Miriam Wolff: LAH resident was pioneer for women in legal profession


Mrs. Wolff

Miriam Wolff, a longtime Los Altos Hills resident and a trailblazer who broke the glass ceiling for women in the legal profession, died Aug. 27 at age 102.

Mrs. Wolff was one of only three women in Stanford Law School’s Class of 1940. She became the first woman director for the San Francisco Port Authority in 1970 and was named the first woman to serve as judge on the Santa Clara County Municipal Court in 1975.

Engagement: Ivey Summerlin and Ryan Lion


Ryan Lion and Ivey Summerlin

Ivey Summerlin and Ryan Lion have announced their engagement to be married in North Carolina in May.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Tricia Ivey and Richard Summerlin of North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in management and clinical informatics from Duke University.

Scouting News: Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts


Courtesy of Kate Disney
Simon Burdick, left, and Justin Kasso

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently honored Justin Kasso and Simon Burdick for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. The Eagle distinction is the highest rank in Boy Scouts, requiring at least 21 merit badges and completion of a community service project.

For his Eagle project, Kasso designed and built a four-sided information kiosk at Covington School. He is a junior at Los Altos High School.

Scouting News: 5 local Boy Scouts earn Eagle rank


Courtesy of Helen Morris
Five Troop 37 Boy Scouts recently earned the Eagle rank.

Five Boy Scouts from Troop 37 in Los Altos have earned the Eagle rank, the highest achievement in Boy Scouts. The troop honored the Scouts at a Sept. 9 ceremony with attendees including the mayor of Los Altos and city council members from Mountain View and Cupertino.

During their time in the troop, the boys collectively completed more than 420 hours of community service in the Los Altos area and camped 308 nights, cycled 340 miles, hiked 267 miles, paddled 129 miles and earned 127 merit badges. All have held multiple leadership positions in the troop.


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