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Jessica Laurie, Luis Hunter Martinez and four-legged friend

Jessica Laurie and Luis Hunter Martinez

Jessica Laurie and Luis Hunter Martinez have announced their engagement to be married in June in Longmont, Colo.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Drs. Joseph and Debra Vallner of Los Altos Hills. She graduated from Mountain View High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in media studies from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master’s in education from Regis University. She teaches fourth grade at High Point Academy.

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A. RICHARD LETTS

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Dick Letts passed away peacefully on Sept 12, 2014 surrounded by his family at the family home in Los Altos.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Noreen; his sons Greg and Doug, his daughter Karen (Dave) Wisser; and eight grandchildren: Christian, Danielle, Hayden, Michael, Katie, Katherine, Ryan and Nathan.  

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VINCENT (TIM) MURPHY JR.

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July 27, 1953 – August 12, 2014

Native Los Altan died Medford, OR. Graduated Bellarmine Prep. Married Josephine Domino, 1950. Licensed Auto Mechanic, Private Pilot, skilled Computer Scientist. Tim “could fix anything”. Afflicted with cancer 2001. Fought the disease 13 years.

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JERALD (JERRY) NELSON CHRISTIANSEN

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Resident of San Jose and Los Altos, California

July 21, 1931 to August 4, 2014

Born in Arimo, Idaho, to Jerald Emmett and Rebecca Henderson Nelson Christiansen. Raised in Davis and Riverside, California, with summers in Downey, Idaho, and in Logan, Utah with his brother, Henry (Barbara), who survives him.

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GARY KENNETH EIGER

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Resident of Mountain View

May 28, 1954 - August 24, 2014

Gary Eiger passed away on Sunday, Aug. 24 at the age of 60. He is survived by the love of his life, Nancy Eiger, whom he met in the 7th grade and was married to for 21 years, and his stepchildren Talya Yaakov of Israel and Daniella Mizrahi of Menlo Park.

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Wedding


Vanessa Mitchener and Casey Clark

Vanessa Mitchener and Casey Clark

Vanessa Mitchener and Casey Clark were married July 19 at Chalk Hill Estate Vineyards and Winery in Healdsburg.

The bride is the daughter of Scott Mitchener of Salinas and Dee and Kreg Baker of Carmel Valley.

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Noteworthy


Courtesy of Martha Bowden
Los Altos Hills resident Bill Stark, second from right, receives the Silver Buffalo. He is flanked by, from left, son William III, daughter-in-law Meghan, wife Ann and daughter Kathleen Stark.

LAH resident receives Scouting’s highest honor

Longtime Los Altos Hills resident William Stark Jr. recently received the Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, the Silver Buffalo Award.

Each year, the Boy Scouts honor several individuals nationwide who have demonstrated a lifetime of extraordinary service to youth either through direct service to a youth agency or through actions affecting youth. In the 88-year history of the Silver Buffalo Award, only 741 have been bestowed. Recipients include 14 U.S. presidents, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, baseball legend Yogi Berra, Bill Gates and Gen. Colin Powell.

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LOUIS SARTO

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Louis Charles Sarto, 84, died peacefully on August 21, 2014, after eight strokes. Lou was born June 6, 1930 to Norma and Guilio Sarto of Los Altos, California.

He was educated at Mountain View Union High School, class of 1948, Santa Clara University, 1949, and graduated with a BA in accounting from San Jose State University in 1955.

Lou was employed by the Adobe Creek Lodge as Social Director, by Wells Fargo Bank of San Francisco, Trust Department, and with Gemello Winery in Mountain View, as Vice President and then President of the Winery, handling retail and wholesale sales, and blending of wines.

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