Jim Hoffman

James Hoffman 011520 onlineJames Edward Hoffman, age 80, died December 27, 2019 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer disease. Jim was born the son of Gilbert and Margaret Hoffman on December 13, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jim enjoyed living in Los Altos Hills where he moved in 1972. He was actively involved in the local horse scene supporting his wife and daughter's endeavors. He was also a regular at the Starbucks at Rancho where he had his daily coffee before walking his corgi. He volunteered his time at Fremont Hills Country Club where he served on the Board and as Chairman. Lastly, he spent many of his weekends following local sports where you would find him in the cheap end zone seats at a Stanford football game or listening to KNBR radio. Jim graduated from St. Edwards High School in Cleveland, Ohio and then attended University of Michigan where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

Juliann Roberts

Juliann Roberts 011520 onlineJuly 23,1928----September 2, 2019 PALO ALTO After a fulfilling life Juliann passed away peacefully at home at the age of 91. She was surrounded in life by a large circle of family and friends. Judy, as she was known by all, was born in the very small farming town of Edgar, Montana. Growing up on the farm with her sister, Irene and 3 brothers (Lawrence, Duane and Willis), and expected to contribute to the farm’s success, helped forge her work ethic. Judy graduated in a very small class at Fromberg High School where she enjoyed playing on the basketball team. After graduation, Judy moved to San Francisco, following her older sister, Irene. There she met her husband, James Roberts. They moved to Palo Alto to start a family. Judy devoted her life to raising her 5 children. As the children grew up, she began a new phase in her life, and stepped back into the working world, beginning her 27 year career as an executive secretary for Ford Aerospace. Judy’s passions were dancing, baking and traveling.

Barbara Huston: Co-founder of Festival of Lights Parade


Mrs. Huston

Barbara “Bobbie” Huston, co-founder of the annual Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade, died Dec. 3 after battling cancer. She was 92.

Mrs. Huston was born July 26, 1927, in Hettinger, N.D. Her childhood was shaped by loving parents who partnered in making a living in South Dakota.

Scouting News: Troop 33 names new Eagle Scouts


Courtesy of Julie Showalter
Troop 33 Eagle Scouts include, from left, Kolby Pham, Jamison DeAngelis, Andrew Showalter, Peter Arnold, Charles Crane and Justin Cai.

Los Altos Boy Scout Troop 33 honored six new Eagle Scouts at a ceremony Jan. 5.

The new Eagle Scouts and their projects:


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