Joseph Dobson

Joseph Dobson passed away recently from complications after undergoing heart surgery. He is survived by his son, James Dobson, his daughter, Carly Jo; his grandchildren Drake and Ryder; his brother, Carl Dobson; and his mother, Janet Dobson.  He was preceded in death by his father, John R. Dobson and his sister Jeanne Alina Milan. Joe was born in Los Angeles in 1954. When he was three years old, he moved to Los Altos with his family.  He spent happy years growing up in the Santa Clara Valley when there were orchards and open space in which to roam. With his family and school friends, he enjoyed the outdoors. Hiking, back packing and skiing in the mountains became a central part of recreation throughout his life. When he was in his teens, he discovered his love of music, particularly the music of the guitar.  He attended schools in Los Altos, then graduated from Awalt High School (now Mountain View H.S.). After graduation, he played professionally traveling in the west with several bands.

Joseph Paul Arata


Joseph Paul Arata online 052919Born April 29, 1927, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at the age of 93. He was a lifetime resident of the City of Mountain View and a World War II Veteran of the United States Armed Forces. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Arlene N. Arata; his daughter, Melissa Burke; his granddaughter, Brittany Farina; and two great grandchildren. Funeral services to be held on May 30, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., at Saint Nicholas Church in Los Altos, California.

Scouting News: Troop 37 refurbishes rail on Earth Day


Courtesy of Troop 37
Troop 37 Boy Scouts and other volunteers join forces to restore a memorial nature path honoring Boy Scout Danny Hanavan last month at Castle Rock State Park in Los Gatos. Pictured, from left, are Erik Hylkema, Tyler Knapp, Sangeet Satpathy, Santosh Satpathy, Shailendra Srivastava, Mihir Srivastava and Kael Fitzpatrick.

With help from a band of volunteers, three Boy Scouts from Troop 37 in Los Altos – Mihir Srivastava, Kael Fitzpatrick and Sangeet Satpathy – renewed and re-created the Danny Hanavan Nature Trail in Castle Rock State Park on Earth Day, April 27, an ecological trail made in honor of Scout Danny Hanavan.

The team replaced rotting wood posts and markers and remade the trail, which educates visitors on the ecological communities, benefits and species in Castle Rock State Park in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Scouting News: Troop 37 recognizes new Eagle Scouts

 

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 37 recently honored three members for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest distinction in Boy Scouts. To receive the Eagle rank, Scouts must earn at least 21 merit badges, hold leadership positions and complete a community service project.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:


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