Noteworthy: LA civil engineer wins award


City of Los Altos senior civil engineer Aida Fairman last month received the Outstanding Civil Engineer in the Public Sector award from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ San Francisco Chapter.

The society recognized Fairman, nominated by her peers, for outstanding engineering achievement, with consideration given to engineers who made a significant impact in the field of civil engineering. Such impact may be through professional activities, ASCE involvement, research and innovative engineering solutions.

Scouting News: Troop 37 honors new Eagle Scouts

Scouts Davy Capriles, from left, Adam Niebylski, Zachary Hinz and Jack McGrath

Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos conducted its Eagle Court of Honor ceremony for four new Eagle Scouts Aug. 5.

The Eagle Scout designation is the highest rank in Scouting. To earn the Eagle rank, Scouts must complete a community service project.

Scouting News : Troop 31 Scouts earn Eagle rank

Daniel Frees, from right, Peyton Marlett and Ryan Ghosh with Scoutmaster Jeff Marlett


Three Troop 31 Boy Scouts celebrated earning their Eagle Scout ranks at a Court of Honor ceremony Sept. 17.

At the ceremony, Scouts Daniel Frees, Ryan Ghosh and Peyton Marlett – all seniors at Mountain View High School – thanked dozens of people who helped them reach their goals and supported them through more than a decade of Scouting together.

Noteworthy: Parade association holds potluck


Members of the Festival of Lights Parade Association assembled recently for a potluck. Organizers are busy with plans for this year’s parade, scheduled Nov. 26 in downtown Los Altos.

“Our focus this year is renovating Santa’s Float,” said volunteer Nancy Schneider. “We have enough funds to provide the reindeer with new antlers. ... We are also giving Santa a new bag with toys as well as a redesigned sleigh. Next year we hope to do a more complicated project of redoing the structure of the float.”

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