa Clara Valley.

Preceded in death by his father Clarence and mother Jolly, sisters June and Barbara, first wife Loris, daughter Nancy, and granddaughter Lori. Survived by wife of 39 years Rosalie, daughters Kathleen (Karl) and June, son Pat (Barbara), sister Skip, grandson Eric, great granddaughter Isabelle, stepdaughter Linda (Bill), stepson Tom (Lillian), and many nieces and nephews.

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MARY HELEN GLENN MASON

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Los Altos

Born in Vale, Oregon on July 1, 1936 and a resident of Los Altos for 45 years, Mary Mason died Thursday, November 19, 2015. After a 5-year struggle with cancer, Mary died quickly with her children at her side. Mary was a proud Vale High School Viking and went on to earn her BA in Business from Oregon State University in 1958. Later that year she married John Mason of Klamath Falls, Oregon and they settled with their two children in Los Altos in 1970. 

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DAVID G. HYSINGER

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David G. Hysinger recently passed away unexpectedly. He was a long time resident of Los Altos Hills and San Francisco.

David was born on November 23, 1965 in Fairfax, Virginia. In 1968 the family moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland for 6 months before settling in California in June of 1969. David attended Hillview and Covington Elementary schools, Blach Junior High, Los Altos High School and Foothill College. He transferred to UC Berkeley and graduated in 1987 with cum laude departmental honors in Philosophy and a General Academic Citation from the College of Letters and Science. While working toward his Juris Doctor (JD), he was a Moot Court Finalist at University of San Francisco School of Law (USF). He obtained his JD in 1991 and his MBA in 1993 from USF. Most recently he was working toward his PhD in Theology.

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MARY RUTH BLANCO

12/25/1923 – 11/14/2015

Mary Ruth Blanco, a longtime resident of Los Altos, passed away on November 14, 2015.

She is survived by her children Toni Jean Lennon, John Joseph Blanco and Jo Ann Fabrizio, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

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