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Scouting News

Courtesy of Tim and Gina Cahill
Troop 30’s new Eagle Scouts include, from left, Scott Cahill, Nick Finan, Dylan Finan, Michael Hillman, Nicky McConnell, Garrett DeAngelis and Jack Prescott.

Troop 30 Scouts earn Eagle honors

Seven Boy Scouts from Los Altos Troop 30 recently earned their Eagle ranks, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts.

To earn the Eagle designation, the 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. Only 4 percent of Boy Scouts attain the Eagle rank.


Woman’s club hosts Mercury News writer

The Federated Woman’s Club of Los Altos has scheduled San Jose Mercury News columnist Steve Yvaska to speak at its April 7 meeting at Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View.

A business meeting is slated at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at noon and Yvaska’s presentation at 1 p.m.


OBIT BillBryson

Commander William L. Bryson, (SC) USN (Ret.) died of complications of Parkinson’s in Los Altos, California on March 4, 2016. He was 93 years old.

A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Bill received his congressional appointment to the Naval Academy from Missouri and Senator Harry S. Truman. He graduated a year early to deploy out to the Pacific with the USS Burns destroyer and later the USS Davison.


OBIT StephenAcers

Stephen Owen Acers passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer. Steve was born in Denver, Colorado on October 2, 1942 to Owen Francis and Geneva Higley Acers and welcomed by two older sisters. Steve was raised in Golden, Colorado where he attended Golden Elementary School through eighth grade. In 1956 he and his mother moved to Bakersfield, California where he attended Bakersfield High School, graduating in 1960. Steve then joined the Marine Corp Reserves and was stationed in San Diego.


OBIT DrAnthonyMalo

Born: January 27, 1926
Died: March 3, 2016

Dr Anthony Louis Malo, Sr died March 3,2016. He was husband to Delores Malo and previously to Dr. Eve Malo. He was father of nine, five sons and four daughters and step father to two sons and one daughter: grandfather and great grandfather to many: brother to Freddie Salcido. 


Kay Payne of Los Altos recently announced her retirement after a 37-year career as an arts docent.

Payne chaired a community speakers program for 21 years. The number of talks and attendees doubled under her guidance. Last year, the program’s 400 talks reached nearly 17,000 people. Payne has given more than 100 talks herself, many of them at the Los Altos main library.

Victoria Wong and Wesley Helmholz: Wedding

Wesley Helmholz and Victoria Wong

Victoria Wong and Wesley Helmholz were married Feb. 13. They held their ceremony and reception at the Olowalu Plantation House in Lahaina, Hawaii.

The bride is the daughter of Diana Wong of Los Altos and Peter Wong of Xian, China.


Clarence Maurice Ablow (also known as Larry) passed away February 9th at Mission Viejo in Orange County where he moved several years ago to be near his niece, Carolyn Brothers. He was 96. 

Larry was born in 1919 in New York. After his mother died, his father remarried and moved the family to Beverly Hills, CA.  Larry graduated from UCLA and served his country during WWII as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. He served as a meteorologist on board an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

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