OBIT JohnHarvey B W

John J. (Jack) Harvey, a long-time resident of Los Altos before retiring to Montecito, California, passed away on January 17th with his wife and children by his side.


OBIT GraceHoveyJohnston

Feb 17, 1930 – Jan 20, 2018

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, Grace Hovey Johnston, passed peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California, after a short illness, just shy of her 88th birthday. A person of extraordinary devotion, generosity, artistic talent and resilience, Grace was a large and wonderful presence in so many people's lives, who will be missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Peter Taber: Hobee's co-owner and longtime LAH resident

Mr. Taber

Peter Taber, longtime co-owner of Hobee’s California Restaurants, died peacefully Jan. 30 following a yearlong battle with melanoma. He was 63 years old.

Mr. Taber passed away at his Los Altos Hills home with his husband and partner of 28 years, Edward Fike, and their Jack Russell terrier, Sydney, by his side.


OBIT BillyMingus

Born November 11, 1928, Billy C. Mingus passed away peacefully at the age of 89 on February 6th, 2018.


OBIT HelenStanley

Helen Stanley was born in Pocasset, Oklahoma on February 21, 1930, and passed away peacefully on February 19, 2018.

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