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Los Altos girl campaigns to boost squash prize money

It took an inspired 10-year-old Los Altos girl to transform the women’s division of the 2015 Netsuite Open Squash Championships into a world-ranking event.


Scouting News

Courtesy of Irene Suzuki
Local Boy Scouts visit with students during the Boy Scouts Jamboree in Japan.

Boy Scouts attend Jamboree in Japan

The Boys Scouts held their 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Yamaguchi City, Japan, drawing 30,000 participants from more than 160 countries.

Thirty-five local Boy Scouts and five leaders from Troop 303 traveled to the Jamboree, where they made new friends and gained fresh perspectives while camping on the beach for 12 days.


Scouting News

Courtesy of Vishnu Bachani
Vishnu Bachani, left, receives his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Egan Junior High School.

Vishnu Bachani, senior patrol leader of Boy Scout Troop 37 of Los Altos, earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest title. He accepted the award at a Court of Honor ceremony at Egan Junior High School Aug 16.

Mountain View City Councilman John Inks attended the ceremony to deliver a proclamation from the city of Mountain View, and Los Altos Mayor Jan Pepper issued a proclamation.



LAH resident honored for supporting wounded Israeli soldiers

Members of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ San Francisco Bay Area Region honored outgoing board chairwoman and Los Altos Hills resident Ricki Alon at an event in Palo Alto Aug. 9.

The organization appointed Alon its first regional chairwoman four years ago. During her time with Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, she turned it into one of the leading pro-Israel organizations in the Bay Area.



Artists display works in CSMA exhibition

The Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View has scheduled the exhibition “Metaphors and Memories,” a collection of collages and sculptures by mixed-media artists Marianne Lettieri and Lisa Ramirez, Aug. 14 through Sept. 27 in CSMA’s Mohr Gallery, 230 San Antonio Circle.

An opening reception with the artists is slated 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Mohr Gallery.


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