Scouting News: Troop 80 honors new Eagle Scout


Fitch

Local Boy Scout Troop 80 recently honored its latest Eagle Scout, Will Fitch.

Fitch was a Cub Scout in Pack 105 before he joined Troop 80. As a Scout, he backpacked, rock climbed and canoed throughout California, and camped out more than 175 nights. He served as patrol leader for four terms and as senior patrol leader for three terms.

Noteworthies: LA resident receives philanthropy award


Cassin 

Los Altos resident B.J. Cassin received the 2019 St. Katharine Drexel Award for exemplary contributions to Catholic philanthropy from the Foundations and Donors Interested in Activities (FADICA), a network of Catholic philanthropists in the U.S.

According to FADICA representatives, Cassin’s philanthropy has been instrumental in making Catholic education across the U.S. more accessible, especially through the Cristo Rey Network model.

Noteworthies: LA philanthropists fund social-sciences initiative

Los Altos residents and UC Santa Barbara alumni Louise A. Pahl and Stephen D. Pahl recently donated $1.1 million to their alma mater to fund research and teaching on major social issues ranging from housing to homelessness and mental health.

The donation, announced Feb. 12, establishes the Pahl Initiative on the Study of Critical Social Issues in UC Santa Barbara’s Division of Social Sciences.

Noteworthies: Local attorney named Lawyer of the Year


Gonzales

Daniel S. Gonzales, longtime Los Altos resident, received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association at its 2018 Judges’ Night Dinner Dec. 11.

The association presents the award annually to one of its members in recognition of his or her exceptional contributions to professionalism in setting an outstanding example and embodying the highest standards of practice for lawyers in Santa Clara County.


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